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State Government Finance and Elections

FIFTY-FIRST MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Friday, March 11, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION


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 8:31 AM, March 11, 2022 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services.

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.

Vice Chair Carlson. moved that the minutes for March 10, 2022, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF3853.

Representative Davnie presented HF3853, Minnesota Youth Advisory Council established, Legislative Coordinating Commission required to appoint executive director specifying duties of council, reports required, and money appropriated.

Testifying:
Halla Henderson, Policy Director, Minnesota Alliance with Youth
Sage Hartman, Student, Wayzata High School
Eric Li, Student, Eagan High School
Salma Abdi, Student, Rochester Century

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF3853 be laid over.

Chair Nelson moved that HF3394 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Hansen presented HF3394, a house resolution memorializing Congress to name the South St. Paul Post Office in honor of Officer Leo Pavlak.

Testifying:
Brian Wicke, Commander, South St. Paul Police Department

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF3394 be referred to the General Register.

The clerk noted the roll.

AYES
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

EXCUSED
QUAM, Duane

With a vote of 12 AYES and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Nelson moved HF4069.

Representative Hansen presented HF4069, data security account funding provided, and money appropriated.

Testifying:
Lori Leysen, Office of the Legislature Auditor
Mark Haveman, Executive Director, Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence
Matt Gehring, Staff Coordinator / Attorney
Helen Roberts, Fiscal Analyst

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF4069 be laid over.

Chair Nelson moved HF3696.

Representative Schultz presented HF3696, health data collection and use provisions modified, and study and report on systems used to pay health care providers required.

Testifying:
Dr. Deborah Dittberner, President, Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
Helen Roberts, Fiscal Analyst

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF3696 be laid over.

The committee recessed at 9:38 AM.

The committee reconvened at 9:50 AM.

Chair Nelson moved HF3237.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H3237DE1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Xiong presented HF3237, as amended, a bill for an act relating to state government; modifying state procurement and contract provisions.

Testifying:
Betsy Hayes, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Administration.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF3237, as amended, be laid over.

Vice Chair Carlson assumed the gavel at 10:05 AM.

Chair Nelson moved HF3986.

Chair Nelson presented HF3986, Board of Barber Examiners provisions modifications; mobile barber shops provisions modifications and establishment.

Testifying:
Brent Grebinoski, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Barber Examiners
Anna Scholin, Attorney / Legislative Analyst

Vice Chair Carlson renewed the motion that HF3986 be laid over.

Chair Nelson assumed the gavel at 10:18 AM.

Representative Klevorn moved that HF2747 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Klevorn moved Amendment H2747A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Klevorn presented HF2747, as amended, lobbyist access limited relating to special access to facilities.

Representative Nash moved Amendment H2747A2 and asked for a roll call vote.

The clerk noted the roll.

AYES
NASH, Jim - Minority Lead
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
KOZNICK, Jon
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
QUAM, Duane

NAYS
NELSON, Michael V. - Chair
CARLSON, Andrew - Vice Chair
BAHNER, Kristin
ELKINS, Steve
GREENMAN, Emma
KLEVORN, Ginny
MASIN, Sandra
PELOWSKI, Gene

With a vote of 5 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Matt Gehring, Staff Coordinator / Attorney
George Beck, Clean Elections Minnesota
Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera, Executive Director, CommonCause Minnesota
Jeff Sigurdson, Executive Director, Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board

Representative Klevorn renewed the motion that HF2747, as amended, be referred to the General Register.

The clerk noted the roll.

AYES
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

NAYS
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
QUAM, Duane

EXCUSED
PELOWSKI, Gene

With a vote of 10 AYES, 2 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Nash moved that HF2857 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Nash moved Amendment H2857A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nash moved Amendment H2857A4. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nash presented HF2857, as amended, elections; absentee or sample ballot application mailing requirements provided for committee or private organization.

Testifying:
Nicole Freeman, Government Relations Director, OSS
Matt Gehring, Staff Coordinator / Attorney

Representative Nash renewed the motion that HF2857, as amended, be referred to the General Register.

The clerk noted the roll.

AYES
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
QUAM, Duane

EXCUSED
PELOWSKI, Gene

With a vote of 12 AYES and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting was adjourned at 11:08 AM.



__________________________________________
Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair


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Benjamin Brinks, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2747 (Klevorn) - Lobbyists; contributions limited that grant registered lobbyists or other individuals special access to meeting room, hospitality area, or other event space where public officials are likely to gather and the primary purpose of gathering that special access is to facilitate informal meetings or socialization with public officials.
  • HF2857 (Nash) - Elections; absentee or sample ballot application mailing requirements provided for committee or private organization.
  • HF3696 (Schultz) - Health care provider payment disclosure required, all-payer claims data provision changed, and health care payment transparency report required.
  • HF3853 (Davnie) - Minnesota Youth Advisory Council established, Legislative Coordinating Commission required to appoint executive director specifying duties of council, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3394 (Hansen) - A house resolution memorializing Congress to name the South St. Paul Post Office in honor of Officer Leo Pavlak.
  • HF3237 (Xiong) - State procurement and contract provisions modified.
  • HF3986 (Nelson) - Board of Barber Examiners related provisions modified, and mobile barber shop provisions modified and established.
  • HF4069 (Hansen) - Data security account funding provided, and money appropriated.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:03 - HF3853 (Davnie) Minnesota Youth Advisory Council established, Legislative Coordinating Commission required to appoint executive director specifying duties of council, reports required, and money appropriated.
21:23 - HF3394 (Hansen) A House resolution memorializing Congress to name the South Saint Paul Post Office in honor of Officer Leo Pavlak.
27:59 - HF4069 (Hansen) Data security account funding provided, and money appropriated.
47:26 - HF3696 (Schultz) Health data collection and use provisions modified, and study and report on systems used to pay health care providers required.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 9 minutes.

House TV Video:
View Archive

00:14 - HF3237 (Xiong, J.) State procurement and contract provisions modified.
14:31 - HF3986 (Nelson, M.) Board of Barber Examiners related provisions modified, and mobile barber shop provisions modified and established.
28:17 - HF2747 (Klevorn) Lobbyist access limited relating to special access to facilities.
1:06:36 - HF2857 (Nash) Elections; absentee or sample ballot application mailing requirements provided for committee or private organization.
Runs 1 hour, 18 minutes.


HF3853 (Davnie): Minnesota Youth Advisory Council established, Legislative Coordinating Commission required to appoint executive director specifying duties of council, reports required, and money appropriated.
***Action taken no later than 9:00 a.m.

HF3696 (Schultz): Health data collection and use provisions modified, and study and report on systems used to pay health care providers required.
***Action taken no later than 9:25 a.m.

HF3394 (Hansen): A house resolution memorializing Congress to name the South St. Paul Post Office in honor of Officer Leo Pavlak.
***Action taken no later than 9:40 a.m.

HF4069 (Hansen): Data security account funding provided, and money appropriated.
***Action taken no later than 10:10 a.m.

HF3237 (Xiong, J): A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying state procurement and contract provisions.
***Action taken no later than 10:35 a.m.

HF3986 (Nelson, M): Board of Barber Examiners related provisions modified, and mobile barber shop provisions modified and established.
***Action taken no later than 10:55 a.m.

HF2747 (Klevorn): Lobbyist access limited relating to special access to facilities.
***Action taken no later than 11:25 a.m.

HF2857 (Nash): Elections; absentee or sample ballot application mailing requirements provided for committee or private organization.
***Action taken no later than 11:55 a.m.

*Agenda items may be added or removed.
TESTIFYING AND HANDOUTS: To testify, submit written testimony, or submit handouts, please email Amanda Rudolph, the committee administrator, at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing. Written testimony and handouts must be in PDF format with Optical Character Recognition ability. Testimony will be limited and as time permits, therefore written testimony is encouraged. Please plan accordingly.
VIEW HEARING: House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp and all events are closed-captioned.
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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.

To provide feedback on digital accessibility of meeting information, please submit comments through the Minnesota Legislature Accessibility & Usability Comment Form. If you require an accommodation, please contact John Howe at: John.Howe@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-3208. Please do not contact him with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access.