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Higher Education Finance and Policy

TWENTY FIRST MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 23, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIRST 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 23, 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.

Representative Noor moved to approve the minutes from March 17, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Christensen assumed the gavel at 3:30 PM.

HF 993 (Bernardy) - Office of Higher Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, University of Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic funding and policy changes provided; student aid programs modified; direct admission pilot program created; reports required; and money appropriated.

Chair Bernardy moved that HF 993 to be laid over for possible inclusion.

Chair Bernardy presented HF 993 to the committee.

Testifiers:
Dennis Olson, Commissioner, Office of Higher Education
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

Chair Bernardy renewed her motion that HF 993 be laid over for possible inclusion. The bill was laid over.

The committee adjourned at 4:20 PM.



Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair



Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF993 (Bernardy) - Omnibus higher education finance and policy bill.
House TV Video:
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03:17 HF993 (Bernardy) Office of Higher Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, University of Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic funding and policy changes provided; student aid programs modified; direct admission pilot program created; reports required; and money appropriated.


*Agenda Updated*

I. HF993 (Bernardy) - Office of Higher Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, University of Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic funding and policy changes provided; student aid programs modified; direct admission pilot program created; reports 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

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