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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING - Higher Education Finance and Policy Division

April 28, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

HIGHER EDUCATION FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Bernardy, Chair of the Higher Education Finance & Policy Division, called the remote meeting to order at 2:30 P.M. on April 28, 2020, pursuant to House Rule 10.01. The meeting is being broadcast via House Public Information Services. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

BERNARDY, Connie (Chair)
PRYOR, Laurie (Vice-Chair)
NORNES, Bud (Minority Lead)
DANIELS, Brian
FRANSON, Mary
GOMEZ, Aisha
KLEVORN, Ginny
LAYMAN, Sandy
LIEN, Ben
LILLIE, Leon
LUCERO, Eric
POPPE, Jeanne
QUAM, Duane
RUNBECK, Linda
VANG, Samantha
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou

Vice-Chair Pryor moved the minutes from April 15, 2020 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presentation from Private Colleges & Universities on effects of COVID-19 & discussion on budget reserves.

Testifying:
-President Rebecca Bergman, Gustavus Adolphus

Presentation from MinnState on effects of COVID-19 & discussion on budget reserves.

Testifying:
-Chancellor Devinder Malholtra, MinnState
-Vice-Chancellor Bill Maki, MinnState

Presentation from U of M on effects of COVID-19 & discussion on budget reserves.

Testifying:
-President Joan Gabel, University of Minnesota

The committee adjourned at 4:00 P.M.



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Representative Connie Bernardy, Chair


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Eric Petersen, Committee Legislative Assistant
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This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in testifying at this meeting may email committee staff at adeline.miller@house.mn. If you wish to testify, please contact committee staff at least one hour prior to the start of the remote hearing and they will provide instructions. Agenda: I. Call to Order II. Approval of minutes of April 15, 2020 III. Presentation from Private Colleges & Universities on effects of COVID-19 & discussion on budget reserves IV. Presentation from MinnState on effects of COVID-19 & discussion on budget reserves V. Presentation from U of M on effects of COVID-19 & discussion on budget reserves VI. Adjournment This committee hearing may be listened to live via the following methods: 1) Live stream via House website:https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1 2) Facebook Live:https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/ 3) YouTube: https://youtu.be/RpbRvaeDjdc Thank you for your patience as we adapt to keep the public, the Representatives, and staff safe in this time of pandemic. If you wish to testify, please contact committee staff (adeline.miller@house.mn) at least 1 hour before the remote hearing and they will provide instructions. If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require assistance to arrange the necessary service to participate as a testifier, please contact Blake Wilcox by emailing him at Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-8803.

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• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •. 05:35 - Presentation from Private Colleges & Universities on effects of COVID-19 and discussion on budget reserves. 30:53 - Presentation from Minnesota State on effects of COVID-19 and discussion on budget reserves. 1:05:53 - Presentation from U of MN on effects of COVID-19 and discussion on budget reserves. Runs 1 hour, 28 minutes. • The Minnesota House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public; we expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks; thank you for your patience as we adapt.