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THIRTY-FIRST MEETING - State Government Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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, March 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
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
OLSON, Liz
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

Members excused:
NASH, Jim

A quorum was present.

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

Chair Nelson moved HF1968 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF1968 (Hornstein); Modifying provisions related to state employees with disabilities; creating a working group; requiring a report.

The following testified on HF1968:
The Honorable Frank Hornstein, State Representative
Anne Sittner-Anderson, Communications Coordinator, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing
Mary Hartnett, Executive Director, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing

Chair Nelson moved HF1968 be rereferred to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommendation that it be referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF1861 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H1861A1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF1861 (Pierson); Prohibiting an agency from procuring supplies or services from persons that fail to disclose as required by federal law information relating to conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or its neighboring countries; requiring an agency to provide notice of the prohibition in any solicitation for supplies or services.

The following testified on HF1861:
The Honorable Kristin Bahner, State Representative
Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Executive Director, World Without Genocide – Mitchell Hamline
Dr. Edwige Mubonzi, Medical Doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Sarah Erickson, J.D., Policy and Programs Manager, World Without Genocide
Betsy Hayes, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Administration

Chair Nelson held HF1861 over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF1773 was given an informational hearing.

HF 1773 (Dettmer); Providing funding to construct the Minnesota Medal of Honor Commemorative Memorial.

The following testified on HF1773:
The Honorable Bob Dettmer, State Representative
Tiffany Kovaleski, Co-Chair, Minnesota Medal of Honor Memorial
Paul Mandell, Executive Secretary, Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board
John Kraemer, Chairman, Minnesota Medal of Honor Memorial

Vice Chair Carlson assumed the gavel at 9:08 AM.

Chair Nelson moved HF1962 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF1962 (Nelson); Establishing a working group on the legislature’s accessibility measures; requiring the legislature to comply with accessibility standards for technology; appropriating money.

The following testified on HF1962:
The Honorable Michael V. Nelson, State Representative
Mary Hartnett, Executive Director, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing
Greg Hubinger, Director, Legislative Coordinating Commission

Chair Nelson held HF1962 over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:27 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 1861 (Pierson) Agencies prohibited from procuring supplies or services from persons failing to disclose conflict minerals from Democratic Republic of the Congo or its neighboring countries II. HF 1962 (Nelson) Legislature accessibility measures working group established, legislature compliance with technology accessibility standards required, and money appropriated. III. HF 1968 (Hornstein) State employees with disabilities provisions modified, working group created, and report required. IV. HF 1773 (Dettmer) Minnesota Medal of Honor Commemorative Memorial construction More bills will be added.

Bills Added:
  • HF1861 (Pierson) - Agencies prohibited from procuring supplies or services from persons failing to disclose conflict minerals from Democratic Republic of the Congo or its neighboring countries, and prohibition in any supply or service solicitation provided by an agency required.
  • HF1962 (Nelson) - Legislature accessibility measures working group established, legislature compliance with technology accessibility standards required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1968 (Hornstein) - State employees with disabilities provisions modified, working group created, and report required.
  • HF1773 (Dettmer) - Minnesota Medal of Honor Commemorative Memorial construction funding provided.
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