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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

THIRTEENTH MEETING - Subcommittee on Elections

March 04, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA MEETING 13
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS

MINUTES
Representative Dehn, Chair of the Subcommittee on Elections, called the meeting to order at 9:48 AM on March 4th, 2020 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 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 February 28, 2020 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Bahner moved HF 2327 (Bahner) to be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations.
HF 2327 (Bahner) Relating to elections; clarifying prohibitions on soliciting at or near a polling place; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 211B.11, subdivision 1.
Representative Bahner moved to adopt the A20-0667 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. Representative Bahner testified on the bill. Testifiers: Secretary Steve Simon, Office of Secretary of State
Representative Bahner renewed motion to re-refer HF 2327 (Bahner) as amended to the committee on Government Operations.
Representative Halverson assumed chair.
Chair Dehn reassumed chair.
Representative Nash requested a roll-call for HF 2327 as amended. AYES- DEHN BAHNER BERNARDY
HALVERSON MANN NAYS- NASH
NEU O’DRISCOLL ABSENT- There being 5 ayes, 3 nays, and 0 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Bahner moved HF 1328 (Bahner) to be re-referred to the committee on Government Operations.
HF 1328 (Bahner) Relating to elections; providing for automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver’s license, instruction permit, or identification card; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13.607, by adding a subdivision; 201.161.
Representative Bahner moved to adopt the H1328DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. Representative Bahner testified on the bill. Testifiers: Sam Oliker-Friedland, Center for Secure and Modern Elections
Secretary Steve Simon, Office of Secretary of State
David Maeda, Office of Secretary of State
Representative Bahner renewed motion to re-refer HF 1328 (Bahner) as amended to the committee on Government Operations.
Representative Nash requested a roll-call for HF 1328 as amended. AYES- DEHN BAHNER BERNARDY
HALVERSON MANN NAYS- NASH NEU O’DRISCOLL ABSENT- There being 5 ayes, 3 nays, and 0 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:18 AM.




Representative Raymond Dehn, Chair




Yingya Vang,
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF2327 (Bahner) Polling place solicitation prohibitions clarified. HF1328 (Bahner) Automatic voter registration for driver's license, instruction permit, or identification card provided; and money appropriated. TESTIFYING: Testimony will be limited. Please plan accordingly. If you would like to testify, please inform the committee administrator. HANDOUTS: Handouts must be in PDF format and emailed by 3 p.m. the day before the meeting to the committee administrator. If you are bringing hard copies, please bring 40 copies and email the handout. **Bills may be added or removed from the agenda.

Bills Added:
  • HF2327 (Bahner) - Polling place solicitation prohibitions clarified.
  • HF1328 (Bahner) - Automatic voter registration for driver's license, instruction permit, or identification card provided; and money appropriated.
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00:27 - HF2327 (Bahner) Polling place solicitation prohibitions clarified. 56:13 - HF1328 (Bahner) Automatic voter registration for driver's license, instruction permit, or identification card provided; and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.