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2017-2018 Regular Session

FORTY-SIXTH MEETING - Education Finance

March 21, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SIXTH 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 21th, 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
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
POSTON, John
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SCOTT, Peggy
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis
THEIS, Tama
WILLS, Anna

Members Excused:
MORAN, Rena
THISSEN, Paul

A quorum was present.

Representative Poston moved that the minutes of March 20, 2018 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3676 Jessup, Reimbursement grants for audits of the physical security of public school cam-puses created, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved that HF3676 be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Se-curity Policy and Finance.

Representative Jessup testified on HF3676.

Representative Loon renewed her motion to re-refer HF3676 to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3885 Christensen, Public school security audit funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved that HF3885 be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Se-curity Policy and Finance.

Representative Christensen testified on HF3885.

Representative Loon renewed her motion to re-refer HF3885 to the Committee on Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3378 Davnie, Children’s school-linked mental health grant funding provided, and money ap-propriated.

Representative Davnie and Representative Backer testified on HF3378 which was heard on an in-formational basis.

Additional testifiers on HF3378:
Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota
Blaine Hartley, Parent
Rachael Jacques, Parent
Stephanie Bender, School Counselor








HF3797 Haley, Safe schools revenue increased, safe schools levy equalized, portion of levy avail-able for intermediate school districts linked to the school district per pupil allowance, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved that HF3797 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Loon moved the H3797A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Haley testified on HF3797, as amended.

Roger Pohlman, Red Wing Chief of Police, also testified on HF3797, as amended.

Representative Loon laid over HF3797, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later date.

HF3599 Wills, Safe School levy increased, and portion of the levy available for intermediate school districts linked to the school districts per pupil allowance.

Representative Loon moved that HF3599 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Wills testified on HF3599.

Dr. John Christiansen, Superintendent of Intermediate District 917, also testified on HF3599.

Representative Loon laid over HF3599 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.

HF978 Theis, Support our students grant program funding provided, support our students grant program codified, and money appropriated.

Representative Theis moved that HF978 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Theis moved the H978A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Theis testified on HF978, as amended.

Additional testifiers on HF978, as amended:
Theresa Weber-Sexton, Licensed School Counselor, St. Louis Park Middle School
Bernadette Burnham, Elementary School Teacher, Education Minnesota
Dr. Jules Nolan, Minnesota School Psychology Association
Sue Nokleby, School Nurse Organization of Minnesota
Carol Quinn, Social Worker, Minneapolis Public School and Minnesota School Social Workers As-soc.
Brook Magid Hart, Licensed School Counselor, Roosevelt High School

Representative Loon laid over HF978, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later date.

The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:50 P.M.




Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair



Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF3378 will be information-only.

Bills Added:
  • HF978 (Theis) - Support our students grant program funding provided, support our students grant program codified, and money appropriated.
  • HF3676 (Jessup) - Reimbursement grants for audits of the physical security of public school campuses created, and money appropriated.
  • HF3796 (Loon) - School safety facility grants authorized for school districts to enhance safety for students and staff, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3797 (Haley) - Safe schools revenue increased, safe schools levy equalized, portion of levy available for intermediate school districts linked to the school district per pupil allowance, and money appropriated.
  • HF3885 (Christensen) - Public school security audit funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3378 (Davnie) - Children's school-linked mental health grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3599 (Wills) - Safe schools levy increased, and portion of the levy available for intermediate school districts linked to the school district per pupil allowance.
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