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Education Policy

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Wednesday, February 9, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION



EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Representative Ruth Richardson, Chair of the Committee on Education Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 1:00pm on February 9, 2022, pursuant to House Rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

RUTH, Richardson, Chair
HASSAN, Hodan,Vice Chair
ERICKSON, Sondra, Republican 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

A quorum was present.

Representative Moller moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 7th, 2022, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hassan moved to refer HF3709 to the Committee on Education Finance.

The following testified on HF3079:

Natalia Benjamin, 2021 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Rochester Public Schools
Azomali Obisakin, Student, Highland Park Elementary School, Crookston
Sandy Seregin, Former Paraprofessional, Crookston
Regina Zapata, Head Start Teacher, Crookston
Ava Roots, Student, Minnesota Youth Council, Stillwater High School
Rhea Rajvansh, Student, Minnesota Youth Council, Eastview High School, District 196
Brianna Lathan, Teacher, Valley Middle School, District 196
Ayrion Gordon-Jackson, Student, Central High School, Saint Paul
Sarah Ragoonanan, Student, Minnesota Youth Council, Hiawatha Collegiate High School, Minneapolis
Angela Nguyen, Student, Youth 4 Ethnic Studies Coalition, Harding High School
Antonio (Tony) Hernandez, Student, El Colegio High school, Minneapolis
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education
Yelena Bailey, Director of Education Policy, Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)
Nafeesah Muhammad, Teacher, Patrick Henry High School (Minneapolis)
Laura Mogelson, Legislative Liaison, Minnesota Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
Amina Mohamed, Augsburg Education Student
Citlali Flores, Augsburg Education Student
Higmo Ali, Augsburg Education Student
Regina Seabrook, Core Steering Committee Tri-Chair, Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota.

Representative Erickson moved the Amendment H3079DE2.

Representative Erickson requested a roll call vote.

Representative Erickson renewed the motion to adopt Amendment H3079DE2.

The clerk took the roll.

AYES

ERICKSON, Sondra, Republican Lead
BENNETT, Peggy
BOE, Greg
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
MUELLER, Patricia
POSTON, John
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

NAYS

RUTH, Richardson, Chair
HASSAN, Hodan, Vice Chair
BERG, Kaela
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami


With a vote of 8 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE MOTION DOES NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hassan renewed the motion to refer HF3079 to the Committee on Education Finance.

The clerk took the roll.

AYES

RUTH, Richardson, Chair
HASSAN, Hodan,Vice Chair
BERG, Kaela
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

NAYS

ERICKSON, Sondra, Republican Lead
BENNETT, Peggy
BOE, Greg
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
MUELLER, Patricia
POSTON, John
SCOTT, Peggy

With a vote of 12 AYES and 7 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Berg moved HF2131.

The following testified on HF2131:
Janice Bundas, Advocate

Chair Richardson laid HF2131 over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus Bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:29pm.






__________________________________________
Representative Ruth Richardson, Chair


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Isabel Rolfes, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3079 (Hassan) - Increase Teachers of Color Act strengthened, teachers of color and American Indian teachers percentage increased, world's best workforce requirements amended, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2131 (Berg) - Child abuse hotline number display and communication in schools provided.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:19 - HF3079 (Hassan) Increase Teachers of Color Act strengthened, teachers of color and American Indian teachers percentage increased, world's best workforce requirements amended, report required, and money appropriated.
1:17:41 - HF2131 (Berg) Child abuse hotline number display and communication in schools provided.
Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.


HF3079 (Hassan); Increase Teachers of Color Act strengthened, teachers of color and American Indian teachers percentage increased, world's best workforce requirements amended, report required, and money appropriated.

HF2131 (Berg); Child abuse hotline number display and communication in schools provided.

Additional items may be added to the agenda.

Meeting:
Wednesday, February 9th, 2022
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Remote Hearing via Zoom
Held Pursuant to Rule 10.01


Any meeting documents will be posted on the Education Policy committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92006

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

*If you are interested in testifying before the committee, or are providing written testimony or a handout, please email the Committee Administrator and copy the Committee Legislative Assistant by 5:00 PM on the last business day before the hearing (Tuesday, Feb 8).

CA: Sydney.Spreck@house.mn
CLA: Isabel.Rolfes@house.mn

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