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FIFTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - May 05, 2020

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-EIGHTH 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, May 5, 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 moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on April 23, 2020 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Klevorn moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on April 27, 2020 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF3568 be referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

HF3568 (Considine); providing for a planning group to decriminalize mental illness; requiring reports.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H3568A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF3568:
The Honorable Jack Considine, State Representative

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF3568, as amended, to the Committee on Ways & Means.

The clerk noted the roll.

AYES
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

With a vote of 18 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF4571 be referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

HF4571 (Lesch); limiting vehicles and other property subject to forfeiture; providing for recovery of property by innocent owners; modifying participation 1.4 in the federal equitable sharing program; requiring reports

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H4571A3. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF4571:
The Honorable John Lesch, State Representative
Kathy Doctor, Director of Government Information, Office of the State Auditor
Matt Lindemann, Operations Director, Office of the State Auditor
Julia Decker, Policy Director, Minnesota American Civil Liberties Union
Nora Sandstad, Assistant County Attorney, Minnesota County Attorney’s Association
The Honorable Julie Blaha, Minnesota State Auditor

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF4571, as amended, be referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

The clerk noted the roll.

AYES
NELSON, Michael V. Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
ACOMB, Patty
ELKINS, Steve
FREIBERG, Mike
HERTAUS, Jerry
HUOT, John
JORDAN, Sydney
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim
OLSON, Liz
VOGEL, Bob

NAYS
GREEN, Steve
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim
QUAM, Duane

Due to a technical error, Vice Chair Klevorn’s name was not called during the roll call vote on this motion.

With a vote of 13 AYES and 4 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 8:45 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:
  • HF3568 (Considine) - Mental illness decriminalization planning group provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1740 (Huot) - Capitol flag program established for families of military service members and first responders who die in the line of duty.
  • HF4571 (Lesch) - Vehicles and other property subject to forfeiture limited, recovery of property by innocent owners provided, participation in the federal equitable sharing program modified, reports required, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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• This meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01 •.
01:43 - HF3568 (Considine) Mental illness decriminalization planning group provided, and report required.
07:44 - HF4571 (Lesch) Vehicles and other property subject to forfeiture limited, recovery of property by innocent owners provided, participation in the federal equitable sharing program modified, and reports required.
Runs 45 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 4571 (Lesch) Forfeiture Reform (Pending referral from Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division)

Testimony:

II. HF 3568 (Considine) Mental illness decriminalization planning group provided, and report required. (Pending referral from Government Operations

Testimony:

III. HF 1740 (Huot) Capitol flag program for families of military service members and first responders who die in the line of duty established.
(Division will take up the DE3 Amendment adopted by the Division on February 18, 2020.)

Testimony:

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

V. 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

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation to view, participate in, or otherwise access a remote hearing, please contact Blake Wilcox by emailing him at Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-8803.

• 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.