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Higher Education Finance and Policy

TWENTY THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - April 06, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION



HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY
COMMITTEE MINUTES

Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair of the Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee, called the virtual committee meeting to order at 3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
BERNARDY, Connie
CHRISTENSEN, Shelly
O’NEILL, Marion
ALBRIGHT, Tony
DANIELS, Brian
ERICKSON, Sondra
HANSON, Jessica
HEINTZEMAN, Josh
HOWARD, Michael
KEELER, Heather
KLEVORN, Ginny
KRESHA, Ron
KOZNICK, Jon
MASIN, Sandra
MECKELAND, Shane
NOOR, Mohamud
SANDELL, Steve
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THOMPSON, John

A quorum was present.

HF 993 (Bernardy) - Office of Higher Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, University of Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic funding and policy changes provided; student aid programs modified; direct admission pilot program created; reports required; and money appropriated.

Nathan Hopkins, House Research & Ken Savary, House Fiscal Analysis walked through the DE amendment for the committee.


Testifiers:
Commissioner Dennis Olson: Office of Higher Education
Myron Frans: Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations, University of Minnesota
Bill Maki: Vice Chancellor of Finance and Facilities, Minnesota State
Nekey Oliver: Grants and Government Relations Manager, Office of Higher Ed
Meredith Fergus: Research and SLEDS Manager, Office of Higher Ed
Lain DeSalvo (pr. They/Them/Theirs): Competitive Grants Administrator, Office of Higher Ed
Megan Fitzgibbon: State Financial Aid Manager, Office of Higher Ed

The meeting adjourned at 4:30 PM.




Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair



Jenna Maus, Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF993 (Bernardy) - Omnibus higher education finance and policy bill.
House TV Video:
View Archive

04:20 HF993 (Bernardy) Omnibus higher education finance and policy bill.
06:00 - Walk-through of the delete-everything amendment.


I. HF993 (Bernardy) - Higher Education Finance & Policy Omnibus Bill

*The spreadsheet and DE amendment for HF 993 will be posted by Monday, April 5.

*Walk-through of the DE amendment will be during regular committee time on April 6, 2021.

*Amendments to the DE are due by Tuesday, April 6 at 5:00 PM.

*Public testimony and formal committee action will commence on Wednesday, April 7th at 3:00 PM. If necessary, the committee may meet on Thursday, April 8th at 6pm to conclude mark-up and vote on final passage.

*Agenda items may be added or removed.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

Meeting documents will be posted on the Higher Education Finance & Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92015

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm