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TWENTIETH MEETING - State Government Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 8:03 AM, February 27, 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
CARLSON, Lyndon Ex-Officio
ACOMB, Patty
ELKINS, Steve
FREIBERG, Mike
GREEN, Steve
HUOT, John
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
OLSON, Liz
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

Members excused:
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
HERTAUS, Jerry
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim

A quorum was present.

HF 353 (Murphy); A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for equipment grants to public television stations.

Chair Nelson moved that HF 353 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

Chair Nelson moved to orally amend Amendment H0353A1, replacing “Grand” with “Grant” on line 1.10.

Chair Nelson moved to adopt Amendment H0353A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF 353:
Mary Murphy, State Representative
Patty Mester, General Manager of WDSE-WRPT, Duluth, MN
Bill Strusinski, Libby Law Office, Representing Friends of Minnesota Public Television

HF 353, as amended, was held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF 1187 (Lippert); A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for equipment grants to Minnesota Public Radio.

Chair Nelson moved that HF 1187 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

The following testified on HF 1187:
Todd Lippert, State Representative
John Kavanagh, Managing Director for Public and Regulatory Affairs, Minnesota Public Radio

HF 1187 was held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF 1303 (Persell); A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for grants to radio stations.

Chair Nelson moved that HF 1303 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

The following testified on HF 1303:
John Persell, State Representative
Joel Glaser, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Minnesota Public Education Radio Stations (AMPERS)

HF 1303 was held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF 354 (Carlson, L.); A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money to public television and community radio for the Beyond Opioids Project.

Chair Nelson moved that HF 354 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

Chair Nelson moved to adopt Amendment H0354A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF 354:
Lyndon Carlson, State Representative
Bill Strusinski, Libby Law Office, Representing Friends of Minnesota Public Television
Joel Glaser, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Minnesota Public Education Radio Station (AMPERS)

HF 354, as amended, was held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:21 AM.


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Representative Michael Nelson, Chair


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Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

I. HF353 (Murphy) Public television station equipment grants provided II. HF354 (Carlson,L) Beyond Opioids public television and community radio funding provided III. HF1187 (Lippert) Minnesota Public Radio equipment grants provided IV. HF1303 (Persell) Radio stations grant funding provided for Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations If you would like to testify on any bill, please contact Jim Gelbmann (651-296-7427) or send an e-mail to jim.gelbmann@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF353 (Murphy) - Public television station equipment grants funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF354 (Carlson) - Beyond Opioids Project public television and community radio funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1187 (Lippert) - Minnesota Public Radio equipment grants funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1303 (Persell) - Radio station grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
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