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STATE OF MINNESOTA

 

Journal of the House

 

FIFTH SPECIAL SESSION - 2020

 

_____________________

 

FIRST DAY

 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, Monday, October 12, 2020

 

 

In obedience to the Proclamation of the Honorable Tim Walz, Governor of the State of Minnesota, summoning the two houses of the Legislature to meet in Special Session, the members of the House of Representatives, pursuant to the Governor's Proclamation, assembled in the State Capitol in Saint Paul on Monday, the twelfth day of October, 2020 at 12:00 noon.

 

 

PROCLAMATION FOR FIFTH SPECIAL SESSION 2020

 

Whereas, The Ninety-First Legislature adjourned its regular session on May 17, 2020; and

 

Whereas, I called the Legislature into special sessions in June, July, August, and September 2020, the Legislature adjourned those special sessions, and the Legislature is not currently in session; and

 

Whereas, The COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten Minnesotans and burden our State's resources; and

 

Whereas, The Minnesota Constitution allows the Governor to call a special session of the Legislature on extraordinary occasions; and

 

Whereas, Minnesota Statutes 2019, section 12.31, subdivision 2(b), provides that, if the Governor determines a need to extend a peacetime emergency beyond 30 days and the Legislature is not sitting in session, the Governor must issue a call immediately convening both houses of the Legislature; and

 

Whereas, An extraordinary occasion, as envisioned by the Minnesota Constitution, has arisen, and it is necessary to extend the COVID-19 Peacetime Emergency originally declared on March 13, 2020.

 

Now, Therefore, I, Tim Walz, Governor of Minnesota, by the authority vested in me by Article IV, Section 12 of the Minnesota Constitution and Sections 4.03 and 12.31 of the Minnesota Statutes, summon the members of the Legislature to convene in a Fifth Special Session on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. at the State Capitol in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

 

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Minnesota to be affixed at the State Capitol on Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

 

 

                                                Steve Simon                                                    Tim Walz

                                                Secretary of State                                                Governor


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  At the hour of 12:00 noon and pursuant to the Proclamation of the Governor and pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 2018, Section 3.073, the Honorable Melissa Hortman, Speaker of the House, called the House of Representatives to order.

 

      Prayer was offered by the Reverend Dennis Johnson, Retired Lutheran Minister and former House Chaplain, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

      The members of the House gave the pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

 

      The roll was called and the following members were present:

 


Acomb

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahner

Bahr

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bierman

Boe

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Davnie

Dehn

Demuth

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Fabian

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gomez

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Her

Hertaus

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Johnson

Jordan

Jurgens

Kiel

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Munson

Murphy

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Neu

Noor

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Richardson

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Stephenson

Sundin

Swedzinski

Tabke

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Vogel

Wagenius

Wazlawik

West

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

      A quorum was present.

 

 

      Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 2018, Section 3.073, the Speaker declared the House of Representatives organized for the 2020 Fifth Special Session.

 

 

      Winkler moved that the Chief Clerk be and is hereby instructed to inform the Senate and the Governor by message that the House of Representatives is now duly organized pursuant to law for this Fifth Special Session.  The motion prevailed. 

 

 

INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING OF HOUSE BILLS

 

 

      The following House Files were introduced:


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Murphy; Carlson, L., and Marquart introduced:

 

H. F. No. 1, A bill for an act relating to public finance; authorizing spending to acquire and better public land and buildings and for other improvements of a capital nature with certain conditions; modifying prior appropriations; establishing new programs and modifying existing programs; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds; modifying provisions for individual and corporate franchise and other miscellaneous taxes; making other minor policy, technical, and conforming changes; authorizing transfers; appropriating money for the operations of state government; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 16A.641, by adding a subdivision; 41B.025, by adding a subdivision; 123B.53, subdivisions 1, 4; 126C.63, subdivision 8; 126C.66, subdivision 3; 126C.69, as amended; 126C.71; 134.45, subdivision 5; 137.61; 137.62, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 137.63; 137.64; 272.38, subdivision 1; 273.13, subdivision 25; 290.0131, subdivision 10; 290.0133, subdivision 12; 363A.36, by adding a subdivision; 363A.44, subdivision 1; 462A.37, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, sections 16A.968, subdivision 3; 273.13, subdivision 34; 462A.37, subdivisions 2, 5; Laws 2008, chapter 179, section 18, subdivision 3, as amended; Laws 2014, chapter 294, article 1, section 7, subdivision 11, as amended; Laws 2015, First Special Session chapter 5, article 1, sections 10, subdivision 7, as amended; 13; Laws 2017, First Special Session chapter 8, article 1, sections 15, subdivisions 3, as amended, 4; 18, subdivision 3; 20, subdivision 21, as amended; Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 1, sections 2, subdivision 6; 7, subdivision 1; 16, subdivision 19; 21, subdivisions 1, 18, 26, 29; article 3, section 7, subdivision 1, as amended; Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 6, section 7, subdivision 2, as amended; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 16A; 116J; 240A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 16A.633, subdivision 4; 126C.65, subdivision 2; 126C.68, subdivisions 1, 2, 4; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 126C.68, subdivision 3.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Noor; Winkler; Gomez; Davnie; Hassan; Dehn; Moran; Lee; Her; Xiong, J., and Mahoney introduced:

