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2023-2024 Regular Session - Tuesday, March 7, 2023


Rules and Legislative Administration Committee Minutes

Representative Athena Hollins, Vice Chair of the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, called the meeting to order at 10:10 am on February March 7, 2023 in the State Office Building Basement Hearing Room.

Members present:

VC – Hollins, Athena
Republican Lead –Demuth, Lisa
Engen, Elliot
Howard, Michael
Huot, John
Jordan, Sydney
Moller, Kelly
Nash, Jim
Olson, Liz
O’Neill, Marion
Pelowski, Gene
Robbins, Kristin
Wolgamott, Dan

Member excused:

Chair – Long, Jamie
Lillie, Leon
Torkelson, Paul

A quorum was present.

Representative Wolgamott moved the minutes from March 6, 2023. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Hollins moved to refer HF2598 to the Committee on Commerce Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Hollins moved to refer HF2565 to the Committee on Children and Families Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Hollins moved to refer HF264 to the Committee on Environment Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Hollins moved the adoption of the Calendar for the Day pursuant to rule 1.21 & 3.33, The Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration designates Thursday March 9, 2023 for the adoption of the Calendar for the Day and has established a pre-filing requirement for amendments offered to those bills. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:17 am.

Athena Hollins, Vice Chair

Isabel Rolfes, Committee Legislative Assistant

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Re-referral of governor's budget bills:.
00:50 -- HF2598 (Stephenson) Cannabis finance and policy bill.
02:40 -- HF2565 (Pinto) Early childhood programs provided, and money appropriated.
03:04 -- HF2564 (Hansen) Snowmobile registration provisions modified, accounts established, state parks and trails provisions modified, Minnesota Naturalist Corps eligibility modified, timber provisions modified, water permit application requirements modified, resident license requirements modified, walk-in access program modified, use of motorized vehicles in wildlife management areas modified, permits to take wild animals under federal incidental take permit authorized, hunting and fishing and elk management provisions modified, nonlethal control of deer and elk causing damage provided, wanton waste provisions modified, open season dates clarified, and money appropriated.
03:26 - Calendar for the Day - Thursday, March 9.
Runs 4 minutes.

1. Welcome and Call to Order

2. Approval of the Minutes – Monday, March 6th

3. Re-referral of Governor’s budget bills
NOTE: The jurisdiction of the Rules Committee for HF2598, HF2565, and HF2564 only extends to their recommendation for a re-referral to their committee of primary jurisdiction, pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03. No public testimony or amendments will be accepted in this hearing on either bill.
HF2598: Cannabis budget bill (Stephenson)
HF2565: Early learning budget bill (Pinto)
HF2564: DNR policy / technical bill (Hansen, R.)

4. Calendar for the Day – Thursday, March 9th

5. Adjournment
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