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2019-2020 Regular Session

SECOND MEETING - Government Operations

January 17, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
MINUTES
Representative Freiberg, Chair of the Government Operations, called the meeting to order at 9:47AM on January 17th 2019, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:

FREIBERG, Mike – Chair
ZERWAS, Nick
BAHNER, Kristin
ELKINS, Steve
GOMEZ, Aisha
HEINRICH, John
KOEGEL, Erin
LAYMEN, Sandy
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
MASIN, Sandy
NELSON, Michael
PELOWSKI, Gene
QUAM, Duane
THEIS, Tama
VOGEL, Bob
WEST, Nolan

Members Excused

NASH, Jim
SAUKE, Duane


Chair Freiberg called the meeting to order at 9:47. A quorum was present.

Representative West made a motion to approve minutes for January 15th, 2019. MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Freiberg asks for a motion to reconsider the minutes and add that the committee discussed the memo for referral of bills HF14 and HF17 to the Elections subcommittee. Representative Elkins makes a motion to approve this amendment to the minutes. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moves for approval of the amended minutes. MOTION PREVAILED.

The Committee heard a presentation by the State Auditors office.

Testifying: Julie Blaha, State Auditor
Matt Lindamen, Director of Finance

Chair Freiberg invited Representative O’Driscoll to give the committee information on HF17.

The following testified for HF17:

Rep. O’Driscoll

Chair Freiberg moved to refer HF17 to the Ways and Means committee. MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Freiberg invited Representative Nelson to give the committee information on HF14.

The following people testified on HF14:

Representative Michael Nelson
Secretary of State Steve Simon

Representative Quam introduced amendment HF14A1.

Representative Quam testified on A1.

Discussion was had on the amendment.

Representative Quam withdrew amendment .

NELSON motion for referring HF14 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILS.

Chair Freiberg goes over next week’s agenda.

Chair adjourns meeting at 11:10
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Agenda:

I. Call to Order II. Approval of minutes for January 15, 2019 III. Office of the State Auditor, Presentation IV. Referred from the Subcommittee on Elections to the Government Operations Committee: HF17 (O’Driscoll) Help America Vote Act money appropriated for certain authorized purposes. HF14 (Nelson) Help American Vote Act money transferred and appropriated. V. HF17 (O’Driscoll) Help America Vote Act money appropriated for certain authorized purposes. VI. HF14 (Nelson) Help American Vote Act money transferred and appropriated. • Office of the Secretary of State VII. Adjournment Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Bills Added:
  • HF17 (O'Driscoll) - Help America Vote Act appropriations authorized for purposes of modernizing, securing, and updating statewide voter registration system and for cybersecurity upgrades.
  • HF14 (Nelson) - Help America Vote Act money transferred and appropriated.
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