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Minnesota Legislature
2017-2018 Regular Session

FIFTY-FOURTH MEETING - Education Finance

April 17, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FOURTH 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 1:02 P.M. on April 17th, 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
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
MORAN, Rena
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PETERSON, Roz
POSTON, John
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SCOTT, Peggy
SMITH, Dennis
THEIS, Tama
WILLS, Anna

Members Excused:
SLOCUM, Linda
THISSEN, Paul

A quorum was present.

Representative Theis moved that the minutes of April 12th, 2018 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

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

Representative Loon moved the H4328DE2 amendment.

Nonpartisan staff provided a walkthrough of the H4328DE2 amendment.

Testifiers on H4328DE2:
Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education
Claire Wilson, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
Perla Carranza, Parent and Community Member

Representative Loon laid over H4328DE2 and HF4328 for action at a later time.

The Education Finance Committee was recessed at 2:46 P.M until 5:30 or call of the Chair.

The Education Finance Committee reconvened at 5:49 P.M. in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

Additional testifiers on H4328DE2:
Sam Walseth, Minnesota Library Association and Minnesota Rural Education Association
Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Boards Association
Tom Cytron-Hysom, St Paul Community Literacy Consortium
Josh Downham, Minneapolis Public Schools
Roger Aronson, Minnesota Elementary and Secondary Principals’ Association
Sue Abderholden, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Jessica Webster, Legal Aid
Shannon Mitchell, Educators for Excellence
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education, Minnesota Administrators for Special Education and Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation
Leah Hood, Lakeville High School, Education Minnesota
Beth Anderson, Education Minnesota
Daniel Sellers, Ed Allies
Rachel Depa, Decoding Dyslexia
Mary Gilbert, St Paul Public Schools
Rick Heller, Unofficially Representing Twice Exceptional and Print Disability
Brenda Burnside, Parent

The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 7:38 P.M.




Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair



Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF4328 will serve as the vehicle for the omnibus delete-all.

Bills Added:
  • HF4328 (Loon) - Omnibus education finance bill.
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00:37 - HF4328 (Loon) Omnibus Education Finance bill. 1:16:13 - Public testimony. The committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.