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Education Policy

FIRST MEETING Special Session

2019-2020 Regular Session - June 16, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FIRST SPECIAL SESSION 2020

EDUCATION POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Youakim, Chair of the Education Policy Committee, called the remote meeting to order at 2:30 P.M. on June 16, 2020, pursuant to House Rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via 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)
BAKER, Dave
BENNETT, Peggy
BIERMAN, Robert
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HER, Kaohly
JORDAN, Sydney
MOLLER, Kelly
SANDELL, Steve
URDAHL, Dean
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:
BAHR, Cal
HASSAN, Hodan
MARIANI, Carlos
SCOTT, Peggy

A quorum was present.

H.F.36 (Kunesh-Podein) General education, education excellence, teachers, Department of Education housekeeping, nutrition, and early childhood education provided.

Vice-Chair Kunesh-Podein moved that H.F. 36 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Vice-Chair Kunesh-Podein moved the A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice-Chair Kunesh-Podein presented H.F. 36.

Testifying on H.F. 36:
- Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker, Department of Education
- Dr. Michael Rodriguez, Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
- Samantha Diaz, Policy and Legislative Director, Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
- Ruqia Abdi, Parent Educator, Minneapolis
- Maren Hulden, Staff Attorney, Minnesota Legal Services Advocacy Project and Solutions Not Suspensions Coalition
- Marikay Litzau, Director of the Compliance and Assistance Division, Department of Education

Vice-Chair Kunesh-Podein renewed the motion that House File 36, as amended, be recommended for placement on the General Register.

The clerk noted the roll.

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

NAYS
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
BAKER, Dave
BENNETT, Peggy
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
URDAHL, Dean

Members excused:
BAHR, Cal
HASSAN, Hodan
MARIANI, Carlos
SCOTT, Peggy

With a vote of 9 AYES, 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED and the revisor is instructed to amend the title accordingly.

Vice-Chair Kunesh-Podein assumed the gavel at 3:46 P.M.

H.F. 33 (Youakim) Pre-K through grade 12 education policy changes made including general education, education excellence, teacher licensing, health and safety, special education, and early childhood education; and report changes made.

Chair Youakim moved that H.F. 33 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Youakim presented H.F. 33.

Chair Youakim renewed her motion that H.F. 33 be placed on the General Register.

The clerk noted the roll.

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

NAYS
ERICKSON, Sondra (GOP-Lead)
BAKER, Dave
BENNETT, Peggy
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn

Members excused:
BAHR, Cal
HASSAN, Hodan
MARIANI, Carlos
SCOTT, Peggy

With a vote of 10 AYES, 4 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Youakim assumed the gavel at 3:57 P.M.

H.F. 18 (Jurgens) School meal policy provisions modified.

Representative Jordan moved that H.F. 18 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Jurgens presented H.F. 18.

Representative Jordan renewed her motion that H.F. 18 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

The clerk noted the roll.

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

Members excused:
BAHR, Cal
HASSAN, Hodan
MARIANI, Carlos
SCOTT, Peggy

With 14 AYES and 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee adjourned at 4:07 P.M.




_____________________________________________
Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair


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Eric Petersen, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF36 (Kunesh-Podein) - General education, education excellence, teachers, Department of Education housekeeping, nutrition, and early childhood education provided.
  • HF33 (Youakim) - Pre-K through grade 12 education policy changes made including general education, education excellence, teacher licensing, health and safety, special education, and early childhood education; and report changes made.
  • HF18 (Jurgens) - School meal policy provisions modified.
House TV Video:
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• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
03:43 - HF36 (Kunesh-Podein) General education provisions modified.
1:16:37 - HF33 (Youakim) Pre-K through grade 12 education policy changes made including general education, education excellence, teacher licensing, health and safety, special education, and early childhood education; and report changes made.
1:27:44 - HF18 (Jurgens) School meal policy provisions modified.
Runs 1 hour, 37 minutes.


Agenda:
HF 36 (Kunesh-Podein): General education provisions modified.

HF 33 (Youakim): Pre-K through grade 12 education policy changes made including general education, education excellence, teacher licensing, health and safety, special education, and early childhood education; and report changes made.

BILL ADDED:
HF18 (Jurgens): School meal policy provisions modified.


Additional agenda items may be added.

Public Viewing:
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/

Hearing Notes:
Public testimony was taken during the regular session on all provisions in HF 33, HF 18 and the majority of provisions in HF 36. Written testimony will still be accepted on all bills and limited oral testimony will be taken on the following provisions in HF 36 that had less opportunity for testimony during the regular session: Article 2 Sections 2, 5-16 and Article 6. Please plan to keep comments under 2 minutes. To submit written comments or request to testify, email Alyssa Fritz at alyssa.fritz@house.mn by 10:00 AM on Tuesday, June 16.

The deadline for members to submit amendments to the Committee Administrator is 5 PM on Monday, June 15.

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


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.