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Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, August 20, 2020 1:00 PM  - CANCELLED

Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

MEETING CANCELLED
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson

Livestreamed at www.Youtube.com/MnSenateMedia or www.senate.mn/media

This remote committee hearing is conducted pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b). Limited testimony will be taken.

Agenda:  
Education and accountability in the age of Covid 19
Presentations from the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota Department of Education and others
 


Previous Meetings

Week of August 10

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 9:45 AM      

Education Finance Division


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Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

Informational hearing of the Education Finance Division that will focus on Executive Order 20-82, the Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21 Guidance, and federal funds for K-12 public schools that relate to COVID-19.

Presentations will be given on these topics by the Minnesota Department of Education.

To submit written comments please email them to sarah.burt@house.mn by noon on Tuesday, August 11.

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

This remote hearing may be viewed live via the following methods:
Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1
Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/

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.


Committee Documents:
Executive Order 20-82
Safe Learning Plan for 2020-21 School Year Guidance
GEERS_ESSR_Cares Act District Runs
Proposed CRF Funding For School Districts
Agenda
Public Testimony
MDE Presentation

 

Week of June 29

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 9:45 AM 9:45 AM      

House Education Finance and House Education Policy 

Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim and Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

Joint informational hearing of the Education Policy Committee and Education Finance Division that will focus on distance learning and the 2020/2021 school year.

This hearing will highlight the voices of public school administrators, principals, school board members and the Minnesota Department of Education about their experiences with distance learning.

Speaking slots have already filled, but if you would like to submit written comments, please email them to alyssa.fritz@house.mn by noon on Monday, June 29.

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

This remote hearing may be viewed live via the following methods:
Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1
Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/

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.


Committee Documents:
Agenda - June 30, 2020
Compilation of School Board Member and Administrator Letters
EdAllies Distance Learning Plans Review
MDE Parent Survey Link

Week of June 22

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:45 AM      

House Education Finance and House Education Policy


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Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie
Alternate Chair: Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

Joint informational hearing of the Education Policy Committee and Education Finance Division that will focus on distance learning and the 2020/2021 school year.

This hearing will highlight the voices of students, parents, our state ethnic councils and community organizations that are supporting communities during distance learning.

To submit written comments please email them to alyssa.fritz@house.mn by noon on Tuesday, June 23.

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

This remote hearing may be viewed live via the following methods:
Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1
Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/

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.

Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:45 AM      

House Education Finance and House Education Policy


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Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie
Alternate Chair: Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

Joint informational hearing of the Education Policy Committee and Education Finance Division that will focus on distance learning and the 2020/2021 school year.

This hearing will highlight the voices of teachers, counselors, social workers, school nurses, transportation operators, & early education teachers who are supporting public school communities during distance learning.

To submit written comments please email them to sarah.burt@house.mn by noon on Wednesday, June 24.

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

This remote hearing may be viewed live via the following methods:
Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1
Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/

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.



Week of June 15

Friday, June 19, 2020 1:00 PM      

The House Meets in Session

The House Meets in Session

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(HTV1) & Facebook Live

At the call of the Chair, approximately 1 p.m. - (live) House Floor Session - part 2

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.

SF7 (Kunesh-Podein) Appropriating money for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling grants.

HF63 (Stephenson) Shared work plan eligibility modified.

HF18 (Jurgens) School meal policy provisions modified.

HF9 (Hausman) Housing bond issuance extension provided.

HF108 (Nelson, M.) COVID-19; grant and appropriation extensions provided, and report required.

HF111 (Koegel) Amateur Sports Commission and Minnesota Zoological Garden funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF41 (Pinto) Child care assistance provider reimbursement rates modified, and money appropriated.


House Floor Amendments

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 2:30 PM      

Education Policy


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Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

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
HF36 (Kunesh-Podein): General education provisions modified.

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.
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/
Committee Documents:
HF36 A1 Amendment

Week of May 11

Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:30 PM 
*** Time change***

Senate Committee on Finance


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Chair: Sen. Julie A. Rosen
Livestreamed at www.Youtube.com/MnSenateMedia or www.senate.mn/media

Finance will reconvene at 1:30PM

Finance Committee will meet at 8:30AM to hear SF 4130, SF 3226, and SF 485. Finance will reconvene later in the afternoon to hear the remaining bills on the agenda, SF 4495 and SF 92.

* Additional bills may be added

This remote committee hearing is conducted pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b). The hearing will be facilitated through Zoom. If you would like to submit written testimony, please email jessica.young@senate.mn by 5:00PM on Wednesday, May 13th.


The public may view this hearing live on YouTube here: https://www.YouTube.com/MnSenateMedia
or live on Senate Streaming Services here: http://mnsenate.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=1
Agenda:  
S.F. 4130 Utke 2020 Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adoption (pending re-referral).
S.F. 3226 Housley Third-party programs and third-party testers to conduct behind-the-wheel road tests for class D drivers licenses; requirements and criteria specified; audits requirements; appeals of decisions made by commissioner of public safety authorization.
S.F. 485 Nelson Competency-based education plan school district or charter school adoption authorization.
S.F. 4495 Westrom Eviction and mortgage foreclosure protection and emergency housing assistance during public health emergency and appropriation.
S.F. 92 Relph Omnibus human services reform bill.

Friday, May 15, 2020 9:00 AM      

Ways and Means


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Room: Remote hearing
Chair: Rep. Lyndon Carlson

Agenda:

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

I. HF4684 (Carlson) Establishing the coronavirus relief federal fund; depositing money from the federal coronavirus relief fund.
II. SF4563 (Rosen)/Carlson: COVID-19 appropriations and transfers to federal funds source modification; general fund appropriations and transfers cancellation; appropriations
III. SF4494 (Westrom)/Ecklund: Establishing a grant program for distance learning equipment; establishing a grant program for telemedicine equipment purchased to deal with COVID-19; requiring reports; appropriating money.(this lines up with HF3029 (Ecklund)
Other bills may be added

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

Meeting documents and links for public viewing will be posted on the Ways and Means website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/91014

If you have questions about the technology associated with/accessibility of remote hearings, please contact Blake Wilcox by emailing him at Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-8803. Please do not contact him on matters directly related to the agenda.

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote meetings 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.

Committee Documents:
SF 4494 - A1 Amendment


Week of May 4
 

Monday, May 4, 2020 8:00 AM      

House Education Finance Division


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Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

HF4542 (Davnie) Forecast adjustments made to general education, education excellence, teachers, special education, facilities, nutrition and libraries, early childhood, and community and lifelong learning; Departments of Education and Labor and Industry responsibilities clarified for construction and skills trades career counseling services; and base appropriations adjusted.

During this hearing the committee will walk through and mark up the delete everything amendment to HF4542 . This is the DE 2 amendment that is attached. No outside testimony will be taken.

The amendment deadline to House Research is Friday, May 1 at 8 PM.

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/2
2) YouTube: https://youtu.be/S4StGoFeqig

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.\

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:30 PM      

House Education Policy                                                                   


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Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

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 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.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:00 PM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Livestreamed at www.Youtube.com/MnSenateMedia or www.senate.mn/media

This remote committee hearing is conducted pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b).
Agenda:  
Department of Education update on federal COVID-19 and other funds.
S.F. 3517 Nelson Regional public library systems aid calculation modification.
S.F. 3313 Nelson

Early learning scholarships appropriation.

      Committee Documents           

Upcoming Meetings

Week of April 27 

Note:  The A-5 delete all amendment includes $15 million in equalization beginning in FY22.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 8:30 AM 

Senate Committee on Taxes 

Chair: Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
Remote

There will be a Chair's delete everything amendment posted for this bill prior to the hearing.

There will be no public testimony for Tuesday's hearing. The Committee has recently heard public testimony on the measures included in the DE amendment.
Agenda:  
S.F. 3843 Chamberlain Individual income, corporate franchise, partnership, and property tax provisions modifications; fire and police state aids modifications.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 9:45 AM      

House Education Finance Division


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Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

HF3992 (Murphy) Independent School District No. 709, Duluth; levy authority transfer from the long-term facilities maintenance revenue program to the debt redemption fund authorized, report required, and bonds issued.

HF1177 (Wazlawik) Minnesota math corps program funding provided, and money appropriated.
This bill was given a full hearing with testimony on 3/7/2019, therefore no new testimony will be taken on this bill.

HF3642 (Kunesh-Podein) Tribal contract or grant schools authorized payment equivalent to annual payment to school districts and charter school from permanent school fund endowment, and money appropriated.

HF4407 (Erickson) Independent School District No. 333, Ogilvie; fund transfer authorized.

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/2
2) YouTube: https://youtu.be/S4StGoFeqig

If you wish to testify, please email Sarah Burt: sarah.burt@house.mn by COB on Monday, April 27th.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require assistance to arrange the necessary service to participate as a testifier, please contact Blake Wilcox by emailing him at Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-8803.

 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 2:30 PM      

House Education Policy


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Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

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
HF3186 (Youakim): Prekindergarten through grade 12; policy and technical changes made to provisions including general education, schools, teachers, definitions, and timelines; and reports required.
*NOTE 1: Please see the DE2 Amendment. (note the DE1 will no longer be discussed)
**NOTE 2: No official action will be taken on the bill

Additional agenda items may be added

Public Viewing Methods:
1) Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/2
2) YouTube: https://youtu.be/S4StGoFeqig

Public Comment Instructions:
If you are interested in testifying at this hearing or submitting written comments, please email the Committee Administrator at alyssa.fritz@house.mn by 4:00 PM on Monday, April 27. Testifiers are asked to keep their comments to under two minutes.

Accessibility:
If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require assistance to arrange the necessary service to participate as a testifier, 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.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 3:00 PM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Livestreamed at www.Youtube.com/MnSenateMedia or www.senate.mn/media

Bills being heard for informational purposes. No votes will be taken.

