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Higher Education Finance and Policy

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - April 03, 2013

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


HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE
MINUTES

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.

Members present:

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

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

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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.




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Representative Zachary Dorholt, Chair

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Kathy Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF875 (Mariani) - Unlawful immigrant treatment provided with respect to financial aid and tuition at public postsecondary institutions.
House TV Video:
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00:54 - Gavel, and presentation by the Office of Higher Education on the Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System.
22:27 - Testimony on proposed higher education budget proposals from student and faculty groups.
1:14:20 - HF875 (Mariani) Unlawful immigrant treatment provided with respect to financial aid and tuition at public postsecondary institutions.
Runs 1 hour, 34 minutes.


Omnibus higher education finance and policy bill.