STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION
FINANCE & POLICY MINUTES
Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair of the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 3:00 PM on March 8, 2022, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Bernardy, Connie, Chair
Christensen, Shelly, Vice Chair
O’Neill, Marion, Republican Lead
A quorum was present.
Representative Sandstede moved that the minutes of March 2, 2022, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 3872 (Bernardy); Higher education supplemental funding provided for the Office of Higher Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the University of Minnesota; financial aid programs amended and created; reports required; and money appropriated.
Representative Christensen moved that HF 3872 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Testifying on HF 3872:
-Nekey Oliver, Director, Grants and Government Relations, Office of Higher Education
-Lori Barr, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Raise the Barr
-Miriam Cullimore, Student Parent and Whole Family Coordinator, Office of Higher Education
-Antavia Paredes, Parent and Raise the Barr Scholar
-Susan Warfield, Director, University of Minnesota Student Parent HELP Center
-Jennifer Mueller, Dean, College of Education and Learning Design, St. Cloud State University
-Blake Mayes, Counselor, Spectrum High School
-Jamie Stucky, Director of Learning and Development, Sandford Health
-Carmen Sandman, Lean RN Educator, Sandford Health
-Taylor Sautbine, Trainee, Sandford Health
-Anne McCully, Executive Director, Child Care Aware Minnesota
-Robert Trewartha, Director of Continuing Education and Customized Training, Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College
-Dave Lamb, Training and Recruitment Administrator, Aagard Group
-Nathan Zierden, trainee, Aagard Group
Representative Christensen renewed the motion that HF 3872 be laid over for possible inclusion in a committee omnibus bill.
HF 3817 (Keeler); Increase Teachers of Color Act strengthened, supplemental financing provided for grants to underrepresented student teachers of color scholarship pilot program, and money appropriated.
Representative Bernardy moved that HF 3917 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Testifying on HF 3917:
-Paul Spies, Legislative Action Lead, Coalition to Increase Teachers of Color and American Indian Teachers in Minnesota
-Friday Gora, Teacher Candidate, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
-Jessica Garraway, Teacher Candidate, Metro State University
-Francisco Duran-Enriquez, Teacher Candidate, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
-Laura Mogelson, Legislative Liaison, Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Representative Bernardy renewed the motion that HF 3917 be laid over for possible inclusion in a committee omnibus bill.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:31 PM.
Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair
Sam Parmekar, Committee Legislative Assistant