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STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH 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 10:15 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 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
MCFARLANE, Carol
NELSON, Michael
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
QUAM, Duane
SANDERS, Tim
SCALZE, Bev
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan
SIMON, SteveGREENE, Marion

Members excused:

HORNSTEIN, Frank

A quorum was present.

Representative McFarlane moved approval of the minutes from April 13, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF905 (Hamilton) Youth athletes with concussions resulting from participation in youth athletic activities policies established.

Representative McFarlane moved that HF905 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Civil Law Committee.

Representative McFarlane moved the A11-0330 amendment. Representative McFarlane incorporated the following changes to the A11-0330 amendment:
Page 1, Line 3, insert "additional" after any
Page 1, Line 3 insert "new" after any
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative Hamilton
Jenn O’Rourke, League of Minnesota Cities
Dan Greensweig, League of Minnesota Cities

Representative McFarlane renewed his motion that HF905 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Civil Law Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED, HF905 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS, AS AMENDED, AND RE-REFERRED TO THE CIVIL LAW COMMITTEE.

HF1470 (Stensrud) State government resource recovery program changes made.

Representative Murray moved that HF1470 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Murray moved the H1420A1 amendment. Representative Winkler requested a roll call vote:
AYES:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, HANCOCK,MCFARLANE, ODRISCOLL, QUAM, URDAHL
NAYS:
NELSON, GREENE, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER

ON A VOTE OF 7 AYES AND 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative Stensrud
Dave Fielding, Minnesota Department of Administration
Jim Rhodes, Minnesota Department of Administration
Barry Tilley, Solid Waste Management Coordination Board

Representative Murray renewed his motion that HF1470 be recommended to pass, as amended, and placed on the General Register. Representative Winkler requested a roll call vote:
AYES:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, HANCOCK, MCFARLANE, ODRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS, URDAHL
NAYS:
NELSON, GREENE, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER

ON A VOTE OF 8 AYES AND 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED, HF1470 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS, AS AMENDED AND PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

HF1144 (Cornish) Former employees in the state employee group insurance program specified notice required for termination of rights.

Representative Quam moved that HF1144 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Murray assumed the gavel at 11:23 a.m.

Representative Quam moved the following oral amendment to HF1144:
Delete Section 1 of the bill and re-number subsequent sections.
Amend the title accordingly.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Quam withdrew his motion that HF1144 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. Representative Quam moved that HF1144 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testifying:
Representative Cornish
Nathan Moracco, Minnesota Employee Insurance Division

Representative Quam renewed his motion that HF1144 be recommended to pass, as amended, and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF1144 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

Chair Peppin assumed the gavel at 11:35 a.m.

HF1455 (Urdahl) State Capitol Preservation Commission established, and money appropriated.

The meeting recessed at 11:51 a.m.
The meeting reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

Representative Urdahl moved that that HF1455 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testifying:
Representative Urdahl
Wayne Waslaski, Department of Administration

Representative Urdahl moved the H1455A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Urdahl moved the following oral amendment to HF1455:

Page 5, Line 8, replace "$500,000" with "$550,000". THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Urdahl renewed his motion that HF1455 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Legacy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF1455 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS, AS AMENDED, AND RE-REFERRED TO THE LEGACY DIVISION.

HF1408 (Sanders) Vacancies in nomination procedures and requirements changed.

Representative Sanders moved that HF1408 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Sanders

Representative Sanders renewed his motion that HF1408 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED, HF1408 WAS RECOMMNEDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.

The Committee recessed at 1:20 p.m.
Representative Winkler assumed the gavel, and the Committee reconvened at 1:24pm
HF1533 (Peppin) Changing certain procedures and requirements of the Campaign Finance Board

Representative Peppin moved that HF1533 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Civil Law Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Peppin
Gary Goldsmith, Minnesota Campaign Finance Board

Representative Peppin renewed her motion that HF1533 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Civil Law Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED, HF1533 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE CIVIL LAW COMMITTEE.

HF1440 (Beard) Hydroelectric facility municipal approval exception provided.

Representative Beard moved that HF1440 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Beard
John Gurban, Citizen
John Erwin, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board
Michael Salchert, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board
Representative Champion
Todd Guerrero, Crown Hydro
Edna Brazaitis, Friend of the Riverfront

Representative Greene moved the H1440A3 amendment.
Representative Greene withdrew the H1440A3 amendment.

Chair Peppin laid the bill over for future consideration.

The Committee adjourned at 3:00 p.m.

____________________________________
REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR



____________________________________
Ryan Hamilton
Committee Legislative Assistant

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    Monday, April 18, 2011
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    Agenda: HF1455 (Urdahl) State Capitol Preservation Commission established, and money appropriated.
    The order of the agenda is subject to change.
    HF905 (Hamilton) Youth athletes with concussions resulting from participation in youth athletic activities policies established.
    HF1440 (Beard) Hydroelectric facility municipal approval exception provided.
    HF1470 (Stensrud) State government resource recovery program changes made.
    HF1144 (Cornish) State employee group insurance program limited reinstatement of coverage provided.
    HF1408 (Sanders) Vacancies in nomination procedures and requirements changed.
    HF1506 (Banaian) Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy membership, duties, and responsibilities changed, and money appropriated.
    HF1533 (Peppin) Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board procedures and requirements changed.


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