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Education Policy

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 05, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 10:00 A.M. on March 5, 2013 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:
Mariani

A quorum was present

Rep. Brynaert assumed the gavel at 10:00 A.M.

Rep. Benson moved that the minutes of February 26, 2013 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Kresha moved that H.F. 957 be passed and referred to the Committee on Environment Policy.

Rep. Dettmer presented H.F. 957 (Dettmer); School construction near former landfills prohibited, and notice required for schools located near former landfills.

The following people testified on H.F. 957:

Loren Sederstrom, producer and host of Suburban Community Channels
Larry Lanoux, Citizen Activist
Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner for Legislative and Land Policy, Minnesota PCA

Rep. Kresha renewed the motion that H.F. 957 be passed and referred to the Committee on Environment Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Robert Erickson moved that H.F. 688 be passed and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

Rep. Winkler presented H.F. 688 (Winkler); Schools allowed to maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors, and immunity from liability provided.

Rep. Robert Erickson moved to amend H.F. 688 (see attached amendment H0688A3) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

The following people testified on H.F. 688:

Kaylee Dauek, High School Student, Food Allergy Awareness Teen Ambassador
Dr. Alan Stillman, Allergist
Nona Navaez, Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Assoc.
Scott Tomek, Manager of Quality Improvement, Safety and Management, Allina Health
Mary Heiman, School Nurses Organization of Minnesota
Grace Keliher, MN School Boards Association

Rep. Robert Erickson renews the motion that H.F. 688 be passed and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Bly moved H.F. 166 and recommended that it be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Bly presented H.F. 166 (Slocum); Resident pupils temporarily placed in a care and treatment center allowed to continue participation in district extracurricular activities.

The following people testified on H.F. 166:

Sue Abderholden, Executive Director of the Minnesota Mental Illness
Roger Aronson, MN Elementary School Principal Association

Chair Brynaert laid this bill over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Bly moved that H.F.361 be passed and referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Rep. Bly presented H.F. 361 (Slocum); Education provided in care and treatment settings, and money appropriated.

The following people testified on H.F. 361:

Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, NAMI
Keith Kozerski, Director of Children's Care and Treatment Programs, Catholic Charities
Todd Archibald,
Dan Naidicz, Minnesota Administrators for Special Education
Brad Lunddell, Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation

The Committee recessed at 11:30 A.M.

The Committee reconvened at 6:01 P.M.

Rep. Bly renews his motion that H.F.361 be passed and referred to the Committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED

The Committee was adjourned at 6:20 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:
  • HF688 (Winkler) - Schools allowed to maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors, and immunity from liability provided.
  • HF957 (Dettmer) - School construction near former landfills prohibited, and notice required for schools located near former landfills.
  • HF361 (Slocum) - Education provided in care and treatment settings, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF166 (Slocum) - Resident pupils temporarily placed in a care and treatment center allowed to continue participation in district extracurricular activities.