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NINTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 04, 2021

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH 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, February 4, 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.

Representative Greenman moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 2, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Bahner moved HF66 be held over for possible inclusion in a committee omnibus bill.

HF66 (Bahner); establishing a Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity; providing legislative appointments.

The following testified on HF66:
Rohit Tandon, Chief Information Security Officer, Minnesota Information Technology
Rick King, Chair, Governor’s Blue Ribbon Council on Information Technology

Chair Nelson held HF66 over for possible inclusion in a committee omnibus bill.

Chair Nelson moved HF72 be held over for possible inclusion in a committee omnibus bill.

HF72 (Freiberg); providing for advanced standard time, also known as daylight saving time, year-round effective upon authorization by federal law.

The following testified on HF72:
The Honorable Mike Freiberg, State Representative
Laetitia Moreau, Citizen Advocate
Jeff Kolb, Citizen Advocate
Mike Hickey, Citizen Advocate

Chair Nelson held HF72 over for possible inclusion in a committee omnibus bill.

Representative Elkins moved to adopt the report of the Local Government Division for HF35. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Elkins moved HF35 be referred to the Committee on Human Services Finance & Policy.

HF35 (Elkins); authorizing the Council on Disability to accept and disburse grants and other aids; appropriating money for grants to cities and counties to improve website accessibility.

Representative Elkins moved Amendment H0035A3. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF35:
David Dively, Executive Director, Minnesota Council on Disability
Leah Patton, Executive Director, Minnesota County IT Leadership Association - Association of Minnesota Counties
Irene Kao, Intergovernmental Relations Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities

Representative Elkins renewed the motion to refer HF35, as amended, to the Committee on Human Services Finance & Policy.

The clerk noted the roll.

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

NAYS
NASH, Jim Minority - Lead
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
KOZNICK, Jon

With a vote of 10 AYES and 3 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:
  • HF35 (Elkins) - Council on Disability authorized to accept and disburse grants and other aids, and money appropriated for grants to cities and counties to improve website accessibility.
  • HF66 (Bahner) - Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity established, and legislative appointments provided.
  • HF72 (Freiberg) - Advanced standard time/daylight saving time provided year-round effective upon federal law authorization.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:27 HF66 (Bahner) Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity established, and legislative appointments provided.
18:42 HF72 (Freiberg) Advanced standard time/daylight saving time provided year-round effective upon federal law authorization.
46:28 HF35 (Elkins) Website Accessibility Grant Advisory Council established, and money appropriated for grants to cities and counties to improve website accessibility.

Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes


HF72 (Freiberg) Advanced standard time/daylight saving time provided year-round effective upon federal law authorization.

HF66 (Bahner) Legislative Commission on Cybersecurity established, and legislative appointments provided.

HF35 (Elkins) Website Accessibility Grant Advisory Council established, and money appropriated for grants to cities and counties to improve website accessibility.

*Agenda items may be added or removed.

TESTIFYING: If you would like to testify or submit written testimony, please email the committee administrator at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing. Testimony will be limited and as time permits, therefore written testimony is encouraged. Please plan accordingly.

HANDOUTS: Handouts must be in PDF format with Optical Character Recognition ability and emailed to the committee administrator at amanda.rudolph@house.mn no later than 5 p.m. the business day before the hearing.

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