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Subcommittee on Legislative Process Reform

SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 26, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH 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 1:00 PM on February 26, 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 19, 2021, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Sandstede moved that HF 1514 be laid over for future consideration.

Representative Sandstede moved the H1514DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Sandstede presented HF 1514 as amended, a bill for an act relating to state government; easing restrictions on bars, restaurants, and certain other places of public accommodation in greater Minnesota.

Representative Sandstede renewed the motion that HF 1514 as amended be laid over for future consideration.

Representative Sandstede presented HF 1515, 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.

Representative O’Neill moved that HF 1515 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative O’Neill requested a roll call on HF 1515.

AYES
Daudt
Haley
O’Neill

NAYS
Pelowski
Freiberg
Lislegard
Moran
Pinto
Sandstede

ABSTAIN
Wolgamott
Garofalo

There being 3 ayes, 6 nays, and 2 abstentions, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:50 PM.






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Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair


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Tara Schaefle, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1514 (Sandstede) - COVID-19; bar and restaurant restrictions modified, and money appropriated for payments to bars and restaurants.
  • HF1515 (Sandstede) - Public health emergency defined, governor authority to declare peacetime emergency for public health emergency clarified, executive orders lasting more than 30 days terminated unless ratified by legislature, and vote and quorum requirements modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:11 - HF1514 (Sandstede) COVID-19; bar and restaurant restrictions eased.
39:37 - HF1515 (Sandstede) Public health emergency defined, governor authority to declare peacetime emergency for public health emergency clarified, executive orders lasting more than 30 days terminated unless ratified by legislature, and vote and quorum requirements modified.

Runs 50 minutes


HF 1514 (Sandstede) Easing restrictions on bars, restaurants, and certain other places of public accommodation in greater Minnesota.

HF 1515 (Sandstede) defining public health emergency; clarifying governor's authority to declare a peacetime emergency for a public health 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.

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