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Education Policy

THIRTY FOURTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - April 08, 2020

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

EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair of the Committee, called the remote Education Policy Committee meeting to order at 2:31 P.M. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

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
MARIANI, Carlos
MOLLER, Kelly
SANDELL, Steve
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami


A quorum was present.

Representative Her moved that the minutes of Wednesday, March 11, 2020 be adopted. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll on the motion.

AYES
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
MARIANI, Carlos
MOLLER, Kelly
SANDELL, Steve
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

NAYS
None

With 18 ayes and 0 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 4415 (Davnie) Compensation for hourly employees required for school days cancelled due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) during the 2019-2020 school year.

Representative Christensen moved HF 4415 be re-referred to the Education Finance Division.

Representative Christensen moved the DE10 Amendment. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll on the motion:

AYES
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
MARIANI, Carlos
MOLLER, Kelly
SANDELL, Steve
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

NAYS
None

With 18 ayes and 0 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie presented HF 4415 and took questions on the bill.

The following testifiers gave remarks regarding the bill:
Mary Cathryn Ricker, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education;
Marty Hoerth, Field Service Support Technician for St. Paul Schools;
Jeanne Fox, Education Support Professional for Osseo Area School District;
Dr. Kathlene Holmes Campbell, Dean of the School of Education at the University of St. Thomas;
Dianne Amundson, School Bus Driver for Sartell-St. Stephen School District;
William Gronseth, Superintendent for Duluth Public Schools;
Cathy Erickson, Business Manager for Duluth Public Schools;
Michelle Koffa, Policy Manager for EdAllies;
Gary Amoroso, Executive Director of the Minnesota Association of School Administrators.

Chair Youakim renewed Representative Christensen’s motion that HF 4415, as amended, be re-referred to the Education Finance Division. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll on the motion:

AYES
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (Chair)
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary (Vice-Chair)
BIERMAN, Robert
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
JORDAN, Sydney
MARIANI, Carlos
MOLLER, Kelly
SANDELL, Steve
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

NAYS
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
BAHR, Cal
BAKER, Dave
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
SCOTT, Peggy

ABSENT
BENNETT, Peggy

With 12 ayes, 5 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:04 P.M.





Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair




Megan Arriola,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4415 (Davnie) - COVID-19; school closures and other amendments provided; calculation of school aid formulas clarified; forecast adjustments made to funding for general education, education excellence, teachers, special education, facilities, fund transfers and accounting, nutrition and libraries, early childhood, and community education and lifelong learning; responsibilities clarified for construction and skills trades career counseling services; operation referendum calculation clarified; and base appropriations adjusted.
House TV Video:
View Archive

• This meeting was held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
Agenda:.
08:03 - COVID-19 response legislation:.
HF4415 (Davnie).
- Please see the DE10 on the committee's website (note the DE9 amendment has been removed from the agenda).
Runs 1 hour, 33 minutes.

• The Minnesota House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public; we expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks; thank you for your patience as we adapt.


The Education Policy Committee is planning to hold a remote hearing on Wednesday, April 8, from 2:30-4:00 PM.

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Agenda:
I. Call To Order

II. Overview of the Remote Hearing Process

III. Roll Call

IV. Approval of Minutes for March 11, 2020

V. House File 4415 (Davnie) - Please see the DE10 attachment (note the DE9 amendment has been removed from the agenda)

VI. Adjournment

Additional agenda items may be added


Public Viewing Methods:
This committee hearing may be viewed live via the following methods:
1. Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1
2. Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/
3. YouTube: https://youtu.be/RpbRvaeDjdc

Public Testimony Instructions:
If you are interested in testifying at this hearing or have feedback you would like to share, please email the Committee Administrator at alyssa.fritz@house.mn. If you wish to testify, please contact committee staff by 10 AM the day of the remote hearing to receive instructions.

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public. We expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience as we adapt.