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SEVENTEENTH MEETING - Higher Education Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 2:39 P.M. on March 13, 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 Bernardy called the meeting to order at 2:36 P.M.

Representative Runbeck moved to approve the minutes from March 12, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

HF 225 (Nelson) North Hennepin Community College asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Pryor moved HF 225 be rereferred to Ways & Means.

Representative Pryor offered an ORAL AMENDMENT on HF 225, page 1, line 1.6, delete “$140,000” and insert “$911,000,” and page 1, line 1.12, delete “$140,000” and insert “$911,000.” THE ORAL AMENDMENT IS INCORPORATED.

Testifying:
-Steven Kent -VP of Finance & Facilities, North Hennepin Community College

Representative Pryor renewed the motion HF 225 be re-referred to Ways & Means, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

HF 226 (Nelson) North Hennepin Community College asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Vang made a motion to re-refer HF 226 to Ways & Means with a recommendation to refer to Capitol Investment.

Representative Pryor offered an ORAL AMENDMENT on HF 226, page 1, lines 1.6, delete “$800,000” and insert “$1.9 million,” and page 1, line 1.12 delete “$800,000” and insert “$1.9 million.” THE AMENDMENT IS INCORPORATED.

Testifying:
-Steven Kent -VP of Finance & Facilities, North Hennepin Community College

Representative Vang renewed the motion to re-refer HF 226 to Ways & Means, as amended, with a recommendation to refer to Capitol Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

HF 520 (Daniels) South Central College asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Daniels moved HF 520 be re-referred to Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

HF 1610 (Pryor) University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development building replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Pryor moved HF 1610 be re-referred to Ways & Means.

Testifying:
-Bethany Koziolek – Institute of Child Development
-Colleen Doyle – Institute of Child Development
-Meegan Gunnar – Director, Institute of Child Development

Representative Pryor renewed the motion HF 1610 be re-referred to Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

HF 1424 (Stephenson) Student loan ombudsperson established, student loan servicer licensure required, student loan servicing practices prohibited, and report required.

Representative Bernardy moved HF 1424 be referred to Ways & Means.
Testifying:
-Heather Bakke – Educator in Greater Minnesota
-Aaron Donais – High School Social Studies & Special Education Educator
-Sarah Rother – Middle School Social Studies Educator
-Sasha Yunginger – Special Education Educator
-Pat Benner – AFSCME Council 5

Representative Bernardy renewed the motion HF 1424 be referred to Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

HF 1844 (Howard) Office of Higher Education informing intellectually and developmentally disabled students of postsecondary education options required, Minnesota Independence College and Community funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Pryor moved HF 1844 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifying:
-Amy Gudmestad – Executive Director, MICC
-Signe Pearson – Student at MICC
-Lisa Keitel – Parent of MICC Graduate
-Tricia Grimes – Office of Higher Education

Representative Pryor renewed the motion HF 1844 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

HF 1895 (Bierman) Career and technical education licensure continuing education program established, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Xiong moved HF 1895 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Testifying:
-Daniel Smith – Consultant, Career and Technical Education
-Jeralynn Jargon – System Director, MN State Colleges

Representative Xiong renewed the motion HF 1895 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

The committee was adjourned at 4:16 P.M.


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Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair


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Adeline Miller, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

***Agenda Updated*** I. HF 0225 - Nelson: North Hennepin Community College asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. II. HF 0226 - Nelson: North Hennepin Community College asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. III. HF 0520 - Daniels: South Central College asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. IV. HF 1610 - Pryor: University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development building replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. V. *** HF 1424 - Stephenson: Student loan ombudsperson established, student loan servicer licensure required, student loan servicing practices prohibited, and report required. *** (Pending referral) VI. HF 1844 - Howard: Office of Higher Education informing intellectually and developmentally disabled students of postsecondary education options required, Minnesota Independence College and Community funding provided, and money appropriated. VII. HF 1895 - Bierman: Career and technical education licensure continuing education program established, report required, and money appropriated. *Bills may be added to the agenda and order may change.* If you wish to testify, please contact Sean Herring at sean.herring@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF225 (Nelson) - North Hennepin Community College asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF226 (Nelson) - North Hennepin Community College asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF520 (Daniels) - South Central College asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1610 (Pryor) - University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development building replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1844 (Howard) - Office of Higher Education informing intellectually and developmentally disabled students of postsecondary education options required, Minnesota Independence College and Community funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1895 (Bierman) - Career and technical education licensure continuing education program established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1424 (Stephenson) - Student loan advocate established, licensure of student loan servicers required, certain practices prohibited in student loan servicing, and report required.
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01:19 - HF0225 (Nelson) North Hennepin Community College asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. 10:11 - HF0226 (Nelson) North Hennepin Community College asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. 18:29 - HF0520 (Daniels) South Central College asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. 22:09 - HF1610 (Pryor) University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development building replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. 35:20 - HF1424 (Stephenson) Student loan ombudsperson established, student loan servicer licensure required, student loan servicing practices prohibited, and report required (pending referral). 1:03:14 - HF1844 (Howard) Office of Higher Education informing intellectually and developmentally disabled students of postsecondary education options required, Minnesota Independence College and Community funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:19:46 - HF1895 (Bierman) Career and technical education licensure continuing education program established, report required, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes.