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Senate Education Minutes 1/31/2013 07:45 AM

88th Legislative Session _ 2013

Committee: Senate Education
Thursday,
January 31, 2013

                                            P - Present
                                            E - Excused
                                            A - Absent

Roll Call
P    Johnston, Chair
P    Rave, Vice-Chair
P    Soholt
P    Maher
P    Rampelberg
P    Jensen
P    Buhl

OTHERS PRESENT: See Original Minutes

The meeting was called to order by Chair J. Mark Johnston.

MOTION:    TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013

Moved by:    Rave
Second by:    Soholt
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

OVERVIEW
The Committee had under consideration the re-appointment of Patrick L. Weber, Clay County, Vermillion, South Dakota, to the State Board of Regents. Janelle Toman and Dr. Jack Warner, Board of Regents, and Tony Venhuisen, Governor's Office, presented information concerning the appointment.

MOTION:    CONFIRM RE-APPOINTMENT OF PATRICK L. WEBER OF CLAY COUNTY, VERMILLION, SOUTH DAKOTA, TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS

Moved by:    Rave
Second by:    Rampelberg


Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote. (7-0-0-0)

Voting Yes:    Johnston, Rave, Soholt, Maher, Rampelberg, Jensen, Buhl

MOTION:    PLACE ON CONSENT CALENDAR

Moved by:    Rave
Second by:    Rampelberg
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

        SB 159: revise the state aid to general education formula by including an adjustment for students with limited English proficiency.

Presented by:    Senator Jim White
Proponents:    Kelly Christopherson, Business Manager, Huron School District
        Terry Nebelsick, Huron School District
        Dianna Miller, Large School Group
        Dick Tieszen, Sioux Falls School District
        James Barringer, Aberdeen Economic Develop
        Robert Monson, School Administrators of South Dakota
        Sandy Arseneault, SD Education Association
        Wade Pogany, Associated School Boards of SD
        Gary Harms, Superintendent, Aberdeen School District (Handouts: Doc #1)
        Representative Peggy Gibson
Others:    Tammy Darnall, Department of Education

MOTION:    DO PASS SB 159

Moved by:    Rave
Second by:    Buhl
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote. (7-0-0-0)

Voting Yes:    Johnston, Rave, Soholt, Maher, Rampelberg, Jensen, Buhl

        SB 80: reinstate certain provisions repealed in the Eighty-seventh Legislative Session regarding the accounting for federal impact aid.

Presented by:    Senator Ryan Maher (Handouts: Doc #2)
Proponents:    Darrell Mueller, Independent School Districts, Lake Andes
        Jarod Larson, Superintendent, Timber Lake
        Chad Blaskey, Mission, self

MOTION:    DO PASS SB 80

Moved by:    Rave
Second by:    Soholt
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote. (7-0-0-0)

Voting Yes:    Johnston, Rave, Soholt, Maher, Rampelberg, Jensen, Buhl

MOTION:    PLACE SB 80 ON CONSENT CALENDAR

Moved by:    Buhl
Second by:    Rave
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

        HB 1064: provide for certain methods of disbursement for school district flexible spending accounts.

Presented by:    Representative Mike Verchio
Proponents:    Rob Monson, School Administrators of SD
        Sandra Waltman, SD Education Association

MOTION:    DO PASS HB 1064

Moved by:    Maher
Second by:    Buhl
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote. (7-0-0-0)

Voting Yes:    Johnston, Rave, Soholt, Maher, Rampelberg, Jensen, Buhl

MOTION:    PLACE HB 1064 ON CONSENT CALENDAR

Moved by:    Maher
Second by:    Buhl
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

        HB 1012: revise certain provisions regarding the students eligible for resident tuition benefits at universities controlled by the Board of Regents.

Presented by:    Monte Kramer, Board of Regents

MOTION:    DO PASS HB 1012

Moved by:    Rampelberg
Second by:    Jensen
Action:    Prevailed by roll call vote. (6-0-1-0)

Voting Yes:    Johnston, Soholt, Maher, Rampelberg, Jensen, Buhl

Excused:    Rave

MOTION:    PLACE HB 1012 ON CONSENT CALENDAR

Moved by:    Maher
Second by:    Jensen
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

MOTION:    ADJOURN

Moved by:    Maher
Second by:    Buhl
Action:    Prevailed by voice vote.

Jill Wellhouse

____________________________

Committee Secretary
J. Mark Johnston, Chair


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