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THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING - State Government Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH 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 6:30 PM, April 1, 2019 in the Basement Hearing 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
OLSON, Liz
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

A quorum was present.

Representative Huot moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 29th, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Acomb moved HF2746 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF2746 (Acomb); Appropriating money to preserve and make accessible historic resources.

The following testified on HF2746:
The Honotable Patty Acomb, State Representative
David Kelliher, Director of Public Policy, Historical Society
Jennifer Jones, Deputy Director for Preservation and Outreach, Historical Society
Richard Heller, Accessibility Advocate
Stephanie Chapel, Citizen

Chair Nelson held HF2746 over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

Vice Chair Carlson assumed the gavel at 7:11 PM.

Chair Nelson moved HF2751 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H2751DE2 Amendment.

Representative Albright moved divide the Amendment between Line 1.7 and Line 1.8. The amendment was divided and voted on separately.

Representative Albright requested a roll call vote on Amendment H2751DE2 Part 1.

The clerk took the roll:

AYES
NELSON, Michael Chair
CARLSON, Andrew Vice Chair
ACOMB, Patty
ELKINS, Steve
FREIBERG, Mike
HUOT, John
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
OLSON, Liz

NAYS
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
GREEN, Steve
HERTAUS, Jerry
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

With a vote of 11 AYES and 7 NAYES, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Carlson moved Amendment H2751DE2 Part 2. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

HF2751 (Nelson); Reducing the base appropriation to the Minnesota Humanities Center; prohibiting grants for the Healthy Eating, Here at Home program in fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

The following testified on HF2751:
The Honorable Michael V. Nelson, State Representative
Colleen Moriarty, Hunger Solutions Minnesota
Jessica Webster, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid
Kathy Zeman, Executive Director, Minnesota Farmer’s Market Association
Leah Porter, Director of Twin Cities Mobile Market, Wilder Foundation
Miah Ulysse, Northside Fresh Coordinator & Policy Manager, Appetite for Change
Richard Heller, Accessibility Advocate
Abigail Renteria, SNAP Outreach Specialist, Second Harvest Heartland
David Kotsonas, Director, Saint Paul Grower’s Association

Representative Kiel moved Amendment H2751DE1. Representative Kiel requested a roll call vote.

The Clerk took the roll:

AYES
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
GREEN, Steve
HERTAUS, Jerry
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

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

With a vote of 7 AYES and 11 NAYES, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson held HF2751, as amended, over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

Chair Nelson moved HF2750 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF2750 (Nelson); Reducing the base appropriation to the commissioner of administration; prohibiting a transfer to the Minnesota Film and TV Board in fiscal years 2020 and 2021.

The following testified on HF2750:
The Honorable Michael V. Nelson, State Representative
Melodie Bahan, Executive Director, Minnesota Film and TV

Chair Nelson held HF2750 over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:38 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. HF 2746 (Alcomb) Appropriating money to preserve and make accessible historic resources. II. HF 2750 (Nelson) Base appropriation reduced, and Minnesota Film and TV Board transfer prohibited in fiscal years 2020 and 2021 III. HF 2751 (Nelson) Minnesota Humanities Center base appropriation reduced; and Healthy Eating, Here at Home program fiscal years 2020 and 2021 grants prohibited More bills may be added

Bills Added:
  • HF2746 (Acomb) - Historic resource preservation and accessibility funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2750 (Nelson) - Commissioner of administration base appropriation reduced, and Minnesota Film and TV Board transfer prohibited in fiscal years 2020 and 2021.
  • HF2751 (Nelson) - Minnesota Humanities Center base appropriation reduced; and Healthy Eating, Here at Home program fiscal years 2020 and 2021 grants prohibited.
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