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K-12 Education Finance Division

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 04, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 March 4, 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
BENSON, John
BROWN, Robin
BUESGENS, Mark
DAVNIE, Jim
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:
DEMMER, Randy

A quorum was present.

Representative Benson moved the minutes of March 3, 2009 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF331 (Nornes) A bill for an act relating to transportation; amending seat belt requirements for motor coaches used in school-related transportation.

Representative Greiling moved HF331 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Greiling offered H0331A1 as an amendment to HF331.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Greiling offered A09-0079 as an amendment to HF331.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nornes testified.

Public testimony on HF331 was offered by the following individuals:
James Canine, President and Co-Owner, Lorenz Bus Service Inc.
Michael Moran, President, MN Charter Bus Operators Association
Kari Tholkes, citizen, Roseville
Ken Urquhart,Commander, Minnesota State Patrol

Representative Greiling offered the following oral amendment to HF331:
Page 2, line 22, strike "(1) the school or a school district, or (2)"
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF331, as amended, be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

HF875 (Hortman) A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the state requirement for pupil transportation for elementary pupils; authorizing a levy to pay for certain transportation costs.

Representative Dittrich moved HF875 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Hortman testified.

Representative Dittrich renewed her motion that HF875 be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

HF896 (Hortman) A bill for an act relating to education finance; defining a locally controlled process for establishing hazardous traffic condition pupil transportation zones; authorizing a levy for certain hazardous pupil transportation services.

Representative Ward moved HF896 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Ward offered H0896A1 as an amendment to HF896.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Public testimony on HF875 and HF896 was provided by the following individuals:
Brad Lundell, Lobbyist, Minnesota Association of Student Transportation

Representative Ward renewed his motion that HF896 be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

HF1256 (Mullery) A bill for an act relating to education finance; defining a locally controlled process for establishing hazardous pupil transportation zones; authorizing a levy for certain hazardous pupil transportation services.

Representative Greiling moved HF1256 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Mullery testified.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF1256 be recommended to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:15PM.



REP. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR




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

HF331 (Nornes) Seat belt requirements amended for motor coaches used in school-related transportation.
HF875 (Hortman) State requirement modified for pupil transportation for elementary pupils, and a levy authorized to pay for certain transportation costs.
HF896 (Hortman) Locally controlled process defined for establishing hazardous traffic condition pupil transportation zones, and levy authorized for certain hazardous pupil transportation services.
HF1256 (Mullery) Local hazardous pupil transportation zone establishment process defined, levy for hazardous pupil transportation services authorized.