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2019-2020 Regular Session

TWENTY-NINTH MEETING - Higher Education Finance and Policy Division

February 19, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Bernardy, Chair of the Higher Education Finance & Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 2:32 P.M. on February 19, 2020, in Room 10 of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

BERNARDY, Connie (Chair)
PRYOR, Laurie (Vice-Chair)
NORNES, Bud (Minority Lead)
DANIELS, Brian
FRANSON, Mary
GOMEZ, Aisha
KLEVORN, Ginny
LAYMAN, Sandy
LIEN, Ben
LILLIE, Leon
LUCERO, Eric
POPPE, Jeanne
QUAM, Duane
RUNBECK, Linda
VANG, Samantha
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou

Representative Lillie moved the minutes from February 18, 2020 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 583 (Huot) Student loan refinancing program eligibility expanded, and money appropriated.

Chair Bernardy moved H.F. 583 be laid over for further consideration.

Chair Bernardy moved the A3 amendment to be put in H.F. 583 form that the author wants. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Bernardy renewed her motion that H.F. 583 be laid over further consideration. The MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 3087 (Wolgamott) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities critical operating funds funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Wolgamott moved that H.F. 3087 be referred to Ways & Means.

Testifying:
- Hamisha Alkamooneh - Students United
- Oballa Oballa - LEADMN
- Diana Holmes - AFSCME Council 5
- Jonathan Bohn - IFO
- Mark Grant - MSCF

Representative Wolgamott renewed his motion that H.F. 3087 be referred to Ways & Means. The MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 3392 (Bernardy) Office of Higher Education policy changes provided, including financial aid, institutional approval, and Minnesota college savings plan; and report required.

Chair Bernardy moved H.F. 3392 be laid over for further consideration.

Chair Bernardy moved the A1 amendment to be put in H.F. 3392 form that the author wants. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Testifying:
- Nekey Oliver – Office of Higher Education
- Robert Helgeson – Office of Higher Education

Chair Bernardy renewed her motion that H.F. 3392 be laid over for further consideration. The MOTION PREVAILED.

H.F. 3089 (Koegel) Addiction medicine graduate medical education fellowship program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Bernardy moved H.F. 3089 be laid over for further consideration.

Testimony:
- Dr. Charlie Reznikoff – HCMC
- Dr. Sheila Specker – University of Minnesota

Chair Bernardy renewed her motion that H.F. 3089 be laid over for further consideration. The MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee adjourned at 3:53 P.M.


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Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair


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Eric Petersen, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

Call to Order Approval of Minutes from February 18, 2020 HF 583 (Huot) Student loan refinancing program eligibility expanded, and money appropriated. **LIMITED TESTIMONY as this bill was given a full hearing in 2019.** HF 3089 (Koegel) Addiction medicine graduate medical education fellowship program funding provided, and money appropriated. HF 3087 (Wolgamott) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities critical operating funds funding provided, and money appropriated. HF 3392 (Bernardy) Office of Higher Education policy changes provided, including financial aid, institutional approval, and Minnesota college savings plan; and report required. Adjournment **Bills may be added or removed at the Chair's discretion** If you wish to testify, please contact Addie Miller (adeline.miller@house.mn or 651-296-2491).

Bills Added:
  • HF3087 (Wolgamott) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities critical operating funds funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3089 (Koegel) - Addiction medicine graduate medical education fellowship program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF583 (Huot) - Student loan refinancing program eligibility expanded, and money appropriated.
  • HF3392 (Bernardy) - Office of Higher Education policy changes provided, including financial aid, institutional approval, and Minnesota college savings plan; fees established and increased; and report required.
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