2012 Capitol Hearing Schedule

A record of education committee hearings in the 2012 legislative sessions; meeting documents posted when available.

Senate Committee on Education – Tuesday, May 1, 2012 – 11:00 AM
Senate Media Services: Live Webcast
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 123 Capitol
Agenda:
Presentation by representatives of the Armed Forces about their partnership with schools in Minnesota.

Conference Committee on S.F. 1528 – Friday, April 27, 2012 – 7:00 PM
Chairs: Sen. Carla J. Nelson and Rep. Pam Myhra
CONFEREES: SENATE: Nelson; Olson; Stumpf – HOUSE: Myhra; Buesgens; Pelowski Jr.
Room: 123 Capitol
Agenda:
HF2127 | SF1528 (Myhra/Nelson) Teachers 21st century tools; students online course encouragement; online learning advisory council provisions modifications.

Senate Committee on Education, Thursday, April 26, 2012 – 9:00 AM***Room change
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 107 Capitol
Agenda:
Confirmation of appointees: Board of Teaching – Erin Azer, John Bellingham, Lesa Covington Clarkson, Michael Larson, and Karen Palmen
HF2939 (Downey/Michel) School district detachment and annexation proposal petition requirements modified.

Conference Committee on S.F. 946, Wednesday, April 25, 2012 – 9:15 AM
Chairs: Sen. Al DeKruif and Rep. Sondra Erickson
CONFEREES: SENATE: DeKruif; Olson; Nienow – HOUSE: Erickson; Greiling; Buesgens
Room: 107 Capitol
Agenda:
HF755 | SF946 (Erickson/DeKruif) School districts joint operation and innovative delivery of education pilot project establishment.

HF 2244 Conference Committee Meeting Notice, Tuesday, April 24 – 6:30 PM***Room change
House Conferees: O’Driscoll; Dittrich, McElfatrick; McNamara; Simon
Senate Conferees: Kruse; Bakk; Carlson; Olson; Thompson
Room: 15Capitol
Chairs: Rep. Tim ODriscoll, Sen. Benjamin Kruse
Agenda:
HF2244 (Kruse/O’Driscoll) Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission; permanent school fund board established; and authority granted to employ a director to oversee, manage, and administer school trust lands.

HF2244 Conference Committee, Friday, April 20, 2012 – 1:30 PM

House Conferees: O’Driscoll, McNamara, McElfatrick, Dittrich, Simon
Senate Conferees: Kruse, Olson, Thompson, Carlson, Bakk
Room: 112 Capitol
Chairs: Rep. Tim ODriscoll, Sen. Benjamin Kruse
Agenda:
HF2244 (Kruse/O’Driscoll) Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission; permanent school fund board established; and authority granted to employ a director to oversee, manage, and administer school trust lands.

HF2949 Conference Committee: Education Omnibus Bill, Friday, April 20, 2012 – 9:00 AM***To reconvene at 11:15 AM
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House Conferees: Garofalo; Anderson, P.; Erickson; Loon; Dittrich
Senate Conferees: Olson; Hann; Chamberlain; Stumpf; Bonoff
Room: 107 State Capitol
Chairs: Rep. Pat Garofalo, Sen. Gen Olson
Agenda:
HF2949 (Garofalo) Early childhood and kindergarten through grade 12 policy and finance provisions modified, reports required, and money appropriated.

HF2244 Conference Committee, Thursday, April 19, 2012 – 12:00 PM***To reconvene at 7:30 PM
House Conferees: O’Driscoll, McNamara, McElfatrick, Dittrich, Simon
Senate Conferees: Kruse, Olson, Thompson, Carlson, Bakk
Room: 112 Capitol
Chairs: Rep. Tim ODriscoll, Sen. Benjamin Kruse
Agenda:
HF2244 (Kruse/O’Driscoll) Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission; permanent school fund board established; and authority granted to employ a director to oversee, manage, and administer school trust lands.

HF2949 Conference Committee: Education Omnibus Bill, Thursday, April 19, 2012 – 8:00 AM
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House Conferees: Garofalo; Anderson, P.; Erickson; Loon; Dittrich
Senate Conferees: Olson; Hann; Chamberlain; Stumpf; Bonoff
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chairs: Rep. Pat Garofalo, Sen. Gen Olson
Agenda:
HF2949 (Garofalo) Early childhood and kindergarten through grade 12 policy and finance provisions modified, reports required, and money appropriated.

HF2244 Conference Committee, Wednesday, April 18, 2012 – 7:30 AM***To reconvene at 3:30 PM
House Conferees: O’Driscoll, McNamara, McElfatrick, Dittrich, Simon
Senate Conferees: Kruse, Olson, Thompson, Carlson, Bakk
Room: 112 Capitol
Chairs: Rep. Tim ODriscoll, Sen. Benjamin Kruse
Agenda:
HF2244 (Kruse/O’Driscoll) Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission; permanent school fund board established; and authority granted to employ a director to oversee, manage, and administer school trust lands.

HF2244 Conference Committee, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – 6:00 PM
House Conferees: O’Driscoll, McNamara, McElfatrick, Dittrich, Simon
Senate Conferees: Kruse, Olson, Thompson, Carlson, Bakk
Room: Basement State Office Building
Chairs: Rep. Tim ODriscoll, Sen. Benjamin Kruse
Agenda:
HF2244 (Kruse/O’Driscoll) Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission; permanent school fund board established; and authority granted to employ a director to oversee, manage, and administer school trust lands.
Review Side-by-Side and Research Summary
Testimony from MN Department of Natural Resources and MN Department of Education

Conference Committee on S.F. 1528 – Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – 1:00 PM (To reconvene at 5:30 PM)
Chairs: Sen. Carla J. Nelson and Rep. Pam Myhra
CONFEREES: SENATE: Nelson; Olson; Stumpf – HOUSE: Myhra; Buesgens; Pelowski Jr.
Room: 107 Capitol
Agenda:
HF2127 | SF1528 (Myhra/Nelson) Teachers 21st century tools; students online course encouragement; online learning advisory council provisions modifications.

Senate Committee on Education – Tuesday, April 17, 2012 – 9:00 AM***Room and agenda change
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
Confirmation of appointees:
Board of School Administrators:Penny Kodrich, Mary Mackbee, Denise G. Kapler, Louise Sundin, and Kimberly Hartung.
Board of the Minnesota State Academies: Martha Amundson and Sonny Wasilowski
Board of the Perpich Center for Arts Education: Janeen Carey, William Crutcher, Peter Adolphson, Bari Amadio, Stephan Daly, Ardythe Gallant, Vernae Hasbargen, Roberta Jones, Todd Liljenquist, Pierce McNally, Nancy Paddleford and Alex Plechash.

House Education Finance, Monday, April 16, 2012, 10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Room: TBD
Chair:Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda: Integration Revenue Replacement Advisory Task Force Report Presentation by Mr. Scott Thomas and Mr. Peter Swanson, Co-Chairs. Invited Testimony Only.

Senate Committee on Education, Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – 8:30 AM
Senate Media Services: Live Webcast
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 112 Capitol
Agenda: MN Reading Corps Update

House Ways and Means, Monday, April 2, 2012 – 5:30PM***Time announced
Meeting Time Note: After Session at the Call of the Chair
Chair: Rep. Mary Liz Holberg
Room: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
SF946 (Erickson) School district pilot project established to examine joint operations to provide innovative delivery of programs and activities and share resources.
(Additional bills will be heard.)

Conference Committee on H.F. 1870, Monday, April 2, 2012 – 1:00 PM
Chairs: Sen. Pam Wolf and Rep. Branden Petersen
CONFEREES: SENATE: Wolf; Olson; Bonoff; Daley; Kruse – HOUSE: Petersen; Woodard; Erickson; Mariani; Downey
Room: 107 Capitol
Agenda:
HF1870 (Petersen) School districts allowed to base unrequested leave of absence and discharge and demotion decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.

House Meets in Session, Monday, April 2, 2012 – 12:30 PM
(Additional bills will be on the  Calendar for the Day; updated daily)
HF2949 (Garofalo) Early graduation education finance provisions modified.
HF2580 (Loon) Parents empowered to request school district intervention in a “Priority” school.
HF2729 (Loon) Parent-child home program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Senate Committee on Finance, Monday, April 2, 2012 – 9:00 AM
Senate Media Services: Live Webcast
Chair: Sen. Claire A. Robling
Room: 123 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.2482 Olson, G.: Education finance provisions modifications.
S.F.2201 Olson, G.: Improved Achievement through Individualized Learning Act; individualized learning schools creation; site-governed school, postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO), and charter school provisions modifications.

House Meets in Session, Friday, March 30, 2012 – 10:00 AM
HF2580
 (Loon) Parents empowered to request school district intervention in a “Priority” school.
HF2729 (Loon) Parent-child home program funding provided, and money appropriated.
SF1528 (Myhra) Teachers 21st century tools; students online course encouragement; online learning advisory council provisions modifications.

Senate Committee on Finance, Friday, March 30, 2012 – 8:00 AM***Time change/Agenda change
Chair: Sen. Claire A. Robling
Room: 123 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.2482 Olson, G.: Education finance provisions modifications.
S.F.2201 Olson, G.: Improved Achievement through Individualized Learning Act; individualized learning schools creation; site-governed school, postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO), and charter school provisions modifications.
H.F.873 Olson, G.: General education operating capital levy provision obsolete language removal.
S.F.2469 Robling: Legislative advisory commission request to spend federal money review requirements modification.
S.F.2571 Gimse: Trunk highway bond issue and appropriation.
Bills Added:
SF2093 (Hann) Group residential providers county negotiated supplementary rate authorization; early childhood programs grants restriction modification; general assistance program(GA) modification.
Bills Removed:
S.F.2304 Bonoff: Sunset advisory commission sunset review changes implementation, administrative procedures, and appropriation; combative sports commission abolishment and duties transfer.
S.F.1402 Wolf: Parenting time presumption increase in joint custody proceedings.
Additional bills may be added to the agenda.

Conference Committee on H.F. 1870, Thursday, March 29, 2012 – 1:00 PM***Canceled
Chairs: Sen. Pam Wolf and Rep. Branden Petersen
CONFEREES: SENATE: Wolf; Olson; Bonoff; Daley; Kruse – HOUSE: Petersen; Woodard; Erickson; Mariani; Downey
Room: 107 Capitol
Agenda:
HF1870 (Petersen) School districts allowed to base unrequested leave of absence and discharge and demotion decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.

House Taxes, Thursday, March 29, 2012 – 10:15 AM
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Greg Davids
Agenda:
HF2786 (Swedzinski) Qualifying cities exempted from 2011 aid penalties.
HF2792 (Doepke) Independent School District No. 284, Wayzata, lease levy authorized for administrative space.
Action will be taken. Additional bills are on the agenda.

Conference Committee on HF 2083, Wednesday, March 28 – 7:00 PM
Room: 112 Capitol
Chairs: Rep. Pat Garofalo, Senator Gen Olson
CONFEREES: HOUSE: Garofalo, Kelly, Woodard, Loon, Greiling – SENATE: Olson; Daley; Kruse; Pederson; Lillie
Agenda:
HF2083 – Omnibus education finance appropriations.

House Ways and Means, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 – 
Meeting Time Note: Committee to reconvene after session at the Call of the Chair.
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Chair: Rep. Mary Liz Holberg
Agenda: (The following bills will be heard when the committee reconvenes after Session.)
HF2580 (Loon) Parents empowered to request school district intervention in a “Priority” school.
HF2729 (Loon) Parent-child home program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2949 (Garofalo) Early graduation education finance provisions modified.
SF1528 (Myhra) Online learning parameters modified, graduation requirements modified, and digital learning provided.
Bills on the agenda have been heard in policy and/or finance committees. In such cases, it is the general practice of the House Ways and Means Committee that public testimony will not be taken. (Additional bills are on the agenda; the order of bills on the agenda is subject to change.)

Senate Committee on Finance, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 – 8:30 AM
Chair: Sen. Claire A. Robling
Room: 123 Capitol
Agenda:
HF2244 Kruse: Permanent school fund advisory committee change into the legislative-citizen permanent school fund commission; permanent school find board establishment; director of trust lands and mineral assets appointment authorization.
(Additional bills are on the agenda; the order of bills is subject to change.)

House Ways and Means, Wednesday, March 28, 2012 – 8:00 AM
Meeting Time Note: The committee will recess and reconvene after session at the Call of the Chair.
Room: 200 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Mary Liz Holberg
Agenda:
HF2967 (Holberg) Equalizing factors and threshold rates updated to reflect the changed adjusted net tax capacity tax base, and education and human services appropriations updated for changes reflected in the February forecast.
Bills on the agenda have been heard in policy and/or finance committees. In such cases, it is the general practice of the House Ways and Means Committee that public testimony will not be taken. (Additional bills are on the agenda; the order of bills on the agenda is subject to change.)
Meeting Documents: H2967A3 Amendment | H2967A4 Amendment

House Education Finance, Tuesday, March 27, 2012 – 10:15 AM
Note: Change from Regular Schedule
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
HF2949 (Garofalo) Early graduation education finance provisions modified. There is a Delete All Amendment for HF2949.
Meeting Documents: HF2949-DE5 Amendment

Conference Committee on H.F. 1870, Monday, March 26, 2012 – 10:15 AM
Chairs: Sen. Pam Wolf and Rep. Branden Petersen
CONFEREES: SENATE: Wolf; Olson; Bonoff; Daley; Kruse – HOUSE: Petersen; Woodard; Erickson; Mariani; Downey
Room: 112 Capitol
Agenda:
HF1870 (Petersen) School districts allowed to base unrequested leave of absence and discharge and demotion decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.

Legislative Audit Commission, Monday, March 26, 2012 – 9:30 AM
Room: 500N State Office Building
Chairs: Rep. Michael Beard, Sen. Roger Reinert
Agenda: Approve Evaluation Topics for 2012
(Learn more about the work of the legislative auditor.)

Conference Committee on HF1870, Friday, March 23, 2012 – 3:30 PM
Chairs: Sen. Pam Wolf and Rep. Branden Petersen
CONFEREES: SENATE: Wolf; Olson; Bonoff; Daley; Kruse – HOUSE: Petersen; Woodard; Erickson; Mariani; Downey
Room: 123 Capitol
Agenda:
HF1870 (Petersen) School districts allowed to base unrequested leave of absence and discharge and demotion decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.

Senate Committee on Finance, Friday, March 23, 2012 – 9:00 AM***Time and agenda change
Senate Media Services: Live Webcast

Chair: Sen. Claire A. Robling
Room: 123 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.2490
Ingebrigtsen: Game and fish license fees increase; hunting and fishing license requirements modifications; walk-in access program establishment; money appropriated.
S.F.1830
Ingebrigtsen: Miscellaneous natural resources, environment and waste management provisions modifications; aquatic invasive species prevention program establishment; state parks and zoo continued operation; BWSR modifications.
HF2083
Olson, G.: Omnibus education finance appropriations.

Senate Committee on Education, Thursday, March 22, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Senate Media Services: Live Webcast

Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 112 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.1909 Senjem: Racino establishment and revenue allocation. Testimony will only be heard on the sections of this bill relating to education. Written testimony on all other sections of the bill will be accepted.
S.F.2515 Senjem: Independent school district debt limits repeal.
S.F.2346 Nelson: Adult basic education program service disruptions definition and contact hours adjustments process.
S.F.2460 Harrington: Charter school student populations accountability measures clarification.
S.F.2535 Olson, G.: School administrators board duties modifications; fee adjustment authorization. This will be a continuation of the discussion from yesterday.

Higher Education Policy and Finance, Thursday, March 22, 2012 – 12:30 PM
Chair: Rep. Bud Nornes
Room: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF2065 (Nornes) Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board revenue bond debt ceiling increased.
(HF2065 will become the omnibus higher education bill.)
HF2025 (Urdahl) Postsecondary enrollment options program expanded, and career and technical education task force established.

House Education Finance, Thursday, March 22, 2012 – 12:30 PM
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair:Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
HF2792 (Doepke) Independent School District No. 284, Wayzata, lease levy authorized for administrative space.
HF2918 (Anzelc) School district transportation aid provisions modified.
HF2939 (Downey) School district detachment and annexation proposal petition requirements modified.
Removed:
HF2025 (Urdahl) Postsecondary enrollment options program expanded, and career and technical education task force established.
Meeting Documents: HF2792-DE1 Amendment | HF2939-A1 Amendment | HF2939-A12 Amendment

Senate Committee on Education, Wednesday, March 21, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Meeting Time Note: The committee will reconvene in room 107 at 6:00 if needed.
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.2158 Dahms: Independent school district #88, New Ulm; funds transfer authorization.
S.F.2306 Michel: Mayoral control of certain metropolitan area special or independent school districts authorization.
S.F.2482 Olson, G.: Education finance provisions modifications.
S.F.XXXX Olson, G.: Admin License fee.

House Education Finance, Wednesday, March 21, 2012 – 12:30 PM
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
HF2838 (Howes) Independent School District No. 31, Bemidji, supplemental pupil grant created.
HF2917 (Quam) School district debt limits repealed.
Special presentation
Meeting Documents: HF2714-A3 AmendmentHF2714-A5 Amendment

Senate Committee on Education, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Senate Media Services: Live Webcast
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
MSBA presentation on collective bargaining.
S.F.2083 Olson, G.: School district aid payment shift modification.
Added (then Removed):
S.F.2306 Michel: Mayoral control of certain metropolitan area special or independent school districts authorization.

House Higher Education Policy and Finance, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 – 12:30 PM
Room: Basement State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Bud Nornes
Agenda:
HF2846 (Kahn) Student Advisory Council membership modified.
HF2880 (Mazorol) Student definition modified for purposes of the statement of immunization.
HF2025 (Urdahl) Postsecondary enrollment options program expanded, and career and technical education task force established.
Meeting Documents: Urdahl H2025A6 Amendment

House Education Finance, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 – 12:30 PM
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
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.
HF2714 (Woodard) Charter school accountability and success fostered, and money appropriated.
HF2890 (Quam) Mobile technology funding provided for a pilot project designed to increase the efficiency and efficacy of instructional services, and money appropriated.

