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Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Twenty-Second Meeting

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 19, 2021

State of Minnesota Twenty-Second Meeting
House of Representatives Ninety- Second Session

Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance and Policy

Minutes

Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair of the Committee on Labor, Industry, Veterans and Military Affairs Finance & Policy, called the virtual meeting to order at 10:30 AM on March 19, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Ecklund, Rob, Chair
Xiong, Tou, Vice Chair
Dettmer, Bob, Minority Lead
McDonald, Joe, Minority Lead
Berg, Kaela
Bliss, Matt
Edelson, Heather
Frederick, Luke
Greenman, Emma
Nelson, Michael
Poston, John
Raleigh, Donald
Sundin, Mike


A quorum was present.

Representative Berg moved that the minutes from March 17, 2021 be adopted. Motion prevailed.


HF 1085 (Stephenson) Municipalities required to base construction permit fees on cost per square foot.

The Chair moved that HF 1085 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The Chair moved the DE1 amendment. Motion prevailed.

Representative Stephenson presented the bill as amended.

Public Testimony:
Nick Erickson, Director of Research & Regulatory Affairs, Housing First
Daniel Lightfoot, League of MN Cities
Brian Hoffman, Director of Building and Energy, City of St. Louis Park

The Chair renewed his motion that HF 1085 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 1042 (Keeler) State Building Code and State Fire Code waiver process for members of recognized tribes established.

The Chair moved that HF 1042 be referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy.

The Chair moved the A1 amendment. Motion prevailed.

Representative Keeler presented the bill as amended.

Public Testimony:
Jim Rock
Crystal Johnson

The Chair renewed his motion that HF 1042 be referred, as amended, to the Committee on Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy. A roll call was taken. The results were as follows:

A roll call was taken. The results were as follows:

AYE

ECKLUND
XIONG
DETTMER
MCDONALD
BERG
BLISS
EDELSON
FREDERICK
GREENMAN
NELSON
POSTON
RALEIGH
SUNDIN


NAY

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By a vote of 13 AYES and 0 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1402 (Keeler) Border cities authorized to adopt state building code changes related to frost footing depth.

The Chair moved that HF 1402 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The Chair moved the A1 amendment. Motion prevailed.

Representative Keeler presented the bill as amended.

Public Testimony:
Jack Nyberg, Building Official, City of Moorhead
Don Dabbert, President, Dabbert Custom Homes
Scott McLellan, Director, Construction Codes and Licensing Division, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI)
Lisa Bode, Director, Governmental Affairs, City of Moorhead

The Chair renewed his motion that HF 1402 be laid over, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 1229 (Bliss) Veteran retreat funding provided, and money appropriated.
Cara Ruff, Executive Director, Independent Lifestyles, Inc.

Representative Bliss moved that HF 1229 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The Chair moved the A1 amendment. Motion prevailed.

Representative Dettmer moved the A2 amendment. Motion prevailed.

Representative Bliss presented the bill as amended.

Public Testimony:
Cara Ruff, Executive Director, Independent Lifestyles, Inc

Representative Bliss renewed his motion that HF 1229 be laid over, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF 439 (Xiong J) Subminimum wage eliminated; task force created, statute and rule allowing payment of subminimum wage to employees with disabilities repealed, report required, and money appropriated.

The Chair moved that HF 439 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

Representative Hassan presented the bill.

Public Testimony:
Noah McCourt
James S. Clapper
Dawn and Laura Kovacovich
Jim Sillery
Kristina Petronko, Mid-MN Legal Aid and the MN Disability Law Center
Brittanie Hernandez-Wilson

The Chair renewed his motion that HF 439 be laid over for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:06 P.M.



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Representative Rob Ecklund, Chair

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Grace Doyle, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF439 (Xiong) - Subminimum wage eliminated; task force created, statute and rule allowing payment of subminimum wage to employees with disabilities repealed, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1042 (Keeler) - State Building Code and State Fire Code waiver process established for members of federally recognized tribes.
  • HF1085 (Stephenson) - Municipalities required to base construction permit fees on cost per square foot.
  • HF1402 (Keeler) - Border cities authorized to adopt state building code changes related to frost footing depth.
  • HF1229 (Bliss) - Veteran retreat funding provided, and money appropriated.
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02:18 HF1085 (Stephenson) Municipalities required to base construction permit fees on cost per square foot.
15:34 HF1042 (Keeler) State Building Code and State Fire Code waiver process for members of recognized tribes established.
24:37 HF1402 (Keeler) Border cities authorized to adopt state building code changes related to frost footing depth.
41:53 HF1229 (Bliss) Veteran retreat funding provided, and money appropriated.
58:55 HF439 (Xiong, J.) Subminimum wage eliminated; task force created, statute and rule allowing payment of subminimum wage to employees with disabilities repealed, report required, and money appropriated.


HF 1085 (Stephenson) Municipalities required to base construction permit fees on cost per square foot.
Nick Erickson, Director of Research & Regulatory Affairs, Housing First
Daniel Lightfoot, League of MN Cities
Brian Hoffman, Director of Building and Energy, City of St. Louis Park

HF 1042 (Keeler) State Building Code and State Fire Code waiver process for members of recognized tribes established.
Jim Rock
Crystal Johnson

HF 1402 (Keeler) Border cities authorized to adopt state building code changes related to frost footing depth.
Jack Nyberg, Building Official, City of Moorhead
Don Dabbert, President, Dabbert Custom Homes
Scott McLellan, Director, Construction Codes and Licensing Division, DLI

HF 1229 (Bliss) Veteran retreat funding provided, and money appropriated.
Cara Ruff, Executive Director, Independent Lifestyles, Inc

HF 439 (Xiong, J) Subminimum wage eliminated; task force created, statute and rule allowing payment of subminimum wage to employees with disabilities repealed, report required, and money appropriated.
Noah McCourt
James S. Clapper
Julie St. Marie Bingham and Marisa Bingham
Dawn and Laura Kovacovich
Jim Sillery
Kristina Petronko, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and the Minnesota Disability Law Center
Brittanie Hernandez-Wilson

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