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TWENTIETH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 05, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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, March 5th, 2013 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:
Slocum, Vice Chair
Mariani
McDonald

A quorum was present.

Representative Hertaus moved HF397 (Atkins) Independent School District No. 199, Inver Grove Heights, permitted to participate in the alternative facilities revenue program.

Public testimony on HF397 was provided by Paul Mandell, School Board Member of Inver Grove Heights Schools and Jason Mutzenberger, Business Services Director of Inver Grove Heights Schools.

Members' questions and comments were addressed throughout the bill presentation.

CHAIR MARQUART LAID OVER HF397 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Hertaus moved the minutes of February 28th, 2013 be approved.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Morgan moved HF64 (Hansen) Special School District No. 6, South St. Paul participation permitted in the alternative facilities revenue program.

Public testimony on HF64 was provided by Dave Webb, Superintendent of South Saint Paul Public Schools.

Members' questions and comments were addressed throughout the bill presentation.

CHAIR MARQUART LAID OVER HF64 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Radinovich moved HF431 (Dorholt) Independent School District No. 742, St. Cloud permitted a onetime transfer.

Representative Radinovich moved the author's amendment A13-0131. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Public testimony on HF431 was provided by Representative Dorholt.

Members' questions and comments were addressed throughout the bill presentation.

CHAIR MARQUART LAID OVER HF431, AS AMENDED, FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Anzelc moved HF312 (Dill) Independent School District No. 381, Lake Superior; technology levy authorized.

Public testimony on HF312 was provided by Bill Crandall, Superintendent of Lake Superior School District.

Members' questions and comments were addressed throughout the bill presentation.

CHAIR MARQUART LAID OVER HF312 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Erickson, E. moved HF831 (Zerwas) Independent School District No. 728, Elk River, fund transfers authorized.

Public testimony on HF831 was provided by Dr. Mark Bezek, Superintendent of Elk River Area School District.

Members' questions and comments were addressed throughout the bill presentation.

CHAIR MARQUART LAID OVER HF831 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Hertaus moved HF830 (Zerwas) Independent School District No. 728, Elk River, equity revenue adjusted by the metro equity region factor for students residing in the region.

Public testimony on HF830 was provided by Dr. Mark Bezek, Superintendent of Elk River Area School District and Jane Bunting, School Board Chair of Elk River Area School District. Dr. Bezek asked that the proposed funding apply to the whole district.

Members' questions and comments were addressed throughout the bill presentation.

CHAIR MARQUART LAID OVER HF830 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:48 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:
  • HF397 (Atkins) - Independent School District No. 199, Inver Grove Heights; alternative facilities revenue program participation permitted.
  • HF312 (Dill) - Independent School District No. 381, Lake Superior; technology levy authorized.
  • HF431 (Dorholt) - Independent School District No. 742, St. Cloud; onetime transfer permitted.
  • HF830 (Zerwas) - Independent School District No. 728, Elk River; equity revenue adjusted by the metro equity region factor for students residing in the region.
  • HF831 (Zerwas) - Independent School District No. 728, Elk River; fund transfers authorized.
  • HF64 (Hansen) - Special School District No. 6, South St. Paul; alternative facilities revenue program participation permitted.
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