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K-12 Education Finance Division

FIFTY-FIRST MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 17, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FIRST 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 2:45PM on March 17, 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
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 present.

Representative Garofalo moved the minutes of March 16, 2010 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3308 (Newton) A bill for an act relating to education finance; simplifying the capital expenditure health and safety revenue program.

Representative Newton moved HF3308 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Newton and Dean Olsen, Health and Safety Coordinator, Osseo Area Schools, testified.

Representative Newton renewed his motion that HF3308 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


HF3532 (Peterson) A bill for an act relating to education finance; clarifying that a school district is not required to provide educational services to students without disabilities from other states.

Representative Ward moved HF3532 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Peterson, Daryl Miller, Academic Support Program Director, Robbinsdale Schools, and Mary Gilbert, Lobbyist, St. Paul Public Schools, testified.

Representative Ward renewed his motion that HF3532 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


HF3120 (Bly) A bill for an act relating to education; creating efficiency plus access task forces.

Representative Marquart moved HF3120 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Marquart offered A10-2307 as an amendment to HF3120.
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bly, Bob Wedl, Partner, Education Evolving, Barb Schmitt, Board Chair, Staples School Board, Jerry Nesland, Superintendent, Menahga Public Schools, Mark Schmitz, Superintendent, Staples Public Schools, Ric Dressen, Superintendent, Edina Public Schools, testified.

Representative Ward renewed his motion that HF3120, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


HF2962(Fritz) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a trial placement at the Minnesota Academy for the Deaf and the Minnesota Academy for the Blind.

Representative Ward moved HF2962 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Morgan offered the following oral amendment to HF2962:
Page 2, line 17, following "." insert "If agreement is reached to continue the placement beyond the trail period, transportation and due process responsibilities remain as in the trail period outlined above."
THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Fritz, Linda Mitchell, Superintendent, Minnesota State Academies, and Billie Ward, Special Education Director, testified.

Representative Ward renewed his motion that HF2962, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


HF3115 (Norton) A bill for an act relating to education; requiring statewide physical education standards.

Representative Dettmer moved HF3115 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Davnie moved H3115A3 as an amendment to HF3115.
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Norton, Representative Dettmer, Steven Geis, Ph.D, Principal, North Trail Elementary School, and Jack Olwell, Physical Education Teacher, North Trail Elementary School, testified.

Public testimony on HF3115, as amended, was provided by the following individuals:
Valerie Dosland, Lobbyist, Minnesota Association of School Administrators

Representative Dettmer renewed his motion that HF3532, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


HF3478 (Benson) A bill for an act relating to education finance; reducing school district mandates; allowing addition flexibility.

Representative Benson moved HF3478 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Benson offered H3478A10 as an amendment to HF3378.
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Benson offered the following oral amendment to HF3378, as amended:
Page 10, line 23, after "2010" insert "and 2011"
Page 10, line 23, strike "through 2014"
THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Benson, Representative Tillberry and Jeff Solomon, Director of Business Services, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Schools, testified.

Public testimony on HF3478, as amended, was provided by the following individuals:
Brad Lundell, Executive Director, Schools for Equity in Education
Joel Carlson, Lobbyist, Congress of Minnesota Resorts

Representative Ward offered H3478A9 as an amendment to HF3478, as amended.

Representative Davnie requested a roll call.

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


ON A VOTE OF 11 AYES and 9 NAYS THE MOTION DID PREVAIL.

THE MOTION DID PREVAIL.

Representative Ward renewed his motion that HF3532, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


HF3123 (Morgan) A bill for an act relating to education finance; making the K-12 special education third-party billing process more cost effective.

Representative Morgan moved HF3123 be recommended to pass and be returned to the Finance Committee with a re-referral to the Health and Human Services Finance Division.

Representative Morgan offered H3123DE3 as an amendment to HF3123.
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morgan and Mary Gilbert, Lobbyist, St. Paul School District, testified.

Public testimony on HF3123, as amended, was provided by the following individuals:
Kim Kang, Executive Director, Pacer Center

Representative Morgan renewed his motion that HF3123, as amended, be recommended to pass and be returned to the Finance Committee with a re-referral to the Health and Human Services Finance Division.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:20pm.



Rep. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR




Elizabeth Mandelman
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3478 (Benson) - School district mandates reduced, additional flexibility allowed, and certain fund transfers authorized.
  • HF3308 (Newton) - Capital expenditure health and safety revenue program simplified.
  • HF3532 (Peterson) - School district not required to provide educational services to students without disabilities from other states.
  • HF2962 (Fritz) - Minnesota Academy for the Deaf and Minnesota Academy for the Blind provided trial placement.
  • HF3115 (Norton) - Statewide physical education standards and report required, and a healthy kids awards program established.
  • HF3120 (Bly) - Efficiency plus access task forces created, and money appropriated.
  • HF3123 (Morgan) - K-12 special education third-party billing process made more cost effective.