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Education Finance

TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 19, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH 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 19, 2013 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:
Slocum, Vice Chair
Woodard, GOP Lead

A quorum was present.

Representative Moran moved the minutes of March 14th, 2013 be approved.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bernardy moved HF808 (Bernardy) Adult basic education aid annual program growth factor increased.

Public testimony was provided by Tom Cytron-Hysom - Literacy Action Network; Brent Olinger - Manager of Adult Programs at Mounds View Public Schools; Hayet Boudoumi - Mounds View Public Schools adult learner.

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

CHAIR MARQUART LAID OVER HF808 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Anzelc moved HF1407 (Anzelc) Allocation of contracted pupil transportation expenses across categories simplified.

Representative Anzelc moved the author's H1407A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Public testimony was provided by Brad Lundell and Dave Peterson of the Minnesota Association for Pupil Transportation; Tom Melcher of the Minnesota Department of Education; and Rick Heller of Twice Exceptional.

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

CHAIR MARQUART LAID OVER HF1407 AS AMENDED FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Moran moved HF1141 (Moran) Homeless children qualified for early educational services.

Public testimony was provided by Sharon Henry-Blythe and Alexandra Fitzsimmons of the Children's Defense Fund -Minnesota; Ann Masten of the University of Minnesota; Ricker Heller of unofficial representative of the twice exceptional print-disabled; and Tom Melcher of the Minnesota Department of Education.

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

CHAIR MARQUART LAID OVER HF1141 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Radinovich moved HF1406 (Radinovich) Education advancement revenue created, operating referendum reduced, property taxes reduced, and money appropriated.

Public testimony was provided by Sam Walseth of the Minnesota Rural Education Association; Robin Dial, parent of student at Cambridge-Isanti School District; Siglind Dial, student at Cambridge-Isanti School District; Lori Grivna, Association of Metro School Districts(opposes referendum freeze); Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education; Lars Negstad, ISIAH; Jody Bahr, Education Minnesota; and Mary Cecconi, Parents United.

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

CHAIR MARQUART LAID OVER HF1406 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

Representative Anzelc moved HF658 (Melin) Taconite revenue levy reductions adjusted.

Public testimony was provided by Kathy Erickson of the Arrowhead Regional Computing Consortium.

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

CHAIR MARQUART LAID OVER HF658 FOR POSSIBLE INCLUSION IN AN OMNIBUS EDUCATION FINANCE BILL.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:50 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:
  • HF658 (Melin) - Taconite revenue levy reductions adjusted.
  • HF808 (Bernardy) - Adult basic education aid annual program growth factor increased.
  • HF1407 (Anzelc) - Contracted pupil transportation expense allocation across categories simplified.
  • HF1406 (Radinovich) - Education advancement revenue created, operating referendum reduced, property taxes reduced, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1141 (Moran) - Homeless children qualified for early educational services.
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01:46 - Gavel.
02:21 - HF808 (Bernardy) Adult basic education aid annual program growth factor increased.
19:44 - HF1407 (Anzelc) Allocation of contracted pupil transportation expenses across categories simplified.
41:48 - HF1141 (Moran) Homeless children qualified for early educational services.
1:10:58 - HF1406 (Radinovich) Education advancement revenue created, operating referendum reduced, property taxes reduced, and money appropriated.
1:33:50 - HF658 (Melin) Taconite revenue levy reductions adjusted.
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