STATE OF MINNESOTA JOINT MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
K-12 EDUCATION FINANCE DIVISION/TAXES
Representative Mindy Greiling, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:50PM on January 26, 2009, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.
Committee Legislative Assistant Elizabeth Mandelman noted the roll.
Members who sit on both committees who were present:
Members of the K-12 Education Finance Division present:
GREILING, Mindy (Chair)
WARD, John (Vice-Chair)
K-12 Finance Members excused:
K-12 Finance Members unexcused:
Members of the Taxes Committee present:
LENCZEWSKI, Ann (Chair)
REINERT, Roger (Vice-Chair)
Taxes Members excused:
A quorum was present.
Representative Greiling, Chair of the K-12 Education Finance Division, gave an introduction to the purpose of this meeting.
Rebecca Otto, State Auditor, State of Minnesota, provided an overview of Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB).
Jody Hauer, Evaluator, Office of the Legislative Auditor, presented "Postemployment Benefits for Public Employees."
Audrey Bomstad, Budgets Payments Sp Ed Fiscal Monitoring Facilities Supervisor. Minnesota Department of Education, provided information on OPEB bond issuance in the state of Minnesota.
Thomas Wieczorek, Business Manager, Alexandria Public Schools, discussed their decision of bond issuance for OPEB.
Les Fujitake, Superintendent, Bloomington Public Schools, discussed their decision of bond issuance for OPEB.
Tim Strom, House Research Analyst, Greg Crowe, House Fiscal Analyst
and Joel Michael, House Research Analyst, answered questions regarding OPEB.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:15PM.
REP. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR
REP. Ann Lenczewski, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant