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House Education Minutes 2/29/2016 07:45 AM

91st Legislative Session _ 2016

Committee: House Education
Monday, February 29, 2016

                                            P - Present
                                            E - Excused
                                            A - Absent

Roll Call
P    Campbell
P    Deutsch
P    Gibson
P    Hawks
P    Holmes
P    Hunt
E    Kaiser
P    Klumb
P    May
P    McCleerey
P    Tulson
P    Wollmann
P    Zikmund
P    Johns, Vice-Chair
P    Sly, Chair

OTHERS PRESENT: See Original Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Representative Jacqueline Sly.

MOTION:    TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 24, 2016

Moved by:    Gibson
Second by:    Zikmund
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote. (0-0-0-0)

    SB 69: require accredited schools to accept transfer credits for courses taken by students from other accredited schools during the summer and to declare an emergency.

Presented by:    Senator Peters (Handouts: #1)


Proponents:    Melody Schopp, Department of Education
        Sandra Waltman, South Dakota Education Association
        Dianna Miller, Large School Group
        Larry Nelson, Sioux Falls School District
Opponents:    Rob Monson, South Dakota Association of School Districts
        Mitch Richter, South Dakota United School Association

MOTION:    DO PASS SB 69

Moved by:    Deutsch
Second by:    Holmes
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote. (12-2-1-0)

Voting Yes:    Campbell, Deutsch, Gibson, Holmes, Hunt, Klumb, May, McCleerey, Tulson, Wollmann, Zikmund, Sly

Voting No:    Hawks, Johns

Excused:    Kaiser

    SB 129: establish certain suicide awareness and prevention training requirements for certain school employees based on the Jason Flatt Act.

Presented by:    Representative DiSanto
Proponents:    R. Matt Walz, Jason Foundation, Inc. (Handouts: #2)
        David Braun, self, Pierre
        Jeromy Pankratz, Office of the Attorney General
        Clark Flatt, Founder and President of Jason Foundation, Tennessee
        Terri Jorgenson, self
        Jeff Canfield, self, Hartford
        Melody Schopp, Department of Education
        Terrance Dosch, SD Council of Mental Health Centers
        Norman Woods, Family Heritage Alliance Action

MOTION:    DO PASS SB 129

Moved by:    Gibson
Second by:    McCleerey
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote. (14-0-1-0)

Voting Yes:    Campbell, Deutsch, Gibson, Hawks, Holmes, Hunt, Klumb, May, McCleerey, Tulson, Wollmann, Zikmund, Johns, Sly



Excused:    Kaiser

    SB 82: establish the Native American achievement schools grant program.

        THE CHAIR DEFERRED SB 82 UNTIL MARCH 2, 2016

MOTION:    ADJOURN

Moved by:    Tulson
Second by:    Hunt
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

Shirley Ellwein

____________________________

Committee Secretary
Jacqueline Sly, Chair


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