House Education Reform, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 – 8:15 AM
Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
Room: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF682 (Kiel) Career and technical levy modified, and career and technical education credits provided.
HF2658 (Doepke) Individualized learning schools creation provided; site-governed school, postsecondary enrollment options, and charter school provisions modified.
Removed:
HF2878 (Doepke) Teacher provisions amended relating to candidates passing a basic skills examination.
HF2790 (Bills) Education boards created, and school boards allowed to reorganize as education boards.
Meeting Documents: HF682DEHF2658DE1

Senate Committee on Higher Education, Monday, March 19, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
Room: 107 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.1781 Rest: Hennepin county medical center (HCMC) graduate family medicine education programs appropriation.
S.F.2423 Fischbach: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) leveraged equipment acquisition funding appropriation.
S.F.1531 Olson, G.: Postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) program expansion and appropriation adjustment.

Senate Committee on Education, Monday, March 19, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.1139 Parry: Independent school district #656, Faribault; administrative space lease levy authorization.
S.F.2041 Stumpf: School district career and technical levy limit removal.
S.F.2373 Bonoff: Independent school district #284, Wayzata; lease levy for administration space authorization.
S.F.1760 Nienow: St. Croix River education district members building lease levy alternative use authorization.
S.F.315 Olson, G.: School lease levy authority modification.

Conference Committee on H.F. 1870 (“Last in – First Out”), Monday, March 19, 2012 at Noon
Chairs: Sen. Pam Wolf and Rep. Branden Petersen
CONFEREES: SENATE: Wolf; Olson; Bonoff; Daley; Kruse – HOUSE: Petersen; Woodard; Erickson; Mariani; Downey
Room: 118 Capitol
Agenda:
HF1870 (Petersen) School districts allowed to base unrequested leave of absence and discharge and demotion decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.

Senate Committee on Education, Friday, March 16, 2012 – 3:00 PM***Time and Room change
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.451 Stumpf: School districts career and technical levy formula modification; career and technical education academic credit requirement.
S.F.2113 Hann: Charter school authorizer provisions modifications.
S.F.2471 Ortman: School district bonding election date modification.
S.F.1621 Kruse: Child care accreditation standard requirement modification.
S.F.1185 Torres Ray: Collaborative charter school establishment option.

Senate Committee on Education – Thursday, March 15, 2012 – 3:00 PM***Room change/Bills added
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 112 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.2058 Chamberlain: Obsolete education statutes repeal.
S.F.577 Thompson: Public school employees use of public funds and resources to advocate to pass, elect, or defeat a political candidate, ballot question, or pending legislation prohibition.
S.F.2059 Nelson: Education staff development reserved revenue allocation requirement elimination.
S.F.1990 Kruse: Nonpublic pupil textbook aid use expansion.
Added:
S.F.2420 Bonoff: Teacher basic skills examination passage extended time period.

House Meets in Session, Thursday, March 15, 2012 – 3:00 PM
CALENDAR FOR THE DAY includes:
HF2083 (Garofalo) Education provisions modified and funding provided for early, adult, and kindergarten through grade 12 including general education, education excellence, special programs, facilities and technology, nutrition and accounting, libraries, and prevention; education forecast adjustments provided, and money appropriated.
HF1524 (Mariani) Substitute principal continuing education requirements clarified.
HF2078 (Dittrich) Nonpublic pupil textbook aid expanded.
HF329 (Bills) Public school employees prohibited from using public funds and resources to advocate to pass, elect, or defeat a political candidate, ballot question, or pending legislation.
HF1708 (Marquart) Minnesota Youth Council established.
HF2291 (Mariani) Adult basic education; process created for contact hours lost due to a service disruption.
HF1983 (Garofalo) No Child Left Behind Act non-implementation fiscal impact annual management and budget report repealed.
HF2293 (Davnie) School districts; ability to use prone restraints extended to one additional year, and data collection and reporting required.
HF2506 (Loon) School district reserved staff development revenue allocation requirement stricken.

House Education Finance, Thursday, March 15, 2012 – 12:30 PM***Bills Removed/Reconvened at 6:40 PM
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
HF2540 (Barrett) School district state aid new source created for districts with below average revenue.
HF2714 (Woodard) Charter school accountability and success fostered, and money appropriated.
HF2792 (Doepke) Independent School District No. 284, Wayzata, lease levy authorized for administrative space.
HF2580 (Loon) Parents empowered to request school district intervention in a persistently low-performing school.
Special Presentation – Use of technology to promote innovation and learning in the classroom
Removed:
HF2621 (Kelly) Special or independent school districts made subject to mayoral control.
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.
HF2838 (Howes) Independent School District No. 31, Bemidji, supplemental pupil grant created.

Transportation Policy and Finance Conference Committee, Thursday, March 15, 2012 – 9:30 AM
Room: 500N State Office Building
Chairs: Rep. Larry Howes, Sen. Pam Wolf
Agenda: HF392 / SF992 School bus safety and standards provisions modified
Potential testifiers may contact Mark Nisley 651-296-1540 or Cyndee Fields at 651-296-5408 to get on the agenda.

House Education Reform, Thursday, March 15, 2012 – 8:15 AM***Bills Added
Meeting Time Note: If necessary, the committee will reconvene after session in the Basement hearing room to complete the agenda.
Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
Room: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF2801 (Woodard) Charter school student population accountability measures clarified.
HF2530 (Kiel) Probationary teachers; school board notification date changed by one month.
HF2759 (Erickson) Board of School Administrators provisions modified.
Added:
HF2329 (Holberg) CPR training and instruction requirements clarified.
HF2835 (Erickson) Education provision clarified.
HF2651 (Loon) Teachers charged with felonies suspensions without pay authorized.
HF2727 (Mariani) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education policy provided, including feneral education, education excellence, and special programs.
Bills may be added. Testimony for HF2329 was completed at a previous hearing.

Senate Committee on Higher Education, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Chair: Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach
Room: 107 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.1799 Tomassoni: University of Minnesota mining engineering program and forestry research permanent university fund allocation expansion.
S.F.2201 Olson, G.: Improved Achievement through Individualized Learning Act; individualized learning schools creation; site-governed school, postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO), and charter school provisions modifications.
S.F.1781 Rest: Hennepin county medical center (HCMC) graduate family medicine education programs appropriation.
Removed:
S.F.2252 Fischbach: Higher education tuition reciprocity payments account establishment and payments and transfers modifications.

