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2021-2022 Regular Session - Wednesday, January 13, 2021



Representative Sandra Masin, Chair of the Division on Local Government, called the virtual meeting to order at 8:30 AM on January 13, 2021 pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Masin, Sandra, Chair
Elkins, Steve, Vice Chair
Quam, Duane, Republican Lead
Berg, Kaela
Boldon, Liz
Huot, John
Mekeland, Shane
Olson, Bjorn
Youakim, Cheryl

A quorum was present.

Presentations from Local Government Organizations.

• Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities
• Cap O’Rourke, Minnesota Association of Small Cities
• Patricia Nauman, Metro Cities
• Jim Hovland, Mayor of Edina, Municipal Legislative Commission
• Steve Fenske, Minnesota Association of Townships
• Mathew Hilgart, Association of Minnesota Counties
• Matt Massman, Minnesota Inter-County Association
• Dan Larson, Minnesota Rural Counties

The meeting was adjourned at 10:04 AM.

Representative Sandra Masin, Chair

Josh Kilgard, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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02:13 - Member Introductions.
08:16 - Presentations from Local Government Organizations.
- Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities.
- Cap O'Rourke, Minnesota Association of Small Cities.
- Patricia Nauman, Metro Cities.
- Jim Hovland, Mayor of Edina, Municipal Legislative Commission.
- Steve Fenske, Minnesota Association of Townships.
- Matthew Hilgart, Association of Minnesota Counties.
- Matt Massman, Minnesota Inter-County Association.
- Dan Larson, Minnesota Rural Counties.
- Elizabeth Wefel, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities.
Runs 1 hour, 33 minutes.

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here:

Presentations from local government organizations.

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: NOTE: 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: or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122.

Meeting documents will be posted on the Local Government Division website at

Members of the public with questions about this process may email committee staff at