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K-12 Education Finance Division

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 25, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

K-12 EDUCATION FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Mindy Greiling, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:45PM on February 25, 2009, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

GREILING, Mindy (Chair)
WARD, John (Vice-Chair)
ANDERSON, Paul
ANZELC, Tom
BROWN, Robin
BUESGENS, Mark
DAVNIE, Jim
DEMMER, Randy
DETTMER, Bob
DITTRICH, Denise
DOEPKE, Connie
GAROFALO, Pat
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
McFARLANE, Carol
MORGAN, Will
NEWTON, Jerry
SLOCUM, Linda
SWAILS, Marsha
TILLBERRY, Tom

Members excused:
BENSON, John

A quorum was not present.


HF778(Faust) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a school district with a negative fund balance to hold a referendum election at a time other than November.

Representative Greiling moved HF778 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Faust and Ed Harris, Superintendent, Ogilvie ISD333, testified.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF778 be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

A quorum was present at 2:50pm.

Representative Marquart moved the minutes of February 24, 2009 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1040 (Shimanski) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing Independent School District No. 2887, McLoed West, to issue general obligation bonds for its reorganization operating debt.

Representative Greiling moved HF1040 be passed and be returned to Finance.

Representative Greiling offered H1040A1 as an amendment to HF1040.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Shimanski, Tony Boyer, Superintendent, McLeod West School District, Chris Sonju, Superintendent, Glencoe-Silver Lake School District, and Alan Hopeman, Consultant, McLeod West School District, testified.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF1040, as amended, be recommended to pass and be returned to Finance.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF427 (Hilstrom) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a two-year waiver from the special operating plan for districts in statutory operating debt.

Representative Greiling moved HF427 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Hilstrom and Keith Lester, Superintendent, Brooklyn Center Public Schools, testified.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF427 be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


HF429 (Hilstrom) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a two-year waiver from the special operating plan for districts in statutory operating debt.

Representative Greiling moved HF429 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Greiling offered H0429A1 as an amendment to HF429.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hilstrom offered the following oral amendment to HF429:
Page 1, line 10, delete "123B.53" and insert "123B.83"
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hilstrom and Keith Lester, Superintendent, Brooklyn Center Public Schools, testified.

Public testimony on HF427 and HF429, as amended, was provided by the following individuals:
Kirk Schneidawind, Associate Director of Governmental Relations, Minnesota School Board

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF429, as amended, be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 3:55PM.



REP. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR




Elizabeth Mandelman
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF427 (Hilstrom) Two-year waiver authorized from the special operating plan for districts in statutory operating debt.
HF429 (Hilstrom) School districts in statutory operating debt levy authorized.
HF778 (Faust) School district with a negative fund balance authorized to hold a referendum election at a time other than November.
HF1040 (Shimanski) McLeod West; ISDN 2887; Reorganization operating debt bonds issued.