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THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 10, 2020

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SIXTH 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 March 10, 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 Nelson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on _______ be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF3584 be re-referred to the Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Committee.

HF3584 (Lesch); Minnesota Companion Animal Board established, duties and responsibilities provided, duties transferred, report required, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.

Representative Lesch presented the bill.

The following testified on HF3584
Ann Olson, Founder and Executive Director, Animal Folks
Pamela Schreiner, PhD, Center to Study Human Animal Relationships and Environments (CENSHARE)
Kathy Mock, Chief Government Affairs and Community Engagement Officer, Animal Humane Society
Elaine Hanson, Minnesota Pet Breeders Association

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to re-refer HF3584 to the Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative moved HF3243 be referred to the General Register.

HF3242 (Neu); North Branch; Public Utilities Commission membership increase permitted.

Representative Neu presented the bill.

The following testified on HF3242:
Renae Fry, City Administrator, City of North Branch
Chris Dubose, County Commissioner, Chisago County

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to refer HF3242 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF3106 be re-referred to the Education Finance Division.

HF3106 (Edelson); Standardized assessment task force created, and report required.

Representative Freiberg moved HF3106A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Edelson presented the bill.

The following testified on HF3106:
____ Highstad (sp), OCCUPATION
Rick Heller, OCCUPATION

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to re-refer HF3106, as amended, to the Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF3838 be referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Division.

HF3838 (Olson); Board of Pharmacy application and renewal fees for medical gas dispensers reduced, terminology and related changes made, Opiate Epidemic Response Advisory Council term lengths and appointment procedures modified, opiate epidemic response account technical changes made, opiate or narcotic pain reliever refill timelines eliminated, and money appropriated.

Representative Olson presented the bill.

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to refer HF3838 as amended to the Health and Human Services Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF4327 be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

HF4327 (Liebling); Peacetime declaration of emergency for a public health emergency; establishing a health care response revolving account and loan program; transferring money to the health care response revolving account.

Representative Liebling presented the bill.

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to re-refer HF4327 to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF771 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Division.

HF771 (Moran); Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council governing provisions modified.

Representative Freiberg moved HF771A2 (Freiberg) amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Moran presented the bill.

The following testified on HF771:
Maria Sarabia, Ramsey County
Tashonda Williamson, OCCUPATION
Vayong Moua, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Rev. Dr. Jean Lee, APAHC

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to refer HF771, as amended, to the Health and Human Services Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF3127 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Committee.

HF3127 (Moran); Court-appointed counsel in child protection case requirements modified, and money appropriated

Representative Freiberg moved HF3127A2 (Moran) amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Moran presented the bill.

Vice Chair Sauke assumed the gavel at 11:15 a.m.

The following testified on HF3127:
Natalie Netzel
Rev. Dr. Jean Lee, APAHC

Chair Freiberg assumed the gavel at 11:18 a.m.

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to re-refer HF3127, as amended, to the Health and Human Services Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF4171 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Committee.

HF4171 (Huot); Emergency medical services task force established, task force and ambulance service personnel training program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Freiberg moved HF4171A1 (Huot) amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Huot presented the bill.

The following testified on HF4171:
Allen G. Lewis, EFO, CFO, CEMSO, MPA, Fire Chief/Emergency Manager, Virginia Fire Department
Rev. Dr. Jean Lee, APAHC
Andrew Stevens, Emergency Medicine Physician
Mike Scott, Eagan Fire Chief

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to re-refer HF4171, as amended, to the Health and Human Services Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Sauke moved HF3483 be re-referred to the General Register.

HF3483 (Sauke); Commission member deadline appointment modified, and reappointments permitted.

Representative Sauke presented the bill.

Representative Sauke renewed the motion to re-refer HF3483 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF1400 be re-referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

HF1400 (Morrison); Health care interpreters spoken language registry system established, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Freiberg moved HF1400A3 (Morrison) amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Morrison presented the bill.

The following testified on HF1400:
Anjuli Mishra Cameron, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Rev. Dr. Jean Lee, APAHC

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to refer HF1400, as amended, to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF3928 be referred to the General Register.

HF3928 (Brand); Health advisory council and committee changes made.

Representative Brand presented the bill.

The following testified on HF3928:
Rev. Dr. Jean King, APAHC

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to re-refer HF3928 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF3657 be re-referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.

HF3657 (Hansen); Natural resources; various provisions modified relating to certifiable fish diseases; local regulation in Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area; wild rice lease exchange requirements; school trust land reporting requirements; snowmobile transporting; insecticide use; invasive species permits; regulation of possessing, propagating, and selling snakes, lizards, and salamanders; game and fish licenses after convictions; hunting and fishing provisions; and Lake Superior Management Plan.

Representative Hansen presented the bill.

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion to re-refer HF3657 to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Meeting was adjourned at 12:16 p.m.



CHAIR, Mike Freiberg Committee Legislativ
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3838 (Olson) - Board of Pharmacy application and renewal fees for medical gas dispensers reduced, terminology and related changes made, Opiate Epidemic Response Advisory Council term lengths and appointment procedures modified, opiate epidemic response account technical changes made, opiate or narcotic pain reliever refill timelines eliminated, and money appropriated.
  • HF771 (Moran) - Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council governing provisions modified.
  • HF3584 (Lesch) - Minnesota Companion Animal Board established, duties and responsibilities provided, duties transferred, report required, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF3242 (Neu Brindley) - North Branch; Public Utilities Commission membership increase permitted.
  • HF3483 (Sauke) - Commission member deadline appointment modified, and reappointments permitted.
  • HF3127 (Moran) - Parent Representation in Child Protection Proceedings Task Force created.
  • HF3928 (Brand) - Health advisory council and committee changes made.
  • HF4171 (Huot) - Emergency medical services task force established, task force and grant program funding provided to promote volunteer retention, and money appropriated.
  • HF1400 (Morrison) - Health care interpreters spoken language registry system established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3657 (Hansen) - Natural resources; various provisions modified relating to fish diseases, wild rice, school trust land reporting, insecticide use, invasive species permits, game and fish licenses after convictions, and hunting and fishing provisions.
  • HF3106 (Edelson) - Standardized assessment task force created, and report required.
  • HF4327 (Liebling) - Public health emergency; peacetime declaration of emergency authorized, health care response revolving account and loan program established, and money transferred to health care response revolving account.

HF3584 (Lesch) Minnesota Companion Animal Board established, duties and responsibilities provided, duties transferred, report required, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.

HF3106 (Edelson) Standardized assessment task force created, and report required.

HF4327 (Liebling) Peacetime declaration of emergency for a public health emergency; establishing a health care response revolving account and loan program; transferring money to the health care response revolving account. (See attachment for copy of the bill.)

HF771 (Moran) Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council governing provisions modified.

HF3127 (Moran) Court-appointed counsel in child protection case requirements modified, and money appropriated.

HF3928 (Brand) Health advisory council and committee changes made.

HF3838 (Olson) Board of Pharmacy application and renewal fees for medical gas dispensers reduced, terminology and related changes made, Opiate Epidemic Response Advisory Council term lengths and appointment procedures modified, opiate epidemic response account technical changes made, opiate or narcotic pain reliever refill timelines eliminated, and money appropriated.

HF4171 (Huot) A bill for an act relating to health; establishing an emergency medical services task force; appropriating money for the task force and for ambulance service personnel training programs.

HF1400 (Morrison) Health care interpreters spoken language registry system established, report required, and money appropriated.

HF3657 (Hansen) Natural resources; various provisions modified relating to certifiable fish diseases; local regulation in Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area; wild rice lease exchange requirements; school trust land reporting requirements; invasive species permits; state parks; special-use permits; possession, propagation, and selling of snakes, lizards, and salamanders; game and fish; and date of Lake Superior Management Plan.

HF3242 (Neu) North Branch; Public Utilities Commission membership increase permitted.

HF3483 (Sauke) Commission member deadline appointment modified, and reappointments permitted.

**Bills may be added or removed from the agenda.