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2017-2018 Regular Session

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING - Education Finance

March 02, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 March 2nd, 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
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis
THEIS, Tama
THISSEN, Paul



Members Excused:
MARIANI, Carlos
WILLS, Anna

A quorum was present.

Representative Poston moved that the minutes of March 1st, 2017 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1612, Hoppe, Pupil transportation services fully funded, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved that that HF1612 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Hope testified on HF1612.

Additional testifiers on HF1612:
Larry Martini, Bus Manager, Forest Lake School District
John Gray, Transportation Services, Forest Lake School District
Linda Madsen, Superintendent, Forest Lake School District
Grace Kelliher, Minnesota School Board Association
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education, Minnesota Association of Pupil Transportation

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1612 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF1801 Loon, Parent-child home program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved that HF1801 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Loon testified on HF1801.

Additional testifiers on HF1801:
Judy Halper, CEO, Jewish Family Children’s Service, Minneapolis
Kristi Murray, Parent-Child Home Program Manager

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1801 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF1190 Johnson, Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota funding provided, and money ap-propriated.

Representative Loon moved that HF1190 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Johnson testified on HF1190.

Additional testifiers on HF1190:
Deb Johnson, Director of Education and Exhibits, Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
Sue Larsen, Community Impact Director, Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1190 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF1449 Anselmo, Minnesota Children’s Museum funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Anselmo moved that HF1449 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Anselmo testified on HF1449.

Additional testifiers on HF1449:
Deb Krizan, President, Minnesota Children’s Museum

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1449 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:25 P.M.





Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair




Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant













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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF1801 (Loon) - Parent-child home program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1612 (Hoppe) - Pupil transportation services fully funded, and money appropriated.
  • HF1449 (Anselmo) - Minnesota Children's Museum funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1190 (Johnson) - Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota funding provided, and money appropriated.
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