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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

FORTY-FOURTH MEETING - Education Finance

March 15, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FOURTH 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 15th, 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
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
POSTON, John
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SCOTT, Peggy
SMITH, Dennis
THEIS, Tama
THISSEN, Paul
WILLS, Anna

Members Excused:
MARIANI, Carlos
SLOCUM, Linda

A quorum was present.

Representative Jurgens moved that the minutes of March 14, 2017 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Cassellius provided comments on the bills be-ing heard today.

HF1484 Howe, Public Library Construction Grants

Representative Loon moved HF1484 be re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

Representative Howe testified on HF1484.

Additional testifiers on HF1484:
Tammy Konz, Mayor of Kimball
Margaret Arnold, Kimball Library Task Force Member

Representative Loon laid over HF1484 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.

HF1909 Grossell, Red Lake School District funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropri-ated.

Representative Loon moved that HF1909 be re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

Representative Grossell testified on HF1909.

Additional testifiers on HF1909:
Superintendent Melinda Crowley, Red Lake Public School District #38

Representative Loon laid over HF1909 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.

HF1089 Grossell, Warroad; Northwest Angle School expansion funding provided, bond issues, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved that HF1089 be re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

Representative Grossell testified on HF1089.

Additional testifiers on HF1089:
Superintendent Peter Haapala, Warroad School District

Representative Loon laid over HF1089 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.

HF3675 Wagenius, Public school solar energy system grant funding providing bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved that HF3675 be re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

Representative Wagenius testified on HF3675.

David Schaefer, Minnesota Solar Energy, also testified on HF3675.

Representative Loon laid over HF3675 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.

HF2841 Layman, Grand Rapids; Children Discovery Museum funding authorized.

Representative Loon moved that HF2841 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Layman testified on HF2841.

Additional testifiers on HF2841:
Don Kelsch, Children Discovery Museum, Grand Rapids

Representative Loon laid over HF2841 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.

The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:28 P.M.




Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair



Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF1089 (Grossell) - Warroad; Northwest Angle School expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3675 (Wagenius) - Public school district solar energy system grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2841 (Layman) - Grand Rapids; Children's Discovery Museum funding authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF1484 (Howe) - Library construction grant program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1909 (Grossell) - Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake; funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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