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Higher Education Finance and Policy

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 18, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION


HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair of the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy, called the meeting to order at 12:30 PM on March 18, 2013, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

Pelowski, Gene, Chair
Dorholt, Zachary, Vice Chair
Nornes, Bud, Republican Lead
Brynaert, Kathy
FitzSimmons, David
Franson, Mary
Gruenhagen, Glenn
Johnson, Sheldon
Lien, Ben
Norton, Kim
Poppe, Jeanne
Rosenthal, Paul
Swedzinski, Chris
Theis, Tama
Winkler, Ryan

A quorum was present.

Representative Dorholt moved that the minutes of March 13, 2013, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) continued its overview of its 2014-2015 biennial budget request.

Testifying from MnSCU:

Steven J. Rosenstone, Chancellor

An informational hearing and presentation was given on HF 437 (Pelowski) Governor's budget for higher education established; money appropriated to the Office of Higher Education, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic.

Testifying from the Office of Higher Education:

Larry Pogemiller, Director
Tricia Grimes, Policy Analyst
Meredith Fergus, Policy Analyst


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Discussion and further testimony on HF 437 (Pelowski) will continue at the next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 2013.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 PM.




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Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair

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Kathy Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF983 (Lien) - Higher education provisions modified; student grants, awards, aid, school registration, and licensure provisions modified; state appropriation use prohibited for bonuses and performance-based incentive payments; information required to be provided in higher education budget proposals; procedures related to terminating institutions from financial aid programs modified; cancellation procedure of required surety bond established; MnDRIVE program established; and Higher Education Advisory Council repealed.
  • HF437 (Pelowski) - Governor's higher education budget established; funding provided and money appropriated to the Office of Higher Education, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic.
House TV Video:
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00:51 - Gavel, and continuation of the presentation by MnSCU of their FY 2014-2015 biennial budget request.
46:03 - HF437 (Pelowski) Governor's budget for higher education established; money appropriated to the Office of Higher Education, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic.
Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.


Continuation of the presentation by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities of the 2014-2015 biennial budget request. The Office of Higher Education will present the governor's higher education policy and finance bills. HF983 and HF437 will be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus higher education finance bill.