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Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 07, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance

MINUTES

Representative Nornes, Chair of the Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:03 PM on March 7, 2017, in Hearing Room 5 of the State Office Building. A quorum was 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
DANIELS, Brian
HALEY, Barb
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
JESSUP, Randy
LIEN, Ben
OMAR, Ilhan
PRYOR, Laurie
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WHELAN, Abigail
ZERWAS, Nick

Representative Albright moved that the minutes of March 1, 2017, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1878 (Barr, R.) Public postsecondary institution automatic admission required.

Representative Nornes moved that HF1878 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Representative Albright moved to adopt the H1878A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF1878:
Robert McMaster, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, University of Minnesota
Rachelle Hernandez, Associate Vice Provost and Office of Admissions, University of Minnesota
Ron Anderson, Vice Chancellor Academic and Student Affairs, Minnesota State

Representative Nornes renewed his motion that HF1878 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF1500 (Pryor) Student loan refinancing program eligibility expanded, and money appropriated.

Representative Pryor moved that HF1500 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1500:
Marilyn Kosir, SELF Loan Manager, Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Danette Jerry, Office of Administration, Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Representative Pryor renewed her motion that HF1500 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF319 (Lien) Loan forgiveness program for individuals working in greater Minnesota established, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Lien moved that HF319 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Representative Lien moved to adopt the H0319A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF319:
Jay Arrowsmith-DeCoux, Mayor, Grand Marais
Maddy Wegener, Student, St. Cloud State University
Molly O’Neill, Resident, Cook County

Representative Lien renewed his motion that HF319 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF320 (Lien) Higher education scholarship contribution tax credit allowed, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Lien moved that HF320 be re-referred to the committee on Taxes.

Representative Lien moved to adopt the H0320A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF320:
Mike McGee, System Director Education Industry Partnerships, Minnesota State

Representative Lien renewed his motion that HF320 as amended be re-referred to the committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1409 (Nornes) Teacher candidates of color financial aid provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Nornes moved that HF1409 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1409:
Violeta Hernandez, Legislative and Policy Liaison, Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs.
Kaade Wallace, Legislative Coordinator, Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
Dennis Olson, Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
Yue Cheng, Student, St. Cloud State University
Selena Hernandez, Student, Normandale Community College
Vanessa Goodthunder, Student, University of Minnesota
Najma Abdille, Student, Hamline University
Osob Mohamed, Student, Metropolitan State University
Yodit Tesfaye, Collabrative Urban Educator Program Assistant, Augsburg College
Leyla Sahal, Graduate Student, Augsburg College
Brett Grant, The Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota
Paul Spies, The Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota

Representative Nornes renewed his motion that HF1409 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF1721 (Albright) Public postsecondary educational system report on consulting work required.

Representative Pelowski moved that HF1721 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Representative Pelowski renewed his motion that HF1721 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:32 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:
  • HF1500 (Pryor) - Student loan refinancing program eligibility expanded, and money appropriated.
  • HF319 (Lien) - Loan forgiveness program for individuals working in greater Minnesota established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF320 (Lien) - Higher education scholarship contribution tax credit allowed, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1721 (Albright) - Public postsecondary educational system report on consulting work required.
  • HF1878 (Barr) - Public postsecondary institution automatic admission required.
  • HF1409 (Nornes) - Teacher candidates of color financial aid provided, and money appropriated.
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01:02 - HF1878 (Barr) Public postsecondary institution automatic admission required.
21:19 - HF1500 (Pryor) Student loan refinancing program eligibility expanded, and money appropriated.
31:57 - HF319 (Lien) Loan forgiveness program for individuals working in greater Minnesota established, report required, and money appropriated.
49:11 - HF320 (Lien) Higher education scholarship contribution tax credit allowed, reports required, and money appropriated.
55:10 - HF1409 (Nornes) Teacher candidates of color financial aid provided, and money appropriated.
1:23:15 - HF1721 (Albright) Public postsecondary educational system report on consulting work required.
Runs 1 hour, 33 minutes.