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Government Operations and Elections Policy

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 14, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND 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 March 14th, 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
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:
FREIBERG, Mike

Chair O’Driscoll called the meeting to order at 10:27AM. A quorum was present.

HF812 (Debra Kiel) Abortion performing facility licensure required, licensing fee required, and money appropriated.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF812 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative Kiel testified regarding HF812.

The following testified regarding HF812:
Andrea Rau, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life,
Andrea Ledger, Pro Choice Minnesota.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF812 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2039 (Cindy Pugh) Statewide voter registration system status changes and removals required to be included in public information lists.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF2039 come before the committee and be held over for possible inclusion in the Government Operations and Elections omnibus bill.

Representative Pugh testified regarding H2039.

Representative Pugh moved the HF2039DE1 amendment. Representative Nelson requested a roll call. The results were as follows:
AYES NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim HALVERSON, Laurie
PUGH, Cindy MASIN, Sandra
BLISS, Matt NELSON, Michael
FENTON, Kelly SANDSTEDE, Julie
JESSUP, Randy YOUAKIM, Cheryl
NASH, Jim
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan

There being 11 Ayes and 5 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified regarding HF2039:
Steve Simon, Secretary of State,
Julie Strother, Government Relations, Office of the Secretary of State,
Mark Haase, ACLU of Minnesota,
Cindy Geis, Scott County Auditor-Treasurer.

The committee recessed at 12:09PM.

The committee reconvened at 7:31PM in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The following testified regarding HF2039:
Peter Nelson, Senior Policy Fellow, Center of the American Experiment.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF2039, as amended, be held over for possible inclusion in the Government Operations and Elections omnibus bill.

Representative Youakim moved to approve the minutes of March 10th. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2271 (Cindy Pugh) Potential election judge lists required to include the names of individuals willing to travel outside of their home jurisdiction to act as an election judge.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF2271 come before the committee and be held over for possible inclusion in the Government Operations and Elections omnibus bill.

Representative Pugh testified regarding HF2271.

The following testified regarding HF2271:
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF2271 be held over for possible inclusion in the Government Operations and Elections omnibus bill.

HF 2354 (Pugh) Same day registration upload deadlines modified.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF2354 come before the committee and be held over for possible inclusion in the Government Operations and Elections omnibus bill.

Representative Pugh testified regarding HF2354.

The following testified regarding HF2354:
Julie Strother, Government Relations, Office of the Secretary of State.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF2354, be held over for possible inclusion in the Government Operations and Elections omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:12PM.




Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Steve Barthel, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF812 (Kiel) - Abortion performing facility licensure required, licensing fee required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2039 (Pugh) - Statewide voter registration system status changes and removals required to be included in public information lists.
  • HF2271 (Pugh) - Potential election judge lists required to include the names of individuals willing to travel outside of their home jurisdiction to act as an election judge.
  • HF2354 (Pugh) - Deadline for entering voter registration application data into the statewide voter registration system provided.
Documents:

Government Operations will meet immediately following the Rules Committee.

More bills may be added. Bills may be taken in any order.