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FORTY-FOURTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 28, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FOURTH 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 28, 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
MYHRA, Pam
PETERSEN, Branden
QUAM, Duane
SLOCUM, Linda
WARD, John
WOODARD, Kelby

Members excused:
MARIANI, Carlos

A quorum was not present.

A quorum was present at 12:37.

Representative Greiling moved that the minutes of February 23, 2012 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2376 (LeMieur) School food service fund equipment purchase approval process simplified.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2376 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative LeMieur presented HF2376.

Testimony on HF2376:
Elaine Keefe, Minnesota School Nutrition Association
Sam Walseth, Minnesota Rural Education Association
Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Association of School Business Officials
Daron Korte, Minnesota Department of Education

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF2376 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2383 (Barrett) St. Croix River Education District; building lease levy alternative uses permitted.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2383 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Representative Garofalo moved the H2383A1 amendment to HF2383.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Garofalo moved an oral amendment to HF2383.
Page 3, line 3.16, strike "2012" and replace with "2013"
Page 3, line 3.16, strike "20222" and replace with "2028"
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Garofalo moved an oral amendment to HF2383.
Page 3, Line 3.13: after "building", insert "and land"
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Barrett presented HF2383.

Testifying on HF2383:
Dr. Kim Gibbons, Environmental Director, Saint Croix River Education District
Cheryl Rudd

Representative Garofalo laid over HF2383, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF1413 (Fritz) Independent School District No. 656, Faribault, lease levy authorized for administrative space.

Representative Garofalo moved HF1413 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Representative Garofalo moved the H1413A1 amendment to HF1413.

Representative Fritz presented HF1413.

Testifying on HF1413:
Todd Sesker, Superintendent, Faribault Public Schools

Representative Garofalo laid over HF1413, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF2192 (Drazkowski) Independent School District No. 857 Lewiston-Altura authorized to exercise remaining disability access project levy authority.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2192 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Representative Drazkowski presented HF2192.

Testifying on HF2192:
Jeff Apse, ISD 857, Lewiston-Altura School District
Vern Koepp, Rush City Schools

Representative Garofalo laid over HF2192, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF1983 (Garofalo) No Child Left Behind Act non-implementation fiscal impact annual management and budget report repealed.

Representative Garofalo moved HF1983 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Garofalo presented HF1983.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF1983 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 1:04 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:
  • HF2192 (Drazkowski) - Independent School District No. 857, Lewiston-Altura, authorized to exercise remaining disability access project levy authority.
  • HF2376 (LeMieur) - School food service fund equipment purchase approval process simplified.
  • HF2383 (Barrett) - St. Croix River Education District; building lease levy alternative uses permitted.
  • HF1983 (Garofalo) - No Child Left Behind Act non-implementation fiscal impact annual management and budget report repealed.
  • HF1413 (Fritz) - Independent School District No. 656, Faribault, lease levy authorized for administrative space.
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