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THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 03, 2020

THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING – Government Operations
2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Duane Sauke, Vice Chair of the Government Operations Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:46am on March 3rd, 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
WEST, Nolan

Absent, excused:
VOGEL, Bob


A quorum was present.

Representative Nelson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 27th, 2020 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF3387 be referred to the General Register.

HF3387 (Freiberg); Autism Awareness Day established.

Representative Freiberg moved HF3387A20-0644. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg presented the bill.

The following testified on HF 3387:
Shirley McCourt, Mother of a son with Autism
Jean Bender, Autism Society of Minnesota
Noah McCourt, Autism Advocate
The Honorable Steve Simon, Secretary of State

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to refer HF3387 as amended to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

At 10:00am, Rep. Freiberg assumed the gavel.

Representative Nelson moved HF3499 be referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

HF3499 (Nelson); Help America Vote Act appropriation purpose transferred, and money appropriated.

Representative Nelson presented the bill.

The following testified on HF3499:
The Honorable Steve Simon, Secretary of State

Representative Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF3499 as amended to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Elkins moved HF983 be referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Elkins moved to adopt the Subcommittee Report, SCEH0983-1.

HF983 (Elkins); Elections; ranked-choice voting adoption by jurisdictions authorized; adoption, implementations, and use of ranked-choice voting procedures established; electronic voting systems with reallocation feature use by municipalities allowed; and rulemaking authorized.

Representative Elkins presented the bill.

The following testified on HF983:
Jeanne Massey, Fair Vote Minnesota
The Honorable Steve Simon, Secretary of State
Samm Bonnawitz, Office of the Secretary of State

Representative Elkins renewed the motion to refer HF983 as amended to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lillie moved HF3732 be referred to the Labor Committee.

HF3732 (Lillie); Labor agreements and compensation plan ratified.

Representative Lillie presented the bill.

The following testified on HF3732:
Greg Hubinger, LCC
Kristin Baten, MMB
Dori Leland, MMB

Representative Lillie renewed the motion to refer HF3732 as amended to the Labor Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Quam moved HF3119 be referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

HF3119 (Quam); State agency value initiative (SAVI) program established for state agencies to encourage innovation and cost saving.

Representative Quam presented the bill.

The following testified on HF3119:
Alisha Cowell, MMB

Representative Quam renewed the motion to refer HF3119 as amended to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Meeting was adjourned at 11:11am.



CHAIR, Mike Freiberg Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3499 (Nelson) - Elections; special procedures provided for the safe and secure conduct of the 2020 state primary and state general elections; funding provided for various election-related purposes, including administration, security, accessibility, training, public health and safety, and public outreach; local grants authorized; report required; money transferred and appropriated for purposes of the Help America Vote Act, the federal CARES Act, and the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act; and money appropriated.
  • HF983 (Elkins) - Elections; ranked-choice voting adoption by jurisdictions authorized; adoption, implementation, and use of ranked-choice voting procedures established; electronic voting systems with reallocation feature use by municipalities allowed; and rulemaking authorized.
  • HF3732 (Lillie) - Labor agreements and compensation plan ratified.
  • HF3387 (Freiberg) - Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day established.
  • HF3119 (Quam) - State agency value initiative (SAVI) program established for state agencies to encourage innovation and cost saving.

HF3499 (Nelson) Help America Vote Act appropriation purpose transferred, and money appropriated.

HF983 (Elkins) Elections; ranked-choice voting adoption by jurisdictions authorized; adoption, implementation, and use of ranked-choice voting procedures established; electronic voting systems with reallocation feature use by municipalities allowed; and rulemaking authorized.

HF3732 (Lillie) Labor agreements and compensation plan ratified.

HF3387 (Freiberg) Autism Awareness Day established.

HF3119 (Quam) State agency value initiative (SAVI) program established for state agencies to encourage innovation and cost saving.

TESTIFYING: Testimony will be limited. Please plan accordingly. If you would like to testify, please inform the committee administrator.

HANDOUTS: Handouts must be in PDF format and emailed by 3 p.m. the day before the meeting to the committee administrator. If you are bringing hard copies, please bring 60 copies and email the handout.

*If necessary, committee will continue meeting past 11:15 am, and/or recess and reconvene in
the evening.
**Bills may be added or removed from the agenda.