House Floor Session – part 2 4/26/18


>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THE HOUSE WILL COME TO ORDER. CALENDER FOR THE DAY. THE FIRST BILL ON THE CALENDER FOR THE DAY IS FIRST BILL FOR THE CALENDAR ON THE DATE IS HOUSE FILE 2908. THE CLERK REPORT THE BILL. SPEAKER HOUSE FILE 2908 NUMBER TWO ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE DAY AND ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM DAKOTA REPRESENTATIVE WILLS TO INTRODUCE HER BILL.>>REPRESENTATIVE WILLS: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS. HOUSE FILE 2908 IS A BILL THAT WILL MEMORIALIZE THE HIGHWAY 52 BRIDGE OVER COUNTY ROAD 42 IN ROSEMOUNT AT THE DENNIS A GROSS MEMORIAL BRIDGE. WAN T TO TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT AB OUT DENNIS. DENNIS ARTHUR GROWTH WAS BORN ON JANUARY 21; 1947 JANUARY 21; 1940 72 HENRY AND ALICE GROFF ON THE FAMILY FARM IN ROSEMONT MINNESOTA. DENNIS WAS BAPTIZED AND CONFIRMED AT ST. JOHN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN ROSEMOUNT WHERE HE WAS ACTIVELY INVOLVED ESPECIALLY IN THE YOUTH GROUP KNOWN AS [INAUDIBLE] LEE COULD DENNIS WAS ACTIVE IN FSA WHICH MANY OF YOU KNOW IS THE FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA IT WAS A MANAGER FOR THE BASKETBALL TEAM AND PLAYED BASEBALL. HE LOVED TO PLAY BALL. AND WAS OFTEN ONE OF THE FIRST IN HIS LARGE FAMILY OF COUSINS TO ORGANIZE A SOFTBALL GAME WHENEVER THE WHOLE FAMILY GOT TOGETHER FOR AN OCCASION SUCH AS THE CONFIRMATION FOR GRADUATION PARTY. AS PART OF THE WATER LEAK HE HELPED ORGANIZE BASQUE BALLGAMES A SOFTBALL GAME WITH OTHER CHURCH GROUPS IN THE AREA. ANOTHER OF DENNIS’S LOVES IS FLYING. H IS UNCLE BUT AT A SMALL PRIVATE PLANE AND WOULD OFTEN TAKE DENNIS AND HIS BROTHER UP FOR RIDES IN THE PLANE. DENNIS KNEW THAT HE WOULD SOON BE DRAFTED SO WE CHECK THINGS OUT AND FOUND OUT THAT IF HE ENLISTED HE WOULD BECOME A HELICOPTER PILOT. DENNIS GRADUATED FROM ROSEMONT HIGH SCHOOL IN 1965. BASED ON NOTES IN HIS YEARBOOK FROM TEACHERS AND FRIENDS THEY REFERRED TO HIM AS A SWELL KID AND A GREAT FRIEND. THERE ARE ALSO REFERENCES TO HIS BIG HEARTEDNESS AND HIS SENSE OF HUMOR. DENNIS ATTENDED ONE YEAR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AFTER HE GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL BUT IT REALLY WASN’T FOR HIM. HE WANTED TO FARM. SO WE WORKED OUT A DEAL WITH HIS DAD SO THAT HE COULD BASICALLY TAKE OVER THE FARM WITH THE MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES BEING OF MANAGING THE MILK COWS. BUT HIS DREAM AFFIRMING WAS SHORT-LIVED BECAUSE THE DRAFT OCCURRED DURING THE VIETNAM CONFLICT RIGHT AS HE WAS STARTING TO FORM. ON THE BRIGHT SIDE; IT GAVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO FLY. HE WANTED TO FLY AS A DUSTUP PILOT HOPE WAS FELLOW [INAUDIBLE]. SO DENNIS JOINED THE ARMY IN 1967 BECAME A DUST OFF PILOT. PICKING UP WOUNDED SOLDIERS AND FIND THEM TO THE NEAREST MEDICAL FACILITY . IF YOU DO NOT KNOW; A DUST OFF CREW CONSISTED OF FOUR PEOPLE AND TWO PILOTS; A MEDICAMENT AND A CREW CHIEF. USUALLY ONE PILOT TO FLY THE HELICOPTER WHILE THE OTHER ACTED AS THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER. THEN COME ON THAT FATEFUL DAY ON OCTOBER 19; 1968 HE WAS THE FIRST TO VOLUNTEER IN THOSE EARLY MORNING HOURS TO GO AND PICK UP A WOUNDED SOLDIER AND SAFELY MEDEVAC HIM TO THE NEAREST MEDICAL FACILITY. DENNIS AND HIS CREW DIED SHORTLY AFTER DROPPING OFF THE WOUNDED SOLDIER WHEN HIS HELICOPTER WENT DOWN IN UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES NEAR [INAUDIBLE] VIETNAM. HE WAS ONLY 21 YEARS OLD. DENNIS’S STORY WOULD NOT BE COMPLETE I F I DID NOT MENTION HIS DOG AND HIS DOG’S NAME WAS LASSIE. T HE FAMILY THINKS THAT SHE WAS A BORDER COLLIE THAT HAD THE COLORING OF AN IRISH SETTER. THE STORY IS THAT THEY FOUND LASSIE ALONG THE ROAD AN D PICKED HER UP WHEN DENNIS WAS VERY YOUNG. THE TWO WERE NEARLY INSEPARABLE. DENNIS LOVED THAT DOG MORE THAN ANYTHING. THE FAMILY HAD HEARD DENNIS SAY THAT WHEN LASSIE DIED SO WHAT HE AND IN FACT; LASSIE DID DIE ABOUT ONE MONTH BEFORE DENNIS DID BECAUSE OF THE BOND THEY HAD THE FAMILY HAD DECIDED NOT TO TELL DENNIS BUT IN FACT; SHE DID DIE SHORTLY BEFORE HE DID. EARLIER THIS SESSION DENNIS’S BROTHER; JERRY; REACH OUT TO MY OFFICE AND REQUESTED THAT WE DEDICATE HIGHWAY 52 BRIDGE GOING OVER COUNTY ROAD 42 IN ROSEMONT AND DENNIS’S MEMORY. DENNIS IS BURIED AT ST. JOHN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH CEMETERY WHICH IS ABOUT 1 MILE WEST OF WHERE THAT BRIDGE IS LOCATED. DENNIS AND JERRY AND HER BROTHER WAYNE GREW UP IN RURAL ROSEMONT AND WAYNE’S SON DENNIS’S NEPHEW; LIVES IS ROSEMONT AND STILL FARMS THE FAMILY FARM. I WANT TO INTRODUCE TO YOU THE FAMILY WHO IS HERE TODAY IN THE GALLERY . WE HAVE SEVERAL FAMILY MEMBERS. TOO MANY TO MENTION AND THEN SO GRATEFUL THEY ARE HERE TODAY AND HONORING DENNIS AS WE PRESENT THIS BILL ON THE FLOOR. THIS IS ESPECIALLY SIGNIFICANT TO MEMORIALIZE THIS BRIDGE THIS YEAR BECAUSE ON THIS BRIDGE THIS YEAR BECAUSE ON OCTOBER 19; 2018 IT WILL BE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DENNIS’S DEATH. SO; MEMBERS; YOU HAVE SEEN THE HANDOUT PASSED OUT TODAY WITH A PICTURE OF DENNIS AND DENNIS IS HERE IN FRONT OF THE HELICOPTER HE LOVED FLYING. HE HAD A BIG HEART. HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR OUR COUNTRY. SO I ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT TODAY ON HOUSE FILE 2908 TO MEMORIALIZE THE HIGHWAY 52 BRIDGE IN HONOR OF DENNIS A GROWTH. THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER DAUDT: THERE ARE NO AMENDMENTS AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL GIVE THE BILL ITS THIRD READING.>>CHIEF CLERK: THIRD READING HOUSE FILE 2908>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THIRD READING>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE; THE CLERK WILL TAKE THE ROLL ON THE BILL.>>>>[ROLL CALL VOTE]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: MORAN VOTES AYE.THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. THERE BEEN 126 AYE AND ZERO NAYS THE BILL IS PASSED AND TITLE AGREED TO.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER:>>[APPLAUSE]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: NEXT BILL ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE DAY IS SENATE FILE 2484. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE BILL.>>CHIEF CLERK: SENATE FILE NUMBER 2484 NUMBER THREE ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE DAY AND ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM HENNEPIN REPRESENTATIVE HERTAUS TO INTRODUCES BILL.>>REPRESENTATIVE HERTAUS: GOOD AFTERNOON MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS. THANK YOU. HOUSE FILE 2739 IS A BILL WHICH MEMORIALIZES THE SECTION OF HIGHWAY US 12 WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF WAYZATA MEMBERS; LAST MEMBERS; LAST SEPTEMBER 8; 2017 WAYZATA RECEIVED THE REPORT OF DEBRIS ON THE HIGHWAY IN WAYZATA OFFICER BILL MATTHEWS WAS DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE. NO W HE WAS PERFORMING ONE OF THE FOUR 4E’S OF ROA D SITTING MANY OF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT IS BUT IT IS; BASICALLY; WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING WITH AT ON HIGHWAY 12 FOR A FEW YEARS IT’S A PROGRAM OF EDUCATION; ENFORCEMENT; ENGINEERING; AND EMERGENCY CARE. IN HIS SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY HE ROUTINELY PERFORMS THREE OF THREE OF THOSE 4° AND WHILE PROVIDING THE FOURTH E WHICH IS PROVIDING EMERGENCY CARE TO OTHERS WHO USED THE ROAD HE WAS REMOVING THE DEBRIS AND WHILE MAKING A ROADWAY SAFER FOR OTHERS; OFC. MATTHEW STRUCK BY A COCAINE ADDICT AND DISTRACTED DRIVER WITH A REVOKED LICENSE. IN THE SHORT TIME LATER AS A RESULT OF THOSE INJURIES HE DIED.. MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS; I HAVE BEEN GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK THAT WE HAVE DONE ON US HIGHWAY 12 AND WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS WITH REGARDS TO MAKING THIS STRETCH OF ROADWAY EVEN SAFER. THE SERVICE OF OFFICER BILL MATTHEWS AND THE ALTERNA ULTIMATE SACRIF THAT BOTH HE AND HIS FAMILY HAVE GIVEN ALSO HELPS TO CONTINUE THE 4E CAMPAIGN THAT BEEN THE EDUCATION COMPONENT OF THE ROAD SAFETY. THE COST OF SIGNING THIS A TICKLER STRETCH OF US HIGHWAY 12 ARE BEING PAID FOR BY THE MINNESOTA FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE OFFICERS. MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS; OFC. MATTHEWS WIFE SHAWN AND THEIR SON WYATT HAD PLAN ON BEING HERE BUT THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT RECENTLY EMOTIONALLY IT WAS JUST TOO DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO BE HERE BUT I WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WAYZATA POLICE CHIEF;; MIKE GRISWOLD; WAYZATA MAYOR KEN WILCOX; THE CITY MANAGER JEFFREY DALL; AND MR. MATTHEW HAGAN AND HIS DAUGHTER ALLIE ARE UP IN THE BALCONY AND HE IS PRESENT PRESIDENT OF THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE. SO I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOU STAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE HERE ON BEHALF OF YOUR COHORT AND FRIEND OFFICER BILL MATTHEWS. [APPLAUSE]. MEMBERS; AGAIN; I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PAST SUPPORT IN FUNDING PART OF THE ENGINEERING COMPONENTS OF OF THE 4E’S LAST YEAR TO IMPROVE SOME OF THE PROBLEM AREAS OF WHAT HAS BECOME THE WORST AND DEADLIEST STRETCH OF HIGHWAY IN THE METRO AREA SO WITH THAT MEMBERS; I THINK YOU AND I ASK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT WITH AN ENTIRELY GREEN BOARD AND I WOULD REMAIN FOR ANY QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANY.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: MEMBERS THERE’S NO AMENDMENTS AT THE DESK AND THE CLERK WILL GIVE THE BILL ITS THIRD READING>>CHIEF CLERK: THIRD READING SENATE FILE 2484>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THIRD READING>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION TO SENATE FILE 2484? REPRESENTATIVE NEWBERGER>>REPRESENTATIVE NEWBERGER: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER. MEMBERS I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS BILL. OFC. MATTHEWS WITH SOMEONE I HAD WORKED THE STREET WITH. HE WAS A FINE OFFICER HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. I URGE THAT YOU VOTE YES ON THIS BILL. THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE; THE CLERK WILL TAKE THE ROLL ON THE BILL.>>>>[ROLL CALL VOTE]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.THERE BEEN 126 NAYS N0 NAYS THE BILL IS PASSED THE BILL IS PASSED AND ITS TITLE AGREED TO.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE HERTAUS FOR WHAT PURPOSE THE RISE?>>REPRESENTATIVE HERTAUS: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE. THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS. I WOULD LIKE A MOMENT OF SILENCE; PLEASE; FOR OFC. MATTHEWS; FOR VETERAN DENNIS GROWTH AND ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO SERVE IN PUBLIC SAFETY AND COME TO OUR NEED WHEN WE ARE MOST IN NEED.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: MEMBERS; PLEASE RISE FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THOSE WHO A PHONE IN OUR SERVICE.>>>>[MOMENT OF SILLENCE]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: NEXT BILL ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE DATE IS HOUSE FILE 4328. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE BILL. SPEAKER HOUSE FILE 3043 28 NUMBER ONE ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE DAY AND ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION SECOND ENGROSSMENT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM HENNEPIN REPRESENTATIVE LOON TO INTRODUCE HER BILL.>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: THANK YOU; MEMBERS. MR. SPEAKER. HOUSE FILE 4328 IS THE EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY OMNIBUS BILL. REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON WILL BE SPEAKING MORE SPECIFICALLY TO SOME OF THE POLICY PROVISIONS INCORPORATED FROM HER>>REPRESENTATIVE WEST: BUILT LATER SO I’M GOING TO FOCUS PRIMARILY ON THE MONEY THAT IS IN THIS THE FINANCE PORTION AND HOW WE’VE INVESTED IT. SO HOUSE FILE 4328 SPENDS AN ADDITIONAL $30.2 MILLION FOR FISCAL YEAR 19 AND THAT INCLUDES $28.5 MILLION FOR STUDENT SAFETY AND SCHOOL SECURITY. I DID A QUICK CALCULATION SO 94% OF THE MONEY IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL YEAR 19 IS ALL FOR SCHOOL SAFETY AND A BROAD UMBRELLA AND I WILL COME BACK TO THAT IN A MINUTES. THERE IS $27.5 MILLION ONGOING FOR THAT PARTICULAR PURPOSE AS WELL. THEN WE’RE GOING TO INCLUDE CHARTER SCHOOLS AND COOPERATIVES WHICH HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN Y MONEY SPECIFICALLY FOR SCHOOL SAFETY IN THE PAST. I WANT TO THANK VERY MUCH THE GOVERNOR AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR THEIR ENGAGEMENT WITH US IN THE PROCESS OF CRAFTING TH IS BILL. OFFERING THEIR SUGGESTIONS. I THINK WE TOOK ALL OF THE BEST IDEAS PRESENTED FROM MANY SOURCES TO COME UP WITH THIS PACKAGE AND THE SCHOOL SAFETY PACKAGE IS ROBUST AND IT’S ONE THAT’S BEEN A GOOD PROCESS IN TERMS OF HEARING HEARING IDEAS AND DEVELOPING COMMON GROUND. SO I WANT TO GIVE A 10 A THANKS TO THE GOVERNOR COMMISSIONER AND TO THE MANY MEMBERS WHO CONTRIBUTED TOWARD THIS EFFORT. SO SPECIFICALLY IN THE AREA OF SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY 20.2 MILLION IS FOR THE SAFE SCHOOLS REVENUE PROGRAM. RIGHT NOW IT IS REFERRED TO AS SAFE SCHOOLS LEVY. WE A RE CONVERTING THAT TO REVENUE BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SOME EQUALIZATION IN THIS PROGRAM WHICH WE HAVE NOT HAD BEFORE. IT’S AL L BORNE BY LOCAL TAXPAYERS AND WE WILL HAVE THE STATE SHARE IN THIS. I WANT TO THANK REPRESENTATIVE HALEY AND REPRESENTATIVE WILLS ALSO HAD A PROPOSAL AND TO INCREASE OF THIS FUNDING AND AGAIN WE BORROWED A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE GOVERNOR AND FROM REPRESENTATIVE MARQUART EXPRESSED IN COMMITTEE THAT WE OUGHT TO HAVE AT LEAST A MINIMUM OR FLOOR FOR SMALL SCHOOLS. SCHOOLS WITH VERY LOW STUDENT POPULATIONS. BECAUSE THIS MONEY STREAM GOES TO SCHOOLS ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF PUPILS IN THEIR BUILDING SOME OF THEM MAY NOT GET VERY MUCH AT LEAST ON UP TO ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING TO ENHANCE THEIR SAFETY. SO WE ARE MAKING SURE THAT EVERY DISTRICT IS GOING TO GET AT LEAST $30;000 AND I THINK THAT’S AN EXCELLENT SUGGESTIONAND WE ARE GLAD TO INCORPORATE THAT IN THE BILL. $5 MILLION FOR SCHOOL LINK ED MENTAL HEALTH GRANT AGAIN THIS IS AN INCREASE FROM WHAT WE ARE CURRENTLY FUNDING IN ONGOING OF THIS WE PERMANENT AS WELL. THIS IS VERY STRONGLY BIPARTISAN WE SUPPORTED WE HEARD BILLS FROM REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE AND REPRESENTATIVE BACKER IN THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE ON THIS THE GOVERNOR AGAIN ALSO INCLUDED A SIMILAR AMOUNT IN HIS SCHOOL SAFETY PACKAGE. $2 MILLION FOR PHYSICAL SAFETY AUDITS THAT SCHOOLS MAY WANT TO DO TO SECURE A SYSTEM FOR AND THIS IS AN IDEA FROM REPRESENTATIVE JESSUP AND REPRESENTATIVE CHRISTIANSEN. $400;000 FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER TRAINING REPRESENTATIVE WILLS AND DAVNIE WORK TOGETHER ON THIS AND ANOTHER EXCELLENT SUGGESTION PROVIDING TRAINING FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS. $300;000 FOR SCHOOL THREAT ASSESSMENT TRAINING THIS IS REPRESENTATIVE FRANKE PROPOSAL BUT ALSO INFORMMED BY RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE GOVERNOR IN HIS PROPOSAL. REPRESENTATIVE ANSELMO HAS BEEN VERY ACTIVE IN SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING AS YOU MAY RECALL A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WE REQUIRED TEACHERS AS PART OF THEIR CONTINUING EDUCATION TO GET TRAINING ON SUICIDE PREVENTION SO THEY COULD HELP STUDENTS WHO MAY BE STRUGGLING WITH THIS BUT WE ARE NOW PROVIDING MONEY TO PURCHASE THAT TRAINING TO MAKE A TRAINING AVAILABLE TO SCHOOLS AT NO COST TO SO THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE ANSELMO. REPRESENTATIVE KUNESH-PODEIN ARTIST THE INCLUSION OF JAKE’S LAW WHICH WE AR E REALLY PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO INCLUDE AND I BELIEVE THE FAMILY IS HERE TODAY SHE MAY TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE BUT VER Y COMPELLING TESTIMONY IN THE COMMITTEE OF A SAD DEATH DUE TO OPIOID ADDICTION AND SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE OFFERING SCHOOLS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK WITH THEIR STUDENTS ABOUT OPIOIDS AND THE MISUSE OF DRUGS AND TO MAKE SURE THAT WE TRY TO PREVENT ANY MORE TRAGEDY AMONG OUR YOUNG PEOPLE DUE TO THAT. SO THE STUDENT SAFETY AND SCHOOL SECURITY SECTIONS ARE ALL IN ARTICLE 2 OF THE BILL. AGAIN; WE HAVE TAKEN MULTIPLE OPTIONS TO PROVIDE DIFFERENT FUNDING RESOURCES AND ALSO FLEXIBILITY FOR SCHOOLS. BECAUSE WHAT MAY BE NEEDED TO ENHANCE SCHOOL SAFETY IN THE CLIMATE FOR STUDENTS AT EDEN PRAIRIE MAY BE VERY DIFFERENT THAN ELY OR ST. CLOUD OR ANOTHER DISTRICT. SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE OFFERING SCHOOLS THE LOCAL CONTROL TO ADDRESS THE THINGS THEY THINK IS MOST IMPORTANT AND ALSO IN RESPONSE TO WHAT THEIR COMMUNITY EXPECTS WITH REGARDS TO SCHOOL SAFETY. AS I MENTIONED; THE LEVY SAFE SCHOOLS LEVY; IS BEING CONVERTED TO SAFE SCHOOLS REVENUE SO IT’S GOING TO BE AN ADDITIONAL $18 PER STUDENT RIGHT NOW; IT IS 36 SO IT WILL GO UP TO $18 AND CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO GET $18 PER PUPIL. RIGHT NOW THEY DON’T GET ANYTHING FOR SAFE SCHOOLS. MR. [INAUDIBLE] IS GONNA GUARANTEE A MINIMUM OF 30;000 AS I MENTIONED COOPERATIVES AGO TO GIVE $7.50 PER PUPIL ACCORDING-FOR EACH OF THE MEMBER DISTRICTS THAT THE Y SERVICE. INTERMEDIATES WILL RECEIVE $50 PER PUPIL . RIGHT NOW IN LOCAL LEVY AND WE ARE GOING TO GIVE THEM A ONE-TIME BUMP OF $6.50 PER PUPIL. THAT’S TW O SINGLE OUT THE INTERMEDIATE WE HAVE PROVIDED THEM SOME FUNDING WE HAVEN’T DONE FOR OTHER SCHOOLS IN THE LAST COUPLE OF BUDGE T CYCLES FOR TRAINING OTHER STAFF AND ALSO SOME ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES. SO IN ORDER TO TRY TO BEAT OUR TARGETS ON THAT THAT WAS THE REASON FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE THERE. THE EXISTING $36 PER PUPIL WILL NOW BE EQUALIZED AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR FOLKS WHO ARE NOT SPEAKING STEEPED IN THE DETAILS OF SCHOOL FINANCE THAT MEANS THAT IF YOU’RE IN A DISTRICT THAT IS RELATIVELY PROPERTY POOR AND NOT AS PROPERTY PACKED WEALTHY AS OTHER DISTRICTS THE STATE IS GOING TO PICK UP SOME OF THE COST OF THE CURRENT $36. FINALLY; THE LONG-TERM FACILITIES MAINTENANCE PROGRAM THAT ALL SCHOOLS HAVE WE ARE GOING TO GIVE SOME FLEXIBILITY WITH THOSE FUNDS. SCHOOLS WANT TO ADJUST THEIR PLANS AND USE SOME OF THOSE RESOURCES FOR SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS THEY WILL BE ABLE TO DO THAT. THAT WILL BE AN AUTHORIZED USE WITHOUT EXISTING REVENUE STREAM. SO THAT’S THE SCHOOL SAFETY PACKAGE BUT AGAIN; IT IS ROBUST. IT HAS GOT HIGH MARKS IN PRAISE FROM THE COMMISSIONER AND FROM OTHERS AND AGAIN I WANT TO THANK SO MUCH ALL OF THE MEMBERS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THAT. THERE’S A FEW OTHER SPENDING ITEMS IN THE BILL BUT TOO MANY BUT IF YOU I WILL VERY QUICKLY GO O VER THEM. MONTICELLO HAS HAD A GLITCH WITH THEIR SPECIAL ED FUNDING WHEN THE FORMULA WAS CHANGED BUT IT SORT OF A MISCALCULATION THAT’S LED TO A SHORTFALL OF 1.6 MILLION WHICH IS REALLY DIFFICULT ISSUE FOR THEM SO WE WILL ADDRESS THAT IN THE BILL. REPRESENTATIVE KNOBLACH HAS BEEN TALKING TO US ABOUT-AND WE HEARD IN COMMITTEE THE EXPLOSION OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN THE ST. CLOUD DISTRICT AND SO WERE GOING TO AUTHORIZE A PILOT SO THEY CAN TRY BASICALLY SPECIAL SUMMER LANGUAGE ACADEMIES FOR THEIR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND HOPING THAT WILL SHOW GOOD RESULTS OF SOMETHING WE CAN EMULATE IN OTHER DISTRICTS AS WELL. REPRESENTATIVE JESSUP PRESENTED A BILL AND IT’S VERY GREAT TESTIMONY IN THE COMMITTEE FROM THE PEOPLE AT MOUNDS VIEW OF THE MOUNDS VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT HAVE REALLY BEEN WORKING HARD ON GETTING SO MANY OF THEIR STUDENTS INTO CLASSES THAT ARE PROVIDING COLLEGE CREDIT AS WELL AS THEIR HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT WE CALL IT CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT BUT AS YOU MAY KNOW THE HIGHER LEARNING COMMISSION IS REQUIRING THAT OUR TEACHERS THAT TEACH CLASSES MUST HAV E CREDITS TOWARDS THEIR MASTERS DEGREE IN THOSE AREAS AND THIS IS EXPENSIVE FOR OUR TEACHERS SO $250;000 FOR THEM TO GET THAT TRAINING AND THAT REQUIRED CRITERIA TO CONTINUE IN OFFERING THESE CLASP IT REPRESENTATIVE BENNETT AND PRESENTED A VERY INNOVATIVE IDEA . A LOT OF STUDENT TAKING A SATURDAY MORNING WELL-BEING CLASS AND SOME OF VOCATIONAL ENRICHMENT IN THE AREA THAT SHE REPRESENTS OR ACTUALLY IF HE GETS AND FAIRMONT. A NEIGHBORING DISTRICT. SO WE ARE GOING TO TRY A VOCATIONAL ENRICHMENT STREAM OF MONEY; $250;000 FOR THAT PILOT GOOD REPRESENTATIVE LEAVE SOME OF HIS CONSTITUENTS AND PEOPLE IN THE ST. PAUL SCHOOLS WERE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT AN AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM CALLED MIND BOUNDARY THEY’RE DOING GR EAT WORK WORKING ON SCIENCE AND OTHER AFTERSCHOOL ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES SO THE STUDENTS OF ST. PAUL SCHOOLS. THEY HAD SOME OTHER FOUNDATION FUNDING THAT IS DRIED UP SO WE LIKE TO CONTINUE AND SO $200;000 FOR THE REPRESENTATIVE NASH PSEO PILOT TO REALLY PARTNER THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND HIGHER EDUCATION TECHNICAL SCHOOLS AND ARE HIGH SCHOOLS ALTOGETHER TO AGAIN; PROVIDE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COLLEGE AND CAREER PATHS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND HOPEFULLY LEADING TO VER Y MEANINGFUL CAREERS IN AREAS WHERE WE NEED THEM TO BE BE EMPLOYED REPRESENTATIVE LAYMAN $50;000 TO THE GRAND RAPIDS CHILDREN MUSEUM. WE FUND SEVERAL CHILDREN’S MUSEUMS IN OUR BILL AND SO WE ARE ADDING SOME MONEY FOR GRAND RAPIDS WHICH ARE NOT RECEIVED IT BEFORE. THEN; A NEW SPECIAL EDUCATION EQUITY AID PROGRAM THAT WILL BEGIN IN FISCAL YEAR 2022 AND SO WE WILL HAVE TIME FOR THE SPECIAL EDUCATION WORKING GROUP BU T AS ALSO PART OF THIS BILL TO DO THEIR WORK BUT REPRESENTATIVE KNOBLACH AND WITH HELP FROM REPRESENTATIVE MARQUART SUGGESTED WE SHOULD PUT FUNDING IN FOR THIS SPECIAL EDUCATION EQUITY AID AND IT HAS TO DO WITH ESTABLISHING A REGIONAL AVERAGE IN SCHOOLS THAT ARE HAVING HIGHER THAN THE REGIONAL AVERAGE AMOUNT OF CROSS SUBSIDY SO SPENDING A LOT MORE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR THE STUDENTS THEY HAVE AND PROBABLY A HIGHER POPULATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS THAN OTHERS WOULD RECEIVE SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO $20 MILLION FOR THAT BEGINNING IN FISCAL YEAR 22. WE ALSO CREATE A TEMPORARY EVERY GRANT PROGRAM TO REDIRECT SOME UNSPENT FUNDS FROM THE REGIONAL LIBRARY TELECOMMUNICATIONS AID AND WE PUT THAT BACK INTO A LIBRARY SYSTEM TO WE THINK IT SHOULD STAY THERE BUT ENCOURAGE IT TO BE USED FOR SOME INNOVATIVE BROADBAND PROGRAMS. SO THESE LIBRARIES CAN PURCHASE SOME EQUIPMENT;; MAYBE HOTSPOTS THAT CAN BE CHECKED OUT COULD IF PEOPLE WANT TO BE ABLE TO MAYBE USE THEIR INTERNET AT HOME BUT DIDN’T HAVE ACCESS TO IT AND THINGS LIKE THAT. VERY BRIEFLY; THE ONLY POLICY THING I WILL TOUCH ON I WILL LEAVE THAT YOU REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON’S ARTICLE FOR MS BECAUSE I OFFERED THAT PARTICULAR BILL IT HAS TO DO WITH THE TEACHER CODE OF CONDUCT THAT WAS HEARD IN OUR COMMITTEE AND SEVERAL OTHER COMMITTEES AS WELL. SO WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS TAKEN THE TEACHER CODE OF CONDUCT WHICH WAS IN RULES AND WERE PUTTING THAT ACTUALLY INTO STATUTE AND ADDING A PROVISION MAKING IT VERY CLEAR THAT IT’S NOT APPROPRIATE FOR A TEACHER TO HAVE SEXUAL CONTACT WITH A STUDENT. EVEN IF THAT STUDENT IS 18 YEARS OF AGE THAT IS JUST NEVER APPROPRIATE SO THIS MAKES IT VERY CLEAR THAT WE ARE STRENGTHENING THE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND STUDIES AND THEY WILL INCLUDE STAYS OF ADJUDICATION FOR A OFFEN SE THAT WOULD BE A PREDATORY OFFENSE AND MAKING IT ABSOLUTELY CLEAR THAT THE LICENSING ENTITY; THAT LICENSE OUR TEACHERS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS; ARE MANDATORY REPORTERS COULD SO THAT IS ALL BUT INCORPORATED INTO WHAT IS AN ARTICLE 4. I WANT TO THANK — THE WERE SEVERAL MEMBERS THAT INTRODUCE SORT OF PIECES OR ELEMENTS OF THIS IN REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE AND REPRESENTATIVE SMITH HAD BOTH BEEN TO THOSE MEMBERS WHO INTRODUCED SORT OF SIMILAR PARTS TO THAT SO WITH THAT; THERE MAY BE SOME PROVISIONS IN THE BILL THAT MEMBERS STILL HAVE A LITTLE HEARTBURN OVER THE OR DISAGREEMENT. WE HAVE MADE SOME CHANGES AS THE BILL HAS MOVED TO THE PROSECUTOR I’VE HEARD SOME AUTHORS AMENDMENT IN EDUCATION COMMITTEE. I THINK THAT HAS HELPED WITH SOME OF THOSE AREAS OF DISAGREEMENT AND WE WILL HAVE A COUPLE MORE HERE ON THE FLOOR TODAY BUT I THINK WE ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH A BILL THAT I HOPE WILL BE VERY STRONGLY IN BIPARTISAN LISA BOARD I THINK IT’S DESERVING OF THAT. AGAIN I WANT TO THANK VERY MUCH THE MEMBERS SERVE ON THE EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE AND ON THE EDUCATION POLICY AND INNOVATION COMMITTEES ALL OF YOU HAVE MADE EXCELLENT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS BILL AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DEBATE AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM MILLE LACS REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS. I; TOO; WANT TO THANK MEMBERS WHO SERVE ON BOTH FINANCE AND INNOVATION POLICY FOR THEIR GOOD WORK THIS SESSION. FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND FOR THEIR CONSTANT INPUT ON VARIOUS ISSUES. AND TO THANK HER EDUCATION PARTNERS FROM SOME ARE SITTING IN THE GALLERY WHO OF CONSTANT CONTACT WITH BOTH REPRESENTATIVE LOON AND ME AND OUR STAFF AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR INPUT WE ALSO WANT TO THANK AS REPRESENTATIVE LOON DID; COMMISSIONER CASELLIUS AND I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK HER STAFF WORKED SO HARD ON ESSA AND IS PROCEEDED TO WORK DILIGENTLY ON EMBEDDING ESSA INTO THE WORLD’S BEST WORKFORCE SO MEMBERS THE POLICY SECTIONS OF HOUSE FILE 4328 CONTINUE OUR EFFORTS TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS WHILE PROVIDING FOR THEIR SAFETY FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND FOR TRANSPARENCY. THE GOAL OF THE POLICY SECTIONS OF THIS BILL IS TO ENSURE THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAFE WHILE THEY ARE IN OUR SCHOOL BUILDING AND IN THEIR CLASSROOMS AND AT THE SAME TIME LEARNING AT A LEVEL OF EXPECTATION WHERE THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT THAT IS GOING TO MEET THEIR NEEDS AND THE NEEDS OF THEIR FUTURE. THE POLICY BILL HIGHLIGHTS AREAS TO HELP PARENTS AND TEACHERS ENABLE OUR STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR HIGHEST POTENTIAL EVEN WHEN THEY MAY BE DISMISSED FROM SCHOOL. THIS PROPOSAL STRIVES TO GREAT ONE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM. AS MOST OF YOU KNOW WE HAVE TWO ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS IN OUR STATE. A FEDERAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND ESTATE ACCOUNTABILITY. THIS TAKES OUR NEW ESS A PLAN OUR STATE PLAN; AND EMBEDS IT IN THE WORLD BEST WORKFORCE WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY OUR STATE PLAN FOR EACH DISTRICT AS A DESIGN IT TO MEET THEIR NEEDS. SO THE BENCHMARK OF THE FEDERAL ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM NOW BE IN THE WORLD’S BEST WORKFORCE. THIS POLICY ALSO REQUEST THE COMMISSIONER TO CREATE A SUMMATIVE RATING SYSTEM TO PROVIDE PARENTS AND STUDENTS A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND GROWTH. IT ALSO ADDRESSES DISCIPLINE AND ENCOURAGES SCHOOLS TO USE NON-EXCLUSIONARY POLICIES WHEN POSSIBLE. IN THE EVENT OF A DISMISSAL; IT REQUIRES BETTER SCHOOLS PROVIDE THOSE STUDENT S WITH ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE OUR SCHOOL LINKED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AVAILABLE TO OUR STUDENTS SO THAT THEY ARE CARED FOR IN THE MOST IMPORTANT WAY TO US AND TO OUR DISTRICT AND CHARTERS. IT ALSO CLARIFIES WHAT IS REQUIRED OF A SCHOOL WHEN CREATING A STUDENT READMISSION PLAN. SO SOME OF THIS IS NEW POLICY AND SOME OF IT IS MODIFICATION THE PRESENT LAW. THIS PROPOSAL ALSO CREATES A STRONGER PROTECTION FOR STUDENTS DATA PRIVACY I WANT TO THANK REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY ON THIS ISSUE OF FOR SEVERAL YEARS IT HAS REQUIREMENT IN MMEMBERS; THAT YOU CAN READ ABOUT ON PA-STARTING PAGE 124. HOUSE FILE 4228 ALSO INCREASES TIMELY PARENTAL NOTIFICATIONS IN SEVERAL AREAS BOTH ON PAGE 49 AND 57 GOOD INFORMATION ABOUT TEST SCORES; DISCIPLINARY ACTION AND BREACHES OF STUDENT DATA. THE PROPOSAL ALSO ENSURES STUDENTS ARE EXPOSED TO A WIDE VARIETY OF POST SECONDARY OPTIONS WERE AT LEAST A WIDER VARIETY INCLUDING THE TRADES AND BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY AND I THINK BOTH REPRESENTATIVE BARR AND REPRESENTATIVE RARICK FOR BRINGING FOR THOSE PROPOSALS. THE POLICY SECTIONS ALSO PLACE FOLKS ON STRONGER PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE WHICH YOU KNOW WE ENACTED LAST IT IS CALLED ERRANDS LAW AND NOW WE ARE TOUCHING ON OTHER AREAS THAT COULD PROVOKE CHILD ABUSE. WE WANT THOSE PROTECTIONS IN PLACE AND ENCOURAGE OUR DISTRICTS TO INCLUDE THEM IN THE HEALTH STANDARDS. WE HAVE ALSO ADDED REPRESENTATIVE KUNESH-PODEIN’S JAKE’S LOT WHICH ADD SUBSTANCE ABUSE TO THE HEALTH STANDARDS AND TO PROVISIONAL CURRICULUM THAT DISTRICTS MAY WANT TO CHOOSE. WE HAVE A SPECIAL EDUCATION WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW SPECIAL EDUCATION DELIVERY AS WELL AS THE RISING COSTS;; ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE CROSS SUBSIDY AND THIS GROUP WILL BE WORKING OVER THE INTERIM TO COME UP WITH IDEAS TO PROVIDE GOOD INFORMATION FOR US TO PROVIDE THAT RELIEF AND TO ENSURE OUR STUDENTS ARE CORRECTLY PLACED WHEN NEEDED IN OUR SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES. HOUSE FILE 4320 STRENGTHENS LAWS THAT REQUIRE RESPECTFUL TREATMENT OF ALL OF OUR STUDENTS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT HAVE AN OUTSTANDING SCHOOL LUNCH BALANCE AND I THINK REPRESENTATIVE JUERGENS FOR OFFERING THOSE IDEAS IN THIS PROPOSAL AND YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT THAT MEMBERS ON PAGE 130. WE HAVE DYSLEXIA SCREENING WHICH IS SOMETHING WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW DYSLEXIA DECODING GROUP IS INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING US MOVE IN THIS DIRECTION. SO THAT WE COULD BE SCREENING STUDENTS FOR A MALADY THAT HAS OCCURRED OVER AND OVER AND WE’VE HEARD ABOUT IT FROM THE VERY FAMOUS TWO MANY IN OUR SOCIETY WHO WE NEVER EXPECT MIGHT BE SUFFERING FROM THIS DEFICIENCY CALLED DYSLEXIA. SO WE ARE HOPING WE CAN MOVE MANY STUDENTS FORWARD THROUGH A SCREENING PROCESS IN KINDERGARTEN ; FIRST AND SECOND GRADE; WHEN THE CHILDREN ARE NOT READING AT GRADE LEVEL. WE HAVE AN EXPERT NOW IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. WE ENACTED THIS LAST YEAR AND SO WE HAVE A SPECIALIST IN DYSLEXIA AND WE THINK MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS; THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE MOST HELPFUL FOR HELPING OUR DISTRICTS. SO MEMBERS; WITH THAT I WILL COMPLETE MY REMARKS ON THE POLICY SECTION OF HOUSE FILE 4320.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM OTTER TAIL REPRESENTATIVE NORNES.>>REPRESENTATIVE NORNES: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER GOOD BEFORE I BEGIN COULD I HAVE A POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE; PLEASE? TWINS ARE HEADED IN THE SEVENTH ANY; 3-0. [LAUGHING] THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER. THE HIGHER ED PORTION OF THE EDUCATION BILL TAKES UP A LOT LESS ROOM AND WE DO NOT HAVE THAT MUCH AS FAR AS POLICY AND THAT MUCH AS FAR AS OF THE TARGET IS CONCERNED; TOO. I WOULD JUST RUN THROUGH A COUPLE POLICY ITEMS WE HAVE. FIRST OF ALL; THERE’S A SEXUAL ASSAULT POLICY CHANGE REQUIRES THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TO COLLECT STATISTICAL DATA ON INCIDENCE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT. WE ALSO;; AS YOU MAY KNOW; OR MAYBE NOT; WE HAVE CHANGED THE PROCESS WHERE WE ELECT REGIONS WE REPLACE THE REGION CANDIDATE ADVISORY COUNCIL WITH A LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION AND THAT WILL INCLUDE FOUR MEMBERS FROM EACH CHAMBER AND TWO FROM EACH PARTY. THAT WOULD TAKE EFFECT NEXT YEAR. THERE IS A POLICY DEALING WITH AFFORDABLE TEXTBOOKS REPRESENTATIVE DANIELS HAD A BILL REQUIRING THAT AND REQUIRES DISORDER STATE TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO INCREASE THE USE OF AN AFFORDABLE TEXTBOOKS AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS. THAT SEEMS TO BE AN ONGOING ISSUE. ALSO; WE CHANGE THE APPEAL PROCESS FOR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT FROM FINDINGS INVOLVING UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EMPLOYEES.. THOSE ARE KIND OF THE HIGHLIGHTS WHEN IT CAME TO THE POLICY PARTS OF THIS BILL. THE FINANCE PART WE HAD A TARGET OF ABOUT $5 MILLION OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION WILL RECEIVE THREE AND 50;000 THAT GOES TO THE STATE GRANT PROGRAM AS YOU KNOW THAT HELPS ALL STUDENTS THERE IS 100;000 FOR THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATORS LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM AND 50;000 GOES TO CONTINUE THE FUNDING FOR STUDENT LOAN DEBT COUNSELING SERVICES. THAT IS SOMETHING WE ARE FUNDED IN PREVIOUS YEARS. THERE IS 59 DOLLARS ONE-TIME APPROPRIATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF IN MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. THAT MILLION DOLLARS IS SET ASIDE FOR CYBER SECURITY PROGRAM AT METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY THAT IS A BILL FROM REPRESENTATIVE ALBRIGHT AND 4 MILLION IS SET ASIDE FOR A CAMPUS SUPPORT AT MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY. THE OTHER EXPENDITURE THAT’S IN OUR BILL IS 500;000 A ONE TIME EXPENDITURE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AND FOR NO PARTICULAR DEDICATED PURPOSE. MEMBERS GOT THAT KIND OF COVERS IT FOR THE HIGHER EDUCATION PORTION THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE KUNESH-PODEIN FOR PURPOSE DO AS?>>REPRESENTATIVE KUNESH-PODEIN: THANK YOU. I RISE; MEMBERS; TO BRING ATTENTION TO A WONDERFUL WOMAN AND A WONDERFUL FAMILY THAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR MY JAKE’S BILL THAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE OMNIBUS. I’D LIKE TO THANK CHAIR ERICKSON AND CHAIR LOON FOR INCLUDING THAT. LAST YEAR A FRIEND OF MI NE BROUGHT SHERRY-TO ME AND SHERRY TOLD ME THE HEARTBREAKING STORY OF HER SON; JAKE. JAKE HAD BEEN A BRIGHT BOY AS A CHILD. PERFECT THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL; LOVED SPORTS; LOVE SCHOOL LOVE TO HUNT AND FISH WITH HIS DAD.. WHEN ON TO COLLEGE AND BU T REALLY HEARTBREAKING PART OF IT IS THAT HE VERY QUICKLY SUCCUMB TO ADDICTION TO HEROIN AND OPIOIDS. IT WASN’T LONG BEFORE JAKE SOUGHT THE HELP AND REHABILITATION TO CLEAN UP AND CONTINUE HIS LIFE BUT UNFORTUNATELY HE TRIED IT ONE MORE TIME AND THAT WAS THE LAST TIME THAT HIS FAMILY SAW HIM. IT WAS IN MAY 2013 THAT JAKE’S LIFE ENDED. THAT’S A REALLY SAD STORY AND THAT’S A HARDSHIP FOR THE FAMILY BUT THE ONE THING THAT CAME OUT OF THIS WHOLE SITUATION IS THAT JAKE’S FAMILY RALLIED AND THEY CREATED A FOUNDATION CALLED ;; FOR JAKE’S SAKE THEY HAVE BEEN FUN RAISING THEY HAVE BEEN ACTIVELY EDUCATING COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS AROUND THE HAZARDS AND DOWNFALLS OF OPIOID AN D ADDICTION AND THEY CAME TO ME WITH A REQUEST AND THAT REQUEST WAS TO CREATE A CURRICULUM THAT SCHOOLS COULD USE IN THEIR SCHOOL TO ADDRESS WAYS TO PREVENT ADDICTION AND EVENTUAL DEATH SUCH AS JAKE’S. SO WE WORKED ON THIS BILL LAST YEAR AND THIS YEAR WE WERE FORTUNATE TO HAVE IT HEARD AND WE HEARD MANY STORIES AS THEY WENT THROUGH THE COMMITTEE’S ABOUT JAKE AND ALL THE GREAT THINGS THAT HE DID AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THE CURRICULUM IN THE RESOURCES AND THE PEOPLE THAT THE FOUNDATION HAVE ALREADY PUT IN PLACE SO THAT WE CAN SLIDE IT RIGHT INTO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE FOLKS IN THE FOUNDATION HAVE WORKED VERY VERY HARD ON THIS. THEY ARE OVERWHELMED WITH GRATITUDE TO THIS HOUSE WE HAD SUCH STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT THAT WE WILL BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY AND LOOK FORWARD TO BEING ABLE TO BRING YOU STORIES OF SUCCESS AND HOW THIS WORKED OUT SO MEMBERS I WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE AN D THANK SHERRY–BUT SHE IS UP IN A GALLERY HERE WITH TWO OF THE MEMBERS AND IF YOU WOULD ALL RISE AND SHOW SUPPORT FOR THIS WONDERFUL WOMAN. THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE].>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE IS AN AMENDMENT AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHI EF CLERK: PINTO MOVES TO AMEND HOUSE FILE 4228 SECOND ENGROSSMENT AS FOLLOWS. THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 58.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM LOON TO EXPLAIN HER AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS. THE A – – SORRY – COMES FROM A SUGGESTION TO ME AND I THINK A VERY GOOD ONE. AS I MENTIONED THE TEACHER CODE OF CONDUCT PORTION OF THE BILL IN ARTICLE 4 BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE DONE ON EVERY PERSON WHO APPLIES FOR TEACHING LICENSE AND THIS IS IMPORTANT WE WANT TO KNOW WHO’S GONNA BE IN FRONT OF OUR STUDENTS AND ONE OF THE COMMITTEES THAT WE WENT TO HAVE THIS BILL HEARD WAS PUBLIC SAFETY AND REPRESENTATIVE HILSTROM HAVE MADE SOME EXCELLENT SUGGESTIONS MANY OF WHICH WE HAVE INCORPORATED INTO THE LANGUAGE AS THIS MOVE THROUGH THE PROCESS. SHE BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT ONCE IN A WHILE WHEN A BACKGROUND CHECK IS POLLED THAT INFORMATION IT MAY BE THE WRONG PERSON. MAYBE YOUR NAME IS JOHN SMITH AND THERE’S A LOT OF OTHER JOHN SMITH’S IN MINNESOTA FOR SO THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS IF IT IS THE WRONG INFORMATION THAT IS POLLED. THAT IS; NOT YOUR INFORMATION; THAT IS INVALIDATED AND THAT IS-THAT WRONG INFORMATION WILL NOT DISQUALIFY YOU FROM GETTING A TEACHING LICENSE. JUST A CLARIFICATION BUT I THINK IT IMPORTANT ONE IN THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE HILSTROM FOR ADDING ANOTHER GREAT SUGGESTION TO THIS COULD I WOULD ASK MEMBERS TO SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: DISCUSSION TO THE AMENDMENT? I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RAMSEY REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI: I CONCUR. I THINK THIS IS A GOOD AMENDMENT. IT STRENGTHENS THE ISSUE OF FAIRNESS I ENCOURAGE ALL MEMBERS TO SUPPORT IT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE IS AN AMENDMENT AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: MORAN LOON MOVES TO A MAN FILE 4320 SECOND ENGROSSMENT AS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS AND THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 49.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM DAKOTA REPRESENTATIVE LOON TO EXPAND HER AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: THIS AMENDMENT IS MORE TECHNICAL IN NATURE BUT WE’VE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF WRITERS W HERE WE PROVIDE MONEY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DO CERTAIN THINGS IN RIGHT NOW; THE MONEY THEY RECEIVE FOR ADMINISTRATI ON OF THE PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM IS IN ONE LUMP WITH THE ENTIRE AMOUNT OF FUNDING IN THAT PROGRAM. WE ARE JUST DELINEATING THE ADMINISTRATIVE FUNDS FOR THAT PROGRAM IN A SEPARATE WRITER TO JUST HELP ORGANIZE AND TRACKING OF EXPENDITURES. SO I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: DISCUSSION TO THE BILL? I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RAMSEY REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI: REPRESENTATIVE LOON I THINK THIS IS OKAY. IT JUST I WANT TO BE REAL CLEAR; THIS AMENDMENT DOESN’T TAKE ANYTHING IN THE CURRENT APPROPRIATIONS TO REDIRECT IT SOMEWHERE ELSE. IT’S REALLY A DELINEATION OF ALREADY APPROPRIATED FUNDS IS THAT CORRECT? IS THAT CORRECT?. SO COME I THINK IT’S A GOOD AMENDMENT.>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: YES REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI. THAT IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT AND WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY OF THESE FUNDS RUNNING THE PURPOSE. IT JUST DELINEATING IN THE BILL WITH A WRITER WHICH WE DO WITH SEVERAL OTHER APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION TO THE AMENDMENT? SEEING NONE; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE IS AN AMENDMENT AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: BLY MOVES TO AMEND HOUSE FILE 4228 SECOND ENGROSSMENT AS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS AND THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 75>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RIGHT REPRESENTATIVE KNOBLACH TO YOUR AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE BLY: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND THANK YOU CHAIR LOON FOR WILLI NG TO CONSIDER THE AMENDMENT. WHEN I BEGAN MY EDUCATION CAREER MY TEACHING CAREER SOME 40 YEARS AGO I WAS REALLY AFTER THE IDEA ACT HAVE BE EN PASSED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHICH ESTABLISHED THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE IN OUR COUNTRY AND IT WEIGHED HEAVILY ON THE AS A YOUNG BEGINNING STUDENT BEGIN TO LOOK AT MY STUDENTS DIFFERENTLY THAN I MIGHT’VE HAD IT NOT BEEN PASSED. I REMEMBER BEING SURPRISED AT A COUPLE OF STUDENTS. ONE WHO WANDERED AROUND MY CLASSROOM UNEXPECTEDLY. I WONDERED WHAT THAT WAS ABOUT AND I THINK I WAS ABLE TO DISCOVER THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING MORE GOING ON THAN INTENTIONAL BEHAVIOR. HE NEEDED HELP CONSIDERING THAT. TWO OTHER STUDENTS HAD TREMENDOUS DIFFICULTY LEARNING TO READ AND WRITE. HOWEVER; THEY HAD EXCELLENT ORAL SKILLS THEY COULD TALK ABOUT THINGS INTELLIGENTLY AND IT WAS A SURPRISE TO ALL OF THE TEACHERS IN THE SCHOOL ABOUT THEY STRUGGLED SO MUCH WITH WHAT SEEMED TO BE IN ACADEMIC SKILL THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACQUIRE. THIS PARTICULAR AMENDMENT WAS BROUGHT TO ME BY SOMEONE YOU MAY HAVE SEEN IN THE HALLS. MR. RICK HELLER ; WHO I THINK IS ALSO –I GUESS I WOULD HAVE TO COME KIND OF A HERO OF MINE BECAUSE I THINK HE IS TRYING TO COVER SOMETHING THAT REACHES OUT TO THAT GOAL THAT THING THAT WE TRY TO ACHIEVE FOR ALL STUDENTS THAT THEY ALL ARE ABLE TO ACHIEVE AND BE SUCCESSFUL AND SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO MAKE ACCOMMODATIONS. WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THINGS DIFFERENTLY. SO WITH THE AMENDMENT DOES IS IT ASKS THE COMMISSIONER TO CONSIDER-TO CREAT E A WORKING GROUP THAT WOULD CONSIDER LOOKING AT DEFINITIONS AS YOU SEE HERE OF TYPES OF STUDENTS AND STUDENTS WE DON’T ALWAYS NECESSARILY THINK OF THAT MIGHT HAVE DIFFICULTIES IN SCHOOL OR PROBLEMS. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE ALWAYS MAINTAIN AN ATTITUDE OF TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT SOMEONE ELSE’S DIFFICULTIES ARE. I THINK THIS WOULD AT LEAST GET US ON THE ROAD TO HAVING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE KINDS OF STUDENTS W HO STRUGGLE [INAUDIBLE] I DID SEND AROUND ABOUT BY THE WAY; I DON’T KNOW IF IT WENT OUT; A LITTLE FIRE THE TALKS ABOUT SOME OF THE TYPES OF STUDENTS THAT MR. HELLER IS TRYING TO HELP IN SO; I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO SUPPORT THIS AMENDMENT AND MOVE FORWARD THE ISSUES THAT MR. HELLER HAS COME HERE FOR YEARS TO TRY TO PROMOTE AND EDUCATE US ABOUT. THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM MILLE LACS REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE BLY FOR OBLIGING MR. HELLER THAT WE KNOW HE’S BEEN A FRIEND OF OURS FOR A LOT OF YEARS. MEMBERS; I RECOMMEND A YES VOTE ON THIS. IT IS REALLY SAD THAT IN STATUTE OR AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; WE MAY NOT HAVE DEFINITIONS FOR SOME OF THESE TERMS THAT MR. HELLER HAS SPOKEN SO PASSIONATELY ABOUT IN OUR COMMUNITIES FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. SO I REALLY APPRECIATE REPRESENTATIVE BLY WOULD TAKE THIS ON AND WRITE A AMENDMENT OR SO MEMBERS; PLEASE VOTE YES.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION TO THE [INAUDIBLE] 75 AMENDMENT REPRESENTATIVE LOON>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: THANK YOU AND I JUST WANT TO ADD MY SUPPORT TO WHAT REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON SAID TO THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE BLY FOR BRINGING THE AMENDMENT . I THINK THERE’S A LOT TO BE LEARNED FROM MR. HELLER IN THE POWER OF PERSISTENCE AND HAS BEEN A VERY EFFECTIVE ADVOCATE I THINK FOR THE [INAUDIBLE] AND PRINT DISABLED IS HOW HE INTRODUCES HIMSELF SO PLEASE; SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION TO THIS B- 75 AMENDMENT? SEEING NONE; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE A – 75 AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE IS AN AMENDMENT AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: ERICKSON MOVES TO AMEND HOUSE FILE 4328 SECOND ENGROSSMENT IS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS. THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 83.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I CALL UPON REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON TO EXPLAIN HER AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THIS AMENDMENT THE A – 83 PROPOSES TO ASK OF T HE NEW BOARD FOR TEACHER LICENSURE USE THE ACRONYM PELSB PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION LICENSING STANDARDS BOARD TO ADOPT PROPOSED RULES FOR BEING READY BY JULY 1 AND I DO HAVE A AMENDMENT TO THE A MENDMENT BUT FIRST MEMBERS I LIKE YOU TO REMIND YOU THAT A YEAR AGO WE ENACTED IN THIS REFORM WHEREBY WE COMBINED WHAT HAD BEEN A TWO-PART LICENSING DIVISION. PART OF IT WAS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE OTHER WAS CALLED THE BOARD OF TEACHING COULD WE COMBINE THOSE TO CREATE THIS PELSB BOARD. IN OUR LEGISLATION WE REQUESTED THAT THEY PROMULGATE RULES FOR THIS NEW TIERED SYSTEM IS WHAT WE DID CREATE AFTER WE TRADED THIS NEW ORGANIZATION. SO THAT TRANSPIRED AND THE BOARD TOOK US BACK IN JANUARY AND WHAT THEY DID IS THEY TOOK RULES THAT YOU WILL SEE IN A MOMENT IN THE NEXT AMENDMENT THAT SEN. PRATT AND I WORKED ON AND IT COULD BE REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI WORKED ON THESE AS WELL BUT THEY TOOK THE RULES THAT THE BOARD OF TEACHING WAS CREATING AND SUBMITTED THOSE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE WHO THEN TOLD THEM THEY NEEDED TO READ–DOCKET WELL BY THE TIME THEY RE-DOCKETED THEY WERE BEHIND ON THEIR SCHEDULE SO WE HEARD FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND EDUCATION ADVOCACY GROUPS IS THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF THAT WILL OCCUR IF THESE RULES ARE NOT IN PLACE FOR THE LICENSE TO TAKE AFFECT; THESE LICENSES; TO TAKE AFFECT ESPECIALLY TEARS ONE AND TWO ON JULY 1. SO I HAVE DRAFTED A COMFORT LANGUAGE IN MR. CHAIR I THINK THAT OR MR. SPEAKER AT THIS POINT I’D LIKE TO OFFER THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT THE A — 109>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE IS A AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: ERICKSON MOVED TO AMEND THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT AND THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 109.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON TO YOUR AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THIS AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT ARE THE RULES THAT PELSB WOULD NEED TO BEGIN RECOGNIZING APPLICATIONS FOR THE NEW TIERED SYSTEM. THEY ARE JUST THE BARE-BONES IT’S COMFORT LANGUAGE FROM MY PERSPECTIVE SO THAT IF THERE TIMELINE THAT THEY HAVE IN PLACE NOW THE GOVERNOR IS PRESENTLY REVIEWING THE RULES AND THE [INAUDIBLE] IT SHOULD BE RELEASED ALMOST AS A COMMA THIS WILL GUARANTEE THAT IF SOMETHING GOES AWRY THEY WILL HAVE SPECIAL RULES IN PLACE AND MEMBERS; THIS IS SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE A BARE-BONES STRUCTURE THAT WE HAVE JUST LOOKED AT WHAT IS NEEDED FOR GETTING STARTED WE’VE NOT INCLUDED OTHER RULES THAT WERE PART OF THE DRAFT THAT SEN. PRATT AND I WORKED ON MANY OF THE STAKEHOLDERS. SO MEMBERS I ENCOURAGE YOU TO VOTE YES ON THE AMENDMENT TO THE A – 83.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: DISCUSSION TO THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT? REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI>>REPRESENTATIVE MAR IANI: MEMBERS; FIRST OF ALL REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON IS CORRECT THAT THERE CURRENTLY IS A SITUATION WITH THIS BRAND-NEW BOARD AND IN FACT; MEMBERS JUST IN THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS THE SENATE HAS BEEN GOING TO CONFIRMATION PROCESSES WITH DIFFERENT BOARD MEMBERS BUT NONETHELESS; THE CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN WORKING INCREDIBLY HARD WHILE MANY OF US WERE MISERABLY HUNKERED DOWN IN OUR HOMES AS WE GOT BLASTED BY A BLIZZARD THEY WERE MEETING HERE AT THE CAPITAL WE HAD A COUPLE OF MEMBERS DRIVING FROM GREATER MINNESOTA. I KNOW ONE MEMBER JOEL [INAUDIBLE] DROVE FROM THE DULUTH AND SO MEMBERS FROM THE SOUTH AND THEY SPENT THE WEEKEND WORKING ON THE RULES THEN. IT REALLY IS A TESTAMENT TO BOTH THE URGENCY OF TRYING TO GET SOMETHING DONE THAT MANY OF US ABOUT A YEAR AGO FELT THAT PERHAPS THE TIMEFRAME WAS JUST A LITTLE BIT TOO AGGRESSIVE. IN FACT; WE KNOW THAT MN.IT HAS ARGUED THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT 24 MONTHS WORTH OF WORK THAT YOU WA NT US EXPECT US TO GET IN IN A PERIOD OF ABOUT A YEAR AND 18 MONTHS AND NONETHELESS; AS REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON HAS SHARED HERE; THE BOARD HAS DILIGENTLY BEEN WORKING FOR MANY MANY MONTHS. THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN MOSTLY I WOULD ARGUE BASED ON WHAT I THINK WAS A INITIALLY A VERY OVERLY AMBITIOUS SCHEDULE ON OUR PART BUT ALSO FROM AN ADVERSE DECISION FROM AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE THAT PUSH THEM BACK A LITTLE BIT THEY ARE IN THIS POSITION WHERE JULY 1 IS GOING TO COME AND MOST LIKELY IF THEY CONTINUE GOING THROUGH THE RULEMAKING PROCESS WITH A BUS WHICH OF COURSE REQUIRES A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE A DEADLINE SO I DO THINK THE GENERAL APPROACH THAT REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON IS OFFERING WITH THE MAJOR AMENDMENT IS A CREATIVE AND HELPFUL WAY TO APPROACH OUR EXPECTATION THAT RULES WILL BE IN PLACE ON JULY 1 AND WE COULD BEGIN IMPLEMENTING THE NEW LAWS TO SET UP THE TIERED LICENSING SYSTEM. AS SOMEONE WHO SUPPORTED THAT MOVE I THINK IT’S A GOOD REFORM AND GOOD MOVEMENT IN OUR STATE AND MY CONCERN IS THAT WE GET IT RIGHT. THAT THEY ARE NOT BE ANY ISSUES OR CLOUDS RAISED OVER DECISIONS THAT WE REQUIRE THEM TO BEGIN MAKING ON JULY 1. NONETHELESS; AMENDMENT 109 SUPPLEMENTAL A – 109 POSES SOME OF RAY’S LEAST SOME CURIOUS QUESTIONS AND PREP SOME PROBLEMS HERE SO I’M WONDERING IF REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON WOULD YIELD TO A QUESTION OR TWO? THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON. SO MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT ONE OF THE THINGS-IS WHO ARE LIFTING UP THE APRIL 14 VERSION OF THE RULES THAT THE BOARD WORKED ON AND THAT WAS THAT WE CAN FOLKS BLIZZARD WE CAN. HOWEVER; YOU ARE DOING MORE THAN THAT. YOU ARE ALSO DOING SOME MODIFICATIONS TO THAT LANGUAGE BUT I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT. SPECIFICALLY I’M WONDERING IF YOU WOULD TELL US WITH THIS LANGUAGE BEFORE US DOES IN REGARDS TO THE FINDING CULTURAL COMPETENCY. AS YOU RECALL; MEMBERS THAT WAS A CRITICALLY IMPORTANT COMPONENTS TO ADD A LEVEL OF QUALITY EXPECTATIONS FOR PARTICULARLY FOR THE TIER 1 THE ENTRANCE LICENSE AND TIER 2; AREA WAS CERTAINLY IMPORTANT FOR MY SUPPORT TO CONTINUE. IN FACT[INAUDIBLE] FACTORED INTO THE GOVERNOR’S DECISION AS WELL. I UNDERS TAND WERE LEAVING THAT ALONE STILL IN STATUTE HOWEVER I THINK THERE’S SOME LANGUAGE THAT’S HAPPENING HERE IN THE A – 109 AMENDMENT SO I’M WONDERING REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON IF YOU COULD TELL US WITH THIS LANGUAGE DOES?>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI. THESE ARE JUST BARE-BONES.. THESE ARE LISTED LIFTED FROM THE RULES BUT NO BEFORE THE GOVERNOR FOR REVIEW. THEY’RE JUST THE BARE-BONES TO ENSURE THAT WE CAN START THE LICENSING PROCESS. THE BOARD IS MAKING A VERY GOOD EFFORT TO WORK AS FAST AS THEY CAN BUT AS YOU NOTED; TO GET IT RIGHT SO WHAT THESE RULES DO IS JUST THIS IS JUST A PART OF THE RULES SO THAT THE INITIAL LICENSES CAN BE ISSUED . THE OTHER WILL BE WHAT THEY WORK ON; WHAT YOU ARE NOT FINDING IN THIS ONE 09 AMENDMENT THE REST WILL COME AS THEY PROMULGATE THE RULES BUT THIS ENSURES THAT THEY CAN PROCEED TO ISSUE LICENSES AS THEY WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR EXISTING DOCKET PROCEEDS. WITH THAT REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI; THAT IS THE EXTENT OF WHAT I WANT TO SAY THIS IS GOING TO BE IN SESSION IT WILL EXPIRE SOON AS THE RULES ARE ADOPTED.>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI: THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON FOR ALSO ALERTING TO US AT THIS IS A SESSION LAW [INAUDIBLE] ESPECIALLY WITH–WHAT IS THE WORD-A SUNSET IF YOU WILL. ONCE THE BOARD ADOPTS ITS PERMITTING RULES. I; NONETHELESS; HAVE SOME ANXIETY OVER PART OF THE CONSTRUCT HERE BECAUSE THE POLICY BOARD SPENT QUITE A BIT OF TIME INTO LIBERATION DURING THE DEFINITION OF CULTURAL COMPETENCY IN THE APRIL 14 FRAMEWORK THAT YOU’VE LIFTED HERE IN MY READ OF THE LANGUAGE BEFORE US TELLS ME THAT IS MISSING FROM THIS OFFER HERE. IT IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT ISSUE; MEMBERS; THAT EVEN IN SESSION LOT EVEN IF IT’S MEANT TO BE SUNSET I THINK IT ‘S PRETTY CRITICALLY IMPORTANT THAT THIS BODY NOT SAY EVEN INDIRECTLY THE CULTURAL COMPETENCY EXPECTATION ARE NO LONGER IMPORTANT. HERE’S WHAT WE DO KNOW MEMBERS. THAT THE SENATE IS ADOPTING A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TACK AT LEAST AS OF TODAY AND THAT TACK QUITE FRANKLY MEMBERS HAS BEEN; USE THE WORD HOSTILE. RELATIVE TO THE PELSB DEFINING OF CULTURAL COMPETENCE A GOOD I WOULD HATE FOR US TO WALK INTO A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE THE SENATE WHERE THE SENATE ARGUES THAT WE TOTALLY DON’T WANT TO [INAUDIBLE] INCLUSIVE CULTURAL COMPETENCY DEFINITION IN THE HOUSE SAYS; YES; YOU KNOW; WE HEAR YOU AND WE HAVE ALSO TAKEN AN AFFIRMATIVE VOTE TO NOT FORWARD THE DEFINITION THAT THE BOARD IS CURRENTLY HAD SO I CERTAINLY DON’T WANT TO BE SENDING THE WRONG SIGNAL AS WE ENTER INTO CONSTRUCTING THE FINAL BILL FOR THE GOVERNOR’S SIGNATURE. THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THE CULTURAL DEFINITION THAT WE NEED TO ALTER I WOULD ARGUE IN THE DRAFT RULES THAT ARE BEING PRESENTED HERE FOR SESSION LAW THAT WOULD IMPACT THE TIMEFRAME. IF THE ISSUE IS THE TIMEFRAME WHICH A STICK TO ANSWERING THE ISSUE OF THE TIMEFRAME AS OPPOSED TO GETTING INTO THE POLICY DISCUSSION HERE ABOUT A NUMBER OF ISSUES INCLUDING CULTURAL COMPETENCY. MEMBERS; THERE WERE NO HEARINGS HELD THIS YEAR ON THE RULEMAKING PARAMETERS AND WORK OF THE PELSB BOARD FRANKLY; WE’RE VERY MINIMAL CONVERSATION THROUGHOUT THE SESSION . WHEN THOSE CONVERSATIONS CAME UP AND THEY CAME UP WITH TYPICALLY IN THE FORM OF RESPONDING TO AMENDMENTS THAT I AND OTHERS HAD OFFERED MOVING IN THIS DIRECTION OF GETTING THAT BOARD MORE TIME. SO THAT MAKES ME EVEN MORE UNCOMFORTABLE. I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD BE IN A QUICK FASHION HERE ARE THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE ELIMINATING AGAIN EVEN IF FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME ELIMINATING A DEFINITION THAT ALL BUNCH OF CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS WHO SPENT MONTHS DELIBERATING AND DOING SO CAREFULLY. ONE OTHER THING; MEMBERS. THE WAY THIS WORKS IS THAT APPLICANTS ARE GOING TO BE APPLYING FOR THE LICENSE EVENTUALLY FOR RE-LICENSURE. IN THE OLD DAYS WE DO THAT WITH PAPER AND PENCIL BUT NOWADAYS WE DO ALL THAT STUFF DIGITALLY IN ONLINE WHICH THEREFORE REQUIRES MN.IT TO CONSTRUCT THAT IT SYSTEM;; THAT PLATFORM IN WHICH CANDIDATES CAN ENTER THEIR APPLICATIONS. EVERY TIME THAT WE MAKE CHANGES; THEY HAVE TO THE RULES IN PLACE. SO THIS IS GOOD IN THAT WE ARE TRYING TO PUT RULES IN PLACE AND EVERY TIME THERE’S A CHANGE TO THAT IT SETS BACK THE ABILITY-LET ME REPHRASE IT.. IT TAKES SEVERAL MONTHS FOR MN.IT THEN TO MAKE THAT ADJUSTMENT TO THAT IT PLATFORM. WHAT I’M SAYING; MEMBERS IS THAT IF WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS AND GENERALLY REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON I AGREE. I THINK WE SHOULD DO THIS BUT IF WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS WE SHOULD NOT DO IT BY CHERRY PICKING OUT ELEMENTS THAT THE BOARD HAS ALREADY PUT INTO A DRAFT A FORM WHICH MAY WELL HAVE TO COME BACK LATER WHEN THEY DO THE PERMITTED CHANGE BECAUSE IT BECOMES A MN.IT IS CAN HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT EXTRA WORK OF RECONSTRUCTING PART OF THA T PLATFORM TO INCLUDE THIS NEW ELEMENTS. SO MEMBERS; AND REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON I HAVE TO SAY; I DON’T KNOW WITH THE ISSUE IS FOR US [INAUDIBLE] CULTURAL COMPETENCY EVEN IF WERE FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME HERE AND I WOULD REMIND MEMBERS THAT THE WHOLE ISSUE OF CULTURAL COMPETENCY FOR PROFESSIONALS AND REALLY A PRETTY SIMPLE IDEA. WHICH IS THAT EVERY PROFESSIONAL THAT WE AUTHORIZE AND CERTIFY TO INTERACT WITH OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS GUIDING THEM IN THEIR EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY IN ACHIEVING ACADEMICALLY SHOULD HAVE THE SKILLS TO BE ABLE TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE WITH; WORK WITH; INTERACT WITH THOSE STUDENTS. MINNESOTA STUDENTS POPULATION IS ONLY CAN CONTINUE TO DIVERSIFY WE ARE ALREADY ALMOST A THIRD OF OUR STUDENT POPULATION ARE STUDENTS OF COLOR AND AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENTS THIS GREAT DIVERSITY WITHIN THOSE COMMUNITIES AS WELL. SO THERE’S BEEN BIPARTISAN SUPPORT HERE ABOU T MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE A STRONG CULTURAL COMPETENCY EXPECTATION SO THAT OUR PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS CAN REACH EVERY STUDENT EFFECTIVELY IN THE STATE AND REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON; WHILE I LIKE YOUR ORIGINAL AMENDMENT I’M AFRAID THAT YOUR A – 109 SUPPLEMENTAL AMENDMENT DOES DAMAGE TO THAT BIPARTISAN EXPECTATION HERE EVEN IF [INAUDIBLE] I CERTAINLY DON’T WANT TO ACQUIESCE TO THE OTHER BODY IN REGARDS TO OUR WISDOM ON THIS ISSUE. SO MEMBERS I WOULD URGE US TO NOT SUPPORT SUPPLEMENTAL AMENDMENT A – 109 RULES AND FURTHER DISCUSSION TO THE A – 109 AMENDMENT? REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THESE ARE TEMPORARY RULES. CULTURAL COMITY IS NOT REQUIRED UNTIL THERE’S RENEWAL . THAT’S MORE THAN A YEAR FROM NOW. SO I THINK THAT TO ENSURE THAT OUR NEW CANDIDATES SEEKING LICENSES IN TIER 1 AND TWO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET THE LICENSE AS PART OF OUR REFORM WE ENACTED A YEAR AGO I ASK FOR A YES VOTE.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: MEMBERS WE ARE TO THE A – 8 AMENDMENT. A – 83; EXC USE ME. FURTHER DISCUSSION AS AMENDED. REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS COULD I ASK FOR YOUR VOTE ON THE A – 83 SO THIS CAN PROCEED.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RAMSEY REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER I WOULD ASK FOR THE OPPOSITE OF THAT REALLY IS A SHAME BECAUSE I THINK THE MAIN CONSTRUCT OF THE MAIN AMENDMENT DOES GOOD WORK IN TERMS OF PROVIDING A PRACTICAL SOLUTION FOR A PROBLEM A TIMING PROBLEM. UNFORTUNATELY; THE A – 109 AMENDMENT DOES THAT IN A WAY I BELIEVE COMPROMISES THE BIPARTISAN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE HAVE IN THIS BODY ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF CULTURAL COMPETENCY AS AN EXPECTATION FOR OUR LICENSED TEACHERS. SO I WOULD URGE YOUR NO VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE ; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE IS AN AMENDMENT AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: MARIANI MOVES TO AMEND HOUSE FILE 4328 SECOND ENGROSSMENT AS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS AND THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 62.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RAMSEY REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI.>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI: [INAUDIBLE] AND THE AMENDMENT ADDRESSES THIS TIMING ISSUE WI TH PELSB WE HAVE NOW COME UP WITH A DIFFERENT CONSTRUCT OF THAT FROM THIS ONE COULD SO I’M JUST LOOKING FOR SOME PROCEDURAL ADVICE HERE.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI AFTER CONFERRING WITH THE CHIEF CLERK WE FIND YOUR AMENDMENT IS MATERIAL DIFFERENT AND YOU MAY PROCEED.>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER MEMBERS I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE DOOR WORKER LUCKILY HERE ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE. SO MEMBERS; WITH THIS WOULD DO IS THEN -I WILL REPEAT WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER; GIVE THE PELSB BOARD ONE YEAR IN WHICH TO BE ABLE TO THEM IMPLEMENT THE STATUTORY EXPECTATIONS OF THE NEW TIER LICENSING SYSTEM. MEMBERS; THAT’S BASICALLY IT. REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON AND I BOTH DELINEATED FOR YOU THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ABLE TO TO CONTINUE WITH THIS IMPORTANT REFORM THAT’S GOING TO REQUIRE A STRONG RULES AND SO THEREFORE A STRONG RULEMAKING PROCESS TO PLAY ITS COURSE OUT THAT A TYPICAL RULEMAKING NORMAL RULEMAKING PROCESS IS NOT GOING TO GET US ON TIME TO THE JULY 1 TO THE JULY 1; 2018 DEADLINE AND SO THIS WOULD SAY TO THE BOARD THAT LET’S TAKE THIS OUT TO JULY 2019. I APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: DISCUSSION TO THE A – 62 AMENDMENT. REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER. THIS AMENDMENT IS NO LONGER NEEDED BUT WE ADDRESSED REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI’S ISSUE IN THE PREVIOUS AMENDMENT WE NOTED HIS CONCERN I THINK WE’VE TAKEN CARE OF THE MATTER IN THE A – IT IS SO WE NEED A NO VOTE.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION TO THE A – 62 AMENDMENT? SEEING NONE; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION DOES NOT PREVAIL. THE MOTION DOES NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDEMENT IS NOT ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE IS AN AMENDMENT AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: SANDSTEDE MOVE STILLMAN HOUSE FILE 3/22 ENGROSSMENT AS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS. THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 72.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM ST. LOUIS TO HER AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS SHOULD MY AMENDMENT IS A FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY OF SCHOOLS AND WHAT THIS AMENDMENT DOES IS APPROPRIATE $2 MILLION IN THE IN THE YEAR 2024 FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CARRY OUT A VERY INNOVATIVE VISION FOR EDUCATION IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS BRINGING IN A WIDE RANGE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES. LIKE HEALTHCARE; OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUMMER ACTIVITY;; FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AND OTHERS INTO ONE PLACE. THEIR SCHOOL. CREATING STRONG COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS LIKE THOSE UNDER THIS MODEL LEADS TO IMPROVED STUDENT LEARNING; STRONGER FAMILIES; AND HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES. AS WE LOOK TOWARDS THE MYRIAD OF REASONS FOR OUR PERSISTENT OPPORTUNITY GAPS LIKE A LACK OF MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT POOR NUTRITION INADEQUATE ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS PROVIDE ALL OF THIS. FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CAN FILL THESE HOLES. ADDITIONALLY; FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CAN INCLUDE IMPORTANT SERVICES LIKE CHILDCARE; BETTER COLLEGE APPLICATIONS AND ENROLLMENT HELP; MEDICAL CARE DENTAL CARE; TRANSLATION ASSISTANCE; ACCESS TO A FOOD SHELF; ACCESS TO A CLOTHES CLOSET TO ALCOHOL AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELORS AND MORE. IN 2015 THE LEGISLATURE APPROPRIATED $500;000 FO R A FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOL PRIVATE GRANT WITH ANOTHER $900;000 IN 2016 AND THE RESULT SHOW INVESTMENTS ARE PAYING OFF. STUDENTS THAT ATTEND FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS HAVE HIGHER GRADUATION RATES; INCREASE COLLEGE ENROLLMENT; FEWER ABSENCES; AND THIS VERY IMPORTANT THING; A SHARP DROP IN BEHAVIORAL REFERRALS. ALL OF MINNESOTA STUDENTS DESERVE A HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION IN A MINNESOTA WE HAVE TO DO MORE TO MAKE OPPORTUNITIES FORACHIEVEMENT TO TRULY AVAILABLE TO OUR STUDENTS. FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ARE PROVEN METHOD TO LOWER OUR OPPORTUNITY GAPS AND DELIVER MORE EQUITABLE OUTCOMES FOR OUR STUDENTS AND THIS BODY SHOULD INCREASE OUR INVESTMENTS IN THEM. THE NEEDS IN MY COMMUNITY PROBABLY DON’T LOOK LIKE THE NEEDS IN YOUR COMMUNITY. FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ALLOW YOUR COMMUNITY TO ASSESS THEIR INDIVIDUAL UNIQUE DIVERSE NEEDS AND THEN FIND APPROPRIATE MEANS OF MITIGATING THOSE ISSUES AND ADDRESSING THOSE ISSUES. WE HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB IN THIS BODY TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS INSIDE THE BUILDINGS . NOW IT IS TIME THAT WE START TAKING A LOOK AT THE FACT THAT WE NEED TO HELP OUR STUDENTS OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING. FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS HELP US DO THAT THEY HELP US DO THAT BY SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN NEEDS THAT CANNOT AND ARE NOT ALWAYS ADDRESSED IN SCHOOL. OUR TEACHING STAFF IS GREAT OUR SUPPORT STAFF IS GREAT. WHEN A STUDENT IS IN FRONT OF US IN A BUILDING WE ARE HELPING THEM TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY BUT ALL OF OUR EFFORTS ARE OFTEN IN VAIN IF THOSE STUDENTS HAVE TO GO HOME OR GO TO SOME OTHER PLACE MAYBE THEY DON’T HAVE A HOME AND THEY DON’T HAVE THE SUPPORT AFTER SCHOOL THAT THEY NEED. THEY DON’T HAVE FOOD. THEY DON’T HAVE HEALTHCARE THEY HAVE DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES. FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS HAVE WRAPAROUND SERVICES TO HELP OUR STUDENTS IN THOSE AREAS. FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS EMPOWER LOCAL COMMUNITIES. THEY ARE FAMILY-FRIENDLY. THEY ARE SCHOOL DISTRICT FRIENDLY. THEY DON’T DICTATE; WE DON’T DICTATE WITH A NEED THEY KNOW WHAT THEY NEED AND WE GIVE THEM THE RESOURCES TO MEET THEIR NEEDS. I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE I S A AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: LOON MOVES TO AMEND THE SANDSTEDE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE FILE 4320 SECOND ENGROSSMENT AS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS. THIS BE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 102>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I CALL UPON REPRESENTATIVE LOON TO EXPLAIN YOUR AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF MY AMENDMENT PUTS A LITTLE MORE FLESH AROUND REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE’S AMENDMENT AND SHE’S BEEN A TREMENDOUS ADVOCATE OF THE COMMITTEE SCHOOLS. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS IN COMMITTEE AND WE DID PROVIDE SOME FUNDING FOR IT IN THE CURRENT BUDGET AND SHE’S LOOKING TO INCREASE THAT AND WE KNOW THAT IT IS A CONCEPT THAT IS -IS PROVIDING MORE SUPPORT TO STUDENTS AND TO THEIR FAMILIES TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SCHOOL IS SORT OF THE PLACE THAT THE COMMUNITY GATHERING SPOT FOR THEM AND THEY’RE COMING TO GET THE SUPPORT THEY NEED AND IT SHOWS RESULTS BETTER ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE FOR THOSE CHILDREN. SO MY AMENDMENT WOULD SIMPLY PROVIDE THE ADDITIONAL MONEY THAT REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE IS LOOKING FOR THE $2 MILLION WOULD BE USED FOR SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SCHOOL COUNSELORS PSYCHOLOGIST SCHOOL NURSES AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELORS . SOME OF THE THINGS HE ALSO DISCUS SED AND THAT IS MY AMENDMENT AND I WOULD ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: DISCUSSION TO THE A – 102 AMENDMENT. REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE>>REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER. WELL THIS IS A GOOD AMENDMENT IN MANY WAYS WHAT IT DOESN’T DO IS GIVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO COMMUNITI ES TO IDENTIFY WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE. THIS LIMITS SCHOOL DISTRICTS; THIS LIMITS FAMILIES;; THIS LIMITS OUR ABILITY TO MEET STUDENTS OF THEIR MOST BASIC NEEDS. THIS DOESN’T PROVIDE FOR FOOD SHELF. THIS DOESN’T PROVIDE FOR HEALTH ACCESS OR DENTAL CARE OR CHILDCARE OR; OR; OR. I THINK-I THINK WHAT WE HAVE BEEN HEARING IF WE HAVE BEEN LISTENING IS THAT SOMETIMES THIS BODY DOESN’T REALLY LISTEN TO WHAT EDUCATORS ARE TRYING TO TELL YOU AND THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES ARE SAYING; WE KNOW OUR STUDENTS BEST AND WHILE ALL OF THESE SERVICES WAS LIKE WE ARE NEEDED THERE ARE NEEDS BEYOND JUST THOSE PRESCRIBED IN THE AMENDMENT FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS IN MY AMENDMENT WILL ALLOW DISTRICTS; FAMILIES; STUDENTS COMMUNITIES TO REALLY ADDRESS THEIR INDIVIDUAL SPECIFIC NEEDS BECAUSE TO COMMUNITIES DO NOT LOOK THE SAME. MAYBE MY SCHOOL DISTRICT DOESN’T NEED ANOTHER SCHOOL MUST MAYBE YOURS DOES. WHEN WE BECOME SO PRESCRIPTIVE THAT WE HAVE TO TELL THEM THEY MUST SPEND THE MONEY THIS WAY WE ARE NOT NECESSARY SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY. I KNOW THAT THE STUDENTS I SERVE TODAY LOOK VERY DIFFERENT THAN THE STUDENTS I STARTED SERVING 25 YEARS AGO. A LOT OF THAT HAS TO DO WITH WHAT FAMILIES LOOK LIKE TODAY. WHEN WE PRESCRIBE ONLY CERTAIN RESOURCES WERE HELP IN A CERTAIN WAY WE CAN ALWAYS REACH OUR STUDENTS AND I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT WE ALL WANT TO HELP STUDENTS . SO I AM ASKING FROM SOMEBODY WAS ON THE FR ONT LINES;; PLEASE; TRUST ME ON THIS ONE. WE HAVE TO GO DEEPER. WE HAVE TO GET OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING AND THIS DOES NOT DO THAT. I URGE A NO VOTE.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION TO THE A – 102 AMENDMENT? REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE.>>REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER. AND MEMBERS. YOU KNOW; I LIKE WATCHING SPORTS AND I REALLY ENJOY WATCHING THE OLYMPICS LIKE MOST MINNESOTANS. HAVING JESSE DICKENS HERE ON THE FLOOR LAST WEEK I THINK IT WAS BEFORE SHE FLEW OFF TO WASHINGTON DC TO DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE WAS A REAL TREAT OF THIS YEAR’S SESSION. I ENJOY THE SUMMER OLYMPICS AS WELL. I THINK WE ALL MARVEL WHEN WE WATCH TH E GYMNASTICS. THE AMAZING THINGS THOSE ATHLETES ARE ABLE TO DO. WHAT WE ARE SEEING WITH THE A – 102 AMENDMENT IS A REMARKABLE DEMONSTRATION OF POLITICAL GYMNASTICS. WHERE WE GET THE RHETORIC ALL THE TIME ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL CONTROL; ABOUT RESPECTING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES AND TO BARRETTE REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE’S POINT; TEACHERS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS IN THE SCHOOLS WITHIN WE JUMP-TWIST; PIVOT AND LAND IN DECIDING THE 134 MEMBERS; 133 MEMBERS OF THIS BODY KNOW BEST AND THAT WE SHOULD DETERMINE HOW COMMUNITIES SHOULD SPEND THE MONEY THAT WE ARE GIVING THEM TO DO SOMETHING SO WE ARE SAYING DEVELOP A FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOL GOOD WORK WITH YOUR FAMILIES; WORK WITH YOUR PARENTS; WORK WITH YOUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS; ASSESS WHAT YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS AND THEN WORK COLLABORATIVELY IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN BUT THEN WE JUMP AND WE TWIST AND WE PIVOT AND WE LAND BUT DO IT THE WAY WE ARE TELLING YOU. NOT THE WAY THAT’S GOING TO EMPOWER YOUR PARENTS AND YOUR FAMILIES IN YOUR COMMUNITIES. MEMBERS; IF WE ARE GOING TALK-THIS IS ONLY ONE PLACE IN THE BILL WE ARE WE DECIDE THAT WE KNOW BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE. WE ARE PRETTY BRIGHT BUNCH BUT THERE’S PLENTY OF EVIDENCE WE ARE NOT ALL THAT BRIGHT. AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE MEMBERS; LET’S GET OUT OF TH E GYMNASTICS.. LET’S TRUST OUR LOCAL FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES AND LET THEM MOVE FORWARD ON WHAT’S BEST FOR THEM. I URGE A NO VOTE ON THE A – WANT TO AMENDMENT. THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE A – 102 AMENDMENT? REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE>>REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE: MR. SPEAKER I ASK FOR A ROLLCALL ON THIS.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: ROLL CALL HAVING BEEN REQUESTED; SEEING FIFTEEN HANDS THERE WILL BE A ROLL CALL. REPRESENTATIVE LOON>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS. WELL; WHEN THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL CONCEPT WAS STARTED IT WAS STARTED BY A SUPERINTENDENT IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT WAS UNDER STATUTORY OPERATING DEBT AND EIGHT DID IT WITH NO STATE HELP AND WHAT THEY DID IS WENT AROUND THE COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO COME INTO THE SCHOOL TO HELP FAMILIES WHO MAYBE NEEDED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT THAT SEEM TO FALL OUTSIDE WITH THE SCHOOL WAS ABLE TO DO AT A TIME. SO THERE’S A GREAT DEAL OF FLEXIBILITY IN WHAT SCHOOLS ARE ABLE TO DO UNDER THIS COMMUNITY SUPPORT CONCEPT IN MY AMENDMENT DOESN’T TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM THAT SCHOOLS ARE STILL ABLE TO BE CREATIVE. THEY ARE ABLE TO PARTNER WITH THEIR LOCAL FOOD SHELF COULD I ONE OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN MY OWN DISTRICT AND NOT A PARTICULARLY DESIGNATED COMMUNITY SCHOOL UNDER THIS PROGRAM BUT THEY BASICALLY WENT AND DID A CLOTHING DRIVE FOR STUDENTS IN THAT SCHOOL AND THEY DO NOT HAVE A LOW INCOME STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL MAYBE DIDN’T HAVE A WARM WINTER COAT. OR MAYBE THEY LOST THEIR MITTENS OR GLOVES. OR MAYBE THEIR BOOTS HAD BECOME TOO SMALL AND OUTGROWN THEM AND THEY HAD THESE THINGS SO SCHOOLS ARE ABLE TO DO A LOT OF THINGS PARTNERING WITH LOCAL ENTITIES AND ALSO JUST WITH OTHER PARENTS WHO WANT TO HELP AND VOLUNTEER. MY AMENDMENT DOESN’T STOP ANY OF THAT. I KNOW FROM VISITING WITH HUNDREDS OF SUPERINTENDENTS AND PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS AND OTHERS FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS ALL ACROSS OUR STATE THAT THE THINGS EMBODIED IN THE AMENDMENT THAT I AM OFFERING AND THE THINGS THEY MOST ASK FOR. MORE HELP FOR STUDENTS SUPPORT. MORE COUNSELORS. MORE SOCIAL WORKERS. WERE SCHOOL NURSES. CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COME ALL THAT IT’S A VERY BROAD NUMBER OF THINGS THIS MONEY COULD BE USED FOR AND IT DOESN’T LIMIT SCHOOLS IN TERMS OF HOW THEY CRAFT THEIR COMMUNITY SCHOOL CONCEPT. SO MEMBERS; PLEASE; SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT TO THIS DOESN’T LIMIT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THOUGH THAT SCHOOLS ARE ALSO USING THEIR MONEY TO PROVIDE THOSE EXTRA SUPPORT PERSONNEL FOR STUDENTS BECAUSE THIS IS SOMETHING THEY ALL INDICATE IS VITALLY IMPORTANT AND NECESSARY TO HELP WITH THE HEALTH OF THEIR STUDENTS AND HELPING THEM TO BE SUCCESSFUL.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM HENNEPIN REPRESENTATIVE HILSTROM BEALS HENNEPIN SCHOOL DISTRICT WAS THE COMMITTEE SCHOOL BEGINNING COULD WE HAD A SUPERINTENDENT WAS FANTASTIC WAS ABLE TO GO OUT AND GET TREMENDOUS COMMUNITY PARTNERS HE WAS A GRADUATE FROM THE BROOKLYN CENTER SCHOOL DISTRICT AND MEMBERS COME I REPRESENT A DISTRICT THAT HAS HIGH POVERTY. WE CAN’T JUST GO OUT IN THE COMMUNITY; MEMBERS AND ASK THEM TO GIVE A LITTLE MORE. IT IS ONLY BECAUSE OF THE TREMENDOUS NEED IN THE FACTOR THAT SCHOOL DISTRICT WASN’T STATUTORY OPERATING DEBT AND WE WERE NUMBER ONE IN TEEN PREGNANCY THAT WE WERE ABLE TO GET PEOPLE TO STEP FORWARD AND HELP US. WE NOW HAVE A CLINIC IN THE SCHOOL. WE HAVE DENTAL SERVICE THAT COME IN. WE DELVE A CLOTHING CLOSET. BUT EVERY TIME THE STATE PUTS A RESTRICTION ON WHAT IT IS YOU CAN OR CANNOT DO WITH THE MONEY TO PROMOT E THIS YOU LEAVE A LITTLE PIECE OF THE COMMUNITY BEHIND. BECAUSE IT ISN’T JUST NECESSARILY SCHOOL COUNSELORS THAT YOU NEED BECAUSE IT MAY BE IT’S NOT ONLY THE SCHOOL-THE STUDENT THAT NEEDS THE COUNSELING BUT MAYBE IT’S THE PARENTS OF THAT NEED IT; TOO. MEMBERS; WE HAVE HIGH POVERTY WE HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WERE OPEN AND ROLL. WE HAVE TRANSPORTATION ISSUES COULD IF HIGH CONCENTRATION OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS. I THINK MY DISTRICT IS NUMBER ONE IN THE STATE MORE THAN 120 LANGUAGES SPOKEN. SO I WOULD ASK MEMBERS NOT TO ADOPT THE AMENDMENT WE NEED TO REPLICATE THE MODEL THAT H AS BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL THAT IS INCREASE GRADUATION RATE AND CONTRIBUTED TO THE SUCCESS IN MY COMMUNITY AND I THINK THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BENEFIT IN A WAY THAT WE HAVE.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: SEE NO FURTHER DISCUSSION THE CLERK WILL TAKE THE ROLL ON THE AMENDMENT.>>>>[ROLL CALL VOTE]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. MUNSON VOTES AYE. THERE BEEN 76 AYE AND 5120 BIT THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED>>[GAVEL] FEELS WE ARE ON THE LOON AMENDMENT AS AMENDED. DISCUSSION? DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO OFFERS THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENT. THE CLERK REPORT THE AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE CLARK: HUSSERL MOVES HOUSE FILE 4328 SECOND ENGROSSMENT>>HOUSE SPEAKER: HOLD ON FOR WHAT PURPOSE THE RISE?>>REPRESENTATIVE YOU JUST CALLED A VOTE ON THE LOON AMENDMENT WHEN WE JUST VOTED ON THE SANDSTEDE AMENDMENT>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE MY APOLOGIES . I MADE A MISTAKE IT WOULD HAPPEN IS THE A – 102 AMENDMENT BY LOON WAS ADOPTED AND THEN THE UNDERLYING A – 17 2 AMENDMENT I BELIEVE I MISIDENTIFIED AS THE LOON AMENDMENT. THAT WAS IN FACT THE SANDSTEDE AMENDMENT REPRESENTATIVE IF REPRESENTATIVE WISHES I CAN DO RECONSIDERATION ONTO THE BOAT AND PROBABLY DESCRIBE IT BUT I’M NOT SURE IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR MISIDENTIFICATION OF THE SPEED AND I DO THINK IT IS GOING TO AFFECT THE OUTCOME BUT THAT IS A MISTAKE I DID MAKE SO REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE BEFORE WE MOVE ON TO THE NEXT AMENDMENT WE WILL TAKE UP LUCERO AMENDMENT AND COME BACK TO THIS LIBYA I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RIGHT REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO>>REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO:>>CHIEF CLERK: HUSSERL MOVES TWO MEN HOUSE FILE [INAUDIBLE] AND THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 89>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO>>REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO: THE LAW IS NOT TAKING UP WITH TECHNOLOGY. NOT A DYE A DAY GOES BY WHEN WE SEE A HEADLINE HAVING TO DO WITH A DATA BREACH OR SOME OTHER MISUSE OF DATA AND BECAUSE OF THIS SOCIETAL ATTITUDES IN THE AREA OF CYBER SECURITY ARE CHANGING IT IT HASN’T CHANGING AND THEY ARE CHANGING NOW WITH A GREATER EXPECTATION THAT PRIVATE INFORMATION BE BETTER PROTECTED . I WANT TO THANK CHAIR LOON CHAIR ERICKSON THE MEMBERS OF BOTH THE EDUCATION INNOVATION POLICY COMMITTEE AND EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR ERICKSON MEMBERS OF THE CIVIL LAW COMMITTEE FOR HELPING TO MOVE LANGUAGE ALONG FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS AND FOR INCLUDING LANGUAGE IN THE BILL THAT WE ARE DISCUSSING IT IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT LANGUAGE BECAUSE IT MOVES US IN THE DIRECTION OF WHICH SOCIETAL ATTITUDES ARE CHANGING BECAUSE THE LAW IS NOT KEEPING UP WITH TECHNOLOGY TO HELP TO BRING US ALONG WITH GREATER PROTECTIONS FOR PRIVATE INFORMATION. DURING THE COURSE OF THIS PROCESS I MET WITH MANY STAKEHOLDERS. SCHOOL DISTRICTS; TEACHERS; PARENTS; SUPERINTENDENTS; SCHOOL BOARDS;; MANY DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDERS TO GET INPUT TO CREATE THE LANGUAGE THAT IS INCLUDED IN THE BILL IN TO AGAIN ACCOMPLISH OUR GOAL. CURRENT LAW IN MINNESOTA STATE STATUTE IS CHAPTER 120 5B BUT IT IS A MERE FIVE PAGES IN LENGTH AND DATES BACK TO 1980; MEMBERS COULD 1980. SINCE 1980 THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN A HANDFUL OF CHANGES NOT SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES IN THE YEAR 2000; 2003; 2007 AND A HANDFUL OF OTHER . BECAUSE AGAIN ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION THE LAW IS NOT KEEPING UP WITH THE TECHNOLOGY IT’S IMPORTANT LANGUAGE. THE INTENT OF THE LANGUAGE IS TO RE-EMPOWER PARENTS BY ENSURING THAT THEY ARE IN THE DRIVER SEAT AND HAVE A AUTHORITY OVER THEIR STUDENTS PRIVATE DATA AND SO THE AMENDMENT BEFORE US IS TO JUST AT A LITTLE BIT MORE TO THE GOOD LANGUAGE THAT IS IN THERE AND THERE ARE THREE PRIMARY COMPONENTS TO THE AMENDMENT. THE FIRST COMPONENT IS TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS; THOSE WHO PROVIDE SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE TO OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS MAY NOT SELL; SHARE; OR DISSEMINATE EDUCATIONAL DATA. THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT. NUMBER TWO; WHEN IT COMES TO CONTRACTS.. SO THE SCENARIO IS A SCHOOL DISTRICT NEGOTIATES WITH A TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER FOR WHATEVER SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE IS GOING TO BE PROVIDED IN THAT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND IT IS GOING TO INVOLVE EDUCATIONAL DATA PRIVATE INFORMATION ON STUDENTS. SO THOSE WHO ARE NOT -THOSE WHO DATA IS IMPACTED ARE NOT PARTY TO THE NEGOTIATION BUT A CONTRACT IS FORMED AND SO THE LANGUAGE THAT IS CURRENTLY IN THE BILL SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT PARENTS UPON REQUEST WILL BE GIVEN ACCESS TO THE CONTRACT THAT WAS NEGOTIATED TH AT IMPACTS THEIR STUDENTS PRIVATE DATA AND WITH THE AMENDMENT DOES IS IT TAKES A STEP JUST BEFORE THAT AND IT WOULD BE ENSURING THAT PARENTS HA VE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT CONTRACTS EXIST WITH TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS THAT WOULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON THEIR STUDENTS PRIVATE DATA. SO THE AMENDMENT AGAIN IS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE START OF AN ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR THAT PARENTS ARE NOTIFIED OF CONTRACTS THAT HAVE I BEEN WITH TECHNOLOGY PROVIDE THAT IMPACT STUDENT PRIVATE DATA AND THE PROCESS BY WHICH PARENTS COULD REQUEST A COPY OF THAT CONTRACT. THEN THE THIRD COMPONENT OF THE AMENDMENT HAS TO DEAL WITH TRAINING. NOW I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S GOING AROUND BUT THERE -IT SHOULD BE GOING AROUND. THERE’S A HANDOUT I PUT TOGETHER AND IT IS A SERIES OF HEADLINES REGARDING DATA BREACHES. NOW THIS IS JUST A HANDFUL OF DATA BREACHES THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN THE RECENT PAST IN MINNESOTA. SO SCHOOL DISTRICT AROUND MINNESOTA AND ONE TECHNOLOGY VENDOR HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPORTANCE OF DATA BREACHES AND HOW THEY HAVE A JUDGMENTAL IMPACT ON FAMILIES. SO IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE ENSURE THAT THOSE THAT ARE HANDLING PRIVATE INFORMATION ARE PROPERLY EMPOWERED WITH THE INFORMATION ON HOW TO HANDLE THAT PRIVATE INFORMATION IN A G OOD MANNER. WE CANNOT TAKE FOR GRANTED THAT PEOPLE KNOW BEST PRACTICES TO ENSURE SECURITY. WHEN THERE IS A DATA BREACH THAT OCCURS IF YOU READ SOME OF THE ARTICLES HERE; AGAIN IT CREATES TREMENDOUS DISCORD AND DISARRAY AMONG THOSE THAT ARE IMPACTED. WH AT THIS SEEKS TO DO IS TO ENSURETHE AMENDMENT SEEKS TO TRAINING ON THOSE THAT TOUCH PRIVATE DATA WOULD BE CONTRACTORS AND EMPLOYEES. GO THROUGH TRAINING EVERY TWO YEARS. SO EVERY OTHER YEAR REGARDING FIRM UP. FERPA’S CURRENT FEDERAL LAW HAVING TO DEAL WITH REQUIREMENTS ON HOW TO PROTECT INFORMATION. BUT TEACHERS AND SCHOOL STAFF MAY NOT NECESSARILY KNOW THE REQUIREMENTS FOR DATA HANDLING OTHER CURRENTLY OBLIGATED TO ABIDE BY. I PURPOSELY LEFT THE LANGUAGE SUFFICIENTLY VAGUE TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO CREATE THE TRAINING PROGRAM THE GREATEST LATITUDE TO CREATE THE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR THEIR OWN DISTRICT. THE REQUIREMENT IS THAT THEY TRAIN THEM IN FERPA AND IT HAPPENS EVERY TWO YEARS. BUT I’M NOT PRESCRIPTIVE INTO THE METHOD OF TRAINING. IT COULD BE A LECTURE-BASED TRAINING FOR IT COULD BE AN ONLINE TRAINING. OR ANY OTHER MANNER. NOW IF YOU WERE TO GOOGLE THE TERM; FREE ONLINE FERPA TRAINING; THE VERY FIRST LINK THAT WILL COME UP WILL BE A LINK TO THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION THAT INCLUDES ONLINE WEB-BASED TRAINING ON FERPA THAT IS FREE. SO SCHOOL DISTRICTS UTILIZE THE FREE ONLINE WEB TRAINING. THEY COULD DO WHAT I FOUND OUT WHERE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT I REPRESENT LAST YEAR OR THE YEAR BEFORE-I THINK WAS LAST YEAR 2017;; THAT THEY ACTUALLY PUT ALL 700 STAFF THROUGH A LECTURE-BASE D TRAINING ON FERPA. THEY WERE PROACTIVE BECAUSE THEY RECOGNIZE THE NEED TO ENSURE THAT THOSE THAT TOUCH STUDENT PRIVATE DATA ARE PROPERLY TRAINED HOW TO DO SO. SO AGAIN NOT PRESCRIPTIVE AS TO THE METHOD BUT THE IMPORTANCE IS CERTAINLY THERE. MEMBERS; THAT IS THE THREE COMPONENTS TO THE AMENDMENT AND I’LL STAND FOR IF THERE’S ANY QUESTIONS.