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Education Policy

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 08, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH 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 8:39 A.M. on March 8, 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
Anderson, M.
Barrett
Benson, J.
Bly
Davnie
Erickson, R.
Faust
Isaacson
Leidiger
Marquart
Morgan
Nornes
Sawatzky
Urdahl
Wills
Yarusso

Members excused:
Kiel
Kresha

A quorum was present

Rep. Mariani moved that H.F. 716 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Rep. Selcer presented H.F. 716 (Selcer); Teacher licensure testing requirements clarified.

The following people offered testimony on H.F. 716:

Tim Alexander, assistant Superintendent of Human Resources in Minnetonka
Karren Balmer, MN Board of Teaching

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

The meeting was recessed at 9:37 A.M.

The meeting was reconvened at 10:02 A.M.


Rep. Yarusso moved that H.F. 1257 be passed and referred to the Committee on Government Operations

Rep. Yarusso presented H.F. 1257 (Yarusso); Teacher candidates and licensure basic skills requirements clarified, and advisory task force established

Rep. Yarusso moved to amend H.F. 1257, (see attached amendment H1257A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

The following people testified on H.F. 1257, as amended:

Cynthia Crist, Legislative Coordinator, MACTE
Kayla Vandenheuvel, MSUM Student
Kristen Fildes, MSUM Student
Kevin McHenry, Minnesota Department of Education
Christopher Orr, MinniCan
John Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership

Chair Mariani laid the bill over

Rep. Brynaert moved that H.F. 1337 be passed and referred to the Committee on Government Operations

Rep. Brynaert presented H.F. 1337 (Brynaert); Statewide assessments aligned with state academic standards and career and college readiness benchmarks series provided for.

The following people testified on H.F. 1337:

Mathew C Mohs, Interim Chief Academic Officer, Saint Paul Public Schools
Jim Andermeyr, President, Educational Assessment and Evaluation Services
Mary Cecconni, Executive Director Parents United
David Heistad, Ph.D., Executive Director, Research and Evaluation Department, Bloomington Public Schools
Brenda Cassellius, Commisioner, Minnesota Department of Education
Karen Heinick MnSCU, Chancellor;s Fellow and System Director for P-20 and College Readiness
Jennifer Dugan, Director of Statewide Testing, Minnesota Department of Educatoin
Amy Walstein, Director of Education and Minnesota Workforce Policy, Chamber of Commerce
John Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Sandy Weise, Data Recognition Corporation
Dr. Jennifer Norlin-Weaver, Data Recognition Corporation

Rep. Brynaert moved to amend H.F. 1337 (see attached amendment H1137A1)

Rep. Brynaert incorporated the following oral amendment:

Page 7, Line 21, delete "and of core subjects and course content"
Page 7, Line 34, delete "and of core"
Page 7 Line 35, delete "subjects and of cores course content"

The committee voted on the amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Rep. Urdahl moved to amend H.F. 1337

Rep. Urdaul moved to incorporate an oral amendment as follows:

Page 1, Line 2, Delete "delete", insert "after"
Page 1, Line 4, Delete "delete", insert "after"

The committee voted on the amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Rep. S. Erickson moved to amend H.F. 1337, as amended (see attached amendment H1337DE2)

Rep. S. Erickson moved to amend H.F. 1337, as amended (see attached amendment H1337A2)

Rep. Brynaert renews the motion that H.F. 1337 be passed and referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Mariani brought H.F. 1257, as amended before the committee.

Rep. Yarusso renews the motion that H.F. 1257, as amended be passed and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Rep. S. Erickson moved to amend H.F. 1257, as amended (see attached amendment H1257DE1) THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Rep. Yarusso moved to orally amend H.F. 1257, as amended as follows:

Page 1, line 1.17, strike "provide", insert "make available upon request"
Page 1, line 1.20, strike "provide", insert "make available"
Page 1, line 1.22, delete "must provide", insert "may make available upon request"

The committee voted on the oral amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

The meeting was adjourned at 1:41 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:
  • HF1257 (Yarusso) - Teacher candidates and licensure basic skills requirements clarified, and advisory task force established.
  • HF716 (Selcer) - Teacher licensure testing requirements clarified.
  • HF1337 (Brynaert) - Statewide assessments aligned with state academic standards, career and college readiness benchmarks series provided, funding provided, and money appropriated.
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