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FIFTY-SIXTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - April 23, 2020

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SIXTH 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 23, 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.

Chair Nelson moved HF3499, as previously amended, be referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

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

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H3499DE2-1.

Chair Nelson moved to incorporate Amendment H3499A8 into Amendment H3499DE2-1.

Chair Nelson moved to amend Amendment H3499DE2-1, as amended, by deleting “December 21, 2024” on Line 5.26 and inserting “March 27, 2022”.

The following testified on Amendment H3499DE2-1, as amended:
Matt Gehring, House Research Analyst

Chair Nelson moved to amend Amendment H3499DE2-1 by deleting “…” on Line 1.18 and inserting “three”.

The following testified on Amendment H3499DE2-1, as amended:
The Honorable Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State
Debby Erickson, Chair of the Elections Committee, Minnesota Association of County Officers

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to adopt Amendment H3499DE2-1, as amended.

The clerk took the roll.

AYES
NELSON, Michael V. Chair
KLEVORN, Ginny Vice Chair
ACOMB, Patty
ELKINS, Steve
FREIBERG, Mike
HUOT, John
JORDAN, Sydney
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
OLSON, Liz

NAYS
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
GREEN, Steve
HERTAUS, Jerry
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

With a vote of 11 AYES and 7 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright moved to table HF3499, as amended.

The clerk took the roll.

AYES
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
GREEN, Steve
HERTAUS, Jerry
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

NAYS
NELSON, Michael V. Chair
KLEVORN, Ginny Vice Chair
ACOMB, Patty
ELKINS, Steve
FREIBERG, Mike
HUOT, John
JORDAN, Sydney
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
OLSON, Liz

With a vote of 7 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF3499, as amended, be rereferred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

The clerk took the roll.

AYES
NELSON, Michael V. Chair
KLEVORN, Ginny Vice Chair
ACOMB, Patty
ELKINS, Steve
FREIBERG, Mike
HUOT, John
JORDAN, Sydney
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
OLSON, Liz

NAYS
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
GREEN, Steve
HERTAUS, Jerry
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

With a vote of 11 AYES and 7 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF2768.

HF2768 (Nelson, M.); Restricting executive branch state agency expenditures for professional and technical services contracts during the biennium ending June 30, 2021.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H2768DE2.

The following testified on Amendment H2768DE2:
The Honorable Leon Lillie, State Representative
Greg Hubinger, Director, Legislative Coordinating Commission
Myron Frans, Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget

Chair Nelson moved HF2768, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

The clerk took the roll.

AYES
NELSON, Michael V. Chair
KLEVORN, Ginny Vice Chair
ACOMB, Patty
ELKINS, Steve
FREIBERG, Mike
HUOT, John
JORDAN, Sydney
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
OLSON, Liz

NAYS
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
GREEN, Steve
HERTAUS, Jerry
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

With a vote of 11 AYES and 7 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Klevorn moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on April 16, 2020 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 9:30 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.
House TV Video:
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• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
02:31 - Continued discussion of HF3499 (Nelson) Help America Vote Act appropriation purpose transferred, and money appropriated.
Testimony:.
Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State.
Debby Erickson, Representing Minnesota Association of County Officers (available to respond to questions).
40:34 - HF2768 (Nelson).
- The substance of HF3732 (Lillie) -Labor agreements and compensation plan ratified- was substituted for the language of HF2768 by a DE amendment.
Testimony:.
Greg Hubinger, Legislative Coordinating Commission.
Commissioner Myron Frans, Minnesota Management and Budget.
Assistant Commissioner Kristin Batson, Minnesota Management and Budget.
Runs 1 hour, 30 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. Continued discussion of 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, Representing Minnesota Association of County Officers (Available to respond to questions)

The Division will consider the adoption of a DE2-1 Amendment - which will be posted by close of business on Tuesday, April 21. Amendments to the DE2-1 amendment may be considered. The Division plans to move HF 3499, as amended, to the Ways and Means Committee.

Amendments 3499A1 and 3499A3 (posted below) have already been adopted and will be reflected in the DE Amendment.

II. HF 2768 (Nelson) Please Note: the substance of HF 3732 (Lillie) - Labor agreements and compensation plan ratified - will be substituted for the language of HF 2768 by a DE amendment. (The DE amendment will be posted by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21st.) HF 2768 will be taken up no later than 8:45 a.m.

Testimony:

Greg Hubinger, Legislative Coordinating Commission
Commissioner Myron Frans, Minnesota Management and Budget
Assistant Commissioner Kristin Batson, Minnesota Management and Budget


III. Additional bill(s) may be added to the agenda

IV. Adjourn

Public Viewing Information:

This remote hearing may be viewed live via the following methods:
1) Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/2
2) YouTube: https://youtu.be/S4StGoFeqig

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 of each bill, 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.