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SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 29, 2021

SEVENTH MEETING – State Government Finance & Elections Committee
2021-2022 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE MINUTES

Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair of the Committee, called the virtual State Government Finance & Elections Committee meeting to order at 8:30 AM, January 29, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services and Facebook Live.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
NELSON, Michael V. - Chair
CARLSON, Andrew - Vice Chair
NASH, Jim - Minority Lead
BAHNER, Kristin
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ELKINS, Steve
GREENMAN, Emma
KLEVORN, Ginny
KOZNICK, Jon
MASIN, Sandra
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
PELOWSKI, Gene
QUAM, Duane

A quorum was present.

Chair Nelson moved HF9 for further consideration.

HF9 (Greenman); modifying provisions related to voter registration; absentee voting; establishing a system of early voting; eliminating a restriction on the number of voters an individual may assist on election day; modifying standards governing access to Help America Vote Act funds; regulating intimidation, deceptive practices, and interference with voter registration and voting; campaign finance; regulating small donor political committees and funds; establishing a small donor state match program; establishing a Democracy Dollar coupon program; exempting certain candidate expenditures from aggregate expenditure limits; repealing the political contribution refund program; repealing the campaign public subsidy program; providing principles and procedures related to redistricting of congressional and legislative districts; establishing a criminal penalty; requiring reports; appropriating money.

The following testified on HF9:
The Honorable Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State
Adam Lioz, Senior Council, Demos

Rep. Greenman renewed the motion to refer HF9, as amended, to the Committee on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law.

The clerk noted the roll.

AYES
NELSON, Michael V. - Chair
CARLSON, Andrew - Vice Chair
BAHNER, Kristin
ELKINS, Steve
GREENMAN, Emma
KLEVORN, Ginny
MASIN, Sandra
PELOWSKI, Gene

NAYS
NASH, Jim Minority - Lead
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
KOZNICK, Jon
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
QUAM, Duane

With a vote of 8 AYES and 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 10:00 AM.









Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF9 (Greenman) - Omnibus elections bill.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:16 - Continued discussion of HF9 (Greenman) Elections; voter registration and absentee voting provisions modified, early voting system established, restriction on number of voters an individual may assist eliminated, Help America Vote Act fund governing standards modified, small donor state match program established, and money appropriated.

Runs 1 hour 29 minutes


Continue H. F. 9 (Greenman): A bill for an act relating to elections; modifying provisions related to voter registration; absentee voting; establishing a system of early voting; eliminating a restriction on the number of voters an individual may assist on election day; modifying standards governing access to Help America Vote Act funds; regulating intimidation, deceptive practices, and interference with voter registration and voting; campaign finance; regulating small donor political committees and funds; establishing a small donor state match program; establishing a Democracy Dollar coupon program; exempting certain candidate expenditures from aggregate expenditure limits; repealing the political contribution refund program; repealing the campaign public subsidy program; providing principles and procedures related to redistricting of congressional and legislative districts; establishing a criminal penalty; requiring reports; appropriating money.

VIEW HEARING: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the State Government Finance and Policy Committee webpage https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/home/92009

ACCESSIBILITY: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

RULE 10.01: Meetings are held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm