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TWENTY SIXTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 10, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SIXTH MEETING
MN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY SECOND SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE
MINUTES

Representative Jim Davnie, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30am on March 10, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
DAVNIE, Jim
SANDSTEDE, Julie
KRESHA, Ron
BENNETT, Peggy
DANIELS, Brian
DEMUTH, Lisa
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ERICKSON, Sondra
FEIST, Sandra
JORDAN, Sydney
MARQUART, Paul
MUELLER, Patricia
RICHARDSON, Ruth
THOMPSON, John
XIONG, Tou
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Members excused:
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

A quorum was present.

HF 1742 (Berg) School districts fund school support personnel (school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, school nurses, and chemical dependency counselors) out of their general fund budget. HF 1742 creates a new ongoing state aid to hire additional school support personnel and appropriates $18.712 million in fiscal year 2022 and $23.152 million in fiscal year 2023 to fund the program.

Rep. Jordan moved that HF 1742 be presented before the committee; be laid over for further consideration and possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Rep. Jordan moved that the A1 amendment to HF 1742 be presented to and adopted by the committee. A voice vote was taken. Motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Berg presented HF 1742, as amended.

Rep. Jordan renewed the motion that HF 1742, as amended, be laid over for further consideration and possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

HF 1712 (Keeler) This bill modifies the World’s Best Workforce performance measures and reporting requirements.

Rep. Xiong moved that HF 1712 be presented before the committee; be laid over for further consideration and possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Rep. Davnie moved that the A1 amendment to HF 1712 be presented to and adopted by the committee. A voice vote was taken. Motion prevailed and the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Keeler presented HF 1712, as amended.

Rep. Xiong renewed the motion that HF 1712 be laid over for further consideration and possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Caleb Willis, School Counselor, Maple Grove Middle School, ISD 279
Jackie Trzynka, School Counselor, Osseo Senior High School, ISD 279
Molly Fox, School Social Worker, Mankato – ISD 77; President, Minnesota School Social
Workers Association (MSSWA)
Jolie Holland, Licensed School Nurse, ISD 2687
Shana Morse, Assistant Director, MN Department of Education
Marissa McClure, K-5th Grade School Counselor
Jenifer Loon, Senior Policy Fellow, EdAllies
Delores Gabbard, Native American Home School Liaison, Moorhead Public Schools
Maliza Kalema, Career & College Center Coordinator, Achieve Minneapolis, North Community
High School
Kaiyre Lewis, Elementary Education Major, Augsburg University


The meeting of the Education Finance Committee was adjourned 11:34am.


______________________________________________
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair

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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1742 (Berg) - Student support personnel aid established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1712 (Keeler) - World's best workforce performance measure modified.
House TV Video:
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02:29 - HF1742 (Berg) Student support personnel aid established, and money appropriated.
39:51 - HF1712 (Keeler) World's best workforce performance measure modified.


HF 1742 (Berg) Student support personnel aid established, and money appropriated.
HF 1712 (Keeler) World's best workforce performance measure modified.
*More items may be added to the agenda.*

Instructions to the public on testimony:
• If you wish to testify on a bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by close of business (COB) the day prior to the hearing to get instructions. Clearly indicate the House File number you will be speaking to in the subject of your email. Due to technology constraints testifying on multiple bills is not possible.
• Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and submit your comments by COB the day prior to the committee by emailing them to: sarah.burt@house.mn

This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

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