Legislature(2003 - 2004)

01/27/2004 11:00 AM EDU

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                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
              HOUSE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION                                                                            
                        January 27, 2004                                                                                        
                           11:00 a.m.                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
Representative Carl Gatto, Chair                                                                                                
Representative Paul Seaton, Vice Chair                                                                                          
Representative Dan Ogg                                                                                                          
Representative Peggy Wilson                                                                                                     
Representative Kelly Wolf                                                                                                       
Representative Les Gara                                                                                                         
Representative Mary Kapsner                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
All members present                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 26                                                                                                               
"An  Act relating  to the  base  student allocation  used in  the                                                               
formula for state funding of  public education; and providing for                                                               
an effective date."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     - ASSIGNED TO SUBCOMMITTEE                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 220                                                                                                              
"An  Act relating  to the  base  student allocation  used in  the                                                               
formula for state funding of  public education; and providing for                                                               
an effective date."                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                
     - ASSIGNED TO SUBCOMMITTEE                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 222                                                                                                              
"An  Act requiring  an annual  inflation adjustment  of the  base                                                               
student  allocation used  in  the formula  for  state funding  of                                                               
public education; and providing for an effective date."                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
     - ASSIGNED TO SUBCOMMITTEE                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 361                                                                                                              
"An Act  making an appropriation  to the Department  of Education                                                               
and Early  Development for distribution  to school  districts for                                                               
direct  classroom instruction;  and  providing  for an  effective                                                               
date."                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
     - ASSIGNED TO SUBCOMMITTEE                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 265                                                                                                              
"An Act requiring an annual adjustment of the base student                                                                      
allocation used in the formula for state funding of public                                                                      
education; and providing for an effective date."                                                                                
                                                                                                                                
     - ASSIGNED TO SUBCOMMITTEE                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
HOUSE BILL NO. 333                                                                                                              
"An Act relating to an endowment for public education; and                                                                      
providing for an effective date."                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                
     - BILL HEARING POSTPONED                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
BILL: HB  26                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: INCREASE EDUCATION FUNDING                                                                                         
REPRESENTATIVE(s): STEVENS                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
01/21/03       (H)       PREFILE RELEASED (1/10/03)                                                                             

01/21/03 (H) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS

01/21/03 (H) EDU, HES, FIN 02/04/03 (H) EDU AT 11:00 AM CAPITOL 124 02/04/03 (H) -- Meeting Canceled -- 02/06/03 (H) EDU AT 11:00 AM CAPITOL 124 02/06/03 (H) Heard & Held 02/06/03 (H) MINUTE(EDU) 04/03/03 (H) EDU AT 11:00 AM CAPITOL 124 04/03/03 (H) Scheduled But Not Heard 04/16/03 (H) EDU AT 7:00 AM CAPITOL 124 04/16/03 (H) <Subcommittee assigned> 04/17/03 (H) EDU AT 1:00 PM CAPITOL 106 04/17/03 (H) Subcommittee Meeting

01/27/04 (H) EDU AT 11:00 AM CAPITOL 124 BILL: HB 220 SHORT TITLE: INCREASE EDUCATION FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE(s): GARA 03/28/03 (H) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS 03/28/03 (H) EDU, HES, FIN 04/16/03 (H) EDU AT 7:00 AM CAPITOL 124 04/16/03 (H) <Subcommittee assigned> 04/17/03 (H) EDU AT 1:00 PM CAPITOL 106 04/17/03 (H) Subcommittee Meeting

01/27/04 (H) EDU AT 11:00 AM CAPITOL 124 BILL: HB 222 SHORT TITLE: FOUNDATION FORMULA INFLATION ADJUSTMENT REPRESENTATIVE(s): KAPSNER 03/28/03 (H) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS 03/28/03 (H) EDU, HES, FIN 04/16/03 (H) EDU AT 7:00 AM CAPITOL 124 04/16/03 (H) <Subcommittee assigned> 04/17/03 (H) EDU AT 1:00 PM CAPITOL 106 04/17/03 (H) Subcommittee Meeting

01/27/04 (H) EDU AT 11:00 AM CAPITOL 124 BILL: HB 361 SHORT TITLE: APPROP: CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION GRANTS REPRESENTATIVE(s): CROFT, ANDERSON

01/12/04 (H) PREFILE RELEASED 1/2/04

01/12/04 (H) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS

01/12/04 (H) EDU, HES, FIN

01/27/04 (H) EDU AT 11:00 AM CAPITOL 124 BILL: HB 265 SHORT TITLE: ANNUALLY INCREASE EDUCATION FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE(s): OGG 04/14/03 (H) READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS 04/14/03 (H) EDU, HES, FIN 05/13/03 (H) EDU AT 5:15 PM CAPITOL 124 05/13/03 (H) -- Meeting Canceled --

01/27/04 (H) EDU AT 11:00 AM CAPITOL 124 WITNESS REGISTER No witnesses to record ACTION NARRATIVE TAPE 04-03, SIDE A Number 0001 CHAIR CARL GATTO called the House Special Committee on Education meeting to order at 11:00 a.m. Representatives Gatto, Seaton, Wilson, Ogg, Wolf, Gara, and Kapsner were present at the call to order. HB 26-INCREASE EDUCATION FUNDING HB 220-INCREASE EDUCATION FUNDING HB 222-FOUNDATION FORMULA INFLATION ADJUSTMENT HB 361-APPROP: CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION GRANTS HB 265-ANNUALLY INCREASE EDUCATION FUNDING Number 0066 CHAIR GATTO announced his intention to assign HB 26, HB 220, HB 222, HB 361, and HB 265 to a subcommittee which can combine the best features of each of these education funding bills into a single bill. Chair Gatto reminded the members that this is the same process the committee used last session. He appointed the following members to the subcommittee: Representatives Ogg, Seaton, and Gara. Representative Ogg was appointed the chair of the subcommittee. Number 0265 REPRESENTATIVE GARA asked Chair Gatto if Senator Wagoner's bill would be considered in subcommittee. He commented that he also has a base student allocation bill. CHAIR GATTO acknowledged that there are many bills to consider. He offered that the subcommittee could take additional information from other legislation; however, these are the bills before the House Special Committee on Education. Chair Gatto reiterated his intention that the subcommittee will create one bill so that there are not competing [education funding] bills, and therefore the whole committee can work toward that bill's passage. REPRESENTATIVE GARA said for the record that his bill, HB 220, was a reasonable bill for last year; however, there has been another year of inflation. Number 361 REPRESENTATIVE OGG told the members that his intention is to have the first subcommittee meeting next Tuesday [February 3, 2004]. The first 15 minutes of the subcommittee meeting will include discussion among the subcommittee members and the remainder of the meeting will be a public hearing, he announced. He asked whether the subcommittee could meet during the House Special Committee on Education's normal time. CHAIR GATTO agreed to have the subcommittee meetings scheduled during the timeframe the House Special Committee on Education normally meets. He related that he would hope that the subcommittee would bring back a bill and then [the House Special Committee on Education] would take public testimony. ADJOURNMENT Number 0464 There being no further business before the committee, the House Special Committee on Education meeting was adjourned at 11:10 a.m.

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