House Rules and Legislative Administration Committee (Remote Hearing) 4/1/20


>>THIS>>IS RYAN WINKLER THE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION WILL COME TO ORDER. COMMITTEE STAFF HAS INDICATED TO ME THAT QUORUM IS PRESENT, AND THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS WILL BE FOR THE COMMITTEE LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT TO TAKE THE ROLL. ALL MEMBERS WILL GO UN-MUTED AND THE COMMITTEE LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT WILL TAKE THE ROLL ALPHABETICALLY. REPRESENTATIVE HER. PRESENT. REPRESENTATIVE DAUDT. I’M HERE. REPRESENTATIVE ALBRIGHT. PRESENT. REPRESENTATIVES BAKER; HERE. REPRESENTATIVE BECKER-FINN. PRESENT. REPRESENTATIVE CARLSON. PRESENT. REPRESENTATIVE DRAZKOWSKI. PRESENT. REPRESENTATIVE FREIBERG. PRESENT. REPRESENTATIVE GARAFALO. YES. REPRESENTATIVE HASSAN. REPRESENTATIVE HOWARD. HERE. REPRESENTATIVE LILLIE. HERE. REPRESENTATIVE NEU. HERE. REPRESENTATIVE OLSON. HERE.. REPRESENTATIVE PELOWSKI. HERE.. REPRESENTATIVE PINTO. PRESENT. REPRESENTATIVE SCHULTZ. PRESENT. THE ROLL IS COMPLETE. THE COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATOR WILL NOW. MUTE THE LINES. WE WILL THEN RESUME.>>YOU HAVE BEEN MUTED.. TO UNMUTE YOURSELF PRESS THE STAR KEY TWICE>>THE FIRST ITEM OF BUSINESS BEFORE THE RULES COMMITTEE TODAY IS THE DISCUSSION OF THE REMOTE COMMITTEE PROCESS . I FIRST WANT TO NOTE THAT IN ADDITION TO THE MEMBERS WHO ANSWERED THE ROLL CALL, NONPARTISAN STAFF PRESENT INCLUDE PATRICK MCCORMACK FROM HOUSE RESEARCH, BARRY LAGRAVE FROM HOUSE PUBLIC INFORMATION SERVICES. MIKE SPEIKER, HOUSE IT DIRECTOR AND KELLY NIGHT HOUSE HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR. PARTISAN STAFF ARE ALSO PRESENT IN THE ROOM. MEMBERS SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED A PACKET VIA EMAIL THAT INCLUDE A NUMBER OF ITEMS; INCLUDING MEETING MINUTES; THE MEETING AGENDA. OUR DRAFT REMOTE HEARING GUIDELINE S; THE TEXT OF RULE 10.1; A BRIEFING MEMO FROM HOUSE RESEARCH AND HOUSE RULE 10 POINT OH ONE.>>2 RESOLUTIONS RELATED TO EMPLOYEE MATTERS.>>AND THESE A WRITTEN A TESTIMONY SUBMITTED BY THE MINNESOTA COALITION ON OPEN GOVERNMENT INFORMATION; A FEDERAL LABOR POSTER AND A LETTER FROM MMLA. BOTH MEMBERS … THOSE ITEMS WERE ALL PROVIDED MEMBERS AT THE OUTSET. I SHOULD ALSO NOTE AT THE BEGINNING THAT THIS HEARING IS BEING CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO RULE HOUSE 10.01.>> AND WE WILL PROCEED NEXT WITH THE PRESENTATION ON THE REMOTE HEARING PROCESS.>>AS A REMINDER TO MEMBERS. IF YOU WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED BY THE CHAIR TO SPEAK OR ASK A QUESTION OF THE PRESENTERS.>>THE WAY TO DO SO IS TO E-MAIL THE COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATOR E-MAIL IS RULES AT HOUSE DOT MN R U L E S RULES AT HOUSE DOT MN. AND THE COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATOR WILL THEN NOTIFY ME THAT WE WISH TO BE RECOGNIZED AND AS USUAL THROUGH A COMMITTEE HEARING ALL CONVERSATION WITH TESTIFIERS OR OTHER MEMBERS HAVE TO BE RELAYED THROUGH THE CHAIRS SO THEY CAN BE PROPERLY RECORDED 4.