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K-12 Education Finance Division

FIFTY-SECOND MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 18, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SECOND 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 18, 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 Doepke moved the minutes of March 17, 2010 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3267 (Newton) A bill for an act relating to education; establishing an advisory task force on school desegregation and integration.

Representative Newton moved HF3267 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Newton offered H3267A2 as an amendment to HF3267.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Newton, Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts and Kathy Griebel, Director of Education Services, East Metro Integration District, West Metro Education Program and Northwest Suburban Integration District, testified.

Representative Newton renewed his motion that HF3267, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.



HF3043 (Kalin) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for computer-adaptive assessments.

Representative Greiling moved HF3043 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Kalin and Dirk Mattson, Assessments and Testing Director, Minnesota Department of Education, testified.

Representative Greiling offered H3043A2 as an amendment to HF3043.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kalin provided an informational explanation of amendment H3043A1.

Public testimony on HF3043, as amended, was provided by the following individuals:
Rick Heller, citizen

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF3043, as amended, 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, and special programs.

Representative Mariani moved HF3163 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Mariani offered A3163A19 as an amendment to HF3163.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Public testimony on HF3163, as amended, was provided by the following individuals:
Karen Klinzing, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education
Jan Alswager, Lobbyist, Education Minnesota

Representative Demmer offered A10-2386 as an amendment to HF3163, as amended.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo offered A10-2319 as an amendment to HF3163, as amended.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo offered A10-2320 as an amendment to HF3163, as amended.

Public testimony on amendment A10-2320 was provided by the following individuals:
Kirk Schneidawind, Lobbyist, Minnesota School Board Association

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo offered A10-2321 as an amendment to HF3163, as amended.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Benson offered H3163A21 as an amendment to HF3163, as amended.

Public testimony on amendment A10-2321 was provided by the following individuals:
Jan Alswager, Lobbyist, Education Minnesota
Anne Mahle, Vice President of Recruitment, Teach for America

THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Public testimony on HF3163, as amended, was provided by the following individuals:
Jessie Montano, NCLB Programs Director, Minnesota Department of Education
Rick Heller, citizen
Tom Melcher, Director of Finance, Minnesota Department of Education

Representative Mariani renewed his motion that HF3163, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:15pm.



Rep. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR


Elizabeth Mandelman
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3043 (Kalin) - Computer-adaptive assessments provided for general education students.
  • HF3267 (Newton) - Advisory task force established on school desegregation and integration.

HF3163 (Mariani) Prekindergarten through grade 12 funding provided, including general education, education excellence, special programs, and early childhood education.