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SECOND MEETING - Subcommittee on Elections

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA MEETING 2
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS

MINUTES

Representative Dehn, Chair of the Subcommittee on Elections, called the meeting to order at 9:50 AM on January 30, 2019 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DEHN, Raymond (Chair)
BAHNER, Kristin (Vice-Chair)
BERNARDY, Connie
HALVERSON, Laurie
O’DRISCOLL, Tim

Members excused:
NASH, Jim (GOP Lead)
MANN, Alice
NEU, Anne


A quorum was present.

HF94 (Vang, S.) relating to elections; increasing the number of voters an individual may assist in marking a ballot; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204C. 15, subdivision 1.

Representative Vang testified on the bill.

Secretary Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State, testified on the bill.

Neng Xiong testified on the bill.

Gene Martinez, The Arc Minnesota, testified on the bill.

Francis Hall testified on the bill.

Representative Dehn moved HF94 be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Bahner moved that the minutes of January 16, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF45 (Schultz, J.) relating to elections; providing for automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver’s license, instruction permits, or state identification card; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13.607, by adding a subdivision; 201.161.

Representative Schultz testified on the bill.

Secretary Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State, testified on the bill.

Kathy Tomisch, The League of Women Voters Minnesota, testified on the bill.

George Beck, Minnesota Citizens for Clean Elections, testified on the bill.

Max Hailperin testified on the bill.

Deborah Zvosec testified on the bill.

Sarah Leisfico, Growth and Justice, testified on the bill.

Dawn Olson, Department of Vehicle Services, testified on the bill.

Donna McNamara, Bob Tracy, and Sarah Keuper testified on the bill through email.

Representative O’Driscoll moved to adopt an oral amendment to HF45 as follows:
Page 3, line 3.8 – add “Department of Public Safety” between “state” and “must”. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Halverson moved HF45 be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:15AM.








Representative Raymond Dehn, Chair




Yingya Vang,
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Pursuant by the Government Operations Committee, the following bills have been referred to the Subcommittee on Elections: HF94 (Vang) Number of voters an individual may assist marking ballots increased. HF45 (Schultz) Automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver's license, instruction permit, or state identification card provided. HF94 (Vang) Number of voters an individual may assist marking ballots increased. HF45 (Schultz) Automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver's license, instruction permit, or state identification card provided. If you would like to testify, please contact Amanda Rudolph at amanda.rudolph@house.mn.

Bills Added:
  • HF94 (Vang) - Elections; number of voters an individual may assist in marking a ballot increased.
  • HF45 (Schultz) - Automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver's license, instruction permit, or state identification card provided.
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