 

H. F. No. 2, A bill for an act relating to state government; establishing the PROMISE Act; creating a community repair panel to consider claims and determine awards; classifying certain data; creating redevelopment and relief programs; establishing a Metropolitan Area Redevelopment Corporation; imposing a sales and use tax; requiring insurance claims assistance; regulating certain leases; authorizing limited use of eminent domain; exempting certain items from sales and use tax; requiring property tax abatement for certain properties; establishing the Civil Unrest Investigatory Commission; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 297A.71, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 297A.75, subdivisions 1, as amended, 2; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473K.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division.

 

 

Richardson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 3, A bill for an act relating to health insurance; codifying certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 62A.04, subdivision 2; 62A.10, by adding a subdivision; 62A.65, by adding a subdivision; 62D.095, subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5; 62Q.01, subdivision 2a; 62Q.46; 62Q.677, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 363A.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.


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Morrison and Halverson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 4, A bill for an act relating to health insurance; establishing supply requirements for prescription contraceptives; requiring health plans to cover contraceptive methods, sterilization, and related medical services, patient education, and counseling; establishing accommodations for eligible organizations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 256B.0625, subdivision 13, as amended; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 62Q.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Commerce.

 

 

Morrison introduced:

 

H. F. No. 5, A bill for an act relating to human services; exempting women from MinnesotaCare premiums; requiring commissioner of human services to provide recommendations on ensuring continuous health coverage for women transitioning from medical assistance postpartum coverage; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256L.15, subdivision 2.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

 

Winkler, Huot, Davnie and Youakim introduced:

 

H. F. No. 6, A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; providing a presumption for education employees.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor.

 

 

Winkler and Liebling introduced:

 

H. F. No. 7, A bill for an act relating to employment; providing emergency paid sick leave to health care employees excluded from the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Labor.

 

 

Lippert introduced:

 

H. F. No. 8, A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying personal care assistant and support worker requirements; allowing compensation for personal care assistance services provided by a parent or spouse; establishing a temporary personal care assistance rate increase; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, sections 256B.0659, subdivision 11, as amended; 256B.85, subdivision 16.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Division.

 

 

Ecklund introduced:

 

H. F. No. 9, A bill for an act relating to crime; providing guidance to courts on sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Sandstede introduced:

 

H. F. No. 10, A bill for an act relating to corrections; appropriating money for the Togo and Willow River challenge incarceration programs.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division.

 

 

Sandstede introduced:

 

H. F. No. 11, A bill for an act relating to unemployment insurance; authorizing additional unemployment insurance benefits for certain mining employees.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division.

 

 

Lippert introduced:

 

H. F. No. 12, A bill for an act relating to agriculture; modifying the farm loan origination fee grant program; amending Laws 2020, chapter 101, section 5, subdivision 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Sandstede introduced:

 

H. F. No. 13, A bill for an act relating to corrections; prohibiting the commissioner of corrections from closing or reducing staffing for the Togo Challenge Incarceration Program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 244.172, by adding a subdivision.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division.

 

 

Ecklund introduced:

 

H. F. No. 14, A bill for an act relating to telecommunications; establishing a funding program for distance learning equipment; establishing a grant program for telemedicine equipment purchased to deal with COVID-19; requiring reports; appropriating money.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

 

 

Freiberg introduced:

 

H. F. No. 15, A bill for an act relating to state government; permitting video conferencing to satisfy the requirement to appear personally before a notarial officer for certain conveyances.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Davnie introduced:

 

H. F. No. 16, A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing the use of the prior year's pupil count for the 2020-2021 school year to reflect COVID-19 changes in enrollment; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 126C.05, subdivision 5; Laws 2019, First Special Session chapter 11, article 1, section 25, subdivision 2, as amended.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Education Finance Division.

