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Higher Education Finance and Policy

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 10, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 3:30 P.M. on Wednesday March 10, 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
MASIN, Sandra
MECKELAND, Shane
NOOR, Mohamud
SANDELL, Steve
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THOMPSON, John

Members Excused:
KRESHA, Ron

A quorum was present.

Representative Noor moved to approve the minutes from March 9, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Christensen assumed the gavel at 3:33 PM.
HF 1181 (Bernardy) - Higher education policy changes made, including student access restrictions to transcripts, grant and loan program modifications, school accountability provisions, and college savings plans.

Chair Bernardy moved that HF 1181 referred to the Committee on Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs.

Chair Bernardy moved the A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Bernardy moved the A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Bernardy presented HF 1181 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Nekey Oliver: Grants and Government Relations Manager, Office of Higher Ed
Meredith Fergus: Research and SLEDS Manager, Office of Higher Ed
Marylin Kosir: SELF Loan Manager, Office of Higher Ed
Megan Fitzgibbon: State Financial Aid Manager, Office of Higher Ed
Betsy Talbot: Institutional Registration & Licensing Manager, Office of Higher Ed

Representative O’Neill presented an oral amendment in place of the A1 amendment.

Oral amendment:
Page 5, line 3, reinstate the stricken language, delete the new language, and delete “$70,000” and insert “$250,000”

Page 5, line 4, delete “the annual limit” and insert “the maximum amount of outstanding loans refinanced”

THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Bernardy renewed her motion that HF 1181 be referred to the Committee on Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs.

The clerk took the roll.

Ayes:
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
MASIN, Sandra
MECKELAND, Shane
NOOR, Mohamud
SANDELL, Steve
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THOMPSON, John

Absent:
KRESHA, Ron

The meeting adjourned at 4:34 PM.




Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair



Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Bills Added:
  • HF1181 (Bernardy) - Higher education policy changes made, including student access restrictions to transcripts, grant and loan program modifications, school accountability provisions, and college savings plants.
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I. HF1181 (Bernardy) - Higher education policy changes made, including student access restrictions to transcripts, grant and loan program modifications, school accountability provisions, and college savings plans.

*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