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Education Finance

TWENTY SIXTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 14, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SIXTH 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 14, 2011, in Room 5 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
DITTRICH, Denise
DOWNEY, Keith
ERICKSON, Sondra
FABIAN, Dan
LOON, Jenifer
MARIANI, Carlos
MYHRA, Pam
PETERSEN, Branden
SLOCUM, Linda
QUAM, Duane
WARD, John
WOODARD, Kelby

A quorum was not present.

A quorum was present at 12:45 p.m.

Representative Erickson moved that the minutes of March 11, 2011 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF783 (Garofalo) Number of public school pupils covered by the permanent fund endowment apportionment expanded.

Representative Garofalo presented HF783.

Representative Garofalo moved HF783 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus education finance bill.

Testimony on HF133:
Eugene Piccolo, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Charter Schools
Grace Keliher, Director of Governmental Relations, Minnesota School Board Association

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF783 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE GAROFALO LAID OVER HF783 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

HF360 (Peterson, Sandra) School district requirement clarified that a school district is not required to provide educational services to students without disabilities from other states.

Representative Garofalo moved HF360 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus education finance bill.

Testimony on HF360:
Representative Sandra Peterson
John Neumann, Teaching and Learning Specialist, Robbinsdale Area Schools
Mary Gilbert, Saint Paul Public Schools
Rick Heller, Parent

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF360 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE GAROFALO LAID OVER HF360 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Erickson moved HF879 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus education finance bill.

Testimony on HF879:
Representative Sondra Erickson
Roger Aronson, Elementary and Secondary Principals Associations
Rick Heller, Parent

Representative Erickson renewed her motion that HF879 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE GAROFALO LAID OVER HF879 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Garofalo recessed the committee to the call of the chair at 1:24 p.m.

Representative Kelly called the meeting back to order at 5:14 p.m.

HF273 (Woodard) Students at low-performing schools enrollment options established.

Representative Woodard moved HF273 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus education finance bill.

Representative Woodard moved the H0273A13 amendment to HF273.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Woodard moved the H0273A14 amendment to HF273.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Woodard moved the H0273A19 amendment to HF273.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF273:
Representative Kelby Woodard
Rick Campion, Director of Fund Development, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Paige Anthony, Student, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Nasteho Ahmed, Student, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Brandon Brown, Student, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Muhammed Ali, Student, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Asha Ali, Student, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Kiera Clark, Student, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Trimere Montgomery, Student, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Daria Granison, Student, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Video Testifier, Student, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
Jim Bartholomew, Education Policy Director, Minnesota Business Partnership
Micah Mueller, Student
Tom Prichard, President, Minnesota Family Council
Karen Effram, Education Liberty Watch
Jim Grathwol, Lobbyist, Minneapolis Public Schools
Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education
Mary Gilbert, Lobbyist, Saint Paul Public Schools
Ron Soberg, Lobbyist, Duluth School District
Jody Borne, Education Minnesota


Representative Dittrich moved the H0273A17 amendment to HF273.
Representative Dittrich requested a roll call.
There being 7 ayes and 12 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.
Ayes: Brynaert, Davnie, Dittrich, Greiling, Mariani, Slocum, Ward
Nays: Garofalo, Kelly, Anderson, Bills, Downey, Erickson, Fabian, Loon, Myhra, Petersen, Quam, Woodard

Representative Davnie moved the H0273A16 amendment to HF273.
Representative Davnie requested a roll call.
There being 7 ayes and 12 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.
Ayes: Brynaert, Davnie, Dittrich, Greiling, Mariani, Slocum, Ward
Nays: Garofalo, Kelly, Anderson, Bills, Downey, Erickson, Fabian, Loon, Myhra, Petersen, Quam, Woodard

Representative Slocum moved the H0273A18 amendment to HF273.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Brynaert moved the H0273A20 amendment to HF273.
Representative Brynaert requested a roll call.
There being 7 ayes and 12 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.
Ayes: Brynaert, Davnie, Dittrich, Greiling, Mariani, Slocum, Ward
Nays: Garofalo, Kelly, Anderson, Bills, Downey, Erickson, Fabian, Loon, Myhra, Petersen, Quam, Woodard

Representative Woodard renewed his motion that HF273 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE GAROFALO LAID OVER HF273 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 8:03 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:
  • HF783 (Garofalo) - Number of public school pupils covered by the permanent fund endowment apportionment expanded.
  • HF879 (Erickson) - Annual evaluations for principals established, and a group of experts and stakeholders convened to recommend a performance-based system model for these evaluations.
  • HF360 (Peterson) - School district provision of educational services to students without disabilities from other states requirement clarified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:43 - Gavel, and consideration of HF783 (Garofalo) Number of public school pupils covered by the permanent fund endowment apportionment expanded.
29:13 - HF360 (Peterson) School district requirement clarified that a school district is not required to provide educational services to students without disabilities from other states.
42:54 - HF879 (Erickson) Annual evaluations for principals established, and a group of experts and stakeholders convened to recommend a performance-based system model for these evaluations.
Runs 59 minutes.