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Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance

THIRTY-FIRST MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 27, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIRST 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 3:06 PM on March 27, 2018 in Hearing Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:
ANSELMO, Dario

A quorum was present.

Representative Albright moved the minutes of March 21, 2018 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3985 (Daniels) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities required to provide affordable textbooks for a percentage of courses, and report required.

Representative Nornes moved HF3985 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill, or further consideration at a later time.

Representative Daniels moved A18-0702 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Daniels testified on HF3985, as amended.

Additional testifiers on HF3985, as amended:
Cecilia Damian, Vice President, Lead MN
Ben Reimler, Student Senate President, Winona State University
Mark Hughes, member of the public

Representative Nornes renewed the motion that HF3985, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion or further consideration at a later time.

HF3852 (Zerwas) State grant provisions amended.

Representative Nornes moved HF3852 be re-referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Representative Zerwas testified on HF3852.

Additional testifiers on HF3852:
Paul Cerkvenik, President, Minnesota Private College Council
Rebecca Bergman, President, Gustavus Adolphus College
Jack Schuyler, Student, Gustavus Adolphus College

Representative Nornes renewed the motion that HF3852 be re-referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3899 (Barr) University of Minnesota resident undergraduate tuition relief provided.

Representative Nornes moved HF3899 be re-referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Representative Barr moved H3899A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Barr testified on HF3899, as amended.

Additional testifiers on HF3899, as amended:
Eric Kaler, President, University of Minnesota
Tala Alfoqaha, Student, University of Minnesota
Carl Thon, Student, University of Minnesota

Representative Nornes renewed the motion that HF3899, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3638 (Nornes) Minnesota State College and Universities Board of Trustees funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Christensen assumed the gavel at 4:00 PM.

Representative Christensen moved HF3638 be re-referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Representative Nornes testified on HF3638.

Additional testifiers on HF3638:
Devinder Malhotra, Chancellor, Minnesota State
Scott Olson, President, Winona State University
Laura King, Vice Chancellor, Minnesota State

Representative Christensen renewed the motion that HF3638 be re-referred to the Committee of Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2574 (Dean) Rare diseases advisory council established.

Chair Nornes assumed the gavel at 4:35 PM.

Representative Nornes moved HF2574 be re-referred to the Committee of Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Dean moved H2574A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dean testified on HF2574, as amended.

Additional testifiers on HF2574, as amended:
Abbey Hauser, member of the Minnesota Rare Action Network
Pam Mertz
Denis St. Martin
Dr. Ramaiah Muthyala, Research Associate Professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology

Representative Nornes renewed the motion that HF2574, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee of Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance Committee meeting was adjourned at 4:56 PM.



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Representative Bud Nornes, Chair



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Princesa Baltazar, Committee Legislative
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3985 (Daniels) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities required to provide affordable textbooks for a percentage of courses, and report required.
  • HF3852 (Zerwas) - State grant provisions amended.
  • HF3899 (Barr) - University of Minnesota resident undergraduate tuition relief provided.
  • HF3638 (Nornes) - Omnibus higher education policy and finance bill.
  • HF2574 (Dean) - Rare Diseases Advisory Council establishment requested to provide advice on issues related to rare diseases, and money appropriated.
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