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FOURTEENTH MEETING - Higher Education Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 2:37 P.M. on March 5, 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
XIONG, Tou

Representative Lien made a motion to reconsider the minutes from February 26, 2019 to correct a technical error. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lien made a motion to move the corrected minutes from February 26, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Wolgamott made a motion to move the minutes from February 27, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 971 (Pryor) College mental health services funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Pryor moved HF 971 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifying:
-Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota

Representative Poppe moved amendment A19-0122 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Pryor renewed her motion for HF 971 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. THE BILL IS LAID OVER.

HF 787 (Lillie) Teacher preparation program for blind or visually impaired teaching license funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Bernardy moves HF 787 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Lillie moves amendment H0787A1 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Testifying:
-Terry Wildling – Superintendent, Minnesota School for the Blind
-Dan Wenzel – National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota
-Brad Lundell – Minnesota Administrators of Special Education
-Steve Jacobson – National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota
-Tricia Grimes – Office of Higher Education

Representative Bernardy renewed her motion for HF 787 as amended to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. THE BILL IS LAID OVER.

HF 614 (Huot) Sexual assault victim notification required to include availability of legal advocacy services.

Representative Bernardy moves HF 614 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifying:
-Jessica Webster - Staff Attorney, Legal Aid

Representative Bernardy renewed her motion for HF 614 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. THE BILL IS LAID OVER.

HF 573 (Mariani) State grant stipends amended.

Representative Bernardy moves HF 573 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifying:
-Tricia Grimes – Office of Higher Education
-Meredith Fergus – Office of Higher Education
-Violeta Hernandez – Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs

Representative Bernardy called for a recess at 3:34 P.M.
Representative Bernardy reconvened the meeting at 3:43 P.M.

Representative Bernardy renewed her motion for HF 573 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. THE BILL IS LAID OVER.

The meeting adjourned at 3:58 P.M.



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Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair


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Adeline Miller, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

I. Call to Order II. Roll Call III. Approval of Minutes from February 20, 2019 IV. HF 0971 - Pryor: College mental health services funding provided, and money appropriated. V. HF 0787 - Lillie: Teacher preparation program for blind or visually impaired teaching license funding provided, and money appropriated. VI. HF 0614 - Huot: Sexual assault victim notification required to include availability of legal advocacy services. VII. HF 0573 - Mariani: State grant stipends amended VIII. Adjournment

Bills Added:
  • HF614 (Huot) - Sexual assault victim notification required to include availability of legal advocacy services.
  • HF787 (Lillie) - Teacher preparation program for blind or visually impaired teaching license funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF971 (Pryor) - College mental health services funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF573 (Mariani) - State grant stipends amended.
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03:10 - HF971 (Pryor) College mental health services funding provided, and money appropriated. 14:35 - HF787 (Lillie) Teacher preparation program for blind or visually impaired teaching license funding provided, and money appropriated. 46:11 - HF614 (Huot) Sexual assault victim notification required to include availability of legal advocacy services. 50:40 - HF573 (Mariani) State grant stipends amended. 57:55 - 1:06:34 (The Division recessed). 1:06:34 - Continuation of HF573 (Mariani) State grant stipends amended. Runs 1 hour, 21 minutes (including recess).