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TWENTY SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 11, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SEVENTH 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 11, 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
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

A quorum was present.

Rep. Jordan moved that the minutes from March 9, 2021 be approved. Motion prevailed.

Rep. Feist moved that the minutes from March 10, 2021 be approved. Motion prevailed.

HF 1092 (Hollins) HF 1092 appropriates $1.5 million per year to the Girl Scout Councils to implement the ConnectZ program which serves underrepresented, under-resourced girls in kindergarten through grade 12. The ConnectZ provides programming related to: healthy relationships; science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); financial literacy; college and career readiness; and leadership development and service learning. HF 1092 requires the grant recipients to report on student participation, program outcomes, and actual grant expenditures.

Rep. Marquart moved that HF 1092 be presented before the committee; be laid over for further consideration and possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Rep. Hollins presented HF 1092.

Rep. Marquart renewed the motion that HF 1092 be laid over for further consideration and possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Testifiers:
Tish Bolger, CEO, Girl Scouts River Valleys
Jasmine Graves, Director & Alumnus, Girl Scouts ConnectZ Program
May Xiong, Member, Girl Scouts ConnectZ; Senior Student, Roseville High School


The meeting of the Education Finance Committee was adjourned 11:05am.


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Representative Jim Davnie, Chair

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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1092 (Hollins) - Girl Scouts River Valley ConnectZ program grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
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03:30 HF1092 (Hollins) Girl Scouts River Valley ConnectZ program grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.


HF 1092 (Hollins) Girl Scouts River Valley ConnectZ program grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
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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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