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Education Policy

THIRTY EIGHTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - May 06, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY EIGHTH 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, May 6, 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
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

Members excused:
BAKER, Dave

A quorum was present.

Representative Jordan moved that the minutes of May 1, 2020 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Kunesh-Podein assumed the Chair at 2:34 P.M.

HF 163 (Youakim) School board vacancy technical changes made.

Chair Kunesh-Podein brought back HF 163 off the table before the committee for further discussion and action.

Chair Kunesh-Podein brought back the DE3 Amendment off the table before the committee for further discussion and action.

Representative Youakim moved the A17 Amendment. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll on the motion:

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

NAYS

ABSENT
BAHR, Cal
BAKER, Dave
MARIANI, Carlos

With 15 ayes, 0 nays, and 3 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wazlawik moved the A5 Amendment. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll on the motion:

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

NAYS

ABSENT
BAHR, Cal
BAKER, Dave
MARIANI, Carlos

With 15 ayes, 0 nays, and 3 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Urdahl moved the A1 Amendment. Representative Urdahl moved to incorporate the following oral amendment to the amendment:
“Delete Lines 1.17 through 1.19;
Replace ‘task force’ with ‘working group’ throughout.”
The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll on the motion:

AYES
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (Chair)
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary (Vice-Chair)
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
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

ABSENT
BAHR, Cal
BAKER, Dave

With 16 ayes, 0 nays, and 2 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS INCORPORATED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the A3 Amendment. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll on the motion:

AYES
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (Chair)
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary (Vice-Chair)
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
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

ABSENT
BAHR, Cal
BAKER, Dave

With 16 ayes, 0 nays, and 2 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the A4 Amendment. Representative Gruenhagen withdrew the A4 Amendment.

Representative Bennett moved the A6 Amendment. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll on the motion:

AYES
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
BAHR, Cal
BENNETT, Peggy
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
SCOTT, Peggy

NAYS
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

ABSENT
BAKER, Dave


With 5 ayes, 12 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Scott moved the A12 Amendment. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll on the motion:

AYES
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
BAHR, Cal
BENNETT, Peggy
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

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

ABSENT
BAKER, Dave


With 6 ayes, 11 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Bennett moved the A7 Amendment. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll on the motion:

AYES
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
BAHR, Cal
BENNETT, Peggy
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

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

ABSENT
BAKER, Dave


With 6 ayes, 11 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Erickson moved the A8 Amendment. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll on the motion:

AYES
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
BAHR, Cal
BENNETT, Peggy
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

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

ABSENT
BAKER, Dave


With 6 ayes, 11 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Erickson moved the A14 Amendment. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll on the motion:

AYES
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
BAHR, Cal
BENNETT, Peggy
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

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

ABSENT
BAKER, Dave


With 6 ayes, 11 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Erickson moved the A13 Amendment. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll on the motion:

AYES
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
BAHR, Cal
BENNETT, Peggy
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
SANDELL, Steve
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

NAYS
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (Chair)
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary (Vice-Chair)
BIERMAN, Robert
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
HASSAN, Hodan
HER, Kaohly
JORDAN, Sydney
MOLLER, Kelly
WAZLAWIK, Ami

ABSENT
BAKER, Dave

ABSTAIN
MARIANI, Carlos

With 7 ayes, 9 nays, 1 absent, and 1 abstain, THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Erickson moved the A15 Amendment. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll on the motion:

AYES
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
BAHR, Cal
BENNETT, Peggy
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
SCOTT, Peggy

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

ABSENT
BAKER, Dave

ABSTAIN
URDAHL, Dean


With 5 ayes, 11 nays, 1 absent, and 1 abstain, THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Kunesh-Podein renewed Representative Youakim’s motion to adopt the DE3 Amendment, as amended. 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
WAZLAWIK, Ami

NAYS
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
BAHR, Cal
BENNETT, Peggy
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

ABSENT
BAKER, Dave


With 11 ayes, 6 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Kunesh-Podein renewed Representative Youakim’s motion that HF 163, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. 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
SANDELL, Steve
WAZLAWIK, Ami

NAYS
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
BAHR, Cal
BENNETT, Peggy
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
SCOTT, Peggy
URDAHL, Dean

ABSENT
BAKER, Dave
MOLLER, Kelly


With 10 ayes, 6 nays, and 2 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Youakim assumed the Chair at 4:09 P.M.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:11 P.M.





Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair




Megan Arriola,
Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF163 (Youakim) - Education; prekindergarten through grade 12 education policy changes made including general education, education excellence, teacher licensing, health and safety, special education, and early childhood education; and changes made to a report.
House TV Video:
View Archive

• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
03:35 - HF163 (Youakim) School board vacancy technical changes made.
Runs 1 hour, 40 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.


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
HF163* (Youakim): School board vacancy technical changes made.

NOTES:
• *HF163 is the vehicle for the committee policy bill. Please refer to the HF163 DE3 for the language being considered.
• This hearing will be for taking up any amendments and final voting on the bill
• Amendments must be submitted by committee members of House staff to the Committee Administrator by 2:30 PM on Tuesday, May 5

Additional agenda items may be added

Public Viewing Methods:
This remote 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 Comment Instructions:
• Public testimony took place during the Friday, May 1 hearing but written testimony will still be accepted and limited time for oral testimony may also be permitted by the Chair.
• If you are interested in submitting written comments or testifying, please email the Committee Administrator at alyssa.fritz@house.mn by 10 AM on Wednesday, May 6. Testifiers are asked to keep their comments to under two minutes.

Accessibility:
If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation to view, participate in, or otherwise access a remote hearing, please contact Blake Wilcox by emailing him at blake.wilcox@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-8803.

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.