STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative Zachary Dorholt, Vice Chair of the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM on April 3, 2013, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Dorholt, Zachary, Vice Chair
Nornes, Bud, Republican Lead
Members excused: Pelowski, Gene
A quorum was present.
Representative Poppe moved that the minutes of March 18, 2013, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE) continued its overview of the Governor's recommendation and gave a presentation on Statewide Longitudinal Education Data Systems (SLEDS).
Testifying from the Office of Higher Education:
Meredith Fergus, Policy Analyst
Tricia Grimes, Policy Analyst
Testimony was presented to the committee on the proposed higher education budget proposals from student and faculty groups.
Testifying from student and faculty groups:
Matt Forstie, Chair, Minnesota Student Legislative Coalition
Damon Kapke, Vice President, Minnesota State College Faculty, faculty member at Lake Superior College, Duluth, Minnesota
Russ Stanton, Director, Government Relations, Inter Faculty Organization
Steve Sabin, President, Minnesota State College Student Association and nursing student at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, Minnesota
Moriah Miles, State Chair, MSUSA and student at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota
Paul Cerkvenik, President, Minnesota Private College Council.
HF 875 (Mariani) was presented and discussed.
A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing for the treatment of unlawful immigrants with respect to financial aid and tuition at public postsecondary institutions; etc.
Public testimony on HF 875 as follows:
Thalia Estrada, St. Paul Central High School student
Joycelin Hernandez, Robbinsdale Cooper High School student
Karem Salas-Ramirez, Riverland Community College student, Austin, Minnesota
Michael Thomas, Associate Superintendent, Minneapolis Public Schools
The meeting was adjourned at 2:05 PM.
Representative Zachary Dorholt, Chair
Kathy Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant