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K-12 Education Finance Division

FIFTY-THIRD MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 23, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-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 8:35AM on March 23, 2010, in the Basement Hearing Room 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 not present.


HF2887 (Drazkowski) A bill for an act relating to taxation; local government aid; disaster aid to the city of St. Charles.

Representative Drazkowski and Nick Koverman, Administrator, City of St. Charles, testified.

A quorum was present at 8:40am.

Representative Greiling moved HF2887 be passed without recommendation, and be returned to Finance with a re-referral to the Taxes Committee.

Representative Greiling offered H2887DE1 as an amendment to HF2887.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF2887, as amended, be passed without recommendation, and be returned to Finance with a re-referral to the Taxes Committee.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3237 (Huntley) A bill for an act relating to human services; changing health care eligibility provisions; making changes to individualized education plan requirements.

Representative Greiling moved HF30237 be recommended to pass and returned to Finance.

Representative Huntley and Susan Castellano, Health Care Manager, Department of Human Services, testified.

Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF3237 be recommended to pass and returned to Finance.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2867 (Newton) A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying the definition of a child with a disability; specifying obligations to children with disabilities.

Representative Newton moved HF2867 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Newton offered the following oral amendment to HF2867:
Page 2, line 5, before "until" insert "from birth"
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Newton offered H2867A3 as an amendment to HF2867.

Public testimony on H2867A3 was provided by the following individuals:
Lisa Barnidge, Government Relations Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Education

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Public testimony on HF2867, as amended, was provided by the following individuals:
Peter Noll, Education Director, Minnesota Catholic Conference
Jim Field, President, Minnesota Independent School Forum
Hannah Shagalow, Program Director, Sha’arim

Representative Newton renewed his motion that HF2867, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


HF3487 (Newton) A bill for an act relating to education; clarifying requirements for a conciliation conference; directing the Minnesota Department of Education to amend two special education rules.

Representative Newton moved HF3487 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Newton offered H3487DE1 as an amendment to HF3487.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Newton and Brad Lundell, Executive Director, Schools for Equity in Education, testified.

Representative Newton renewed his motion that HF3487, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


HF3404 (Mariani) A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the aid payment schedule for certain charter schools.

Representative Mariaini moved HF34804 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Mariani offered H3404A2 as an amendment to HF3404.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Mariani and Dyan Sherwood, Director, Metro Deaf School and Minnesota North Star Academy, testified.

Public testimony on HF3404, as amended, was provided by the following individuals:
Tom Melcher, Finance Director, Minnesota Department of Education
Allison Porter, Student, Metro Deaf School and Minnesota North Star Academy
Matt Welstad, Student, Metro Deaf School and Minnesota North Star Academy
Justin Testerman, Director of Charter School Sponsorship Program, Volunteers of America


HF2885 (Davnie) A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the capital project referendum ballot language in cases where the same level of taxing authority is renewed.

Representative Davnie moved HF2885 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

Representative Davnie and Patty Heminover, Superintendent, South St. Paul Schools, testified.

Representative Davnie renewed his motion that HF2885 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.


Representative Benson moved the minutes of March 18, 2010 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 10am.



Rep. Mindy Greiling, CHAIR




Elizabeth Mandelman
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2887 (Drazkowski) - Independent School District No. 858, St. Charles, disaster aid funding and declining pupil unit aid appropriation used to help the city cover revenue losses, and money appropriated.
  • HF3404 (Mariani) - Aid payment schedule modified for certain charter schools.
  • HF2867 (Newton) - Child with a disability definition clarified and obligations to children with disabilities specified.
  • HF3487 (Newton) - Conciliation conference requirements clarified, and Minnesota Department of Education directed to amend two special education rules.
  • HF2885 (Davnie) - Capital project referendum ballot language modified in cases where the same level of taxing authority is renewed.

HF3237 (Huntley) Health care provisions changed relating to education plan requirements, health access program, private nursing coverage, children's health insurance reauthorization act, long-term care, asset transfers, clinics, dental benefits, prior authorization, drug formulary and administrative committees, preferred drugs, multisource drugs, health plans, claims against the state, and eligibility standards. - article 1 only