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Education Finance

FORTY-FIRST MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 21, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIRST 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 February 21, 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
DITTRICH, Denise
ERICKSON, Sondra
DAVNIE, Jim
DOWNEY, Keith
FABIAN, Dan
LOON, Jenifer
MARIANI, Carlos
MYHRA, Pam
PETERSEN, Branden
QUAM, Duane
SLOCUM, Linda
WARD, John
WOODARD, Kelby

A quorum was present.

Representative Erickson moved that the joint hearing minutes of February 16, 2012 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2127 (Myhra) Online learning parameters modified, graduation requirements modified, and digital learning provided.

Representative Myhra moved HF2127 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Woodard moved the H2127A1 amendment to HF2127.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Myhra moved an oral amendment to HF2127:
Page 4, line 18, delete "digital curriculum" and insert "technology".
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Myhra moved the H2127A4 amendment to HF2127.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pam Myhra presented HF2127 .

Representative Myhra renewed her motion that HF2127 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF329 (Bills) Public school employees prohibited from using public funds and resources to advocate to pass, elect, or defeat a political candidate, ballot question, or pending legislation.

Representative Bills moved HF329 recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Bills moved the H329DE2 amendment to HF329.
Representative Bills incorporated an oral amendment:
Page 1, line 1.11, delete subsection (3);
Page 1, line 1.14, delete
Page 1, line 1.13, renumber subsection (4) to be (3),
Page 1, line 1.13, delete "or"
Page 1, line 1.10 at the end of subsection (2), add "or"
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kurt Bills presented HF329.

Testimony on HF329:
Michelle Volk, School Board Member, Lakeville School District
Roger Aaronson, School Principals Association
Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Kirk Schneidawind, Minnesota Schools Boards Association
John Kysylyczyn, Roseville Schools Parent
Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota
Matt Toburen, SEIU

Representative Bills renewed his motion that HF329 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2244 (O'Driscoll) Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission, and commission authority granted to employ a director to oversee, manage, and administer school trust lands.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2244 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources.

Representative Garofalo moved the H2244A1 amendment to HF2244.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Tim O’Driscoll presented HF2244.

Testifying on HF2244:
Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Boards Association
Wayne Brandt, MN Forest Industries, MN Timber Producers Association
Tom Landwehr, Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources
Craig Pagel, Iron Mining Association

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF2244 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the committee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 2:25p.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:
  • HF329 (Bills) - Public school employees prohibited from using public funds and resources to advocate to pass, elect, or defeat a political candidate, ballot question, or pending legislation.
  • HF2127 (Myhra) - Online learning parameters modified, graduation requirements modified, and digital learning provided.
  • HF2244 (O'Driscoll) - Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission, and director provided for school trust lands.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:20 - Gavel, and consideration of HF2127 (Myhra) Online learning parameters modified, graduation requirements modified, and digital learning provided.
03:04 - Initial discussion of HF329 (Bills) Public school employees prohibited from using public funds and resources to advocate to pass, elect, or defeat a political candidate, ballot question, or pending legislation.
04:00 - Renewed discussion of HF2127 (Myhra) Online learning parameters modified, graduation requirements modified, and digital learning provided.
08:47 - Renewed discussion of HF329 (Bills) Public school employees prohibited from using public funds and resources to advocate to pass, elect, or defeat a political candidate, ballot question, or pending legislation.
54:13 - HF2244 (O'Driscoll) Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission, and commission authority granted to employ a director to oversee, manage, and administer school trust lands.
* Due to the committee running overtime and another committee on the TV production schedule, TV coverage ended following vote on HF2244.
Runs 1 hour, 54 minutes.