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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

20th MEETING - Higher Education Policy and Finance

March 22, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA 20th 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 12:47 PM on March 22nd, 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
BANAIAN, King
BENSON, Mike
DAUDT, Kurt
DOEPKE, Connie
HANCOCK, David
MAZOROL, Pat
MORROW, Terry
NORTON, Kim
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne
RUKAVINA, Tom
VOGEL, Bruce

One member was excused.
ATKINS, Joe

A quorum was present.

Representative Norton moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 17, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

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

Representative Rukavina renewed his motion that HF821 be recommended to pass and sent to the general register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 849 (Nornes) College and university mandates eliminated.

Representative Norton moved that HF849 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be sent to the general register.

Representative Norton renewed her motion that HF849 be recommended to pass, as amended, and sent to the general register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nornes moved that HF1101 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Nornes moved the DE1-1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nornes moved the A25 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The Committee heard testimony on HF 1101, as amended.

Testifying:
Dr. Sheila Wright, Commissioner for the Office of Higher Education
Trisha Grimes, Office of Higher Education
James McCormick, Chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)
Edna Mora Szymanski, President Minnesota State University Moorhead
Pat Johns, President Lake Superior College
Lauri Lamb, MnSCU

Representative Nornes called for a recess at 2:15 PM. The Committee reconvened at 5:30 PM.

The Committee heard testimony on HF 1101, as amended.

Testifying:
Travis Johnson, President of the MSCSA
Rick Nelson, Minnesota State College Faculty
Russ Stanton, Inter-Faculty Organization
Don Larson, President of the Inter-Faculty Organization
Andrew Spaeth, State Chair of the MSUSA
Richard Pfutzenreuter, CFO of the University of Minnesota
Elizabeth Boyle, Professor at the University of Minnesota
Thomas Trehus, Student, University of Minnesota

Representative Vogel moved the A2 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Daudt moved the A3 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Poppe moved the A4 Amendment.

The Committee heard testimony on the A4 Amendment:
Laura King, CFO MnSCU

Representative Poppe requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:

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
MAZOROL, PAT
VOGEL, BRUCE

On a vote of 5 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Morrow moved to amend the A4 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, Line 5 delete "shall" and replace with "is encouraged to"

THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Pope moved the A5 Amendment.

The Committee heard testimony on the A5 Amendment.

Testifying:
Laura King, CFO, MnSCU

THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Pelowski moved the A6 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pelowski moved the A7 Amendment.

Representative Pelowski requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:

AYES
MORROW, TERRY
PELOWSKI, GENE
POPPE, JEANNE

NAYS
NORNES, BUD
DETTMER, BOB
RUKAVINA, TOM
BANAIAN, KING
BENSON, MIKE
DAUDT, KURT
DOEPKE, CONNIE
HANCOCK, DAVID
MAZOROL, PAT
NORTON, KIM
VOGEL, BRUCE

On a vote of 3 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Morrow moved the A9 Amendment.

Representative Morrow moved to amend the A9 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, Line 5 delete "must" and replace with "is encouraged to"

Representative Morrow requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:

AYES
RUKAVINA, TOM
MORROW, TERRY
PELOWSKI, GENE
POPPE, JEANNE

NAYS
NORNES, BUD
DETTMER, BOB
BANAIAN, KING
BENSON, MIKE
DAUDT, KURT
DOEPKE, CONNIE
HANCOCK, DAVID
MAZOROL, PAT
VOGEL, BRUCE

ABSTAIN
NORTON, KIM

On a vote of 4 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Morrow moved the A13-1 Amendment.

Representative Morrow requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:

AYES
RUKAVINA, TOM
MORROW, TERRY
PELOWSKI, GENE
POPPE, JEANNE
VOGEL, BRUCE

NAYS
NORNES, BUD
DETTMER, BOB
BANAIAN, KING
BENSON, MIKE
DAUDT, KURT
DOEPKE, CONNIE
HANCOCK, DAVID
MAZOROL, PAT
NORTON, KIM

On a vote of 5 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Poppe moved the A14 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Morrow moved the
A15 Amendment.

The Committee heard testimony on the A15 Amendment.

