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Education Finance and Policy Committee
Monday, March 14, 2022
3:00 PMLivestream YouTube


Present: Senator Roger C. Chamberlain - Chair, Senator Justin D. Eichorn Vice Chair, Senator Julia E. Coleman, Senator Steve Cwodzinski, Senator Zach Duckworth, Senator Jason Isaacson, Senator Mary K. Kunesh, Senator Scott J. Newman, Senator Charles W. Wiger

Absent: No Members Absent

Senator Roger C. Chamberlain called the meeting to order at 3:07

S.F. 3534: Senator Chamberlain: Charter school admission requirements modification.

Senator Chamberlain presented SF 3534. 

Testifiers: Susan Outlaw, Exec. Dir. Metro Deaf School

                 KateLynne Snyder, EdMN

Be recommended to pass and placed on the Consent Calendar.

S.F. 3656: Senator Duckworth: Scholarship Program for Students with a Disability Act.

Senator Duckworth presented SF 3656

Testifiers: Gina Schmittdiel, Advocacy and Public Policy Committee Chair, Down Syndrome Association of MN

                  Kofi Montzka      

                  Courtney Hubers


                  KateLynne Snyder, EdMN

                  Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations, MDE

                  Linda Wensel, special ed teacher

                  Bettsy Hjelseth, Legislative Analyst

                  Ann Marie Lewis, Senate Counsel

                  Jenna Hofer, Fiscal Analyst

Be laid over.

S.F. 3297: Senator Duckworth: Special education legislative working group establishment.

Senator Duckworth offered the A-1scs 3297 amendment. It was adopted on a voice vote.

He presented the SF as amended.

Testifiers: Josh Downham, Mpls Public Schools

     Matt Shaver, Policy Director, EdAllies


As amended, be laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:25

Senator Roger C. Chamberlain, Chair
Judith Donovan, Legislative Assistant