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FOURTEENTH MEETING - Education Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 20, 2019 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DAVNIE, Jim
SANDSTEDE, Julie
KRESHA, Ron
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

Rep. Pryor moved that the minutes from February 19, 2019 be approved. Motion prevailed.

HF 116 (Freiberg) This bill allows a school board to renew a referendum that would otherwise be set to expire without voter approval. The renewed referendum would have the same per-pupil amount, and same term as the expiring referendum. The school board must hold a meeting and allow public testimony on the proposed renewal, and adopt a written resolution authorizing the renewal.

Rep. Youakim motioned that HF 116 be presented for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill.

Rep. Freiberg presented HF 116.

Rep. Youakim renewed motion that HF 116 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 33 (Poston) Adds Service Cooperatives to the definition of governmental unit for the purposes of joint powers. Service Cooperatives are made up of “governmental units” as defined in the joint powers act. Service Cooperatives (formerly called Educational Cooperative Service Units or ECSU’s) are a type of joint powers and are specifically established by statute and operate under Minnesota Statutes, sections 123A.21 and 471.59.

Rep. Kresha motioned that HF 33 be presented for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill.

Rep. Poston presented HF 33.

Rep. Kresha renewed motion that HF 33 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.


Testifiers:

Kathryn Green, School Board Representative, Minnesota School Boards Association
Sheridan Johnson, Parent, Anoka-Hennepin School District
Chris Lennox, Superintendent, Mounds View Public Schools

Additional Testifiers:

Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Rick Heller, Advocate
Kevin Paap, President, Minnesota Farm Bureau
Dan Listug, Sourcewell



The meeting of the Education Finance Division was adjourned at 10:43 am.




______________________________________________
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair


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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF 116 (Freiberg) School districts authorized to renew expiring referendums by action of school board. HF 33 (Poston) Service cooperatives included in governmental units definition for joint powers purposes.

Bills Added:
  • HF116 (Freiberg) - School districts authorized to renew expiring referendums by action of school board.
  • HF33 (Poston) - Service cooperatives included in governmental units definition for joint powers purposes.
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