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Ways and Means

TENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 22, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH 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, March 22, 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
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
MILLER, Tim
NASH, Jim
NELSON, Michael
NOOR, Mohamud
PELOWSKI, Gene Jr.
PETERSBURG, John
PINTO, Dave
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
SCOTT, Peggy
SUNDIN, Mike

Members Excused:

O’NEILL, Marion

A quorum was present.

Representative Olson moved to adopt the minutes from Wednesday, March 17, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB) Presentation on the American Rescue Plan Act

Presenters from MMB:
• Britta Reitan, State Budget Director
• Amy Jorgenson, COVID-19 Response Accountability Office


HF1203 (Wolgamott) COVID-19; workers’ compensation claim presumption extended

Chair Moran moved that HF1203 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Wolgamott presented HF1203.

Representative Olson moved to adopt the H1203A2 amendment, and Representative Wolgamott explained the amendment.

Representative Olson renewed the motion to adopt the H1203A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Moran renewed the motion that HF1203, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES:

MORAN
OLSON
GAROFALO
BECKER-FINN
BERNARDY
ECKLUND
HANSEN
HORNSTEIN
LIEBLING
LILLIE
MARIANI
MARQUART
NELSON
NOOR
PELOWSKI
PINTO
SCHULTZ
SUNDIN

NAYS:

ALBRIGHT
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
PETERSBURG
SCHOMACKER
SCOTT

EXCUSED:

HASSAN
HERTAUS
O’NEILL

By a vote of 18 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF39 (Carlson) Rehire and retention protections provided for laid-off workers during a declared emergency, and civil penalties imposed

Chair Moran moved that HF39 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Olson moved to adopt the H0039A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Carlson presented HF39.

Chair Moran renewed the motion that HF39, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES:

MORAN
OLSON
BECKER-FINN
BERNARDY
ECKLUND
HANSEN
HORNSTEIN
LIEBLING
LILLIE
MARIANI
MARQUART
NELSON
NOOR
PELOWSKI
PINTO
SCHULTZ
SUNDIN

NAYS:

GAROFALO
ALBRIGHT
HERTAUS
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
PETERSBURG
SCHOMACKER
SCOTT

EXCUSED:

HASSAN
O’NEILL

By a vote of 17 AYES and 10 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF7 (Olson) Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, reports required, and money appropriated

Representative Olson moved that HF7 be recommended to be placed on the General Register and presented the bill.

After discussion, Representative Olson renewed the motion that HF7 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES:

MORAN
OLSON
BECKER-FINN
BERNARDY
ECKLUND
HANSEN
HORNSTEIN
LIEBLING
LILLIE
MARIANI
MARQUART
NELSON
NOOR
PINTO
SCHULTZ
SUNDIN

NAYS:

GAROFALO
ALBRIGHT
HERTAUS
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
PELOWSKI
PETERSBURG
SCHOMACKER
SCOTT

EXCUSED:

HASSAN
O’NEILL

By a vote of 16 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 12:02 P.M.


_________________________________________

Representative Rena Moran, Chair


_________________________________________
Laura Sparkman, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF7 (Olson) - Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF39 (Carlson) - Rehire and retention protections provided for laid-off workers during a declared emergency, civil penalties imposed, and money appropriated.
  • HF1203 (Wolgamott) - COVID-19; workers' compensation claim presumption extended.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:20 - Review of American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 expenditures for Minnesota.
49:56 - HF1203 (Wolgamott) COVID-19; workers' compensation claim presumption extended.
1:08:21 - HF39 (Carlson) Rehire and retention protections provided for laid-off workers during a declared emergency, and civil penalties imposed.
1:14:22 - HF7 (Olson, L.) Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, reports required, and money appropriated.


-Review of American Rescue Plan Act expenditures for Minnesota
-HF1203 (Wolgamott) COVID-19; workers' compensation claim presumption extended
-HF39 (Carlson) Rehire and retention protections provided for laid-off workers during a declared emergency, and civil penalties imposed.
-HF7 (Olson, L.) Earned sick and safe time


• This meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01, which may be viewed here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm
• Members of the public with questions about this process may contact committee staff at chris.mccall@house.mn.


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


NOTE: The previously posted A1 amendment for HF1203 has been withdrawn at the author's request and replaced by the A2 amendment.