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FORTY-FIRST MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 18, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIRST 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 8:15AM, March 18, 2014 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:
Davnie

A quorum was present.

Representative Hertaus moved the minutes of March 13, 2014 be approved.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Morgan moved HF2180 (Murphy, E.) School district employee health coverage provisions amended, and money appropriated. - pending referral.

Representative Brynaert moved the H2180A25 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morgan moved the H2180A26 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Public testimony on HF2180 was provided by Brandon Rettke, Director of Public Affairs at Education Minnesota; Bob Nystrom, educator in Burnsville; Gretchen Garcia, educator in Eastern Carver County; Superintendent Les Fujitake, Bloomington Public Schools; Superintendent Dennis Carlson, Anoka-Hennepin Schools; Paul Bourgeois, Business Manager, Minnetonka Public Schools; Grace Kelliher, Minnesota School Board Association; Sam Walseth, Minnesota Rural Education Association and Minnesota Service Cooperatives.

Representative Gruenhagen moved the H2180A14 amendment and request a roll call vote. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll as follows:

The members voting in the affirmative:

Erickson, S.
Gruenhagen
Hertaus
McDonald
Myhra
Quam
Wills
Woodard

The members voting in the negative:

Marquart
Slocum
Anzelc
Bernardy
Brynaert
Mariani
Moran
Morgan
Newton
Radinovich
Selcer

Being 8 votes in the affirmative and 11 in the negative: THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hertaus moved the H2180A15 amendment and requested a roll call vote. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll as follows:

The members voting in the affirmative:

Erickson, S.
Gruenhagen
Hertaus
McDonald
Myhra
Quam
Wills
Woodard

The members voting in the negative:

Marquart
Slocum
Anzelc
Bernardy
Brynaert
Mariani
Moran
Morgan
Newton
Radinovich
Selcer

Being 8 votes in the affirmative and 11 in the negative: THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Wills moved the H2180A28 amendment then withdrew the amendment.

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

Representative Morgan renewed his motion that, as amended, HF2180 be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs. Representative Woodard requested a roll call vote.

The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll as follows:

The members voting in the affirmative:

Marquart
Slocum
Anzelc
Bernardy
Brynaert
Mariani
Moran
Morgan
Newton
Radinovich

The members voting in the negative:

Erickson, S.
Gruenhagen
Hertaus
McDonald
Myhra
Quam
Selcer
Wills
Woodard

Being 10 votes in the affirmative and 9 in the negative: THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:45AM.

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Representative Paul Marquart, Chair

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Joe Gould, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Documents:

HF2180 (Murphy, E.) School district employee health coverage provisions amended, and money appropriated. - pending referral