STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Barb Sykora, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the fourteenth meeting to order at 12:34 PM on Thursday, February 17, 2005, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
SYKORA, Barb, Chair
DEMMER, Randy, Vice Chair
EKEN, Kent GREILING, Mindy
Members excused: ERICKSON, Sondra
HF512 (Dempsey) Out-of-school suspension alternative created, funding mechanism authorized and money appropriated.
12:35:47 PM Rep. Dempsey presented HF512.
12:41:42 PM A quorum was present.
12:42:59 PM Rep. Sykora moved HF512 be recommended for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
12:55:07 PM Rep. Sykora laid over HF512 for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
HF616 (Klinzing) Regular instruction funding by at least sixty-five percent of school district operating revenue required
12:55:33 PM Rep. Klinzing moved HF616 be recommended for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
12:55:52 PM Rep. Klinzing offered the delete all amendment H0616DE2.
12:56:15 PM Rep. Klinzing presented H0616DE2.
1:02:47 PM Rep. Klinzing moved the H0616DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
1:04:01 PM Testifying on HF616, as amended:
Laura Carrington, Board member, Morris School District
1:34:49 PM Grace Schwab, Director of Government Relation, Minnesota School Board Administration
1:37:11 PM Rep. Sykora laid over HF616, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
HF195 (Greiling) Open enrollment student referendum aid adjustment modified and statewide property tax altered
Rep. Greiling moved HF195 for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
1:38:47 PM Rep. Greiling presented HF195.
1:41:04 PM Testifying in favor of HF195:
Dr. Bob Duncan, Superintendent, St. Anthony-New Brighton School District
1:43:16 PM Mike Volna, Chair, St. Anthony-New Brighton School District Board
1:47:43 PM Jackie Rolfs, Chair, Blue Ribbon Committee on Education Finance
2:01:14 PM Leah Slye, Parent, St. Anthony-New Brighton
2:03:01 PM Testifying in opposition to HF195:
Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
2:07:20 PM Tom Hesse, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
2:09:30 PM Rep. Sykora laid over HF195 for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
2:09:49 PM Describing the School Finances Committee revision of school district financial reports
2:09:54 PM Testifying:
Ward Eames, Director, Hopkins LAC Business Task Force
2:12:47 PM Chuck Selcer, Member, Hopkins LAC Business Task Force
2:23:09 PM Rep. Greiling moved the minutes of: February 15, 2005. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
2:23:25 PM The meeting was adjourned.
REP. BARB SYKORA, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant