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Education Policy

THIRTY FIRST MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 04, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:34 P.M. on, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

YOUAKIM, Cheryl (Chair)
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary (Vice-Chair)
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
BAHR, Cal
BAKER, Dave
BENNETT, Peggy
BIERMAN, Robert
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
JORDAN, Sydney
MOLLER, Kelly
SANDELL, Steve
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:
MARIANI, Carlos


A quorum was present.

Representative Jordan moved that the minutes of March 3, 2020 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1116 (Lee) Licensure requirement provisions technical changes made.

Chair Youakim moved HF 1116 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Christensen moved the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lee presented HF 1116 and took questions on the bill.

Chair Youakim renewed her motion that HF 1116, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Kunesh-Podein assumed the Chair at 2:39 P.M.

HF 3881 (Youakim) Paraprofessional paid orientation required, training funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Youakim moved HF 3881 be re-referred to the Education Finance Division.

Representative Youakim moved the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Youakim presented HF 3881 and took questions on the bill.

Michelle Dennard, Full Service Special Ed (FSE) Education Support Professional (ESP) in the Osseo School District, Becky Hespen, President of Education Minnesota Osseo ESP, Pat Brannan, paraprofessional in Milaca Public Schools, and Kim Kaneakua, paraprofessional in Fridley Public Schools, testified in support of the bill.

Rick Heller, disability advocate, gave public testimony on the bill.

Jodee Buhr, Lobbyist with Education Minnesota, answered member questions.

Testifiers took member questions on the bill.

Representative Youakim renewed her motion that HF 3881, as amended, be re-referred to the Education Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Youakim assumed the Chair at 3:18 P.M.

HF 3800 (Kunesh-Podein) Teacher licensure provisions modified.

Representative Kunesh-Podein moved HF 3800 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Kunesh-Podein presented HF 3800 and took questions on the bill.

Katelyn Lillis, a teacher from Fergus Falls Schools, Dennis Draughn, a teacher from Osseo School District, Sara Ford, Issues Specialist with Education Minnesota, and Dr. Rhonda Bonnstetter, President of the Minnesota Association for Colleges of Teacher Education, testified in support of the bill.

Sarah Shanley, member of the Minnesota Association of Career and Technical Administrators, Gary Amoroso, Executive Director of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators, Dr. N’Jai-An Patters, a Tier 2 licensed teacher, Sonya Sailer, Director of Human Resources with Waconia Public Schools, and Daniel Sellers, Executive Director of EdAllies testified with concerns to the bill.

Alex Liuzzi, Executive Director of the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board testified regarding the bill.

Chair Youakim renewed Representative Kunesh-Podein’s motion that HF 3800 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Erickson moved to reconsider the motion that HF 1116 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Youakim moved that HF 1116, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register with the instruction that the Revisor amend the title accordingly. THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting was adjourned at 4:07 P.M.





Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair




Megan Arriola,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1116 (Lee) - Continuing contract and tenure status of community education teachers provisions modified.
  • HF3881 (Youakim) - Paraprofessional paid orientation required, training funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3800 (Kunesh-Podein) - Teacher licensure provisions modified.

*HF1116 (Lee): Licensure requirement provisions technical changes made.
More agenda items may be added.

HF3881 (Youakim): Paraprofessional paid orientation required, training funding provided, and money appropriated.

**HF3800 (Kunesh-Podein): Teacher licensure provisions modified.

NOTES:
*Limited outside testimony will be taken on HF1116 as the bill received a hearing in the Education Policy Committee on March 4, 2019.

**For HF3800, testimony time will be evenly allocated at 10 minutes per side between those in support and those with concerns.

Testifiers should contact Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn) to be added to the testifier list or submit written materials.

Materials must be submitted 24 hours prior to the hearing start time in order to be included in committee member folders.