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TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Monday, February 28, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Rena Moran, Chair of the Committee, called the remote Ways and Means Committee meeting to order at 9:01 A.M. on Monday, February 28, 2022, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services and Facebook Live.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MORAN, Rena (Chair)
OLSON, Liz (Vice Chair)
GAROFALO, Pat (GOP Lead)
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
BERNARDY, Connie
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
HASSAN, Hodan
HERTAUS, Jerry
HORNSTEIN, Frank
JOHNSON, Brian
KRESHA, Ron
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
MILLER, Tim
NASH, Jim
NELSON, Michael
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
PELOWSKI, Gene Jr.
PETERSBURG, John
PINTO, Dave
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
SCOTT, Peggy
SUNDIN, Mike

A quorum was present.

Representative Olson moved to adopt the minutes from Monday, February 21, 2022. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3420 (Sundin) Livestock farmers and crop producers impacted by drought provided funding for grants and financial assistance, and money appropriated to the Rural Finance Authority revolving loan account for drought relief

Representative Sundin moved that HF3420 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Hansen moved to adopt the H3420DE2 amendment and explained the amendment.

Following discussion, Representative Hansen renewed the motion to adopt the H3420DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDEMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Following discussion, Representative Sundin renewed the motion that HF3420, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES:

MORAN
OLSON
BECKER-FINN
BERNARDY
ECKLUND
HANSEN
HASSAN
HORNSTEIN
LIEBLING
LILLIE
MARIANI
MARQUART
NELSON
NOOR
PELOWSKI
PINTO
SCHULTZ
SUNDIN

NAYS:

GAROFALO
ALBRIGHT
HERTAUS
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
PETERSBURG
SCHOMACKER
SCOTT

By a vote of 18 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3598 (Hansen) Livestock farmers and specialty crop producers impacted by drought financial assistance provided; drought relief loans provided to farmers; financial assistance provided to municipalities, townships, and Tribal governments for increasing water efficiency in public water supplies; grants provided for planting shade trees and purchasing tree-watering equipment; financial assistance provided to replace drought-killed seedlings; and money appropriated

Representative Hansen moved that HF3598 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Sundin moved to adopt the H3598DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Commissioner Sarah Strommen, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and Commissioner Thom Petersen, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and Paul Hugunin, Director of Agriculture Marketing and & Development Division, provided testimony on HF3598.

Following discussion, Representative Hansen renewed the motion that HF3598, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES:

MORAN
OLSON
BECKER-FINN
BERNARDY
ECKLUND
HANSEN
HASSAN
HORNSTEIN
LIEBLING
LILLIE
MARIANI
MARQUART
NELSON
NOOR
PELOWSKI
PINTO
SCHULTZ
SUNDIN

NAYS:

GAROFALO
ALBRIGHT
HERTAUS
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
PETERSBURG
SCHOMACKER
SCOTT

By a vote of 18 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3035 (Hornstein) Southwest light rail transit project special review or program evaluation required by legislative auditor, and money appropriated

Representative Hornstein moved that HF3035 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Judy Randall, Office of the Legislative Auditor, answered questions related to HF3035.

Following discussion, Representative Hornstein renewed the motion that HF3035 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. A roll call vote was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES:

MORAN
OLSON
GAROFALO
ALBRIGHT
BECKER-FINN
BERNARDY
ECKLUND
HANSEN
HASSAN
HERTAUS
HORNSTEIN
JOHNSON
KRESHA
LIEBLING
LILLIE
MARIANI
MARQUART
MILLER
NASH
NELSON
NOOR
O’NEILL
PELOWSKI
PETERSBURG
PINTO
SCHOMACKER
SCHULTZ
SCOTT
SUNDIN

By a vote of 29 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2746 (Youakim) Hometown Heroes Act assistance program eligibility clarified, and fund transfer provided

Chair Moran moved that HF2746 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Chair Moran moved to adopt the H2746A1 amendment, and Representative Youakim explained the amendment.

Following discussion, Chair Moran renewed the motion to adopt the H2746A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Youakim presented HF2746 as amended.

Following discussion, Chair Moran renewed the motion that HF2746, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES:

MORAN
OLSON
GAROFALO
ALBRIGHT
BECKER-FINN
BERNARDY
ECKLUND
HANSEN
HASSAN
HERTAUS
HORNSTEIN
JOHNSON
KRESHA
LIEBLING
LILLIE
MARIANI
MARQUART
MILLER
NASH
NELSON
NOOR
O’NEILL
PELOWSKI
PETERSBURG
PINTO
SCHOMACKER
SCHULTZ
SCOTT
SUNDIN

By a vote of 29 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2993 (Baker) John Schlegel Memorial Highway designated on U.S. Highway 71

Chair Moran moved that HF2993 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Petersburg presented HF2993.

Following discussion, Chair Moran renewed the motion that HF2993 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. A roll call vote was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES:

MORAN
OLSON
GAROFALO
ALBRIGHT
BECKER-FINN
BERNARDY
ECKLUND
HANSEN
HERTAUS
HORNSTEIN
JOHNSON
KRESHA
LIEBLING
LILLIE
MARQUART
MILLER
NASH
NELSON
NOOR
O’NEILL
PELOWSKI
PETERSBURG
PINTO
SCHOMACKER
SCHULTZ
SCOTT
SUNDIN

EXCUSED:

HASSAN
MARIANI

By a vote of 27 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 10:20 A.M.


_________________________________________

Representative Rena Moran, Chair


_________________________________________
Laura Sparkman, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3420 (Sundin) - Drought relief funding provided, cooperative grants established for farmers, farm down payment assistance grants established, soil health financial assistance pilot program established, policy and technical changes made to agricultural provisions, previous appropriations modified, broadband line extension program established, lower population density pilot program established, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3035 (Hornstein) - Southwest light rail transit project special review or program evaluation required by legislative auditor, and money appropriated.
  • HF2993 (Baker) - Kandiyohi County; John Schlegel Memorial Highway designated on U.S. Highway 71.
  • HF3598 (Hansen) - Disaster recovery loan program modified; agricultural drought relief loan funding increased; funding provided for drought relief grants and other financial assistance for eligible farmers; financial assistance provided to municipalities, townships, and Tribal governments for increasing water efficiency in public water supplies; grants provided for planting shade trees and purchasing tree-watering equipment; financial assistance provided to replace drought-killed seedlings; and money appropriated.
  • HF2746 (Youakim) - Hometown Heroes Act assistance program eligibility clarified, and fund transfer provided.
House TV Video:
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03:48 - HF3420 (Sundin) Disaster recovery loan program modified, drought relief loan funding increased, and money appropriated for drought relief grants and other financial assistance.
13:07 - HF3598 (Hansen) Livestock farmers and specialty crop producers impacted by drought financial assistance provided; drought relief loans provided to farmers; financial assistance provided to municipalities, townships, and Tribal governments for increasing water efficiency in public water supplies; grants provided for planting shade trees and purchasing tree-watering equipment; financial assistance provided to replace drought-killed seedlings; and money appropriated.
39:54 - HF3035 (Hornstein) Southwest light rail transit project special review or program evaluation required by legislative auditor, and money appropriated.
54:29 - HF2746 (Youakim) Hometown Heroes Act assistance program eligibility clarified, and fund transfer provided.
1:02:37 - HF2993 (Baker) Kandiyohi County; John Schlegel Memorial Highway designated on US Highway 71.
1:13:05 - Discussion regarding committee operations.
Runs 1 hour, 20 minutes.


I. HF3420 (Sundin) Livestock farmers and crop producers impacted by drought provided funding for grants and financial assistance, and money appropriated to the Rural Finance Authority revolving loan account for drought relief.
II. BILL ADDED: HF3598 (Hansen) Livestock farmers and specialty crop producers impacted by drought financial assistance provided; drought relief loans provided to farmers; financial assistance provided to municipalities, townships, and Tribal governments for increasing water efficiency in public water supplies; grants provided for planting shade trees and purchasing tree-watering equipment; financial assistance provided to replace drought-killed seedlings; and money appropriated.
III. HF 3035 (Hornstein) Southwest light rail transit project special review or program evaluation required by legislative auditor, and money appropriated.
IV. BILL ADDED: HF2746 (Youakim) Hometown Heroes Act assistance program eligibility clarified, and fund transfer provided.
V. BILL ADDED: HF2993 (Baker) John Schlegel Memorial Highway designated on U.S. Highway 71.

Other bills may be added

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