Senate Committee on Education, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Senate Media Services: Live Webcast
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.2038 Vandeveer: Home-schooled students attending charter schools shared time aid payment clarification.
S.F.2183 Thompson: Education commissioner unadopted rules enforcement prohibition.
S.F.2228 Wiger: Prekindergarten through grade 12 education policy provisions modification.

House Education Finance, Wednesday, March 14, 2012 – 12:30 PM
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
HF2127 (Myhra) Online learning parameters modified, graduation requirements modified, and digital learning provided.
HF2729 (Loon) Parent-child home program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2778 (Fabian) Federally mandated pupil transportation radio communications updates made eligible for education health and safety revenue.
HF2779 (Rukavina) Nonferrous minerals taxation rates modified, and production tax revenue distribution modified.
Removed:
HF2580 (Loon) Parents empowered to request school district intervention in a persistently low-performing school.

House Ways and Means, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 – 6:00 PM
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Chair: Rep. Mary Liz Holberg
Room: 200 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF2244 (O’Driscoll) Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission; permanent school fund board established; and authority granted to employ a director to oversee, manage, and administer school trust lands.
HF2087 (LeMieur) State Building Code and apprenticeship training changes made.
HF673 (Banaian) Public value impact statements required for legislation.
HF2738 (Kiffmeyer) Voters required to present photographic identification, photographic identification provided to voters at no charge, equal verification standards required for all voters, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF2083 (Garofalo) School district aid payment shift modified.
The bills on the agenda have been heard in other policy and/or finance committees with opportunities for public testimony — in such cases, it is the general practice of the House Ways and Means Committee that public testimony will not be taken
Amendments for HF2738, HF2244, HF2087 and HF673 should be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12.
Amendments for HF2083 should be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13.

Senate Committee on Education, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
S.F.2107 Bonoff: Parent-child home programs early childhood education scholarships grants appropriation.
S.F.1971 Gazelka: Food service equipment purchased from food service fund approval process simplification.
S.F.2088 Hann: Probationary teachers contract nonrenewal notification requirement date change.
S.F.2113 Hann: Charter school authorizer provisions modifications.
More bills likely to be added to the agenda.

House Education Finance, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 – 1:30 PM***Time Change
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
HF2025 (Urdahl) Postsecondary enrollment options program expanded, and career and technical education task force established.
HF2645 (Erickson) School district cooperative facilities grants limited.
HF1586 (McDonald) Motorcycle safety education program fund allocation provisions modified.
HF2554 (Mariani) Career and technical levy eliminated.
HF2577 (Torkelson) Independent School District No. 88, New Ulm onetime fund transfer permitted.
HF2625 (Peppin) Independent School District No. 728, Elk River, equity revenue adjusted by the metro equity region factor for students residing in the region.
Removed: 
HF2605 (Lohmer) Home-schooled student shared time aid clarified.

House Education Reform, Tuesday, March 13, 2012 – 8:15 AM
Room: Basement State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
Agenda:
HF2596 (Doepke) Commissioner of education prohibited from enforcing unadopted rules.
HF2310 (Erickson) Education; obsolete statutes repealed.
HF1917 (Erickson) School boards’ ability to conduct school on holidays clarified.
SF1656 (Erickson) High school graduation requirements and academic standards revision authorization required by the legislature.
Testimony on HF2596 will not be taken; that was completed at an earlier hearing.

House Committee on Taxes, Monday, March 12, 2012 – 6:30 PM (or call of the chair)*** Change in meeting time
Room: 200 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Greg Davids
Agenda:
HF2083 (Garofalo) School district aid payment shift modified. Action will be taken on this bill.

Senate Committee on Education, Monday, March 12, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.2213 Nelson: School principal evaluation provisions modifications.
S.F.1932 Bonoff: Substitute principals continuing education requirements clarification.
S.F.1889 Kruse: Permanent school fund advisory committee change into the legislative-citizen permanent school fund commission.
The Education Committee will only be taking testimony on the parts of the bill related to Education. Written testimony on all other parts of the bill will be accepted.

Minnesota Channel: Delayed Broadcast
TPT Minnesota ChannelHouse Education Finance Committee from Thursday, Friday, March 9, 2012 ~ 10:30 – 11:00 AM
 (following Leadership media availabilities)
Agenda: HF2083 (Garofalo) School district aid payment shift modified.

Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee, Friday, March 9th, 2012 – 8:30AM
Room: State Office Building Basement Hearing Room
(PSFAC Meetings)

Senate Committee on Education, Thursday, March 8, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 112 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.1531 Olson, G.: Postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) program expansion.

House Education Finance, Thursday, March 8, 2012 – 12:30 PM
House Media Services: Watch the video on your computer!House Media Services: Watch on your computer!
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
HF2083 (Garofalo) School district aid payment shift modified.
HF2419 (Garofalo) 90 percent aid payments required for charter schools in their first three years.
HF2506 (Loon) School district reserved staff development revenue allocation requirement stricken.
HF2604 (Quam) Permissible fund transfer expanded.
SF946 (Erickson) School district pilot project established to examine joint operations to provide innovative delivery of programs and activities and share resources.
Meeting Documents: SF946-A6 Amendment SF946-A8 Amendment HF2083-DE2 Amendment

House Education Reform, Thursday, March 8, 2012 – 8:15 AM
Meeting Time Note: If necessary, the committee will reconvene at 5 p.m. to complete the agenda.
Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
Room: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF2293 (Davnie) School districts; ability to use prone restraints extended to one additional year, and data collection and reporting required.
HF2621 (Kelly) Special or independent school districts made subject to mayoral control.
HF2580 (Loon) Parents empowered to request school district intervention in a persistently low-performing school.
Meeting Documents: HF2293A6 H2580DE H2621DE

House Education Finance, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 – 6:00 PM***Meeting Added/MeetingCanceled
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
HF2037 (Garofalo) Community education, school readiness, and Early Childhood Family Education fund balance penalties eliminated.
HF1413 (Fritz) Independent School District No. 656, Faribault, lease levy authorized for administrative space.
HF1859 (Garofalo) Metro equity region date establishment modified relating to education finance.

