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Education Policy

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 07, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION POLICY
Chair, Representative Carlos Mariani

MINUTES

Representative Mariani, Chair of Committee on Education Policy, called the meeting to order at 10:05 A.M. on March 7, 2013 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Mariani, Chair
Brynaert, Vice Chair
Erickson, S., Lead
Barrett
Benson, J.
Bly
Davnie
Erickson, R.
Faust
Isaacson
Kiel
Kresha
Leidiger
Marquart
Morgan
Nornes
Sawatzky
Urdahl
Wills
Yarusso

Members excused:
Anderson, M.

A quorum was present

Rep. Brynart assumed the gavel at 10:05 A.M.

Rep. Mariani moved that H.F. 925 be passed and sent to the General Register.

Rep. Mariani presented H.F. 925 (Mariani); School district ability to request department assistance clarified.

Rep. Mariani renews his motion that H.F. 925 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Mariani reassumed the gavel at 10:07 A.M.

Rep. Davnie moved that H.F. 771 passed and sent to the general register.

Rep. Davnie presented H.F. 771 (Davnie); Restrictive procedures for children with disabilities use clarified.

Rep. Davnie moved to amend H.F. 771, (see attached amendment H0771A) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

The following people offered testimony on H.F. 771, as amended:

Connie Hayes, Superintendent, ISD 916
Dan Naidicz, MN Administrators for Special Education
Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota
Joy Manning, PACER Center
Jean Bender, Arc Minnesota

Rep. Davnie amended his motion that H.F. 771, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Chair Mariani laid this bill over for possible consideration in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Benson moved that H.F. 363 be passed and sent to the Committee on Education Finance

Rep. Benson presented H.F. 363 (Benson); Students per school counselor minimum ratios established

Rep. Benson moved to amend H.F. 363, (see attached amendment A13-0116) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

The following people offered testimony on H.F. 363, as amended:

Dr. Walter Roberts, Professor Minnesota State University Mankato

Chair Mariani laid this bill over.

Rep. Davnie renews his motion that H.F. 771, as amended be laid over for possible consideration in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Wills moved to offer an oral amendment to H.F. 771, as amended as follows:

Page 2, line 16 after "accessible" insert "in an electronic format on a school or district website or make a paper copy available upon request describing"

The committee voted on the oral amendment to H.F. 771, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT PASSED.

Rep. Davnie amended his motion that H.F. 771, as amended be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Mariani recessed the committee at 11:29 A.M.

Chair Mariani reconvened the committee at 5:07 P.M.

Chair Mariani brought H.F. 363, as amended before the committee.

The following people offered testimony on H.F. 363, as amended:
Linda Sandvig, Literary Action Network

Rep. Benson renewed his motion that H.F. 363, as amended be recommended to pass and sent to the Committee on Education Finance THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Morgan moved that H.F. 1003 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance

Rep. Morgan presented H.F. 1003 (Morgan); Minnesota math corps program established and money appropriated.

The following people offered testimony on H.F. 1003:

Sheila Piipo, Executive Director, Serve Minnesota
Melissa Sonnek, Instructional Coach, Carver Elementary, North Saint Paul, Oakdale, Maplewood Schools
Josh Downham, Serve Minnesota

Rep. Morgan renews his motion that H.F. 1003 be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting was adjourned at 5:46 P.M..




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Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair



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Jamael Lundy, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF925 (Mariani) - School district ability to request department assistance clarified.
  • HF771 (Davnie) - Restrictive procedures for children with disabilities use clarified.
  • HF363 (Benson) - Student services personnel team staffing grant established, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1003 (Morgan) - Minnesota math corps program established, funding provided, and money appropriated.
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