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K-12 Education Finance Division

TWENTIETH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 10, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 10, 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
DEMMER, Randy
DETTMER, Bob
DITTRICH, Denise
DOEPKE, Connie
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
McFARLANE, Carol
MORGAN, Will
NEWTON, Jerry
SLOCUM, Linda
SWAILS, Marsha
TILLBERRY, Tom

Members excused:
GAROFALO, Pat

A quorum was present.

Representative Ward moved the minutes of March 5, 2009 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF935 (Slocum) A bill for an act relating to education; modifying charter school provisions.

Representative Slocum moved HF935 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Slocum offered H0935A29 as an amendment to HF935.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Slocum offered the following oral amendment to amendment H0935A29:
Page 1, line 3, strike "35" and insert "31"
THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Slocum, Lisa Larson, House Research, Morgan Brown, Assistant Commissioner of Student Support Services, Minnesota Department of Education, and Judy Randall, Evaluation Manager, Minnesota Legislative Auditor’s Office, testified.

Representative Davnie offered H0935A28 as an amendment to HF935.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Buesgens offered H0935A30 as an amendment to HF935.

Discussion followed.

Public testimony on amendment H0935A30 was offered by the following individuals:
Shawn Kershaw, Executive Director, Citizens League
Charlie Kyte, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Sam Walseth, Lobbyist, Minnesota Rural Education Association

Representative Buesgens requested a roll call vote on amendment H0935A30. The results were as follows:

AYES
BENSON, John
BUESGENS Mark
DEMMER, Randy
DETTMER, Bob
DITTRICH, Denise
DOEPKE, Connie
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
McFARLANE, Carol
SLOCUM, Linda
SWAILS, Marsha

NAYES
ANDERSON, Paul
ANZELC, Tom
BROWN, Robin
DAVNIE, Jim
GREILING, Mindy
MORGAN, Will
NEWTON, Jerry
TILLBERRY, Tom
WARD, John

ABSENT
GAROFALO, Pat

On a vote of 11 AYES and 9 NAYS THE MOTION DID PREVAIL.

THE MOTION DID PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie offered H0935A33 as an amendment to HF0935A33.

Discussion followed.

Representative Davnie offered the following oral amendment to amendment HF0935A33:
Page 1, line 7, strike "23" and insert "24"
THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Public testimony on amendment H0935A33 was provided by the following individuals:
Katie Piehl, Director of Charter Schools Sponsorship Program, Volunteers of America of Minnesota
Dyan Sherwood, Director, Metro Deaf School
Morgan Brown, Assistant Commissioner of Student Support Services, Minnesota Department of Education
Eugene Piccolo, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Charter Schools

Representative Davnie requested a roll call vote on amendment H0935A30, as amended. The results were as follows:

AYES
BENSON, John
DAVNIE, Jim
DITTRICH, Denise
GREILING, Mindy
NEWTON, Jerry
WARD, John

NAYES
ANDERSON, Paul
ANZELC, Tom
BROWN, Robin
BUESGENS, Mark
DEMMER, Randy
DETTMER, Bob
DOEPKE, Connie
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
McFARLANE, Carol
MORGAN, Will
SLOCUM, Linda
SWAILS, Marsha
TILLBERRY, Tom

ABSENT
GAROFALO, Pat

On a vote of 6 AYES and 14 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Slocum renewed her motion that HF935, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:20PM.


REP. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR


Elizabeth Mandelman
Committee Legislative Assistant
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02:55 - HF935 (Slocum) Charter school provisions modified.
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HF935 (Slocum) Charter school provisions modified.