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State Government Finance Division

FORTY-THIRD MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 13, 2020

FORTY-THIRD MEETING – State Government Finance Division
2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Nelson, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, called the informational meeting to order at 8:00 AM, February 13, 2020 in Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
NELSON, Michael Chair
KLEVORN, Ginny Vice Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
ACOMB, Patty
ELKINS, Steve
FREIBERG, Mike
GREEN, Steve
HERTAUS, Jerry
HUOT, John
JORDAN, Sydney
KIEL, Debra
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
OLSON, Liz
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

Members excused:
NASH, Jim

A quorum was present.

Representative Quam moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on May 16th, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Quam moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on May 23rd, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Nelson moved HF3094 be referred to the Transportation Policy & Finance Division.

HF3094 (Tabke); Establishing a retired state service dog veterinary care reimbursement program; appropriating money.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF3094 be referred to the Transportation Policy & Finance Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF2053 be rereferred to the Committee on Ways & Means, with a recommendation that it be referred to the General Register.

HF2053 (Cantrell); Creating the Office of Enterprise Sustainability.

The following testified on HF2053:
The Honorable Hunter Cantrell, State Representative
Anne Hunt, Director of the Office of Enterprise Sustainability, Department of Administration

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2053 be rereferred to the Committee on Ways & Means, with a recommendation that it be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved HF3006 be referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

HF3006 (Freiberg); Appropriating money in the Help America Vote Act account to the secretary of state.

The following testified on HF3006:
The Honorable Mike Freiberg, State Representative
The Honorable Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion that HF3006 be referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF1863 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways & Means, with a recommendation that it be referred to the General Register.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H1863DE2. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson moved AmendmentH1863A2. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF1863 (Lillie); Appropriating money for state employee salaries in the event of nonappropriation.

The following testified on HF1863:
The Honorable Leon Lillie, State Representative
Devin Bruce, Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE)
Kelly Christensen, Minnesota Department of Transportation Employee

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1863, as amended, be re-referred to the Committee on Ways & Means, with a recommendation that it be referred to the General Register.


The meeting adjourned at 9:45 AM.




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Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



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Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2053 (Cantrell) - Office of Enterprise Sustainability created.
  • HF1863 (Lillie) - State employee salaries funding appropriated in the event of nonappropriation.
  • HF3006 (Freiberg) - Help America Vote Act account money appropriated to the secretary of state.
  • HF3094 (Tabke) - Retired state service dog veterinary care reimbursement program established, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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Introduction of new member(s) and staff, and discussion of 2020 legislative agenda for State Government Finance Division.
04:36 - HF3094 (Tabke) Retired state service dog veterinary care reimbursement program established, and money appropriated.
05:56 - HF2053 (Cantrell) Statutory creation of the Office of Enterprise Sustainability.
39:02 - HF3006 (Freiberg) Secretary of state Help America Vote Act account funding provided, and money appropriated.
14:34 - HF1863 (Lillie) State employee salaries funding appropriated in the event of nonappropriation.
Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.


I. Introduction of new member(s) and staff

II. Discuss 2020 legislative agenda for State Government Finance Division

III. HF 2053 (Cantrell) Statutory creation of the Office of Enterprise Sustainability (Limited testimony and discussion - bill was heard by the Division during the 2019 session.)

VI. HF 3006 (Freiberg) Eliminate required legislative approval for spending federal Help America Vote Act funding (pending official introduction of bill on February 11, 2020)

V. HF 1863 (Lillie) State employees will be paid in the event the legislature and governor fail to enact one or more state appropriations bills prior to June 30th of an odd numbered year (Limited testimony and discussion - bill was heard by the Division during the 2019 session.)

VI. HF 3094 (Tabke) Partial reimbursement of veterinarian costs for retired state service dogs (pending official introduction of bill on February 11, 2020) (No testimony or amendments will be considered. Bill will be procedurally re-referred to an appropriate policy/finance division for initial policy discussion.)

Additional bills may be added.

Individuals wishing to testify on one or more bills should contact Jim Gelbmann, Committee Administrator, prior to the hearing at (651) 296-7427.