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STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH 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 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 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
HORNSTEIN, Frank
SIMON, SteveGREENE, Marion

A quorum was present.

Representative Quam moved approval of the minutes from April 14 and April 18, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF1506 (Banaian) Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy new duties assigned, duties transferred from executive agencies, and money appropriated.

Representative Peppin moved that HF1506 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Banaian
John Pollard, Minnesota Management and Budget

Representative Peppin renewed her motion that HF1506 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF1506 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE.

HF1440 (Beard) Hydroelectric facility municipal approval exception provided.

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

Representative Beard moved the H1440DE1 amendment. Representative Winkler requested a roll call vote:
AYES:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, MCFARLANE, QUAM, URDAHL

NAYS:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER

ON A VOTE OF 7 AYES AND 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Greene moved the H1440A3 amendment to the H1440DE1 amendment and requested a roll call vote:
AYES:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER

NAYS:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, MCFARLANE, QUAM, URDAHL

ON A VOTE OF 6 AYES AND 7 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Greene moved the following amendment to the H1440DE1 amendment:
Page 1, after line 23, insert:
"Sec. 2. REPEALER.
Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections, 645.021 and 645.023, are repealed.
EFFECTIVE DATE.
This section is effective the day following final enactment."
Amend the title accordingly

Representative Greene requested a roll call vote:
AYES:

NAYS:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, MCFARLANE, QUAM, URDAHL, NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER

ON A VOTE OF 0 AYES AND 13 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Beard renewed his motion that HF1440 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Committee. Representative Winkler requested a roll call vote:
AYES:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, MCFARLANE, QUAM, URDAHL
NAYS:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER

ON A VOTE OF 7 AYES AND 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND HF1440 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE.

The Committee recessed at 11:50 a.m.
The Committee reconvened at 1:10 p.m.

HF1331 (Benson) State agencies required to enter into contracts to provide consulting services for improvements to state operated systems and services.

Chair Peppin moved that HF1331 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Benson
Wayne Waslaski, Minnesota Department of Administration
Terri Steenblock, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Greg Tschida, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Jim Rhodes, Minnesota Department of Adminstration

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that HF1331 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF1331 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE.

Representative Murray assumed the gavel at 1:55 p.m.

HF1538 (Peppin) Contribution and expenditure limits modified.

Representative Peppin moved that that HF1538 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Peppin moved the H1538A1 amendment as modified by the following:
Page 1, Line 13 delete "July 1, 2011" and insert "the day following final enactment"
THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED AS MODIFIED.

Representative Peppin moved the following oral amendment to HF1538:
Page 2, Line 33, Delete "July 1, 2012" and Insert "the day following final enactment"
THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative Peppin
Gary Goldsmith, Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

Representative Peppin renewed her motion that HF1538 be recommended to pass, as amended, and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF1538 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AS AMENDED AND PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

HF1332 (Hansen) Legislative auditor governing provisions modified.

Representative Scalze moved that HF1332 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Chair Peppin assumed the gavel at 2:25 p.m.
Representative Simon assumed the gavel at 2:30 p.m.
Testifying:
Representative Hansen
Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor

Representative Scalze renewed her motion that HF1332 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF1332 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND REFERRED TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE.

Chair Peppin assumed the gavel at 2:35 p.m.

HF1363 (Scalze) Metrodome Task Force established.

Representative Simon moves that HF1363 be recommended to pass as and placed on the General Register.

Testifying:
Representative Scalze
Bill Lester, Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission

Representative Simon renews his motion that HF1363 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF1363 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

HF1339 (Abeler) My Life, My Choices Task Force established.

Representative McFarlane moves that HF1339 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative McFarlane moved the H1339A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative Abeler
Ember Reichgott Junge, Luther Social Service

Representative McFarlane renewed her motion that HF1339 be recommended to pass, as amended, as placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED. HF1339 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS, AS AMENDED, AND PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

HF1579 (McFarlane) A bill for an act relating to counties; giving counties authority to provide for the general welfare; et cetera.

Representative McFarlane moved that HF1579 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative McFarlane moved the MS-A01 amendment as modified by the following:
Page 1, Line 1 insert "1579" after "No."
Page 1, Line 2 insert "4" after "Page"
Page 1, Line 2 insert "33" after "line"
Page 3, Line 13 insert "3 years" after "every"
Page 4, Line 35 insert "402A.60" after "section"
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED AS MODIFIED.

Testifying:
Representative McFarlane
Representative Marquart
Tim Walsh, Scott County
Joe Matthews, Association of Minnesota Counties
Sue Abderholden, National Alliance on Mental Illness

Representative McFarlane renewed her motion HF1579 be recommended to pass, as amended, a re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF1579 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS, AS AMENDED, AND RE-REFERRED TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE.

Committee adjourned at 3:15 p.m.



____________________________________
REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR



____________________________________
Ryan Hamilton
Committee Legislative Assistant

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    Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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    Agenda: HF1579 (McFarlane) A bill for an act relating to counties; giving counties authority to provide for the general welfare; establishing an alternative service delivery pilot program for waivers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 375.18, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 402A.
    HF1440 (Beard) Hydroelectric facility municipal approval exception provided.
    HF1506 (Banaian) Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy membership, duties, and responsibilities changed, and money appropriated.
    HF1538 (Peppin) Contribution and expenditure limits modified.
    HF1331 (Benson) State agencies required to enter into contracts to provide consulting services for improvements to state-operated systems and services.
    HF1332 (Hansen) Legislative auditor governing provisions modified.
    HF1339 (Abeler) My Life, My Choices Task Force established.
    HF1363 (Scalze) Metrodome Task Force established.


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    House Government Operations and Elections Committee
    06:30 - Gavel, and consideration of HF1506 (Banaian) Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy new duties assigned, duties transferred from executive agencies, and money appropriated.
    48:50 - HF1440 (Beard) Hydroelectric facility municipal approval exception provided.
    The committee recessed.
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    Meeting Documents: HFXXXX McFarlane

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