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STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY FIRST 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 Wednesday, April 27, 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 26, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF705 (Crawford) Counties permitted to perform private audit meeting standards of state auditor, federal single audit permitted for cities and counties, mandated reporting eliminated, alternative Web site publication provided, et cetera.

Representative Murray moved that HF705 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Representative Murray moved the H0705DE1-1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H0705A1 amendment to the H0705DE1-1 amendment, with the following oral additions incorporated:
Page 6, Line 8 delete "326b.145;"
Page 6, Line 9 delete "375.17, subdivision 3;"
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED AS MODIFIED.

Testifying:
Jennifer O’Rourke, League of Minnesota Cities
Geno Fragnito, Minnesota Society of CPA’s
Carolyn Holmsten, Goodhue County
Rhonda Sivarajah, Anoka County
Bryan Olson, Citizen
John Kysylyczyn, Citizen
David Radziej, Printing Industry of Minnesota
Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-county Association
Lisa Rund, League of Minnesota Cities
Nancy Hohbach, Dakota County
James Michels, Attorney


Representative Murray renewed his motion that HF705 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED, HF705 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS, AS AMENDED, AND RE-REFFERRED TO THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.

Representative Murray assumed the gavel at 11:40 a.m.
Chair Peppin assumed the gavel at 11:45 a.m.

HF7 (Drazkowski) Local government mandates abolished.

Representative Beard moved that HF7 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Judiciary Committee.

Representative Beard moved the H0007DE2 amendment with the following oral modifications incorporated:
Page 5, Line 2 delete "326B.145;"
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED AS MODIFIED.

Testifying:
Representative Drazkowski
Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Jennifer O’Rourke, League of Minnesota Cities
Jodee Buhr, Education Minnesota
Matt Toburen, Service Employees International Union Local 284

Representative Simon moved the H0007A1 amendment and requested a roll call vote:
AYES:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER

NAYS:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, HANCOCK, MCFARLANE,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 Nelson moved to amend H007DE2 as follows:
Page 5, Line 4, before "395.24" insert "and"
Page 5, Line 4, delete ";and 471.6161,"
Page 5, Line 5, delete "subdivision 5"

Representative Nelson requested a roll call vote:
AYES:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER
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 Winkler moved the H0007A3 amendment and requested a roll call vote:
AYES:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER
NAYS:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, HANCOCK, MCFARLANE,O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS
ON A VOTE OF 6 AYES AND 7 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Sanders moved the H0007A2 amendment.
Representative Greene moved to amend the H0007A2 amendment as follows :
Page 1, line 8, before the period insert ", and the legislature shall appropriate an amount from the general fund to the secretary of state to cover those costs"
Sanders moved to modify the Greene oral amendment so it would read ", and an amount sufficient to pay the costs of reimbursements is appropriated from the general fund in fiscal year 2012 to the secretary of state" Rep. Greene accepted the modification and incorporated it as her oral amendment.
Representative Greene requested a roll call vote on her oral amendment to the amendment:
AYES:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER
NAYS:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, HANCOCK, MCFARLANE,O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS
ON A VOTE OF 6 AYES AND 7 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Beard renewed his motion that HF0007 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred Judiciary Committee. Representative Winkler requested a roll call vote:
AYES:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, HANCOCK, MCFARLANE, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS
NAYS:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER

ON A VOTE OF 7 AYES AND 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND HF7 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS, AS AMENDED, AND RE-REFERRED TO THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.

The Committee recessed at 12:35 p.m.
The Committee reconvened at 1:15 p.m.

HF495 (Garofolo) Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote enacted.

Representative Simon moved that HF495 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testifying:
Representative Garofolo
Representative Simon
Dr. John Koza, National Popular Vote
Pat Rosenstiel, Ainsley Shea

Representative Simon renewed his motion that HF495 be recommended to pass and place on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF495 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

Committee adjourned at 2:00 p.m.



____________________________________
REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR



____________________________________
Ryan Hamilton
Committee Legislative Assistant

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    Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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    Agenda: Please note that bills may be added to the agenda.
    HF705 (Crawford) Audit requirements delayed for new first class cities, publication and reporting requirements eliminated, surplus law library fund use provided, county clerk hiring requirements repealed, seed and feed loan provisions repealed, and Ramsey County Community Corrections Department duties provided.
    HF7 (Drazkowski) State mandates abolished and made permissive, county audit by CPA firm authorized, surplus law library fee use provided, and publication and reporting requirements changed or eliminated.
    HF495 (Garofalo) Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote enacted.


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    House Government Operations and Elections Committee
    02:50 - Gavel.
    03:37 - HF705 (Crawford) Counties permitted to perform private audit meeting standards of state auditor, federal single audit permitted for cities and counties, mandated reporting eliminated, alternative Web site publication provided, building code official designation made permissive, municipal planning process mandates modified, clerk hire mandate repealed in certain counties, provisions on seed and feed loans repealed, group insurance mandates for governmental units repealed, and out-of-state travel policy mandate repealed.
    1:22:10 - HF7 (Drazkowski) Local government mandates abolished.
    The committee recessed.
    Runs 2 hours, 20 minutes.



    Meeting Documents: HF07DE2
    HF705 A1
    HF705 DE1-1

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