STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:46 p.m. on March 18th, 2015, in Room Five of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LOON, Jenifer, Chair HERTAUS, Jerry
KRESHA, Ron, VC MARIANI, Carlos
MURPHY, Mary, DFL Lead MARQUART, Paul
ANDERSON, Paul MULLERY, Joe
ANZELC, Tom NEWTON, Jerry
BENNETT, Peggy NORNES, Bud
CHRISTENSEN, Drew PETERSON, Roz
DAVNIE, Jim QUAM, Duane
DETTMER, Bob SELCER, Yvonne
ERICKSON, Sondra SLOCUM, Linda
FENTON, Kelly WILLS, Anna
A quorum was present.
Representative Anzelc moved the minutes of March 17th, 2015, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Paul Anderson assumed the gavel.
HF720 Loon, Student achievement levy repealed.
Representative Loon moved that HF720 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Loon moved the H0720A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Loon testified on HF720, as amended.
Additional Testifiers on HF720, as amended:
Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Representative Anderson laid over HF720, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
Representative Loon assumed the gavel.
HF596 Drazkowski, Bonded debt authorizations approved after June 30, 2015 levied against referendum market value.
Representative Loon moved that HF596 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Drazkowski testified on HF596.
Representative Loon moved the H0596A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Additional testifiers on HF596, as amended:
Duane Alberts, Dairy Farmer, Pine Island
Leora Johns, Retired Farm Owner, New Ulm
Fran Miron, Farmer, Hugo
Doug Busselman, Minnesota Farm Bureau
Tom Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union
Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Boards Association
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education
Representative Loon laid over HF596, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
HF1641 Anzelc, Local optional levy equalization for districts with seasonal recreational property increased.
Representative Anzelc moved that HF1641 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Anzelc testified on HF1641.
Additional testifiers on HF1641:
Cathy Bettino, Superintendent, Pine River Backus Schools
Jolene Bengtson, Business Manager, Pine River Backus Schools
Representative Loon laid over the HF1641 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:29 p.m.
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair
Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant