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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

15th MEETING - Higher Education Policy and Finance

February 03, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA 15th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY AND FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Nornes, Chair of the Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM on March 3rd, 2011, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
NORNES, Bud, Chair
DETTMER, Bob, Vice Chair
ATKINS, Joe
BENSON, Mike
DAUDT, Kurt
DOEPKE, Connie
HANCOCK, David
MAZOROL, Pat
MORROW, Terry
NORTON, Kim
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne
RUKAVINA, Tom
VOGEL, Bruce

One member was excused.

BANAIAN, King

A quorum was present.

Representative Vogel moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 1, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF717 (Abeler) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system credit transfer required.

Representative Nornes moved that HF717 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF717.

Testifying:

Representative Jim Abeler

Representative Nornes moved that HF717 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. The Motion Prevailed.

The committee heard testimony on a MnSCU Report to the Legislature titled "Improving Transfer for Credit."

Testifying:

Mike Lopez, MnSCU Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Andrew Spaeth, State Chair of Minnesota State University Student Association
Travis Johnson, President of Minnesota State College Student Association

The committee heard testimony on the Mayo Medical School.

Testifying:

Dr. David Agerter, CEO of Austin Medical Center, Mayo Health System
Dr. Matthew Bernard, Department Chair of Family Medicine

HF378 (Scott) Graduate education study required in for-profit sector

Representative Dettmer moved that HF378 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF378.

Testifying:
Representative Peggy Scott
Dr. Mary Swenson, former Capella University student
Mark Misukanis, Office of Higher Education

Representative Nornes moved that HF378 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. The Motion Prevailed.


The meeting was adjourned at 1:32 PM.




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REP. BUD NORNES, CHAIR





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Chelsea Thompson
Committee Legislative Assistant