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SIXTH MEETING - Government Operations

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
MINUTES

Representative Mike Freiberg, Chair of the Government Operations, called the fifth meeting to order at 9:45AM on February 5, 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
NELSON, Michael
PELOWSKI, Gene
QUAM, Duane
THEIS, Tama
VOGEL, Bob
WEST, Nolan

Members Excused:
NASH, Jim

A quorum was present.

Representative Koegal motions to approve minutes. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Masin moves to amend the January 24th minutes to show that Trista Matas Castillo was among the people who testified for HF13.

Representative Freiberg talked about the referral memo from Elections.

Representative Freiberg moves HF94 in front of the committee and makes a motion to re-refer the bill to the General Register.

Testifiers
Representative Vang
Francis Hall, Leader of Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, SEIU
Cody Olson, MN Council on Disability

Representative Quam motions to amend HF94 and offers HF94A1 amendment.

Testifiers for A1 Amendment.
Steve Simon, Secretary of State

Zerwas requests a roll call.

The roll is as follows:

AYEs

ZERWAS
HEINRICH
LAYMAN
QUAM
THEIS
VOGEL
WEST

NAYS

FREIBERG
BAHNER
ELKINS
GOMEZ
KOEGEL
LEE
LILLIE
MASIN
PELOWSKI
SAUKE
NELSON

Being there was 7 Ayes and 11 Nays, MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.


Representative Theis motions to amend hf94 and offers the HF94A2 amendment. MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Freiberg re-motions for HF94 to be referred to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Freiberg moves HF45 in front of the committee and motions for it to be referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers
Representative Jen Schultz
Steve Simon, Secretary of State


Representative Zerwas moves to adopt HF45A1 amendment. MOTION PREVAILED.

HF45A1 is adopted.

Representative Quam moves to adopt HF45A2. MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifies for HF45A1 Amendment:
Dawn Olson, Director of Driver and Vehicle Services

Representative Vogel moves to adopt HF45A5.

Testifies for HF45A5:
Dawn Olson, Director of Driver and Vehicle Services

Rep. Zerwas requests a roll call. The roll is as following:

AYES

ZERWAS
HEINRICH
LAYMAN
QUAM
THEIS
VOGEL
WEST


NAYS

FREIBERG
BAHNER
ELKINS
GOMEZ
KOEGEL
LEE
LILLIE
MASIN
PELOWSKI
SAUKE
NELSON


There being 7 Ayes and 11 Nays, the MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.


Representative Freiberg re-motions to re-refer HF45 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILS.

Meeting adjourns at 11:01.



More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF94 (Vang) Elections; number of voters an individual may assist in marking a ballot increased. HF45 (Schultz) Automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver's license, instruction permit, or state identification card provided. If you would like to testify, please contact Amanda Rudolph at amanda.rudolph@house.mn.

Bills Added:
  • HF45 (Schultz) - Automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver's license, instruction permit, or state identification card provided.
  • HF94 (Vang) - Elections; number of voters an individual may assist in marking a ballot increased.
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