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TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 25, 2021

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH 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 25, 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 18, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved HF158 be held over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

HF158 (Xiong, J.); Requiring voting instructions in certain languages other than English for use in in-person absentee voting.

The following testified on HF158:
The Honorable Samantha Vang, State Representative
The Honorable Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State
Jessica Velasco, Regional Director – Southern Minnesota, Unidos MN

Chair Nelson held HF158 over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

The following presented an overview of the Revised Governor’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023:
Alisha Cowell, Executive Budget Coordinator, Minnesota Management & Budget
Brian Hornbecker, Executive Budget Officer, Minnesota Management & Budget

Chair Nelson moved HF2297 be held over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

HF2297 (Vang); Establishing process for a legislator to request a racial equity impact note on legislation.

Chair Nelson moved Amendment H2297DE2. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF2297, as amended:
The Honorable Samantha Vang, State Representative
Tawanna Black, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Center for Economic Inclusion
Brett Grant, Research & Policy Director, Voices for Racial Justice

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

Chair Nelson held HF2297, as amended, over for possible inclusion in a Committee Omnibus bill.

Chair Nelson reassumed the gavel at 9:32 AM.

The meeting adjourned at 9:34 AM.







Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF158 (Xiong) - Voting instructions required in languages other than English for in-person absentee voting.
  • HF2297 (Vang) - Legislator process to request racial equity impact note on legislation established.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:55 - HF158 (Xiong, J.) Voting instructions required in languages other than English for in-person absentee voting.
22:00 - Revised budget overview.
32:10 - HF2297 (Vang) Legislator process to request racial equity impact note on legislation established.
*Agenda items may be added or removed.


Revised budget overview.

***Start HF2297 (Vang) no later than 8:50 a.m.****
HF2297 (Vang) Legislator process to request racial equity impact note on legislation established.

***Start HF158 (Xiong, J) no later than 9:10 a.m.***
HF158 (Xiong, J) Voting instructions required in languages other than English for in-person absentee voting.

***9:30 a.m.***
Adjournment.

*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.

VIEW HEARING: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the State Government Finance and Policy Committee webpage, https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/home/92009

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. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

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