STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD 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 2, 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 1, 2022, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 2859 (Howard); Assigned student responsibility for state grant program decreased, and existing appropriation increased.
Representative Bernardy moved that HF 2859 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Testifying on HF 2859:
-Barbara McDonald, President, College of St. Scholastica
-Fayneese Miller, President, Hamline University
-Paul Cerkvenik, President, Minnesota Private College Council
-Ilhan Ahmed, student, Augsburg University
-Stephanie Young, student, Winona State University
Representative Bernardy renewed the motion that HF 2859 be laid over for possible inclusion in a committee omnibus bill.
HF 3252 (Mariani); Higher education; state grant program parameters modified, state colleges and universities developmental education restrictions modified, Officer of Higher Education grant programs created, reports required, and money appropriated.
Representative Bernardy moved that HF 3252 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Testifying on HF 3252:
-Bruce Corrie, Professor of Economics, Concordia University
-Megan Rozowski, Director of Research and Policy Development, Minnesota Private College Council; Board Member, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership
-Leiataua Robert Jon Peterson, Program Consultant, Minnesota Education Equity Partnership
-Fernando Rodriguez, Director, University of Minnesota Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence
-Zeke Jackson, student, University of Minnesota
Representative Bernardy renewed the motion that HF 3252 be laid over for possible inclusion in a committee omnibus bill.
HF 3776 (Noor); Income tax subtraction provided for grants, and funding increased for the emergency assistance for postsecondary students program.
Representative Bernardy moved that HF 3776 be referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Bernardy renewed the motion that HF 3776 be referred to the Committee on Taxes.
The clerk took the roll on HF 3776.
There being 13 ayes, 4 nays, and 2 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:14 PM.
Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair
Sam Parmekar, Committee Legislative Assistant