Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee, Minnesota House of Representatives
Per Rule 6.01 of the House Rules, standing committees of the Minnesota House of Representatives are appointed by the Speaker of the House. Committees are appointed at the beginning of each biennial session. Up to 30 days prior to the session, the Speaker-designate is to submit a list of proposed standing committees and divisions to all minority caucuses. Up to 15 days before the session's start, the Minority Leader may submit proposed minority assignments to the Speaker-designate, who must comply in keeping with attaining proportionate representation. With the exception of the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, one may not serve as chair of a committee or another with a similar jurisdiction for longer than three consecutive two-year sessions.
See rules: Permanent Rules of the House 2013 - 2014
|“||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:
|“||(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.
2015 legislative session
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.
|Higher Education Finance and Policy Members, 2015|
|Democratic members (7)||Republican members (11)|
|• Gene Pelowski, Jr., DFL Lead||• Bud Nornes, ex officio|
|• Connie Bernardy||• Marion O'Neill, Vice Chair|
|• Jason Isaacson||• Cindy Pugh|
|• Ben Lien||• Glenn Gruenhagen|
|• Kim Norton||• Bob Barrett|
|• Paul Rosenthal||• Drew Christensen|
|• Ryan Winkler||• Brian Daniels|
|• Josh Heintzeman|
|• Joe McDonald|
|• Abigail Whelan|
|• Jim Knoblach|
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., Chair||• Bud Nornes|
|• Zach Dorholt, Vice chair||• David Fitzsimmons|
|• Kathy Brynaert||• Mary Franson|
|• Sheldon Johnson||• Glenn Gruenhagen|
|• Ben Lien||• Kathy Lohmer|
|• Kim Norton||• Chris Swedzinski|
|• Jeanne Poppe|
|• Paul Rosenthal|
|• Ryan Winkler|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Higher Education Finance and Policy Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (7)||Republican members (8)|
|• John Benson||• David Hancock|
|• Kim Norton||• Connie Doepke|
|• Joe Atkins||• Pat Mazorol|
|• Tom Rukavina||• Kurt Daudt|
|• Gene Pelowski, Jr.||• Bud Nornes|
|• Jeanne Poppe||• King Banaian|
|• Terry Morrow||• Bob Dettmer|
|• Bruce Vogel|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.
|Higher Education Finance and Policy Members, 2009|
|Democratic members (6)||Republican members (9)|
|• Tom Rukavina||• Bud Nornes|
|• Joe Atkins||• Bob Dettmer|
|• Terry Morrow||• King Banaian|
|• Kim Norton||• Mike Benson|
|• Gene Pelowski, Jr.||• Kurt Daudt|
|• Jeanne Poppe||• Connie Doepke|
|• David Hancock|
|• Pat Mazorol|
|• Bruce Vogel|
- Minnesota House of Representatives, "Permanent Rules of the House 2013-2014," February 11, 2013. accessed January 29, 2014 Rule 6.01
- Minnesota House of Representatives, "Permanent Rules of the House 2013-2014," February 11, 2013. accessed January 29, 2014 Rule 6.02
- Minnesota House of Representatives, "Committees," July 9, 2013. Accessed January 29, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Minnesota House of Representatives, "Permanent Rules of the House 2013-2014," February 11, 2013. Accessed January 29, 2014 Rule 4.10
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