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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

EIGHTEENTH MEETING - Government Operations

March 12, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
MINUTES

Representative Mike Freiberg, Chair of the Government Operations, called the eighteenth meeting to order at 9:47AM on March 12, 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

A quorum was present.

Representative Bahner moves to approve the March 11, 2019 minutes. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves to amend the March 8, 2019 minutes to change the word “tabled” which appears twice on the first page to “laid over”. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Elkins moves to approve the March 8, 2019 minutes as amended. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF2057 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers for HF2057

Representative Rena Moran
Julie Bayerl, Department of Administration
Curt Yoakum, Assistant Commissioner, Communications and Planning, MN Department of Administration

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF2057 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF2053 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers for HF2053

Representative Hunter Cantrell
Julie Bayerl

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF2053 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF1714 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifiers for HF1714

Representative Jay Xiong
Victoria Reinhardt, Ramsey County Commissioner

Representative Freiberg moves to direct the Revisers Office to amend the title of HF1714 to read, “Relating to local government; repealing the special law for the Ramsey County Community Corrections Department;”. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF1714 as amended to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF2122 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers for HF2122

Representative Michael Nelson
Edwin Hudson, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget
Lauren Thompson

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF2122 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF684 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Representative Freiberg moves author’s amendment HF684A1. MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers for HF684

Representative Alice Mann
Erica Barnes, Minnesota Volunteer State Ambassador: Rare Action Network
Carolyn Philstrom

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF684 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF1998 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers for HF1998

Representative John Persell
Erica Campbell, Assistant Commissioner, Facilities and Enterprise Services, MN Department of Administrations

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF1998 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Freiberg moves HF2059 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifiers for HF2059

Representative Fue Lee
Susan Brower, State Demographer, MN Department of Administration

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF2059 to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF2055 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifiers for HF2055

Representative Leon Lillie
Curt Yoakum, Assistant Commissioner, Communications and Planning, MN Department of Administration

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF2055 to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF192 in front of the committee to be re-referred to General Register.

Representative Freiberg withdraws his motion to re-refer HF192 to the General Register.
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Representative Freiberg moves to adopt the subcommittee engrossment SCEH0192-1. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves to re-refer HF192 as amended to the General Register.

Testifiers for HF192

Representative Sandra Masin

Representative Freiberg renews his motion that HF192 be re-referred to General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg hand the gavel to Representative Sauke, Representative Sauke assumes the role of Chair.

Representative Freiberg moves HF1994 in front of the committee to be re-referred to General Register.

Representative Freiberg moves to adopt the A-2 amendment. MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers for HF1994

Representative Mike Freiberg
Dan Rogan, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
Ginny Gelms, Elections Manager, Hennepin County

Representative Sauke lays over HF1994 over.

Representative Freiberg moves HF2097 in front of the committee to be re-referred to General Register.

Testifiers for HF2097

Representative Mike Freiberg
Michael Rossman, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hennepin County

Representative Freiberg renews his motion that HF2097 be re-referred to General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF2056 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers for HF2056

Representative Mike Freiberg
Wayne Wislarki

Representative Freiberg renews his motion that HF2056 be re-referred to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Sauke returns the gavel to Representative Freiberg, Representative Freiberg resumes the role of Chair.

Representative Freiberg moves HF2084 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers for HF2084

Representative Peter Fischer

Representative Freiberg renews his motion that HF2084 be re-referred to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF1994 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the general register.

Representative Freiberg moves to adopt the A2 amendment, changing on line four the number “11” to the number “17”. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves to adopt the A1 amendment. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF1994 as amended to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg states that the next meeting of the Government Operations committee will take place tomorrow, March 13, 2019 in 300N of the State Office Building.

Meeting adjourned 11:50am

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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 from the previous meeting and/or carried over to the next committee meeting. HF2122 (Nelson) Service Employees International Union (SEIU) healthcare agreement ratified. HF1994 (Freiberg) Hennepin County campaign disclosure provisions modified. HF2059 (Lee) Fair campaign practices provisions changed. HF1714 (Xiong, J.) Ramsey County Community Corrections Department eliminated. HF2097 (Freiberg) Hennepin County; library director qualifications modified. HF684 (Mann) Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota requested to establish advisory council on rare diseases, and money appropriated. HF2084 (Fischer) Legislative Water Commission extended. HF1998 (Persell) State-owned buildings solar energy systems and renewable sources provisions modified. HF2053 (Cantrell) Office of Enterprise Sustainability created. HF2055 (Lillie) Historical society provisions modified. HF2056 (Freiberg) State solicitation process provisions modified. HF2057 (Moran) Commissioner of employment and economic development or a national recognized certifying organization allowed to certify small businesses for state procurement program participation. HF192 (Masin) Metropolitan Council staggered terms provided, nomination committee membership expanded, additional information required to be made publicly available as part of the selection process, council member qualifications clarified, new advisory committee required, and stakeholder group sewer availability charges established BILLS REMOVED: HF1239 (Wagenius) Health commissioner directed to test for contaminants in surface water used as drinking water, identification and implementation of source water protection strategies required, health commissioner directed to adopt health risk limits for certain substances, reports required, and money appropriated. HF142 (Lesch) Counties required to provide pay differential to employees while mobilized in the United States military's reserve component. Link under Bills will be added as soon as available. 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:
  • HF2122 (Nelson) - Service Employees International Union (SEIU) healthcare agreement ratified.
  • HF1994 (Freiberg) - Hennepin County; provisions modified applying to the financing of campaigns for Hennepin County elections and for certain political subdivisions in Hennepin County.
  • HF2059 (Lee) - Fair campaign practice provisions changed.
  • HF1714 (Xiong) - Ramsey County; Community Corrections Department special law repealed.
  • HF2097 (Freiberg) - Hennepin County; library director qualifications modified.
  • HF684 (Mann) - University of Minnesota Board of Regents requested to establish advisory council on rare diseases, and money appropriated.
  • HF2084 (Fischer) - Legislative Water Commission extended.
  • HF192 (Masin) - Metropolitan Council staggered terms provided, nomination committee membership expanded, additional information required to be made publicly available as part of the selection process, and council member qualifications clarified.
  • HF1998 (Persell) - State-owned buildings solar energy systems and renewable sources provisions modified.
  • HF2053 (Cantrell) - Office of Enterprise Sustainability created.
  • HF2055 (Lillie) - Historical society provisions modified.
  • HF2056 (Freiberg) - State solicitation process provisions modified.
  • HF2057 (Moran) - Small business certification for participation in state procurement programs allowed by administration commissioner or nationally recognized certifying organization.
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