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Education Finance Division

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 07, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 7, 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
DANIELS, Brian
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:

EDELSON, Heather

A quorum was present.

Rep. Erickson moved that the minutes from March 6, 2019 be approved. Motion prevailed.

HF 789 (Carlson) Authorizes the Robbinsdale school district to transfer up to $7 million from its OPEB trust fund to the undesignated balance in its general fund to compensate for years when certain OPEB costs were paid with general fund dollars instead of money from the district’s OPEB trust fund.

Chair Davnie moved HF 789 before the committee; that it be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill.

Rep. Carlson presented HF 789.

Chair Davnie renewed that HF 789 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

Presentations provided by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB), Perpich Center for the Arts (PCA), and Minnesota State Academies (MSA).


Testifiers:

Dr. Carlton Jenkins, Superintendent, Robbinsdale Area Schools
Greg Hein, Financial Advisor, Robbinsdale Area Schools
Alex Liuzzi, Executive Director (PELSB)
Dr. Curt Tryggestad, Executive Director (PCA)
Terry Wilding, Superintendent (MSA)



The meeting of the Education Finance Division was adjourned at 11:22 am.




______________________________________________
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair


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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF789 (Carlson) - Independent School District No. 281, Robbinsdale; authorized to transfer money from postemployment benefits irrevocable trust fund to general fund.
Documents:

HF 789 (Carlson, L) Independent School District No. 281, Robbinsdale; authorized to transfer money from postemployment benefits irrevocable trust fund to general fund.

Informational Presentations from:

Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board
Minnesota Board of School Administrators
Perpich Center for Arts Education
Minnesota State Academies

Other agenda items may be added.