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Higher Education Finance and Policy

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 09, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 9, 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 March 3, 20201. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1802 (Her) - Students formerly in foster care grant and waiver program established, money transferred, and reports required.

Chair Bernardy moved that HF 1802 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

Chair Bernardy moved to adopt the A1 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Her presented HF 1802 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Christian Krump, Foster from Wheaton, Minnesota
Antania Goff, Foster from St. Cloud, Minnesota
Abigail Hackbarth, Foster from Cokato, Minnesota
Hoang Murphy, Executive Director of Foster Advocates
Paul Cerkvenik; President of the Minnesota Private College Council

Vice Chair Christensen assumed the gavel at 3:11 PM.

Chair Bernardy assumed the gavel at 3:12 PM.

Chair Bernardy renewed the motion that HF 1802 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 9 (Greenman) Voter registration related provisions modified; absentee voting provisions modified.

Chair Bernardy moved that HF 9 be referred to Taxes.

Chair Bernardy moved to adopt the A15 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Greenman presented HF 9 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Siena Leone-Getten, Carleton Student
Sean Lim, MN Youth Collective Organizer
Will Burns, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Student
Samm Bonawitz, Director of Government Relations, MN Secretary of State’s Office

Chair Bernardy renewed the motion that HF 9 be referred to Taxes. The clerk took the roll.

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

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

There being 11 ayes and 8 nays, the MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 4:32 PM.





Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair



Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1802 (Her) - Students formerly in foster care grant and waiver program established, money transferred, and reports required.
  • HF9 (Greenman) - Omnibus elections bill.
House TV Video:
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03:33 - HF1802 (Her) Students formerly in foster care grant and waiver program established, money transferred, and reports required.
1:01:33 - HF9 (Greenman) Voter registration related provisions modified; absentee voting provisions modified; system of early voting established; restriction on the number of voters an individual may assist on election day eliminated; voting instructions, sample ballots, and election judges required to be multilingual; standards governing access to Help America Vote Act funds modified; intimidation, deceptive practices, and interference with voter registration and voting regulated; campaign finance provisions modified; small donor political committees and funds regulated; small donor state match program established; Democracy Dollar coupon program established; candidate expenditures exempted; political contribution refund program repealed; campaign public subsidy program repealed; principles and procedures related to redistricting of congressional and legislative districts provided; penalties provided; reports required; and money appropriated.
- Article 1, Section 2 and Section 9.
Runs 1 hour, 33 minutes.


I. HF1802 (Her) - Students formerly in foster care grant and waiver program established, money transferred, and reports required.

II. HF9 (Greenman) - Voter registration related provisions modified; absentee voting provisions modified. *Art. 1, Sec. 2., Art. 1, Sec. 9.*

*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.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

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