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TWENTY-SECOND MEETING - Higher Education Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND 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 2:35 P.M. on April 2, 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
LUCERO, Eric
LIEN, Ben
LILLIE, Leon
POPPE, Jeanne
QUAM, Duane
RUNBECK, Linda
VANG, Samantha
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou

Representative Poppe moved the minutes from March 27, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

HF 405 (Koegel) – Anoka Technical College fabrication lab grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Testifying:
-Jessica Lipa – Director of Secondary Technical Education Program (STEP)
-Matt Rogers – Machine Trades Instructor, Anoka Technical College

Representative Bernardy moved HF 405 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. THE BILL IS LAID OVER.

HF 434 (Noor) – Teacher candidates of color financial aid provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Bernardy moved HF 434 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Bernardy moved amendment A19-1143 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Testifying:
-Violeta Hernandez-Espinosa – Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs & Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
-Shannon Geshick – Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
-Jasmine Carey – Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
-Paul Spies – Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota
-Leyla Sahal – Teacher Candidate, Augsberg
-Ashley Dunlap – Teacher Candidate, Augsberg
-Thetis White – Teacher Candidate, Metropolitan State
-Tricia Livingston – Teacher Candidate, Metropolitan State
-Tricia Grimes – Office of Higher Education, Policy Liaison

Representative Bernardy renewed her motion HF 434, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. THE BILL IS LAID OVER.

HF 2663 (Pryor) – Higher Education state grant program parameters adjusted.

Representative Pryor moved HF 2663 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus.

Testifying:
-Kadey Seeger – Student, St. Catherine University
-Abdi Badri – Student, Hamline University
-Wendy Iteghete – Student, College of St. Benedict
-Mary Hinton – President, College of St. Benedict
-Paul Cerkvenik –

Representative Pryor renewed her motion HF 2663 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. THE BILL IS LAID OVER.

HF 2730 (Wolgamott) – Minnesota State Colleges and Universities program to increase open textbook usage created, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Wolgamott moved HF 2730 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Representative Wolgamott moved amendment A19-0334 be adopted.

Representative Quam moved a comma be inserted into A19-0334, line 1.2 after “to faculty.” THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Wolgamott renewed the motion amendment A19-0334, as amended, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Testifying:
-Kim Lynch – Senior System Director, Educational Innovations for Minnesota State
-Jonathan Bohn – Director of Public Affairs, Inter Faculty Organization
-Christopher David – Student, MCTC

Representative Wolgamott renewed the motion HF 2730, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. THE BILL IS LAID OVER.

The committee adjourned at 4:25 P.M.


_____________________________________________
Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair


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Adeline Miller, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

I. HF 434 (Noor) - Teacher candidates of color financial aid provided, and money appropriated. II. HF 2730 (Wolgamott) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities program to increase open textbook usage created, reports required, and money appropriated. III. HF 2663 (Pryor) - Higher education state grant program parameters adjusted. IV. HF 405 (Koegel) - Anoka Technical College fabrication lab grant funding provided, 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:
  • HF405 (Koegel) - Anoka Technical College fabrication lab grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF434 (Noor) - Teacher candidates of color financial aid provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2663 (Pryor) - Higher education state grant program parameters adjusted.
  • HF2730 (Wolgamott) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities program to increase open textbook usage created, reports required, and money appropriated.
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