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Education Finance

FORTY-SECOND MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 22, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-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 12:30 p.m. on February 22, 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
FABIAN, Dan
LOON, Jenifer
MYHRA, Pam
PETERSEN, Branden
QUAM, Duane
SLOCUM, Linda
WARD, John
WOODARD, Kelby

Members excused:
ERICKSON, Sondra
MARIANI, Carlos

A quorum was not present.

A quorum was present at 12:34.

Representative Greiling moved that the minutes of February 15, 2012 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loon moved that the minutes of February 21, 2012 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1586 (McDonald) Motorcycle safety education program fund allocation provisions modified.

Representative McDonald presented HF1586.

Representative Garofalo moved HF1586 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Transportation.

Representative Garofalo moved an oral amendment to HF1586.
Page 2, line 2.9 replace "2011" with "2012".
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF1586:
Jed Duncan, Minnesota Rider Academy
Kevin McHenry, Minnesota Department of Education
Bill Schafer, Motorcycle Safety Program, Minnesota Department of Safety
Joanne Rasmussen, Coordinator of Motorcycle Safety, South Central College

Representative Garofalo laid over HF1586 for later consideration or possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF269 (Downey) Teacher contract qualified economic offer provided.

Representative Downey moved HF269 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Downey moved an oral amendment to HF269.
Page 1, line 1.19-1.20: strike "as required for collective bargaining agreements under section 123B.05, subdivision 2,"
Page 1, line 3.8-3.9: strike "as required for collective bargaining agreements under section 123B.05, subdivision 2,"
Page 4, line 4.6, replace "2011" with "2012".
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Downey presented HF1586.

Testimony on HF269:
Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Grace Keliher, Minnesota Schools Boards Association
Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota
Matt Toburen, SEIU
Chris Leinen, Bemidji Schools
Jenny Holte, Professor of Engineering
Rick Clark, Superintendent, Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart School District

Representative Anderson assumed the gavel at 1:05 p.m.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 1:14 p.m.

Representative Greiling requested a roll call.

Representative Downey renewed his motion that HF269 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

The following ten members voted aye:
GAROFALO
KELLY
ANDERSON, P
BILLS
DOWNEY
FABIAN
LOON
MYHRA
QUAM
WOODARD

The following eight members voted nay:
ANZELC
BRYNAERT
DAVNIE
DITTRICH
GREILING
PETERSEN
SLOCUM
WARD

The following members were excused:
ERICKSON
MARIANI

There being 10 ayes, 8 nays and 2 members excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Greiling moved that the minutes of February 15, 2012 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loon moved that the minutes of February 21, 2012 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 2:25 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:
  • HF269 (Downey) - Teacher contract qualified economic offer provided.
  • HF1586 (McDonald) - Motorcycle safety education program fund allocation provisions modified.
  • HF2037 (Garofalo) - Community education, school readiness, and Early Childhood Family Education fund balance penalties eliminated.
Documents:

HFxxxx (Garofalo) - Legacy arts funding for schools (Informational Hearing Only)