STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH 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 12:51 p.m. on March 17th, 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.
HF1259 Backer, Early education services authorized for students from adjoining states.
Representative Loon moved that HF1259 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Backer testified on HF1259.
Additional Testifiers on HF1259:
Brenda Reed, Superintendent, Browns Valley School District 80
Denise Pikarski, Principal, Browns Valley School District 80
Barb Goodhart, Prekindergarten Teacher, Browns Valley School District 80
Representative Loon laid over the HF1259 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
Representative Fenton moved the minutes of March 12th, 2015, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF603 Kresha, Early learning scholarship program provided funding, and money appropriated.
Representative Kresha moved that HF603 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Loon laid over HF603 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
HF1220 Kresha, Early learning scholarship parameters clarified, and money appropriated.
Representative Kresha moved that HF733 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Kresha testified on HF1220 and HF603.
Additional testifiers on HF1220 and HF603:
Frank Fosberg, VP, Greater Twin Cities United Way, MinneMinds
Barbara Milon, ED, Phyllis Wheatley Center
Lynn Barten, Child Care Provider, Alexandria
Nancy Yost, West Central Initiative
Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Ericca Moss, Parent Aware for School Readiness
Jane Payton, Head Start Director
Wendy Webster, St Anthony-New Brighton School District
Representative Loon laid over the HF1220 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:33 p.m.
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair
Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant