STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
Representative Garofalo, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. on February 2, 2011, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
GAROFALO, Pat, Chair
KELLY, Tim, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Representative Ward moved that the minutes of February 1, 2011 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF92 (Downey) Teacher contract deadline aid penalty repealed.
Representative Downey moved HF92 be laid over for possible inclusion in an education finance omnibus bill.
Representative Downey moved the H0092A1
amendment to HF92.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying in favor:
Representative Keith Downey
Representative Bob Barrett
Brad Lundell, Executive Director, Schools for Equity in Education
Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Jim Grathwol, Lobbyist, Minneapolis Public Schools
Grace Keliher, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Association of School Boards
Mary Gilbert, Saint Paul Public Schools
Cecilia Retelle, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Testifying in opposition:
Jan Alswager, Chief Lobbyist, Education Minnesota
Brian Shekleton, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education
CHAIR GAROFALO LAID OVER HF92, AS AMENDED, FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.
Chairman Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 2:05 p.m.
REP. PATRICK GAROFALO, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant