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Education Finance

TWENTY THIRD MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 09, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY THIRD 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 9, 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
MYHRA, Pam
PETERSEN, Branden
QUAM, Duane
SLOCUM, Linda
WARD, John
WOODARD, Kelby

Members excused:

MARIANI, Carlos

A quorum was present.

Representative Myhra moved that the minutes of March 8, 2011 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF535 (McFarlane) Third-party reimbursement of qualifying services modified.

Representative McFarlane presented HF535.

Chair Garofalo moved HF535 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

Chair Garofalo moved the H0535DE1 amendment to HF535.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Garofalo moved the H0535A1 amendment to HF535.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Garofalo renewed his motion that HF535 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

Representative Kelly assumed the gavel at 12:46.

REPRESENTATIVE KELLY LAID OVER HF535, AS AMENDED, FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Myhra assumed the gavel at 12:49.

HF782 (Garofalo) School district early repayment of maximum effort capital loans authorized.

Chair Garofalo moved HF782 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

Testifying on HF782:
Representative Patrick Garofalo
Jeff Priess, Finance Director, Farmington Area Schools
Brad Meeks, Superintendant, Farmington Area Schools
Marcia Ziegler, Superintendant Saint Michael-Albertville School District

Chair Garofalo renewed his motion that HF782 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE MYHRA LAID OVER HF782, AS AMENDED, FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

HF 254 (Doepke) Independent School District No. 284, Wayzata, permitted to participate in the alternative facilities revenue program.

Representative Myhra moved that HF254 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

Testimony of HF 254:
Representative Connie Doepke
Chase Anderson, Superintendent, Wayzata Schools
Jim Westrom, Director of Finance, Wayzata Schools

Representative Myhra renewed her motion that HF254 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE MYHRA LAID OVER HF254, AS AMENDED, FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.


HF 308 (Garofalo) Taconite distribution general education aid reduction restored.

Chair Garofalo moved HF308 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

Testifying on HF308:
Representative Patrick Garofalo
Ron Dicklich, Executive Director, Range Association of Municipalities & Schools

Chair Garofalo renewed his motion that HF308 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE MYHRA LAID OVER HF308, AS AMENDED, FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Myhra returned the gavel to Representative Garofalo at 2:15 p.m.

Chairman Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 2:17 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:
  • HF535 (McFarlane) - Third-party reimbursement of qualifying services modified.
  • HF254 (Doepke) - Independent School District No. 284, Wayzata, permitted to participate in the alternative facilities revenue program.
  • HF308 (Garofalo) - Taconite distribution general education aid reduction restored.
  • HF782 (Garofalo) - School district early repayment of maximum effort capital loans authorized.
Documents:


Bill Removed:
HF329 (Bills) Public school employees prohibited from using public funds and resources to advocate to pass, elect, or defeat a political candidate, ballot question, or pending legislation.