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TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING - Higher Education Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH 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 2:36 P.M. on April 9, 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
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou

Members excused absent:
VANG, Samantha

Representative Wolgamott moved the minutes from April 8, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

HF 2544 (Bernardy) Omnibus higher education finance and policy bill.

Representative Bernardy moved HF 2544 be referred to Ways & Means.

Representative Bernardy moved the DE amendment, labeled A19-0412.

Representative Bernardy moved the authors’ amendment H2544A2. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Pryor moved the H2544A6 amendment to the DE amendment.

Representative Pryor renewed the motion H2544A6 to the DE amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Pryor moved the H2544A15 amendment to the DE amendment.

Representative Pryor renewed the motion H2544A15 amendment to the DE amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Pryor moved the H2544A10 amendment to the DE amendment.

Representative Pryor renewed the motion H2544A10 amendment to the DE amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Lillie moved the H2544A8 amendment to the DE amendment.

Representative Lillie renewed the motion H2544A8 amendment to the DE amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Poppe moved the A19-0440 amendment to the DE amendment.

Representative Poppe renewed the motion A19-0440 amendment to DE amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Layman moved the H2544A9 amendment to the DE amendment.

Testifying:
-Meredith Fergus – Financial Aid Research Manager, Office of Higher Education
-Paul Spies – Coalitions to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers

Representative Layman requested a roll call vote on the motion H2544A9 amendment to the DE amendment.

Ayes:
BERNARDY, Connie (Chair)
PRYOR, Laurie (Vice-Chair)
NORNES, Bud (Minority Lead)
DANIELS, Brian
FRANSON, Mary
KLEVORN, Ginny
LAYMAN, Sandy
LUCERO, Eric
QUAM, Duane
RUNBECK, Linda
VANG, Samantha
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou

Nays:
GOMEZ, Aisha
LIEN, Ben
LILLIE, Leon
POPPE, Jeanne

Absent:
VANG, Samantha

THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Quam moved the H2544A14 amendment to the DE amendment.

Testifying:
-Mary Rothchild, Senior Assistant Director for Workforce Development, Minnesota State
-Meredith Fergus – Financial Aid Research Manager, Office of Higher Education

Representative Quam renewed the motion H2544A14 amendment to the DE amendment. THE MOTION DOES NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Nornes moved the H2544A7 amendment to the DE amendment and requested a roll call vote.

Testifying:
-Tyler Demarick – Student, MICC

Representative Nornes renewed the motion H2544A7 amendment to the DE amendment.

Ayes:
NORNES, Bud (Minority Lead)
DANIELS, Brian
FRANSON, Mary
LAYMAN, Sandy
LUCERO, Eric
QUAM, Duane
RUNBECK, Linda

Nays:
BERNARDY, Connie (Chair)
PRYOR, Laurie (Vice-Chair)
GOMEZ, Aisha
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIEN, Ben
LILLIE, Leon
POPPE, Jeanne
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou

Absent:
VANG, Samantha

THE MOTION DOES NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Runbeck moved the H2544A1 amendment to the DE amendment.

Representative Runbeck renewed the H2544A1 amendment to the DE amendment. THE MOTION DOES NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Runbeck did not introduce the H2544A11 amendment to the DE amendment as listed on the posted agenda.

Representative Runbeck moved the H2544A12 amendment to the DE amendment.

Testifying:
-Meredith Fergus - Financial Aid Research Manager, Office of Higher Education

Representative Runbeck renewed the motion H2544A12 amendment to the DE amendment. THE MOTION DOES NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Bernardy renewed the motion A19-0412 DE amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Bernardy renewed the motion HF 2544, as amended, be referred to Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

The committee adjourned at 4:02 P.M.


_____________________________________________
Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair


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Adeline Miller, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

I. HF2544 (Bernardy) - Higher Education Omnibus Bill: Amendments & Final Vote A delete everything amendment will be posted on Thursday, April 4. Walk through of the amendment and public testimony will be occur on Monday, April 8. Amendments to the DE are due 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 9. Consideration of amendments and the final vote on HF 2544 as amended will occur on Tuesday, April 9. If you want to testify, please sign up ahead of time by emailing the committee administrator at Sean.Herring@house.mn. Depending on the number of people, testimony may be limited to 2 minutes each.

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  • HF2544 (Bernardy) - Omnibus higher education finance and policy bill.
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01:05 - HF2544 (Bernardy) Omnibus Higher Education Finance bill. - Amendments and final vote. Runs 1 hour, 26 minutes.