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Education Finance

TWENTY FOURTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 10, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FOURTH 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 10, 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 9, 2011 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF207 (Dittrich) Mineral management cost payment prohibited from permanent school trust fund land proceeds, and money appropriated.

Representative Dittrich moved HF207 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

Testimony on HF207:
Representative Denise Dittrich
Grace Keliher, Director of Governmental Relations, MN School Boards Association
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, Policy and Government Relations, Department of Natural Resources

Representative Dittrich renewed her motion that HF207 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE GAROFALO LAID OVER HF207 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

HF555 (Moran) Principals' Leadership Institute money appropriated.

Representative Garofalo moved HF555 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

Representative Garofalo moved the A11-0079 amendment to HF555.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF555:
Representative Rena Moran
Kent Pekel, Executive Director, College Readiness Consortium, University of Minnesota Mary Donaldson, Executive Director, Concordia Creative Learning Academy
Roger Aronson



Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF555 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE GAROFALO LAID OVER HF785 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

HF785 (Garofalo) Permanent school fund interest payments clarified.

Representative Garofalo moved HF785 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Garofalo presented HF785.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion HF785 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on budget target release by non-partisan research staff:
Greg Crowe, Fiscal Analyst
Tim Strom, Legislative Analyst

Representative Garofalo recessed the meeting to the call of the chair at 2:17 p.m.

Representative Garofalo called the meeting back to order at 5:05 p.m.

HF464 (Norton) Teacher collective bargaining agreement deadline and process changed.

Representative Garofalo moved HF464 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

Testimony on HF555:
Representative Kim Norton
Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Kirk Schneidawind, Associate Director of Governmental Relations, MN School Boards Association
Jan Alswager, Chief Lobbyist, Education Minnesota

Representative Paul Anderson assumed the gavel at 5:28 p.m.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF464 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON LAID OVER HF464 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Anderson returned the gavel to Representative Garofalo at 6:03 p.m.

HF339 (Kelly) Teacher collective bargaining agreement deadline and process changed.

Representative Kelly moved HF339 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

Testimony on HF339:
Representative Tim Kelly
Charlie Kyte, Executive Director, MN Association of School Administrators
Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Kirk Schneidawind, Associate Director of Governmental Relations, MN School Boards Association
Jan Alswager, Chief Lobbyist, Education Minnesota
Matt S, Local SEIU

Representative Kelly renewed his motion that HF339 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE GAROFALO LAID OVER HF339 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 6:50 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:
  • HF207 (Dittrich) - Mineral management cost payment from permanent school trust fund land proceeds prohibited, and money appropriated.
  • HF785 (Garofalo) - Permanent school fund interest payments clarified.
  • HF555 (Moran) - Principals' Leadership Institute money appropriated.
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01:55 - Gavel.
02:15 - HF207 (Dittrich) Mineral management cost payment prohibited from Permanent School Trust Fund Land proceeds, and money appropriated.
1:03:58 - HF555 (Moran) Principals' Leadership Institute money appropriated.
1:22:48 - HF785 (Garofalo) Permanent School Fund interest payments clarified.
1:23:48 - Discussion of the committee's budget target.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.


HF339 (Kelly) Teacher employment contracts negotiation process identified.
HF464 (Norton) Teacher collective bargaining agreement deadline and process changed.