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K-12 Education Finance Division

FORTY-THIRD MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 25, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-THIRD 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 2:45PM on February 25, 2010, 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
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

Members excused:
ANZELC, Tom

Representative Brown moved the minutes of February 24, 2010 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2748 (Bly) A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the formula allowance used to compute revenue for extended time programs.

Representative Greiling moved HF2748 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Bly, Steve Allen, Past President, Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs, testified.

Public testimony on HF2748 was provided by the following individuals:
Rick Heller, citizen

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF2748 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.



HF3003(Buesgens) A bill for an act relating to education finance; expanding the number of public school pupils covered by the permanent school fund endowment apportionment.

Representative Buesgens moved HF3003 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Buesgens and Grace Kelliher, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota School Board Association, testified.

Public testimony on HF3003 was provided by the following individuals:
Gene Piccolo, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Charter Schools

Representative Buesgens renewed his motion that HF3003 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


HF2910 (Davnie) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing school districts to bill nonpublic schools and charter schools for any unreimbursed pupil transportation costs.

Representative Davnie, Charlie Kyte, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of School Administrators, Mark Masten, Bus Manager, Fergus Falls School District, Keith Paulsonn, Transportation Director, Anoka-Hennepin School District, testified.

Public testimony on HF2910 was provided by the following individuals:
Peter Noll, Education Director, MN Catholic Conference
Hannah Shagalow, Program Director, Sha’arim
Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Brad Lundell, Lobbyist, Minnesota Association of Pupil Transportation
Jim Grathwol, Lobbyist, Minneapolis Public Schools

Representative Tillberry moved HF3022 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


The meeting adjourned at 3:55PM.




Rep. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR




Elizabeth Mandelman
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2748 (Bly) - Revenue formula allowance modified for extended time programs.
  • HF3003 (Buesgens) - Number of public school pupils covered by the permanent school fund endowment apportionment expanded.
  • HF2910 (Davnie) - School districts authorized to bill nonpublic schools and charter schools for any unreimbursed pupil transportation costs.