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TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING - State Government Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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, March 19, 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
KIEL, Debra
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim
VOGEL, Bob

Members excused:
OLSON, Liz
QUAM, Duane

A quorum was present.

Representative Albright moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 14th, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

At 8:03 AM Vice Chair Andrew Carlson assumed the gavel.

Chair Nelson moved HF1935 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF1935 (Nelson); Modifying certain administrative law judge salaries.

The following testified on HF1935:
The Honorable Michael V. Nelson, State Representative
Judge Tammy Pust, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings

Chair Nelson held HF1935 over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

Chair Nelson reassumed the gavel at 8:12 AM.

Chair Nelson moved HF1607 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF1607 (Claflin); Appropriating money for a velodrome.

The following testified on HF1607:
The Honorable Anne Claflin, State Representative
Jason Lardy, President, Minnesota Cycling Center
Amanda Harvey, Minneapolis Resident, Racer at the National Sports Center in Blaine
Samiah Abdurahim, Montessari School Student
Quinn DeMaster, Velokids Program Participant

Chair Nelson held HF1607 over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

Vice Chair Andrew Carlson assumed the gavel at 8:32 AM.

Chair Nelson moved HF1974 be rereferred to Ways and Means with a recommendation that it be placed on the General Register.

HF1974 (Nelson); Making technical changes by updating and deleting outdated budget-related language.

The following testified on HF1974:
The Honorable Michael V. Nelson, State Representative
John Pollard, Director of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minnesota Management and Budget

Representative Albright moved Amendment H1974A1.

Representative Albright moved to orally amend Amendment H1974A1, inserting “electronically” after the word “submitted” in Line 1.6 of the Amendment.

Representative Albright renewed his motion to adopt Amendment H1974A1 as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hertaus moved to orally amend HF1974, replacing “warrant” and “warrants” in Line 4.22 and Line 4.23 with “payment” and “payments”. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson renewed his motion that HF1974 as amended be rereferred to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommendation that it be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF1975 be rereferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, with a recommendation that it be placed on the General Register.

HF1975 (Nelson); Modifying best and final offer in state solicitation process.

The following testified on HF1975:
The Honorable Michael V. Nelson, State Representative
Betsy Hayes, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Administration
Wayne Waslaski, Director, Real Estate and Construction Services, Department of Administration

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H1975A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1975, as amended, be rereferred to the Committee on Ways and Means, with a recommendation that it be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson reassumed the gavel at 9:03 AM.

Chair Nelson moved HF1428.

HF1428 (Dehn); Appropriating money to the Secretary of State for attorney fees awarded in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky.

The following testified on HF1428:
The Honorable Raymond Dehn, State Representative
The Honorable Steve Simon, Secretary of State
Dan Rogan, Civil Division Manager, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office

Chair Nelson moved HF1428 be rereferred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:26 AM.




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Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair


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Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

I. HF 1975 (Nelson) State solicitation process and best final offer modified II. HF 2056 (Freiberg) State solicitation process modified III. HF 1974 (Nelson) Outdated budget-related language updated IV. HF 1935 (Nelson) Administrative law judge salaries modified V. HF 1607 (Claflin) Velodrome for track cycling funding provided VI. HF 1428 (Dehn) Secretary of State attorney fees awarded in Minnesota Voter Alliance v. Mansky

Bills Added:
  • HF1975 (Nelson) - State solicitation process modified.
  • HF1935 (Nelson) - Omnibus state government finance bill.
  • HF1607 (Claflin) - Velodrome for track cycling funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1428 (Dehn) - Secretary of State attorney fees awarded in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1974 (Nelson) - Outdated budget-related language updated and deleted.
  • HF2056 (Freiberg) - State solicitation process provisions modified.
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