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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

27th MEETING - Higher Education Policy and Finance

February 23, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA 27th 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 12:31 PM on February 23, 2012 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 Mazorol moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 21, 2012 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1036 (Sanders) State passenger vehicle fleet management and consolidation provided.

Chair Nornes moved that HF 1036 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The committee heard testimony on HF 1036.

Testifying:
Representative Tim Sanders

Chair Nornes moved the H1036A1 amendment.

The committee heard testimony on the H1036A1 amendment.

Testifying:
Susan Anderson, Program Director for Budget, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Chair Nornes renewed his motion to pass the H1036A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nornes moved that HF 1036, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1916 (Howes) Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities prior appropriations modified.

Representative Mazorol moved that HF 1916 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

Testifying:
Representative Pat Mazorol
Brian Yolitz, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Representative Mazorol renewed his motion that HF 1916 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1960 (Banaian) St. Cloud State University hockey center project 2008 appropriation modified.

Representative Banaian moved that HF 1960 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

Representative Banaian moved the H1960A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF 1960 as amended.

Testifying:
Representative King Banaian
Steve Ludwig, Vice President for Administrative Affairs, St. Cloud State University
Laura King, Vice Chancellor of Finance, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Representative Banaian renewed his motion that HF 1960 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nornes moved that the Higher Education Committee forward the 2012 capital requests from the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities with the following recommendation to the Committee on Capital Investment: The Higher Education Committee recommends funding of these requests at the highest amount possible, in the order of priority established by the Board of Regents and Board of Trustees. With regard to the Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement (HEAPR) funding, the committee recommends a significant investment. The Governor's recommendation for HEAPR funding of $20 million per system is insufficient to meet the critical maintenance needs of the system.

Chair Nornes moved to lay the recommendation to the Committee on Capital Investment on the table.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:20 PM.




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REP. BUD NORNES, CHAIR





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Chelsea Thompson
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Committee recommendation for 2012 capital budget requests

Bills Added:
  • HF1036 (Sanders) - State passenger vehicle fleet management and consolidation provided.
  • HF1916 (Howes) - Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities prior appropriations modified.
  • HF1960 (Banaian) - St. Cloud State University hockey center project 2008 appropriation modified.
Hearing Documents:
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