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Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 23, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND 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 5:44 PM on March 23, 2017, in Hearing Room 10 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
JESSUP, Randy
LIEN, Ben
OMAR, Ilhan
PRYOR, Laurie
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WHELAN, Abigail

Members excused:
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
ZERWAS, Nick

Representative Albright moved that the minutes of March 22, 2017, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2477 (Nornes) Higher Education Office, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and University of Minnesota funding and policy changes provided; state grant program calculation parameters modified, reports required, and money appropriated.

Chair Nornes moved that HF2477 be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Nornes moved to adopt the NH-A15 (Nornes) amendment.

Chair Nornes incorporated a modification to the NH-A15 amendment as follows: delete “2,654,000” on line 1.15 and insert “2,564,000”.

Chair Nornes renewed the motion on the NH-A15 amendment as modified and instructed non-partisan staff to make any appropriate technical corrections as necessary. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nornes moved to adopt the NH-A08 (Nornes) amendment.

Chair Nornes renewed the motion to adopt the NH-A08 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nornes moved to adopt the NH-A12 (Nornes) amendment.

Chair Nornes renewed the motion to adopt the NH-A12 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nornes moved to reconsider the NH-A08 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nornes renewed the motion to adopt the NH-A08 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nornes moved to adopt the NH-A16 (Nornes) amendment.

Chair Nornes renewed the motion to adopt the NH-A16 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schultz moved to adopt the NH-A13 (Schultz) amendment.

Representative Schultz renewed the motion to adopt the NH-A13 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schultz moved to adopt the NH-A06 (Omar) amendment.

Representative Schultz renewed the motion to adopt the NH-A06 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Whelan moved to adopt the NH-A04 (Whelan) amendment.

Representative Whelan withdrew her motion.

Testifying on the delete-all amendment to HF2477:
Stacey Stout, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Kenneth Eban, Students for Education Reform
Roger Aronson, College Possible
Paul Spies, The Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota
Larry Pogemiller, Commissioner, Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Laura King, Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota State
Paul Cerkvenik, President, Minnesota Private College Council
Julie Tonneson, Budget Director, University of Minnesota
Caroline Palmer, Public and Legal Affairs Manager, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Violeta Hernández Espinosa, Legislative and Policy Liaison, Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
Tou Xiong, Legislative Liaison, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Kaade Wallace, Legislative Coordinator, Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
Matthew Rodreick, Get Up Stand Up To Cure Paralysis
Will Dammann, Student, University of Minnesota

Chair Nornes moved to adopt the A17-0264 (Nornes) amendment.

Chair Nornes renewed the motion to adopt the A17-0264 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nornes renewed his motion that HF2477 as amended be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:42 PM.




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Representative Bud Nornes, Chair


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Megan Hennen, Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF2477 (Nornes) Omnibus Higher Education and Career Readiness Finance bill.
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Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill