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Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance

THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - April 18, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SIXTH 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 3:10 PM on April 18, 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
ANSELMO, Dario
BERNARDY, Connie
DANIELS, Brian
HALEY, Barb
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
JESSUP, Randy
LIEN, Ben
OMAR, Ilhan
PRYOR, Laurie
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
WHELAN, Abigail
ZERWAS, Nick

A quorum was present.

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

Representative Nornes moved HF3638, as amended, to be re-referred to the Committee of Ways and Means.

Representative Nornes moved H3638A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nornes moved H3638A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pelowski moved H3638A3 amendment.

Representative Pelowski testified on H3638A3 amendment.

Representative Pelowski requested a roll call vote on the H3638A3 amendment. The results were as follows:

AYES
PELOWSKI, Gene, DFL Lead
LIEN, Ben
OMAR, Ilhan
PRYOR, Laurie
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

NAYS
NORNES, Bud, Chair
CHRISTENSEN, Dew, Vice Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony
DANIELS, Brian
HALEY, Barb
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
JESSUP, Randy
WHELAN, Abigail
ZERWAS, Nick

ABSENT
ANSELMO, Dario
BERNARDY, Connie

There being 5 ayes and 9 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Schultz moved H3638A6 amendment.

Representative Schultz testified on H3638A6 amendment.

Representative Schultz moved the following oral amendment to the H3638A6 amendment:
Page 1, delete lines 5 to 7
THE ORAL AMENDMENT, TO THE AMENDMENT, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Schultz moved H3638A6, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifying on HF3638, as amended:
Laura King, Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Brian Burnett, Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations, University of Minnesota
Trish Palermo, Student, University of Minnesota
Paul Cerkvenik, President, Minnesota Private Colleges
Larry Pogemiller, Commissioner, Office of Higher Education
Mark Grant, Communications Instructor at Dakota Technical College and Chair of Governmental Relations of Minnesota State College Faculty
Jenna Chernega, Faculty Association President, Winona State University
Faical Rayani, State Chair for Students United, Mankato University

Representative Nornes moved authorization for the Revisor and nonpartisan House Research and Fiscal to make any technical corrections that are necessary in HF3638, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Higher Education and Career Readiness Policy and Finance Committee meeting was adjourned at 4:09 PM.



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Representative Bud Nornes, Chair



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Princesa Baltazar, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3638 (Nornes) - Omnibus higher education policy and finance bill.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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HF3638 (Nornes) Omnibus Higher Education Finance bill.
Public testimony.
Runs 59 minutes.


The committee will take public testimony on the Higher Education omnibus.