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Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance

TWENTIETH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 15, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 15, 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 Anselmo moved that the minutes of March 14, 2017, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2080 (Nornes) Education debt relief grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Nornes moved that HF2080 be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Testifying on HF2080:
Heather Rastorfer Vlieger, Executive Director, Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota
Genevieve Gaboriault, Recipient, Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota

Chair Nornes renewed his motion that HF2080 be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

HF1034 (Ecklund) Cook County Higher Education Board funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Lien moved that HF1034 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF1034:
Paula Sundet Wolf, Executive Director, Cook County Higher Education

Representative Lien renewed his motion that HF1034 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF2398 (Zerwas) Minnesota Life College grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Zerwas moved that HF2398 be re-referred to the committee on Health and Human Services Finance

Testifying on HF2398:
Ryan Olson, Student, Concordia University
Hannah Downs, Student, Concordia University
Kelly Pierce, Student, Concordia University
Amy Gudmestad, Executive Director, Minnesota Life College
Lisa Keitel, Parent
Andrew Sjostrom, Student, Minnesota Life College
Jeff Myhre, Job Developer, Minnesota Life College

Representative Zerwas renewed his motion that HF2398 be laid over for possible inclusion.

HF2153 (Daniels) State university program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities required, similar program at University of Minnesota campuses requested, and money appropriated.

Representative Albright moved that HF2153 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Testifying on HF2153:
Kristin Jorenby, Director, Center for Accessibility Resources, Metropolitan State
University
Mary Lepinski-Benson, Ridgewater College
Jesse Schutte, Student, Ridgewater College
Holden Stafford, Student, Ridgewater College
Kalley Johnson, Student, Ridgewater College

Representative Albright renewed his motion that HF2153 be laid over for possible inclusion.

HF2401 (Jessup) Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities grant program established, and money appropriated.

Representative Jessup moved that HF2401 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF2401:
Janelle Kelly, Assistant Director, Bethel University Inclusive Learning and Development
Patrick Elmore, Student, Bethel University

Representative Jessup renewed his motion that HF2401 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF2374 (Haley) Workforce development scholarships created, and money appropriated.

Representative Haley moved that HF2374 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Representative Haley renewed her motion that HF2374 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

HF2422 (Albright) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities collective bargaining provisions modified.

Representative Albright moved that HF2422 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

Testifying on HF2422:
Mark Grant, Instructor, Dakota County Technical College
Jon Bohn, Inter Faculty Organization
Laura King, Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota State
Mark Hughes

Representative Albright renewed his motion that HF2422 be laid over for possible inclusion into an omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 PM.




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Representative Bud Nornes, Chair


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Megan Hennen, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Bills Added:
  • HF1034 (Ecklund) - Cook County Higher Education Board funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2153 (Daniels) - State university program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities required, similar program at University of Minnesota campuses requested, and money appropriated.
  • HF2398 (Zerwas) - Minnesota Life College grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2374 (Haley) - Workforce development scholarships created, and money appropriated.
  • HF2401 (Jessup) - Students with intellectual and developmental disabilities grant program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF2422 (Albright) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities public employee collective bargaining provisions modified.
  • HF2080 (Nornes) - Education debt relief grant funding provided, and money appropriated.