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TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 05, 2021

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST 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 5, 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 Carlson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 4, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF648 be referred to the Committee on Health Finance & Policy.

HF648 (Koegel); Prohibiting health plans from limiting testing for opioids.

The following testified on HF648:
The Honorable Erin Koegel, State Representative
Elyse Bailey, Fiscal Policy Director, Department of Human Services

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF648 to the Committee on Health Finance & Policy.

The clerk noted the roll.

AYES
NELSON, Michael V. - Chair
CARLSON, Andrew - Vice Chair
NASH, Jim - Minority Lead
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 12 AYES and 1 NAY, THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Nelson moved HF139 be held over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

HF139 (Freiberg); Appropriating money to modify public spaces for disability accommodations.

The following testified on HF139:
The Honorable Mike Freiberg, State Representative
Jillian Nelson, Community Resource and Policy Advocate, Autism Society of Minnesota
Trevor Turner, Public Policy Director, Minnesota Council on Disability
Jen Reiter, Parent of a child with autism

Chair Nelson held HF139 over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

Chair Nelson moved HF1088 be held over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

HF1088 (Carlson); Appropriating money for equipment grants to Minnesota Public Radio.

The following testified on HF1088:
John Kavanaugh, Senior Counsel, Minnesota Public Radio

Chair Nelson held HF1088 over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

Chair Nelson moved HF1693 be held over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

HF1693 (Carlson); Updating certain provisions for the Department of Administration; designating ownership of retired canine in service to the state; maintaining the Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution; establishing the Office of Enterprise Sustainability; modifying historic preservation provisions; changing a campaign practices provision; requiring reports.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H1693A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF1693, as amended:
Julie Bayerl, Legislative Director, Department of Administration
David Kelliher, Executive Director, Minnesota Historical Society

Chair Nelson held HF1693, as amended, over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

Vice Chair Carlson assumed the gavel at 9:27 AM.

Chair Nelson moved HF1685 be referred to the Committee on Human Services Finance & Policy.

HF1685 (Nelson, M.); Ratifying SEIU healthcare agreement.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H1685A1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF1685, as amended:
Jennifer Claseman, Enterprise Director of Labor Relations, Minnesota Management & Budget
Damon Leivestad, Home Care Client
Michelle Weber, Director, Legislative Coordinating Commission
Elyse Bailey, Fiscal Policy Director, Department of Human Services
Rick Varco, Political Director, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF1685, as amended, to the Committee on Human Services Finance & Policy.

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

NAYS
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve

ABSENT
NASH, Jim - Minority Lead
QUAM, Duane


With a vote of 10 AYES, 1 NAY and 2 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED


The meeting adjourned at 9:59 AM.






Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF648 (Koegel) - Health plans prohibited from limiting opioid testing.
  • HF1088 (Carlson) - Minnesota Public Radio equipment grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1693 (Carlson) - Department of Administration provisions updated, retired canine in state service ownership designated, Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution maintained, Office of Enterprise Sustainability established, historic preservation provisions modified, campaign practices provision changed, and reports required.
  • HF1685 (Nelson) - Service Employees International Union (SEIU) healthcare agreement ratified.
  • HF139 (Freiberg) - Sensory accessibility accommodation modifications for public spaces funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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01:32 - HF648 (Koegel) Health plans prohibited from limiting opioid testing.
10:23 - HF139 (Freiberg) Sensory accessibility accommodation modifications for public spaces funding provided, and money appropriated.
26:11 - HF1088 (Carlson) Minnesota Public Radio equipment grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
32:21 - HF1693 (Carlson) Department of Administration provisions updated, retired canine in state service ownership designated, Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution maintained, Office of Enterprise Sustainability established, historic preservation provisions modified, campaign practices provision changed, and reports required.
57:29 - HF1685 (Nelson, M.) Service Employees International Union (SEIU) healthcare agreement ratified.


HF0648 (Koegel) Health plans prohibited from limiting opioid testing.

HF0139 (Freiberg) Sensory accessibility accommodation modifications for public spaces funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF1088 (Carlson) Minnesota Public Radio equipment grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF1693 (Carlson) Department of Administration provisions updated, retired canine in state service ownership designated, Office of Collaboration and Dispute Resolution maintained, Office of Enterprise Sustainability established, historic preservation provisions modified, campaign practices provision changed, and reports required.

HF1685 (Nelson) SEIU Contract Ratification.

*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