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Minnesota Legislature

THIRD MEETING - Subcommittee on Elections

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA MEETING 3
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS

MINUTES

Representative Dehn, Chair of the Subcommittee on Elections, called the meeting to order at 9:49 AM on February 13, 2019 in the Room 120 of the State Capitol.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

DEHN, Raymond (Chair)
BAHNER, Kristin (Vice-Chair)
BERNARDY, Connie
HALVERSON, Laurie
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
NASH, Jim (GOP Lead)
MANN, Alice
NEU, Anne

A quorum was present.

Representative O’Driscoll moved to approve minutes for January 30, 2019 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF40 (Dehn, R.) Civil right to vote restored to an individual released from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed, notice required, and county attorney obligation to investigate voter registration and eligibility repealed.

Representative Dehn testified on the bill.

Representative Dehn moved to adopt H0040A1 amendment (Dehn). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nash moved H0040A2 amendment (Nash).

Representative Nash requested a roll-call for H0040A2 amendment.

AYES-
NASH
O’DRISCOLL

NAYS-
DEHN
BAHNER
BERNARDY
HALVERSON
MANN

ABSENT-
NEU

There being 2 ayes, 4 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved H0040A3 amendment (Nash).

Representative Nash requested a roll-call for H0040A3 amendment.

AYES-
NASH
O’DRISCOLL

NAYS-
DEHN
BAHNER
BERNARDY
HALVERSON
MANN

ABSENT-
NEU

There being 2 ayes, 4 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved H0040A4 amendment (Nash).

Representative Nash requested a roll-call for H0040A4 amendment.

AYES-
NASH
O’DRISCOLL

NAYS-
DEHN
BAHNER
BERNARDY
HALVERSON
MANN

ABSENT-
NEU

There being 2 ayes, 4 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION FAILED.

Testifiers in support of HF 40:

Mike Freeman, Hennepin County Attorney
Steve Simon, Secretary of State
Paul Schnell, Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Corrections
ThaoMee Xiong, Intergovernmental Relations of the City of Saint Paul
Jason Adkins, Executive Director of Minnesota Catholic Conference
George Beck, Chair of Clean Elections
Cathy Sorensen, Blaine City Clerk and Chair of League of Minnesota Cities
Pastor Brian Herron, Isaiah and State Baptist Convention
Mary Spaulding, Director of Political Healers, Take Action Minnesota
Jennifer Polzin, CEO of Tubman
Rob Stewert
Renae Brown
Anika Nowie, Restore the Vote
George Gipson

Representative Dehn renewed the motion for HF40 as amended to be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF489 (Dehn, R.) Free public transit on Election Day provided.

Representative Dehn moved HF 489 to be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations.

Amity Foster, Twin Cities Rider Union, testified on the bill.

Representative Dehn renewed motion for HF45 to be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:22AM.









Representative Raymond Dehn, Chair




Yingya Vang,
Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

PLEASE NOTE: ROOM CHANGED TO CAPITOL BUILDING ROOM 120 HF40 (Dehn) Civil right to vote restored to an individual released from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed, notice required, and county attorney obligation to investigate voter registration and eligibility repealed. HF489 (Dehn) Free public transit on election day provided. Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 If you would like to testify, please contact Amanda Rudolph at amanda.rudolph@house.mn.

Bills Added:
  • HF40 (Dehn) - Civil right to vote of an individual restored upon release from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed, and notice required.
  • HF489 (Dehn) - Free public transit on election day provided.
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Introductory comments by the Chair. 02:38 - HF40 (Dehn) Civil right to vote restored to an individual released from incarceration or upon sentencing if no incarceration is imposed, notice required, and county attorney obligation to investigate voter registration and eligibility repealed. 1:17:15 - HF489 (Dehn) Free public transit on election day provided. Runs 1 hour, 33 minutes.