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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

FIFTY-THIRD MEETING - Education Finance

April 12, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-THIRD 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 1:03 P.M. on April 12th, 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
SLOCUM, Linda
SMITH, Dennis
THEIS, Tama
WILLS, Anna

Members Excused:
MARIANI, Carlos
THISSEN, Paul

A quorum was present.

Representative Marquart moved that the minutes of April 11, 2018 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1944 Nash, Temporary refundable high school youth skills training tax credit established for employers, report required, and money appropriated

Representative Bennett moved HF1944 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Bennett moved amendment H1944DE5 be adopted. THE MOTION PRE-VAILED.

Representative Nash testified on HF1944, as amended.

Additional testifiers on HF1944, as amended:
Pat Devine, Superintendent, Waconia Public Schools
Christine Fenner, Waconia Public Schools
Dave Siegel, BATC-Housing First Minnesota
Amy Walstien, MN Precision Manufacturers Association
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education

Representative Bennett laid over HF1944, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later date.

Representative Loon assumed the gavel at 1:29 P.M.

HF4356 Haley, Waiving surplus federal property fees for school districts.

This bill was heard on an informational basis.

Representative Haley testified on the bill.

Additional testifiers:
Mike Hardy, Superintendent, Zumbrota- Mazeppa Schools
Mike Redmond, Superintendent, Goodhue Public Schools
Alice Roberts-Davis, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Administration
Rick Heller, Unofficially Representing Twice Exceptional and Print Disabled

HF4214 Peterson, Public transportation for pregnant and parenting teens authorized

This bill was heard on an informational basis.

Representative Peterson testified on HF4214.


Additional testifiers on HF4214:
Darrin Kermes, Superintendent, Southwest Metro Intermediate District
Allyssa Perez, New Beginnings student
Breanna Sanchez, New Beginnings student

HF3119 Theis, Sanneh Foundation programs funding increased, and money appropriated.

Representative Loon moved that HF3119 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Theis testified on HF3119. Tony Sanneh of the Sanneh Foundation also testified on the bill.

Representative Loon laid over HF3119 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.

HF3115 Erickson, Prekindergarten through grade 12 education provided, including general educa-tion, education excellence, teachers, special education, facilities and technology, nutrition, early childhood and family support, and self-sufficiency and lifelong learning.

Testifiers on HF3115:
Gary Amoroso, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Josh Downham, Minneapolis Public Schools
Grace Kelliher, Minnesota School Boards Association
Roger Aronson, Minnesota Elementary School Principals’ Association
Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Rick Heller, Unofficially Representing Twice Exceptional and Print Disabled

The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:30 P.M.




Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair



Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HFxxxx (Haley) Waiving surplus federal property fees for school districts. (Information Only) Note: With bill introductions, the HFxxxx document is HF4356. HF4214 is Information Only Bills may be added to the agenda.

Bills Added:
  • HF4214 (Peterson) - Pupil transportation for pregnant and parenting teens authorized.
  • HF1944 (Nash) - Temporary refundable high school youth skills training tax credit established for employers, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3119 (Theis) - Sanneh Foundation programs funding increased, and money appropriated.
  • HF4356 (Haley) - Surplus federal property fees waived for school districts and state colleges and universities.
Hearing Documents:
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00:27 - HF1944 (Nash) Temporary refundable high school youth skills training tax credit established for employers, report required, and money appropriated. 26:21 - HFxxxx (Haley) Waiving surplus federal property fees for school districts. 39:21 - HF4214 (Peterson) Pupil transportation for pregnant and parenting teens authorized. 54:38 - HF3119 (Theis) Sanneh Foundation programs funding increased, and money appropriated. 1:01:27 - Public testimony on HF3315 (Loon) Omnibus E-12 Education Policy bill. Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.