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Higher Education Finance and Policy

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 02, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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, March 2, 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.

Representative Sandstede moved to approve the minutes from February 24, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1006 (Noor) Summer academic enrichment program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Bernardy moved that HF 1006 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Finance Omnibus bill.
Representative Noor presented HF 1006 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Dr. Robert Johnson, Professor at St. Cloud State University
Bob Kaitz, CEO at BestPrep
Mary Maus Kosir, Executive Director, Concordia Language Villages

Bernardy renewed her motion that HF1006 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Finance Omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 825 (Lee) College admission and graduation for low-income students support program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Bernardy motioned that HF 825 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Finance Omnibus bill.

Representative Lee presented HF 825 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Geoff Wilson, College Possible MN Executive Director

Zer Vang, College Possible Board Member and program alumna, Director of Student Recruitment at University of St. Thomas - Morrison Family College of Health

Tyrese Leverty, College Possible Student

Kumar Balasubrahmanyan, College Possible Senior Director of Community Partnerships & Engagement.

Chair Bernardy renewed her motion that HF 825 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Finance Omnibus bill.

Sandra Oluwafemi & Grace Oluwafemi testified on behalf of HF 1006.

The meeting adjourned at 4:30 PM.





Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair



Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF825 (Lee) - College admission and graduation for low-income students support program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1006 (Noor) - Summer academic enrichment program funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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04:10 HF1006 (Noor) Summer academic enrichment program funding provided, and money appropriated.
32:45 HF825 (Lee) College admission and graduation for low-income students support program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.


I. HF825 (Lee) - College admission and graduation for low-income students support program funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

II. HF1006 (Noor) - Summer academic enrichment program funding provided, and money appropriated.


*Agenda items may be added or removed.

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