STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 12:49 p.m. on March 4th, 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 Murphy moved the minutes of March 3rd , 2015, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF1224 Daniels, Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and Blind funding provided for technology and operation.
Representative Loon moved HF1224 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Daniels testified on HF1224.
Additional Testifiers on HF1224:
Brad Harper, Superintendent, Minnesota State Academies
Lloyd Ballinger, Retired Network Engineer, Gallaudet University
Sonnie Wasilowski, Board Member, Minnesota State Academies
Representative Loon laid over HF1224 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
HF1389 Persell, Transportation sparsity formula modified.
Representative Loon moved HF1389 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Percell testified on HF1389.
Additional Testifiers on HF1389:
Dr James Hess, Superintendent, Bemidji Area Schools
Chris Leinen, Director of Business Services, Bemidji Area Schools
Brad Lundell, Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation
Representative Loon laid over HF1389 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
HF1223 Newton, Independent School District No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin, Secondary Technical Education Program grant funding provided for a fabrication lab; and money appropriated.
Representative Newton moved HF1223 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Newton testified on HF1223.
Additional Testifiers on HF1223:
Jessica Lipa, Director of Secondary Technology Education Programs (STEP)
Heidi Haagenson, Vice President, Anoka Technical College
Michael Hilber, Teacher, STEP
Representative Newton renewed the motion that HF1223 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Loon laid over HF1223 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
Nonpartisan staff presented the February 2015 Budget and Economic Forecast update.
The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:27 p.m.
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair
Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant