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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

17th MEETING - Higher Education Policy and Finance

March 11, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA 17th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY AND FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Dettmer, Vice Chair of the Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM on March 11th, 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, BruceNo members were excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Morrow moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 8, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF821 (Nornes) Senior citizen higher education program eligibility changed.

Representative Nornes moved that HF821 be recommended to pass and sent to the general register.

Testifying:
Representative Bud Nornes
Ken Kastner, St. Paul College Student.

Representative Nornes amended his motion that HF821 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill.

Representative Dettmer moved that HF821 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 40 (Norton) Lifelong learning account established, tax credits allowed to employers and employees for contributions to lifelong learning accounts, and money appropriated.

Representative Norton moved that HF40 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development.

Testifying:
Representative Kim Norton

Representative Nornes took the gavel at 1:02 PM.

Representative Nornes moved to renew the motion to pass HF40 and be re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:35 PM.




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REP. BUD NORNES, CHAIR





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Chelsea Thompson
Committee Legislative Assistant