STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Representative Carol McFarlane, Lead Minority Member of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, unofficially called the forty-eighth meeting to order at 8:36 AM on Thursday, March 4, 2010 in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:
MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
FAUST, Tim SLAWIK, Nora
A quorum was not present.
HF XXXX (Garofalo) - a bill for an act relating to education; providing for prekindergarten through grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence, special programs, facilities and technology, libraries, nutrition, accounting, early childhood education, and state agencies; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 120A.41; 120B.128; 122A.14, by adding a subdivision;122A.18, subdivisions 1,2; 122A.23, subdivision 2; 122A.40, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; 122A.41, subdivisions 2, 4; 123B.75, subdivision 5; 123B.77, subdivision 1a; 126C.10, subdivision 2a; 127A.441; 127A.45, subdivisions 2, 3, 13, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, sections 122A.09, subdivision 4; 122A.40, subdivisions 6, 8; 122A.41, subdivisions 3, 5; 124D.10, subdivision 13; Laws 2009, chapter 96, article 1, section 24; article 2, section 67; article 3, section 21; article 4, section 12, article 5, section 13; article 6, section 11; article 7, sections 2, subdivision 2; 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 127A.
(Informational presentation only)
Commissioner Alice Seagren, Minnesota Department of Education, presented HF XXXX.
Handout: PowerPoint: "Governor Pawlenty’s 2010 Education Proposals"
Chair Mariani assumed the gavel at 8:40 AM.
Chair Mariani officially called the hearing to order at 8:55 AM.
Questions and discussion followed.
Answering members’ questions about HF XXXX, was:
Dr. Dirk Mattson, Testing and Assessment, Minnesota Department of Education
Rep. Greiling moved that the minutes of March 3, 2010, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.
Ms. Maureen Prenn, past president of Minnesota Association of College of Teacher Education, addressed the committee for MACTE Day on the Hill.
HF 3163 (Mariani) - A bill for an act relating to education; providing for prekindergarten through grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence, special programs, and early childhood education; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 11A.16, subdivision 5; 120B.15; 121A.16; 121A.17, subdivision 5; 122A.16; 123B.75, subdivision 5; 124D.091, subdivisions 2, 3; 124D.15, by adding a subdivision; 124D.20, subdivision 8; 125A.21, subdivisions 3, 5, 7; 125A.79, subdivision 1; 127A.42, subdivision 2; 127A.43; Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, sections 120B.30, subdivisions 1, 3, 4; 120B.31, subdivision 4; 124D.10, subdivisions 3, 4, 6a, 8, 23, by adding a subdivision; 124D.15, subdivision 3; 125A.02, subdivision 1; 125A.63, subdivisions 2, 4; 126C.41, subdivision 2; 126C.44; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 125A.54.
Chair Mariani moved that HF 3163 be recommended to pass, and referred to Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division.
Chair Mariani moved the A10-2204
amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Presenting HF 3163, as amended, were:
Commissioner Alice Seagren, Minnesota Department of Education
Dr. Tom Melcher, Director of Program Finance, Minnesota Department of Education
Dr. Dirk Mattson, Director of Testing and Assessment, Minnesota Department of Education
Deputy Commissioner Chas Anderson, Minnesota Department of Education
Mr. David Hartman, Charter School Program Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education
Dr. Barbara Troolin, Director of Special Education, Minnesota Department of Education
Handout: Minnesota Department of Education: 2010 Education Bill Summary"
Ms. Robin Widley, State Interagency Committee Supervisor for Special Education, Minnesota Department of Education
Chair Mariani laid over HF 3163, as amended.
The hearing was adjourned at 10:07 AM.
REP. CARLOS MARIANI
Committee Legislative Assistant