>>CAN BE PROPERLY RECORDED FOR FUTURE USE.>>THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT RULE 10.0 1 HAS BEEN USED AND AS I STATED ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE WHEN WE ENACTED IT, UH I DO THIS TO WORK IN THIS MANNER WITH GREAT RELUCTANCE. BUT SEE NO ALTERNATIVE UH OH WE HAVE TO KEEP. STAFF AND LEGISLATORS; SAFE AND HEALTHY DURING THIS PANDEMIC WE NEED TO CONTINUE DOING THE WORK OF THE PUBLIC AND WE NEED TO DO SO IN AN OPEN AND TRANSPARENT MATTER AS FAR AS WE CAN THAT IS WHY WE HAVE INITIATED THIS MEETING. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO HEAR THIS LIVE STREAM OF THE HOUSE WEBSITE ON YOU TUBE AND ON FACEBOOK AND IT WILL BE RECORDED AND INCLUDED IN FUTURE LEGISLATIVE HISTORY. RECORDINGS THAT ARE PRESERVED AT THE STATE LAW LIBRARY SO THIS WILL BE AN OFFICIAL MEETING OF THE RULES COMMITTEE WE WILL TAKE ACTION ON THE MEETING MINUTES AND ON RESOLUTIONS AND WE ARE TESTING OUT THIS METHOD SO THAT OTHER COMMITTEES MAY GO FORWARD WITH THEIR COVID-19 RELATED WORK IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD. SO I DO APPRECIATE EVERYONE’S PATIENCE. I PARTICULARLY WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE SOME OF THE TRANSITION THAT WE’RE USED TO MAKING BETWEEN SPEAKING ORDER WILL BE AWKWARD AT TIMES. AND WE’RE LEARNING FROM THE PROCESS AS BEST WE POSSIBLY CAN. WE ARE COMMITTED TO OPEN DEBATE. WE ARE COMMITTED TO A PUBLIC INPUT AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO DOING SO IN AN ORDERLY FASHION AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE WORK OF MIKE SPEIKER, HOUSE IT DIRECTOR. BARRY LAGRAVE>>DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC INFORMATION SERVICES ,WILL BLAUVELT THE COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATOR AND BINTAH KANTEH THE COMMITTEE LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT FOR ALL OF THE BACKGROUND WORK THAT THEY HAVE PUT INTO MAKING THIS POSSIBLE TODAY. IT BEARS REPEATING THAT WE ARE ONLY DOING THIS BECAUSE WE ARE UNDER EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES. AND THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF METHOD OF OPERATION THAT THE MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD USE GOING FORWARD EXCEPT IN A SITUATION LIKE A GLOBAL PANDEMIC. IN FACT HOUSE RULE 10 POINT OH ONE IS SPECIFIC AND THE TIME LIMITED IN ITS APPLICATION AND THE PERMISSION THAT PROVIDES US TO ACT IN THIS REMOTE FASHION AND SO THIS IS NOT PRECEDENT THAT PRECEDENT SETTING A BUT IT IS A HISTORIC MOMENT AND I WANT TO I ACKNOWLEDGE ALL THE WORK AND. THE COOPERATION OF HOUSE MEMBERS OF BOTH PARTIES AND HOUSE STAFF. NONPARTISAN PARTISAN IN MAKING THIS POSSIBLE. SO I AM GOING TO NEXT TURN TO BARRY LAGRAVE, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC INFORMATION SERVICES FOR A SHORT PRESENTATION THAT HE IS PREPARED.