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Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance

NINETEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 14, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 3:07 PM on March 14, 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
HALEY, Barb
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
JESSUP, Randy
LIEN, Ben
OMAR, Ilhan
PRYOR, Laurie
WHELAN, Abigail
ZERWAS, Nick

Members excused:
DANIELS, Brian
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

Representative Christensen moved that the minutes of March 8, 2017, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2234 (Zerwas) North Memorial Hospital family practice residency program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF2234 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF2234:
Andrew Houlton, Medical Director of Surgical Services and the Vice President of Medical Affairs, North Memorial Health Care

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF2234 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF2257 (Omar) Child care grant program parameters changed.

Representative Omar moved that HF2257 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF2257:
Nekey Oliver, Legislative Liaison, Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Susan Warfield, HELP Center Program Director, University of Minnesota
Ka Jennrich, Student, Saint Catherine’s University
Jessica Hertel, Student, Dunwoody Technical College

Representative Omar renewed her motion that HF2257 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF1577 (Omar) Postsecondary educational institutions required to provide information to pregnant students and student parents; state grant program to fund activities and services to support pregnant students and student parents at postsecondary educational institutions established, and money appropriated.

Representative Omar moved that HF1577 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance committee.

Testifying on HF1577:
Susan Warfield, HELP Center Program Director, University of Minnesota
Jessica Hertel, Student, Dunwoody Technical College
Maggie Whitman, Women’s Enrollment Coordinator, Dunwoody College of Technology
Ka Jennrich, Student, Saint Catherine’s University

Representative Omar renewed her motion that HF1577 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance committee.

HF2226 (Poppe) Individuals teaching in agricultural education loan forgiveness provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Nornes moved that HF2226 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Chair Nornes renewed her motion that HF2226 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF2313 (Christensen) Minnesota State Colleges tuition reduction funding provided, and money appropriated.

Vice Chair Christensen moved that HF2313 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Representative Albright moved the following oral amendment: Page 1, delete lines 6 and 7.
Page 1, line 8, delete “reduction at state colleges.”

Representative Albright withdrew his motion.

Testifying on HF2313:
Angelique McDonald, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota State College Student Association
Minda Nelson, President, Minnesota State College Student Association
Samantha Crea, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Senait Wubneh, Riverland Community College
Jennan Kellogg, Normandale Community College

Vice Chair Christensen renewed his motion that HF2313 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF2197 (Christensen) Student body vote for any increase in mandatory student fees required.

HF2198 (Christensen) Student activity fees made optional.

Vice Chair Christensen moved that HF2197 and HF2198 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Vice Chair Christensen moved to adopt the H2198DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF2197 and HF2198:
Mike Dean, Executive Director, Minnesota State College Student Association
Brett Underdahl, Vice President, Minnesota State College Student Association
Noah Smith, Student, University of Minnesota – Morris
Jessica Lauritsen, Director of Student Life, Hennepin Technical College
Jonathan Norling, Student Senate President, Hennepin Technical College
Danita Brown Young, Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, University of Minnesota
Abeer Syedah, Student Body President, Minnesota Student Association
Lucino Sosa, Student, Century College
Sheina Marie Hawkins, Student, Dakota County Technical College
Minda Nelson, President, Minnesota State College Student Association
Randy Nicoll, Student, Dakota County Technical College
Ian Kantonen, Organizing Director, Minnesota Public Interest Research Group
Stephanie Hunt, Student, Dakota County Technical College
Charles Karter, Student, Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Vice Chair Christensen renewed his motion that HF2197 and HF2198 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:12 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:
  • HF2234 (Zerwas) - North Memorial Hospital family practice residency program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2257 (Omar) - Child care grant program parameters changed.
  • HF1577 (Omar) - Postsecondary educational institutions required to provide information to pregnant students and student parents, state grant program to fund activities and services to support pregnant students and student parents at postsecondary educational institutions established, and money appropriated.
  • HF2226 (Poppe) - Individuals teaching in agricultural education loan forgiveness provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2313 (Christensen) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities tuition reduction funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2198 (Christensen) - Student activity fees made optional.
  • HF2197 (Christensen) - Student body vote for any increase in mandatory student fees required.
  • HF2080 (Nornes) - Education debt relief grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
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01:20 - HF2234 (Zerwas) North Memorial Hospital family practice residency program funding provided, and money appropriated.
06:27 - HF2257 (Omar) Child care grant program parameters changed.
20:51 - HF1577 (Omar) Postsecondary educational institutions required to provide information to pregnant students and student parents; state grant program to fund activities and services to support pregnant students and student parents at postsecondary educational institutions established, and money appropriated.
43:54 - HF2226 (Poppe) Individuals teaching in agricultural education loan forgiveness provided, and money appropriated.
48:47 - HF2313 (Christensen) Minnesota State Colleges tuition reduction funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:18:33 - HF2197 (Christensen) Student body vote for any increase in mandatory student fees required, and HF2198 (Christensen) Student activity fees made optional.
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