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TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 09, 2021

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 9, 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.

Vice Chair Carlson assumed the gavel at 8:31 AM.

Representative Elkins moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 8, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Carlson moved to adopt the Local Government Division Report on HF1350. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Carlson moved HF1350 be referred to the General Register.

HF1350 (Boldon); Providing authority for cities of the first class to impose ordinances on the dedication of land or dedication fees on certain permit applications.

The following testified on HF1350:
The Honorable Liz Boldon, State Representative
Shaun Palmer, Councilmember, City of Rochester
Matthew Spellman, Director of Political Affairs, Minnesota Real Estate Association
Peter Coyle, Lobbyist, Housing First Minnesota

Representative Quam moved Amendment H1350A9.

Representative Drazkowski 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.

Representative Quam moved Amendment H1350A10. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Quam moved Amendment H1350A11.

Representative Quam 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.

Vice Chair Carlson renewed the motion to refer HF1350 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
PELOWSKI, Gene

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

With a vote of 8 AYES and 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson reassumed the gavel at 9:10 AM

Chair Nelson moved HF1803 be referred to the General Register.

HF1803 (Her); Making technical changes to provisions administered by the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, including provisions related to certain public officials, statements of economic interest, contributions, and disclosures; providing exceptions.

The following testified on HF1803:
The Honorable Kaohly Her, State Representative
Megan Engelhardt, Assistant Executive Director, Minnesota Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF1803 to the General Register.

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
KOZNICK, Jon
MASIN, Sandra
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
PELOWSKI, Gene
QUAM, Duane

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

Representative Klevorn moved HF1585 be referred to the Committee on Education Policy.

HF1585 (Klevorn); Allowing school boards to give school credit for serving as a trainee election judge; requiring appointing authorities to recruit bilingual high school students to serve as trainee election judges; appropriating money.

The following testified on HF1585:
Sia Her, Executive Director, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
The Honorable Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State

Representative Klevorn renewed the motion to refer HF1585 to the Committee on Education 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

ABSENT
NASH, Jim - Minority Lead

With a vote of 8 AYES, 4 NAYS, and 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF1183 be referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

HF1183 (Stephenson); Prohibiting excessive price increases by manufacturers to generic or off-patent drugs; authorizing the attorney general to take action against manufacturers for certain price increases; prohibiting withdrawal of certain generic or off-patent drugs sales; imposing civil penalties.

The following testified on HF1183:
The Honorable Zack Stephenson, State Representative
Brett Michelin, Senior Director of State Government Affairs, Association for Accessible Medicines
Carly Melin, Government Affairs Director, Office of the Minnesota Attorney General

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF1183 to the Committee on Ways & Means.

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

ABSENT
NASH, Jim - Minority Lead

With a vote of 8 AYES, 4 NAYS, and 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved to reconsider HF1585. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved to refer HF1585 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
PELOWSKI, Gene

NAYS
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
KOZNICK, Jon
QUAM, Duane

ABSENT
NASH, Jim - Minority Lead
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne

With a vote of 8 AYES, 3 NAYS, and 2 ABSENT, 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:
  • HF1183 (Stephenson) - Excessive drug price increases prohibited by manufacturers to generic or off-patent drugs, attorney general authorized to take action against manufacturers for price increases, withdrawal of generic or off-patent drug sales prohibited, and civil penalties imposed.
  • HF1350 (Boldon) - Cities of the first class provided authority to impose ordinances on land or fee dedication on permit applications.
  • HF1585 (Klevorn) - School boards allowed to give school credit for trainee election judge service, appointed authorities required to recruit bilingual high school students as trainee election judges, and money appropriated.
  • HF1803 (Her) - Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board technical changes made, including provisions related to public officials, statements of economic interest, contributions, and disclosures; and exceptions provided.
House TV Video:
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01:15 - HF1350 (Boldon) Cities of the first class authority provided to impose ordinances on land or fee dedication on permit applications.
39:30 - HF1803 (Her) Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board technical changes made, including provisions related to public officials, statements of economic interest, contributions, and disclosures; and exceptions provided.
43:30 - HF1585 (Klevorn) School boards allowed to give school credit for trainee election judge service, appointed authorities required to recruit bilingual high school students as trainee election judges, and money appropriated.
1:10:15 - HF1183 (Stephenson) Excessive drug price increases prohibited by manufacturers to generic or off-patent drugs, attorney general authorized to take action against manufacturers for price increases, withdrawal of generic or off-patent drug sales prohibited, and civil penalties imposed.


HF1183 (Stephenson) Drug manufacturer or wholesale distributor prohibited from charging unconscionable prices for prescription drugs; Board of Pharmacy, commissioner of human services, and health plan companies required to notify attorney general of prescription drug price increases; attorney general authorized to take action against drug manufacturers and wholesalers; civil penalties imposed; and money appropriated.

HF1350 (Boldon) Cities of the first class authority provided to impose ordinances on land or fee dedication on permit applications.

HF1803 (Her) Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board technical changes made, including provisions related to public officials, statements of economic interest, contributions, and disclosures; and exceptions provided.

HF1585 (Klevorn) School boards allowed to give school credit for trainee election judge service, appointed authorities required to recruit bilingual high school students as trainee election judges, and money appropriated.

*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