>>MISTER CHAIR AND MEMBERS, FOR THE RECORD I.M BARRY LAGRAVEM DIRECTOR OF THE NONPARTISAN HOUSE PUBLIC INFORMATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT. BESIDES PROVIDING TELEVISION SERVICES FOR THE HOUSE OUR OFFICE PROVIDES PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES FOR MEMBERS AND STAFF, AND WE PRODUCE SESSION DAILY WHICH IS OUR ONLINE NEWS AND INFORMATION SERVICE. WE ALSO HAVE A GENERAL INFORMATION DESK AT THE STATE OFFICE BUILDING. AND WE HAVE A ROBUST PRESENCE ON TWITTER FACEBOOK YOUTUBE AND INSTAGRAM WITH THE SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLE MNHOUSEINFO AS TO OUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THIS REMOTE HEARING PROCESS. WE ARE TREATING THIS REMOTE HEARING AS WE WOULD ANY HEARING OUR OFFICE COVERS BOTH THROUGH OUR WRITING AND OUR TELEVISION SERVICES; ON THE IS THE WRITING SIDE OF THINGS WE HAVE.>>A SESSION DAILY WRITER COVERING THIS HEARING FROM HOME TO COMPLY WITH ONLY ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES BEING IN THE STATE OFFICE BUILDING. THAT NEWS STORY WILL BE REMOTELY EDITED, POSTED ONLINE AND DISTRIBUTED VIA OUR DEPARTMENT ELECTRONIC MAILING LIST OF CLOSE TO 4;000 SUBSCRIBERS. AND WE WILL DISTRIBUTE THE NEW STORY THROUGH OUR TWITTER AND FACEBOOK FEEDS OUR TWITTER ACCOUNT HAS JUST UNDER 13;000 FOLLOWERS. ON THE TV SIDE OF THINGS WE ARE AGAIN TREATING THIS REMOTE HEARING AS WE NORMALLY DO WITH THE OBVIOUS EXCEPTION THAT WE DO NOT HAVE LIVE TV CAMERAS FROM WITHIN THE HOUSE; A HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARING ROOM. 3 OF OUR TV STAFF ARE NEEDED TO BE IN THE STATE OFFICE BUILDING A FOR THE CONTROL ROOM FOR THIS PRODUCTION. OUR TV PRODUCTION INCLUDE THE LIVE AUDIO AND THE SAME OR VERY SIMILAR SUPPORTING VISUAL GRAPHICS SUCH AS THE COMMITTEE NAME AGENDA POINT MEMBER NAMES AND INFORMATION. NEWS AND SESSION DAILY HEADLINE CRAWLS, AND IF WE HAVE THEM THE NAMES OF THE TESTIFIERS. AND WE LIVE STREAM OUR COVERAGE ONLINE VIA THE HOUSE WEBSITE AND ON OUR DEPARTMENT’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL; ONE METHOD OF ACCESS THAT WE ARE ADDING TODAY FOR THIS HEARING THIS REMOTE HEARING IS A LIVE STREAMING ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. WE HAVE MADE ONLY LIMITED USE OF FACEBOOK LIVE IN THE PAST IN PART BECAUSE WE CAN ONLY FACEBOOK LIVE ONE EVENT AT A TIME ; HOWEVER; AND WE ARE LOOKING INTO WAYS TO EXPAND THE USE OF FACEBOOK LIVE. WHILE WE ARE STREAMING THIS ONE EVENT TODAY VIA OUR HTV1 STREAMING CHANNEL. THE HOUSE ACTUALLY HAS 2 TV CONTROL ROOM THE OTHER BEING HTV2. AS A RESULT THE HOUSE IS ABLE TO LIVE VIDEO STREAM UP TO 2 MEETINGS AT ONE TIME AND.>>AS WITH ALL OF OUR LIVE VIDEO STREAMING WE ARE PROVIDING LIVE CLOSE CAPTIONING. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT.>>MATTER WHETHER A HEARING IS TAKING PLACE IN A HOUSE HEARING ROOM WITH TV CAMERAS OR FROM A REMOTE SITE. COMPUTER VIDEO PROCESSING RESULTS IN AN APPROXIMATE 27 SECOND DELAY IN THE VIDEO STREAM VERSUS THE LIVE EVENT.>>SO, SOMEONE WHO WAS INTERESTED IN JUST MONITORING THE HEARING CAN SUCCESSFULLY DO SO BY WATCHING THE VIDEO STREAM. THOSE WHO WANT TO PARTICIPATE BY TESTIFYING SHOULD ACCESS THE REAL-TIME LIVE AUDIO . AND BY THE WAY THE VIDEO PROCESSING DELAY HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE AND IS NOT THE RESULT OF THE HOUSE HOLDING A REMOTE HEARING. AND AS WE DO WITH ALL TV PRODUCTIONS OF THIS MEETING VIDEO WILL BE ARCHIVED IN THE HOUSE WEBSITE AND ON OUR DEPARTMENT YOUTUBE PAGE SO AGAIN A REMOTE HEARING ONLY MINIMALLY AFFECTS HOW HOUSE PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICES COVERS A HEARING. AND LASTLY OUR STAFF AND HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH OTHER HOUSE DEPARTMENTS AS THE HOUSE CONTINUES TO INVESTIGATE AND TEST TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL ALLOW THE HOUSE TO HOLD REMOTE HEARINGS THAT ARE BROADLY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC. WITH THAT, I WOULD BE GLAD TO >>THE ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THE COMMITTEE MAY HAVE.>>WE DO NOT PRESENTLY HAVE ANYONE ON THE LIST FROM THE COMMITTEE TO ASK A QUESTION OF MISTER LAGRAVE.>>AGAIN, COMMITTEE MEMBERS WANT TO BE RECOGNIZED THAT YOU KNOW THAT TO BE ADMINISTRATOR. RULES AT HOUSE DOT MN. I WILL THEN GO ON TO THE NEXT TESTIFER AND IF WE HAVE QUESTIONS TO MISTER LAGRAVE OR FOR THE NEXT TESTIFIER MEMBERS AND THE SENDING THOSE EMAILS WHILE THE NEXT PRESENTER IS SPEAKING SO THIS IS A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC WHO YOU KNOW THAT’S REQUESTING THE OPPORTUNITY TO TESTIFY BEFORE THE COMMITTEE. HIS NAME IS MATT ELLING IS FROM THE MINNESOTA COALITION GOVERNMENT INFORMATION AND HE MAY PROCEED WITH HIS TESTIMONY. THANK YOU MISTER CHAIRMAN I’M MATT ELING MINNESOTA COALITION ON GOVERNMENT INFORMATION MISTER CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS WE SUBMITTED WRITTEN COMMENTS THANKING MEMBERS FOR THE THANKING MEMBERS OR THE ADOPTION OF RULE 10 POINT OH ONE.>>BUT WE JUST HAVE TO A SUPPLEMENTAL TECHNICAL OPERATIONS FOR THE RECORD WHICH WILL MAKE VERY BRIEFLY. FIRST NOW THAT THE HOUSE ADOPTED PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTING REMOTE MEETINGS WITH PUBLIC PUBLIC TESTIMONY WE WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE THE HOUSE TO APPLY THOSE PROCEDURES TO ALL COMMITTEE MEETINGS GOING FORWARD AS THAT WOULD ALIGN WITH THE STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS SET OUT IN MN STAT 3 POINT O 5; 5; TO ALL MEETINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE INCLUDING ITS COMMITTEE MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. A IN A IN ADDITION; WE WOULD KNOW THAT RULE 10 POINT O EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENTS THE INTERACTIVE PROVISION OF THE LEGISLATURE’S LEGISLATURE’S OPEN MEETING LAW WE WOULD ENCOURAGE THE HOUSE TO CONTINUE TO WAIVE THE MARGINAL COST LANGUAGE THAT YOU FIND IN SUBDIVISION ONE A IF YOU’RE DOING TODAY AND TO CONTINUE TO MAKE THESE REMOTE LEGISLATIVE HEARINGS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC FOR FREE OVER THE INTERNET DURING THIS TIME OF A PANDEMIC SO AGAIN WE WE THANK MEMBERS FOR THE BIPARTISAN WORK THAT RESULTED IN THE ADOPTION OF RULE 10 OH ONE. ONE WOULD LIKE TO THINK A PUBLIC INFORMATION SERVICE FOR THE TECHNICAL WORK AND SUPPORT; THEY’RE PROVIDING AND WE WISH EVERYONE COULD HEALTH AND GOOD LUCK IN THE DAYS AHEAD; SO THAT CONCLUDES MY TESTIMONY MISTER CHAIRMAN I’D BE HAPPY TO TAKE QUESTIONS IF THERE ARE ANY.