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Elections Finance and Policy

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Elections Finance and Policy

4/17/2024
HF4411* (Freiberg) - Money transferred to voting operations, technology, and election resources account.

*This bill is the vehicle for the Elections Finance Bill.

Notes:
AMENDMENTS: Amendments must be emailed to the committee administrator by 8:30am Tuesday.

If you would like to testify or provide handouts to the committee please email wilson.lee@house.mn.gov no later than 5pm the night before. Anything sent to the CA will be posted publicly unless specifically asked otherwise.
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Bills Added:
HF4411 (Freiberg) - Elections; funds transferred to voting operations, technology, and election resources account.
Attachments:

Elections Finance and Policy

3/20/2024
HF4068 (Kraft); Voter registration application and reporting requirements amended for school districts.

HF4679 (Coulter); Certain activities exempted from definition of lobbyist, and Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board required to conduct study.

HF4243 (Freiberg); Local election provisions modified, and absentee voting provisions modified.

HF4772 (Freiberg); Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board authority to impose civil penalty and late fees modified, electioneering communication definition expanded to include communications disseminated digitally online or by electronic means to a recipient's telephone or other personal device, and major political party definition modified.

This bill will be the vehicle for the elections policy bill. The bill will be laid over during our morning hearing. When the committee reconvenes at 6:00pm, a DE will be adopted with the policy bill.

The committee will recess at this point and will reconvene at 6:00pm in Room 5.

HF4772 (Freiberg); Elections policy bill
DE to be posted

Bills may be taken up in any order, added, or removed at the Chair’s discretion

If you would like to testify or provide handouts to the committee please email simon.brown@house.mn.gov no later than 5pm the night before. Anything sent to the CA will be posted publicly unless specifically asked otherwise.

For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov

If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form

To request legislative services for American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) closed captioning services, or live language interpretation services for Hmong, Somali, or Spanish speakers to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator as soon as possible.
Bills Added:
HF4068 (Kraft) - Voter registration application and reporting requirements amended for school districts.
HF4243 (Freiberg) - Local election provisions modified, and absentee voting provisions modified.
HF4679 (Coulter) - Certain activities exempted from definition of lobbyist, and Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board required to conduct study.
HF4772 (Freiberg) - Elections; campaign finance provisions policy and technical changes provided, including elections administrations, campaign finance and lobbying, and census and redistricting; Minnesota Voting Rights Act established; deep fake use to influence elections crime modified; and reports required.
Attachments:

Elections Finance and Policy

3/13/2024
HF3276 (Frazier); Ranked choice voting provided; jurisdictions authorized to adopt ranked choice voting for local offices; adoption, implementation, and use procedures established; and use of electronic voting systems with reallocation feature allowed.

We will be limiting testimony as this concept was heard in the Elections Committee last year. Submitting an intent to testify will not guarantee an opportunity to testify orally.

HF4728 (Bahner); Commissioner of revenue required to establish online system to claim the political contribution refund, political contribution refund program amended to allow electronic transfer, and money appropriated.

HF4287 (Virnig); Requirements to fill a vacancy in the office of school board member modified.

REMOVED: HF4843 (Virnig); Ballot language relating to school district referenda amended.

PLEASE NOTE ANY BILLS NOT FINISHED WILL BE PUSHED TO THE EVENING HEARING.

Bills may be taken up in any order, added, or removed at the Chair’s discretion

If you would like to testify or provide handouts to the committee please email simon.brown@house.mn.gov no later than 5pm the night before. Anything sent to the CA will be posted publicly unless specifically asked otherwise. IF YOU INTEND TO TESTIFY ON HF3276 PLEASE SEE THE DISCLAIMER ABOVE.

For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov

If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form

To request legislative services for American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) closed captioning services, or live language interpretation services for Hmong, Somali, or Spanish speakers to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator as soon as possible.
Bills Added:
HF3276 (Frazier) - Ranked choice voting provided; jurisdictions authorized to adopt ranked choice voting for local offices; ranked choice voting for local jurisdictions adoption, implementation, and use established; local jurisdictions allowed to use electronic voting systems with a reallocation feature; and rulemaking authorized.
HF4287 (Virnig) - Requirements to fill a vacancy in the office of school board member modified.
HF4728 (Bahner) - Commissioner of revenue required to establish online system to claim the political contribution refund, political contribution refund program amended to allow electronic transfer between the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board and the Department of Revenue, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
HF4598 (Long); Independent Redistricting Commission established, Applicant Review Panel established, principles to be used in adopting legislative and congressional districts established, legislative members lobbying activity prohibited, and constitutional amendment proposed.