This remote committee hearing is conducted pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b). Limited testimony will be taken. To testify, email gregory.marcus@senate.mn by 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 28th.

Written testimony will be accepted. Please email written testimony to gregory.marcus@senate.mn by 10:00 AM Tuesday, April 28th

The public may observe this hearing at www.senate.mn/media or www.YouTube.com/MnSenateMedia
Agenda:  
S.F. 3475 Anderson, P. School referendum election maximum notice period extension.
S.F. 4257 Nelson Concurrent enrollment teacher training program increased funding and appropriation.
S.F. 4057 Nelson Innovation zone research program establishment.

 

 Committee Documents

Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:30 PM      

House Education Finance Division


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Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

This is an informational hearing. No action will be taken on these bills, however, if amendments are offered they will be discussed. The amendment deadline is 5 pm Wednesday, April 29. No public testimony will be taken.

HF4098 (Sandell) Innovation research zone program established, and money appropriated.

HF3849 (Sandstede) Concurrent enrollment teacher training funding increased, and money appropriated.

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/2
2) YouTube: https://youtu.be/S4StGoFeqig

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.

 


Friday, May 1, 2020 3:00 PM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Livestreamed at www.Youtube.com/MnSenateMedia or www.senate.mn/media

This remote committee hearing is conducted pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b).
Agenda:  
S.F. 3709 Nelson Rochester Minnesota Children's Museum appropriations adjustment.
S.F. 3637 Sparks Short-call substitute teacher pilot program establishment.
S.F. 3238 Clausen Area learning center establishment requirements modification.

 


Friday, May 1, 2020 4:15 PM      

House Education Policy


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Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

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

HF4098 (Sandell): Innovation research zone program established, and money appropriated.

HF3849 (Sandstede): Concurrent enrollment teacher training funding increased, and money appropriated.

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

NOTE: *** HF163 will be a vehicle for the committee policy bill. This hearing will be for presenting and taking testimony on the content of the committee’s policy bill in the form of a delete-all amendment to HF163 . No formal action will be taken on the bill, including amendments, until a separate hearing at a later date. Documents related to the hearing will be added to this posting as they become available.

Additional agenda items may be added

Public Viewing Methods:
1) Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/2

2) YouTube: https://youtu.be/S4StGoFeqig

Public Comment Instructions:
If you are interested in testifying at this hearing or submitting written comments, please email the Committee Administrator at alyssa.fritz@house.mn by 10:00 AM on Friday, May 1. 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.
Committee Documents

Week of April 20  

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:45 AM      

House Education Finance Division

Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

HF4415 (Davnie) Compensation for hourly employees required for school days cancelled due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) during the 2019-2020 school year.

Please see the attached amendment, the A14.

The entirety of HF4415 , as amended, was given an informational hearing on 4/7. Any new testimony will be focused on the attached amendment.

HF3192 (Fabian) Independent School District No. 441, Marshall County Central Schools; money transfer authorized from early childhood and family education reserve account to school readiness reserve account.

The amendment deadline for this hearing is noon on Monday, April 20th.

Agenda items may be added.

Public Testimony Information
• This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01m which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm
• Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in testifying at this meeting may email committee staff at: sarah.burt@house.mn.
• If you wish to testify, please contact committee staff 24 hours prior to the start of the remote hearing and they will provide instructions.

Public Viewing Information

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

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. If you are interested in testifying at this hearing or have feedback you would like to share, please email committee staff at sarah.burt@house.mn. If you wish to testify, please contact committee staff 24 hours before the remote hearing to receive a spot on the list and instructions.

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 2:30 PM      

House Education Policy


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Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

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

Bill Hearing:
HF2383 (Sandstede): School trust lands director provisions modified.

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 Comment Instructions:
If you are interested in testifying at this hearing or submitting written comments, please email the Committee Administrator at alyssa.fritz@house.mn by 2:30 PM on Tuesday, April 21.

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.


Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:45 AM      

House Education Finance Division


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Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

HF116 (Freiberg) - School districts authorized to renew expiring referendums by action of school board.
The bill received a full hearing and testimony was taken on 2/20/19 for HF116 , therefore, no new testimony will be taken.

HF1013 (Murphy) - Full-service community schools grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
The bill received a full hearing and testimony was taken on 2/13/19 for HF1013 , therefore, no new testimony will be taken.

More agenda items may be added.

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

 

Friday, April 24, 2020 3:00 PM 
*** Editing change***

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Livestreamed at www.Youtube.com/MnSenateMedia or www.senate.mn/media

This remote committee hearing is conducted pursuant to Temporary Senate Rule 12.1(b). Limited testimony will be taken. To testify, email gregory.marcus@senate.mn by 1:00 PM Thursday, April 23rd.

Written testimony will be accepted. Please email written testimony to gregory.marcus@senate.mn by 1:00 PM Thursday, April 23rd.

The public may observe this hearing at www.senate.mn/media or www.YouTube.com/MnSenateMedia
Agenda:  
S.F. 3184 Nelson Vaping awareness and prevention instruction for public school students requirement.
S.F. 3312 Nelson Safe schools levy use modification.
 


Week of April 13  

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 3:00 PM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

Week of April 6

Tuesday, April 7  4:00 PM      

House Education Finance Division

Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

Informational Hearing on HF4415 (Davnie) Compensation for hourly employees required for school days cancelled due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) during the 2019-2020 school year.

Please see the attached amendment - H4415DE9 - this has been removed from the agenda on 4/6.
Please see the attached amendment - HF4415 DE10 - this has been added to the agenda on 4/6.

No formal action will be taken during this remote hearing.

Agenda items may be added.

Public Testimony Information
• This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01m which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm
• Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in testifying at this meeting may email committee staff at: sarah.burt@house.mn.
• If you wish to testify, please contact committee staff 24 hours prior to the start of the remote hearing and they will provide instructions.

Public Viewing Information

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

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. If you are interested in testifying at this hearing or have feedback you would like to share, please email committee staff at sarah.burt@house.mn. If you wish to testify, please contact committee staff 24 hours before the remote hearing to receive a spot on the list and instructions.


Wednesday, April 8, 2020 2:30 PM      

House Education Policy


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Room: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

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.
Committee Documents:
MN Independent School Forum Letter
Farmington Education Association Letter
April 8 Education Policy Meeting Agenda
H4415DE9
Education Associations Letter
EdAllies One Pager
EdAllies Article
H4415DE10

Week of March 16

Monday, March 16, 2020 3:00 PM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Following 4:30, the meeting will reconvene in room 1150 at 7:00 p.m.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 2:30 PM      
Meeting Time Note: If the committee does not complete its agenda it will recess at approximately 4:00 PM and reconvene at approximately 6:00 PM

House Education Policy

Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

Agenda TBD

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 3:00 PM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

If needed, the meeting will reconvene in Capitol room G-3 at 7:00 p.m.
Agenda:
To be announced.

 

Friday, March 20, 2020 8:30 AM      

House Education Policy

Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

Agenda TBD

Week of March 9

 

Monday, March 9, 2020 3:00 PM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:  
Office of the Legislative Auditor, Compensatory Education Revenue report
Office of the Legislative Auditor, Review and Comment report
S.F. 3911 Housley School district construction review and comment process modification.
S.F. 485 Nelson Competency-based education plan school district or charter school adoption authorization.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:00 AM      

House Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division


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Room: Capitol 120
Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto

Agenda:

HF1382 (Richardson): Charter schools authorized to provide special education deaf and hard-of-hearing services to students at early ages.

HF3504 (Morrison): Preschool and kindergarten individual-use screen use limited, and money appropriated.

HF3693 (Mann) Children with disabilities; access to child care expansion grants authorized, and money appropriated.

HF3672 (Noor): Child care assistance funding priorities for eligible families modified, and fund allocation adjusted.

Bill Removed: HF3724 (Nelson, N.) American Indian children out-of-home placement paperwork reduction recommendations directed to commissioner of human services.

More agenda items may be added.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:45 AM      

House Education Finance Division


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Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

Informational Hearing - Full Service Community Schools

**more items may be added to the agenda**

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:30 PM      
Meeting Time Note: The committee will recess at approximately 4:00 PM and reconvene at approximately 6:00 PM

House Education Policy


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Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

HF4117 (Becker-Finn): American Indian Education Act provisions modified; educational data disclosure to tribal nations allowed; consideration of advice from tribal nations, communities, and the Tribal Nations Education Committee required in statewide core academic standards; and various other provisions changed.

HF3339 (Mann): Pupil withdrawal agreement reporting defined and required.

HF3482 (Mann): Education; seclusion defined and prohibited.

HF2725 (Vang): Independent School District No. 279, Osseo; single-member school board election district establishment provided.


EVENING PORTION OF HEARING:

Continuation of above agenda items as needed

Presentations on student mental health by various Minnesota school districts

* HF4257 (Moller): Teacher license renewal requirements amended to include mental illness training, and rulemaking required.

HF3219 (Moller): Comprehensive mental health services division of education department established, and money appropriated.

More agenda items may be added.

BILL REMOVED:
* HF3001 (Moller): Teacher license renewal requirements amended to include mental illness training.

*PLEASE NOTE: HF4257 (bill added) is a clone of the HF3001 (bill removed); the reason for the change is to hear the bill that is the companion to SF3759 . 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:30 PM      
Meeting Time Note: If the committee does not complete its agenda by approximately 4:00 PM it will recess and reconvene at approximately 6:00 PM.

House Education Policy

Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

HF2198 (Freiberg): Service-learning integrated into education system, evidence-based service-learning technical assistance and grant program established, and money appropriated.

HF3852 (Edelson): Reading proficiency and screening by third grade reporting requirements clarified.

HF3992 (Murphy): Independent School District No. 709, Duluth; levy authority transfer from the long-term facilities maintenance revenue program to the debt redemption fund authorized, report required, and bonds issued.

