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SEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 24, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION MINUTES

Representative Sandra Masin, Chair of the Division on Local Government, called the virtual meeting to order at 8:30 AM on February 24, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

Members present:
Masin, Sandra, Chair
Elkins, Steve, Vice Chair
Quam, Duane, Republican Lead
Berg, Kaela
Boldon, Liz
Huot, John
Mekeland, Shane
Olson, Bjorn
Youakim, Cheryl

A quorum was present.

Lead Quam moved that the minutes from February 17, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Masin moved that HF 820 be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

Representative Koegel presented HF 820, a bill for an act relating to open meeting law; public body member allowed to attend meetings from a private location more than three times in 2021.

Chair Masin moved the HF820A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 820 as amended:
• Pat Beety, General Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities

Chair Masin renewed the motion that HF 820 as amended be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

Chair Masin requested a roll call on HF 820.

AYES
Masin
Elkins
Quam
Berg
Boldon
Huot
Mekeland
Olson
Youakim

There being 9 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Elkins moved that HF 1140 be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

Vice Chair Elkins presented HF 1140, a bill for an act relating to open meeting law; terminology and requirements modified related to meetings conducted through the use of telephone or interactive technology.

Vice Chair Elkins moved the HF1140A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF1140 as amended:
• Matt Ehling, MNCOGI
• Irene Kao, League of Minnesota Cities
• Rick Heller

Vice Chair Elkins renewed his motion that HF 1140, as amended, be re-referred to State Government Finance and Elections Committee.

Chair Masin requested a roll call on HF 1140 as amended.

AYES
Masin
Elkins
Quam
Berg
Boldon
Huot
Mekeland
Olson
Youakim

There being 9 AYES, and 0 NAYES, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Masin moved that HF 738 be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

Representative Haley presented HF 738, a bill for an act relating to Lake City; port authority commission establishment permitted.

Testifiers on HF 738:
• Tom Dwelle, EDA Board Chair, Lake City
• Mark Fayette, Past EDA Board Chair, Lake City

Chair Masin renewed the motion that HF 738 be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Elections.

Chair Masin requested a roll call on HF 738.

AYES
Masin
Elkins
Quam
Berg
Boldon
Huot
Mekeland
Olson
Youakim

There being 9 AYES and 0 NAYES, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:08 AM.


______________________________________
Representative Sandra Masin, Chair

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Josh Kilgard, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF820 (Koegel) - Open Meeting Law; recording votes and interactive technology provided, meetings provided for during emergencies, and member of public body allowed to attend a meeting from a private location more than three times in calendar year 2021.
  • HF1140 (Elkins) - Open Meeting Law; terminology and requirements modified related to meetings conducted through the use of telephone or interactive technology.
  • HF738 (Haley) - Lake City; port authority commission establishment permitted.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:05 - HF820 (Koegel) Open Meeting Law; public body member allowed to attend meetings from a private location more than three times in 2021.
12:34 - HF1140 (Elkins) Open Meeting Law; terminology and requirements modified related to meetings conducted through the use of telephone or interactive technology.
30:54 - HF738 (Haley) Lake City; port authority commission establishment permitted.

Runs 38 minutes


HF820 (Koegel) Open Meeting Law; public body member allowed to attend meetings from a private location more than three times in 2021.
HF1140 (Elkins) Open Meeting Law; terminology and requirements modified related to meetings conducted through the use of telephone or interactive technology.
HF738 (Haley) Lake City; port authority commission establishment permitted.
* Amendments are due for all bills by 8:30am, Tuesday, February 23, 2021

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/permrule.asp

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp NOTE: 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.

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.

Meeting documents will be posted on the Local Government Division website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92010

Public Testimony:
• Members of the public with questions about this process or who are interested in testifying at this meeting may email committee staff at Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn
• If you wish to testify, please contact Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn and copy Josh.Kilgard@house.mn by 4:00pm on Tuesday, February 23, 2021
• If you plan to submit written testimony, please send to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 8:30 am, Tuesday, February 23, 2021.