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Ways and Means

THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Tuesday, April 26, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Rena Moran, Chair of the Committee, called the hybrid Ways and Means Committee meeting to order at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted in Capitol Room 120 and over Zoom, and broadcast via House Public Information Services.

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
NASH, Jim
NELSON, Michael
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
PELOWSKI, Gene Jr.
PETERSBURG, John
PINTO, Dave
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
SCOTT, Peggy
SUNDIN, Mike

Members excused:

MILLER, Tim

A quorum was present.

Representative Garofalo moved to adopt the minutes from Monday, April 25, 2022. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Olson assumed the gavel at 9:05 A.M.

Chair Moran moved the 2022 Budget Resolution coded BUDRES04 before the committee.

Chair Moran moved adoption of the BUDRES04-A03 amendment and explained the amendment.

Chair Moran renewed the motion to adopt the BUDRES04-A03 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Moran assumed the gavel at 9:07 A.M.

HF 4177 (Ecklund) Department of Labor and Industry, Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals, and Bureau of Mediation Services funding provided; policy and technical changes made; OSHA penalty conformity changes made; fair labor standards established for agricultural workers; combative sports regulated; Public Employment Relations Board modified; refinery safety requirements established; agriculture worker wellness provisions established; reports required; rulemaking required; and money appropriated.

Representative Ecklund moved HF 4177 before the committee.

Representative Ecklund moved to adopt the H4177A11 amendment and explained the amendment.

Representative Ecklund renewed the motion to adopt the H4177A11 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Olson moved to adopt the H4177A9 amendment and explained the amendment.

Vice Chair Olson renewed the motion to adopt the H4177A9 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ecklund presented HF 4177 as amended.

Following discussion, Chair Moran laid over HF 4177 as amended.

HF 3337 (Long) Energy and climate change needs supplemental budget established; energy conservation, Public Utility Commission proceedings, energy storage, renewable energy, electric vehicles, energy-related economic development, greenhouse gas emissions, and other energy and climate policy provisions added and modified; accounts created; grant programs established; rulemaking authorized; reports required; technical changes made; and money transferred and appropriated.

Vice Chair Olson moved HF 3337 before the committee.

Vice Chair Olson moved to adopt the H3337A12 amendment. Representative Long explained the amendment.

Vice Chair Olson renewed the motion to adopt the H3337A12 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Long presented HF 3337 as amended.

Following discussion, Chair Moran laid over HF 3337 as amended.

HF 3607 (Stephenson) Commerce activity supplemental budget established; commerce, licensee continuing education, financial institutions, weights and measures, insurance, and consumer protection provisions modified and added; civil procedures modified; reports required; technical changes made; and money transferred and appropriated.

Vice Chair Olson moved HF 3607 before the committee.

Vice Chair Olson moved to adopt the H3607A16 amendment. Representative Stephenson explained the amendment.

Vice Chair Olson renewed the motion to adopt the H3607A16 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Stephenson presented HF 3607 as amended.

After discussion, Chair Moran laid over HF 3607 as amended.

HF 4355 (Noor) Omnibus workforce and business development finance and policy bill.

Representative Noor moved that HF 4355 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Noor moved to adopt the H4355A8 amendment and explained the amendment.

Representative Noor moved an oral amendment to the H4355A8 amendment:

Page 1, delete everything after 1.19 through Article 3.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Noor renewed the motion to adopt the H4355A8 amendment with the incorporated language. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Noor moved to adopt the H4355A9 amendment and explained the amendment.

Representative Noor renewed the motion to adopt the H4355A9 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Noor presented HF 4355 as amended.

Following discussion, Representative Noor moved that the language contained in HF 4355, as amended, be incorporated into the Jobs and Economic Development Omnibus as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ecklund moved that the language contained in HF 4177, as amended, be incorporated into the Jobs and Economic Development Omnibus as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Olson moved that the language contained in HF 3337, as amended, be incorporated into the Jobs and Economic Development Omnibus as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Olson moved that the language contained in HF 3607, as amended, be incorporated into the Jobs and Economic Development Omnibus as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Following discussion, Representative Noor renewed the motion that HF 4355, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register, and that nonpartisan staff be directed to make any technical corrections and amend the title. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES
Moran
Olson
Becker-Finn
Bernardy
Ecklund
Hansen
Hassan
Hornstein
Liebling
Mariani
Marquart
Nelson
Noor
Pelowski
Pinto
Schultz
Sundin

NAYS
Garofalo
Albright
Johnson
Hertaus
Kresha
Nash
O’Neill
Petersburg
Schomacker
Scott

EXCUSALS
Miller
Lillie

There being 17 ayes, 10 nays and 2 excusals, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 3872 (Bernardy) Office of Higher Education, the University of Minnesota, and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system funding and policy changes provided; student aid programs created and modified; grants to institutions created and modified; institutional licensure provisions modified; Inclusive Higher Education Technical Assistance Center created; Board of Regents provisions modified; reports required; and money appropriated.

Representative Bernardy moved that HF 3872 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Bernardy moved to adopt the H3872A8 amendment and explained the amendment.

Representative Bernardy renewed the motion to adopt the H3872A8 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bernardy presented HF 3872 as amended.

Testifying on HF 3872:
• Nekey Oliver, Director of Grants and Government Relations, Office of Higher Education

Following discussion, Representative Bernardy renewed the motion that HF 3872, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register and that nonpartisan staff be directed to make any technical corrections and amend the title. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES
Moran
Olson
Becker-Finn
Bernardy
Ecklund
Hansen
Hassan
Hornstein
Liebling
Mariani
Marquart
Nelson
Noor
Pelowski
Pinto
Schultz
Sundin

NAYS
Garofalo
Albright
Johnson
Hertaus
Kresha
Nash
O’Neill
Petersburg
Schomacker
Scott

EXCUSALS
Miller
Lillie

ABSENT
Hertaus

There being 17 ayes, 9 nays, 2 excusals and 1 absent, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 10:19 A.M.


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Representative Rena Moran, Chair


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Anna Borgerding, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4177 (Ecklund) - Department of Labor and Industry, Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals, and Bureau of Mediation Services funding provided; policy and technical changes made; OSHA penalty conformity changes made; fair labor standards established for agricultural workers; combative sports regulated; Public Employment Relations Board modified; refinery safety requirements established; agriculture worker wellness provisions established; reports required; rulemaking required; and money appropriated.
  • HF3337 (Long) - Energy and climate change needs supplemental budget established; energy conservation, Public Utility Commission proceedings, energy storage, renewable energy, electric vehicles, energy-related economic development, greenhouse gas emissions, and other energy and climate policy provisions added and modified; accounts created; grant programs established; rulemaking authorized; reports required; technical changes made; and money transferred and appropriated.
  • HF3607 (Stephenson) - Commerce activity supplemental budget established; commerce, licensee continuing education, financial institutions, weights and measures, insurance, and consumer protection provisions modified and added; civil procedures modified; reports required; technical changes made; and money transferred and appropriated.
  • HF3872 (Bernardy) - Omnibus higher education finance and policy bill.
  • HF4355 (Noor) - Omnibus workforce and business development finance and policy bill.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:13 - Amendment to House Budget Resolution.
07:04 - HF4177 (Ecklund) Omnibus labor and industry supplemental finance and policy bill.
13:10 - HF3337 (Long) Omnibus climate and energy supplemental finance and policy bill.
20:15 - HF3607 (Stephenson) Omnibus commerce supplemental finance and policy bill.
34:48 - HF4355 (Noor) Omnibus workforce and business development supplemental finance and policy bill.
*The language of HF4177, HF3337 and HF3607 was added to HF4355 during the hearing.
56:29 - HF3872 (Bernardy) Omnibus higher education supplemental finance and policy bill.
Runs 1 hour, 18 minutes.


I. Amendment to Budget Resolution

II. Jobs and Economic Development Omnibus
-HF4177 (Ecklund) Supplemental Labor and Industry
-HF3337 (Long) Supplemental Climate and Energy
-HF3607 (Stephenson) Supplemental Commerce
-HF4355 (Noor) Supplemental Workforce and Business Development Omnibus
NOTE: The language of HF4177, HF3337, and HF3607 will be added to HF4355 during the hearing.

III. HF3872 (Bernardy) Supplemental Higher Education

Other bills may be added

This hybrid committee hearing will be held in-person in State Capitol Room 120 with remote participation from members and testifiers available. The capacity for State Capitol Room 120 is 60 audience seats, please plan accordingly.

AMENDMENT DEADLINE: Noon, April 25, 2022.

MEETING DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents will be posted on the House Ways & Means Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92029

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