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE LOON>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: I WANT TO THANK REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO. HE’S WORKED HARD ON THIS AND HAS BEEN WORKED WITH ME AND REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE I WOULD GO WITH THOUGH LIKE TO DIVIDE THE AMENDMENT. I WOULD MOVE TO DIVIDE THE AMENDMENT AFTER LINE 1.5; BETWEEN LINE 1.5 AND 1.6.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE LOON MOVES PROPOSAL TO DIVIDE THE AMENDMENT BETWEEN A – 89 AMENDMENT 1.5 AND 1.7. REPRESENTATIVE JOHN IN WHICH I DID WANT TO VOTE ON FIRST?>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: I WOULD PREFER TO VOTE ON THE FIRST PART OF THE AMENDMENT AND I WOULD RESPECTFULLY ASK REPRESENTATIVE TO CONSIDER WITHDRAWING THE SECOND PART. WE DO HAVE PROVISIONS ALREADY IN THE BILL ON THOSE THINGS AND I THINK THAT’S COVERED BUT THE FIRST PART OF IT WITH REGARDS TO REQUIREMENTS ON TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS I THINK IS A GOOD ADDITION TO THE BILL . SO THAT WOULD BE MY SUGGESTION.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: LET ME CONSULT WITH THE CHIEF CLERK AND VERIFY THIS IS IN FACT [INAUDIBLE]. REPRESENTATIVE LOON THE MOTION THIS AMENDMENT IS DIVISIBLE ALONG LINES 1.5-1.6 AND WE WILL BE VOTING ON THE FIRST SECTION OF ANY DISCUSSION TO THE FIRST PORTION OF THE B- 89 AMENDMENT? SEEING NONE; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THE SECOND PART OF THE AMENDMENT REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO>>REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER. I APPRECIATE CHAIR LOON THE WORK AND THE COMMENT YOU MADE ON THIS. I DO THINK IT IS QUICK CRITICALLY IMPORTANT BOTH FORCES KNOW OF THE DIVIDED SPIN INCLUDING THE SECOND PORTION . SO I DON’T INTEND TO WITHDRAW. IF IT DOES FAIL I UNDERSTAND IT BUT IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. IT IS ONE THAT WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT PARENTS ARE EMPOWERED WITH A CONTRACT AND THE ABILITY TO KNOW WHICH CONTRACT EXISTS AND THEN TO ENSURE THAT THOSE THAT ARE HANDLING STUDENT PRIVATE DATA ARE AND AGAIN I’M JUST HIGHLIGHTING LOOK AT THE ARTICLE MUCH OF WHAT YOU’LL SEE IN COMMON HERE IN THESE ARTICLES I HANDED OUT; HUMAN ERROR AND HUMAN ERROR . WHEN YOU HAVE EMAILS THAT ARE GOING OUT THAT INCLUDE ATTACHMENTS WITH SENSITIVE INFORMATION AND THE PAIN THAT RESULTS WHEN YOU HAVE ORDERS FOR PROTECTION AND SENSITIVE INFORMATION INCLUDING ADDRESSES AND NAMES AND THINGS LIKE THAT; MUCH OF THIS CAN BE COLLECTIVELY AVOIDED WITH PROPER TRAINING. ALSO; MEMBERS I WOULD DRAW ATTENTION THAT THE ENACTMENT DATE IS NOT UNTIL SCHOOL DISTRICTS WERE SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020. SO SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE A FULL YEAR AND A HALF TO BEGIN TO PREPARE AND THESE ARE NOT OVERLY BURDENSOME. I’VE TALKED TO MANY IT DIRECTORS COULD I TALKED TO MANY STAKEHOLDERS MY OWN-SUPERINTENDENTS OF MY OWN DISTRICT.. I EXPRESSLY BROUGHT UP THE TOPICS OF THE CONTRACTOR AND TRAINING AND WHAT THEY SAID IS; THERE ARE MANY OTHER ISSUES PRESENTLY ON AN ANNUAL BASIS THEY HAVE TO NOTIFY PARENTS ON. THAT THEY WOULD IN REGARD TO THE CONTRACT LANGUAGE AND NOTIFY PARENTS OF WHAT CONTRACTS EX IST WHAT WITH TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS THEY WOULD UTILIZE THOSE EXISTING NOTIFICATION PROCESSES AND PUBLICATIONS AND THAT IT’S NOT AN EXTRA BURDEN AND WHEN IT COMES TO THE TRAINING AGAIN THE YEAR AND A HALF I EMPHASIZE; FREE ONLINE WEB-BASED COULD I HAVE INCLUDED MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY AND IF WE CAN IN A YEAR AND A HALF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS CAN PUT TOGETHER PROCESSES TO ENSURE STAFF THAT ARE TOUCHING PRIVATE DATA ARE TRAINED PROPERLY HOPEFULLY WE CAN AVOID SOME OF THE MISTAKES AND DATA BREACHES THAT ARE RESULTING FROM HUMAN ERROR. MEMBERS; I ENCOURAGE YOUR GREEN VOTE ON THE SECOND PORTION OF THE AMENDMENT. THANK YOU>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RAMSEY REPRESENTATIVE MAHONEY>>REPRESENTATIVE MAHONEY: I AM GOING TO VOTE AGAINST YOUR BILL YOU R AMENDMENT. I’M GOING TO VOTE AGAINST IT FOR ONE REASON. WHEN WE DO THIS KIND OF ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION; WHEN WE SEND A STAFFER TO DO ALL OF THE TRACKING THAT YOU’RE ASKING IN YOUR AMENDMENT WE ARE TAKING MONEY AWAY FROM TEACHERS. WE ARE NOT-WE HAVE A STUDENT THAT IS NOT GOT A TEACHER IN THE CLASSROOM BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS TO BE PAID TO DO ALL THE PAPERWORK YOU ARE ASKING THEM TO DO. SO I WOULD VOTE AGAINST YOU BECAUSE I WANT TO TELL THE TEACHERS AND THE STUDENTS AND THE PARENTS IN MY DISTRICT THAT IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO HAVE THAT MEETING TEACHER; THAT MATH TEACHER; THAT SCIENCE TEACHER IN THE CLASSROOM AND UNTIL YOU CAN COME UP WITH A FUNDING SOURCE FOR WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO AND ADD THAT MONEY TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS I THINK IT’S A GOOD IDEA DID I JUST DON’T THINK IT’S DOABLE FOR THE STUDENTS THAT NEED HELP IN READING WRITING MATH AND SCIENCE.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM ANOKA BE REP HE SCOTT>>REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER.. ONE OF THE BREACHES THAT HAPPENED RECENTLY WITHIN A SCHOOL DISTRICT ACTUALLY REVEAL ED THE NAME ADDRESS AND HOME PHONE NUMBER OR A PHONE NUMBER FOR SOMEONE THAT WAS IN THE MILITARY WHO WAS INVOLVED IN COVERT OPERATIONS. A PERSON WHO PROBABLY THERE WERE ENEMIES THAT WERE VERY-WOULD REALLY LIKE TO GET THAT VALUABLE INFORMATION. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT OUR SCHOOL STAFF ARE HANDLING THE SENSITIVE INFORMATION THAT THEY ARE TRAINED ON THIS BUT WE SAW BREACHES WITH MNSURE AND WE HAVE SEEN OTHER BREACHES THROUGHOUT GOVERNMENT.. SO IT IS REALLY IMPERATIVE THAT STAFF ARE PROPERLY TRAINED AND THE OTHER THING; YOU KNOW YOU TALK WHAT THE COST OF THIS AND MAYBE IT’S UNFUNDED MANDATE. WHAT DO THESE BREACHES COST SCHOOL DISTRICTS EVERY YEAR? IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE IF YOU HAVE TO GO OUT AND PAY FOR A YEAR OR TWO WORTH OF LIFELOCK OR WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE; TO THESE PEOPLE WHOSE INFORMATION HAS BEEN BREACHED; THAT IS SOMETHING EXPENSIVE THEY WERE NOT PLANNING ON HAVING EITHER. SO I THINK WHAT SEEING NONE; REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO IS TRYING TO DO IS REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT AND I URGE FOLKS TO VOTE IN FAVOR. THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM OLMSTED BE REP HE SAUKE>>REPRESENTATIVE SAUKE: HE THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO WOULD YOU YIELD FOR A QUESTION? THE THING THAT I SEE IN MY VARIOUS BACKGROUNDS THAT HAD TO DO WITH DISCLOSURES IN PUBLIC NOTICE WAS THAT NINE OUT OF 10 OF THE PEOPLE AND I WOULD SAY PROBABLY 99 OUT OF 100 OF THE PEOPLE SAW IT IS JUST A FORMALITY THAT I GOT A SIGNOFF THAT I SAW THIS OR SIGNOFF WHATEVER AND ACTUALLY DON’T EVEN COME CLOSE TO CONSUMING ONE OF THE THINGSI REALIZE AS A REAL ESTATE BROKER IS THAT MY AGENT AT LEAST MADE SURE THEY UNDERSTOOD THE BASICS OF WHAT IT WAS THEY WERE DOING. ONE OF MY CONCERNS IS THAT YES; I AGREE THIS IS AN EXTREMELY HIGH LEVEL OF VULNERABILITY FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN BECAUSE OF THEIR ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING WHEN THEY SEE THAT THERE’S A CONTRACT OR SEE THAT THERE’S A PLACE OF WARNING THERE BEEN TOLD ABOUT. I THIN K SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE OF GREATEST USE WOULD BE TO BRING TO A SIMPLE LEVEL A CONTEXT FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND THESE KINDS OF THINGS. THEY ARE MOVING INTO THAT WORLD. WE ARE ALL MOVING INTO THAT WORLD IT EVERY TIME YOU BUY A CELL PHONE YOU JUST ABOUT SIGN AWAY YOUR KIDS AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT YOU MAY OWN OR MAYBE YOU WOULD OWN SOMEDAY. BECAUSE WE DON’T READ THAT STUFF. I WOULD HAZARD NONE OF YOU HAVE FULLY READ THE ACCEPTANCE PIECES THAT YOU CLICK THROUGH THOSE CLICK THROUGH’S ARE GOING TO HUNT US ALL AND THIS IS A PLACE WHERE I GUESS I FEEL LIKE IT IS USEFUL SO I DEFINITELY SUPPORT THE CONCEPT COULD I SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT BUT MOSTLY I THINK WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT A WAY OF CONVEYING IN A CONTEXT AND AT A LEVEL A FRAMEWORK BY WHICH FAMILIES AND YOUNG PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND THIS SPACE THAT THE WORLD IS MOVING INTO WITHOUT THEM KNOWING ABOUT IT. THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER:>>REPRESENTATIVE SAUKE: I LIKE TO COMMENT ON HOW YOU SEE THAT AND IF WE HAVE ANY THAT?>>REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO: YOU BRING UP AN EXCELLENT POINT IN WHAT YOU ARE DESCRIBING IS CALLED-WE CALL IT HAPPY CLICK AND WHEN YOU HAVE A LONG AGREEMENT THERE ANY SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND CLICK YES. CLICK; YES PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE CLICKING IT IS THE STUDENT CLICKING THE GREEN WORK IS THE PARENT CLICKING TO AGREE? YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT. I WOULD JUST EMPHASIZE THERE IS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK TO BE DONE IN THE SPACE. NOT JUST THE CONTEXT OF K-12 BU T MULTIPLE CONTEXTS WITHIN GOVERNMENT WE ARE WAY BEHIND WHEN IT COMES TO CYBER SECURITY. WAY BEHIND. THIS IS NOT THE END. THERE IS MUCH MORE NEEDED IN THE K-12 CONTEXT BEYOND THIS. THAT I’M LOOKING TO CONTINUE TO WORK ON ; CONSTRUCTIVELY AND COOPERATIVELY WITH THE STAKEHOLDERS NEXT YEAR AND THE YEARS BEYOND. BUT BECAUSE THIS IS SUCH A MASSIVE EFFORT BECAUSE WE ARE DECADES BEHIND IT CAN BE DONE IN ONE STEP. SO MY CONCERN IS THE VERY FIRST AND FUNDAMENTAL STEP TO SECURING DATA IS TO ENSURING THAT PEOPLE ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE AND THAT THEY ARE TRAINED IF YOU NOTICE I’M NOT EVEN DISCUSSING SOME OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF SECURING DATA. THIS IS A FOUNDATION OF PROTECTING INFORMATION IS TRAINING AND BECAUSE WE ARE SO FAR BEHIND IF THIS WERE TO BE VOTED DOWN WE ARE JUST GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE A BEHIND AGAIN NEXT HER AND AGAIN; I’VE SPOKEN WITH MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND BECAUSE THERE ARE RESOURCES AVAILABLE; BECAUSE FERPA IS A NATIONWIDE REQUIREMENT ON ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ALL 50 STATES THERE ARE MANY PROGRAMS ALREADY AVAILABLE BECAUSE INDUSTRIES AND COMPANIES ARE HAVE RECOGNIZED THE NEED TO ENSURE AND TO DEVELOP TRAINING MODULES ; RIGHT? THAT IS AVAILABLE AND SCHOOL DISTRICT WHEN I NEED TO REINVENT THE WHEEL. SO I DO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS A CHANGE IN PROCESS. BUT I WOULD DRAW MEMBERS MEMORIES BACK. WHAT’S HAPPENING EVER SINCE THEN LET’S START WITH ARTHUR ANDERSEN AND ENRON SCANDALS. WHAT HAPPENED WITH THOSE? WELL AS A PRODUCT OF THAT SARBANES-OXLEY REGULATORY MANDATE WAS CREATED. THEN THAT WAS THE START. OF HAVING SOME BASELINE MINIMUM SECURITY REQUIREMENTS TO BEGIN TO SHIFT THE CULTURE FROM THE DEFICIENT POSITION THEY WERE AT; THESE COMPANIES; IN THE LAX PROTECTIONS OR NON-PRODUCTIONS OF DATA BEGIN HOLDING THEM-PULLING THE ENTIRE IT INDUSTRY TO A MORE SECURE POSITION. THEN YOU HAVE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GRAHAM LEACH BLILEY ACT HAVING TO DEAL WITH FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS. HIPPA AND HIGH-TECH REGULATORY COMPLIANCE MANDATES FOR THOSE IN THE HEALTHCARE SPACE. WE HAVE GAMING CARD IS NOW THAT’S NOT A GOVERNMENT MANDATE AT THAT POINT SEVERAL YEARS HAVE GONE BY THE INDUSTRIES MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES BEGAN TO WAKE UP AND SEE THEY NEED TO INTERNALLY ORGANICALLY GENERATE THEIR MANDATES AND OPPOSE THESE MANDATES ON THEMSELVES THAT’S WHAT PCI IS FOR MERCHANTS THOSE WHO ARE GOING TO PROCESS CREDIT CARDS. IDENTITY THEFT IS REAL AND CHAIR SCOTT HIT THE NAIL ON HUNDRED ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENS IS WE SEE THIS INDUSTRY STANDARD ONE YEAR BY IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION AND ONCE INFORMATION IS OUT THERE ON THE WEB; ONCE IT’S BEEN COMPROMISED VERY RARELY DOES YOUR FIRST MIDDLE LAST NAME OBVIOUSLY YOUR DATE OF BIRTH DOESN’T CHANGE IN YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY DOESN’T CHANGE. ONCE THE INFORMATION IS OUT THERE ONE YEAR OF IDENTITY THEFT; IS N OT SUFFICIENT. YOU ARE SUBJECT TO IDENTITY THEFT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. FIRST MIDDLE LAST NAME; DATE OF BIRTH; STREET ADDRESS; SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IS SOME OF THE PROTECTIVE INFORMATION THAT HER SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE HANDLING AND WHEN THERE ARE HUMAN ERRORS AND THE MISTAKES THAT SEND IT OUT THAT ARE 100% AVOIDABLE AND BECAUSE TRAINING IS AVAILABLE ONLINE; FREE BECAUSE THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS IN THE AMENDMENT IS ONLY EVERY OTHER YEAR BECAUSE SOME SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE ALREADY PROACTIVELY BEGUN TO PUT THEIR STAFF THROUGH THE TRAINING AND FOR OTHER REASONS; IT’S CRITICALLY IMPORTANT WE DON’T LET ANOTHER YEAR GO BY AND HAVE MORE FAMILIES SUBJECTED TO DATA BREACHES WHEN THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM TH IS POINT IF THIS WERE TO BE ADOPTED AND INTO LAW HAVE A YEAR AND HAVE TO PREPARE HOW THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE THEIR STAFF WHOSE TOUCHING PRIVATE INFORMATION TO ENSURE THEY HAVE A BASELINE UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO HANDLE THAT INFORMATION WITH ALL OF THE READILY AVAILABLE TOOLS AVAILABLE TO THEM. SO MEMBERS I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE THE WE JUST DON’T FALL ANOTHER UVM. VOTE TO GREEN; THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE SAUKE YOU HAVE THE FLOOR. I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RAMSEY REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI:: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AN D NUMBERS. REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO YOU AND I HAVE BEEN ON THIS JOURNEY FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND I SINCERELY-I EXPRESS THIS TO YOU IN PUBLIC BEFORE. I SINCERELY COMMUNICATE WITH YOU THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORK THAT YOU’RE DOING I DO THINK IT’S IMPORTANT. I THINK THERE’S VERY FEW OF US THAT DON’T THINK THAT THE DATA LAWS TO OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND TO OUR FAMILIES SHOULD BE EASILY AVAILABLE PEOPLE SHOULD BE MAKING MONEY OFF IT. THIS IS WHEN THE BIG ISSUES OF OUR TIME RIGHT NOW. SO I REALLY APPRECIATE THE MANY YEARS OF WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE ON THIS AND YOU HAVE BEEN VERY I THINK VERY GOOD ABOUT ENGAGING A NUMBER OF STAKEHOLDERS TO BE ABLE TO SHAPE I THINK VERY MATURE POLICY ISSUE. THE ISSUE HERE TODAY HOWEVER IS THAT-I’M REALLY GLAD THE CHAIR MOVED TO DIVIDE THE AMENDMENT BECAUSE IT ALLOWS US TO HAVE A ROBUST CONVERSATION ABOUT A NUMBER OF THINGS WITHOUT CROSSING THEM OVER AND SO ONE OF THE ISSUES QUITE FRANKLY IS THAT WHEN YOU’RE GONNA DO SOMETHING MASS IVE WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING BIG; IT’S GOING TO TAKE RESOURCES TO PULL THAT OFF. WE ARE TALKING IN THIS CASE ABOUT A RESOURCES AS REPRESENTATIVE MAHONEY SHARED I THINK QUITE ELOQUENTLY A FEW MINUTES AGO; RESOURCES THAT AND THUS WE ARE ADDING TO THE RESOURCE BASE IS GOING TO COME OUT OF OUR KIDS. IT’S GONNA COME OUT OF OUR TEACHERS. IT’S GONNA COME OUT OF ALL THE THINGS THAT WE STRUGGLE MIGHTILY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PROVIDE FOR THE PEOPLE’S RESOURCES TO PROPERLY FUND OUR SCHOOLS. YOU HAVE GOT A NUMBER OF BAND-AIDS THAT EXIST HERE AND THIS IS NOT TO ARGUE THAT THEY ARE NOT IMPORTANT IT’S NOT THE ARGUMENTS. BUT IT IS THE REALITY THAT THERE UNFUNDED MANDATES IN THIS LANGUAGE . WE ARE GOING TO HAVE NEW NOTICES YOUR GUMMY PERSPECTIVE BUT WHAT THOSE NOTICES OH ARE THE REQUIRE A LOT OF WORK ON THE PART AND IT’S GOOD WORK I GET IT BUT A LOT OF WORK FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TOGETHER THAT INFORMATION TOGETHER WE ARE GOING TO BE PROVIDING TRAINING CAN WE; MEANING SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO BE PROVIDING TRAINING TO EMPLOYEES AND TRAINING TO INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AS WELL. SO THERE’S A LOT OF WORK HERE THAT IS PROBABLY GOOD WORK AND NECESSARY WORK BUT WHAT I DON’T SEE IS AS I LOOK THROUGH THIS AMENDMENT AS I LOOK THROUGH THE REST OF THE BILL IS A WAY TO PROPERLY PAY FOR THAT WITHOUT REQUIRING SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO PULL IT FROM SOMETHING ELSE. THAT SOMETHING ELSE QUITE FRANKLY IS GOING TO BE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION; OPPORTUNITIES FOR KIDS. I DON’T WANT US TO GET INTO -AND I SUSPECT YOU DON’T EITHER REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO. I DON’T WANT US TO GET INTO A TAKE FROM ONE VERY IMPORTANT VITAL FUNCTION IN ORDER TO FUND ANOTHER BUT THEN THE SOLUTION IS WE HAVE TO FUND THIS. THESE ARE STATE MANDATES. THESE ARE NOT JUST FEDERAL EXPECTATIONS. WHICH WE CAN MAKE AN ARGUMENT FOR RESOURCES FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR FROM THE FEDERAL. THESE ARE STATE MANDATES WHICH MEANS IT’S OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE COVERED. SO; I’M GOING TO VOTE AGAINST YOUR AMENDMENT. DOMINIC ENCOURAGE MEMBERS TO DO THE SAME. THAT’S NOT SAYING REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO IS BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE I THINK YOU ARE DOING GOOD WORK HERE IT UNFORTUNATE; THERE’S A KEY PIECE THAT’S MISSING FROM THE AMENDMENT THAT IS THE PROPER RESOURCE IT WITHOUT PULLING AWAY FROM THE CLASSROOM FOR KIDS AND FROM TEACHERS.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: TO THE AUTHOR OF THE AMENDMENT REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO>>REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO: I APPRECIATE THOSE COMMON REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI. I APPRECIATE THE COMMENTS OF EVERYBODY CHAIR LOON AND I THINK THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL SO WITH THAT MR. CHAIR I WILL PULL THE AMENDMENT. I WILL WITHDRAW THE AMENDMENT BUT I APPRECIATE THE POSITIVE REMARKS AND I LOOK FORWARD CHAIR LOON CHAIR ERICKSON AND OTHERS ON THE COMMITTEE THAT THIS IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. IT ‘S A CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TOPIC. NEXT YEAR BEING THE FINANCE YEAR I’M HOPING THAT WE CAN -IT’LL JUST BE A FRACTION OF MONEY TO PROVIDE FREE ONLINE WEB-BASED TRAINING BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO THE CONVERSATION NEXT YEAR TO FUND THIS SO WE CAN BRING THIS INTO LAW. THANK YOU.>>HOUS E SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO WITHDRAWS THIS B- 89 AMENDMENT. THERE IS AN AMENDMENT AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: LUCERO MOVED THEM IN HOUSE FILE 4320 SECOND ENGROSSMENT AS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS. THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 81.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RIGHT REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO>>REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND THIS AMENDMENT IS ONE I HOPE AND PUTTING FORWARD WITH THE INTENTION OF WITHDRAWING IT’S GOING IN. BUT I WANT TO PUT THIS FOR BECAUSE THIS IS ANOTHER CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TOPIC. RELATED TO STUDENT DATA PRIVACY. WHAT THIS AMENDMENT SEEKS TO DO IS TWO THINGS. AUDIT TRAILS. AUDIT TRAILS IS SOMETHING THIS BODY HAS HAD A CONVERSATION ABOUT SEVERAL TIMES NOW IN THE LAST SEVERAL SESSIONS. WE’VE HAD A CONVERSATION IN THE CONTEXT OF AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE READERS. IN THE CONTEXT OF POLICE BODY CAMS CAMERAS AND SEVERAL OTHER WITH THIS CONTEXT IS HIS K-12 BUT THE QUESTION BECOMES WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO HAVE THE TOPIC OF CONVERSATION OF AUDIT TRAILS COMING UP? WHAT IS AN AUDIT TRAIL? WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? AN AUDIT TRAIL IS A HISTORY OF ACTIVITIES. WHEN DATA BREACHES OCCUR; THINK; WHAT IS THE VERY FIRST QUESTION THAT IS ASKED? WAS MY DATA IMPACTED? OR; IN THE MIND OF A PARENT; WAS MY STUDENTS DATA IMPACTED? THE ONLY WAY TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION IS IF AN AUDIT TRAIL EXISTS THAT LOGS A HISTORY OF THE ACCESSING PRIVATE INFORMATION. NOW WHEN IT COMES TO AN AUDIT TRAIL THERE’S FOUR THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT>>FOR SESSION DAILY UPDATE I AM CHRIS CARPENTER. THE HOUSE IS NOW IN RECESS AND IT IS EXPECTED TO COME BACK INTO SESSION LATER TODAY. WE WILL BRING YOU COVERAGE WHEN MEMBERS RETURN. EARLIER THIS WEEK HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER JOYCE PEPPIN INTRODUCE LEGISLATION IN A FIGHT AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT A CHANCE TO CHAT WITH HER ABOUT HOUSE FILE 4459 AND ALSO DISCUSS EFFORT TO ADDRESS WORKPLACE SAFETY AND RESPECT.>>REPRESENTATIVE PEPPIN: IT’S PRETTY SIMPLE BUT YET IT’S A HUGE SWEEPING CHANGE. ALL IT DOES IS A THE COURT TO NOT HAVE TO USE THE CURRENT STANDARD THEY BEEN USING THAT SAYS IF SOMEONE COMES FORWARD WITH THE CASE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT THAT THE CASE HAS TO MEET THIS VERY HIGH STANDARD OF SEVERE OR PERVASIVE IN ORDER FOR THEM TO SURVIVE PAST SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND GET BEFORE A JUDGE. OR A COURT.>>IS A BIPARTISAN PROPOSAL. IT WOULD MAKE MINNESOTA THE FIRST STATE TO ENACT SUCH A CLAUSE.>>>>REPRESENTATIVE PEPPIN: CORRECT? DO YOU THINK WE SIGNED INTO LAW THIS YEAR?>>REPRESENTATIVE PEPPIN: A MOVING FORWARD WITH IT IN-HOUSE. I’M HOPING IT GETS TO THE HOUSE FLOOR RELATIVELY SOON AND ALSO MAKING SOME PROGRESS IN THE SENATE SIDE. THEY DO NOT HAVE A SUBCOMMITTEE THERE’S WITH A LITTLE BIT MORENEWER INFORMATION FOR THEM BUT OF COURSE OF ALWAYS HOPEFUL MY LEGISLATION WILL BE SIGNED INTO LAW BUT WE SEE HOW IT PLAYS OUT. IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO>>OVER THE COMMENTS FROM THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON C+ WORK [INAUDIBLE] PEOPLE MANY OF AN APPOINTMENT I AM AN ATTORNEY BUT NOT AN EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY. THE FOLKS DESCRIBE SOME OF THE CASES WAS REALLY EYE-OPENING AND WHEN I HEARD ABOUT HOW IT REACHES SOME OF THESE CASES WERE WERE PEOPLE VICTIMS WERE NOT ABLE TO HAVE EVEN THEIR DAY IN COURT LET ALONE GETTING ANY JUSTICE; IT BECAME VERY CLEAR TO ME SOMETHING NEEDED TO CHANGE THAT’S THE STANDARD IS JUST WAY TOO HIGH FOR ANYBODY TO EVER BE ABLE TO PREVAIL ON A CLAIM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT COULD>>FINALLY HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE PROGRESS MADE THE SESSION BY THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON WORKPLACE SAFETY AND RESPECT AND WHAT YOU SEE WITH THE SUBCOMMITTEE IN THE FUTURE?>>REPRESENTATIVE PEPPIN: WELL WE MADE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF PROGRESS COULD THIS BILL COMING FORWARD AND AS YOU SAID WE NATION LEADING TO ADDITIONALLY WE MADE SOME CHANGES FOR OUR HOUSE POLICY SO MUCH STRONGER LANGUAGE IN OUR HOUSE WORKPLACE SAFETY HARASSMENT POLICY AND SO WE PASSED THAT IN RULES COMMITTEE YESTERDAY ADDITION GET WE CREATE AN ONGOING TASK FORCE OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS SWEEPING OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ENDS WHEN WE ADJOURN SINE DIE THE TASK FORCE WILL GO FORTH AND WERE DIRECTED UP TO ALL SORTS OF THINGS LIKE TAKE A SURVEY OF THE COMMUNITY ON THE ATMOSPHERE OF THIS NATURE AND THE LEGISLATIVE COMMUNITY. AN ANONYMOUS TIP LINE WILL BE A PHONE AND EMAIL AN ANONYMOUS EMAIL ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE WEBPAGE AND THEN WE ARE ASKING STUFF TO COME FORWARD WITH THE TRAINING SCHEDULE. WE MADE HUGE CHANGES BOTH IN THE HOUSE THERE ALREADY IN EFFECT AS OF YESTERDAY AND THEN A PROPOSAL TO COME FORWARD WHICH WE WILL SEE IF WE CAN GET THE PAST AS WELL.>>HOUSE MINORITY MELISSA HORTMAN IS A BILL COSPONSOR YESTERDAY SHE SHARED HER THOUGHTS ON THE PROGRESS MADE TO ADDRESS WORKPLACE SAFETYAND RESPECT AT THE HOUSE.>>REPRESENTATIVE HORTMAN: IF THE BILL BECOMES LAW WHAT SHOULD HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON WORKPLACES ACRO SS MINNESOTA BECAUSE WHAT IT WOULD SAY IS THAT PEOPLE’S BEHAVIOR IN THE WORKPLACE NEEDS TO IMPROVE TO A STANDARD THAT WOMEN SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXPECT>>YOU HAVE BEEN VOCAL BY YOUR DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE LACK OF PROGRESS IN THE LEGISLATURE HOW MUCH MORE DO YOU THINK OF BE DONE?>>REPRESENTATIVE HORTMAN: THERE’S THREE AREAS OF WORK WE REALLY NEED TO GET ON THE SESSION AND ONE WE NEED TO DEAL WITH HOUSE EMPLOYEES AND MEMBERS AND MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTAND THE POLICY THEY UNDERSTAND THE COMPLAINT MECHANISM AND THERE’S CONSEQUENCE NUMBER TWO; WE NEEDED TO LOOK AT THE WORKPLACES FOR ALL ACROSS MINNESOTA AND IF WE PASS THIS CHANGE INTO LAW THE MAJORITY LEADER HAS PROPOSED THAT WILL HELP THOSE WORKPLACES. NUMBER THREE; WE NEED TO LOOK AT HOW THE MEDIA AND LOBBYIST AND CONSTITUENTS ARE TREATED WHEN THEY’RE AT THE CAPITAL AND WHAT THEIR RECOURSES SO IF A MEMBER MISTREATS A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WHILE THEY’RE HERE AT T HE CAPITAL THAT PERSON SHOULD HAVE AN INDEPENDENT OUTSIDE REVIEW OF THE MEMBERS CONDUCT.. WE HAVE NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM TO BOTH OF THE RESIGNATIONS CAME FROM THAT THIRD SET OF CASES AND WE HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING TO ADDRESS THOSE.>>WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON HOUSE RESOLUTION THAT WOULD CREATE THE INTERIM TASK FORCE ON REPLAY SAFETY AND RESPECT AND I GUESS WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN GENERAL; ON THE WORK THAT WAS ACCOMPLISHED BY THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON WORKPLACE SAFETY AND RESPECT THE SESSION SO FAR?>>REPRESENTATIVE HORTMAN: IT’S A NICE START BUT WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAYS TO GO. IT’S VERY NICE TO PROPOSE A BILL. IT’S MEANINGFUL TO HAVE A BILL BECOME LAW. SO WE NEED TO MOVE PAST THE STAGE OF [INAUDIBLE] AND INTO THE STAGE OF ACTION SO THE PROOF WILL BE IN THE PUTTING IN A VERY HOPEFUL THAT GIVEN THIS IS A MAJORITY LEADER PROPOSING THIS LEGISLATION IT WILL MAKE PAST THE FINISH LUNCH AND>>WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES FROM WHERE WE GO FROM HERE?>>REPRESENTATIVE HORTMAN: YOU KNOW I WORKED VERY HARD F OR YOU TO NOT TO BE A PARTISAN ISSUE COULD AT TIMES I’VE BEEN VERY FRUSTRATED THE SLOW MOVEMENT BY REPUBLICAN LEADERS BUT I REALLY KEPT AT THE ATTITUDE THAT WE HAVE TO DO THIS TOGETHER. IT CAN BE PARTISAN IN ORDER FOR TO BE SUCCESSFUL. I AM SATISFIED THAT THE MAJORITY LEADER AND I HAVE A GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP FOR THE WORK THAT WE HAVE GOT DONE SO FAR WE STILL HAVE MORE WORK TO DO.