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Higher Education Finance and Policy

THIRTY-THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Wednesday, March 2, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION



HIGHER EDUCATION
FINANCE & POLICY MINUTES

Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair of the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 3:00 PM on March 2, 2022, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Bernardy, Connie, Chair
Christensen, Shelly, Vice Chair
O’Neill, Marion, Republican Lead
Albright, Tony
Daniels, Brian
Erickson, Sondra
Hanson, Jessica
Howard, Michael
Keeler, Heather
Klevorn, Ginny
Koznick, Jon
Kresha, Ron
Masin, Sandra
Mekeland, Shane
Noor, Mohamud
Sandell, Steve
Sandstede, Julie
Thompson, John

Members excused:
Heintzeman, Josh

A quorum was present.

Representative Sandstede moved that the minutes of March 1, 2022, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2859 (Howard); Assigned student responsibility for state grant program decreased, and existing appropriation increased.

Representative Bernardy moved that HF 2859 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF 2859:
-Barbara McDonald, President, College of St. Scholastica
-Fayneese Miller, President, Hamline University
-Paul Cerkvenik, President, Minnesota Private College Council
-Ilhan Ahmed, student, Augsburg University
-Stephanie Young, student, Winona State University

Representative Bernardy renewed the motion that HF 2859 be laid over for possible inclusion in a committee omnibus bill.


HF 3252 (Mariani); Higher education; state grant program parameters modified, state colleges and universities developmental education restrictions modified, Officer of Higher Education grant programs created, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Bernardy moved that HF 3252 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF 3252:
-Bruce Corrie, Professor of Economics, Concordia University
-Megan Rozowski, Director of Research and Policy Development, Minnesota Private College Council; Board Member, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership
-Leiataua Robert Jon Peterson, Program Consultant, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership
-Fernando Rodriguez, Director, University of Minnesota Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence
-Zeke Jackson, student, University of Minnesota

Representative Bernardy renewed the motion that HF 3252 be laid over for possible inclusion in a committee omnibus bill.

HF 3776 (Noor); Income tax subtraction provided for grants, and funding increased for the emergency assistance for postsecondary students program.

Representative Bernardy moved that HF 3776 be referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Bernardy renewed the motion that HF 3776 be referred to the Committee on Taxes.

The clerk took the roll on HF 3776.

AYES
Bernardy
Christensen
O’Neill
Albright
Daniels
Hanson
Howard
Keeler
Klevorn
Masin
Noor
Sandell
Sandstede

NAYS
Erickson
Koznick
Kresha
Mekeland

EXCUSED
Heintzeman
Thompson

There being 13 ayes, 4 nays, and 2 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:14 PM.






__________________________________________
Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair


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Sam Parmekar, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2859 (Howard) - Assigned student responsibility for state grant program decreased, and existing appropriation increased.
  • HF3252 (Mariani) - Higher education; state grant program parameters modified, state colleges and universities developmental education restrictions modified, Officer of Higher Education grant programs created, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3776 (Noor) - Income tax subtraction provided for grants, and funding increased for the emergency assistance for postsecondary students program.
House TV Video:
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03:11 - HF2859 (Howard) Assigned student responsibility for state grant program decreased, and existing appropriation increased.
36:12 - HF3252 (Mariani) Higher education; state grant program parameters modified, state colleges and universities developmental education restrictions modified, Office of Higher Education grant programs created, reports required, and money appropriated.
1:06:55 - HF3776 (Noor) Income tax subtraction provided for grants, and funding increased for the emergency assistance for postsecondary students program.
Runs 1 hour, 15 minutes.


I. HF2859 (Howard) - Assigned student responsibility for state grant program decreased, and existing appropriation increased.

II. HF3252 (Mariani) - Higher education; state grant program parameters modified, state colleges and universities developmental education restrictions modified, Officer of Higher Education grant programs created, reports required, and money appropriated.

III. HF3776 (Noor) - Income tax subtraction provided for grants, and funding increased for the emergency assistance for postsecondary students program.*

Agenda updated*

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 may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

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