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FIFTIETH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 04, 2020

FIFTIETH MEETING – State Government Finance Division
2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:00 AM, March 4, 2020 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
NELSON, Michael V. 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
NASH, Jim
OLSON, Liz
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

A quorum was present.

Representative Quam moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 27, 2020 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF2533 be referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

HF2533 (Bernardy); Appropriating money for the Office on the Economic Status of Women and related duties.

The following testified on HF2533:
The Honorable Connie Bernardy, State Representative
Patty Tanji, President, Minnesota Pay Equity Coalition

Chair Nelson moved to orally amend HF2533 by deleting everything before the word “appropriated” on Line 1.7, and inserting “$161,000 in fiscal year 2021 is”, and by inserting, “The base for the office is $156,000 in fiscal year 2022 and each year thereafter” following Line 1.9. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2533, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF3429 be referred to Committee on Ways & Means.

HF3429 (Dehn); Various technical and policy changes made relating to voting, voter registration, polling places, ballots, recounts, contests, candidates, and other election-related provisions; and election equipment grant money availability extended.

The following testified on HF3429:
The Honorable Raymond Dehn, State Representative
Samm Bonawitz, Director of Government Relations, Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF3429 be referred to the Committee on Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Honorable Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State, gave an overview of the 2020 Minnesota Presidential Primary.


The meeting adjourned at 9:12 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:
  • HF2533 (Bernardy) - Office on the Economic Status of Women funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3429 (Nelson) - Elections; special procedures provided for the safe and secure conduct of the 2020 state primary and state general elections; funding provided for various election-related purposes, including administration, security, accessibility, training, public health and safety, and public outreach; local grants authorized; report required; money transferred and appropriated for purposes of the Help America Vote Act, the federal CARES Act, and the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act; and money appropriated.

I. HF 2533 (Bernardy) Appropriation Approved for the Office on the Economic Status of Women

II. HF 3429 (Dehn) Elections Technical Administration Changes Made

Additional Bills May Be Added Pending Referrals