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FORTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 25, 2020

FORTY-EIGHTH MEETING – State Government Finance Division
2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:01 AM, February 25, 2020 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
NELSON, Michael V. Chair
KLEVORN, Ginny Vice Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
ACOMB, Patty
ELKINS, Steve
FREIBERG, Mike
GREEN, Steve
HERTAUS, Jerry
HUOT, John
JORDAN, Sydney
KIEL, Debra
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim
OLSON, Liz
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

A quorum was present.

Representative Quam moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 20, 2020 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Nelson moved HF2490 be rereferred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

HF2490 (Wolgamott); Establishing a grant program for skate parks throughout the state; authorizing the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission to build skate parks; appropriating money; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

The following testified on HF2490:
The Honorable Dan Wolgamott, State Representative
Paul Forsline, President, City of Skate
Marsha Hovey, Board Member, City of Skate
Mark Rodriguez, Owner, 3rd Lair Skatepark
Witt Siasoco, Secretary, City of Skate
Cora Neisen, City of Skate

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H2490A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2490, as amended, be rereferred to the Committee on Ways & Means with a recommendation that it be rereferred to the Committee on Capital Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF1303 be held over for further consideration.

HF1303 (Persell); Appropriating money for grants to radio stations.

The following testified on HF1303:
The Honorable John Persell, State Representative
Joel Glaser, Chief Executive Officer, Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations (AMPERS)

Chair Nelson held HF1303 over for further consideration.

Chair Nelson moved HF1372 be rereferred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

HF1372 (Long); Allowing voters to join a permanent absentee voter list; requiring absentee ballots to automatically be sent before election to voters on permanent absentee voter list.

Representative Long moved Amendment H1372A2. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF1372:
The Honorable Jamie Long, State Representative
The Honorable Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1372, as amended, be rereferred to the Committee on Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 9:30 AM.




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Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



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Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1303 (Persell) - Radio station grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2490 (Wolgamott) - Skate park construction throughout the state grant program established, Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission authorized to build skate parks, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1372 (Long) - Voters allowed to join permanent absentee voter list, and absentee ballots required to automatically be sent to voters on permanent absentee list before election.
House TV Video:
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01:18 - HF2490 (Wolgamott) Skate park construction throughout the state grant program established, Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission building of skate parks authorized, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
46:55 - HF1303 (Persell) Radio station grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
54:06 - HF1372 (Long) Voters allowed to join permanent absentee voter list, and absentee ballots required to automatically be sent to voters on permanent absentee list before election.
Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.



I. Call to Order

II. Roll Call

III. HF 1303 (Persell) Community Service and Equipment Grants for Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations

IV. HF 2490 (Wolgamott) Skate Park Construction Grant Program established

V. HF 1372 (Long) Voters allowed to request being placed on list for permanent receipt of absentee ballots for all federal, state and local elections (pending receipt of fiscal note)

Additional Bills May Be Added

V. Adjournment