STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Barb Sykora, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the forty-third meeting to order at 1:11 p.m., on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 in Room 5 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.
The clerk noted the roll.
Sykora, Barb, Chair Erickson, Sondra
Demmer, Randy, Vice Chair Greiling, Mindy
Bernardy, Connie Dorn, John
Johnson, Ruth Klinzing, Karen
Davnie, Jim Newman, Scott
Buesgens, Mark Eken, Kent
Heidgerken, Bud Meslow, Doug
Representative Sailer presented HF 2699(Sailer) - A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money for Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake, for school construction costs and related improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds.
Representative Sailer moved to amend HF2699 with the A06-1132 Delete-All Amendment.
THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying on HF2699 as Amended:
Stuart Desjarlait, Superintendent.
Troy Miller, Architect, Project Manager, DLR Group.
Audrey Bomstad, Minnesota Department of Education, Finance.
Chair Sykora moved to orally amend HF2699 to include the dollar figure of $55,383,000 in the bill .THE MOTION PREVAILED, THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
HF 2699(Sailer) was laid over for possible inclusion in the bonding recommendations to the Capital Investment Committee.
Representative Aaron Peterson presented HF3075(Peterson, A.) - A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale of state bonds to provide funding for an innovative school project in Lincoln County.
Testifying on HF3075:
Norm VanOverbeke, Ivanhoe School Board Chair
Darrell Busselman, Lake Benton School Board Chair
William Delaney, Lake Benton Superintendent
HF3075 was laid over for possible inclusion in the bonding recommendations to the Capital Investment Committee.
Representative A. Peterson presented HF2988 - A bill for an act relating to education finance; expanding eligibility for the cooperative secondary facilities program; authorizing the issuance of state bonds;amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 123A.44; 123A.441; 123A.442; 3A.443.
Testifying on HF2988:
Vernae Hasbargen, Minnesota Rural Education Association.
John Ryberg, Minnesota Department of Education.
HF 2988(A. Peterson) was laid over for possible inclusion in the bonding recommendations to the Capital Investment Committee.
Representative Sykora moved HF2987(Abrams).
Representative Abrams presented HF2987 - A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the city of Minneapolis to undertake a program for a center for music education; appropriating money to construct the MacPhail Center for Music, in the city of Minneapolis; authorizing the sale of state bonds.
Testifying on HF2987:
David O’Fallon, President of MacPhail.
Darcy Reese, Teacher.
Mandy Thompson, student.
Tevia Reese, student.
Lynn Gabriel, mother whose children are attending MacPhail Early Childhood Music Program.
Meeting was adjourned meeting at 2:26 p.m.
Representative Barb Sykora, Chair
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