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TWENTY-SECOND MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 08, 2021

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND 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 5:00 PM, March 8, 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 Greenman moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 5, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF1863 be referred to the General Register.

HF1863 (Long); Permitting a major political party to file a petition to prevent improper designation by a candidate of the party’s name on an official ballot.

The following testified on HF1863:
The Honorable Jamie Long, State Representative

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF1863 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

ABSENT
PELOWSKI, Gene

With a vote of 7 AYES, 5 NAYS, and 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED

Vice Chair Carlson assumed the gavel 5:15 PM.

Chair Nelson moved HF1952 be held over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

HF1952 (Nelson, M.); Changing a provision for the Legislative Reference Library.

The following testified on HF1952:
Elizabeth Lincoln, Director, Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

Vice Chair Carlson held HF1952 over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

Chair Nelson moved HF1388 be referred to the Committee on Taxes.

HF1388 (Nelson, M.); Adjusting the calculation for the stadium general reserve account; requiring the commissioner of management and budget to notify the legislature before making changes to the stadium general reserve account; establishing a stadium payoff fund; transferring money; requiring the stadium payoff fund balance be used to redeem or defease the stadium appropriation bonds.

Representative Koznick moved Amendment H1388A1.

Representative Koznick requested a roll call.

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. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF1388 to the Committee on Taxes.

AYES
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

With a vote of 13 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting adjourned at 5:39 PM.



Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1388 (Nelson) - Stadium general reserve account calculation adjusted, commissioner of management and budget required to notify legislature before stadium general reserve account changes, stadium payoff fund established, money transferred, and stadium payoff fund balance required to be used to redeem or defease stadium appropriation bonds.
  • HF1952 (Nelson) - Omnibus state government finance bill.
  • HF1863 (Long) - Major political party permitted to file petition to prevent improper designation by candidates name on official ballot.
House TV Video:
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01:46 - HF1863 (Long) Major political party permitted to file petition to prevent improper designation by candidates name on official ballot.
14:55 - HF1952 (Nelson, M.) Legislative Reference Library provision changed.
19:59 - HF1388 (Nelson, M.) Stadium general reserve account calculation adjusted, commissioner of management and budget required to notify legislature before stadium general reserve account changes, stadium payoff fund established, money transferred, and stadium payoff fund balance required to be used to redeem or defease stadium appropriation bonds.
Runs 39 minutes.



HF1863 (Long) Major political party permitted to file petition to prevent improper designation by candidates name on official ballot.

HF1388 (Nelson) Stadium general reserve account calculation adjusted, commissioner of management and budget required to notify legislature before stadium general reserve account changes, stadium payoff fund established, money transferred, and stadium payoff fund balance required to be used to redeem or defease stadium appropriation bonds.

HF1952 (Nelson, M) Legislative Reference Library provision changed.

*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