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TWELFTH MEETING - Higher Education Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Bernardy, Chair of the Higher Education Finance & Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 2:41 P.M. on February 26, 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
RUNBECK, Linda
QUAM, Duane
VANG, Samantha
WOLGAMOTT, Dan

Excused absent:

XIONG, Tou


Representative Vang moved that the minutes of February 19, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 550 (Pryor) Student loan debt counseling grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Pryor moved that HF 550 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Pryor moved the A19-0037 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifing:

Becky Pakarinen, Lutheran Social Services
Juliana Keen, Lutheran Social Services

Representative Pryor renewed the motion to lay over HF550 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 583 (Huot) Student loan refinancing program eligibility expanded, and money appropriated.

Chair Bernardy moved that HF 583 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Chair Bernardy moves the author’s amendment H0583A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.



Testifying:

Marilyn Kosir, Office of Higher Education
Tricia Grimes, Office of Higher Education

Chair Bernardy renewed the motion to lay over HF583 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 984 (Becker-Finn) Chronic wasting disease test development funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Bernardy moved that HF 984 be referred to Ways & Means.
Testifying:

Trevor Ames, University of Minnesota, Veterinary Medicine

Chair Bernardy renewed the motion to refer HF 984 to Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 401 (Ecklund) Cook County Higher Education Board funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Bernardy moved that HF 401 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifying:

Karen Blackburn, Cook County Higher Education.

Chair Bernardy renewed the motion to lay over HF 401 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 1015 (Ecklund) Minnesota state two-year colleges outside of the metropolitan area aid provide, and money appropriated.

Chair Bernardy moved that HF 1015 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Chair Bernardy renewed the motion to lay over HF 1015 for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:54 P.M.



Representative Bernardy, Chair



Adeline Miller, Committee Legislative Assistant





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Agenda:

I. Call to Order II. Roll Call III. Approval of Minutes from February 19, 2019 IV. HF 550 (Pryor): Student loan debt counseling grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated V. HF 583 (Huot): Student loan refinancing program eligibility expanded, and money appropriated. VI. HF 401 (Ecklund): Cook County Higher Education Board funding provided, and money appropriated. VII. HF1015 (Ecklund): Minnesota state two-year colleges outside of the metropolitan area aid provide, and money appropriated. VII. HF 984 (Becker-Finn): Chronic wasting disease test development funding provided, and money appropriated. VIII. Adjournment

Bills Added:
  • HF550 (Pryor) - Student loan debt counseling grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF583 (Huot) - Student loan refinancing program eligibility expanded, and money appropriated.
  • HF401 (Ecklund) - Cook County Higher Education Board funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF984 (Becker-Finn) - Chronic wasting disease test development funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1015 (Ecklund) - Minnesota state two-year colleges outside of the metropolitan area aid provided, and money appropriated.
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01:48 - HF550 (Pryor) Student loan debt counseling grant funding provided, report required, and money appropriated. 27:44 - HF583 (Huot) Student loan refinancing program eligibility expanded, and money appropriated. 45:27 - HF984 (Becker-Finn) Chronic wasting disease test development funding provided, and money appropriated. 55:02 - HF401 (Ecklund) Cook County Higher Education Board funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:07:32 - HF1015 (Ecklund) Minnesota state two-year colleges outside of the metropolitan area aid provide, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 14 minutes.