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TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 13, 2020

TWENTY-NINTH MEETING – Government Operations
2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Mike Freiberg, Chair of the Government Operations Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:55am on February 13th, 2020, 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
QUAM, Duane
BAHNER, Kristin
ELKINS, Steve
GOMEZ, Aisha
HEINRICH, John
KOEGEL, Erin
LAYMAN, Sandy
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
THEIS, Tama
VOGEL, Bob
WEST, Nolan

Absent, unexcused:
NASH, Jim


A quorum was present.

Representative Elkins moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 11th, 2020 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lee moved HF3056 be referred to the Capital Investment Committee.

HF3056 (Lee); A bill for an act relating to capital investment; requiring recipients of state general obligation bond proceeds to comply with certain human rights provisions.

Representative Lee moved to adopt HF3056DE2. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Fue Lee presented the bill.

The following testified on HF3056:
Rebecca Lucero, Commissioner of the MN Department of Human Rights

Representative Lee renewed the motion to refer HF3056 to the Capital Investment Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF3103 be referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Representative Freiberg moved to adopt HF3103A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3103 (Moran); A bill for an act relating to human rights; adding a definition of race to the Minnesota Human Rights Act.

Representative Rena Moran presented the bill.

The following testified on HF3103:
Rebecca Lucero, Commissioner of the MN Department of Human Rights
Meredith Moore Crosby, Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
Lee H. Jordan, Midwestern State National Director for Juneteenth
Steve Belton, Twin Cities Urban League
Jasmine Carey, Council for Minnesotans of African Heritage
Linda Garret-Johnson, Apple Valley Resident
Ngahbinghi Selashie, Irondale High School Student

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to refer HF3103 to the Judiciary Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF1346 to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Freiberg moved to adopt HF1346A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1346 (Kunesh-Podein); Dakota and Ojibwe indigenous languages recognized in the state of Minnesota.

Representative Kunesh-Podein presented the bill.

The following testified on HF1346:
Arthur Lockwood, Prairie Island Indian Community
Bradley Harrington, Tribal Liason- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Shannon Geshick, Executive Director of Minnesota Indian Affairs Council

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to refer HF1346 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Meeting was adjourned at 11:07pm.



CHAIR, Mike Freiberg Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1346 (Kunesh-Podein) - Dakota and Ojibwe indigenous languages recognized in the state of Minnesota.
  • HF3103 (Moran) - Minnesota Human Rights Act race definition added.
  • HF3056 (Lee) - State general obligation bond proceed recipient compliance with human rights provisions required.

HF1346 (Kunesh-Podein) Dakota and Ojibwe indigenous languages recognized in the state of Minnesota.

HF3103 (Moran) A bill for an act relating to human rights; adding a definition of race to the Minnesota Human Rights Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 363A.03, by adding a subdivision.

HF3056 (Lee) A bill for an act relating to capital investment; requiring recipients of state general obligation bond proceeds to comply with certain human rights provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 363A.36, by adding a subdivision; 363A.44, subdivision 1.