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THIRTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - April 06, 2021

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

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH 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, April 6, 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 25, 2021 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved the appointment of George Soule to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board be recommended to be confirmed.

The following testified on the appointment of George Soule:
Jeff Sigurdson, Executive Director, Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that the appointment of George Soule to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board be recommended to be confirmed.

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

EXCUSED
QUAM, Duane

With a vote of 9 AYES, 0 NAYS, and 1 ABSENT, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following provided an overview of Amendment H1952DE2:
Helen Roberts, Fiscal Analyst, House Fiscal Analysis Department
Matt Gehring, Legislative Analyst, House Research Department
Chelsea Griffin, Legislative Analyst, House Research Department

The following testified on Amendment H1952DE2:
Robert Doty, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Andrea Ferstan, Vice President of Systems Innovation, Center for Economic Inclusion

The meeting adjourned at 9:23 AM.







Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1952 (Nelson) - Omnibus state government finance bill.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:53 - Recommendation for confirmation of Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board appointee George Soule.
09:05 - HF1952 (Nelson) Omnibus state government finance and elections bill.
- Walk-through of the delete-everything amendment.


HF1952 (Nelson): Legislative Reference Library provision changed.

The delete all amendment to HF1952 (Nelson) will be the State Government Finance and Elections Committee Omnibus Bill.
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*Recommendation for confirmation of Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board appointee, George Soule.
*Walk-through of the DE amendment.
*Public testimony, if time permits.

***Amendments to the DE are due by 5 pm on April 6, 2021.***
***Agenda items may be added or removed.***
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TESTIFYING AND HANDOUTS: If you are interested in providing written testimony, oral testimony, or handouts, please email the Committee Administrator, Amanda Rudolph at amanda.rudolph@house.mn by 5 pm on April 5, 2021. Written, instead of oral, testimony is highly encouraged due to time limitations.

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. If you have questions regarding the substance of the agenda, please email the Committee Administrator, Amanda Rudolph at amanda.rudolph@house.mn

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