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Subcommittee on Legislative Process Reform

THIRD MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - November 12, 2019

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



SUBCOMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE PROCESS REFORM MINUTES

Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair of the Subcommittee on Legislative Process Reform, called the meeting to order at 9:30 AM on November 12, 2019, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Pelowski, Gene, Chair
Runbeck, Linda, Republican Lead
McDonald, Joe
Pinto, Dave

Members excused:
Carlson, Lyndon
Freiberg, Mike
Gunther, Bob
Murphy, Mary

Non-Committee Members present:
Elkins, Steve
Gruenhagen, Glen
Klevorn, Ginny
Poppe, Jeanne
Robbins, Kristin
Sandell, Steve

A quorum was not present.

Chair Pelowski opened discussion on the following items:

1. The use of the November forecast and the February forecast by House committees
2. House Rule 4.03b – Budget Resolution timeline
3. Methods by which to promote the orderly work of conference committees
4. Joint Rule 2.06 – Conference committee reports and concurrences
5. Joint Rule 2.03 – Resolution deadlines
6. Discouraging policy provisions in budget bills
7. Base budgeting
8. Zero-base budgeting

Testifiers:
Pat Murphy, Chief Clerk
Patrick McCormack, Director, Research Department

The meeting was adjourned at 11:05 AM.




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Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair


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Tara Schaefle, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Discussion of prospective budget process reforms:.
00:46 - What forecast to use: November forecast versus February forecast.
12:31 - Timing of the Budget Resolution: Rule 4.03b.
37:48 - Conference committee week and other methods by which to promote the orderly work of conference committees.
49:38 - Conference committee reports and concurrences: how much time should they sit at the desk before they can be taken up?.
1:00:17 - Deadlines: looking at Joint Rule 2.03 and/or creating additional deadlines in House rules.
1:09:02 - Discouraging policy provisions in budget bills.
1:10:59 - Base budgeting and zero-base budgeting.
1:31:29 - General discussion.
Runs 1 hour, 35 minutes.


Subcommittee on Legislative Process Reform
Chair: Rep. Gene Pelowski


Meeting:
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
200 State Office Building

Agenda:
I. Call To Order

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of Minutes of 10.24.19.

IV. Discussion of Prospective Budget Process Reforms.

1. What forecast to use: November forecast vs. February forecast
2. Timing of the Budget Resolution: Rule 4.03b
3. Conference committee week and other methods by which to promote the orderly work of conference committees
4. Conference committee reports and concurrences: how much time should they sit at the desk before they can be taken up?
5. Deadlines: looking at Joint Rule 2.03 and/or creating additional deadlines in House rules.
6. Discouraging policy provisions in budget bills
7. Base budgeting
8. Zero-base budgeting

V. Adjournment