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STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS

MINUTES

Representative Peppin Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:25 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 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
HANCOCK, David
HORNSTEIN, Frank
MCFARLANE, Carol
NELSON, Michael
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
QUAM, Duane
SANDERS, Tim
SCALZE, Bev
SIMON, Steve
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan

GREENE, Marion


No members were excused.

A quorum was present.

HF371 (Hoppe) Local government employees required to approve participation in or withdrawal from the public employees insurance program.

Representative Beard moved that HF371 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Hoppe
Samuel Walseth, Service Cooperatives
Kirk Schneidawind, Minnesota School Board Association
Erin Rian, League of Minnesota Cities
Keith Carlson, MICA
Paul Olson, Moose Lake Public Schools
Lee Stephenson, Moose Lake Public Schools
Jim Granger, Education Minnesota
Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota
Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Board Association
Brian Rice, Police and Firefighters Federation on Minneapolis
John Delmonico, Minneapolis Police Federation

Representative Beard renewed his motion that HF371 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED. HF371 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE COMMERCE COMMITTEE.

HF66 (Drazkowski) Political contribution refund repealed.

Chair Peppin moved that HF66 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.



Testifying:
Representative Drazkowski
Mike Dean, Common Cause Minnesota

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that HF66 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED. HF66 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

HF917 (Melin) St. Louis County; fairground tax exemption provided.

Representative Winkler moved that HF917 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Winkler moved the H0917A1 amendment to HF971. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative Melin
John Ongaro, Government Relations Director St Louis County

Representative Winkler renewed his motion that HF917 be recommended to pass, as-amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED. HF917 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TAXES.

The meeting adjourned at 12:05 p.m.

____________________________________
REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR



____________________________________
Ryan Hamilton
Committee Legislative Assistant

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    Wednesday, March 16, 2011
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    Agenda:
    HF371 (Hoppe) Local government employees required to approve participation in or withdrawal from the public employees insurance program.
    HF66 (Drazkowski) Political contribution refund repealed.
    HF917 (Melin) St. Louis County; fairground tax exemption provided.


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    House Government Operations and Elections Committee
    01:54 - Gavel, and consideration of HF371 (Hoppe) Local government employees required to approve participation in or withdrawal from the public employees insurance program.
    1:16:40 - HF66 (Drazkowski) Political contribution refund repealed.
    1:41:30 - HF917 (Melin) Saint Louis County; fairground tax exemption provided.

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