Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

30th MEETING - Higher Education Policy and Finance

March 06, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA 30th 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 12:36 PM on March 6, 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.

HF 2322 (S. Anderson) Mandatory health care coverage expansion waiver required.

Testifying:
Representative Sarah Anderson
Brett Rabe, University of Minnesota graduate student

A quorum was present.

Representative Benson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 1, 2012 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dettmer moved that HF 2322 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus bill.

The committee heard testimony of HF 2322.

Testifying:
Ferdinand Schlapper, Director and Chief Health Officer of Boynton Health Services, University of Minnesota
Carl Anderson, Chief Operating Officer, Boynton Health, University of Minnesota
Susann Jackson, Director Student Health Benefits, Boynton Health, University of Minnesota
Kim Reckinger, parent of University of Minnesota student

Chair Nornes moved that HF 2322 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dettmer assumed the gavel at 1:22 PM.

HF 2065 (Nornes) Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State colleges and Universities Board revenue bond debt ceiling increased.

Representative Nornes moved that HF 2065 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus bill.

Testifying:
Representative Bud Nornes
Laura King, Vice Chancellor of Finance, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Amanda Bardonner, Minnesota State University Student Association
Geoff Dittberner, Minnesota State College Student Association

Representative Dettmer moved that HF 2065 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee heard testimony from the University of Minnesota on paid leave and severance pay.

Testifying:
Eric Kaler, President, University of Minnesota

The meeting was adjourned at 2:11PM.




___________________________________
REP. BUD NORNES, CHAIR





____________________________________
Chelsea Thompson
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

University of Minnesota presentation on paid leave and severance pay

Bills Added:
  • HF2322 (Anderson) - Mandatory health care coverage expansion waiver required.
  • HF2065 (Nornes) - Omnibus higher education bill.
Audio Available:
Listen Now