STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Barb Sykora, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the twenty-first meeting to order at 12:38 PM on Wednesday, March 09, 2005, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
SYKORA, Barb, Chair
DEMMER, Randy, Vice Chair
EKEN, Kent ERICKSON, Sondra
A quorum was present.
HF967 (Klinzing) Classroom contribution refund authorized and money appropriated
12:39:06 PM Rep. Klinzing moved HF967 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Civil Law and Elections.
12:39:40 PM Rep. Klinzing presented HF967.
12:55:48 PM Testifying on HF967:
Mary Cecconi, State Director, Parents United Network
1:00:39 PM John Powers, Fiscal Note Coordinator, Department of Revenue
1:15:07 PM Rep. Klinzing renewed her motion that HF967 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Civil Law and Elections. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
HF650 (Buesgens) Online learning funded at same rate for certain students
1:16:12 PM Rep. Buesgens moved HF650 be recommended for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
1:18:05 PM Rep. Heidgerken moved to reconsider HF967. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
1:18:39 PM Rep. Sykora renewed the motion that HF967 be passed and re-referred to the committee on Civil Law and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
1:19:25 PM Rep. Buesgens presented HF650.
1:26:51 PM Testifying on HF650:
John Parkhurst, Teacher, Minnesota Virtual Academy
1:28:43 PM Patty Herman, Teacher, Minnesota Virtual Academy
1:30:37 PM Jennifer Ingalls, Teacher, Minnesota Virtual Academy
1:42:15 PM Sandy Norln, Parent, Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators
1:51:14 PM Rep. Buesgens renewed his motion that HF650 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
Rep. Sykora laid over HF650.
HF617 (Greiling) Contract alternative education program students over the age of 21 allowed to continue to receive instruction until graduation
1:52:26 PM Rep. Greiling moved HF617 be recommended for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
1:52:37 PM Rep. Greiling moved to orally amend HF617 as follows:
Page 2, line 22 delete "10 " and insert "3 "
Page 3, line 9, after "school" insert "and qualifies for general education basic revenue only."
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
1:54:53 PM Rep. Greiling presented HF617, as amended.
1:57:01 PM Testifying on HF617, as amended:
Dr. Joel Gibson, Executive Director, Institute for New Americans
2:03:43 PM Nata Samb, Academic Dean, Abraham Lincoln High School
2:13:35 PM Rep. Davnie moved to amend HF617, as amended, with the H0617A1 amendment.
2:14:53 PM Rep. Davnie presented the H0617A1 amendment.
2:16:51 PM Testifying on H0617A1:
Carol Dallman, Teacher, Paul Wellston International School
2:20:34 PM Rep. Sykora laid over HF617, as amended.
2:20:43 PM Rep. Newman moved the minutes of: March 9, 2005. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
2:20:56 PM The meeting was adjourned.
REP. BARB SYKORA, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant