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FIFTY-FIFTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - April 16, 2020

FIFTY-FIFTH MEETING – State Government Finance Division
2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair of the Committee, called the virtual State Government Finance Committee meeting to order at 8:00 AM, April 16, 2020 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

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.

Vice Chair Klevorn assumed the gavel at 8:02 AM.

Representative Acomb moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 12, 2020 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF3499.

HF3499 (Nelson, M.); Transferring and appropriating money for the purpose of the Help America Vote Act.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H3499A3.

The following testified on Amendment H3499A3:
The Honorable Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State
Debby Erickson, Chair, Minnesota Association of County Officers

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to adopt Amendment H3499A3.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

With 17 AYES and 1 NAY, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H3499A4.

The following testified on Amendment H3499A4:
The Honorable Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State
Debby Erickson, Chair, Minnesota Association of County Officers

Chair Nelson laid Amendment H3499A4 over for further consideration.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H3499A5.

The following testified on Amendment H3499A5:
The Honorable Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State
Debby Erickson, Chair, Minnesota Association of County Officers

Chair Nelson laid Amendment H3499A5 over for further consideration.

Chair Nelson laid over HF3499, as amended, for further consideration.

The meeting adjourned at 9:28 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:
  • HF3499 (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.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
Agenda:.
HF3499 (Nelson, M.) Help America Vote Act appropriation purpose transferred, and money appropriated.
- Testimony by Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State.
- Testimony by Debby Erickson, Minnesota Association of County Officers.
Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.

• The Minnesota House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote hearings to be held that are accessible to the public; we expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks; thank you for your patience as we adapt.


This remote hearing is taking place under Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

Agenda:

I. HF 3499 (Nelson) Help America Vote Act appropriation purpose transferred, and money appropriated.

Testimony:

The Honorable Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State
Ms. Debby Erickson, Minnesota Association of County Officers

Consideration of Amendments A3, A4, and A5

Discussion of next steps - Hold the bill and the amendments that were not adopted, over for further consideration

II. Adjourn

Public Viewing Information:

1) Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1
2) Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/
3) YouTube: https://youtu.be/RpbRvaeDjdc

Meeting Documents will be posted on the State Government Finance Division's Website at: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/91032

Public Testimony:

• Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in testifying at this meeting may email committee staff at jim.gelbmann@house.mn
• If you wish to testify, please contact committee staff at least one hour prior to the start of the remote hearing and they will provide instructions.
• Public Testimony will be taken at the end of the presentation, as is custom with in person hearings. Public testimony will occur based on the order of requests recieved.

The MN House of Representatives is currently working on establishing the processes and technology that allow remote meetings to be held that are accessible to the public. We expect many refinements to come over the coming weeks. Thank you for your patience as we adapt.