HF2471 (Hassan): Student absence from school for religious observance provisions modified.

HF3741 (Bierman): School district reporting reduced.

More agenda items may be added.

BILLS REMOVED: HF3204 (Fabian): High school diplomas awarded to veterans who actively served in military conflicts. *PENDING REFERRAL*

NOTES:
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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 3:00 PM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:  
S.F. 3746 Eichorn Youth skills training program modification.
S.F. 3319 Johnson, M. Veterans in military conflicts high school diploma award.
S.F. 3003 Utke Vocational services for individuals with disabilities.
S.F. 3490 Relph Teaching license revocation, suspension, or denial grounds modification.
S.F. 3630 Nelson Collaborative Urban and Greater Minnesota Educators of Color Grant Program provisions modifications.
S.F. 3915 Nelson Teacher code of ethics codification; ethics complaints process development requirement.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:30 AM      
Meeting Time Note: Please note the committee will convene at 8:30 AM rather than its typical starting time of 8:00 AM.EHouse Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division
Room: Capitol 120
Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto

Agenda:

HF3737 (Pryor) - Human services hearing procedures, crimes, background studies, and licensure requirements provisions modified.

HF3954 (Koegel) - Head Start funding allocation modified, and money appropriated.

More agenda items may be added.

NOTES:
If you wish to testify or submit materials on any of these bills, please contact the Committee Administrator, Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn), by 12:00pm the day before the hearing.

Members of the public will be asked to limit their comments to two minutes each.

Friday, March 13, 2020 8:30 AM      

Education Policy *****MEETING CANCELED*****

Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

*****MEETING CANCELED*****

Agenda:

HF3388 (Youakim): Safe and supportive school environment, student admission, or readmission plan provision modification required.

HF4201 (Sandell): State auditor funding for school finance accountability team provided, work billing exempted until July 1, 2024, and money appropriated.

HF4098 (Sandell): Innovation research zone program established, and money appropriated.

HF4075 (Carlson, L.): School meal policy and aid provisions modified, and money appropriated.

HF881 (Urdahl): School districts required to establish teacher mentoring programs, and staff development revenue allowed uses modified.


More agenda items may be added.


Testifiers should contact Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn) to be added to the testifier list or submit written materials. Members of the public will be asked to limit their comments to two minutes each.

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

Week of March 2

Monday, March 2, 2020 3:00 PM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:  
S.F. 2139 Jensen, S. Education shared time aid applicable location of services modification.
S.F. 2259 Anderson, P. E-learning days maximum number of days extension.
S.F. 3710 Nelson Education curriculum best practices sharing appropriation.
S.F. 3351 Nelson Private nurse use at school health services authorization.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:45 AM      

House Education Finance Division

Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

Greetings from the Future Farmers of America - MN
HF3556 (Moran) Trauma-informed school incentive aid
HF3736 (Moran) Network for the Development of Children of African Descent program grant
HF1344 (Huot) Sanneh Foundation programs funding made permanent


Other items may be added to the agenda.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 2:30 PM      

House Education Policy

Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

HF3455 (Youakim): Education; provisions pertaining to state assessments reorganized.

State Assessments Presentation – Jennifer Dugan,
Director, Research and Assessment Division, Department of Education

HF3106 (Edelson): Standardized assessment task force created, and report required.

HF3107 (Edelson): Innovation research zone partner allowed to use a nationally recognized high school academic assessment.

HF2968 (Freiberg): School referendum election maximum notice period extended from 30 to 45 days.

HF1964 (Gruenhagen): Postsecondary education institution required to notify school of student withdrawal, and student required to provide grades copy to school.


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.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:45 AM      

House Education Finance Division

Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

Compensatory Education Revenue Report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor
Informational Hearing Only - No public testimony will be taken

Issues Covered:
• To what extent do Minnesota’s public schools use compensatory education revenue for its designated purpose?
• How and to what extent does Minnesota assess the effectiveness of programs and services funded with compensatory education revenue?

Report copies will be available at:
Wednesday, March 4, 9:00 a.m. at the Office of the Legislative Auditor, 140 Centennial Building, or on the Office of the Legislative Auditor website at: http://www.auditor.leg.state.mn.us/
HF3316 (Koegel) Extended time programming requirement to set aside compensatory revenue eliminated.
HF3192 (Fabian) Independent School District No. 441, Marshall County Central Schools; money transfer authorized from early childhood and family education reserve account to school readiness reserve account.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2:30 PM      

House Education Policy

Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

* 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.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:00 PM 
Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy
Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:  
S.F. 247 Pratt Unclaimed drugs and medications in schools disposal authorization.
S.F. 580 Eichorn Nonpublic pupil aid calculation modification and appropriation.
S.F. 3629 Nelson Safe school revenue increase.
S.F. 2963 Nelson School safety assessment policy requirement.

Friday, March 6, 2020 8:00 AM      

House Education Policy


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Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

Education Symposium

Bridging the Gap - Eliminating racial disparities in education so children can reach their full potential

**This event is open to the public, but is informational in nature and no testimony will be given***


Morning agenda – defining the problem

8 – 8:15 Introduction

8:15 – 9 A changing and diversifying population – Dr. Susan Brower, State Demographer

9 – 9:15 Student testimony on the opportunity gap

9:15 – 9:45 Greater MN experiences of the opportunity gap – Kathleen Annette, Executive Director, Blandin Foundation

9: 45 – 10:15 Measuring the achievement gap and studying social and emotional learning –
Dr. Michael Rodriquez, University of Minnesota

10:15 – 10:45 Discipline & suspensions discussion – Dr. Bernadeia Johnson, Mankato State University

10:45 – 11:15 Student & parental perspectives on barriers to success in public schools

11:15 – 11:45 Overview of approaches in other states – Daniel Thatcher, J.D., National Conference of State Legislators

11:45 – 12 How litigation impacts the policy landscape – MN Attorney General’s Office

12 – 1 pm Break for Lunch

Afternoon agenda – ideas on the table

1 – 1:30 Proposed Constitutional Amendment – Justice Page & President Kashkari, Minneapolis Federal Reserve

1:30 – 2 Early childhood and the opportunity gap – Dr. Geoff Nagle, Erikson Institute

2:00 – 2:30 Panel of Superintendents

2:30 – 3 Student, family, and community relationship strategies – Jose Munoz, Coalition for Community Schools, Jessica Davis, Teacher of the Year, Teachers of Color, Equity Coaches

3 – 3:30 Cost of closing the opportunity and achievement gaps, a case study – Superintendent Osorio, North Saint Paul/Maplewood

Overflow seating in Room 10
Committee Documents:
8:15 AM - Demographer Presentation
9:15 AM - Blandin Foundation Presentation
9:45 AM - Achievement and Social and Emotional Learning Presentation
10:15 AM Discipline Presentation
11:15 AM - NCSL Presentation
1 PM - Proposed Constitutional Amendment Presentation -
1:30 PM - Erikson Institute Presentation
2 PM - Superintendents Presentation
2:30 PM - Coalition for Community Schools Presentation -
3 PM - Case Study Presentation

Friday, March 6, 2020 9:00 AM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Room 1150 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

An informational hearing
Agenda:  
Discussion of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
     Minnesota Department of Health
     Minnesota Department of Education
Discussion of proposed Constitutional Amendment
      10:00 a.m. start-time
      30 minutes pro
      30 minutes con
     Testimony will stay within time limits.
     
     Anybody who is not able to speak within these periods can submit
     written comments to the committee CLA for the record.
 

Week of February 24

Monday, February 24, 2020 3:00 PM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy


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Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:  
Christy Hovanetz, Ph.D., Senior Policy Fellow, Foundation for Excellence
     in Education
Amy Schulting, PhD, M.Ed, LP Dyslexia Specialist, MDE
S.F. 2989 Nelson Compensatory revenue required uses modification.
S.F. 2990 Nelson Literacy incentive aid use for certain purposes requirement.
S.F. 3187 Chamberlain Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling(LETRS) grants appropriation.
 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 9:45 AM     
Meeting Time Note: Please note the committee is meeting from 9:45-11:15 AM rather than its typical afternoon time due to the precinct caucus break.

House Education Policy

Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

Approval of Meeting Minutes

Informational presentation on trauma-informed schools

Book discussion on The Boy Who Was Raised by a Dog by Dr. Bruce Perry

* HF3556  (Moran) – Trauma-informed school incentive aid funding provided, and money appropriated.  (*INFORMATIONAL ONLY)

More agenda items may be added.

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

NOTE: All presentations during the Tuesday, February 25 hearing will be informational only and no outside testimony will be taken.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:30 PM      

House Education Policy

Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

HF1940 (Huot) - Student receiving specialized instructional services programs allowed to participate in service area outside individualized education program.

* HF1868 (Youakim) - Student journalists in grades 6 through 12 speech and press rights clarified.

HF3580 (Youakim) – Teacher licensure provisions modified, Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board composition modified, rulemaking authorized, and technical changes made.

HF3186 (Youakim) - Prekindergarten through grade 12; policy and technical changes made to provisions including general education, schools, teachers, definitions, and timelines; and reports required.

More agenda items may be added.
Committee Documents:
H1940DE2
H3580A1
H1868DE1
HF3186 Letters of Support
Summary of Governors Education Policy Bill_HF3186
Governor's Policy Bill Highlights
Governor's Policy Bill_Graduation Requirements

All testifiers will be asked to limit their comments to two minutes apiece.

*Pursuant to House Rule 4.20, HF1868 was returned to the Education Policy Committee at the end of the 2019 session. The committee will vote to send the bill back to the General Register but will not take further public testimony as this bill received a hearing and was voted out of committee on March 6, 2019.

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. Materials can be submitted electronically to Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn) or by dropping off 75 hard copies at Megan Arriola’s desk outside of Room 591.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:00 PM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy


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Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:  
Art Rolnick, Senior Fellow, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, former
     Senior VP, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
S.F. 3606 Nelson Early learning and child care provisions to require kindergarten readiness assessment and quality rating and improvement system evaluation modifications.
S.F. 3313 Nelson Early learning scholarships appropriation.
S.F. 1367 Housley Early learning scholarships eligibility modification and data sharing authorization; licensing violation data classification modification; child care assistance program payment data definition expansion; human services display of results of child care licensing reports modification.
S.F. 3461 Dziedzic General community education revenue uses modification.

Thursday, February 27, 2020 8:00 AM      

House Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

Room: Capitol 120
Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto

Agenda:

HF1512 * (Sandell): Early education teacher licensure requirements established.

HF3222 (Becker-Finn): State Building Code; baby diaper changing station installation in public restrooms required.

HF3311 (Richardson): Birth to Age Eight Pilot Project modified.

HF2319 ** (Pinto) - Human services program integrity modified, criminal penalties created, and money appropriated.

More agenda items may be added.

NOTES:
* No public testimony will be taken on HF1512 as the bill received a hearing in the Early Childhood Division on March 12, 2019.

**An author’s DE amendment to HF2319 will be posted when it is available from House Research.

If you wish to testify or submit materials on any of these bills, please contact the Committee Administrator, Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn), by 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 26.


Friday, February 28, 2020 9:00 AM     

House Education Policy

Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

HF2243 * (Mariani) - Pupil Fair Dismissal Act amended, nonexclusionary disciplinary policies and practices required, and money appropriated. (INFORMATIONAL ONLY)

HF1761 * (Her) - Pupil nonexclusionary disciplinary policies and practices provided, and report required. (INFORMATIONAL ONLY)

HF3396 ** (Her) - Student discipline and nonexclusionary disciplinary policies and practices modified.

HF55 (Jurgens) – School meal provisions modified.

HF575 *** (Huot) - Unclaimed drugs or medications in schools disposal provided.

HF1901 (Carlson, A.) - Student death school board policy required.

HF244 *** (Claflin) - School districts required to conduct radon testing.

HF3123 (Christensen) - Student athlete concussion and sudden cardiac arrest information and training required.

HF250 (Kunesh-Podein) - Sexual assault; affirmative consent instruction in schools required, and money appropriated.

HF1422 (Baker) - Seizure training required in schools.

More agenda items may be added.

Committee documents:


NOTES:

* HF2243 and HF1761 will be heard on an informational basis only; no official action or outside testimony will be taken.

**Testimony for HF3396 will be limited to 30 minutes total for those in support and 30 minutes for those with concerns.

***No public testimony will be taken on HF575 and HF244 as the bills received hearings in the Education Policy Committee in 2019 and were included in HF1711 , the Committee’s 2019 policy bill.

If you wish to testify on any of these bills, please contact Committee Administrator Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn) by 12:00pm on Thursday, February 27.

Testifiers should reference the bill for which they wish to testify and if they will be testifying for or against the legislation. Testimony may be limited due to time constraints at the discretion of the Chair, so please prepare remarks of 1 to 2 minutes.

Materials must be submitted by 9 AM on Thursday, February 27 in order to be included in committee member folders. Materials can be submitted electronically to Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn) or by dropping off 75 hard copies at Megan Arriola’s desk outside of Room 591.

Week of February 17

Monday, February 17, 2020 3:00 PM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.
Agenda:  
Where are we with students results and funding?
     
     Former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page and Minneapolis Fed
     President Neel Kashkari
     
     Christy Hovanetz, Ph.D., Senior Policy Fellow, Foundation for
     Excellence in Education
     
     Jena Hoffer, Fiscal Analyst, Senate Counsel, Research, and Fiscal
     Analysis
     
     Bettsy Hjelseth, Analyst, Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Analysis
 


Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:00 AM      
Meeting Time Note: The committee will reconvene at 5:30 PM in 120 State Capitol to hear public testimony on HF1.

House Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

Room: Capitol 120
Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto

Agenda:

* HF1 - Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated.

*Please see DE5 amendment posted.

Walk through and testimony/discussion will take place during the morning meeting on February 18th and continue in the evening of February 18th beginning at 5:30PM in Capitol 120. Public testimony on HF1 will take place during the evening portion of the meeting.

If you would like to testify on this bill, please email the Committee Administrator, Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn); members of the public will be asked to keep testimony to two minutes per person.

Materials must be submitted to alyssa.fritz@house.mn by 12 PM on Monday, February 17 in order to be included in committee member folders.
Committee Documents:
H0001DE5
HF1DE5 Fiscal Spreadsheet

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:45 AM      

House Education Finance Division

Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

Informational presentations on:
Pregnant and Parenting Pupil Transportation
Reach out and Read

*more agenda items may be added*

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 2:30 PM     
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

HF3179 (Sandell) - School district transportation contracts clarified.

HF125 * (Bennett) - Education finance; evidence-based grant standard established for any legislative grants awarded to organizations for prekindergarten through grade 12 education programs, and report required.

