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2017-2018 Regular Session

TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING - Education Finance

March 08, 2017

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

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:06 P.M. on March 8th, 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 Erickson moved that the minutes of March 7th, 2017 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1428 Daudt, Nonresident tuition rate clarified for court-placed students.

Representative Loon moved that that HF1428 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Daudt testified on HF1428.

Kate Lynne Snyder, Deputy Director Governmental Affairs at Minnesota Department of Education testified on HF1428.

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1428 be laid over for possible inclusion in an om-nibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF786 Davids, Maximum effort capital loan additional early repayments authorized.

Representative Loon moved that HF786 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Loon moved the H0786DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids testified on HF786, as amended.

Additional testifiers on HF786, as amended:
Ben Barton, Superintendent, Caledonia Public Schools
Andy Almos, Superintendent, East Central Schools

Representative Erickson moved amendment H0786A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF786, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF485 Anderson, Agricultural educator grant program established, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved that HF485 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Loon moved the H0485A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Paul Anderson testified on HF485, as amended.

Additional testifiers on HF485, as amended:
Tom Appel, Executive Director, MN Association of Agricultural Educators
Eric Sawatzke, Agricultural Educator, Dassel-Cokato High School
Larry Marquette, Agricultural Educator, Dassel-Cokato High School
Whitney Place, Director of Legislative Affairs, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF485, as amended, be laid over for possible inclu-sion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF1024 Urdahl, Small schools revenue calculation modified.

Representative Loon moved that HF1024 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Urdahl testified on HF1024.

Additional testifiers on HF1024:
Kim Belcastro, Superintendent, Wrenshall Public Schools
Lee Westrom, Superintendent, Wadena Deer Creek Public Schools
Sam Walseth, Minnesota Rural Education Association

HF1220 Grossell, Independent School district No.308, Nevis; levy adjustment to be spread over more than one year authorized.

Representative Erickson moved that HF1220 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Grossell testified on HF1220.

Representative Erickson moved that HF1220 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF1680 Bennett, Academic standards modified, child sexual abuse prevention programs estab-lished and report required.

Representative Bennett moved that HF1680 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Bennett testified on HF1680.

Additional testifiers on HF1680:
April Kane, Independent advocate
Elizabeth Sullivan, EmpowerSurvivors

Representative Loon moved that HF1680 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:37 P.M.





Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair




Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant













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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF485 (Anderson) - Agricultural educator grant program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1024 (Urdahl) - Small schools revenue calculation modified.
  • HF1220 (Grossell) - Independent School District No. 308, Nevis; levy adjustment to be spread over more than one year authorized.
  • HF1428 (Daudt) - Nonresident tuition rate clarified for court-placed students.
  • HF786 (Davids) - Aid payments authorized to districts with maximum effort loan interest payments between December 1, 1997, and June 30, 2016.
  • HF1680 (Bennett) - Academic standards modified, child sexual abuse prevention programs established, and report required.
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00:35 - HF1428 (Daudt) Nonresident tuition rate clarified for court-placed students. 05:28 - HF786 (Davids) Maximum effort capital loan additional early repayments authorized. 18:44 - HF485 (Anderson, P.) Agricultural educator grant program established, and money appropriated. 34:47 - HF1024 (Urdahl) Small schools revenue calculation modified. 1:00:34 - HF1220 (Grossell) Independent School District #308, Nevis; levy adjustment to be spread over more than one year authorized. 1:06:15 - HF1680 (Bennett) Academic standards modified, child sexual abuse programs established, and report required. Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.