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FORTY-SIXTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 26, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SIXTH 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 26, 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.
Gruenhagen
Hertaus
Mariani
McDonald
Moran
Morgan
Myhra
Newton
Quam
Radinovich
Selcer
Wills

A quorum was present.

Representative Hertaus moved the minutes of March 25, 2014 be approved.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Marquart moved HF3171 (Marquart) General education funding and policy modifications provided for early childhood, kindergarten through grade 12, and adult education, including general education, education excellence, special education, nutrition, and self-sufficiency and lifelong learning; forecast adjustments made; and money appropriated.

Chair Marquart moved the author’s H3171A14-0977 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

House Researcher Tim Strom explained the author’s H3171A4 amendment.

Chair Marquart moved the author’s H3171A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.



Representative Selcer moved the H3171A1-1 amendment. Members discussed the amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Brynaert moved the H3171A8 amendment. Members discussed the amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Myhra moved the H3171A9 amendment. Members discussed the amendment. Daron Korte, Minnesota Department of Education; Nancy Hylden, MINNEminds; Valerie Dosland, Parent Aware; and Jim Bartholomew, Minnesota Business Partnership provided public testimony on the amendment.

A roll call vote was requested. The Committee Legislative Assistant took the roll as follows:

The members voting in the negative:

Marquart
Slocum
Bernardy
Brynaert
Davnie
Mariani
Moran
Morgan
Radinovich
Selcer

The members voting in the affirmative:

Erickson, S.
Gruenhagen
Hertaus
McDonald
Myhra
Quam
Wills
Woodard

Being 8 votes in the affirmative and 10 in the negative: THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Mariani moved the H3171A10 amendment, presented information on the amendment, then withdrew the amendment.

Representative Selcer moved the H3171A15 amendment. Members discussed the amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Slocum moved the H3171A16 amendment. Members discussed the amendment. Representative Slocum accepted a technical amendment to the amendment to insert “July 1, 2015” on line 2.23 and strike “the day following final enactment.” THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Brynaert moved the H3171A17 amendment, presented information on the amendment, then withdrew the amendment.

Representative Newton moved the H3171A14 amendment, presented information on the amendment, then withdrew the amendment.

Representative Morgan moved the H3171A18 amendment. Members discussed the amendment. Daron Korte and Dr. Tom Melcher from the Minnesota Department of Education provided public testimony on the amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

House Researcher Tim Strom described a district by district printout that shows the estimated revenue changes to school districts due to the increase in the basic formula allowance, increase in English Learner revenue and increase in School Readiness revenue. Mr. Strom also summarized a list of school districts that are expected to qualify for additional equity revenue beginning in fiscal year 2017.

Chair Marquart renewed his motion that, as amended, HF3171 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. 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
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05:27 - Gavel.
06:05 - HF3171 (Marquart) General education funding and policy modifications provided for early childhood, kindergarten through grade 12, and adult education, including general education, education excellence, special education, nutrition, and self-sufficiency and lifelong learning; forecast adjustments made; and money appropriated.
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HF3171 (Marquart) General education funding and policy modifications provided for early childhood, kindergarten through grade 12, and adult education, including general education, education excellence, special education, nutrition, and self-sufficiency and lifelong learning; forecast adjustments made; and money appropriated. - amendment consideration and re-referral.