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NINETEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 02, 2021

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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, March 2, 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 Klevorn moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 26, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved to refer HF1019 to the Committee on Taxes.

HF1019 (Marquart); Modifying provisions related to state government; requiring proposed tax expenditures to expire; establishing a legislative Tax Expenditure Review Commission; providing appointments; modifying the Department of Revenue tax expenditure report requirements.

The following testified on HF1019:
The Honorable Paul Marquart, State Representative

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF 1019 to the Committee on Taxes.

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
MASIN, Sandra
PELOWSKI, Gene
QUAM, Duane

NAYS
KOZNICK, Jon

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

Chair Nelson moved HF7 be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law.

HF7 (Olson, L.); Providing for earned sick and safe time; appropriating money; authorizing rulemaking; imposing civil penalties; requiring reports.

The following testified on HF7:
The Honorable Liz Olson, State Representative
Kimberley Dunn Lewis, Associate Director of Government Relations, Minnesota School Boards Association
Nicole Blissenbach, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Labor and Industry

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF1019 to the Committee on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law.

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
PELOWSKI, Gene
QUAM, Duane

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

The meeting recessed at 9:58 AM.

Andrew Carlson, Vice Chair of the Committee, assumed the gavel and reconvened the State Government Finance & Elections Committee meeting at 5:00 PM, March 3, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted over Zoom and broadcast via House Public Information Services and Facebook Live.

Vice Chair Carlson moved HF1200.

HF1200 (Richardson); Providing for paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant’s serious medical condition benefits; regulating and requiring certain employment leaves; classifying certain data; authorizing rulemaking; appropriating money.

Vice Chair Carlson moved Amendment A21-0049. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF1200, as amended:
The Honorable Ruth Richardson, State Representative
Debra Fitzpatrick, Director of Policy, Children’s Defense Fund of Minnesota
Kimberley Dunn Lewis, Associate Director of Government Relations, Minnesota School Boards Association
Jessica Peterson White, Member, Mainstreet Alliance
Angela Byrne, Member, Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE)
Justin Aurelius, Member, American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Kate Davenport, Member, Mainstreet Alliance
Amy Eggert, Member, ISAIAH
Darielle Dannen, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)

Representative Quam moved to table HF1200.

Representative Quam requested a roll call vote.

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.

Vice Chair Carlson renewed the motion to refer HF1200, as amended, to the Committee on Commerce Finance & 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

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

With a vote of 7 AYES and 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 6:30 PM.






Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF7 (Olson) - Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1019 (Marquart) - Proposed tax expenditures required to expire, legislative Tax Expenditure Review Commission established, appointments provided, and Department of Revenue tax expenditure report requirements modified.
  • HF1200 (Richardson) - Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:49 - HF1019 (Marquart) Proposed tax expenditures required to expire, legislative Tax Expenditure Review Commission established, appointments provided, and Department of Revenue tax expenditure report requirements modified.
16:40 - HF7 (Olson, L.) Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, reports required, and money appropriated.


HF1019 (Marquart) Proposed tax expenditures required to expire, legislative Tax Expenditure Review Commission established, appointments provided, and Department of Revenue tax expenditure report requirements modified.
***Vote by 8:45 a.m.***

HF0007 (Olson, L) Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, reports required, and money appropriated.
***Vote by 9:55 a.m.***

Recess until 5 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
HF1200 (Richardson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
***Vote by 6:25 p.m.***

*Agenda items may be added or removed.
***The deadline for amendments for all 3 bills is 8 am, March 1, 2021.***

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.