STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH 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 12:48 p.m. on March 10th, 2015, in Room Five of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LOON, Jenifer, Chair MARIANI, Carlos
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
DETTMER, Bob SELCER, Yvonne
ERICKSON, Sondra SLOCUM, Linda
FENTON, Kelly WILLS, Anna
A quorum was present.
HF1391 Urdahl, College Possible funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
Representative Loon moved HF1391 be re-referred to the Committee on Higher Education Policy and Finance.
Representative Urdahl testified on HF1391.
Additional Testifiers on HF1391:
Sara Dzink, College Possible
Yadira Salinas, College Possible
Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1391 be re-referred to the Committee on Higher Education Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Marquart moved the minutes of March 5th, 2015, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF1209 Barrett, Suicide prevention training required, de-escalation of mental health crises training required for law enforcement, report required, and money appropriated.
Representative Loon moved HF1209 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform.
Representative Barrett testified on HF1209.
Additional Testifiers on HF1209:
Sue Abderholden, NAMI
Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1209 be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF858 Pierson, Collaborative urban educator grants authorized for recruitment and training programs, and money appropriated.
Representative Loon moved HF858 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Pierson testified on HF858.
Additional Testifiers on HF858:
Doug Hennes, Vice President, University of St. Thomas
Yodit Tesfaye, East African Student-to-Teacher (EAST) program, Augsburg College
Nao Thao, Southeast Asian Teacher (SEAT) program, Concordia University
Marsha Rockwood, Center for Excellence in Urban Teaching (CEUT), Hamline University
Leona Derden, Collaborative Urban Educator (CUE) program, University of St. Thomas
Audrey Lensmire, Augsburg College
Jean Mortinson, University of St Thomas
Representative Loon laid over HF858 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
HF643, First Engrossment, Fenton, Principals' Leadership Academy provisions modified, and money appropriated.
Representative Fenton moved that HF643, First Engrossment, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Fenton moved to adopt the H0643DE2-1 amendment.
Representative Fenton incorporated the following into the H0643DE2-1 amendment to HF643, First Engrossment:
Page 1, line 24, strike “Principals’ Leadership”
Page 2, line 1, strike “Principals’ Leadership”
Page 2, line 33 delete “(a)”
Page 3, delete lines 4 through 7
Representative Fenton renewed the motion to adopt H0643DE2-1, as incorporated. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Fenton testified on HF643, First Engrossment, as amended.
Additional testifiers on HF643, First Engrossment, as amended:
Katie Pekel, Principal in Residence, UM’s Minnesota Principals Academy
Lisa Hendricks, Director, Partnership Academy
Dr. Melissa Meg Krull, Courageous Leadership, Mankato State University
Leona Derden, Principal, Northport Elementary School
Representative Loon laid over HF643, First Engrossment, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:31 p.m.
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair
Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant