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Education Finance

TWELFTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 12, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION FINANCE
Chair, Representative Paul Marquart

MINUTES

Representative Marquart, Chair of the Committee on Education Finance, called the meeting to order at 8:15 AM, February 12, 2013 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Marquart, Chair
Woodard, GOP Lead
Bernardy
Brynaert
Erickson, S.
Gruenhagen
Hertaus
McDonald
Moran
Morgan
Myhra
Newton
Quam
Radinovich
Selcer
Wills

Members excused:
Slocum, Vice Chair
Anzelc
Davnie
Mariani

A quorum was present.

Representative Hertaus moved the minutes of February 6, 2013 and February 7, 2013 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

House Fiscal Analyst Melissa Johnson gave an overview of the state education funding accounting shifts that have been used in recent years.

HF1 (Selcer) A bill for an act relating to education finance; restoring the school district current year aid payment shift percentage to 90; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 127A.45, subdivision 2.

HF134 (Woodard) A bill for an act relating to education finance; repaying the school aids shifts; restoring the school district current year aid payment shift percentage to 90; eliminating the property tax recognition shift; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 123B.75, subdivision 5; 127A.45, subdivision 2.

Public testimony on HF1 and HF134 was provided by the following individuals:

Scott Croonquist - Minnesota Association of School Administrators and Brad Lundell - Schools for Equity in Education spoke in support of establishing a funding target for E-12 education that will address past funding deficiencies and make the necessary new investments to ensure that all Minnesota students have the educational opportunities they need to graduate from high school prepared to enter post-secondary education;

Jan Alswager - Education Minnesota spoke in support of looking at the overall tax system to find an education funding solution to prevent the state from using school shifts in the future.

CHAIR MARQUART LAID OVER HF1 and HF134 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

HF53 (Woodard) A bill for an act relating to education finance; requiring a three-fifths vote to pass legislation reducing the school aid payment percentage below 90; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 127A.45, subdivision 1.

HF235 (Woodard) A bill for an act relating to education finance; requiring a three-fifths vote to pass legislation increasing the property tax recognition shift percentage or reducing the school aid percentage below 90; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 123B.75, subdivision 5; 127A.45, subdivision 1.

CHAIR MARQUART LAID OVER HF53 and HF235 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 AM.


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Representative Paul Marquart, Chair


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Joe Gould, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1 (Selcer) - School district current year aid payment shift percentage restored to 90.
  • HF53 (Woodard) - Legislative three-fifths vote required to pass the school aid payment percentage below 90.
  • HF134 (Woodard) - School aid shifts repaid, school district current year aid payment percentage restored to 90, and property tax recognition shift eliminated.
  • HF235 (Woodard) - Legislative three-fifths vote required to pass legislation increasing the property tax recognition shift percentage or reducing the school aid percentage below 90.
House TV Video:
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00:10 - Gavel and introductory comments.
01:45 - Overview of school payments shifts.
06:05 - HF1 (Selcer) School district current year aid payment shift percentage restored to 90.
16:20 - HF134 (Woodard) School aids shifts repaid, school district current year aid payment percentage restored to 90, and property tax recognition shift eliminated.
43:37 - Public testimony on HF1 and HF134.
1:23:07 - Discussion of HF235 (Woodard) Three-fifths vote required to pass legislation increasing the property tax recognition shift percentage or reducing the school aid percentage below 90 and HF53 (Woodard) Legislative three-fifths vote required to pass the school aid payment percentage below 90.
Runs 1 hours, 30 minutes.