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EIGHTEENTH MEETING - Education Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 9:46 am on February 28, 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
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:

DANIELS, Brian
DETTMER, Bob

A quorum was present.

Rep. Sandell moved that the minutes from February 27, 2019 be approved. Motion prevailed.

HF 1363 (Huot) Appropriates and additional $30 million in fiscal year 2020 and $20 million in fiscal year 2021for a second and third round of Support our Students grants.

Rep. Huot moved that HF 1363 be presented before the committee; be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill.

Rep. Huot presented HF 1363.

Rep. Huot renewed the motion that HF 1363 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 514 (Pryor) Increases the safe schools levy to $72 per pupil for school districts, and, by linking the amount for intermediate school districts to the school district formula, increases the intermediate school district revenue from $15 to $30 per pupil unit.

Rep. Pryor moved that HF 514 be presented before the committee; be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill.

Rep. Pryor presented HF 514.

Rep. Pryor renewed motion that HF 514 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 1594 (Richardson) Appropriates $700,000 per year from the workforce Development Fund to the commissioner of employment and economic development for a grant to the YWCA of Minneapolis to provide economically challenged individuals with job skills training, career counseling, and job placement assistance necessary to secure a child development associate credential and to have a career path in early education.

Rep. Richardson moved that HF 1594 be presented before the committee; be referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Rep. Richardson presented HF 1594.

Rep. Richardson renewed the motion that HF 1594 be referred to Ways and Means. Motion prevailed.

HF 579 (Kresha) Increases safe schools funding for school districts, adds safe schools funding for charter schools and cooperative units, sets a minimum revenue amount for small school districts, and adds an equalization aid component for low tax base school districts. It also broadens the uses of LTFM revenue and capital equipment bond to include certain student and staff safety projects.

Rep. Kresha moved that HF 579 be presented before the committee; be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill.

Rep. Kresha moved that the HF 579 A1 amendment be approved. Motion prevailed.

Rep. Kresha presented HF 579, A1, as amended.

Rep. Kresha renewed the motion that HF 579, A1, as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.


Testifiers:

Tom Tillberry, Licensed School Counselor, Intermediate School District 623
Scottie Osthus, Licensed School Couselor, Rosemount High School
Callie Sopiwnik, Licensed School Counselor, Adams Elementary School
Dr. Annie Hansen-Burke, Director of Field Placement, University of Minnesota, Department of
Educational Psychology
Marisa Gustafson, School Social Worker, Minneapolis School District
Josh Swanson, Superintendent, Eden Prairie Schools
Mark Zuzek, Superintendent, Intermediate District 917
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) – MN
Denise Dittrich, Legislative Liaison, Minnesota School Board Association
Paula Landis, YWCA of Minneapolis
Fowzia Elmi, Early Childhood Grant Participant, YWCA of Minneapolis
Lisa Bandoli, Early Childhood Grant Participant, YWCA of Minneapolis
Julie Cink, Minnesota Association of School Business Officials


The meeting of the Education Finance Division was adjourned at 10:56 am.



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Representative Jim Davnie, Chair


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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF1363 (Huot) Support our students grant program funding provided, and money appropriated. HF514 (Pryor) Safe schools levy increased. HF579 (Kresha) School facility safety projects under the long-term facilities maintenance revenue program authorized, safe schools revenue program expanded, and money appropriated. HF1594 (Richardson) Relating to workforce development; appropriating money for the YWCA of Minneapolis to provide job skills training in early childhood education. Other agenda items may be added.

Bills Added:
  • HF1363 (Huot) - Support our students grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF514 (Pryor) - Safe schools levy increased.
  • HF579 (Kresha) - School facility safety projects under the long-term facilities maintenance revenue program authorized, safe schools revenue program expanded, and money appropriated.
  • HF1594 (Richardson) - Minneapolis; YWCA funding provided for job skills training in early childhood education, and money appropriated.
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