>>MOUSE CIVIL LAW AND DATA PRACTICES POLICY COMMITTEE IS SCHEDULED TO ADDRESS THE BILL WHEN I MEET LATER TODAY. WE PLAN TO PROVIDE COVERAGE OF THE MEETING ON OUR HT V –TWO CHANNEL WHICH COULD FIND ON HOUSE WEBSITE AT WWW.MNHOUSE/SESSIONDAILY WE NOW GO BACK TO THE HOUSE CHAMBERED FOR THE CONTINUATION OF TODAY’S HOUSE FLOOR SESSION.>>>>PLEASE; STAND BY.>>>>>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THE HOUSE WILL COME TO ORDER. CALENDER FOR THE DAY. THE FIRST BILL ON THE CALENDER FOR THE DAY IS FIRST BILL FOR THE CALENDAR ON THE DATE IS HOUSE FILE 2908. THE CLERK REPORT THE BILL. SPEAKER HOUSE FILE 2908 NUMBER TWO ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE DAY AND ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM DAKOTA REPRESENTATIVE WILLS TO INTRODUCE HER BILL.>>REPRESENTATIVE WILLS: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS. HOUSE FILE 2908 IS A BILL THAT WILL MEMORIALIZE THE HIGHWAY 52 BRIDGE OVER COUNTY ROAD 42 IN ROSEMOUNT AT THE DENNIS A GROSS MEMORIAL BRIDGE. WAN T TO TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT AB OUT DENNIS. DENNIS ARTHUR GROWTH WAS BORN ON JANUARY 21; 1947 JANUARY 21; 1940 72 HENRY AND ALICE GROFF ON THE FAMILY FARM IN ROSEMONT MINNESOTA. DENNIS WAS BAPTIZED AND CONFIRMED AT ST. JOHN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN ROSEMOUNT WHERE HE WAS ACTIVELY INVOLVED ESPECIALLY IN THE YOUTH GROUP KNOWN AS [INAUDIBLE] LEE COULD DENNIS WAS ACTIVE IN FSA WHICH MANY OF YOU KNOW IS THE FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA IT WAS A MANAGER FOR THE BASKETBALL TEAM AND PLAYED BASEBALL. HE LOVED TO PLAY BALL. AND WAS OFTEN ONE OF THE FIRST IN HIS LARGE FAMILY OF COUSINS TO ORGANIZE A SOFTBALL GAME WHENEVER THE WHOLE FAMILY GOT TOGETHER FOR AN OCCASION SUCH AS THE CONFIRMATION FOR GRADUATION PARTY. AS PART OF THE WATER LEAK HE HELPED ORGANIZE BASQUE BALLGAMES A SOFTBALL GAME WITH OTHER CHURCH GROUPS IN THE AREA. ANOTHER OF DENNIS’S LOVES IS FLYING. H IS UNCLE BUT AT A SMALL PRIVATE PLANE AND WOULD OFTEN TAKE DENNIS AND HIS BROTHER UP FOR RIDES IN THE PLANE. DENNIS KNEW THAT HE WOULD SOON BE DRAFTED SO WE CHECK THINGS OUT AND FOUND OUT THAT IF HE ENLISTED HE WOULD BECOME A HELICOPTER PILOT. DENNIS GRADUATED FROM ROSEMONT HIGH SCHOOL IN 1965. BASED ON NOTES IN HIS YEARBOOK FROM TEACHERS AND FRIENDS THEY REFERRED TO HIM AS A SWELL KID AND A GREAT FRIEND. THERE ARE ALSO REFERENCES TO HIS BIG HEARTEDNESS AND HIS SENSE OF HUMOR. DENNIS ATTENDED ONE YEAR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AFTER HE GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL BUT IT REALLY WASN’T FOR HIM. HE WANTED TO FARM. SO WE WORKED OUT A DEAL WITH HIS DAD SO THAT HE COULD BASICALLY TAKE OVER THE FARM WITH THE MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES BEING OF MANAGING THE MILK COWS. BUT HIS DREAM AFFIRMING WAS SHORT-LIVED BECAUSE THE DRAFT OCCURRED DURING THE VIETNAM CONFLICT RIGHT AS HE WAS STARTING TO FORM. ON THE BRIGHT SIDE; IT GAVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO FLY. HE WANTED TO FLY AS A DUSTUP PILOT HOPE WAS FELLOW [INAUDIBLE]. SO DENNIS JOINED THE ARMY IN 1967 BECAME A DUST OFF PILOT. PICKING UP WOUNDED SOLDIERS AND FIND THEM TO THE NEAREST MEDICAL FACILITY . IF YOU DO NOT KNOW; A DUST OFF CREW CONSISTED OF FOUR PEOPLE AND TWO PILOTS; A MEDICAMENT AND A CREW CHIEF. USUALLY ONE PILOT TO FLY THE HELICOPTER WHILE THE OTHER ACTED AS THE AIRCRAFT COMMANDER. THEN COME ON THAT FATEFUL DAY ON OCTOBER 19; 1968 HE WAS THE FIRST TO VOLUNTEER IN THOSE EARLY MORNING HOURS TO GO AND PICK UP A WOUNDED SOLDIER AND SAFELY MEDEVAC HIM TO THE NEAREST MEDICAL FACILITY. DENNIS AND HIS CREW DIED SHORTLY AFTER DROPPING OFF THE WOUNDED SOLDIER WHEN HIS HELICOPTER WENT DOWN IN UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES NEAR [INAUDIBLE] VIETNAM. HE WAS ONLY 21 YEARS OLD. DENNIS’S STORY WOULD NOT BE COMPLETE I F I DID NOT MENTION HIS DOG AND HIS DOG’S NAME WAS LASSIE. T HE FAMILY THINKS THAT SHE WAS A BORDER COLLIE THAT HAD THE COLORING OF AN IRISH SETTER. THE STORY IS THAT THEY FOUND LASSIE ALONG THE ROAD AN D PICKED HER UP WHEN DENNIS WAS VERY YOUNG. THE TWO WERE NEARLY INSEPARABLE. DENNIS LOVED THAT DOG MORE THAN ANYTHING. THE FAMILY HAD HEARD DENNIS SAY THAT WHEN LASSIE DIED SO WHAT HE AND IN FACT; LASSIE DID DIE ABOUT ONE MONTH BEFORE DENNIS DID BECAUSE OF THE BOND THEY HAD THE FAMILY HAD DECIDED NOT TO TELL DENNIS BUT IN FACT; SHE DID DIE SHORTLY BEFORE HE DID. EARLIER THIS SESSION DENNIS’S BROTHER; JERRY; REACH OUT TO MY OFFICE AND REQUESTED THAT WE DEDICATE HIGHWAY 52 BRIDGE GOING OVER COUNTY ROAD 42 IN ROSEMONT AND DENNIS’S MEMORY. DENNIS IS BURIED AT ST. JOHN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH CEMETERY WHICH IS ABOUT 1 MILE WEST OF WHERE THAT BRIDGE IS LOCATED. DENNIS AND JERRY AND HER BROTHER WAYNE GREW UP IN RURAL ROSEMONT AND WAYNE’S SON DENNIS’S NEPHEW; LIVES IS ROSEMONT AND STILL FARMS THE FAMILY FARM. I WANT TO INTRODUCE TO YOU THE FAMILY WHO IS HERE TODAY IN THE GALLERY . WE HAVE SEVERAL FAMILY MEMBERS. TOO MANY TO MENTION AND THEN SO GRATEFUL THEY ARE HERE TODAY AND HONORING DENNIS AS WE PRESENT THIS BILL ON THE FLOOR. THIS IS ESPECIALLY SIGNIFICANT TO MEMORIALIZE THIS BRIDGE THIS YEAR BECAUSE ON THIS BRIDGE THIS YEAR BECAUSE ON OCTOBER 19; 2018 IT WILL BE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DENNIS’S DEATH. SO; MEMBERS; YOU HAVE SEEN THE HANDOUT PASSED OUT TODAY WITH A PICTURE OF DENNIS AND DENNIS IS HERE IN FRONT OF THE HELICOPTER HE LOVED FLYING. HE HAD A BIG HEART. HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR OUR COUNTRY. SO I ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT TODAY ON HOUSE FILE 2908 TO MEMORIALIZE THE HIGHWAY 52 BRIDGE IN HONOR OF DENNIS A GROWTH. THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER DAUDT: THERE ARE NO AMENDMENTS AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL GIVE THE BILL ITS THIRD READING.>>CHIEF CLERK: THIRD READING HOUSE FILE 2908>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THIRD READING>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE; THE CLERK WILL TAKE THE ROLL ON THE BILL.>>>>[ROLL CALL VOTE]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: MORAN VOTES AYE.THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. THERE BEEN 126 AYE AND ZERO NAYS THE BILL IS PASSED AND TITLE AGREED TO.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER:>>[APPLAUSE]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: NEXT BILL ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE DAY IS SENATE FILE 2484. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE BILL.>>CHIEF CLERK: SENATE FILE NUMBER 2484 NUMBER THREE ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE DAY AND ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM HENNEPIN REPRESENTATIVE HERTAUS TO INTRODUCES BILL.>>REPRESENTATIVE HERTAUS: GOOD AFTERNOON MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS. THANK YOU. HOUSE FILE 2739 IS A BILL WHICH MEMORIALIZES THE SECTION OF HIGHWAY US 12 WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF WAYZATA MEMBERS; LAST MEMBERS; LAST SEPTEMBER 8; 2017 WAYZATA RECEIVED THE REPORT OF DEBRIS ON THE HIGHWAY IN WAYZATA OFFICER BILL MATTHEWS WAS DISPATCHED TO THE SCENE. NO W HE WAS PERFORMING ONE OF THE FOUR 4E’S OF ROA D SITTING MANY OF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT IS BUT IT IS; BASICALLY; WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING WITH AT ON HIGHWAY 12 FOR A FEW YEARS IT’S A PROGRAM OF EDUCATION; ENFORCEMENT; ENGINEERING; AND EMERGENCY CARE. IN HIS SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY HE ROUTINELY PERFORMS THREE OF THREE OF THOSE 4° AND WHILE PROVIDING THE FOURTH E WHICH IS PROVIDING EMERGENCY CARE TO OTHERS WHO USED THE ROAD HE WAS REMOVING THE DEBRIS AND WHILE MAKING A ROADWAY SAFER FOR OTHERS; OFC. MATTHEW STRUCK BY A COCAINE ADDICT AND DISTRACTED DRIVER WITH A REVOKED LICENSE. IN THE SHORT TIME LATER AS A RESULT OF THOSE INJURIES HE DIED.. MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS; I HAVE BEEN GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK THAT WE HAVE DONE ON US HIGHWAY 12 AND WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS WITH REGARDS TO MAKING THIS STRETCH OF ROADWAY EVEN SAFER. THE SERVICE OF OFFICER BILL MATTHEWS AND THE ALTERNA ULTIMATE SACRIF THAT BOTH HE AND HIS FAMILY HAVE GIVEN ALSO HELPS TO CONTINUE THE 4E CAMPAIGN THAT BEEN THE EDUCATION COMPONENT OF THE ROAD SAFETY. THE COST OF SIGNING THIS A TICKLER STRETCH OF US HIGHWAY 12 ARE BEING PAID FOR BY THE MINNESOTA FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE OFFICERS. MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS; OFC. MATTHEWS WIFE SHAWN AND THEIR SON WYATT HAD PLAN ON BEING HERE BUT THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT RECENTLY EMOTIONALLY IT WAS JUST TOO DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO BE HERE BUT I WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WAYZATA POLICE CHIEF;; MIKE GRISWOLD; WAYZATA MAYOR KEN WILCOX; THE CITY MANAGER JEFFREY DALL; AND MR. MATTHEW HAGAN AND HIS DAUGHTER ALLIE ARE UP IN THE BALCONY AND HE IS PRESENT PRESIDENT OF THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE. SO I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOU STAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE HERE ON BEHALF OF YOUR COHORT AND FRIEND OFFICER BILL MATTHEWS. [APPLAUSE]. MEMBERS; AGAIN; I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR PAST SUPPORT IN FUNDING PART OF THE ENGINEERING COMPONENTS OF OF THE 4E’S LAST YEAR TO IMPROVE SOME OF THE PROBLEM AREAS OF WHAT HAS BECOME THE WORST AND DEADLIEST STRETCH OF HIGHWAY IN THE METRO AREA SO WITH THAT MEMBERS; I THINK YOU AND I ASK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT WITH AN ENTIRELY GREEN BOARD AND I WOULD REMAIN FOR ANY QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE ANY.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: MEMBERS THERE’S NO AMENDMENTS AT THE DESK AND THE CLERK WILL GIVE THE BILL ITS THIRD READING>>CHIEF CLERK: THIRD READING SENATE FILE 2484>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THIRD READING>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION TO SENATE FILE 2484? REPRESENTATIVE NEWBERGER>>REPRESENTATIVE NEWBERGER: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER. MEMBERS I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS BILL. OFC. MATTHEWS WITH SOMEONE I HAD WORKED THE STREET WITH. HE WAS A FINE OFFICER HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. I URGE THAT YOU VOTE YES ON THIS BILL. THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE; THE CLERK WILL TAKE THE ROLL ON THE BILL.>>>>[ROLL CALL VOTE]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.THERE BEEN 126 NAYS N0 NAYS THE BILL IS PASSED THE BILL IS PASSED AND ITS TITLE AGREED TO.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE HERTAUS FOR WHAT PURPOSE THE RISE?>>REPRESENTATIVE HERTAUS: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE. THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS. I WOULD LIKE A MOMENT OF SILENCE; PLEASE; FOR OFC. MATTHEWS; FOR VETERAN DENNIS GROWTH AND ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO SERVE IN PUBLIC SAFETY AND COME TO OUR NEED WHEN WE ARE MOST IN NEED.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: MEMBERS; PLEASE RISE FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THOSE WHO A PHONE IN OUR SERVICE.>>>>[MOMENT OF SILLENCE]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: NEXT BILL ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE DATE IS HOUSE FILE 4328. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE BILL. SPEAKER HOUSE FILE 3043 28 NUMBER ONE ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE DAY AND ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION SECOND ENGROSSMENT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM HENNEPIN REPRESENTATIVE LOON TO INTRODUCE HER BILL.>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: THANK YOU; MEMBERS. MR. SPEAKER. HOUSE FILE 4328 IS THE EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY OMNIBUS BILL. REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON WILL BE SPEAKING MORE SPECIFICALLY TO SOME OF THE POLICY PROVISIONS INCORPORATED FROM HER>>REPRESENTATIVE WEST: BUILT LATER SO I’M GOING TO FOCUS PRIMARILY ON THE MONEY THAT IS IN THIS THE FINANCE PORTION AND HOW WE’VE INVESTED IT. SO HOUSE FILE 4328 SPENDS AN ADDITIONAL $30.2 MILLION FOR FISCAL YEAR 19 AND THAT INCLUDES $28.5 MILLION FOR STUDENT SAFETY AND SCHOOL SECURITY. I DID A QUICK CALCULATION SO 94% OF THE MONEY IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL YEAR 19 IS ALL FOR SCHOOL SAFETY AND A BROAD UMBRELLA AND I WILL COME BACK TO THAT IN A MINUTES. THERE IS $27.5 MILLION ONGOING FOR THAT PARTICULAR PURPOSE AS WELL. THEN WE’RE GOING TO INCLUDE CHARTER SCHOOLS AND COOPERATIVES WHICH HAVE NOT RECEIVED AN Y MONEY SPECIFICALLY FOR SCHOOL SAFETY IN THE PAST. I WANT TO THANK VERY MUCH THE GOVERNOR AND THE COMMISSIONER FOR THEIR ENGAGEMENT WITH US IN THE PROCESS OF CRAFTING TH IS BILL. OFFERING THEIR SUGGESTIONS. I THINK WE TOOK ALL OF THE BEST IDEAS PRESENTED FROM MANY SOURCES TO COME UP WITH THIS PACKAGE AND THE SCHOOL SAFETY PACKAGE IS ROBUST AND IT’S ONE THAT’S BEEN A GOOD PROCESS IN TERMS OF HEARING HEARING IDEAS AND DEVELOPING COMMON GROUND. SO I WANT TO GIVE A 10 A THANKS TO THE GOVERNOR COMMISSIONER AND TO THE MANY MEMBERS WHO CONTRIBUTED TOWARD THIS EFFORT. SO SPECIFICALLY IN THE AREA OF SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY 20.2 MILLION IS FOR THE SAFE SCHOOLS REVENUE PROGRAM. RIGHT NOW IT IS REFERRED TO AS SAFE SCHOOLS LEVY. WE A RE CONVERTING THAT TO REVENUE BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SOME EQUALIZATION IN THIS PROGRAM WHICH WE HAVE NOT HAD BEFORE. IT’S AL L BORNE BY LOCAL TAXPAYERS AND WE WILL HAVE THE STATE SHARE IN THIS. I WANT TO THANK REPRESENTATIVE HALEY AND REPRESENTATIVE WILLS ALSO HAD A PROPOSAL AND TO INCREASE OF THIS FUNDING AND AGAIN WE BORROWED A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE GOVERNOR AND FROM REPRESENTATIVE MARQUART EXPRESSED IN COMMITTEE THAT WE OUGHT TO HAVE AT LEAST A MINIMUM OR FLOOR FOR SMALL SCHOOLS. SCHOOLS WITH VERY LOW STUDENT POPULATIONS. BECAUSE THIS MONEY STREAM GOES TO SCHOOLS ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF PUPILS IN THEIR BUILDING SOME OF THEM MAY NOT GET VERY MUCH AT LEAST ON UP TO ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING TO ENHANCE THEIR SAFETY. SO WE ARE MAKING SURE THAT EVERY DISTRICT IS GOING TO GET AT LEAST $30;000 AND I THINK THAT’S AN EXCELLENT SUGGESTIONAND WE ARE GLAD TO INCORPORATE THAT IN THE BILL. $5 MILLION FOR SCHOOL LINK ED MENTAL HEALTH GRANT AGAIN THIS IS AN INCREASE FROM WHAT WE ARE CURRENTLY FUNDING IN ONGOING OF THIS WE PERMANENT AS WELL. THIS IS VERY STRONGLY BIPARTISAN WE SUPPORTED WE HEARD BILLS FROM REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE AND REPRESENTATIVE BACKER IN THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE ON THIS THE GOVERNOR AGAIN ALSO INCLUDED A SIMILAR AMOUNT IN HIS SCHOOL SAFETY PACKAGE. $2 MILLION FOR PHYSICAL SAFETY AUDITS THAT SCHOOLS MAY WANT TO DO TO SECURE A SYSTEM FOR AND THIS IS AN IDEA FROM REPRESENTATIVE JESSUP AND REPRESENTATIVE CHRISTIANSEN. $400;000 FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER TRAINING REPRESENTATIVE WILLS AND DAVNIE WORK TOGETHER ON THIS AND ANOTHER EXCELLENT SUGGESTION PROVIDING TRAINING FOR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS. $300;000 FOR SCHOOL THREAT ASSESSMENT TRAINING THIS IS REPRESENTATIVE FRANKE PROPOSAL BUT ALSO INFORMMED BY RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE GOVERNOR IN HIS PROPOSAL. REPRESENTATIVE ANSELMO HAS BEEN VERY ACTIVE IN SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING AS YOU MAY RECALL A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WE REQUIRED TEACHERS AS PART OF THEIR CONTINUING EDUCATION TO GET TRAINING ON SUICIDE PREVENTION SO THEY COULD HELP STUDENTS WHO MAY BE STRUGGLING WITH THIS BUT WE ARE NOW PROVIDING MONEY TO PURCHASE THAT TRAINING TO MAKE A TRAINING AVAILABLE TO SCHOOLS AT NO COST TO SO THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE ANSELMO. REPRESENTATIVE KUNESH-PODEIN ARTIST THE INCLUSION OF JAKE’S LAW WHICH WE AR E REALLY PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO INCLUDE AND I BELIEVE THE FAMILY IS HERE TODAY SHE MAY TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE BUT VER Y COMPELLING TESTIMONY IN THE COMMITTEE OF A SAD DEATH DUE TO OPIOID ADDICTION AND SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE OFFERING SCHOOLS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK WITH THEIR STUDENTS ABOUT OPIOIDS AND THE MISUSE OF DRUGS AND TO MAKE SURE THAT WE TRY TO PREVENT ANY MORE TRAGEDY AMONG OUR YOUNG PEOPLE DUE TO THAT. SO THE STUDENT SAFETY AND SCHOOL SECURITY SECTIONS ARE ALL IN ARTICLE 2 OF THE BILL. AGAIN; WE HAVE TAKEN MULTIPLE OPTIONS TO PROVIDE DIFFERENT FUNDING RESOURCES AND ALSO FLEXIBILITY FOR SCHOOLS. BECAUSE WHAT MAY BE NEEDED TO ENHANCE SCHOOL SAFETY IN THE CLIMATE FOR STUDENTS AT EDEN PRAIRIE MAY BE VERY DIFFERENT THAN ELY OR ST. CLOUD OR ANOTHER DISTRICT. SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE OFFERING SCHOOLS THE LOCAL CONTROL TO ADDRESS THE THINGS THEY THINK IS MOST IMPORTANT AND ALSO IN RESPONSE TO WHAT THEIR COMMUNITY EXPECTS WITH REGARDS TO SCHOOL SAFETY. AS I MENTIONED; THE LEVY SAFE SCHOOLS LEVY; IS BEING CONVERTED TO SAFE SCHOOLS REVENUE SO IT’S GOING TO BE AN ADDITIONAL $18 PER STUDENT RIGHT NOW; IT IS 36 SO IT WILL GO UP TO $18 AND CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO GET $18 PER PUPIL. RIGHT NOW THEY DON’T GET ANYTHING FOR SAFE SCHOOLS. MR. [INAUDIBLE] IS GONNA GUARANTEE A MINIMUM OF 30;000 AS I MENTIONED COOPERATIVES AGO TO GIVE $7.50 PER PUPIL ACCORDING-FOR EACH OF THE MEMBER DISTRICTS THAT THE Y SERVICE. INTERMEDIATES WILL RECEIVE $50 PER PUPIL . RIGHT NOW IN LOCAL LEVY AND WE ARE GOING TO GIVE THEM A ONE-TIME BUMP OF $6.50 PER PUPIL. THAT’S TW O SINGLE OUT THE INTERMEDIATE WE HAVE PROVIDED THEM SOME FUNDING WE HAVEN’T DONE FOR OTHER SCHOOLS IN THE LAST COUPLE OF BUDGE T CYCLES FOR TRAINING OTHER STAFF AND ALSO SOME ADDITIONAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES. SO IN ORDER TO TRY TO BEAT OUR TARGETS ON THAT THAT WAS THE REASON FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE THERE. THE EXISTING $36 PER PUPIL WILL NOW BE EQUALIZED AND WHAT THAT MEANS FOR FOLKS WHO ARE NOT SPEAKING STEEPED IN THE DETAILS OF SCHOOL FINANCE THAT MEANS THAT IF YOU’RE IN A DISTRICT THAT IS RELATIVELY PROPERTY POOR AND NOT AS PROPERTY PACKED WEALTHY AS OTHER DISTRICTS THE STATE IS GOING TO PICK UP SOME OF THE COST OF THE CURRENT $36. FINALLY; THE LONG-TERM FACILITIES MAINTENANCE PROGRAM THAT ALL SCHOOLS HAVE WE ARE GOING TO GIVE SOME FLEXIBILITY WITH THOSE FUNDS. SCHOOLS WANT TO ADJUST THEIR PLANS AND USE SOME OF THOSE RESOURCES FOR SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS THEY WILL BE ABLE TO DO THAT. THAT WILL BE AN AUTHORIZED USE WITHOUT EXISTING REVENUE STREAM. SO THAT’S THE SCHOOL SAFETY PACKAGE BUT AGAIN; IT IS ROBUST. IT HAS GOT HIGH MARKS IN PRAISE FROM THE COMMISSIONER AND FROM OTHERS AND AGAIN I WANT TO THANK SO MUCH ALL OF THE MEMBERS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THAT. THERE’S A FEW OTHER SPENDING ITEMS IN THE BILL BUT TOO MANY BUT IF YOU I WILL VERY QUICKLY GO O VER THEM. MONTICELLO HAS HAD A GLITCH WITH THEIR SPECIAL ED FUNDING WHEN THE FORMULA WAS CHANGED BUT IT SORT OF A MISCALCULATION THAT’S LED TO A SHORTFALL OF 1.6 MILLION WHICH IS REALLY DIFFICULT ISSUE FOR THEM SO WE WILL ADDRESS THAT IN THE BILL. REPRESENTATIVE KNOBLACH HAS BEEN TALKING TO US ABOUT-AND WE HEARD IN COMMITTEE THE EXPLOSION OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS IN THE ST. CLOUD DISTRICT AND SO WERE GOING TO AUTHORIZE A PILOT SO THEY CAN TRY BASICALLY SPECIAL SUMMER LANGUAGE ACADEMIES FOR THEIR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND HOPING THAT WILL SHOW GOOD RESULTS OF SOMETHING WE CAN EMULATE IN OTHER DISTRICTS AS WELL. REPRESENTATIVE JESSUP PRESENTED A BILL AND IT’S VERY GREAT TESTIMONY IN THE COMMITTEE FROM THE PEOPLE AT MOUNDS VIEW OF THE MOUNDS VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT HAVE REALLY BEEN WORKING HARD ON GETTING SO MANY OF THEIR STUDENTS INTO CLASSES THAT ARE PROVIDING COLLEGE CREDIT AS WELL AS THEIR HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT WE CALL IT CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT BUT AS YOU MAY KNOW THE HIGHER LEARNING COMMISSION IS REQUIRING THAT OUR TEACHERS THAT TEACH CLASSES MUST HAV E CREDITS TOWARDS THEIR MASTERS DEGREE IN THOSE AREAS AND THIS IS EXPENSIVE FOR OUR TEACHERS SO $250;000 FOR THEM TO GET THAT TRAINING AND THAT REQUIRED CRITERIA TO CONTINUE IN OFFERING THESE CLASP IT REPRESENTATIVE BENNETT AND PRESENTED A VERY INNOVATIVE IDEA . A LOT OF STUDENT TAKING A SATURDAY MORNING WELL-BEING CLASS AND SOME OF VOCATIONAL ENRICHMENT IN THE AREA THAT SHE REPRESENTS OR ACTUALLY IF HE GETS AND FAIRMONT. A NEIGHBORING DISTRICT. SO WE ARE GOING TO TRY A VOCATIONAL ENRICHMENT STREAM OF MONEY; $250;000 FOR THAT PILOT GOOD REPRESENTATIVE LEAVE SOME OF HIS CONSTITUENTS AND PEOPLE IN THE ST. PAUL SCHOOLS WERE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT AN AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM CALLED MIND BOUNDARY THEY’RE DOING GR EAT WORK WORKING ON SCIENCE AND OTHER AFTERSCHOOL ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES SO THE STUDENTS OF ST. PAUL SCHOOLS. THEY HAD SOME OTHER FOUNDATION FUNDING THAT IS DRIED UP SO WE LIKE TO CONTINUE AND SO $200;000 FOR THE REPRESENTATIVE NASH PSEO PILOT TO REALLY PARTNER THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND HIGHER EDUCATION TECHNICAL SCHOOLS AND ARE HIGH SCHOOLS ALTOGETHER TO AGAIN; PROVIDE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT COLLEGE AND CAREER PATHS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND HOPEFULLY LEADING TO VER Y MEANINGFUL CAREERS IN AREAS WHERE WE NEED THEM TO BE BE EMPLOYED REPRESENTATIVE LAYMAN $50;000 TO THE GRAND RAPIDS CHILDREN MUSEUM. WE FUND SEVERAL CHILDREN’S MUSEUMS IN OUR BILL AND SO WE ARE ADDING SOME MONEY FOR GRAND RAPIDS WHICH ARE NOT RECEIVED IT BEFORE. THEN; A NEW SPECIAL EDUCATION EQUITY AID PROGRAM THAT WILL BEGIN IN FISCAL YEAR 2022 AND SO WE WILL HAVE TIME FOR THE SPECIAL EDUCATION WORKING GROUP BU T AS ALSO PART OF THIS BILL TO DO THEIR WORK BUT REPRESENTATIVE KNOBLACH AND WITH HELP FROM REPRESENTATIVE MARQUART SUGGESTED WE SHOULD PUT FUNDING IN FOR THIS SPECIAL EDUCATION EQUITY AID AND IT HAS TO DO WITH ESTABLISHING A REGIONAL AVERAGE IN SCHOOLS THAT ARE HAVING HIGHER THAN THE REGIONAL AVERAGE AMOUNT OF CROSS SUBSIDY SO SPENDING A LOT MORE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR THE STUDENTS THEY HAVE AND PROBABLY A HIGHER POPULATION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS THAN OTHERS WOULD RECEIVE SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO $20 MILLION FOR THAT BEGINNING IN FISCAL YEAR 22. WE ALSO CREATE A TEMPORARY EVERY GRANT PROGRAM TO REDIRECT SOME UNSPENT FUNDS FROM THE REGIONAL LIBRARY TELECOMMUNICATIONS AID AND WE PUT THAT BACK INTO A LIBRARY SYSTEM TO WE THINK IT SHOULD STAY THERE BUT ENCOURAGE IT TO BE USED FOR SOME INNOVATIVE BROADBAND PROGRAMS. SO THESE LIBRARIES CAN PURCHASE SOME EQUIPMENT;; MAYBE HOTSPOTS THAT CAN BE CHECKED OUT COULD IF PEOPLE WANT TO BE ABLE TO MAYBE USE THEIR INTERNET AT HOME BUT DIDN’T HAVE ACCESS TO IT AND THINGS LIKE THAT. VERY BRIEFLY; THE ONLY POLICY THING I WILL TOUCH ON I WILL LEAVE THAT YOU REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON’S ARTICLE FOR MS BECAUSE I OFFERED THAT PARTICULAR BILL IT HAS TO DO WITH THE TEACHER CODE OF CONDUCT THAT WAS HEARD IN OUR COMMITTEE AND SEVERAL OTHER COMMITTEES AS WELL. SO WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS TAKEN THE TEACHER CODE OF CONDUCT WHICH WAS IN RULES AND WERE PUTTING THAT ACTUALLY INTO STATUTE AND ADDING A PROVISION MAKING IT VERY CLEAR THAT IT’S NOT APPROPRIATE FOR A TEACHER TO HAVE SEXUAL CONTACT WITH A STUDENT. EVEN IF THAT STUDENT IS 18 YEARS OF AGE THAT IS JUST NEVER APPROPRIATE SO THIS MAKES IT VERY CLEAR THAT WE ARE STRENGTHENING THE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND STUDIES AND THEY WILL INCLUDE STAYS OF ADJUDICATION FOR A OFFEN SE THAT WOULD BE A PREDATORY OFFENSE AND MAKING IT ABSOLUTELY CLEAR THAT THE LICENSING ENTITY; THAT LICENSE OUR TEACHERS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS; ARE MANDATORY REPORTERS COULD SO THAT IS ALL BUT INCORPORATED INTO WHAT IS AN ARTICLE 4. I WANT TO THANK — THE WERE SEVERAL MEMBERS THAT INTRODUCE SORT OF PIECES OR ELEMENTS OF THIS IN REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE AND REPRESENTATIVE SMITH HAD BOTH BEEN TO THOSE MEMBERS WHO INTRODUCED SORT OF SIMILAR PARTS TO THAT SO WITH THAT; THERE MAY BE SOME PROVISIONS IN THE BILL THAT MEMBERS STILL HAVE A LITTLE HEARTBURN OVER THE OR DISAGREEMENT. WE HAVE MADE SOME CHANGES AS THE BILL HAS MOVED TO THE PROSECUTOR I’VE HEARD SOME AUTHORS AMENDMENT IN EDUCATION COMMITTEE. I THINK THAT HAS HELPED WITH SOME OF THOSE AREAS OF DISAGREEMENT AND WE WILL HAVE A COUPLE MORE HERE ON THE FLOOR TODAY BUT I THINK WE ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH A BILL THAT I HOPE WILL BE VERY STRONGLY IN BIPARTISAN LISA BOARD I THINK IT’S DESERVING OF THAT. AGAIN I WANT TO THANK VERY MUCH THE MEMBERS SERVE ON THE EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE AND ON THE EDUCATION POLICY AND INNOVATION COMMITTEES ALL OF YOU HAVE MADE EXCELLENT CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS BILL AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DEBATE AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM MILLE LACS REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS. I; TOO; WANT TO THANK MEMBERS WHO SERVE ON BOTH FINANCE AND INNOVATION POLICY FOR THEIR GOOD WORK THIS SESSION. FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS AND FOR THEIR CONSTANT INPUT ON VARIOUS ISSUES. AND TO THANK HER EDUCATION PARTNERS FROM SOME ARE SITTING IN THE GALLERY WHO OF CONSTANT CONTACT WITH BOTH REPRESENTATIVE LOON AND ME AND OUR STAFF AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR INPUT WE ALSO WANT TO THANK AS REPRESENTATIVE LOON DID; COMMISSIONER CASELLIUS AND I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK HER STAFF WORKED SO HARD ON ESSA AND IS PROCEEDED TO WORK DILIGENTLY ON EMBEDDING ESSA INTO THE WORLD’S BEST WORKFORCE SO MEMBERS THE POLICY SECTIONS OF HOUSE FILE 4328 CONTINUE OUR EFFORTS TO PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS WHILE PROVIDING FOR THEIR SAFETY FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND FOR TRANSPARENCY. THE GOAL OF THE POLICY SECTIONS OF THIS BILL IS TO ENSURE THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAFE WHILE THEY ARE IN OUR SCHOOL BUILDING AND IN THEIR CLASSROOMS AND AT THE SAME TIME LEARNING AT A LEVEL OF EXPECTATION WHERE THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT THAT IS GOING TO MEET THEIR NEEDS AND THE NEEDS OF THEIR FUTURE. THE POLICY BILL HIGHLIGHTS AREAS TO HELP PARENTS AND TEACHERS ENABLE OUR STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR HIGHEST POTENTIAL EVEN WHEN THEY MAY BE DISMISSED FROM SCHOOL. THIS PROPOSAL STRIVES TO GREAT ONE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM. AS MOST OF YOU KNOW WE HAVE TWO ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS IN OUR STATE. A FEDERAL ACCOUNTABILITY AND ESTATE ACCOUNTABILITY. THIS TAKES OUR NEW ESS A PLAN OUR STATE PLAN; AND EMBEDS IT IN THE WORLD BEST WORKFORCE WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY OUR STATE PLAN FOR EACH DISTRICT AS A DESIGN IT TO MEET THEIR NEEDS. SO THE BENCHMARK OF THE FEDERAL ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM NOW BE IN THE WORLD’S BEST WORKFORCE. THIS POLICY ALSO REQUEST THE COMMISSIONER TO CREATE A SUMMATIVE RATING SYSTEM TO PROVIDE PARENTS AND STUDENTS A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND GROWTH. IT ALSO ADDRESSES DISCIPLINE AND ENCOURAGES SCHOOLS TO USE NON-EXCLUSIONARY POLICIES WHEN POSSIBLE. IN THE EVENT OF A DISMISSAL; IT REQUIRES BETTER SCHOOLS PROVIDE THOSE STUDENT S WITH ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE OUR SCHOOL LINKED MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AVAILABLE TO OUR STUDENTS SO THAT THEY ARE CARED FOR IN THE MOST IMPORTANT WAY TO US AND TO OUR DISTRICT AND CHARTERS. IT ALSO CLARIFIES WHAT IS REQUIRED OF A SCHOOL WHEN CREATING A STUDENT READMISSION PLAN. SO SOME OF THIS IS NEW POLICY AND SOME OF IT IS MODIFICATION THE PRESENT LAW. THIS PROPOSAL ALSO CREATES A STRONGER PROTECTION FOR STUDENTS DATA PRIVACY I WANT TO THANK REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY ON THIS ISSUE OF FOR SEVERAL YEARS IT HAS REQUIREMENT IN MMEMBERS; THAT YOU CAN READ ABOUT ON PA-STARTING PAGE 124. HOUSE FILE 4228 ALSO INCREASES TIMELY PARENTAL NOTIFICATIONS IN SEVERAL AREAS BOTH ON PAGE 49 AND 57 GOOD INFORMATION ABOUT TEST SCORES; DISCIPLINARY ACTION AND BREACHES OF STUDENT DATA. THE PROPOSAL ALSO ENSURES STUDENTS ARE EXPOSED TO A WIDE VARIETY OF POST SECONDARY OPTIONS WERE AT LEAST A WIDER VARIETY INCLUDING THE TRADES AND BRANCHES OF THE MILITARY AND I THINK BOTH REPRESENTATIVE BARR AND REPRESENTATIVE RARICK FOR BRINGING FOR THOSE PROPOSALS. THE POLICY SECTIONS ALSO PLACE FOLKS ON STRONGER PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE WHICH YOU KNOW WE ENACTED LAST IT IS CALLED ERRANDS LAW AND NOW WE ARE TOUCHING ON OTHER AREAS THAT COULD PROVOKE CHILD ABUSE. WE WANT THOSE PROTECTIONS IN PLACE AND ENCOURAGE OUR DISTRICTS TO INCLUDE THEM IN THE HEALTH STANDARDS. WE HAVE ALSO ADDED REPRESENTATIVE KUNESH-PODEIN’S JAKE’S LOT WHICH ADD SUBSTANCE ABUSE TO THE HEALTH STANDARDS AND TO PROVISIONAL CURRICULUM THAT DISTRICTS MAY WANT TO CHOOSE. WE HAVE A SPECIAL EDUCATION WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW SPECIAL EDUCATION DELIVERY AS WELL AS THE RISING COSTS;; ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE CROSS SUBSIDY AND THIS GROUP WILL BE WORKING OVER THE INTERIM TO COME UP WITH IDEAS TO PROVIDE GOOD INFORMATION FOR US TO PROVIDE THAT RELIEF AND TO ENSURE OUR STUDENTS ARE CORRECTLY PLACED WHEN NEEDED IN OUR SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES. HOUSE FILE 4320 STRENGTHENS LAWS THAT REQUIRE RESPECTFUL TREATMENT OF ALL OF OUR STUDENTS REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT HAVE AN OUTSTANDING SCHOOL LUNCH BALANCE AND I THINK REPRESENTATIVE JUERGENS FOR OFFERING THOSE IDEAS IN THIS PROPOSAL AND YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT THAT MEMBERS ON PAGE 130. WE HAVE DYSLEXIA SCREENING WHICH IS SOMETHING WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW DYSLEXIA DECODING GROUP IS INSTRUMENTAL IN HELPING US MOVE IN THIS DIRECTION. SO THAT WE COULD BE SCREENING STUDENTS FOR A MALADY THAT HAS OCCURRED OVER AND OVER AND WE’VE HEARD ABOUT IT FROM THE VERY FAMOUS TWO MANY IN OUR SOCIETY WHO WE NEVER EXPECT MIGHT BE SUFFERING FROM THIS DEFICIENCY CALLED DYSLEXIA. SO WE ARE HOPING WE CAN MOVE MANY STUDENTS FORWARD THROUGH A SCREENING PROCESS IN KINDERGARTEN ; FIRST AND SECOND GRADE; WHEN THE CHILDREN ARE NOT READING AT GRADE LEVEL. WE HAVE AN EXPERT NOW IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. WE ENACTED THIS LAST YEAR AND SO WE HAVE A SPECIALIST IN DYSLEXIA AND WE THINK MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS; THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE MOST HELPFUL FOR HELPING OUR DISTRICTS. SO MEMBERS; WITH THAT I WILL COMPLETE MY REMARKS ON THE POLICY SECTION OF HOUSE FILE 4320.