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K-12 Education Finance Division

FORTY-NINTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 11, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

K-12 EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative John Ward, Vice-Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:50PM on March 11, 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.


HF2426 (Morrow) A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the postsecondary enrollments options programs.

Representative Morrow testified.

A quorum was present at 2:52pm.

Representative Ward moved HF2426 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Ward renewed his motion that HF2426 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


Representative Morgan moved the minutes of March 10, 2010 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3329 (Greiling) A bill for an act relating to education finance; clarifying the retired employee health benefits levy calculation.

Representative Greiling moved HF3329 be passed and be re-referred to the Finance Committee.

Representative Greiling testified.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF3329 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Finance Committee.


HF3330 (Greiling) A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying revenue definitions for school districts and charter schools.

Representative Greiling moved HF3330 be passed and be re-referred to the Finance Committee.

Representative Greiling testified.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF3330 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Finance Committee.


HF3331 (Greiling) A bill for an act relating to education; removing obsolete language.

Representative Greiling moved HF3331 be passed and be re-referred to the Finance Committee.

Representative Greiling testified.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF3331 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Finance Committee.


Luther Thompson, Government Relations, Teachers Retirement Association and Laurie Hacking, Executive Director, Teachers Retirement Association, provided an informational overview of HF2952 and HF3281.

Public testimony on HF2952 and HF3281 was provided by the following individuals:
Russ Stanton, Government Relations, Inter Faculty Organization
Grace Kelliher, Lobbyist, Minnesota School Boards Association
Charlie Kyte, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Jan Alswager, Lobbyist, Education Minnesota

The meeting was adjourned at 4:15pm.



Rep. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR



Elizabeth Mandelman
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2426 (Morrow) - Postsecondary enrollment options program modified.
  • HF3329 (Greiling) - Charter school aid payment schedule modified.
  • HF3330 (Greiling) - Revenue definitions clarified for school districts and charter schools.
  • HF3331 (Greiling) - School district basic revenue obsolete language removed.

TRA pension proposal