STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND 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 12:47 p.m. on March 25th, 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.
Representative Dettmer moved the minutes of March 24th, 2015, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF2039 Garofalo, Pupil transportation procedures for nonresident charter school pupils modified.
Representative Loon moved that HF2039 be placed on the General Register.
Representative Garofalo testified on HF2039.
Representative Loon laid over HF2039 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
HF332 Runbeck, Childhood literacy provisions modified.
Representative Loon moved that HF332 be placed on the General Register.
Representative Runbeck testified on HF332.
Additional testifiers on HF332:
Rachel Berger, Decoding Dyslexia MN
Amy Schulting, Decoding Dyslexia MN
Adosh Unni, Minnesota Department of Education
Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Boards Association
Gary Amoroso, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Ann Hobbie, Parents United
Representative Loon laid over HF332 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
HF1542 Selcer, School and district data reported on foreign exchange and study abroad programs, and foreign exchange and study abroad programs and policies encouraged.
Representative Selcer moved that HF1542 be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.
Representative Selcer moved the H1542DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Selcer testified on HF1542.
Additional Testifiers on HF 1542, as amended:
Sheryl Hill, Mother of Tyler Hill, Executive Director of Clear Cause
Rosario Angelica Perez Gutierrez, Student
Julie Strother, Government Relations, Secretary of State
Representative Loon renewed the motion that HF1542, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF648 Quam, Career and technical education funding provisions modified.
Representative Quam moved that HF648 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Quam testified on HF648.
Additional testifiers on HF648:
Brenda Lewis, Assistant Principal, Rochester Public Schools
Representative Loon laid over HF648 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:37 p.m.
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair
Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant