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Higher Education Finance and Policy

NINETEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 16, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 16, 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
KRESHA, Ron
KOZNICK, Jon
MASIN, Sandra
MECKELAND, Shane
NOOR, Mohamud
SANDELL, Steve
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THOMPSON, John

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Christensen moved the minutes from March 10, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1041 (Keeler) - Summer academic enrichment program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Keeler moved that HF 1041 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Finance Omnibus bill.

Representative Keeler presented HF 1041 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Paul Spies: Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in MN
Dylan Goetsch: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
Andy Morris: Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Theo Rose: Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
Adrian Magana: Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
Salma Abdi: Student, Rochester Public Schools and Member, MN Youth Council
Tavarra Price: Student Teacher from St. Thomas
Jabari Browne: Student Teacher from St. Thomas
Laki Omar: Student Teacher from Minnesota State-Mankato
Gregg Campbell: Principal, Barnum High School
Kristin L Dehmer: Executive Director of Human Resources and Operations, Moorhead Area Public Schools

Representative Keeler renewed her motion that HF 1041 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Finance Omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 1708 (Wolgamott) - Hunger-free campus designation expanded, expiration repealed, and money appropriated.

Chair Bernardy moved that HF 1708 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Finance Omnibus bill.

Chair Bernardy moved to adopt the A21 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wolgamott presented HF 1708 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Alison Groebner: Director, Government & Community Relations at Minnesota Private College Council
Priscilla Mayowa: LeadMN President
Gabe Hafeman: Minnesota Student Association
David Thompson: Huskies Food Pantry Advisory Board, St. Cloud State University
Kayden Rinzel: Student at Hamline University
Matt Gutsch: LeadMN Government Relations

Chair Bernardy renewed her motion that HF 1708 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Finance Omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

The meeting adjourned at 4:31 PM.





Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair



Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1708 (Wolgamott) - Hunger-free campus designation expanded, expiration repealed, and money appropriated.
  • HF1041 (Keeler) - Increase Teachers of Color Act in higher education strengthened, and student teacher grants and teacher shortage loan forgiveness provisions modified, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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04:03 HF1041 (Keeler) Increase Teachers of Color Act in higher education strengthened, and student teacher grants and teacher shortage loan forgiveness provisions modified, report required, and money appropriated.
1:04:04 HF1708 (Wolgamott) Hunger-free campus designation expanded, expiration repealed, and money appropriated.


I. HF1041 (Keeler) - Increase Teachers of Color Act in higher education strengthened, and student teacher grants and teacher shortage loan forgiveness provisions modified, report required, and money appropriated.

II. HF1708 (Wolgamott) - Hunger-free campus designation expanded, expiration repealed, 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

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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