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THIRTIETH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 18, 2020

THIRTIETH MEETING – Government Operations
2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH 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 9:49am on February 18th, 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
NASH, Jim
NELSON, Michael
THEIS, Tama
VOGEL, Bob
WEST, Nolan

A quorum was present.

Representative Bahner moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 13th, 2020 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF3068 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

HF3068 (Dehn); A bill for an act relating to elections; regulating access to certain lists of voter data related to the presidential nomination primary; allowing voters to request that their data be excluded from the lists.

Representative Freiberg moved to adopt HF3068A2. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ray Dehn presented the bill.

The following testified on HF3068:
Samm Bonawitz, Office of the Secretary of State

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to refer HF3068 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

At 10:19, Vice Chair Sauke took the gavel.

Representative Freiberg moved HF1152 to be referred to the General Register.

HF1152 (Freiberg); County auditors authorized to transmit ballots electronically to persons with disabilities.

Representative Mike Freiberg presented the bill.

Representative Freiberg moved to adopt HF1152A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following testified on HF1152:
Samm Bonawitz, Office of the Secretary of State

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to refer HF1152 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

At 10:35, Chair Freiberg assumed the gavel.

Representative Freiberg moved HF1372 be referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

HF1372 (Long); Voters allowed to join permanent absentee voter list, and absentee ballots required to automatically be sent to permanent absentee voter list before election.

Representative Jamie Long presented the bill.

Representative Freiberg moved an oral amendment to delete “January” on line 7.2 and replace with “July”. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF1372:
Kari Sheldon, Election Judge
Samm Bonawitz, Office of the Secretary of State

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to refer HF1372 to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF673 to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Eric Lucero presented the bill.

HF673 (Lucero); Payment for security services added to allowable non-campaign disbursements list.

The following testified on HF673:
Jeff Sigurdson, Minnesota Campaign Finance

Representative Freiberg moved to adopt HF673DE1. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to refer HF673 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Meeting was adjourned at 11:05am.



CHAIR, Mike Freiberg Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3068 (Dehn) - Voter data access related to presidential nomination primary regulated, and voters allowed to request that their data be excluded from the lists.
  • HF673 (Lucero) - Security service payments added to list of allowable non-campaign disbursements.
  • HF1152 (Freiberg) - County auditors authorized to transmit ballots electronically to persons with disabilities.
  • HF1372 (Long) - Voters allowed to join permanent absentee voter list, and absentee ballots required to automatically be sent to voters on permanent absentee list before election.
House TV Video:
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01:10 - HF3068 (Dehn) Voter data access related to presidential nomination primary regulated, and voter request that data be excluded from lists allowed.
30:27 - HF1152 (Freiberg) County auditors authorized to transmit ballots electronically to persons with disabilities.
46:37 - HF1372 (Long) Voters allowed to join permanent absentee voter list, and absentee ballots required to automatically be sent to permanent absentee voter list before election.
1:00:20 - HF673 (Lucero) Payment for security services added to allowable non-campaign disbursements list.
Runs 1 hour, 16 minutes.


F3068 (Dehn) A bill for an act relating to elections; regulating access to certain lists of voter data related to the presidential nomination primary; allowing voters to request that their data be excluded from the lists.

HF1372 (Long) Voters allowed to join permanent absentee voter list, and absentee ballots required to automatically be sent to permanent absentee voter list before election.

HF1152 (Freiberg) County auditors authorized to transmit ballots electronically to persons with disabilities.

HF673 (Lucero) Payment for security services added to allowable non-campaign disbursements list.