STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 February 11th, 2015, in Room Five of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LOON, Jenifer, Chair MARQUART, Paul
KRESHA, Ron, VC MARIANI, Carlos
MURPHY, Mary, DFL Lead MULLERY, Joe
ANDERSON, Paul NEWTON, Jerry
ANZELC, Tom NORNES, Bud
BENNETT, Peggy PETERSON, Roz
CHRISTENSEN, Drew QUAM, Duane
DAVNIE, Jim SELCER, Yvonne
DETTMER, Bob WILLS, Anna
A quorum was present.
Representative Mariani moved that the minutes of February 10th, 2015, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF226 Halverson, School readiness program funding increased, and money appropriated.
Representative Loon moved that HF226 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Halverson testified on HF226.
Additional Testifiers on HF226:
Khia Brown, Director of Community Education, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan
Steve Kerr, Director of Community Education, Anoka-Hennepin School District
Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Boards Association
Representative Loon laid over HF226 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or for further consideration at a later date.
HF568 Wills, Minnesota Reading Corps program funding provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Wills moved HF568 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Wills testified on HF568.
Additional Testifiers on HF568
Dr. Dave Heistad, Executive Director for Research, Evaluation and Assessment, Bloomington Public Schools
Taber Akin, ServeMinnesota and Lakeville Area Public Schools
Hannah Davis, ServeMinnesota, Reading Corp at Highland Hills Elementary School
Josh Downham, ServeMinnesota
Representative Loon laid over HF568 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or for further consideration at a later date.
HF674 Bernardy, Minnesota Reading Corps program funding increased; and money appropriated.
Representative Loon moved HF674 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Bernardy testified on HF674.
Additional Testifiers on HF674:
Michelle DeWitt, Principal, Highland Elementary School, Columbia Heights
David Parker, Serve Minnesota
Representative Loon laid over HF674 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
Representative Roz Peterson assumed the gavel at 2:12 p.m.
HF318 Loon, Parent-child home program funding provided; and money appropriated.
Representative Loon moved HF318 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Loon testified on HF318.
Additional testifiers on HF318:
Judy Halper, CEO, Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Minneapolis
Representative Peterson laid over HF318 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:29 p.m.
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair
Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant