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Ways and Means

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - April 12, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH 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 9:32 A.M. on Monday, April 12, 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)
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
O’NEILL, Marion
PELOWSKI, Gene Jr.
PINTO, Dave
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
SCOTT, Peggy
SUNDIN, Mike

Members Excused:

ALBRIGHT, Tony
PETERSBURG, John

A quorum was present.

Representative Olson moved to adopt the minutes from Tuesday, April 6, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1077 (Hausman) Housing Omnibus

Representative Olson moved that HF1077 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Hausman gave an overview of HF1077.

Representative Olson moved to adopt the H1077A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Following discussion, Representative Olson renewed the motion that HF1077, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register, and that nonpartisan staff be directed to make any necessary technical corrections. A roll call was taken, and the results are as follows:

AYES:

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

NAYS:

GAROFALO
HERTAUS
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
SCHOMACKER
SCOTT

EXCUSED:

ALBRIGHT
PETERSBURG

By a vote of 18 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1079 (Lillie) Legacy Omnibus

Representative Lillie moved that HF1079 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Olson, Vice Chair of the Committee, assumed the gavel at 10:30 A.M.

Representative Lillie moved to adopt the H1079A11 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Mark Johnson, Executive Director, Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council, offered testimony on HF1079.

Following discussion, Representative Lillie renewed the motion that HF1079, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register, and that nonpartisan staff be directed to make any necessary technical corrections. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES:

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

NAYS:

GAROFALO
HERTAUS
JOHNSON
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
SCHOMACKER
SCOTT

EXCUSED:

MORAN
ALBRIGHT
PETERSBURG

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


HF752 (Ecklund) Veterans and Military Affairs Omnibus

Vice Chair Olson moved HF752 before the committee.

Representative Tou Xiong gave an overview of HF752.

Following discussion, Vice Chair Olson laid over HF752 for further consideration.

Representative Moran, Chair of the Committee, assumed the gavel at 11:13 A.M.


HF1952 (Nelson, M) State Government Omnibus

Representative Nelson moved that HF1952 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Nelson moved to adopt the H1952A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hassan moved to adopt the H1952A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Nash moved to adopt the H1952A3 amendment and requested a roll call.

Representative Nash withdrew his request for a roll call vote.

Representative Nash renewed the motion to adopt the H1952A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ecklund moved that the language contained in HF752 be incorporated into the State Government, Veterans, and Military Affairs Omnibus (HF1952) as separate articles.

Representative Nash requested a roll call. The results were as follows:

AYES:

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

NAYS:

HERTAUS
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
SCHOMACKER

EXCUSED:

ALBRIGHT
PETERSBURG

By a vote of 20 AYES and 7 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Scott stated that it was her intent to vote “NAY.”

Representative Nelson moved that the language of HF1952, as amended, be incorporated into the State Government, Veterans, and Military Affairs Omnibus (HF1952) as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson renewed the motion that HF1952, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register, and that nonpartisan staff be directed to make any technical corrections and amend the title. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES:

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

NAYS:

GAROFALO
HERTAUS
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
SCHOMACKER
SCOTT

EXCUSED:

ALBRIGHT
PETERSBURG

By a vote of 18 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF993 (Bernardy) Higher Education Omnibus

Representative Bernardy moved that HF993 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Bernardy moved to adopt the H0993A12 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bernardy moved to adopt the H0993A13 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Nekey Oliver, Grants and Government Relations Manager, Office of Higher Education, offered testimony on HF993.

Following discussion, Representative Bernardy renewed the motion that HF993, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register, and that nonpartisan staff be directed to make any necessary technical corrections. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES:

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

NAYS:

GAROFALO
HERTAUS
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
SCHOMACKER
SCOTT

EXCUSED:

ALBRIGHT
PETERSBURG

By a vote of 18 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 12:31 P.M.


_________________________________________

Representative Rena Moran, Chair


_________________________________________
Laura Sparkman, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF752 (Ecklund) - Military and veterans affairs budget established; policy and technical changes made to various military and veterans affairs provisions including provisions related to the adjutant general, housing, veterans benefits, and veterans services; deferred prosecutions allowed; data classified; military code changes made; requirements and qualifications modified; jurisdictional and appellate changes made; punishable offenses provided; penalties provided; and money appropriated.
  • HF1077 (Hausman) - Omnibus housing finance and policy bill.
  • HF1079 (Lillie) - Omnibus legacy bill.
  • HF1952 (Nelson) - Omnibus state government finance bill.
  • HF993 (Bernardy) - Omnibus higher education finance and policy bill.
House TV Video:
View Archive

03:34 - Introductory comments by the Chair.
05:55 - HF1077 (Hausman) Omnibus housing finance and policy bill.
46:36 - HF1079 (Lillie) Omnibus legacy finance bill.
1:13:25 - HF752 (Ecklund) Veterans and military affairs policy and finance bill.
1:41:15 - HF1952 (Nelson, M.) Omnibus state government finance and elections bill.
2:10:19 - - Merging of HF752 into HF1952.
2:20:56 - HF993 (Bernardy) Omnibus higher education finance and policy bill.


-HF1077 (Hausman) – Housing omnibus

-HF1079 (Lillie) Legacy omnibus

-HF752 (Ecklund) Veterans and Military Affairs omnibus
-HF1952 (Nelson, M.) State Government omnibus
NOTE: The language of HF752 will be added to HF1952 during the hearing

-HF993 (Bernardy) – Higher Education omnibus



• 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