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Government Operations and Elections Policy

FIFTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - January 26, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & ELECTIONS POLICY
MINUTES

Representative O’Driscoll, Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Policy, began the meeting at 10:15AM on January 26th, 2017, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

O’DRISCOLL, Tim - Chair
PUGH, Cindy - Vice Chair
NELSON, Michael
BLISS, Matt
FENTON, Kelly
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
JESSUP, Randy
LEE, Fue
MASIN, Sandra
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan
YOUAKIM, Cheryl


Members Excused:

NASH, Jim
SANDSTEDE, Julie

Chair O’Driscoll began the meeting to at 10:15AM. A quorum was not present.

HF296 (Urdahl) All governors' portraits required to be displayed in the State Capitol at all times.

Representative Urdahl testified on HF296.

Chair O’Driscoll called the meeting to order at 10:20AM.

Representative Halverson moved to approve the minutes of January 19th, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair O’Driscoll moved HF296 come before the committee.

The following testified on HF296:
Steven Elliot, Director and CEO, Minnesota Historical Society.
Jennifer Jones, Senior Director of Library and Collections, Minnesota Historical Society.
Paul H. Anderson, Member, Art Subcommittee, Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF296 be re-referred to the general register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF406 (Gruenhagen) Presidential elector designation and election provided.

Chair O’Driscoll moved HF406 come before the committee.

Representative Gruenhagen testified on HF406.

Representative Freiberg moved the HF406DE1 Amendment.

Representative Freiberg requested a roll call vote. The results is as follows:

AYES NAYS
FREIBERG, Mike O’DRISCOLL, Tim
HALVERSON, Laurie PUGH, Cindy
LEE, Fue BLISS, Matt
MASIN, Sandra FENTON, Kelly
NELSON, Michael JESSUP, Randy
YOUAKIM, Cheryl PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan

On a vote of 6 Ayes and 10 Nays, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF406 be laid on the table for possible inclusion in the Governments Operations & Elections Policy omnibus bill.

HF463 (Fenton) Alternative procedure for absentee voting modified.

Representative Fenton moved HF463 come before the committee.

Chair O’Driscoll moved the HF463A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Fenton testified on HF463.

Representative Pugh assumed the gavel at 11:21AM.

The following testified on HF463:
Jennifer Wagenius, Director of Property Records and Taxpayer Services, Washington County,
Debby Erickson, Elections Committee, Minnesota Association of County Officers,
David Maeda, Elections Task Force, League of Minnesota Cities,
Matt Hilgart, Association of Minnesota Counties.
Kathy Tomsich, Head Election Judge, North Oaks.

Chair Pugh moved that HF463, as amended, be laid on the table for possible inclusion in the Governments Operations & Elections Policy omnibus bill.

HF467 (O’Driscoll) Affidavits of contributions required to be submitted electronically.

Chair O’Driscoll moved HF467 come before the committee.

Representative O’Driscoll testified on HF467.

The following testified on HF467:
Jeff Sigurdson, Executive Director, Minnesota Campaign Finance Board.

Representative Halverson moved the HF467A1 amendment.

Representative Halverson requested a roll call vote. The results is as follows:

AYES NAYS
FREIBERG, Mike O’DRISCOLL, Tim
HALVERSON, Laurie PUGH, Cindy
LEE, Fue BLISS, Matt
MASIN, Sandra FENTON, Kelly
NELSON, Michael JESSUP, Randy
YOUAKIM, Cheryl PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan

On a vote of 6 Ayes and 9 Nays, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF476, be laid on the table for possible inclusion in the Governments Operations & Elections Policy omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:59AM.




Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Steve Barthel, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF296 (Urdahl) - All governors' portraits required to be displayed in the State Capitol at all times.
  • HF406 (Gruenhagen) - Presidential elector designation and election provided.
  • HF463 (Fenton) - Alternative procedure for absentee voting modified.
  • HF467 (O'Driscoll) - Affidavits of contributions required to be submitted electronically.
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