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THIRTY-THIRD MEETING - State Government Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD 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 10:02 AM, March 29, 2019 in Hearing Room 10 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
HERTAUS, Jerry
HUOT, John
KIEL, Debra
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim
OLSON, Liz
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

Members excused:
GREEN, Steve

A quorum was present.

Representative Olson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 28th, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following gave an overview of the Governor’s Proposed Budget for the Office of Minnesota Information Technology (MN.IT) for Fiscal Year 2020 – 2021:
Bill Priorier, Acting Commissioner, MN.IT
Aaron Call, Chief Information Security Officer, MN.IT
Jon Eichten, Deputy Commissioner, MN.IT

Chair Nelson moved HF5 be rereferred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Albright moved to amend the motion on HF5 with a recommendation that it be referred by Ways and Means to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

HF5 (Halverson); Providing for paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant’s serious medical condition benefits; regulating and requiring certain employment leaves; classifying certain data; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money.

The following testified on HF5:
The Honorable Laurie Halverson, State Representative
Eric Hallstrom, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget
Mary Jo Malecha, Personal Testimony
Kimberly Dunn Lewis, Representing Minnesota School Boards Association
Angela Byrn, State Employee, Governor’s Task Force
Lauryn Schothorst, Director of Energy & Labor/Management Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Debra Fitzpatrick, Co-Director, Center on Women, Gender, and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School
Brian Allie, Chief Business Technology Officer, Department of Employment and Economic Development
Georgina Brelje, Legislative Liaison and Budget Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Darielle Dannen, Government Relations Director, Department of Employment and Economic Development

Chair Nelson moved HF5 be rereferred to the Committee on Ways and Means with a recommendation that it be referred to Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 2:37 PM.

The committee reconvened at 3:05 PM.

Chair Nelson moved HF1471 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF1471 (Bierman); Authorizing the placement of a plaque in the court of honor on the Capitol grounds to honor all Minnesota veterans who served in the United States armed forces, both at home and abroad, during World War I.

The following testified on HF1471:
The Honorable Robert Bierman, State Representative

Chair Nelson moved HF1471 be rereferred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF2249 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF2249 (Gomez); Repealing requirements for the regulation of salons and salon managers for licensed practitioners who only provide eyelash extensions.

The following testified on HF2249:
The Honorable Aisha Gomez, State Representative
Brenda Totz, Licensed Eyelash Technician and Owner, Buku Lashes
Megan Forbes, Attorney, Institute for Justice
Gina Fast, Executive Director, Board of Cosmetology
Jim Hirst, Representing Salon and Spa Professionals Association

Chair Nelson held HF2249 over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

Representative Huot moved HF1740 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

Representative Huot moved Amendment H1740DE1-1. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF1740 (Huot); Establishing a Capitol flag program for families of military service members and first responders who die in the line of duty.

The following testified on HF1740:
The Honorable John Huot, State Representative

Chair Nelson held HF1740 over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

Vice Chair Carlson assumed the gavel at 3:44 PM.

Chair Nelson moved HF123 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF123 (Nelson); Eliminating the Legislative Budget Office.

The following testified on HF123:
The Honorable Michael V. Nelson, State Representative

Representative Vogel moved to table HF123. Representative Vogel requested a roll-call vote.

The clerk took the roll:

AYES
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
HERTAUS, Jerry
NASH, Jim
VOGEL, Bob

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

ABSENT
ACOMB, Patty
GREEN, Steve
KIEL, Debra
OLSON, Liz
QUAM, Duane

With a vote of 4 AYES, 9 NAYES, and 5 ABSENT, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Nelson held HF123 over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 PM.





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Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



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Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

I. MN.IT Governor's change level requests presented. II. HF 5 (Halverson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided HF 1740 (Huot) Capitol flag program for families of military and first responders killed in line of duty. HF 1471 (Bierman) World War I Minnesota veterans plaque authorized to be placed in Capitol grounds court of honor HF 2249 (Gomez) Cosmetology, salon and salon managers regulation requirements repealed for licensed practitioners who provide eyelash extensions HF 123 (Nelson) Legislative Budget Office eliminated More bills may be added

Bills Added:
  • HF1740 (Huot) - Capitol flag program for families of military service members and first responders who die in the line of duty established.
  • HF5 (Halverson) - Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; and rulemaking authorized.
  • HF1471 (Bierman) - World War I Minnesota veterans plaque authorized to be placed in Capitol grounds court of honor.
  • HF2249 (Gomez) - Cosmetology; salon and salon manager regulation requirements repealed for licensed practitioners who only provide eyelash extensions.
  • HF123 (Nelson) - Legislative Budget Office eliminated.
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00:35 - Governor's MN.IT change level requests. 1:31:43 - HF5 (Halverson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated. The Division recessed. Runs 4 hours, 35 minutes.