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Education Finance

NINETEENTH MEETING

2023-2024 Regular Session - Tuesday, February 28, 2023

STATE OF MINNESOTA
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NINETEENTH MEETING
NINETY-THIRD SESSION



EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE MINUTES

Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:30 AM on February 28, 2023, in Room 120 of the Capitol Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistance noted the roll.

Present:
YOUAKIM, Cheryl, Chair
CLARDY, Mary Frances, Vice Chair
KRESHA, Ron, Minority Lead
ANDERSON, Patti
ALTENDORF, Pam
BAKEBERG, Ben
BENNETT, Peggy
GREENMAN, Emma
HILL, Josiah
HUDELLA, Shane
KNUDSEN, Krista
JORDAN, Sydney
PRYOR, Laurie
PURSELL, Kristi
REHM, Lucy
SENCER-MURA, Samantha
WEST, Nolan

Exused:
EDELSON, Heather
PEREZ-VEGA, María Isa

A quorum was present.

Representative Pursell moved that the minutes from February 21, 2023, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1917 (Rehm) Distribution of aid to regional public library systems modified, regional library basic system support aid linked to future increases in basic formula allowance, and money appropriated.

Representative Rehm move HF 1917 before the committee.

Representative Rehm moved the A1 amendment before the committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDEMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Rehm presented HF 1917 as amended.

Testifiers:
• Liz Lynch, Executive Director, Lake Agassiz Regional Library
• Sarah Hawkins, Manager of Library Collections, Anoka County Library
• Ashley Dress, Media Specialist, Southeast Library System School Media Center
• Kim Haugo, Licensed School Library Media Specialist, Maple Grove Senior High School

Chair Youakim moved that HF 1917 be laid over for future consideration in the Education Finance omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 1725 (Sencer-Mura) Minnesota Center for the Book programming funding provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Sencer-Mura moved HF 1725 before the committee.
Representative Sencer-Mura presented HF 1725.
Testifiers:
• Beth Burns, President, The Friends, Minnesota Center for the Book

Chair Youakim moved that HF 1725 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.
HF 801 (Agbaje) Girls in Action programming grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Pryor moved HF 801 before the committee.
Representative Agbaje presented HF 801.
Testifiers:
• Dr. Verna Cornelia Price, Founder and President, Girls Taking Action
• Alexis Martin, Alumni, Girls Taking Action
• Shakala Morris, 10th Grade Student, Twin Cities Academy, Girls Taking Action
• Marlisa Brown, 8th Grade Student, Hidden River Middle School, Girls Taking Action

Chair Youakim moved that HF 801 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
HF 990 (Lee. F.) After school community learning programs modified, report required, and money appropriated.
Representative Pursell moved HF 990 before the committee.
Representative Lee. F. presented HF 990.
Testifiers:
• Kari Denissen Cunnien, Executive Director, Ignite Afterschool
• Keem Anderson, Strategy Manager, Ignite Afterschool
• Natalia Love, 12th Grade Student, Patrick Henry High School
• Julie Hignell, Executive Director, Ely Community Resources, Inc

Chair Youakim moved that HF 990 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 932 (Clardy) Minnesota Council on Economic Education, ongoing grants authorized, and money appropriated.
Vice Chair Clardy moved HF 932 before the committee.
Vice Chair Clardy presented HF 932.
Testifiers:
• Dr. Julie Bunn, Executive Director, Minnesota Council on Economic Education
• Joel Colman, High School Social Studies Teacher, Ubah Medical Academy

Chair Youakim moved that HF 932 be laid over for future consideration in the Education Finance omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 1407 (Frazier) Science, technology, engineering, and math activities grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Youakim moved HF 1407 before the committee.

Representative Frazier presented HF 1407.

Testifiers:
• Micheal G. Wulf, Ed.D. Founder and Executive Director of the Minnesota STEM Partnership (MNSTEM)
• Terrance River, Parent
• Mikhala Rivers, Student
• Carole Harris, Parent
• Elijah McCoy, Student
• Zamerha McCoy, Student

Chair Youakim moved that HF 1407 be laid over for future consideration in the Education finance bill. The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:26 PM.


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Representative Cheryl Youakim, Chair


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Shamat Abraha, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1917 (Rehm) - Distribution of aid to regional public library systems modified, regional library basic system support aid linked to future increases in basic formula allowance, and money appropriated.
  • HF1725 (Sencer-Mura) - Minnesota Center for the Book programming funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF0801 (Agbaje) - Girls in Action programming grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF0932 (Clardy) - Minnesota Council on Economic Education ongoing grants authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF0990 (Lee) - After-school community learning programs modified, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1407 (Frazier) - Science, technology, engineering, and math activities grant funding provided; and money appropriated.
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01:25 - HF1917 (Rehm) Distribution of aid to regional public library systems modified, regional library basic system support aid linked to future increases in basic formula allowance, and money appropriated.
22:32 - HF1725 (Sencer-Mura) Minnesota Center for the Book programming funding provided, and money appropriated.
35:00 - HF801 (Agbaje) Girls in Action programming grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:00:12 - HF990 (Lee, F.) After-school community learning programs modified, report required, and money appropriated.
1:18:36 - HF932 (Clardy) Minnesota Council on Economic Education ongoing grants authorized, and money appropriated.
1:32:34 - HF1407 (Frazier) Science, technology, engineering, and math activities grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
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Approval of the Minutes from February 21st, 2023
HF 1917 (Rehm) Distribution of aid to regional public library systems modified, regional library basic system support aid linked to future increases in basic formula allowance, and money appropriated.
HF 1725 (Sencer-Mura) Minnesota Center for the Book programming funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 801 (Agbaje) Girls in Action programming grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 932 (Clardy) Minnesota Council on Economic Education ongoing grants authorized, and money appropriated.
HF 990 (Lee, F.) After-school community learning programs modified, report required, and money appropriated.
HF 1407 (Frazier) Science, technology, engineering, and math activities grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Agenda items may be added or changed.

Notes:
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Public Testimony:

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