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Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 28, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance

MINUTES

Representative Christensen, Vice Chair of the Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:04 PM on February 28, 2017, in Hearing Room 5 of the State Office Building. A quorum was not present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
NORNES, Bud, Chair
CHRISTENSEN, Drew, Vice Chair
PELOWSKI, Gene, DFL Lead
ALBRIGHT, Tony
ANSELMO, Dario
BERNARDY, Connie
HALEY, Barb
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
JESSUP, Randy
LIEN, Ben
OMAR, Ilhan
PRYOR, Laurie
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WHELAN, Abigail
ZERWAS, Nick

Members excused:
DANIELS, Brian

Vice Chair Christensen officially called the meeting to order at 3:07 PM. A quorum was present.

HF1575 (Omar) Summer academic enrichment program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Omar moved that HF1575 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1575:
Nancy Walters, Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Representative Omar renewed her motion that HF1575 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF868 (Jessup) Greater Minnesota internship tax credit modified.

Representative Jessup moved that HF868 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Testifying on HF868:
Dan Dorman, Executive Director of the Greater Minnesota Partnership

Representative Jessup renewed his motion that HF868 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOVTION PREVAILED.

HF1206 (Albright) Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council modified, spinal cord and traumatic brain injury student research scholarship and education program created, and money appropriated.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF1206 be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Elections Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1430 (Zerwas) State grant program parameters adjusted.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF1430 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1430:
Paul Cerkvenik, President, Minnesota Private College Council
Mirna Serrano Barahona, Student, St. Catherine University
Brandon Williams, Student, Augsburg College

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF1430 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF1652 (Zerwas) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities required to develop a developmental education reform proposal.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF1652 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1652:
Angelique McDonald, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota State College Student Association
Cecilia Damian, Legislative Intern, Minnesota State College Student Association
Minda Nelson, President, Minnesota State College Student Association
Mark Hughes
Ron Anderson, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Minnesota State
Shirley Johnson, Developmental Faculty Member, North Hennepin Community College

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF1652 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Vice Chair Christensen called a recess at 4:11 PM.

Chair Nornes reconvened the committee at 7:28 PM.

HF1222 (Nornes) Higher education provisions modified.

Chair Nornes moved that HF1222 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1222:
Nekey Oliver, Legislative Liaison, Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Betsy Talbot, Manager of the Department on Private Institution Registration and Licensing, Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Amy McDonough, Director of Government and Community Relations, Minnesota Private College Council
Katie Misukanis, Government Relations Director, Rasmussen College

Vice Chair Christensen assumed the gavel at 7:36 PM.

Representative Jessup renewed the motion that HF1222 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:56 PM.




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Representative Bud Nornes, Chair


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Megan Hennen, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF868 (Jessup) - Greater Minnesota internship tax credit modified.
  • HF1206 (Albright) - Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council modified, spinal cord and traumatic brain injury student research scholarship and education program created, and money appropriated.
  • HF1430 (Zerwas) - State grant program parameters adjusted.
  • HF1222 (Nornes) - Higher education provisions modified.
  • HF1652 (Zerwas) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities required to develop a developmental education reform proposal.
  • HF1575 (Omar) - Summer academic enrichment program funding provided, and money appropriated.
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01:08 - HF1575 (Omar) Summer academic enrichment program funding provided, and money appropriated.
12:53 - HF868 (Jessup) Greater Minnesota internship tax credit modified.
17:44 - HF1206 (Albright) Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council modified, spinal cord and traumatic brain injury student research scholarship and education program created, and money appropriated.
18:55 - HF1430 (Zerwas) State grant program parameters adjusted.
34:34 - HF1652 (Zerwas) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities required to develop a developmental education reform proposal.
The committee recessed.
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