STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Barb Sykora, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the thirteenth meeting to order at 12:33 PM on Tuesday, February 15, 2005, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
SYKORA, Barb, Chair
DEMMER, Randy, Vice Chair
EKEN, Kent ERICKSON, Sondra
Members excused: MESLOW, Doug
A quorum was present.
12:33:39 PM HF27 (Erickson) Education finance; maximum effort capital loan tax rate reduced.
12:34:55 PM Rep. Erickson moved HF27 be recommended for possible inclusion in the Education Finance Omnibus bill.
12:35:27 PM Rep. Erickson presented HF27.
12:36:47 PM Testifying on HF27:
Tim Strom, House Legislative Analyst
12:42:23 PM Rep. Newman assumed the gavel.
12:50:03 PM Testifying on HF27:
Fred Nolan, Superintendent, Foley School District
12:51:43 PM Rep. Newman laid over HF27 for possible inclusion in the Education Finance Omnibus bill.
12:52:14 PM Science Museum of Minnesota educational programs presentation
12:52:32 PM Testifying for the Science Museum:
Dr. Eric Jolly, President, Minnesota Science Museum
1:05:58 PM Dave Chittenden, Vice President of Education, Minnesota Science Museum
1:12:02 PM Rep. Sykora resumed the gavel.
1:19:31 PM Minnesota Children's Museum overview
1:20:01 PM Testifying for the Children's Museum:
Sarah Caruso, President, Minnesota Children's Museum
1:20:55 PM Rep. Nora Slawik, board member, Minnesota Children's Museum
Report presented by the Minnesota Center for Public Finance Research: "Determining the cost of an adequate education in Minnesota"
1:35:00 PM Testifying on the presentation:
Lynn Reed, Executive Director, Minnesota Taxpayers Association
1:37:37 PM Mark Haveman, Director of Development, Minnesota Taxpayers Association
2:21:33 PM Rep. Eken moved the minutes of: February 10, 2005. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
2:22:24 PM The meeting was adjourned.
REP. BARB SYKORA, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant