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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

SEVENTEENTHTH MEETING - Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

February 21, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT POLICY AND
FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair of the Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 12:35 P.M. on Wednesday, February 21, 2007, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

Rukavina, Tom, Chair
Poppe, Jeanne, Vice-Chair
Atkins, Joe
Bly, David
Brynaert, Kathy
Clark, Karen

Dettmer, Bob
Eastlund, Rob
Gunther, Bob
Haws, Larry
Hortman, Melissa
McFarlane, Carol
Mahoney, Tim
Moe, Frank
Murphy, Mary
Nornes, Bud
Norton, Kim
Ruth, Connie
Slocum, Linda
Severson, Dan
Welti, Andy

A quorum was present.

Chair Rukavina welcomed Sandy Layman, Commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board and Jean Dolensek, Director of Administrative Services, Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, and invited Commissioner Layman to begin her presentation of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board's budget request.

Sandy Layman, Commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, provided testimony on the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board's budget request.

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Rukavina recognized the 12th grade students from Princeton High School who were visiting the Capitol and welcomed them to the committee meeting.

Chair Rukavina welcomed James A. Cunningham Jr., Commissioner of the Bureau of Mediation Services, and invited Commissioner Cunningham to begin his presentation of the Bureau of Mediation Services' budget request.

James Cunningham, Commissioner of the Bureau of Mediation Services, introduced himself and provided testimony regarding the Bureau of Mediation Services' budget request.

Questions and discussion followed.

Minutes
Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division
February 21, 2007
Page Two



HF 398 (Huntley)

Representative Hortman moved that HF 398 be recommended to pass and be held over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division omnibus bill.

Representative Huntley presented HF 398, a bill relating to higher education, regulating tuition and fees paid by Wisconsin reciprocity students attending the University of Minnesota; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 136A.08, subdivision 3.

Peter Zetterberg, Senior Analyst, Provost Office, University of Minnesota, provided testimony on HF 398.

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Rukavina invited Susan Heegaard, Director, Minnesota Office of Higher Education, to come to the table to provide further testimony and respond to questions.

Susan Heegaard, Director, Minnesota Office of Higher Education, introduced herself and provided further testimony on HF 398 and tuition reciprocity.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Poppe moved that the minutes of February 21, 2007 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hortman renewed her motion that HF 398 be recommended to pass and be held over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:05 P.M.



Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair



Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board budget overview Bureau of Mediation Services budget overview HF398 (Huntley) regulating tuition and fees paid by Wisconsin students attending the University of Minnesota

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02:45 - Gavel. 03:10 - Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board budget overview. 34:20 - Bureau of Mediation Services budget overview. 53:55 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF398&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF398</A> (Huntley) Tuition and fees paid by Wisconsin residents attending the University of Minnesota regulated. Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.