Informational presentation on findings from The Violence Project’s Mass Shooter Database

Informational presentation on youth e-cigarette use

HF3166 (Edelson) - Vaping awareness and prevention instruction for public school students required.

HF3164 (Edelson) - Vaping prevention pilot grant created, and money appropriated.

More agenda items may be added.

*No public testimony will be taken on HF125 as the bill received a hearing in the Education Policy Committee on January 30, 2019 and was included in HF1711 , the Committee’s 2019 policy bill.

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.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:45 AM      

House Education Finance Division

Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

Informational presentations on:
Online access to music education
College savings account pilot
Pathways in technology early college high school (P-Tech)

*more agenda items may be added*


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 2:30 PM      

House Education Policy



Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

HF3201 (Kunesh-Podein) - Increase Teachers of Color Act strengthened, increase in percentage of teachers of color and American Indian teachers sought, reports required, and money appropriated.

Informational presentation on the Reimagine Minnesota Report

HF3065 (Becker-Finn) - Sign language and English interpreter requirements modified.

HF1940 (Huot) - Student receiving specialized instructional services programs allowed to participate in service area outside individualized education program.

HF1868 ** (Youakim) - Student journalists in grades 6 through 12 speech and press rights clarified.

More agenda items may be added.
Bill Removed
HF2930 * (Schultz) – Special education aid calculation for charter schools modified.

*No amendments or testimony will be taken on HF2930 ; the committee will vote to re-refer HF2930 to the Education Finance Division, which will conduct work on the bill.

*Pursuant to House Rule 4.20, HF1868 was returned to the Education Policy Committee at the end of the 2019 session. The committee will vote to send the bill back to the General Register but will not take further public testimony as this bill received a hearing and was voted out of committee on March 6, 2019.

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.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 3:00 PM 

Senate Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy


Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Beat the odds/High performing schools
Agenda:  
TEAM Academy, Principal Courtney
Burnsville Public Schools, Sioux Trail Elementary, Principal Hughes
Burnsville Public Schools, Rahn Elementary, Principal Robb
Burnsville Public Schools, Edward Neill Elementary, Principal Bomstad
South Washington County Public Schools, Newport Elementary, Principal Romano
Austin Public Schools, Southgate Elementary, Principal Baskins, Ed. Services Director, Alberts and, Superintendent Krenz
St. James Public Schools, St. James Northside Elementary, Principal Beck
Anoka Hennepin Public Schools, combined presentation of: Morris Bye Elementary, Principal Wahlin; Monroe Elementary, Principal Oliver; Hamilton Elementary, Principal Bowman and Superintendent, David Law
 

 

Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:00 AM      

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Divisionermalink

Room: Capitol 120
Chair: Rep. Dave Pinto

Agenda:

Discussion and any amendments on HF1 . Please see DE5 amendment posted.

As per division rules, all amendments must be submitted to the Committee Administrator, Alyssa Fritz (alyssa.fritz@house.mn) by 3 PM on Wednesday, February 19.
Committee Documents:
H0001DE5
HF1DE5 Fiscal Spreadsheet

Week of February 10

Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:45 AM      

House Education Finance Division




Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Jim Davnie

Agenda:

Youth and Parent Voices

*Other agenda items may added*

Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:30 AM
Change in meeting time

Legislative Permanent School Fund Commission 

Note: Change in meeting room
Room: 1100 Minnesota Senate Building
Chair: Senator Jerry Newton
Agenda:
  1. Call to Order - Introduction of Commission Members
  2. Approval of the March 11, 2019 Minutes
  3. DNR School Trust Forestry Certification Report
  4. Legislation
    1. Compensation (HF 152/SF 617)
    2. FMIA Money Transfer (HF 2585/SF 2441)
    3. School Trust Lands Director Provisions Modifications (HF 2383/SF220)
    4. Wild Rice Lease Exchange
    5. School Trust Reporting Requirement
    6. Other School Trust Legislation
  5. Other Business
  6. Adjourn
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Before Session 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:00 PM                                                                                       Senate

Committee on E-12 Finance and Policy

Chair: Sen. Carla J. Nelson
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

An informational hearing on Civics
Agenda:  
Testifiers:
     Justice Paul Anderson
     Secretary of State Steve Simon
     Steve Young
     Imam Hassan Dhooye
     KaZoua Kong-Thao
     Don Samuels
     Thomas Cao
     John Adams
     Bill Green
     Will Cooley
     Pahoua Hoffman
     Lisa Larson
     Jennifer Bloom
     Amy Anderson
     Heather Loeschke
     Ryan Schlichting
     Amy Walstien
     Mark Ritchie
     Mitch Pearlstein
 

Thursday, December 12, 2019 5:00 PM      

Education Policy

Room: New Brighton Community Center
Chair: Rep. Cheryl Youakim

Agenda:

Joint Ed. Policy & Ed. Finance Listening Session: Paraeducator Issues

I. Introduction
II. Paraeducators Present Issues of Concern
III. Comments from Committee Members
IV. Conclusion