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SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 25, 2021

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 25, 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
BAHNER, Kristin
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ELKINS, Steve
GREENMAN, Emma
KLEVORN, Ginny
KOZNICK, Jon
MASIN, Sandra
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
PELOWSKI, Gene
QUAM, Duane

Members excused:
NASH, Jim - Minority Lead

A quorum was present.

Representative Elkins moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 23, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following testified on the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board appointments:
Jeff Sigurdson, Executive Director, Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

Chair Nelson moved the appointment of Faris A. Rashid to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board be recommended to be confirmed.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that the appointment of Faris A. Rashid to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board be recommended to be confirmed.

The clerk noted the roll.

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

ABSTAINS
KOZNICK, Jon
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
QUAM, Duane

With a vote of 9 AYES, 0 NAYS, and 3 ABSTAINS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved the appointment of Stephen Swanson to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board be recommended to be confirmed.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that the appointment of Stephen Swanson to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board be recommended to be confirmed.

The clerk noted the roll.

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

ABSTAINS
KOZNICK, Jon
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
QUAM, Duane

With a vote of 9 AYES, 0 NAYS, and 3 ABSTAINS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved the appointment of Carol Flynn to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board be recommended to be confirmed.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that the appointment of Carol Flynn to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board be recommended to be confirmed.

The clerk noted the roll.

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

ABSTAINS
KOZNICK, Jon
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
QUAM, Duane

With a vote of 9 AYES, 0 NAYS, and 3 ABSTAINS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved the appointment of Margaret Leppik to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board be recommended to be confirmed.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that the appointment of Margaret Leppik to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board be recommended to be confirmed.

The clerk noted the roll.

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

ABSTAINS
KOZNICK, Jon
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
QUAM, Duane

With a vote of 9 AYES, 0 NAYS, and 3 ABSTAINS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF70 be rereferred to the Committee on Climate and Energy Finance and Policy.

HF70 (Freiberg); Establishing a revolving loan account for energy conservation in state buildings; appropriating money.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H0070A4.

Chair Nelson moved to orally amend Amendment H0070A4 by deleting “projects” and inserting “programs” in Line 2.4.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that Amendment H0070A4, as amended, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF70, as amended:
The Honorable Mike Freiberg, State Representative
Marcus Grubbs, Enterprise Sustainability Planner, Department of Administration
Jamie Fitzke, Policy Manager, Center for Energy and Environment

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF70, as amended, to the Committee on Climate and Energy Finance and 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
PELOWSKI, Gene

NAYS
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
KOZNICK, Jon
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
QUAM, Duane

With a vote of 8 AYES and 4 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 9:58 AM.






Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF70 (Freiberg) - State building energy conservation revolving loan account established, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:34 - Governor’s Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board member appointments:.
- Faris A Rashid.
- Margaret Leppik.
- Stephen Swanson.
- Carol Flynn.
1:00:00 - HF70 (Freiberg) State building energy conservation revolving loan fund established, and money appropriated.


Governor’s Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board member appointments:
Faris A. Rashid
Stephen Swanson
Carol Flynn
Margaret Leppik

***Start at 9:30 a.m., time certain***
HF70 (Freiberg) State building energy conservation revolving loan fund established, and money appropriated.
***Vote by 9:55 a.m.***

*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