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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

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

March 20, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH 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 12:30 P.M. on Tuesday, March 20, 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
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:

Atkins, Joe
Murphy, Mary

A quorum was present.

Chair Rukavina invited Steve Claypatch, Business Manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 292, to come forward to begin the discussion of electrical training programs offered in Minnesota.

Steve Claypatch, Business Manager, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 292, introduced himself and Dan McConnell, and began his presentation.

Mr. Claypatch introduced Mary McShannock, Member, IBEW 292.

Mary McShannock, Member, IBEW 292, introduced herself and provided testimony regarding her personal work situation.

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Rukavina recognized the IBEW members in the audience.

Questions and discussion followed.


Minutes
Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division
March 20, 2007
Page Two



HF 1383 (Moe)

Representative Moe moved that HF 1383 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division.

Representative Moe moved to amend HF 1383 with an oral amendment, as follows:

Page 1, Line 10, delete "must" and insert "may"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Moe presented HF 1383 as amended, transferring the American Indian scholarship; requiring an office to distribute the scholarships, appropriating money.

Representative Moe introduced Sophia Julia Jacobson, a graduate student.

Sophia Julia Jacobson, graduate student, introduced herself and provided testimony in support of HF 1383.

Questions and discussion followed.

Glory Kibbl, Interim Director, School Choice, Minnesota Department of Education, provided testimony regarding HF 1383.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Moe renewed his motion that HF 1383 as amended be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1931 (Mariani)

Representative Brynaert moved that HF 1931 be held over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division omnibus bill.

Representative Mariani presented HF 1931, appropriating money for the Minnesota campus compact and its postsecondary service learning, access, and opportunity initiatives.

Representative Mariani introduced Catherine Reid Day, Executive Director, Minnesota Campus Compact.

Catherine Reid Day, Executive Director, Minnesota Campus Compact, introduced herself and provided testimony in support of HF 1931.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Mahoney moved that the minutes of March 19, 2007 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2053 (Mahoney)

Representative Mahoney moved that HF 2053 be held over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division omnibus bill.

Representative Mahoney presented HF 2053, appropriating money for a summer youth program for deaf students.


Minutes
Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division
March 20, 2007
Page Three



Representative Mahoney introduced Len Price, Executive Director, Minnesota Conservation Corps.

Len Price, Executive Director, Minnesota Conservation Corps, introduced himself and provided testimony in support of HF 2053.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Haws recognized the AARP folks in the audience.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:45 P.M.


Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair


Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Discussion of electrician training programs offered in Minnesota HF1931 (Mariani) appropriating money for the Minnesota campus compact and its postsecondary service learning, access, and opportunity initiatives HF1383 (Moe) transferring the American Indian scholarship program; requiring an office to distribute the scholarships HF1925 (Severson) amending the state's share of the instructional services costs for state colleges and universities HF2053 (Mahoney) appropriating money for a summer youth program for deaf students Additional bills may be added

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