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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

16th MEETING - Higher Education Policy and Finance

March 08, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA 16th 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 8th, 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
BANAIAN, King
BENSON, Mike
DAUDT, Kurt
DOEPKE, Connie
HANCOCK, David
MAZOROL, Pat
MORROW, Terry
NORTON, Kim
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne
RUKAVINA, Tom
VOGEL, Bruce

No members were excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Poppe moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 3, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee heard testimony on the Higher Education Facilities Authority.

Testifying:
Marianne Remedios, Executive Director

HF856 (Swedzinski) Tuition increase temporary freeze and permanent limitation at public higher education institutions. .

Representative Nornes moved that HF856 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF856.

Testifying:

Representative Chris Swedzinski
Travis Johnson, President Minnesota State College Student Association
Geoff Dittberner, Vice President Minnesota State College Student Association
Ron Wigran, student Lake Superior College
Andrew Spaeth, State Chair Minnesota State College Student Association
Russ Stanton, Director of Government Relations, Inter Faculty Organization
Laura King, CFO Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Dawn Reimer, CFO North Hennepin Community College
Matt Forstie, Student University of Minnesota


Representative Nornes moved that HF856 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. The Motion Prevailed.
The meeting was adjourned at 2:13 PM.




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REP. BUD NORNES, CHAIR





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Chelsea Thompson
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Higher Education Facilities Authority presentation

Bills Added:
  • HF856 (Swedzinski) - Tuition increase temporary freeze and permanent limitation at public higher education institutions.
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