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Minnesota Legislature

State Government Finance and Elections

Meets: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. in Basement Hearing Room
Committee Chair: Rep. Michael Nelson (40A)
Vice Chair: Rep. Andrew Carlson (50B)

Staff

Committee Administrator: Amanda Rudolph 651-296-1237
Committee Legislative Assistant: Sydney Spreck 651-296-1927

Meeting Minutes

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, March 04, 2021 at 8:30 AM
Chair: Rep. Michael Nelson
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:

HF0897 (Huot) Gambling Control Board membership requirements modified.
***Vote by 8:50 a.m.***

HF0784 (Thompson) Ending systemic racism funding provided, provisions that address racial injustice and systemic racism adopted, and money appropriated.
***Vote by 9:55 a.m.***

*Agenda items may be added or removed.

TESTIFYING: If you would like to testify or submit written testimony, please email the committee administrator at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing. Testimony will be limited and as time permits, therefore written testimony is encouraged. Please plan accordingly.

HANDOUTS: Handouts must be in PDF format with Optical Character Recognition ability and emailed to the committee administrator at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing.

DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the State Government Finance and Elections Committee webpage https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/home/92009

VIEW HEARING: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

ACCESSIBILITY: 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. 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 her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

RULE 10.01: Meetings are held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Bills:
  • HF784 (Thompson) - Ending systemic racism funding provided, provisions that address racial injustice and systemic racism adopted, and money appropriated.
  • HF897 (Huot) - Gambling Control Board membership requirements modified.
Friday, March 05, 2021 at 8:30 AM
Chair: Rep. Michael Nelson
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:

HF0648 (Koegel) Health plans prohibited from limiting opioid testing.

HF0139 (Freiberg) Sensory accessibility accommodation modifications for public spaces funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF1088 (Carlson) Minnesota Public Radio equipment grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF1693 (Carlson) Department of Administration provisions updated, retired canine in state service ownership designated, Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution maintained, Office of Enterprise Sustainability established, historic preservation provisions modified, campaign practices provision changed, and reports required.

HF1685 (Nelson) SEIU Contract Ratification.

*Agenda items may be added or removed.

TESTIFYING: If you would like to testify or submit written testimony, please email the committee administrator at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing. Testimony will be limited and as time permits, therefore written testimony is encouraged. Please plan accordingly.

HANDOUTS: Handouts must be in PDF format with Optical Character Recognition ability and emailed to the committee administrator at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing.

DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the State Government Finance and Elections Committee webpage https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/home/92009

VIEW HEARING: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

ACCESSIBILITY: 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. 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 her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

RULE 10.01: Meetings are held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Bills:
  • HF648 (Koegel) - Health plans prohibited from limiting opioid testing.
  • HF1088 (Carlson) - Minnesota Public Radio equipment grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1693 (Carlson) - Department of Administration provisions updated, retired canine in state service ownership designated, Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution maintained, Office of Enterprise Sustainability established, historic preservation provisions modified, campaign practices provision changed, and reports required.
  • HF1685 (Nelson) - Service Employees International Union (SEIU) healthcare agreement ratified.
  • HF139 (Freiberg) - Sensory accessibility accommodation modifications for public spaces funding provided, and money appropriated.
Bills Removed:
  • HF1434 (Frederick) - Direct support service workforce rates increased if Minnesota and the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota labor agreement is approved.
Tuesday, March 09, 2021 at 8:30 AM
Chair: Rep. Michael Nelson
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:

Pending referral
HF1183 (Stephenson) Drug manufacturer or wholesale distributor prohibited from charging unconscionable prices for prescription drugs; Board of Pharmacy, commissioner of human services, and health plan companies required to notify attorney general of prescription drug price increases; attorney general authorized to take action against drug manufacturers and wholesalers; civil penalties imposed; and money appropriated.

Pending return from Local Government Division
HF1350 (Boldon) Cities of the first class authority provided to impose ordinances on land or fee dedication on permit applications.

HF1803 (Her) Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board technical changes made, including provisions related to public officials, statements of economic interest, contributions, and disclosures; and exceptions provided.

HF1585 (Klevorn) School boards allowed to give school credit for trainee election judge service, appointed authorities required to recruit bilingual high school students as trainee election judges, and money appropriated.

