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State and Local Government and Veterans Committee
Friday, March 17, 2023
8:30 AM, Room 1100, Minnesota Senate Bldg.

Minutes

Present: Senator Nicole Mitchell - Vice Chair, Senator Bruce D. Anderson, Senator Calvin K. Bahr, Senator Jim Carlson, Senator Steve A. Cwodzinski, Senator Steve Drazkowski, Senator Omar Fateh, Senator Heather Gustafson, Senator John R. Jasinski, Senator Mark W. Koran, Senator Andrew R. Lang, Senator Erin K. Maye Quade, Senator Kelly L. Morrison, Senator Erin P. Murphy

Absent: No Members Absent

Senator Erin P. Murphy called the meeting to order at 8:36 am.

Call to order


S.F. 1772: Senator Dahms: Automotive self-insurance rules modification by the commissioner of commerce requirement.

Senator Dahms presented SF1772. Testimony was heard from Bruce Kleven; Jon Kelly, Department of Commerce.

 

Senator Jasinski moved to orally amend SF1772 as follows: on page 2, line 8 after perion insert: "Effective date. This section is effective the day following final enactment."

Motion prevailed. 

Senator Jasinski recommended SF1772, as amended, be recommended to pass to General Orders. 

Motion prevailed. 


Senator Jasinski moved that S.F. 1772, as amended, be recommended to pass. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 2401: Senator Wiklund: Department of Children, Youth, and Families establishment; children\'s cabinet modification; appropriating money.

Senator Wiklund presented SF 2401.

 

Chair Murphy moved A2. 

Motion prevailed. 

 

Testimony was heard from Erin Bailey, Minnesota Department of Management and Budget; Tikki Brown, Minnesota Department of Human Services; Bobbie Burnham, Minnesota Department of Education; Ellory Roske; Rich Neumeister.

 

Chair Murphy moved SF401, as amended, be recommended to pass and rereferred to the Committee on Health and Human Services. 

Roll call requested. 

Chair Murphy - Y. Vice Chair Mitchell - Y. Lead Anderson - N. Senator Bahr - N. Senator Carlson - Y. Senator Cwodzinski - Y. Senator Drazkowski - N. Senator Gustafson - Y.  Senator Jasinski - N. Senator Koran - N. Senator Lang - N.  Senator Maye Quade - Y. Senator Morrison - Y. 

Motion prevailed. 


Senator Murphy moved that S.F. 2401, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Health and Human Services Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 2668: Senator Rest: Appointment authority modification for certain members of the legislative audit commission and party affiliation clarification for the chair and vice- chair of the commission.

Senator Koran moved SF2668A2. 

Motion prevailed. 

Senator Koran moved SF2668A1. 

Motion prevailed. 

Chair Murphy laid SF2668, as amended, over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill. 


Senator Murphy moved that S.F. 2668, as amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 2225: Senator Mitchell: Data practices provisions modifications; Office of Collaborative and dispute resolution and Office of Enterprise Sustainability establishment.



Senator Murphy moved that S.F. 2225, be removed from agenda.

S.F. 83: Senator McEwen: Legislative employees authorization to obtain elections for exclusive representation to bargain collectively as to terms of employment.

Senator McEwen presented SF 83. Chair Murphy moved SF83A2.

Motion prevailed. 

 

Testimony was heard from Devin Bruce, MAPE; Ethan Vogel, AFSCME Council 5; Tom Bottern, Minnesota Senate Secretary. 

 

Chair Murphy laid SF83, as amended, over for possible inclusion in omnibus. 


As amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 2270: Senator Morrison: Ranked voting in elections for federal and state offices establishment; jurisdiction adoption of ranked choice voting for local offices authorization.

Senator Morrison presented SF 2270.

Senator Morrison moved SF2270A4. 

Motion prevailed. 

 

Testimony was heard from U.S. Representative Mary Peltola (AK); Lynn Eaton; Henry Jiménez; Nicole Freeman, Secretary of State. 

Senator Koran moved SF2270A6 and requested roll call. 

Chair Murphy - N. Vice Chair Mitchell - N. Lead Anderson - Y. Senator Bahr - Y. Senator Carlson - N. Senator Cwodzinski - N. Senator Drazkowski - Y. Senator Fateh - N. Senator Gustafson - N. Senator Jasinski - Y.. Senator Koran - Y. Senator Lang - Y.  Senator Maye Quade - N. Senator Morrison - N.