 

 

Lee; Her; Noor; Moran; Davnie; Gomez; Hassan; Dehn; Long; Lesch; Jordan; Wagenius; Hornstein; Mahoney; Pinto; Xiong, J., and Mariani introduced:

 

H. F. No. 17, A bill for an act relating to capital investment; authorizing the issuance of redevelopment appropriation bonds for areas damaged by civil unrest; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Capital Investment Division.

 

 

Sandstede introduced:

 

H. F. No. 18, A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring equitable geographic distribution of state employee layoffs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 43A.046.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Sandstede introduced:

 

H. F. No. 19, A bill for an act relating to corrections; extending the sunset of the Itasca County Jail facility.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Corrections Division.

 

 

Hansen introduced:

 

H. F. No. 20, A bill for an act relating to environment; modifying previous appropriation from environment and natural resources trust fund; amending Laws 2018, chapter 214, article 4, section 2, subdivision 9.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.

 

 

Wagenius introduced:

 

H. F. No. 21, A bill for an act relating to energy; authorizing a power purchase agreement for certain electric cogeneration activities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 216B.2424, by adding subdivisions.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division.


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Mariani introduced:

 

H. F. No. 22, A bill for an act relating to public safety; appropriating money for corrections and public safety.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division.

 

 

Klevorn introduced:

 

H. F. No. 23, A bill for an act relating to health; modifying electronic monitoring requirements; modifying Board of Executives for Long-Term Service and Supports fees; establishing private enforcement of certain rights; establishing a private cause of action for retaliation in certain long-term care settings; modifying infection control requirements in certain long-term care settings; modifying hospice and assisted living bills of rights; establishing consumer protections for clients receiving assisted living services; prohibiting termination of assisted living services during a peacetime emergency; establishing procedures for transfer of clients receiving certain long-term care services during a peacetime emergency; requiring the commissioner of health to establish a state plan to control SARS-CoV-2 infections in certain long-term care settings; establishing the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Task Force; changing provisions for nursing homes, home care, and assisted living; requiring a report; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 144.56, by adding subdivisions; 144.652, by adding a subdivision; 144A.04, by adding subdivisions; 144A.751, subdivision 1; 144G.03, by adding subdivisions; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, sections 144.6502, subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; 144.6512, by adding subdivisions; 144A.291, subdivision 2; 144A.4798, subdivision 3, by adding subdivisions; 144G.07, by adding subdivisions; 144G.08, subdivisions 7, 9, 23, by adding a subdivision; 144G.09, subdivision 3; 144G.10, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 144G.42, subdivision 9, by adding subdivisions; 144G.45, subdivisions 2, 5; 144G.91, by adding a subdivision; 144G.92, subdivision 5, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2019, chapter 60, article 1, section 46; article 5, section 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 144A; 144G.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Long-Term Care Division.

 

 

Cantrell introduced:

 

H. F. No. 24, A bill for an act relating to health care; sunsetting the Drug Formulary Committee; requiring the commissioner of human services to submit to the legislature a proposed reformulation of the Drug Formulary Committee ensuring public input; requiring the medical assistance drug formulary and preferred drug list to include any drug that is FDA approved for the treatment or prevention of HIV/AIDS; requiring a public hearing before a drug may be deleted from the preferred drug list; prohibiting the deletion of a drug from the preferred drug list solely for economic or fiscal reasons; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 256B.0625, subdivisions 13c, 13d, 13g; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 256B.0625, subdivision 13f.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

 

 

Layman introduced:

 

H. F. No. 25, A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing the Polk County Law Library to transfer money in fiscal reserve to Polk County for technological improvements to county courthouse; permitting addition of unorganized territory in Itasca County to Harris Township, notwithstanding the petition requirement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 134A.17.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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Novotny introduced:

 

H. F. No. 26, A bill for an act relating to data; providing that data held by law enforcement agencies regarding the person or entity that posted bail is public; requiring notice to the agency having custody of the arrested or detained person when bail or a bond is posted; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13.82, subdivision 2; 629.53; 629.67; 629.70.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

 

 

Green introduced:

 

H. F. No. 27, A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying certain requirements related to investigations of suspicious activity in a voter registration application or absentee ballot application; specifying certain persons who are permitted to mail or deliver an absentee ballot on behalf of a voter; establishing a criminal penalty; establishing a voting fraud penalty assessment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 201.275; 203B.03, subdivision 1; 203B.08, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Nash introduced:

 

H. F. No. 28, A bill for an act relating to open meetings; requiring public comments at all open meetings of public bodies, including those conducted by electronic means; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 13D.015, subdivisions 2, 4; 13D.021, subdivisions 1, 3; 35.0661, subdivision 1; 41A.0235; 41B.026; 116L.03, subdivision 8; 116M.15, subdivision 5; 116U.25; 129C.105; 134.31, subdivision 7; 176.102, subdivision 3c; 248.10; 256.482, subdivision 5b; 256.975, subdivision 2a; 256C.28, subdivision 7; 268A.02, subdivision 3; 326B.32, subdivision 7; 326B.435, subdivision 7; 326B.925, subdivision 7; 462A.041; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 13D.02, subdivision 1, as amended; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13D.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Lucero introduced:

 

H. F. No. 29, A bill for an act relating to public safety; establishing a duty for peace officers to report excessive force incidents to the chief law enforcement officer; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 626.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division.

 

 

Lucero introduced:

 

H. F. No. 30, A bill for an act relating to public safety; prohibiting any state loan, grant, or assistance for persons convicted of offense related to protest, demonstration, rally, civil unrest, or march; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division.


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Erickson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 31, A bill for an act relating to education; modifying teacher licensing, hiring, and dismissal; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 122A.181, subdivisions 1, 3, as amended; 122A.40, subdivision 3; 122A.41, by adding a subdivision.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy.

 

 

Jurgens introduced:

 

H. F. No. 32, A bill for an act relating to education; requiring a public school to provide transportation for nonpublic students on each day the nonpublic student has an on-site instructional day during the 2020-2021 school year; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 123B.84.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy.

 

 

Erickson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 33, A bill for an act relating to education; employment of short-call substitute teachers.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy.

 

 

Erickson introduced:

 

H. F. No. 34, A bill for an act relating to education; requiring individualized education programs for the 2020‑2021 school year.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy.

 

 

Kresha introduced:

 

H. F. No. 35, A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing school boards to establish and operate a safe learning plan for the 2020-2021 school year; establishing a parent-based distance learning program for the 2020‑2021 school year; modifying the school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year; extending school district fund transfer flexibility; defining distance learning; requiring a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 126C.05, subdivision 1; Laws 2020, chapter 116, article 3, section 8; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120A.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Education Policy.

 

 

Robbins introduced:

 

H. F. No. 36, A bill for an act relating to taxation; individual income; modifying the K-12 education expense subtraction and credit; extending the credit to tuition; increasing the subtraction and credit amounts; increasing the income phaseout for the credit; adjusting the credit and subtraction amounts and credit phaseout thresholds for inflation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 290.0132, subdivision 4; 290.0674, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, section 290.0674, subdivision 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Taxes.


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Neu introduced:

 

H. F. No. 37, A bill for an act relating to elections; prohibiting certain methods of compensation related to absentee voting; requiring identification of individuals acting as an agent for an absentee voter; requiring identification of individuals providing assistance to a voter in a polling place; prohibiting certain activities related to voter registration and absentee voting; increasing criminal penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 203B.03, by adding a subdivision; 203B.08, subdivision 1; 204C.15, subdivision 1; 211B.07; 211B.13, subdivision 1.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Drazkowski, Munson, Miller and Bahr introduced:

 

H. F. No. 38, A bill for an act relating to environment; prohibiting consideration of greenhouse gas emissions for agricultural permits; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 116.07, subdivision 4a.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy.

 

 

Nash introduced:

 

H. F. No. 39, A bill for an act relating to investigation of civil unrest; creating a commission to investigate and determine facts surrounding government responses to the tragic events and civil unrest of May and June 2020; appropriating money.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Neu introduced:

 

H. F. No. 40, A bill for an act relating to local government; extending a deadline for the city of North Branch to spend certain federal COVID-19 aid.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Becker-Finn introduced:

 

H. F. No. 41, A bill for an act relating to state government; modifying the definition of holiday; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 645.44, subdivision 5.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

Carlson, L., introduced:

 

H. F. No. 42, A bill for an act relating to state government finance; establishing a supplemental state budget; appropriating money, transferring money, and reducing appropriations to support state government activities.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


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                Winkler moved that the House recess subject to the call of the Chair.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

RECESS

 

 

RECONVENED

 

      The House reconvened and was called to order by the Speaker.

