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TWENTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 04, 2021

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 4, 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 Carlson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 2, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF897.

HF897 (Huot); Modifying membership requirements of the Gambling Control Board.

Representative Nash moved Amendment H0897A2.

Representative Nash requested a roll call vote.

The following testified on Amendment H0897A2:
Gary Danger, Compliance Officer, Minnesota Gambling Control Board

Representative Nash renewed the motion to adopt Amendment H0897A2.

The clerk noted the roll.

AYES
NELSON, Michael V. - Chair
CARLSON, Andrew - Vice Chair
NASH, Jim - Minority Lead
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ELKINS, Steve
GREENMAN, Emma
KLEVORN, Ginny
KOZNICK, Jon
MASIN, Sandra
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
QUAM, Duane

With a vote of 11 AYES and 0 NAYs, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson moved HF897, as amended, be rereferred to the Committee on Commerce Finance & Policy.

The clerk noted the roll.

AYES
NELSON, Michael V. - Chair
CARLSON, Andrew - Vice Chair
NASH, Jim - Minority Lead
ELKINS, Steve
GREENMAN, Emma
KLEVORN, Ginny
MASIN, Sandra

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

With a vote of 7 AYES and 4 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Nelson moved HF784 be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law.

HF784 (Thompson); Appropriating money directed at ending systemic racism; adopting provisions that address racial injustice and systemic racism.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H0784A2. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF784, as amended:
Edward McDonald, Interim Executive Director, East Metro Civic Alliance
Valerie Castile, Mother of Philando Castile
Farhio Khalif, Founder, Voice of East African Women
Tamiko Foster, Physician
Michael Chane, Founder, Project Sweetie Pie
Brett Grant, Research & Policy Director, Voices for Racial Justice
Regina Jackson, Substance Abuse Assessor and Counselor
Henry Banks, Community Organizer in Duluth
Mark Anderson, Executive Director, Barbara Schneider Foundation
Keith Baker, Managing Director, Reconnect Rondo

Representative Nash moved to table HF784.

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

With a vote of 5 AYES and 7 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF784, as amended, 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
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
QUAM, Duane

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

The meeting adjourned at 10:02 AM.






Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF784 (Thompson) - Ending systemic racism funding provided, provisions adopted that address racial injustice and systemic racism, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF897 (Huot) - Gambling Control Board membership requirements modified, and debit or credit card use permitted for raffle purchases.
House TV Video:
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02:06 - HF897 (Huot) Gambling Control Board membership requirements modified.
26:09 - HF784 (Thompson) Ending systemic racism funding provided, provisions that address racial injustice and systemic racism adopted, and money appropriated.


HF0897 (Huot) Gambling Control Board membership requirements modified.
***Vote by 8:50 a.m.***

HF0784 (Thompson) Ending systemic racism funding provided, provisions that address racial injustice and systemic racism adopted, 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.

DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the State Government Finance and Elections Committee webpage https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/home/92009

VIEW HEARING: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

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