STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SIXTH 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 15, 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 9, 2022, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
SF 3372 (Lislegard); Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research funding provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Bernardy moved that SF 3372 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Testifying on SF 3372:
-David Tomassoni, Senator, District 6
-Marianne Keuhn, Vice President of Care Services, ALS Association
-David Walk, MD, FAAN, Professor and Division Head of Neuromuscular Disease, University of Minnesota Medical School
-Kent Hrbek, Minnesota Twins Professional Athlete and ALS Advocate
-Terry Steinbach, Minnesota Twins Professional Athlete and ALS Advocate
-Anne Neu Brindley, State Representative, District 32B
Representative Bernardy renewed the motion that SF 3372 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
The clerk took the roll on SF 3372
There being 16 ayes and 3 excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF 4220 (Klevorn); Minimum counselor requirements set for Minnesota State College campuses, and money appropriated.
Representative Bernardy moved that HF 4220 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Testifying on HF 4220:
-Mark Grant, Government Relations Chair, Minnesota State College Faculty
-LeAnne Schmidt, Inver Hills Community College
-Axel Kylander, President, LeadMN
Representative Bernardy renewed the motion that HF 4220 be laid over for possible inclusion in a committee omnibus bill.
HF 4223 (Keeler); Minnesota's Tribal colleges fund transferred, and money appropriated.
Representative Bernardy moved that HF 4223 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.
Testifying on HF 4223:
-Helen Montgomery, President, Leech Lake Tribal College
-Anna Sheppard, President, White Earth Tribal and Community College
-Dan King, President, Red Lake Nation College
Representative Bernardy renewed the motion that HF 4223 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