STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
A quorum was present and Representative Erickson, Chair of the Education Reform Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:17 AM on February 17, 2011, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
ERICKSON, Sondra, Chair
DOEPKE, Connie, Vice Chair
No members were excused.
Representative Branden Petersen moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 15, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
HF 355 (Kiffmeyer) Home school mandates reduced, and superintendents relieved of reporting requirements.
Representative Myhra moved that HF 355 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance. Representative Myhra moved the H0355A1
amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Kiffmeyer presented the bill and stood for questions.
The committee heard testimony about the bill.
John Tuma, Parent/Volunteer, Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators
Laura Wiering, Parent
Valerie Dosland, Lobbyist, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Carla Andrus, Home Educator
James Field, President, Minnesota Independent School Forum
Pam von Gohren, Home Educator
The testifiers stood for questions.
Representative Myhra renewed the motion that HF 355, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Doepke assumed the gavel at 9:30 AM.
HF 511 (Erickson) Public school unneeded mandates removed.
Representative Erickson moved that HF 511 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.
Representative Erickson presented the bill.
The committee heard testimony on the bill.
Beth Aune, Director of Academic Standards and P-20 Initiatives, Minnesota Department of Education
The meeting was adjourned at 10:01 AM.
REP. SONDRA ERICKSON, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant