STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Ron Kresha, Vice-Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:47 p.m. on February 17th, 2015, in Room Five of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LOON, Jenifer, Chair MARQUART, Paul
KRESHA, Ron, VC MARIANI, Carlos
MURPHY, Mary, DFL Lead MULLERY, Joe
ANDERSON, Paul NEWTON, Jerry
ANZELC, Tom NORNES, Bud
BENNETT, Peggy PETERSON, Roz
CHRISTENSEN, Drew QUAM, Duane
DAVNIE, Jim SELCER, Yvonne
DETTMER, Bob WILLS, Anna
A quorum was present.
Representative Selcer moved that the minutes of February 12th, 2015, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF2, First Engrossment, Loon, Teacher licensure and employment conditions clarified; alternative teacher licensure amended; teacher licensure reciprocity with adjoining states provided; license via portfolio, exemption for technical education instructors, teachers' unrequested leaves of absence and teaching assignments decisions, and teacher examination requirements clarified; and placing students with ineffective teachers prohibited.
Representative Loon moved to recommend HF2, First Engrossment, be placed on the General Register.
Representative Loon moved the H0002A20 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifiers on HF2, First Engrossment:
Angie Roesner, Eden Prairie Schools
David Aron, Staff Attorney, Education Minnesota
Jess Anna Glover, Staff Attorney, Education Minnesota
Kitty Foord, MACTE
Derek Olson, Association of Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Roger Aronson, Elementary and Secondary Principals Association
Erin Doan, Minnesota Board of Teaching
Connie Hayes, Superintendent, Northeast 916 Intermediate
Holly Kragthorpe, Educators 4 Excellence
Gary Amoroso, MN Association of School Administrators
Sarah Radosevich, MN Chamber of Commerce
Jim Bartholomew, MN Business Partnership
Stacey Sovine, HR Director, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage
Denise Dittrich, MN School Boards Association
Daniel Sellers, Executive Director, MinnCan
Representative Kresha recessed the meeting at 2:33 p.m. to reconvene at 5:15 p.m. or at the call of the Chair.
Representative Kresha reconvened the meeting at 5:17 p.m.
Representative Bennett moved the H0002A15 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Loon renewed her motion to recommend HF2, First Engrossment, as amended, to be placed on the General Register.
Representative Peterson requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:
AYES NAYS ABSENT
LOON, Jenifer MURPHY, Mary MULLERY, Joe
KRESHA, Ron ANZELC, Tom SLOCUM, Linda
ANDERSON, Paul DAVINE, Jim
BENNETT, Peggy MARIANI, Carlos
CHRISTENSEN, Drew MARQUART, Paul
DETTMER, Bob NEWTON, Jerry
ERICKSON, Sondra SELCER, Yvonne
On a vote of 13 AYES and 7 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 6:31 p.m.
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair
Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant