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FOURTEENTH MEETING - Government Operations

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
MINUTES

Representative Mike Freiberg, Chair of the Government Operations, called the fourteenth meeting to order at 9:45AM on March 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
NASH, Jim
NELSON, Michael
PELOWSKI, Gene
QUAM, Duane
THEIS, Tama
VOGEL, Bob

Members Excused

WEST, Nolan

No quorum at the time of the meeting starting.

Representative Stephenson begins testimony on HF136.

At 9:48am a quorum is present.

Representative Bahner moved to approve the minutes. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF136 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Representative Freiberg moves to adopt the author’s amendment HF136A7. MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers

Representative Zack Stephenson
John Gordon, ACLU
Jim Beattie, Minnesota Telecom Alliance
Paul Weirtz, President, AT&T Minnesota Regions
Justin Forde, Midcontinent Communications
John Dukich, Director of Public Policy & Research, Minnesota High Tech Association

Representative Zerwas requests a roll call vote.

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF136 to Ways and Means.

Ayes

FREIBERG
BAHNER
ELKINS
GOMEZ
KOEGEL
LEE
LILLIE
MASIN
NELSON
SAUKE

Nays

ZERWAS
HEINRICH
LAYMAN
NASH
PELOWSKI
QUAM
THEIS
VOGEL

Being 10 Ayes and 8 Nays, MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Freiberg moves HF769 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Representative Freiberg moves to adopt the author’s amendment HF769 A19-0084. MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers

Representative Lyndon Carlson
Nicole Blissenbach, Chair, Public Employment Relations Board
Jonathan Bohn, Director of Public Affairs for the Inter Faculty Organization
Matt Ehling

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF769 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF70 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifiers

Representative Kunesh-Podien
Nicole Matthews, Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition
Mysti Babineau, Red Lake Enrollee
Great-Grandmother Mary Lyons, Tribal Communities
Sheila Lamb, Cloquet City Council Member
Ashley Fairbanks

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF70 to the General Register. MOTION PERVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF758 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifier

Representative John Persell

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF785 to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF90 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Commerce.

Testifiers
Representative Jen Schultz
Kris Sundberg
Ron Elwood, Legal Aid

11:30Representative Freiberg hands the gavel to Representative Sauke. Representative Sauke assumes the role of chair.

Representative Sauke returns the gavel to Representative Freiberg and Representative Freiberg resumes the role of chair.

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF90 to Commerce. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF804 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers

Representative John Lesch
Matt Ehling
Rick Heller

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF804 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Freiberg moves HF1487 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers

Representative Raymond Dehn
Samm Bonawits, Secretary of State’s Office
Ruth Simpsons, MN Association of Townships

12:10pm Representative Freiberg hands the gavel to Representative Sauke. Representative Sauke assumes the role of chair.

12:15pm Representative Sauke returns the gavel to Representative Freiberg and Representative Freiberg resumes the role of chair.

Representative XX adopt SCEH1487-1 report as the committee report. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves to adopt author’s amendment HF1487A2. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves to adopt author’s amendment HF1487A3. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF1487 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Meeting adjourned at 12:35pm.

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Agenda:

HF136 (Stephenson) Internet service providers servicing Minnesota customers and those under contract to the state or political subdivisions certain activities prohibited. HF804 (Lesch) Data practices legislative commission expiration delayed, and money appropriated. HF769 (Carlson) Public Employment Relations Board data modified, and money appropriated. HF90 (Schultz) Health care and home care bills of rights, home care licensing provisions, Office of Health Facility Complains duties and powers, house with services registration requirements, vulnerable adult consumer protection, and the Vulnerable Adults Act modified; assisted living title protection clarified; task forces established; and reports required. Link under Bills will be added as soon as available. HF70 (Kunesh-Podien) Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women created, annual report on violence against indigenous women and girls required, and money appropriated. HF758 (Persell) Mississippi Headwaters Board jurisdiction over headwaters area ensured. HF1487 (Dehn) Elections administration, voting, voter registration, polling places, ballots, recounts, contests, candidates, and related provisions technical and policy changes made. PLEASE NOTE: Testimony will be limited. If you would like to testify, please contact Amanda Rudolph at amanda.rudolph@house.mn.

Bills Added:
  • HF70 (Kunesh-Podein) - Task Force on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women created, annual report on issues related to violence against indigenous women and girls required, and money appropriated.
  • HF769 (Carlson) - Public Employment Relations Board data modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF758 (Persell) - Mississippi Headwaters Board jurisdiction over headwaters area ensured.
  • HF136 (Stephenson) - Internet service providers serving Minnesota customers and those under contract to the state or political subdivisions prohibited certain activities, and monetary fines authorized.
  • HF804 (Lesch) - Data practices legislative commission expiration delayed, and money appropriated.
  • HF1487 (Dehn) - Elections administration, voting, voter registration, polling places, ballots, recounts, contests, candidates, and related provisions technical and policy changes made.
  • HF90 (Schultz) - Assisted living resident consumer protections established, deceptive marketing and business practices prohibited, independent senior living facilities provisions established, assisted living establishment license established, Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators name changed, fees imposed, health services executive license established, conforming changes made, penalties provided, rulemaking authority granted, reports required, and money appropriated.
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