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K-12 Education Finance Division

THIRTY-FIRST MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - April 01, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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 April 1, 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
GAROFALO, Pat
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
McFARLANE, Carol
MORGAN, Will
NEWTON, Jerry
SLOCUM, Linda
SWAILS, Marsha
TILLBERRY, Tom

A quorum was not present.

HF1179 (Mariani) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for prekindergarten through grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence, special programs, libraries, and self-sufficiency and lifelong learning.

Lisa Larson, House Research, provided an overview of HF1179.

A quorum was present at 2:53pm.

Representative Newton moved the minutes of March 31, 2009 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Newton moved the minutes of March 31, 2009 (Farmington) be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1127 (Eastlund) A bill for an act relating to veterans; clarifying the circumstances under which pay differential applies to deployed National Guard and reserve members who are teachers.

Representative Dettmer moved that HF1127 be recommended to pass and be returned to the Finance Committee.


Representative Dettmer and Colonel Aulness, Government Relations, Department of Military Affairs, testified.

Representative Dettmer offered the followed oral amendment to HF1127:
Page 2, line 6, after "cocurricular" insert "and extracurricular"

Discussion occurred.

Public testimony on the oral amendment to HF1127 was offered by the following individuals:
Kirk Schneidawind, Associate Director of Governmental Relations, MN School Boards Association

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dettmer renewed his motion that that HF1127, as amended, be recommended to pass and be returned to the Finance Committee.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Discussion resumed on HF1179.

Representative Mariani moved that HF1179 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Mariani offered H1179A42 as an amendment to HF1179.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Public testimony on HF1179, as amended, was provided by the following individuals:
Peter Noll, Education Director, MN Catholic Conference
James Field, President, Minnesota Independent School Forum


Representative Mariani offered H1179A28 as an amendment to HF1179, as amended.

Public testimony on amendment H1179A28 was provided by the following individuals:
Jan Alswager, Government Relations Director, Education Minnesota

Representative Mariani offered the following oral amendment to amendment H1179A42:
Page 1, line 13, after "develops" strike "with"
THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Dettmer offered H1179A32 as an amendment to HF1179, as amended.

Representative Dettmer offered the following oral amendment to amendment H1179A32:
Page 2, line 27, strike "2009-2010" and insert "2011-2012"
Page 2, line 28, strike "2009-2010" and insert "2011-2012"
THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Discussion occurred.

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


Representative Newton offered H1179A36 as an amendment to HF1179, as amended.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative McFarlane offered H1179A40 as an amendment to HF1179, as amended.

Representative McFarlane withdrew amendment H1179A40.


Representative McFarlane offered H1179A39 as an amendment to HF1179, as amended.

Representative McFarlane offered the following oral amendment to amendment H1179A39:
Page 1, line 2, strike "lines 28 to 32, reinstate the stricken language and delete the new language,"
Page 1, line 2, after the first comma insert "line 29,"
Page 1, line 3, strike the first "and"
Page 1, line 5, strike "by trained evaluators, consistent with section 122A.18,"
Page 1, line 6, strike "subdivision 4, paragraph (b), clauses (1) to (3)"
THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Discussion occurred.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Mariani offered H1179A29 as an amendment to HF1179, as amended.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Demmer offered H1179A31 as an amendment to HF1179, as amended.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Newton offered H1179A34 as an amendment to HF1179, as amended.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative McFarlane offered H1179A33 as an amendment to HF1179, as amended.

Discussion occurred.

Public testimony on amendment H1179A33 was provided by the following individuals:
Jeff Borchardt, Behavior Analyst, Rum River Special Ed Cooperative
Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, Minnesota National Alliance on Mental Illness
Jan Alswager, Government Relations Director, Education Minnesota

Representative McFarlane agreed to call for adoption of H1179A33 as written, and to make changes to it as needed at a later time.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Newton offered H1179A35 as an amendment to HF1179.

Discussion occurred.

Representative Newton withdrew amendment H1179A35.


Representative McFarlane offered H1179A38 as an amendment to HF1179, as amended.

Representative McFarlane offered the following oral amendment to amendment H1179A38:
Page 1, line 2, insert "Page 60, delete section 3."
Page 1, line 2, after "16," insert "after the semicolon delete "125A.03;" and"
Page 1, line 2, strike "second" and insert "third"
Page 1, line 2, after "semicolon" insert "and"
Page 1, line 2, strike "and insert "and"

Discussion occurred.

Public testimony on the oral amendment to amendment H1179A38 was provided by the following individuals:
Grace Keliher, Director of Governmental Relations, Minnesota School Boards Association

THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.
A division was requested by Representative Garofalo.

ON A VOTE OF 7 AYES AND 11 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.


Representative Newton offered H1179A35 as an amendment to HF1179, as amended.

Discussion occurred.

Representative Newton offered the following oral amendment to HF1179:
Page 84, line 16, strike "121A.43"
THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie offered the following oral amendment to HF1179, as amended:
Page 84, line 19, strike "2010" and insert "2011"
Page 84, line 22, strike "2010" and insert "2011"
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative McFarlane offered the following oral amendment to amendment H1179A33:
Page 2, line 16, after the first comma insert "a person with a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Analysis,"
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mariani renewed his motion that HF1179, 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
More Info On This Meeting..

HF1127 (Eastlund) National Guard and reserve member pay differential clarified for teachers.
HF1179 (Mariani) Omnibus K-12 policy bill.