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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

FORTY-THIRD MEETING - Education Finance

March 14, 2018

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

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:13 P.M. on March 14th, 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
ERICKSON, Sondra
JURGENS, Tony
MARQUART, Paul
MARIANI, Carlos
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
POSTON, John
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SCOTT, Peggy
SMITH, Dennis
THEIS, Tama
WILLS, Anna

Members Excused:
ANSELMO, Dario
KRESHA, Ron
SLOCUM, Linda
THISSEN, Paul

A quorum was present.

Representative Erickson moved that the minutes of March 13, 2017 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2846, 2nd Engrossment, Christensen, Special education working group established, and report required.

Representative Erickson moved HF2846, 2nd Engrossment, be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Erickson testified on HF2846, 2nd Engrossment.

Additional testifiers on HF2846, 2nd Engrossment:
Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Association of School Administrators and Business Officials
Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Board Association and Minnesota Association of School
Chris McHue, President, Therapeutic Services, Pine City
Rick Heller, Unoffically Represent Twice Exceptional and Print Disability

Representative Sandstede moved the H2846A11 amendment. THE ADOPTION WAS ADOPT-ED.

Representative Loon laid over HF2846, 2nd Engrossment, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later date.

HF2877 O’Neill, Monticello School District; Special Education Adjustment.

Representative Loon moved that HF2877 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative O’Neill testified on HF2877.

Additional testifiers on HF2877:
Dr. Jim Johnson, Former Superintendent of Monticello School District
Tina Burkholder, Director of Business Services, Monticello School District
George Holt, Supervisor Special Education Data, Retired, Minnesota Department of Education

Representative Loon laid over HF2877 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.







HF3013, First Engrossment, Runbeck, Reading preparation for teachers.

Representative Loon moved that HF3013, First Engrossment, be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Loon moved the A18-0591 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Runbeck testified on HF3013, First Engrossment, as amended.

Additional testifiers on HF3013, First Engrossment, as amended:
Rachel Berger, Decoding Dyslexia
Former Senator Jen Olson

Representative Loon laid over HF3013, First Engrossment, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later date.

The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:45 P.M.




Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair



Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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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:
  • HF2846 (Christensen) - Special education working group established, and report required.
  • HF3013 (Runbeck) - Teacher training required to enable a teacher to implement instructional strategies to meet the needs of students with dyslexia.
  • HF2877 (O'Neill) - Independent School District No. 882, Monticello; school district special education adjustment modified.
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