>>THANK YOU MISTER EALING WE DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE ANYONE SEEKING RECOGNITION TO A QUESTIONS TO YOU OR MISTER LAGRAVE . A FINAL COMMENT I WILL MAKE AND THIS, MEMBERS, IS THAT WE DO INTEND TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A VIDEO BASED COMMITTEE HEARING PROCESS. THAT’S OUR NEXT STEP WE WANT TO USE AVAILABLE HOW TECHNOLOGY TO GET STARTED ON THIS AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN AND WE ARE EXPLORING A THE BEST TECHNICAL OPTION. WHETHER THAT IS ZOOM, MICROSOFT TEAMS OR SOME OTHER TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT THAT IS AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET SO THAT IS THE NEXT PHASE OF THIS AS WELL AS I BEGINNING TO EXPAND THIS CAPABILITY TO MORE COMMITTEE HEARINGS. .>>I WANT TO NOTE FOR THE RECORD THAT REPRESENTATIVE HASSAN HAS JOINED THE MEETING AND IS PRESENT. THE NEXT ISSUE ON THE AGENDA ITEM ON THE AGENDA MEMBER IS APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF MARCH 10TH; 2020. MEMBERS WERE PROVIDED WITH A COPY OF THOSE MINUTE AND REPRESENTATIVE HER MOVE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM MARCH 10TH; IF THERE IS A NEED TO GO AND PLEASE IMMEDIATELY EMAILED THE COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATOR AND WE WILL WAIT A MINUTE TO GIVE MEMBERS NOT BUT A TO A. SIGNAL TO THE COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATOR BY EMAIL THAT THEY WISH TO MAKE A COMMENT ON THE MINUTES. WE’RE NOT SO FAR SEEING ANYBODY WISH WITH COMMENTS ON THE MINUTES. SEEING NO COMMENT ON THE MINUTES. THE COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATOR WILL UN MUTE THE MEMBERS AND THE COMMITTEE LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT WILL TAKE THE ROLL ON THE MINUTES. REPRESENTATIVE WINKLER. AYE REPRESENTATIVE HER. YES REPRESENTATIVE DAUDT. AYE. REPRESENTATIVE ALBRIGHT. AYE. REPRESENTATIVE BAKER.
AYE. REPRESENTATIVE BECKER-FINN. AYE REPRESENTATIVE CARLSON. AYE. REPRESENTATIVE DRAZKOWSKI. AYE. REPRESENTATIVE FREIBERG. YES. REPRESENTATIVE GARAFALO. YES. REPRESENTATIVE HASSAN. YES. REPRESENTATIVE HOWARD. YES REPRESENTATIVE LILLIE YES. REPRESENTATIVE NEU. AYE REPRESENTATIVE OLSON. YES REPRESENTATIVE ONEILL. AYE REPRESENTATIVE PELOWSKI. AYE REPRESENTATIVE PINTO. AYE REPRESENTATIVE SCHULTZ. AYE 19 YES; ZERO NO.>>THEY’RE BEING 19 AYES AND 0 NAYS THE MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF MARCH 1020 20. IS ADOPTED THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED NEXT ON NEXT ON THE AGENDA IS APPROVAL OF HOUSE POLICIES THESE ARE IN THE FORM OF RESOLUTIONS THAT MEMBERS RECEIVED AHEAD OF TIME. THE 2020 R-20 RESOLUTION FOR EMERGENCY TELECOMMUTING POLICY THE 2020 R-21 EMERGENCY SICK LEAVE DURING WIDESPREAD ILLNESS WE WILL HAVE A KELLY KNIGHT DIRECTOR OF HOUSE HUMAN RESOURCES. PRESENT ON A BOTH OF THOSE RESOLUTIONS AND AGAIN MEMBERS IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE EMAIL RULES AT HOUSE DOT MN IN ORDER TO BE RECOGNIZED. MISS KNIGHT IF YOU WOULD PLEASE PROCEED WITH YOUR PRESENTATION.