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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

FIFTEENTH MEETING - Education Finance

February 14, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:01 P.M. on February 14, 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
MARQUART, Paul
MARIANI, Carlos
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Mary

NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
POSTON, John
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SCOTT, Peggy
SLOCUM, Linda
THEIS, Tama
THISSEN, Paul



Members Excused:
SMITH, Dennis
WILLS, Anna

A quorum was present.

Representative Scott moved that the minutes of February 9th, 2017 be adopted. THE MO-TION PREVAILED.

HF602 Anderson, Education expense credit and deduction applied to expenditures for pre-
kindergarten expenses.

Representative Loon moved that that HF602 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Anderson testified on HF602.

Non Partisan House staff member, Nina Manzi, answered member questions.

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF602 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF574, First Engrossment, Urdahl, Refundable credit for attaining a master’s degree in a teacher’s licensure filed provided.

Representative Erickson moved that HF574, First Engrossment, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Urdahl testified on HF574, First Engrossment.

Additional testifiers on HF574, First Engrossment:
Roger Aronson, Minnesota School Boards Association

Representative Erickson renewed the motion that HF574 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF719 Peterson, Minnesota math corps program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Peterson moved that HF719 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Peterson testified on HF719.

Additional testifiers on HF719:
Dr. David Parker, Research Director, ServeMinnesota
Dr Michael McCollor, Principal, Washington Technology Magnet School
Audrey Suker, CEO, ServeMinnesota

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF719 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF646 Bennett, Minnesota reading corps program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Bennett moved that HF646 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Bennett testified on HF646.

Additional testifiers on HF646:
Dr. David Parker, Research Director, ServeMinnesota
Kathy Dunn, Reading Corps Internal Coach, Eden Prairie Little Eagles Preschool
Audrey Suker, CEO, ServeMinnesota
Rick Hellier, Twice Exceptional and Print Disabled

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF646 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF832 Mariani, College level examination program funding reinstate, and money appropriated.

Representative Mariani moved that HF832 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Mariani moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mariani testified on HF832.

Additional testifier on HF832:
John Peterson, Executive Director for Career Readiness, St Paul College
Dan Mesick, St Paul Public Schools

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF832 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:51 P.M.





Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair




Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant















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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF719 (Peterson) - Minnesota math corps program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF646 (Bennett) - Minnesota reading corps program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF602 (Anderson) - Education expense credit and deduction applied to expenditures for prekindergarten expenses.
  • HF574 (Urdahl) - Refundable credit for attaining a master's degree in a teacher's licensure field provided.
  • HF832 (Mariani) - College level examination program funding reinstated, and money appropriated.
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