STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
EDUCATION FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Barb Sykora, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the twenty-second meeting to order at 12:37 PM on Thursday, March 10, 2005, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
SYKORA, Barb, Chair
DEMMER, Randy, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
HF198 (Erhardt) School district referendum allowance limit repealed
12:38:11 PM Rep. Sykora moved HF198 be recommended for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
12:38:27 PM Rep. Erhardt presented HF198.
12:46:44 PM Testifying on HF198:
Tom Berge, Business Manager, Minnetonka School District
12:58:22 PM Ken Dragseth, Superintendent, Edina School District
1:07:07 PM John Thein, Superintendent, Roseville School District
1:18:08 PM Jerry Ness, Executive Director, Minnesota Rural Education Association
1:20:06 PM Sam Walseth, Lobbyist, Minnesota Rural Education Association
1:20:19 PM Brad Lundell, Executive Director, Schools for Equity in Education
1:42:24 PM Rep. Sykora laid over HF198 for possible inclusion in the Education Finance omnibus bill.
HF1323 (Sykora) Kindergarten through grade 12 education and early childhood and family education funding provided, and money appropriated continued from March 3, 2005 (Informational review only)
1:42:48 PM Testifying on HF1323:
Tom Melcher, Director of Program Finance, Department of Education
1:44:23 PM Karen Carlson, Director of Federal Programs, Department of Education
1:58:38 PM Todd Wagner, Department of Education
2:00:12 PM Tammy McGlone, Department of Education
2:03:30 PM Property tax presentation by Tom Melcher, Director of Program Finance, Department of Education
2:18:28 PM Rep. Meslow moved the minutes of: March 9, 2005. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
The meeting was adjourned.
REP. BARB SYKORA, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant