Senate Pushes for Opening of Minnesota Businesses

THE SENATE WILL COME TO ORDER MEMBERS PLEASE STAND FOR THE PRAYER. TODAY WE WILL DO A SILENT PRAYER AND REFLECTION FOLLOWING THE SILENT PRAYER AND REFLECTION PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION ONE NATION UNDER GOD INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL THE SECRETARY WILL TAKE ROLL ROLLCALL OF SENATE MEMBERS, ROLLCALL OF SENATE MEMBERS, ROLLCALL OF SENATE MEMBERS, ROLLCALL OF SENATE MEMBERS, ROLLCALL OF SENATE MEMBERS, ROLLCALL OF SENATE MEMBERS, ROLLCALL OF SENATE MEMBERS, ROLLCALL OF SENATE MEMBERS, ROLLCALL OF SENATE MEMBERS, ROLLCALL OF SENATE MEMBERS, ROLLCALL OF SENATE MEMBERS, ROLLCALL OF SENATE MEMBERS A QUORUM IS PRESENT. PURSUANT TO RULE 14.1 THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS INTEND TO VOTE UNDER RULE 40.7. SEN. BRUCE ANDERSON, CARLSON CHAMBERLAIN CLAUSEN DAHMS EATEN EICHORN FRENTZ HALL LAINE LATZ LITTLE NEWMAN NEWTON PRATT REST ROSEN RUDD SENJEM SPARKS TORRES RAY AND WICKLUND MEMBERS WE BEGIN ON THE AGENDA TODAY WITH THE THIRD ORDER OF BUSINESS MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THE COMMUNICATIONS LISTED IN THE AGENDA THERE IS NO FURTHER ACTION REQUIRED ON THAT COMMUNICATION. THE SECRETARY WILL READ TWO ADDITIONAL MESSAGES TWO ADDITIONAL MESSAGES MR. PRES. I HAVE THE HONOR TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSAGE BY THE HOUSE OF THE BILLS HEARS WITH TRANSMITTED HOUSE FILES 1507, 1,507, 331, 3,356, 4044, AND 4,044, AND 4582 PATRICK MURPHY 4,582 PATRICK MURPHY CHIEF CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THERE’S NO FURTHER ACTION REQUIRED ON THOSE MESSAGES MOVING TO THE FOURTH ORDER OF BUSINESS FIRST READING OF HOUSE BILLS THE HOUSE FILES LISTED IN THE AGENDA ARE GIVEN THEIR FIRST READING AND REFERRED AS INDICATED. SEN. GAZELKA MR. PRES. I MOVE HOUSE FILES 1,507, 331, AND 4,044 BE LAID ON THE TABLE ON THAT MOTION ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED, WE WILL TAKE A BRIEF PAUSE TO CAPTURE THE VOTES OF MEMBERS

VOTING IN ALTERNATE LOCATIONS RECEIVING A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF VOTES THE MOTION PREVAILS MOVING TO THE FIFTH ORDER OF BUSINESS REPORTS OF COMMITTEES THE SECRETARY WILL READ THE COMMITTEE REPORTS SEN. ROSEN FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE WHICH WAS REFERRED SENATE FILE 4481 A BILL 4,481 A BILL RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REPORTS THE SAME BACK WITH A RECOMMENDATION THE BILL BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS DELETE EVERYTHING AFTER THE ENACTING CLAUSE AND INSERT WHEN SO AMENDED THE BILL DO PASS. SEN ROSEN FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE WHICH WAS REFERRED SENATE FILES 4563 A BILL 4,563 A BILL RELATING TO STATE FINANCES CHANGING THE SOURCE OF COVID 19 APPROPRIATIONS REPORTS 19 APPROPRIATIONS REPORTS THE SAME BACK WITH A RECOMMENDATION THE BILL BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS AND WHEN SO AMENDED THE BILL DO PASS. SEN. BENSON FROM THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE AND POLICY WHICH WAS REFERRED SENATE FILE 3,970 BILL RELATING TO HEALTH AUTHORIZING INCENTIVES FOR MANUFACTURERS WHO CHOOSE TO IMPORT CERTAIN ITEMS WITHOUT REPORTS THE BILL BE AMENDED AS FOLLOWS AND THE LEAD EVERY THING AFTER THE ENACTING CLAUSE AND INSERT AND WIN SO AMENDED THE BILL DO PASS AND BE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE AND POLICY AND ELECTIONS PURSUANT TO JOINT RULE 2.03 THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND IT MINISTRATION SEN. GAZELKA MR. PRES. I MOVE THE COMMITTEE REPORTS READ BY THE SECRETARY BE ADOPTED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE REPORTS PERTAINING TO JOINT RULE 2.03 ON THE ADOPTION OF THE COMMITTEE REPORTS ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED, WE WILL TAKE A BRIEF PAUSE TO CAPTURE VOTES FROM MEMBERS VOTING IN ALTERNATE LOCATIONS RECEIVING A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF AYE VOTES THE MOTION PREVAILS. MOVING TO THE SIXTH ORDER OF BUSINESS SECOND READING OF SENATE BILLS THE SECRETARY WILL READ SENATE FILE NUMBERS SENATE FILE 4481 AND 4563 4,481 AND 4563 4,563 THESE BILLS ARE GIVEN THEIR SECOND READING. MOVING TO THE EIGHTH ORDER OF BUSINESS INTRODUCTION AND FIRST READING OF SENATE BILLS MEMBERS LISTED IN TODAY’S INTRODUCTION CALENDAR ARE SENATE FILES 4591 4,591 THROUGH 4598 THE SENATE 4,598 THE SENATE FILES ARE GIVEN THEIR FIRST READING AND REFERRED AS INDICATED. MOVING TO THE NINTH ORDER OF BUSINESS MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS THERE ARE SEVERAL AUTHORS MOTIONS LISTED IN THE AGENDA WE WILL TAKE THESE AUTHORS MOTIONS AS ONE MOTION ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED, WE WILL TAKE A BRIEF PAUSE FOR VOTES RECEIVING A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF AYE VOTES THE MOTION PREVAILS. REMAINING UNDER MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS SEN GAZELKA THANK YOU MR. PRES. PURSUANT TO RULE 26 I DESIGNATE THE FOLLOWING BILLS BE MADE SPECIAL CONSIDERATION FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION TODAY THE SHEET HAS FOUR BILLS MEMBERS AND THERE WILL BE ONE BILL TAKEN ONE BILL TAKEN FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR MEMBERS THE FIRST BILL FOR CONSIDERATION IS NUMBER 47 ON

GENERAL ORDERS HOUSE FILE 1883 1883 SEN. GAZELKA THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND MEMBERS BEFORE WE GET STARTED I WILL OFFER THE A FIVE A 50 FIVE A 50 AMENDMENT 50 AMENDMENT SEN. GAZELKA OFFERS THE A 50 50 AMENDMENT THE SECRETARY WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT SEN. GAZELKA MOVES TO AMEND HOUSE FILE 1883 AS FOLLOWS 1883 AS FOLLOWS DELETE EVERYTHING AFTER THE ENACTING CLAUSE AND INSERT THIS IS THE A 50 AMENDMENT 50 AMENDMENT MR. PRES. AND MEMBERS THIS IS A DELETE ALL THIS ADDRESSES THE COVID 19 FUND THERE’S ABOUT $36 $36 MILLION LEFT IN THE FUND AND THAT EXPIRES TODAY IF WE DO NOTHING IT GOES BACK INTO THE GENERAL FUND AS YOU KNOW WE ARE NEGOTIATING WITH THE GOV. ON WHAT TO DO WITH THE APPROXIMATELY $2 MILLION OF STIMULUS MONEY AND THE LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT WE HAVEN’T WORK THROUGH THAT YET AND WE DO INTEND TO WORK THROUGH THAT BY THE TIME WE GET TO THE END OF SESSION. THE $36 $36 MILLION I’M RECOMMENDED WE LET THAT REMAIN IN THERE TO CHANGE THE DATE TO THE END OF THIS YEAR WHICH MEANS T COINCIDES WITH THE FEDERAL MONEY GIVEN TO US AND WHEN IT HAS TO BE USED, BUT THE BIGGER DISCUSSION WILL BE FRANKLY THE ROUGHLY $2 BILLION OF FEDERAL MONEY AND WHAT KIND OF OVERSIGHT THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH HAS DISCUSSION ON THE A 50 50 AMENDMENT? SEEING NONE ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED, WE WILL TAKE A BRIEF PAUSE TO CAPTURE VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING IN ALTERNATE LOCATIONS. RECEIVING A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF AYE VOTES THE MOTION PREVAILS THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED. MEMBERS WE ARE BACK ON HOUSE FILE 1883 1883 AS AMENDED ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? THE SECRETARY WILL GIVE HOUSE FILE 1883 IT’S THIRD 1883 IT’S THIRD READING HOUSE FILE 1883 A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION THIRD READING. MEMBERS ANY FINAL DISCUSSION ON THE BILL? MEMBERS WE ARE ON FINAL PASSAGE OF HOUSE FILE 1883 AS AMENDED 1883 AS AMENDED SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION THE SECRETARY WILL TAKE ROLL MEMBERS IN THE RETIRING ROOM PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE. MEMBERS IN ROOM 303 ROOM 303 PLEASE MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE CHAMBER WHILE THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY MEMBERS IN THE PRESIDENTS OFFICE PLEASE COME

TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE MEMBERS IN ROOM 323 PLEASE COME DOWN TO THE CHAMBER TO VOTE MEMBERS IN ROOM 237 ROOM 237 ROOM 237 PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE. MEMBERS IN ROOM 206 PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE I WILL CALL ON SEN. BENSON TO REPORT VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING UNDER RULE 40.7 ANDERSON VOTES YES.RUCE- SEN. BENSON ESTHER PRES. SEN CHAMBERLAIN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. DAHMS VOTE YES SEN. BENSON SEN. EICHORN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. HALL VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. NEWMAN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. PRATT VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. ROSEN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. RUUD VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. SENJEM VOTES YES DOES THAT COMPLETE YOUR BOAT SEN. BENSON MR. PRES. THAT CONCLUDES OUR VOTES I NOW CALL ON SEN. KENT TO REPORT VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING UNDER RULE 40.7

THANK YOU MR. PRES. I REPORT YES FOR SEN. CARLSON SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN CLAUSEN SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. EATON SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. FRENTZ SEN. KENT REPORT YES FOR SEN. LAINE SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. LATZ SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. LITTLE SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. NEWTON SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. REST SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. SPARKS SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. TORRES RAY SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN WICKLUND ALL MEMBERS HAVING VOTED WHO DESIRE TO VOTE THE SECRETARY WILL CLOSE ROLL. THERE BEING 62 YEAS AND FIVE NAYS THE BILL IS PASSED AND ITS TITLE AGREED TO. MEMBERS THE NEXT BILL FOR CONSIDERATION IS NUMBER 66 ON GENERAL ORDERS SENATE FILE 3435 3,435 SEN. HOUSLEY THANK YOU MR. PRES. SENATE FILE 3,435 PROVIDES AN IMPORTANT UPDATE MINNESOTA’S APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANY STATUTES AND ENSURES ESTATE REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW THIS LEGISLATION HAS BEEN DRAFTED WITH INPUT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE THE BANKERS ASSOCIATION THE MORTGAGE LENDERS ASSOCIATION AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS THERE IS NO OPPOSITION TO THIS BILL UNDER FEDERAL. FRANK REGULATIONS THE APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES CURRENT MINNESOTA LAW DOES NOT PERMIT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE TO COLLECT AND REMIT THE FEDERAL FEES AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION TO THE NATIONAL REGISTRY. IT’S CRITICAL WE UPDATE MINNESOTA’S LOT SO APPRAISAL MANAGEMENT COMPANIES CAN CONTINUE TO OPERATE IN MINNESOTA AND SO STATE REGULATIONS ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW. THAT IS PRETTY MUCH THE SUMMARY OF THE BILL IT’S A GOOD BILL THERE’S NO OPPOSITION SO I’M ASKING FOR A GREEN VOTE I WANT TO THANK CO-AUTHORS SENATORS WEBER HAYDEN SPARKS AND KORAN THANK YOU DISCUSSION ON SENATE FILE 44 4,435? SEEING NONE THE SECRETARY WILL GIVE THE BILL IT’S THIRD READING SENATE FILE 34 OR FIVE A BILL FIVE A BILL RELATING TO REAL ESTATE THIRD READING. MEMBERS ANY FINAL DISCUSSION ON THE BILL? WE ARE ON FINAL PASSAGE OF SENATE FILE 3435 SEEING NO 3,435 SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION THE SECRETARY WILL TAKE ROLL MEMBERS IN THE RETIRING ROOM COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE MEMBERS A REMINDER PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER THROUGH THE SIDE DOORS ENTER THE CHAMBER THROUGH THE SIDE DOORS AND EXIT THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR AFTER YOU HAVE VOTED. UNLESS YOU’RE IN THE RETIRING ROOM ANYONE IN THE RETIRING ROOM MEMBERS IN ROOM ROOM 303 PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE WHILE THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY MEMBERS IN THE PRESIDENTS OFFICE PLEASE COME

TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE MEMBERS IN ROOM 323 PLEASE HAD DOWN TO THE CHAMBER TO VOTE WHILE THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY MEMBERS IN ROOM 237 PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE MEMBERS ALSO IN ROOM 206 COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE. MEMBERS IN ROOM 237 PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE. I NOW CALL ON SEN. KENT TO REPORT VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING UNDER RULE 40.7 THANK YOU MR. PRES. I REPORT YES FOR SEN. CARLSON SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN CLAUSEN SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. EATON SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. FRENTZ SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. LAINE SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. LATZ SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. LITTLE SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. NEWTON SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. REST SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. SPARKS SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. TORRES RAY SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN WICKLUND

I NOW CALL ON SEN. GAZELKA TO REPORT VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING UNDER RULE 40.7 SEN. BRUCE ANDERSON VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. CHAMBERLAIN VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. DAHMS VOTE YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. EICHORN VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. HALL VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. NEWMAN VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. PRATT VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. ROSEN VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. RUUD VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. SENJEM VOTES YES ALL MEMBERS HAVING VOTED WHO DESIRE TO VOTE THE SECRETARY WILL CLOSE ROLL. THERE BEING 67 YEAS AND ZERO NAYS THE BILL IS PASSED AND ITS TITLE AGREED TO. OKAY THE NEXT BILL FOR CONSIDERATION IS NUMBER 50 ON GENERAL ORDERS SENATE FILE 3251 3,251 SEN. JOHNSON THANK YOU MR. PRES. I HAVE A SMALL TECHNICAL AMENDMENT HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HANDLE THAT LET’S DO THE AMENDMENT FIRST SEN. JOHNSON THE AMENDMENT IS THE A5 THIS IS SIMPLY SEN. JOHNSON LET’S REPORT THE AMENDMENT SEN. JOHNSON OFFERS THE A FIVE AMENDMENT THE FIVE AMENDMENT THE SECRETARY WILL REPORT SEN. JOHNSON MOVES TO AMEND SENATE FILE 3251 AS FOLLOWS 3,251 AS FOLLOWS PAGE 2 THIS IS THE A FIVE AMENDMENT FIVE AMENDMENT THIS IS SIMPLY READ REFERS THE SUBDIVISION FROM FOR UNTIL SUBDIVISION FIVE ON PAGE 5 IT’S A CLERICAL ERROR DISCUSSION ON THE A5 AMENDMENT? SEEING NONE ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED, WE WILL TAKE A BRIEF PAUSE TO CAPTURE VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING IN ALTERNATE LOCATIONS. RECEIVING A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF AYE VOTES THE MOTION PREVAILS THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED. SEN JOHNSON BACK TO SENATE FILE 3251 3,251 THANK YOU MR. PRES. MEMBERS AND MR. PRES. IMAGINE FOR A LITTLE BIT IF YOU WENT AND BOUGHT A VEHICLE INSTEAD OF HAVING THREE OR FIVE YEAR TERM FIVE YEAR TERM ON THAT VEHICLE YOU HAD A 30 YEAR TERM ON THE VEHICLE. THAT EXTENDS THE AMORTIZATION OVER 30 YEARS 30 YEARS COULD YOU IMAGINE WHAT YOUR PAYMENT WOULD BE YOU WOULD HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY LESS TO PAY EACH MONTH ON YOUR VEHICLE PAYMENT IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE FOR A VEHICLE BECAUSE YOUR VEHICLE IS DEPRECIATING SO QUICKLY THAT NO BANK WHATEVER MAKE THAT LOAN HOWEVER WHAT THE BILL DOES IT TAKES MODULAR HOMES THAT ARE IN A COMMUNITY OWNED PARK AND ALLOWS IT TO BE CONSIDERED NOT CHATTEL ANYMORE LIKE A VEHICLE BUT AS REAL IMPROVEMENT TO REAL PROPERTY LIKE A HOME YOU COULD TAKE THAT LOAN EXTENDED OUT TO 20 OR 30 20 OR 30 YEAR TIMEFRAME 30 YEAR TIMEFRAME REDUCING THE PAYMENTS OVER THAT TIME AND IF YOU CAN IMAGINE YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A HOME IN A MOBILE HOME PARK THAT WOULD BE IDEAL THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE TRYING TO OFFER FOR LOW INCOME HOUSING YOU CAN OPEN THAT ASPECT. WHAT THIS DOES IS IT TAKES A MOBILE HOME OR MANUFACTURED HOME AND IT SAYS THESE CAN NOW BE CONSIDERED IN CERTAIN PARTS REAL IMPROVEMENTS TO PROPERTY I WOULD LIKE TO THANK A COUPLE OF FOLKS SENATORS KORAN LAINE

DZIEDZIC AND DRAHEIM FOR THEIR AUTHORSHIP ON THIS BILL AND MR. PRES. THAT IS THE BILL SUMMARY DISCUSSION ON SENATE FILE 3251 3,251 AS AMENDED?ö,251 AS AMENDE THE SECRETARY WILL GIVE THE BILL IT’S THIRD READING SENATE FILE 3251 A BILL 3,251 A BILL RELATING TO HOUSING THIRD READING. MEMBERS ANY FINAL DISCUSSION ON THE BILL? WE ARE ON FINAL PASSAGE OF SENATE FILE 3251 AS AMENDED 3,251 AS AMENDED SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION THE SECRETARY WILL TAKE ROLL MEMBERS IN THE RETIRING ROOM PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE. MEMBERS IN ROOM 303 ROOM 303 PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE. WHILE THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY DOWN MEMBERS IN THE PRESIDENTS OFFICE PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE MEMBERS IN ROOM 303, 303 PLEASE 303 PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE MEMBERS IN ROOM 323 ROOM 323 PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE. WHILE THEY ARE HEADING DOWN MEMBERS IN ROOM 237 AND ROOM 206 PLEASE

COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE I WILL NOW CALL ON SEN. KENT TO REPORT VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING UNDER RULE 40.7 THANK YOU MR. PRES. I REPORT YES FOR SEN. CARLSON SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN CLAUSEN SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. EATON SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. FRENTZ SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. LAINE SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. LATZ SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. LITTLE SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. NEWTON SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. REST SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. SPARKS SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. TORRES RAY SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN WICKLUND I NOW CALL ON SEN. BENSON TO REPORT VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING UNDER RULE 40.7 MR. PRES. SEN. BRUCE ANDERSON VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. CHAMBERLAIN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. DAHMS VOTE YES SEN. BENSON SEN. EICHORN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. HALL VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. NEWMAN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. PRATT VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. ROSEN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. RUUD VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. SENJEM VOTES YES ALL MEMBERS HAVING VOTED WHO DESIRE TO VOTE THE SECRETARY WILL CLOSE ROLL. THERE BEING 67 YEAS AND ZERO NAYS THE BILL IS PASSED AND ITS TITLE AGREED TO. MEMBERS THE NEXT BILL FOR CONSIDERATION IS NUMBER 65 ON GENERAL ORDERS SENATE FILE 3589 3,589 SEN. DRAHEIM THANK YOU MR. PRES. SENATE FILE 3,589 WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION BY MY GOOD FRIEND IN THE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE LOCAL WHO IS RETIRING THIS YEAR WE WILL SURELY MISS HIM AND MOST OF US REFER TO HIM AS BANKER BOB. WHAT HE BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION WAS WE HAVE KIND OF A BANKERS BANK CALLED UNITED BANKERS BANK THAT BORROWS MONEY TO SMALL COMMUNITY BANKS AND WE CREATED THAT IN 1975 I BELIEVE 1975 I BELIEVE WE WERE THE FIRST ONE IN THE NATION TO HAVE A BANKERS BANK LIKE THIS AND IT’S MADE UP OF JUST SMALL BANKS AND WHAT THIS BILL DOES IS HOPEFULLY SOLIDIFIED’S THEM HERE IN MINNESOTA MOVING FORWARD SO WE ADJUST IT THE STATUTE NOW AND IT SAYS THE BANK OR TRUST COMPANY MAY INVEST AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED 10% OF ITS CAPITAL AND SURPLUS IN SHARES OF STOCK IN ANY BANKS

OR BANK HOLDING COMPANIES IT’S PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD I WOULD ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO VOTE GREEN ON THIS MR. PRES DISCUSSION ON SENATE FILE 3,589? SEEING NONE THE SECRETARY WILL GIVE THE BILL IT’S THIRD READING SENATE FILE 3589 A BILL 3,589 A BILL RELATING TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS THIRD READING. FINAL DISCUSSION ON THE BILL SEN ABELER THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND SEN DRAHEIM THIS IS AN IMPORTANT BILL. I THINK ALLOWING THE COMMUNITY BANKERS TO HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO BE AROUND THE DISCUSSION OF BANKING MAKES ME WONDER WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN PARTICULARLY IN THE COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE MARKET AS ALL THE SMALL BUSINESSES COLLAPSE AND CAN’T PAY THEIR MORTGAGES AND THEIR UNABLE TO STAY OPEN THIS IS NOT A DRILL MR. PRES LITTLE BILLS LIKE THIS WILL MAKE IT POSSIBLE TO BE MORE FLEXIBLE AND HELP IF SEN DRAHEIM WOULD YIELD FOR A QUESTION SEN. DRAHEIM WILL YIELD THANK YOU MR. PRES. SEN DRAHEIM YOU GOT THE BUILT YOU KNOW QUITE A BILL ABOUT BANKING CAN YOU COMMENT ON WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN TO THE BUSINESS OWNERS SMALL TOWNS AS WE LOOK FORWARD- TO THESE CHALLENGES FOR THE SMALL BUSINESSES AND OTHERS WHO WILL BE GIVING TITLE BACK TO THE BANK OR THE BANK WILL DEMAND THE TITLE BACK THANK YOU PRES. MILLER AND THANK YOU SEN. ABELER FOR THE QUESTION. YES I BELIEVE THE NEWS REPORT THIS LAST WEEK WAS 14% OF SMALL BUSINESSES ARE NOT GOING TO REOPEN IN MINNESOTA WE HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL FORECLOSURES IN THE REAL ESTATE MARKET FOR OUR SMALL MOM-AND-POP SHOPS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO OPEN IN MINNESOTA YES I THINK THIS IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP THE COMMUNITY BANKS ALIVE THIS IS WHERE THEY GO TO LIKE WE GO TO OUR LOCAL BANK WHEN WE NEED TO BORROW MONEY THEY GO TO THIS BIGGER BANK CALLED THE UNITED BANKERS BANK TO GET FUNDS FOR WHAT I THINK WILL BE AN ONSLAUGHT IN THE NEXT YEAR FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE BILL THANK YOU MR. PRES. THANK YOU SEN. DRAHEIM I WAS TALKING TO MY LOCAL SMALL BANKER WHO MAY BE PART OF THIS THERE’S SOMETHING CALLED DISTRESSED LOANS AND DISTRESSED PORTFOLIOS WHICH MAKES THEM TO GET AUDITED I THINK WE MAY LOSE SOME BANKS AS WELL MY ENTIRE POINT IN BRINGING THIS UP IS TO MAKE THE SENATE AWARE THAT THIS MAY NEED SOME MORE WORK AND WHATEVER WE CAN DO TO AMELIORATE THIS NEED BY HELPING THE SMALL STATE BUSINESSES OPEN AND HAVE A CHANCE TO SUCCEED ONCE AGAIN WILL BE A GREAT IDEA THANK YOU MR. PRES MEMBERS FINAL DISCUSSION ON SENATE FILE 3,589? SEN DRAHEIM THANK YOU PRES. MILLER. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY CO-AUTHORS SEN. UTKE KORAN LANG AND WICKLUND. I KNOW SEN WICKLUND DOES HAVE A BANK AND HER DISTRICT THE DOES USE THIS ALSO SO THANK YOU MEMBERS MEMBERS WE ARE ON FINAL PASSAGE OF SENATE FILE 3589 3,589. SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION THE SECRETARY WILL TAKE ROLE MEMBERS IN THE RETIRING ROOM PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE. MEMBERS IN ROOM 303 ROOM 303 PLEASE COME DOWN TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE. WHILE THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY MEMBERS IN THE PRESIDENTS OFFICE PLEASE

COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE MEMBERS IN ROOM 323 PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE. WHILE THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY MEMBERS IN ROOM 237 ROOM 237 COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE AS WELL AS MEMBERS IN ROOM 206. I NOW CALL ON SEN. KENT TO REPORT VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING UNDER RULE 40.7 THANK YOU MR. PRES. I REPORT YES FOR SEN. CARLSON SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. CLA CLAUSEN SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. EATON SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. FRENTZ SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. LAINE SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. LATZ SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. LITTLE SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. NEWTON SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. REST SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. SPARKS SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. TORRES RAY SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN WICKLUND I WILL NOW CALL ON SEN BENSON TO REPORT THE VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING UNDER RULE 40.7 THANK YOU MR. PRES. SEN BRUCE ANDERSON VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. CHAMBERLAIN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. DAHMS VOTE YES SEN. BENSON SEN. EICHORN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. HALL VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. NEWMAN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. PRATT VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. ROSEN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. RUUD VOTES YES SEN. BENSON

SN. BENSON. VOTES YES THAT COMPLETES MY REPORTING MR. PRES ALL MEMBERS HAVING VOTED WHO DESIRE TO VOTE THE SECRETARY 67 YEAS AND ZERO NAYS THE BILL IS PASSED AND ITS TITLE AGREED TO. THE NEXT BILL FOR CONSIDERATION IS NUMBER 97 ON GENERAL ORDERS SENATE FILE 4511 4,511 SEN. MATHEWS THANK YOU MR. PRES. I HAVE SENATE FILE 4,511 FOR US TODAY FIRST I WANT TO GIVE A BIG PUBLIC THANK YOU TO SEN NEWMAN WHO FIRST CARRIED THIS BILL AND RAN WITH IT A LONG WAYS AND I HAD TO TAKE OVER FOR HIM TO PRESENT THIS BILL TODAY I WANT TO MAKE SURE HE’S RECOGNIZED FOR ALL THE WORK HE PUT IN ON THIS ISSUE AS HE AND I AND MANY OTHERS HAVE BEEN TAKING CALLS FROM MANY PEOPLE IN OUR DISTRICTS AND MANY BUSINESS OWNERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES WITH THE STRUGGLE THEY BEEN GOING THROUGH THESE PAST WEEKS AND MONTHS. WE HAVE THIS BILL TO PROVIDE A PLAN FOR BUSINESSES THAT KNOW THEY CAN OPEN AND OPERATE SAFELY TODAY A PLAN FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO GET TO THAT POINT AND BE ABLE TO OPEN AND SURVIVE WITH THEIR BUSINESS NOW. THIS IS TO TAKE THE EXECUTIVE ORDERS GOV. WALZ HAS LISTED IN THE GUIDANCE COMMISSIONERS HAVE GIVEN AND USE THAT AS A FRAMEWORK FOR GETTING PLANS READY IN PREPARATIONS UNDER WAY TO GET THIS THIS IS REOPENED. IN ORDER O STRENGTHEN AND CLARIFY SOME OF THIS MR. PRES. I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER THE A2 AMENDMENT TO THE BILL SEN. MATHEWS OFFERS THE A TWO TWO AMENDMENT TO THE SECRETARY WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT SEN. MATHEWS MOVES TO AMEND SENATE FILE 4,511 INSERT THIS IS THE A2 AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT SEN MATHEWS THANK YOU MR. PRES. A2 AMENDMENT WILL ADD AND STRENGTHEN LANGUAGE THAT IS GOING TO REQUIRE BUSINESSES USE THE COVID 19 PREPAREDNESS PLANS 19 PREPAREDNESS PLANS THAT HAVE BEEN PROVIDED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY AND LIST THE POINTS THERE GOING TO NEED TO MAKE SURE OUR COVERED IN THE SAFETY PLANS TO REOPEN THE BEST PRACTICES HEALTH AND WELLNESS SOCIAL DISTANCING CLEANING AND SANITATION AND ADDRESS THING OCCUPANCY IF THERE ARE SITES THAT NEED TO LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE OR CUSTOMERS THEY CAN HAVE IN A STORE AT ONE TIME ONE TIME THIS IS GOING TO USE THE COMMISSIONERS OWN STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS THEY BEEN PUTTING FORTH AS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR BUSINESSES TO ADOPT. THIS I BELIEVE WILL HELP CLARIFY AND STRENGTHEN THIS LANGUAGE AND MAKE SURE WE HAVE STRONG AND SAFE BUSINESSES TO BE OPENED FOR CUSTOMERS TO FEEL AS SAFE AS THEY CAN IN GOING BACK AS WE WORK TOWARDS REOPENING AND I WOULD APPRECIATE MEMBERS SUPPORT FOR THE AMENDMENT DISCUSSION ON THE A2 AMENDMENT? SEEING NONE ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT SAY AYE THOSE OPPOSED, WE WILL TAKE A BRIEF PAUSE TO CAPTURE THE VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING IN

ALTERNATE LOCATIONS. RECEIVING A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF AYE VOTES THE MOTION PREVAILS THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED. MEMBERS WE ARE BACK ON SENATE FILE 4511 4,511 AS AMENDED SEN. MATHEWS THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND THANK YOU MEMBERS FOR HELPING TO ADOPT THAT AMENDMENT THE PURPOSE OF THE BILL IS TO TRY TO HELP PROVIDE FOR SAFE PATHWAYS FOR BUSINESSES TO REOPEN. TWO MONTHS AGO WHEN THE COVID 19 SITUATION FIRST 19 SITUATION FIRST AROSE AND THROUGH EVERYTHING IN OUR NATION TODAY TO THE PLACE IT IS WE KNOW GOV. WALZ INITIALLY MADE CALLS WHEN NONE OF US KNEW WHAT THIS WAS WHAT WAS HITTING US HOW THIS WAS GOING TO BE IMPACTING US AND WE KNOW IN HINDSIGHT MANY OF THESE WERE THE DECISIONS THAT NEEDED TO BE MADE AT THE TIME THAT WE NEEDED TO BE CAREFUL AND WE NEEDED TO STAY HOME AND WE NEEDED TO TRY TO KEEP OURSELVES AND HER NEIGHBORS SAFE. AS THIS IS GOING FORWARD NOT WE ARE STARTING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THE LONG-TERM PLAN IS HOW ARE WE GOING TO BE ABLE TO REOPEN SAFELY SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO FUNCTION SO WE KNOW HOW THIS WILL LOOK LIKE AS THE LONG-TERM IMPACTS FROM THE VIRUS WILL CONTINUE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. THE POINT OF THE BILL IS NOT TO BE A CONFRONTATION WITH THE GOV. OR HIS COMMISSIONERS I KNOW MANY OF THEM HAVE BEEN PUTTING IN LONG DAYS EVERY DAY SINCE THE START OF THIS CRISIS ON THIS BUT THIS IS AN EFFORT AS THE LEGISLATURE HAS PARTNERED WITH THE GOV. IN SO MANY AREAS TO HELP MAKE A STRONG CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE DURING THESE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS THIS IS ONE KEY AREA WE ARE ASKING THE GOV. HELP TO PARTNER WITH US AND PARTNER WITH THE SMALL PERSON ON THE STREET THE SMALL BUSINESS THAT IS BEEN SUFFERING RIGHT NOW THIS IS A PATHWAY THAT COULD BE A HUGE MEASURE OF RELIEF IN HELPING THEM BE ABLE TO OPEN AND OPERATE SAFELY. MEMBERS YOU AND I HAVE PROBABLY AND GETTING THE SAME NUMBER OF EMAILS AND CALLS AND MESSAGES THAT A BEEN INUNDATING US WITH PEOPLE SHARING THE STORIES AND DIFFICULTIES THEY BEEN GOING THROUGH AND I KNOW MANY HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING TREMENDOUS DIFFICULTY AND WE ALL ARE EMPATHETIC TOWARDS THAT WE KNOW THIS IS BEEN A TOUGH TIME WHETHER WE HAVE SOMEONE THAT’S BEEN SICK OR HAS DIED FROM THIS ILLNESS OR WHETHER YOU’RE WATCHING YOUR LIFE SAVINGS TIED UP IN SOMETHING GO AWAY IF YOU’RE STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY THERE’S SO MANY AREAS THAT THIS IS IMPACTED DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND WE ARE TRYING TO FIND THE BEST WAY FORWARD IN BALANCING ALL OF THESE STRENGTHS IN BALANCING THESE CONDITIONS WE NEED REOPENED. WE ARE ASKING TO TAKE THE RULES AND FRAMEWORK THE GOV. AND HIS COMMISSIONERS HAVE LAID OUT AND USE THAT AS THE TEMPLATE SAY IF YOU KNOW YOU CAN OPERATE SAFELY BASED ON THESE PARAMETERS THAT A BEEN LAID OUT BY OUR LEADERS THEN LET’S USE THAT LET’S MOVE FORWARD AND GET MORE OF THESE PLACES OPEN. RIGHT NOW IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS GOVERNMENT WORKERS AND EMPLOYEES OF LARGE CORPORATIONS HAVE BY AND LARGE CONTINUE TO OPERATE AT SOME SIGNIFICANT LEVEL AS THEY WERE BEFORE WHERE THIS IS HIT THE HARDEST IS THE SMALL SINGLE OWNER BUSINESSES MAY BE A SALON OWNER OR SOMEONE WITH A SMALL SHOP OR MOM-AND-POP SHOPS ON MAIN STREET AND MANY OF OUR SMALL TOWNS THROUGHOUT MY DISTRICT AND THROUGHOUT MUCH OF MINNESOTA. THEY BEEN CONTINUING TO CALL AND ASK AND SAY WE KNOW WE CAN OPERATE SAFELY I HAD A BUSINESS OWNER WHO CALLED ME AND REACHED OUT AND CONTACTED ME HE LAID OUT WHAT HIS SAFETY PLAN WOULD BE HE ALREADY HAD COME UP WITH IT AND IT MATCHED POINT BY POINT WITH WHAT GOV. WALZ AND OTHERS HAVE, WITH AS WHAT THEY NEED TO

SEE LIKE THIS IN AN IMPORTANT SAFE REOPENING PLAN AND I BELIEVE MANY OF OUR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS HAVE ALREADY BEEN DOING THE HARD WORK REQUIRED TO MAKE SURE WE OPERATE SAFELY. I WANT TO ENCOURAGE ALL OF US TO LET THE CREATIVITY AND EXPERTISE MANY OF THESE FOLKS THAT HAVE CREATED A BUSINESS OR RUNNING A BUSINESS THE SAME EXPERTISE AND CREATIVITY THEY USED TO GET TO THIS POINT LET’S LET THEM UNLEASH THAT SAME CREATIVITY AND FIGURING OUT OW A SAFE PROCEDURE WILL LOOK IN THE NEAR FUTURE. I BELIEVE THIS IS AN IMPORTANT BILL THIS IS A VITAL BILL AT THIS STAGE OF THE RESPONSE WE ARE HEARING THE STORIES MORE AND MORE BUSINESSES THAT ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO REOPEN AND IT’S GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAPPEN THE LONGER THIS GOES ON I WANT TO THROW OUT A PATHWAY FORWARD WHERE WE CAN PROVIDE THE BALANCE OF SAFETY AND THE BALANCE OF SECURITY FOR ALL THE FAMILIES AND EMPLOYEES THAT RELY ON THESE BUSINESSES. I WOULD ASK MEMBERS TO JOIN ME AND WE CAN PARTNER TOGETHER THE ADMINISTRATION, THE HOUSE AND SENATE, ALL CAN BE PARTNERS IN THIS VITAL STEP THAT CAN HELP WITH MINNESOTA SO MEMBERS I WOULD ASK FOR A GREEN VOTE TO SUPPORT SENATE FILE 4511 4,511 DISCUSSION ON THE BILL AS AMENDED SEN. CHAMPION MR. PRES. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK. BEFORE I ASK SEN. MATHEWS TO YIELD FOR A QUESTION, I WANT TO FIRST START BY THANKING THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS THOSE ARE ON THE FRONT LINES EVERY SINGLE CARE OF MINNESOTANS. THOSE ARE THE HOSPITAL PERSONNEL THOSE ARE THE EXPERTS WHO ARE IN THE BEST PLACE OR POSITION BY WHICH TO SEE IT AND SEE THE IMPACT OF THIS NONDISCRIMINATORY VIRUS WE ALL ARE EXPERIENCING EVERY SINGLE DAY. SO I WANT TO ASK SEN. MATHEWS IF HE WOULD YIELD FOR A QUESTION SEN. MATHEWS WILL YIELD A SEN. CHAMPION THANK YOU MR. PRES. MR. PRES MY QUESTION TO SEN. MATHEWS IS HE INDICATED AND HE KEEPS SAYING THAT HE WANTS INDIVIDUALS TO BE SAFE HE WANTS US TO BE PARTNERS AND BEFORE I GET INTO ANYMORE MY COMMENTS I WOULD LIKE SEN. MATHEWS TO TELL ME IF HE’S TALK TO ANY HEALTHCARE WORKERS ANY EXPERTS WHO ARE IN THAT AREA THE EPIDEMIOLOGISTS ANYONE IN ORDER TO GET A BETTER SENSE AND WHETHER THEY THINK THIS IS A GOOD PATHWAY GOING FORWARD SEN. MATHEWS THANK YOU MR. PRES. THANK YOU SEN. CHAMPION. I’VE TAKEN OVER THIS BILL TODAY I KNOW SEN. PRATT SEN. NEWMAN AND OTHERS HAVE HAD MANY OF THESE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE GOV WITH HIS AGENCIES WITH THESE PEOPLE YOU HAVE SPOKEN TO AND SEN. CHAMPION AS YOU KNOW THERE ARE VARYING OPINIONS ABOUT THESE MATTERS AS WELL AMONG THE EXPERTS. WITH REGARDS TO THIS BILL I’VE NOT SPOKEN WITH ANY OF THE STATE EPIDEMIOLOGIST OTHER THAN THE CONVERSATIONS WE’VE HAD IN COMMITTEE I THINK THERE IS ROOM THAT WE CAN TRY TO WORK TOWARDS PUSHING TOGETHER AND FORMING A PATHWAY FORWARD WITH THIS BUT WE ARE CONTINUING TO HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS THE LEADERSHIP AS WELL AS THE CONVERSATIONS I’VE HAD WITH COMMITTEE MEMBERS NOW SEN. CHAMPION THANK YOU MR. PRES. IF SEN MATHEWS WOULD CONTINUE TO YIELD SEN. MATHEWS WILL YIELD AND SEN. BENSON HAS SOME COMMENTS THAT WOULD ANSWER YOUR PREVIOUS QUESTION THANK YOU MR. PRES. SEN MATHEWS HAS PUT FORTH SENATE FILE 4,511 AND AS INDICATED HE’S TAKEN OVER THIS BILL FROM SEN. NEWMAN AND SO I WOULD LIKE FOR HIM TO TELL ME WITH SOME SPECIFICITY HOUSE HE’S INTERPRETING THE WORD NOTWITHSTANDING WHICH IS THE VERY FIRST WORD ON THE PROPOSAL AND THE REASON WHY I WANTED HIM TO SPEAK THAT BECAUSE NOTWITHSTANDING BY ANY DIFFERENT MEANS IN SPITE OF THIS IS IN SPITE OF ALL THE EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT A BEEN PUT FORWARD BY THE GOV. IN SPITE OF WHATEVER THE GOV

SAYS, THAT THIS PARTICULAR OPENING BY BUSINESSES CAN TAKE PLACE JUST IF THEY COME UP WITH A PLAN DOESN’T HAVE TO BE APPROVED BY ANYONE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE LOOKED AT BY ANYONE DOESN’T HAVE TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE HEALTH OF THE WORKERS DOESN’T HAVE TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE SECURITY OF WORKERS SO I WOULD LIKE FOR SEN. MATHEWS IF HE COULD SPEAK TO WHETHER THIS PARTICULAR BILL WOULD ALLOW A PARTNERSHIP IF YOU HAVE IN IT NOTWITHSTANDING EXECUTIVE ORDER 20 – 04 AS -04 AS EXTENDED AMENDED AND OTHERWISE MODIFIED BY EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND IT KEEPS CONTINUING WITH ALL THE CURRENT EXECUTIVE ORDERS AS ARTICULATED BY OUR GOV. AND TELL ME HOW THIS WILL FORWARD THE IDEA OF PARTNERSHIP THANK YOU MR. PRES. THANK YOU SEN. CHAMPION EXCELLENT QUESTION. I BELIEVE WE ADDRESSED YOUR QUESTION WITH WHAT IS IN THE TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT THAT WE ADOPTED AND YES YOU ARE CORRECT ON YOUR INTERPRETATION OF WHAT THE WORD NOTWITHSTANDING MEANS NOTWITHSTANDING THE EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT ARE LISTED IN THE MAIN BILL WERE GOING TO REPLACE WHAT GOV. WALZ STATED IN THOSE ORDERS WITH WHAT GOV. WALZ HAS BEEN PLAYING OUT THROUGH HIS AGENCIES THAT WE LAYOUT EXPLICITLY WITH THE A2 AMENDMENT WE ARE REPLACING WORDS WITH THE SAME WORDS FROM THE SAME ADMINISTRATION THAT WE WANT THEM TO TAKE HE DIRECTION AND PROTOCOLS THEY HAVE LAID OUT WE ARE TAKING THESE FROM GOV. WALZ AND HIS AGENCIES. I DON’T BELIEVE X CHARACTERIZE CORRECTLY TO SAY JUST ANY PLAN NOTE REVIEW JUST LET THEM TAKE IT AND GO WE ARE NARROWLY FOCUSING THIS TO MAKE SURE IT IS THE SAME FRAMEWORK THE GOV WALZ AND HIS AGENCIES HAVE LAID OUT SO I BELIEVE THAT SHOULD ANSWER YOUR QUESTION SEN CHAMPION FURTHER DISCUSSION SEN CHAMPION THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND IF SEN. MATHEWS WOULD CONTINUE TO YIELD. SEN. MATHEWS CAN YOU SHOW ME IN YOUR BILL OR THE AMENDMENT THAT WOULD BACKUP WHAT YOU ARE SAYING BECAUSE ACCORDING TO YOUR AMENDMENT WHICH IS THE A2 AMENDMENT IT CLEARLY TALKS ABOUT A FORM THE FORM THE ADMINISTRATION HAS PUT OUT IN ORDER TO COLLECT IDEAS FROM A CROSS-SECTION OF PEOPLE SO THE PUBLIC CAN BE INVOLVED IN LAYING OUT THOUGHTS AND IDEAS AND PROPOSALS AS TO HOW THIS WOULD GO POTENTIALLY TO OPEN AND OPERATE, SHOW ME WHERE IN YOUR AMENDMENT IT SAYS THAT ANYONE WILL REVIEW THOSE PLANS AUTHORIZE THOSE PLANS ANYTHING CAN YOU DO THAT FOR ME SEN MATHEWS THANK YOU SEN. MATHEWS MR. PRES. AND SEN. CHAMPION, I WOULD POINT YOU TO LINE 1.2 AND 1.3 OF THE AMENDMENT DEVELOP A COVID 19 PREPAREDNESS 19 PREPAREDNESS PLAN AS PROVIDED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY WHICH THEN SHALL GO ON WITH THE NUMEROUS POINTS. THE BILL DOES NOT HAVE THE REVIEW AND APPROVAL AS YOU KNOW SEN. CHAMPION THAT WAS A BILL I CARRIED EARLIER WHICH HELPED SPAWN THIS DISCUSSION AND THE DEPARTMENT INDICATED THEY DID NOT WANT TO SUPPORT THAT POSITION THAT INSTEAD THE CONVERSATION SHIFTED TO THERE SHOULD BE SOME FRAMEWORK THAT OF LAID OUT PLAN THAT WILL BED- PUT OUT THERE THAT BUSINESSES WILL SAY HERE ARE THE POINTS YOU WILL HAVE TO MEET IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN ADEQUATE SAFETY PLAN MOVING FORWARD. SEN. NEWMAN THEN TOOK THAT DISCUSSION AND CARRY FORWARD WITH THIS BILL TO TRY TO MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION TO USE THE PLAN THE AGENCY HAS LAID OUT AND WROTE A BILL TO THIS EXTENT THAT WE ARE HEARING HERE TODAY FURTHER DISCUSSION SEN CHAMPION THANK YOU MR. PRES. I WANT TO BE CLEAR BECAUSE SEN. MATHEWS MR. PRES. IS NOT NECESSARILY ARTICULATED EXACTLY WHAT OCCURRED. WHAT OCCURRED WAS THE DEPARTMENT PUT OUT A FORM TO COLLECT INFORMATION THAT WAS GOING TO BE USED BY CROSS-SECTION OF BUSINESS LEADERS AND USED BY EXPERTS USED BY THE GOV. AND ALL THE GOV. AND ALL THE FOLKS THE GOV. HAS PUT IN PLACE IN ORDER TO SAY WHAT SHOULD BE

RECOMMENDATIONS OR IDEAS FOR DIFFERENT BUSINESSES. THE REASON WHY I BELIEVE THIS IS IMPORTANT IS BECAUSE THE GOV GOV. WALZ HAS BEEN TAKING MEANINGFUL STEPS TO SAFELY REOPEN OUR ECONOMY GOV. WALZ HAS CONSULTED WITH HEALTHCARE EXPERTS AND REVIEWED REAL-TIME DATA TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO 20,000 BUSINESSES SO THEY CAN REOPEN AND WORKERS CAN GO BACK TO WORK. UNDER THE GOV.’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND LATER ALTERATIONS TO THOSE 80% OF WORKERS WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT 80% OF WORKERS HAVE BEEN DEEMED ESSENTIAL AND EVERY DATE GOV WALZ AND HIS STAFF ARE LOOKING AT WAYS THEY CAN GET THE OTHER 20% BACK TO WORK SAFELY WITHOUT JEOPARDIZING THE HEALTH OF 100% OF THE PEOPLE THE REASON WHY I ASKED EARLIER WHETHER ANY WORKERS WERE CONSULTED AND OTHER EXPERTS WERE CONSULTED IS BECAUSE THAT’S IMPORTANT WHEN YOU’RE MAKING MAJOR DECISIONS AND TO REOPEN MORE BUSINESSES WE NEED TO TAKE STEPS THAT ARE ROOTED IN RELIABLE SCIENCE AND DATA. THE MEMBERS OF THIS CHAMBER COME FROM A LOT OF DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS NONE OF US ARE EPIDEMIOLOGIST I MAY HAVE A JURIS DOCTOR I’M NOT IN THE BEST POSITION TO DECIDE FROM A HEALTH PERSPECTIVE WHAT ARE THE STEPS THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN AND WHETHER THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME TO DO IT WE HAVE TO MAKE DECISIONS THAT PUT HEALTH FIRST AND ARE BACKED UP BY SCIENCE AND IN FACT THE COMMITTEE LAST WEEK WHICH IS WHY I ASKED SEN. MATHEWS ABOUT IT SEN. NEWMAN ADMITTED THAT HE HAD YET TO CONSULT WITH HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS OR DOCTORS OR ON THE LEGISLATION AND NOW MORE THAN EVER MR. PRES. WE NEED TO MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON SCIENCE AND FACTS INSTEAD OF RUSHING TO OPEN EVERYTHING. I KNOW SOME PEOPLE THINK IT’S OKAY TO RUSH AND REOPEN BUSINESSES, WE’VE SEEN THE OUTCOME OF THAT WHEN WE RUSH TO OPEN BUSINESSES AND WE DO NOT TAKE THE HEALTH OF THE WORKERS INTO CONSIDERATION THE HEALTH OF THEIR FAMILIES INTO CONSIDERATION AND WE ARE ON ONE ONE TRACK AND ONE TRACK ONLY ONE TRACK ONLY THERE’S A LACK OF BALANCE AND I DON’T BELIEVE THIS BILL PROVIDES THAT BALANCE WHAT EXAMPLES AM I PUTTING FORWARD? JBS FOR AN EXAMPLE IN WORTHINGTON THE PLANT WAS OPEN AND NUMBER OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INFECTED IN THOSE FAMILIES AND THOSE WORKERS ARE AT RISK I’LL GIVE YOU ANOTHER EXAMPLE MR. PRES. SMITHFIELD AND SOUTH DAKOTA WE’VE SEEN EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS THERE AND MOST RECENTLY WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING IN THE WHITE HOUSE THE WHITE HOUSE HAS HAD A NUMBER OF OUTBREAKS CLOSEST TO THE PRESIDENT. SO WHEN WE THINK IN TERMS OF OPENING BUSINESSES WE NEED TO BE VERY CLEAR AS TO WHAT WE WERE DOING AND THE GOV. IS IN THE BEST POSITION BY WHICH TO MAKE THAT DECISION I CLEARLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE SACRIFICES HAVE BEEN MADE BY COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE STATE THE SACRIFICES EVERY MINNESOTAN HAS BEEN ASKED TO MAKE OUR HARD BUT THEY ARE WORKING. IF WE MOVED TO QUICKLY THE SACRIFICE WILL BE JEOPARDIZED IN PEOPLE WILL BE UNNECESSARILY AT RISK STAYING HOME HAS COST US A LOT BUT IT’S BROUGHT OUR PUBLIC HEALTHCARE NETWORK INVALUABLE TIME IN ITS ABILITY TO PREPARE WE KNOW IT’S COMING IN WE PUSHED OUT THE PEAK AND IT WILL SAVE LIVES I SHARE THE CONCERN OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS I REPRESENT THE NORTH LOOP DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS I WANT THOSE BUSINESSES TO BE UP AND THRIVING BUT I ALSO WANT THE PUBLIC TO BE HEALTHY. I DON’T WANT THOSE BUSINESSES TO OPEN BEFORE IT’S TIME AND THEN PUT THE WORKERS AT RISK THE OWNERS AT RISK THEIR FAMILIES AT RISK, AND BEFORE WE KNOW WHAT WE HAVE A CONTINUING PROBLEM I SHARE THE CONCERN OF THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS WHO ARE BEING ASKED TO REMAIN CLOSED WE MUST DO MORE AND WE MUST MAKE SURE WE MAY REOPEN THE CUSTOMERS THERE WITHOUT FEAR AND IN GEORGIA FOR EXAMPLE THEY HAVE RUSHED TO REOPEN BUT THERE’S BEEN A CROSS-SECTION OF PEOPLE THAT WON’T GO TO THE STORE WON’T GO TO THE SALONS WON’T GO TO SOME OF THE BUSINESSES THAT ARE OPEN AND WHY? BECAUSE THEY DON’T FEEL SAFE. SO MR. PRES. I AM ASKING THIS BODY AND OTHERS I WILL STAND GAIN IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE WE KEEP POUNDING HOME THE FACT THE GOV. IS IN THE BEST POSITION ALONG WITH THE STAFF ALONG COMMISSIONER GROVE AND OTHERS TO MAKE THE DECISION

AS TO WHETHER BUSINESSES SHOULD REOPEN AND LAST BUT NOT CERTAINLY LEAST COMMISSIONER GROVE AND THE GOV. HAVE BROUGHT TOGETHER A CROSS-SECTION OF CHAMBERS CROSS-SECTION OF BUSINESSES IN ORDER TO TALK ABOUT WHAT MAKES SENSE IN THIS BILL THAT’S BEFORE US UNDERMINES THE GOV PUTS OUR WORKERS AT RISK INPUTS BUSINESSES AT RISK THANK YOU MR. PRES. FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE BILL SEN. BENSON THANK YOU MR. PRES. WILL SEN CHAMPION YIELD SEN. CHAMPION WILL YIELD SEN. CHAMPION YOU MENTIONED THE GOV. WAS MAKING DECISIONS WITH REAL-TIME DATA COULD YOU TELL ME WHERE TO FIND THAT D DATA SEN. CHAMPION THANK YOU MR. PRES. THE GOV EVERY DAY AT 2 O’CLOCK TALKS ABOUT THE DATE HE HAS THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH THERE HAS OTHER FOLKS WHO ARE PRESENT THEY BEEN PUTTING THE DATA ALSO ON THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WEBSITE YOU CAN GO TO THE DEED WEBSITE YOU CAN SEE HOW OUR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS ARE WORKING OR NOT WORKING THE CROSS-SECTION OF BUSINESSES THAT HAVE OUR HAVE NOT BEEN OPEN AND IN FACT THE FORM WE ARE TALKING ABOUT I SAW THE PREPAREDNESS IDEA THAT’S PUT FORTH IN THIS AMENDMENT HAS BEEN A FORM THAT’S BEEN ON BOTH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WEBSITE AND THE DEED WEBSITE SO THE EPIDEMIOLOGISTS HAVE SPOKEN MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COMMISSIONER JAN MALCOLM HAS SPOKEN THERE’S BEEN A VAST AMOUNT OF INFORMATION THAT’S BEEN PUT IN THE MARKETPLACE AND THE GOV. HAS BEEN USING THAT INFORMATION IN ORDER TO MAKE QUALITY DECISIONS ABOUT MINNESOTANS AND IN FACT MINNESOTANS AGREE WITH THE GOV HAS AN APPROVAL RATING OF OVER 72% SO I THINK IT’S CLEAR AS TO THE INFORMATION THAT’S OUT THERE HOW THE GOV. IS USING THE INFORMATION MR. PRES. WOULD YOU REMIND SEN. CHAMPION TO DIRECT HIS COMMENTS TO THE PRESIDENT SEN. CHAMPION MR. PRES. I AM AT THE MDH WEBSITE OUT LOOKING AT MODEL SCENARIOS THAT WERE DEVELOPED BY THE EPIDEMIOLOGISTS YOU REFERENCED THE MODEL THAT WAS POSTED SOMETIME LAST WEEK SHOWS A NUMBER OF SCENARIOS WE BELIEVE THE GOV. WAS OPERATING UNDER SCENARIO FOR A LONG TIME THERE IS A NEW SCENARIO THAT KEEPS THE STATE SHELTER AT HOME UNTIL THE END OF MAY THAT IS SCENARIO FIVE I’M LOOKING AT SCENARIO 3.2 THIS IS DATA PUBLICLY AVAILABLE NOT THE PRESS CONFERENCE BUT DEVELOPED BY EPIDEMIOLOGISTS SCENARIO 3.2 TELLS US WE HAVE A STAY-AT-HOME ORDER FROM MARCH 27TH TO APRIL APRIL 10TH SCENARIO 3.2 THEN WE MOVED TO REQUIREMENT FOR PHYSICAL DISTANCING 50% REDUCTION IN CONTACTS WE MOVED TO THAT FROM APRIL 10TH TO MAY MAY 1ST SO 21 DAYS THEN WE MOVED TO A PARALLEL PATH IT’S CALLED PERMANENT MODEST REDUCTION LOW FORM OF SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRING BUSINESSES TO ACCOMMODATE EMPLOYEES AND CUSTOMERS REDUCTION OF CONTACTS BY 20% THAT’S WHAT SEN MATHEWS IS TALKING ABOUT NOW THE BUSINESSES WOULD HAVE TO HAVE THAT PLAN IN PLACE BUT IT ALSO RUNS A PARALLEL REQUIREMENT FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE TO REMAIN AT HOME REDUCTION OF CONTACTS BY 50% THIS IS IN THE MODEL AT MDH AND DID YOU HEAR SEN. CHAMPION STARTING MAY 1ST THE GOV.’S MODEL SAYS WE CAN BE MORE OPEN WE HAVE TO BE SAFE WE HAVE TO HAVE A 20% REDUCTION IN CONTACTS LET ME MOVE DOWN TO FOR THE PUBLIC WHO MAY BE FOLLOWING, THAT IS SLIDE NUMBER NUMBER 14 OUT OF 32 LET ME MOVE TO SLIDE NUMBER 19 OUT OF 32 32 THE SHELTER AT HOME TILL THE END OF MAY IN THIS MODEL 25,000 DEATHS UNDER SCENARIO FIVE FIVE SCENARIO 3.2 I WALK YOU THROUGH THIS IS EPIDEMIOLOGIST DATA THIS ISN’T MADE UP CONSPIRACY STUFF I FOUND ON THE INTERNET I FOUND IT ON THE INTERNET BUT IT’S FROM MDH 22,000 SO THE 3.2 SENATORS MATHEWS BILL SUPPORTS AND SUP WITH FEWER DEATHS THAN THE MODEL HAVING US SHELTER AT HOME AND BY THE WAY LOWER TOP ICU DEMAND AS WELL SO WHAT’S A LITTLE CONFUSING MAYBE SEN CHAMPION YOU DON’T WANT IT TO GET INTO THE DATA BUT WHAT’S

CONFUSING FOR ME IS WHICH MODEL IS THE GOV. TELLING US SO WE CAN UNDERSTAND AND PARTICIPATE AND WALKED SIDE-BY-SIDE IN MAKING GOOD DECISIONS I’VE BEEN ASKING THIS QUESTION FOR LONG TIME IT’S THE FIRST TIME I’VE ASKED IT ON THE FLOOR, WHICH SCENARIO ARE WE FOLLOWING IN THIS MODEL? I’VE ASKED THAT IN COMMITTEE IS THE GOV. USING IT TO MAKE DECISIONS IF SO I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR WHICH OF THE SCENARIOS IS IT SCENARIO FOR OR SCENARIO FIVE WE KNOW IT’S NOT 3.2 SO IF WE ARE MAKING DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS TELL US WHAT THE DATA IS TELL US WHEN THERE’S ENOUGH PPE I HAVE A COMMISSION WHO SANG WE HAVE 30 30 DAY SUPPLY AND HOSPITALS ARE SAYING THEY’RE NOT SURE THAT WAS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO SO WHERE ARE WE NOW? WE NEED CLEAR MILESTONES SO BUSINESSES CAN SAY YOU KNOW I THINK IN TWO TWO WEEKS WERE GOING TO BE AT THE MILESTONES IN THE GOV.’S GOING TO SAY I CAN HAVE THE CUSTOMERS BACK AS LONG AS I TRIED TO DO THE RIGHT SORT OF THING. WE HAVE FAMILIES WHO CAN’T MAKE SUMMER PLANS BECAUSE THE CAMPS KEEP GETTING SHUTDOWN WHAT DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS ARE BEING MADE IS THAT THIS MODEL THAT’S PUBLICLY AVAILABLE AND IF SO SEN. CHAMPION TELL ME WHICH SCENARIO YOU THINK THE GOV. IS USING MEMBERS I DON’T THERE WAS A QUESTION AS I HAVE SEN. ABELER NEXT ON THE LIST SEN CHAMPION MR. PRES. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND TO THE ELOQUENCE OF SEN. BENSON. SEN. BENSON YOU KNOW THEY OFTEN SAY YOU SHOULD NEVER ASK A QUESTION THAT WE DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER TO. AND I BELIEVE YOU KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION BECAUSE YOU BEING SOMEONE WHO IS IN HEALTHCARE YOU UNDERSTAND THAT ONE SIMPLE PIECE OF INFORMATION IS NOT THE ENTIRE PICTURE. YOU KNOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT SEN BENSON I BELIEVE MR. PRES SEN. BENSON UNDERSTANDS THERE ARE MANY VARIABLES YOU LOOK AT WHEN YOU ARE MAKING DECISIONS YOU DON’T LOOK AT ONE PIECE OF ONE PIECE OF INFORMATION THE LAW IS NOT BLACK AND WHITE IT IS GREAT BECAUSE MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE HAVE INTERPRETATIONS BUT YOU PUT SOMEONE IN THE BEST POSITION TO TAKE IN ALL THE INFORMATION AND MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION. MR. PRES IT’S CLEAR SEN. BENSON IS NOT WILLING TO DO THAT AND THE REASON WHY I’M SUGGESTING THAT MR. PRES. BECAUSE WHEN SHE PUT FORWARD GIVE US CLEAR MILESTONES WERE TALKING ABOUT A VIRUS THAT NO ONE UNDERSTANDS ONE UNDERSTANDS ANYTHING ABOUT IT IS MOVING FLUIDLY IT’S DOING THINGS THAT NONE OF US EXPECTED I’LL GIVE YOU A GOOD EXAMPLE I KNOW MR. PRES. YOUR BUSINESSMAN YOU THINK ABOUT THESE VARIOUS THOUGHTS YOU THINK ABOUT THE VARIOUS ISSUES I’M PUTTING FOR WE DIDN’T ONE ONE TIME CHILDREN COULD GET COVID 19 WE NOW HAVE A SITUATION IN NEW YORK AND SPREADING ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE BABIES FIVE FIVE YEARS OLD OR 10 YEARS OLD TEN YEARS OLD ARE GETTING A RASH AND HAVING DIFFICULTY BREATHING AND IN FACT SOME UNFORTUNATELY HAVE DIED. WHY BECAUSE WE DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS VIRUS WHAT IS THE OTHER THING REMEMBER BEFORE WE SET ONCE A PERSON HAS BEEN INFECTED THEY CAN’T BE REINFECTED NOW WE ARE CHANGING OUR MIND ABOUT THAT BECAUSE MR. PRES. I’M SURE SEN BENSON UNDERSTANDS THIS WE HAVE A VIRUS WE DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT AND WE ARE DOING THE BEST WE CAN AND GUESS WHAT, OUR GOVERNOR HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR ABOUT BEING IN THE RIGHT POSITION SURROUNDING HIMSELF WITH A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT LEADERS AND THOUGHTS IN MAKING THE BEST DECISIONS BASED ON WHAT’S IN THE BEST INTEREST OF MINNESOTANS. HE’S NOT MAKING THAT DECISION JUST TO SAY THERE’S A FAMILY THAT WANTS TO GO ON VACATION AND I WANT TO STOP THEM ROM GOING ON OCCASION SO I’M GOING TO COME UP WITH SOME RECKLESS IDEAS THAT’S NOT THE WAY THIS HAPPENS AND I WILL AGREE BECAUSE I THINK WHAT I HEAR MR. PRES FROM SEN. BENSON AND SOME OF THE OTHER PEOPLE I THINK I HEAR FRUSTRATION. WE ARE ALL FRUSTRATED MR. PRES. MY QUESTION WAS WHICH MODEL DO YOU THINK THE GOV. IS FOLLOWING. I ASK SEN CHAMPION FOR A QUESTION I STILL HAVE THE FLOOR AND I WOULD LIKE AN ANSWER TO WHICH SCENARIO SEN. CHAMPION THINKS THE GOV. HAS AT THE BASE OF HIS DECISION I KNOW THERE’S A LOT OF SUBTLETIES AND NUANCES A WIRY BATTERING ABOUT PUTTING OUT A MODEL IF WE DON’T HAVING IDEA IF IT’S BEING USED SO SEN CHAMPION COULD ANSWER THE QUESTION THAN I DO HAVE SOME

FOLLOW-UPS SEN. CHAMPION MR. PRES. I’M ANSWERING THE QUESTION AND HURT QUESTION IS WHICH MODEL THE APPROPRIATE MODEL THE GOV. IS LISTENING USING THE APPROPRIATE MODEL AND IN FACT THE GOVERNOR HAD A PRESS CONFERENCE WHERE FOLKS WERE ASKING ABOUT THE MODEL ANY HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE AROUND THE TABLE TALKING ABOUT THE STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES AND HOW THEY’RE LOOKING AT THESE MODELS AND INTERPRETING THE INFORMATION AND USING THE VARIABLES IT TAKES IN ORDER TO COME TO A DECISION. SEN BENSON AT THE RISK OF NOT ANSWERING SEN. BENSON’S QUESTION MR. PRES. I WANTED TO RUN BECAUSE I LIKE TO LOOK AT SOMEONE BUT I KNOW I’M SPEAKING TO YOU MR. PRES. AND BECAUSE I’M TALKING TO YOU IT’S CLEAR DECISIONS ARE MADE BASED ON A VARIETY OF INFORMATION AND THEN WE TAKE THE INFORMATION WHICH WHAT IS KNOWLEDGE KNOWLEDGE IS ACCUMULATION OF INFORMATION AND WISDOM HELPS US UNDERSTAND WHAT WE SHOULD DO WITH THE INFORMATION THAT’S BEFORE US SO THE GOV. HAS USED A VARIETY OF INFORMATION IN ORDER TO COME TO A PLACE THAT MAKES SENSE FOR THE STATE OF MINNESOTA WE SHOULDN’T LET OUR FRUSTRATION GETTING IN THE WAY OF US MAKING SOLID DECISIONS FOR MINNESOTANS WE ALL ARE FRUSTRATED I WISH WE DIDN’T HAVE THIS VIRUS BUT WE HAVE TO BE CLEAR IT’S NOT THE FAULT OF THE GOVERNOR THE GOVERNOR DID NOT SOLICIT THIS PANDEMIC HE DID NOT CREATED AND IT ISN’T HIS FAULT. LET’S BE SURE OUR ANGER AND FRUSTRATION ARE AIMED AT THE RIGHT BILLET WHICH IS COVID 19 19 SEN. BENSON ALL ALLOW FLEXIBILITY MR. PRES. I REALIZE THAT I ASKED SEN. CHAMPION TO ANSWER A QUESTION AND HE DECIDED TO GIVE CLOSING COMMENTS MR. PRES. I NEED TO CLARIFY WE WERE TOLD THE MDH BOTTLE WAS THE BASIS OF DECISIONS I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE NEW BASIS OF DECISIONS ARE BECAUSE I CAN’T IDENTIFY THE BASIS OF THE GOV.’S DECISIONS I KNOW PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND HOSPITAL CAPACITY AND THE NEED TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS HAS ALWAYS BEEN AT THE FRONT OF MIND AND I AGREE THOUGH SHOULD BE AT THE FRONT OF THE LINE BUT MEMBERS THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE PATH LOOKS LIKE THEY NEED TO HAVE SOME SENSE OF WHERE WE ARE GOING AND WHEN I TALKED ABOUT SUMMER CAMPS I DIDN’T MEAN A VACATION SEN. CHAMPION I MEANT THE FAMILIES WHO ARE GETTING THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING AND THEY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE GOING TO DO WITH THE KIDS FOR THE SUMMER THEY COULD SEND THEM TO GRANDPA AND GRANDMA SO WE CAN SPREAD THEM THAT WEIGHT WILL BE A CHILDCARE CENTER REOPEN SO THE KIDS HAVE SOMEPLACE TO GO? THIS IS WHAT WE DON’T KNOW THIS IS THE ANXIETY FAMILIES ARE FEELING THE BUSINESS OWNERS ARE WONDERING IF THERE EVER GOING TO GET A CHANCE TO SERVE CUSTOMERS CUSTOMERS ARE AFRAID I’M GUESSING THE BUSINESS OWNERS I KNOW THIS PRETTY WELL THEY’LL TAKE THE CHANCE THAT PEOPLE WON’T COME BACK BUT BEING TOLD THEY CAN’T EVEN SERVE IS VERY HARD FOR THEM AND THEY WANT THE CHANCE TO SERVE THEIR CUSTOMERS AND BRING THEIR EMPLOYEES BACK AND LIVE THEIR LIFE. SAFELY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THEIR COMMUNITIES THEY JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE PATH LOOKS LIKE AND THE FACT THAT WE CAN’T ARTICULATE THE KEY DECISIONS THE KEY DATA THAT THE GOV. IS USING TO MAKE HIS DECISIONS MEANS WERE DOING SOMETHING WRONG IN THIS PARTNERSHIP WERE DOING SOMETHING THAT’S NOT WORKING IN THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE GOV. AND THE LEGISLATURE THAT’S WHY RAISE THE MODEL BECAUSE I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE BASIS OF DECISIONS NOW WE REALIZE NO ONE KNOWS THAT’S THE BASIS THANK YOU MR. PRES. FOR YOUR INDULGENCE NEXT IS SEN. ABELER THEN SEN KIFFMEYER THANK YOU MR. PRES. I WILL SPEAKING ON THIS BILL ONE TIME ONE TIME THAN I HAVE AN AMENDMENT. I WANT TO THANK SEN. MATHEWS AND EVERYONE IN THIS BODY I HAVE A FEELING IF WE COULD ASK PEOPLE DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD HELP SOME OF THESE FOLKS HAVE A CHANCE TO GET BACK OPEN GET THERE HAS TO BE A PATH THERE HAS TO BE A WAY. I THINK WE WOULD AGREE ON THAT AND I FORGET IF IT’S 12 OR 12 OR 13 TIMES MR. PRES. I’VE TALKED TO YOU AND SOME OTHERS IT’S HARD TO FOCUS OUR ATTENTION IT’S ON OUR MINDS WITH THE PAPERS ARE FILLED WITH BUSINESS CLOSURES AND CHALLENGES AND YOUNG MEN WHO TRY TO OPEN HIS HAIR SALON AND WAS SHUTDOWN HE HAD ALL THE CLEANING MATERIALS IN PLACE THE HAIR SALON FOLKS ARE EXPERTS AND SPECIALISTS IN SANITATION

MR. PRES. IT’S NOT GOING AS WELL AS WE BEEN LED TO BELIEVE TODAY NURSES AT UNITED HOSPITAL ARE MARCHING IN PROTEST I WISH I COULD BE THERE WITH THEM TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE SAFE ON THE FRONT LINES BECAUSE THEY CANNOT GET THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT THEIR BEEN CRITICIZED FOR WEARING HOME EQUIPMENT SO THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES IT’S NOT REALLY GOING THAT WELL. TALKING TO THE LONG-TERM CARE SIDE OF PLACES THERE ARE MANY NURSING HOMES AND FACILITIES THAT ARE NOT TO STANDARD AND ARE NOT ON THE WAY THERE THEIR UNDERSTAFFED UNDERINFORMED AND IT’S A REAL PROBLEM AND THAT’S THE REAL ISSUE IS WHAT WE HAVE TO BE ADDRESSING I READ IN THE PAPER TODAY THE MEATPACKING PLACES AREN’T CLEAR ON WHAT THEIR GUIDANCE WOULD BE ALL THE PLACES THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY SHOULD BE DOING OR THEY’RE NOT DOING IT THE GOV. HAS GREAT POWER I HAVE SAID 10 OF TEN OF THOSE 12 TIMES I RESPECT THE GOV. I KNOW HE’S TRYING VERY HARD WE HAVE TO PUT OUR EFFORT AND RESOURCES WHERE IT MATTERS THE MOST NURSES ON THE FRONT WHEN AT UNITED HOSPITAL SHOULD NOT BE PROTESTING IN THESE DAYS TO HAVE THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT SO THEY DON’T DIE OR SPREAD IT TO SOMEONE ELSE THAT’S TOTALLY FOREIGN TO WHAT ANYONE THINKS SHOULD BE GOING ON HERE THE WORKERS AT JBS AND THE OTHER PLANTS SHOULD FEEL SAFE I GOT AN EMAIL FROM THE AFL-CIO THEY WERE CONCERNED ABOUT WORKERS SO ARE WE AND I DON’T THINK THEY’RE ALL THE WAY ON THIS BILL BUT SOME OF THE CONCERNS AND THERE ARE EXPRESSED IN WHAT’S ALREADY BEEN AMENDED THIS TALKS ABOUT BEST PRACTICES BEST PRACTICES ARE NOT JUST RANDOM IDEAS ON THE AMENDMENT TALKS ABOUT BEST PRACTICES FOR HEALTH SOCIAL DISTANCING SANITATION COMMUNICATIONS TO EMPLOYEES AND SAFETY FOR EMPLOYEES ISN’T THAT WHAT YOU WOULD WANT AND SOMEONE SAID THE FINAL JUDGE IS THE PUBLIC WHO WILL GO OR NOT GO BUT THESE PLACES ARE LANGUISHING THEIR EXPIRING EVERY DAY AND EVERYONE’S DISTRICT SOMEONE IS LOSING ANOTHER BUSINESS TO NEVER OPEN AGAIN AND AS I CORRESPONDENT SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER PLACES SOME PEOPLE THINK THESE ARE THE RICH ONES THESE HAIR SALONS OR THE MAIN STREET SHOE STORE THEY HAVE MONEY THEY GOT THE BUSINESS THEY HAD TWO OR FOUR TWO OR FOUR WEEKS OF READY CAPITAL THEY MAY HAVE HAD SOME PP MONEY TO HELP THEM THROUGH THEIR ON THE ROPES WE TALKED A COUPLE OF BILLS AGO THERE’S BANKS GOING INTO TROUBLE BECAUSE OF THIS. FOR HEAVEN SAKES GOV. AND SOMEONE I MAY MAY 4TH PEOPLE WERE HOPING TO OPEN UP SOME OF THESE PLACES AND IT FELL WITH A THUD WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW IS PEOPLE ARE TAKING IT INTO THEIR OWN HANDS THERE’S SOME PLACES OPENING TODAY NO MATTER WHAT AND THAT CONCERNS ME AND SO MR. PRES. I WOULD OFFER THE SEN. ABELER OFFERS THE A 51 51 AMENDMENT THE SECRETARY WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT SEN. ABELER MOVES TO AMEND SENATE FILE 4511 AS FOLLOWS 4,511 AS FOLLOWS PAGE 1 INSERT THIS IS THE A 51 AMENDMENT 51 AMENDMENT SEN. ABELER THANK YOU MR. PRES. I WILL READ IT IT’S A SHORT AMENDMENT AND DESCRIBE IT AND DISCUSS IT THIS IS NO BOARD OR LICENSING AGENCY MAY IMPOSE ANY ADDITIONAL PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE GOV.’S EMERGENCY EXECUTIVE ORDERS WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? THAT MEANS A FELLOW WHO TRIED TO OPEN HIS HAIR SALON WILL HAVE TO FACE THE COUNTY OR CITY HOWEVER THEY DO IT WHERE HE LIVES WITH A VIOLATION OF THE ORDER HE COULD FACE $1,000 FINE OR THREE MONTHS IN JAIL BUT ALSO EVEN MORE ONEROUS HE COULD LOSE HIS HAIR SALON LICENSE OR FOR RESTAURANT DECIDES TO OPEN UP THEY COULD LOSE THEIR LIQUOR LICENSE AND THAT’S A REAL PROBLEM. IS IT RIGHT FOR THE GOV. TO BRING THE HEAVY HAND LIKE THIS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MUSICALS IS LES MISERABLES AND THERE’S A FELLOW KIND OF A RUFFIAN JOHN VALJEAN WHO IS CRIME HE COMMITTED A CRIME HE WAS HUNGRY HIS WIFE AND FAMILY HAD NO FOOD AND SO HE TOOK A LOAF OF BREAD AND HE WAS CHASED AROUND HIS ENTIRE ADULT LIFE BUT AN INSPECTOR AND MR. PRES I WANT US TO WONDER WHEN WE ARE WATCHING THAT SHOW COMMUNIST CHAIR FOR THE INSPECTOR? HOW MANY THINK I HOPE YOU CATCH THE GUY HE BECAME A MAYOR HE WAS A MAGNANIMOUS AMAZING HUMAN BEING HE WOULD’VE FIT WELL INTO HER BODY HERE MANY OF US HAVE A

PAST MANY OF GOTTEN BETTER WHO CHEERS FOR JOHN VALJEAN AND WHO CHEERS FOR THE INSPECTOR I WOULD SUBMIT VERY FEW PEOPLE WHO WATCH THAT ARE CHEERING FOR THE INSPECTOR TO WIN. THESE PEOPLE WERE GOING TO VIOLATE THE EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT WE ARE TALKING BUT COULD YOU LET THEM OPEN ARE DOING SO OUT OF DESPERATION IT’S DESPERATION ARE NOT CRIMINALS THEY PAY THEIR TAXES THEY MAY SPEED BUT THEY DON’T ROB ANYONE THERE IS NO ONE SAFER TO BE SITTING OUT IN A MOVING THEATER AND LET’S LET THE PENALTY BE THE PENALTY AND IF YOU DECIDE YOU’RE GOING TO SERVE YOUR PEOPLE AND DO IT IN A SAFE WAY OF THINKING ABOUT ALL THESE THINGS THEY CAN’T WAIT TO DO THESE SAFE THINGS LET’S SAY LET’S NOT LET THE HEAVY HAND OF GOVERNMENT COME DOWN LIKE IN THE PLAY LET’S LET THEM LIVE THE LIFE OF JOHN VALJEAN AND TAKE OF THEIR FAMILY AND COMMUNITY WITH THAT MR. PRES. I’M NOT ASKING FOR ROLLCALL I THINK WE’LL TAKE IT TO BUT IT’S NOT MY INTENT TO GET ANYONE TO CATCH ANYONE AND BE CLEVER OR MEAN IT’S MY INTEREST IN HELPING THESE GOOD PEOPLE OF OUR STATE WHO TRUST US TO LOOK AFTER THEM HAVE A CHANCE TO STAY OPEN AND THRIVE THANK YOU MR. PRES DISCUSSION ON THE A 51 51 AMENDMENT SEN. CHAMPION THANK YOU MR. PRES. WILL SEN ABELER YIELD FOR A QUESTION ON THE AMENDMENT SEN. ABELER WILL YIELD SEN. ABELER YOU CONCLUDE YOUR COMMENTS BY SAYING THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA SHOULD TRUST US AND TRUST THOSE WHO ARE MAKING DECISIONS FOR THEM I THINK THERE WAS A RECENT POLL I WILL CLARIFY I WANT TO SPEAK TO YOUR AMENDMENT, DOES YOUR AMENDMENT MAKE THE ADMISSION IF WE WERE TO ADOPT THE UNDER LYING BILL THAT THIS AMENDMENT IF IT SUCCESSFULLY GOES ON THAT IT SEEKS TO THE UNDERLYING BILL WITH THE AMENDMENT WOULD UNDERMINE THE GOV.’S CURRENT EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND IN THE FUTURE EXECUTIVE ORDERS OR MODIFICATIONS TO THOSE EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND YOU ARE SEEKING TO SAY IF YOU VIOLATE THE GOV.’S EXECUTIVE ORDER BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT A PERSON WOULD HAVE TO DO IN ORDER TO ADHERE TO THE BILL AND YOUR AMENDMENT ARE YOU SUGGESTING PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO VIOLATE THE GOV.’S EXECUTIVE ORDER AND NOT RISK BEING PENALIZED FOR THAT MEMBERS A REMINDER TO ADDRESS YOUR COMMENTS TO THE PRESIDENT THROUGH THE PRESIDENT THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND SEN CHAMPION. I WANT TO HELP YOU SAY WHAT I DID SAY AND WHAT I DIDN’T SAY. THE PEOPLE ARE HOPING WE CAN SOLVE THIS THE PEOPLE CALL ME HOPING I CAN DO SOMETHING UNFORTUNATELY THIS BILL AS A ROCKY FUTURE AHEAD THE OTHER BODY HAS SAID WERE SOLIDLY WITH THE GOV. WERE GOING TO STAND HERE AND WATCH WHATEVER HAPPENS HAPPEN MAYBE WE CARE I’M SURE THEY DO I WON’T QUESTION THEIR MOTIVES BUT THEY’RE STANDING WITH THE GOV. AS WE ARE SUPPOSED TO IT’S A RULE MR. PRES. YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO STAND WITH YOUR GOV. IF HE’S ON YOUR SIDE THERE IS A TIME WHEN A LEGISLATOR HAS TO SPEAK UP EITHER WITHIN THE SAME PARTY OR OUTSIDE THE PARTY I DO THAT SOMETIME AGO I STILL GET ISSUES BUT SOMETIMES IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO AND SEN. CHAMPION WHAT MY AMENDMENT SIMPLY DOLLARS IF YOU’RE FOUND GUILTY OF VIOLATING THE GOV.’S ORDER THE GOV.’S AUTHORITY STANDS YOU STILL WILL GET A FINE YOU STILL WHATEVER HAPPENS IS HAPPENING I’M NOT CHANGING THAT ALL I’M SAYING NOTHING MORE WILL HAPPEN SO THE BOARD COULD ACT OR NOT ACT A LIQUOR LICENSING AGENCY COULD ACT OR NOT ACT DEPENDS IF THEY GET AROUND TO IT AND FIND OUT AT THIS WEIGHT THE CRIME IF A CRIME IS THAT BECAUSE THAT’S HAPPENING TODAY IF THAT’S HELPFUL FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE A 51 51 AMENDMENT? SEEING NONE ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED, WE WILL TAKE A BRIEF PAUSE TOGETHER VOTES OF MEMBERS IN ALTERNATE LOCATIONS

THE MEMBERS IN THE CHAMBER IF YOU SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT PLEASE STAND. PLEASE BE SEATED IF YOU’RE A NO VOTE IN THE CHAMBER PLEASE STAND RECEIVING A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF AYE VOTES THE MOTION PREVAILS THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED. MEMBERS WE ARE BACK ON SENATE FILE 4511 AS AMENDED 4,511 AS AMENDED I HAVE A LIST IN FRONT OF ME IS SEN KIFFMEYER FOLLOWED BY SEN ISAACSON THANK YOU MR. PRES. WOULD SEN. MATHEWS YIELD TO A QUESTION SEN. MATHEWS WILL YIELD THANK YOU. SEN. MATHEWS I’M READING IN HERE IN YOUR BILL THAT THESE BUSINESSES I WOULD CALL THEM THE LITTLE BOX STORE BUSINESSES THAT’S WHAT’S LEFT HERE AND THEY WOULD HAVE TO PROVIDE A SITE-SPECIFIC PLAN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CDC THAT INCLUDES WELLNESS SOCIAL DISTANCING CLEANING SANITATION AND SO ON, MY QUESTION FOR YOU SEN. MATHEWS TO YOUR KNOWLEDGE DID THE BIG-BOX STORES HAVE TO SUBMIT SUCH A PLAN OR HAVE A PLAN AS A CONDITION OF STAYING OPEN SEN. MATHEWS MR. PRES. AND SEN. KIFFMEYER THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION TO MY KNOWLEDGE WHAT I HAVE BEEN HEARING IS THE BIG-BOX STORES SEEN HAVE WORKED ON PLANS SINCE THE START OF THIS NEW EPIDEMIC TIMEFRAME I THINK OF THE BIG RETAILERS IN MY AREA LIKE THE GROCERY STORES THE WALMARTS SOME OF THEM HAVE STARTED IMPLEMENTING MEASURES NOW THAT WEREN’T IN PLACE AT THE VERY BEGINNING IN MARCH WHEN ALL OF THIS FIRST HIT I KNOW MY LOCAL WALMART HAS A COUNTER AT THE FRONT DOOR THERE ONLY LETTING A CERTAIN AMOUNT IN THE STORE MANY OF THEM HAVE BEEN PUTTING UP FACE SHIELDS FOR THE CASHIERS AND THERE’S BEEN A NUMBER OF THINGS THEY HAVE DONE I BELIEVE THE ANSWER WOULD BE MANY OF THEM HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THESE PLANS AS WE BEEN UNDERWAY AND MANY OF THEM HAVE GOTTEN TO THIS POINT I CAN’T SPEAK THAT I KNOW ABOUT ALL OF THEM BUT I KNOW THERE APPEARS TO BE MANY WHO ARE WORKING IN THAT DIRECTION SEN. KIFFMEYER THANK YOU SEN. MATHEWS THAT ANSWER IS NO IT WAS NOT A CONDITION OF STAYING OPEN OR IN THAT TIME. I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION IF SEN. MATHEWS WOULD YIELD SEN. MATHEWS WILL YIELD SEN. MATHEWS DO YOU KNOW IF IN THE PARKING LOTS OF THE BIG-BOX STORES HAS THERE BEEN RESTRICTIONS ON PARKING IN ANY WAY THAT YOU KNOW OF SEN MATHEWS

MR. PRES. AND SEN. KIFFMEYER KNOW I’M NOT AWARE OF ANY RESTRICTIONS ON PARKING SEN. KIFFMEYER THANK YOU WOULD SEN. MATHEWS YIELD TO ANOTHER QUESTION SEN. MATHEWS WILL YIELD SO SEN. MATHEWS THE QUESTION I HAVE HERE IS THERE ARE OTHER PARKING LOTS IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA LIKE OR PARKING SPACES YOU WOULD SAY THAT ARE IN FRONT OF THE LITTLE BOX STORES WITH THIS LANGUAGE THAT YOU HAVE APPLY TO ANY PARKING RESTRICTIONS OR ANYTHING AT ALL SEN. MATHEWS MR. PRES. AND SEN. KIFFMEYER I DO NOT BELIEVE THE COMMISSIONERS GUIDELINES HAVE COVERED PARKING SO I BELIEVE THE ANSWER TO THAT IS NO SEN. KIFFMEYER THANK YOU MR. PRES. T KIND ABOUT THOSE ME IS THE DOUBLE STANDARD I SEE THE LITTLE BOX STORES ARE BEING HEAVILY RESTRICTED AND HAVING ALL KINDS OF MEASURES THAT ARE IN YOUR BILL HERE THAT WERE NOT APPLIED TO THE BIG-BOX STORES LIKE PARKING AS I GO INTO THESE PARKING PLACES I SEE PEOPLE PARKING TO EACH OTHER GETTING OUT OF THEIR CARS AND YET CHURCHES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE A PARKING LOT SERVICE WHERE THEY HAVE SAID THEY WOULD ALL STAY IN THEIR CARS THERE WOULD BE A LARGE MICROPHONE SET UP OF SOME SORT AND PEOPLE WOULD STAY IN THEIR CARS AND THEY’D BE IN THE PARKING LOT AND THEY WOULD BE LISTENING TO THE MESSAGE BUT HAVE A MEASURE OF COMFORT LEAST HAVING THEIR CARS IN THE SAME PARKING LOT SEN. MATHEWS DO YOU SEE THAT AS A PROBLEM NOW OR SEN MATHEWS WOULD YOU YIELD TO THAT QUESTION SEN. MATHEWS MR. PRES. AND SEN. KIFFMEYER YES I DO UNDERSTAND THE CONCERN ABOUT A DIFFERENT STANDARD BEING APPLIED NOW AS I SHARE THAT CONCERN. LIFE UNFORTUNATELY IS NOT ALWAYS FAIR BUT I BELIEVE IT WOULD BE THE WISEST STEP WITH WHAT WE KNOW NOW WITH WHERE WE HAVE PROGRESSED TO THIS POINT AND WITH WHAT THE SITUATION IS RIGHT NOW FOR MANY OF OUR SMALL BUSINESSES I THINK IT WOULD BE THE BEST AND PRUDENT STEP TO MAKE SURE SAFETY PLANS ARE IN PLACE FOR STORES I DO BELIEVE MANY OF THESE SMALL BUSINESSES ARE ALREADY AT THIS POINT SO YES WHILE THE BIG STORES HAVE BEEN OPEN AND CONTINUE TO OPERATE THE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO OPEN FOR THESE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS HOPING AND PRAYING THE DAY COMES QUICKLY WHEN THEY ARE READY TO BE OPEN AND MAKING SURE THEY HAVE STRONG PLAN IN PLACE AS THEY CAN TO BE ABLE TO COMPETE HETHER THERE DIRECTLY COMPETITORS OF THE BIG STORES OR WHETHER THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WHETHER THERE WILL BE FEWER CUSTOMERS THAT WILL BE COME BECAUSE PEOPLE STILL MAY NOT WANT TO GO OUT AS SOON AS OTHERS DO I BELIEVE ALL OF THOSE ARE FACTORS SO I BELIEVE YOUR CONCERN IS GENUINE IT IS AN ISSUE THAT I’M TAKING INTO ACCOUNT AND I DO THINK THIS WILL NEED TO BE OUR BEST PLAN MOVING FORWARD SEN. KIFFMEYER THANK YOU MR. PRES. I APPRECIATE THOSE ANSWERS SEN MATHEWS I LOOK AT THIS I SEE THE SCIENCE HERE HAS TO DO WITH THE CDC AND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, I THINK IF THE GOV. IS USING THAT SCIENCE THAN THESE SMALL BUSINESSES LITTLE BOXES OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO USE THE SAME SCIENCE THAT’S BEEN CURRENTLY ALLOWED FOR THE BIG-BOX STORES I THINK THE MINNESOTA PEOPLE THAT I WORK WITH AND I HEAR FROM OVER AND OVER AGAIN IS THE LACK OF CONSISTENCY THE UNFAIRNESS THAT SOME ARE ABLE IN PARTICULAR THE BIG-BOX STORES THEY CAN HAVE THE PARKING LOT BUT A CHURCH CAN’T THEY CAN HAVE THEIR BIG-BOX STORE OPEN BUT THE LITTLE BOX STORE CANNOT BE OPENED THEY HAD THE SAME PEOPLE THEY WANT TO SERVE AND HAVE NEEDS THEIR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO DO BUSINESS SOMETHING OTHER THAN GOING IN THE BIG-BOX STORE THEY FIND THEMSELVES MINNESOTANS WOULD FEEL MUCH SAFER IF THEY COULD GO INTO THE LITTLE BOX STORE. WHERE YOU WOULD HAVE ONE OR TWO PEOPLE TWO PEOPLE MAYBE ONE PERSON ONE PERSON THAT LACK OF CONSISTENCY AND APPLICATION OF STANDARDS TO THEM THEY ABSOLUTELY WANT TO PROTECT THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD THEY ABSOLUTELY WANT TO PROTECT THEIR EMPLOYEES AND PEOPLE AND EVERYTHING IN THIS BILL DOES EXACTLY THAT AND AS YOU SAID TO SEN. MATHEWS THEY HAVE BEEN DOING IT PREPARING ALL ALONG THAT LACK OF CONSISTENCY AND INABILITY TO BE TREATED FAIRLY THAT IS WHAT GOVERNMENT SHOULD

DO IS MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE TREATED FAIRLY WHETHER A BIG MONEY BIG-BOX OR THEIR LITTLE MONEY AND A LITTLE BOX THAT LACK OF FAIRNESS EVERYONE CARES THE BIG-BOX CARES THE LITTLE BOXES CARE WE ALL CARE AND WE WANT TO BE TREATED FAIRLY AND ONSISTENTLY IN THE LIVELIHOOD AND WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE I SUPPORT THIS BILL AND THIS AMENDMENT THANK YOU MR. PRES NEXT IS SEN. ISAACSON FOLLOWED BY SEN. FRANZEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. I HAVE TO SHARE THIS BILL IS A POINT OF FRUSTRATION WITH ME ON A COUPLE OF LEVELS NOT ONLY IN THE DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT IT TALKS ABOUT BUT THE CONTINUING TALKING POINTS I HEAR ABOUT OR THE NARRATIVE THAT’S CREATED IS A PROBLEM FOR ME. THIS IDEA THAT IT’S A ZERO-SUM GAME IS REALLY FRUSTRATING TO ME THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT WHEN WE LOOK FORWARD IF YOU ASK ANY DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN THERE IS A GENUINE CONCERN FOR THE WELL-BEING OF PEOPLE IN THE WELL-BEING OF BUSINESSES AND THE IDEA IN THE NARRATIVE I HEAR BEING PUT FORTH THERE SOME SORT OF MONOLITHIC GOVERNMENT CONTROL TRYING TO THWART BUSINESS I’VE SEEN IT AND COMMENTS I’VE SEEN IT IN EMAILS AND THERE SOME EFFORT OR BIG DESIGN TO CREATE A NEGATIVE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IS JUST LUDICROUS AND UNACCEPTABLE. TO TRY TO FRAME THE ARGUMENT LIKE ONE SIDE LIKES BUSINESS OTHER SIDE CARES ABOUT PEOPLE OR DOESN’T CARE ABOUT BUSINESS IS ALSO LUDICROUS. I SEE A CAREFUL DANCING AROUND WHAT WE ARE HEARING IN TERMS OF WHAT THE GOV.’S ACTIONS ARE AND SOME PASSIONATE MOMENTS ABOUT THE BUSINESSES THAT ARE FAILING AND HOW CAN WE TURN OUR BACK ON I GET WHY PASSIONATE ABOUT THAT AS I REACHED OUT IN MY DISTRICT AND TALKED ABOUT THIS AND ASKED QUESTIONS OF WHAT THEY’RE EXPERIENCING WHAT BUSINESSES ARE HOW THEY’RE DEALING WITH THINGS AND I THINK IT’S INTERESTING TO ME I WAS IN COMMITTEE COUPLE OF DAYS AGO WHEN WE WERE DISCUSSING THIS BILL SOMEONE ASKED THE QUESTION HOW MANY BUSINESSES HAVE TO BE CLOSED BEFORE WE REACHED A SAFE LEVEL? THE WAY THE QUESTION WAS FRAMED DISTURBED ME BECAUSE IN IMPLIED THERE WAS SOME SORT OF AGENDA GOING ON AND THAT’S POLITICAL AND IRRESPONSIBLE THAT WOULD BE THE SAME IF I ASKED SEN. MATHEWS, PEOPLE IS AN ACCEPTABLE NUMBER OF PEOPLE TO DIE SO BUSINESSES SURVIVE IT’S ALSO AN UNACCEPTABLE AND IRRESPONSIBLE QUESTION THE FACT WE START THIS DISCUSSION WITH THE ASSUMPTION ONE SIDE IS ONE SIDE IS TRYING TO CREATE A REALITY THAT ISN’T TRUE OR THE OTHER SIDE IS TRYING TO CREATE A REALITY THAT’S NOT TRUE LEADS TO THE POINT WERE NOT ABLE TO HAVE A REAL DISCUSSION ABOUT AND TALKING ABOUT BIG BOXES AND SMALL BOXES AND ALL KINDS OF EXTRANEOUS DETAILS THE REALITY IS THE WELL-BEING OF THE PEOPLE IS FIRST PART OF THAT WELL-BEING IS THEIR HEALTH SECOND PART OF THAT OBVIOUSLY HAS TO DO WITH OUR ECONOMY AND THERE’S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT WHEN I HEAR SOME OF THE ARGUMENTS BEING MADE IT’S FRUSTRATING BECAUSE THE BIG PICTURE IS BOTH SIDES ARE CAPABLE OF CARING ABOUT BOTH THINGS SO WHEN WE CONTINUE TO DIVIDE LIKE THIS WERE NOT DOING ANYONE ANY FAVORS SPECIFIC TO THE BILL, I WAS IN THE COMMITTEE HEARING I HEARD A LOT FROM SEN. MATHEWS HOW WE NEED TO PARTNER WITH THIS HOUSE AND A PARTNER WHEN YOU’VE NOT SPECIFICALLY TALKED TO THE GOV.’S OFFICE ABOUT THE BILL I’VE SEEN YOU TALK TO THE GOV.’S OFFICE BUT NOT ABOUT THIS BILL AND THERE’S NOT A COMPANION BILL WHEN IT HAS NO CHANCE OF BECOMING LAW AND WHY WOULD BE A PARTNERSHIP AND ALL YOUR DOING IS LIMITING THE GOV.’S ABILITY TO DO HIS JOB BY THE WAY DOING HIS JOB 82% OF MINNESOTANS AGREE WITH THAT IS SEEN NATIONWIDE AS A MARK THIS IS BEING HANDLED IN A PRODUCTIVE AND HEALTHY WAY ONE THAT’S GOING TO SAVE LIVES FOR MINNESOTANS FOR ME IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE THE REALITY MATCHES THE RHETORIC ON ANY LEVEL AND THAT’S DISAPPOINTING TO ME THIS GOES BACK TO THE SEN. BENSON’S COMMENTS THAT WE ARE DOING SOMETHING WRONG DOING

SOMETHING WRONG? FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO APPLAUD A CLEVER USE OF REASONING POLICY AND MAKING AN ARGUMENT THE GOV.’S USE OF MODELS AND PROJECTIVE MODELS IN THE MDH GUIDELINES EVERYONE WHO’S PAYING ATTENTION TO THIS KNOWS THERE ISN’T ONE DATA ONE DATA POINT THAT DICTATES THIS EVERYONE KNOWS THAT SO TO TRY TO BOIL THE STONE SIDING THERE’S ONE PREDICTIVE MODEL ONE PREDICTIVE MODEL 3.2 OR WHATEVER DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE BECAUSE WE KNOW SEN. CHAMPION HIT ON THIS WE KNOW THERE’S MULTIPLE FACTORS AS IT EVOLVES DAILY. FINALLY I WOULD INVITE YOU TO LOOK AT THE LAST 10 DAYS TEN DAYS WE WENT WITH 6000 MORE 6,000 MORE PEOPLE I KNOW TESTING IS UP WHICH IS GOOD BUT 6,000 MORE PEOPLE IN THE LAST TEN DAYS HAVE HAD COVID OR HAVE TESTED POSITIVELY WITH COVID 330 PEOPLE DIED THAT’S 330 330 PEOPLE DYING OF COVID. NO ONE’S TALKING ABOUT THAT I DON’T HEAR ANYONE ON THE OTHER SIDE AS THEY TALK ABOUT BUSINESSES BEING OPEN TALK ABOUT THE DEPTHS WHAT I DO HEAR THEM TALK ABOUT DUST THEY SAY THEY WERE OLD PEOPLE IN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES SO? THAT’S NEVER A JUSTIFICATION IT’S JUST NOT AS LONG AS THIS JUST ONE PERSON WE HAVE AFECTS- RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT THEM IN ADDITION WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO MAINTAIN THE ECONOMY AS BEST WE CAN THOSE TWO THINGS HAVE TO WORK IN CONCERT THEY ARE NOT WORKING IN CONCERT NOW WHEN I LOOK AT BILLS LIKE THIS GOING THROUGH TO ME. THIS BILL DOES NOTING FURTHER THE BALL DOWN THE COURT THIS BILL DOES NOT TAKE US TO ANOTHER LEVEL WHEN THE BILL WAS FIRST OFFERED I SAID TO SEN NEWMAN IF THIS BILL IS OFFERED IN THE SPIRIT OF CONTINUING THE DISCUSSION IN US EXPLORING THINGS I APPLAUD YOU THE WEIGHT SEN. NEWMAN PRESENTED THIS BILL WAS VERY WELL DONE AND THOUGHTFUL I APPRECIATED THAT AND THEN IT WENT OFF THE RAILS THE RHETORIC WENT OFF THE RAILS. WHEN PEOPLE USE COVID 19 AS A PARTISAN FOOTBALL FOR THE NEXT ELECTION I DON’T LIKE THAT THAT’S WHAT IT FEELS LIKE TO BE IN THE GENERAL RHETORIC I FEEL NOT SAYING ANYONE SPECIFIC BUT IN THE GENERAL RHETORIC I HEAR THAT IS FRUSTRATING. WE ARE NOT WERE IN A TOUGH SITUATION THAT’S UNPREDICTABLE AND HORRIFIC WE HAVE A GOVERNOR WHO I THINK IS HANDLED THIS AS WELL AS COULD BE HELPED GIVEN ALL THE CRAZY UNKNOWNS HAPPENING ALL THE TIME DO I WISH THERE WAS A CRYSTAL BALL I COULD LOOK INTO THAT TOLD PEOPLE THIS IS THE MODEL MARKERS WERE TO HAVE IN THE NEXT FIVE OR TEN OR 15 DAYS 15 DAYS SURE IF THE VARIABLES STAYED TOGETHER BUT THE VARIABLES DON’T WERE SEEING IT EVOLVE THERE’S NEW SITUATIONS DEVELOPING DO WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THOSE MITIGATING THINGS TO HAPPEN THE BUSINESS TO MAKE THEM LESS YES THE BILL DO THAT NO. I WILL BE A NO VOTE I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE ELSE TO BE A NO VOTE AS WELL NEXT IS SEN. FRANZEN FOLLOWED BY SEN. KLEIN THANK YOU MR. PRES. I WOULD LIKE TO BRING AN AMENDMENT I THINK IT’S AT THE DESK I THINK IT’S THE A 52 AMENDMENT 52 AMENDMENT SEN. FRANZEN OFFERS THE A 52 52 AMENDMENT. THE SECRETARY WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT SEN. FRANZEN MOVES TO AMEND SENATE FILE 4511 AS FOLLOWS 4,511 AS FOLLOWS PAGE 1 LINE 11 LINE 11 DELETE THIS IS THE A 52 AMENDMENT 52 AMENDMENT SEN. FRANZEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. BEAR WITH ME I HAVE A LOT OF SCREENS I’M DOING THIS WITHOUT PAPER AT YOUR DESK IS COMPLICATED BUT IT’S WHAT WE HAVE OUR WORKFORCE NEED SOME MORE GUIDANCE OUT TO PRESENT BILLS IN THE LEGISLATURE WHEN WERE UNDERGOING COVID 19 IT BRINGS 19 IT BRINGS CHALLENGES. TO THE BILL I THINK ALL MINNESOTANS ARE WONDERING WHEN THINGS ARE GOING TO COME BACK TO NORMAL THAT’S A TOUGH QUESTION TO ANSWER NO ONE HAS ONE HAS THAT ANSWER. I KNOW THIS BILL IS TRYING TO MOVE SOMETHING FORWARD TO GET US ON A PATH OF NORMALCY WHEN IT COMES TO OPENING MINNESOTA I HAD A SIMILAR BILL I INTRODUCED A WHILE BACK AS WELL THAT POSED THE SAME SIMILAR FRAMEWORK ON SENATE FILE 4,507 IT WORKED WITH THE GOV.’S OFFICE AND WITH DEPARTMENT OF DEED IS MRS. WOULD PRESENT PLANS TO DEED THEN THEY WOULD SAY WHICH PLANS WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE TO MOVE FORWARD IT MAY BE MORE CUMBERSOME BUT MORE CONSERVATIVE APPROACH TO OPENING SO WE WOULD MAKE SURE EVERY BUSINESS IS PREPARED FOR SUCH AN OPENING. FAST FORWARD TO NOW MY BILL WAS BACK AT THE END OF APRIL I DID INCLUDE A PROVISION WHICH I THINK IS IMPORTANT IN TERMS OF THE ASPECTS OF TAKING INTO ACCOUNT TO REOPEN AND THAT IS TESTING AND WE’VE HEARD LOUD AND CLEAR WE NEED TO KNOW WHO HAS COVID 19 HOW DO WE ISOLATE AND THERE’S CONVERSATIONS HAPPENING ABOUT CONTACT TRACING SO THERE’S A LOT OF DEVELOPMENTS EVERY DAY EVERY HOUR ONE OF THE

ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK IS IMPORTANT IS IF WERE GOING TO HAVE WORKERS IN THE WORKPLACE COME BACK TO A NEW NORMAL THE TESTING NEEDS TO BE THERE AND I THINK THE GOV. IS MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION AND WITH THE PARTNERSHIPS WITH MAYO AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA WERE NOT THERE YET BUT I HAD A CALL THIS WEEKEND WITH A CONSTITUENT WHO IS 68 YEARS OLD HE EMAILED AND FRUSTRATED INDIVIDUAL THAT HE CALLS ME BECAUSE I GAVE HIM MY CELL PHONE AND HE WAS SHARING HE’S BOUND TO HIS HOME BECAUSE HE 68 YEARS OLD AND THE ONLY THING HE WANTS ISN’T AND 95 MASKS AND ASKING US TO OPEN PRODUCTION OF AND 95 MASKS IN 95 MASKS IN MINNESOTA WITH 3M BECAUSE WE HAVE THEM HERE PEOPLE HAVE IDEAS AND A LOT OF THEM MIGHT SEEM EXPENSIVE OR MIGHT SEEM FAR-FETCHED BUT PEOPLE WANT BACK TO NORMAL THEY WANT NORMALCY WHETHER IT’S THE MASK THAT’S GOING TO MAKE THEM SAFE TO GET BACK TO NORMAL A LOT OF US HAVE BEEN STAYING AT HOME FOR ABOUT EIGHT WEEKS NOW EIGHT WEEKS NOW IT’S BEEN TOUGH ESPECIALLY WITH KIDS AT HOME I KNOW I’VE A SMALL BUSINESS WE BEEN WORKING REMOTELY AND WERE NOT VERY BIG SO WE’VE MANAGED TO COMPLY WITH SOME OF THE GUIDANCE FROM THE BEGINNING BECAUSE OF OUR SIZE IF HER GOING TO OPEN EVERYONE I THINK THE PRUDENT MOST RESPONSIBLE WAY WE INCLUDE TESTING MY AMENDMENT TALKS ABOUT HAVING A PLACE FOR TESTING IN THE OPENING A BUSINESS IS THAT BUSINESSES WOULD COMPLY WITH THE GUIDANCE ON TESTING THAT WOULD BE GUIDED BY WHETHER IT’S CDC OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH I BELIEVE IT’S ALSO NEEDS TO HAVE ONE OTHER ASPECT INCLUDED THAT IS OSHA AND OSHA HAS HAD GUIDANCE ON OPENING WORKPLACES FOR COVID 19 THAT’S ON MINE THAT’S REAL NEWS IT’S ON THE OSHA GUIDES I WOULD LIKE THAT TO BE INCLUDED I’LL HAVE AN ORAL AMENDMENT TO MY MEN BECAUSE NOW THE BILL ONLY TALKS ABOUT THE CDC AND MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BUT BASICALLY I THINK WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT TESTING AND I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER THE AMENDMENT MR. PRES. AND SEN. MATHEWS IT WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOUR THOUGHTS WHETHER YOU BELIEVE THIS IS SOMETHING WE CAN ACCEPT AS A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT DISCUSSION ON THE A 52 52 AMENDMENT SEN. MATHEWS THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND THANK YOU SEN. FRANZEN. I THINK IT’S A GOOD CONCEPT WE SHOULD DISCUSS BUT I’D LIKE TO ASK IF SEN. FRANZEN WOULD YIELD TO A QUESTION SEN. FRANZEN WILL YIELD MR. PRES. AND SEN. FRANZEN, THE ORIGINAL BILL TALKS ABOUT RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDANCE BY THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION SO OUR TESTING PROTOCOLS ALREADY BUILT INTO THAT GUIDANCE THOSE TWO TWO ORGANIZATIONS ARE OUTLINING I AM WONDERING IF IT’S POSSIBLY DUPLICATIVE OR IS THAT SOMETHING THAT’S OUTSIDE OF WHAT THEY ARE RECOMMENDING FOR BUSINESS OWNERS THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND SEN MATHEWS I’M NOT AWARE THAT THEY ARE THAT’S WHY I WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE LISTED IN THE STATE LEGISLATION THAT’S CLEAR AND NO DOUBT THAT THIS IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO HAVE IN PLACE FOR BUSINESSES TO PROTECT WORKERS IN THE WORKPLACE WHETHER IT’S THE LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES WHERE WORKERS ARE GOING AND SCARED AND MANY OF US HAVE TALKED TO THEM THEY WANT TESTING THERE STILL HAVING A HARD TIME GETTING IT PEOPLE AND COMPANIES IN WORKPLACES LIKE MEAT PACKING PLANTS LIKE JBS AND IN ST. CLOUD WORKERS NEED TO FEEL SAFE AND TESTING NEEDS TO BE APPROPRIATELY IN PLACE BEFORE WE OPEN I BELIEVE EVEN IF IT WAS IN THE CDC OR MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GUIDELINES IT’S IMPERATIVE THIS BODY MAKE IT CLEAR THAT SOMETHING WE WANT TO PRIORITIZE FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE AMENDMENT SEN. BENSON THANK YOU MR. PRES. I HAVE A COUPLE OF CONCERNS IN LOOKING AT THE MDH GUIDANCE WHICH MIGHT BE UPDATED AT A FUTURE POINT IN TIME HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS AND HOSPITALS HAVE AGREED TO STATEWIDE PCR TESTING FACILITIES SHOULD TEST IN-HOUSE TESTING PRIORITIES SYMPTOMATIC PATIENTS IN A SETTING WHERE OUTBREAK IS OCCURRING PRIORITIES AS DEFINED BY THE FACILITY SO PATIENTS BEING TRANSFERRED TO CONGREGATE CARE CENTERS, PUBLIC HEALTH TESTING PRIORITIES INCLUDE SYMPTOMATIC RESIDENCE STAFF AT CONGREGATE SETTINGS SYMPTOMATIC DIALYSIS PATIENTS SYMPTOMATICALLY WHO CANNOT BE TESTED AT AN IN-HOUSE LAB. I’M A LITTLE CONCERNED THAT YES THERE IS GUIDANCE AS SEN. MATHEWS SAID WE DON’T

KNOW WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE BECAUSE WERE STILL ROLLING THIS OUT AND WE HEARD A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO IT COULD BE A FEW MORE WEEKS BEFORE WE HAVE THE CAPACITY TO DO THE FULL TESTING THAT HAS BEEN TALKED ABOUT. I ALSO HAVE A CONCERN IF SEN FRANZEN WOULD YIELD WHAT IF EMPLOYEES DON’T COMPLY? DOES THE BUSINESS GET SHUTDOWN TO THE EMPLOYEES GET FIRED SO THESE ARE QUESTIONS WE LITERALLY HAVEN’T TALKED ABOUT AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WE HAVE QUARANTINE LAW IN THE STATE THAT SAYS PERSON WHO TESTS POSITIVE THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TAKES THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE APPROACH TO HAVING 14 I’D LIKE SOME UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BUSINESS IF THE EMPLOYEES SAY I DON’T WANT TO BE TESTED SEN. FRANZEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND SEN BENSON. I WOULD IMAGINE IT WOULD BE THE SAME AS IT IS WITH THIS BILL IF YOU CAN’T COMPLY WITH THE CDC GUIDELINES AND MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH YOU WOULD BE SHUTDOWN SO THE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE NOT COMPLYING MEANS THE BUSINESS IS NOT COMPLYING SO THAT’S THE ASSUMPTION OF RISK I WOULD SAY IF WE WANT TO BE CLEAR IN THE BILL RIGHT NOW THE BILL IS SILENT ON THAT MATTER BUT WE GOING BACK TO THE GUIDELINES IN THE EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT ARE ALREADY IN PLACE I REMEMBER HEARING COMMISSIONER GROVE TALK ABOUT THEY HAVE AN ENFORCEMENT MECHANISM BUT CERTAINLY WE WANT PEOPLE TO COMPLY FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY YOU WOULD THINK BUSINESSES WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE NOT TRYING TO PUT THEIR EMPLOYEES OR PUBLIC AT RISK FURTHER DISCUSSION MR. PRES. MY QUESTION WASN’T ABOUT THE EMPLOYER THE EMPLOYER’S I WOULD ASSUME WOULD DO EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO COMPLY BUT IF THE EMPLOYEES WON’T COMPLY WITH TESTING CAN THEY BE TERMINATED? I DON’T THINK WE’VE HAD THAT DISCUSSION IN PUBLIC GIVEN MDH HAS THE AUTHORITY TO DO THIS I THINK SOME UNDERSTANDING IF EMPLOYEES CAN BE TERMINATED IF THEY REFUSE TESTING IS IMPORTANT WE KNOW WE DON’T COMPEL HEALTHCARE WORKERS TO BE VACCINATED AND THEY CAN’T BE FIRED FOR NOT UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AN EMPLOYEE REFUSES TO BE TESTED SEN. FRANZEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND SEN BENSON. I’M NOT HERE TO GIVE LEGAL ADVICE BUT WE KNOW THERE’S EMPLOYERS WHO WILL IF WE DON’T FOLLOW POLICIES YOU GET TERMINATED THIS COULD BE PART OF THEIR POLICY BECAUSE IT’S SOMETHING THEY WOULD ADOPT IN THE NEW COVID 19 ERA. I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF ARGUMENTS YOU MADE SEN. BENSON TO SAY THIS BILL IS PREMATURE BECAUSE A LOT OF THE THINGS WE’RE GUIDING WE DON’T KNOW THE ANSWERS OF HOW THIS WOULD PLAY OUT IN THE WORKPLACE I LIKE HAVING THE DEBATE I HAD A BILL MYSELF ON THE SAME ISSUE OF HOW DO WE OPEN SAFELY AND WITH LOW RISK BUSINESSES STARTING FIRST BUT A LOT OF US HAVE BEEN INCONVENIENCED AND A LOT OF SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE COSMETOLOGY AREA ALL OF US HAVE POSTPONED OR ELIMINATED APPOINTMENTS WHO KNOWS IF THE BUSINESSES WILL COME BACK IN FULL FORCE SO THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS AND TO DO THIS BILL TO START TOMORROW I HAVE A HESITATION ABOUT IT I BELIEVE IN THE SPIRIT OF GETTING THERE EVENTUALLY BUT I DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE WITHOUT HAVING SOME LANGUAGE ON TESTING WHEN IT’S SOMETHING FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WE’VE HEARD IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT PIECE AND MINNESOTA’S ON THE FOREFRONT SO I DON’T THINK THIS IS SOMETHING TO BE SCARED ABOUT IT SOMETHING TO GEAR UP FOR IT FOR GOING TO OPEN ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IS EVERYONE WHO GOES TO THE PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN AND WANTS TESTING AND THEIR DOCTOR LEAVES YOU SHOULD HAVE IT YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT THAT’S WHERE WE ARE MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION. I DON’T THINK THIS IS THE SAME THING AS SAYING YOU HAVE TO BE VACCINATED WE WILL GET THERE TOO BECAUSE A LOT OF EXPERTS ARE TALKING ABOUT COVID 19 19 NEEDING A VACCINATION OR HEARD IMMUNITY WERE GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE A CHOICE ABOUT TAKING THOSE RISKS BUT I THINK WE CAN FORCE PEOPLE TO TAKE A VACCINE WE ALREADY DOING THE WORKPLACE TELL YOU YOU HAVE TO TEST FOR DRUGS AND ALCOHOL THAT’S ALREADY SOMETHING EMPLOYERS DO DAY IN AND DAY OUT AND THEY HAVE NO TOLERANCE POLICIES SO I DON’T SEE THIS IS ANOTHER LAYER OF THINGS WE HAVE TO DO TO KEEP OUR WORKPLACE SAFETY WHO WOULD WANT TO GO TO A PLACE THAT DOESN’T HAVE THOSE PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE CERTAINLY I WOULD QUESTION IF I WERE TO GO TO A BUSINESS THAT DOESN’T ADHERE TO TESTING PROTOCOLS AND GUIDANCE AT THE NATIONAL OR STATE PUBLIC HEALTH LEVEL FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE A 52 52 AMENDMENT SEN. KIFFMEYER THANK YOU MR. PRES. MR. PRES WE ARE PART OF THE MIDWEST COALITION OF STATES AND IN INDIANA THE HAIR SALONS ARE

OPENING TODAY MAY 11TH IN OHIO HAIR SALONS ARE OPENING FRIDAY, MAY 15TH IN KENTUCKY HAIR SALONS CAN OPEN ON MAY 25TH THIS MONTH. MY QUESTION IS FORCED SEN. FRANZEN IF SHE WOULD YIELD SEN. FRANZEN WILL YIELD SEN. FRANZEN GIVEN THIS INFORMATION ARE YOU AWARE THAT TO OUR KNOWLEDGE THOSE STATES THE SALONS IN INDIANA OHIO WERE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE EVERYONE TESTED OR TRACK AND TRACE ARE YOU AWARE OF THAT THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND SEN KIFFMEYER I AM NOT I DON’T THINK THE AMENDMENT SAYS YOU HAVE TO TEST IT SAYS IT PROVIDES THE STATEMENT THE BUSINESS WILL MEET ANY TESTING PROTOCOLS ESTABLISHED AND COMPLY WITH CDC AND MDH IT DOESN’T MAKE YOU TEST EVERYONE IN YOUR PLACE IT JUST SAYS TO FOLLOW THE PROTOCOLS OF TESTING WHATEVER THEY MAY BE WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE FURTHER DISCUSSION SEN KIFFMEYER THANK YOU MR. PRES. I’M A BIT PUZZLED BY THAT SEN. FRANZEN BECAUSE THE PLAIN LANGUAGE IS THEY WOULD HERE TO AND PROVIDE A STATEMENT THAT THE BUSINESS WILL MEET ANY TESTING PROTOCOLS ESTABLISHED AND COMPLY WITH THEM AND CURRENTLY THE GOV.’S TALKING ABOUT HIRING 4000 4,000 CONTACT TRACERS AND REQUIRING THAT TESTING NOW WE’RE STILL LOCKDOWN THE LITTLE BOXES THE BIG BOXES CAN GO AND A LOT OF THE SALONS ARE IN THE SMALL BOX CATEGORY I AM PUZZLED AS TO WHY THE STRINGENT REQUIREMENT WOULD BE DISCUSSED HERE AT THIS TIME CONSIDERING THE MIDWEST COALITION OF STATES ARE OPENING SALONS EVEN TODAY THANK YOU FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE A 52 52 AMENDMENT SEN. FRANZEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. I WOULD SAY MINNESOTA IS A LEADER WERE A LEADER ON TESTING ALL OVER THE NATION WITH OUR COLLABORATION WITH MAYO CLINIC AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA WILL BE THE FIRST TO BE IN THAT POSITION TO ADHERE AND PROVIDE BUSINESSES TESTING PROTOCOLS SO THEY KEEP THEIR EMPLOYEES SAFE THIS COVID 19 MEMBERS IS NOT GOING AWAY TOMORROW IT’S NOT GOING AWAY IN A MONTH OVER THE SUMMER IN THE FALL. I THINK ALL OF US HAVE READ ENOUGH AND HAVE LEARNED FROM OTHER COUNTRIES THAT ARE EXPERIENCING THIS THERE’S STILL DEALING WITH THIS MONTHS LATER PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT DEALING WITH THIS AFTERMATH FOR ONE OR TWO YEARS TWO YEARS I’M NOT TRYING TO BE A BEARER OF BAD NEWS BUT WE HAVE TO PREPARE PREPARED TO MAKE OUR WORKPLACE SAFE AND OPERATE DIFFERENTLY I’M A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER I DON’T THINK MY BUSINESS HAS TO TEST EVERYONE IN THE BUSINESS BUT IF WE HAVE A SYMPTOM I WANT TO MAKE SURE THE REST OF THE PEOPLE IN MY OFFICE BUILDING FEEL COMFORTABLE THERE AND THERE SHOULD BE A PROTOCOL FOR BUSINESSES TO DEAL WITH THAT WHETHER THEY HAVE TO CALL INTO THE CDC CALL INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MAKE SURE THEY CHECK THE BOXES TO HAVE THE TESTING AVAILABLE THAT’S FINE BUT WE SHOULDN’T BE SCARED ABOUT INFORMATION ABOUT DATA I THINK THAT’S WHAT THIS BODY IS LOOKING FOR WHAT IS THE BEST PRACTICE SO WE CAN OPEN SAFELY AND NOT YOUR RESPONSIBLY I’M NOT SAYING THE BILL IS IRRESPONSIBLE AND THINK TESTING WOULD MAKE IT A LOT BETTER FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE A 52 52 AMENDMENT SEN. MATHEWS THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND THANK YOU SEN. FRANZEN I’M WORKING DILIGENTLY ON YOUR LANGUAGE HERE I HAVE ONE LAST QUESTION ONE LAST QUESTION IF YOU WOULD YIELD SEN. FRANZEN WILL YIELD THANK YOU MR. PRES. SEN FRANZEN YOUR AMENDMENT THAT IS STATING TO PROVIDE A STATEMENT THE BUSINESS WILL MEET DO YOU ENVISION THE STATEMENT BEING PART OF THE PREPAREDNESS PLAN THAT WE’VE ALREADY WORKED OUT WITH THE BILL AND THE FIRST AMENDMENTS ON THIS AND IF NOT WOULD YOU BE OPEN THAT IT BE INCLUDED ALL-IN-ONE I THINK YOU HAVE A GOOD IDEA I’M TRYING TO IRON THIS OUT ON THE FLY HERE AND I’M WONDERING IF YOU ENVISION IT AS ALL TOGETHER IN ONE OR THROUGH THE WAY WE COULD TWEAK SOMETHING TO GET IT THERE SEN. FRANZEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND SEN MATHEWS I THINK IT SHOULD BE REASONABLE TO HAVE IT ALL IN ONE A STATEMENT OF VOUCHING YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE THROUGH YOUR BEST INTENT TO PROVIDE TESTING PROTOCOLS AND ADHERE TO THEM I DON’T THINK IT’S A BIG EMPLOYERS WANT I’VE BEENT GETTING EMAILS FROM ENFORCING WE SHOULD GIVE THEM SOME LIABILITY WAIVERS BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GO BACK TO WORK IF THEY SAY THERE FOLLOWING BEST PRACTICES IN THEIR ADHERING TO THEM AND SIGNING OFF OF THEM THIS MEANS

BASICALLY ONE OF THOSE THINGS THEY CAN POINT TO THEIR FOLLOWING BEST PRACTICES WITHOUT IT A LOT OF BUSINESSES ARE STILL GOING TO BE CONCERNED OF OPENING WITHOUT HAVING SOME SECURITY THERE FOLLOWING BEST PRACTICES I WOULD BE OPENING TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE THAT MEANS PUTTING IN THE SAME FORM AS THE OTHER ITEMS IN THE AMENDMENT ORIGINALLY PASSED THE AUTHOR’S AMENDMENT I WOULD BE OKAY WITH THAT FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE A 52 52 AMENDMENT? SEN. MATHEWS THANK YOU MR. PRES. THANK YOU SEN. FRANZEN FOR THAT ANSWER I BELIEVE I WOULD AGREE WITH YOU IF WE CAN AGREE ON THE INTENT BEING ALL IN ONE STATEMENT IN ONE STATEMENT IN ONE PLAN THAT ONE PLAN THAT I’M WILLING TO TAKE THE A 52 AS A FRIENDLY AMENDMENT I GUESS I MAY NEED SOME COUNSEL AS TO WHETHER OR NOT WE NEED TO TWEAK SOME LANGUAGE THAT’S IN HERE OR WHETHER IT’S GOOD TO STATE IT’S OUR INTENT BUT I BELIEVE THE CONCEPT IS A GOOD IDEA AND I’M WILLING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH IT ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE A 52 AMENDMENT? FINAL DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED, WE WILL TAKE A BRIEF PAUSE TO CAPTURE THE VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING IN ALTERNATE LOCATIONS WITH THE MEMBERS IN THE CHAMBER WHO ARE SOME PORT OF VOTING AYE ON THE A 52 52 AMENDMENT PLEASE STAND. YOU MAY BE SEATED MEMBERS IN THE CHAMBER WHO ARE OPPOSED TO THE A 52 AMENDMENT PLEASE STAND RECEIVING A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF AYE VOTES THE MOTION PREVAILS THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED. MEMBERS WE ARE BACK ON SENATE FILE 4511 AS AMENDED 4,511 AS AMENDED ON THE LIST IS SEN. KLEIN FOLLOWED BY SEN COHEN

THANK YOU MR. PRES. FIRST LET ME THANK THE BODY AND YOU M MR. PRES. FOR IT UNIQUELY CIVIL AND INTELLIGENT AND WISE DEBATE ON A UNIQUE SITUATION WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY AS WELL AS THE OBLIGATION TO HAVE SERVED IN THE LEGISLATURE AT A TIME YEARS GENERATIONS OF LEGISLATORS PRIOR TO US DID NOT EXPERIENCE AND THERE’S NO QUESTION WERE SWIMMING IN A COLD SEA OF UNCERTAINTY WITH ALL OF THIS. WE DO THE BEST WITH THE MODELS WE HAVE INPUT FEW LIFEBOATS OF FACTS WE CAN GRAB ONTO BUT ALL OF US ARE FINDING THE BEST BALANCE WE CAN BETWEEN THE HEALTH OF MINNESOTANS GOD BLESS THEM IN THE HEALTH OF THESE BUSINESSES EQUALLY VALUABLE TO US ALL. IN THE LIVES THAT ARE AT STAKE THERE I ACTUALLY HAVE A QUESTION FOR SEN. MATHEWS THERE’S A LITTLE BIT OF AN INTRODUCTION I GUESS I WOULD DO A LITTLE READING I WANT TO ALERT SEN. MATHEWS I’LL BE ASKING HIM TO YIELD. I’M LOOKING ON THE DEED WEBSITE WITH THE LATEST UPDATES AND ADVICE FOR BUSINESSES FROM THE GOV.’S EXECUTIVE ORDERS SAYS EFFECTIVE APRIL 27TH OF THIS YEAR NONCRITICAL SECTOR INDUSTRIAL AND OFFICE SPACE BUSINESSES THAT ARE NONCUSTOMER FACING ARE ALLOWED TO REOPEN AS LONG AS THEY CREATED A COVID 19 19 PREPAREDNESS PLAN THAT FOLLOWS MDH AND CDC GUIDELINES ETC. ALSO EFFECTIVE MAY FOURTH MAY 4TH, 2020 CUSTOMER FACING RETAIL BUSINESSES THAT SELL GOODS ARE PERMITTED TO ENGAGE IN CURBSIDE OR OUTSIDE PICKUP AND DELIVERY AS LONG AS THEY DO NOT CUPS MERS ENTER THE BUSINESS PREMISES AND HAVE CREATED A COVID 19 PREPAREDNESS 19 PREPAREDNESS PLAN THAT FOLLOWS MDH AND CDC GUIDELINES THERE’S HEARD A GREAT DEAL ON THE FLOOR ON SPEECHES ABOUT THE SHOE STORE IN ANOKA COUNTY SEEMS TO ME WHAT I’VE DESCRIBED HERE WOULD BE COVERED THE SHOE STORE WE HAD CONCERNS ABOUT BIG-BOX VERSUS SMALL BOX I WOULD ALSO FEEL EXISTING LANGUAGE IN THE EXECUTIVE ORDERS COVERS THE SMALL BOXES MR. PRES. I ASK SEN. MATHEWS TO YIELD FOR THE QUESTION HOW DOES THE BILL AND YOUR AMENDED BILL SPECIFICALLY IF HER FROM WHAT WE HAVE IN PLACE CURRENTLY CAN YOU GIVE ME EXAMPLE OF A BUSINESS THAT WOULD BE AFFECTED THAT’S NOT CURRENTLY COVERED ADEQUATELY SEN. MATHEWS WILL YIELD THANK YOU MR. PRES. THANK YOU SEN. KLEIN YES I’M FAMILIAR WITH THE LANGUAGE THAT YOU READ WITH THE STEPS THAT A BEEN MADE FOR THE NONCUSTOMER INTERFACING BUSINESSES AND THEN THE CURBSIDE THIS DIFFERS BECAUSE WE ARE WORKING ON GETTING THE STOREFRONTS THAT ARE OPEN I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU I FOR ONE ONE HAVE NEVER ORDERED SHOES CURBSIDE BEFORE IN MY LIFE I BELIEVE THAT WOULD HAVE SOME UNIQUE CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH IT I THINK WERE IN A POSITION WHERE WE CAN HAVE THE SAME SAFETY PLANS IN PLACE TO ALLOW FOR IN-STORE BECAUSE YOU CANNOT WALK INTO A LARGER STORE AND BUY SHOES THAT ARE ON THE SHELF AND EXAMINE THEM AND TRY THEM ON AND MAKE SURE THERE THE EXACT KIND YOU WANT AND THE FIT IS RIGHT SO WE ARE TRYING TO EXTEND THAT TO THE OTHER STORES AROUND. IT WILL BE FOR THOSE WHERE THE BUSINESSES WHERE THE CURBSIDE OPTION IS NOT GOING TO BE THE FULL STEP THE BUSINESSES ARE GOING TO NEED TO TAKE FURTHER DISCUSSION SEN KLEIN THANK YOU SEN. MATHEWS THAT’S A GOOD QUESTION I WOULD MAINTAIN THE POSITION THE EXECUTIVE HAS THE MOST IMMEDIATE RESOURCES AT HIS HAND TO EVALUATE EACH ONE OF THOSE ONE OF THOSE BUSINESSES WITH THE A VAST SPECTRUM OF SCENARIOS WITH THE BEST ADVICE AND CREATE THE BEST PLAN I THINK THE EXISTING EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND ANY THAT MAY BE COMING IN THE NEAR FUTURE ADDRESS THOSE MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN WE AS A CUMBERSOME LEGISLATIVE BODY CAN DO SPECIFIC TO CUSTOMER FACING BUSINESSES AND SPECIFIC TO RESTAURANTS I WANT TO SPEAK A LITTLE ABOUT THAT WE SAW YESTERDAY IN COLORADO A LARGE RESTAURANT WAS PACKED TO THE GILLS IN VIOLATION OF THE EXECUTIVE ORDER AND OF COURSE WITH THE ABELER AMENDMENT WHICH WE HAVE ADOPTED THERE WOULD BE NO POSSIBILITY OF IMPOSING PENALTIES OR FINES IF THAT SCENARIO WAS TO OCCUR HERE IN MINNESOTA. WE HAVE A LITTLE

INFORMATION WERE GRASPING AT WHAT KNOWLEDGE WE HAVE BUT THERE IS SOME RECENT EPIDEMIOLOGICAL DATA AT THE CDC WEBSITE WHICH I CAN SHARE WITH MEMBERS IF THEY WANT THAT I WILL READ FROM IT BRIEFLY ABOUT THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES POSED BY RESTAURANTS. THERE WAS EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDY IN CHINA WHERE THERE WAS A TABLE THAT HAD ONE ASYMPTOMATIC INFECTED ONE ASYMPTOMATIC INFECTED PERSON AT A TABLE WITH NINE NINE FRIENDS THEY SAT AT THE TABLE AND DINNER TOOK ABOUT 1 112 HOURS DURING THAT MEAL THE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRY IT RELEASED LOW LEVELS OF VIRUS INTO THE AIR FROM THEIR BREATHING AND AIRFLOW FROM THE RESTAURANTS AIRFLOW VENTS GOES FROM RIGHT TO LEFT ABOUT 50% OF THE PEOPLE AT THE INFECTED PERSONS TABLE BECAME SICK OVER THE NEXT SEVEN SEVEN DAYS 75% OF THE PEOPLE AT THE ADJACENT DOWNWARD DOWNWIND TABLE BECAME INFECTED AND TWO TWO OF THE SEVEN PEOPLE OF THE UPWIND TABLE WERE INFECTED WHICH WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE HAPPENED BY TURBULENT AIRFLOW I BRING UP THAT STUDY BECAUSE THE RECOMMENDATIONS GIVEN TO INDIVIDUAL BUSINESSES WILL BE MORE COMPLEX THAN SIMPLY HANDWASHING AND FACEMASKS AND SPACING THERE WILL BE UNIQUE CONSIDERATIONS OF AIRFLOW PATTERNS TRAFFIC FLOW PATTERNS BUILDING CONSTRUCTION, CARPET THAT ARE INDIVIDUAL TO THE BUSINESSES IT WON’T BE AS SIMPLE AS RESTAURANTS SUBMITTING A PLAN TO THE CDC AND GETTING A RUBBERSTAMP IT’S AN ENORMOUSLY COMPLEX PROBLEM IN RESTAURANTS WERE PEOPLE CANNOT WEAR MASKS ARE SITTING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY FOR LONG TIMES. I OPPOSE THE BILL AND AMENDMENT THANK YOU SEN. FOR THE DISCUSSION FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE BILL I HAVE SEN. CHAMPION FOLLOWED BY SEN. JENSEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. A COUPLE OF THINGS MR. PRES. I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT I CAME BACK TO A QUESTION SEN. BENSON ASKED EARLIER MR. PRES. MY RESPONSE TO HER WAS RIGHT THE APPROPRIATE MODELING IS WHAT’S BEING DONE BUT I THOUGHT I SHOULD BE MORE SPECIFIC BECAUSE AS WE WERE DEBATING THE GOV.’S ADMINISTRATION THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WHO’S ALWAYS ON TOP OF THESE THINGS I ENDED UP GETTING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT I THINK WOULD BE GOOD FOR THE BODY TO KNOW. ON MAY 4TH THE UPDATED THEIR SLIDE DECK SARS COVE TO MODEL WITH ONE ONE MINOR CHANGE THE ADDITION OF SCENARIO FIVE THIS UPDATE FIVE THIS UPDATE DATED APRIL 28 APRIL 28TH WHEN IT WAS PRODUCED WAS AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRANSPARENCY OF SCENARIOS MODELED IN APRIL WITH VERSIONS VERSION TWO OF THE MODEL AS STAKEHOLDERS ASKED ABOUT THIS. IT DOES NOT USE A NEW OR DIFFERENT MODEL THE VERSION 2.1 NOTING NOTHING REALLY CHANGED IN THE UNDERLYING MODEL AND THEY HOPE TO HAVE THE NEXT VERSION OF THE MODEL 3.0 AND ASSOCIATED DATA AVAILABLE IN THE COMING DAYS I WANT TO MAKE SURE MR. PRES SEN. BENSON GOT THAT IMPORTANT INFORMATION SHE WANTED TO KNOW WHICH MODEL WAS BEING LOOKED AT. ALSO MR. PRES. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO MAKE SURE OUR DEBATE ON THE FLOOR IS NOT PITTING MINNESOTANS AGAINST MINNESOTANS AND WHEN I MAKE THAT STATEMENT IT’S BECAUSE I BELIEVE WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER AS MINNESOTANS AND WE SHOULD TAKE EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO REINFORCE THAT IMPORTANT GUIDING PRINCIPLE AND WE SHOULD MAKE SURE AS WE’RE MAKING OUR ARGUMENTS ON THE FLOOR OR PUBLICLY OR PRIVATELY WE REMAIN TOGETHER WE MAY NOT ALL BE IN THE SAME BOAT BUT WERE CERTAINLY IN THE SAME STORM SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE REMEMBER THAT AS WE ARE TALKING HERE. I THINK IT WOULD BE INAPPROPRIATE TO CONTINUE TO PIT BIG BUSINESS VERSUS LITTLE BUSINESS VERSUS CURBSIDE VERSUS BREWERIES AND OTHERS WE NEED TO FIND CREATIVE WAYS IN ORDER TO APPROPRIATELY RESPOND TO THESE BUSINESSES AND MAKE SURE THEY ALL SURVIVE BECAUSE THERE THE BREAD-AND-BUTTER AND THE DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS OF MINNESOTANS I ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE I WAS CLEAR EARLIER WHEN I TALKED ABOUT HEALTHCARE AND WHETHER THERE WAS QUESTIONS ASKED OF HEALTHCARE FOLKS AND I STAND BY THAT BECAUSE HEALTHCARE WORKERS ARE IMPORTANT I HAVE TWO TWO QUESTIONS FOR SEN. MATHEWS IF HE WOULD YIELD SEN. MATHEWS WILL YIELD SEN. MATHEWS, CAN YOU MR. PRES. I WANT TO ASK A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS HE CAN RESPOND TO ONE IS WHETHER HE’S TALK TO ANYONE IN RURAL MINNESOTA AS IT PERTAINS TO HOSPITALS NOT JUST BUSINESSES ON MAIN STREET BUT RURAL

MINNESOTA HOSPITALS. I ALSO WANT TO ASK HIM IF HE BELIEVES ADOPTION OF THIS BILL AND IF IT WERE SIDE WHICH I DON’T THINK IT’S GOING TO BE SIGNED WHETHER IT WOULD BE PROMOTING LAWLESSNESS WE BELIEVE WE SHOULD NEVER PROMOTE LAWLESSNESS OR ALLOW PEOPLE TO TAKE THE LAW INTO THEIR OWN HANDS AND FINALLY IF THERE’S ANY FISCAL IMPACT OF THIS PARTICULAR BILL FOR EXAMPLE THEY SAY THE BILL SAYS WE SHOULD MAKE SURE PEOPLE SUBMIT A PLAN WILL ANYONE BE REQUIRED TO MAKE SURE A PLAN IS SUBMITTED OR ARTICULATED IF IT’S NOT REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED HOW DO WE ENFORCE IT DO WE ENFORCE IT AT ALL? THOSE OF THE QUESTIONS I HAVE THANK YOU MR. PRES SEN. MATHEWS THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND SEN CHAMPION. THE FISCAL QUESTION ANSWER IS NO I DON’T BELIEVE THERE IS ANY FISCAL IMPACT THAT’S HERE WITH THE BILL I’VE SPOKEN WITH MANY PEOPLE THROUGHOUT MY DISTRICT I’M TRYING TO THINK I DON’T RECALL ANY OF THE FAR RURAL HOSPITALS THAT ARE REACHED OUT TO BE I HEAR THE STORIES ABOUT MANY IN OUR AREA HAVE ALSO BEEN THERE NUMBERS DRASTICALLY DOWN DURING THIS TIME SO I KNOW THERE’S MANY CONCERNS THAT’S ON THAT FRONT AND YOUR FINAL QUESTION ON THE LAWLESSNESS SEN CHAMPION NO I BELIEVE THE EFFORT THIS BILL IS HAVING IS TO MAKE SURE THERE IS A LAWFUL PATH FORWARD TO GET THERE AND I BELIEVE IF THAT’S A CONCERN OF YOURS THAT SHOULD BE REASON I WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO VOTE GREEN ON THIS BILL BECAUSE WE NEED TO STAND UP AND WE NEED TO PROVIDE A PATH FOR THOSE WHOSE SUFFERING HAS BEEN INCREASING THE LONGER AND LONGER TIME HAS GONE ON. IT DOES NEED TO BE A PATH FORWARD THAT CAN HELP THEM BE OPEN IN A SAFE PRODUCTIVE MANNER AND WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE A LAWFUL USE OF THAT POSITION SO THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT OF BRINGING THIS BILL FORWARD IF THAT’S A CONCERN OF YOURS I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN ME IN SUPPORTING ALL MINNESOTANS WITH THIS BILL NEXT IS SEN. JENSEN FOLLOWED BY SEN. RELPH THANK YOU MR. PRES. PRIOR TO INTRODUCING THE AMENDMENT MR. PRES. WOULD SEN. CHAMPION YIELD SEN. CHAMPION WILL YIELD THANK YOU MR. PRES. THANK YOU SEN. CHAMPION. YOU SAID YOU WOULD NEVER WANT TO BE IN A POSITION TO PARTICIPATE IN A SITUATION WHICH WOULD YOU WOULD ENCOURAGE LAWLESSNESS WERE BUSINESS CLOSED TO INGRESS OR EGRESS SO IN REGARDS TO THAT LAWLESSNESS I UNDERSTOOD YOUR COMMENTS TO BE YOU WOULD NOT WANT SOMEONE TO THINK THEY COULD UNILATERALLY TAKE SUCH AN ACTION WITH THAT INCLUDE THE CONCEPT OF WHEN THE CITY DECIDES TO UNILATERALLY DECLARE ITSELF A SANCTUARY CITY AND DISAVOW LAWS IN REGARDS TO WHATEVER THEY CHOOSE WHETHER IT BE IMMIGRATION OR COMPLYING WITH THE LAW WHAT’S YOUR VIEW ON LAWLESSNESS IN REGARD TO SANCTUARY CITIES THANK YOU MR. PRES. I THINK SEN. JENSEN HAS PUT FORTH AN INTERESTING QUESTION. MY VIEW IS THIS, WHEN THE GOV. PUTS FORTH AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT IS THE LAW BECAUSE IT’S AN EXECUTIVE ORDER AND SIMILAR TO SEN. JENSEN IF GOV. WALZ AT ONE TIME MADE IT ILLEGAL FOR A GOLF COURSE TO BE OPEN AND EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO BELIEVE THEY COULD GOLF WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING IN PLACE AND MAKE SURE THEY COULD STILL OPERATE IN A WAY THAT WOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUT THERE WAS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER AND THAT EXECUTIVE ORDER AT THE TIME SAID THERE WOULD BE NO GOLFING I BELIEVE LAWLESSNESS IS PROMOTED IF WE WERE TO SAY IT WOULD BE OKAY FOR INDIVIDUALS TO GO TO THE GOLF COURSE AND GOLF WITH THEIR BUDDIES AND FRIENDS NOTWITHSTANDING THE GOV.’S EXECUTIVE ORDER I THINK THAT WOULD BE UNFORTUNATE AS IT PERTAINS TO YOUR SPECIFIC QUESTION I BELIEVE THE CITIES AND COUNTIES HAVE TO DECIDE WHAT THEY ARE DOING WHETHER IT’S WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF THE LAW WHETHER THEY SHOULD BE DOING SOMETHING THEY BELIEVE THEY ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE DOING THAT WOULD BE A QUESTION THAT WOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH IN REAL TIME BUT I DON’T THINK IT WOULD BE WISE FOR US TO PROMOTE INDIVIDUALS NO MATTER HOW

ADMIRABLE IT WOULD BE AROUND WANTING TO OPEN UP MAIN STREET THAT WOULD ENCOURAGE INDIVIDUALS NOT TO ADHERE TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S ORDER AND TRIED TO DISRUPT AND UNDERMINE THE BASIC PLACE IN WHICH OUR GOVERNOR HAS MADE SOME IMPORTANT DECISIONS MR. PRES. I THINK SEN. JENSEN ALSO RAISES ANOTHER IMPORTANT POINT WHICH IS THE GOV. OR THE PERSON IN THAT POSITION IS IN THE BEST POSITION TO MAKE CRITICAL DECISIONS AFTER CONFERRING WITH DOCTORS AND EXPERTS IN BUSINESS LEADERS AND OTHERS WHO HELP THE GOV. TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION BALANCE IS THE ORDER OF THE DAY. WHATEVER DECISION IT IS IT’S TO MAKE SURE WE BALANCE THESE REALITIES OF PUBLIC HEALTH OR THE HEALTH OF MINNESOTANS AS WELL AS ECONOMIC SECURITY AND IN BALANCING THESE REALITIES GOV. WALZ HAS DONE A TREMENDOUS JOB THAT’S WHAT MAKE THIS LEGISLATION SO DISAPPOINTING AND THAT’S WHAT I WON’T SUPPORT IT. THE MESSAGE THIS PROPOSAL SHOWS IS THE GOV ISN’T DOING A GOOD JOB AND THANKFULLY LARGE MAJORITY OF MINNESOTANS UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE ALL THAT GOV. WALZ HAS DONE TO MOVE US FORWARD IN SOME OF THE MOST DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES I THINK WHEN YOU THINK IN TERMS OF SANCTUARY CITIES AS ASKED BY SEN. JENSEN THAT IS THE DECISION OF THOSE WHO ARE IN PLACE AND EMPOWERED TO BALANCE THESE IMPORTANT REALITIES AND MAKE THAT DECISION BUT I DON’T THINK THE LEGISLATURE SHOULD INTENTIONALLY UNDERMINE THE WILL OF THE GOV. AND DO IT IN SUCH A BLATANT AND DISRESPECTFUL AND DISAPPOINTING WEIGHT SEN. JENSEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. I MOVE THE A 50 AMENDMENT 50 AMENDMENT SEN. JENSEN OFFERS THE A 50 50 AMENDMENT THE SECRETARY WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT SEN. JENSEN MOVES TO AMEND SENATE FILE 4511 AS FOLLOWS 4,511 AS FOLLOWS PAGE 1 INSERT THIS IS THE A 50 AMENDMENT 50 AMENDMENT SEN. JENSEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. PRIOR TO ALL FIRST EXPLAIN THE AMENDMENT AND THEN ASK IF SEN. KLEIN WOULD YIELD. BASICALLY THE AMENDMENT DOVETAILS NICELY ON TO SENATE FILE 4,011 WHICH I’M A CO-AUTHOR THE AMENDMENT INDICATES A SINGLE CIVIL PENALTY MAY BE IMPOSED ON A BUSINESS THAT VIOLATES THIS SECTION DURING THE TERM OF THE GOV.’S EMERGENCY EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY AND ADDITIONAL CIVIL PENALTY MAY BE IMPOSED ON A BUSINESS DURING EACH SUBSEQUENT EXTENSION OF THE GOV.’S EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION THE GOV.’S EMERGENCY EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY MEANS EXECUTIVE ORDER 20 -01 OR 20 -31 OR 20 -48 OR ANY SUBSEQUENT EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT PROVIDES AN EXTENDED PEACETIME EMERGENCY ORDER DURING THE COVID 19 EPIDEMIC 19 EPIDEMIC. ESSENTIALLY IT’S BEEN A CHALLENGE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS AROUND MINNESOTA TO UNDERSTAND THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN ESSENTIAL AND NONESSENTIAL WHY POTENTIALLY THIS GROUP OF WORKERS WHO ARE ROUTINELY SOCIALLY DISTANCE FROM ONE ANOTHER CANNOT WORK BUT THIS GROUP OVER HERE CAN WHY A PRODUCT CAN BE SOLD IN THIS STORE AS PART OF THE OTHER SALES BUT IT CAN’T BE SOLD IN THIS STORE. WOULD SEN. KLEIN YIELD SEN. KLEIN WILL YIELD THANK YOU MR. PRES. THANK YOU SEN. KLEIN. I THINK SEN KLEIN SAID IT CORRECTLY BEFORE HE MENTIONED LOTS OF INFORMATION AND STUDIES AND THINGS LIKE THAT, I KNOW D DR. STREAK IN GERMANY HAS PROVIDED US SOME SIGNIFICANT INFORMATION REGARDING PARTICULATE MATTER IN REGARDS TO THE SMALLER TO MIDSIZE PARTICLES 125 M IN SIZE AND THOSE LARGER THAN FIVE M IN SIZE FOR COLLEAGUES I WOULD SAY GENERALLY BACTERIA FALL IN THE REALM OF THE 1-20 M SIZE A LOT OF THE MASKS WE ARE SEEING WORN WITH COTTON OR SURGICAL MASKS THESE ARE MASKS THAT ARE DESIGNED TO CAPTURE PARTICULAR MATTER THAT ARE FIVE MIGRANTS FIVE MIGRANTS OR SO WHEN WERE TALKING ABOUT COVID WERE TALKING ABOUT.1 M THAT’S WHY THE AND 95 MASKS DOZEN ICE HER JOB. WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO ASK SEN. KLEIN HE WAS REFERENCING A STUDY I THOUGHT WAS COMPELLING I THINK IT MIGHT BE A BRIDGEBUILDER FOR HE AND I IN TERMS OF HAVING THE SAME CONCERNS. SEN. KLEIN YOU MENTIONED A STUDY IF YOU COULD ONCE AGAIN SITE THAT STUDY WITH

SPECIFICS AND SHARE WHAT YOU SAID IN REGARDS TO IF AND WHEN WE RESUME RESTAURANT OPERATIONS IT’S OT GOING TO BE SIMPLY FLIPPING A SWITCH THERE’S GOING TO BE MULTIPLE FACTORS THAT NEED TO COMMENT TO PLAY AS WE LOOK AT HOW WE SAFEGUARD PEOPLE AND HOW DO WE PROVIDE IF YOU WILL PROTECTION APPROPRIATE SOCIAL DISTANCING YOU MENTIONED THE TURBULENCE OF AIRFLOW I IMAGINE BEHIND THAT WE WOULD BE TALKING ABOUT THE SLIPSTREAM EFFECT WITH PARTICULATE MATTER IF YOU COULD REVIEW ONE MORE ONE MORE TIME THE SITING OF THAT STUDY AND WHAT THE SPECIFICS ARE YOU THINK WILL HAVE TO BE ATTENDED TO BEFORE RESTAURANTS WOULD NECESSARILY BE ABLE TO OPERATE AS USUAL SEN. KLEIN THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO THE ARTICLE FROM THE JOURNAL EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES TITLED COVID 19 19 OUTBREAK ASSOCIATED WITH AIR-CONDITIONING IN CHINA IN 2020 THE ABSTRACT READS DURING JANUARY AND FEBRUARY AND OUTBREAK OF CORONAVIRUS DISEASE IN THE AIR-CONDITIONED RESTAURANT IN CHINA INVOLVED CLUSTERS THEREFORE WAS CONSISTENT WITH DROPLET SPREAD IT WE RECOMMEND INCREASING THE DISTANCE BETWEEN TABLES AND IMPROVING VENTILATION AGAIN THE QUESTION YOU RAISED REGARDING AIR SUPPLY VERSUS DROPLET SPREAD AS AN ESSENTIAL QUESTION YOU KNOW IT’S BEEN NOT FULLY RESOLVED AT THIS POINT OBVIOUSLY IT HAS DRAMATIC RAMIFICATIONS FOR VIRTUALLY EVERY STEP OF WHAT WE DO HERE HOPEFULLY IT TURNS OUT TO BE SPECIFICALLY DROPLET SPREAD IF IT’S PARALYZED SPREAD IT’S A DIFFERENT PHENOMENON REASON TO EXERCISE CAUTION AS WE MOVE FORWARD FURTHER DISCUSSION SEN JENSEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. THANK YOU SEN. KLEIN I AGREE WITH SEN KLEIN COMPLETELY THE QUESTION OF AEROSOL IS ASIAN NEEDS TO BE ANSWERED INDEED INITIALLY WE WERE TOLD IT WAS GOING TO BE RESPIRATORY DROPLET AND THAT IMPLIES A CERTAIN SIZE OF PARTICULAR MATTER THIS AMENDMENT SAYS BECAUSE IT’S SO GRAY IN TERMS OF WHAT BUSINESSES MAY OR MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO THAT WE WOULD ONLY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A SINGLE CIVIL PENALTY TO MAYBE THE IMPOSED IT WOULD HAVE TO BE BUT IF A BUSINESS ISN’T CERTAIN AS TO WHAT AN EXECUTIVE ORDER SAYS OR DOESN’T SAY IF A BUSINESS BELIEVES THERE COMPLYING I THINK IT WOULD BE UNFAIR FOR THAT BUSINESS TO POTENTIALLY BE PUNISHED IF YOU WILL DAY AFTER DAY WHAT THIS BILL SAYS IF A PENALTY CIVILLY IS GOING TO BE IMPOSED ONLY E IMPOSED ONCE FOR EACH CYCLE OR EXTENSION OF THE GOV.’S EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY. I THINK IT DOVETAILS NICELY ON THE WORDING IN SEN. MATHEWS BILL WHERE HE INDICATES A BUSINESS CLOSE TO INGRESS EGRESS USE AND OCCUPANCY MAY OPERATE PROVIDED THE BUSINESSES HERE’S 20 COVID 20 COVID RELATED WORKPLACE SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS AND SEN KLEIN SHARED WITH US THE BREATH OF WHAT SOME OF THESE WORKPLACE CHALLENGES MAY BE HE MENTIONED AIR EXCHANGERS WHEN WERE TALKING ABOUT THAT TALKING ABOUT AIR-CONDITIONERS FURNACES HE WENT ON TO MENTION CARPETS AND I IMAGINE FABRICS WHATEVER THE NEW NORMAL LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT AND I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE SUCH A CHALLENGE FOR WELL-INTENTIONED HONORABLE CONTRIBUTING MINNESOTA BUSINESS WOMEN AND BUSINESSMEN THAT I THINK THIS JUST MITIGATES THEIR EXPOSURE SO THEY CAN’T FIND THEMSELVES IN HARM’S WAY. I THINK THIS AMENDMENT DOVETAILS INTO THE SPIRIT OF WHAT SEN MATHEWS IS TRYING TO DO BY ALLOWING THE REOPENING OF BUSINESS. TO THE VOICES OR WORDS THAT MIGHT SAY THIS IS IN SOME WAY A DIRECT CHALLENGE TO GOV. WALZ LEADERSHIP I DON’T THINK SO LAST WEEK GOV. WALZ SAID HE UNDERSTOOD HE WAS TRYING TO MOVE FORWARD AND MOVE THE ECONOMY OF MINNESOTA FORWARD UNDERSTANDING THERE IS A CALCULATED RISK I COULD NOT AGREE WITH HIM MORE THESE ARE CALCULATED RISKS THIS IS A FLUID SITUATION WE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN WE DON’T KNOW IF SWEDEN WILL LOOK BAD WEEK OR NEXT MONTH OR FILL LOOK LIKE THEY WERE BRILLIANT AND PROPHETIC. TO ME THIS IS NOT AN IN-YOUR-FACE BILL TO GOV WALZ THIS IS A LET’S SHARE THE

RESPONSIBILITY LET’S COME ALONGSIDE GOV. WALZ AND WILL PARTICIPATE WITH YOU YOU’VE INDICATED SOME 80 – 90% OF BUSINESSES ARE OPEN OKAY THERE’S TEN TO 20% OF BUSINESSES THAT STILL WANT TO BE OPEN WILLING TO SHARE THE RESPONSIBILITY WE KNOW WE DON’T PREDICT THE FUTURE WE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN WE DON’T KNOW NOR DOES GOV. WALZ BUT WERE WILLING TO SHARE THE RESPONSIBILITY AND TO BE THAT’S AN ESSENTIAL THRUST OF THIS BILL THIS ISN’T ABOUT A GOTCHA GAME THIS IS LET US COME ALONGSIDE GOV. WALZ LET’S WORK TOGETHER LET’S BUILD A BRIDGE AND LET’S LET HONORABLE LAW-ABIDING PRODUCTIVE CONTRIBUTING MINNESOTA BUSINESSMEN AND WOMEN DO WHAT THEY DO THANK YOU MR. PRES FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE A 50 50 AMENDMENT SEN. CHAMPION THANK YOU MR. PRES. WILL THE AUTHOR YIELD FOR A QUESTION SEN. JENSEN WILL YIELD SEN. JENSEN, I WAS LOOKING AT YOUR AMENDMENT WHERE IT SAYS ONLINE 1.2 SINGLE PENALTY MAY BE IMPOSED ON A BUSINESS THAT VIOLATES THE SECTION UNDER THE TERMS OF THE GOV.’S EMERGENCY EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY. THAT MADE ME THINK ABOUT WHETHER A PERSON OR BUSINESS WAS TO VIOLATE MAKE A VIOLATION EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR LIKE 12 DAYS AND THEN LET’S LEAVE THAT AS A SCENARIO 12 12 DAYS GO BY EACH AND EVERY DAY THERE SOME VIOLATION OR A DIFFERENT VIOLATION AND IT SAYS AN ADDITIONAL CIVIL PENALTY ONLINE .4 AND ADDITIONAL CIVIL PENALTY MAY BE IMPOSED ON THE BUSINESS DURING EACH SUBSEQUENT EXTENSION OF THE GOV.’S ORDER MY SPECIFIC QUESTION TO YOU I HOPE YOU WILL ANSWER IS ARE THERE ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH BUSINESSES VIOLATING REQUIREMENTS DAY AFTER DAY ARE NOT PENALIZED DAILY FOR THE VIOLATION SEN. JENSEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND THANK YOU SEN. CHAMPION I BELIEVE THE QUESTION IS ARE THERE ANY OTHER EXAMPLES OR SITUATIONS WHERE IN A SINGLE CIVIL PENALTY WOULD BE IMPOSED DURING A SPECIFIC TIME FRAME? IS THAT CORRECT THANK YOU MR. PRES. AGAIN OTHER ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH BUSINESSES VIOLATING REQUIREMENTS DAY AFTER DAY ARE NOT PENALIZED DAILY FOR THE VIOLATION? IF THIS BUSINESS IN MY SCENARIO IS VIOLATING THE LOT 12 DAYS IN A ROW AND THERE’S BEEN NO EXTENSION OF THE GOV.’S EXECUTIVE ORDER WILL THAT BUSINESS ONLY BE PENALIZED FOR ONE OF THE 12 VIOLATIONS EVEN 12 VIOLATIONS EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE VIOLATING THE LAW EACH AND EVERY DAY EVEN FOR A DIFFERENT ASPECT OF THE LAW SEN. JENSEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND SEN CHAMPION YES THERE ARE OTHER SITUATIONS SUCH AS THAT IN THE REALM OF HEALTHCARE IF WERE FOUND TO BE GUILTY OF A PENALTY OFTENTIMES THE PENALTY WILL ONLY BE ADMINISTERED ONCE EVEN THOUGH IT’S CONCEIVABLE A LABORATORY MAY NOT HAVE BEEN DOING THE PROPER CONTROLS OR ESTABLISHING SOME MEASURE OF STANDARDIZATION IN THOSE SITUATIONS THE PENALTY WOULD NOT BE IMPOSED EACH AND EVERY DAY IT WOULD BE POTENTIALLY IMPOSED ONCE THAT GENERALLY IS ADJUDICATED AT THE TIME AS THE FACTS OF THE SITUATION ARE BORNE OUT BUT I APPRECIATE THE QUESTION SEN. CHAMPION I HAVE SEN. RELPH WHO WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK ON THE AMENDMENT SEN. RELPH PLEASE MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE CHAMBER. THANK YOU MR. PRES. WILL SEN. JENSEN YIELD FOR A QUESTION SEN. JENSEN WILL YIELD MY QUESTION IS A CLARIFICATION RIGHT NOW UNDER CHAPTER 12 OF THE MINNESOTA STATUTES THE EXECUTIVE POWERS STATUTE A VIOLATION OF THAT EXECUTIVE ORDER IS ALREADY A MISDEMEANOR SEN. JENSEN YOU’RE PROPOSING AN ADDITIONAL CIVIL PENALTY THAT WOULD BE APPLIED ONCE A MONTH IS THAT CORRECT SEN. JENSEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. THANK YOU SEN. RELPH WHAT THIS AMENDMENT DOES IS IT MAXIMIZES THE IMPOSITION OF US CIVIL PENALTY TO ONCE PER CYCLE IS A MAY IT’S NOT A SHELL IT’S NOT A MUST I

AM CONCERNED THAT A BUSINESS MIGHT TRY TO REOPEN AND TO SEN KLEIN’S COMMENTS IT’S CONCEIVABLE A LIKE A RESTAURANT THAT THOUGHT THEY WERE COMPLYING AND ONLY TO FIND OUT THERE WERE CERTAIN STIPULATIONS THAT HADN’T BEEN SATISFIED BY THE RESTAURANT THE RESTAURANT MAY HAVE THOUGHT ACCORDING TO FUTURE EXECUTIVE ORDER OUTDOOR DINING MAY HAVE BEEN ALLOWED AS LONG AS SOCIAL DISTANCING WAS BEING MANAGED BUT TO SEN KLEIN’S PERSPECTIVE IF YOU HAVE EVENT IN THE AREA OF THE OUTDOOR DINING AREA THAT’S BLOWING AIR THIS COULD BE PROBLEMATIC I DON’T WANT RESTAURANT PEOPLE SURPRISED BY HAVING A RECURRENT PENALTY BEING APPLIED TO THEM THAT’S WHAT I’M GETTING AT IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS THAT CAN HELP WITH MORE LASER PRECISION TO GET WHAT I’M TRYING TO DO I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR HELP THANK YOU SEN. RELPH THANK YOU MR. PRES. MY CONCERN IS THE FACT WE ALREADY HAVE A CRIMINAL PENALTY IN STATUTE AND I THINK THE SAME QUESTION APPLIES TO THE CRIMINAL PENALTY OF THE CONTINUATION OF ADDITIONAL CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR ADDITIONAL ACTS ESPECIALLY IF THEY MAY BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT SO IT WOULDN’T BE ARISING OUT OF THE SAME INCIDENT. I AM CONCERNED IF HER GOING TO ADDRESS THIS WE NEED TO ADDRESS IT MORE THOROUGHLY THANK YOU MR. PRES SEN. JENSEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND SEN RELPH. IF SEN. RELPH WANTED TO ADD AN ORAL AMENDMENT TO LINE 1.2 SAYING A SINGLE CIVIL OR CRIMINAL MULTI MAY BE IMPOSED ON THE BUSINESS OR ONLY I WOULD BE GLAD TO DO THAT OTHERWISE I WOULD STAY WITH THE AMENDMENT FURTHER DISCUSSION SEN RELPH THANK YOU MR. PRES. THAT SOUNDS LIKE IT WOULD SOLVE THE PROBLEM THANK YOU FURTHER DISCUSSION MR. PRES. I WOULD MOVE IN ORAL AMENDMENT ONLINE ONE POINT 1.2 TAKE PL. WHERE IT SAYS WHERE WE INSERT AFTER A SINGLE CIVIL SAY OR CRIMINAL TWO WORDS TWO WORDS OR CRIMINAL SEN. JENSEN OFFERS AN ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE A 50 AMENDMENT 50 AMENDMENT THE SECRETARY WILL REPORT THE ORAL AMENDMENT SEN. JENSEN MOVES TO AMEND THE A 50 AMENDMENT TO SENATE FILE 4,511 AS FOLLOWS LINE 1.2 AFTER THE WORD CIVIL INSERT THE WORDS OR CRIMINAL. DISCUSSION ON THE ORAL AMENDMENT SEN CHAMPION THANK YOU MR. PRES. WILL SEN JENSEN YIELD FOR A QUESTION SEN. JENSEN WILL YOU YIELD THANK YOU SEN. JENSEN I NOTICED YOUR MAKING A CHANGE ON LINE 1.2 ARE YOU ALSO ANTICIPATING MAKING THE CHANGE ON LINE 1.4 SEN. JENSEN ÃTHANK YOU MR. PRES. THANK YOU SEN. CHAMPION NO I AM NOT MEMBERS WE ARE ON THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE A 50 AMENDMENT 50 AMENDMENT IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE ORAL AMENDMENT? SEEING NONE ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE THOSE OPPOSED, WE WILL TAKE A BRIEF PAUSE TO GATHER VOTES OF MEMBERS IN ALTERNATE LOCATIONS

MEMBERS ON THE FLOOR THOSE WHO SUPPORT THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT PLEASE STAND MEMBERS WHO ARE OPPOSED TO THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT IN THE CHAMBER PLEASE STAND MEMBERS MAY BE SEATED. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH AYE VOTES THE MOTION DOES NOT PREVAIL THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT IS NOT ADOPTED. MEMBERS WE ARE BACK ON THE A 50 AMENDMENT TO 50 AMENDMENT TO SENATE FILE 4,511 SEN. JENSEN MR. PRES. I WOULD WITHDRAW THE AMENDMENT SEN. JENSEN WITHDRAWS THE A 50 AMENDMENT MEMBERS WE ARE BACK ON SENATE FILE 4511 AS 4,511 AS AMENDED. NEXT ON THE LIST TO SPEAK IS SEN. RELPH THANK YOU MR. PRES. AFTER THE BRIEF INTERLUDE, I WANT TO TALK FOR A MOMENT ABOUT WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HERE. LET’S BRING SOME FOCUS TO WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF RHETORIC BACK AND FORTH ABOUT WHO’S GOING TO DO WHAT AND WHY WE SHOULD BIG BOXES VERSUS SMALL BOXES I WANT TO MAKE A POINT A COUPLE OF POINTS FIRST, I DON’T THINK THERE’S A SINGLE SMALL BUSINESS AND I CAN PROBABLY SAY BIG-BOX BUSINESS OWNER WHO WANTS TO DELIBERATELY EXPOSE EMPLOYEES OR CUSTOMERS TO A RISK OF INFECTION BY THIS VIRUS. I THINK LET’S START FROM THAT PREMISE THAT BUSINESS OWNERS WANT TO BE SAFE FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES FOR THEIR WORKERS. I THINK IT’S ALMOST TO THE POINT OF RIDICULOUS TO THE SUBLIME TO RESUME THAT BUSINESSES ARE GOING TO THINK IN TERMS OF THEIR OWN BUSINESS ECONOMICS AS OPPOSED TO SAFETY THEY HAVE TO BE CONCERNED WITH THEIR ECONOMICS THAT’S WHY WE ARE HERE TODAY AND THAT BRINGS ME TO MY NEXT POINT. I’VE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR QUITE SOME TIME WE CANNOT ALLOW THE CURE FOR THIS PANDEMIC TO BE WORSE THAN THE PANDEMIC ITSELF. WE ARE RUNNING THAT RISK WHEN WE CONTINUE TO IGNORE THE FACT THAT OUTSIDE OF THE ACTUAL DISEASE AND THE PAIN AND SUFFERING AND YES DEATH THAT’S CAUSED BY IT THERE IS PAIN AND SUFFERING AND DEATH THAT’S BEING CAUSED BECAUSE OF WHAT WE ARE DOING. HOW DO WE WAIVE THAT? IT’S IMPORTANT WE DO THAT AND I THINK WE NEED TO

TAKE A LOOK AT SEVERAL THINGS FIRST THE ANY QUALITY OF THE RULES AS THERE BEING APPLIED IT’S VERY CLEAR THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF A SPECIALTY STORE SELLING SLEEPING EQUIPMENT BEDS BEING FOUND TO BE AN ESSENTIAL ENTERPRISE OR A FURNITURE STORE THAT SELLS THE SAME PRODUCT IS NOT. SO I BEGIN TO WONDER WHY WE ARE TRYING TO PARSE ALL OF THESE LITTLE NICHES INSTEAD OF TAKING A LOOK AT THE OVERALL BUSINESS PURPOSE THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT HERE AND THAT IS TO ALLOW THE ECONOMY TO BEGIN TO RECOVER SAFELY. WE KNOW EVERYONE HAS SAID THIS WE KNOW THIS IS GOING TO BE AROUND FOR A WHILE WERE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT UNTIL WE HAVE EITHER A CURE OR A VACCINE OR BOTH SO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO IS MOVE FORWARD IN A WAY THAT ALLOWS BUSINESS TO BE ABLE TO OPERATE SAFELY BUT AT THE SAME TIME KEEPS THE ECONOMY GOING BUT AT THE SAME TIME ADDRESSES THE ISSUES OF DEALING WITH THE SPREAD OF THIS DISEASE. I WANT TO BACK UP A MOMENT AND TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE MODELS AND SOME OF THE INFORMATION AND THE QUESTION WAS ASKED WHAT MODEL IS THE GOV. USING WELL, AT THIS POINT IN TIME I’M NOT SO SURE THAT SPECIFIC QUESTION IS ALL THAT IMPORTANT IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MODELS THE NUMBERS ARE REALLY THAT MUCH DIFFERENT IN TERMS OF THE TOTAL POSSIBLE DEPTHS ACCORDING TO THE MODELS THE TOTAL POSSIBLE INFECTIONS ACCORDING TO THE MODELS, SO I THINK WE HAVE TO BE DRIVEN BY SCIENCE BUT NOT BY CONSUMED BY IT WE HAVE TO USE A LITTLE BIT OF LOGICAL REASON TO TRY TO COME TO THE SOLUTION AND THIS IS WHY A BELIEVE THIS BILL LEADS US IN THAT DIRECTION THE OBJECT HERE IS TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT WE HAVEN’T ECONOMY THAT’S ON LIFE SUPPORT AND WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GET BACK OFF LIFE SUPPORT. IS IT GOING TO BE AS GOOD AS IT WAS BEFORE THE VIRUS HIT? AT SOME POINT IN TIME I HOPE IT IS I BELIEVE BELIEVE WE HAVE A RESILIENT ENOUGH COUNTRY AND THE STATE TO ACHIEVE THAT BUT WE WILL NEVER GET THERE UNLESS WE START LOOKING FOR WAYS TO DO THAT. I THINK WE MUST TAKE A LOOK AT ALL POSSIBLE AVENUES AND I BELIEVE THAT’S WHAT THIS BILL IS TRYING TO DO. I HAVE TO NOTE A COUPLE OF THINGS. I HAD A COMMENT FROM A CONSTITUENT THAT SAID NOW THEIR SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES AND THE EXECUTIVE ORDERS ARE ACTUALLY DOING THE OPPOSITE WE ARE CREATING A SITUATION WHERE WERE NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING WERE SOCIALLY CONGREGATING I WILL GIVE AN EXAMPLE OF THIS. I WAS DRIVING HOME SATURDAY FOR ATTEMPTING TO FIND A FEW FISH AFTER THE FISHING OPENER NOTICE THE WORD ATTEMPT AND I DROVE BY THE LOCAL WALMART THE PARKING LOT WAS PACKED I MEAN PACKED I DON’T THINK THAT WERE 15 SPOTS 15 SPOTS OUT OF MAYBE 500 OR 500 OR WHATEVER THERE WAS IN THAT LOT THAT WERE OPEN AND WHY IS THAT SO? IT’S BECAUSE PEOPLE DON’T HAVE ANY CHOICES NOW THEY DON’T HAVE A SMALL BUSINESS TO GO TO TO BUY APPEAR OF SHOES OR A SHIRT. THEY DON’T HAVE A SMALL BUSINESS AS AN ALTERNATIVE SO WHERE DO THEY GO? THEY GO WHERE THEY CAN GET WHAT THEY NEED SO I THINK WE HAVE TO REALLY THINK ABOUT THIS AND THINK THROUGH WHAT WE ARE DOING HERE THIS BILL GIVES US A VEHICLE TO DO THAT DOES IT OPEN THE STATE OPEN THE FLOODGATES LIKE SOME STATES HAVE DONE? NO IT TELLS BUSINESSES EARS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO BE ABLE TO REOPEN BUT IT DOESN’T APPLY SOME ARBITRARY CRITERIA SUCH AS ESSENTIAL IT APPLIES THE CRITERIA OF SAFE AND I’VE SPOKEN TO THIS ON THIS FLOOR BEFORE IF WE LOOK AT BUSINESSES THAT CAN OPERATE SAFELY WE THEN ARE SEARCHING FOR BUSINESSES TO CLOSE NOT TO OPEN AND THAT’S A

MUCH SMALLER UNIVERSE AND IT ALSO ALLOWS US TO FOCUS ON THOSE BUSINESSES THAT DO HAVE PROBLEMS IN TERMS OF BEING ABLE TO OPERATE SAFELY TO FIND WAYS CREATIVE WAYS TO ALLOW THEM TO REOPEN AND THAT’S WHAT THIS SHOULD BE ABOUT AT HEARD THAT TERM USED HERE ON THE FLOOR TODAY WE NEED TO BE CREATIVE I THINK EVERYONE BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE THE GOV. EVERYONE IN THE STATE WANTS TO SEE THE STATE OPENED AGAIN THEY WANT TO DO IT SAFELY AND GOD BLESS THEY WANT TO STOP AS MANY DEATHS AS WE CAN AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE EMPHASIZE THAT. THAT WE ARE HAVING PEOPLE I FROM COVID 19 I 19 I DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO LOSE SIGHT OF THAT I DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THAT BUSINESSES ARE SOMEHOW GOING TO BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN PEOPLE DYING ON THE OTHER HAND I THINK IF WE CAN FIND A WAY TO MINIMIZE THAT NUMBER AND LET’S FACE IT FOLKS SOME PEOPLE ARE GOING TO DIE FROM COVID 19 WERE NOT GOING TO STOP IT THEY WILL DIE BUT WE CAN’T LET THE REST OF OUR ECONOMY DIE ALONG WITH THEM AND THAT’S THE CONCERN I DEEPLY HAVE IF WE DON’T GO FORWARD WITH SOME KIND OF ACTUAL CONSCIOUS PLAN STEP-BY-STEP THAT DOES JUST THAT OPENS BUSINESSES SAFELY THANK YOU MEMBERS IF THERE ARE ANY AMENDMENTS PLEASE LET THE FRONT DESK KNOW I HAVE SEN. ISAACSON AND THEN WE’LL GO TO THIRD READING AND THEN I HAVE A LIST OF MEMBERS WHO WILL SPEAK AFTER THIRD READING MR. PRES. THANK YOU FOR THE MOMENT ON THE FLOOR. ALL I CAN SAY IS WHOOPS HERE WE GO AGAIN I DON’T UNDERSTAND IT I HEAR SOME PITHY COMMENTS LIKE THE CURE CAN’T BE WORSE THAN THE DISEASE WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? THE CURE OF KEEP ALL KEEPING PEOPLE ALIVE CAN’T BE WORSE THAN KEEPING BUSINESSES OPEN IT’S THIS ALL OR NOTHING RHETORIC THAT I DON’T GET AND WHAT’S INTERESTING ABOUT IT I SYMPATHIZE IT MUST BE TOUGH TO CONTORT THE MENTAL GYMNASTICS IT TAKES TO CONFRONT THE GOV THAT HAS 82% APPROVAL I GET IT BUT THE REALITY IS YOU CAN’T STAND AND SAY WE MUST BE DRIVEN BY SCIENCE BUT NOT CONSUMED BUT WE MUST USE REASON AND LOGIC ANYONE WHO’S DONE A MOMENT OF STUDYING HOW THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD WORKS IT’S BASED ONLY IN REASON AND LOGIC THAT’S HOW SCIENCE WORKS. DO NOT FOLLOW SCIENCE IS TO FOLLOW THINGS LIKE VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM OR CLIMATE CHANGE ISN’T REAL THAT’S WHAT WE GET WHEN WE DON’T FOLLOW SCIENCE I’M CONFUSED BECAUSE ON THAT LEVEL I HEARD THOSE ARGUMENTS BEING MADE THEN FIVE MINUTES LATER IN THE SAME DISCUSSION TALKS ABOUT WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER EVERYONE WANTS TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN AND HAVE DOES THIS IS AN KEEP PEOPLE ALIVE IS TO COMPLETELY CONFLICTING ARGUMENTS WHAT I’VE STRUGGLED WITH HIS AGAIN WE ARE STILL FINDING CRITICAL ARGUMENT FOR ME I’VE BEEN HEARING FROM DIFFERENT MEMBERS PLAYING A PREVALENT LAW INSTEAD OF A DISCUSSION OF SOLVING THE PROBLEM THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN ADDRESSED THE BILL DIDN’T GO THROUGH THE GOV.’S OFFICE THIS BILL ISN’T GOING ANYWHERE IN THE OTHER BODY THIS BILL IS NOT GOING TO BE SIGNED INTO LAW IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A DISCUSSION AND CREATE THAT BRIDGE THEN DO THAT THIS LEGISLATION DOES NOT TO DO THAT PLEASE VOTE NO SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION THE SECRETARY WILL GIVE SENATE FILE 4,511 IT’S THIRD READING SENATE FILE 4511 A BILL 4,511 A BILL RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT THIRD READING. MEMBERS I HAVE A LENGTHY LIST HERE WE WILL START WITH SEN. JOHNSON HE IS IN THE CHAMBER FOLLOWED BY SEN KORAN THANK YOU MR. PRES. I APPRECIATE THE DISCUSSION AND I APPRECIATE SEN. MATHEWS BRINGING THIS BILL FORWARD TODAY. I DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THE BIG DEAL IS SEN MATHEWS IN MIND THAT OF THE WOODS WE HAVE HAIRCUTS WE ALL ARE ABLE TO GO OUT AND EAT DINNER AND WE ARE ABLE TO GO TO THE SHOE STORE AND GET OUR SHOES WERE ABLE TO DO ALL THESE THINGS THE ONLY PROBLEM IS WE HAVE TO GO ACROSS THE BORDER TO GET THEM THAT’S OF LITTLE CONCERN TO MOST FOLKS AROUND HERE IT SEEMS. JUST LAST WEEK WE HAD TO COMMUNITIES IN MY DISTRICT THE RIVER FALLS AND ROSEAU THEIR MAYORS AND CITY COUNCILS PUT TOGETHER NICE PROPOSAL THAT SAID OPEN UP MINNESOTA OPEN UP GOV. WALZ

IT’S TIME. YOU’RE BLEEDING US DRY OUR CITIZENS ARE HURTING AND WHAT DO WE HEAR YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS THE EXPERTS ARE THE ONE WHO KNOW ONE WHO KNOW THE BEST WHO WAS AN EXPERT IN THIEF RIVER FALLS WHO’S AN EXPERT IN ROSEAU? IF THEY DON’T GET TO SAY FOR MAYORS AND COUNCILMEMBERS DON’T GET TO SAY ON WHAT HAPPENS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES WHO IS THE EXPERT WE CONTINUALLY HEAR ABOUT ONE MINNESOTA THIS IS ONE NE MINNESOTA IT’S JUST ONE ONE MINNESOTA APPARENTLY THE ONE MINNESOTA IS BEING RUN FROM ST. PAUL IT’S BEING RUN FROM RAMSEY COUNTY THAT’S WHERE THE EXPERTS LIVE THEY KNOW ROSEAU THEY KNOW THIEF RIVER FALLS THEY KNOW EAST GRAND FORKS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THIS IS GETTING TO BE RIDICULOUS WHAT WE ARE SEEING HAPPEN TO OUR COMMUNITIES IS RIDICULOUS THE LOGIC IS FALLING APART THE WHEELS ARE FALLING OFF THIS TRAIN WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT’S GOING ON IN OUR COMMUNITIES. I DON’T KNOW WHERE THEY’RE GETTING THESE EXPERTS FROM OTHER THAN FROM DOWN HERE THEY’RE LOOKING AT DATA THE LOOKING AT THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON BUT THEY’RE NOT SEEING THE SOCIAL IMPACT APPARENTLY. WHEN I’M SITTING IN MY LAW OFFICE IN EAST GRAND FORKS AND I’M LOOKING ACROSS THE RIVER AND I’M SEEING RESTAURANTS THAT ARE OPEN SEEING PEOPLE OVER THERE WORKING LIVING DOING THE THINGS THEY NEED TO DO TO MAKE THEIR COMMUNITY LIVING GROW AND SURVIVE WE CAN’T DO THAT THERE IN MY DOWNTOWN EAST GRAND FORKS. I AM BEGGING WE DON’T JUST LOOK AND LISTEN TO THOSE EXPERTS IN RAMSEY COUNTY OR HENNEPIN COUNTY WERE LOOKING TO THE EXPERTS PEOPLE WHO KNOW THEIR COMMUNITIES THE FOLKS WHO ARE ABLE TO LOOK OUT THE WINDOW AND SEE OKAY THINGS NEED TO HAPPEN HERE OTHERWISE OUR BUSINESSES ARE SHUTTING DOWN OUR CITIZENS ARE BEGINNING TO HURT. I HEARD EARLIER TODAY BY SEN. CHAMPION WHO ASKED HAVE YOU TALKED TO YOUR HOSPITALS? HAVE YOU TALKED TO HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN YOUR AREA SEN CHAMPION I HAVE ABOUT 2 1/2 212 WEEKS AGO WE HAD A CONFERENCE CALL WITH SIX OF OUR SIX OF OUR AREA HOSPITALS THREE THREE WERE INDEPENDENT THREE THREE YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF BEFORE SOME BIGGER CHAINS AND WHAT I HEARD SEN. CHAMPION WAS WE NEED TO TAKE IT EASY WE NEED TO SETTLE THAT WE CAN’T BE OPENING THEY WERE SOME OF THE FIRST ONES TO BEG TO BE OPENED 40 – 60% OF PATIENTS COMING INTO THEIR ERS THEIR ELECTIVE SURGERIES TO THEIR CLINICS HAVE DECIDED TO STAY AT HOME FOR THE NOT ALLOWED TO COME IN THERE DYING WE HAVE ALEC WE HAVE OUR KIDS IN COUNTY HOSPITAL A GREAT HOSPITAL UP THERE BUT IT BARELY GETS BY EACH MONTH BARELY GETS BY AND WE ARE ASKING THEM TO TAKE A 40 – 60% HIT WHAT WILL THAT DO TO RURAL HEALTH IN MINNESOTA? WHAT WILL THE EXPERTS SAY WHEN FOLKS HAVE TO DRIVE AN HOUR OR HOUR AND A HALF OR TWO HOURS TO GET TO THE NEAREST CLINIC WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT THAT? FOLKS THIS IS GETTING SERIOUS AND I KNOW THERE’S OPINIONS ON BOTH SIDES I UNDERSTAND THAT I GET THAT BUT WE HAVE TO BE LOOKING AT MORE THAN JUST A HANDFUL OF FOLKS IN ST. PAUL AND RAMSEY COUNTY AND HENNEPIN COUNTY THERE THAT’S HURTING AND YET WE LOOK ACROSS THE RIVER WHERE THERE RESPONSIBLY OPENED THEIR TRYING TO GET BACK ON THEIR FEET AND THEY’RE DOING IT YET WE FEEL TRAPPED RIGHT THERE MR. PRES. I WANTED TO SAY I SUPPORT THIS BILL I THANK SEN MATHEWS FOR WHAT’S GOING ON FOR WHAT IS BROUGHT FORWARD HERE TODAY AND I PRAY WE PASS THIS OFF THE FLOOR AND THE OTHER BODY TAKES IT AND PASSES IT AND THE GOV. SAYS YES THIS ISN’T JUST ONE MINNESOTA THIS IS A MINNESOTA MADE UP OF MANY AREAS MANY INTERESTS AND MANY PEOPLE IN DIFFERING LANDSCAPES OF DIFFERING VALUES AND WE HAVE TO START DOING THINGS THAT RESPECT ALL OF MINNESOTA NOT JUST A SMALL AREA MR. PRES. THANK YOU NEXT IS SEN. KORAN FOLLOWED BY SEN. JASINSKI THANK YOU MR. PRES. I WOULD BE REMISS WE’VE HEARD A LOT OF GREAT COMMENTS TODAY ALL OF US HAVE HEARD IN OUR RURAL COMMUNITIES OUR BUSINESSES ARE DESPERATE TO OPEN WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR IS FAIRNESS THEY’RE LOOKING FOR FAIRNESS TO BE ABLE TO OPEN BUSINESSES IN THERE DESPERATELY SCREAMING TO SAFELY REOPEN THEIR BUSINESS BUT ONE ONE OF THE THINGS I HEARD BEFORE MY PREPARED NOTES WE SHOULD BASE ALL OF OUR DECISION BASED ON SCIENCE AND REASON

VERSUS SIGNS VERSE AND REASON AND LOGIC. I WANT TO KNOW WHERE THE SCIENCE FALLS INTO OR THE REASON AND LOGIC FALLS INTO BEING ABLE TO OPEN A CANDY STORE IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA I WANT THEM TO BE OPEN IT APPEARS THE IMPETUS FOR THE SCIENCE BEHIND OPENING THAT PARTICULAR STORE WAS A PERSONAL MEETING WITH THE GOV. I’M ASSUMING THE SCIENCE MUST BE FRIENDS AND FAMILY PLAN IS WHAT I CAN TELL THAT’S NOT HOW IT WORKS IN THIS STATE AND THAT’S WHAT WE ARE SEEING PEOPLE ARE SEEING ARBITRARY DECISIONS MADE HOW THEY’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO OPEN A CAN THE OPEN SAFELY I’VE BEEN TO THE BIG-BOX STORES AND THEY HAD NO PLAN THEY WERE NOT REQUIRED TO SEND A PLAN THEY WERE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE A PERSONAL MEETING WITH THE GOV RECEIVE THE BLESSING TO CONTINUE TO STAY OPEN AND OPERATE SAFELY THEIR STAFF APPEARED TO BE OPEN AND OPERATING SAFELY IF THE DISEASE WAS AS TRAGIC AS THE EXPERTS KEEP TELLING US IT WAS THE WALMART WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP STAFF AT THE CASHIERS THAT WOULD BE THE EMERGENCY THE EMERGENCY WOULD BE TRAINING PEOPLE TO SELL THE VERY FOOD WE NEED ON A DAILY BASIS. WITH THAT OUR BUSINESSES WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY’RE TREATED FAIRLY ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE SEEING EVERY DAY NOW WE GET A MESSAGE AND AN UPDATE FROM A SERIES OF EXPERTS AND IT SOUNDS LIKE WE’RE OPENING OR TURNING UP I DIAL A DIAL THAT APPEARS TO HAVE 00 ELEMENTS BEFORE WE MOVED TO THE NEXT STEP WHAT WE ARE SEEING BUSINESSES ARE BEING TOLD 91% OF THE BUSINESSES ARE BEING TOLD YOUR OPEN OR YOUR HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY OPEN THE REALITY IS THE IMPOSITION OF THE MICROMANAGEMENT OF THE SAFE OPERATING PLAN IS BEING DEVELOPED BY PEOPLE WHO’VE NEVER RUN THEIR BUSINESS OR A BUSINESS IN MOST CASES ARE NEVER MADE A PAYROLL AND CERTAINLY HAVE NEVER RUN THEIR BUSINESS AND THE EXPERTISE IS IN THE BUSINESS IN THE FRONT LINES OF EVERYONE WHO OPERATES IN THE STATE. THEY CAN AND ARE PREPARED OPEN SAFELY. THE OTHER PIECE IS IN SETTING OUT THOSE CRITERIA WHAT IS NOT COVERED IN THOSE DAILY NEWSCASTS IS A RESTAURANT LET’S USE THEIR MICROMANAGEMENT ACTIVITIES OF WHAT THEY MAY BE ABLE TO DO WHEN THEY LOOK AT THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO IF THEY’RE BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO OPEN AND IF THEY’RE BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO OPEN AT A CAPACITY THEY CAN’T OPEN MORE THAN 50% OF THEIR CAPACITY FOR THE NEXT YEAR IT IS THERE DEATH SENTENCE BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT SURVIVE ALONG WITH THE THOUSANDS OF OTHER BUSINESSES AND THE ECONOMIC DESPAIR ALONG WITH THAT WILL BE CATASTROPHIC TO THE STATE IT’S ABOUT OPENING MINNESOTA SAFELY KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE BUT OUR BUSINESSES IN RURAL MINNESOTA AND THE REST OF THE COUNTRY NEED TO OPEN AND I STAND IN FAVOR OF THIS BILL THANK YOU NEXT IS SEN. JASINSKI FOLLOWED BY SEN. WESTROM THANK YOU MR. PRES. I STAND IN SUPPORT OF SENATE FILE 4511 4,511 I’VE BEEN WATCHING THIS FOR A WHILE AND IT’S DIFFICULT TO SEE OUR SMALL TOWNS WHAT THEY’RE GOING THROUGH NOW THIS LAST SATURDAY I DROVE DOWN MAIN STREET CENTRAL AVENUE IN FARIBAULT MY HOMETOWN I WAS THE MAYOR THERE FOR EIGHT YEARS EIGHT YEARS IT’S A GHOST TOWN AN ABSOLUTE GHOST TOWN. I CONTINUED ON MY DRIVE TO WALMART PACKED EVERY SINGLE CAR STALL WAS FULL AND I CONTINUED DOWN TO FLEET FARM WHICH IS OPEN AND OWATONNA PACKED AND TOOK A TURN AND WENT DOWN TOWN MAINSTREET OWATONNA A GHOST TOWN. THIS IS HAPPENING ACROSS MINNESOTA OUR SMALL BUSINESSES I WAS MAYOR FOR EIGHT YEARS I EIGHT YEARS I KNOW FOR A FACT SMALL BUSINESSES ARE THE ONES THAT DONATE TO LITTLE LEAGUE TEAMS FOOTBALL TEAMS ART FESTIVALS DOWNTOWN BARBECUES THESE ARE THE FABRIC OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND THERE BEING SHUTDOWN AND THE BIG BOXES CORPORATE MINNESOTA CORPORATE AMERICA IS UP IN OPERATION MORE THAN THEY’VE EVER HAD BEFORE WE NEED TO PUT THIS BILL INTO LAW SO OUR SMALL BUSINESSES CAN REOPEN SAFELY THEY COULD DO IT AS I’VE SAID I’LL SAY IT AGAIN THEY COULD DO IT PROBABLY SAFER THAN THE BIG BOXES ACROSS OUR STATE THERE DYING OUT THERE I GET CALL AFTER CALL OF BUSINESSES THAT WILL NEVER OPEN AGAIN 90-YEAR-OLD BUSINESSES FOURTH-GENERATION BUSINESSES THE BUSINESS OF MOM-AND-POP’S HAVE DONE AT THEIR WHOLE LIVES AND WALMART AND MINARD’S AND LOWS AND HOME DEPOT ARE PROFITING IT’S VERY SORRY TO SEE WHAT’S GOING ON IN RURAL MINNESOTA SEN. JOHNSON HAD SOME GREAT COMMENTS FARIBAULT MINNESOTA IS NOT METRO AREA IT’S NOT MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL OWATONNA IS NOT MINNEAPOLIS OR ST. PAUL WAS SEEK A MEDFORD MORRIS TOWN CLAREMONT, ALL THE CITIES IN MY DISTRICT ARE NOT

