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THIRTIETH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 21, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Garofalo, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:08 a.m. on March 21, 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
WOODARD, Kelby

Members Excused:
WARD, John

A quorum was present.

Representative Petersen moved that the minutes of March 16, 2011 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF934 (Garofalo) Education finance statute obsolete reference removed.

Representative Garofalo moved HF934 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Representative Garofalo moved the A11-0176 amendment to HF934.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Garofalo moved the H0934A4 amendment to HF934.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Bill walk through by non-partisan staff:
Tim Strom, Legislative Analyst
Greg Crowe, Fiscal Analyst
Lisa Larson, Legislative Analyst

Testimony on HF934:
Commissioner Brenda Cassellius, Minnesota Department of Education
Mary Donaldson, Executive Director, Concordia Creative Learning Academy
Eric Mahmoud
Bill Wilson, Higher Ground Academy
Jim Grathwol, Lobbyist, Minneapolis Public Schools
Sandra Samuels, Northside Achievement Zone
Jill Scholtz, West Metro Education Program
Eugene Piccolo, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Charter Schools
Keith Dixon, Superintendent, Duluth School District
Roger Aronson, Elementary and Secondary Principles Associations
Heidi Hilster, Parent and Member, Saint Paul District Parent Advisory Council
Pat Thomas, Adult Basic Education Director in Southwest Minnesota
Jean O'Connell, Saint Paul School Board
Beth Webb, Coordinator of Equity and Integration for the Cotton River Integration Collaborative
James Burroughs, Director of Equity and Diversity, Minneapolis Public Schools
Doug Revsbeck, Principal, Harding High School
Patrick Bryan, Former Principal, Jackson Magnet School in Saint Paul, MN
Eric Celeste, Parent, Saint Paul Public Schools
Pastor Grant Stevensen, Saint Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Saint Paul
Kurt Kimber, Kids First Minneapolis
Katie Flaherty, West Saint Paul School District
William English
Sharon Johnson, Nobles Integration
Mark Robertson, Executive Director, Northwest Suburban Integration School District
Jodi Olson, Teacher, Wayzata School District
Al Flowers, Parent, Minneapolis, MN
Sue Schnyder, Saint Paul Special Education Teacher
Barbara Bearman
Peggy Clark, Parent, Minneapolis Public Schools
Katie Moua, High School
White Bear Lake High School
Vicky Xiong, Sophomore, Woodbury High School
Lynn Nordgren, President, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers
Heidi Fransen, East Metro Integration District
Joe Foss, Teacher, Anoka-Hennepin School District
Susan Henderson, Director, College in the Schools & PSEO, University of MN Twin Cities
Rick Heller, Parent

Representative Garofalo recessed the meeting to the call of the chair at 2:20 p.m.

Representative Garofalo called the meeting back to order at 6:00 p.m.

Continued testimony on HF934:
Kate Schmidt, Teacher, Eagan
Charlie Kyte, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of School Administrators
Jan Alswager, Lobbyist, Education Minnesota
Chris Stewart, African American Leadership Forum; Action for Equity
Sarah Woxland, Parent and Teacher in Saint Paul Public Schools
Matt Toburen, SEIU Local 284, Public School Support Staff
Alberto Monserrate, Minneapolis School Board
Lisa Buckholtz, Teacher, Minneapolis School District
Steve Larson, Public Policy Director, ARC of Minnesota; Consortium for Citizens with Diabilities
Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Eric Haugee, Ready 4 K
Sam Walseth, Minnesota Rural Education Association
Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership

Representative Kelly assumed the gavel at 7:24 p.m.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 7:31 p.m.

Continued testimony on HF934:
Grace Keliher, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota School Boards Association
Dr. Karen Effram, Education Liberty Watch
Mahmud Noor, Parent, Minneapolis Student
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education
Mary Cecconi, Parents United for Public Schools
Cecilia Retelle, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Elaine Keefe, MN Library Association; MN School Nutrition; Coalition for Children with Disabilities
Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Community Education Association
Peter Noll, Education Director, Minnesota Catholic Conference

Representative Kelly assumed the gavel at 7:57 p.m.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 8:01 p.m.

Continued testimony on HF934:
Debbie Henry, Special Education Teacher

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF934 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Representative Garofalo moved the H0934A5 amendment to HF934.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Woodard moved the H0934A1 amendment to HF934.
Representative Woodard withdrew the amendment.

Representative Downey moved the H0934A2 amendment to HF934.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kelly moved the H0934A3 amendment to HF934.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 8:46 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:
  • HF934 (Garofalo) - Omnibus education finance bill.
House TV Video:
View Archive

HF934 (Garofalo) Omnibus Education Finance Bill.
Runs 2 hours, 47 minutes.


Omnibus education finance bill walk through.
Public Testimony will be taken. Please contact Aaron Solem (aaron.solem@house.mn; 651-296-5524) to testify.
Committee will recess to the call of the chair by 2:30 for the House floor session.
Amendments to the bill will be taken up when committee comes back after the House floor session.
Please note that the delete-all amendment will be posted online once it is ready. That will be the omnibus education finance bill, not HF934 as currently listed.