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Minutes for HB2425 - Committee on Higher Education Budget

Short Title

Requiring a member of the state board of regents to be a student member nominated by the students' advisory committee.

Minutes Content for Thu, Mar 25, 2021

The Chair opened the hearing on HB2425

Assistant Revisor Fridell spoke about the bill brief.(Attachment 1)

Logan Stensing, University of Kansas, testified in support of the bill and answered questions from Committee members (Attachment 2)

Tel Wittmer, Kansas State University, testified in support of the bill and answered questions from Committee members (Attachment 3)

The Chair advised Committee members that several other persons had submitted written testimony in support of the bill:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grant Daily, University of Kansas (Attachment 4)                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Addison Henson, University of Kansas (Attachment 5)                                                                                                                                                                                                          Breckyn Turner, University of Kansas (Attachment 6)                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Meg Farney, University of Kansas (Attachment 7)                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Emily Ryan, Lawrence resident (Attachment 8)      

Blake Flanders, Kansas Board of Regents, testified as a neutral conferee and answered questions from Committee members.(Attachment 9)

The Chair closed the hearing on HB2425 and advised that she did not anticipate working the bill.  The Chair added that the bill was very informative and may lead to some amendments worked by university students. 

Meeting adjourned at 2:36pm