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K-12 Education Finance Division

TWENTY-EIGTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 26, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGTH 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 26, 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
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:
DAVNIE, Jim


A quorum was not present.

HF1376 (Buesgens) A bill for an act relating to education finance; eliminating the concentration factor in compensatory revenue.

Representative Buesgens moved that HF1376 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Buesgens testified.

Greg Crowe, House Fiscal Analyst, provided an overview of compensatory revenue.

Public testimony on HF1376 was provided by the following individuals:
Mary Gilbert, Lobbyist, St. Paul Public Schools

Representative Buesgens renewed his motion that HF1376 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

A quorum was present at 2:50pm.


HF1643 (Gardner) A bill for an act relating to education; modifying referendum revenue.

Representative Greiling moved that HF1643 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Gardner and Brad Lundell, Executive Director, Schools for Equity in Education, testified.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF1643 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


HF29 (Benson) A bill for an act relating to education; removing the inflationary adjustment limitation.

Representative Benson moved that HF29 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Benson and Dennis Peterson, Superintendent, Minnetonka Public Schools, testified.

Representative Benson renewed his motion that HF29 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


HF35 (Benson) A bill for an act relating to education finance; eliminating the referendum allowance limit.

Representative Benson moved that HF35 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Benson and Dennis Peterson, Superintendent, Minnetonka Public Schools, testified.

Representative Benson renewed his motion that HF35 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Anderson moved the minutes of March 25, 2009 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF501 (Mariani) A bill for an act relating to education; creating an alternative means of graduation for students.

Representative Mariani moved that HF501 be recommended to pass and be returned to the Finance Committee.

Representative Mariani moved H0501A3 as an amendment to HF501.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mariani testified.

Public testimony on HF501, as amended, was followed by the following individuals:
Alice Seagren, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education
Charlie Kyte, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Angie Roesner, Math Teacher, Eden Prairie Schools
Peyton Robb, Board Member, Edina Public Schools School Board
Stacia Smith, Director of Workforce Policy, MN Chamber of Commerce
Jim Bartholomew, Education Policy Director, MN Business Partnership
Ralph Maves, citizen, White Bear Lake

Representative Demmer offered H0501DE3 as an amendment to HF501.

Discussion occurred.
ON A VOTE OF 7 AYES AND 8 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Mariani renewed his motion that HF501 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be returned to the Finance Committee.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:15PM.



REP. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR



Elizabeth Mandelman
Committee Legislative Assistant
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00:56 - Gavel.
01:20 - HF1376 (Buesgens) Education; compensatory revenue concentration factor eliminated.
21:30 - HF1643 (Gardner) Referendum revenue modified.
32:10 - HF29 (Benson) Inflationary adjustment limitation removed.
39:32 - HF35 (Benson) Referendum allowance limit eliminated.
47:31 - HF501 (Mariani) Alternative graduation means created for students, and graduation exams studied.
Runs 1 hour, 33 minutes.


HF501 (Mariani) Alternative graduation means created for students, and graduation exams studied.
HF1376 (Buesgens) Education; Compensatory revenue concentration factor eliminated.
HF1643 (Gardner) Referendum revenue modified.
HF29 (Benson) Inflationary adjustment limitation removed.
HF35 (Benson) Referendum allowance limit eliminated.