Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

State Government Finance and Elections

TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 16, 2021

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 16, 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 Klevorn moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 12, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF41 be referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance & Policy.

HF41 (Frazier); Providing emergency paid sick leave to certain employees excluded from the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H0041A4.

The following testified on HF41, as amended:
The Honorable Cedrick Frazier, State Representative
Troy Bowman, Member, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26
Mary C. Turner, President, Minnesota Nurses Association

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF41, as amended, to the Committee on Transportation Finance & 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
NASH, Jim - Minority Lead
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
KOZNICK, Jon
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
QUAM, Duane

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

Chair Nelson moved HF1207 be held over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

HF1207 (Long); Permitting a candidate to request the candidate’s residential address be classified as private data when the candidate has a reasonable fear as to the safety of the candidate or the candidate’s family.

The following testified on HF1207:
The Honorable Jamie Long, State Representative

Chair Nelson held HF1207 over possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

Chair Nelson moved HF388 be referred to the Committee on Human Services Finance & Policy.

HF388 (Noor); Modifying provisions governing cultural and ethnic communities leadership council.

The following testified on HF388:
The Honorable Mohamud Noor, State Representative
TaShonda Williamson, Chair-Elect, Cultural and Ethnic Communities Leadership Council
Vayong Moua, Director of Health Equity Advocacy, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Petronellah Thomas-Shanobi, Owner, Kesma Flame Lily LLC

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to refer HF388 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
MASIN, Sandra
PELOWSKI, Gene

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

EXCUSED
NASH, Jim - Minority Lead

With a vote of 8 AYES, 4 NAYS, and 1 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILS.

Representative Masin moved HF1091 be referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Finance & Policy.

HF1091 (Masin); Funding the cleanup of the freeway landfill and dump in Burnsville; authorizing the sale and issuance of appropriation bonds; appropriating money.

The following testified on HF1091:
The Honorable Elizabeth Kautz, Mayor of the City of Burnsville

Representative Masin renewed the motion to refer HF1091 to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources 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
PELOWSKI, Gene

NAYS
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve

EXCUSED
NASH, Jim - Minority Lead
NEU BRINDLEY, Anne
QUAM, Duane

With a vote of 9 AYES, 1 NAYS, and 3 EXCUSED, THE MOTION PREVAILS.

The meeting adjourned at 9:33 AM.






Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF41 (Frazier) - COVID-19; emergency paid sick leave provided to employees excluded from federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
  • HF1207 (Long) - Elections; candidate permitted to request their residential address to be classified as private data when candidate has reasonable fear to safety candidate or their family.
  • HF1091 (Masin) - Burnsville; freeway landfill and dump cleanup funded, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF388 (Noor) - Cultural and ethnic communities leadership council governing provisions modified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:40 - HF41 (Fraizer) COVID-19; emergency paid sick leave provided to health care employees excluded from Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
32:40 - HF1207 (Long) Elections; candidate permitted to request their residential address to be classified as private data when candidate has reasonable fear to safety candidate or their family.
38:30 - HF388 (Noor) Cultural and ethnic communities leadership council governing provisions modified.
54:20 - HF1091 (Masin) Burnsville; freeway landfill and dump cleanup funded, bonds issued, and money appropriated.


HF41 (Frazier) COVID-19; emergency paid sick leave provided to health care employees excluded from Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
***Vote on HF41 by 8:55 a.m.***

HF1207 (Long) Elections; candidate permitted to request their residential address to be classified as private data when candidate has reasonable fear to safety candidate or their family.
***Vote on HF1207 by 9:15 a.m.***

HF388 (Noor) Cultural and ethnic communities leadership council governing provisions modified.
***Vote on HF388 by 9:35 a.m.***

HF1091 (Masin) Burnsville; freeway landfill and dump cleanup funded, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
***Vote on HF1091 by 9:55 a.m.***

*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