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K-12 Education Finance Division

FIFTY-FIFTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 25, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

K-12 EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Mindy Greiling, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:30AM on March 25, 2010, in the Basement Hearing Room 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.

HF3306 (Downey) A bill for an act relating to taxation; making policy, technical, administrative, enforcement, and other changes to individual income, corporate franchise, property, aids, payments, credits, refunds, and other taxes and tax-related provisions; conforming to changes made to the Internal Revenue Code; providing an Angel investment credit and a Minnesota business investment company credit; establishing a TECHZ business program.

Tom Melcher, Finance Director, Minnesota Department of Education, Lance Staricha, Attorney, Department of Revenue, and Beth Kadoun, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Revenue, provided an informational overview of HF3306, Article 6, Section 2.

A quorum was present at 8:40am.

Public testimony on HF3306, Article 6, Section 2, was provided by the following individuals:
Gene Piccolo, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Charter Schools

Representative Mariani moved the minutes of March 24, 2010 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3421 (Mariani) A bill for an act relating to education; establishing high school assessments to determine college and career readiness.

Representative Mariani moved HF3421 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Mariani moved H3421A28 as an amendment to HF3421.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mariani and Kent Pekel, Executive Director, College Readiness Consortium testified.

Public testimony on HF3421, as amended, was provided by the following individuals:
Bruce Locklear, Principal, Edina High School
Brenda Cassellius, Associate Superintendent, Minneapolis Public Schools
Cecilia Retelle, Manager of Education and Health Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Jim Bartholomew, Lobbyist, Minnesota Business Partnership
Dirk Matson, Director of Research and Assessment, Minnesota Department of Education
Alice Seagren, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education

Representative Mariani renewed his motion that HF3421, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 10am.



Rep. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR




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

Governor's charter school property tax exemption proposal (see HF3306, article 6, section 2)
HF3421 (Mariani) High school assessments established to determine college and career readiness.