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NINETEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 15, 2021

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


EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING
MINUTES


Representative Hassan, Vice-Chair of the Education Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 1:00 PM on March 15, 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:

HASSAN, Hodan, Vice-Chair
ERICKSON, Sondra, Lead
BENNETT, Peggy
BERG, Kaela
BOE, Greg
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:
RICHARDSON, Ruth, Chair


Rep. Jordan moved that the minutes from March 12, 2021 be approved. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Rep. Sandell presented HF 710.

Testifiers:
Joe Brown, Superintendent, Fairmont Public Schools

Vice-Chair Hassan moved that HF 710 be re-referred to the Education Finance Committee.

Vice-Chair Hassan renewed her motion that HF 710 be re-referred to the Education Finance Committee.

The chair instructed that there would be a roll call vote.

Members voting AYE:

HASSAN, Hodan, Vice-Chair
ERICKSON, Sondra, Lead
BENNETT, Peggy
BERG, Kaela
BOE, Greg
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:
RICHARDSON, Ruth, Chair

On a vote of 18 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Hassan moved that HF 1188 be re-referred to the Education Finance Committee.

Rep. Morrison presented HF 1188.

Testifiers:
Erica Yoney, Director of Health Services, Moorhead Area Public Schools
Sandy Munson, School Nurse, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley School District

Vice-Chair Hassan renews her motion that HF 1188 be re-referred to the Education Finance Committee.

The chair instructed that there would be a roll call vote.

Members voting AYE:
HASSAN, Hodan, Vice-Chair
BERG, Kaela
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members voting NAY:
ERICKSON, Sondra
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
BENNETT, Peggy
BOE, Greg
MUELLER, Patricia
POSTON, John
SCOTT, Peggy

Members excused:
RICHARDSON, Ruth, Chair

On a vote of 11 AYES and 7 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Mueller moved that HF 699 be laid over for future consideration.

Rep. Mueller presented HF 699.

Testifiers:
Mark Raymond, Austin Public Schools
Christine Tucci Osorio, Superintendent, School District 622

Rep. Mueller renewed her motion that HF 699 be laid over for future consideration.

The committee was adjourned at 2:13 PM.
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF699 (Mueller) - Short-call substitute teacher pilot created.
  • HF710 (Sandell) - Teacher preparation programs required to include online coursework.
  • HF1188 (Morrison) - Department of Education licensed school nurse position created, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

04:00 HF710 (Sandell) Teacher preparation programs required to include online coursework.
22:30 HF1188 (Morrison) Department of Education licensed school nurse position created, and money appropriated.
42:00 HF699 (Mueller) Short-call substitute teacher pilot created.

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


HF699 (Mueller) - Short-call substitute teacher pilot created.
HF710 (Sandell) - Teacher preparation programs required to include online coursework.
HF1188 (Morrison) - Department of Education licensed school nurse position created, and money appropriated.

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

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

Due to the nature of zoom meetings, written testimony is highly encouraged as an alternative to testifying live. Written testimony must be a PDF file in OCR format, but an MS Word document can be converted if needed. Written testimony can be submitted to Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn If you email it by 5:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 14, 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.

If you would like to sign up to testify live via zoom, please email Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn by Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5:00 P.M. Public Testimony will be taken at the end of the hearing if time is available in allotments of up to two minutes per testifier/organization. If there is not time, members of the public will be asked to submit their testimony in writing.

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.
Please refer to the Committee Rules (posted under "Committee Documents") for further information.