STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SIXTH 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 12:47 P.M. on April 7th, 2016, in Room Five of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LOON, Jenifer, Chair HERTAUS, Jerry
KRESHA, Ron, Vice Chair MARQUART, Paul
MURPHY, Mary, DFL Lead MARIANI, Carlos
ANDERSON, Paul MULLERY, Joe
BENNETT, Peggy NEWTON, Jerry
CHRISTENSEN, Drew NORNES, Bud
DAVNIE, Jim PETERSON, Roz
DETTMER, Bob QUAM, Duane
ERICKSON, Sondra SELCER, Yvonne
FENTON, Kelly SLOCUM, Linda
A quorum was present.
Representative Selcer moved the minutes of April 6th, 2016 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF718 Loon, General education revenue definition clarified.
Representative Loon moved HF718 be placed on the General Register.
Representative Loon moved H718DE1amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Loon testified on HF718, as amended.
Representative Loon renewed her motion to place HF718, as amended, on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3813 Loon, Early childhood and family, prekindergarten through grade 12, and adult education funding and policy provided; and money appropriated.
Informational testifiers on HF3813, Governor Dayton’s Education Finance Supplemental bill:
Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations, MDE
Tom Baden, Commissioner and Chief Information Officer, MN.IT Services
Dr. Edward Ehlinger, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
Jim Koppel, Assistant Commissioner, Children and Family Services, MN Department of Human Services
Melissa Sweetmilk, Dean of Students, Metro Deaf School
Rebecca Swinney, Metro Deaf School parent
Mary Gilbert Dougherty, St. Paul Schools
HF3066 First Engrossment, Erickson, Early childhood and prekindergarten through grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence, charter schools, special education, facilities and technology, and sufficiency and lifelong learning provided.
Representative Erickson moved HF3066, First Engrossment, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Erickson testified on HF3066, First Engrossment.
Additional testifiers on HF 3066, First Engrossment:
Christine Twait, Partners In Nutrition
Martha Weaver West, Crosswinds - Perpich Center for Arts Education
Susan Mau Larson, Crosswinds - Perpich Center for Arts Education
Stephan Daly, Crosswinds - Perpich Center for Arts Education
Henry Jimenez, Executive Director, Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
Daron Korte, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education
Representative JoAnn Ward
Representative Loon laid over HF3066, First Engrossment, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:40 P.M.
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair
Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant