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FIFTY-SECOND MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Tuesday, March 15, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SECOND 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 15, 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.

Representative Elkins moved that the minutes for March 11, 2022, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved that HF3696 be referred to the Committee on Health.

Testifying:
Helen Roberts, Fiscal Analyst

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF3696 Committee on Health.

The clerk noted the roll.

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

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

EXCUSED
GREENMAN, Emma

With a vote of 7 AYES, 5 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Nelson moved that HF2856 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Keeler presented HF2856, Holiday definition modified to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day.

Testifying:
Adosh Unni, Department of Education
Shelley Buck, Tribal Council Vice President, Prairie Island Indian Community
Robert “Deuce” Larsen, President, Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Chairman, Mn Indian Affairs Council

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2856 be referred to the General Register.

The clerk noted the roll.

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

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

With a vote of 8 AYES and 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Nelson moved to reconsider HF3696. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved that HF3696 be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF3696 be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

The clerk noted the roll.

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

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

EXCUSED
GREENMAN, Emma

With a vote of 7 AYES, 5 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Nelson moved HF3910.

Representative Richardson presented HF3910, Juneteenth, June 19 recognized as state holiday.

Testifying:
Helen Roberts, Fiscal Analyst
Meredith Weekes Moore, Leverette Weekes & Company
Lee Jordan, State and Regional Director for National Juneteenth
Edward Reynoso, Political Director, Teamsters Joint Council 32

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF3910 be laid over.

Chair Nelson moved that HF778 be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Representative Stephenson presented HF778, sports wagering commission created, licensing provided for sports pool operators and sports wagering premises, mobile and electronic sports pool licenses established, conduct of sports pools prescribed, local restrictions prohibited, participation in sports wagering restricted, excise tax imposed on sports wagers in lieu of the corporate tax, administration of tax provided, and report required.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H778A7. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Anne Krisnik, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition
Pat Gibbs, Sports Betting Alliance, Orrick Law Firm
Andy Platto, Executive Director, MN Indian Gaming Association
Sam Krueger, Executive Director, Electronic Gaming Group
Jake Grassel, Citizens Against Gambling Expansion

Chair Nelson moved that HF778, as amended, be laid over.

Chair Nelson moved that HF4169 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H4169DE1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Quam moved Amendment H4169A1. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Jordan presented HF4165, as amended, Russia; divestment of investments required, contracts with entities terminated, and report required.

Testifying:
Betsy Hayes, Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Administration
Luda Anastazievsky, Chair of the Minnesota Ukrainian American Advocacy Committee

Chair Nelson moved that HF4169, as amended, be laid over.

The committee recessed at 10:10 AM.

The committee reconvened at 5:01 PM.

Chair Nelson corrected the previous bill number from HF4169 to HF4165.

Chair Nelson corrected the previous amendment coding from H4169DE1 to H4165DE1 and H4169A1 to H4165A1.

Chair Nelson moved that HF4165 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H4165DE1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Quam moved Amendment H4165A1. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF4165, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The clerk noted the roll.

AYES
NELSON, Michael V. - Chair
CARLSON, Andrew - Vice Chair
NASH, Jim - Minority Lead
BAHNER, Kristin
ELKINS, Steve
GREENMAN, Emma
KLEVORN, Ginny
KOZNICK, Jon
MASIN, Sandra
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne

EXCUSED
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
PELOWSKI, Gene
QUAM, Duane

With a vote of 10 AYES and 3 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Nelson moved that HF778, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Testifying:
Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Vice President, LeagueApps

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF778, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

The clerk noted the roll.

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

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

EXCUSED
PELOWSKI, Gene

With a vote of 7 AYES, 5 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting was adjourned at 5:35 PM.



__________________________________________
Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair


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Benjamin Brinks, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF778 (Stephenson) - Sports betting provided for and authorized, licenses established, local restrictions prohibited, sports betting taxation provided, civil and criminal penalties provided, amateur sports grants provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2856 (Keeler) - Indigenous Peoples' Day school observance required, Indigenous Peoples' Day state holiday established and Christopher Columbus Day state holiday eliminated.
  • HF3910 (Richardson) - Juneteenth, June 19 recognized as state holiday.
  • HF3696 (Schultz) - Health care provider payment disclosure required, all-payer claims data provision changed, and health care payment transparency report required.
  • HF4165 (Jordan) - Russia and Belarus investment divestment required, contracts with Russian and Belarussian entities terminated, and report required.
House TV Video:
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01:48 - HF3696 (Schultz) Health data collection and use provisions modified, and study and report on systems used to pay health care providers required.
04:38 - HF2856 (Keeler) Indigenous Peoples' Day school observance required, Indigenous Peoples' Day state holiday established and Christopher Columbus Day state holiday eliminated.
42:24 - HF3910 (Richardson) Juneteenth, June 19 recognized as state holiday.
1:00:58 - HF778 (Stephenson) Sports wagering commission created, licensing provided for sports pool operators and sports wagering premises, mobile and electronic sports pool licenses established, conduct of sports pools prescribed, local restrictions prohibited, participation in sports wagering restricted, excise tax imposed on sports wagers in lieu of the corporate tax, administration of tax provided, and report required.
1:31:46 - HF4165 (Jordan) Russia; divestment of investments required, contracts with entities terminated, and report required.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.

House TV Video:
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Continued consideration of HF4165 (Jordan) Russia; divestment of investments required, contracts with entities terminated, and report required.
07:59 - Continued consideration of HF778 (Stephenson) Sports wagering commission created, licensing provided for sports pool operators and sports wagering premises, mobile and electronic sports pool licenses established, conduct of sports pools prescribed, local restrictions prohibited, participation in sports wagering restricted, excise tax imposed on sports wagers in lieu of the corporate tax, administration of tax provided, and report required.
Runs 36 minutes.


HF3696 (Schultz): Health data collection and use provisions modified, and study and report on systems used to pay health care providers required.
*Action taken on HF3693 no later than 8:40 a.m.*
HF2856 (Keeler): Holiday definition modified to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples Day.
*Action taken on HF2856 no later than 9:00 a.m.*
HF3910 (Richardson): Juneteenth, June 19 recognized as state holiday.
*Action taken on HF3910 no later than 9:20 a.m.*
HF778 (Stephenson): Sports wagering commission created, licensing provided for sports pool operators and sports wagering premises, mobile and electronic sports pool licenses established, conduct of sports pools prescribed, local restrictions prohibited, participation in sports wagering restricted, excise tax imposed on sports wagers in lieu of the corporate tax, administration of tax provided, and report required.
*Action taken HF778 no later than 9:45 a.m.*
HF4165 (Jordan): Russia; divestment of investments required, contracts with entities terminated, and report required.
*Action taken on HF4165 no later than 10:00 a.m.*
*Agenda items may be added or removed.

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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.