Testifying:
Chris Halling, MnSCU

Representative Morrow requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:

AYES
RUKAVINA, TOM
MORROW, TERRY
PELOWSKI, GENE
POPPE, JEANNE

NAYS
NORNES, BUD
DETTMER, BOB
BANAIAN, KING
BENSON, MIKE
DAUDT, KURT
HANCOCK, DAVID
MAZOROL, PAT
NORTON, KIM
VOGEL, BRUCE


On a vote of 4 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Norton moved the A16 Amendment.

The Committee heard testimony on the A 16 Amendment.

Testifying:
Mark Misukanis, Office of Higher Education

THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Pelowski moved the A18 Amendment.

Representative Pelowski requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:

AYES
RUKAVINA, TOM
MORROW, TERRY
NORTON, KIM
PELOWSKI, GENE
POPPE, JEANNE

NAYS
NORNES, BUD
DETTMER, BOB
BANAIAN, KING
BENSON, MIKE
DOEPKE, CONNIE
DAUDT, KURT
HANCOCK, DAVID
MAZOROL, PAT
VOGEL, BRUCE


On a vote of 5 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Poppe moved the A21 Amendment.

Representative Poppe requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:

AYES
RUKAVINA, TOM
MORROW, TERRY
NORTON, KIM
PELOWSKI, GENE
POPPE, JEANNE

NAYS
NORNES, BUD
DETTMER, BOB
BANAIAN, KING
BENSON, MIKE
DOEPKE, CONNIE
DAUDT, KURT
HANCOCK, DAVID
MAZOROL, PAT
VOGEL, BRUCE


On a vote of 5 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Rukavina moved the A26 Amendment.

The Committee heard testimony on the A26 Amendment.

Testifying:
Richard Pfutzenreuter, CFO of the University of Minnesota

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrow moved the A27 Amendment.

Representative Morrow requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:

AYES
RUKAVINA, TOM
BANAIAN, KING
MORROW, TERRY
NORTON, KIM
PELOWSKI, GENE
POPPE, JEANNE

NAYS
NORNES, BUD
DETTMER, BOB
BENSON, MIKE
DOEPKE, CONNIE
DAUDT, KURT
HANCOCK, DAVID
MAZOROL, PAT
VOGEL, BRUCE


On a vote of 6 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Rukavina moved to amend HF1101, as amended, as follows:

Page 7, Lines 6 through 8, delete " (1) two percent per year at a state college; and (2) four percent per year at a state university." and replace with "five percent the first year and five percent the second year."

The Committee heard testimony on the Rukavina amendment:

Testifying:
Travis Johnson, President of the MSCSA

THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Rukavina moved to amend HF1101, as amended, as follows:

Page 7, Lines 6 through 8, delete " (1) two percent per year at a state college; and (2) four percent per year at a state university." and replace with "four percent the first year and four percent the second year."

Representative Rukavina requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:

AYES
RUKAVINA, TOM
MORROW, TERRY
NORTON, KIM
PELOWSKI, GENE

NAYS
NORNES, BUD
BANAIAN, KING
DETTMER, BOB
BENSON, MIKE
DOEPKE, CONNIE
DAUDT, KURT
HANCOCK, DAVID
MAZOROL, PAT
VOGEL, BRUCE

ABSTAIN
POPPE, JEANNE

On a vote of 4 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Nornes renewed his motion that HF1101 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Pelowski requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:

AYES
NORNES, BUD
DETTMER, BOB
BENSON, MIKE
DAUDT, KURT
DOEPKE, CONNIE
HANCOCK, DAVID
MAZOROL, PAT
VOGEL, BRUCE

NAYS
RUKAVINA, TOM
BANAIAN, KING
MORROW, TERRY
NORTON, KIM
PELOWSKI, GENE
POPPE, JEANNE

On a vote of 8 AYES and 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:48 Pm


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REP. BUD NORNES, CHAIR



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Chelsea Thompson
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

*HF1101 will become the Omnibus Higher Education Bill. If necessary, the meeting will recess at 2:15 p.m. and reconvene at 5:30 p.m. until all amendments and testimony on the omnibus bill have been heard.

Bills Added:
  • HF1101 (Nornes) - Omnibus higher education finance bill.
  • HF821 (Nornes) - Senior citizen higher education program eligibility changed.
  • HF849 (Nornes) - College and university mandates eliminated.
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