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM OTTER TAIL REPRESENTATIVE NORNES.>>REPRESENTATIVE NORNES: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER GOOD BEFORE I BEGIN COULD I HAVE A POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE; PLEASE? TWINS ARE HEADED IN THE SEVENTH ANY; 3-0. [LAUGHING] THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER. THE HIGHER ED PORTION OF THE EDUCATION BILL TAKES UP A LOT LESS ROOM AND WE DO NOT HAVE THAT MUCH AS FAR AS POLICY AND THAT MUCH AS FAR AS OF THE TARGET IS CONCERNED; TOO. I WOULD JUST RUN THROUGH A COUPLE POLICY ITEMS WE HAVE. FIRST OF ALL; THERE’S A SEXUAL ASSAULT POLICY CHANGE REQUIRES THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA TO COLLECT STATISTICAL DATA ON INCIDENCE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT. WE ALSO;; AS YOU MAY KNOW; OR MAYBE NOT; WE HAVE CHANGED THE PROCESS WHERE WE ELECT REGIONS WE REPLACE THE REGION CANDIDATE ADVISORY COUNCIL WITH A LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION AND THAT WILL INCLUDE FOUR MEMBERS FROM EACH CHAMBER AND TWO FROM EACH PARTY. THAT WOULD TAKE EFFECT NEXT YEAR. THERE IS A POLICY DEALING WITH AFFORDABLE TEXTBOOKS REPRESENTATIVE DANIELS HAD A BILL REQUIRING THAT AND REQUIRES DISORDER STATE TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO INCREASE THE USE OF AN AFFORDABLE TEXTBOOKS AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS. THAT SEEMS TO BE AN ONGOING ISSUE. ALSO; WE CHANGE THE APPEAL PROCESS FOR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT FROM FINDINGS INVOLVING UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EMPLOYEES.. THOSE ARE KIND OF THE HIGHLIGHTS WHEN IT CAME TO THE POLICY PARTS OF THIS BILL. THE FINANCE PART WE HAD A TARGET OF ABOUT $5 MILLION OFFICE OF HIGHER EDUCATION WILL RECEIVE THREE AND 50;000 THAT GOES TO THE STATE GRANT PROGRAM AS YOU KNOW THAT HELPS ALL STUDENTS THERE IS 100;000 FOR THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATORS LOAN FORGIVENESS PROGRAM AND 50;000 GOES TO CONTINUE THE FUNDING FOR STUDENT LOAN DEBT COUNSELING SERVICES. THAT IS SOMETHING WE ARE FUNDED IN PREVIOUS YEARS. THERE IS 59 DOLLARS ONE-TIME APPROPRIATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF IN MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. THAT MILLION DOLLARS IS SET ASIDE FOR CYBER SECURITY PROGRAM AT METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY THAT IS A BILL FROM REPRESENTATIVE ALBRIGHT AND 4 MILLION IS SET ASIDE FOR A CAMPUS SUPPORT AT MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY. THE OTHER EXPENDITURE THAT’S IN OUR BILL IS 500;000 A ONE TIME EXPENDITURE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AND FOR NO PARTICULAR DEDICATED PURPOSE. MEMBERS GOT THAT KIND OF COVERS IT FOR THE HIGHER EDUCATION PORTION THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE KUNESH-PODEIN FOR PURPOSE DO AS?>>REPRESENTATIVE KUNESH-PODEIN: THANK YOU. I RISE; MEMBERS; TO BRING ATTENTION TO A WONDERFUL WOMAN AND A WONDERFUL FAMILY THAT WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR MY JAKE’S BILL THAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE OMNIBUS. I’D LIKE TO THANK CHAIR ERICKSON AND CHAIR LOON FOR INCLUDING THAT. LAST YEAR A FRIEND OF MI NE BROUGHT SHERRY-TO ME AND SHERRY TOLD ME THE HEARTBREAKING STORY OF HER SON; JAKE. JAKE HAD BEEN A BRIGHT BOY AS A CHILD. PERFECT THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL; LOVED SPORTS; LOVE SCHOOL LOVE TO HUNT AND FISH WITH HIS DAD.. WHEN ON TO COLLEGE AND BU T REALLY HEARTBREAKING PART OF IT IS THAT HE VERY QUICKLY SUCCUMB TO ADDICTION TO HEROIN AND OPIOIDS. IT WASN’T LONG BEFORE JAKE SOUGHT THE HELP AND REHABILITATION TO CLEAN UP AND CONTINUE HIS LIFE BUT UNFORTUNATELY HE TRIED IT ONE MORE TIME AND THAT WAS THE LAST TIME THAT HIS FAMILY SAW HIM. IT WAS IN MAY 2013 THAT JAKE’S LIFE ENDED. THAT’S A REALLY SAD STORY AND THAT’S A HARDSHIP FOR THE FAMILY BUT THE ONE THING THAT CAME OUT OF THIS WHOLE SITUATION IS THAT JAKE’S FAMILY RALLIED AND THEY CREATED A FOUNDATION CALLED ;; FOR JAKE’S SAKE THEY HAVE BEEN FUN RAISING THEY HAVE BEEN ACTIVELY EDUCATING COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS AROUND THE HAZARDS AND DOWNFALLS OF OPIOID AN D ADDICTION AND THEY CAME TO ME WITH A REQUEST AND THAT REQUEST WAS TO CREATE A CURRICULUM THAT SCHOOLS COULD USE IN THEIR SCHOOL TO ADDRESS WAYS TO PREVENT ADDICTION AND EVENTUAL DEATH SUCH AS JAKE’S. SO WE WORKED ON THIS BILL LAST YEAR AND THIS YEAR WE WERE FORTUNATE TO HAVE IT HEARD AND WE HEARD MANY STORIES AS THEY WENT THROUGH THE COMMITTEE’S ABOUT JAKE AND ALL THE GREAT THINGS THAT HE DID AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THE CURRICULUM IN THE RESOURCES AND THE PEOPLE THAT THE FOUNDATION HAVE ALREADY PUT IN PLACE SO THAT WE CAN SLIDE IT RIGHT INTO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE FOLKS IN THE FOUNDATION HAVE WORKED VERY VERY HARD ON THIS. THEY ARE OVERWHELMED WITH GRATITUDE TO THIS HOUSE WE HAD SUCH STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT THAT WE WILL BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY AND LOOK FORWARD TO BEING ABLE TO BRING YOU STORIES OF SUCCESS AND HOW THIS WORKED OUT SO MEMBERS I WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE AN D THANK SHERRY–BUT SHE IS UP IN A GALLERY HERE WITH TWO OF THE MEMBERS AND IF YOU WOULD ALL RISE AND SHOW SUPPORT FOR THIS WONDERFUL WOMAN. THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE].>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE IS AN AMENDMENT AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHI EF CLERK: PINTO MOVES TO AMEND HOUSE FILE 4228 SECOND ENGROSSMENT AS FOLLOWS. THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 58.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM LOON TO EXPLAIN HER AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS. THE A – – SORRY – COMES FROM A SUGGESTION TO ME AND I THINK A VERY GOOD ONE. AS I MENTIONED THE TEACHER CODE OF CONDUCT PORTION OF THE BILL IN ARTICLE 4 BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE DONE ON EVERY PERSON WHO APPLIES FOR TEACHING LICENSE AND THIS IS IMPORTANT WE WANT TO KNOW WHO’S GONNA BE IN FRONT OF OUR STUDENTS AND ONE OF THE COMMITTEES THAT WE WENT TO HAVE THIS BILL HEARD WAS PUBLIC SAFETY AND REPRESENTATIVE HILSTROM HAVE MADE SOME EXCELLENT SUGGESTIONS MANY OF WHICH WE HAVE INCORPORATED INTO THE LANGUAGE AS THIS MOVE THROUGH THE PROCESS. SHE BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT ONCE IN A WHILE WHEN A BACKGROUND CHECK IS POLLED THAT INFORMATION IT MAY BE THE WRONG PERSON. MAYBE YOUR NAME IS JOHN SMITH AND THERE’S A LOT OF OTHER JOHN SMITH’S IN MINNESOTA FOR SO THIS AMENDMENT ALLOWS IF IT IS THE WRONG INFORMATION THAT IS POLLED. THAT IS; NOT YOUR INFORMATION; THAT IS INVALIDATED AND THAT IS-THAT WRONG INFORMATION WILL NOT DISQUALIFY YOU FROM GETTING A TEACHING LICENSE. JUST A CLARIFICATION BUT I THINK IT IMPORTANT ONE IN THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE HILSTROM FOR ADDING ANOTHER GREAT SUGGESTION TO THIS COULD I WOULD ASK MEMBERS TO SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: DISCUSSION TO THE AMENDMENT? I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RAMSEY REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI: I CONCUR. I THINK THIS IS A GOOD AMENDMENT. IT STRENGTHENS THE ISSUE OF FAIRNESS I ENCOURAGE ALL MEMBERS TO SUPPORT IT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE IS AN AMENDMENT AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: MORAN LOON MOVES TO A MAN FILE 4320 SECOND ENGROSSMENT AS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS AND THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 49.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM DAKOTA REPRESENTATIVE LOON TO EXPAND HER AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: THIS AMENDMENT IS MORE TECHNICAL IN NATURE BUT WE’VE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF WRITERS W HERE WE PROVIDE MONEY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO DO CERTAIN THINGS IN RIGHT NOW; THE MONEY THEY RECEIVE FOR ADMINISTRATI ON OF THE PRE-KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM IS IN ONE LUMP WITH THE ENTIRE AMOUNT OF FUNDING IN THAT PROGRAM. WE ARE JUST DELINEATING THE ADMINISTRATIVE FUNDS FOR THAT PROGRAM IN A SEPARATE WRITER TO JUST HELP ORGANIZE AND TRACKING OF EXPENDITURES. SO I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: DISCUSSION TO THE BILL? I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RAMSEY REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI: REPRESENTATIVE LOON I THINK THIS IS OKAY. IT JUST I WANT TO BE REAL CLEAR; THIS AMENDMENT DOESN’T TAKE ANYTHING IN THE CURRENT APPROPRIATIONS TO REDIRECT IT SOMEWHERE ELSE. IT’S REALLY A DELINEATION OF ALREADY APPROPRIATED FUNDS IS THAT CORRECT? IS THAT CORRECT?. SO COME I THINK IT’S A GOOD AMENDMENT.>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: YES REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI. THAT IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT AND WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY OF THESE FUNDS RUNNING THE PURPOSE. IT JUST DELINEATING IN THE BILL WITH A WRITER WHICH WE DO WITH SEVERAL OTHER APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION TO THE AMENDMENT? SEEING NONE; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE IS AN AMENDMENT AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: BLY MOVES TO AMEND HOUSE FILE 4228 SECOND ENGROSSMENT AS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS AND THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 75>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RIGHT REPRESENTATIVE KNOBLACH TO YOUR AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE BLY: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND THANK YOU CHAIR LOON FOR WILLI NG TO CONSIDER THE AMENDMENT. WHEN I BEGAN MY EDUCATION CAREER MY TEACHING CAREER SOME 40 YEARS AGO I WAS REALLY AFTER THE IDEA ACT HAVE BE EN PASSED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WHICH ESTABLISHED THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE IN OUR COUNTRY AND IT WEIGHED HEAVILY ON THE AS A YOUNG BEGINNING STUDENT BEGIN TO LOOK AT MY STUDENTS DIFFERENTLY THAN I MIGHT’VE HAD IT NOT BEEN PASSED. I REMEMBER BEING SURPRISED AT A COUPLE OF STUDENTS. ONE WHO WANDERED AROUND MY CLASSROOM UNEXPECTEDLY. I WONDERED WHAT THAT WAS ABOUT AND I THINK I WAS ABLE TO DISCOVER THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING MORE GOING ON THAN INTENTIONAL BEHAVIOR. HE NEEDED HELP CONSIDERING THAT. TWO OTHER STUDENTS HAD TREMENDOUS DIFFICULTY LEARNING TO READ AND WRITE. HOWEVER; THEY HAD EXCELLENT ORAL SKILLS THEY COULD TALK ABOUT THINGS INTELLIGENTLY AND IT WAS A SURPRISE TO ALL OF THE TEACHERS IN THE SCHOOL ABOUT THEY STRUGGLED SO MUCH WITH WHAT SEEMED TO BE IN ACADEMIC SKILL THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACQUIRE. THIS PARTICULAR AMENDMENT WAS BROUGHT TO ME BY SOMEONE YOU MAY HAVE SEEN IN THE HALLS. MR. RICK HELLER ; WHO I THINK IS ALSO –I GUESS I WOULD HAVE TO COME KIND OF A HERO OF MINE BECAUSE I THINK HE IS TRYING TO COVER SOMETHING THAT REACHES OUT TO THAT GOAL THAT THING THAT WE TRY TO ACHIEVE FOR ALL STUDENTS THAT THEY ALL ARE ABLE TO ACHIEVE AND BE SUCCESSFUL AND SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO MAKE ACCOMMODATIONS. WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THINGS DIFFERENTLY. SO WITH THE AMENDMENT DOES IS IT ASKS THE COMMISSIONER TO CONSIDER-TO CREAT E A WORKING GROUP THAT WOULD CONSIDER LOOKING AT DEFINITIONS AS YOU SEE HERE OF TYPES OF STUDENTS AND STUDENTS WE DON’T ALWAYS NECESSARILY THINK OF THAT MIGHT HAVE DIFFICULTIES IN SCHOOL OR PROBLEMS. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE ALWAYS MAINTAIN AN ATTITUDE OF TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT SOMEONE ELSE’S DIFFICULTIES ARE. I THINK THIS WOULD AT LEAST GET US ON THE ROAD TO HAVING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE KINDS OF STUDENTS W HO STRUGGLE [INAUDIBLE] I DID SEND AROUND ABOUT BY THE WAY; I DON’T KNOW IF IT WENT OUT; A LITTLE FIRE THE TALKS ABOUT SOME OF THE TYPES OF STUDENTS THAT MR. HELLER IS TRYING TO HELP IN SO; I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO SUPPORT THIS AMENDMENT AND MOVE FORWARD THE ISSUES THAT MR. HELLER HAS COME HERE FOR YEARS TO TRY TO PROMOTE AND EDUCATE US ABOUT. THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM MILLE LACS REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE BLY FOR OBLIGING MR. HELLER THAT WE KNOW HE’S BEEN A FRIEND OF OURS FOR A LOT OF YEARS. MEMBERS; I RECOMMEND A YES VOTE ON THIS. IT IS REALLY SAD THAT IN STATUTE OR AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION; WE MAY NOT HAVE DEFINITIONS FOR SOME OF THESE TERMS THAT MR. HELLER HAS SPOKEN SO PASSIONATELY ABOUT IN OUR COMMUNITIES FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. SO I REALLY APPRECIATE REPRESENTATIVE BLY WOULD TAKE THIS ON AND WRITE A AMENDMENT OR SO MEMBERS; PLEASE VOTE YES.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION TO THE [INAUDIBLE] 75 AMENDMENT REPRESENTATIVE LOON>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: THANK YOU AND I JUST WANT TO ADD MY SUPPORT TO WHAT REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON SAID TO THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE BLY FOR BRINGING THE AMENDMENT . I THINK THERE’S A LOT TO BE LEARNED FROM MR. HELLER IN THE POWER OF PERSISTENCE AND HAS BEEN A VERY EFFECTIVE ADVOCATE I THINK FOR THE [INAUDIBLE] AND PRINT DISABLED IS HOW HE INTRODUCES HIMSELF SO PLEASE; SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION TO THIS B- 75 AMENDMENT? SEEING NONE; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE A – 75 AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE IS AN AMENDMENT AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: ERICKSON MOVES TO AMEND HOUSE FILE 4328 SECOND ENGROSSMENT IS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS. THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 83.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I CALL UPON REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON TO EXPLAIN HER AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THIS AMENDMENT THE A – 83 PROPOSES TO ASK OF T HE NEW BOARD FOR TEACHER LICENSURE USE THE ACRONYM PELSB PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION LICENSING STANDARDS BOARD TO ADOPT PROPOSED RULES FOR BEING READY BY JULY 1 AND I DO HAVE A AMENDMENT TO THE A MENDMENT BUT FIRST MEMBERS I LIKE YOU TO REMIND YOU THAT A YEAR AGO WE ENACTED IN THIS REFORM WHEREBY WE COMBINED WHAT HAD BEEN A TWO-PART LICENSING DIVISION. PART OF IT WAS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE OTHER WAS CALLED THE BOARD OF TEACHING COULD WE COMBINE THOSE TO CREATE THIS PELSB BOARD. IN OUR LEGISLATION WE REQUESTED THAT THEY PROMULGATE RULES FOR THIS NEW TIERED SYSTEM IS WHAT WE DID CREATE AFTER WE TRADED THIS NEW ORGANIZATION. SO THAT TRANSPIRED AND THE BOARD TOOK US BACK IN JANUARY AND WHAT THEY DID IS THEY TOOK RULES THAT YOU WILL SEE IN A MOMENT IN THE NEXT AMENDMENT THAT SEN. PRATT AND I WORKED ON AND IT COULD BE REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI WORKED ON THESE AS WELL BUT THEY TOOK THE RULES THAT THE BOARD OF TEACHING WAS CREATING AND SUBMITTED THOSE TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE WHO THEN TOLD THEM THEY NEEDED TO READ–DOCKET WELL BY THE TIME THEY RE-DOCKETED THEY WERE BEHIND ON THEIR SCHEDULE SO WE HEARD FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND EDUCATION ADVOCACY GROUPS IS THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF THAT WILL OCCUR IF THESE RULES ARE NOT IN PLACE FOR THE LICENSE TO TAKE AFFECT; THESE LICENSES; TO TAKE AFFECT ESPECIALLY TEARS ONE AND TWO ON JULY 1. SO I HAVE DRAFTED A COMFORT LANGUAGE IN MR. CHAIR I THINK THAT OR MR. SPEAKER AT THIS POINT I’D LIKE TO OFFER THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT THE A — 109>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE IS A AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: ERICKSON MOVED TO AMEND THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT AND THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 109.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON TO YOUR AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THIS AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT ARE THE RULES THAT PELSB WOULD NEED TO BEGIN RECOGNIZING APPLICATIONS FOR THE NEW TIERED SYSTEM. THEY ARE JUST THE BARE-BONES IT’S COMFORT LANGUAGE FROM MY PERSPECTIVE SO THAT IF THERE TIMELINE THAT THEY HAVE IN PLACE NOW THE GOVERNOR IS PRESENTLY REVIEWING THE RULES AND THE [INAUDIBLE] IT SHOULD BE RELEASED ALMOST AS A COMMA THIS WILL GUARANTEE THAT IF SOMETHING GOES AWRY THEY WILL HAVE SPECIAL RULES IN PLACE AND MEMBERS; THIS IS SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE A BARE-BONES STRUCTURE THAT WE HAVE JUST LOOKED AT WHAT IS NEEDED FOR GETTING STARTED WE’VE NOT INCLUDED OTHER RULES THAT WERE PART OF THE DRAFT THAT SEN. PRATT AND I WORKED ON MANY OF THE STAKEHOLDERS. SO MEMBERS I ENCOURAGE YOU TO VOTE YES ON THE AMENDMENT TO THE A – 83.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: DISCUSSION TO THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT? REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI>>REPRESENTATIVE MAR IANI: MEMBERS; FIRST OF ALL REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON IS CORRECT THAT THERE CURRENTLY IS A SITUATION WITH THIS BRAND-NEW BOARD AND IN FACT; MEMBERS JUST IN THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS THE SENATE HAS BEEN GOING TO CONFIRMATION PROCESSES WITH DIFFERENT BOARD MEMBERS BUT NONETHELESS; THE CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN WORKING INCREDIBLY HARD WHILE MANY OF US WERE MISERABLY HUNKERED DOWN IN OUR HOMES AS WE GOT BLASTED BY A BLIZZARD THEY WERE MEETING HERE AT THE CAPITAL WE HAD A COUPLE OF MEMBERS DRIVING FROM GREATER MINNESOTA. I KNOW ONE MEMBER JOEL [INAUDIBLE] DROVE FROM THE DULUTH AND SO MEMBERS FROM THE SOUTH AND THEY SPENT THE WEEKEND WORKING ON THE RULES THEN. IT REALLY IS A TESTAMENT TO BOTH THE URGENCY OF TRYING TO GET SOMETHING DONE THAT MANY OF US ABOUT A YEAR AGO FELT THAT PERHAPS THE TIMEFRAME WAS JUST A LITTLE BIT TOO AGGRESSIVE. IN FACT; WE KNOW THAT MN.IT HAS ARGUED THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT 24 MONTHS WORTH OF WORK THAT YOU WA NT US EXPECT US TO GET IN IN A PERIOD OF ABOUT A YEAR AND 18 MONTHS AND NONETHELESS; AS REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON HAS SHARED HERE; THE BOARD HAS DILIGENTLY BEEN WORKING FOR MANY MANY MONTHS. THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN MOSTLY I WOULD ARGUE BASED ON WHAT I THINK WAS A INITIALLY A VERY OVERLY AMBITIOUS SCHEDULE ON OUR PART BUT ALSO FROM AN ADVERSE DECISION FROM AN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE THAT PUSH THEM BACK A LITTLE BIT THEY ARE IN THIS POSITION WHERE JULY 1 IS GOING TO COME AND MOST LIKELY IF THEY CONTINUE GOING THROUGH THE RULEMAKING PROCESS WITH A BUS WHICH OF COURSE REQUIRES A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE A DEADLINE SO I DO THINK THE GENERAL APPROACH THAT REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON IS OFFERING WITH THE MAJOR AMENDMENT IS A CREATIVE AND HELPFUL WAY TO APPROACH OUR EXPECTATION THAT RULES WILL BE IN PLACE ON JULY 1 AND WE COULD BEGIN IMPLEMENTING THE NEW LAWS TO SET UP THE TIERED LICENSING SYSTEM. AS SOMEONE WHO SUPPORTED THAT MOVE I THINK IT’S A GOOD REFORM AND GOOD MOVEMENT IN OUR STATE AND MY CONCERN IS THAT WE GET IT RIGHT. THAT THEY ARE NOT BE ANY ISSUES OR CLOUDS RAISED OVER DECISIONS THAT WE REQUIRE THEM TO BEGIN MAKING ON JULY 1. NONETHELESS; AMENDMENT 109 SUPPLEMENTAL A – 109 POSES SOME OF RAY’S LEAST SOME CURIOUS QUESTIONS AND PREP SOME PROBLEMS HERE SO I’M WONDERING IF REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON WOULD YIELD TO A QUESTION OR TWO? THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON. SO MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT ONE OF THE THINGS-IS WHO ARE LIFTING UP THE APRIL 14 VERSION OF THE RULES THAT THE BOARD WORKED ON AND THAT WAS THAT WE CAN FOLKS BLIZZARD WE CAN. HOWEVER; YOU ARE DOING MORE THAN THAT. YOU ARE ALSO DOING SOME MODIFICATIONS TO THAT LANGUAGE BUT I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THAT. SPECIFICALLY I’M WONDERING IF YOU WOULD TELL US WITH THIS LANGUAGE BEFORE US DOES IN REGARDS TO THE FINDING CULTURAL COMPETENCY. AS YOU RECALL; MEMBERS THAT WAS A CRITICALLY IMPORTANT COMPONENTS TO ADD A LEVEL OF QUALITY EXPECTATIONS FOR PARTICULARLY FOR THE TIER 1 THE ENTRANCE LICENSE AND TIER 2; AREA WAS CERTAINLY IMPORTANT FOR MY SUPPORT TO CONTINUE. IN FACT[INAUDIBLE] FACTORED INTO THE GOVERNOR’S DECISION AS WELL. I UNDERS TAND WERE LEAVING THAT ALONE STILL IN STATUTE HOWEVER I THINK THERE’S SOME LANGUAGE THAT’S HAPPENING HERE IN THE A – 109 AMENDMENT SO I’M WONDERING REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON IF YOU COULD TELL US WITH THIS LANGUAGE DOES?>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI. THESE ARE JUST BARE-BONES.. THESE ARE LISTED LIFTED FROM THE RULES BUT NO BEFORE THE GOVERNOR FOR REVIEW. THEY’RE JUST THE BARE-BONES TO ENSURE THAT WE CAN START THE LICENSING PROCESS. THE BOARD IS MAKING A VERY GOOD EFFORT TO WORK AS FAST AS THEY CAN BUT AS YOU NOTED; TO GET IT RIGHT SO WHAT THESE RULES DO IS JUST THIS IS JUST A PART OF THE RULES SO THAT THE INITIAL LICENSES CAN BE ISSUED . THE OTHER WILL BE WHAT THEY WORK ON; WHAT YOU ARE NOT FINDING IN THIS ONE 09 AMENDMENT THE REST WILL COME AS THEY PROMULGATE THE RULES BUT THIS ENSURES THAT THEY CAN PROCEED TO ISSUE LICENSES AS THEY WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR EXISTING DOCKET PROCEEDS. WITH THAT REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI; THAT IS THE EXTENT OF WHAT I WANT TO SAY THIS IS GOING TO BE IN SESSION IT WILL EXPIRE SOON AS THE RULES ARE ADOPTED.>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI: THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON FOR ALSO ALERTING TO US AT THIS IS A SESSION LAW [INAUDIBLE] ESPECIALLY WITH–WHAT IS THE WORD-A SUNSET IF YOU WILL. ONCE THE BOARD ADOPTS ITS PERMITTING RULES. I; NONETHELESS; HAVE SOME ANXIETY OVER PART OF THE CONSTRUCT HERE BECAUSE THE POLICY BOARD SPENT QUITE A BIT OF TIME INTO LIBERATION DURING THE DEFINITION OF CULTURAL COMPETENCY IN THE APRIL 14 FRAMEWORK THAT YOU’VE LIFTED HERE IN MY READ OF THE LANGUAGE BEFORE US TELLS ME THAT IS MISSING FROM THIS OFFER HERE. IT IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT ISSUE; MEMBERS; THAT EVEN IN SESSION LOT EVEN IF IT’S MEANT TO BE SUNSET I THINK IT ‘S PRETTY CRITICALLY IMPORTANT THAT THIS BODY NOT SAY EVEN INDIRECTLY THE CULTURAL COMPETENCY EXPECTATION ARE NO LONGER IMPORTANT. HERE’S WHAT WE DO KNOW MEMBERS. THAT THE SENATE IS ADOPTING A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TACK AT LEAST AS OF TODAY AND THAT TACK QUITE FRANKLY MEMBERS HAS BEEN; USE THE WORD HOSTILE. RELATIVE TO THE PELSB DEFINING OF CULTURAL COMPETENCE A GOOD I WOULD HATE FOR US TO WALK INTO A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE THE SENATE WHERE THE SENATE ARGUES THAT WE TOTALLY DON’T WANT TO [INAUDIBLE] INCLUSIVE CULTURAL COMPETENCY DEFINITION IN THE HOUSE SAYS; YES; YOU KNOW; WE HEAR YOU AND WE HAVE ALSO TAKEN AN AFFIRMATIVE VOTE TO NOT FORWARD THE DEFINITION THAT THE BOARD IS CURRENTLY HAD SO I CERTAINLY DON’T WANT TO BE SENDING THE WRONG SIGNAL AS WE ENTER INTO CONSTRUCTING THE FINAL BILL FOR THE GOVERNOR’S SIGNATURE. THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THE CULTURAL DEFINITION THAT WE NEED TO ALTER I WOULD ARGUE IN THE DRAFT RULES THAT ARE BEING PRESENTED HERE FOR SESSION LAW THAT WOULD IMPACT THE TIMEFRAME. IF THE ISSUE IS THE TIMEFRAME WHICH A STICK TO ANSWERING THE ISSUE OF THE TIMEFRAME AS OPPOSED TO GETTING INTO THE POLICY DISCUSSION HERE ABOUT A NUMBER OF ISSUES INCLUDING CULTURAL COMPETENCY. MEMBERS; THERE WERE NO HEARINGS HELD THIS YEAR ON THE RULEMAKING PARAMETERS AND WORK OF THE PELSB BOARD FRANKLY; WE’RE VERY MINIMAL CONVERSATION THROUGHOUT THE SESSION . WHEN THOSE CONVERSATIONS CAME UP AND THEY CAME UP WITH TYPICALLY IN THE FORM OF RESPONDING TO AMENDMENTS THAT I AND OTHERS HAD OFFERED MOVING IN THIS DIRECTION OF GETTING THAT BOARD MORE TIME. SO THAT MAKES ME EVEN MORE UNCOMFORTABLE. I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD BE IN A QUICK FASHION HERE ARE THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE ELIMINATING AGAIN EVEN IF FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME ELIMINATING A DEFINITION THAT ALL BUNCH OF CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS WHO SPENT MONTHS DELIBERATING AND DOING SO CAREFULLY. ONE OTHER THING; MEMBERS. THE WAY THIS WORKS IS THAT APPLICANTS ARE GOING TO BE APPLYING FOR THE LICENSE EVENTUALLY FOR RE-LICENSURE. IN THE OLD DAYS WE DO THAT WITH PAPER AND PENCIL BUT NOWADAYS WE DO ALL THAT STUFF DIGITALLY IN ONLINE WHICH THEREFORE REQUIRES MN.IT TO CONSTRUCT THAT IT SYSTEM;; THAT PLATFORM IN WHICH CANDIDATES CAN ENTER THEIR APPLICATIONS. EVERY TIME THAT WE MAKE CHANGES; THEY HAVE TO THE RULES IN PLACE. SO THIS IS GOOD IN THAT WE ARE TRYING TO PUT RULES IN PLACE AND EVERY TIME THERE’S A CHANGE TO THAT IT SETS BACK THE ABILITY-LET ME REPHRASE IT.. IT TAKES SEVERAL MONTHS FOR MN.IT THEN TO MAKE THAT ADJUSTMENT TO THAT IT PLATFORM. WHAT I’M SAYING; MEMBERS IS THAT IF WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS AND GENERALLY REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON I AGREE. I THINK WE SHOULD DO THIS BUT IF WE ARE GOING TO DO THIS WE SHOULD NOT DO IT BY CHERRY PICKING OUT ELEMENTS THAT THE BOARD HAS ALREADY PUT INTO A DRAFT A FORM WHICH MAY WELL HAVE TO COME BACK LATER WHEN THEY DO THE PERMITTED CHANGE BECAUSE IT BECOMES A MN.IT IS CAN HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT EXTRA WORK OF RECONSTRUCTING PART OF THA T PLATFORM TO INCLUDE THIS NEW ELEMENTS. SO MEMBERS; AND REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON I HAVE TO SAY; I DON’T KNOW WITH THE ISSUE IS FOR US [INAUDIBLE] CULTURAL COMPETENCY EVEN IF WERE FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME HERE AND I WOULD REMIND MEMBERS THAT THE WHOLE ISSUE OF CULTURAL COMPETENCY FOR PROFESSIONALS AND REALLY A PRETTY SIMPLE IDEA. WHICH IS THAT EVERY PROFESSIONAL THAT WE AUTHORIZE AND CERTIFY TO INTERACT WITH OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS GUIDING THEM IN THEIR EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY IN ACHIEVING ACADEMICALLY SHOULD HAVE THE SKILLS TO BE ABLE TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE WITH; WORK WITH; INTERACT WITH THOSE STUDENTS. MINNESOTA STUDENTS POPULATION IS ONLY CAN CONTINUE TO DIVERSIFY WE ARE ALREADY ALMOST A THIRD OF OUR STUDENT POPULATION ARE STUDENTS OF COLOR AND AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENTS THIS GREAT DIVERSITY WITHIN THOSE COMMUNITIES AS WELL. SO THERE’S BEEN BIPARTISAN SUPPORT HERE ABOU T MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE A STRONG CULTURAL COMPETENCY EXPECTATION SO THAT OUR PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS CAN REACH EVERY STUDENT EFFECTIVELY IN THE STATE AND REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON; WHILE I LIKE YOUR ORIGINAL AMENDMENT I’M AFRAID THAT YOUR A – 109 SUPPLEMENTAL AMENDMENT DOES DAMAGE TO THAT BIPARTISAN EXPECTATION HERE EVEN IF [INAUDIBLE] I CERTAINLY DON’T WANT TO ACQUIESCE TO THE OTHER BODY IN REGARDS TO OUR WISDOM ON THIS ISSUE. SO MEMBERS I WOULD URGE US TO NOT SUPPORT SUPPLEMENTAL AMENDMENT A – 109 RULES AND FURTHER DISCUSSION TO THE A – 109 AMENDMENT? REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THESE ARE TEMPORARY RULES. CULTURAL COMITY IS NOT REQUIRED UNTIL THERE’S RENEWAL . THAT’S MORE THAN A YEAR FROM NOW. SO I THINK THAT TO ENSURE THAT OUR NEW CANDIDATES SEEKING LICENSES IN TIER 1 AND TWO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET THE LICENSE AS PART OF OUR REFORM WE ENACTED A YEAR AGO I ASK FOR A YES VOTE.