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SIXTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 28, 2021

SIXTH MEETING – State Government Finance & Elections Committee
2021-2022 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE MINUTES

Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair of the Committee, called the virtual State Government Finance & Elections Committee meeting to order at 8:30 AM, January 28, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services and Facebook Live.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
NELSON, Michael V. - Chair
CARLSON, Andrew - Vice Chair
NASH, Jim - Minority Lead
BAHNER, Kristin
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ELKINS, Steve
GREENMAN, Emma
KLEVORN, Ginny
KOZNICK, Jon
MASIN, Sandra
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
PELOWSKI, Gene
QUAM, Duane

A quorum was present.

Representative Klevorn moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on January 26, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF23 be laid over for possible inclusion in a committee omnibus bill.

HF23 (Davnie); requiring the secretary of state to amend rules to recognize a medical bill as a proof of residence on election day; authorizing rulemaking.

The following testified on HF23:
The Honorable Jim Davnie, State Representative
The Honorable Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State

Chair Nelson laid HF23 over for possible inclusion in a committee omnibus bill.

Representative Greenman moved HF9 be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law.

HF9 (Greenman); modifying provisions related to voter registration; absentee voting; establishing a system of early voting; eliminating a restriction on the number of voters an individual may assist on election day; modifying standards governing access to Help America Vote Act funds; regulating intimidation, deceptive practices, and interference with voter registration and voting; campaign finance; regulating small donor political committees and funds; establishing a small donor state match program; establishing a Democracy Dollar coupon program; exempting certain candidate expenditures from aggregate expenditure limits; repealing the political contribution refund program; repealing the campaign public subsidy program; providing principles and procedures related to redistricting of congressional and legislative districts; establishing a criminal penalty; requiring reports; appropriating money.

Representative Greenman moved Amendment H0009A2. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF9, as amended:
The Honorable Emma Greenman, State Representative
The Honorable Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State
The Honorable Keith Ellison, Minnesota Attorney General
George Beck, Chair, Clean Elections Minnesota
Pastor James Alberts, President of the Board, ISAIAH
Arline Datu, Community Organizer, Saint Paul
Sandra Grandmaison, Co-President, League of Women Voters of Duluth
Glenn Brown, Member, Barbershops and Black Congregation Cooperative, ISAIAH
Mary Jo Malecha, Member, ISAIAH
Sean Lim, Lead Campus Organizer, Minnesota Youth Collective
Mohamed Shaale, Member, Muslim Coalition, ISAIAH
Stephanie Stoessel, Member, ISAIAH
Jeff Sigurdson, Executive Director, Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

Chair Nelson laid HF9 over for further consideration.

Representative Nash requested a roll call vote on HF9.

The meeting adjourned at 10:00 AM.






Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF9 (Greenman) - Voter registration related provisions modified; absentee voting provisions modified; system of early voting established; restriction on the number of voters an individual may assist on election day eliminated; voting instructions, sample ballots, and election judges required to be multilingual; standards governing access to Help America Vote Act funds modified; intimidation, deceptive practices, and interference with voter registration and voting regulated; campaign finance provisions modified; small donor political committees and funds regulated; small donor state match program established; Democracy Dollar coupon program established; candidate expenditures exempted; political contribution refund program repealed; campaign public subsidy program repealed; penalties provided; reports required; and money appropriated.
  • HF23 (Davnie) - Secretary of sate required to amend rules to recognize medical bill as proof of residence, and rulemaking authorized.
House TV Video:
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01:44 HF23 (Davnie) Secretary of State required to amend rules to recognize medical bill as proof of residence, and rulemaking authorized.
25:13 HF9 (Greenman) Elections; voter registration and absentee voting provisions modified, early voting system established, restriction on number of voters an individual may assist eliminated, Help America Vote Act fund governing standards modified, small donor state match program established, and money appropriated.

Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes


H. F. 23 (Davnie) A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring the secretary of state to amend rules to recognize a medical bill as a proof of residence on election day; authorizing rulemaking.

H. F. 9 (Greenman) A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying provisions related to voter registration; absentee voting; establishing a system of early voting; eliminating a restriction on the number of voters an individual may assist on election day; modifying standards governing access to Help America Vote Act funds; regulating intimidation, deceptive practices, and interference with voter registration and voting; campaign finance; regulating small donor political committees and funds; establishing a small donor state match program; establishing a Democracy Dollar coupon program; exempting certain candidate expenditures from aggregate expenditure limits; repealing the political contribution refund program; repealing the campaign public subsidy program; providing principles and procedures related to redistricting of congressional and legislative districts; establishing a criminal penalty; requiring reports; appropriating money.

*Agenda items may be added or removed.

TESTIFYING: If you would like to testify or submit written testimony, please email the committee administrator at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing. Testimony will be limited and as time permits, therefore written testimony is encouraged. Please plan accordingly.

HANDOUTS: Handouts must be in PDF format with Optical Character Recognition ability and emailed to the committee administrator at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing.

DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the State Government Finance and Elections Committee webpage https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/home/92009

VIEW HEARING: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

ACCESSIBILITY: 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.

RULE 10.01: Meetings are held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm