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STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY 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 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011 in the Basement 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
SCALZE, Bev
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan
HORNSTEIN, Frank
SIMON, SteveGREENE, Marion

Members excused:

SANDERS, Tim

A quorum was present.

HF1544 (Kiel) Marshall County; process provided for making county offices appointive.

Representative Quam moved that HF1544 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Quam moved the H1544A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Murray moved the 11-2742 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative Kiel

Representative Quam renewed his motion that HF1544 be recommended to pass, as amended, and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF1544 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS, AS AMENDED, AND PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

HF1097 (McNamara) Land acquisition by exchange provided; et cetera.

Representative Hancock moved that HF1097 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Committee.

Representative Hancock moved the H1097A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative McNaMara

Representative Hancock renewed his motion that HF1097 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF1097 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS, AS AMENDED, AND RE-REFERRED TO THE ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE.

HF1532 (Simon) Secretary of State duties imposed, and lists of registrants with challenged voting statuses due to felony convictions required.

Representative Simon moved that HF1532 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the
Judiciary Committee.

Representative Simon moved the H1532DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Simon moved the H1532A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative Simon
Beth Frazier, Office of the Secretary of State

Representative Simon renewed his motion that HF1532 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Judiciary Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED. HF1532 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS, AS AMENDED, AND PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

HF1597 (Kiffmeyer) Voters required to present photographic indentification, et cetera.

Chair Peppin moved that HF1597 be recommended to pass and re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifying:
Representative Kiffmeyer
Honorable Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State
Susie Brown, MN Council of Nonprofits
Dan McGrath, Minnesota Majority
Beth Frazier, Office of the Secretary of State
Kent Sulem, MN Association of Townships
Jeffrey Maas, Citizen
Sherri Knuth, League of Women Voters
Ann Higgins, League of Minnesota Cities
Carolyn Jackson, ACLU
Susie Brown, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Representative Murray assumed the gavel at 10:00 a.m.; Chair Peppin assumed the gavel at 10:05 a.m.

Representative Murray assumed the gavel at 11:50 a.m.; Chair Peppin assumed the gavel at 12:15 p.m.

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that HF1597 be recommended to pass and re-referred to Ways and Means. Representative Nelson requested a roll call vote:

AYES:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, HANCOCK, MCFARLANE, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, URDAHL

NAYS:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, WINKLER
ON A VOTE OF 7 AYES AND 5NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF1597 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE.

Committee adjourned at 12:40pm





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REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR



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Ryan Hamilton
Committee Legislative Assistant

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    Friday, April 29, 2011
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    Agenda:
    HF1544 (Kiel) Marshall, Freeborn, and Mower Counties; process provided for making county offices appointive.
    HF1097 (McNamara) Pesticide control, peatland protection, fees and fee disposition, invasive species provisions, cash match requirements, state water trails and waysides, Mineral Coordinating Committee, watercraft titling, special vehicle use on roadways, oxygenated gasoline requirements, Water Law, local ordinance requirements, waste management provisions, landfill cleanup program, and environmental review requirements modified; citizen oversight committees provided; adopt-a-WMA program created; dual registration of motorcycles and disposition of fees provided; nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass required; and money appropriated.
    HF1532 (Simon) Secretary of state duties imposed, and lists of registrants with challenged voting statuses due to felony convictions required.
    HF1597 (Kiffmeyer) Voters required to present photographic identification, photographic identification provided to voters at no charge, equal verification standards required for all voters, and constitutional amendment proposed.


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