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Higher Education Finance and Policy

NINTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - April 15, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTEENTH 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 April 15, 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.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF1692 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Pelowski presented HF1692 (Pelowski) A bill for an act relating to higher education; providing funding for the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota, and the Office of Higher Education; appropriating money.

Chair Pelowski moved to amend HF1692. (See attached Amendment H1692DE1.)

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Pelowski moved to amend HF1692, as amended. (See attached Amendment H1692A4.)
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Winkler moved to amend HF1692, as amended. (See attached Amendment A13-0474.)

Emily Adriaens, House Fiscal Analyst, and Matt Gehring, House Research, explained the proposed amendment and responded to questions.

Testifying on the proposed amendment H1692A5 to amend HF1692, as amended:

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Richard Pfutzenreuter, Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Laura King, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Pelowski renewed his motion that HF1692, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Lien moved that HF983 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Lien presented HF983, a bill for an relating to higher education; making technical, conforming, policy and clarifying changes to provisions related to higher education law; modifying provisions related to the higher education advisory council, student grants and aid, and school licensure and registration; modifying procedures related to terminating institutions from financial aid programs; modifying certain definitions; modifying dissemination of certain data; etc.

Rep. Lien moved to amend HF983. (See attached Amendment H0983DE1.)

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Lien renewed his motion that HF983, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dorholt moved that the minutes of April 8, 2013, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:10 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:
  • HF1692 (Pelowski) - Omnibus higher education finance and policy bill.
  • 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.
Documents:

Final mark-up and passage of the Omnibus Higher Education Finance and Policy bill.