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FIFTH MEETING - Subcommittee on Elections

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA MEETING 5
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 27, 2019 in the Basement 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
MANN, Alice
NASH, Jim (GOP Lead)
NEU, Anne
O’DRISCOLL, Tim

A quorum was present.

Representative Mann moved to approve minutes for February 20, 2019 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bahner assumed the chair.

HF1487 (Dehn) Relating to elections administration, voting, voter registration, polling places, ballots, recounts, contests, candidates, and related provisions technical and policy changes made.

Representative Dehn moved HF673 to be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations.

Representative Dehn testified on the bill.

Representative Dehn moved to adopt H1487A1 amendment (Dehn). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifiers:
Julie Strother, Office of the Secretary of State
David Maeda, Director of Elections, Office of the Secretary of State

Representative Dehn renewed the motion for HF1487 as amended to be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations.

A division of the vote was requested by Representative O’Driscoll.

AYES: 3

NAYS: 3

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Bahner laid over HF 1487.


HF677 (Huot) Relating to elections; authorizing mail balloting in any town or any city with fewer than 400 registered voters: amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 204B.45, subdivision 1.

Representative Dehn moved HF677 to be re-refered to the committee on Government Operations.

Testifiers:
Andy Lokken, Dakota County
Anne Lindstrom, League of Minnesota Cities
Steve Simon, Secretary of State

Representative Dehn renewed the motion for HF677 to be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Nash moved to reconsider the motion to re-refer HF 1487 as amended to the committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testifier:
Ruth Simpson, Minnesota Association of Townships

Representative Dehn moved HF1487 as amended to be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:20 AM.






Representative Raymond Dehn, Chair




Yingya Vang,
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF1487 (Dehn) Elections administration, voting, voter registration, polling places, ballots, recounts, contests, candidates, and related provisions technical and policy changes made. HF677 (Huot) Mail balloting authorized in any town or city with fewer than 400 registered voters. Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Room B State Office Building. PLEASE NOTE: Testimony will be limited and committee may continue past the standing 11:15 a.m. adjournment time. Please plan accordingly. If you would like to testify, please contact Amanda Rudolph at amanda.rudolph@house.mn.

Bills Added:
  • HF677 (Huot) - Mail balloting authorized in any town or city with fewer than 400 registered voters.
  • HF1487 (Dehn) - Elections administration, voting, voter registration, polling places, ballots, recounts, contests, candidates, and related provisions technical and policy changes made.
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