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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

SIXTEENTH MEETING - Education Finance

February 15, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:04 P.M. on February 15, 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
MORAN, Rena

MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
POSTON, John
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SCOTT, Peggy
SMITH, Dennis
THEIS, Tama
THISSEN, Paul


Members Excused:
MARIANI, Carlos
SLOCUM, Linda
WILLS, Anna

A quorum was present.

Representative Sandstede moved that the minutes of February 14th, 2017 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF379 Swedzinski, Southwest Minnesota State University additional school employee participa-tion authorized for special education teacher program, and appropriation extended.

Representative Loon moved that that HF379 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Swedzinski testified on HF379.

Additional testifiers on HF379:
Dr. Dwight Watson, Southwest Minnesota State University
Cliff Carmody, Southwest and West Central Service Cooperative

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF379 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill for further action at a later time.

HF689 Erickson, School district science, technology, engineering and math course funding pro-vided; and money appropriated.

Representative Erickson moved that HF689 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Erickson testified on HF689.

Additional testifiers on HF689:
Jim Mecklenburg, Minnesota Project Lead the Way Program
Adosh Unni, Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education
Jim Lynch, STEM Coordinator, Apple Valley School District #196
Cori Roberts, Student in Apple Valley School District and member of Iron Maidens
Connie Knipe, Student in Apple Valley School District and member of Iron Maidens
Barbara Tan, Student in Apple Valley School District and member of Iron Maidens
Emily DeBoard, Student in Apple Valley School District and member of Iron Maidens
Marie Pena, Student in Apple Valley School District and member of Iron Maidens
Atalanta Stocke, Student in Apple Valley School District and member of Iron Maidens

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF689 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Bill Jones and Ann Kay provided an overview of the Rock Nā€™ Read pilot program on an informa-tional basis.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:45 P.M.





Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair




Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant















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Agenda:

Presentation on the Rock N' Read pilot program

Bills Added:
  • HF379 (Swedzinski) - Southwest Minnesota State University additional school employee participation authorized for special education teacher program, and appropriation extended.
  • HF689 (Erickson) - School district science, technology, engineering, and math course funding provided; and money appropriated.
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00:54 - HF379 (Swedzinski) Southwest Minnesota State University additional school employee participation authorized for special education teacher program, and appropriation extended. 12:59 - HF689 (Erickson) School district science, technology, engineering, and math course funding provided; and money appropriated. 1:04:46 - Presentation on the Rock N' Read pilot program. Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.