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THIRTY-SECOND MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - May 03, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Garofalo, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:21 p.m. on May 3, 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
MYHRA, Pam
PETERSEN, Branden
SLOCUM, Linda
QUAM, Duane
WARD, John
WOODARD, Kelby

Members Excused:
MARIANI, Carlos

A quorum was present.

Representative Ward moved that the minutes of March 22, 2011 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1381 (Erickson) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education policy provided, including general education, education excellence, special programs, facilities and technology, early childhood education, and student transportation.

Representative Erickson moved HF1381 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Erickson moved the H1381A26 amendment to HF1381.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF1381:
Representative Sondra Erickson
Dr. Jill Johnson, Ed.D.; Roseville School District
Mary Cecconi, Parents United for Public Schools
Linda Sandvig, School Nurses of MN, MN School Social Worker
Grace Keliher, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota School Boards Association

Representative Brynaert moved the H1381A20 amendment to HF1381.
Representative Brynaert requested a roll call.
Ayes: Anzelc, Brynaert, Davnie, Dittrich, Greiling, Slocum, Ward
Nays: Garofalo, Kelly, Anderson, Bills, Erickson, Loon, Myhra, Petersen, Woodard
There being 7 ayes and 9 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Greiling moved the H1381A17 amendment to HF1381.
Representative Greiling requested a roll call.
Testifying on the H1381A20 amendment to HF1381:
John Tuma, Minnesota Association of Christian Home Educators
Ayes: Anzelc, Brynaert, Davnie, Dittrich, Greiling, Slocum, Ward
Nays: Garofalo, Kelly, Anderson, Bills, Downey, Erickson, Fabian, Loon, Myhra, Petersen, Quam, Woodard
There being 7 ayes and 12 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Dittrich moved the H1381A21 amendment to HF1381.
Representative Dittrich requested a roll call.
Representative Dittrich withdrew her request for a roll call.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Greiling moved the H1381A18 amendment to HF1381.
Representative Greiling requested a roll call.
Testifying on the H1381A18 amendment to HF1381:
Jessie Montano, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education
Ayes: Anzelc, Brynaert, Davnie, Dittrich, Greiling, Slocum, Ward
Nays: Garofalo, Kelly, Anderson, Bills, Downey, Erickson, Fabian, Loon, Myhra, Petersen, Quam, Woodard
There being 7 ayes and 12 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Greiling moved the H1381A24 amendment to HF1381.
Representative Greiling requested a roll call.
Ayes: Anzelc, Brynaert, Davnie, Dittrich, Greiling, Slocum, Ward
Nays: Garofalo, Kelly, Anderson, Bills, Downey, Erickson, Fabian, Loon, Myhra, Petersen, Quam, Woodard
There being 7 ayes and 12 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie moved the H1381A22 amendment to HF1381.
Representative Davnie requested a roll call.
Testifying on the H1381A18 amendment to HF1381:
Christina Gosack, Legislative Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Education
Ayes: Anzelc, Brynaert, Davnie, Dittrich, Greiling, Slocum, Ward
Nays: Garofalo, Kelly, Downey, Erickson, Fabian, Loon, Myhra, Petersen, Quam, Woodard
There being 7 ayes and 10 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Erickson renewed her motion that HF1381 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Ayes: Garofalo, Kelly, Anderson, Bills, Downey, Erickson, Fabian, Loon, Myhra, Petersen, Quam, Woodard

Nays: Anzelc, Brynaert, Davnie, Greiling, Slocum, Ward

Excused: Dittrich, Mariani

There were 12 ayes and 7 nays.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1179 (McFarlane) Pupil transportation provisions modified, Department of Education's role clarified in maintaining training programs, lift bus use included in the category or revenue authorized for reimbursement, and actual contracted transportation costs included as a method for allocating pupil transportation costs.

Representative Garofalo moved HF1179 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

Testifying on HF1179:
Representative Carol McFarlane
Brad Lundell, Students for Equity in Education

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF1179 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1176 (McFarlane) Alternative facility revenue uses modified.

Representative Garofalo moved HF1176 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Testifying on HF1176:
Representative Carol McFarlane
David Peterson

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF1176 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo moved reconsideration of HF1176.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo moved that HF1176 be recommended to pass and be laid over for possible inclusion in a later bill.

Representative Garofalo moved to lay HF1176 on the table.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF392 (Howes) School bus crossing control arms required.

Representative Garofalo moved that HF392 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

Testifying on HF392:
Tom Keliher, Minnesota School Bus Operators Associaton
Kirk Schneidawind, Government Relations Minnesota Association of School Boards
Brad Lundell, Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF392 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be sent to the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF945 (Petersen) Teacher evaluations and tenure modified.

Representative Petersen moved that HF945 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Petersen presented HF945.

Representative Petersen moved the H0945DE7 amendment to HF945.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Petersen moved the H0945A10 amendment to HF945.
Testifying on the H0945A10 amendment to HF945:
Valerie Dosland, Intermediate School Districts
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Petersen moved the H0945A11 amendment to HF945.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF945:
Chris Stewart
Jeri Powell, Students First
Rita Endres, Teacher, Osseo School District
Lynnell Mickelsen, Parent and Co-Founder, Put Kids First Minneapolis
Michelle Swaab, Director of Professional Development, Teacher Evaluation, and Quality
Compensation, Bunsville, Eagan and Savage School Districts
Todd Karich, Teacher, Farmington Senior High School
Vallay Varro, Executive Director, MinnCAN
Jan Alswager, Chief Lobbyist, Education Minnesota
Brian Sheckleton, Minnesota Department of Education

Representative Garofalo recessed the committee to the call of the chair at 2:42 p.m.

Representative Garofalo called the meeting back to order at 9:30 p.m.

Representative Petersen renewed his motion that HF945 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 9:40 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:
  • HF1176 (McFarlane) - Alternative facility revenue uses modified.
  • HF1179 (McFarlane) - Pupil transportation provisions modified, Department of Education's role clarified in maintaining training programs, lift bus use included in the category or revenue authorized for reimbursement, and actual contracted transportation costs included as a method for allocating pupil transportation costs.
  • HF945 (Petersen) - Teacher and principal evaluations and tenure modified.
  • HF392 (Howes) - School bus safety and standards provisions modified.
Documents:

HF1381 (Erickson) Omnibus education policy bill