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K-12 Education Finance Division

FIFTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - April 28, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SEVENTH 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 10:05AM on April 28, 2010, in room 5 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
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:
BUESGENS, Mark

A quorum was present.

Representative Anzelc moved the minutes of March 25, 2010 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Anzelc moved the minutes of April 26, 2010 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Greiling moved that HF2431 be recommended to pass and be returned to the Finance Committee.


Representative Greiling offered A10-2517 as an amendment to HF2431.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Greiling offered H2431A23 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dittrich moved to reconsider amendment H2431A23.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dittrich offered the following oral amendment to amendment HF2431A23:
Page 1, line 16, strike "section"
Page 1, line 17, strike "127A.31,""
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Greiling offered H2431A23 as an amendment, as amended, to A10-2517.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Doepke offered A10-2542 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.

Representative Garofalo requested a roll-call vote for amendment A10-2542.
The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT
ANDERSON, Paul ANZELC, Tom BUESGENS, Mark
DEMMER, Randy BENSON, John
DETTMER, Bob BROWN, Robin
DOEPKE, Connie DAVNIE, Jim
GAROFALO, Pat DITTRICH, Denise
McFARLANE, Carol MORGAN, Will
NEWTON, Jerry
SLOCUM, Linda
SWAILS, Marsha
TILLBERRY, Tom
WARD, John

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


Representative Garofalo offered H2431A24 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.

Representative Garofalo requested a roll-call vote for amendment H2431A24.
The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT
ANDERSON, Paul ANZELC, Tom BENSON, John
DEMMER, Randy BROWN, Robin BUESGENS, Mark
DETTMER, Bob DITTRICH, Denise DAVNIE, Jim
DOEPKE, Connie GREILING, Mindy
GAROFALO, Pat MARIANI, Carlos
McFARLANE, Carol MARQUART, Paul
MORGAN, Will
NEWTON, Jerry
SLOCUM, Linda
SWAILS, Marsha
TILLBERRY, Tom
WARD, John


On a vote of 6 AYES and 12 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.


Representative McFarlane offered A10-2545
Public testimony on amendment A10-2545 was provided by the following individuals:
Tom Melcher, Program Finance Director, Minnesota Department of Education
Alice Seagren, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Mariani offered
H2431A22 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.

Representative Ward assumed the gavel at 10:56am.

Representative Kalin testified.

Representative Greiling resumed the gavel at 11am.

Representative Mariani withdrew amendment H2431A22.


Representative Mariani offered H2431A31 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.

Representative Greiling offered the following oral amendment to amendment H2431A31:
Page 2, line 7, strike "25" and insert "20"
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Swails offered the following oral amendment to H2431A31, as amended:
Page 2, line 13, after "grade;" insert "or the equivalent of 50 percent if the school has been identified as highly misaligned for two consecutive school years or more, consistent with clause (7);"

Public testimony on the oral amendment to H2431A31 was provided by the following individuals:
Alice Seagren, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education

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

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Doepke offered A10-2549 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.


Representative McFarlane offered A10-2535 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.


Representative Morgan offered H2431A27 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Mariani offered H2431A8 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.

Representative Mariani offered the following oral amendment to amendment H2431A8:
Page 5, line 34, after "." insert "Teacher evaluations do not create an expectation of continuing employment."
Page 6, line 10, after "." insert "Performance evaluations do not create an expectation of continuing employment."
THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Public testimony on amendment H2431A8, as amended, was provided by the following individuals:
Kirk Schneidawind, Lobbyist, Minnesota School Boards Association
Jan Alswager, Lobbyist, Education Minnesota
Roger Aronson, Lobbyist, Minnesota Secondary Principals Association
Jim Grathwol, Lobbyist, Minneapolis Public Schools
Alice Seagren, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Dettmer offered A10-2547 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Morgan offered H2431A14 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.

Representative Morgan withdrew amendment A2431A14.


Representative Mariani offered H2431A22 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.

Representative Newton testified.

Representative Mariani offered the following oral amendment to amendment H2431A22:
Page 1, line 9, strike "2010-2011" and insert "2011-2012"
Page 4, line 4 strike "2010-2011" and insert "2011-2012"

Public testimony on the oral amendment was offered by the following individuals:
Dirk Mattson, Director of Assessments and Testing, Minnesota Department of Education

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Public testimony on H2431A22, as amended, was offered by the following individuals:
Dirk Mattson, Director of Assessments and Testing, Minnesota Department of Education

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Davnie offered H2431A12 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.



Representative Greiling announced a recess to the call of the chair.

The committee resumed at 4:45pm.

Representative Garofalo offered A10-2519 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.

Representative Garofalo requested a roll-call vote for amendment A10-2519.
The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT
ANDERSON, Paul ANZELC, Tom BUESGENS, Mark
DEMMER, Randy BENSON, John DAVNIE, Jim
DOEPKE, Connie BROWN, Robin DETTMER, Bob
GAROFALO, Pat DITTRICH, Denise
MARIANI, Carlos GREILING, Mindy
McFARLANE, Carol MARQUART, Paul
MORGAN, Will
NEWTON, Jerry
SLOCUM, Linda
SWAILS, Marsha
TILLBERRY, Tom
WARD, John


On a vote of 6 AYES and 12 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.


Representative Mariani offered H2431A7 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.

Representative Mariani offered H2431A35 as an amendment to amendment H2431A7.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Public testimony on H2431A7 was provided by the following individuals:
Pat King, School Improvement Director, Minnesota Department of Education
Alice Seagren, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education

A division was requested by Representative Dettmer.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS NOT ADOPTED.


Representative Morgan offered H2431A18 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.


Representative Morgan offered H2431A14 as an amendment to amendment A10-2517.

Representative Mariani offered H2431A37 as an amendment to amendment H2431A14.

Representative Mariani withdrew H2431A37.

A division was requested by Representative Garofalo.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF2431, as amended, be recommended to pass and be returned to the Finance Committee.

Representative Morgan requested a roll-call vote for HF2431, as amended.
The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT
ANZELC, Tom ANDERSON, Paul BUESGENS, Mark
BENSON, John DEMMER, Randy DAVNIE, Jim
BROWN, Robin DETTMER, Bob
DITTRICH, Denise DOEPKE, Connie
GAROFALO, Pat McFARLANE, Carol
GREILING, Mindy
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
MORGAN, Will
NEWTON, Jerry
SLOCUM, Linda
SWAILS, Marsha
TILLBERRY, Tom
WARD, John


On a vote of 14 AYES and 5 NAYS THE MOTION DID PREVAIL.
THE MOTION DID PREVAIL.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:45pm.








Rep. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR




Elizabeth Mandelman
Committee Legislative Assistant








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WARD, John (Vice-Chair) Members excused:
BUESGENS, Mark
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2431 (Greiling) - Policy and funding for early childhood through grade 12 education provided including general education, education excellence, special programs, facilities and technology, account, state agencies, pupil transportation, education finance reform, forecast adjustments, early childhood education, prevention, self-sufficiency, and lifelong learning, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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10:08 - Gavel and introductory remarks.
12:45 - Mark-up of HF2431 (Greiling) Omnibus K-12 education finance and policy.
The division went in to recess.
Runs 2 hours, 53 minutes.


Mark-up and passage of HF2431, the omnibus K-12 finance and policy bill.