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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

TWELFTH MEETING - Education Finance

February 07, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:03 P.M. on February 7th, 2017, in Room Five of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


LOON, Jenifer, Chair
BENNETT, Peggy, VC
DAVNIE, Jim, DFL Lead
ANSELMO, Dario
ERICKSON, Sondra
JURGENS, Tony
KRESHA, Ron
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
POSTON, John
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SMITH, Dennis
THEIS, Tama


Members Excused:
SCOTT, Peggy
SLOCUM, Linda
THISSEN, Paul
WILLS, Anna

A quorum was present.

Representative Mariani moved that the minutes of February 2nd, 2017 be adopted. THE
MOTION PREVAILED.

HF890 Loon, Early childhood, K-12, and adult education funding provided, and money appropri-ated.

Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) staff provided an overview of the Governor’s Pro-posed
Education Budget.

MDE Testifiers on the Governor’s Proposed Education Budget:
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations
Tom Melcher, Director of the Program Finance Division
Bobbie Burnham, Director of the Office of Early Learning Services

Other Testifiers on HF890:
Shannon Neale, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
David Heistad, Executive Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment, Bloomington Public Schools
Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Jamie Dukowitz, Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education, Minnesota School Psychologists Association
Sue Abderholden, Director of Development and Organizational Advancement, National Alliance on
Mental Health
Denise Dittrich, Executive Director, Minnesota Schools Boards Association

The meeting was adjourned at 2:43 P.M.





Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair




Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant




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Agenda:

Overview of Governor's proposed education budget and public testimony on the bill.

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