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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

TWELFTH MEETING - Government Operations

February 26, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
MINUTES

Representative Mike Freiberg, Chair of the Government Operations, called the twelfth meeting to order at 9:46AM on February 26, 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
QUAM, Duane
THEIS, Tama
VOGEL, Bob

Members Excused
PEWLOWSKI, Gene
WEST, Nolan

A quorum was present.

Representative Masin moves to approve the minutes. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg mentions referral memo.

Representative Freiberg moves HF11 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

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

Testifiers

Representative John Lesch
Brain Elliott, Executive Director, SEIU Minnesota State Council
Danny Schwartzman, Owner, Common Roots Café in Minneapolis
Stephanie Menning, Executive Director, Minnesota Utility Contractors Association
Lauryn Schothorst, Director of Labor/Management Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Adam Hanson, Director of Government and Public Affairs, Associated Builders & Contractors of MN/ND
Ben Wogsland, Hospitality MN
Kate Perushek, Department of Labor and Industry

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF11 to the Ways and Means committee.

Representative Zerwas requests a roll call vote.

Ayes
FREIBERG
BAHNER
ELKINS
GOMEZ
KOEGEL
LEE
LILLIE
MASIN
SAUKE
NELSON

Nays
ZERWAS
HEINRICH
LAYMAN
NASH
QUAM
THEIS

With 10 ayes and 7 nays, MOTION PREVAILED. HF11 is re-referred to Ways and Means.

Representative Freiberg moves HF5 in front of the committee and motions to re-refer the bill to Ways and Means.

Representative Freiberg moves to adopt the author’s amendment A5. MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers
Representative Laurie Halverson
Lauryn Schothorst, Director of Labor/Management Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Ben Wogsland, Hospitality MN
Stephanie Menning, Executive Director, Minnesota Utility Contractors Association
Stephanie Meyers, MAPE Member
Chris Leifeld, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Labor and Industry
Steve Grove, Commissioner, Department of Employment and Economic Development
Danny Schwartsman, Owner, Common Roots Café in Minneapolis
Debby Erickson, Minnesota Association of County Officers
Keith Carlson Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Megan Peterson, Gender Justice
Debra Fitzpatrick

Representative Freiberg hands the gavel to Representative Sauke, Representative Sauke assumes the rolls of Chair.

Representative Sauke returns the gavel to Representative Freiberg and Representative Freiberg resumes the roll of Chair.

Representative Freiberg moves to reconsider amendment A5. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves to amend the amendment to correct line 2.25 delete “lines 9 and 10” and insert “lines 24 to 28”. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves to adopt the A5 amendment as amended. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nash requests roll call vote.

Ayes
FREIBERG
BAHNER
ELKINS
GOMEZ
KOEGEL
LEE
LILLIE
MASIN
SAUKE
NELSON

Nays
ZERWAS
HEINRICH
LAYMAN
NASH
QUAM
THEIS
11 ayes and 6 nays. MOTION PREVAILED.


Meeting Adjourned at 12:05
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Agenda:

HF11 (Lesch) Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, and reports required. HF5 (Halverson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated. PLEASE NOTE: These bills have been heard in other committees. Therefore, testimony will be limited. If you would like to testify, please contact Amanda Rudolph at amanda.rudolph@house.mn.

Bills Added:
  • HF11 (Lesch) - Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF5 (Halverson) - Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; and rulemaking authorized.
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