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SECOND MEETING - Higher Education Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Bernardy, Chair of the Higher Education Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:35 P.M. on January 16, 2019, in Room 10 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

BERNARDY, Connie (Chair)
PRYOR, Laurie (Vice-Chair)
NORNES, Bud (Minority Lead)
DANIELS, Brian
FRANSON, Mary
GOMEZ, Aisha
KLEVORN, Ginny
LAYMAN, Sandy
LIEN, Ben
LILLIE, Leon
LUCERO, Eric
POPPE, Jeanne
QUAM, Duane
RUNBECK, Linda
VANG, Samantha
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou

Representative Lien moved that the minutes of January 15, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The RCAC Recommended Candidates were introduced and given one minute to testify.
Testifying:
-James Farnsworth
-Sara Kettering
-Joshua Preston
-Allison Barmann
-Janie Mayeron
-Lynn Abrahamson
-Susan Adams Loyd
-Mary Davenport
-Robert Eddy
-Kao Ly Her
-Bill Luther
-Sandy Wiese

House Research & Fiscal Analysis gave an overview of Higher Education Finance and funding mechanisms for the state of Minnesota.
Testifying:
-Nathan Hopkins – House Research
-Ken Savary – Fiscal Analyst

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education gave an overview of enrollment research, financial aid programs, and the State Grant Program.
Testifying:
-Dennis Olson – Commissioner of the Office of Higher Education
-Tricia Grimes – Legislative Liaison at the Office of Higher Education

The meeting was adjourned at 3:59 P.M.





Representative Bernardy, Chair




Adeline Miller, Committee Legislative Assistant





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Agenda:

I. Call to Order II. Roll Call III. Introduction of Candidates for Board of Regents IV. Minnesota Higher Education Finance Overview - House Research V. Office of Higher Education presentation of vision, mission, and goals VI. Adjournment If you want to testify, please contact Sean Herring at Sean.Herring@house.mn

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01:24 - Introduction of candidates for Board of Regents. 20:48 - Minnesota Higher Education Finance overview. - House Research. 39:59 - Office of Higher Education presentation of vision, mission and goals. Runs 1 hour, 23 minutes.