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Government Operations and Elections Policy

NINTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 07, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH 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 February 7th, 2017, in the Hearing Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

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


Members Excused:
BLISS, Matt

Chair O’Driscoll called the meeting to order at 10:15AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Nelson moved to approve the minutes of February 2nd, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF697 (Sundin) Indian tribal officials allowed to take a leave of absence when elected to public office.

Chair O’Driscoll moved HF697 come before the committee.

Chair O’Driscoll moved the HF697A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Sundin testified on HF697.

The following testified regarding HF697:
Reid LeBeau, The Jacobsen Law Group.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF697, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF400 (Kresha) Vendor not being engaged in a boycott of Israel required.

Chair O’Driscoll moved HF400 come before the committee.

Representative Kresha testified on HF400.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the HF400DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF400:
Bill McGrath, Northfielders for Justice in Palestine Israel,
Matt Scherer, Legislative Director, Department of Administration,
Sanna Towns,
Greg Hagen,
Sylvia Schwarz,
Adria Fernandez,
Barry Cohen,
Danielle Cotton,
Bill Pentelovitch, Board Chair of the ACLU of Minnesota,
Art Serotoff, Jewish Voice for Peace,
Ziad Amra, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee,
Harry Mueller,
Caldoun Abuhakel,
Craig Harris,
Asa Diebolt,
Darin Hussein,
Andrew Whitman,
Steve Hunegs, Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas,
Sami Rahamim,
Walid Issa.

Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF400, as amended, be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 314 (Anderson, S) Districting principles for legislative and congressional plans established.

Chair O’Driscoll moved HF314 to come before the committee.

Representative Anderson, S. testified on HF314.

Representative Halverson moved the HF314A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF314:
George Beck, Chair, Minnesota Citizens for Clean Elections,
Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera, Executive Director, Common Cause Minnesota,
Nick Harper, League of Women Voters Minnesota,
Rhiann Yazzie,
David Reeths,
Jim Herrick.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF314, as amended, be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF246 (Schultz) Districting principles for legislative and congressional plans established, and appointment of commission to recommend district boundaries provided.

Chair O’Driscoll moved HF246 come before the committee.

Representative Schultz testified on HF246.

The following testified on HF246:
Rachel Garaghty
Tim Waclawaski
Jennifer Hall
Justin Lewdowski

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF246 be laid on the table for possible inclusion in the Government Operations & Elections Committee omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:10PM.



Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Steve Barthel, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF400 (Kresha) - State contracts; vendor discrimination against Israel prohibited.
  • HF314 (Anderson) - Districting principles for legislative and congressional plans established.
  • HF246 (Schultz) - Districting principles for legislative and congressional plans established, and commission appointed to recommend district boundaries.
  • HF697 (Sundin) - Indian tribal officials allowed to take a leave of absence when elected to public office.
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01:14 - HF697 (Sundin) Indian tribal officials allowed to take a leave of absence when elected to public office.
04:13 - HF400 (Kresha) Vendor not being engaged in a boycott of Israel required.
1:16:06 - HF314 (Anderson, S.) Districting principles for legislative and congressional plans established.
1:44:46 - HF246 (Schultz) Districting principles for legislative and congressional plans established, and appointment of commission to recommend district boundaries provided.
Runs 1 hour, 55 minutes.