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TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 11, 2021

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH 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 11, 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 Elkins moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 10, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Carlson moved HF1439 be held over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

HF1439 (Carlson); Modifying contracting provision in certain health insurance benefit plans.

The following testified on HF1439:
Lorna Smith, Enterprise Director of Employee Insurance, Minnesota Management and Budget

Chair Nelson held HF1439 over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

Vice Chair Carlson moved HF1440 be held over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

HF1440 (Carlson); Repealing employee gainsharing system.

The following testified on HF1440:
Dori Leland, Enterprise Director for Employee Compensation and Classification, Minnesota Management and Budget

Representative Nash moved Amendment H1440DE1.

Representative Nash 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 DOES NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson held HF1440 over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

Vice Chair Carlson moved HF1441 be held over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

HF1441 (Carlson); Repealing interagency agreements and intra-agency transfers section.

The following testified on HF1441:
Paul Moore, Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Management and Budget

Chair Nelson held HF1441 over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

Vice Chair Carlson assumed the gavel at 9:37 AM.

Chair Nelson moved HF2032 be referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

HF2032 (Nelson, M.); Changing a provision of the Legislative Coordinating Commission.

The following testified on HF2032:
Michelle Weber, Director, Legislative Coordinating Commission

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF2032 to the Committee on Ways & Means.

Chair Nelson reassumed the gavel at 9:40 AM.

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 PREVAILS.

Representative Nash moved HF687 be held over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

HF687 (Lucero); Adding payments for security services to the list of allowable noncampaign disbursements.

The following testified on HF687:
The Honorable Eric Lucero, State Representative
Jeff Sigurdson, Executive Director, Minnesota Campaign Finance & Public Disclosure Board

Representative Nash moved Amendment H0687DE1. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nash renewed the motion to hold HF687, as amended, over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

Chair Nelson held HF687, as amended, over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

The meeting adjourned at 10:00 AM.






Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1439 (Carlson) - Health insurance benefit plan contracting provisions modified.
  • HF1440 (Carlson) - Employee gainsharing system repealed.
  • HF1441 (Carlson) - Interagency agreement and intra-agency transfer section repealed.
  • HF2032 (Nelson) - Legislative Coordinating Commission provisions changed.
  • HF687 (Lucero) - Security service payments added to list of allowable noncampaign disbursements.
House TV Video:
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01:51 - HF1439 (Carlson) Health insurance benefit plan contracting provisions modified.
09:39 - HF1440 (Carlson) Employee gainsharing system repealed.
48:17 - HF1441 (Carlson) Interagency agreement and intra-agency transfer section repealed.
1:06:33 - HF2032 (Nelson, M.) Legislative Coordinating Commission provisions changed.
1:10:02 - HF687 (Lucero) Security service payments added to list of allowable noncampaign disbursements.


HF1439 (Carlson) Health insurance benefit plan contracting provisions modified.

HF1440 (Carlson) Employee gainsharing system repealed.

HF1441 (Carlson) Interagency agreement and intra-agency transfer section repealed.

HF2032 (Nelson, M) Legislative Coordinating Commission provisions changed.

HF687 (Lucero) Security service payments added to list of allowable noncampaign disbursements.

*Agenda items may be added or removed.
**Amendment deadline has been extended to 5 pm, the business day before the hearing.**

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