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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

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

March 27, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTYFOURTH 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 12:40 P.M. on Tuesday, March 27, 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
Mahoney, Tim
McFarlane, Carol
Moe, Frank
Nornes, Bud
Norton, Kim
Ruth, Connie
Severson, Dan
Slocum, Linda
Welti, Andy

Members excused:

Murphy, Mary

A quorum was present.

Representative Brynaert moved that the minutes of March 26, 2007 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Rukavina presented the Omnibus Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance omnibus bill, a delete everything amendment to HF 797, amendment H0797DE1, attached.

Chair Rukavina walked through the spreadsheet.

Chair Rukavina asked for questions from committee members.

Chair Rukavina asked for questions or comments from the audience.

Questions and discussion followed.

Richard Pfutzenreuter, Chief Financial Officer, University of Minnesota, introduced himself and thanked the chair and members for their work on the bill.

Questions and discussion followed.

Scott Brener, Commissioner, Department of Labor and Industry, introduced himself and provided testimony on the bill.


Minutes
Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division
March 27, 2007
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Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Rukavina continued discussion of the spreadsheet.

Further discussion followed.

Chair Rukavina discussed the plan for tomorrow's meeting.

Representative Ruth moved to amend the minutes of March 26, 2007 to reflect that she was present at that meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ruth moved that the minutes of March 26, 2007 as amended be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:25 P.M.


Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair



Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Introduce omnibus appropriations bill and have staff walk through it.

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