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FOURTH MEETING - Subcommittee on Elections

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA MEETING 4
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS

MINUTES

Representative Dehn, Chair of the Subcommittee on Elections, called the meeting to order at 5:52 PM on February 20, 2019 in the Room 400S of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

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

Members excused:
HALVERSON, Laurie

A quorum was present.

Representative Bahner moved to approve minutes for February 13, 2019 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF673 (Lucero) Relating to campaign finance; adding payments for the security services to the list of allowable noncampaign disbursements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 10A.01, subdivision 26.

Representative Dehn moved to hear and layover the HF673 (Lucero).

Representative Lucero testified on the bill.

Jennifer DeJournett, Commissioner, Three Rivers Park District, testified on the bill via letter.

Representative Dehn moved to lay this bill over for consideration in the omnibus bill.


HF979 (Gomez) Relating to landlord tenant law; requiring landlords to provide tenants with information on voter registration; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 201; 504B.

Representative Bernardy moved to hear and layover HF979 (Gomez).

Representative Gomez testified on the bill.

Representative Nash moved H0979A1 (Nash). THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved H0979A2 (Nash). THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Neu moved H0979A3 (Neu). THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved H0979A4 (Nash).

Representative Nash requested a roll-call for H0979A4 amendment.

AYES-
NASH
NEU
O’DRISCOLL

NAYS-
DEHN
BAHNER
BERNARDY

ABSENT-
HALVERSON
MANN

There being 3 ayes, 3 nays, and 2 absent, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Neu moved H0979A5 (Neu). THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Neu moved H0979A6 (Neu). THE MOTION FAILED.

Testifiers:
Samm Bonawitz, Office of the Secretary of State
Janne Flisrand
John Reynolds, Minnesota Multi Housing Association
Cecil Smith, Minnesota Multi Housing Association, Cornerstone Property Professionals

Representative Dehn moved to lay this bill over for consideration in the omnibus bill.


HF983 (Elkins) Relating to elections; authorizing jurisdictions to adopt ranked-choice voting; establishing procedures for adoption, implementation, and use electronic voting systems with reallocation feature; authorizing rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 205.13, subdivision 2; 206.58, subdivision 1; 206.89, subdivisions 2, 3; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 206; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 204E.

Representative Elkins testified on the bill.

Testifiers:
Jeanne Massey, Executive Director of Fair Vote Minnesota testified on the bill.
Linea Palmisano, Councilmember, City of Minneapolis
Randy Maluchnik, Commissioner, Carver County
Kent Horsager, St. Anthony Resident
Kim Nelson, General Mills
Marc Gorelick, President and COO, Children’s Minnesota
Andrew Schuler
Diane Steen-Hinderlie

Representative Neu moved H0983DE1 (Neu). THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Dehn moved to lay this bill over for consideration in the omnibus bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:09 PM.




Representative Raymond Dehn, Chair




Yingya Vang,
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

PLEASE NOTE: This committee meeting date and time is outside the standing committee day and time. The room location is the State Office Building 400N/400S. Start time is at the call of the chair. Approximate time: 5:30 pm. HF673 (Lucero) Payment for security services added to allowable non-campaign disbursements list. HF979 (Gomez) Landlords required to provide tenants with voter registration information. 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. Bill removed: HF1153 (Halverson)

Bills Added:
  • HF673 (Lucero) - Payment for security services added to allowable non-campaign disbursements list.
  • HF979 (Gomez) - Landlords required to provide tenants with voter registration information.
  • 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.
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