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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

ELEVENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 17, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION


HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION


MINUTES



Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 1:05 P.M. on Tuesday,
February 17, 2009, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Rukavina, Tom, Chair
Bly, David, Vice-Chair
Atkins, Joe
Anderson, S.
Brynaert, Kathy
Clark, Karen
Dettmer, Bob
Downey, Keith
Eastlund, Rob
Gunther, Bob
Haws, Larry
McFarlane, Carol
Mahoney, Tim
Murphy, Mary
Nornes, Bud
Norton, Kim
Obermueller, Mike
Poppe, Jeanne
Reinert, Roger
Welti, Andy

Members excused:

Slocum, Linda

Chair Rukavina welcomed Steve Sviggum, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, to the committee and invited him to begin his presentation.

Steve Sviggum, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, introduced himself. Commissioner Sviggum also introduced Cec Jackson, CFO, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry; Patricia Todd, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry; and Tom Joachim, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

Commissioner Sviggum began his presentation of the Department’s budget and expenditures.

Questions and discussion followed.

Commissioner Sviggum continued his presentation.

Questions and discussion followed.


Minutes
Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
February 17, 2009
Page Two




Commissioner Sviggum continued his presentation.

A quorum was present.

Chair Rukavina welcomed the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities student assosciations and invited them to come forward to give their presentation.

Jacob Littler, President, Minnesota State College Student Association, and Graeme Allen, President, Minnesota State University Student Association, introduced themselves and provided testimony on behalf of their organizations and announced the rally and meetings that would be occurring at the Capitol tomorrow.

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Rukavina encouraged members of the Division participate in the rally.

Chair Rukavina asked Commissioner Sviggum to continue his presentation.

Commissioner Sviggum invited Ms. Jackson to come forward and assist with the presentation.

Cec Jackson, CFO, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, presented information regarding the Department’s budget.

Questions and discussion followed.

Ms. Jackson continued her presentation.

Chair Rukavina asked Commissioner Sviggum to discuss the electronic licensing initiative project.

Commissioner Sviggum provided testimony regarding electronic licensing.

Questions and discussion followed.

Commissioner Sviggum continued his presentation, and Ms. Jackson provided assistance.

Questions and discussion followed.

Tom Joachim, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, introduced himself and assisted in answering questions.

Questions and discussion continued.

Commissioner Sviggum and Ms. Jackson continued their presentation.

Questions and discussion followed.

Ms. Jackson provided further testimony regarding the budget change items.

Questions and discussion followed

Chair Rukavina made announcements regarding the University of Minnesota’s budget information and upcoming meetings.

Representative Haws moved that the minutes of February 12, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Minutes
Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
February 17, 2009
Page Three




The meeting was adjourned at 2:25 P.M.




Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair



Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Department of Labor and Industry - Detailed presentation of agency revenue and expenditures