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K-12 Education Finance Division

FORTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 10, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-EIGHTH 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 March 10, 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
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.


HF2813 (Faust) A bill for an act relating to education; expanding full-time equivalent definition for maintenance of effort.

Representative Faust and Kim Gibbons, Executive Director, St. Croix River Education District, testified

A quorum was present at 2:52pm.

Representative Greiling moved HF2813 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF2813 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


Representative Slocum moved the minutes of March 9, 2010 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3219 (Demmer) A bill for an act relating to education; permitting fund transfer.

Representative Demmer moved HF3219 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Demmer and Ron Evjen, Superintendent, Hayfield Community Schools,testified.

Representative Demmer renewed his motion that HF3219 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


HF3303 (Garofalo) A bill for an act relating to taconite; restoring the general education aid reduction for certain taconite distributions.

Representative Garofalo moved HF3303 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Garofalo testified.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF3303 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


HF3342 (Simon)A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a school district to use its operating capital for certain costs associated with closing a school.

Representative Greiling moved HF3342 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Simon testified.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF3342 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


HF3163 (Mariani) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for prekindergarten through grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence, special programs, and early childhood education.

Tom Melcher, Program Financial Director, Minnesota Department of Education, Amy Walstien, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education and Lisa Barnidge, Government Relations Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Education, provided an informational overview of article 1; article 2, sections 7,8,11 and 15; and article 3, section 2 of HF3163.

Tom Melcher, Program Financial Director, Minnesota Department of Education, provided an informational overview of amendment HA10-2204.

Kristy Swanson, Budget Officer, Minnesota Department of Management and Budget, provided an informational overview of amendment to H3163A5.


The meeting was adjourned at 3:50pm.



Rep. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR




Elizabeth Mandelman
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3219 (Demmer) - Independent School District No. 203, Hayfield, fund transfer permitted.
  • HF3303 (Garofalo) - General education aid reduction restored for certain taconite distributions.
  • HF3342 (Simon) - School districts authorized to use operating capital for certain costs associated with closing a school.
  • HF2813 (Faust) - Full-time equivalent definition expanded for the purpose of the safe school levy.
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House TV Video:
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01:00 - Gavel, and consideration of HF2813 (Faust) Full-time equivalent definition expanded for the purpose of the safe school levy.
07:24 - HF3219 (Demmer) Independent School District #203, Hayfield, fund transfer permitted.
14:18 - HF3303 (Garofalo) General education aid reduction restored for certain taconite distributions.
28:38 - HF3342 (Simon) School districts authorized to use operating capital for certain costs associated with closing a school.
31:01 - HF3163 (Mariani) Prekindergarten through grade 12 funding provided, including general education, education excellence, special programs, and early childhood education (Article 1; Article 2 sections 7-8, 11, 15; Article 3 section 2; and the A10-2204 amendment - information only.).
Runs 1 hour, 5 minutes.


HF3163 Prekindergarten through grade 12 funding provided, including general education, education excellence, special programs, and early childhood education. - Article 1; Article 2 sections 7-8, 11, 15; Article 3 section 2; and the A10-2204 amendment - information only