Senate Committee on Education, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 – 3:00 PM***Meeting Canceled
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.1889 Kruse: Permanent school fund advisory committee change into the legislative-citizen permanent school fund commission.

House Education Finance, Wednesday, March 7, 2012 – 12:30 PM***Meeting Canceled
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
HF2506 (Loon) School district reserved staff development revenue allocation requirement stricken.
HF2604 (Quam) Permissible fund transfer expanded.

Senate Committee on Education, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.2201 Olson, G.: Improved Achievement through Individualized Learning Act; individualized learning schools creation; site-governed school, postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO), and charter school provisions modifications.
S.F.1094 Chamberlain: Education boards authorization and school boards reorganization as education boards authorization.

House Education Finance, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 – 12:30 PM
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Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
HF1870 (Petersen) School districts allowed to base unrequested leave of absence and discharge and demotion decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes. (Informational Only)
HF2468 (Vogel) School district pension subtraction repealed.
HF2647 (Myhra) Public data definition relating to agreements involving payment of public money clarified.
HF2651 (Loon) Teachers charged with felonies suspensions without pay authorized. (Informational Only)
Removed:
SF946 (Erickson) School district pilot project established to examine joint operations to provide innovative delivery of programs and activities and share resources.

House Education Reform, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 – 8:15 AM
Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
Room: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF2025 (Urdahl) Postsecondary enrollment options program expanded.
HF2596 (Doepke) Commissioner of education prohibited from enforcing unadopted rules.
Meeting Documents: HF2025DE

Senate Committee on Education, Monday, March 5, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Senate Media Services: Live Webcast
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.2189 Nelson: School districts permissible fund transfers expansion.
S.F.388 Nienow: Low-performing school students enrollment options; nonpublic school eligibility requirements.

Senate Committee on Education, Thursday, March 1, 2012 – 3:00 PM***Meeting Canceled
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.1932 Bonoff: Substitute principals continuing education requirements clarification.
S.F.1971 Gazelka: Food service equipment purchased from food service fund approval process simplification.
S.F.2058 Chamberlain: Obsolete education statutes repeal.

House Education Reform, March 1, 2012 – 8:15 AM
Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
Room: Basement State Office Building
HF2127 (Myhra) Online learning parameters modified, graduation requirements modified, and digital learning provided.
HF1510 (Erickson) Alternative compensation revenue made available to school principals and assistant principals.
Meeting Documents: HF1510DE1 | HF2127A6

Senate Committee on Education, Wednesday, February 29, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.388 Nienow: Low-performing school students enrollment options; nonpublic school eligibility requirements.

House Education Finance, Wednesday, February 29, 2012 – 12:30 PM
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
HF273 (Woodard) Students at low-performing schools enrollment options established.
HF1859 (Garofalo) Metro equity region date establishment modified relating to education finance.
Removed:
SF946 (Erickson) School district pilot project established to examine joint operations to provide innovative delivery of programs and activities and share resources.
Meeting Documents: H273DE1

The February Forecast will be released on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Schools stand to gain or lose depending on the dollars (Learn More).

Senate Committee on Education, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 – 3:00 PM***Bills Removed
Senate Media Services: Live Webcast
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.1693 Rosen: Independent school district #2134, United South Central; cooperative facilities grant bond issue and appropriation. This will be an informal review. No action can be taken as S.F. 1693 is currently in the Capitol Investment Committee.
S.F.1531 Olson, G.: Postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) program expansion. This will be a continuation of the discussion from last week.
Bills Removed:
S.F.1909 Senjem: Racino establishment and revenue allocation.
The committee will only consider those portions of the bill touching on K-12 education. Oral testimony will be limited to the K-12 portion of the bill. Testimony \”pro\” will be allowed 10 minutes. Testimony \”con\” will be allowed 10 minutes. Written testimony on the K-12 portion and all other portions will be accepted.

House Education Finance, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 – 12:30 PM
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
HF2192 (Drazkowski) Independent School District No. 857 Lewiston-Altura authorized to exercise remaining disability access project levy authority.
HF2376 (LeMieur) School food service fund equipment purchase approval process simplified.
HF2383 (Barrett) St. Croix River Education District; building lease levy alternative uses permitted.
HF1983 (Garofalo) No Child Left Behind Act non-implementation fiscal impact annual management and budget report repealed.
HF1413 (Fritz) Independent School District No. 656, Faribault, lease levy authorized for administrative space.
Meeting Documents: H1413A1 | H2383A1

House Education Reform, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 – 8:15 AM***Bills Removed
Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
Room:Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
SF1073 (McFarlane) High school transition plan proposed for students to successfully pursue postsecondary education and employment, and money appropriated.
HF2325 (Doepke) School districts prohibited from holding school on the Thursday and Friday before Labor Day.
Removed:
HF2380 (Greiling) Resident pupils temporarily placed in a care and treatment center allowed to continue to participate in district extracurricular activities.

Senate Committee on Education, Monday, February 27, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.1917 Wolf: School district prone restraint usage extension and data collection and reporting requirements.
S.F.577 Thompson: Public school employees use of public funds and resources to advocate to pass, elect, or defeat a political candidate, ballot question, or pending legislation prohibition.

Senate Committee on Education – Thursday, February 23, 2012 – 3:00 PM***Bills added
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F. 1908 Hall: School district cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator instruction requirement clarification.
S.F. 1531 Olson, G.: Postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) program expansion.
Presentation by Katherine Kersten-“Our Immense Achievement Gap”

House Education Finance, Thursday, February 23, 2012 – 12:30 PM***Bills added/Bills removed
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Room: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF2291 (Mariani) Adult basic education; process created for contact hours lost due to a service disruption.
SF946 (Erickson) School district pilot project established to examine joint operations to provide innovative delivery of programs and activities and share resources.
HF2037 (Garofalo) Community education, school readiness, and Early Childhood Family Education fund balance penalties eliminated.
HF2433 (Garofalo) At least 40 percent of the arts and cultural heritage funding required to be devoted to programs for school-age children. (Informational Only)
Removed:
HF1858 (Quam) School district operating referenda required to be held at the general election in even-numbered years.
HF2180 (Garofalo) Federal adequate yearly progress measurements specified, and lowest performing elementary and high schools required to submit to a turnaround strategy.

Senate Committee on Taxes, Thursday, February 23, 2012 – 8:30 AM
Chair: Sen. Julianne E. Ortman
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda: School Finance presentation by Eric Nauman (continuation of Feb. 15th hearing)
S.F.1636 DeKruif: Sales and Use Tax related to rent/lease-to-own used vehicles.
S.F.780 Pederson: Repealing the 2% contractor withholding tax requirement.

House Education Reform, Thursday, February 23, 2012 – 8:15 AM
Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
Room: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF2329 (Holberg) CPR training and instruction requirements clarified.
HF2293 (Davnie) School districts; ability to use prone restraints extended to one additional year, and data collection and reporting required.
Bills not completed on Tuesday the 21st may be added.

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Policy and Finance, Thursday, February 23, 2012 – 8:15 AM
Chair: Rep. Denny McNamara
Room: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF2244 (O’Driscoll) Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission, and commission authority granted to employ a director to oversee, manage, and administer school trust lands.

Senate Committee on Education, Wednesday, February 22, 2012 – 3:00 PM ***Bills added
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F. 451 Stumpf: School districts career and technical levy formula modification; career and technical education academic credit requirement.
S.F.1531 Olson, G.: Postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) program expansion.

House Education Finance, Wednesday, February 22, 2012 – 12:30 PM ***Bills added/Bills removed

House Media Services: Watch the video on your computer!House Media Services: Watch on your computer!
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Room: 5 State Office Building
Agenda:
HF269 (Downey) Teacher contract qualified economic offer provided.
HF1586 (McDonald) Motorcycle safety education program fund allocation provisions modified.
HF2037 (Garofalo) Community education, school readiness, and Early Childhood Family Education fund balance penalties eliminated.
HFxxxx (Garofalo) – Legacy arts funding for schools (Informational Hearing Only)
Bills Removed:
HF1858 (Quam) School district operating referenda required to be held at the general election in even-numbered years.
Meeting Documents: 12-5395

Senate Committee on Education, Tuesday, February 21, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Senate Media Services: Live Webcast
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.1690 Wolf: School districts to base leave of absence and discharge decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.

House Education Finance, Tuesday, February 21, 2012 – 12:30 PM
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
HF329 (Bills) Public school employees prohibited from using public funds and resources to advocate to pass, elect, or defeat a political candidate, ballot question, or pending legislation.
HF2127 (Myhra) Online learning parameters modified, graduation requirements modified, and digital learning provided.
HF2244 (ODriscoll) Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission, and commission authority granted to employ a director to oversee, manage, and administer school trust lands.
Meeting Documents: H2244A1
H2127A1
H2127A4
H329DE2

House Education Reform, Tuesday, February 21, 2012 – 8:15 AM
Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
Room: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF2180 (Garofalo) Federal adequate yearly progress measurements specified, and lowest performing elementary and high schools required to submit to a turnaround strategy.
SF946 (Erickson) School district pilot project established to examine joint operations to provide innovative delivery of programs and activities and share resources.
Bills not completed will be added to the Feb. 23rd meeting’s agenda.

Senate Committee on Education, Monday, February 20, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Senate Media Services: Live Webcast
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F.1322 Gimse: Interscholastic conference membership state high school league arrangement requirement exception authorization.
S.F.1165 Nienow: Children early intervention criteria modification.

House Meets in Session, Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 3:00 PM
On the agenda: HF1870 (Petersen) School districts authorized to base leave of absence and discharge decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes; SF1213 (Kelly) Adult education performance tracking system modifications;

Senate Committee on Finance, Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 8:30 AM
Chair: Sen. Claire A. Robling
Room: 123 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F. 1528-Nelson: Teachers 21st century tools; students online course encouragement; online learning advisory council provisions modifications.
S.F. 1140-Parry: Motor vehicle license plate placement clarification.
S.F. 393-Tomassoni: Retired firefighters special motor vehicle license plates.
S.F. 1260-Kruse: County publication requirements modifications; Ramsey county community corrections department duties modifications; collective bargaining agreement on aggregate value of benefits modifications; local provisions repeal.
S.F. 1072-Gimse: Miscellaneous transportation provisions.
Note: SF 393 and SF 1260 were heard and passed by the Finance Committee last year. After adjournment of the 2011 regular session, the identical bills were returned to the Committee. Public testimony on these bills has already taken place during committee consideration in the 2011 session. If an amendment is offered, the chair will allow testimony limited to the amendment.

Joint Meeting: House Education Reform and House Education Finance, Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 8:15 AM
Chairs: Rep. Sondra Erickson, Rep. Pat Garofalo
Room: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
Joint Hearing of the Education Finance and Education Reform committees to review the ESEA Flexibility Request granted by the United States Department of Education. Minnesota Department of Education presenting.
Meeting Documents: DOE Approved Request-MN

Joint Convention of the House and Senate, Minnesota House Chamber, February 15, 2012 – 6:30 PM
House Media Services: Watch the video on your computer!House Media Services: Watch on your computer!
Governor Mark Dayton will deliver his second State of the State address at 7:00 PM; Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers and Majority Leader David Senjem will provide the Republican response 10 minutes following the conclusion of the governor’s address

Senate Committee on Education, Wednesday, February 15, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 123 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F. 1160-Hann: Student school entrance comprehensive eye examinations parental recommendation requirement.
S.F.1690-Wolf: School districts to base leave of absence and discharge decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.
S.F.1602-Miller: Independent school district #239, Rushford-Peterson; school facility bond issue and appropriation. This will be an informal consideration of the bill (currently in capitol investment).
H.F. 873-Olson, G.: General education operating capital levy provision obsolete language removal.

