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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING - Education Finance

March 14, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 March 14th, 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
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
POSTON, John
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SCOTT, Peggy
SMITH, Dennis
THEIS, Tama
THISSEN, Paul
WILLS, Anna



Members Excused:
SLOCUM, Linda

A quorum was present.

Representative Sandstede moved that the minutes of March 9th, 2017 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF149 Urdahl, Minnesota school finance reform effort working group established, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved that that HF149 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Urdahl testified on HF149.

Additional testifiers on HF149:
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education
Christopher Fleming, Black Achievement Coordinator, Patrick Henry High School, Minneapolis

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF149 be laid over for possible inclusion in an om-nibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF550 Koegel, Independent School District No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin; fabrication lab grant for the Secondary Technical Education Program funding provided; and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved that HF550 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Koegel testified on HF550.

Additional testifiers on HF550:
David Law, Superintendent, Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools
Mike Hilber, Secondary Technical Education Program, Anoka-Hennepin Public Schools

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF550 be laid over for possible inclusion in an om-nibus bill or for further action at a later time.

HF1744 Carlson, The Works Museum grant authorized, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved that HF1744 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Carlson testified on HF1744.

Additional testifiers on HF1744:
Jill Measells, CEO, The Works Museum
Brenda Raney, Senior Director of Development, The Works Museum

Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1744 be laid over for possible inclusion in an om-nibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Kresha assumed the gavel at 1:58 pm.

HF1906 Loon, Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act provisions modified, and graduation incen-tives program amended.

Representative Loon moved that HF1906 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Loon testified on HF1906

Additional testifiers on HF1906:
Joe Nathan, Director, Center for School Change
Claire Westra, Student, Fulda High School
Kayla Westra, Parent, Fulda High School
Catalina Anampa Castro, President, University of Minnesota PSEO Student Association
Jim Bartholomew, Education Policy Director, Minnesota Business Partnership
Roger Aronson, Elementary and Secondary Principal’s Association
Stephanie Quade, ???
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education

Representative Loon renewed her motion that HF1906 be laid over for possible inclusion in an om-nibus bill or for further action at a later time.

Representative Loon assumed the gavel at 2:44 pm.

HF1558 Kresha, School district insurance coverage regulated.

Representative Kresha moved that HF1558 re-referred to the Committee on State Government Fi-nance.

Representative Kresha testified on HF1558.

Additional testifiers on HF1558:
Mark Sweezy, Education Minnesota

Representative Loon renewed his motion that HF1558 be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTON PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:54 P.M.




Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair




Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant













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Agenda:

Additional bills may be added.

Bills Added:
  • HF1906 (Loon) - Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act provisions modified, and graduation incentives program amended.
  • HF550 (Koegel) - Independent School District No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin; fabrication lab grant for the Secondary Technical Education Program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF149 (Urdahl) - Minnesota school finance reform effort working group established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1558 (Kresha) - School district insurance coverage regulated.
  • HF1744 (Carlson) - The Works Museum grant authorized, and money appropriated.
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