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FIFTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 19, 2021

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 19, 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 Elkins moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 18, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF527.

HF527 (Masin); Authorizing municipalities to charge a street impact fee.

Chair Nelson held HF527 over for possible inclusion in the Committee Omnibus Bill.

Vice Chair Andrew Carlson assumed the gavel at 8:42 AM.

Chair Nelson moved to refer HF1160 to the Committee on Ways & Means.

HF1160 (Nelson, M.); Making technical and policy changes to provisions related to elections administration including provisions related to voting, voter registration, polling places, ballots, recounts, contests, candidates, absentee voting, mail balloting, canvassing, the presidential nomination primary, and various other election-related provisions; extending availability of certain appropriations.

The following testified on HF1160:
Samm Bonawitz, Director of Government Relations, Office of the Secretary of State

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H1160A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Neu Brindley moved Amendment H1160A2.

The following testified on Amendment H1160A2:
Samm Bonawitz, Director of Government Relations, Office of the Secretary of State
David Maeda, Director of Elections, Office of the Secretary of State

Representative Nash requested a roll call vote on Amendment H1160A2.

The clerk noted the roll.

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

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

With a vote of 5 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Nash moved Amendment H1160A3.

Representative Nash requested a roll call vote on Amendment H1160A3.

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 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nash moved Amendment H1160A4.

Representative Nash requested a roll call vote on Amendment H1160A4.

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 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF1160, as amended:
Max Hailperin, Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota
Rick Heller, Disability Advocate, Twice Exceptional and Print Disabled

Chair Nelson moved to refer HF1160, as amended, to the General Register.

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.

Chair Nelson reassumed the gavel at 9:42 AM.

Chair Nelson moved HF773 to held over for possible inclusion in the Committee Omnibus Bill.

HF773 (Garofalo); Expanding a limitation on certain contributions during a session of the legislature.

HF774 (Garofalo); Expanding a limitation on certain contributions during a regular session of the legislature.

HF788 (Garofalo); Expanding a limitation on certain contributions during a session of the legislature.

The following testified on HF773, HF774, and HF788:
The Honorable Pat Garofalo, State Representative

Chair Nelson held HF773, HF774, and HF788 over for possible inclusion in the Committee Omnibus Bill,

The meeting adjourned at 9:51 AM.






Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF773 (Garofalo) - Contributions during a session of the legislature limitation expanded.
  • HF774 (Garofalo) - Contributions during a regular session of the legislature limitation expanded.
  • HF788 (Garofalo) - Contributions during a session the legislature limitation expanded.
  • HF1160 (Nelson) - Elections administration technical and policy changes made relating to voting, voter registration, polling places, ballots, recounts, contests, candidates, absentee voting, mail balloting, canvassing, the presidential nomination primary, and various other election-related provisions.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:14 - Committee discussion.
07:30 - HF527 (Masin) Municipalities authorized to charge street impact fee.
11:51 - HF1160 (Nelson, M.) Elections administration technical and policy changes made relating to voting, voter registration, polling places, ballots, recounts, contests, candidates, absentee voting, mail balloting, canvassing, the presidential nomination primary, and various other election-related provisions; and availability of appropriations extended.
Discussion of:.
11:42 - HF773 (Garofalo) Contributions during a session of the legislature limitation expanded.
- HF774 (Garofalo) Contributions during a regular session of the legislature limitation expanded.
- HF788 (Garofalo) Contributions during a session of the legislature limitation expanded.



HF1160 (Nelson, M) Elections administration technical and policy changes made relating to voting, voter registration, polling places, ballots, recounts, contests, candidates, absentee voting, mail balloting, canvassing, the presidential nomination primary, and various other election-related provisions; and availability of appropriations extended.

HF0773 (Garofalo) Contributions during a session of the legislature limitation expanded.

HF0774 (Garofalo) Contributions during a regular session of the legislature limitation expanded.

HF788 (Garofalo) Contributions during a session of the legislature limitation expanded.

*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