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THIRTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 23, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION


HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION
COMMITTEE MINUTES


Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair of the Higher Education Finance and Policy Division, called the virtual committee meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
BERNARDY, Connie
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
O’NEILL, Marion
ALBRIGHT, Tony
DANIELS, Brian
ERICKSON, Sondra
HANSON, Jessica
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
HOWARD, Michael
KEELER, Heather
KLEVORN, Ginny
KOZNICK, Jon
KRESHA, Ron
MASIN, Sandra
MECKELAND, Shane
NOOR, Mohamud
SANDELL, Steve
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THOMPSON, John

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Christensen moved to approve the minutes from February 17, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1493 (Stephenson) Student loan servicers licensure required, certain student loan servicing practices prohibited, and money appropriated.

Chair Bernardy moved that HF 1493 be referred to the Judiciary & Civil Law Division.

Representative Stephenson presented HF 1493 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Sarah Spleiss, High School English Teacher, Anoka Hennepin School District
Verlena Bradley, 1st Grade Teacher, Saint Paul Public Schools

Chair Bernardy renewed her motion to refer HF 1493 to the Judiciary & Civil Law Division.

A roll call vote was taken. The results were as follows:

Ayes:
BERNARDY, Connie
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
O’NEILL, Marion
ALBRIGHT, Tony
DANIELS, Brian
HANSON, Jessica
HOWARD, Michael
KEELER, Heather
KLEVORN, Ginny
MASIN, Sandra
NOOR, Mohamud
SANDELL, Steve
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THOMPSON, John

Nays:
ERICKSON, Sondra
KOZNICK, Jon
KRESHA, Ron
MECKELAND, Shane

Absent:
HEINTZEMAN, Josh

There being 14 ayes, 4 nays and 1 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 473 (Huot) Student loan refinancing program eligibility expanded, and money appropriated.

Chair Bernardy moved that HF 473 be laid over.

Representative Huot presented HF 473 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Nekey Oliver, Grans and Government Relations Manager

Representative Kresha moved to lay HF 473 on the table.

A roll call vote was taken. The results were as follows:

Ayes:
O’NEILL, Marion
ALBRIGHT, Tony
DANIELS, Brian
ERICKSON, Sondra
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
KOZNICK, Jon
KRESHA, Ron
MECKELAND, Shane

Nays:
BERNARDY, Connie
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
HANSON, Jessica
HOWARD, Michael
KEELER, Heather
KLEVORN, Ginny
NOOR, Mohamud
SANDELL, Steve
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THOMPSON, John

Abstain:
MASIN, Sandra

There being 8 ayes, 10 nays and 1 abstain, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Bernardy renewed her motion that HF 473 be laid over. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 4:20 PM.





Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair


Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant
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00:26 Review and adoption of Joint Committee procedures.
11:23 Review of the Regent Candidate Advisory Council process.
17:03 First District Candidate Recommendation.
52:47 Start of Fourth District Candidate Recommendation.
The Joint Committee recessed.


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This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

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Meeting documents will be posted on the Higher Education Finance & Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92015

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm