delete everything ammendment
Sure, I will help you out where I can. First off, I serve as counsel to the
E-12 education committee. Our office is non-partisan and we serve the entire
senate. I would be happy to give you updates as the bill progresses and maybe
summarize what happened in committee meetings. However, due to the neutrality
of our office as well as my duty of confidentiality to the senators, I really
would be unable to offer any "inside" information about motivations behind the
legislation or personal opinions regarding that matter. If you are looking for
more opinionated information, I would encourage you to contact Danna Elling in
the Office of Majority Research or Ed Cook in the Republican Caucus.
On Wednesday, the Charter Schools Subcommittee met and heard SF 872. At that
meeting, Senator Kathy Saltzman, who authored the bill, introduced a
"delete-everything" amendment to 872. I'm not sure how familiar you are with
the legislative process, but such an amendment deletes everything after the
enacting clause in the original text and introduces basically a whole new bill.
Much of the amendment contained the same provisions as the original, but there
were some new provisions added.
The delete everything was composed by receiving input from the various parties,
namely the Department of Education, the Minnesota Association of Charter
Schools, and the House (all of whom have had their own bills introduced).
The delete everything amendment was adopted at the beginning of the meeting and
then testimony on the amendment was given. There were several oral amendments
made to the delete everything. The main things that were removed from the
amendment were a proposed two year cap on the number of charter schools in the
state and a requirement that a charter school board of directors have a member
appointed by the resident school district.
Currently, 872 is being engrossed to include the delete everything amendment as
amended. That document hasn't been released yet. When it is, you can find it
by clicking on the "Division/Subcommittee Reports" link on the following page:
The bill is going to be heard at some point in the full education committee
where it is possible more changes will be made to the bill. Once the committee
meeting is scheduled, I'll shoot you an email. Hopefully this helps. Let me
know if there is anything else I can do for you.
State Capitol, Room G-17
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Daron, My name is Erich Morris and I am following SF 0867 on charter school
reform for a policy for a class assignment.
I was referred to you by Catherine Ryan. What I need is a periodic email or
cc on press release etc. on the progress of this bill from your
perspective. The project is looking at the legislation through various
perspective/sources. What is happening? Why is it happening? What other
options are available? I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
telephone 612 968 7866. Thank you for your time, Erich C. Morris