STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-NINTH 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 12:58 P.M. on March 23rd, 2016, in Room Five of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LOON, Jenifer, Chair MARQUART, Paul
KRESHA, Ron, Vice Chair MARIANI, Carlos
MURPHY, Mary, DFL Lead MULLERY, Joe
ANDERSON, Paul NEWTON, Jerry
BENNETT, Peggy NORNES, Bud
CHRISTENSEN, Drew PETERSON, Roz
DAVNIE, Jim QUAM, Duane
DETTMER, Bob SELCER, Yvonne
ERICKSON, Sondra WILLS, Anna
A quorum was present.
Representative Selcer moved the minutes of March 22nd, 2016 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3240 Carlson, Charter school cash flow adjustment modified.
Representative Loon moved HF3240 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Carlson testified on HF3240.
Ron Berger, Director of Finance and Operations, Lionsgate Academy testified on HF3240.
Representative Loon laid over HF3240 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
HF3013 Christensen, College entrance examination reimbursement clarified.
Representative Christensen moved HF3013 be placed on the General Register.
Representative Christensen testified on HF3013.
Additional testifiers on HF3013:
Jason Rohloff, Vice President of Government Relations, College Board
Patrick McHenry, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education
Representative Loon laid over HF3013 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
HF2981 Howe, Schools determined eligible and notified of participation in the alternative compensation revenue program alternative compensation funding ensured, and money appropriated.
Representative Loon moved HF2981 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Howe testified on HF2981.
Additional testifiers on HF2981:
Scott Staska, Superintendent, Ricori School District
Scott Thielman, Superintendent, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools
Adosh Unni, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education
Representative Loon laid over HF2981 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
HF2910 Fischer, White Bear Lake Area Community Achievement Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Representative Loon moved HF2910 be re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.
Representative Fischer testified on HF2910.
Additional testifiers on HF2910:
Dr. Michael Lovett, Superintendent of Schools, White Bear Lake Area Schools
Victoria Reinhart, Ramsey County Commissioner
Wayne Kazmierczak, Finance and Operations, White Bear Lake Schools
Representative Loon laid over HF2910 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later date.
Fiscal Analyst Melissa Johnson provided a review of Governor Mark Dayton’s bonding requests.
The Education Finance Committee was adjourned at 2:04 P.M.
Representative Jenifer Loon, Chair
Dorene Kainz, Committee Legislative Assistant