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SIXTEENTH MEETING - Education Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

EDUCATION FINANCE DIVISION
MINUTES

Representative Julie Sandstede, Vice-Chair of the Education Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 9:45 am on February 26, 2019 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

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

Excused:

DAVNIE, Jim


A quorum was present.

Rep. Pryor moved that the minutes from February 20, 2019 be approved. Motion prevailed.

Rep. Pryor moved that the minutes from February 22, 2019 be approved. Motion prevailed.

Presentation provided by current and former Teacher(s) of the Year.

HF 247 (Kunesh-Podein) Creates a grant program to support the hiring of additional school library media specialists. The grants are designed as matching grants running for a period of six years. School districts, charter schools, and Bureau of Indian Education Tribal Contract Schools are eligible to apply for grants.

Rep. Kunesh-Podein presented HF 247 informationally for the committee.

HF 1282 (Murphy) Increases the appropriation for Minnesota’s regional public library system by $4 million per year and lowers the aid distribution based on tax base by 10 percentage points and increases the aid evenly allocated among each of the systems by the same percentage.

Rep. Murphy motioned that HF 1282 be presented; laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill.

Rep. Murphy presented HF 1282.

Rep. Murphy renewed motion that HF 1282 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

Testifiers:

Corey Bulman, Education Minnesota, MN Teachers of the Year
Kelly Holstine, Education Minnesota, MN Teachers of the Year
Katy Smith, Early Childhood Family Education
Derek Olson, Education Minnesota, MN Teachers of the Year
Sally Mays, Retired Media Licensed Specialist, former President of Information and Technology
Educators of Minnesota (ITEM)
Ann Hokanson, Executive Director, Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative
Liz Lynch, Regional Library Director, Lake Agassiz
Hung Russell, Advocate, Friends of the Hennepin County Library

Additional Testifiers:

Rick Heller, Advocate



The meeting of the Education Finance Division was adjourned at 11:14 am.




______________________________________________
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair


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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Teacher of the Year Presentations HF 1282 (Murphy) Regional public library systems aid distribution modified Informational hearing on HF 247 (Kunesh-Podein) Establishes a grant program to increase student access to licensed library media specialist Other bills may be added to the agenda.

Bills Added:
  • HF1282 (Murphy) - Regional public library systems aid distribution modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF247 (Kunesh-Podein) - Student access to library media specialists grant program established, and money appropriated.
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01:45 - Teacher of the Year presentations. 28:27 - Informational hearing on HF247 (Kunesh-Podein) Student access to library media specialists grant program established, and money appropriated. 1:02:52 - HF1282 (Murphy) Regional public library systems aid distribution modified, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.