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STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS

MINUTES

Representative Murray, acting Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:17 a.m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

PEPPIN, Joyce, Chair
MURRAY, Rich, Vice Chair
BEARD, Mike
GREENE, Marion
HANCOCK, David
HORNSTEIN, Frank
MCFARLANE, Carol
NELSON, Michael
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
QUAM, Duane
SANDERS, Tim
SCALZE, Bev
SIMON, Steve
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan

No members were excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Hornstein moved approval of the minutes from February 3, 2011 and February 8, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WHERE APPROVED.

HF89 (Benson) voter picture identification required before receiving ballot, voter identification cards provided at no charge, and provisional ballot procedures established.

Representative Quam moved that HF89 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the House Committee on State Government Finance.

Testifying:
Representative Benson

Chair Peppin assumed the gavel at 10:30 a.m.

Representative Simon moved the H0089A2 amendment and requested a roll call vote.

AYES:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER
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NAYS:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS, URDAHL

On a vote of 6 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Winkler moved the H0089A4 amendment and requested a roll call vote.

AYES:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER
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NAYS:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS, URDAHL

On a vote of 6 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Winkler moved the H0089A5 amendment and requested a roll call vote.

AYES:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER
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NAYS:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, McFARLANE, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS, URDAHL

On a vote of 6 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Quam renewed his motion that HF89 be recommended to pass, as amended and re-referred to the House Committee on State Government Finance. Representative Nelson requested a roll call vote.

AYES:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, McFARLANE, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS, URDAHL
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NAYS:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER

On a vote of 9 AYES and 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF89 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE

HF203 (Westrom) Legislative approval required for certain rules to take effect.

Representative Hancock moved that HF203 be recommended to pass and placed on the general register.

Representative Hancock moved the H0203A2 amendment to HF203. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative Westrom
David Thornton, Pollution Control Agency
Bob Meier, Natural Resources

Representative Hancock renewed his motion that HF203, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF203 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:25 a.m.



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REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR



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Ryan Hamilton
Committee Legislative Assistant

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    Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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    Agenda:
    HF89 (Benson) Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, voter identification card provided at no charge, canvassing deadlines changed, notice required, provisional balloting procedure established, and money appropriated.
    HF203 (Westrom) Legislative approval of rules modified.


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