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THIRTY SIXTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - April 22, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY SIXTH MEETING
MN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY SECOND SESSION

EDUCATION FINANCE
MINUTES

Representative Jim Davnie, Chair of the Education Finance Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 8:08am on April 22, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
DAVNIE, Jim
SANDSTEDE, Julie
KRESHA, Ron
BENNETT, Peggy
DANIELS, Brian
DEMUTH, Lisa
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ERICKSON, Sondra
FEIST, Sandra
JORDAN, Sydney
MUELLER, Patricia
RICHARDSON, Ruth
THOMPSON, John
WOLGAMOTT, Dan
XIONG, Tou
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Members excused:
MARQUART, Paul

A quorum was present.

Rep. Feist moved that the minutes from April 8, 2021 be approved. Motion prevailed.

HF 600 (Winkler) This bill establishes a regulatory framework for adult-use cannabis, moves the medical cannabis program under the newly created Cannabis Management Board, establishes taxes on adult-use cannabis, creates grants to assist individuals entering into the legal cannabis market, amends criminal penalties, provides for expungement and resentencing of certain convictions, reschedules marijuana, and appropriates money.

Rep. Jordan moved that HF 600 be presented before the committee; be referred to the Public Safety Committee.

Rep. Winkler presented HF 600.

Rep. Jordan renewed the motion that HF 600 be referred to the Public Safety Committee. A roll call vote was taken. Motion prevailed.

Roll Call Vote Count (HF 600); aye – 8, no – 6, abstain – 2, excused – 1:
DAVNIE, Jim (aye)
SANDSTEDE, Julie (abstain)
KRESHA, Ron (no)
BENNETT, Peggy (no)
DANIELS, Brian (no)
DEMUTH, Lisa (no)
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve (no)
ERICKSON, Sondra (no)
FEIST, Sandra (aye)
JORDAN, Sydney (aye)
MARQUART, Paul (excused)
MUELLER, Patricia (abstain)
RICHARDSON, Ruth (aye)
THOMPSON, John (aye)
WOLGAMOTT, Dan (aye)
XIONG, Tou (aye)
YOUAKIM, Cheryl (aye)

Testifiers:
Andrea Jones
Susan Nokleby, School Nurse Organization of MN
Lori Nakamura, Licensed School Nurse
Ehrin Zimmerman, President, MN Association of Secondary Principals; Principal, Perham High
School
Kristy Pierce
Kim Lewis, MN School board Association, MN Association of School Administrators, MN
Elementary School Principals
Rory O’Brien, Minneapolis Students for Sensible Drug Policy Leadership
George Realmuto M.D., Professor Emeritus Psychiatry, University of MN
Jasmine Bolden
Cynthia Gomez
Beth Gendler
Leili Fatehi, Minnesotans for Responsible Marijuana Regulation


The meeting of the Education Finance Committee was adjourned 9:19am.


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Representative Jim Davnie, Chair

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Brittney Sunderland, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF600 (Winkler) - Omnibus cannabis bill.
House TV Video:
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02:55 - HF600 (Winkler) Omnibus cannabis bill.


HF 600 (Winkler): Legalization of Adult-Use Cannabis

PLEASE NOTE: Testimony, amendments and discussion will be limited to the provisions of HF 600 within the jurisdiction of the Education Finance Committee. The deadline to get amendments to the Committee Administrator is 10:30 am on Wednesday, April 21st.
The relevant provisions are as follows:
Article 1
• Sec. 4 – legislative report on funding recommendations (particularly (e) (8) (i and iv)
• Sec. 8 – prohibition of adult use on school grounds (particularly subdivision 1 sec 4)
• Sec. 14 – prohibition on business operations near a school (particularly subdivision 4)
• Sec. 46 – consumption prohibition provisions relating to medical cannabis (particularly subdivision 2)
• Sec. 47 – protections for medical cannabis registry program participants (particularly subdivision 3)

Article 5
• Sec. 5 – striking language in subdivision 1, sec. 4
• Sec. 9 – cannabis sale crimes (particularly subdivision 1, sec. 3 & 5, subdivision 2, sec. 3)

Article 7
• Sec. 3 – education on cannabis use and substance use
• Sec. 4 – reporting on underage substance use
• Sec. 5 – public health youth education on substance use (particularly subdivision 1)
• Sec. 14 – employee testing exceptions (particularly subdivision 9)
*more items may be added to the agenda*

Instructions to the public on testimony:
• Testimony will be taken on a first come basis and will only relate to the sections of the bill that are specified. If you wish to testify on this bill, please contact brittney.sunderland@house.mn and copy sarah.burt@house.mn by 5pm, Wednesday April 21st to get instructions. Clearly indicate you'd like to testify on HF 600 in the subject of your email.
• Written testimony is welcome, please see the template saved under permanent committee documents and use that to submit your comments by 5pm Wednesday, April 21st to sarah.burt@house.mn

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

Note: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Do not contact Jenny about the content of this meeting.