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STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS

MINUTES

Representative Murray acting Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MURRAY, Rich, Vice Chair
HANCOCK, David
MCFARLANE, Carol
NELSON, Michael
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
QUAM, Duane
SANDERS, Tim
SCALZE, Bev
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan
HORNSTEIN, Frank
BEARD, Mike
SIMON, SteveGREENE, Marion

Members excused:
PEPPIN, Joyce, Chair

A quorum was present.

Representative Quam moved approval of the minutes from the May 5, 2011 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Representative Quam moved approval of the minutes from the May 6, 2011 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF1666 (Beard) Retention elections for judges proposed, judicial performance evaluation commission created, money appropriated and constitutional amendment proposed.

Representative Beard presented the bill for informational purposes:

Testifying:
Representative Beard
Representative Glenn Gruenhagen
Paul Vollkommer, Citizen
Doug Mashak, Citizen
Dan Seversen, Citizen
Chris Penwell, Attorney
Susan Miles, Minnesota District Judges Association
Jeff Thompson, Minnesota District Judges Association
Gov. Al Quie, Coalition for Impartial Justice
Brian Rusche, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition
Gary Christensen, Securian Financial Group
Kathleen Blatz, Citizen
Sarah Walker, Coalition for Impartial Justice

The committee adjourned at 12:10 p.m.

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REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR
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Ryan Hamilton
Committee Legislative Assistant

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    HF1666 (Beard) Retention elections for judges proposed, judicial performance evaluation commission created, money appropriated, and constitutional amendment proposed.


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