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Education Finance

FIFTY-THIRD MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 22, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Kelly, Vice Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:31 p.m. on March 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
ERICKSON, Sondra
FABIAN, Dan
LOON, Jenifer
MARIANI, Carlos
MYHRA, Pam
QUAM, Duane
SLOCUM, Linda
WARD, John
WOODARD, Kelby

A quorum was not present.

A quorum was present at 12:34 p.m.

HF2918 (Anzelc) School district transportation aid provisions modified.

Representative Anzelc moved HF2918 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Anzelc presented HF2918.

Testifying on HF2918:
Tom Keliher, Minnesota School Bus Operators Association
Brad Lundell, Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation
Jan Vanderwall, Transporation Director, Roseville School District
Daron Korte, Minnesota Department of Education
Tom Melcher, Minnesota Department of Education

Representative Kelly laid over HF2918 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Woodard moved that the minutes of March 21, 2012 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2792 (Doepke) Independent School District No. 284, Wayzata, lease levy authorized for administrative space.

Representative Kelly moved HF2792 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Representative Kelly moved the H2792DE1 amendment to HF2792.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kelly renewed his motion that HF2792 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2939 (Downey) School district detachment and annexation proposal petition requirements modified.

Representative Downey moved HF2939 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Downey moved the H2939A1 amendment to HF2939.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Downey presented HF2939.

Testifying on HF2939:
Alan Koehler, Edina Resident
Kirk Schneidawind, Minnesota School Boards Association
Dr. John Schultz, Superintendent, Hopkins School District
John Toop, Finance Director, Hopkins School District

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

Representative Kelly assumed the gavel at 1:38 p.m.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 1:41 p.m.

Representative Downey renewed his motion that HF2939 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 1:53 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:
  • HF2792 (Doepke) - Lease levy expanded to include administrative space.
  • HF2918 (Anzelc) - School district transportation aid provisions modified.
  • HF2939 (Downey) - School district detachment and annexation proposal petition requirements modified.