STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION
HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY
Representative Shelly Christensen, Vice Chair of the Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee, called the virtual committee meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 7, 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.
A quorum was present.
Representative Noor moved to approve the minutes from March 24, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
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.
President Scott Olson: Winona State University
Paul Cerkvenik: President, Minnesota Private College Council
Mark Grant: Governmental Relations, Minnesota State College Faculty
Jonathan Bohn: Director of Public Affairs, Inter Faculty Organization
Dr. Robert Jon Peterson: Program Consultant, MnEEP
Geoff Wilson: College Possible
Paul Spies: Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in MN
Rob Wudlick: Get Up Stand Up to Cure Paralysis
Elena Williams: Minneapolis College Student
Axel Kylander: LeadMN Vice President
Sam Parmekar: Minnesota Student Association
On hand to answer questions:
Commissioner Dennis Olson: 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
Lain DeSalvo (pr. They/Them/Theirs): Competitive Grants Administrator, Office of Higher Ed
Megan Fitzgibbon: State Financial Aid Manager, Office of Higher Ed
Myron Frans: Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations, University of Minnesota
Bill Maki: Vice Chancellor of Finance and Facilities, Minnesota State
Chair Bernardy moved that HF 993 be referred to Ways and Means.
Chair Bernardy moved the DE2 amendment.
Vice Chair Christensen moved the A4 authors amendment to the DE2 amendment. THE A4 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Vice Chair Christensen moved the A10 amendment to the DE2 amendment. THE A10 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Albright moved the A2 amendment.
Representative Albright moved an oral amendment to the A2.
Page 1, line 18, delete “in a two-year college”
Page 1, lines 19 to 23, delete the new language.
Representative Albright renewed the motion to adopt the A2 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Erickson moved the A5 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
Representative Erickson moved the A6 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
Representative O’Neill moved the A9 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
Vice Chair Christensen renewed the motion to adopt the DE2 amendment, as adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Bernardy renewed the motion that HF 993, as amended, be referred to Ways and Means.
The clerk took the roll.
There being 13 ayes, 4 nays and 2 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting adjourned at 4:30 PM.
Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair
Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant