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2019-2020 Regular Session

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING - Government Operations

February 11, 2020

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH 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 1:35pm on February 11th, 2019, in Room 5 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 Freiberg moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on May 6th, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF3143 be referred to the HHS Finance Committee.

HF3143 (Howard): Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act.

Representative Michael Howard presented the bill.

The following testified on HF3143:
Lenora Madigan, Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Administration

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to refer HF3143 to the HHS Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF1397 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF1994 to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Masin moved HF192 to be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Masin moved to adopt HF192A4. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Representative Masin renewed the motion to re-refer HF192 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Masin moved to re-refer HF703 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lee moved to re-refer HF2059 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Elkins moved to re-refer HF511 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved to re-refer HF94 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved to re-refer HF505 to the General Register.

Representative Freiberg moved to adopt HF505A1. THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED.

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to re-refer HF505 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Meeting was adjourned at 2:07pm.



CHAIR, Mike Freiberg Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HFxxxx (Howard) PENDING REFERRAL Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act. Emergency insulin program established, Minnesota insulin patient assistance program established, pharmacy and insulin manufacturer participation required, reports required, and money appropriated. Please note that this is a clone bill to HF3100 (Howard). The clone bill will be referred to the Committee on Government Operations on the first day of session. Pursuant to House Rule 4.20, the following bills were returned to the Committee on Government Operations from the General Register. The committee will not take public testimony on these bills, as they were heard and debated on the merits during the 2019 legislative session. Only technical amendments may be offered for these bills. The committee will be making procedural votes to move the bills out of committee and back to the General Register. HF1397 (Freiberg) Daylight saving time effective year-round provided upon federal authorization. HF1994 (Freiberg) Hennepin County; provisions modified applying to the financing of campaigns for Hennepin County elections and for certain political subdivisions in Hennepin County. 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. HF703 (Masin) Political subdivision compensation limit repealed, and conforming change made. HF2059 (Lee) Fair campaign practice provisions changed. HF511 (Elkins) Plastic bags and similar items prohibition on local ordinances repealed. HF94 (Vang) Elections; number of voters an individual may assist in marking a ballot increased. HF505 (Fischer) State flag design task force created.

Bills Added:
  • HF1397 (Freiberg) - Daylight saving time effective year-round provided upon federal authorization.
  • HF1994 (Freiberg) - Hennepin County; provisions modified applying to the financing of campaigns for Hennepin County elections and for certain political subdivisions in Hennepin County.
  • 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.
  • HF703 (Masin) - Political subdivision compensation limit repealed, and conforming change made.
  • HF2059 (Lee) - Fair campaign practice provisions changed.
  • HF511 (Elkins) - Plastic bags and similar items prohibition on local ordinances repealed.
  • HF94 (Vang) - Elections; number of voters an individual may assist in marking a ballot increased.
  • HF505 (Fischer) - State flag design task force created.
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