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Ways and Means

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - April 14, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 Wednesday, April 14, 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.
PETERSBURG, John
PINTO, Dave
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
SCOTT, Peggy
SUNDIN, Mike

Members Excused:

ALBRIGHT, Tony

A quorum was present.

Representative Olson moved to adopt the minutes from Monday, April 12, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Olson moved to adopt the minutes from Tuesday, April 13, 2021. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2110 (Long) Climate and Energy Omnibus

Chair Moran moved HF2110 before the committee.

Representative Long gave an overview of HF2110.

Representative Olson moved to adopt the H2110A62 amendment.

Representative Olson moved to adopt the H2110A63 amendment to the H2110A62 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Olson renewed the motion to adopt the H2110A62 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, WAS ADOPTED.

Following discussion, Chair Moran laid over HF2110, as amended, for further consideration.


HF1031 (Stephenson) Commerce Omnibus

Representative Olson moved that HF1031 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Stephenson gave an overview of HF1031.

Representative Olson moved to adopt the H1031A10 amendment.

Representative Olson withdrew the H1031A10 amendment.

Representative Olson moved to adopt the H1031A12 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Garofalo moved to adopt the H1031A11 amendment.


The committee recessed at 10:29 A.M.

The committee reconvened at 1:00 P.M.


Following discussion, Representative Garofalo renewed the motion to adopt the H1031A11 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Following discussion, Representative Hornstein moved that the language contained in HF2110, as amended, be incorporated into the Commerce, Climate, and Energy Omnibus (HF1031) as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Olson moved that the language contained in HF1031, as amended, be incorporated into the Commerce, Climate, and Energy Omnibus (HF1031) as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Olson renewed the motion that HF1031, 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
BERNARDY
ECKLUND
HANSEN
HASSAN
HORNSTEIN
LIEBLING
LILLIE
MARIANI
MARQUART
NELSON
NOOR
PELOWSKI
PINTO
SCHULTZ
SUNDIN

NAYS:

GAROFALO
HERTAUS
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
O’NEILL
PETERSBURG
SCHOMACKER

EXCUSED:
ALBRIGHT
BECKER-FINN
NASH
SCOTT

By a vote of 17 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2230 (Pinto) Early Childhood Omnibus

Representative Pinto moved HF2230 before the committee.

Representative Pinto moved to adopt the H2230A12 amendment.

Representative Pinto moved to adopt the H2230A13 amendment to the H2230A12 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pinto renewed the motion to adopt the H2230A12 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Following discussion, Chair Moran laid over HF2230, as amended, for further consideration.


BUDRES01-1 2021 Budget Resolution

Chair Moran moved the 2021 Budget Resolution, coded BUDRES01-1 before the committee.

Chair Moran moved to adopt the BUDRES01-1-A03 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


HF1065 (Davnie) Education Omnibus

Representative Marquart moved that HF1065 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Davnie gave an overview of HF1065.

Representative Hassan moved to adopt the H1065A13 amendment.

Representative Olson, Vice Chair of the Committee, assumed the gavel at 2:14 P.M.

Following discussion, Representative Hassan renewed the motion to adopt the H1065A13 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Miller moved to adopt the H1065A10 amendment and requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES:

GAROFALO
HERTAUS
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
PETERSBURG
SCHOMACKER

NAYS:

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

EXCUSED:

MORAN
ALBRIGHT
BECKER-FINN
SCOTT

By a vote of 9 AYES and 16 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Following discussion, Representative Pinto moved that the language contained in Articles 4 and 5 of HF2230, as amended, be consolidated into a single article and incorporated into the Education Omnibus (HF1065). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hassan moved that the language contained in HF1065, as amended, be incorporated into the Education Omnibus (HF1065) as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Marquart renewed the motion that HF1065, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register; that the two appropriations for Early Childhood Family Education be combined into a single appropriation in the early education article; that the two appropriations for the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment be combined into a single appropriation in the early education article; and that nonpartisan staff be directed to make any technical or conforming corrections and amend the title. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES:

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

NAYS:

GAROFALO
JOHNSON
KRESHA
MILLER
NASH
O’NEILL
PETERSBURG
SCHOMACKER

EXCUSED:

ALBRIGHT
BECKER-FINN
HERTAUS
SCOTT

By a vote of 17 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting adjourned at 3:08 P.M.


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Representative Rena Moran, Chair


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Laura Sparkman, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1031 (Stephenson) - Omnibus commerce bill.
  • HF1065 (Davnie) - Omnibus education finance bill.
  • HF2110 (Long) - Omnibus energy bill.
  • HF2230 (Pinto) - Child care assistance, child care licensing, health and human services policies, and early education program changes made; reports required; and money appropriated.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

05:17 - HF2110 (Long) Omnibus climate and energy finance and policy bill.
1:04:28 - HF1031 (Stephenson) Omnibus commerce finance bill.
The committee recessed.


-HF2110 (Long) Climate and Energy omnibus
-HF1031 (Stephenson) Commerce omnibus
NOTE: The language of HF2110 will be added to HF1031 during the hearing

-Amendment to 2021 House Budget Resolution

-HF2230 (Pinto) – Early Childhood omnibus
-HF1065 (Davnie) – E12 Education omnibus
NOTE: The language from Articles 4 and 5 of HF2230 will be added to HF1065 during the hearing. HF2230 will then be laid over for additional consideration.


• 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