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SEVENTEENTH MEETING - Education Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 27, 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
DEMUTH, Lisa
DETTMER, Bob
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:

DANIELS, Brian
EDELSON, Heather

A quorum was present.

Rep. Youakim moved that the minutes from February 26, 2019 be approved. Motion prevailed.

Presentation on Governor Walz’s Budget from Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker.

HF 681 (Tabke) Creates an additional component of pupil transportation aid to reimburse school districts for the costs of transporting teen moms and their children to and from a school site that provides academic instruction, parenting education, and high-quality on-site child care.

Rep. Richardson moved that HF 681be presented before the committee; be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill.

Rep. Tabke presented HF 681

Rep. Richardson renewed her motion that HF 681 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

Testifiers:

Mary Cathryn Ricker, Commissioner
Darren Kermes, Superintendent, Intermediate School District 288
Sydney Lande, Students, Tri-City United
Joeline Reyna, Student, Eastern Carver County

Additional Testifiers:

Ton Melcher, Minnesota Department of Education
Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Board Association


The meeting of the Education Finance Division was adjourned at 10:48 am.




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Representative Jim Davnie, Chair


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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Presentation from Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker - Governor's Budget HF 681 (Tabke) Pregnant and parenting pupils transportation to qualified programs provided, reimbursement allowed, and money appropriated.

Bills Added:
  • HF681 (Tabke) - Pregnant and parenting pupils transportation to qualified programs provided, reimbursement allowed, and money appropriated.
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