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NINETEENTH MEETING - Education Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 March 5, 2019 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

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

Excused:

KRESHA, Ron
MURPHY, Mary

A quorum was present.

Rep. Huot moved that the minutes from February 28, 2019 be approved. Motion prevailed.

Presentation provided by House Research on fund transfers.

HF 1687 (Pryor) Authorizes the Hopkins school district to transfer up to $500,000 from its community education reserve account to the reserved for operating capital account for construction of an early childhood classroom addition.

Rep. Pryor moved that HF 1687 be presented before the committee; be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill.

Rep. Pryor presented HF 1687. The bill was laid over.

HF 920 (Morrison) Authorizes the Minnetonka school district to transfer up to $2,400,000 from its community education reserve account to the reserved for operating capital account for construction of an early childhood classroom addition.

Rep. Pryor moved that HF 920 be presented before the committee; be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill.

Chair Davnie moved that an Author’s Oral Amendment to HF 920 be adopted; on page 1, line 8, delete “$2,400,000” and insert “$3,300,000”. Motion prevailed.

Rep Morrison presented HF 920, as amended.

Rep. Pryor renewed the motion that HF 920, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 784 (Gunther) Authorizes the Truman school district to transfer up to $45,000 from its school readiness reserve account in the community service fund to the undesignated balance in its general fund.

Rep. Jurgens moved that HF 784 be presented before the committee; be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill.

Rep. Gunther presented HF 784.

Rep. Jurgens renewed the motion that HF 784 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

Testifiers:

John Toop, Director of Business Services, Hopkins Public Schools
Katie Williams, Director of Community Education, Hopkins Public Schools
Dennis Peterson, Superintendent, Minnetonka Schools
Tim Litfin, Executive Director, Minnetonka Community Education
Lisa Shellum, Principal & Superintendent, Truman Public Schools


The meeting of the Education Finance Division was adjourned at 10:27 am.




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Representative Jim Davnie, Chair


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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Presentation from House Research on Fund Transfers HF 1687 (Pryor) Independent School District No. 270, Hopkins fund transfer authorized. HF 920 (Morrison) Independent School District No. 279, Minnetonka; fund transfer authorized. HF 784 (Gunther) Independent School District No. 458, Truman: authorized to transfer money from the early childhood and family education and school readiness reserve to the general fund. Pending Referral - HF 525 (Persell) Pupil transportation adjustment calculation modified, pupil transportation working group provided, and report required. More agenda items may be added.

Bills Added:
  • HF1687 (Pryor) - Independent School District No. 270, Hopkins; fund transfer authorized.
  • HF920 (Morrison) - Independent School District No. 279, Minnetonka; fund transfer authorized.
  • HF784 (Gunther) - Independent School District No. 458, Truman: authorized to transfer money from the early childhood and family education and school readiness reserve to the general fund.
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