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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

31st MEETING - Higher Education Policy and Finance

March 13, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA 31st 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 1:24 PM on March 13, 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
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

HF 2268 (Abeler) Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities policy on awarding college credit for tech-prep programs implementation required.

Testifying:
Representative Jim Abeler

A quorum was present.

Representative Benson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 6, 2012 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nornes moved that HF 2268 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus bill.

The committee heard testimony of HF 2268.

Testifying:
Dennis Carlson, Superintendent, Anoka-Hennepin School District
Jessica Lipa, Director STEP Program, Anoka-Hennepin School District
Karen Hynick, System Director of College Transitions, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Leslie Mercer, Academic Affairs, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Chair Nornes moved that HF 2268 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2507 (Dettmer) Safety officer survivor graduate study education benefit authorized.

Representative Dettmer moved that HF 2507 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus bill.

Testifying:
Representative Bob Dettmer

Representative Dettmer moved the H2507A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF 2507, as amended.

Testifying:
Jennifer Silvera-Lundemen, wife of fallen officer and Bethel graduate student
Tricia Grimes, Office of Higher Education

Chair Nornes moved that HF 2507, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2573 (Dettmer) college savings plan contingent account holder definition modified.

Representative Dettmer moved that HF 2573 be heard and considered for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus bill.

Testifying:
Representative Bob Dettmer
Tricia Grimes, Office of Higher Education

Representative Nornes moved that HF 2573 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:04 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:
  • HF2268 (Abeler) - Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities policy on awarding college credit for tech-prep programs implementation required.
  • HF2573 (Dettmer) - College savings plan contingent account holder definition modified.
  • HF2507 (Dettmer) - Safety officer survivor graduate study education benefit authorized.
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