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Education Finance

FORTIETH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 15, 2012

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

EDUCATION FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Kelly, Vice Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:34 p.m. on February 15, 2012, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

KELLY, Tim, Vice Chair
GREILING, Mindy, DFL Lead
ANDERSON, Paul
ANZELC, Tom
BRYNAERT, Kathy
DITTRICH, Denise
ERICKSON, Sondra
DAVNIE, Jim
DOWNEY, Keith
FABIAN, Dan
LOON, Jenifer
MYHRA, Pam
QUAM, Duane
SLOCUM, Linda
WARD, John
WOODARD, Kelby

Members excused:
GAROFALO, Pat, Chair
BILLS, Kurt
MARIANI, Carlos
PETERSEN, Branden

A quorum was present.

Representative Greiling moved that the minutes of February 14, 2012 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1860 (Woodard) Operating referendum levy aids provided to charter schools.

Representative Woodard moved HF1860 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Woodard moved the H1860A1 amendment to HF1860.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Woodard presented HF1860.

Testimony on HF1860:
Mary Cecconi, Parents United for Public Schools

Representative Kelly laid HF1860 over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

HF638 (Myhra) School grading system created, school recognition program created, school report cards modified, rulemaking authorized, and report required.

Representative Myhra moved HF638 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Myhra moved the H638A7 amendment to HF638.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Myhra presented HF638.

Testimony on HF638:
Dr. Christy Hovanatz, Center for Excellence in Education
Dr. Joe Nathan, Center for School Change
Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Daron Korte, Minnesota Department of Education

Representative Kelly laid HF638 over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

HF1913 (McDonald) Delano, Monticello, and Rockford; onetime school district fund transfer authorized.

Representative Kelly moved HF1913 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Kelly moves an oral amendment to HF1913.
Delete subdivision 2.
Line 1.14, delete 3, replace with 2.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative McDonald presented HF1913.

Testimony on HF1913:
Dr. Paul Durant, Superintendent, Rockford Public Schools
Dr. Joe Sweet, Superintendent, Delano Public Schools

Representative Kelly laid HF1913 over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

HF1781 (Anzelc) School swimming pool levy renovation costs allowed.

Representative Anzelc moved HF1781 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Anzelc presented HF1781.

Representative Kelly laid HF1781 over for possible inclusion in a future omnibus bill.

Representative Kelly adjourned the meeting at 2:07 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:
  • HF638 (Myhra) - School grading system created, school recognition program created, school report cards modified, rulemaking authorized, and report required.
  • HF1913 (McDonald) - Delano, Monticello, and Rockford; onetime school district fund transfer authorized.
  • HF1860 (Woodard) - Operating referendum levy aids provided to charter schools.
  • HF1781 (Anzelc) - School swimming pool levy renovation costs allowed.