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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

32nd MEETING - Higher Education Policy and Finance

March 15, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA 32nd 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 12:35 PM on March 15, 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.

The committee heard a presentation of autism research at the University of Minnesota

Testifying:
Amy Hewitt, Ph.D., Director, Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration
Idel Abdull, Parent of Child with Autism

A quorum was present.

Representative Rukavina moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 13, 2012 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee heard a presentation on the Decade of Discovery Initiative: University of Minnesota/Mayo Clinic Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics.

Testifying:
Representative Mike Benson
David Etzwiler, Executive Director, Decade of Discovery
Aaron Friedman, M.D., Vice President of Health Sciences and Dean of the Medical School
Robert Rizza, M.D., Executive Dean for Research, Mayo Clinic

The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 PM.



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REP. BUD NORNES, CHAIR



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Chelsea Thompson
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Presentation of Decade of Discovery Initiative: University of Minnesota/Mayo Clinic Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics Presentation of Autism Research at the University of Minnesota

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