HF1388 (Nelson) Stadium general reserve account calculation adjusted, commissioner of management and budget required to notify legislature before stadium general reserve account changes, stadium payoff fund established, money transferred, and stadium payoff fund balance required to be used to redeem or defease stadium appropriation bonds.

*Agenda items may be added or removed.

TESTIFYING: If you would like to testify or submit written testimony, please email the committee administrator at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing. Testimony will be limited and as time permits, therefore written testimony is encouraged. Please plan accordingly.

HANDOUTS: Handouts must be in PDF format with Optical Character Recognition ability and emailed to the committee administrator at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing.

DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the State Government Finance and Elections Committee webpage https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/home/92009

VIEW HEARING: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

ACCESSIBILITY: 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. 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 her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

RULE 10.01: Meetings are held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Bills:
  • HF1183 (Stephenson) - Excessive drug price increases prohibited by manufacturers to generic or off-patent drugs, attorney general authorized to take action against manufacturers for price increases, withdrawal of generic or off-patent drug sales prohibited, and civil penalties imposed.
  • HF1350 (Boldon) - Cities of the first class authority provided to impose ordinances on land or fee dedication on permit applications.
  • HF1388 (Nelson) - Stadium general reserve account calculation adjusted, commissioner of management and budget required to notify legislature before stadium general reserve account changes, stadium payoff fund established, money transferred, and stadium payoff fund balance required to be used to redeem or defease stadium appropriation bonds.
  • HF1585 (Klevorn) - School boards allowed to give school credit for trainee election judge service, appointed authorities required to recruit bilingual high school students as trainee election judges, and money appropriated.
  • HF1803 (Her) - Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board technical changes made, including provisions related to public officials, statements of economic interest, contributions, and disclosures; and exceptions provided.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Chair: Rep. Michael Nelson
Location: Remote Hearing
Time Note:

**NOTE: This hearing starts at 6 p.m. and is outside the standing meeting time and day.***

Agenda:

Pending return from Local Government Division
HF702 (Becker-Finn) Cities and towns allowed to require additional licensing for hotels.

Pending return from Local Government Division
HF1359 (Freiberg) Towns and political subdivision authorized to established inflow and infiltration prevention programs and make loans or grants to property owners.

*Agenda items may be added or removed.

TESTIFYING: If you would like to testify or submit written testimony, please email the committee administrator at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing. Testimony will be limited and as time permits, therefore written testimony is encouraged. Please plan accordingly.

HANDOUTS: Handouts must be in PDF format with Optical Character Recognition ability and emailed to the committee administrator at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing.

DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the State Government Finance and Elections Committee webpage https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/home/92009

VIEW HEARING: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

ACCESSIBILITY: 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. 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 her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

RULE 10.01: Meetings are held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Bills:
  • HF702 (Becker-Finn) - Cities and towns allowed to require additional licensing for hotels.
  • HF1359 (Freiberg) - Towns and political subdivision authorized to established inflow and infiltration prevention programs and make loans or grants to property owners.
Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 8:30 AM
Chair: Rep. Michael Nelson
Location: Remote Hearing
Agenda:

HF1439 (Carlson) Health insurance benefit plan contracting provisions modified.

HF1440 (Carlson) Employee gainsharing system repealed.

HF1441 (Carlson) Interagency agreement and intra-agency transfer section repealed.

*Agenda items may be added or removed.

TESTIFYING: If you would like to testify or submit written testimony, please email the committee administrator at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing. Testimony will be limited and as time permits, therefore written testimony is encouraged. Please plan accordingly.

HANDOUTS: Handouts must be in PDF format with Optical Character Recognition ability and emailed to the committee administrator at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing.

DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the State Government Finance and Elections Committee webpage https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/home/92009

VIEW HEARING: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

ACCESSIBILITY: 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. 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 her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

RULE 10.01: Meetings are held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Bills:
  • HF1439 (Carlson) - Health insurance benefit plan contracting provisions modified.
  • HF1440 (Carlson) - Employee gainsharing system repealed.
  • HF1441 (Carlson) - Interagency agreement and intra-agency transfer section repealed.