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Education Finance

TWENTYTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 03, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTYTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Garofalo, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. on March 3, 2011, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

GAROFALO, Pat, Chair
KELLY, Tim, Vice Chair
GREILING, Mindy, DFL Lead
ANDERSON, Paul
ANZELC, Tom
BILLS, Kurt
BRYNAERT, Kathy
DAVNIE, Jim
DITTRICH, Denise
DOWNEY, Keith
ERICKSON, Sondra
FABIAN, Dan
LOON, Jenifer
MARIANI, Carlos
MYHRA, Pam
PETERSEN, Branden
QUAM, Duane
SLOCUM, Linda
WARD, John
WOODARD, Kelby

A quorum was present.

Representative Peterson moved that the minutes of the Joint Meeting of Education Finance and Education Reform of February 28, 2011 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ward moved that the minutes of March 1, 2011 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presentation by the Early Learning Task Force
Karen Cadigan, University of Minnesota

Testimony on early learning:
Denise Mayott, School Readiness Funders Coalition & Executive Director, Sheltering
Arms Foundation
Shelia Carington, Director, Women's Foundation
Jan Reindl, Director of the Invest Early Project
Sue Hoeft, Community Education Director, Itasca County
Karen Kingsley, Policy Director, Ready 4 K

HF355 (Kiffmeyer) Home school mandates reduced, and superintendents relieved of reporting requirements.

Representative Garofalo moved that HF355 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus education finance bill.

Representative Garofalo moves the H0335A3 amendment to HF355.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in favor:
David Watkins, Homeschooling Parent, Chairman of Board of Directors of Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators

Testifying in opposition:
Carla Andros, Home Educator, Saint Francis, MN
Pam Van Goren, Homeschooling Parent,
Rick Heller, Parent
Nicholas VanDenBurgh, Homeschooled Student

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF355 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus education finance bill.

CHAIRMAN GAROFALO LAID HF355 OVER FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Chairman Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 2:06 p.m.







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REP. PATRICK GAROFALO, CHAIR




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Rebecca Peichel
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF355 (Kiffmeyer) - Home school mandates reduced, and superintendents relieved of reporting requirements.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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01:43 - Gavel.
02:23 - Office of Early Learning Task Force report.
52:45 - HF355 (Kiffmeyer) Home school mandates reduced, and superintendents relieved of reporting requirements.
Runs 1 hour, 36 minutes.


Early Learning Task Force Report