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Ways and Means

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - April 13, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 13, 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
MARQUART, Paul
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:

ALBRIGHT, Tony
MARIANI, Carlos

A quorum was present.


HF1670 (Ecklund) Labor and Industry Omnibus

Representative Ecklund moved HF1670 before the committee.

Representative Ecklund moved to adopt the H1670A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Following discussion, Chair Moran laid over HF1670, as amended, for further consideration.


HF1342 (Noor) Workforce and Business Development Fund Omnibus

Representative Noor moved that HF1342 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Noor moved to adopt the H1342A16 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Garofalo moved to adopt the H1342A15 amendment and requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES:

GAROFALO
HERTAUS
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
SCOTT

NAYS:

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

EXCUSED:

ALBRIGHT
HASSAN
MARIANI
PETERSBURG
SCHOMACKER

By a vote of 8 AYES and 16 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Following discussion, Representative Ecklund moved that the language contained in HF1670, as amended, be incorporated into the Jobs and Economic Development Omnibus (HF1342) as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Noor moved that the language contained in HF1342, as amended, be incorporated into the Jobs and Economic Development Omnibus (HF1342) as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Noor renewed the motion that HF1342, 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
HASSAN
HORNSTEIN
LIEBLING
LILLIE
MARQUART
NELSON
NOOR
PELOWSKI
PINTO
SCHULTZ
SUNDIN

NAYS:

GAROFALO
HERTAUS
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
SCOTT

EXCUSED:

ALBRIGHT
HANSEN
MARIANI
PETERSBURG
SCHOMACKER

By a vote of 16 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 10:29 A.M.

The committee reconvened at 1:00 P.M.


HF14 (Ecklund) Broadband grant program deposit transfer

Representative Ecklund moved HF14 before the committee.

Representative Ecklund moved to adopt the H0014DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Following discussion, Chair Moran laid over HF14, as amended, for further consideration.


HF1524 (Sundin) Agriculture Omnibus

Representative Sundin moved that HF1524 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Following discussion, Representative Ecklund moved that the language contained in HF14, as amended, be incorporated into the Agriculture Omnibus (HF1524) as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Sundin moved that the language contained in HF1524 be incorporated into the Agriculture Omnibus (HF1524) as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Sundin renewed the motion that HF1524, 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
MARQUART
NELSON
NOOR
PELOWSKI
PINTO
SCHULTZ
SUNDIN

NAYS:

GAROFALO
HERTAUS
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
PETERSBURG
SCHOMACKER
SCOTT

EXCUSED:

ALBRIGHT
MARIANI

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


HF1684 (Hornstein) Transportation Omnibus

Representative Hornstein moved that HF1684 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Hornstein moved to adopt the H1684A24 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Following discussion, Representative Hornstein renewed the motion that HF1684, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register, and that nonpartisan staff be directed to make any technical changes 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
MARQUART
NELSON
NOOR
PELOWSKI
PINTO
SCHULTZ
SUNDIN

NAYS:

GAROFALO
HERTAUS
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
PETERSBURG
SCHOMACKER
SCOTT

EXCUSED:

ALBRIGHT
MARIANI

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


HF1076 (Hansen) Environment and Natural Resources Omnibus

Representative Hansen moved that HF1076 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Following discussion, Representative Hansen renewed the motion that HF1076 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
HASSAN
HORNSTEIN
LIEBLING
LILLIE
MARQUART
NELSON
PELOWSKI
PINTO
SUNDIN

NAYS:

GAROFALO
HERTAUS
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
PETERSBURG
SCHOMACKER
SCOTT

EXCUSED:

ALBRIGHT
MARIANI
NOOR
SCHULTZ

By a vote of 15 AYES and 10 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 3:13 P.M.


_________________________________________

Representative Rena Moran, Chair


_________________________________________
Laura Sparkman, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF14 (Ecklund) - Broadband grant program money deposit transferred.
  • HF1076 (Hansen) - Omnibus environment, natural resources, and tourism policy and finance bill.
  • HF1342 (Noor) - Omnibus workforce and business development bill.
  • HF1524 (Sundin) - Omnibus agriculture bill.
  • HF1670 (Ecklund) - Omnibus labor and industry bill.
  • HF1684 (Hornstein) - Omnibus transportation finance bill.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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04:00 Introductory comments by the Chair.
09:38 HF1670 (Ecklund) Omnibus labor, industry and Bureau of Mediation Services bill.
25:24 HF1342 (Noor) Omnibus workforce and business development bill.
1:22:54 - Merging of HF1670 into HF1342.
The committee recessed.


-HF1670 (Ecklund) – Labor and Industry omnibus
-HF1342 (Noor) – Workforce and Business Development omnibus
NOTE: The language from HF1670 will be added to HF1342 during the hearing

-HF14 (Ecklund) Broadband grant program deposit transfer
-HF1524 (Sundin) Agriculture omnibus
NOTE: The language from HF14 will be added to HF1524 during the hearing

-HF1684 (Hornstein) – Transportation omnibus

-HF1076 (Hansen, R.) Environment and Natural Resources 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