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Education Policy

THIRTY-FIRST MEETING

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIRST 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 March 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 Poston moved the minutes from the committee meeting on March 7, 2022, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Richardson moved HF3260 be referred to the General Register.

Chair Richardson moved Amendment H3260A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF3260, as amended:

The Honorable Jess Hanson, State Representative

Chair Richardson renewed the motion to refer HF3260, as amended, to the General Register.

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
BOE, Greg
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
MUELLER, Patricia
POSTON, John
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

ABSENT
BENNETT, Peggy

With a vote of 11 AYES, 7 NAYS, AND 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hassan moved HF3554 to be referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

The following testified on HF3554:

Dustin Steenblock, CTE/Agriculture/WBL Teacher, Ashby Public Schools
Matha Moriarty, Executive Director, Learning Disabilities Association of Minnesota
James Barnett, Executive Director, Teach Minnesota

Vice Chair Hassan renewed the motion to refer HF3554 to the Committee on Education Finance.

The clerk took the roll.

AYES
RUTH, Richardson, Chair
HASSAN, Hodan, Vice Chair
ERICKSON, Sondra, Republican Lead
BENNETT, Peggy
BERG, Kaela
BOE, Greg
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
EDELSON, Heather
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
MUELLER, Patricia
POSTON, John
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

NAYS
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve

With a vote of 18 AYES and 1 NAY, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Keeler moved HF2856 be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

The following testified on HF2856:

Shelley Buck, Tribal Council Vice President, Prairie Island Indian Community
Robert Larsen, President, Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota
Delores Gabbard, Lead Home School Liaison, Moorhead Area Public Schools, Moorhead Indian Education Program
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education

Representative Urdahl moved Amendment H2856A1.

Representative Urdahl requested a roll call vote.

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
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami

EXCUSED
EDELSON, Heather

With a vote of 8 AYES, 10 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Keeler renewed the motion to refer HF2856, to the Committee on State Government Finance & Elections.

The clerk took the roll.

AYES
RUTH, Richardson, Chair
HASSAN, Hodan, Vice Chair
BERG, Kaela
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
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

EXCUSED
EDELSON, Heather

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

Chair Richardson moved HF2920 to be referred to the General Register.

The following testified on HF2920:

The Honorable Michael Howard, State Representative
Mia Olson, School Board Treasurer, Bloomington Public Schools
Randy Bruer, Superintendent, Win-E-Mac Schools
Suzie Rauch, School Board Member, Lynd Public Schools

Chair Richardson renewed the motion to refer HF2950 to the General Register.

The clerk took the roll.

AYES
RUTH, Richardson, Chair
HASSAN, Hodan, Vice Chair
ERICKSON, Sondra, Republican Lead
BENNETT, Peggy
BERG, Kaela
BOE, Greg
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
FEIST, Sandra
FRAZIER, Cedrick
JORDAN, Sydney
KEELER, Heather
MOLLER, Kelly
MUELLER, Patricia
POSTON, John
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

NAYS
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve

EXCUSED
EDELSON, Heather

With a vote of 17 AYES, 1 NAY, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 2:10pm.



__________________________________________
Representative Ruth Richardson, Chair


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Isabel Rolfes, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3554 (Hassan) - Alternative teacher preparation program grant eligibility modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF2920 (Howard) - School board members employed by a school district maximum earnings increased.
  • HF2856 (Keeler) - Indigenous Peoples' Day school observance required, Indigenous Peoples' Day state holiday established and Christopher Columbus Day state holiday eliminated.
  • HF3260 (Hanson) - Education; malicious and sadistic conduct involving race, gender, religion, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, and sexual exploitation prohibited.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:03 - HF3260 (Hanson) Education; malicious and sadistic conduct prohibited involving race, religion, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, and sexual exploitation.
06:04 - HF3554 (Hassan) Alternative teacher preparation program grant eligibility modified, and money appropriated.
21:54 - HF2856 (Keeler) Requiring school observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day; establishing Indigenous Peoples' Day as a state holiday and eliminating Christopher Columbus Day as a state holiday.
53:08 - HF2920 (Howard) School board members employed by a school district maximum earnings increased.
Runs 1 hour, 11 minutes.


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

HF3554 (Hassan); Alternative teacher preparation program grant eligibility modified, and money appropriated.

HF2920 (Howard); School board members employed by a school district maximum earnings increased.

HF2856 (Keeler); Requiring school observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day; establishing Indigenous Peoples' Day as a state holiday and eliminating Christopher Columbus Day as a state holiday

Additional items or bills may be added to the agenda.

Meeting:
Wednesday, March 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, March 8).

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

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