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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

19th MEETING - Higher Education Policy and Finance

March 17, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA 19th 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 17th, 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 Daudt moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 15, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF560 (Downey) Government agency energy forward pricing mechanisms provisions modified.

Representative Dettmer moved that HF560 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Representative Dettmer moved the H0560A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF560.

Testifying:

Representative Keith Downey
Mike Berthelsen, Associate Vice President for Facilities Management, University of Minnesota
Jeff LeMunyon, Chartered Financial Analyst, Principal, Linwood Capital

Representative Dettmer moved to reconsider the H0560A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dettmer moved to amend HF560 as follows:

Page 2, Line 3, delete "24" and replace with "48"

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dettmer renewed his motion that HF560, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 1133 (Vogel) Undergraduate stable tuition rate provided.

Representative Vogel moved that HF1133 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill.

The committee heard testimony on HF1133.

Testifying:
Representative Bruce Vogel
Peter Zetterberg, University of Minnesota

Representative Daudt moved that HF1133 be amended as follows:

Page 1, after line 24, insert: "(e) Time limits for stable tuition under this section do not apply to students who have been on active military duty while on active military duty."

Page 2, line 12, after the period insert: "Time limits for stable tuition under this section do not apply to students who have been on active military duty."

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Vogel moved that HF1133, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dettmer took the gavel at 1:36 PM.

HF1130 (Nornes) Student record and data use provided.

Representative Nornes moved that HF1130 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

The committee heard testimony on HF1130.

Testifying:
Representative Bud Nornes
Scott McMahon, Minnesota Private College Council
Phyllis Karasov, Attorney for Moore, Costello & Hart

Representative Nornes renewed his motion that HF1130 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:49 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:
  • HF1130 (Nornes) - Student record and data use provided for.
  • HF1133 (Vogel) - Undergraduate stable tuition rate provided.
  • HF560 (Downey) - Government agency energy forward pricing mechanisms provisions modified.
Hearing Documents:
  • (3/16/2011)
  • (3/16/2011)
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