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TENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 17, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH 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 March 17th, 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 March 10th, 2021 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Elkins presented HF 89 a bill for an act relating to elections; providing for ranked-choice voting in elections for federal and state offices; authorizing jurisdictions to adopt ranked-choice voting for local offices; establishing procedures for adoption, implementation, and use of ranked-choice voting; allowing municipalities to use electronic voting systems with a reallocation feature; authorizing rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 204B.27, by adding subdivisions; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 206; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 204E.

Testifying on HF 89:
• Kyle Bailey, Representative, Maine Legislature
• Stan Lockhart, Utah Republican Party
• Jen Bouchard, Hopkins School Board Chair
• Kissy Coakley, Minnetonka Council Member
• Evan Brown, Red Wing City Council Member
• Brooke Carlson, Rochester Council President
• Zaylore Stout, Attorney
• Jeanne Massey, FairVote MN Executive Director
• Aaron Grossman, Supervisor of Election Administration, City of Minneapolis

Chair Masin laid over HF 89 for future consideration.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:34 AM.

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Representative Sandra Masin, Chair

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Josh Kilgard, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF89 (Elkins) - Ranked-choice voting; use in federal and state office provided; jurisdictions authorized to adopt and use for local offices; adoption, implementation, and use procedures established; municipalities allowed use of electronic voting systems with reallocation feature; and rulemaking authorized.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:08 - HF89 (Elkins) Ranked-choice voting; use in federal and state office provided; jurisdictions authorized to adopt and use for local offices; adoption, implementation, and use procedures established; municipalities allowed use of electronic voting systems with reallocation feature; and rulemaking authorized.




*Agenda Change: Bill Removed.

HF89 (Elkins) Ranked-choice voting; use in federal and state office provided; jurisdictions authorized to adopt and use for local offices; adoption, implementation, and use procedures established; municipalities allowed use of electronic voting systems with reallocation feature; and rulemaking authorized.
**NOTE: This bill (HF89) will be heard for informational purposes and be laid over. No action will be taken.

**Additional bills may be added.

HF1746 (Boldon) has been removed from the agenda.

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, March 16, 2021. Due to time constraints, testimony may be limited.
• Written testimony is encouraged. If you plan to submit written testimony, please send to Peter.Strohmeier@house.mn by 8:30 am, Tuesday, March 16, 2021