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THIRTEENTH MEETING - Education Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
MN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE DIVISION
MINUTES

Representative Jim Davnie, Chair of the Education Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 9:45 am on February 19, 2019 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DAVNIE, Jim
BENNETT, Peggy
DANIELS, Brian
DEMUTH, Lisa
DETTMER, Bob
EDELSON, Heather
ERICKSON, Sondra
HUOT, John
JURGENS, Tony
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
MARQUART, Paul
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PRYOR, Laurie
RICHARDSON, Ruth
SANDELL, Steve
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Excused:

SANDSTEDE, Julie
KRESHA, Ron

A quorum was present.

Rep. Murphy moved that the minutes from February 13, 2019 be approved. Motion prevailed.

Rep. Murphy moved that the minutes from February 14, 2019 be approved. Motion prevailed.

Presentation on Homework Starts at Home initiative.

HF 813 (Richardson) Requires the Minnesota Department of Education to award a grant to a nationally recognized provider of evidence-based training on suicide prevention. Grant recipient must make the student suicide training and student mental health awareness available to teachers in every school district, charter school, intermediate school district or other cooperative unit, and tribal contact/grant school in Minnesota.

Rep. Richardson motioned that HF 813 be presented before the committee to be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill.

Rep. Richardson motioned that the A1 Amendment for HF 813 be adopted. Motion prevailed.

Rep. Richardson presented HF 813 A1, as amended; renewed motion that HF 813 A1, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

Testifiers:

Eric Gumdahl, Minnesota Department of Education
Dominic McQuerry, Public Policy Manager, Wilder Foundation
Erica Valliant, Community Engagement Specialist, Science Museum of Minnesota
Ryan Vernosh, Principal, Maxfield Elementary School
Janaya Bagurusi, Director of Family Supportive Housing Services, Wilder Foundation
Mary Sue Hansen, Director, Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative
Jenny Mason, Executive Director, Saint Andrews Lutheran Church
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Association of Mental Illness – Minnesota
Tamera Pulver, Director of Special Education, Charter Schools of Minnesota
Barbara Muckenhirn, Principal, Princeton High School




The meeting of the Education Finance Division was adjourned at 11:15 am.




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Representative Jim Davnie, Chair


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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

Informational hearing on Homework Starts at Home initiative. HF 813 (Richardson) Suicide prevention teacher training funding provided, and money appropriated.

Bills Added:
  • HF813 (Richardson) - Suicide prevention teacher training funding provided, and money appropriated.
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02:44 - Homework Starts at Home initiative presentations. 54:05 - HF813 (Richardson) Suicide prevention teacher training funding provided, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 23 minutes.