STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Barb Sykora, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the twenty-sixth meeting to order at 4:54 PM on Monday, March 21, 2005, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
SYKORA, Barb, Chair
DEMMER, Randy, Vice Chair
ERICKSON, Sondra GREILING, Mindy
Members excused: EKEN, Kent
HF864 (Abrams) Special school breakfast and lunch diets based on religious beliefs of students provided, and money appropriated
4:54:29 PM Rep. Abrams presented HF864.
4:56:57 PM Testifying on HF864:
Rabbi Joel Waxman, Business Director, Torah Academy
4:59:34 PM Shepard Harris, Director of Government Relations, Jewish Community Relations Council
5:00:15 PM A quorum was present.
5:00:19 PM Rep. Sykora moved HF864 be recommended for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
5:01:04 PM Rep. Sykora moved to amend HF864 with the H0864A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
5:06:16 PM Testifying on HF864, as amended:
Salah Ayari, Principal, Al-Amal School
5:08:53 PM Dr. Peter Noll, Minnesota Catholic Conference
5:13:55 PM August Berkshire, Public Relations Representative, Minnesota Atheists
5:20:29 PM Rep. Sykora laid over HF864, as amended for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
HF1474 (Demmer) School lunch additional funding provided
5:21:13 PM Rep. Demmer moved HF1474 be recommended for possible inclusion the Education Finance omnibus bill.
5:21:57 PM Rep. Demmer moved to amend HF1474 with the H1474A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
5:22:21 PM Rep. Demmer presented HF1474, as amended.
5:23:09 PM Testifying on HF1474, as amended:
Polly Podpeskar, Food Services Director, Grand Rapids Public Schools
5:30:55 PM Cherrie Knudson, Food Service Director, Rochester Public Schools
5:46:10 PM Rep. Heidgreken moved to amend the amended HF1474 with the H1474A2 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
5:51:32 PM Rep. Sykora laid over HF1474, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
HF746 (Demmer) High school league administrative regions allowed to contract with private auditors
5:52:09 PM Rep. Demmer moved HF746 for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
5:52:26 PM Rep. Demmer moved to amend HF746 with the H0746DE1, the delete all amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
5:52:43 PM Rep. Demmer presented HF746, as amended.
5:53:09 PM Testifying on HF746, as amended:
Roger Aronson, Special Counsel, MN State High School League
5:57:21 PM Jonathan Papik, Communications Director, State Auditor's Office
5:58:04 PM Rep. Sykora laid over HF746, as amended for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
5:58:25 PM Rep. Meslow moved the minutes of: March 17, 2005. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
5:58:41 PM The meeting was adjourned.
REP. BARB SYKORA, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant