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Education Policy

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 05, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION


EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
MINUTES


Representative Richardson, Chair of the Education Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 1:00 PM on March 5, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.


Members present:

RICHARDSON, Ruth, Chair
HASSAN, Hodan, Vice-Chair
ERICKSON, Sondra, Lead
BENNETT, Peggy
BERG, Kaela
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
MUELLER, Patricia
POSTON, John
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:
BOE, Greg


Rep. Moller moved that the minutes from March 3, 2021 be approved. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Rep. Frazier moved that HF 1376 be re-referred as amended to the Education Finance committee.

Testifiers:
Yelena Bailey, PELSB

Rep. Frazier renewed his motion that HF 1376 be re-referred as amended to the Education Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Richardson moved that HF 161 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Rep. Fischer presented HF 161.

Testifiers:
Sheri Smith, White Bear Lake resident

Chair Richardson laid over HF 161 for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Rep. Hassan moved that HF 1617 be re-referred to the Education Finance committee.

Rep. Hassan moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hassan presented HF 1617.

Testifiers:
Kim Lewis, Minnesota School Boards Associations

Rep. Hassan renewed her motion that HF 1617 be re-referred as amended to the Education Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Moller moved that HF 1083 be re-referred to the Education Finance committee.

Rep. Moller presented HF 1083.

Testifiers:
Amy Jones, Educational Consultant
Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota

Rep. Moller renewed her motion that HF 1083 be re-referred to the Education Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Richardson moved that HF 1801 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Cristina Parra, House Research, presented HF 1801.

Chair Richardson laid over HF 1801 for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

The committee was adjourned at 2:18 PM.

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1376 (Frazier) - Teacher licensure provisions modified, Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board composition modified, rulemaking authorized, and technical changes made.
  • HF1617 (Hassan) - Online personal finance class required for high school graduation.
  • HF161 (Fischer) - Environmental hazard notifications in school buildings required.
  • HF1081 (Richardson) - Prekindergarten through grade 12 provisions modified including general education, education excellence, teachers, charter schools, special education, health, safety, nutrition, libraries, facilities, and state agencies; and report required.
  • HF1083 (Moller) - Comprehensive school mental health service lead position established, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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02:06 HF1376 (Frazier) Teacher licensure provisions modified, Professional Educator Licensing and standards Board composition modified, rulemaking authorized, and technical changes made.
37:52 HF161 (Fischer) Environmental hazard notifications in school buildings required.
44:07 HF1617 (Hassan) Online personal finance class required for high school graduation.
1:03:29 HF1083 (Moller) Comprehensive school mental health service lead position established, and money appropriated.
1:15:12 HF1081 (Richardson) Commissioner of education reporting requirements clarified, and obsolete language removed.




HF1376 (Frazier) - Teacher licensure provisions modified, Professional Educator Licensing and standards Board composition modified, rulemaking authorized, and technical changes made.
*Public testimony on HF 1376 was taken on 3/1/2021, and the bill was laid over. No additional public testimony will be taken at this hearing. The author's amendment below was already adopted, but the bill has not been engrossed to incorporate the changes made by the amendment.

HF161 (Fischer) - Environmental hazard notifications in school buildings required.

HF1617 (Hassan) - Online personal finance class required for high school graduation.

HF1081 (Richardson) - Commissioner of education reporting requirements clarified, and obsolete language removed.

HF1083 (Moller) - Comprehensive school mental health service lead position established, and money appropriated. (The amendment and testimony deadline for HF 1083 ONLY is extended from 5:00 p.m. on 3/4/2021 to 10:00 a.m. on 3/5/2021. The deadlines remain the same for all other bills.)

**Agenda items may be added or removed. Bills may be taken in any order**

If you would like to sign up to testify, please email Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn by Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. Public Testimony will be taken at the end of the hearing if time is available. If there is not time, members of the public will be asked to submit their testimony in writing.

If you would like to submit written testimony, please email your testimony as an attached MS Word Document or PDF file with OCR to Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn. If you email it by 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 4, 2021, your written testimony will be included in the “virtual committee packet.” Written testimony may also be submitted up to 24 hours following the hearing to be included in the record.

This remote meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 which can be found here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

NOTE: Channels HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice. If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122.