Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Government Operations and Elections Policy

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 16, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH 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 16th, 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
BLISS, Matt
FENTON, Kelly
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
JESSUP, Randy
LEE, Fue
MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim
NELSON, Michael
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Members Excused:

Chair O’Driscoll called the meeting to order at 10:16AM. A quorum was present.

HF2177 (Nick Zerwas) Advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants added to certain statutes.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF2177 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Pierson testified regarding HF2177.

Chair O’Driscoll moved the HF2177A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF2177, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved to approve the minutes of March 15th. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF729 (Kelly Fenton) Election administration provisions changed, and technical changes made.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF729 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Fenton testified regarding HF729.

Chair O’Driscoll moved the HF729DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative West moved the HF729A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair O’Driscoll moved the HF729A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair O’Driscoll moved the HF729A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Quam moved the HF729A17-0227 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Quam moved the HF729A17-0229. Representative Nelson requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

NAYS
PUGH, Cindy
QUAM, Duane

AYES
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
BLISS, Matt
FENTON, Kelly
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
LEE, Fue
MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim
NELSON, Michael
PETERSON, Roz
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

There being 2 Ayes and 15 Nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair O’Driscoll moved the HF729A4 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved the HF729A5 amendment. Representative Nelson requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PUGH, Cindy
BLISS, Matt
FENTON, Kelly
JESSUP, Randy
NASH, Jim
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan

AYES
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
LEE, Fue
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
SANDSTEDE, Julie
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

There being 7 Ayes and 10 Nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Halverson moved the HF729A6 amendment. Representative Halverson requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PUGH, Cindy
BLISS, Matt
FENTON, Kelly
JESSUP, Randy
NASH, Jim
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan

AYES
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
LEE, Fue
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
SANDSTEDE, Julie
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

There being 7 Ayes and 10 Nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Freiberg moved the HF729A7 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Freiberg moved the HF729A8 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Youakim moved the HF729A9 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved the HF729A10 amendment. Representative Nelson requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PUGH, Cindy
BLISS, Matt
FENTON, Kelly
JESSUP, Randy
NASH, Jim
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

AYES
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
LEE, Fue
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
SANDSTEDE, Julie

There being 6 Ayes and 11 Nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved the HF729A11 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved the HF729A12 amendment. Representative Nelson requested a roll call vote. The results are as follows:

NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PUGH, Cindy
BLISS, Matt
FENTON, Kelly
JESSUP, Randy
NASH, Jim
PETERSON, Roz
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan

AYES
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
LEE, Fue
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
SANDSTEDE, Julie
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

There being 7 Ayes and 9 Nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Youakim moved the HF729A15 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved the HF729A16 amendment. Representative Nelson withdrew the amendment.

The following testified regarding HF729:
Stacey Stout, Director, Education & Workforce Development, Elections Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce,
Matt Hilgart, Minnesota Association of Counties,
Troy Olsen, Minnesota Association of County Officers,
Amber Bougie, Minnesota Count Recorders Association,
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF729, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. Representative Nelson requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

NAYS
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
LEE, Fue
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
SANDSTEDE, Julie
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

AYES
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PUGH, Cindy
BLISS, Matt
FENTON, Kelly
JESSUP, Randy
NASH, Jim
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan

There being 11 Ayes and 7 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:56AM.




Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Steve Barthel, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF729 (Fenton) - Election administration provisions changed, uniform special election dates provided, state primary changed from August to June, date of primary elections conducted by a political subdivision changed, and appointment of county offices authorized.
  • HF2177 (Zerwas) - Advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants added to certain statutes.

HF729 will be the Elections Omnibus bill.

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