STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Loon, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:04 P.M. on March 20th, 2018 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LOON, Jenifer, Chair
BENNETT, Peggy, VC
DAVNIE, Jim, DFL Lead
A quorum was present.
Representative Davnie moved that the minutes of March 15, 2018 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Commissioner Cassellius presented the Governor’s Supplemental Budget Recommendations.
MDE staff, Dr. Tom Melcher, Director of Program Finance, and Adosh Unni, Director of Govern-ment Relations, were available to answer questions.
HF3361 Kunesh-Podein, Substance misuse prevention instruction grant provided, report required, and money appropriated.
Representative Loon moved HF3361 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Kunesh-Podein testified on HF3361.
Additional testifiers on HF3361:
Cheri Schmaus, Mother of Jake Schmaus, For Jake’s Sake Foundation
Bailey Boelter, Minnesota Youth Council
Carla Pederson, For Jake’s Sake Foundation
Representative Loon laid over HF3361 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.
HF3585 Moran, Girls in Action program funding provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Loon moved that HF3585 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Dehn testified on HF3585.
Additional testifiers on HF3585:
Dr. Verna Cornelia Price, Girls in Action Founder
Faysa Hassen, Student, Girls in Action
Kai Adebimpe, Senior Student, Cooper High School
Natalie Johnson Lee, Coach, Girls in Action
Representative Loon laid over HF3585 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further ac-tion at a later date.
HF2645 Davnie, Project SUCCESS grants authorized, reports required, and money appropriated.
Representative Davnie moved that HF2645 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Davnie moved the H2645A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Davnie testified on HF2645, as amended.
Additional testifiers on HF2645, as amended:
Adrienne Diercks, Executive Director and Founder, Project Success
Alejandro Eduarte, Student, Project Success
Representative Loon laid over HF2645, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later date.
The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:53 P.M.
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair
Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant