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TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Monday, February 21, 2022

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



EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Representative Hodan Hassan, Vice Chair of the Committee on Education Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 1:00pm on February 21, 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 the minutes from the committee meeting on February 16, 2022, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following testified on bullying in schools:

Jerome Treadwell, Youth President, NAACP St. Paul
Usrah Abawari, Student, St. Paul Highland Park
CJ, Student, Richfield High School
My’a Calvert, Student, Prior Lake High School
Juwaria Jama, Student, Spring Lake Park High School
Payton Adam, Graduate, Prior Lake High School
Aayliah Murray, Member, MN Teen Activists
Birgen Hartman, Certified Consent-Culture Educator
Aleah DeGroot, Student, Lakeville North High School
Ayane Jarso, Student, Highland Park Senior High School
Rickeeta Francis, Parent, Prior Lake School District

Chair Richardson assumed the gavel at 1:38 pm.

Vice Chair Hassan moved HF3260 be laid over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus.

The following testified on HF3260:

The Honorable Jess Hanson, State Representative
Summer Field, Student
Tammy Field, Parent
Ana Negrete, Parent
Erin Leary Bjorge
Tamara Grady, School Board Director, Osseo Schools.

Chair Richardson laid over HF3260 for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

Rep. Berg moved to refer HF3378 to the Committee on Education Finance.

The following testified on HF3378:

Mani Sayes, Parent
Marcy Katzenberger, Student
Cathy Katzenberger, Parent
Chris Commers, Retired Educator
Meg Luger Nikolai, Education Minnesota

Rep. Berg renewed the motion to refer HF3378 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
WAZLAWIK, Ami

NAYS

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

ABSTAINS

BOE, Greg

With a vote of 11 AYES, 7 NAYS, and 1 ABSTAIN. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:30pm.






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Representative Ruth Richardson, Chair


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Isabel Rolfes, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3260 (Hanson) - Education; malicious and sadistic conduct involving race, gender, religion, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, and sexual exploitation prohibited.
  • HF3378 (Berg) - Student bullying policy provisions modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:17 - Testimony on bullying in schools.
24:52 - HF3260 (Hanson) Education; malicious and sadistic conduct prohibited involving race, religion, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, and sexual exploitation.
1:03:52 - HF3378 (Berg) Student bullying policy provisions modified.
Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.


HF3260 (Hanson, J.) Education; malicious and sadistic conduct prohibited involving race, religion, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, and sexual exploitation.

HF3378 (Berg) Student bullying policy provisions modified.

Additional items or bills may be added to the agenda.

Meeting:
Monday, February 21st, 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 (Friday, Feb 18).

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

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

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