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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

18th MEETING - Higher Education Policy and Finance

March 15, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA 18th 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 15th, 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 Benson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 10, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF862 (Benson) University of Minnesota and Mayo Foundation Partnership money appropriated.

Representative Benson moved that HF862 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF862.

Testifying:

Representative Mike Benson
Dr. Eric Wieben, Director of the Mayo Clinic Genomics Research Center
Dr. Tucker LeBien, Vice Dean for Research, University of Minnesota Medical School

Representative Morrow moved to amend HF862 as follows and called for a roll call:

Page 1, Line 6, after "PARTNERSHIP", insert "AND AGRICULTURE AND EXTENTION SERVICE"

Page 1, after line 17, insert "$52,225,000 in fiscal year 2012 and $52,225,000 in fiscal year 2013 are appropriated from the general fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota for the agricultural experiment station and the Minnesota Extension Service."


AYES
RUKAVINA, Tom
MORROW, Terry
NORTON, Kim
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne

NAYS
NORNES, Bud
DETTMER, Bob
BANAIAN, King
BENSON, Mike
DAUDT, Kurt
DOEPKE, Connie
HANCOCK, David
VOGEL, Bruce

ABSENT
ATKINS, Joe

On a vote of 5 AYES and 9 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Nornes moved that HF862 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dettmer took the gavel at 12:58 PM.

HF849 (Nornes) College and university mandates eliminated.

Representative Nornes moved that HF849 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF849.

Testifying:
Representative Bud Nornes
Mark Haase, Council on Crime and Justice

Representative Norton moved to amend HF849 as follows:

Page 1, Line 2, delete 135A.157.
Amend the title accordingly.

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dettmer moved that HF849, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:36 PM.


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REP. BUD NORNES, CHAIR





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Chelsea Thompson
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF862 (Benson) - University of Minnesota and Mayo Foundation Partnership money appropriated.
  • HF849 (Nornes) - College and university mandates eliminated.
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