STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Ron Kresha, Vice Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:48 p.m. on February 26th, 2015, in Room Five of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LOON, Jenifer, Chair FENTON, Kelly
KRESHA, Ron, VC MARQUART, Paul
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 SLOCUM, Linda
ERICKSON, Sondra WILLS, Anna
A quorum was present.
Representative Selcer moved the minutes of February 25th, 2015, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF584 Kiel, Mobile manufacturing lab program created, and money appropriated.
Representative Kresha moved that HF584 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Kiel testified on HF584.
Additional Testifiers on HF 584:
Carey Castle, VP for Student Academic and Student Affairs, Northland Community and Technical College
Representative Kresha laid over HF584 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
HF774 Kiel, Online college in the high school operations enhanced, course offerings increased, additional online support to high schools in Minnesota provided, technology enhanced, and money appropriated.
Representative Kresha moved that HF774 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Kiel testified on HF774.
Additional Testifiers on HF774:
Judy Anderson, Director of Transition Enrollment Services, Alexandria Technical and Community College
Johanna Boogard, Senior at Osakis High School
Carrie Hanson, Career Resources Specialist, Alexandria Technical and Community College
Representative Kresha laid over HF774 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
HF555 Backer, Lakes County; funding to expand career and technical education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Kresha moved HF555 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Backer testified on HF555.
Additional Testifiers on HF555:
Cody Witting, Student, Cromwell-Wright
Warran Schmidt, Superintendent, Rothsay
Troy Haugen, Fergus Lakes Consortium
Ron Bratlie, Superintendent, Cromwell-Wright
Representative Kresha laid over HF555 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:03 p.m.
Representative Ron Kresha, Vice Chair
Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant