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Education Policy

THIRTY-THIRD MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 14, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD 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 10:10 A.M., March 14, 2014 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:
Urdahl
Leidiger

A quorum was present

Rep. Brynaert moved that H.F. 2775 be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Rep. Brynaert presented H.F. 2775 (Brynaert) Teacher Evaluation programs aligned

Rep. Brynaert moved to amend H.F. 2775 (see attached amendent H2775DE1) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people offered testimony on H.F. 2775:
Roger Erickson, Elementery and Secondary Principals Association
Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Board Association

Rep. Brynaert renewed her motion that H.F. 2775, as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Rep. Erickson, S. moved that H.F. 2271 be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Rep. Erickson S. presented H.F. 2271(Erickson, S.) Teachers; performance-based pay system provided.

Rep. Erickson moved to orally amend H.F. 2271 as follows:

Page 8, line 20, strike “2015”, insert “2016”
Page 9, line 3, strike “2015”, insert “2016”
Page 9, line 14, strike “2015”, insert “2016”
Page 9, line 21, strike “2015”, insert “2016”

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

Rep. Erickson renewed her motion that H.F. 2271, as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Mariani moved that H.F. 2273 be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Rep. Mullery presented H.F. 2273 (Mullery) Northside Achievement Zone grant fund appropriated.

Rep. Davnie moved to amend H.F. 2273 (see attached amendment H2273A3) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people offered testimony on H.F. 2273:
Sondra Samuels, President, Northside Achievement Zone
Bruce Murray, Connector
Laquanda Childs, Parent
Jim Grathwol, Minneapolis Public Schools

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that H.F. 2273, as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Mariani moved that H.F. 2275 be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance

Rep. Moran presented H.F. 2275 (Moran) St. Paul Promise Neighborhood (SSPN) grant money appropriated.

Chair Mariani moved to amend H.F. 2275 (see attached amendment A14-0863) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people offered testimony on H.F. 2275:
Muneer Karcher-Ramos, President, St. Paul Promise Neighborhoods
Daniel Taylor, Chief Program Officer, YWCA

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that H.F. 2275, as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Davnie moved H.F. 2675 be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance

Rep. Davnie presented H.F. 2675 (Davnie) Standard adult high school diploma requirements established.


The following people offered testimony on H.F. 2675:
Karen Wolters, Adult Diploma Task Force
Tom Cytron-Hysom, Literacy Action Network

Rep. Davnie moved to amend H.F. 2675 (see attached amend H2675A1) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Davnie renewed his motion that H.F. 2675, as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair moved that H.F. 2706 be referred to the General Registry.

Rep. Slocum presented H.F. 2706 (Slocum) Charter School Provisions Modified

Chair moved to amend H.F. 2706 (see attached amendment A14-0854) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people offered testimony on H.F. 2706:
Eugene Piccolo, Minnesota Association of Charter Schools
Kevin McHenry, Minnesota Department of Education

Chair Mariani moved to orally amend H.F. 2706, as amended as follows

Page 10, line 25, after “123B.71” insert “subd. 8”

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

Chair Mariani laid this bill over

Chair Mariani moved that H.F. 2942 be re-referred to the Committee on Higher Education.

Rep. Slocum presented H.F. 2942 (Slocum) Postsecondary enrollment options dissemination modified for information requirements

Chair Mariani moved to amend H.F. 2942 (see attached amendment A14-0842) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people offered testimony on H.F. 2942:
Joe Nathan, Center for School Change
Bob Wedl, Education Evolving
Amanda Skorich, Minnesota State College Student Association
Cherish, High School Student
Samuel, High School Student
Maureen Ramirez, Research and Policy Director, Growth and Justice
Roger Aronson, Minnesota Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals
Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Monica Petra, Parent

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that H.F. 2942, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Higher Education. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Mariani moved that H.F. 2587 be re-referred to the Committee of Education Finance.

Rep. Radinovich presented H.F. 2587 (Radinovich) Information technology certifications provided through public-private partnership, and money appropriated.

Chair Mariani moved to amend H.F. 2587 (see attached amendment H2587A1) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following people offered testimony on H.F. 2587:
Fredrick Bloctan, One Microsoft Way
Jeff Johnson, One Microsoft Way
Daron Korte, Minnesota Department of Education
Rick Heller, Unofficial Representative of the Print Disabled and Twice Exceptional

Chair Mariani renewed his motion that H.F. 2587, amended be re-referred to the Committee of Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Faust moved that H.F. 2935 be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Rep. Faust presented H.F. 2935 (Faust) Teacher background check requirements modified.

The following people offered testimony on H.F. 2935:
Jordan Strickland, Concordia Student
Margaret Kiel, Concordia Student
Hope Baker, Concordia Student

Chair Mariani laid this bill over

Chair Mariani moved that H.F. 2672 be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Rep. Norton presented H.F. 2672 (Norton) Commissioner of education directed to prepare report for the legislature on K-12 students’ experience with physical education.

Chair Mariani moved to amend H.F. 2672 (see attached amendment H2672A1) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani renews his motion that H.F. 2672 be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance THE MOTION PREVAILED

Rep. Urdaul moved that H.F. 2589 be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Rep. Urdaul presented H.F. 2589 (Urdaul) School year-long student teaching pilot program established, and money appropriated

Rep. Urdaul moved to amend H.F. 2589 (see attached amendment H2589A1) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Mariani laid this bill over

Chair Mariani moved that H.F. 2872 be re-referred to the General Register

Chair Mariani presented H.F. 2872 (Mariani) Education single purpose authorizer definition clarified

The following person offered testimony on H.F. 2872:
Glory Kibbel, Student Achievement Minnesota

Chair Mariani laid this bill over.

Chair Mariani moved that H.F. 3074 be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance

Chair Mariani presented H.F. 3074 (Mariani) Teacher licensure provisions modified

The following people offered testimony on H.F. 3074:
Rose Hermodson, Minnesota Department of Education
Cindy Criste, MACTE

Chair Mariani laid this bill over

Chair Mariani moved that H.F. 1411 be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Rep. Masin presented H.F. 1411 (Masin) Retired Teachers allowed to work as behind-the-wheel instructors

Chair Mariani laid this bill over

Chair Mariani moved that H.F. 2397 be re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Chair Mariani presented H.F. 2397 (Mariani) Education policy provided for early childhood and family, K-12, and adult education; and clarifying and technical changes made.

The following person presented H.F. 2397:
Daron Korte, Minnesota Department of Education
Elane Keefe, Minnesota Library Association
Rick Heller, Unofficial Representative of the Print Disabled and Twice Exceptional

Chair Mariani laid this bill over

The following people offered a presentation H.F. 2672:
Joe McCarthy, Physical Education Teacher
Matt Schafer, ACS

The meeting was adjourned at 2:16 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:
  • HF1411 (Masin) - Retired teachers allowed to work as behind-the-wheel instructors.
  • HF2273 (Mullery) - Northside Achievement Zone grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2275 (Moran) - St. Paul Promise Neighborhood (SPPN) grant money appropriated.
  • HF2587 (Radinovich) - Information technology certifications provided through public-private partnership, and money appropriated.
  • HF2589 (Urdahl) - School year-long student teaching pilot program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF2672 (Norton) - Education Commissioner directed to prepare report for the legislature on K-12 students' experience with physical education.
  • HF2675 (Davnie) - Standard adult high school diploma requirements established.
  • HF2706 (Slocum) - Charter school provisions modified.
  • HF2775 (Brynaert) - Teacher evaluation programs aligned.
  • HF2872 (Mariani) - Education; single purpose authorizer definition clarified.
  • HF2935 (Faust) - Teacher background check requirements modified.
  • HF2942 (Slocum) - Dual academic credit provisions established and modified.
  • HF2271 (Erickson) - Teachers; performance-based pay system provided.
  • HF3074 (Mariani) - Teacher licensure provisions modified.
  • HF2397 (Mariani) - Omnibus education policy bill.

Order of bills heard will vary somewhat based on author availability. Department Presentation will be to the DEa14-0777