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2017-2018 Regular Session

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING - Education Finance

February 28, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:08 P.M. on February 28th, 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
PETERSON, Roz
POSTON, John
SCOTT, Peggy
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis
THEIS, Tama


Members Excused:
MARIANI, Carlos
NORNES, Bud
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THISSEN, Paul
WILLS, Anna

A quorum was present.

Representative Scott moved that the minutes of February 23rd, 2017 be adopted. THE MO-TION PREVAILED.

HF1476, Dettmer, Starbase MN program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved that that HF1476 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Dettmer testified on HF1476.

Additional testifiers on HF1476:
Kim Van Wie, Executive Director, STARBASE Minnesota
Denny Shields, Senior Vice President Weber Shandwick, retired Colonel, Minnesota National Guard

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1476 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF1289 Erickson, School district encouraged to notify high school students of advanced placement and international baccalaureate program offering in science, technology, engineering, and math; grants authorized; and money appropriated.

Representative Erickson moved that HF1289 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Erickson testified on HF1289.

Additional testifiers on HF1289:
Todd Iverson, Governmental Relations Director, College Board
Jon Peterson, Executive Director, MN Association of IB World Schools

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1289 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Senator Bobby Joe Champion introduced Alicia Simpson-Robinson, Astronaut Preparation Man-ager, NASA and South High School, Minneapolis, graduate. She provided information on her experience, especially with STEM education.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:44 P.M.





Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair




Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant















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Agenda:

Alicia Simpson - Robinson, Astronaut Preparation Manager, NASA, and a Minneapolis South High School graduate, will be speaking to the Committee about STEM education and what inspired her to go into engineering. HF1289 (Erickson) will be heard pending referral from the Education Innovation Policy Committee.

Bills Added:
  • HF1289 (Erickson) - School districts encouraged to notify high school students of advanced placement and international baccalaureate program offerings in science, technology, engineering, and math; grants authorized; and money appropriated.
  • HF1476 (Dettmer) - Starbase MN program funding provided, and money appropriated.
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