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Education Finance

FORTY- EIGHTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 13, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY- EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Garofalo, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. on March 13, 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
DOWNEY, Keith
ERICKSON, Sondra
FABIAN, Dan
LOON, Jenifer
MARIANI, Carlos
MYHRA, Pam
QUAM, Duane
SLOCUM, Linda
WARD, John
WOODARD, Kelby

Members excused:
DAVNIE, Jim
DOWNEY, Keith
PETERSEN, Branden

A quorum was not present.

A quorum was present at 1:42.

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

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

Representative McDonald presented HF1586.

Representative Garofalo moved the H1586A1 amendment to HF1586.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF1586 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the committee on Transportation.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2025 (Urdahl) Postsecondary enrollment options program expanded, and career and technical education task force established.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2025 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Garofalo moved an oral amendment to HF2025.
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THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF2025:
Paul Many
Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership
Center for School Change
Roger Aaronson, Elementary and Secondary Principals Association
Kirk Schneidawind, Minnesota Association of School Boards
Don Larson, Faculty, Minnesota State University of Mankato

Representative Garofalo laid over HF2025.

HF2577 (Torkelson) Independent School District No. 88, New Ulm onetime fund transfer permitted.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2577 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Representative Torkelson presented HF2577.

Representative Garofalo laid over HF2577 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF2625 (Peppin) Independent School District No. 728, Elk River, equity revenue adjusted by the metro equity region factor for students residing in the region.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2625 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Peppin presented HF2625.

Testifying on HF2625:
Joleen Jorgenson, Board Chair, Elk River School District ISD728
Joe Stangler, Director of Research, Elk River School District ISD728

Representative Garofalo laid over HF2625 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF2645 (Erickson) School district cooperative facilities grants limited.

Representative Erickson moved HF2645 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to General Register.

Representative Erickson presented HF2645.

Representative Erickson renewed her motion that HF2645 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2554 (Mariani) Career and technical levy eliminated.

Representative Mariani moved HF2554 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Representative Mariani presented HF2554.

Testifying on HF2554:
Debbie Valkyre, MN Association for Career and Technical Administrators

Representative Anderson assumed the gavel at 2:21.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 2:23.

Representative Garofalo laid over HF2554 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF2025 (Urdahl) Postsecondary enrollment options program expanded, and career and technical education task force established.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2025 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations and Elections.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF2025 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations and Elections.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 2:27 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:
  • HF2025 (Urdahl) - Postsecondary enrollment options program expanded, and career and technical education task force established.
  • HF2645 (Erickson) - School district cooperative facilities grants limited.
  • HF1586 (McDonald) - Motorcycle safety education program fund allocation provisions modified.
  • HF2554 (Mariani) - Career and technical levy eliminated.
  • HF2577 (Torkelson) - Independent School District No. 88, New Ulm, onetime fund transfer permitted.
  • HF2625 (Peppin) - Independent School District No. 728, Elk River, equity revenue adjusted by the metro equity region factor for students residing in the region.