HF4593 (Klevorn); Advisory citizens' redistricting commission established, redistricting principles and redistricting requirements established, constitutional amendment to establish an independent citizen's redistricting commission proposed, and money appropriated.

Bills may be taken up in any order, added, or removed at the Chair’s discretion

If you would like to testify or provide handouts to the committee please email simon.brown@house.mn.gov no later than 5pm the night before. Anything sent to the CA will be posted publicly unless specifically asked otherwise.

For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov

If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form

To request legislative services for American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) closed captioning services, or live language interpretation services for Hmong, Somali, or Spanish speakers to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator as soon as possible.
Bills Added:
HF4593 (Klevorn) - Advisory citizens' redistricting commission established, redistricting principles and redistricting requirements established, constitutional amendment to establish an independent citizen's redistricting commission proposed, and money appropriated.
HF4598 (Long) - Independent Redistricting Commission established, Applicant Review Panel established, principles to be used in adopting legislative and congressional districts established, legislative members lobbying activity prohibited, convening and conduct of regular legislative sessions requirements amended, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Attachments:

Elections Finance and Policy

3/6/2024
HF3527 (Greenman); Minnesota Voting Rights Act established, legislative findings made, actions that result in voter suppression or vote dilution made by political subdivisions or officials/entities with responsibilities relating to election administration prohibited, civil cause of action established for violations, notice prior to a claim required, and remedies established.

HF4043 (Agbaje); Allocation of incarcerated persons based on their last known address in Minnesota required, Department of Corrections required to collect last residential address of an inmate before incarceration.

HF4411 (Greenman); Money transferred to voting operations, technology, and election resources account.

Bills may be taken up in any order, added, or removed at the Chair’s discretion

If you would like to testify or provide handouts to the committee please email simon.brown@house.mn.gov no later than 5pm the night before. Anything sent to the CA will be posted publicly unless specifically asked otherwise.

For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov

If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form

To request legislative services for American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) closed captioning services, or live language interpretation services for Hmong, Somali, or Spanish speakers to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator as soon as possible.
Bills Added:
HF3527 (Greenman) - Minnesota Voting Rights Act established, legislative findings made, actions by political subdivisions or other officials or entities with responsibilities related to election administration that result in voter suppression or vote dilution prohibited, civil cause of action established for violations, prior notice required for claims, and remedies established.
HF4043 (Agbaje) - Allocation of incarcerated persons based on their last known address in Minnesota required, and Department of Corrections required to collect last residential address of an inmate before incarceration.
HF4411 (Freiberg) - Elections; funds transferred to voting operations, technology, and election resources account.
Attachments:

Elections Finance and Policy

2/21/2024
HF3632 (Huot); Sheriff or county attorney vacancy filling by special election authorized.

HF3645 (Coulter); Local candidate financial report requirements amended; Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board required to oversee campaign finance reporting requirements for political committees, political funds, and party units engaged in campaign activity; definition of committee amended for purposes of chapter 211A; and technical and conforming changes made.

HF3557 (Freiberg); Election administration provisions modified, voter registration requirements modified, voting instruction and sample ballot requirements amended, tabulation process and equipment requirements amended, notification timeline provided to counties amended, and vacancy in nomination process amended.
Amendment removing language relating to nominations/vacancies (to be posted)

HF3625 (Stephenson); Deep fake election crime modified, and convicted person disqualified from holding elected office.

Bills may be taken up in any order, added, or removed at the Chair’s discretion

If you would like to testify or provide handouts to the committee please email simon.brown@house.mn.gov no later than 5pm the night before. Anything sent to the CA will be posted publicly unless specifically asked otherwise.

For further information on accommodations, please visit FAQs for Disability Access or contact the LCC Accessibility Coordinator at accessibility.coordinator@lcc.mn.gov

If you are having accessibility or usability problems with any Minnesota Legislative website or software, please send your comments to the Accessibility & Usability Comment Form

To request legislative services for American Sign Language (ASL), Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) closed captioning services, or live language interpretation services for Hmong, Somali, or Spanish speakers to testify, please contact the Committee Administrator as soon as possible.
Bills Added:
HF3557 (Freiberg) - Election administration provisions modified, voter registration requirements modified, voting instruction and sample ballot requirements amended, tabulation process and equipment requirements amended, notification timeline provided to counties amended, and vacancy in nomination process amended.
HF3625 (Stephenson) - Deep fake election crime modified, and convicted person disqualified from holding elected office.
HF3632 (Huot) - Sheriff or county attorney vacancy filling by special election authorized.
HF3645 (Coulter) - Local candidate financial report requirements amended; Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board required to oversee campaign finance reporting requirements for political committees, political funds, and party units engaged in campaign activity; definition of committee amended for purposes of chapter 211A; and technical and conforming changes made.
Attachments:
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