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2017-2018 Regular Session

FIFTY-SECOND MEETING - Education Finance

April 11, 2018

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

EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Bennett, Vice Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:04 P.M. on April 11th, 2018 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

LOON, Jenifer, Chair
BENNETT, Peggy, VC
ANSELMO, Dario
DAVNIE, Jim, DFL Lead
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
WILLS, Anna

Members Excused:
MARIANI, Carlos
SLOCUM, Linda
THISSEN, Paul


A quorum was present.

Representative Moran moved that the minutes of April 10, 2018 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4272 Knoblach, Special education equity aid provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved HF4272 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Knoblach testified on HF4272.

Additional testifiers on HF4272:
Bruce Hentges, St Cloud School District School Board Member
Fred Nolan, Minnesota Rural Education Association
Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education and Minnesota Administrators for Special Education

Representative Loon laid over HF4272 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.

HF3591 Dettmer, School district revenues for pupil transportation increased, calculation of pupil transportation adjustment modified, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved HF3591 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Dettmer testified on HF3591.

Additional testifiers on HF3591:
Steve Massey, Superintendent, Forest Lake Area Schools
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education

Representative Loon laid over HF3591 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.

HF4302 Jessup, Mounds View; Independent School District No 621 early college program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved HF4302 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Jessup testified on HF4302.


Additional testifiers on HF4302:
Jeff Ridlehoover, Assistant Superintendent, Mounds View Public Schools
Michael Werner, Coordinator of Post-Secondary Planning, Mounds View Public Schools

Representative Loon laid over HF4302 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.

HF4299 Franke, School threat assessment teams required.

Representative Loon moved that HF4299 be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Franke testified on HF4299.

Additional testifiers on HF4299:
Randy McAlister, Sergeant , Cottage Grove Police Department
John Giebel, Boston Scientific
Kristine Kienlen, Minnesota Threat Assessment and Forensic Professionials
Grace Kelliher, Minnesota School Board Association
Sue Aberholden, National Alliance on Mental Health Illness

The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:55 P.M.




Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair



Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills may be taken in any order. Additional bills may be added to the agenda.

Bills Added:
  • HF3591 (Dettmer) - School district revenues for pupil transportation increased, calculation of pupil transportation adjustment modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF4302 (Jessup) - Independent School District No. 621, Mounds View; early college program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF4299 (Franke) - School threat assessment teams required.
  • HF4272 (Knoblach) - Special education equity aid provided, and money appropriated.
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