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{{Quote|The committee holds public hearings on bills to put each bill into its best form.  During the bill's hearing, the committee can take testimony from the bill's sponsors, the general public and experts in the areas the bill affects.
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{{Quote|(a) Except as provided in Rule 1.15, a House or Senate bill that directly, substantially, and specifically affects any present or future financial obligation, budget policy, or revenue of the State must be referred as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) to the appropriate Committee before the bill receives its second reading. A bill that negligibly affects any present or future financial obligation, budget policy, or revenue of the State is not subject to mandatory referral under this rule.
 
{{Quote|(a) Except as provided in Rule 1.15, a House or Senate bill that directly, substantially, and specifically affects any present or future financial obligation, budget policy, or revenue of the State must be referred as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) to the appropriate Committee before the bill receives its second reading. A bill that negligibly affects any present or future financial obligation, budget policy, or revenue of the State is not subject to mandatory referral under this rule.
  

Revision as of 22:55, 29 January 2014

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Senate Committees
The Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Function

The committee holds public hearings on bills to put each bill into its best form. During the bill's hearing, the committee can take testimony from the bill's sponsors, the general public and experts in the areas the bill affects.

The committee has several courses of action it can take:

  • amend the bill;
  • combine two or more bills under one file number;
  • recommend a bill to pass as introduced;
  • recommend it be passed as amended;
  • send it to another committee for consideration;
  • vote not to approve the bill; or
  • table it, which in essence delays action.[1][2]
(a) Except as provided in Rule 1.15, a House or Senate bill that directly, substantially, and specifically affects any present or future financial obligation, budget policy, or revenue of the State must be referred as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) to the appropriate Committee before the bill receives its second reading. A bill that negligibly affects any present or future financial obligation, budget policy, or revenue of the State is not subject to mandatory referral under this rule.

(b) A bill subject to paragraph (a) reported by a finance committee must, if recommended to pass, be subsequently referred to the Ways and Means Committee, unless the bill has a negligible fiscal impact and is subject to direct reference to the Floor under Rule 6.05.[3][2]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Higher Education Finance and Policy Members, 2013
Democratic members (9)Republican members (6)
Gene Pelowski, Jr., ChairBud Nornes
Zach Dorholt, Vice-chairDavid Fitzsimmons
Kathy BrynaertMary Franson
Sheldon JohnsonGlenn Gruenhagen
Ben LienKathy Lohmer
Kim NortonChris Swedzinski
Jeanne Poppe
Paul Rosenthal
Ryan Winkler

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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References