>>MISTER CHAIR MEMBERS MY NAME IS KELLY KNIGHT; I’M THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES FOR THE HOUSE. EFFECTIVE .. THE FIRST POLICY YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU IS THE EMERGENCY TELECOMMUTING POLICY AND EFFECTIVE MARCH 16TH THE HOUSE INSTITUTED AN EMERGENCY TELECOMMUTING POLICY AS RESULT OF COVID-19 IN AND IN OUR ATTEMPT TO THE ADHERE TO THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GUIDELINES.THE POLICY ALLOWS THOSE WHO HAVE MET SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES; EITHER WORK FROM HOME OR IN THE OFFICE. IT ALLOWS THE DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR THE ABILITY TO WORK WITH STAFF THROUGH ALTERNATE WORK AREAS ALTERED SCHEDULES OR TELECOMMUTING IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE GOALS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING. IT ALSO ALLOWS EMPLOYEES WHO FALL INTO HIGH-RISK CATEGORY THE ABILITY TO WORK WITH HR OR THEIR DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR IF THEIR POSITION DOES NOT ALLOW FOR TELECOMMUTING.AND IF STAFF ARE SICK AND UNABLE TO WORK. THEY SHOULD RECORD IT AS SICK IF THERE ARE ON VACATION THE TIME SHOULD BE RECORDED ACCURATELY. IT ALSO MAKES CLEAR THAT SUPERVISORS MAY NEED TO REASSIGN WORK WORK IN ORDER TO MEET THE DEPARTMENT NEEDS. MISS KNIGHT….>>CAN I JUST INTERRUPT YOU FOR A SECOND – WE NEED TO MUTE LINES AND I’LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN YOU GO AHEAD.>>(YOU HAVE BEEN MUTED TO UNMUTE YOURSELF PRESS THE STAR KEY TWICE) OK MISS KNIGHT… YOU MAY PROCEED WITH YOUR TESTIMONY. MISTER CHAIR MEMBERS THAT IT ACTUALLY THAT QUICK SUMMARY OF THE EMERGENCY TELECOMMUTING POLICY. PLEASE PROCEED WITH THE EMERGENCY SICK LEAVE APOLOGY PRESENTATION AS WELL.>>MISTER CHAIR AND MEMBERS YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF THE EMERGENCY SICK LEAVE DURING WIDESPREAD ILLNESS.>>I’D NORMALLY THE LCC HAS STATUTORY AUTHORITY OVER CHANGES TO THE SICK LEAVE FOUND IN THE LEGISLATIVE PLAN FOR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS THAT EXTEND TO STAFF OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE AND THE LCC. IN RESPONSE TO OUR PLANNING FOR H ONE N ONE; A PROVISION WAS PUT INTO PLACE A GAVE PERMISSION TO THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH AN EMERGENCY SICK LEAVE POLICY. AT THE SAME TIME AS EMERGENCY TELECOMMUTING POLICY WAS PUT INTO PLACE THE EMERGENCY SICK LEAVE WAS PUT INTO A PLACE TO ADDRESS ANY STAFF NEEDING TO TAKE COVID-RELATED SICK. AND WHO DO NOT HAVE HAVE ENOUGH HOURS IN THEIR SICK BALANCE OR SICK BANK TO COVER THEIR TIME AWAY. IT ALLOWS THEM TO.>>ACTUALLY HAVE A NEGATIVE SICK BANK. THE NEGATIVE BALANCE.WOULD BE REDUCED GOING FORWARD AS STAFF ACTUALLY EARN SICK HOURS HOWEVER, IF AN EMPLOYEE LEAVES A NEGATIVE BALANCE WOULD BE SATISFIED BY CHARGING VACATION COMP NON-EXEMPT OT OR PAY. AND THIS IS CURRENTLY HOW OUR SICK BANK WORKS FOR ALL NEW HIRES.THE POLICY CURRENTLY EXTENDS UNTIL JUNE 30TH BUT CAN BE EXTENDED.>>THANK YOU MISS KNIGHT. I DO NOT SEE ANY QUESTION. MEMBERS WHO ARE SEEKING RECOGNITION.>>AND SO I’M GOING TO MAKE A MOTION A REPRESENT HER MAKING A MOTION TO ADOPT THE 2.>>2020 ARE 20 AND THE 2020 ARE 21. THE HOUSE POLICIES THROUGH RESOLUTION FORM.>>AND I WILL ASK THE COMMITTEE LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT TO TAKE THE ROLL ON THAT HER MOTION. REPRESENTATIVE WINKLER. AYE.>>REPRESENTATIVE HER. AYE. REPRESENTATIVE DAUDT. AYE. REPRESENTATIVE ALBRIGHT. AYE REPRESENTATIVE BAKER. AYE REPRESENTATIVE BECKER-FINN. AYE REPRESENTATIVE CARLSON. AYE. REPRESENTATIVE DRAZKOWSKI AYE. REPRESENTATIVE FREIBERG. YES REPRESENTATIVE GARAFALO. YES REPRESENTATIVE HASSAN. YES REPRESENTATIVE HOWARD. YES. REPRESENTATIVE LILLIE. AYE. REPRESENTATIVE NEU. YES. REPRESENTATIVE OLSON. AYE. REPRESENTATIVE O’NEILL I I. AYE. REPRESENTATIVE PELOWSKI. AYE. REPRESENTATIVE PINTO. AYE. REPRESENTATIVE SCHULTZ. AYE. 19 AYES, ZERO NAYS THEY’RE BEING 19 AYES ANYS AND ZERO NAYS THE A MOTION PREVAILS AND THE. 2020 ARE 20 RESOLUTION IN A 2020 OR 21 RESOLUTIONS. GIVE A MINUTE FOR THE STAFF TO MUTE. ALL LINES AND THEN WE WILL PROCEED TO ONE LAST ITEM. (YOU ARE MUTED – TO UNMUTE YOURSELF PRESS THE STAR KEY TWICE..)>>LAST ITEM WE WILL HAVE ON THE AGENDA IS.>>A BRIEF PRESENTATION FROM KELLY KNIGHT TO EXPLAIN THE ACTIONS. IN THE FLYER THAT IS A THE POST AND PROVIDED TO MEMBERS AND STAFF.>>MISTER CHAIR AND MEMBERS IN YOUR PACKET YOU HAVE ALSO RECEIVED A FLYER FROM THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF LABOR DETAILING A VERY RECENT CHANGE IN LAW THAT ACTUALLY TAKES EFFECT TODAY. I THERE WAS A QUESTION WHETHER OR NOT THIS LAW ACTUALLY APPLY TO ACT WHICH IN CONSULTATION WITH HOUSE COUNSEL WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT IT DOES.>>I HAVE A REQUIREMENT TO NOTIFY ALL STAFF BUT WANTED TO SHARE IT WITH THE RULES COMMITTEE PRIOR TO SENDING IT OUT.>>ESPECIALLY SINCE ON THE SURFACE; IT COULD APPEAR TO CONFLICT WITH THE EMERGENCY SICK LEAVE POLICY THAT WAS JUST APPROVED. HR AND HOUSE COUNCIL ARE STILL WORKING OUT MANY OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS LAW CHANGE NCSL ACTUALLY JUST HELD AN INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR LATE YESTERDAY AND IS STILL ATTEMPTING TO ANSWER MANY OF THE QUESTIONS THAT CAME OUT OF THAT SESSION. WHILE IT IS NOT TYPICALLY OUR PRACTICE TO SEND OUT A NOTICE OF POLICY CHANGE PRIOR TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE PIECE BEING FULLY VETTED WE FELT THAT>>THE IMPORTANT NATURE OF THE COVID-19 LEAVE WARRANTED THAT WE SEND IT OUT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. AND THEN FOLLOW UP WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS. I LATER.>>I DO NOT HAVE ANY REQUEST FROM MEMBERS TO A ASK HER QUESTIONS OR TO MAKE ANY FINAL COMMENT. WE HAVE CONCLUDED OUR AGENDA FOR TODAY; I WILL GIVE 20 SECONDS OR SO FOR MEMBERS TO SEND AN E-MAIL IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE RECOGNIZED I AND OTHERWISE WE WILL BE READY TO ADJOURN VERY SHORTLY. SEEING NOTHING FROM MEMBERS AND THERE BEING NO FURTHER TESTIMONY OR ITEMS BEFORE THE AGENDA. THE COMMITTEE IS COMMITTEE IS ADJOURNED. ♪

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