Motion did not prevail. 

Chair Murphy moved SF2270, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-refered to Elections Committee. 

Motion prevailed. 


Senator Murphy moved that S.F. 2270, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Elections Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 2098: Senator Marty: Process provision to refund the state stadium bonds.

Senator Marty presented SF 2098.

 

Chair Murphy moved SF2098A1.

Motion prevailed. 

 

Testimony was heard from Commissioner Schowalter, Minnesota Department of Management and Budget.

 

Chair laid SF2098, as amended, over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill. 


Senator Murphy moved that S.F. 2098, as amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 2815: Senator Dibble: Minneapolis local sales and use tax provisions, lawful gambling tax provisions and other stadium-related provisions modification.

Senator Dibble presented SF 2815. Testimony was heard from Heather Johnston,City of Minneapolis; Angie Skildum, City of Minneapolis.

 

Chair Murphy laid SF2815 over for possible inclusion in omnibus. 


Senator Murphy moved that S.F. 2815, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 1096: Senator Frentz: Commissioner of management and budget direction to make a determination on use of the general reserve account in connection with refunding or prepayment of stadium appropriation bonds authorization.

Senator Frentz presented SF 1096. 

 

Testimony was heard from Lester Bagley, Minnesota Vikings. 

Senator Koran moved SF1096A2. 

Motion prevailed. 

Chair Murphy laid SF1096, as amended, over for possible inclusion in omnibus bill. 


Senator Murphy moved that S.F. 1096, as amended, laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill.

S.F. 360: Senator Mohamed: Office of New Americans creation.

Senator Mohamed presented SF360.

 

Chair Murphy moved SF360 be recommended to pass and re-refered to committee on Jobs and Economic Development.

Roll call requested. 

Chair Murphy - Y. Vice Chair Mitchell - Y. Lead Anderson - N. Senator Bahr - N. Senator Carlson - Y. Senator Cwodzinski - Y. Senator Drazkowski - N. Senator Fateh - Y. Senator Jasinski - N. Senator Koran - N. Senator Lang - N.  Senator Maye Quade - Y. Senator Morrison - Y. 

Motion prevailed. 


Senator Murphy moved that S.F. 360, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Jobs and Economic Development Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 1681: Senator Wiklund: Health system requirement to return charitable assets received from the state to the general fund in certain circumstances.

Senator Wiklund presented SF 1681. Testimony was heard from Danny Ackert, MN Hospital Association; Matthew Bergeron, MN Hospital Association; Michael Miller, SCA Surgery; Ben Baglio, MN Nurses Association; Heidi Holste, Health Plan Partnership of Minnesota; Justin Stofferahn, Minnesota Farmer’s Union; Erin Conti, Office of the Attorney General.

 

Chair Murphy moved SF 1681 be recommended to pass and re-refered to committee on Judiciary and Public Safety. 

Motion prevailed. 


Senator Murphy moved that S.F. 1681, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 1621: Senator Pappas: Minnesota Nursing Home Workforce Standards Board Act.

Senator Pappas presented SF1621.

 

Chair Murphy moved SF1621A10. 

Motion prevailed. 

 

Testimony was heard from Travis Burth, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa;  Erin Huppert, Leading Age; Toby Pearson, Leading Age.

 

Chair Murphy moved SF1621, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to Judiciary Committee.

Roll call requested. 

Chair Murphy - Y. Vice Chair Mitchell - Y. Lead Anderson - N. Senator Bahr - N. Senator Carlson - Y. Senator Cwodzinski - Y. Senator Drazkowski - N. Senator Fateh - Y. Senator Jasinski - N. Senator Koran - N. Senator Lang - N.  Senator Maye Quade - Y. Senator Morrison - Y. 
Motion prevailed. 

Senator Murphy moved that S.F. 1621, as amended, recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee. - MOTION PREVAILED.

S.F. 1476: Senator Kunesh: Ethnic studies requirement establishment; Ethnic Studies Working Group establishment; appropriating money.



Be removed from agenda.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:56 pm.


 
                                                                      
Senator Erin P. Murphy
                                                                      
Alexis Kise, Legislative Assistant