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Education Finance

FORTY-SIXTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 06, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SIXTH 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 March 6, 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 not present.

A quorum was present at 12:41.

HF2468 (Vogel) School district pension subtraction repealed.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2468 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Vogel presented HF2468.

Testimony on HF2468:
John Thein, Superintendent, Roseville School District

Representative Garofalo laid over HF2468 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF2647 (Myhra) Public data definition relating to agreements involving payment of public money clarified.

Representative Myhra moved HF2647 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Civil Law.

Representative Myhra presented HF2647.

Testifying on HF2647:
Rick Heller, Parent

Representative Myhra renewed her motion that HF2647 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Civil Law.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Anderson moved that the minutes of February 29, 2012 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2651 (Loon) Teachers charged with felonies suspensions without pay authorized.
Representative Loon moved HF2651 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Education Reform.

Representative Loon presented HF2651.

Testifying on HF2651:
Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Boards Association
Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota
Roger Aaronson, Secondary Principals Association, Elementary Principals Association

Representative Loon renewed her motion that HF2651 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Education Reform.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1870 (Petersen) School districts allowed to base unrequested leave of absence and discharge and demotion decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.

Representative Petersen presented HF1870.

Testifying on HF2651:
Sondra Samuels, Northside Achievement Zone; MinnCAN, African American Leadership Forum
Jennifer Flood, Parent, Former Public School Teacher
Ann Kay, Students First
Benjamin Arndt, Students for Education Reform
Lynelle Mikkelson, Put Kids First Minneapolis
Fred Daly, Former Rochester School Board Member
Vallay Varro, Executive Director, MinnCAN
Mary Cecconi, Parents United for Public Schools
James Barnhill, Recording Secretary, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers
Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership

Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 2:18 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:
  • HF1870 (Petersen) - School districts allowed to base unrequested leave of absence and discharge and demotion decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.
  • HF2468 (Vogel) - School district pension subtraction repealed.
  • HF2647 (Myhra) - Public data definition relating to agreements involving payment of public money clarified.
  • HF2651 (Loon) - Teachers charged with felonies suspensions without pay authorized.
House TV Video:
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00:25 - Gavel.
00:43 - HF2468 (Vogel) School district pension subtraction repealed.
11:32 - HF2647 (Myhra) Public data definition relating to agreements involving payment of public money clarified.
25:06 - HF2651 (Loon) Teachers charged with felonies suspensions without pay authorized.
55:43 - HF1870 (Petersen) School districts allowed to base unrequested leave of absence and discharge and demotion decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes (informational hearing only).
Runs 1 hour, 51 minutes.


HF1870 information only