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TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING - Higher Education Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH 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 11:36 A.M. on April 8, 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
KLEVORN, Ginny
LAYMAN, Sandy
LIEN, Ben
LILLIE, Leon
LUCERO, Eric
POPPE, Jeanne
QUAM, Duane
RUNBECK, Linda
VANG, Samantha
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou

Members absent:
GOMEZ, Aisha

Representative Vang moved the minutes from April 3, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Runbeck moved to reconsider the minutes to amend. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Runbeck moved to amend the minutes to show her as being present, not absent. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Runbeck moved to accept the minutes as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILS.

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

Ken Savary, non-partisan fiscal analyst, walked through the fiscal analysis spreadsheet.

Nathan Hopkins, non-partisan research staff, walked through NH-A01 (unofficial engrossment) which is the HF 2544 bill with the authors’ amendment A19-0412 and the H2544A2 amendment incorporated into HF 2544.

Testifying:
-Devinder Malhotra – Chancellor, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
-Brian Burnett – Vice President for Finance and Operations, University of Minnesota
-Paul Cerkvenik – President, Minnesota Private College Council
-Pat Benner & Jennifer Erwin – AFSCME Council 5
-Rob Wudlick – GUSU2Cure Paralysis Foundation
-Barbara Mace – Women Staying Strong
-Valerie Defor – Executive Director, HealthForce Minnesota
-Samuel Smith – Public Policy Coordinator, NAMI
-Michael Fuell – Graduate, MICC
-Julianna Keen – Lutheran Social Services
-Violeta Hernandez Espinosa – Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
-Paul Spies – Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota
-Brent Jeffers – President, Inter Faculty Organization
-Matt Williams – Vice President, Minnesota State College Faculty
-Frankie Becerra – President, Lead MN
-Roger Aronson – College Possible
-Christina Laridaen – Minnesota Student Association and Student Legislative Coalition
-Steve Jacobsen – Vice President, National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota
-Bruce Klein – Minnesota Wheat Growers Association

The committee adjourned at 1:11 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. HF2544 (Bernardy) - Higher Education Omnibus Bill - Nonpartisan staff walk through of DE Amendment. II. Public testimony on the Higher Education Omnibus Bill. 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.

Bills Added:
  • HF2544 (Bernardy) - Omnibus higher education finance and policy bill.
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