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FIFTY FOURTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Thursday, March 10, 2022

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

EDUCATION FINANCE
MINUTES

Representative Jim Davnie, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30am on March 10, 2022, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcasted 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. Mueller moved that the minutes from March 9, 2022, be approved. Motion prevailed.

HF 917 (Rep. Sandstede) - Transportation sparsity revenue percent increased.

Rep. Sandstede moved that HF 917 be presented before the committee; be laid over for further consideration and possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Chair Davnie moved that the A1 author’s amendment to HF 917 be presented to and adopted by the committee. A voice vote was taken. Motion prevailed; the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Sandstede presented HF 917, as amended.

Rep. Sandstede renewed the motion to lay over HF 917, as amended, for possible inclusion or for further consideration at a later date.

HF 3232 (Rep. Marquart) - Long-term facilities maintenance and operating capital revenue modified.

Rep. Marquart moved that HF 3232 be presented before the committee; be laid over for further consideration and possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Chair Davnie moved that the A1 author’s amendment to HF 3232 be presented to and adopted by the committee. A voice vote was taken. Motion prevailed; the amendment was adopted.

Rep. Marquart presented HF 3232, as amended.

Rep. Marquart renewed the motion to lay over HF 3232, as amended, for possible inclusion or for further consideration at a later date.

HF 3224 (Rep. Huot) - School levy formulas and equalization simplified; local optional revenue and long-term facilities maintenance revenue increased.

Rep. Jordan moved that HF 3224 be presented before the committee; be referred to the Taxes Committee.

Rep. Huot presented HF 3224.

Rep. Kresha moved to table HF 3224. A roll call vote was taken. Motion did not prevail.

Roll Call Vote Count (HF 3224); ‘aye’ – 7, ‘no’ – 10, ‘abstain’ – 0:
DAVNIE, Jim (no)
SANDSTEDE, Julie (no)
KRESHA, Ron (aye)
BENNETT, Peggy (aye)
DANIELS, Brian (aye)
DEMUTH, Lisa (aye)
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve (aye)
ERICKSON, Sondra (aye)
FEIST, Sandra (no)
JORDAN, Sydney (no)
MARQUART, Paul (no)
MUELLER, Patricia (aye)
RICHARDSON, Ruth (no)
THOMPSON, John (no)
WOLGAMOTT, Dan (no)
XIONG, Tou (no)
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (no)

Rep. Jordan renewed the motion that HF 3224 be referred to the Taxes Committee. A roll call vote was taken. Motion prevailed.

Roll Call Vote Count (HF 3224); ‘aye’ – 10, ‘no’ – 7, ‘abstain’ – 0:
DAVNIE, Jim (aye)
SANDSTEDE, Julie (aye)
KRESHA, Ron (no)
BENNETT, Peggy (no)
DANIELS, Brian (no)
DEMUTH, Lisa (no)
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve (no)
ERICKSON, Sondra (no)
FEIST, Sandra (aye)
JORDAN, Sydney (aye)
MARQUART, Paul (aye)
MUELLER, Patricia (no)
RICHARDSON, Ruth (aye)
THOMPSON, John (aye)
WOLGAMOTT, Dan (aye)
XIONG, Tou (aye)
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (aye)

HF 3906 (Rep. Keeler) - Local optional revenue equalizing factor increased.

Rep. Youakim moved that HF 3906 be presented before the committee; be referred to the Taxes Committee.

Rep. Keeler presented HF 3906.

Rep. Youakim renewed the motion that HF 3906 be referred to the Taxes Committee. A roll call vote was taken. Motion prevailed.

Roll Call Vote Count (HF 3906); ‘aye’ – 17, ‘no’ – 0, ‘abstain’ – 0:
DAVNIE, Jim (aye)
SANDSTEDE, Julie (aye)
KRESHA, Ron (aye)
BENNETT, Peggy (aye)
DANIELS, Brian (aye)
DEMUTH, Lisa (aye)
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve (aye)
ERICKSON, Sondra (aye)
FEIST, Sandra (aye)
JORDAN, Sydney (aye)
MARQUART, Paul (aye)
MUELLER, Patricia (aye)
RICHARDSON, Ruth (aye)
THOMPSON, John (aye)
WOLGAMOTT, Dan (aye)
XIONG, Tou (aye)
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (aye)

Testifiers:
Steve Massey, Superintendent, Forest Lake Area Schools
Tim Lutz, Superintendent, Bemidji Area Schools
Brandon Lunak, Superintendent, Moorhead Public Schools
Phil Jensen, Superintendent, Hawley Public Schools
Kristi Werner, Business Manager, Perham Public Schools
Wayne Miller, Finance Supervisor, Region 1 ESV
Mark Stotts, Director of Finance and Operations, Independent School District #196
Mark Matuska, Superintendent, Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools
Seth Putz, Building/Grounds & Health/Safety Supervisor, Lake of the Woods Public Schools
Deb Marcotte, Executive Director, Hiawatha Valley Education District
Brad Lundell, Executive Director, School for Equity in Education (SEE)


The meeting of the Education Finance Committee was adjourned 11:52am.


______________________________________________
Representative Jim Davnie, Chair

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Wilson Lee, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF917 (Sandstede) - Transportation sparsity revenue percent updated.
  • HF3224 (Huot) - Education; long-term facility maintenance revenue increase, local optional revenue increased, enhanced debt service equalization aid provided for consolidating school districts, school district property taxes reduced, school formula equalization aid increased, and money appropriated.
  • HF3232 (Marquart) - Education; operating capital formula building index average age eliminated, long-term facility maintenance revenue age index modified for school district adding square footage, and long-term facility maintenance revenue use flexibility authorized.
  • HF3906 (Keeler) - School property taxes reduced, and local optional revenue equalizing factor increased.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:55 - HF917 (Sandstede) Transportation sparsity revenue percent updated.
24:29 - HF3232 (Marquart) Education; operating capital formula building index average age eliminated, long-term facility maintenance revenue age index modified for school district adding square footage, and long-term facility maintenance revenue use flexibility authorized.
42:59 - HF3224 (Huot) Education; long-term facility maintenance revenue increase, local optional revenue increased, enhanced debt service equalization aid provided for consolidating school districts, school district property taxes reduced, school formula equalization aid increased, and money appropriated.
1:14:11 - HF3906 (Keeler) School property taxes reduced, and local optional revenue equalizing factor increased.
Runs 1 hour, 23 minutes.


HF 917 (Sandstede) Transportation sparsity revenue percent updated.
HF 3232 (Marquart) Education; operating capital formula building index average age eliminated, long-term facility maintenance revenue age index modified for school district adding square footage, and long-term facility maintenance revenue use flexibility authorized.
HF 3224 (Huot) Education; long-term facility maintenance revenue increase, local optional revenue increased, enhanced debt service equalization aid provided for consolidating school districts, school district property taxes reduced, school formula equalization aid increased, and money appropriated.
HF 3906 (Keeler) School property taxes reduced, and local optional revenue equalizing factor increased. BILL ADDED
*Agenda items may be added or removed

**If a member of the public would like to testify on any of these bills please reach out to the CA, Sarah Burt, at the email address below by 6pm on Wednesday, March 9 to sign up. Please indicate in the subject line of your email which bill you will be testifying on. Written testimony is also accepted, please submit it by 6pm on Wednesday, March 9 to the CA email address. Direct your attention to the written testimony template that has been posted under committee documents.

CA: sarah.burt@house.mn
CLA: wilson.lee@house.mn

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