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: MEMBERS WE ARE TO THE A – 8 AMENDMENT. A – 83; EXC USE ME. FURTHER DISCUSSION AS AMENDED. REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS COULD I ASK FOR YOUR VOTE ON THE A – 83 SO THIS CAN PROCEED.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RAMSEY REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER I WOULD ASK FOR THE OPPOSITE OF THAT REALLY IS A SHAME BECAUSE I THINK THE MAIN CONSTRUCT OF THE MAIN AMENDMENT DOES GOOD WORK IN TERMS OF PROVIDING A PRACTICAL SOLUTION FOR A PROBLEM A TIMING PROBLEM. UNFORTUNATELY; THE A – 109 AMENDMENT DOES THAT IN A WAY I BELIEVE COMPROMISES THE BIPARTISAN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE HAVE IN THIS BODY ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF CULTURAL COMPETENCY AS AN EXPECTATION FOR OUR LICENSED TEACHERS. SO I WOULD URGE YOUR NO VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE ; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE IS AN AMENDMENT AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: MARIANI MOVES TO AMEND HOUSE FILE 4328 SECOND ENGROSSMENT AS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS AND THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 62.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RAMSEY REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI.>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI: [INAUDIBLE] AND THE AMENDMENT ADDRESSES THIS TIMING ISSUE WI TH PELSB WE HAVE NOW COME UP WITH A DIFFERENT CONSTRUCT OF THAT FROM THIS ONE COULD SO I’M JUST LOOKING FOR SOME PROCEDURAL ADVICE HERE.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI AFTER CONFERRING WITH THE CHIEF CLERK WE FIND YOUR AMENDMENT IS MATERIAL DIFFERENT AND YOU MAY PROCEED.>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER MEMBERS I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE DOOR WORKER LUCKILY HERE ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE. SO MEMBERS; WITH THIS WOULD DO IS THEN -I WILL REPEAT WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER; GIVE THE PELSB BOARD ONE YEAR IN WHICH TO BE ABLE TO THEM IMPLEMENT THE STATUTORY EXPECTATIONS OF THE NEW TIER LICENSING SYSTEM. MEMBERS; THAT’S BASICALLY IT. REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON AND I BOTH DELINEATED FOR YOU THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ABLE TO TO CONTINUE WITH THIS IMPORTANT REFORM THAT’S GOING TO REQUIRE A STRONG RULES AND SO THEREFORE A STRONG RULEMAKING PROCESS TO PLAY ITS COURSE OUT THAT A TYPICAL RULEMAKING NORMAL RULEMAKING PROCESS IS NOT GOING TO GET US ON TIME TO THE JULY 1 TO THE JULY 1; 2018 DEADLINE AND SO THIS WOULD SAY TO THE BOARD THAT LET’S TAKE THIS OUT TO JULY 2019. I APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: DISCUSSION TO THE A – 62 AMENDMENT. REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON>>REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER. THIS AMENDMENT IS NO LONGER NEEDED BUT WE ADDRESSED REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI’S ISSUE IN THE PREVIOUS AMENDMENT WE NOTED HIS CONCERN I THINK WE’VE TAKEN CARE OF THE MATTER IN THE A – IT IS SO WE NEED A NO VOTE.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION TO THE A – 62 AMENDMENT? SEEING NONE; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION DOES NOT PREVAIL. THE MOTION DOES NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDEMENT IS NOT ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE IS AN AMENDMENT AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: SANDSTEDE MOVE STILLMAN HOUSE FILE 3/22 ENGROSSMENT AS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS. THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 72.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM ST. LOUIS TO HER AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS SHOULD MY AMENDMENT IS A FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY OF SCHOOLS AND WHAT THIS AMENDMENT DOES IS APPROPRIATE $2 MILLION IN THE IN THE YEAR 2024 FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS. FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CARRY OUT A VERY INNOVATIVE VISION FOR EDUCATION IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS BRINGING IN A WIDE RANGE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES FOR STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES. LIKE HEALTHCARE; OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUMMER ACTIVITY;; FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AND OTHERS INTO ONE PLACE. THEIR SCHOOL. CREATING STRONG COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS LIKE THOSE UNDER THIS MODEL LEADS TO IMPROVED STUDENT LEARNING; STRONGER FAMILIES; AND HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES. AS WE LOOK TOWARDS THE MYRIAD OF REASONS FOR OUR PERSISTENT OPPORTUNITY GAPS LIKE A LACK OF MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT POOR NUTRITION INADEQUATE ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS PROVIDE ALL OF THIS. FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CAN FILL THESE HOLES. ADDITIONALLY; FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CAN INCLUDE IMPORTANT SERVICES LIKE CHILDCARE; BETTER COLLEGE APPLICATIONS AND ENROLLMENT HELP; MEDICAL CARE DENTAL CARE; TRANSLATION ASSISTANCE; ACCESS TO A FOOD SHELF; ACCESS TO A CLOTHES CLOSET TO ALCOHOL AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELORS AND MORE. IN 2015 THE LEGISLATURE APPROPRIATED $500;000 FO R A FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOL PRIVATE GRANT WITH ANOTHER $900;000 IN 2016 AND THE RESULT SHOW INVESTMENTS ARE PAYING OFF. STUDENTS THAT ATTEND FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS HAVE HIGHER GRADUATION RATES; INCREASE COLLEGE ENROLLMENT; FEWER ABSENCES; AND THIS VERY IMPORTANT THING; A SHARP DROP IN BEHAVIORAL REFERRALS. ALL OF MINNESOTA STUDENTS DESERVE A HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION IN A MINNESOTA WE HAVE TO DO MORE TO MAKE OPPORTUNITIES FORACHIEVEMENT TO TRULY AVAILABLE TO OUR STUDENTS. FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ARE PROVEN METHOD TO LOWER OUR OPPORTUNITY GAPS AND DELIVER MORE EQUITABLE OUTCOMES FOR OUR STUDENTS AND THIS BODY SHOULD INCREASE OUR INVESTMENTS IN THEM. THE NEEDS IN MY COMMUNITY PROBABLY DON’T LOOK LIKE THE NEEDS IN YOUR COMMUNITY. FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ALLOW YOUR COMMUNITY TO ASSESS THEIR INDIVIDUAL UNIQUE DIVERSE NEEDS AND THEN FIND APPROPRIATE MEANS OF MITIGATING THOSE ISSUES AND ADDRESSING THOSE ISSUES. WE HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB IN THIS BODY TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS INSIDE THE BUILDINGS . NOW IT IS TIME THAT WE START TAKING A LOOK AT THE FACT THAT WE NEED TO HELP OUR STUDENTS OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING. FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS HELP US DO THAT THEY HELP US DO THAT BY SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN NEEDS THAT CANNOT AND ARE NOT ALWAYS ADDRESSED IN SCHOOL. OUR TEACHING STAFF IS GREAT OUR SUPPORT STAFF IS GREAT. WHEN A STUDENT IS IN FRONT OF US IN A BUILDING WE ARE HELPING THEM TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY BUT ALL OF OUR EFFORTS ARE OFTEN IN VAIN IF THOSE STUDENTS HAVE TO GO HOME OR GO TO SOME OTHER PLACE MAYBE THEY DON’T HAVE A HOME AND THEY DON’T HAVE THE SUPPORT AFTER SCHOOL THAT THEY NEED. THEY DON’T HAVE FOOD. THEY DON’T HAVE HEALTHCARE THEY HAVE DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES. FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS HAVE WRAPAROUND SERVICES TO HELP OUR STUDENTS IN THOSE AREAS. FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS EMPOWER LOCAL COMMUNITIES. THEY ARE FAMILY-FRIENDLY. THEY ARE SCHOOL DISTRICT FRIENDLY. THEY DON’T DICTATE; WE DON’T DICTATE WITH A NEED THEY KNOW WHAT THEY NEED AND WE GIVE THEM THE RESOURCES TO MEET THEIR NEEDS. I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THERE I S A AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: LOON MOVES TO AMEND THE SANDSTEDE AMENDMENT TO HOUSE FILE 4320 SECOND ENGROSSMENT AS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS. THIS BE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 102>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I CALL UPON REPRESENTATIVE LOON TO EXPLAIN YOUR AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF MY AMENDMENT PUTS A LITTLE MORE FLESH AROUND REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE’S AMENDMENT AND SHE’S BEEN A TREMENDOUS ADVOCATE OF THE COMMITTEE SCHOOLS. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS IN COMMITTEE AND WE DID PROVIDE SOME FUNDING FOR IT IN THE CURRENT BUDGET AND SHE’S LOOKING TO INCREASE THAT AND WE KNOW THAT IT IS A CONCEPT THAT IS -IS PROVIDING MORE SUPPORT TO STUDENTS AND TO THEIR FAMILIES TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SCHOOL IS SORT OF THE PLACE THAT THE COMMUNITY GATHERING SPOT FOR THEM AND THEY’RE COMING TO GET THE SUPPORT THEY NEED AND IT SHOWS RESULTS BETTER ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE FOR THOSE CHILDREN. SO MY AMENDMENT WOULD SIMPLY PROVIDE THE ADDITIONAL MONEY THAT REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE IS LOOKING FOR THE $2 MILLION WOULD BE USED FOR SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS SCHOOL COUNSELORS PSYCHOLOGIST SCHOOL NURSES AND CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELORS . SOME OF THE THINGS HE ALSO DISCUS SED AND THAT IS MY AMENDMENT AND I WOULD ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: DISCUSSION TO THE A – 102 AMENDMENT. REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE>>REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER. WELL THIS IS A GOOD AMENDMENT IN MANY WAYS WHAT IT DOESN’T DO IS GIVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO COMMUNITI ES TO IDENTIFY WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE. THIS LIMITS SCHOOL DISTRICTS; THIS LIMITS FAMILIES;; THIS LIMITS OUR ABILITY TO MEET STUDENTS OF THEIR MOST BASIC NEEDS. THIS DOESN’T PROVIDE FOR FOOD SHELF. THIS DOESN’T PROVIDE FOR HEALTH ACCESS OR DENTAL CARE OR CHILDCARE OR; OR; OR. I THINK-I THINK WHAT WE HAVE BEEN HEARING IF WE HAVE BEEN LISTENING IS THAT SOMETIMES THIS BODY DOESN’T REALLY LISTEN TO WHAT EDUCATORS ARE TRYING TO TELL YOU AND THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES ARE SAYING; WE KNOW OUR STUDENTS BEST AND WHILE ALL OF THESE SERVICES WAS LIKE WE ARE NEEDED THERE ARE NEEDS BEYOND JUST THOSE PRESCRIBED IN THE AMENDMENT FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS IN MY AMENDMENT WILL ALLOW DISTRICTS; FAMILIES; STUDENTS COMMUNITIES TO REALLY ADDRESS THEIR INDIVIDUAL SPECIFIC NEEDS BECAUSE TO COMMUNITIES DO NOT LOOK THE SAME. MAYBE MY SCHOOL DISTRICT DOESN’T NEED ANOTHER SCHOOL MUST MAYBE YOURS DOES. WHEN WE BECOME SO PRESCRIPTIVE THAT WE HAVE TO TELL THEM THEY MUST SPEND THE MONEY THIS WAY WE ARE NOT NECESSARY SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY. I KNOW THAT THE STUDENTS I SERVE TODAY LOOK VERY DIFFERENT THAN THE STUDENTS I STARTED SERVING 25 YEARS AGO. A LOT OF THAT HAS TO DO WITH WHAT FAMILIES LOOK LIKE TODAY. WHEN WE PRESCRIBE ONLY CERTAIN RESOURCES WERE HELP IN A CERTAIN WAY WE CAN ALWAYS REACH OUR STUDENTS AND I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT WE ALL WANT TO HELP STUDENTS . SO I AM ASKING FROM SOMEBODY WAS ON THE FR ONT LINES;; PLEASE; TRUST ME ON THIS ONE. WE HAVE TO GO DEEPER. WE HAVE TO GET OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL BUILDING AND THIS DOES NOT DO THAT. I URGE A NO VOTE.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION TO THE A – 102 AMENDMENT? REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE.>>REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER. AND MEMBERS. YOU KNOW; I LIKE WATCHING SPORTS AND I REALLY ENJOY WATCHING THE OLYMPICS LIKE MOST MINNESOTANS. HAVING JESSE DICKENS HERE ON THE FLOOR LAST WEEK I THINK IT WAS BEFORE SHE FLEW OFF TO WASHINGTON DC TO DISCUSS CLIMATE CHANGE WAS A REAL TREAT OF THIS YEAR’S SESSION. I ENJOY THE SUMMER OLYMPICS AS WELL. I THINK WE ALL MARVEL WHEN WE WATCH TH E GYMNASTICS. THE AMAZING THINGS THOSE ATHLETES ARE ABLE TO DO. WHAT WE ARE SEEING WITH THE A – 102 AMENDMENT IS A REMARKABLE DEMONSTRATION OF POLITICAL GYMNASTICS. WHERE WE GET THE RHETORIC ALL THE TIME ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL CONTROL; ABOUT RESPECTING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES AND TO BARRETTE REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE’S POINT; TEACHERS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS IN THE SCHOOLS WITHIN WE JUMP-TWIST; PIVOT AND LAND IN DECIDING THE 134 MEMBERS; 133 MEMBERS OF THIS BODY KNOW BEST AND THAT WE SHOULD DETERMINE HOW COMMUNITIES SHOULD SPEND THE MONEY THAT WE ARE GIVING THEM TO DO SOMETHING SO WE ARE SAYING DEVELOP A FULL-SERVICE COMMUNITY SCHOOL GOOD WORK WITH YOUR FAMILIES; WORK WITH YOUR PARENTS; WORK WITH YOUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS; ASSESS WHAT YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS AND THEN WORK COLLABORATIVELY IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN BUT THEN WE JUMP AND WE TWIST AND WE PIVOT AND WE LAND BUT DO IT THE WAY WE ARE TELLING YOU. NOT THE WAY THAT’S GOING TO EMPOWER YOUR PARENTS AND YOUR FAMILIES IN YOUR COMMUNITIES. MEMBERS; IF WE ARE GOING TALK-THIS IS ONLY ONE PLACE IN THE BILL WE ARE WE DECIDE THAT WE KNOW BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE. WE ARE PRETTY BRIGHT BUNCH BUT THERE’S PLENTY OF EVIDENCE WE ARE NOT ALL THAT BRIGHT. AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE MEMBERS; LET’S GET OUT OF TH E GYMNASTICS.. LET’S TRUST OUR LOCAL FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES AND LET THEM MOVE FORWARD ON WHAT’S BEST FOR THEM. I URGE A NO VOTE ON THE A – WANT TO AMENDMENT. THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE A – 102 AMENDMENT? REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE>>REPRESENTATIVE SANDSTEDE: MR. SPEAKER I ASK FOR A ROLLCALL ON THIS.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: ROLL CALL HAVING BEEN REQUESTED; SEEING FIFTEEN HANDS THERE WILL BE A ROLL CALL. REPRESENTATIVE LOON>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS. WELL; WHEN THE COMMUNITY SCHOOL CONCEPT WAS STARTED IT WAS STARTED BY A SUPERINTENDENT IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT WAS UNDER STATUTORY OPERATING DEBT AND EIGHT DID IT WITH NO STATE HELP AND WHAT THEY DID IS WENT AROUND THE COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO COME INTO THE SCHOOL TO HELP FAMILIES WHO MAYBE NEEDED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT THAT SEEM TO FALL OUTSIDE WITH THE SCHOOL WAS ABLE TO DO AT A TIME. SO THERE’S A GREAT DEAL OF FLEXIBILITY IN WHAT SCHOOLS ARE ABLE TO DO UNDER THIS COMMUNITY SUPPORT CONCEPT IN MY AMENDMENT DOESN’T TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM THAT SCHOOLS ARE STILL ABLE TO BE CREATIVE. THEY ARE ABLE TO PARTNER WITH THEIR LOCAL FOOD SHELF COULD I ONE OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN MY OWN DISTRICT AND NOT A PARTICULARLY DESIGNATED COMMUNITY SCHOOL UNDER THIS PROGRAM BUT THEY BASICALLY WENT AND DID A CLOTHING DRIVE FOR STUDENTS IN THAT SCHOOL AND THEY DO NOT HAVE A LOW INCOME STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL MAYBE DIDN’T HAVE A WARM WINTER COAT. OR MAYBE THEY LOST THEIR MITTENS OR GLOVES. OR MAYBE THEIR BOOTS HAD BECOME TOO SMALL AND OUTGROWN THEM AND THEY HAD THESE THINGS SO SCHOOLS ARE ABLE TO DO A LOT OF THINGS PARTNERING WITH LOCAL ENTITIES AND ALSO JUST WITH OTHER PARENTS WHO WANT TO HELP AND VOLUNTEER. MY AMENDMENT DOESN’T STOP ANY OF THAT. I KNOW FROM VISITING WITH HUNDREDS OF SUPERINTENDENTS AND PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS AND OTHERS FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS ALL ACROSS OUR STATE THAT THE THINGS EMBODIED IN THE AMENDMENT THAT I AM OFFERING AND THE THINGS THEY MOST ASK FOR. MORE HELP FOR STUDENTS SUPPORT. MORE COUNSELORS. MORE SOCIAL WORKERS. WERE SCHOOL NURSES. CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COME ALL THAT IT’S A VERY BROAD NUMBER OF THINGS THIS MONEY COULD BE USED FOR AND IT DOESN’T LIMIT SCHOOLS IN TERMS OF HOW THEY CRAFT THEIR COMMUNITY SCHOOL CONCEPT. SO MEMBERS; PLEASE; SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT TO THIS DOESN’T LIMIT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THOUGH THAT SCHOOLS ARE ALSO USING THEIR MONEY TO PROVIDE THOSE EXTRA SUPPORT PERSONNEL FOR STUDENTS BECAUSE THIS IS SOMETHING THEY ALL INDICATE IS VITALLY IMPORTANT AND NECESSARY TO HELP WITH THE HEALTH OF THEIR STUDENTS AND HELPING THEM TO BE SUCCESSFUL.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM HENNEPIN REPRESENTATIVE HILSTROM BEALS HENNEPIN SCHOOL DISTRICT WAS THE COMMITTEE SCHOOL BEGINNING COULD WE HAD A SUPERINTENDENT WAS FANTASTIC WAS ABLE TO GO OUT AND GET TREMENDOUS COMMUNITY PARTNERS HE WAS A GRADUATE FROM THE BROOKLYN CENTER SCHOOL DISTRICT AND MEMBERS COME I REPRESENT A DISTRICT THAT HAS HIGH POVERTY. WE CAN’T JUST GO OUT IN THE COMMUNITY; MEMBERS AND ASK THEM TO GIVE A LITTLE MORE. IT IS ONLY BECAUSE OF THE TREMENDOUS NEED IN THE FACTOR THAT SCHOOL DISTRICT WASN’T STATUTORY OPERATING DEBT AND WE WERE NUMBER ONE IN TEEN PREGNANCY THAT WE WERE ABLE TO GET PEOPLE TO STEP FORWARD AND HELP US. WE NOW HAVE A CLINIC IN THE SCHOOL. WE HAVE DENTAL SERVICE THAT COME IN. WE DELVE A CLOTHING CLOSET. BUT EVERY TIME THE STATE PUTS A RESTRICTION ON WHAT IT IS YOU CAN OR CANNOT DO WITH THE MONEY TO PROMOT E THIS YOU LEAVE A LITTLE PIECE OF THE COMMUNITY BEHIND. BECAUSE IT ISN’T JUST NECESSARILY SCHOOL COUNSELORS THAT YOU NEED BECAUSE IT MAY BE IT’S NOT ONLY THE SCHOOL-THE STUDENT THAT NEEDS THE COUNSELING BUT MAYBE IT’S THE PARENTS OF THAT NEED IT; TOO. MEMBERS; WE HAVE HIGH POVERTY WE HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WERE OPEN AND ROLL. WE HAVE TRANSPORTATION ISSUES COULD IF HIGH CONCENTRATION OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS. I THINK MY DISTRICT IS NUMBER ONE IN THE STATE MORE THAN 120 LANGUAGES SPOKEN. SO I WOULD ASK MEMBERS NOT TO ADOPT THE AMENDMENT WE NEED TO REPLICATE THE MODEL THAT H AS BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL THAT IS INCREASE GRADUATION RATE AND CONTRIBUTED TO THE SUCCESS IN MY COMMUNITY AND I THINK THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BENEFIT IN A WAY THAT WE HAVE.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: SEE NO FURTHER DISCUSSION THE CLERK WILL TAKE THE ROLL ON THE AMENDMENT.>>>>[ROLL CALL VOTE]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. MUNSON VOTES AYE. THERE BEEN 76 AYE AND 5120 BIT THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED>>[GAVEL] FEELS WE ARE ON THE LOON AMENDMENT AS AMENDED. DISCUSSION? DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO OFFERS THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENT. THE CLERK REPORT THE AMENDMENT>>REPRESENTATIVE CLARK: HUSSERL MOVES HOUSE FILE 4328 SECOND ENGROSSMENT>>HOUSE SPEAKER: HOLD ON FOR WHAT PURPOSE THE RISE?>>REPRESENTATIVE YOU JUST CALLED A VOTE ON THE LOON AMENDMENT WHEN WE JUST VOTED ON THE SANDSTEDE AMENDMENT>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE MY APOLOGIES . I MADE A MISTAKE IT WOULD HAPPEN IS THE A – 102 AMENDMENT BY LOON WAS ADOPTED AND THEN THE UNDERLYING A – 17 2 AMENDMENT I BELIEVE I MISIDENTIFIED AS THE LOON AMENDMENT. THAT WAS IN FACT THE SANDSTEDE AMENDMENT REPRESENTATIVE IF REPRESENTATIVE WISHES I CAN DO RECONSIDERATION ONTO THE BOAT AND PROBABLY DESCRIBE IT BUT I’M NOT SURE IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR MISIDENTIFICATION OF THE SPEED AND I DO THINK IT IS GOING TO AFFECT THE OUTCOME BUT THAT IS A MISTAKE I DID MAKE SO REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE BEFORE WE MOVE ON TO THE NEXT AMENDMENT WE WILL TAKE UP LUCERO AMENDMENT AND COME BACK TO THIS LIBYA I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RIGHT REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO>>REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO:>>CHIEF CLERK: HUSSERL MOVES TWO MEN HOUSE FILE [INAUDIBLE] AND THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 89>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO>>REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO: THE LAW IS NOT TAKING UP WITH TECHNOLOGY. NOT A DYE A DAY GOES BY WHEN WE SEE A HEADLINE HAVING TO DO WITH A DATA BREACH OR SOME OTHER MISUSE OF DATA AND BECAUSE OF THIS SOCIETAL ATTITUDES IN THE AREA OF CYBER SECURITY ARE CHANGING IT IT HASN’T CHANGING AND THEY ARE CHANGING NOW WITH A GREATER EXPECTATION THAT PRIVATE INFORMATION BE BETTER PROTECTED . I WANT TO THANK CHAIR LOON CHAIR ERICKSON THE MEMBERS OF BOTH THE EDUCATION INNOVATION POLICY COMMITTEE AND EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR ERICKSON MEMBERS OF THE CIVIL LAW COMMITTEE FOR HELPING TO MOVE LANGUAGE ALONG FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS AND FOR INCLUDING LANGUAGE IN THE BILL THAT WE ARE DISCUSSING IT IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT LANGUAGE BECAUSE IT MOVES US IN THE DIRECTION OF WHICH SOCIETAL ATTITUDES ARE CHANGING BECAUSE THE LAW IS NOT KEEPING UP WITH TECHNOLOGY TO HELP TO BRING US ALONG WITH GREATER PROTECTIONS FOR PRIVATE INFORMATION. DURING THE COURSE OF THIS PROCESS I MET WITH MANY STAKEHOLDERS. SCHOOL DISTRICTS; TEACHERS; PARENTS; SUPERINTENDENTS; SCHOOL BOARDS;; MANY DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDERS TO GET INPUT TO CREATE THE LANGUAGE THAT IS INCLUDED IN THE BILL IN TO AGAIN ACCOMPLISH OUR GOAL. CURRENT LAW IN MINNESOTA STATE STATUTE IS CHAPTER 120 5B BUT IT IS A MERE FIVE PAGES IN LENGTH AND DATES BACK TO 1980; MEMBERS COULD 1980. SINCE 1980 THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN A HANDFUL OF CHANGES NOT SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES IN THE YEAR 2000; 2003; 2007 AND A HANDFUL OF OTHER . BECAUSE AGAIN ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION THE LAW IS NOT KEEPING UP WITH THE TECHNOLOGY IT’S IMPORTANT LANGUAGE. THE INTENT OF THE LANGUAGE IS TO RE-EMPOWER PARENTS BY ENSURING THAT THEY ARE IN THE DRIVER SEAT AND HAVE A AUTHORITY OVER THEIR STUDENTS PRIVATE DATA AND SO THE AMENDMENT BEFORE US IS TO JUST AT A LITTLE BIT MORE TO THE GOOD LANGUAGE THAT IS IN THERE AND THERE ARE THREE PRIMARY COMPONENTS TO THE AMENDMENT. THE FIRST COMPONENT IS TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS; THOSE WHO PROVIDE SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE TO OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS MAY NOT SELL; SHARE; OR DISSEMINATE EDUCATIONAL DATA. THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT. NUMBER TWO; WHEN IT COMES TO CONTRACTS.. SO THE SCENARIO IS A SCHOOL DISTRICT NEGOTIATES WITH A TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER FOR WHATEVER SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE IS GOING TO BE PROVIDED IN THAT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND IT IS GOING TO INVOLVE EDUCATIONAL DATA PRIVATE INFORMATION ON STUDENTS. SO THOSE WHO ARE NOT -THOSE WHO DATA IS IMPACTED ARE NOT PARTY TO THE NEGOTIATION BUT A CONTRACT IS FORMED AND SO THE LANGUAGE THAT IS CURRENTLY IN THE BILL SEEKS TO ENSURE THAT PARENTS UPON REQUEST WILL BE GIVEN ACCESS TO THE CONTRACT THAT WAS NEGOTIATED TH AT IMPACTS THEIR STUDENTS PRIVATE DATA AND WITH THE AMENDMENT DOES IS IT TAKES A STEP JUST BEFORE THAT AND IT WOULD BE ENSURING THAT PARENTS HA VE KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT CONTRACTS EXIST WITH TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS THAT WOULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON THEIR STUDENTS PRIVATE DATA. SO THE AMENDMENT AGAIN IS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE START OF AN ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR THAT PARENTS ARE NOTIFIED OF CONTRACTS THAT HAVE I BEEN WITH TECHNOLOGY PROVIDE THAT IMPACT STUDENT PRIVATE DATA AND THE PROCESS BY WHICH PARENTS COULD REQUEST A COPY OF THAT CONTRACT. THEN THE THIRD COMPONENT OF THE AMENDMENT HAS TO DEAL WITH TRAINING. NOW I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S GOING AROUND BUT THERE -IT SHOULD BE GOING AROUND. THERE’S A HANDOUT I PUT TOGETHER AND IT IS A SERIES OF HEADLINES REGARDING DATA BREACHES. NOW THIS IS JUST A HANDFUL OF DATA BREACHES THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN THE RECENT PAST IN MINNESOTA. SO SCHOOL DISTRICT AROUND MINNESOTA AND ONE TECHNOLOGY VENDOR HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPORTANCE OF DATA BREACHES AND HOW THEY HAVE A JUDGMENTAL IMPACT ON FAMILIES. SO IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE ENSURE THAT THOSE THAT ARE HANDLING PRIVATE INFORMATION ARE PROPERLY EMPOWERED WITH THE INFORMATION ON HOW TO HANDLE THAT PRIVATE INFORMATION IN A G OOD MANNER. WE CANNOT TAKE FOR GRANTED THAT PEOPLE KNOW BEST PRACTICES TO ENSURE SECURITY. WHEN THERE IS A DATA BREACH THAT OCCURS IF YOU READ SOME OF THE ARTICLES HERE; AGAIN IT CREATES TREMENDOUS DISCORD AND DISARRAY AMONG THOSE THAT ARE IMPACTED. WH AT THIS SEEKS TO DO IS TO ENSURETHE AMENDMENT SEEKS TO TRAINING ON THOSE THAT TOUCH PRIVATE DATA WOULD BE CONTRACTORS AND EMPLOYEES. GO THROUGH TRAINING EVERY TWO YEARS. SO EVERY OTHER YEAR REGARDING FIRM UP. FERPA’S CURRENT FEDERAL LAW HAVING TO DEAL WITH REQUIREMENTS ON HOW TO PROTECT INFORMATION. BUT TEACHERS AND SCHOOL STAFF MAY NOT NECESSARILY KNOW THE REQUIREMENTS FOR DATA HANDLING OTHER CURRENTLY OBLIGATED TO ABIDE BY. I PURPOSELY LEFT THE LANGUAGE SUFFICIENTLY VAGUE TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO CREATE THE TRAINING PROGRAM THE GREATEST LATITUDE TO CREATE THE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR THEIR OWN DISTRICT. THE REQUIREMENT IS THAT THEY TRAIN THEM IN FERPA AND IT HAPPENS EVERY TWO YEARS. BUT I’M NOT PRESCRIPTIVE INTO THE METHOD OF TRAINING. IT COULD BE A LECTURE-BASED TRAINING FOR IT COULD BE AN ONLINE TRAINING. OR ANY OTHER MANNER. NOW IF YOU WERE TO GOOGLE THE TERM; FREE ONLINE FERPA TRAINING; THE VERY FIRST LINK THAT WILL COME UP WILL BE A LINK TO THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION THAT INCLUDES ONLINE WEB-BASED TRAINING ON FERPA THAT IS FREE. SO SCHOOL DISTRICTS UTILIZE THE FREE ONLINE WEB TRAINING. THEY COULD DO WHAT I FOUND OUT WHERE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT I REPRESENT LAST YEAR OR THE YEAR BEFORE-I THINK WAS LAST YEAR 2017;; THAT THEY ACTUALLY PUT ALL 700 STAFF THROUGH A LECTURE-BASE D TRAINING ON FERPA. THEY WERE PROACTIVE BECAUSE THEY RECOGNIZE THE NEED TO ENSURE THAT THOSE THAT TOUCH STUDENT PRIVATE DATA ARE PROPERLY TRAINED HOW TO DO SO. SO AGAIN NOT PRESCRIPTIVE AS TO THE METHOD BUT THE IMPORTANCE IS CERTAINLY THERE. MEMBERS; THAT IS THE THREE COMPONENTS TO THE AMENDMENT AND I’LL STAND FOR IF THERE’S ANY QUESTIONS.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE LOON>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: I WANT TO THANK REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO. HE’S WORKED HARD ON THIS AND HAS BEEN WORKED WITH ME AND REPRESENTATIVE ERICKSON OTHER MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE I WOULD GO WITH THOUGH LIKE TO DIVIDE THE AMENDMENT. I WOULD MOVE TO DIVIDE THE AMENDMENT AFTER LINE 1.5; BETWEEN LINE 1.5 AND 1.6.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE LOON MOVES PROPOSAL TO DIVIDE THE AMENDMENT BETWEEN A – 89 AMENDMENT 1.5 AND 1.7. REPRESENTATIVE JOHN IN WHICH I DID WANT TO VOTE ON FIRST?>>REPRESENTATIVE LOON: I WOULD PREFER TO VOTE ON THE FIRST PART OF THE AMENDMENT AND I WOULD RESPECTFULLY ASK REPRESENTATIVE TO CONSIDER WITHDRAWING THE SECOND PART. WE DO HAVE PROVISIONS ALREADY IN THE BILL ON THOSE THINGS AND I THINK THAT’S COVERED BUT THE FIRST PART OF IT WITH REGARDS TO REQUIREMENTS ON TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS I THINK IS A GOOD ADDITION TO THE BILL . SO THAT WOULD BE MY SUGGESTION.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: LET ME CONSULT WITH THE CHIEF CLERK AND VERIFY THIS IS IN FACT [INAUDIBLE]. REPRESENTATIVE LOON THE MOTION THIS AMENDMENT IS DIVISIBLE ALONG LINES 1.5-1.6 AND WE WILL BE VOTING ON THE FIRST SECTION OF ANY DISCUSSION TO THE FIRST PORTION OF THE B- 89 AMENDMENT? SEEING NONE; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. [CHORUS OF AYES.] OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>HOUSE SPEAKER: THE SECOND PART OF THE AMENDMENT REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO>>REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER. I APPRECIATE CHAIR LOON THE WORK AND THE COMMENT YOU MADE ON THIS. I DO THINK IT IS QUICK CRITICALLY IMPORTANT BOTH FORCES KNOW OF THE DIVIDED SPIN INCLUDING THE SECOND PORTION . SO I DON’T INTEND TO WITHDRAW. IF IT DOES FAIL I UNDERSTAND IT BUT IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. IT IS ONE THAT WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT PARENTS ARE EMPOWERED WITH A CONTRACT AND THE ABILITY TO KNOW WHICH CONTRACT EXISTS AND THEN TO ENSURE THAT THOSE THAT ARE HANDLING STUDENT PRIVATE DATA ARE AND AGAIN I’M JUST HIGHLIGHTING LOOK AT THE ARTICLE MUCH OF WHAT YOU’LL SEE IN COMMON HERE IN THESE ARTICLES I HANDED OUT; HUMAN ERROR AND HUMAN ERROR . WHEN YOU HAVE EMAILS THAT ARE GOING OUT THAT INCLUDE ATTACHMENTS WITH SENSITIVE INFORMATION AND THE PAIN THAT RESULTS WHEN YOU HAVE ORDERS FOR PROTECTION AND SENSITIVE INFORMATION INCLUDING ADDRESSES AND NAMES AND THINGS LIKE THAT; MUCH OF THIS CAN BE COLLECTIVELY AVOIDED WITH PROPER TRAINING. ALSO; MEMBERS I WOULD DRAW ATTENTION THAT THE ENACTMENT DATE IS NOT UNTIL SCHOOL DISTRICTS WERE SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020. SO SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE A FULL YEAR AND A HALF TO BEGIN TO PREPARE AND THESE ARE NOT OVERLY BURDENSOME. I’VE TALKED TO MANY IT DIRECTORS COULD I TALKED TO MANY STAKEHOLDERS MY OWN-SUPERINTENDENTS OF MY OWN DISTRICT.. I EXPRESSLY BROUGHT UP THE TOPICS OF THE CONTRACTOR AND TRAINING AND WHAT THEY SAID IS; THERE ARE MANY OTHER ISSUES PRESENTLY ON AN ANNUAL BASIS THEY HAVE TO NOTIFY PARENTS ON. THAT THEY WOULD IN REGARD TO THE CONTRACT LANGUAGE AND NOTIFY PARENTS OF WHAT CONTRACTS EX IST WHAT WITH TECHNOLOGY PROVIDERS THEY WOULD UTILIZE THOSE EXISTING NOTIFICATION PROCESSES AND PUBLICATIONS AND THAT IT’S NOT AN EXTRA BURDEN AND WHEN IT COMES TO THE TRAINING AGAIN THE YEAR AND A HALF I EMPHASIZE; FREE ONLINE WEB-BASED COULD I HAVE INCLUDED MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY AND IF WE CAN IN A YEAR AND A HALF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS CAN PUT TOGETHER PROCESSES TO ENSURE STAFF THAT ARE TOUCHING PRIVATE DATA ARE TRAINED PROPERLY HOPEFULLY WE CAN AVOID SOME OF THE MISTAKES AND DATA BREACHES THAT ARE RESULTING FROM HUMAN ERROR. MEMBERS; I ENCOURAGE YOUR GREEN VOTE ON THE SECOND PORTION OF THE AMENDMENT. THANK YOU>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RAMSEY REPRESENTATIVE MAHONEY>>REPRESENTATIVE MAHONEY: I AM GOING TO VOTE AGAINST YOUR BILL YOU R AMENDMENT. I’M GOING TO VOTE AGAINST IT FOR ONE REASON. WHEN WE DO THIS KIND OF ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION; WHEN WE SEND A STAFFER TO DO ALL OF THE TRACKING THAT YOU’RE ASKING IN YOUR AMENDMENT WE ARE TAKING MONEY AWAY FROM TEACHERS. WE ARE NOT-WE HAVE A STUDENT THAT IS NOT GOT A TEACHER IN THE CLASSROOM BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS TO BE PAID TO DO ALL THE PAPERWORK YOU ARE ASKING THEM TO DO. SO I WOULD VOTE AGAINST YOU BECAUSE I WANT TO TELL THE TEACHERS AND THE STUDENTS AND THE PARENTS IN MY DISTRICT THAT IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO HAVE THAT MEETING TEACHER; THAT MATH TEACHER; THAT SCIENCE TEACHER IN THE CLASSROOM AND UNTIL YOU CAN COME UP WITH A FUNDING SOURCE FOR WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO DO AND ADD THAT MONEY TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS I THINK IT’S A GOOD IDEA DID I JUST DON’T THINK IT’S DOABLE FOR THE STUDENTS THAT NEED HELP IN READING WRITING MATH AND SCIENCE.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM ANOKA BE REP HE SCOTT>>REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER.. ONE OF THE BREACHES THAT HAPPENED RECENTLY WITHIN A SCHOOL DISTRICT ACTUALLY REVEAL ED THE NAME ADDRESS AND HOME PHONE NUMBER OR A PHONE NUMBER FOR SOMEONE THAT WAS IN THE MILITARY WHO WAS INVOLVED IN COVERT OPERATIONS. A PERSON WHO PROBABLY THERE WERE ENEMIES THAT WERE VERY-WOULD REALLY LIKE TO GET THAT VALUABLE INFORMATION. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT OUR SCHOOL STAFF ARE HANDLING THE SENSITIVE INFORMATION THAT THEY ARE TRAINED ON THIS BUT WE SAW BREACHES WITH MNSURE AND WE HAVE SEEN OTHER BREACHES THROUGHOUT GOVERNMENT.. SO IT IS REALLY IMPERATIVE THAT STAFF ARE PROPERLY TRAINED AND THE OTHER THING; YOU KNOW YOU TALK WHAT THE COST OF THIS AND MAYBE IT’S UNFUNDED MANDATE. WHAT DO THESE BREACHES COST SCHOOL DISTRICTS EVERY YEAR? IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE IF YOU HAVE TO GO OUT AND PAY FOR A YEAR OR TWO WORTH OF LIFELOCK OR WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE; TO THESE PEOPLE WHOSE INFORMATION HAS BEEN BREACHED; THAT IS SOMETHING EXPENSIVE THEY WERE NOT PLANNING ON HAVING EITHER. SO I THINK WHAT SEEING NONE; REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO IS TRYING TO DO IS REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT AND I URGE FOLKS TO VOTE IN FAVOR. THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM OLMSTED BE REP HE SAUKE>>REPRESENTATIVE SAUKE: HE THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO WOULD YOU YIELD FOR A QUESTION? THE THING THAT I SEE IN MY VARIOUS BACKGROUNDS THAT HAD TO DO WITH DISCLOSURES IN PUBLIC NOTICE WAS THAT NINE OUT OF 10 OF THE PEOPLE AND I WOULD SAY PROBABLY 99 OUT OF 100 OF THE PEOPLE SAW IT IS JUST A FORMALITY THAT I GOT A SIGNOFF THAT I SAW THIS OR SIGNOFF WHATEVER AND ACTUALLY DON’T EVEN COME CLOSE TO CONSUMING ONE OF THE THINGSI REALIZE AS A REAL ESTATE BROKER IS THAT MY AGENT AT LEAST MADE SURE THEY UNDERSTOOD THE BASICS OF WHAT IT WAS THEY WERE DOING. ONE OF MY CONCERNS IS THAT YES; I AGREE THIS IS AN EXTREMELY HIGH LEVEL OF VULNERABILITY FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN BECAUSE OF THEIR ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING WHEN THEY SEE THAT THERE’S A CONTRACT OR SEE THAT THERE’S A PLACE OF WARNING THERE BEEN TOLD ABOUT. I THIN K SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE OF GREATEST USE WOULD BE TO BRING TO A SIMPLE LEVEL A CONTEXT FOR THEM TO UNDERSTAND THESE KINDS OF THINGS. THEY ARE MOVING INTO THAT WORLD. WE ARE ALL MOVING INTO THAT WORLD IT EVERY TIME YOU BUY A CELL PHONE YOU JUST ABOUT SIGN AWAY YOUR KIDS AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT YOU MAY OWN OR MAYBE YOU WOULD OWN SOMEDAY. BECAUSE WE DON’T READ THAT STUFF. I WOULD HAZARD NONE OF YOU HAVE FULLY READ THE ACCEPTANCE PIECES THAT YOU CLICK THROUGH THOSE CLICK THROUGH’S ARE GOING TO HUNT US ALL AND THIS IS A PLACE WHERE I GUESS I FEEL LIKE IT IS USEFUL SO I DEFINITELY SUPPORT THE CONCEPT COULD I SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT BUT MOSTLY I THINK WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT A WAY OF CONVEYING IN A CONTEXT AND AT A LEVEL A FRAMEWORK BY WHICH FAMILIES AND YOUNG PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND THIS SPACE THAT THE WORLD IS MOVING INTO WITHOUT THEM KNOWING ABOUT IT. THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER:>>REPRESENTATIVE SAUKE: I LIKE TO COMMENT ON HOW YOU SEE THAT AND IF WE HAVE ANY THAT?>>REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO: YOU BRING UP AN EXCELLENT POINT IN WHAT YOU ARE DESCRIBING IS CALLED-WE CALL IT HAPPY CLICK AND WHEN YOU HAVE A LONG AGREEMENT THERE ANY SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND CLICK YES. CLICK; YES PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE CLICKING IT IS THE STUDENT CLICKING THE GREEN WORK IS THE PARENT CLICKING TO AGREE? YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT. I WOULD JUST EMPHASIZE THERE IS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WORK TO BE DONE IN THE SPACE. NOT JUST THE CONTEXT OF K-12 BU T MULTIPLE CONTEXTS WITHIN GOVERNMENT WE ARE WAY BEHIND WHEN IT COMES TO CYBER SECURITY. WAY BEHIND. THIS IS NOT THE END. THERE IS MUCH MORE NEEDED IN THE K-12 CONTEXT BEYOND THIS. THAT I’M LOOKING TO CONTINUE TO WORK ON ; CONSTRUCTIVELY AND COOPERATIVELY WITH THE STAKEHOLDERS NEXT YEAR AND THE YEARS BEYOND. BUT BECAUSE THIS IS SUCH A MASSIVE EFFORT BECAUSE WE ARE DECADES BEHIND IT CAN BE DONE IN ONE STEP. SO MY CONCERN IS THE VERY FIRST AND FUNDAMENTAL STEP TO SECURING DATA IS TO ENSURING THAT PEOPLE ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE AND THAT THEY ARE TRAINED IF YOU NOTICE I’M NOT EVEN DISCUSSING SOME OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF SECURING DATA. THIS IS A FOUNDATION OF PROTECTING INFORMATION IS TRAINING AND BECAUSE WE ARE SO FAR BEHIND IF THIS WERE TO BE VOTED DOWN WE ARE JUST GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE A BEHIND AGAIN NEXT HER AND AGAIN; I’VE SPOKEN WITH MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND BECAUSE THERE ARE RESOURCES AVAILABLE; BECAUSE FERPA IS A NATIONWIDE REQUIREMENT ON ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN ALL 50 STATES THERE ARE MANY PROGRAMS ALREADY AVAILABLE BECAUSE INDUSTRIES AND COMPANIES ARE HAVE RECOGNIZED THE NEED TO ENSURE AND TO DEVELOP TRAINING MODULES ; RIGHT? THAT IS AVAILABLE AND SCHOOL DISTRICT WHEN I NEED TO REINVENT THE WHEEL. SO I DO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS A CHANGE IN PROCESS. BUT I WOULD DRAW MEMBERS MEMORIES BACK. WHAT’S HAPPENING EVER SINCE THEN LET’S START WITH ARTHUR ANDERSEN AND ENRON SCANDALS. WHAT HAPPENED WITH THOSE? WELL AS A PRODUCT OF THAT SARBANES-OXLEY REGULATORY MANDATE WAS CREATED. THEN THAT WAS THE START. OF HAVING SOME BASELINE MINIMUM SECURITY REQUIREMENTS TO BEGIN TO SHIFT THE CULTURE FROM THE DEFICIENT POSITION THEY WERE AT; THESE COMPANIES; IN THE LAX PROTECTIONS OR NON-PRODUCTIONS OF DATA BEGIN HOLDING THEM-PULLING THE ENTIRE IT INDUSTRY TO A MORE SECURE POSITION. THEN YOU HAVE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GRAHAM LEACH BLILEY ACT HAVING TO DEAL WITH FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS. HIPPA AND HIGH-TECH REGULATORY COMPLIANCE MANDATES FOR THOSE IN THE HEALTHCARE SPACE. WE HAVE GAMING CARD IS NOW THAT’S NOT A GOVERNMENT MANDATE AT THAT POINT SEVERAL YEARS HAVE GONE BY THE INDUSTRIES MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES BEGAN TO WAKE UP AND SEE THEY NEED TO INTERNALLY ORGANICALLY GENERATE THEIR MANDATES AND OPPOSE THESE MANDATES ON THEMSELVES THAT’S WHAT PCI IS FOR MERCHANTS THOSE WHO ARE GOING TO PROCESS CREDIT CARDS. IDENTITY THEFT IS REAL AND CHAIR SCOTT HIT THE NAIL ON HUNDRED ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENS IS WE SEE THIS INDUSTRY STANDARD ONE YEAR BY IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION AND ONCE INFORMATION IS OUT THERE ON THE WEB; ONCE IT’S BEEN COMPROMISED VERY RARELY DOES YOUR FIRST MIDDLE LAST NAME OBVIOUSLY YOUR DATE OF BIRTH DOESN’T CHANGE IN YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY DOESN’T CHANGE. ONCE THE INFORMATION IS OUT THERE ONE YEAR OF IDENTITY THEFT; IS N OT SUFFICIENT. YOU ARE SUBJECT TO IDENTITY THEFT OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. FIRST MIDDLE LAST NAME; DATE OF BIRTH; STREET ADDRESS; SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IS SOME OF THE PROTECTIVE INFORMATION THAT HER SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE HANDLING AND WHEN THERE ARE HUMAN ERRORS AND THE MISTAKES THAT SEND IT OUT THAT ARE 100% AVOIDABLE AND BECAUSE TRAINING IS AVAILABLE ONLINE; FREE BECAUSE THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS IN THE AMENDMENT IS ONLY EVERY OTHER YEAR BECAUSE SOME SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE ALREADY PROACTIVELY BEGUN TO PUT THEIR STAFF THROUGH THE TRAINING AND FOR OTHER REASONS; IT’S CRITICALLY IMPORTANT WE DON’T LET ANOTHER YEAR GO BY AND HAVE MORE FAMILIES SUBJECTED TO DATA BREACHES WHEN THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM TH IS POINT IF THIS WERE TO BE ADOPTED AND INTO LAW HAVE A YEAR AND HAVE TO PREPARE HOW THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE THEIR STAFF WHOSE TOUCHING PRIVATE INFORMATION TO ENSURE THEY HAVE A BASELINE UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO HANDLE THAT INFORMATION WITH ALL OF THE READILY AVAILABLE TOOLS AVAILABLE TO THEM. SO MEMBERS I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE THE WE JUST DON’T FALL ANOTHER UVM. VOTE TO GREEN; THANK YOU.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE SAUKE YOU HAVE THE FLOOR. I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RAMSEY REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI:: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AN D NUMBERS. REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO YOU AND I HAVE BEEN ON THIS JOURNEY FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND I SINCERELY-I EXPRESS THIS TO YOU IN PUBLIC BEFORE. I SINCERELY COMMUNICATE WITH YOU THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORK THAT YOU’RE DOING I DO THINK IT’S IMPORTANT. I THINK THERE’S VERY FEW OF US THAT DON’T THINK THAT THE DATA LAWS TO OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND TO OUR FAMILIES SHOULD BE EASILY AVAILABLE PEOPLE SHOULD BE MAKING MONEY OFF IT. THIS IS WHEN THE BIG ISSUES OF OUR TIME RIGHT NOW. SO I REALLY APPRECIATE THE MANY YEARS OF WORK THAT YOU HAVE DONE ON THIS AND YOU HAVE BEEN VERY I THINK VERY GOOD ABOUT ENGAGING A NUMBER OF STAKEHOLDERS TO BE ABLE TO SHAPE I THINK VERY MATURE POLICY ISSUE. THE ISSUE HERE TODAY HOWEVER IS THAT-I’M REALLY GLAD THE CHAIR MOVED TO DIVIDE THE AMENDMENT BECAUSE IT ALLOWS US TO HAVE A ROBUST CONVERSATION ABOUT A NUMBER OF THINGS WITHOUT CROSSING THEM OVER AND SO ONE OF THE ISSUES QUITE FRANKLY IS THAT WHEN YOU’RE GONNA DO SOMETHING MASS IVE WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO DO SOMETHING BIG; IT’S GOING TO TAKE RESOURCES TO PULL THAT OFF. WE ARE TALKING IN THIS CASE ABOUT A RESOURCES AS REPRESENTATIVE MAHONEY SHARED I THINK QUITE ELOQUENTLY A FEW MINUTES AGO; RESOURCES THAT AND THUS WE ARE ADDING TO THE RESOURCE BASE IS GOING TO COME OUT OF OUR KIDS. IT’S GONNA COME OUT OF OUR TEACHERS. IT’S GONNA COME OUT OF ALL THE THINGS THAT WE STRUGGLE MIGHTILY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PROVIDE FOR THE PEOPLE’S RESOURCES TO PROPERLY FUND OUR SCHOOLS. YOU HAVE GOT A NUMBER OF BAND-AIDS THAT EXIST HERE AND THIS IS NOT TO ARGUE THAT THEY ARE NOT IMPORTANT IT’S NOT THE ARGUMENTS. BUT IT IS THE REALITY THAT THERE UNFUNDED MANDATES IN THIS LANGUAGE . WE ARE GOING TO HAVE NEW NOTICES YOUR GUMMY PERSPECTIVE BUT WHAT THOSE NOTICES OH ARE THE REQUIRE A LOT OF WORK ON THE PART AND IT’S GOOD WORK I GET IT BUT A LOT OF WORK FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TOGETHER THAT INFORMATION TOGETHER WE ARE GOING TO BE PROVIDING TRAINING CAN WE; MEANING SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO BE PROVIDING TRAINING TO EMPLOYEES AND TRAINING TO INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AS WELL. SO THERE’S A LOT OF WORK HERE THAT IS PROBABLY GOOD WORK AND NECESSARY WORK BUT WHAT I DON’T SEE IS AS I LOOK THROUGH THIS AMENDMENT AS I LOOK THROUGH THE REST OF THE BILL IS A WAY TO PROPERLY PAY FOR THAT WITHOUT REQUIRING SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO PULL IT FROM SOMETHING ELSE. THAT SOMETHING ELSE QUITE FRANKLY IS GOING TO BE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION; OPPORTUNITIES FOR KIDS. I DON’T WANT US TO GET INTO -AND I SUSPECT YOU DON’T EITHER REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO. I DON’T WANT US TO GET INTO A TAKE FROM ONE VERY IMPORTANT VITAL FUNCTION IN ORDER TO FUND ANOTHER BUT THEN THE SOLUTION IS WE HAVE TO FUND THIS. THESE ARE STATE MANDATES. THESE ARE NOT JUST FEDERAL EXPECTATIONS. WHICH WE CAN MAKE AN ARGUMENT FOR RESOURCES FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR FROM THE FEDERAL. THESE ARE STATE MANDATES WHICH MEANS IT’S OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE COVERED. SO; I’M GOING TO VOTE AGAINST YOUR AMENDMENT. DOMINIC ENCOURAGE MEMBERS TO DO THE SAME. THAT’S NOT SAYING REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO IS BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE I THINK YOU ARE DOING GOOD WORK HERE IT UNFORTUNATE; THERE’S A KEY PIECE THAT’S MISSING FROM THE AMENDMENT THAT IS THE PROPER RESOURCE IT WITHOUT PULLING AWAY FROM THE CLASSROOM FOR KIDS AND FROM TEACHERS.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: TO THE AUTHOR OF THE AMENDMENT REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO>>REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO: I APPRECIATE THOSE COMMON REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI. I APPRECIATE THE COMMENTS OF EVERYBODY CHAIR LOON AND I THINK THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL SO WITH THAT MR. CHAIR I WILL PULL THE AMENDMENT. I WILL WITHDRAW THE AMENDMENT BUT I APPRECIATE THE POSITIVE REMARKS AND I LOOK FORWARD CHAIR LOON CHAIR ERICKSON AND OTHERS ON THE COMMITTEE THAT THIS IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. IT ‘S A CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TOPIC. NEXT YEAR BEING THE FINANCE YEAR I’M HOPING THAT WE CAN -IT’LL JUST BE A FRACTION OF MONEY TO PROVIDE FREE ONLINE WEB-BASED TRAINING BUT I LOOK FORWARD TO THE CONVERSATION NEXT YEAR TO FUND THIS SO WE CAN BRING THIS INTO LAW. THANK YOU.>>HOUS E SPEAKER: REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO WITHDRAWS THIS B- 89 AMENDMENT. THERE IS AN AMENDMENT AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: LUCERO MOVED THEM IN HOUSE FILE 4320 SECOND ENGROSSMENT AS AMENDED AS FOLLOWS. THE AMENDMENT IS CODED A – 81.>>HOUSE SPEAKER: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM RIGHT REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO>>REPRESENTATIVE LUCERO: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND THIS AMENDMENT IS ONE I HOPE AND PUTTING FORWARD WITH THE INTENTION OF WITHDRAWING IT’S GOING IN. BUT I WANT TO PUT THIS FOR BECAUSE THIS IS ANOTHER CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TOPIC. RELATED TO STUDENT DATA PRIVACY. WHAT THIS AMENDMENT SEEKS TO DO IS TWO THINGS. AUDIT TRAILS. AUDIT TRAILS IS SOMETHING THIS BODY HAS HAD A CONVERSATION ABOUT SEVERAL TIMES NOW IN THE LAST SEVERAL SESSIONS. WE’VE HAD A CONVERSATION IN THE CONTEXT OF AUTOMATIC LICENSE PLATE READERS. IN THE CONTEXT OF POLICE BODY CAMS CAMERAS AND SEVERAL OTHER WITH THIS CONTEXT IS HIS K-12 BUT THE QUESTION BECOMES WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO HAVE THE TOPIC OF CONVERSATION OF AUDIT TRAILS COMING UP? WHAT IS AN AUDIT TRAIL? WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? AN AUDIT TRAIL IS A HISTORY OF ACTIVITIES. WHEN DATA BREACHES OCCUR; THINK; WHAT IS THE VERY FIRST QUESTION THAT IS ASKED? WAS MY DATA IMPACTED? OR; IN THE MIND OF A PARENT; WAS MY STUDENTS DATA IMPACTED? THE ONLY WAY TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION IS IF AN AUDIT TRAIL EXISTS THAT LOGS A HISTORY OF THE ACCESSING PRIVATE INFORMATION. NOW WHEN IT COMES TO AN AUDIT TRAIL THERE’S FOUR THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT>>FOR SESSION DAILY UPDATE I AM CHRIS CARPENTER. THE HOUSE IS NOW IN RECESS AND IT IS EXPECTED TO COME BACK INTO SESSION LATER TODAY. WE WILL BRING YOU COVERAGE WHEN MEMBERS RETURN. EARLIER THIS WEEK HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER JOYCE PEPPIN INTRODUCE LEGISLATION IN A FIGHT AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT A CHANCE TO CHAT WITH HER ABOUT HOUSE FILE 4459 AND ALSO DISCUSS EFFORT TO ADDRESS WORKPLACE SAFETY AND RESPECT.>>REPRESENTATIVE PEPPIN: IT’S PRETTY SIMPLE BUT YET IT’S A HUGE SWEEPING CHANGE. ALL IT DOES IS A THE COURT TO NOT HAVE TO USE THE CURRENT STANDARD THEY BEEN USING THAT SAYS IF SOMEONE COMES FORWARD WITH THE CASE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT THAT THE CASE HAS TO MEET THIS VERY HIGH STANDARD OF SEVERE OR PERVASIVE IN ORDER FOR THEM TO SURVIVE PAST SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND GET BEFORE A JUDGE. OR A COURT.>>IS A BIPARTISAN PROPOSAL. IT WOULD MAKE MINNESOTA THE FIRST STATE TO ENACT SUCH A CLAUSE.>>>>REPRESENTATIVE PEPPIN: CORRECT? DO YOU THINK WE SIGNED INTO LAW THIS YEAR?>>REPRESENTATIVE PEPPIN: A MOVING FORWARD WITH IT IN-HOUSE. I’M HOPING IT GETS TO THE HOUSE FLOOR RELATIVELY SOON AND ALSO MAKING SOME PROGRESS IN THE SENATE SIDE. THEY DO NOT HAVE A SUBCOMMITTEE THERE’S WITH A LITTLE BIT MORENEWER INFORMATION FOR THEM BUT OF COURSE OF ALWAYS HOPEFUL MY LEGISLATION WILL BE SIGNED INTO LAW BUT WE SEE HOW IT PLAYS OUT. IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO>>OVER THE COMMENTS FROM THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON C+ WORK [INAUDIBLE] PEOPLE MANY OF AN APPOINTMENT I AM AN ATTORNEY BUT NOT AN EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY. THE FOLKS DESCRIBE SOME OF THE CASES WAS REALLY EYE-OPENING AND WHEN I HEARD ABOUT HOW IT REACHES SOME OF THESE CASES WERE WERE PEOPLE VICTIMS WERE NOT ABLE TO HAVE EVEN THEIR DAY IN COURT LET ALONE GETTING ANY JUSTICE; IT BECAME VERY CLEAR TO ME SOMETHING NEEDED TO CHANGE THAT’S THE STANDARD IS JUST WAY TOO HIGH FOR ANYBODY TO EVER BE ABLE TO PREVAIL ON A CLAIM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT COULD>>FINALLY HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE PROGRESS MADE THE SESSION BY THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON WORKPLACE SAFETY AND RESPECT AND WHAT YOU SEE WITH THE SUBCOMMITTEE IN THE FUTURE?>>REPRESENTATIVE PEPPIN: WELL WE MADE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF PROGRESS COULD THIS BILL COMING FORWARD AND AS YOU SAID WE NATION LEADING TO ADDITIONALLY WE MADE SOME CHANGES FOR OUR HOUSE POLICY SO MUCH STRONGER LANGUAGE IN OUR HOUSE WORKPLACE SAFETY HARASSMENT POLICY AND SO WE PASSED THAT IN RULES COMMITTEE YESTERDAY ADDITION GET WE CREATE AN ONGOING TASK FORCE OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS SWEEPING OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ENDS WHEN WE ADJOURN SINE DIE THE TASK FORCE WILL GO FORTH AND WERE DIRECTED UP TO ALL SORTS OF THINGS LIKE TAKE A SURVEY OF THE COMMUNITY ON THE ATMOSPHERE OF THIS NATURE AND THE LEGISLATIVE COMMUNITY. AN ANONYMOUS TIP LINE WILL BE A PHONE AND EMAIL AN ANONYMOUS EMAIL ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE WEBPAGE AND THEN WE ARE ASKING STUFF TO COME FORWARD WITH THE TRAINING SCHEDULE. WE MADE HUGE CHANGES BOTH IN THE HOUSE THERE ALREADY IN EFFECT AS OF YESTERDAY AND THEN A PROPOSAL TO COME FORWARD WHICH WE WILL SEE IF WE CAN GET THE PAST AS WELL.>>HOUSE MINORITY MELISSA HORTMAN IS A BILL COSPONSOR YESTERDAY SHE SHARED HER THOUGHTS ON THE PROGRESS MADE TO ADDRESS WORKPLACE SAFETYAND RESPECT AT THE HOUSE.>>REPRESENTATIVE HORTMAN: IF THE BILL BECOMES LAW WHAT SHOULD HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON WORKPLACES ACRO SS MINNESOTA BECAUSE WHAT IT WOULD SAY IS THAT PEOPLE’S BEHAVIOR IN THE WORKPLACE NEEDS TO IMPROVE TO A STANDARD THAT WOMEN SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXPECT>>YOU HAVE BEEN VOCAL BY YOUR DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE LACK OF PROGRESS IN THE LEGISLATURE HOW MUCH MORE DO YOU THINK OF BE DONE?>>REPRESENTATIVE HORTMAN: THERE’S THREE AREAS OF WORK WE REALLY NEED TO GET ON THE SESSION AND ONE WE NEED TO DEAL WITH HOUSE EMPLOYEES AND MEMBERS AND MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTAND THE POLICY THEY UNDERSTAND THE COMPLAINT MECHANISM AND THERE’S CONSEQUENCE NUMBER TWO; WE NEEDED TO LOOK AT THE WORKPLACES FOR ALL ACROSS MINNESOTA AND IF WE PASS THIS CHANGE INTO LAW THE MAJORITY LEADER HAS PROPOSED THAT WILL HELP THOSE WORKPLACES. NUMBER THREE; WE NEED TO LOOK AT HOW THE MEDIA AND LOBBYIST AND CONSTITUENTS ARE TREATED WHEN THEY’RE AT THE CAPITAL AND WHAT THEIR RECOURSES SO IF A MEMBER MISTREATS A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WHILE THEY’RE HERE AT T HE CAPITAL THAT PERSON SHOULD HAVE AN INDEPENDENT OUTSIDE REVIEW OF THE MEMBERS CONDUCT.. WE HAVE NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM TO BOTH OF THE RESIGNATIONS CAME FROM THAT THIRD SET OF CASES AND WE HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING TO ADDRESS THOSE.>>WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON HOUSE RESOLUTION THAT WOULD CREATE THE INTERIM TASK FORCE ON REPLAY SAFETY AND RESPECT AND I GUESS WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN GENERAL; ON THE WORK THAT WAS ACCOMPLISHED BY THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON WORKPLACE SAFETY AND RESPECT THE SESSION SO FAR?>>REPRESENTATIVE HORTMAN: IT’S A NICE START BUT WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAYS TO GO. IT’S VERY NICE TO PROPOSE A BILL. IT’S MEANINGFUL TO HAVE A BILL BECOME LAW. SO WE NEED TO MOVE PAST THE STAGE OF [INAUDIBLE] AND INTO THE STAGE OF ACTION SO THE PROOF WILL BE IN THE PUTTING IN A VERY HOPEFUL THAT GIVEN THIS IS A MAJORITY LEADER PROPOSING THIS LEGISLATION IT WILL MAKE PAST THE FINISH LUNCH AND>>WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES FROM WHERE WE GO FROM HERE?>>REPRESENTATIVE HORTMAN: YOU KNOW I WORKED VERY HARD F OR YOU TO NOT TO BE A PARTISAN ISSUE COULD AT TIMES I’VE BEEN VERY FRUSTRATED THE SLOW MOVEMENT BY REPUBLICAN LEADERS BUT I REALLY KEPT AT THE ATTITUDE THAT WE HAVE TO DO THIS TOGETHER. IT CAN BE PARTISAN IN ORDER FOR TO BE SUCCESSFUL. I AM SATISFIED THAT THE MAJORITY LEADER AND I HAVE A GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP FOR THE WORK THAT WE HAVE GOT DONE SO FAR WE STILL HAVE MORE WORK TO DO.>>MOUSE CIVIL LAW AND DATA PRACTICES POLICY COMMITTEE IS SCHEDULED TO ADDRESS THE BILL WHEN I MEET LATER TODAY. WE PLAN TO PROVIDE COVERAGE OF THE MEETING ON OUR HT V –TWO CHANNEL WHICH COULD FIND ON HOUSE WEBSITE AT WWW.MNHOUSE/SESSIONDAILY WE NOW GO BACK TO THE HOUSE CHAMBERED FOR THE CONTINUATION OF TODAY’S HOUSE FLOOR SESSION.>>

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