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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

4th MEETING - Higher Education Policy and Finance

January 20, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA 4th 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 January 20, 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 Vogel moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on January 18, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee heard testimony on the University of Minnesota.

Testifying:

Robert Bruininks, President University of Minnesota
Patricia Simmons, Regent

Representative Nornes moved that HF126 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Testifying:

Russ Stanton, Director of Government Relations for Inter-Faculty Organization

Representative Nornes called for a recess at 2:22 PM. The committee reconvened at 5:30 PM.

Representative Atkins moved to table the bill and requested a roll call vote.

The following nine members voted against the motion:

NORNES, Bud, Chair
DETTMER, Bob, Vice Chair
BANAIAN, King
BENSON, Mike
DAUDT, Kurt
DOEPKE, Connie
HANCOCK, David
MAZOROL, Pat
VOGEL, Bruce

The following six members voted in favor of the motion:

ATKINS, Joe
MORROW, Terry
NORTON, Kim
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne
RUKAVINA, Tom

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL (6-9).

Testifying:
Laura King, CFO of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Representative Nornes moved to renew his motion to pass HF126 and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. He requested a roll call vote.

The following members voted in favor of the motion:

NORNES, Bud, Chair
DETTMER, Bob, Vice Chair
BENSON, Mike
DAUDT, Kurt
DOEPKE, Connie
HANCOCK, David
MAZOROL, Pat
VOGEL, Bruce

The following members voted against the motion.

ATKINS, Joe
BANAIAN, King
MORROW, Terry
NORTON, Kim
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne
RUKAVINA, Tom

THE MOTION PREVAILED (8-7).

The meeting was adjourned at 6:10 PM.

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REP. BUD NORNES, CHAIR



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Chelsea Thompson
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

University of Minnesota overview

Bills Added:
  • HF126 (Nornes) - Higher education appropriation reductions made.
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