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Education Finance

TWENTY SEVENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 15, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SEVENTH 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 15, 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 12:36 p.m.

Representative Greiling moved that the minutes of March 14, 2011 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF533 (Fabian) Number of public school pupils covered by the permanent fund endowment apportionment expanded.

Representative Fabian presented HF533.

Representative Fabian moved HF533 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus education finance bill.

Representative Fabian moved the A11-0122 amendment to HF533.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF533:
Representative Dan Fabian
Representative John Persell
Brad Homstad, Superintendent, ISD 356
George Hanson, School Board Member, ISD 356
Dr. Ron Bratlie, Superintendent, Northland Community Schools

Representative Fabian renewed his motion that HF533 be laid over, as amended, for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE GAROFALO LAID OVER HF533, AS AMENDED, FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

HF1040 (Bills) School district lease levy authority amended.

Representative Bills moved HF1040 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus education finance bill.

Testimony on HF1040:
Representative Kurt Bills
William Griffith, TIES Larkin Hoffman
Greg Baufield, TIES

Representative Bills renewed his motion that HF1040 be laid over for inclusion in a possible omnibus education finance bill.

REPRESENTATIVE GAROFALO LAID OVER HF1040 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting to the call of the chair at 1:34 p.m.

Representative Garofalo called the meeting back to order at 5:00 p.m.

HF947 (Erickson) Alternative teacher pay system modified.
Representative Erickson presented HF947.

Representative Anderson assumed the gavel at 5:18

Testifying on HF947:
Julie Blaha, President, Anoka-Hennepin Education Minnesota
Jan Alswager, Lobbyist, Education Minnesota
Valerie Dosland, Intermediate School Districts
Rick Heller, Parent
Grace Keliher, Director of Governmental Relations, Minnesota School Board Association

Representative Anderson, P adjourned the meeting at 5:58 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:
  • HF533 (Fabian) - Sparsity revenue eligibility criteria adjusted, and Independent School District No. 356, Lancaster, permitted to recover sparsity aid that the district lost due to the closing of a school building.
  • HF1040 (Bills) - School district lease levy authority amended.