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Subcommittee on Legislative Process Reform

FIFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 16, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION



SUBCOMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE PROCESS REFORM MINUTES

Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair of the Subcommittee on Legislative Process Reform, called the virtual meeting to order at 5:00 PM on February 16, 2021 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:
Pelowski, Gene, Chair
Wolgamott, Dan, Vice Chair
Daudt, Kurt, Republican Lead
Freiberg, Mike
Garofalo, Pat
Haley, Barb
Lislegard, Dave
Moran, Rena
O’Neill, Marion
Pinto, Dave
Sandstede, Julie

A quorum was present.

Representative Wolgamott moved that the minutes of February 12, 2021, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Bills not introduced at the time of the meeting are indicated by the House Research or Revisor code.

Representative Baker continued to present AS025, a bill for an act relating to business operation; creating a timeline for ending restrictions on businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Testifying on AS025:
• Ken Jarka, President, Greater Minneapolis Hotel Association; General Manager, Hilton Minneapolis
• Liz Rammer, President & CEO, Hospitality Minnesota

Representative Sandstede presented CS043, a bill for an act relating to state government; defining public health emergency; clarifying governor's authority to declare a peacetime emergency for a public health emergency; terminating executive orders issued during a peacetime emergency lasting more than 30 days unless ratified by the legislature; modifying vote and quorum requirements during a peacetime emergency; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 12.03, by adding a subdivision; 12.31, subdivision 2.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 PM.






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Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair


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Tara Schaefle, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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Continuation of the agenda from Friday, February 12:.
Overview of legislative proposals related to the Peacetime Emergency.
01:56 - House Research Document AS025 (Baker) Creating a timeline for ending restrictions on businesses during the COVI-19 Pandemic.
41:52 - House Research Document CS043 (Sandstede); Terminating executive orders issued during a peacetime emergency lasting more than 30 days unless ratified by the legislature; modifying vote and quorum requirements during a peacetime emergency.


Continuation of the agenda from Friday, February 12:

Overview of legislative proposals related to the Peacetime Emergency.

House Research Document AS025 (Baker); Creating a timeline for ending restrictions on businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

House Research Document CS041 (Sandstede); Easing restrictions on bars, restaurants, and certain other places of public accommodation in greater Minnesota.

House Research Document CS035 (Sandstede); Terminating executive orders issued during a peacetime emergency lasting more than 30 days unless ratified by the legislature; modifying vote and quorum requirements during a peacetime emergency.

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

NOTE: This meeting is held in accordance to House Rule 10.01 https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

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. Please do not contact Jenny with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda. If you have questions regarding the substance of the agenda, please contact the Committee Administrator, Owen Wirth at Owen.Wirth@House.mn.