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TWENTY-THIRD MEETING - Education Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
MN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE DIVISION
MINUTES

Representative Cheryl Youakim called the meeting of the Education Finance Division to order at 9:48 am on March 13, 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
JURGENS, Tony
KOTYZA-WITTHUHN, Carlie
KRESHA, Ron
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
MARQUART, Paul
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PRYOR, Laurie
RICHARDSON, Ruth
SANDELL, Steve
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Excused:

HUOT, John

A quorum was present.

Rep. Marquart moved that the minutes from March 12, 2019 be approved. Motion prevailed.

HF 2207 (Davnie) Increases the general education basic formula allowance by 3 percent in the first year and by another 2 percent in the second year of the biennium. Makes permanent the funding for the school readiness plus program at the fiscal year 2019 levels. Simplifies the local optional revenue calculations. Removes the need for board-approved referendum authority to be included in a district’s referendum ballot question. Authorizes future operating referendums to be renewed by school board action, subject to a reverse referendum.

Chair Davnie moved that HF 2207 be presented before the committee; be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 division report.

Chair Davnie presented HF 2207.

Chair Davnie renewed the motion that HF 2207 be laid over for possible inclusion in a future K12 division report. The bill was laid over.


Testifiers:

Dr. Tom Melcher, Minnesota Department of Education
Kate Lynne Snyder, Minnesota Department of Education


The meeting of the Education Finance Division was adjourned at 11:08 am.




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Representative Jim Davnie, Chair


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Polly Cerkvenik, (Substitute) Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

HF 2207 (Davnie) A bill for an act relating to education finance; providing funding for prekindergarten through grade 12 education including general education, education excellence, special education, facilities and technology, nutrition, libraries, early childhood and family support, community education, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning, and state agencies; appropriating money. Presentations from Kate Lynne Snyder & Dr. Tom Melcher More bills may be added.

Bills Added:
  • HF2207 (Davnie) - Prekindergarten through grade 12 education funding provided including general education, education excellence, special education, facilities and technology, nutrition, libraries, early childhood and family support, community education, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning, and state agencies; and money appropriated.
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01:07 - HF2207 (Davnie) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education funding provided including general education, education excellence, special education, facilities and technology, nutrition, libraries, early childhood and family support, community education, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning, and state agencies; and money appropriated (pending referral from House Ways & Means Committee) Governor’s Education Finance bill. - Presentations from Kate Lynne Snyder and Tom Melcher. Runs 1 hour, 20 minutes.