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FIFTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - April 27, 2020

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SEVENTH 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 2:00 PM, April 27, 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
HUOT, John
JORDAN, Sydney
KIEL, Debra
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim
OLSON, Liz
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

Members excused:
HERTAUS, Jerry

A quorum was present.

Chair Nelson moved to reconsider the vote to refer HF2768, as amended, to the Committee on Ways & Means.

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

The clerk noted 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
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

ABSENT
HERTAUS, Jerry

With a vote of 11 AYES, 6 NAYS, and 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H2768DE2.

The clerk noted 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
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

ABSENT
HERTAUS, Jerry

With a vote of 11 AYES, 6 NAYS, and 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

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

Representative Albright requested a roll call vote.

The clerk noted 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
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

ABSENT
HERTAUS, Jerry

With a vote of 11 AYES, 6 NAYS, and 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF1603.

HF 1603 (Dehn); making policy and technical changes to various election and 1.3 campaign finance related provisions; providing automatic voter registration; 1.4 restoring the voting rights of persons with felony convictions; providing early 1.5 voting; authorizing automatic absentee ballot delivery; authorizing ranked-choice 1.6 voting; adopting the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact; modifying 1.7 campaign finance reporting requirementsfor Hennepin County elections and certain 1.8 political subdivisions in Hennepin County; modifying definition of expressly 1.9 advocating; requiring reporting of electioneering communications; establishing a 1.10 redistricting commission; appropriating money.

Chair Nelson moved to incorporate Amendment H1603A13 into Amendment H1603DE2.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H1603DE2, as incorporated.

The clerk noted 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
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

ABSENT
HERTAUS, Jerry

With a vote of 11 AYES, 6 NAYS, and 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF1603, as amended:
The Honorable Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State
Debby Erickson, Chair of the Elections Committee, Minnesota Association of County Officers
The Honorable Raymond Dehn, State Representative

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF1603, as amended, to the Committee on Ways & Means.

Representative Albright requested a roll call vote.

The clerk noted the roll.

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

NAYS
NELSON, Michael V. Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
GREEN, Steve
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

ABSENT
HERTAUS, Jerry

With a vote of 10 AYES, 7 NAYS, and 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 3:00 PM.





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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:
  • HF1603 (Dehn) - Election and campaign finance; automatic voter registration and early voting provided, voting rights of persons with felony convictions restored, automatic absentee ballot delivery and ranked-choice voting authorized, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact adopted, campaign finance reporting requirements modified, expressly advocating definition modified, reporting of electioneering communications required, redistricting commission established, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
AGENDA:.
02:10 - HF2768 (Lillie) Correct procedural error on bill motions on Thursday, April 23rd.
09:00 - HF1603 (Dehn) Omnibus election policy bill.
Runs 59 minutes.


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 2768 (Lillie) Correct procedural error on bill motions on Thursday, April 23rd.

II. HF 1603 (Dehn) Omnibus election policy bill

(Consider DE2 Amendment for HF 1603 posted below)

Testimony:

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

The Division will consider the adoption of the DE2 Amendment to replace the existing language HF 1603. Amendments to the DE2 amendment may be considered. The Division plans to move HF 1603, as amended, to the Ways and Means Committee.

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/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

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