STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
Representative Garofalo, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. on March 20, 2012, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
GAROFALO, Pat, Chair
KELLY, Tim, Vice Chair
GREILING, Mindy, DFL Lead
A quorum was not present.
A quorum was present at 12:36 p.m.
Representative Greiling moved that the minutes of March 15, 2012 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF2640 (Dettmer) Pay differential law amended as it applies to school district employees who are members of the National Guard or any other reserve unit.
Representative Garofalo moved HF2640 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.
Representative Dettmer presented HF2640.
Testifying on HF2640:
Kirk Schneidawind, Minnesota School Boards Association
Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF2640 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF2890 (Quam) Mobile technology funding provided for a pilot project designed to increase the efficiency and efficacy of instructional services, and money appropriated.
Representative Garofalo moved HF2640 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Quam presented HF2890.
Testifying on HF2890:
Dr. Wendy Shannon, Superintendent, Byron School District
Jen Hegna, Director of Information and Learning Technology, Byron School District
Daron Korte, Minnesota Department of Education
Representative Garofalo laid over HF2890 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
HF2714 (Woodard) Charter school accountability and success fostered, and money appropriated.
Representative Woodard moved HF2714 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.
Representative Mariani moved the H2714A5
amendment to HF2714.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Woodard presented HF2714.
Testifying on HF2714:
Al Fan, Minnesota Charter School Partnership
Brian Sweeney, Minnesota Charter School Partnership
Eric Mahmoud, Executive Director, Harvest Preparatory School
Shannon Blankenship, Executive Director, Hiawatha Leadership Academy
Eugene Piccolo, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Charter Schools
Karen Balmer, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Teaching
Cyndy Crist, Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Representative Anderson assumed the chair at 12:50 p.m.
Representative Garofalo assumed the chair at 2:04 p.m.
Representative Garofalo laid over HF2714, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Representative Garofalo adjourned the meeting at 2:16 p.m.
REP. PATRICK GAROFALO, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant