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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

SEVENTEENTH MEETING - Government Operations

March 11, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
MINUTES

Representative Mike Freiberg, Chair of the Government Operations, called the seventeenth meeting to order at 5:39pm on March 11, 2019, in the room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:

FREIBERG, Mike – Chair
SAUKE, Duane –Vice Chair
BAHNER, Kristin
ELKINS, Steve
GOMEZ, Aisha
HEINRICH, John
KOEGEL, Erin
LAYMAN, Sandy
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
VOGEL, Bob

Members Excused

PELOWSKI, Gene
WEST, Nolan

Members Absent

ZERWAS, Nick
NASH, Jim
QUAM, Duane
THEIS, Tama


A quorum was not present 5:39pm.

Representative Edelson begins her testimony on HF910.

Testifiers

Representative Heather Edelson
Laura Godfrey, Commission Servicing Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing Individuals
Danelle Gunnario

Representative Freiberg tables HF910.

Representative Masin begins her testimony of HF703.

Testifiers for HF703

Representative Sandra Masin
Linda Hillenbrand, League of MN Cities
Luke Heller, City Council
Sheila Kiscaden, Olmstead County Commissioner

Representative Freiberg tables HF703.

Representative Lien begins giving testimony on his bill HF1862.

Quorum at 6:06pm.

Representative Nelson moves to lay over the minutes so that a correction can be made.

Representative Freiberg moves HF1862 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Taxes.

Representative Freiberg moves to adopt the author’s amendment H1862A2-1. MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers for HF1862

Representative Ben Lien
Tracy Fischman, Executive Director, Prepare+Prosper

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF1862 to Taxes. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF910 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Representative Freiberg moves to adopt author’s amendment A3. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF910 to the committee on Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Freiberg moves HF703 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF342 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Judiciary committee.

Testifiers for HF342

Representative Rena Moran
Kelis Houston, NAACP

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF342 to Judiciary. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF2225 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifiers for HF2225

Representative Rick Hansen
Jim Nobles

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF2225 to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF2070 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers for HF2070

Representative Rick Hansen
Elaine Evans

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF2070 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF968 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Nelson moves author’s amendment H0968A1. MOTION PREVAILED.
Testifiers for HF968

Representative Michael Nelson
Matt Hilgart, AMC

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF968 to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF172 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifiers for HF172

Representative Bob Dettmer

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF172 to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF1861 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers for HF1861

Representative Nels Pierson
Ellen Kennedy, World Without Genocide
Edwige Mubonzi, Mwendo Congo
Sarah Erickson, World Without Genocide
Betsy Hayes, MN Office of Procurement

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF1861 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Meeting adjourned at 7:28pm.

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Agenda:

*The order of the bills may change. Bills may be added or removed from the agenda. Bills may be carried over to the next committee meeting. HF968 (Nelson) Specified county offices appointment authorized. HF703 (Masin) Political subdivision compensation limit repealed, and conforming change made. HF2225 (Hansen) Legislative Audit Commission; agency duties and responsibilities to notify legislative auditor of unlawful access to not public data modified. HF1862 (Lien) Financial capability services integrated with taxpayer assistance services grant program created and funding provided, reports required, taxpayer assistance grant program existing appropriation increased, and money appropriated. HF342 (Moran) Minnesota African American Family Preservation Act established, African American Welfare Oversight Council created, report required, and money appropriated. HF2070 (Hansen) State bee established, and money appropriated. HF172 (Grossell) POW and MIA Recognition Day established. HF910 (Edelson) Newborn hearing screening advisory committee expiration date extended.. HF1861 (Pierson) Agencies prohibited from procuring supplies or services from persons failing to disclose conflict minerals from Democratic Republic of the Congo or its neighboring countries, and prohibition in any supply or service solicitation provided by an agency required. PLEASE NOTE: Testimony will be limited. Please plan accordingly. If you would like to testify, please contact Amanda Rudolph at amanda.rudolph@house.mn.

Bills Added:
  • HF968 (Nelson) - Specified county offices appointment authorized.
  • HF703 (Masin) - Political subdivision compensation limit repealed, and conforming change made.
  • HF2225 (Hansen) - Legislative Audit Commission; agency duties and responsibilities to notify legislative auditor of unlawful access to not public data modified.
  • HF1862 (Lien) - Financial capability services integrated with taxpayer assistance services grant program created and funding provided, reports required, taxpayer assistance grant program existing appropriation increased, and money appropriated.
  • HF2070 (Hansen) - State bee established, and money appropriated.
  • HF172 (Grossell) - POW and MIA Recognition Day established.
  • HF1861 (Pierson) - Agencies prohibited from procuring supplies or services from persons failing to disclose conflict minerals from Democratic Republic of the Congo or its neighboring countries, and prohibition in any supply or service solicitation provided by an agency required.
  • HF342 (Moran) - Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act established, African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council created, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF910 (Edelson) - Newborn hearing screening advisory committee expiration date extended.
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01:02 - HF910 (Edelson) Newborn hearing screening advisory committee expiration date extended. 09:47 - HF703 (Masin) Political subdivision compensation limit repealed, and conforming change made. 22:46 - HF1862 (Lien) Financial capability services integrated with taxpayer assistance services grant program created and funding provided, reports required, taxpayer assistance grant program existing appropriation increased, and money appropriated. 38:57 - Further consideration of HF910 (Edelson) Newborn hearing screening advisory committee expiration date extended. 39:46 - Further consideration of HF703 (Masin) Political subdivision compensation limit repealed, and conforming change made. 40:39 - HF342 (Moran) Minnesota African American Family Preservation and Child Welfare Disproportionality Act established, African American and Disproportionality Child Welfare Oversight Council created, report required, and money appropriated. 46:09 - HF2225 (Hansen) Legislative Audit Commission; agency duties and responsibilities to notify legislative auditor of unlawful access to not public data modified. 50:58 - HF2070 (Hansen) State bee established, and money appropriated. 59:49 - HF968 (Nelson) Specified county offices appointment authorized. 1:06:22 - HF172 (Grossell) POW and MIA Recognition Day established. 1:15:50 - HF1861 (Pierson) Agencies prohibited from procuring supplies or services from persons. failing to disclose conflict minerals from Democratic Republic of the Congo or its neighboring countries, and prohibition in any supply or service solicitation provided by an agency required. Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.