 

 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

 

      Daudt introduced:

 

House Concurrent Resolution No. 1, A House concurrent resolution relating to Minnesota's peacetime emergency; terminating the peacetime emergency pursuant to the authority granted under Minnesota Statutes, section 12.31, subdivision 2, paragraph (b).

 

 

MOTION TO SUSPEND RULES

 

      Neu moved that the rules be so far suspended so that House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 be now considered and be placed upon its adoption. 

 

 

      A roll call was requested and properly seconded.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Neu motion and the roll was called.  There were 64 yeas and 69 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahr

Baker

Bennett

Boe

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Demuth

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Erickson

Fabian

Franson

Garofalo

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Hamilton

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Hertaus

Johnson

Jurgens

Kiel

Koznick

Kresha

Layman

Lislegard

Lucero

Lueck

Marquart

McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Munson

Nash

Nelson, N.

Neu

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

O'Neill

Pelowski

Petersburg

Pierson

Poston

Quam

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandstede

Schomacker

Scott

Sundin

Swedzinski

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vogel

West


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Acomb

Bahner

Becker-Finn

Bernardy

Bierman

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Davnie

Dehn

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Fischer

Freiberg

Gomez

Halverson

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Her

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Jordan

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Kunesh-Podein

Lee

Lesch

Liebling


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Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Long

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Masin

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Murphy

Nelson, M.

Noor

Olson

Persell

Pinto

Poppe

Pryor

Richardson

Sauke

Schultz

Stephenson

Tabke

Vang

Wagenius

Wazlawik

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

 

      The motion did not prevail.

 

 

      House Concurrent Resolution No. 1 was referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

 

 

      Drazkowski, Miller, Munson and Bahr introduced:

 

House Concurrent Resolution No. 2, A House concurrent resolution relating to Minnesota's peacetime emergency; terminating the peacetime emergency pursuant to the authority granted under Minnesota Statutes, section 12.31, subdivision 2, paragraph (b).

 

      The concurrent resolution was referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

 

 

      There being no objection, the order of business reverted to Messages from the Senate.

 

 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

 

 

      The following message was received from the Senate:

 

 

Madam Speaker:

 

This is to notify you that the Senate is now duly organized for the 2020 Fifth Special Session pursuant to the Minnesota Constitution and Minnesota Statutes.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS

 

 

SUSPENSION OF RULES

 

      Winkler moved that the rules of the House be so far suspended so that H. F. No. 15 be recalled from the Committee on Ways and Means, be given its second and third readings and be placed upon its final passage.  The motion prevailed.

 

 

      Pursuant to Article IV, Section 19, of the Constitution of the state of Minnesota, Winkler moved that the rule therein be suspended and an urgency be declared so that H. F. No. 15 be given its second and third readings and be placed upon its final passage.


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                The question was taken on the Winkler motion and the roll was called.  There were 132 yeas and 1 nay as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahner

Bahr

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bierman

Boe

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Davnie

Dehn

Demuth

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Fabian

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Gomez

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Her

Hertaus

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Johnson

Jordan

Jurgens

Kiel

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Murphy

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Neu

Noor

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Richardson

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Stephenson

Sundin

Swedzinski

Tabke

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Vogel

Wagenius

Wazlawik

West

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Munson


 

 

      The motion prevailed.

 

 

      H. F. No. 15 was read for the second time.

 

 

      H. F. No. 15, A bill for an act relating to state government; permitting video conferencing to satisfy the requirement to appear personally before a notarial officer for certain conveyances.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 133 yeas and 1 nay as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahner

Bahr

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bierman

Boe

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Davnie

Dehn

Demuth

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Fabian

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo


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Gomez

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Her

Hertaus

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Johnson

Jordan

Jurgens

Kiel

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

McDonald

Mekeland

Miller

Moller

Moran

Morrison

Murphy

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Neu

Noor

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Richardson

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Stephenson

Sundin

Swedzinski

Tabke

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Vogel

Wagenius

Wazlawik

West

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Munson


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

      There being no objection, the order of business reverted to Messages from the Senate.

