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TWENTY-FIRST MEETING - State Government Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING – State Government Finance Division
2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 8:02 AM, February 28, 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
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

Members excused:
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
OLSON, Liz

A quorum was present.

Representative Quam moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 26th, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Quam moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 27th, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, with a recommendation that it be referred to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 140 (Moran); A bill for an act relating to cosmetology; exempting hair braiders from cosmetology registration requirements.

Chair Nelson moved that HF 140 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

The following testified on HF 140:
Rena Moran, State Representative
Megan Forbes, Institute for Justice
Mary Reed, Advocate for Professional Hairbraiders
Gina Fast, Executive Director, Board of Cosmetology

HF 140 was held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF 1358 (Elkins); A bill for an act relating to state government; appropriating money for grants to cities and counties to improve website accessibility.

Representative Elkins moved that HF 1358 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

The following testified on HF 1358:
Steve Elkins, State Representative
Noah McCourt, Minnesota Governor’s Council on Disabilities
Kody Olson, Public Policy Director, Minnesota Council on Developmental Disabilities

HF 1358 was held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF 187 (Lucero); A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring the state auditor to reimburse the legal costs of Wright, Becker, and Ramsey Counties; regulating the use of certain appropriations by the state auditor for litigation expenses.

Chair Nelson moved that HF 187 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

Chair Nelson moved to adopt Amendment A19-0057. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF 187:
Eric Lucero, State Representative
Julie Blaha, State Auditor
Greg T. Kryzer, Assistant County Attorney, Wright County

HF 187, as amended, was held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

The following testified on HF 140:
Denise Jarrett, Eco Hairbraider Association

The meeting was adjourned at 9:25 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 funding provided (Testimony heard on 2/27; Motion to refer to Ways and Means) II. HF140 (Moran) Hair braiders exempted from cosmetology registration requirements III. HF1358 (Elkins) Appropriating money for grants to cities and counties to improve website accessibility IV. HF187 (Lucero) Legal expenses paid by Wright, Becker and Ramsey counties to be reimbursed by the state 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:
  • HF140 (Moran) - Hair braiders exempted from cosmetology registration requirements.
  • HF187 (Lucero) - Wright, Becker, and Ramsey Counties; state auditor required to reimburse legal costs, and state auditor appropriation to use for litigation expenses regulated.
  • HF1358 (Elkins) - Cities and counties website accessibility improvement grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF353 (Murphy) - Public television station equipment grants funding provided, and money appropriated.
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