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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

FIFTY-FIRST MEETING - Education Finance

April 10, 2018

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

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:03 P.M. on April 10th, 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, Pau
WILLS, Anna

Members Excused:
MARIANI, Carlos
SLOCUM, Linda

A quorum was present.

Representative Wills moved that the minutes of March 29, 2018 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4328 Loon, Prekindergarten through grade 12 education, including general education excel-lence, special education, facilities and technology, libraries, early childhood and family support, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning, and state agency funding provided; and money appropriated. (Governor’s Supplemental)

Representative Loon moved HF4328 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Education, testified on HF4328.

Additional testifiers on HF4328:
Tom Melcher, Director of Program Finance Division, Minnesota Department of Education
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education
Hue Nguyen, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education
Brad Lundell, SEE and MASE
Gary Amoroso, MASA
Sam Walseth, Minnesota Library Association and MREA
Mary Gilbert, St Paul Public Schools
Ericca Maas, Close Gaps By Five
Scott Croonquist, AMSD
Curt Tryggestad, Perpich Center for Arts Education
Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Valerie Dosland, Intermediate School Districts
Mia Chang, Help Me Grow Advocate
Denise Dittrich, MSBA
Rick Heller, Unofficially Representing the Twice Exceptional and Print Disabled

Representative Loon laid over HF4328 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.

The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:47 P.M.




Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair



Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

As time allows, previously scheduled testifiers for HF3315 will resume. Those wishing to testify on the Governor's supplemental should contact the Committee Administrator via email (jody.withers@house.mn).

Bills Added:
  • HF4328 (Loon) - Omnibus education finance bill.
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