STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION
HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION
Representative Bernardy, Chair of the Higher Education Finance & Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 11:36 A.M. on April 8, 2019, in Room 10 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
BERNARDY, Connie (Chair)
PRYOR, Laurie (Vice-Chair)
NORNES, Bud (Minority Lead)
Representative Vang moved the minutes from April 3, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILS.
Representative Runbeck moved to reconsider the minutes to amend. THE MOTION PREVAILS.
Representative Runbeck moved to amend the minutes to show her as being present, not absent. THE MOTION PREVAILS.
Representative Runbeck moved to accept the minutes as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILS.
HF 2544 (Bernardy) Omnibus higher education finance and policy bill.
Ken Savary, non-partisan fiscal analyst, walked through the fiscal analysis spreadsheet.
Nathan Hopkins, non-partisan research staff, walked through NH-A01 (unofficial engrossment) which is the HF 2544 bill with the authors’ amendment A19-0412 and the H2544A2 amendment incorporated into HF 2544.
-Devinder Malhotra – Chancellor, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
-Brian Burnett – Vice President for Finance and Operations, University of Minnesota
-Paul Cerkvenik – President, Minnesota Private College Council
-Pat Benner & Jennifer Erwin – AFSCME Council 5
-Rob Wudlick – GUSU2Cure Paralysis Foundation
-Barbara Mace – Women Staying Strong
-Valerie Defor – Executive Director, HealthForce Minnesota
-Samuel Smith – Public Policy Coordinator, NAMI
-Michael Fuell – Graduate, MICC
-Julianna Keen – Lutheran Social Services
-Violeta Hernandez Espinosa – Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs
-Paul Spies – Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota
-Brent Jeffers – President, Inter Faculty Organization
-Matt Williams – Vice President, Minnesota State College Faculty
-Frankie Becerra – President, Lead MN
-Roger Aronson – College Possible
-Christina Laridaen – Minnesota Student Association and Student Legislative Coalition
-Steve Jacobsen – Vice President, National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota
-Bruce Klein – Minnesota Wheat Growers Association
The committee adjourned at 1:11 P.M.
Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair
Adeline Miller, Committee Legislative Assistant