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ELEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 11, 2021

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH 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 11, 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 Carlson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 9, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson referred bills to the Local Government Division in February 9, 2021 Memo.

Chair Nelson moved HF75 be referred to the committee on Environment Finance & Policy.

HF75 (Moller); limiting vehicles and other property subject to forfeiture; providing for recovery of property by innocent owners; modifying participation in the federal equitable sharing program; requiring reports; appropriating money.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H0075A4. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H0075A5. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment A21-0012. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF75, as amended:
The Honorable Kelly Moller, State Representative
The Honorable Julie Blaha, State Auditor
Julia Decker, Policy Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota
Robert Small, Executive Director, Minnesota County Attorneys Association
Nora Sanstad, Assistant County Attorney, St. Louis County

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF75, as amended, to the Committee on Environment Finance & Policy.

The clerk noted the roll.

AYES
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

With a vote of 13 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF396 be referred to the General Register.

HF396 (Freiberg); modifying provisions applying to the financing of campaigns for Hennepin County elections and for certain political subdivisions in Hennepin County.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H0396A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF396, as amended:
The Honorable Mike Freiberg, State Representative
Ginny Gelms, Elections Manager, Hennepin County
Jeff Sigurdson, Executive Director, Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF396, as amended, to the General Register.

The clerk noted the roll.

AYES
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

With a vote of 13 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 9:03 AM.






Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF75 (Moller) - Vehicles and property subject to forfeiture limited, innocent owners provided property recovery, federal equitable sharing program participation modified, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF396 (Freiberg) - Hennepin County election financing campaign and political subdivision provisions modified.
House TV Video:
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01:45 - HF75 (Moller) Vehicles and property subject to forfeiture limited, property recovery by innocent owners provided, federal equitable sharing program participation modified, reports required, and money appropriated.
19:38 - HF396 (Freiberg) Hennepin County election financing campaign and political subdivision provisions modified.

Runs 33 minutes


HF75 (Moller) Vehicles and property subject to forfeiture limited, property recovery by innocent owners provided, federal equitable sharing program participation modified, reports required, and money appropriated.

HF396 (Freiberg) Hennepin County election financing campaign and political subdivision provisions modified.

*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.

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

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

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