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Ways and Means

FIRST MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 11, 2021

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

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Rena Moran, Chair of the Committee, called the remote Ways and Means Committee meeting to order at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, January 11, 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:

MORAN, Rena (Chair)
OLSON, Liz (Vice Chair)
GAROFALO, Pat (GOP Lead)
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
BERNARDY, Connie
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
HASSAN, Hodan
HERTAUS, Jerry
HORNSTEIN, Frank
JOHNSON, Brian
KRESHA, Ron
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
MILLER, Tim
NASH, Jim
NELSON, Michael
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
PELOWSKI, Gene Jr.
PETERSBURG, John
PINTO, Dave
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
SCOTT, Peggy
SUNDIN, Mike

Members Excused:

MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul

A quorum was present.


Committee members and staff provided introductions after brief opening remarks from the Chair.

Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) gave a presentation on the status of the Coronavirus Relief Fund, the COVID-19 Minnesota Fund, and the December stimulus legislation passed by Congress.

Presenters from MMB:

Jim Schowalter, Commissioner
Britta Reitan, State Budget Director
Marianne Conboy, Executive Budget Officer
Melissa Lam Young, State Budget Director
Amy Jorgensen, Director of the COVID-19 Response Accountability Office


The meeting adjourned at 11:29 A.M.


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Representative Rena Moran, Chair


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Laura Sparkman, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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Introductory comments.
08:10 - Introductions by members and staff.
24:43 - Presentation by Minnesota Management and Budget: “Overview of the Coronavirus Relief Fund and the COVID-19 Minnesota Fund”:.
- Jim Schowalter, Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB).
- Britta Reitan, Assistant Commissioner, State Budget Director, MMB.
- Melissa Lam Young, Executive Budget Officer, MMB.
- Marianne Conboy, Executive Budget Officer, MMB.
- Amy Jorgensen, Director, COVID-19 Response Accountability Office, MMB.
Runs 59 minutes.


NOTE: This hearing is being announced pending adoption of House Temporary Rules

Update from Minnesota Management and Budget on federal stimulus legislation and status of state COVID-relief funds

• This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/docs/HmNgjtZ_KkKBF3cKO2DXmw.pdf
• Members of the public with questions about this process may contact committee staff at chris.mccall@house.mn.
• No public testimony will be taken for this hearing.


Public Viewing Information:
This remote hearing will be live-streamed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp

NOTE: Channels 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.

Meeting documents will be posted on the House Ways and Means Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92029