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Minutes for HB2347 - Committee on K-12 Education Budget

Short Title

Creating the school district finance and student success act.

Minutes Content for Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Chairperson Campbell opened the hearing on HB 2347 and recognized Jason Long, Senior Assistant Revisor, and he gave an overview of the bill.(Attachment 1)  Questions were asked by Representatives Trimmer, Rooker, Aurand, and Schwab.

Representative Ron Highland, 51st District, Kansas House of Representatives and Dr. Steve Abrams, former Kansas Senator were introduced by Chairperson Campbell.  Both spoke as proponents to HB 2347.  Dr. Abrams distributed the attached material.(Attachment 2)  Questions were asked by Representatives Rooker, Aurand, Huebert, and Lusk.

Also speaking as a proponent for this bill was Dave Trabert, President, Kansas Policy Institute.(Attachment 3)  The Committee did not have any questions for this conferee.

There were no written-only proponents.

Chairperson Campbell asked the Committee to hold all questions until all of the conferees have presented their testimony.

Mark Desetti, Kansas National Education Association, was recognized by Chairperson Campbell.  Mr. Desetti appeared as an opponent to HB 2347.(Attachment 4)

Another opponent testifying before the Committee was G.A. Buie, United School Administrators of Kansas and Kansas School Superintendents Association.(Attachment 5)

Mark Tallman, Kansas Association of School Boards also testified against HB 2347.(Attachment 6)

Written-only opponent testimony was provided by:

Bill Brady, Schools for Fair Funding.(Attachment 7)

Alan Cunningham and William Hammond, USD 443, Dodge City Schools.(Attachment 8), (Attachment 9)

There was no neutral testimony given.

Written-only neutral testimony was submitted by:

Michael Schuttloffel, Executive Director, Kansas Catholic Conference.(Attachment 10)

At this time, Chairperson Campbell informed the Committee they could ask questions to any of the conferees.  Questions were directed to Mark Tallman by Representatives Landwehr and Aurand.  Representatives Trimmer and Huebert directed their questions to G.A. Buie.

There being no further testimony or questions, Chairperson Campbell closed the hearing on HB 2347.