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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

29th MEETING - Higher Education Policy and Finance

March 01, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA 29th 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 12:33 PM on March 1, 2012 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
NORNES, Bud, 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

One member was excused.

DETTMER, Bob, Vice Chair

A quorum was present.

Representative Norton moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 28, 2012 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2126 (Mariani) State regulation exemption provided for schools.

Representative Pelowski moved that HF 2126 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill.

Testifying on HF 2126:
Representative Carlos Mariani
Sheila Hoffman, President, Global Language Institute
Tricia Grimes, Office of Higher Education

Chair Nornes moved that HF 2126 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1803 (Greiling) State grand eligibility clarified.

Representative Morrow moved that HF 1803 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill.

Representative Morrow moved to amend HF 1803 as follows:

Page 1, Line 10, delete "a", and insert "an unaccredited religious"
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1803, as amended:
Representative Mindy Greiling
Hassanah Reinhard, student Rasmussen College
Tricia Grimes, Office of Higher Education
Chair Nornes moved that HF 1803, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Rukavina assumed the gavel at 1:01 PM.

Representative Nornes moved that HF 1990 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill.

Representative Nornes moved the H1990A2 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1990, as amended:
Representative Bud Nornes
Laura King, Vice Chancellor of Finance, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Geoff Dittberner, President, Minnesota State College Student Association

Chair Rukavina moved that HF 1990, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nornes moved that HF 2377 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill.

Representative Nornes moved the H2377A3 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 2377, as amended:
Representative Bud Nornes
Tricia Grimes, Office of Higher Education

Chair Rukavina moved that HF 2377, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:33 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:
  • HF2126 (Mariani) - State regulation exemption provided for schools.
  • HF1803 (Greiling) - State grant eligibility clarified.
  • HF1990 (Nornes) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system authority clarified to continue operations during a budget impasse, and money appropriated.
  • HF2377 (Nornes) - Tuition reciprocity payments account established, tuition reciprocity payments and transfers modified, and appropriations transferred.
Hearing Documents:
  • (2/29/2012)
  • (3/1/2012)
  • (2/29/2012)
  • (3/1/2012)
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