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Education Finance

TWENTY FIFTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 11, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIFTH 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 11, 2011, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

GAROFALO, Pat, Chair
GREILING, Mindy, DFL Lead
BILLS, Kurt
BRYNAERT, Kathy
DAVNIE, Jim
DITTRICH, Denise
ERICKSON, Sondra
LOON, Jenifer
MYHRA, Pam
PETERSEN, Branden
QUAM, Duane
WOODARD, Kelby

Members excused:
KELLY, Tim, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Paul
ANZELC, Tom
DOWNEY, Keith
FABIAN, Dan
MARIANI, Carlos
SLOCUM, Linda
WARD, John

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.





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REP. PATRICK GAROFALO, CHAIR




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Rebecca Peichel
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF133 (Fritz) - Trial placements for eligible children allowed at the Minnesota State Academies.
House TV Video:
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06:02 - Gavel.
06:41 - 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 (informational hearing).
1:45:21 - HF133 (Fritz) Trial placements for eligible children allowed at the Minnesota State Academies.
Runs 1 hour, 47 minutes.


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. (Informational Hearing)

Bills Removed:
HF273 (Woodard) Students at low-performing schools enrollment options established.
HF558 (Downey) Graduation-Required Assessment for Diploma mathematics exception removed.