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Higher Education Finance and Policy

TWENTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 17, 2021

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



HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION
COMMITTEE MINUTES

Representative Shelly Christensen, Vice Chair of the Higher Education Finance and Policy Division, called the virtual committee meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday March 17, 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:
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
BERNARDY, Connie
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.

Representative Albright moved to approve the minutes from March 16, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1972 (Howard) - Office of Higher Education competitive grant to organizations providing vocational and life skills training to young adults with learning difficulties funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Howard moved that HF 1972 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Finance Omnibus bill.

Representative Howard presented HF 1972 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Ben Lentz: Director of Advancement, MICC
Lisa Keitel: Parent of MICC Graduate
Kaley Taffe: MICC Lobbyist

Chair Bernardy assumed the gavel at 3:20 PM.

Representative Howard renewed his motion that HF 1972 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Finance Omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 1517 (Howard) - Higher education state grant parameters adjusted, and money appropriated.

Representative Howard moved that HF 1517 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Finance Omnibus bill.

Representative Howard presented HF 1517 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Sophie Newcomb: Concordia College
Desirae Rhodes: Central Lakes College
Reggie Agyen-Boateng: Augsburg University
Paul Pribbenow: Augsburg University

Representative Howard renewed his motion that HF 1517 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Higher Education Finance Omnibus bill. The bill was laid over.

HF 81 (Quam) - Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota requested to establish pharmacogenomics (PGx) task force, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Bernardy moved that HF 81 be referred to the Health Finance & Policy Committee.

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

Representative Quam presented HF 81 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Dr. Pamala Jacobson: PharmD, Professor and Director of Institute of Personalized Medicine, U of MN

Chair Bernardy renewed her motion that HF 81, as amended, be referred to the Health Finance & Policy Committee.
The clerk took the roll.

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

Absent:
HANSON, Jessica
KRESHA, Ron

There being 17 ayes, 0 nays and 2 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 4:19 PM.




Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair


Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1972 (Howard) - Office of Higher Education competitive grant to organization providing vocational and life skills training to young adults with learning difficulties funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1517 (Howard) - Higher education state grant parameters adjusted, and money appropriated.
  • HF81 (Quam) - Minnesota Board of Pharmacy requested to establish pharmacogenomics (PGx) task force, report required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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03:20 HF1972 (Howard) Office of Higher Education competitive grant to organization providing vocational and life skills training to young adults with learning difficulties funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
37:35 HF1517 (Howard) Higher education state grant parameters adjusted, and money appropriated.
1:03:10 HF81 (Quam) Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota requested to establish pharmacogenomics (PGx) task force, report required, and money appropriated.
*Agenda items may be added or removed.


*Agenda Updated

I. HF1972 (Howard) - Office of Higher Education competitive grant to organization providing vocational and life skills training to young adults with learning difficulties funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

II. HF1517 (Howard) - Higher education state grant parameters adjusted, and money appropriated.

III. HF0081 (Quam) - Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota requested to establish pharmacogenomics (PGx) task force, report required, 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