WHAT IS HERE IN METRO THAT ARE GETTING ALL THE DISCUSSIONS OF WHAT’S GOING ON OUR SMALL BUSINESSES ARE NEVER GOING TO OPEN SOME OF OUR SMALL BUSINESSES ARE NEVER GOING TO OPEN AGAIN THIS BILL WILL HELP THAT AND LET THEM OPEN SAFELY THEY CAN DO THE SAME THING A BIG BOX CAN DO ON A SMALLER SCALE WE NEED TO SUPPORT SENATE FILE 4,511 PLEASE VOTE GREEN ON SENATE FILE 4511 4,511 NEXT IS SEN. WESTROM FOLLOWED BY SEN. OSMEK THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND MEMBERS. I URGE YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS BILL BY SEN. MATHEWS WITH THE AMENDMENTS WE ADDED THE AMENDMENT SEN. ABELER ADDED MEMBERS WILL MAKE THIS BILL EVEN BETTER. THE NEED TO HAVE TO ADD THAT AMENDMENT IS WHAT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT HERE AND WHAT HAS GOTTEN SO MANY PEOPLE ACROSS THIS STATE DOWNRIGHT TICKED OFF TICKED OFF AT BIG GOVERNMENT WHILE SESSION IS GOING ON I’VE BEEN CHECKING VOICEMAILS AND I GOT A DISTURBING VOICEMAIL FROM A COUNTY ATTORNEY IN MY DISTRICT THE MESSAGE IS SHORT WAS I AM CALLING BECAUSE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS THREATENING OUR BUSINESSES HERE OF PULLING THEIR LICENSE AND A BIG FINE IF THEY TRY TO REOPEN. MEMBERS THE IDEA OF GOVERNMENT LICENSING FOR CONSUMER PROTECTION FOR HAVING SOME OVERSIGHT OF BUSINESSES IS ONE ONE THING BUT WHEN YOU HAVE THE BIG HAND OF GOVERNMENT USING IT AS A CLUB WHEN PEOPLE ARE DESPERATELY TRYING TO MAKE A LIVING IN A LIVELIHOOD FOR THEMSELVES IT IS GONE TOO FAR THAT’S WHAT THIS COUNTY ATTORNEY WAS COMMUNICATING TO ME IN THE SMALL COUNTIES I REPRESENT THEY WANT TO MAKE A LIVELIHOOD AND EARN A LIVING SAFELY JUST LIKE THE EMAIL I READ FROM A CONSTITUENT TO SOMEONE HERE IN MINNEAPOLIS WHOSE EQUALLY AS OUTRAGED THAT THEY CAN’T MAKE A LIVING AND FIND A WAY TO DO IT SAFELY MEMBERS THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC 19 PANDEMIC HAS GOTTEN US VERY CONCERNED IT HAS AWAKENED US TWO THINGS THAT WE MIGHT NEED TO DO DIFFERENT HYGIENE FOR EVERYONE HAS INCREASED IT’S MADE US ALL RETHINK WHAT OUR PRIORITIES WHAT DO WE REALLY NEED TO DO ND EVERYONE TOOK A PAUSE WE HAVE CHURCHES THAT ARE SHUTDOWN, THERE’S EVER A TIME WE NEED CHURCH IN GOD WE TRUST IN THIS STATE IT’S RIGHT NOW IT’S TIME TO REOPEN THE BUSINESSES SAFELY AS SEN MATHEWS BILL IS PURPORTING TO HELP DO USINESSES ARE SMART LEADERS IN OUR STATE THE GOV HAS OPENED A FEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS HE OPENED ELECTIVE SURGERIES LAST NIGHT OR LAST WEEK, HOPEFULLY IT’S GOING TO BE IN TIME SO THE HOSPITALS AND CLINICS ACROSS OUR STATE DON’T HAVE IT DETERIORATED SO MUCH FINANCIALLY THAT THEY MAY NOT BE THERE IF THE SURGE OF COVID 19 HITS IN THEIR COMMUNITY HOPEFULLY IT’S TIME TO LET THEM BE ABLE TO MEASURE THE RISK LOCALLY TAKE CARE OF THOSE IMPORTANT ELECTIVE SURGERIES THAT ARE OUTLAWED FOUR WEEKS FOUR WEEKS CAUSING THEM FINANCIAL RUIN AND THAT’S WHAT OUR SMALL BUSINESSES ARE DEALING WITH NOW. OUR FARMERS ARE EUTHANIZING PIGS EVERY DAY AND BY THE THOUSANDS YET THERE’S MEET SHORTAGES STARTING TO HAPPEN IN THE GROCERY ST STORES. THAT IN ITSELF WILL BECOME THE NEXT PANDEMIC A FOOD

SHORTAGE. MEMBERS WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THIS IN TOTALITY LOOK AT THE NUMBERS WHERE HAVE THE OUTBREAKS BEEN WHAT DO WE NOW HAVE AVAILABLE FOR TESTING FOR PPE, FOR MEDICATIONS, AND REOPEN THE SMALL BUSINESSES OF OUR STATE. IT’S TIME TO SAY NO TO THE BIG HAND OF GOVERNMENT THAT’S THREATENING TO TAKE LICENSES AWAY OF PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE AN HONEST LIVING. IN CONCLUSION AS MANY EMAILS I’VE LOST COUNT AFTER HUNDREDS THEY COME IN DOZENS BY THE HOUR SOMETIMES AND YOU’VE GOTTEN THEM TO I AM AN ADULT TRUST ME TO MAKE MY OWN HONEST LIVING. I WILL TAKE THE PRECAUTIONS I NEED BUT I CAN MAKE THOSE DECISIONS FOR MYSELF THAT’S PART OF THE FREEDOM WE LIVE IN IN THIS COUNTRY MEMBERS THAT’S WHY THIS BILL IS IMPORTANT TO SUPPORT AND ITS IMPORTANCE TO START REOPENING MINNESOTA IN A SAFE MEASURED PRACTICAL AND A MANNER THAT HONORS LIBERTY AND FREEDOM AND EVERYONE’S PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS URGE YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS BILL MEMBERS NEXT IS SEN. OSMEK AND EVENT WILL HAVE CLOSING REMARKS THANK YOU MR. PRES. MY REMARKS ARE GOING TO BE PRIMARILY TO PROSPECTIVE AND DATA AND SCIENCE. LET’S PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE. THIS IS NOT TO MINIMIZE THE DEATHS THAT IT HAPPENED IN MINNESOTA THIS IS NOT TO MINIMIZE THAT YOUR MOTHER OR FATHER WAS IN A NURSING HOME GOT THIS DISEASE AND DIED. AS IT’S BEEN STATED ON THE FLOOR THERE BEEN APPROXIMATELY 330 DEATHS AS A DIRECT RESULT OF COVID 19 LET’S 19 LET’S PUT THIS IN PERSPECTIVE. OVER THE SAME TWO TWO MONTHS ACCORDING TO THE 2017 NUMBERS FROM OUR OWN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ABOUT 1626 1,626 PEOPLE DIED FROM CANCER AND 1,404 PEOPLE DIED FROM HEART DISEASE A TOTAL OVER THAT SAME TWO-YEAR TWO MONTH SPAN TWO MONTH SPAN WAS 73 RUN 7393 73 RUN 7,393 PEOPLE IN OTHER WORDS 22 PEOPLE DIED FROM A NON-COVID RELATED DEATH ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH NUMBERS FOR EVERY COVID DEATH THAT’S 22 PEOPLE DIED OF SOMETHING IT COULD BE A FAULT IT COULD BE CANCER OR HEART DISEASE ANYTHING THAT’S THE PERSPECTIVE WE ARE DEALING WITH AGAIN IT’S NOT TO MINIMIZE THE DEPTHS THAT’S ALSO NOT TO MINIMIZE THE MEASURES THE BUSINESSES ARE TAKING IN MINNESOTA. I WENT TO A BIG BOX HOME RETAILER WE WON’T SAY WHO THAT IS THERE A GREAT BUSINESS IN MINNESOTA THAT MANY OUTLETS I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK ABOUT WHEN I GO IN THERE WHY? BECAUSE BUSINESSES ARE TAKING THE STEPS NECESSARY TO BE ABLE TO DO BUSINESS SAFELY IN MINNESOTA WHY CAN’T WE LET THE REST OF BUSINESSES IN MINNESOTA FOLLOW THE SAME PATH? THE GOV IS TAKING AWAY OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO MOVE FREELY TO FREE ASSEMBLE OUR COMMERCE RIGHTS ARE BEING IMPACTED BY ONE PERSON’S ONE PERSON’S DECISION ONE ONE PERSON, THAT IS INDISPUTABLE I AM GLAD SEN ISAACSON IS BACK ON THE FLOOR I APPRECIATED YOUR COMMENT AND YOU SLIPPING IN A REFERENCE TO A BRITNEY SPEARS SONG YOU SAID WHOOPS I DID IT AGAIN. I WILL RESPOND WITH A THOMAS DOLBY SONG SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE. WE TALK ABOUT SCIENCE AND DATA HERE ON THE SENATE FLOOR I DO THAT TO START LIGHTLY BUT I’M VERY SERIOUS ABOUT THE SCIENCE AND THE DATA I’VE SENT A LETTER TO THE GOV.’S OFFICE PROPOSING THAT TWO MEMBERS FROM EACH CAUCUS CAN MEET WITH THE PEOPLE WHO WERE CREATING THE MODELS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THEM I THINK THAT WOULD BE A SMART THING TO DO TO GET THE LEGISLATURE TO BE PART OF THE PROCESS THERE IS A REASON FOR THAT BECAUSE WHEN

YOU LOOK AT THE INFORMATION THIS IS NOT A PROP IT’S MY COMPUTER WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE REFERENCES THAT ARE BEING USED FOR IMPACT ON SOCIAL DISEASE MEASURING FOUR OR FIVE ARE FROM FIVE ARE FROM CHINA PRIMARILY FROM WUHAN AND WHY DO I BRING THAT UP? BECAUSE WE KNOW COVID 19 IS TRANSMITTED BECAUSE OF PROXIMITY TO ANOTHER PATIENT WHO HAS THE DISEASE IN OTHER WORDS IT HAS TO DO WITH THE DENSITY OF THE POPULATION THESE STUDIES THAT THESE MODELS ARE BEING REFERENCED AND BEING BUILT UPON ARE BEING BUILT ON INFORMATION FROM WUHAN CHINA THEIRS SINGAPORE AND EUROPE, BUT THE DENSITY PER SQUARE MILE IN WUHAN CHINA IS 3400 PEOPLE 3,400 PEOPLE PER SQUARE MILE THAT’S PRETTY DENSE JUST USING THE LANDMASS OF MINNESOTA WITH OUR CURRENT POPULATION OUR DENSITY IS 70 PEOPLE PER SQUARE MILE WE HAVE 2% OF THE POPULATION DENSITY THAT WILL HAND CHINA HAS BUT WERE USING THOSE STUDIES IN THAT INFORMATION TO BUILD A MODEL THAT OBVIOUSLY IS WRONG WHEN WE START WITH THE MODEL WHEN THE MODELERS COME UP WITH 74,000 DEATHS WE HAVE THE SAME DENSITY THE SAME SCIENCE THE SAME DATA AS WUHAN CHINA I WOULD AGREE WITH THAT BUT THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS WE DON’T HAVE THE SAME DATA AND SCIENCE AND DENSITY THAT MAKES IT EVEN COMPARABLE IT’S NOT COMPARING AN APPLE TO ENLARGE ITS CAN PAIRING AN APPLE TO A BUICK IT’S NOT EVEN THE SAME BALLPARK. AS I SAID EARLIER I’VE ASKED THE GOV.’S OFFICE TO LET THE CAUCUSES EACH OF THE CAUCUSES BRING SOME MEMBERS TO TALK THROUGH THIS SO WE CAN UNDERSTAND IT OR BUY INTO THE MODELING AND I SUGGEST THERE’S A COUPLE OF MEMBERS IN MY CAUCUS WHO COULD DO IT I PROFESSION IT USE TO BUILD MODELS AND STILL DUE FROM TIME TO TIME TO MODEL INFORMATION OBVIOUSLY I’M NOT AN EPIDEMIOLOGIST BUT I CAN CERTAINLY LOOK AT INFORMATION AND UNDERSTAND IT. MEMBERS THIS IS A GOOD BILL THIS IS A GOOD BILL AND SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS BECAUSE IT’S TIME FOR MINNESOTA TO GET BACK TO WORK AND IT’S TIME TO TREAT OUR SMALL BUSINESSES THE SAME AS WE TREAT OTHER BUSINESSES THAT ARE CURRENTLY OPEN IN MINNESOTA LET’S GET MINNESOTA BACK TO WORK TODAY THANK YOU NEXT IS SEN. INGEBRIGTSEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND MEMBERS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH MEMBERS FOR THE GREAT HEATED DISCUSSION WE’VE HAD TODAY RATHER PASSIONATE DISCUSSION ON THIS BILL AS WELL AS SEVERAL OTHER BILLS. I DON’T WANT TO TAKE A LOT OF TIME I WAS CONTACTED BY A FISHING GUIDE HERE WERE TALKING ABOUT ONE ONE SMALL SEGMENT OF OUR POPULATION OF BUSINESSES HERE A LOT OF DIFFERENT BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN TALKED ABOUT THIS PERSON WAS VERY COMPASSION ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE SICK AND THOSE WHO ARE UNFORTUNATELY ATTENDING FUNERALS BUT IT’S BEEN A DAY SHY OF A WEEK SINCE I TALKED WITH THIS GENTLEMAN AND HE WAS VERY POLITE AND KIND AND HE SAID YOU REALIZE WE HAVE NEARLY 2000 FISHING GUIDES IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA WHO WON’T BE ABLE TO GUIDE FOR OPENING FISHING AND I WAS KIND OF TAKEN ABACK AND I THOUGHT THIS IS A $4 BILLION A YEAR INDUSTRY IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA WHEN I GO BY MY BAIT SHOP YESTERDAY WASN’T ABLE TO GO FISHING MYSELF WHEN I WENT BY THE LOCAL BAIT SHOP IT WAS PACKED I HAVE NEVER BEEN AROUND OPENING DAY FISHING IN ALEXANDRIA THE LAND OF THE LAKES THE BEST PART OF MY LIFE I’VE NEVER SEEN SO MANY PEOPLE THE DNR ACTUALLY THIS IS AN INTERESTING TIDBIT THE DNR HAS SOLD 120,000 MORE LICENSES BY THIS TIME THAN THE SAME TIME LAST YEAR. PEOPLE WANT TO GET OUT THEY WANT TO GET OUT AND ENJOY LIFE THEY WANT TO GET OUT AND ENJOY THINGS THEY WANT TO STOP AND BE ABLE TO BUY SOMETHING THEY WANT TO HAVE A SANDWICH THEY WANT TO BE ABLE

TO RECREATE. THEY’VE TAKEN LOTS OF TIME WITH PRECAUTIONS SO WHAT I DID I ASKED FOR A COVER LETTER LIKE YOU HAVE ANY SET I’LL SEND IT TO THE GOV AND I DID THAT I DID IT WITH MY COVER LETTER I SENT IT TO THE COMMISSIONER AFTER A PERSONAL CONVERSATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF DEED HE SAID HE WOULD TAKE IT TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE THEY HAVE AN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE THAT MAKES THESE DECISIONS THAT WAS I BELIEVE WEDNESDAY I HAVE NOT SO MUCH HAS GOT A CALL RETURNED TO ME OR LETTER BACK OR EMAIL THAT WE ARE WILLING TO GO AHEAD AND WILL LET EVERYBUT WE WON’T LET THE FISHING GUIDES WHO HAVE BOATS THAT ARE ABOUT 21 FEET 21 FEET LONG YOU HAVE THE GUIDE IN THE BACK OF THE BOAT YOU HAVE ONE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BOAT AND ANOTHER CUSTOMER UPFRONT IF YOU PUT THOSE NUMBERS TOGETHER YOU NOTICE THE SOCIAL DISTANCING GOING ON HE WROTE THAT PLAN UP AND HE SAID WE HAVE TO TRUST THE GUIDES WILL LIVE BY THIS I DON’T THINK IT WAS TO UNBELIEVABLE WASN’T TOO UNREASONABLE BUT NOT EVEN A CALL BACK NOT ONE CALL BACK THE GOV. TALKED ABOUT BEING ONE MINNESOTA LAST YEAR WE HAD SOME DISCUSSIONS EVERYONE GIGGLED ABOUT IT BUT HE MADE SOME COMMENT ABOUT SOCIAL PERMITS REMEMBER THOSE WE GOT IT IN THE BILL LAST YEAR SOCIAL PERMITS MEANS WERE GOING TO BE TAKING INPUT FROM EVERYONE ALL OVER THE STATE I WOULD ASSUME ONE MINNESOTA MEMBERS, GOV. I THINK IT’S TIME IT’S TIME TO MOVE ALONG HERE AND GET REASONABLE GET PLANS TOGETHER AND IF I DECIDE NOT TO GO OUT IN THE BOAT WITH THE GUIDE I WANT TO GO WITH MY FAMILY WITH 60 PEOPLE ABOUT I CAN LEGALLY DO THAT. LET’S MOVE FORWARD THANK YOU MR. PRES NEXT ON THE LIST IS SEN CHAMPION AND SEN. MATHEWS MR. PRES. LET ME SAY THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE ON THE FLOOR THANK YOU TO SEN. CAN’T AND SEN. ISAACSON AND SEN KLEIN AND THE OTHERS WHO HAVE PROVIDED WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER IMPORTANT AND VALUABLE INFORMATION THAT’S NOT TO NEGLECT ANY OF THE OTHER INFORMATION THAT’S BEEN PUT FORWARD I BELIEVE WE HAVE DEBATED WITH HONESTY AND PERSPECTIVE. I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES BUT THAT’S IMPORTANT AS WELL SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE PAID HOMAGE AND RESPECT TO THAT TODAY I’M ASKING THOSE WHO ARE ON THE FLOOR TO VOTE NO RED VOTE AS THE BILL ONLY UNDERMINES THE BALANCE DECISION OF GOV. WALZ AND WHENEVER I MENTION GOV. WALZ IT’S LIKE I’VE BEEN WATCHING THE LAST DANCE WITH MICHAEL JORDAN AND THE OTHER GREAT BOWLS TEAMS I RECOGNIZE NOT ONLY MICHAEL JORDAN ONE THOSE CHAMPIONSHIPS ONE THOSE CHAMPIONSHIPS BUT IT WAS A TEAM EFFORT TO MAKE IT ALL WORK AND I KNOW THAT’S THE PERSPECTIVE AND THE WORK OF GOV. WALZ HE’S OUR MICHAEL JORDAN NOW AND I KNOW THERE ARE OTHERS WHO WOULD BE THE SCOTTIE PIPPEN AND THE OTHER NBA PLAYERS THAT’S NOT TO DIMINISH THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS WORK AND DISCUSSION WE ARE HAVING ON THE FLOOR TODAY THAT’S WHY I’M URGING THOSE WHO ARE HERE MR. PRES. TO STAND AGAINST DIVISION OF MINNESOTANS AND TO STAND FOR BALANCING THE HEALTH OF MINNESOTANS WITH THE ECONOMIC SECURITY OF MINNESOTA SMALL BUSINESSES. TO REOPEN MORE BUSINESSES WE NEED TO TAKE THE STEPS THAT ARE ROOTED IN RELIABLE SCIENCE AND DATA TRUSTED INFORMATION AND I KNOW SOME OF US PUT DIFFERENT STOCK AS WELL AS DIFFERENT TRUST IN SCIENCE DIFFERENTLY WHEN I LOOK AT SEN. KLEIN AND I THINK ABOUT ALL THE WORK HE HAD TO GO THROUGH IN ORDER TO BECOME A TRUSTED PHYSICIAN AND MAKE SURE HE’S STANDING ON THE FRONT LINES OF MAKING SURE INDIVIDUALS FROM EVERY COMMUNITY ARE RECEIVING THE BEST MEDICAL COVERAGE OR MEDICAL ADVICE POSSIBLE THAT RENEWS MY CONFIDENCE IN THE WONDERFUL FOLKS WHO ARE ON THE FRONT LINE EVERY SINGLE DAY THEY MAY NOT BE A PHYSICIAN THEY MAY BE A WONDERFUL NURSE OR SOMEONE WHO IS CLEANING THE FACILITIES THEY ARE ALL EQUALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT’S A TEAM EFFORT AND I UNDERSTAND THAT SO I BELIEVE IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US TO OPEN BUSINESSES AS WE TAKE THE STEPS THAT ARE ROOTED IN RELIABLE SCIENCE AND DATA MEMBERS OF THIS CHAMBER COME FROM DIFFERENT BACKROADS I THINK ABOUT THE FACT SEN. KENT

COMES FROM A SUBURBAN BACKGROUND AS WELL AS SEN BAKK COMES FROM THE WONDERFUL IRON RANGE AND I COME FROM A METROPOLITAN AREA BUT WE ALL ARE IN THIS CHAMBER BECAUSE WE ARE HERE TO STAND FOR THE GOOD OF MINNESOTANS AND WHEN GOV WALZ SAID ONE MINNESOTA THAT ONE MINNESOTA THAT RESONATED WITH ME BECAUSE IT DOESN’T MATTER IF I’M IN SUBURBIA OR URBAN MINNESOTA OR RURAL MINNESOTA WE ARE MINNESOTANS AND WE STAND TOGETHER AND I REMEMBER MENTIONING EARLIER WE MAY NOT BE IN THE SAME BOAT WERE ARE WEATHERING THE SAME STORM THE STORM CALLED COVID 19 19 WHICH IS NONDISCRIMINATORY WHICH IS WHY KEEP HIGHLIGHTING THAT BECAUSE SOMETIMES WE GET IN OUR RESPECTIVE CORNERS AND SOMETIMES WE MISS THE MARK WHEN WE START TO DIVIDE EACH OTHER AND THAT’S NOT SOMETHING I BELIEVE IN. I ALSO UNDERSTAND WE HAVE DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL BACKROADS ONE THING I’M CLEAR ON AND MY WIFE SEEMS TO TELL ME THIS ALL THE TIME STAY IN YOUR LANE SO I’M NOT AN EPIDEMIOLOGIST I’M NOT A PHYSICIAN I MERELY A PERSON WHO STRIVING TO BE THE BEST PERSON I CAN BE EVERY SINGLE DAY AND TO STAND IN THE GAP AND REPRESENT THE PEOPLE FROM SENATE DISTRICT 59 WHO SENT ME HERE TO MAKE SURE I’M ARTICULATING NOT JUST WHAT THEY WANT AND BELIEVE BUT BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IN MINNESOTA EVEN THOUGH WE COME FROM VARIOUS BACKGROUNDS WE HAVE TO MAKE DECISIONS THAT WHAT’S HEALTH FIRST AND OUR BACKED BY SCIENCE SO THE SAFETY OF WORKERS, IS IMPORTANT HEALTHCARE WORKERS MINNESOTANS AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN THE LIVES OF THEIR FAMILIES DEPEND ON IT SO I’M ASKING YOU TODAY TO VOTE NO CLOSING COMMENTS BY SEN MATHEWS FOLLOWED BY SEN. KENT THANK YOU MR. PRES. MEMBERS THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE DEBATE WE HAVE HAD ON THIS BILL I BELIEVE IT’S VERY HEALTHY I BELIEVE IT’S GOOD TO CHALLENGE OURSELVES WITH THE IDEAS WE BRING HERE BECAUSE WE DO EACH BRING A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE TO THIS BODY FROM THE DIFFERENT AREAS WE REPRESENT IN THE DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS WE HAVE THAT’S WHY THIS INSTITUTION HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME FOR MANY DECADES AND CENTURIES. WE ARE BRINGING THIS BILL FORWARD IN RESPONSE TO THE LITTLE GUY IN MINNESOTA WHO NEEDS A HELPING HAND EXTENDED TO HIM NOW BECAUSE RIGHT NOW PEOPLE CAN GO AND PURCHASE FROM A LARGE COMPETITOR BUT CAN’T PURCHASE FROM THE FAMILY BUSINESS THAT’S BEEN IN THE AREA FOR MANY DECADES OR MULTIPLE GENERATIONS. THERE ARE BUSINESS OWNERS WHO A BEEN CONTACTING ME JUST AS MUCH AS ANOTHER CONTACTING YOU AND THE BIGGEST CONCERN I HEAR IS WHEN PEOPLE SAY I KNOW THAT I KNOW I COULD BE OPERATING SAFELY TODAY BUT I’M NOT ALLOWED TO. THAT’S WHY WERE BRINGING THIS BILL FORWARD IS BECAUSE THE LEGISLATURE IS PARTNERED WITH THE GOV. FOR MULTIPLE WEEKS NOW AS THIS EPIDEMIC HAS STARTED NOW WE ARE ASKING THE GOVERNOR TO HELP PARTNER WITH MINNESOTA THAT THOSE WHO KNOW THEY HAVE A SAFETY PLAN READY TO GO TAKEN FROM WHAT THE GOV.’S OWN RECOMMENDATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS ARE LET’S USE THIS AS THE FRAMEWORK TO HELP OUR BUSINESSES TO HELP THEIR EMPLOYEES TO HELP THE KIDS OF THESE EMPLOYEES THAT THEY PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE FOR THAT THEY PAY FOR THEIR SCHOOL FOR FOUR FOUR THE SUMMER EVENTS AND SUMMER PROJECTS. LET’S EXTEND TO THEM A HELPING HAND. FOLKS WITH THIS BILL WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE MAKING A REQUIREMENT FOR PEOPLE TO GO BACK INTO A STORE THAT THEY AREN’T READY TO GO INTO YET NOT WAS THE CASE I’D BE RUNNING AWAY FROM THIS BILL AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT WILL BE READY SOONER THAN OTHERS THERE ARE BUSINESS OWNERS THAT ARE SAYING LET US TAKE THE CHANCE AT GETTING OPEN AND TRYING TO COMPETE IN THE MARKETPLACE WITH HOWEVER THIS NEW PARADIGM IS GOING TO LAST IN OUR CULTURE FOR HOW EVER MANY WEEKS OR MONTHS ARE WILLING HOPEFULLY NOT YEARS HOWEVER LONG IT LASTS LET US RISE TO THE CHALLENGE OF PUTTING IN SAFETY PLANS IN PLACE TO KEEP OUR EMPLOYEES SAFE TO KEEP OUR CUSTOMERS SAFE FOR HIS LONG AS THIS IS REQUIRED THEY TELL ME THEY’RE UP TO THE CHALLENGE AND THEY

PROVEN IT BY SHOWING THEIR WORK I KNOW THEY CAN DO THIS. IT WAS SAID EARLIER HOW THIS BILL IS A RESULT OF ANGER AND FRUSTRATION THAT WAS THE MOTIVATION BEHIND WHY WE ARE BRINGING THIS FORWARD. THIS BILL IS ALSO A AY OF OPTIMISM THIS BILL IS A HOPE THIS BILL IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THE FREEDOM TO ACT IN A SAFE MANNER MOVING FORWARD WITH THE CHALLENGES AND THE DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WE ARE FACING EACH AND EVERY DAY MEMBERS YES WE ARE TAKING RISK WERE TAKING RISKS NOW WITH HOW WERE CURRENTLY OPERATING I DID TAKE A RISK AND GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE THE LAST TIME TO GET THE FOOD MY FAMILY NEEDED AND MY FIVE-MONTH-OLD REQUIRES BUT I WAS SAFE WHILE SHOPPING CAME HOME WASHED MY HANDS CHANGED MY CLOTHES WHEN I GOT HOME I CAN TAKE GOOD SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO MAKE SURE MYSELF AND MY FAMILY ARE PROTECTED MINNESOTANS ARE ASKING FOR THAT SAME CHANCE NOW. WE KNOW THERE HAVE BEEN MANY DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES FAMILIES HAVE BEEN FACING THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN SICK THOSE WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY LINES CARING AND ARE UNDER STRESSFUL CIRCUMSTANCES EACH AND EVERY DAY WE ARE ABSOLUTELY ALL FIGHTING FOR THEM AND FIGHTING WITH THEM TO MAKE SURE THEY STAY AS SAFE AS THEY CAN BE AND WE ARE URGENTLY PRAYING THOSE RECOVER AND GET BACK FROM THIS AS WELL AS WE CAN WE ALSO HAVE A SEPARATE SET OF ISSUES THAT THE LONGER THE SHUTDOWN IS GONE ON WILL CONTINUE TO GET WORSE WE ARE ASKING FOR A LIFELINE TO HELP WITH THOSE PROBLEMS AS WELL. TO REACH OUT AND HELP THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL HEALTH WATCHING THEIR BUSINESSES LOSE AND GO AWAY FROM UNDER THEM EVEN THE FEW EXAMPLES WE’VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT SUICIDES THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE THOSE DEVASTATE MY HEART JUST AS MUCH AS YOURS MEMBERS WE ALL ARE IN THIS TOGETHER AS IT’S BEEN SAID SO WE NEED TO REACH OUT AND HELP THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN HURTING AND NEED THIS LIFE LINE SO FOLKS I ASK YOU TO JOIN WITH US N MAKING THIS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL MINNESOTANS WE NEED A GOOD AND STRONG LAWFUL PATH FORWARD TO HELP SAFE BUSINESSES TO BE ABLE TO OPEN TO BE ABLE TO CARE FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES THEIR CUSTOMERS THEIR FAMILIES THEIR CHILDREN THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY WE COULD SEND A STRONG MESSAGE TO ALL CORNERS OF MINNESOTA THAT WE ARE GOING TO FIGHT AS HARD AS WE CAN TO MAKE EVERYONE IS SAFE AS WE CAN AND THAT INCLUDES THOSE WHO ARE SICK AND NEEDING CARE AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING AND NEEDING FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC HELP. AS IT HAS BEEN WELL SAID HERE MEMBERS LET’S DO BOTH ITS RISE TO THE OCCASION LET’S PASS THIS BILL LET’S IGHT FOR MINNESOTA, AND LET’S START TODAY BY VOTING GREEN ON THIS BILL THANK YOU MR. PRES NEXT IS SEN. KENT FOLLOWED BY SEN. GAZELKA THANK YOU MR. PRES. I WANT TO ECHO WHAT MANY OF SET THIS IS BEEN A THOUGHTFUL DISCUSSION I THINK IT DOES US ALL CREDIT TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THESE VERY IMPORTANT ISSUES AND THE BALANCE WERE TRYING TO STRIKE HERE. WE KNOW IT’S IMPORTANT WE TAKE CARE OF PUBLIC HEALTH WE KNOW THIS IS AN UNPRECEDENTED PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY WE ALSO KNOW THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL BUSINESSES AND THE PEOPLE WHO OWN THEM AND THE PEOPLE WHO WORK ON THEM IS ALSO INCREDIBLY CRITICAL. MANY OF SAID I WILL CHIME AND WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER THAT’S HOW WE ARE GOING TO FIND THE SOLUTIONS AND STRIKE THIS BALANCE. WE ALL CARE DEEPLY ABOUT THE HEALTH OF OUR ECONOMY ABOUT THE WELL-BEING OF THE SMALL BUSINESSES THAT MAKE UP THE FABRIC OF OUR COMMUNITIES WE ALL IN A MOMENT CAN CONJURE ADORED LOCAL BUSINESSES WHO WE KNOW THE FAMILIES ARE HURTING NOW WHO OWN THOSE BUSINESSES

AND RUN THEM. WE NEED TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES BIG BUSINESSES COMMUNITIES AS WE GET THROUGH THIS TIME AND COME OUT HOPEFULLY STRONGER ON THE OTHER SIDE. THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT DIFFERENT ISSUES AND I WANT TO ADDRESS A FEW THINGS THAT A BEEN SAID IN THE DISCUSSION BETWEEN SEN. BENSON AND SEN. CHAMPION ON THE ISSUE OF THE MODELS. I LIKE MOST OF US DON’T HAVE TIME TO WATCH THE DAILY 2 O’CLOCK BRIEFING EVERY DAY I TRY TO LISTEN WHEN I CAN BECAUSE I FEEL WE GET A LOT OF GOOD INFORMATION AND EXPLANATION FROM THE GOV. FROM THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH, FROM COMMISSIONER GROVE FROM DEED THEY’RE VERY THOUGHTFUL AND THEY’RE BRINGING A LOT OF INFORMATION AND DETAIL INTO THIS DISCUSSION AND THEY SHARE THAT AND THEY BEEN VERY CLEAR THEY RECOGNIZE THE DISEASE MODEL THE PUBLIC HEALTH MODELING THEY’RE USING DOES NOT ACCOUNT FOR THE FACTORS INVOLVED WITH THE ECONOMIC CHALLENGES WE ARE FACING THERE ARE HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL AND ALL KINDS OF IMPACTS TO US AND OUR COMMUNITIES BECAUSE OF WHAT THIS IS DONE TO THE BUSINESSES IN THE ECONOMY WE LIVE IN. PERSONALLY I THINK FROM MY OWN PERSPECTIVE YESTERDAY WAS MOTHER’S DAY MY FAMILY ALWAYS GIVES ME FLOWERS FOR MY GARDEN ON MOTHER’S DAY THAN WE TAKE CARE OF THEM FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS UNTIL SESSION IS OVER THAN I CAN GO OUT AND PLAY IN THE GARDEN PART OF THAT PROCESS FOR ME IS LEISURELY STROLLS THROUGH THE LOCAL NURSERY TO SOAK IN THE SMELLS TO SEE THE BEAUTIFUL COLORS TO DO MY OWN PERSONAL LIMITED CREATIVE PROCESS AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BUILD MY GARDEN I DON’T HAVE A LOT OF CREATIVE STRENGTHS BUT THAT’S ONE OF ONE OF MINE I LOVE TO DO I KNOW IT’S GOING TO BE A PLACE I CHERISH ALL SUMMER WITH MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I KNOW THAT’S CHANGED NOW WERE ALL GRIEVING THAT GRIEVING THE DIFFERENT WAYS E GATHERED MEANING IN CONNECTION FROM BEING OUT IN THOSE PLACES IN OUR COMMUNITIES. WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS AND IT IS AN ADJUSTMENT WE ARE HAVING TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS HAVING TO STRIKE A BALANCE TO GET THESE BUSINESSES OPEN AND THRIVING AND SERVING THOSE COMMUNITIES BUT ALSO TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE WHILE WE ARE DOING THAT. SEN OSMEK MADE A POINT ABOUT OTHER DISEASES AND THE RISKS THEY POSE TO PEOPLE AND TRYING TO PUT PERSPECTIVE IN THIS I ALONG WITH A NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE CHAMBER AND A CANCER SURVIVOR ONE THING WE KNOW ABOUT CANCER IS IT’S NOT CONTAGIOUS IT’S DIFFERENT WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT A VIRUS THAT’S PRETTY EASILY TRANSMITTED FROM PERSON TO PERSON AND IN CERTAIN SETTINGS AND CANCER IS TRAGIC I PERSONALLY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN TRYING TO DO THINGS TO HELP SPEED UP CURES AND TREATMENTS AND EARLY DETECTION WE NEED TO HAVE THE SAME SORT OF APPROACH ON THIS MEDICAL CONDITION AND IT’S ALSO IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THIS IS SO NEW OUR MEDICAL COMMUNITY AS SEN. CHAMPION WAS TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN CHILDREN IN EUROPE AND THE NEW YORK IN CITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS IS NOT SOMETHING PEOPLE RECOGNIZED WE HAVE NOT HAVE THE TIME TO DO THE ANALYSIS AND STUDY TO FIGURE IT OUT WE’RE STILL LEARNING AND WE NEED TO HAVE TIME TO MAKE SURE WERE DOING THINGS IN A SAFE WAY. OTHERS HAVE SAID THIS IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER BUSINESSES ARE OPENING THE ADMINISTRATION HAS LED A CAREFUL PROCESS TO OPEN BUSINESSES. WHEN I LISTENED TO PEOPLE IN MY COMMUNITY AND SMALL BUSINESSES ONE OF THE ONE OF THE THINGS I HEAR FROM THEM IS YES THEY WANT TO OPEN BUT THEY KNOW WE NEED TO DO IT IN A WAY THAT’S SAFE BECAUSE AS BAD AS IT WOULD BE TO NOT OPEN RIGHT AWAY IT WOULD BE WORST HAVE TO SHUTDOWN AGAIN. I HEAR THEM THEY WOULD INVEST IN BRINGING PEOPLE BACK IN EMPLOYEES AND BRINGING IF IT’S A RESTAURANT FOR EXAMPLE INVESTING A LOT OF MONEY AND FOOD AND SUPPLIES THAT ALL OF A SUDDEN IF THINGS GO BADLY AND THEY HAVE TO SHUTDOWN THAT WOULD BE HURTFUL TO THOSE BUSINESSES WE OH IT TO THEM TO DO THIS CAREFULLY. ONE OF THE ONE OF THE EXAMPLES EVERYONE HAS LOOKED TO THROUGH THIS ENTIRE PROCESS IS THE COUNTRY OF SOUTH KOREA THEY BEEN THE GOLD STANDARD IN TERMS OF TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING AND ISOLATING PEOPLE WHO ARE EXPOSED OR CONFIRMED AS CARRYING THE VIRUS. THEY WERE BEGINNING TO REOPEN BECAUSE THEY HAD BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL AND REALLY AGGRESSIVELY FLATTENING THE CURVE IN BRINGING THE NUMBERS DOWN. WELL THERE NOW GETTING READY TO LOCK BACK DOWN AGAIN AND THAT’S BECAUSE ONE ONE INDIVIDUAL WHO WAS COMPLETELY ASYMPTOMATIC WENT OUT AND ENJOYED LIFE ON THE TOWN AND WENT TO SEVERAL ESTABLISHMENTS RESTAURANTS BARS AND NIGHTCLUBS BUT THE STATISTICS THAT A BEEN CITED IN

THE REPORTING THIS INDIVIDUAL INFECTED 43 FELLOW PATRONS AND THEY SO FAR DISCOVERED THOSE 43 43 HAVE INFECTED 11 PEOPLE THEY 11 PEOPLE THEY KNOW OF ONE ONE PERSON THAT’S THE NATURE OF THE CONTAGIOUS ASPECT OF THIS VIRUS. AGAIN WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WERE DOING THIS IN A WAY THAT’S THOUGHTFUL BECAUSE IT WILL NOT HELP OUR ECONOMY IF WE JUMP THE GUN AND IF WE HAVE TO COME BACK DOWN AND COMPLETELY LOCK BACK DOWN THE WAY WE ARE LET CONTINUE TO SUPPORT GOV WALZ AND HIS ADMINISTRATION HO ARE THOUGHTFULLY GOING THROUGH THIS PROCESS. WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT SOME OF TALK IS A FALSE CHOICE OR DICHOTOMY IT’S EITHER OR EITHER OPEN SHOT WERE NOT SHUTDOWN WE HAVE OVER 80% OF PEOPLE BACK AT WORK YES WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE GET THE REST OPEN AND WE NEED TO DO SO SAFELY. WE ARE WORKING TOWARDS THAT WERE DOING IT IN A WAY THAT’S CAREFUL AND SYSTEMATIC SEN. CHAMPION TALKED ABOUT THE BALANCING WE NEED TO DO. SEN MATHEWS TALKED ABOUT LET’S DO BOTH ABSOLUTELY. GOV. WALZ IS TAKING MEANINGFUL STEPS TO REOPEN OUR ECONOMY BUT WE NEED TO DO SO AS WE HAVE SAID IN A WAY THAT’S ROOTED IN SCIENCE AND DATA. FINALLY WE KNOW OUR NEIGHBORS AND COMMUNITIES HAVE MADE REAL SACRIFICES IN THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS TO GET TO WHERE WE ARE TO MAKE SURE OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IS PREPARED FOR AS THESE CURVES GO UP WHICH THEY ARE TO PROTECT OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS WHO WE KNOW ARE SO VULNERABLE. THIS BILL I UNDERSTAND AND APPRECIATE THE PURPOSE AND INTENT OF THIS BILL WE WANT TO MAKE SURE BUSINESSES CAN BE THRIVING BUT AS WE LISTEN TO THE CONVERSATION TODAY WITH THE AMENDMENTS THAT A BEEN PROPOSED AND BROUGHT FORWARD SOME ADOPTED AND SOME NOT ADOPTED AND DEBATED I KEPT THINKING WERE NOT THERE YET THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THE LEGISLATURE IS READY TO COME FORWARD WITH A CONCRETE SOLUTION ON AT THIS POINT ON THIS DAY. I THINK IT’S WORTH POINTING OUT THAT 82% OF MINNESOTANS VERY RECENTLY APPROVED OF THE WAY THE GOV WALZ IS HANDLING THE CORONAVIRUS IN MINNESOTA. WE SHOULD ASK WHAT SHOULD OUR RESPONSE BE HERE? I THINK WHAT WE’VE SEEN IS WE NEED TO KEEP WORKING WE NEED TO SUPPORT HIM ON THE PROCESS HE AND HIS TEAM ARE GOING THROUGH TO BALANCE THESE FACTORS AND TO GET BUSINESSES OPEN AS SAFELY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. TODAY IS NOT THAT DAY THANK YOU MR. PRES FINAL COMMENTS ON THE BILL SEN. GAZELKA THANK YOU MR. PRES. IT WAS A GOOD LONG HEALTHY DEBATE I THOUGHT ALL OF US HAVE HAD THINGS TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS I WAS THINKING ABOUT THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS I’VE MADE IT A POINT TO REACH OUT AND TALK TO A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE DOCTORS AND NURSES AT HCM SEE THE FIRST RESPONDERS IN NEW JERSEY FOLKS IN NURSING HOMES I THINK ABOUT SOME OF THE FOLKS IN THE FIRST GROUP RIGHT ON THE FRONT LINES A NURSE IN TEARS THAT SHE COULDN’T SAVE PEOPLE WHO WERE DYING FROM COVID 19 19. IF THAT WAS THE ONLY THING I HAD TO LOOK AT I WOULD SAY SHUT IT ALL DOWN FOR A YEAR AND DON’T DO ANYTHING THEN YOU START DIGGING A LITTLE DEEPER AND I CALLED THE DIRECTOR OF THE ASSISTED-LIVING THAT MY IN-LAWS ARE IN UP NORTH AND I SAID HOW MANY PEOPLE IN THERE HAVE DO NOT INTUBATE ORDERS I WANTED TO KNOW IT TURNS OUT 100% OF THE RESIDENTS HAD THAT WHICH MEANS IF THEY GET THE VIRUS THEY’RE NOT ASKING FOR THE VENTILATOR THERE READY TO GO HOME I THINK MOST PEOPLE KNOW THE AVERAGE LIFE EXPECTANCY IN A NURSING HOME IS 13.7 MONTHS IT’S THE LAST CHAPTER OF THEIR LIFE I THINK ABOUT THE FACT WE ARE TO TRYING TO PROTECT THEM NOW WE COME TO MOTHER’S DAY AND I CAN’T GO VISIT THEM AND YES WE CAN SCHEDULE A ZOOM MEETING EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE BUT WE DIDN’T GET IT FOR MOTHER’S DAY WE GOT IT TWO DAYS PRIOR AND MY IN-LAWS WOULD RATHER SEE US SO WE ARE WRESTLING NOTHER LAYER IT SOMETHING AS WE LOOK AT HOW IT’S IMPACTING PEOPLE. THEN YOU LOOK AT THE OTHER CONSEQUENCES OF WHAT WE ARE DOING MEMBERS THIS IS FROM MAY MAY 8TH THE SA TODAY IT SAYS THE SAME NUMBER OF PEOPLE CAN DIE FROM DEATHS OF DESPAIR AS OF ALREADY DIED IN THE US FROM THE CORONAVIRUS. DUE TO DRUG AND ALCOHOL AND SUICIDE IF WE

IMMEDIATELY. THIS WAS FROM WELL-BEING TRUST AND THE ROBERT GRAHAM CENTER FOR POLICY STUDIES ON FAMILY MEDICINE AND PRIMARY CARE. THEY SAID THEY ESTIMATED AS MANY AS 154,000 PEOPLE COULD DIE AS A RESULT OF THESE THINGS THE NUMBER GETS CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THAT AS UNEMPLOYMENT ROSE HIGHER AND HIGHER AND HOW MANY PEOPLE DO HAVE UNEMPLOYED IN MINNESOTA NOW RIGHT AROUND 600,000 PEOPLE AND I’M GRATEFUL THEY HAVE RESOURCES BUT THEY’RE STILL UNEMPLOYED AND SITTING THERE AND WAITING AND WE DO KNOW HOW MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO COME BACK TO A JOB THAT’S EVEN THERE. IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE SEVERITY OF THE VIRUS WHICH WE ALL KNOW IS SERIOUS, IN FACT I WROTE THE NUMBERS THE ONGOING NUMBERS THIS IS ABOUT 12 DAYS NUMBER OF DEATHS THAT’S WHAT WE SHOULD BE MEASURING THE NUMBER OF DEATHS THE NUMBER OF BEDS USED BECAUSE OF HER MEASURING TESTS WE BEEN DOING WAY MORE TESTING LATELY OF COURSE WERE GOING TO HAVE MORE PEOPLE WITH THE VIRUS BUT HERE’S THE DEATH NUMBER 28, 24, 24, 24, NINE, 27, 30, 23, 26, 26, 24, 27 AND LAST WAS 13 THAT 13 THAT I HAVE. IT’S A SERIOUS NUMBER THAT ADDS UP TO 591 591 PEOPLE IN MINNESOTA HAVE DIED FROM COVID 19 ABOUT 80% 19 ABOUT 80% ARE IN THOSE NURSING HOMES WHERE I TOLD YOU MANY PEOPLE HAVE THE DNI AND 591 AND IN 2017 AND 18 THE 18 THE NUMBER OF FLU IN MINNESOTA WAS FOR 40 LET’S SAY 40 LET’S SAY WERE DOUBLE THAT NUMBER BY THE END OF THE YEAR THEY DIDN’T SHUTDOWN ANYTHING FOR THAT WE FIGURED OUT HOW TO MANAGE IT BUT HERE THAT’S A NUMBER I WANT PEOPLE TO THINK ABOUT. NOW YOU GET TO MY DISTRICT WHERE I PEOPLE TALKING TO ME I’VE BEEN UP THERE A LOT BECAUSE OF SHELTER AT HOME, I HAVE SALON OWNERS AND BARBERS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IN THE WORLD THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO DO THEY CAN’T SEEM TO GET UNEMPLOYMENT AND CAN’T FIGURE OUT HOW THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE IT THROUGH I HAVE FISHING GUIDE TO SAY WHY THE WORLD CAN I NOT HAVE SOMEONE IN MY BOAT MY HAVE FOLKS CALLING ABOUT A TRADITION OF GOING TO THE BOUNDARY WATERS TO REMOTE CAMPING WITH OPENING FISHING AND THEY CAN GO UP THERE FOR THE DAY BUT THEY HAVE TO COME BACK AND THEY’RE ASKING WHY? I CALLED THE DNR AND ASKED WHY CAN’T THE FISHING GUIDE HAVE SOMEONE IN THE BOAT WHY DO YOU NOT LET SOMEONE GO ON A TRADITION OF THE BOUNDARY WATERS TO REMOTE CAMPING WHY IS THAT NOT SAFE? BECAUSE THERE’S SHELTER AT HOME ORDER THEY DON’T LET THEM GO WE KNOW RETAIL STORES AND THE IDEA OF BUYING IT ON THE CURB IF YOU’RE GOING TO BITE ON THE CURB AND YOU CAN TRY TO MOST PEOPLE WILL BUY ONLINE THEY WANT TO GO IN AND FEEL IT AND TOUCH IT THEY WANT THE LOCAL EXPERIENCE EVERYONE I TALKED TO WHO HAS AN ISSUE AND A STORY IN CRISIS HERE’S ONE I THINK IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO THINK ABOUT OUR CHURCHES. IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT GETTING TOGETHER IN CHURCH HERE’S A STATISTIC FEED MY CHILDREN HAVE 47 MILLION 47 MILLION LESS MEALS BECAUSE CHURCHES ARE CLOSED AND THEY CAN’T PUT THOSE MEALS TOGETHER THAT FEED PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD 47 MILLION MEALS WHAT 47 MILLION MEALS WHAT KIND OF IMPACT IS THAT HAVING ON PEOPLE? WE HAVE THE CRISIS WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WERE CAREFUL WITH HOW WE ARE NAVIGATING IT AND NO ONE I DON’T THIS ROOM IS SAYING OPEN IT UP AND DON’T PRACTICE ANY SAFE GUIDELINES I DON’T KNOW ANYONE IS DOING THAT BUT I THINK IT’S TIME THE GOV LET THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA GO THEY COULD GO TO WORK THEY CAN GO TO RESTAURANTS THEY CAN GO TO RETAIL STORES THEY CAN GO TO CHURCH, AND PRACTICE THE SAFE GUIDELINES AND BE CAREFUL AND ACKNOWLEDGE THERE IS SOME RISK AS WE ARE THINKING ABOUT THIS IT SEEMS WE’VE LOST THE THOUGHT THAT IT’S NOT LIKE SOUTH KOREA WHERE WE COMPLETELY SHUT IT DOWN BECAUSE THAT’S AN IMPOSSIBILITY WE ARE TRYING TO MANAGE THE PEOPLE WHO GET IT AT ONE TIME THAT’S WHAT I’VE BEEN TOLD AND WHAT THE SCIENCE TOLD ME IS WE DON’T WANT OUR HOSPITALS TO BE OVERWHELMED BUT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GET THIS IN LARGE NUMBERS OVER A LONG TIME AND WERE MANAGING IT SO IF WERE MANAGING IT WE NEED TO MANAGE HOW WE OPEN UP AND LET PEOPLE DO THEIR LIVES IN A DIFFERENT

WAY IN A SAFE WAY. THIS IS A BILL THAT IS SIMPLY SAYING IT’S TIME TO OPEN UP WE HAVE TO BE WILLING TO FACE THIS AND MOVE FORWARD AND I’M GLAD WERE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION AND IT ABSOLUTELY IS A GREEN VOTE IT’S A MESSAGE TO THE GOV. THAT IT IS TIME MEMBERS WE ARE ON FINAL PASSAGE OF SENATE FILE 4511 AS 4,511 AS AMENDED SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION THE SECRETARY WILL TAKE ROLL MEMBERS IN THE RETIRING ROOM PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE. MEMBERS IN ROOM 303 ROOM 303 PLEASE COME DOWN TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE WHILE THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY DOWN MEMBERS IN THE PRESIDENTS OFFICE PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE A REMINDER MEMBERS WE HAVE ONE ONE BILL ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR WERE PLANNING TO TAKE UP DO NOT LEAVE. MEMBERS IN ROOM 303 AND MEMBERS IN THE PRESIDENTS OFFICE PLEASE COME

TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE MEMBERS IN ROOM 323, ROOM 323 ROOM 323 PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE WHILE THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY DOWN MEMBERS IN ROOM 237 AND ROOM 206 PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE I NOW CALL ON SEN. KENT TO REPORT VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING UNDER RULE 40.7 THANK YOU MR. PRES. I REPORT NO FOR SEN. CARLSON SEN. KENT I REPORT NO FOR SEN. CLAUSEN SEN. KENT I REPORT NO FOR SEN. EATON SEN. KENT I REPORT NO FOR SEN. FRENTZ SEN. KENT I REPORT NO FOR SEN. LAINE SEN. KENT I REPORT NO FOR SEN. LATZ SEN. KENT I REPORT NO FOR SEN. LITTLE SEN. KENT I REPORT NO FOR SEN. NEWTON SEN. KENT I REPORT NO FOR SEN. REST SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. SPARKS SEN. KENT I REPORT NO FOR SEN. TORRES RAY SEN. KENT I REPORT NO FOR SEN WICKLUND I NOW CALL ON SEN. BENSON TO REPORT THE VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING UNDER RULE 40.7 THANK YOU MR. PRES. SEN BRUCE ANDERSON VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. CHAMBERLAIN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. DAHMS VOTE YES SEN. BENSON SEN. EICHORN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. HALL VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. NEWMAN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. PRATT VOTES YES

SEN. BENSON SEN. ROSEN VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. RUUD VOTES YES SEN. BENSON SEN. SENJEM VOTES YES MR. PRES. SEN. JASINSKI VOTES YES SEN. BENSON ANYONE ELSE SEN. NELSON VOTES YES ALL MEMBERS HAVING VOTED WHO DESIRE TO VOTE THE SECRETARY WILL CLOSE ROLL. THERE BEING 39 YEAS AND 28 NAYS THE BILL IS PASSED AND ITS TITLE AGREED TO REMAINING UNDER MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS WE PROCEED TO THE 11TH ORDER OF BUSINESS THE CONSENT CALENDAR. THE BILL FOR CONSIDERATION IS SENATE FILE 3,443 SEN. DRAHEIM THANK YOU MR. PRES. THERE’S ACTUALLY TWO BILLS INSIDE THIS ONE BILL WE HAVE SENATE FILE 3,443 WAS MY BILL AND AMENDED SENATE FILE 543 WHICH IS SEN WEBER’S BILL ON TO THIS BILL MY PORTION OF THE BILL ALLOWS THE OPTION OF UTILIZING A TWO-FAMILY MODULAR HOME COMMONLY CALLED A DUPLEX IN THE BILL WE PASSED LAST YEAR WE PUT SINGLE-FAMILY JUST TO CLARIFY WE WANT TO MAKE IT AVAILABLE FOR A DUPLEX OR TWO-FAMILY MODULAR HOME AND THAT IS TO HELP ADDRESS THE STATE SHORTAGE GO ON TO THE SECOND PORTION OFI THE BILL MR. PRES. I BELIEVE SEN. DZIEDZIC HAS AN AMENDMENT BEFORE SHE GETS GOING I WOULD LIKE TO THANK HER AND SEN KORAN AND SEN. HOUSLEY FOR THE WORK WE DID THIS SUMMER ON THE HOUSING BILLS LOOKING AT THE COST OF HOUSING THANK YOU SEN. DZIEDZIC THANK YOU MR. PRES. I HAVE THE A2 AMENDMENT SEN. DZIEDZIC OFFERS THE A TWO AMENDMENT THE SECRETARY WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT SEN. DZIEDZIC MOVES TO AMEND SENATE FILE 3443 AS FOLLOWS 3,443 AS FOLLOWS PAGE 3 INSERT THIS IS AMENDMENT A2 THANK YOU MR. PRES. MEMBERS THIS IS A TYPO IT’S A CLARIFICATION THE MADE SOME CHANGES LAST YEAR REGARDING MANUFACTURED HOMES AND MODULAR HOMES WE TAKE A TIMEFRAME THAT WAS A TIMELINE FOR NOTIFICATION THAT WHEN 30 DAYS AND WE WENT TO 90 DAYS SHORTLY AFTER WE DID THAT LOT OF PEOPLE CAME BACK AND SAID 60 DAYS WOULD E BETTER WE AMENDED THE BILL TO MAKE IT 60 DAYS WHICH IS OCTOBER 31ST WE MISSED ONE OF ONE OF THE DATES THAT’S ALL THIS DOES I BELIEVE THE AMENDMENT IS PURELY TECHNICAL I ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT DISCUSSION ON THE A2 AMENDMENT? SEEING NONE ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED WE WILL TAKE A BRIEF PAUSE TO GATHER VOTES OF MEMBERS IN ALTERNATE LOCATIONS RECEIVING A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF AYE VOTES THE MOTION PREVAILS THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED. MEMBERS WE ARE BACK ON SENATE FILE 3443 AS AMENDED 3,443 AS AMENDED SEN. DRAHEIM I THINK WE HAVE A LIST OF ABOUT 12 SENATORS WHO WANT TO SPEAK ON THIS. NO MEMBERS, THE BILL THERE IS TWO PIECES TO IT ONE CHANGING THE DEFINITION FOR MANUFACTURED HOME OR MODULAR HOMES TO INCLUDE THE DUPLEX LANGUAGE AND THE SECOND PIECE IS FIXING THE $15 FEE THAT WE COLLECT ON MANUFACTURER OF MOBILE HOME PARKS FOR RELOCATION THAT GOES INTO THE TRUST FUND FOR THE RELOCATION SERVICES SO WE SET THE DATE IT

60 DAYS AND WITH THAT MR. PRES THANK YOU THE SECRETARY WILL GIVE SENATE FILE 3,443 ITS THIRD READING SENATE FILE 3443 A BILL 3,443 A BILL RELATING TO HOUSING THIRD READING. FINAL DISCUSSION MEMBERS WE ARE ON FINAL PASSAGE OF SENATE FILE 3,443 AS AMENDED SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION THE SECRETARY WILL TAKE ROLL MEMBERS IN THE RETIRING ROOM PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER AND VOTE. MEMBERS IN ROOM 303 ROOM 303 PLEASE MAKE YOUR WAY DOWN TO THE CHAMBER WHILE THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY MEMBERS IN THE PRESIDENTS OFFICE PLEASE COME TO THE CHAMBER TO VOTE MEMBERS WE ARE UNDER ROLLCALL AFTER YOU VOTE PLEASE EXIT THE CHAMBER. PLEASE TAKE YOUR CONVERSATIONS OUTSIDE THE CHAMBER. MEMBERS IN ROOM 323 ROOM 323 ROOM 323 PLEASE MAKE YOUR WAY TO THE CHAMBER TO VOTE WHILE THEY ARE ON THEIR WAY DOWN MEMBERS IN ROOM 237 AND ROOM 206 PLEASE COME TO THE

CHAMBER TO VOTE. I NOW CALL ON SEN. KENT TO REPORT VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING UNDER RULE 40.7 THANK YOU MR. PRES. I REPORT YES FOR SEN. CARLSON SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN CLAUSEN SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. EATON SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. FRENTZ SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. HAYDEN SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. LAINE SEN. KENT A REPORT YES FOR SEN. LATZ SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. LITTLE SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. NEWTON SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. REST SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. SPARKS SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN. TORRES RAY SEN. KENT I REPORT YES FOR SEN WICKLUND ÃI NOW CALL ON SEN. GAZELKA TO REPORT VOTES OF MEMBERS VOTING UNDER RULE 40.7 SEN. BRUCE ANDERSON VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. CHAMBERLAIN VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. DAHMS VOTE YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. EICHORN VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. HALL VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. JASINSKI VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. NEWMAN VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. PRATT VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. ROSEN VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. RUUD VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA SEN. SENJEM VOTES YES SEN. GAZELKA WILL YOU VOTE? SEN. GAZELKA DO YOU HAVE A VOTE RECORDED FOR SEN. NELSON? SEN. GAZELKA SEN. NELSON VOTES YES ALL MEMBERS HAVING VOTED WHO DESIRE TO VOTE THE SECRETARY WILL CLOSE ROLL THERE BEING 67 67 YEAS AND ZERO NAYS THE BILL IS PASSED AND ITS TITLE AGREED TO. REMAINING UNDER MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS WE REVERT TO THE THIRD ORDER OF BUSINESS MESSAGES FROM THE HOUSE THE SECRETARY WILL READ THE MESSAGE MR. PRES. I HAVE TO ANNOUNCE THE PASSAGE BY THE HOUSE OF THE HOUSE FILE TRANSMITTED HOUSE FILE 2,768 PATRICK MURPHY CHIEF CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THERE IS NO ACTION REQUIRED ON THAT MESSAGE NEXT REMAINING UNDER MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS WE MOVED TO THE FOURTH ORDER OF BUSINESS FIRST READING OF HOUSE BILLS THE SECRETARY WILL READ THE NUMBER HOUSE FILE 2768 A BILL 2,768 A BILL RELATING TO STATE GOVERNMENT RATIFYING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND COMPENSATION PLANS HOUSE FILE 27 SICK DATE IS GIVEN ITS FIRST READING MR. PRES. I MOVE HOUSE FILE 2,760 BE LAID ON THE TABLE ON THAT MOTION ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED WE WILL TAKE A BRIEF PAUSE TO CAPTURE THE VOTES OF MEMBERS IN ALTERNATE LOCATIONS RECEIVING A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF AYE VOTES THE MOTION PREVAILS. THE NEXT ORDER BUSINESS IS THE 13TH ORDER OF BUSINESS ANNOUNCEMENTS OF SENATE INTEREST. I HAVE SEN KIFFMEYER WHO HAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT THANK YOU MR. PRES. AND MEMBERS ANNOUNCING STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE POLICY AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ON THE ZOOM HEARING WILL COMMENTS AT 4:15 PM TODAY @ SEN. INGEBRIGTSEN THANK YOU MR. PRES. ON BEHALF OF SEN. ROSEN THE FINANCE COMMITTEE WILL MEET 15 MINUTES 15 MINUTES AFTER THE STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE CONCLUDES

WATCH YOUR EMAILS ANY OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS OF SENATE INTEREST? SEN GAZELKA MR. PRES. I MOVE THE SENATE DO NOW ADJOURNED UNTIL TUESDAY, MAY 12TH AT 11 A.M SEN. GAZELKA MOVES THE SENATE DO NOW ADJOURNED UNTIL TUESDAY, MAY 12TH AT 11 A.M. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED THE MOTION PREVAILS THE SENATE IS ADJOURNED