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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING - Education Finance

March 07, 2017

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

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:05 P.M. on March 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
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 Jurgens moved that the minutes of March 3rd, 2017 be adopted. THE MO-TION PREVAILED.

HF268 Theis, Academic and behavioral interventions for low-perfuming and chronically absent student grants authorized, and money appropriated.

Representative Theis moved that HF268 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Theis testified on HF268.

Additional testifiers on HF268:
Tony Sanneh, CEO The Sanneh Foundation, Dreamline
Steven Flucas, Assistant Principal, Technical High School, St Cloud Public Schools
Kim Johnson, Deadline Coordinator, St Cloud Public Schools
Evan Bell, Dreamline Coach, Apollo High School, St Cloud Schools
Said Afrah, Dreamline Coach, Apollo High School, St Cloud Schools

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF268 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF670 Scott, Compensatory revenue pilot project made permanent.

Representative Scott moved that HF670 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Scott testified on HF670.

Additional testifiers on HF670:
David Law, Superintendent, Anoka-Hennepin Schools
Kate Maguire, Superintendent, Osseo Area Schools
John Carlson, Director of Finance, Rochester Public Schools

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF670 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF1874 Poston, Collaborative urban educator program funding provided, and money appropri-ated.

Representative Poston moved that HF1874 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Poston moved adoption of the H1874A3 amendment, as amended, by the follow-ing oral amendment:
Line 1.2 delete $1,595,000 and insert $1,485,000,
Line 1.3 delete $1,645,000 and insert $1,535, and
Line 1.6 delete $220,000 and insert $110,000.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Poston testified on HF1874, as amended.

Additional testifiers on HF1874, as amended:
Doug Hennes, Vice President of Governmental Relations, University of St. Thomas
Audrey Lensmire, Director of EAST, Augsburg College

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1874, as amended, be laid over for possible in-clusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF1661 Lee, Graduation incentives program eligibility modified.

Representative Loon moved that HF1661 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Lee testified on HF1661.

Additional testifiers on HF1661:
Zahra Sherif, Minneapolis student
Eswin Navas, Minneapolis student

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1661 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:47 P.M.





Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair




Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant














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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF268 (Theis) - Academic and behavioral interventions for low-performing and chronically absent students grants authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF670 (Scott) - Compensatory revenue pilot project made permanent.
  • HF1661 (Lee) - Graduation incentives program eligibility modified.
  • HF1874 (Poston) - Collaborative urban educator program funding provided, and money appropriated.
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01:00 - HF268 (Theis) Academic and behavioral interventions for low-performing and chronically absent students grants authorized, and money appropriated. 49:28 - HF670 (Scott) Compensatory revenue pilot project made permanent. 1:05:21 - HF1874 (Poston) Collaborative urban educator program funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:29:45 - HF1661 (Lee) Graduation incentives program eligibility modified. Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.