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TWENTIETH MEETING - Education Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 9:47 am on March 6, 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
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PRYOR, Laurie
RICHARDSON, Ruth
SANDELL, Steve
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Excused:

KRESHA, Ron

A quorum was present.

Rep. Demuth moved that the minutes from March 5, 2019 be approved. Motion prevailed.

HF 1336 (Hamilton) Appropriates $15,000,000 from state bond proceeds to the commissioner of education for a grant to Independent School District No. 2884, Red Rock Central for construction of school facilities in Lamberton, Minnesota. Requires the school district to provide a local match of at least $14,000,000 before the state grant may be made available.

Rep. Hamilton presented HF 1336.

Rep. Jurgens moved that HF 1336 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that it be re-referred to the Division on Capital Investment. Motion Prevailed.

HF 1832 (Hamilton) Appropriates $15,000,000 from state bond proceeds to the commissioner of education for a grant to Independent school district No. 518, Worthington, for construction of school facilities. Requires the school district to provide a local match of at least $15,000,000 before the state grant may be made available.

Rep. Daniels moved that HF 1832 be presented before the committee; be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that it be re-referred to the Division on Capital Investment.

Rep. Hamilton presented HF 1832.

Rep. Daniels renewed motion that HF 1832 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means with the recommendation that it be re-referred to the Division on Capital Investment. Motion prevailed.

Testifiers:

Bruce Olson, Superintendent, Red Rock School District
Leonard Runek, Red Rock Central
John Lansgaard, Superintendent, Worthington School District


The meeting of the Education Finance Division was adjourned at 10:52 am.




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Representative Jim Davnie, Chair


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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

HF 1336 (Hamilton) Lamberton new school or existing school renovation and expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF 1832 (Hamilton) Independent School District No. 518, Worthington; intermediate school and community education facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. Other agenda items may be added.

Bills Added:
  • HF1336 (Hamilton) - Lamberton; new school or existing school renovation and expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1832 (Hamilton) - Independent School District No. 518, Worthington; intermediate school and community education facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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