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Government Operations and Elections Policy

THIRTY – EIGHTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 22, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY – EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & ELECTIONS POLICY
MINUTES



Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair of the Government Operation and Election Policy Committee called the meeting to order at 10:17AM on March 22, 2018, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

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
MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

LEE, Fue

HF3372 (Nornes) University of Minnesota Board of Regents member election process modified.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3372 in front of the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Nornes presented HF3372.

Representative O’Driscoll renews his motion to move HF3372 as amended to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3710 (Davids) Duluth; regional exchange district for development purposes authorized.

Representative O’Driscoll moves HF3710 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Taxes Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll moves the H3710DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Davids presented HF3710.

Representative Schultz presented HF3710.

Kim Ternhar, Vice President of Strategy testified on the bill.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3710 as amended to the Taxes Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3023 (Dean) Physician continuing education requirements modified.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3032 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative Dean presented HF3032.

Stephen Smith presented on HF3032.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3032 to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2953 (Scott) Chapter 13 responsibilities transferred from administration commissioner to the Office of Administrative Hearings, data practices coordinator position established, administrative remedy under chapter 13 modified, and money appropriated.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF2953 before the committee to be rereferred the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the A18-0690 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Scott presented HF2953 as amended.

Laurie Beyer-Kropuenske, Acting Assistant Commissioner, and Department of Administration testified on HF2953.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF2953 as amended to the State Government Finance Committee. Representative Nelson requested a roll call the results were as follows:


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








The results being 11AYES and 5 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3771 (Vogel) Fiscal note provisions effective date modified, and provisions governing the Legislative Budget Office modified.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3771 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Vogel presented HF3771.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3771 to be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3666 (Fabian) Loan program terms modified, and disposal facility certificate rulemaking required.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3666 in front of the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Fabian presented HF3666.

Greta Gathier, Pollution Control Agency testified on HF3666.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3666 to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1440 (Baker) Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment Advisory Council established, special revenue fund for opioid prevention and and treatment established, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF1440 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H1440A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Baker presented HF1440.

Dinay Brow testified on HF1440.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF1440 as amended to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1974 (Albright) Mental health and substance use disorder work group established, and report required.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF1974 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative Albright presented HF1974.

Sue Abderholden, NAMI Minnesota, testified on HF1974.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF1974 to the Health and Human Services Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF972 (Johnson) Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board authorized to adopt rules authorizing certified emergency medical services personnel to assist with administering emergency prescription medications and participate in care coordination, and rulemaking required.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF972 to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative Johnson presented HF972.

Buck McAlpin testified on HF972

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF972 to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Peterson assumes the gavel at 11:34am.

HF3688 (O'Driscoll) Energy improvements program modified, consumer protections for residential property assessed clean energy loans provided, and remedies provided.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3688 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Jobs and Energy Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll presented HF3688.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3688 to be rereferred to the Jobs and Energy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3509 (Kresha) Morrison County; process for making the office of county recorder appointive provided.

Representative Peterson moved HF3509 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the General Register.

Representative Peterson moved the H3509A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kresha presented HF3509

Representative Peterson renewed her motion to move HF6509 as amended to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2868 (Nash) State agencies required to dedicate a portion of information technology expenditures to cyber security enhancements.

Representative Nash moved HF2868 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Nash presented HF2868.

Jon Eichten, MNIT testified on HF2868.

Representative Nash renewed his motion to move HF2868 to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll assumed the gavel at 11:56 AM.

HF3343 (Nash) Attendance by interactive television requirements modified.

Representative Nash moved HF3343 to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Koegel presented HF3343

Daniel Buchholtz, Treasure for Spring Park testified on HF3343.

Irene Kao, League on Minnesota Cities testified on HF3343.

Representative Nash renewed his motion to move HF3343 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Government Operation and Election Committee recessed at 12:02PM.

The Government Operations and Elections Committee reconvened at 6:36PM

HF3841 (Nash) Uniform Municipal Contracting Law contract ranges increased.

Representative Nash moved HF3841 in front of the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Nash presented HF3841.

Irene Kao, League of Minnesota Cities testified on HF3841

Sandy Neren, Minnesota News Paper Association testified on HF3841.

Representative Nash renewed his motion to move HF3841 to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Peterson assumed the gavel at 6:45PM

HF3837 (O'Driscoll) Disclosure, independent expenditures, noncampaign disbursements, reporting requirements, coordinated and noncoordinated expenditures, and other campaign finance provisions amended; and new definitions added.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3837 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Civil Law committee.

Representative O’Driscoll presented HF3837.

Representative Nelson presented HF3837.

Jeff Sigurdson, Minnesota Campaign Finance Board testified on HF3837.

Representative O’Driscoll offered to incorporate the following adjustment to the H3837A4 amendment. On line 1.2 after “suggest” add “to the candidate.”

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H3837A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF3837 as amended:
Debera Dosvek, Citizen
Ziggy, Citizen
Sharon Tornes, Clean Elections Minnesota
Nick Harper, League of Women Voters

Representative Halverson moved the H3837A2 amendment.

Representative Halverson withdrew the H3837A2 amendment.

Representative Nelson moved the H3837A1 amendment and requested a roll-call. The results were as follows:


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



NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim - Chair
BLISS, Matt
FENTON, Kelly
JESSUP, Randy
NASH, Jim
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan


With the results being 7 AYES and 10 NAYS. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAILE.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3837 as amended to the Civil Law committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4154 (O'Driscoll) Election equipment grant funding.

Representative O’Driscoll move HF4154 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll presented HF4154.

Representative Nelson presented HF4154.

Secretary of State Steve Simon testified on HF4154.

Representative O’Driscoll renews his motion to move HF4154 to the State Government Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4153 (O'Driscoll) Statewide Voter Registration System modernization funding.

Representative O’Driscoll move HF4153 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll presented HF4153.

Deborah Erickson, Minnesota County Officers testified on HF4153.

Secretary of State Steve Simon testified on HF4153.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF4153 to be rereferred to the State Government Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3375 (Kunesh-Podein) Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women task force created, annual report on issues related to violence against indigenous women and girls required, and money appropriated.

Representative Peterson moved HF3375 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Public Safety committee.

Representative O’Driscoll assumed the gavel at 8:10PM

Representative Kunesh-Podein presented HF3375.

The following testified in favor of HF3375:
Patina Park, American Indian Center, Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center
Linda Thompson, Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
Mysti Babineau, Member of Red Lake Reservation
Representative Jamie Becker-Finn

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3375 to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative O’Driscoll moved to reconsider his previous motion to move HF3375 to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3375 to the Public Safety committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3838 (Mahoney) St. Paul; design-build process for a public works project authorized.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3838 in front of the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Mahoney presented HF3838

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3838 to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3819 (Fenton) Ramsey Soil and Water Conservation District discontinued, and duties transferred.

Representative Fenton moved HF3819 in front of the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Fenton presented HF3819

Representative Fenton moved the H3819A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF3819:
Paul Gardner, Ramsey Conservation District
Jim McDonough, Ramsey County
Pierre Willette, Goff Public
Angie Becke Kudelka, Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

Representative Fenton renewed her motion to move HF3819 as amended to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3806 (Peterson) State elections campaign account modified, public subsidy program access expanded, and political party designations on state income and property tax return forms eliminated.

Representative Peterson moved HF3806 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance committee.

Representative Peterson presented HF3806

Jeff Sigurdson, Campaign Finance Board testified on HF3806.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3806 in front of the committee to be referred to State Government Finance. Representative Nash requested a roll – call. The results were as follows:


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


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






There being 11 AYES and 7 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3518 (O'Neill) State pay increases for state personnel required to be tied to performance.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3518 in front of the committee to be referred to the State Government Finance committee.

Representative O’Neill presented HF3518.

Richard Kolodziejski, Public Affairs testified on HF3518.

Representative O’Driscoll renews his motion to move HF3518 to the State Government Finance committee. Representative Nelson requested a roll-call. The results were as follows:


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


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






With the Results being 11 AYES and 7 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3723 (Drazkowski) Exclusive representatives prohibited from requiring political contributions, and state prohibited from facilitating payroll deductions for political purposes.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3723 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance committee.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H3723A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Drazkowski presented HF3723.

Representative Peterson assumed the gavel at 9:59PM.

Representative O’Driscoll assumed the gavel at 10:01PM.

Julie Blaha, Secretary Treasurer of Minnesota AFL-CIO testified against HF3723.

Representative Nelson moved the H3723A2 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAILE.

Representative O’Driscoll renews his motion to move HF3723 as amended to the State Government Finance Committee. Representative Nelson requested a roll – call. The results were as follows:


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


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




The results being 10 AYES and 8 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting was adjourned at 10:22PM.





Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Meghan Plotz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3372 (Nornes) - University of Minnesota Board of Regents member election process modified.
  • HF3710 (Davids) - Duluth; regional exchange district for development purposes authorized, and extension of taxes authorized.
  • HF2953 (Scott) - Chapter 13 responsibilities transferred from administration commissioner to the Office of Administrative Hearings, data practices coordinator position established, administrative remedy under chapter 13 amended, and money appropriated.
  • HF1440 (Baker) - Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment Advisory Council established; opioid addiction prevention and treatment account established; substance use disorder treatment provider requirements modified; opioid addiction prevention, education, research, intervention, treatment, and recovery provisions modified; reports required; and money appropriated.
  • HF3723 (Drazkowski) - Exclusive representatives prohibited from requiring political contributions, and state prohibited from facilitating payroll deductions for political purposes.
  • HF3806 (Peterson) - State elections campaign account modified, public subsidy program access expanded, and political party designations on state income and property tax return forms eliminated.
  • HF3688 (O'Driscoll) - Energy improvements program modified, consumer protections for residential property assessed clean energy loans provided, and remedies provided.
  • HF2868 (Nash) - State agencies required to dedicate a portion of information technology expenditures to cybersecurity enhancements.
  • HF3343 (Nash) - Attendance by interactive television requirements modified.
  • HF3837 (O'Driscoll) - Disclosure, independent expenditures, noncampaign disbursements, reporting requirements, coordinated and noncoordinated expenditures, and other campaign finance provisions amended; and new definitions added.
  • HF3771 (Vogel) - Fiscal note provisions effective date modified, and provisions governing the Legislative Budget Office modified.
  • HF3841 (Nash) - Uniform Municipal Contracting Law contract ranges increased.
  • HF3838 (Mahoney) - St. Paul; design-build process for a public works project authorized.
  • HF3023 (Dean) - Physician continuing education requirements modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF3666 (Fabian) - Small business environmental-improvement loan program terms modified, and disposal facility certificate rulemaking required.
  • HF1974 (Albright) - Mental health and substance use disorder work group established, and report required.
  • HF3819 (Fenton) - Ramsey Soil and Water Conservation District discontinued, and duties transferred.
  • HF972 (Johnson) - Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board authorized to adopt rules authorizing certified emergency medical services personnel to assist with administering emergency prescription medications and participate in care coordination, and rulemaking required.
  • HF3509 (Kresha) - Morrison, Renville, and Wadena Counties; process provided for making various county offices appointive.
  • HF3375 (Kunesh-Podein) - Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women task force created, annual report on issues related to violence against indigenous women and girls required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3518 (O'Neill) - State pay increases for state personnel required to be tied to performance.

HF XXXX (O'Driscoll) - Statewide Voter Registration System modernization funding.

HF XXXX (O'Driscoll) - Election equipment grant funding.

Bills may be taken in any order. Bills may be added. All bills will be heard pending referral.

Should the committee not finish during the regularly scheduled committee time, we will reconvene at 5pm or the call of the chair in State Office Building Room 5.