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THIRTY FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - April 07, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY FOURTH MEETING
MN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY SECOND SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE
MINUTES

Representative Julie Sandstede, Vice-Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30am on April 7, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was 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. Marquart moved that the minutes from April 6, 2021 be approved. Motion prevailed.

Testimony, written and verbal, from the public on the DE1 to HF 1065 was presented before the committee. The DE1 was previously informationally introduced to the committee on April 6, 2021.

Testifiers:
Heather Mueller, Commissioner of Education, MN Department of Education
Alex Liuzzi, Executive Director, Professional Educator Licensing & Standards Board (PELSB)
Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Molly Chase, Public Support, Perpich Center for Arts Education
Matt Shaver, Policy Director, EdAllies
Julie Bunn, Executive Director, Minnesota Council on Economic Education
Emily Peterson, Director of Special Education, Harvest Best Academy & Mastery School
Sherry Munyon, Literacy Action Network
Veronica Castellanos-Vasquez, Kindergarten Teacher, Minneapolis Public Schools
Ramona Kitto Stately, Project Director, We Are Still Here Minnesota
Paul Spies, PhD, Legislative Action Team Lead, Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color &
American Indian Teachers in MN
Tony Sanneh, CEO & Founder, The Sanneh Foundation
Leili Fatehi, Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota
Anthony Carranza, Journalist, Educator & Multilingual Speaker
Deb Henton, Executive Director, MN Association of School Administrators
KoriAnn Carter, Partner for Student Success Navigator
Adora Land, Family Wraparound Supports Manager, St. Paul Promise Neighborhood
Denise Dittrich, MN School Board Association
Stephanie Shockley, Teacher, Justice Page Middle School
Jesús Cervantes, 1st Grade Teacher, Emerson Spanish Immersion Learning Center
Emily Berkness, Homeschool Parent
Erin Wanat, Executive Director & Director of Special Education, INDIGO Education
David Buchs, Parent Advocate
Michelle Chang, Lead Organizer, Coalition of Asian American Leaders
Josh Downham, Minneapolis Public Schools
Lisa Winkler, Vice-President of External Relations, ServeMinnesota
Craig Sweet, Site Coordinator, St. Paul Music Academy
Lee Schmitt, Retired Associate Professor of Science Education, Hamline University


The meeting of the Education Finance Committee was adjourned 12:02pm.


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Representative Jim Davnie, Chair

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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1065 (Davnie) - Omnibus education finance bill.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:29 - HF1065 (Davnie) Omnibus education finance bill.
- Public testimony.


HF 1065 (Davnie) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education funding provided; general education, education excellence, teachers, special education, facilities, nutrition and libraries, early childhood, community education, and state agency provisions modified; reports required; and money appropriated.

-The DE amendment for HF 1065, the Omnibus Education Finance bill, will be posted on Monday, April 5th.
-Walkthrough of the DE amendment and member discussion will take place on Tuesday, April 6th.
-Amendments are due to the Committee Administrator on Wednesday, April 7th at 2 pm.
-Public testimony will begin to be taken at the end of the hearing on Tuesday, April 6th if there's time. All of Wednesday's hearing will be devoted to public testimony & public testimony will conclude on Wednesday, April 7th. Instructions are below on how to sign up for public testimony.
-Formal committee action will be taken on Thursday, April 8th.
-If necessary the committee will meet Thursday afternoon to finish it's work.
*Bills may be added to the agenda

Instructions to the public on testimony:
• Testimony will be taken on a first come basis. If you wish to testify on this bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by 5pm, Tuesday April 6th to get instructions. Clearly indicate you'd like to testify on HF 1065 in the subject of your email. Each testifier will have 3 minutes.
• Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and use that to submit your comments by 5pm Tuesday, April 6th to sarah.burt@house.mn

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

Note: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Do not contact Jenny about the content of this meeting.