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Minnesota Legislature

SEVENTH MEETING - Subcommittee on Elections

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA MEETING 7
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS

MINUTES

Representative Dehn, Chair of the Subcommittee on Elections, called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM on March 6, 2019 in Room 500S 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

Members not present:

A quorum was present.

Representative Neu moved to approve minutes for March 05, 2019 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dehn moved HF 1372 (Long) to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus bill.

HF 1372 (Long) Relating to voters allowed to join permanent absentee voters list, and absentee ballots required to automatically be sent to permanent absentee voter list before election.

Representative Long testified on the bill.

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

Chair Dehn laid over HF 1372 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus bill.

Representative Halverson moved HF 1153 (Halverson) to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus bill.

HF 1153 (Halverson) Presidential nomination primary allowed to be conducted by mail, access to voter party designation restricted, and the use of single ballot in the presidential nomination primary required, and additional reimbursements to counties for conducting the presidential nomination primary authorized.

Representative Halverson testified on the bill.

Testifiers:
Steve Simon, Secretary of State
Cathy Sorensen, City of Blaine City Clerk, League of Minnesota Cities Elections Task Force Chair
Julie Hansen, MACO

Chair Dehn laid over HF 1153 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus bill.

Chair Dehn moved HF 1605 (Klevorn) to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus bill.

HF 1605 (Klevorn) Legislative and congressional district boundaries commission appointment required, legislative and congressional plan districting principles established, Legislative Coordination Commission duties assigned, and Secretary of State duties assigned.

Representative Klevorn testified on the bill.

Testifiers:
Karl Michael Bunday
Cathleen Simons
Paul Bock
Sarah Keuper
Steven Smith
Natalie Griffith
Cheryl Adkinson
Carolyn McClain

Testifiers via Letter/Email:

Ann Jennen
Michael Schwartz
Jon Erik Kingstad
Deb Ellsworth
Christian Knox
Chuck Duncan
Laura Gross
Michelle Price
Nancy Lee
Paul Bock
Amy Krentzman
Gail Helland
Charlie Quimby
Ann Minnick
Judith Kashtan
Gloria Plautz
Dave Dvorak
Natalie Griffith
Stephen Smith
Sarah Keuper
Kathy Zappa
Wendy Auldrich
Jean Buckley
Susan Herridge
Charles Griffiths
Melanie Hazelip
Joan Pearson
Renita M. Fisher
Katherine Kaufer Christoffel
Clara Mclaver
Sharon Fruetel
Steven Kranz
Michelle Price
Deb Ellsworth
Sandra Cleland
Deborah Zvosec
Judith F. Kashtan
Claudia Goff
Ann Jennen
Brian Mann
Amy Krentzman
Scott Ickes
Mary Chasin
Dane Stauffer
Kelsy Kuehn
Caren Gallagher
Richard Anderson
Jennifer Tong
Janet Phillippe
Signe Dysken
Valorie Klemz
Laura Gross
Katie McMahon
Signe Dysken
Susan Cushman
Karl Bunday
El Langland
Elise Smith-Dewey
Jon Erik Kingstad
Keira Thrasher
Carolyn McClain
Sara Graffunder
Cheryl Adkinson
Manny Munson-Regala
D Roger Pederson
Rin Porter



Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment H1605A1. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment A19-0094. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved amendment A19-0095 and requested a roll-call.

AYES-
NASH
NEU
O’DRISCOLL

NAYS-
DEHN
BAHNER
BERNARDY
HALVERSON
MANN

ABSENT-

There being 3 ayes, 5 nays, and 0 absent, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Neu moved amendment A19-0097 and requested a roll-call.

AYES-
NASH
NEU
O’DRISCOLL

NAYS-
DEHN
BAHNER
BERNARDY
HALVERSON
MANN

ABSENT-

There being 3 ayes, 5 nays, and 0 absent, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment A19-0098. THE MOTION FAILED.


Representative Neu moved amendment A19-0099.

Julie Strother, Office of Secretary of State testified on the A19-0099.

THE MOTION FAILS.

Representative Nash moved amendment A19-0101. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Neu moved amendment A19-0103. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved amendment A19-0104.

Julie Stother, Office of Secretary of State, testified on the amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment A19-0105. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved amendment A19-0106. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved amendment A19-0107. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Neu moved amendment A19-0108. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Neu moved amendment A19-0109. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Neu moved amendment A19-0111. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Neu withdrew amendment A19-0112.

Representative Nash moved amendment A19-0113. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment A19-0114. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment A19-0115. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll withdrew amendment A19-0116.

Representative Nash moved amendment A19-0117. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved amendment A19-0118. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved amendment A19-0119. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved amendment A19-0120. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment A19-0121. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Dehn laid over HF 1605 as amended for possible inclusion in the Omnibus bill.

Chair Dehn called the meeting to recess at 9:35PM.

Chair Dehn called the meeting back to order at 9:45PM. A quorum was present.

Chair Dehn moved HF 1018 (Schultz) to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus bill.

HF 1018 (Schultz) Redistricting; commission to recommend legislative and congressional district boundaries appointment provided, legislative and congressional districting principles established, and Legislative Coordinating Commission duties assigned.
Chair Dehn moved amendment H1018A2. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schultz testified on the bill as amended.

Testifiers:

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment H1018A4. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Neu moved amendment H1018A5. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment H1018A6. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment H1018A7. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Neu moved amendment H1018A8. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll withdrew amendment H1018A9.

Representative Nash withdrew amendment H1018A10.

Representative Nash moved amendment H1018A11. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved amendment H1018A12. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Neu moved amendment H1018A13. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nash moved amendment H1018A14. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment H1018A15. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Neu moved amendment H1018A16. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash withdrew amendment H1018A17.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment H1018A18. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment H1018A19. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment H1018A20. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved amendment H1018A21. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash withdrew amendment H1018A22.

Representative Nash moved amendment H1018A23. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved amendment H1018A24. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved amendment H1018A25. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment H1018A26. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Neu moved amendment H1018A27 and requested a roll-call.

AYES-
NASH
NEU
O’DRISCOLL

NAYS-
DEHN
BAHNER
BERNARDY
HALVERSON

ABSENT-
MANN

There being 3 ayes, 4 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION FAILED.


Representative Neu moved amendment H1018A28 and requested a roll-call.

AYES-
NASH
NEU
O’DRISCOLL

NAYS-
DEHN
BAHNER
BERNARDY
HALVERSON

ABSENT-
MANN

There being 3 ayes, 4 nays, and 1 absent, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Neu withdrew amendment H1018A29.

Representative Neu withdrew amendment H1018A30.

Representative O’Driscoll withdrew amendment H1018A31.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment H1018A32 and requested a roll-call.

AYES-
NASH
NEU
O’DRISCOLL

NAYS-
DEHN
BAHNER
BERNARDY
HALVERSON
MANN

ABSENT-

There being 3 ayes, 5 nays, and 0 absent, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nash moved amendment H1018A33. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment H1018A34. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll withdrew amendment H1018A35.

Representative Nash moved amendment H1018A36. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Neu moved amendment H1018A37. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved amendment H1018A38. THE MOTION FAILED.


Chair Dehn laid over HF 1018 as amended for possible inclusion in the Omnibus bill.

Chair Dehn moved HF 1855 (Schultz) to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus bill.

HF 1855 (Schultz) Redistricting commission adopting of congressional and legislative district boundaries following federal census established, and constitutional amendment proposed.

Chair Dehn moved amendment H1855DE1. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Schultz testified on the bill as amended.

Testifiers:
Peter Wattson

Chair Dehn laid over HF 1855 as amended for possible inclusion in the Omnibus bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:50 PM.







Representative Raymond Dehn, Chair




Yingya Vang,
Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF1372 (Long) Voters allowed to join permanent absentee voters list, and absentee ballots required to automatically be sent to permanent absentee voter list before election. HF1153 (Halverson) Presidential nomination primary allowed to be conducted by mail, access to voter party designation restricted, and the use of a single ballot in the presidential nomination primary required, and additional reimbursements to counties for conducting the presidential nomination primary authorized. HF1605 (Klevorn) Legislative and congressional district boundaries commission appointment required, legislative and congressional plan districting principles established, Legislative Coordinating Commission duties assigned, and secretary of state duties assigned. HF1018 (Schultz) Redistricting; commission to recommend legislative and congressional district boundaries appointment provided, legislative and congressional districting principles established, and Legislative Coordinating Commission duties assigned. HF1855 (Schultz) Redistricting commission adoption of congressional and legislative district boundaries following federal census established, and constitutional amendment proposed. HF980 (Gomez) Individuals under the age of 18 authorized to vote at a primary election in certain circumstances. PLEASE NOTE: Testimony will be limited. Please plan accordingly. If you would like to testify, please email Amanda Rudolph at amanda.rudolph@house.mn.

Bills Added:
  • HF1372 (Long) - Voters allowed to join permanent absentee voter list, and absentee ballots required to automatically be sent to permanent absentee voter list before election.
  • HF1153 (Halverson) - Presidential nomination primary allowed to be conducted by mail, access to voter party designation restricted, and the use of a single ballot in the presidential nomination primary required, and additional reimbursements to counties for conducting the presidential nomination primary authorized.
  • HF1605 (Klevorn) - Legislative and congressional district boundaries commission appointment required, legislative and congressional plan districting principles established, Legislative Coordinating Commission duties assigned, and secretary of state duties assigned.
  • HF1018 (Schultz) - Redistricting; commission to recommend legislative and congressional district boundaries appointment provided, legislative and congressional districting principles established, and Legislative Coordinating Commission duties assigned.
  • HF980 (Gomez) - Individuals under the age of 18 authorized to vote at a primary election in certain circumstances.
  • HF1855 (Schultz) - Redistricting commission established to prescribe the boundaries of congressional and legislative districts following each federal decennial census, districting principles established for congressional and legislative plans, and constitutional amendment proposed.
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