 

 

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

 

 

      The following message was received from the Senate:

 

 

Madam Speaker:

 

      I hereby announce the passage by the Senate of the following Senate Files, herewith transmitted:

 

      S. F. Nos. 2 and 5.

 

Cal R. Ludeman, Secretary of the Senate

 

 

FIRST READING OF SENATE BILLS

 

 

S. F. No. 2, A bill for an act relating to crime; providing guidance to courts on sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

 

The bill was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. 


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S. F. No. 5, A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing the Polk County Law Library to transfer money in fiscal reserve to Polk County for technological improvements to county courthouse; permitting addition of unorganized territory in Itasca County to Harris Township, notwithstanding the petition requirement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 134A.17.

 

The bill was read for the first time. 

 

 

DECLARATION OF URGENCY

 

Pursuant to Article IV, Section 19, of the Constitution of the state of Minnesota, Winkler moved that the rule therein be suspended and an urgency be declared and that the rules of the House be so far suspended so that S. F. No. 5 be given its second and third readings and be placed upon its final passage.

 

 

      The question was taken on the Winkler motion and the roll was called.  There were 127 yeas and 5 nays as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahner

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bierman

Boe

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Davnie

Dehn

Demuth

Dettmer

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Fabian

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gomez

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Her

Hertaus

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Johnson

Jordan

Jurgens

Kiel

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Lueck

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Miller

Moller

Morrison

Murphy

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Neu

Noor

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Richardson

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Stephenson

Sundin

Swedzinski

Tabke

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Vogel

Wagenius

Wazlawik

West

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Bahr

Drazkowski

Lucero

Mekeland

Munson


 

 

      The motion prevailed.

 

 

      S. F. No. 5 was read for the second time.


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                S. F. No. 5, A bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing the Polk County Law Library to transfer money in fiscal reserve to Polk County for technological improvements to county courthouse; permitting addition of unorganized territory in Itasca County to Harris Township, notwithstanding the petition requirement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 134A.17.

 

 

      The bill was read for the third time and placed upon its final passage.

 

      The question was taken on the passage of the bill and the roll was called.  There were 131 yeas and 1 nay as follows:

 

      Those who voted in the affirmative were:

 


Acomb

Albright

Anderson

Backer

Bahner

Baker

Becker-Finn

Bennett

Bernardy

Bierman

Boe

Brand

Cantrell

Carlson, A.

Carlson, L.

Christensen

Claflin

Considine

Daniels

Daudt

Davids

Davnie

Dehn

Demuth

Dettmer

Drazkowski

Ecklund

Edelson

Elkins

Erickson

Fabian

Fischer

Franson

Freiberg

Garofalo

Gomez

Green

Grossell

Gruenhagen

Gunther

Haley

Halverson

Hamilton

Hansen

Hassan

Hausman

Heinrich

Heintzeman

Her

Hertaus

Hornstein

Howard

Huot

Johnson

Jordan

Jurgens

Kiel

Klevorn

Koegel

Kotyza-Witthuhn

Koznick

Kresha

Kunesh-Podein

Layman

Lee

Lesch

Liebling

Lien

Lillie

Lippert

Lislegard

Long

Lucero

Lueck

Mahoney

Mann

Mariani

Marquart

Masin

Mekeland

Miller

Moller

Morrison

Munson

Murphy

Nash

Nelson, M.

Nelson, N.

Neu

Noor

Nornes

Novotny

O'Driscoll

Olson

O'Neill

Pelowski

Persell

Petersburg

Pierson

Pinto

Poppe

Poston

Pryor

Quam

Richardson

Robbins

Runbeck

Sandell

Sandstede

Sauke

Schomacker

Schultz

Scott

Stephenson

Sundin

Swedzinski

Tabke

Theis

Torkelson

Urdahl

Vang

Vogel

Wagenius

Wazlawik

West

Winkler

Wolgamott

Xiong, J.

Xiong, T.

Youakim

Spk. Hortman


 

      Those who voted in the negative were:

 


Bahr


 

 

      The bill was passed and its title agreed to.

 

 

IN MEMORIAM

 

      The members of the House of Representatives paused for a moment of silence in memory of former Representative Daniel J. "Dan" Knuth of New Brighton, Minnesota who served from 1983 to 1988, who passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

      Winkler moved that when the House adjourns today it adjourn until 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2020.  The motion prevailed.

 

      Winkler moved that the House adjourn.  The motion prevailed, and the Speaker declared the House stands adjourned until 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

 

 

Patrick D. Murphy, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives