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TWENTY FIFTH MEETING - Government Operations

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
MINUTES

Representative Mike Freiberg, Chair of the Government Operations, called the twenty-fifth meeting to order at 9:47am on March 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
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
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:

WEST, Nolan

A quorum was present

Representative Freiberg makes a motion to reconsider the minutes from March 21, 2019. MOTION PREVAILS

Representative Freiberg moves to approve the amended minutes of March 21, 2019. MOTION PREVAILS

Representative Bahner moves to approve the March 26, 2019 minutes. MOTION PREVAILS

Representative Freiberg moves HF823 in front of the committee.

Representative Nelson moves re-refer HF823 to the General Register.

Testifiers for HF823

Representative Michael Nelson

Representative Nelson moves to adopt the H0823DE2 amendment. MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Nelson renews his motion to re-refer HF823 to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Freiberg moves HF2501 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Taxes.

Testifiers for HF2501

Representative Mike Howard

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF2501 to Taxes. MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Freiberg moves HF2069 in front of the committee.

Representative Bahner moves to re-refer HF2069 to Ways and Means.

Testifiers for HF2069

Representative Bahner
Sue Abderholden

Representative Bahner renews her motion to re-refer HF2069 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Freiberg moves HF2741 in front of the committee.

Representative Elkins moves to re-refer HF2741 to Ways and Means.

Testifiers for HF2741

Representative Steve Elkins
Amber Backhaus

Representative Elkins moves to adopt amendment H2741A1. MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Elkins renews his motion to re-refer HF2741 as amended to be re-referred to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Freiberg moves HF132 in front of the committee.

Representative Masin moves to re-refer HF132 to the General Register.

Representative Masin moves to adopt the amendment H0132DE2-1. MOTION PREVAILS.

Testifiers for HF132

Representative Sandra Masin

Representative Masin renews her motion to re-refer HF132 as amended to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Freiberg moves HF2636 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifying for HF2636

Representative Liz Olson
Shane Zahrt, Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Representative Nash moves to amend the motion to re-refer HF2636 to the General Register to instead re-refer HF2636 to the Local Government Subcommittee.

Representative Nash requests a roll call vote. The roll call vote is as follows:

Ayes

ZERWAS
HEINRICH
LAYMAN
NASH
THEIS
VOGEL


Nays
FREIBERG
SAUKE
BAHNER
BECKER-FINN
ELKINS
GOMEZ
KOEGEL
LEE
LILLIE
MASIN
NELSON
QUAM


Being 6 Ayes and 12 Nays. MOTION DOES NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF2636 to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Freiberg announces that this will be the last standing Government Operations committee meeting, if there is another meeting it will be at the call of the Chair.

Meeting adjourned at 10:59am.

More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF823 (Nelson) Private consultants hiring process established. Nelson Unofficial Engrossment H0823UE1 https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=hf823 HF2069 (Bahner) Community Competency Restoration Task Force established, reports required, and money appropriated. HF2741 (Elkins) Motor vehicle titling and registration provisions modified. HF132 (Masin) Local governments impacted by new information technology business software involvement required in user acceptance testing. HF2501 (Howard) City and town expenditures for city and town historical societies permitted. HF2636 (Olson) Duluth; Seaway Port Authority allowed to conduct meetings by telephone or other electronic means. 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 may be added or removed from the agenda. Bills may be carried over from the previous meeting and/or carried over to the following meeting.

Bills Added:
  • HF823 (Nelson) - Cities required, if asked, to provide a written estimate of fees to be paid by an applicant for a permit, license, or other approval relating to real estate.
  • HF2501 (Howard) - City and town expenditures for city and town historical societies permitted.
  • HF132 (Masin) - New information technology business software user acceptance testing involvement required.
  • HF2636 (Olson) - Duluth; Seaway Port Authority allowed to conduct meetings by telephone or other electronic means.
  • HF2741 (Elkins) - Motor vehicle titling and registration provisions modified.
  • HF2069 (Bahner) - Community Competency Restoration Task Force established, reports required, and money appropriated.
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