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THIRTY-FIRST MEETING - Education Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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 April 2, 2019 in The Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DAVNIE, Jim
SANDSTEDE, Julie
KRESHA, Ron
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:

BENNETT, Peggy

A quorum was present.

Rep. Huot moved that the minutes from April 1, 2019 be approved. Motion prevailed.

Testifiers:

Daron Korte, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education
Katy Smith, Early Childhood Family Educator
Dennis Draughn, Teacher, Apple Valley High School
Sara Ford, Education Policy Specialist, Education Minnesota
Mary Hartnett, Executive Director, Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing
Daniel Sellers, EdAllies
Jessica Webster, Legal Services Advocacy Project
Cyndy Crist, Legislative & Policy Liaison, MN Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Beverly Tinney, Special Education Para Educator, Mounds View
JoAnna Tardy, Education Partnerships Coalition
Rebecca Mino, Second Harvest Heartland
Ken Behringer, Executive Director of MELSA
Kari Denissen-Cunnien, Executive Director, Ignite for Afterschool
Sam Walseth, Director of Legislative Action for MREA and the Minnesota Service Cooperatives
Maren Christenson, Coalition for Children with Disabilities
TraNeicia Sylvester, MinneMinds
Susan Montgomery, Parent
Dr. Jenny Oliphant, Research Associate & Community Outreach Coordinator, University of
Minnesota
Wendy Webster, Minnesota Community Education Association
Patrice Howard, Executive Director of Community Education, Minneapolis Public Schools
Dr. Paul Spies, Coalition to Increase
Violeta Hernandez Espinosa, State Ethnic Councils and the Indian Affairs Council
Tom DeGree, Minnesota Association for Charter Schools
Adrianna Perez, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Cisa Keller, Senior Vice President, Think Small
Jill Salo, Licensed School Counselor, Saint Francis High School
Dr. Karen Elhai, Reach Out and Reach
Kris Brandjord, Paraprofessional Monticello
Mikisha Nation, Executive Director, Teach for America – Twin Cities
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director National Alliance for Mental Illness – Minnesota

Additional Testifiers:

Joel Carlson, Hospitality Industry
Jenny Oliphat, University of Minnesota
Adrianna Perez, MNCASA



The meeting was of the Education Finance Division was adjourned at 11:01 am.




______________________________________________
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair


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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

Public testimony relating to the Ed Finance Omnibus bill and DE amendment. HF 2400 (Davnie) School district abatement aid calculation modified. Amendments to the Education Finance Omnibus DE amendment are due today at 5 pm. *Public testimony is limited to 2 minutes and will conclude at the end of this meeting (11:15 am) - please email sarah.burt@house.mn to reserve a spot on the public testimony list.*

Bills Added:
  • HF2400 (Davnie) - Omnibus education finance bill.
Hearing Documents:
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HF2400 (Davnie) Omnibus Education Finance bill. Runs 1 hour, 26 minutes.