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Topic Selection Subcommittee


April 14, 1999

Members Present:

Representative Lynda Boudreau    Senator Sheila Kiscaden
Representative Dan McElroy Senator Deanna Wiener

Members Not Present:

Representative Mindy Greiling Senator Keith Langseth

Representative McElroy recognized Roger Brooks, Deputy Legislative Auditor. Mr. Brooks gave an overview of the 15 topics being considered, along with the results of a survey of legislative interest. He suggested that members select five topics for consideration by the full Commission and that staff continue to explore the feasibility of a study concerning MnSCU. He indicated the office had the staff resources to conduct four studies, plus one smaller “interim” study.

Mr. Brooks responded to questions from the members concerning the topics.

Members directed Program Evaluation staff to prepare evaluation proposals on state parks management, school district finances, state employee compensation, workforce training, State Archeologist, and state mandates for consideration by the full Commission, and to further explore the feasibility of a study on MnSCU. They also discussed whether K-12 school building preventative maintenance could be a best practices review. Mr. Brooks indicated he would bring it before the Best Practices Advisory Council for consideration.

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.

Representative Dan McElroy, Chair

Jean Barnhill, Recording Secretary



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