STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIFTH 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 March 11, 2011, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
GAROFALO, Pat, Chair
GREILING, Mindy, DFL Lead
KELLY, Tim, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Representative Brynaert moved that the minutes of March 10, 2011 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF669 (Loon) Early childhood education scholarship finance system created, early education worker training and retainment tax credits provided, early childhood education programming quality improved, and money appropriated.
Representative Loon presented HF669.
Testimony on HF669:
Representative Jenifer Loon
Ted Staryk, Member, Minnesota Early Learning Foundation Board of Directors
Duane Benson, Executive Director, Minnesota Early Learning Foundation
Lisa Thompson, 4-Star Parent Aware Family Child Care Provider
Ericca Maas, Minnesota Early Learning Foundation
Tom Prichard, President, Minnesota Family Council
Karen Effram, MD, President, Education Liberty Watch
Tod Otis, President, Ready 4 K
Mary Nienow, Executive Director, Child Care WORKS
Steve Kerr, Minnesota Community Education Association
HF133 (Fritz) Trial placements for eligible children allowed at the Minnesota State Academies.
Representative Greiling moved HF133 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus education finance bill.
Testimony on HF133:
Representative Mindy Greiling
Dr. Linda Mitchell, Superintendant, Minnesota State Academies
Billie Ward, Special Education Director, Minnesota State Academies
Representative Greiling renewed her motion that HF133 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.
REPRESENTATIVE GAROFALO LAID OVER HF133 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.
Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 6:50 p.m.
REP. PATRICK GAROFALO, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant