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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

FORTY-FIRST MEETING - Education Finance

March 08, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:01 P.M. on March 8th, 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 Poston moved that the minutes of March 7th, 2018 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2836 Ecklund, Taconite assistance area modified.

Representative Loon moved HF2836 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Ecklund testified on HF2836.

Representative Loon renewed her motion that HF2836 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3093 Urdahl, Teacher's master's degree tax credit eligibility modified.

Representative Loon moved HF3093 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Urdahl testified on HF3093.

John Klaber, Executive Director, Minnesota Administrators for Special Education, also testified on HF3093.

Representative Loon renewed her motion that HF3093 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3190 Bennett, Extended time use expanded to pupils enrolled in career and technical education courses.

HF3190 was heard on an informational basis.

Representative Bennett testified on HF3190.

Additional testifiers on HF3190:
Joseph E. Brown, Sr. Superintendent, Fairmont Schools
Andrew Traetow, Assistant Principal, Fairmont Jr/Sr. High School
Bob Bonin, Vocational Instructor, Fairmont High School
Anna Nordquist, Fairmont High School Student
Adam Carstenson, Fairmont High School Student

Dr. Curt Tryggestad, Executive Director of Perpich Center for Arts Education, provided the com-mittee an update on the school.






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Other testifiers included Perpich Center for Arts Education Board Chair, Ben Vander Kooi, and Of-fice of
Legislative Auditor evaluation manager, Joel Alter.

Assistant Commissioner for the Department of Administration, Alice Roberts –Davis, provided an update on the sale of Crosswinds. Mary Dougherty Gilbert, St Paul Schools, was available to an-swer questions on Crosswinds purchase by St Paul Schools.

The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:44 P.M.





Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair




Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Perpich Center Update -Curt Tryggestad, Executive Director, Perpich Center for Arts Education -Office of Legislative Auditor Crosswinds Sale Update -Department of Administration HF3190 is Information-Only.

Bills Added:
  • HF2836 (Ecklund) - Taconite assistance area modified.
  • HF3093 (Urdahl) - Teacher's master's degree tax credit eligibility modified.
  • HF3190 (Bennett) - Extended time use expanded to pupils enrolled in career and technical education courses.
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