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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

FORTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 25, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SEVENTH 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 10:35 A.M. on Thursday, March 25, 2010, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


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

Members excused:

Atkins, Joe

A quorum was present.

Representative Rukavina announced that the committee would take amendments to the delete everything amendment H2781DE1 to HF 2781 first.

Representative Anderson moved to amend the delete everything amendment H2781DE1 as amended with the amendment H2781A7, attached.

Representative Anderson presented the amendment H2781A7.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Anderson renewed her motion to amend the delete everything amendment H2781DE1 as amended with the amendment H2781A7. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Anderson moved to amend the delete everything amendment H2781DE1 as amended with the amendment H2781A8, attached.


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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
March 25, 2010
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Representative Anderson presented the amendment H2781A8.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Anderson renewed her motion to amend the delete everything amendment H2781DE1 as amended with the amendment H2781A8. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Obermueller moved to amend the delete everything amendment H2781DE1 as amended with the amendment H2781A12, attached.

Representative Obermueller presented the amendment H2781A12.

Questions and discussion followed.

Duane Hendrickson, Masterson Personnel, introduced himself and provided testimony regarding the amendment H2781A12.

Questions and discussion continued.

Representative Obermueller renewed his motion to amend the delete everything amendment H2781DE1 as amended with the amendment H2781A12. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mahoney moved to amend the delete everything amendment H2781DE1 as amended with the amendment H2781A13, attached.

Representative Mahoney presented the amendment H2781A13.

Questions and discussion followed.

Anita Neumann, House Research, provided clarification on the amendment language.

Bonnie Elsey, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) introduced herself and provided testimony regarding the amendment H2781A13.

Questions and discussion continued.

Representative Mahoney amended the amendment H2781A13 by adding the following, to be incorporated as a friendly amendment:

Page 11, delete lines 25 and 26

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion to amend the delete everything amendment H2781DE1 as amended with the amendment H2781A13 as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mahoney moved to amend the delete everything amendment H2781DE1 as amended with the amendment H2781A11, attached.

Representative Mahoney presented the amendment H2781A11.

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Rukavina noted the amendment H2781A11 needed correction on page 1, line 8.


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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
March 25, 2010
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Anita Neumann, House Research, provided clarification on the amendment language as follows, and Representative Mahoney amended the amendment H2781A11 by adding the following, to be incorporated as a friendly amendment:

Page 1, line 8, delete everything after "institutions"

Page 1, line 9, delete "subdivision 7,"

Page 1, after line 12, insert "For purposes of this section, "community financial

institution" means a federally insured bank or credit union, chartered as a bank or credit union by

the state of Minnesota or the United States that is headquartered in Minnesota and that has no

more than $2,500,000,000 in assets."

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Mahoney renewed his motion to amend the delete everything amendment H2781DE1 as amended with the amendment H2781A11 as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Rukavina moved to amend the delete everything amendment H2781DE1 as amended with the amendment H2781A9, attached.

Representative Rukavina presented the amendment H2781A9.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Rukavina renewed his motion to amend the delete everything amendment H2781DE1 as amended with the amendment H2781A9. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Rukavina noted that HF 2781DE1 as amended is now before the committee.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Rukavina renewed his motion that HF 2781 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Finance Committee.

Representative Rukavina moves to amend HF 2781 with the delete everything amendment H2781DE1 as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Rukavina renewed his motion that HF HF 2781 as amended be recommended to pass and be referred to the Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Rukavina announced that the committee would take amendments to the delete everything amendment H3495DE3 to HF 3495 next.

Representative Rukavina moved to amend the delete everything amendment H3495DE3 as amended with the amendment H3495A6, attached.

Representative Rukavina presented the amendment H3495A6.

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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
March 25, 2010
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Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Rukavina renewed his motion to amend the delete everything amendment H3495DE3 as amended with the amendment H3495A6. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Eastlund moved to amend the delete everything amendment H3495DE3 as amended with the amendment H3495A5, attached.

Representative Eastlund presented the amendment H3495A5.

Questions and discussion followed.

Jason Fossum, Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA), introduced himself and provided testimony regarding the amendment H3495A5.

Questions and discussion followed.

Graeme Allen, Minnesota State University Student Association (MSUSA), introduced himself and provided testimony regarding the amendment H3495A5.

Questions and discussion followed.

Russ Stanton, Inter Faculty Association (IFO), introduced himself and provided testimony regarding the amendment H3495A5.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Eastlund renewed his motion to amend the delete everything amendment H3495DE3 as amended with the amendment H3495A5. The vote was not clear. Chair Rukavina requested a division. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Rukavina commented on the bill as amended.

Representative Rukavina renewed his motion that HF 3495 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Finance Committee.

Representative Rukavina moves to amend HF 3495 with the delete everything amendment H3495DE3 as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Rukavina renewed his motion that HF HF 3495 as amended be recommended to pass and be referred to the Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Rukavina invited Kathyrn Martin, Chancellor, University of Minnesota Duluth, to come forward to begin her presentation.

Kathryn Martin, Chancellor, University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), introduced herself and discussed the University of Minnesota Duluth, the budget impact on their campus, and the challenges UMD faces in the future.

Comments, questions and discussion followed.

Representative Mahoney moved that the minutes of March 23 and March 24, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
March 25, 2010
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The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 NOON.



Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair



Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant