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Education Finance

NINTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 01, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH 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 1, 2011, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

GAROFALO, Pat, Chair
GREILING, Mindy
ANDERSON, Paul
ANZELC, Tom
BILLS, Kurt
BRYNAERT, Kathy
DAVNIE, Jim
DITTRICH, Denise
DOWNEY, Keith
ERICKSON, Sondra
FABIAN, Dan
GREILING, Mindy
LOON, Jenifer
MARIANI, Carlos
MYHRA, Pam
PETERSEN, Branden
QUAM, Duane
SLOCUM, Linda
WARD, John
WOODARD, Kelby

Excused:
KELLY, Tim, Vice Chair

A quorum was not present.

A quorum was present at 12:35 p.m.

Representative Peterson moved that the minutes of January 27, 2011 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF88 (Doepke) Student health personnel set-aside removed.

Representative Loon moved HF88 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

Testifying in favor:
Kirk Schneidawind, Associate Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Association of School Boards
Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Brad Lundell, Executive Director, Schools for Equity in Education
Jim Grathwol, Lobbyist, Minneapolis Public Schools
Representative Kim Norton
Grace Keliher, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Association of School Boards
Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Association of School Business Officials
Sam Walseth, Director of Legislative Action, Minnesota Rural Education Association

Testifying in opposition:
Dr. Walter Roberts, Jr., Professor of Counselor Education, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Dan Campo, Lobby Minnesota, representing Minnesota School Councilors Association

Representative Greiling requested a roll call on HF88.

Representative Loon moved that HF88 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

The following twelve members voted aye:
GAROFALO
ANDERSON, P
BILLS
DITTRICH
DOWNEY
ERICKSON
FABIAN
LOON
MYHRA
PETERSEN
QUAM
WOODARD

The following seven members voted nay:
ANZELC
BRYNAERT
DAVNIE
GREILING
MARIANI
SLOCUM
WARD

The following member was excused:
KELLY

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on legislative priorities heard from the following groups:
Schools for Equity in Education, Brad Lundell, Executive Director

Chairman Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 2:17 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:
  • HF88 (Doepke) - School personnel maintenance of effort and set-aside requirements removed, and financial decision making returned to school districts.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:45 - Gavel.
01:24 - HF88 (Doepke) Student health personnel set-aside removed.
1:23:13 - Legislative priorities: Schools for Equity in Education.
Runs 1 hour, 47 minutes.


Schools for Equity in Education: Brad Lundell, Executive Director