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Sep 02, 2023



Solid reporting to set the record straight. Thanks for compiling the documents and putting it out there for all to read.

Dave Baker

I appreciate the clarity needed for the SRO fact check. What was unclear at the end of session was if the SRO policy changes were going to be added to the Education Conf Committee which was not seen until May 15th. But here is the biggest reason this policy was not vetted properly is …it NEVER went to the Public Safety or Judicial committees. This major ‘miss’ is why we have this problem today. Only going thru Education committee was a mistake. Any changes to Public Safety must go thru those committees with members that know these statutes better than anyone. It got missed, let’s get it fixed and Walz needs to call us back. Thank you for pointing this out. Dave Baker

Editor's note: Sending the bill to the Public Safety Committee was in the realm of possibilities, but I don't find any evidence of anyone trying to do this. Bluestem can't find anything in the minutes of either House Education Committee (Policy or Finance) that any member moved to have the bill sent to the Public Safety Committee. Nor did anyone move on the floor of the House to have the bill sent to Public Safety Commitee when the report from Education Policy was taken up prior to sending it to Education Finance in mid-March. Four Republican members did offer a minority report to the Education Finance committee but the House laid it on the table. The House minority had enough interest to create a minority report on the bill--but couldn't speak up for sending it to Public Safety in March?

There were opportunities to send it to Public Safety, but I don't see anything in the record showing that House Republicans acted on this.

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