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EIGHTH MEETING - State Government Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

EIGHTH MEETING – State Government Finance Division
2019-2020 Regular Session


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

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Nelson, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 7:59 AM, January 30, 2019 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
NELSON, Michael Chair
CARLSON, Andrew Vice Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
ACOMB, Patty
ELKINS, Steve
FREIBERG, Mike
GREEN, Steve
HERTAUS, Jerry
HUOT, John
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
OLSON, Liz
QUAM, Duane

Members excused:
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
VOGEL, Bob

A quorum was present.

Representative Huot moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on January 29, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following gave a review of Minnesota Public Television:
Bill Strusinski, Friends of Minnesota Public Television
Dean Orton, Chief Operations Officer for PBS

The following gave a review of Minnesota Public Radio:
John Kavanagh, Senior Counsel and Managing Director, Public & Regulatory affairs

Representative Carlson assumed the gavel at 8:35 AM.

HF14 (Nelson, M.); relating to elections; transferring and appropriating money for the purposes of the Help America Vote Act.


Representative Nelson moved the H0014A3-1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF14:
Michael Nelson, State Representative
Tim O’Driscoll, State Representative
Steve Simon, Secretary of State
Matt Hilgart, Government Relations Manager, Association of Minnesota Counties
Anne Finn, Assistant Intergovernmental Relations Director, League of Minnesota Cities

Representative Albright moved to orally amend the H0014A5 amendment by:
Page 1, Line 1.2 delete, $220,000 and inserting $163,000. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright moved to amend HF14 with the H0014A5 amendment, as amendment. Representative Albright requested a roll call

The Clerk took the roll:

AYES
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
GREEN, Steve
HERTAUS, Jerry
QUAM, Duane

NAYS
NELSON, Michael Chair
CARLSON, Andrew Vice Chair
ACOMB, Patty
ELKINS, Steve
FREIBERG, Mike
HUOT, John
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
OLSON, Liz

ABSENT
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
VOGEL, Bob

With a vote of 4 AYES, 11 NAYS, and 3 ABSENT, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Quam moved to amend HF14 with the H0014A6 amendment. Representative Quam requested a roll call.

The Clerk took the roll:

AYES
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
GREEN, Steve
HERTAUS, Jerry
QUAM, Duane

NAYS
NELSON, Michael Chair
CARLSON, Andrew Vice Chair
ACOMB, Patty
ELKINS, Steve
FREIBERG, Mike
HUOT, John
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
OLSON, Liz

ABSENT
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
VOGEL, Bob

With a vote of 4 AYES, 11 NAYS, and 3 ABSENT, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved HF14 be re-referred as amended to the committee on Ways and Means with a recommendation to be placed in the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF17 (O’Driscoll, T.) relating to state government; appropriating money from the Help America Vote Act account for certain authorized purposes.

Representative Nelson moved HF17 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill or for further action at a later date. Representative Albright moved to amend the motion, for HF17 to be re-referred to the committee on Ways and Means. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:39 AM.






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Representative Michael Nelson, Chair



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Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

NOTE ROOM CHANGE I. Overview of state funding for Minnesota Public Television II. Overview of state funding for Minnesota Public Radio III. HF14 (Nelson) Federal Help America Vote Act money transferred and appropriated IV. HF17 (O'Driscoll) Federal Help America Vote Act money transferred and appropriated The Overview of state funding for Association of Minnesota Public Education Radio Stations (AMPERS) has been moved to the Agenda for Tuesday, January 29th

Bills Added:
  • HF14 (Nelson) - Help America Vote Act money transferred and appropriated.
  • HF17 (O'Driscoll) - Help America Vote Act appropriations authorized for purposes of modernizing, securing, and updating statewide voter registration system and for cybersecurity upgrades.
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00:43 - State funding for Minnesota Public Television overview. 24:12 - State funding for Minnesota Public Radio overview. 38:38 - HF14 (Nelson) Help America Vote Act money transferred and appropriated. 1:35:47 - HF17 (O'Driscoll) Help America Vote Act appropriations authorized for purposes of modernizing, securing, and updating statewide voter registration system and for cybersecurity upgrades. Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.