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THIRTEENTH MEETING - Government Operations

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
MINUTES

Representative Mike Freiberg, Chair of the Government Operations, called the thirteenth meeting to order at 9:45AM on February 28, 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
QUAM, Duane
THEIS, Tama
VOGEL, Bob

Members Excused
NASH, Jim
PEWLOWSKI, Gene
WEST, Nolan


At 9:46am, a quorum was present.

Representative Freiberg moves HF586 in front of the committees to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifiers

Representative Jamie Becker-Finn
Alissa Harrington

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF586 to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Elkins moves to approve the minutes. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF505 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifiers

Representative Peter Fischer
Jack Kalkman, Mahtomedi High School student
Thomas Atkins, Mahtomedi High School student

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF505 to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF1216 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers

Representative Jennifer Schultz
Emily Larson, Mayor of Duluth

Representative Freiberg moves to adopt author’s amendment A2. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF1216 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF525 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers

Representative John Persell
Tim Lutz, Superintendent, Bemidji Area Schools
Steve Massey, Superintendent, Forest Lake Area Schools

Representative Zerwas moves to adopt author’s amendment A1. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF525 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF987 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers

Representative Ruth Richardson
Rick Heller

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF987 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF1017 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers

Representative Anne Claflin
Michelle Whitte, League of Women Voters
Jill Zahniser,

Representative Freiberg moves to adopt the author’s amendment A19-0073. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF1017 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Meeting adjourned at 11:26am.

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Agenda:

HF586 (Becker-Finn) Veteran suicide awareness day declared. HF505 (Fischer) State flag design task force created.. HF1216 (Schultz) Duluth regional exchange district establishment authorized, state general sales tax exemption provided, advisory board created, powers and duties conferred, tax abatement and tax increment financing rules provided, local sales and use tax imposition authorized, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF987 (Richardson) Low-income student access to driver education programs expanded, driver education work group established, report required, and money appropriated. HF1017 (Claflin) Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission established, appointments provided, and money appropriated. HF525 (Persell) Pupil transportation adjustment calculation modified, pupil transportation working group provided, and report required.

Bills Added:
  • HF586 (Becker-Finn) - Veteran suicide awareness day declared.
  • HF505 (Fischer) - State flag design task force created.
  • HF1216 (Schultz) - Duluth; regional exchange district establishment authorized, state general sales tax exemption provided, advisory board created, powers and duties conferred, tax abatement and tax increment financing rules provided, local sales and use tax imposition authorized, state appropriation bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1017 (Claflin) - Women's suffrage 100th anniversary commemorated, and money appropriated.
  • HF525 (Persell) - Pupil transportation adjustment calculation modified, pupil transportation working group provided, and report required.
  • HF987 (Richardson) - Low-income student access to driver education programs expanded, driver education work group established, report required, and money appropriated.
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