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2017-2018 Regular Session

FORTY-SECOND MEETING - Education Finance

March 13, 2018

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

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:03 P.M. on March 13th, 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
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
POSTON, John
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SCOTT, Peggy
SMITH, Dennis
THEIS, Tama
THISSEN, Paul
WILLS, Anna

Members Excused:
MURPHY, Mary
SLOCUM, Linda

A quorum was present.

Representative Sandstede moved that the minutes of March 8, 2017 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3062 1st Engrossment, Dean, Human services commissioner required to seek federal funding to implement an opioid awareness grant program for high school and college students, and report re-quired.

Representative Loon moved HF3062, 1st Engrossment, be re-referred to the Committee on Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance.

Representative Dean testified on HF3062, 1st Engrossment.

Representative Loon renewed her motion that HF3062, 1st Engrossment, be re-referred to Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kresha assumed the gavel at 1:15 P.M.

HF3085 Loon, Qualified providers of mental health services clarified for innovative mental health grants to intermediate school districts.

Representative Loon moved that HF3085 be re-referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Representative Loon testified on HF3085.

Sandy Lewandowski, Superintendent of the Intermediate District 287, testified on HF3085.

Representative Kresha laid over HF3085 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later date.

Representative Loon assumed the gavel at 1:20 P.M.

Non partisan staff provided an overview of English Learner Funding and Extended Time Revenue.

HF3166 Mariani, Extended time revenue for summer programs for students placed at correctional facilities authorized.

Representative Mariani moved that HF3166 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Mariani moved the H3166A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPT-ED.

Representative Mariani testified on HF3166, as amended.

Additional testifiers on HF3166, as amended:
Dan Wolfe, St Paul Public Schools
Tammy Barnes, Wilmar Schools
Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Board Association
Mary Dougherty Gilbert, St Paul Public Schools

Representative Loon laid over HF3166, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later date.

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

Representative Bennett moved that HF3190 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Bennett testified on HF3190.

Additional testifiers on HF3190:
Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Board Association
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations at Minnesota Department of Education

Representative Loon laid over HF3190 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.

HF 3180 Mariani, English learner funding increased, and money appropriated.

Representative Mariani moved that HF3180 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Mariani testified on HF3180.

Additional testifiers on HF3180:
Kelly Frankenfield, English Learner Program, St Paul Public Schools
Tammy Barnes, School Board Member, Wilmar Schools
Joe Gothard, Superintendent, St Paul Public Schools
Dr. Yeu Vang, Director of The Office of Multilingual Learning, St Paul Public Schools


Representative Loon laid over HF3180 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.

The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:42 P.M.




Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair



Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

English Learner Funding Overview Extended Time Revenue Overview Note: Presentation or handout materials need to be submitted by email to jody.withers@house.mn by 9:00 AM the day of the hearing.

Bills Added:
  • HF3062 (Dean) - Human services commissioner required to seek federal funding to implement an opioid awareness grant program for secondary school and college students, and report required.
  • HF3085 (Loon) - Qualified providers of mental health services clarified for innovative mental health grants to intermediate school districts.
  • HF3166 (Mariani) - Extended time revenue for summer programs for students placed at corrections facilities authorized.
  • HF3180 (Mariani) - English learner funding increased, and money appropriated.
  • HF3190 (Bennett) - Extended time use expanded to pupils enrolled in career and technical education courses.
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HF3062 (Dean) Human Services commissioner required to seek federal funding to implement an opioid awareness grant program for high school and college students, and report required. 06:48 - HF3085 (Loon) Qualified providers of mental health services clarified for innovative mental health grants to intermediate school districts. 11:59 - Extended time revenue overview. 19:14 - English learner funding overview. 24:15 - HF3166 (Mariani) Extended time revenue for summer programs for students placed at corrections facilities authorized. 35:24 - HF3190 (Bennett) Extended time use expanded to pupils enrolled in career and technical education. 50:16 - HF3180 (Mariani) English learner funding increased, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 48 minutes.