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Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Nineteenth Meeting

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 12, 2021

State of Minnesota Nineteenth Meeting
House of Representatives Ninety- Second Session

Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Minutes

Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair of the Committee on Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance & Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30 AM on March 12, 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:
Ecklund, Rob, Chair
Xiong, Tou, Vice Chair
Dettmer, Bob, Minority Lead
McDonald, Joe, Minority Lead
Berg, Kaela
Bliss, Matt
Edelson, Heather
Frederick, Luke
Greenman, Emma
Nelson, Michael
Poston, John
Raleigh, Donald
Sundin, Mike


A quorum was present.

Representative Nelson moved that the minutes from March 10, 2021 be adopted. Motion prevailed.

HF 1181 (Bernardy) Higher education policy changes made, including student access restrictions to transcripts, grant and loan program modifications, school accountability provisions, and college savings plants.

The Chair moved that HF 1181 be referred the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Bernardy presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
Nekey Oliver, Office of Higher Ed
Megan FitzGibbon, Office of Higher Ed


The Chair renewed his motion that HF 1181 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. A roll call was taken. The results were as follows:

AYE

ECKLUND
XIONG
DETTMER
MCDONALD
BERG
BLISS
EDELSON
FREDERICK
GREENMAN
NELSON
POSTON
RALEIGH
SUNDIN


NAY

-

By a vote of 13 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 762 (Mekeland) Transfer of funds from contract recovery fund prohibited outside of stated purpose.

The Chair moved that HF 762 be referred to the general register.

Representative Mekeland presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
David Shaffer, Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association

The Chair renewed his motion that HF 762 be referred to general register. A roll call was taken. The results were as follows:

AYE

ECKLUND
XIONG
DETTMER
MCDONALD
BERG
BLISS
EDELSON
FREDERICK
GREENMAN
NELSON
POSTON
RALEIGH
SUNDIN


NAY

-

By a vote of 13 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 803 (Sundin) Building and construction contract requirements modified and clarified.

Representative Sundin moved that HF 803 be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law.

Representative Sundin moved the A1 amendment. Motion prevailed.

Representative Sundin presented the bill as amended.

Public Testimony:
Patrick Lee-O'Halloran, TLLO Law, Construction Attorney
Tamara Sundby, GTS HVAC, Inc.
Jim Cownie, Deputy Chief Counsel, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)
Laura Ziegler, Associated General Contractors of MN
Connie Armstrong, McGough Construction Co.
Cameron Boyd, General Counsel, Metropolitan Airports Commission

Representative Sundin renewed his motion that HF 803 be referred, as amended, to the committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law. A roll call was taken. The results were as follows:

AYE

ECKLUND
XIONG
DETTMER
MCDONALD
BERG
BLISS
FREDERICK
GREENMAN
NELSON
POSTON
RALEIGH
SUNDIN


NAY

-

EXCUSED

EDELSON

By a vote of 12 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:41 A.M.



__________________________________________
Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair

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Grace Doyle, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF803 (Sundin) - Indemnification agreement requirements modified and clarified.
  • HF762 (Mekeland) - Transfer of funds from contract recovery fund prohibited outside of stated purpose.
  • HF1181 (Bernardy) - Higher education policy changes made, including student access restrictions to transcripts, grant and loan program modifications, school accountability provisions, and college savings plants.
House TV Video:
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02:30 - HF1181 (Bernardy) Higher education policy changes made, including student access restrictions to transcripts, grant and loan program modifications, school accountability provisions, and college savings plans.
15:58 - HF762 (Mekeland) Transfer of funds from contract recovery fund prohibited outside of stated purpose.
23:41 - HF803 (Sundin) Building and construction contract requirements modified and clarified.


HF 1181 (Bernardy) Higher education policy changes made, including student access restrictions to transcripts, grant and loan program modifications, school accountability provisions, and college savings plants.
Nekey Oliver, Office of Higher Ed
Megan Fitzgibbon, Office of Higher Ed

HF 762 (Mekeland) Transfer of funds from contract recovery fund prohibited outside of stated purpose.
David Shaffer, Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association

HF 803 (Sundin) Building and construction contract requirements modified and clarified.
Patrick Lee-O'Halloran, TLLO Law, Construction Attorney
Tamara Sundby, GTS HVAC, Inc.
Jim Cownie, MnDOT Deputy Chief Counsel
Laura Ziegler, Associated General Contractors of MN
Connie Armstrong, McGough Construction Co.
Cameron Boyd, General Counsel, Metropolitan Airports Commission

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