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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

FOURTH MEETING - Government Operations

January 24, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
MINUTES

Representative Mike Freiberg, Chair of the Government Operations, called the fourth meeting to order at 9:45AM on January 24, 2019, in the basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:

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

A quorum was present.

Representative Lee moved for minutes to be approved. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF13 before the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testimony was given by:
Representative Mary Kunesh-Podien
Lisa Stratton, Fonder of Gender Justice
Jettie Ann Hill, MAPE Member
Pheng Thao, Statewide Coordinator of Men and Masculine Folks Network
Ruben Vazquez, Vice President of Racial and Public Policy at the YWCA
Deb Fitzpatrick, Co-Director at the Center on Women & Public Policy
Andrea Rau, Legislative Director for MCCL
Trista Matas Castillo, Ramsey County Commissioner

Written testimony provided by:
Meredith Campbell, Director of Public Policy at Minnesota Family Council

Representative Freiberg moved an oral amendment to change the effective date of HF13 from 2020 to 2021. The oral amendment was incorporated.

Amendment HF13A2 was dropped by Representative Zerwas.

Representative Freiberg renewed his motion to move HF13 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF 71 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the General Register.

Giving testimony:

Representative Rena Moran
Betty Foilliard, Founder of ERA Minnesota
Amy Caucutt, League of Women Voter
Rosemary Rocco, ERA Minnesota

Chair Freiberg motioned to re-refer HF13 to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned 10:48am.










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Agenda:

I. Call to Order II. Approval of minutes for January 22, 2019 III. HF13 (Kunesh-Podein) Gender equality provided for under the law, and constitutional amendment proposed. IV. HF71 (Moran) Equal rights; a resolution memorializing Congress to remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution by the states. V. Adjournment Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 If you would like to testify, please contact Amanda Rudolph at amanda.rudolph@house.mn.

Bills Added:
  • HF13 (Kunesh-Podein) - Equal rights; gender equality provided for under the law, and constitutional amendment proposed.
  • HF71 (Moran) - Equal rights; a resolution memorializing Congress to remove the deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution by the states.
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