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Education Finance

TWENTY SECOND MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 08, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SECOND 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 8, 2011, in Room 10 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
DOWNEY, Keith
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 Brynaert moved that the minutes of March 7, 2011 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on the Charter School Lease Aid from Minnesota Association of Charter Schools:
Eugene Piccolo, Executive Director, MN Charter School Association
Karen Rusthoven, Executive Director, Community of Peace Academy

HF873 (Garofalo) Education finance obsolete language removed.

Garofalo moved HF873 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

HF873 PASSED AND WAS RE-REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TAXES.


HF874 (Garofalo) Education finance obsolete language removed.

Garofalo moved HF874 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

HF874 PASSED AND WAS RE-REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TAXES.


HF511 (Erickson) Educational mandates deemed unneeded removed.

Rep. Erickson moved HF511 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Erickson moved the H0511A9 amendment to HF511.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Erickson moved the H0511A7 amendment to HF511.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Erickson presented HF511.

Testimony on HF511:
Katie Williams, President, MN Community Education Association
Director of Community Education, Hopkins School District
Charlie Kyte, Executive Director, MN Association of School Administrators Jan Alswager, Chief Lobbyist, Education Minnesota
Dr. Walter Roberts, Professor of Councilor Education, Minnesota State University Mankato
Chris Moe, President, MN School Councilors Association

Representative Greiling requested a roll call vote.

Rep. Erickson renewed her motion that HF511 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

The following twelve members voted aye:
GAROFALO
KELLY
ANDERSON, P
BILLS
DOWNEY
ERICKSON
FABIAN
LOON
MYHRA
PETERSEN
QUAM
WOODARD

The following seven members voted nay:
ANZELC
BRYNAERT
DAVNIE
DITTRICH
GREILING
MARIANI
SLOCUM

The following member was excused:
WARD

THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF269 (Downey) Teacher contract qualified economic offer provided.

Representative Downey moved HF269 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

Representative Downey moved the H0269A4 amendment to HF269.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF269:
Representative Keith Downey
Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Jan Alswager, Chief Lobbyist, Education Minnesota

Representative Garofalo moved reconsideration of the H0269A4 amendment.

CHAIR GAROFALO LAID OVER HF269, AS AMENDED, FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Chairman Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 5:48 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:
  • HF269 (Downey) - Teacher contract qualified economic offer provided.
  • HF511 (Erickson) - Educational mandates deemed unneeded removed.
  • HF873 (Garofalo) - Education finance obsolete language removed.
  • HF874 (Garofalo) - Education finance obsolete language removed.
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01:21 - Gavel.
01:41 - Testimony on the Charter School Lease Aid from Minnesota Association of Charter Schools.
20:37 - HF873 (Garofalo) Education finance obsolete language removed.
21:26 - HF874 (Garofalo) Education finance obsolete language removed.
21:53 - HF511 (Erickson) Educational mandates deemed unneeded removed.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.


Testimony on the Charter School Lease Aid from Minnesota Association of Charter Schools