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EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 26, 2021

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 26, 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 Klevorn moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 25, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved to refer HF994 to the General Register.

HF994 (Hansen, R.); Modifying various provisions governing Office of the Legislative Auditor activities.

The following testified on HF994:
The Honorable Rick Hansen, State Representative
Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor, Office of the Legislative Auditor

Vice Chair Carlson moved Amendment H0994A2. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF994, as amended, to the General Register.

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

NAYS
KOZNICK, Jon
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
QUAM, Duane

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


Representative Masin moved to adopt the Local Government Division Report on HF820. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson moved to refer HF820 to the General Register.

HF820 (Koegel); Allowing a member of a public body to attend a meeting from a private location more than three times in calendar year 2021.

The following testified on HF820:
The Honorable Erin Koegel, State Representative
Irene Kao, Intergovernmental Relations Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF820 to the General Register.

The clerk noted the roll.

AYES
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

NAYS
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve

With a vote of 11 AYES and 1 NAY, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Masin moved to adopt the Local Government Division Report on HF1140. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Elkins moved to refer HF1140 to the General Register.

HF1140 (Elkins); Modifying terminology and requirements related to meetings conducted through the use of telephone or interactive technology.

The following testified on HF1140:
Matt Ehling, Board Member, Minnesota Coalition on Government Information
Irene Kao, Intergovernmental Relations Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities

Representative Elkins renewed the motion to refer HF1140 to the General Register.

The clerk noted the roll.

AYES
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

With a vote of 12 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Masin moved to adopt the Local Government Division Report on HF738. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson moved to refer HF738 to the General Register.

HF738 (Haley); Permitting the city of Lake City to establish a port authority commission.

The following testified on HF738:
The Honorable Barb Haley, State Representative
Tom Dwelle, Chair, Lake City Economic Development Authority Board
Mark Fayette, Member-at-Large, Lake City Economic Development Authority Board
Mark Nichols, Mayor, City of Lake City

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF738 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
KOZNICK, Jon
MASIN, Sandra
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
PELOWSKI, Gene
QUAM, Duane

NAYS
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve

With a vote of 11 AYES and 1 NAY, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 9:41 AM.






Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF738 (Haley) - Lake City; port authority commission establishment permitted.
  • HF820 (Koegel) - Open Meeting Law; recording votes and interactive technology provided, meetings provided for during emergencies, and member of public body allowed to attend a meeting from a private location more than three times in calendar year 2021.
  • HF994 (Hansen) - Office of the Legislative Auditor activity governing provisions modified.
  • HF1140 (Elkins) - Open Meeting Law; terminology and requirements modified related to meetings conducted through the use of telephone or interactive technology.
House TV Video:
View Archive

1:56 HF994 (Hansen) Office of the Legislative Auditor activity governing provisions modified.
32:44 HF820 (Koegel) Open Meeting Law; public body member allowed to attend meetings from a private location more than three times in 2021.
42:07 HF1140 (Elkins) Open Meeting Law; terminology and requirements modified related to meetings conducted through the use of telephone or interactive technology.
59:32 HF738 (Haley) Lake City; port authority commission establishment permitted.


HF994 (Hansen, R) Office of the Legislative Auditor activity governing provisions modified.
***Vote by 9 a.m.***

HF820 (Koegel) Open Meeting Law; public body member allowed to attend meetings from a private location more than three times in 2021.
***Vote by 9:25 a.m.***

HF1140 (Elkins) Open Meeting Law; terminology and requirements modified related to meetings conducted through the use of telephone or interactive technology.
***Vote by 9:45 a.m.***

HF738 (Haley) Lake City; port authority commission establishment permitted.
***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