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FIFTY-SECOND MEETING - K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION


K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE


MINUTES



Representative Carlos Mariani, Chair of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, called the fifty-second meeting to order at 8:37 AM on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:

Members present:

MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
ABELER, Jim
BENSON, John
BRYNAERT, Kathy
DAVNIE, Jim
DOEPKE, Connie
DOWNEY, Keith
GREILING, Mindy
FAUST, Tim
KATH, Kory
LOON, Jenifer
MCFARLANE, Carol
MURDOCK, Mark
NORNES, Bud
NEWTON, Jerry
NORTON, Kim
OBERMUELLER, Mike
PETERSON, Sandra
SLAWIK, Nora
SWAILS, Marsha


Members Excused:

DITTRICH, Denise
DEMMER, Randy

A quorum was present.

HF 3172 (Cornish) - A bill for an act relating to education; permitting advertisements within a baseball field.

Rep. McFarlane moved that HF 3172 be recommended to pass and referred to the Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division.

Rep. Cornish presented HF 3172.

Testifying on behalf of HF 3172 was:

Superintendent Tom Bruels, St. Clair School District
Handout: "SF 2797 – Independent School District #75, St. Clair; baseball field advertising authorization"

Rep. McFarlane moved the H3172DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. McFarlane renewed her motion that HF 3172, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division.

HF 2867 (Newton) – A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying the definition of a child with a disability; specifying obligations to children with disabilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 125A.02, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 125A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 125A.03

Rep. Newton moved that HF 2867 be recommended to pass and referred to the committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division.

Rep. Newton moved the H2867A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Newton moved the H2867A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Newton moved the following oral amendment to HF 2867:

Page 1, Line 15, delete the new language

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Newton presented HF 2867, as amended.

Testifying on behalf of HF 2867, as amended, were:

Mr. Tom Deans, Minnesota School Board Association
Ms. Elaine Keefe, Coalition for Children with Disabilities

Questions and discussion followed.

Testifying to HF 2867, as amended, was:

Ms. Lisa Barnidge, Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education

Questions and discussion followed.

Rep. Newton moved the following oral amendment to HF 2867 (from the H2867A1 amendment):

Page 2, Line 1, delete "ensure that every child" and insert "identify, locate, and evaluate children" and delete "is" and insert "are"
Page 2, Line 2, delete "is identified, located and evaluated"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Newton renewed his motion that HF 2867, as amended, be recommended to pass, and referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. McFarlane moved that the minutes of March 11, 2010, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling introduced testifiers presenting on the Utah School Trust Land Governance and land management practices.

Ms. Margaret Bird, Director, Children’s Land Alliance Supporting Schools (CLASS)
Mr. Kevin Carter, Director, Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration

Handouts: "Executive Summary of Utah’s Trust Land Story"
"Biographies of Margaret Bird and Kevin Carter"
"Children’s Land Alliance Supporting Schools" pamphlet
"Purpose of School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration"
"Utah Surface Land Ownership"
"The State as Trustee"
"School Trust Fund Mineral Royalty by Mineral Type"
"Permanent School Fund Revenue by Resource Source for FY 1993 to 2007"
"Permanent School Fund Information" Spreadsheet
"Forest Management on School Trust Lands" PowerPoint

Questions and discussion followed.

The hearing was adjourned at 10:01 AM.




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REP. CARLOS MARIANI



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Celeste Marin
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Presentation by Margaret Bird, the director of Utah's Children's Land Alliance Supporting Schools (CLASS) and Kevin Carter, director of the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration on Utah school trust land governance and land management practices

Bills Added:
  • HF3172 (Cornish) - Independent School District No. 75, St. Clair, authorized to place advertising at district-owned baseball field.
  • HF2867 (Newton) - Child with a disability definition clarified and obligations to children with disabilities specified.
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