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FORTY-FOURTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 24, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FOURTH 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 4:46PM, March 24, 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
Davnie
Erickson, S.
Hertaus
Mariani
McDonald
Moran
Morgan
Myhra
Newton
Quam
Radinovich
Selcer
Wills

Members excused:
Gruenhagen

A quorum was present.

Representative Moran moved the minutes of March 20, 2014 be approved.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davnie moved HF2290 (Fischer) Harambee school transferred from the East Metro Integration District to the Roseville School District.

Public testimony on HF2290 was provided by Dr. Jean Lubke, Executive Director of East Metro Integration District; Shari Thompson, Business Manager, Roseville Area Schools, ISD 623.

Members’ questions and comments were addressed throughout the bill’s presentation.

Chair Marquart laid over HF2290.

HF592 (Ward, J.A.) Perpich Center for Arts Education authorized to operate a voluntary integration magnet school, staff and facilities transferred, funding provided, formulas modified, and money appropriated.

The H0592DE2 amendment was presented.

Public testimony on HF592 was provided by Sue Mackert, Executive Director, Perpich Center for Arts Education.

Members’ questions and comments were addressed throughout the bill’s presentation.

Representative Anzelc moved HF1876 (Persell) Headwaters Science Center grant authorized, and money appropriated.

Public testimony on HF1876 was provided by Susan Joy, Director, Headwaters Science Center.

Members’ questions and comments were addressed throughout the bill’s presentation.

Chair Marquart laid over HF1876.

Representative McDonald moved HF3185 (FitzSimmons) Location equity revenue school district eligibility expanded.

There was no one wishing to provide public testimony on HF3185.

Members’ questions and comments were addressed throughout the bill’s presentation.

Chair Marquart laid over HF3185 for possible inclusion in an education finance omnibus bill.

Representative Mariani moved HF2861 (Isaacson) Education commissioner directed to consult with experts to determine the content and status of Minnesota's career and technical education programs, and money appropriated.

The author’s H2861DE amendment was presented.

Public testimony on HF2861 was provided by Daron Korte, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education.

Members’ questions and comments were addressed throughout the bill’s presentation.

Chair Marquart laid over HF2861.

Representative Newton moved HF2693 (Sawatzky) Special Education Case Load and Rule Alignment Task Force (2014) recommendations implemented, and commissioner of education authorized to use expedited rulemaking to implement the rule recommendations of the task force.

Public testimony on HF2693 was provided by Rose Hermodson, Minnesota Department of Education.

Members’ questions and comments were addressed throughout the bill’s presentation.

Chair Marquart laid over HF2693.

Representative Selcer moved HF2568 (Sawatzky) Special education; paperwork burdens reduced by creating a unified online system for collecting and reporting required special education due process data and thereby increasing opportunities for special education educators to focus on teaching students.

Representative Selcer moved the H2568A5-1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Public testimony on HF2568 was provided by Daron Korte, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Education; Brad Lundell, Minnesota Administrators for Special Education; Jodee Buhr, Education Minnesota.

Members’ questions and comments were addressed throughout the bill’s presentation.

Chair Marquart laid over HF2568 as amended.

Representative Morgan moved HF3188 (Morgan) General education basic formula increased, and money appropriated.

Public testimony on HF3188 was provided by Scott Croonquist, Association of Metropolitan School Districts; Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Board Association; Gary Amoroso, Minnesota Association of School Administrators; Roger Aronson, Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals.

Members’ questions and comments were addressed throughout the bill’s presentation.

Chair Marquart laid over HF3188.

Representative Selcer moved HF2681 (Selcer) School district review and comment requirements modified.

Representative Selcer moved the author’s H2681A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Public testimony on HF2681 was provided by Mark Bollinger, Deputy Chief Operations Officer for Minneapolis Public Schools; Paul Bourgeois, Business Manager for Minnetonka Public Schools; Dr. Tom Melcher, Program Director, Minnesota Department of Education;

Members’ questions and comments were addressed throughout the bill’s presentation.

Chair Marquart laid over HF2681 as amended.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:54PM.

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Representative Paul Marquart, Chair

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Joe Gould, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1876 (Persell) - Headwaters Science Center grant authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF3185 (FitzSimmons) - Location equity revenue school district eligibility expanded.
  • HF2861 (Isaacson) - Education commissioner directed to consult with experts to determine the content and status of Minnesota's career and technical education programs, and money appropriated.
  • HF3188 (Morgan) - General education basic formula increased, and money appropriated.
  • HF2693 (Sawatzky) - Special Education Case Load and Rule Alignment Task Force 2014 recommendations implemented, and commissioner of education authorized to use expedited rulemaking to implement the rule recommendations of the task force.
  • HF2681 (Selcer) - School district review and comment requirements modified.
  • HF2568 (Sawatzky) - Special education; paperwork burdens reduced by creating a unified online system for collecting and reporting required special education due process data and thereby increasing opportunities for special education educators to focus on teaching students.
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02:53 - Gavel.
04:35 - Update by House Research staff on new tax bill's location equity revenue provisions.
08:01 - HF2290 (Fischer) Harambee school transferred from the East Metro Integration District to the Roseville School District (this bill is an updated version of HF833).
17:33 - HF592 (Ward, J.A.) Perpich Center for Arts Education authorized to operate a voluntary integration magnet school, staff and facilities transferred, funding provided, formulas modified, and money appropriated (informational only).
26:55 - HF1876 (Persell) Headwaters Science Center grant authorized, and money appropriated.
40:26 - HF3185 (FitzSimmons) Location equity revenue school district eligibility expanded.
50:15 - HF2861 (Isaacson) Education commissioner directed to consult with experts to determine the content and status of Minnesota's career and technical education programs, and money appropriated.
1:13:00 - HF2693 (Sawatzky) Special Education Case Load and Rule Alignment Task Force (2014) recommendations implemented, and commissioner of education authorized to use expedited rulemaking to implement the rule recommendations of the task force.
1:17:30 - HF2568 (Sawatzky) Special education; paperwork burdens reduced by creating a unified online system for collecting and reporting required special education due process data and thereby increasing opportunities for special education educators to focus on teaching students.
1:48:19 - HF3188 (Morgan) General education basic formula increased, and money appropriated.
1:54:13 - HF2681 (Selcer) School district review and comment requirements modified.
Runs 2 hours, 6 minutes.


Other bills may be added.
HF592 (Ward, J.A.) Perpich Center for Arts Education authorized to operate a voluntary integration magnet school, staff and facilities transferred, funding provided, formulas modified, and money appropriated. - informational only
HF2290 (Fischer) Harambee school transferred from the East Metro Integration District to the Roseville School District. - this bill is an updated version of HF833