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THIRTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 08, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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 12:31 p.m. on February 08, 2012, 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
QUAM, Duane
SLOCUM, Linda
WARD, John
WOODARD, Kelby

A quorum was present.

Representative Woodard moved that the minutes of January 31, 2012 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1778 (Cornish) Independent School District No. 2134, United South Central, funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Garofalo moved HF1778 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Capital Investment.

Representative Tony Cornish presented HF1778.

Testifying on HF1778:
Christie Wetzel, School Board Chair, United South Central Schools
Dr. Jerry Jensen, Superintendent, United South Central Schools

Representative Garofalo laid over HF1778 for later consideration or possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF1997 (Davids) Independent School District No. 239, Rushford-Peterson; funding provided for two school facilities, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Garofalo moved HF1997 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Capital Investment.

Representative Davids presented HF1997.

Testifying on HF1997:
Chuck Ehler, Superintendent, Rushford-Peterson School District
Brad Hoiness, Parent and Business Owner, Rushford-Peterson School District
Angela Colbenson, School Board Chair, Rushford-Petersen School District

Representative Garofalo laid over HF1997 for later consideration or possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF1794 (Fritz) Minnesota State Academies funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Garofalo moved HF1794 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Capital Investment.

Representative Garofalo moved the H1794A2 amendment to HF1794.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kelly assumed the gavel at 1:20 p.m.

Representative Patty Fritz presented HF1794 for later consideration or possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1794:
Linda Mitchell, Superintendent, Minnesota State Academies
Physical Plant Director, Minnesota State Academies
Kevin McHenry, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 1:27 p.m.

Representative Garofalo laid over HF1794 for later consideration or possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF1851 (McFarlane) Library accessibility and improvement grants funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Garofalo moved HF1851 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Capital Investment.

Representative Garofalo moved the H1851A1 amendment to HF1851.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative McFarlane presented HF1851.

Testifying on HF1851:
Elaine Keefe, Minnesota Libraries Association
Nathan Mathews, City of Staples

Representative Garofalo laid over HF1851 for later consideration or possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF2001 (McFarlane) Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District funding provided for a new facility, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2001 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Capital Investment.

Representative Carol McFarlane presented HF2001.

Testifying on HF2001:
Connie Hayes, Superintendent, Northeast Metro 916 School Districts

Representative Garofalo laid over HF2001 for later consideration or possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF2106 (Winkler) Perpich Center for Arts Education funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2106 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Capital Investment.

Representative Ryan Winkler presented HF2106.

Testifying on HF2106:
Sue Mackert, Executive Director, Perpich Center for Arts Education
Mike Zabel, Director of Finance, Perpich Center for Arts Education

Representative Garofalo laid over HF2106 for later consideration or possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 2:13 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:
  • HF1778 (Cornish) - Independent School District No. 2134, United South Central, funding provided for a cooperative facilities grant, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1794 (Fritz) - Minnesota State Academies funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1851 (McFarlane) - Library accessibility and improvement grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1997 (Davids) - Independent School District No. 239, Rushford-Peterson, funding provided for two school facilities, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2001 (McFarlane) - Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District funding provided for a new facility, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1264 (Hancock) - Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake, facilities renovation and construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2106 (Winkler) - Perpich Center for Arts Education funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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01:00 - Gavel, and committee immediately recessed because of technical problems.
02:54 - Reconvening of committee, and discussion of HF1778 (Cornish) Independent School District #2134, United South Central, funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
26:50 - HF1997 (Davids) Independent School District #239, Rushford-Peterson; funding provided for two school facilities, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
49:07 - HF1794 (Fritz) Minnesota State Academies funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
1:12:10 - HF1851 (McFarlane) Library accessibility and improvement grants funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
1:24:03 - HF2001 (McFarlane) Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District funding provided for a new facility, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
1:35:53 - HF2106 (Winkler) Perpich Center for Arts Education funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes.


No final action on bonding bills will be taken in today's hearing.