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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

THIRTY-NINTH MEETING - Education Finance

March 06, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:04 P.M. on March 6th, 2018 in Room 5 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
MARIANI, Carlos
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
POSTON, John
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SCOTT, Peggy
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis
THEIS, Tama
THISSEN, Paul
WILLS, Anna

A quorum was present.

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

HF3167 Anselmo, Suicide prevention training for teachers funding provided, and money appropri-ated.

Representative Anselmo moved HF3167 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Anselmo testified on HF3167.

Sue Aberholden, NAMI, also testified on HF3167.

Representative Anselmo renewed his motion that HF3167 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus or further consideration at a later date.

HF3320 Loon, School districts authorized to use long-term facilities maintenance revenue pro-grams for physical modifications enhancing school facility safety, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved HF3320 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Non partisan staff provided an overview of HF3320.

Representative Loon testified on HF3320.

Additional testifiers on HF3320:
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education (SEE)
Patricia Magnuson, Executive Director of Finance and Operations, Osseo Area Schools
Dan Moredock, Coordinator of Risk Management, Osseo Area Schools

Representative Loon renewed her motion that HF3320 be laid over for possible inclusion in an om-nibus or further considerationt a later date.

Minnesota Department of Public Safety Staff Joe Kelly, State Director, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and Randy Johnson, Director Minnesota School Safety Center, provided a presentation and information on Minnesota School Safety Center.

Additional testifiers on School Safety:
Gary Amoroso, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Grace Kelliher, Minnesota School Boards Association
Dr. Fred Nolan, Minnesota Rural Education Association




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Representative Jenifer Loon recessed the Education Finance Committee meeting at 2:46 pm.

Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, reconvened the meeting at 5:03 pm on March 6, 2018 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

Additional testifiers on School Safety:
Don Sinner, Education Minnesota, Lakeville Education Association
Kate Schmidt, Education Minnesota, Dakota County United
Tom Baker, Education Minnesota, Eden Prairie Union President
Holly Kragkorpe. Educators4Excellence
Adosh Unni, Minnesota Department of Education

Non partisan staff provided handouts on School Safety.

The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 5:56 P.M.




Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair




Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Hearing on School Security and Safety Minnesota School Safety Center Overview and Presentation Nonpartisan Staff Overview - Current Statutory Provisions School Safety Panel: -Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) -Association of Metropolitan School Boards (AMSD) -Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA) -Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) -Educators For Excellence (E4E) -Education Minnesota (EdMN) If necessary, committee will recess and resume testimony at 5:00 pm, or call of the Chair, in Room 5, State Office Building.

Bills Added:
  • HF3167 (Anselmo) - Suicide prevention training for teachers funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3320 (Loon) - School districts authorized to use long-term facilities maintenance revenue programs for physical modifications enhancing school facility safety, and money appropriated.
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02:26 - HF3167 (Anselmo) Suicide prevention training for teachers funding provided, and money appropriated. 12:54 - HF3320 (Loon) School districts authorized to use long-term facilities maintenance revenue programs for physical modifications enhancing school facility safety, and money appropriated. 39:23 - Minnesota School Safety Center overview and presentation. 1:24;14 - School Safety Panel:. -Minnesota School Boards Association. -Association of Metropolitan School Boards. -Minnesota Rural Education Association. -Minnesota Association of School Administrators. -Educators For Excellence. The committee recessed. * No video coverage available of reconvening. Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.