House Education Finance, Wednesday, February 15, 2012 – 12:30 PM
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo,
Agenda:
HF638 (Myhra) School grading system created, school recognition program created, school report cards modified, rulemaking authorized, and report required.
HF1913 (McDonald) Delano, Monticello, and Rockford; onetime school district fund transfer authorized.
HF1860 (Woodard) Operating referendum levy aids provided to charter schools.
HF1781 (Anzelc) School swimming pool levy renovation costs allowed.
Meeting Documents:
HF638 – A7 Amendment
HF1860 – A1 Amendment

Senate Committee on Taxes – Wednesday, February 15, 2012 – 8:30 AM
Chair: Sen. Julianne E. Ortman
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
Property Tax Working Group update from Chair Kathleen Gaylord
School Finance Presentation from Eric Nauman, Senate Fiscal Analyst (continuation of Feb. 1st committee hearing)

House Education Reform, Tuesday, February 14, 2012 – 8:15 AM
Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
Room: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF2127 (Myhra) Online learning parameters modified, and digital learning provided.
HF1524 (Mariani) Substitute principal continuing education requirements clarified.
Meeting Documents: HF2127DE4

House Education Finance, Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 12:30 PM
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair:Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
HF1264 (Hancock) Red Lake; Independent School District No. 38 facilities renovation and construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2109 (Hancock) Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake; facility construction and renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Presentation on school trust lands and funds for public education.
HF2036 (Garofalo) Permanent school fund district allocation increases required to be reserved for school technology purposes.
HF2075 (Dittrich) Permanent school fund revenue required to be set aside for school technology purposes.
HF2078 (Dittrich) Nonpublic pupil textbook aid expanded.

Joint Meeting: Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources; Committee on Education – Tuesday, February 14, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Chairs: Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
Presentation on management of trust lands in Utah
Presentation and overview from Minnesota DNR on Permanent School Trust Lands

Senate Committee on Education, Monday, February 13, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Senate Media Services: Live Webcast
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F. 1690-Wolf: School districts to base leave of absence and discharge decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.

House Education Finance, Thursday, February 9, 2012 – 12:30 PM
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda: Federal Grant Awards/Requests: USDA Direct Certification Grant and Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge

House Education Reform, Thursday, February 9, 2012 – 8:15 AM
Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
Room: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
HF1870 (Petersen) School districts authorized to base leave of absence and discharge decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.
HF1542 (Eken) School start date exception made for school districts that suffer natural disasters.
Testimony on HF1870 was taken on Jan. 31, no more testimony will be taken on that bill.
Meeting Documents: A20 amendment | A17 amendment | A18 amendment | A19 amendment | A2 amendment | A15 amendment | A16 amendment

Senate Committee on Education, Wednesday, February 8, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F. 1073 Nelson: School districts transition planning for high school students to successfully pursue postsecondary education and employment.
S.F. 1656 Nelson: High school academic standards and graduation requirements cyclical revision legislative authorization requirement.
S.F. 1160 Hann: Student school entrance comprehensive eye examinations parental recommendation requirement.
HF873 Olson, G.: General education operating capital levy provision obsolete language removal.

House Education Finance, Wednesday, February 8, 2012 – 12:30 PM
Meeting to begin at 12:30 p.m. or immediately following Session adjournment.
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda:
HF1778 (Cornish) Independent School District No. 2134, United South Central, funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1794 (Fritz) Minnesota State Academies funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1851 (McFarlane) Library accessibility and improvement grants funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1997 (Davids) Independent School District No. 239, Rushford-Peterson; funding provided for two school facilities, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2001 (McFarlane) Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District funding provided for a new facility, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2011 (Winkler) Perpich Center for the Arts funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Note: No final action on bonding bills will be taken.
Meeting Documents: HFxxxx-Substitute for HF2011
HF1851A1
HF1794_A2 Amendment

Break for Precinct Caucuses, Thursday, February 2 through Tuesday, February 7
The State Legislature was on official break. No floor sessions or committee meetings were scheduled.

Senate Committee on Education, Wednesday, February 1, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 123 Capitol
Agenda: MN Department of Education-No Child Left Behind waiver request and its proposed accountability system.

Senate Committee on Taxes, Wednesday, February 1, 2012 – 8:30 AM
Chair: Sen. Julianne E. Ortman
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
Special Taxing Districts presentation by Jack Paulson, Senate legislative analyst
School Finance presentation by Eric Nauman, Senate fiscal analyst

Senate Committee on Education, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Senate Media Services: Live Webcast
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F. 1528
-Nelson: K-12 online learning parameters modifications; online learning change to digital learning.
S.F. 1493
-Daley: Teacher candidates basic skills exam pass requirement.

House Education Finance, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 – 12:30 PM
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda: SF247 (Dahms) Public employees insurance program (PEIP) local government employees participation or withdrawal approval requirements; service cooperative health insurance refund regulation

House Education Reform, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 – 8:15 AM
Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
Room: Basement State Office Building
Agenda:
SF1213 (Kelly) Adult education tracking system modified.
HF1870 (Petersen) School districts authorized to base leave of absence and discharge decisions on teacher evaluation outcomes.

Senate Committee on Education, Monday, January 30, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Meeting Time Note: Or 15 Minutes After Session
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda:
S.F. 1528-Nelson: K-12 online learning parameters modifications; online learning change to digital learning.

House Education Finance, Thursday, January 26, 2012 – 12:30 – 2:15 PM
Room: 5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo
Agenda: HF1828 (Anderson, P) Early education scholarship funds required to be awarded to greater Minnesota.
Testimony on Early Childhood Education Scholarships Implementation Plan

House Education Reform, Thursday, January 26, 2012 – 8:15 AM
Room: Basement State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Sondra Erickson
Agenda: HF1585 (Anderson) Minnesota State High School League interscholastic conference membership arrangement 180-day good faith effort requirement limited exception allowed.
HF300 (Erickson) Early childhood development screening comprehensive eye exams recommended.
HF1770 (Kieffer) Teacher candidates required to pass basic skills exam.
Minnesota State High School League update
Introductions and update on Minnesota’s No Child Left Behind waiver application by the Minnesota Department of Education

Senate Committee on Education, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 – 3:00 PM
Chair: Sen. Gen Olson
Room: 15 Capitol
Agenda: SF1493-Daley: Teacher candidates basic skills exam pass requirement.

House Education Finance, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 – 1:00-3:00 PM
Watch on your computer!Committee will meet 30 minutes after session adjourns.
House Webcast: Watch on your computer!
Room:
5 State Office Building
Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo,
Agenda: HF1860 (Woodard) Operating referendum levy aids provided to charter schools.
Meeting Documents: House Education Finance Committee Rules