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SIXTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 23, 2021

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH 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 23, 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
QUAM, Duane

Members excused:
PELOWSKI, Gene

A quorum was present.

Representative Klevorn moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 19, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved to adopt the Local Government Division Report on HF575. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson moved HF575 be referred to the General Register.

HF575 (Huot); Authorizing notary publics to perform civil marriages.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H0575A2. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF575, as amended:
The Honorable John Huot, State Representative
Vince Barry, Notary in the State of Minnesota
Bibi Black, General Counsel, Office of the Secretary of State

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF575, 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
ELKINS, Steve
GREENMAN, Emma
KLEVORN, Ginny
MASIN, Sandra
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
QUAM, Duane

NAYS
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
KOZNICK, Jon

With a vote of 10 AYES and 2 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Masin moved to adopt the Local Government Division Report on HF325. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Masin moved to refer HF325 to the General Register.

HF325 (Masin); Repealing the political subdivision compensation limit; making a conforming change.

The following testified on HF325:
Gary Carlson, Intergovernmental Relations Director, League of Minnesota Cities
Luke Hellier, Member, Lakeville City Council
Patrick Keane, Councilmember, City of Rochester
Matt Massman, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Ken Brown, Commissioner, Olmsted County

Representative Quam moved Amendment H0325DE1. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Masin renewed the motion to refer HF325 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

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

With a vote of 7 AYES and 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Masin moved to adopt the Local Government Division Report on HF344. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Masin moved HF344 be held over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

The following testified on HF344:
Patricia Nauman, Executive Director, Metro Cities
Judd Schetnan, Government Affairs Director, Metropolitan Council

Representative Koznick moved Amendment H0344A2. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson held HF344, as amended, over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

The meeting adjourned at 9:48 AM.









Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF325 (Masin) - Political subdivision compensation limit repealed, and conforming change made.
  • HF344 (Masin) - Metropolitan Council; staggered terms provided, nomination committee membership expanded, additional information required to be made publicly available during selection process, and council member qualifications clarified.
  • HF575 (Huot) - Notary publics authorized to perform civil marriages.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:00 - HF575 (Huot) Notary publics authorized to perform civil marriages.
17:10 - HF325 (Masin) Political subdivision compensation limit repealed, and conforming change made.
58:20 - HF344 (Masin) Metropolitan Council; staggered terms provided, nomination committee membership expanded, additional information required to be made publicly available during selection process, and council member qualifications clarified.

Runs 1 hour, 17 minutes


HF0575 (Huot) Notary publics authorized to perform civil marriages.

HF0325 (Masin) Political subdivision compensation limit repealed, and conforming change made.

HF0344 (Masin) Metropolitan Council; staggered terms provided, nomination committee membership expanded, additional information required to be made publicly available during selection process, and council member qualifications clarified.

*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. If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

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