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Education Finance

FIFTY-FIRST MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 20, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-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 March 20, 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
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

Members excused:
GREILING, Mindy, DFL Lead

A quorum was not present.

A quorum was present at 12:36 p.m.

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

HF2640 (Dettmer) Pay differential law amended as it applies to school district employees who are members of the National Guard or any other reserve unit.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2640 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Dettmer presented HF2640.

Testifying on HF2640:
Kirk Schneidawind, Minnesota School Boards Association

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF2640 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2890 (Quam) Mobile technology funding provided for a pilot project designed to increase the efficiency and efficacy of instructional services, and money appropriated.

Representative Garofalo moved HF2640 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Quam presented HF2890.

Testifying on HF2890:
Dr. Wendy Shannon, Superintendent, Byron School District
Jen Hegna, Director of Information and Learning Technology, Byron School District
Daron Korte, Minnesota Department of Education

Representative Garofalo laid over HF2890 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF2714 (Woodard) Charter school accountability and success fostered, and money appropriated.

Representative Woodard moved HF2714 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Mariani moved the H2714A5 amendment to HF2714.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Woodard presented HF2714.

Testifying on HF2714:
Al Fan, Minnesota Charter School Partnership
Brian Sweeney, Minnesota Charter School Partnership
Eric Mahmoud, Executive Director, Harvest Preparatory School
Shannon Blankenship, Executive Director, Hiawatha Leadership Academy
Eugene Piccolo, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Charter Schools
Karen Balmer, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Teaching
Cyndy Crist, Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Representative Anderson assumed the chair at 12:50 p.m.

Representative Garofalo assumed the chair at 2:04 p.m.

Representative Garofalo laid over HF2714, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 2:16 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:
  • HF2640 (Dettmer) - Pay differential law amended as it applies to school district employees who are members of the National Guard or any other reserve unit.
  • HF2714 (Woodard) - Charter school accountability and success fostered, and money appropriated.
  • HF2890 (Quam) - Mobile technology funding provided for a pilot project designed to increase the efficiency and efficacy of instructional services, and money appropriated.