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K-12 Education Finance Division

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 11, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 11, 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 present.

Representative Slocum moved the minutes of March 11, 2009 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF28 (Fritz) A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions.

Representative Fritz and Linda Mitchell, Superintendent, Minnesota State Academy, testified.

Representative Greiling moved that HF28 be passed without recommendation and be returned to the Finance Committee.

Representative Greiling moved A09-0094 as an amendment to HF28.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF28 be recommended to pass without recommendation, as amended, and be returned to the Finance Committee.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF125 (Fritz) A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions.

Representative Greiling moved that HF125 be passed without recommendation and be returned to the Finance Committee.

Representative Fritz, Linda Mitchell, Superintendent, Robert Duncan, Interim Director, Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, and Keith Stover, President, South Central College, testified.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF125 be passed without recommendation and be returned to the Finance Committee.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF588 (Falk) A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for a grant to Dawson-Boyd school district for a geothermal heating system.

Representative Dittrich moved that HF588 be passed without recommendation and be returned to the Finance Committee.

Representative Falk testified.

Representative Dittrich renewed her motion that HF588 be passed without recommendation and be returned to the Finance Committee.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF273 (Sailer) A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; providing for a maximum effort capital loan to Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake.

John Bolger, Education Finance Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education, and Brent Gish, Superintendent, Red Lake School District, testified.

Representative Greiling moved that HF273 be passed without recommendation and be returned to the Finance Committee.

Representative Greiling offered the following oral amendment to HF273:
Page 1, Line 8, insert "5,781,000" after "$"
Page 1, Line 10, insert "the middle and high" after equip
Page 1, Line 10, strike ","
Page 1, Line 11, strike "and for health and safety capital improvements"
Page 1, Line 15, insert "5,781,000" after "$"
THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF273 be passed without recommendation, as amended, and be returned to the Finance Committee.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1259 (Sailer) A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

HF1260 (Sailer) A bill for an relating to capital investments; appropriating money for grants for installation of solar energy projects in K-12 public schools.

Representative Sailer, Randy Hagen, Owner, Solar Skies Manufacturing, and Craig Tarr, President, Energy Concepts, provided an informational overview of HF1259 and HF1260.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:15PM.



REP. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR




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

HF28 (Fritz) Wind generator at the Minnesota State Academies funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF125 (Fritz) Minnesota State Academies campus graduate housing funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF273 (Sailer) Red Lake, ISDN 38 maximum effort capital loan provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF588 (Falk) Dawson-Boyd; ISDN 378; Geothermal heating system funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1259 (Sailer) Solar energy projects in K-12 public schools funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated. - informational only
HF1260 (Sailer) Solar energy installation projects in K-12 public schools funding provided, money appropriated. - informational only