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STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Peppin, Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Committee, called the forty first meeting to order at 10:18 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

PEPPIN, Joyce, Chair
MURRAY, Rich, Vice Chair
NELSON, Michael, DFL Lead
BEARD, Mike
GREENE, Marion
HANCOCK, David
HORNSTEIN, Frank
MCFARLANE, Carol
QUAM, Duane
SANDERS, Tim
SCALZE, Bev
SIMON, Steve
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan

Members excused:
O'DRISCOLL, Tim

A quorum was not present.

Representative Downey presented HF0560.

A quorum was present at 10:21 a.m.

Representative Nelson moved that the minutes of January 26, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF0560 (Downey) Government agency energy forward pricing mechanisms provisions modified.

Chair Peppin moved that HF0560 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Chair Peppin moved the H0560A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF0560, as amended.
Representative Keith Downey
Chris Suedbeck, University of Minnesota

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that HF0560, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1831 (Wardlow) Legislative review of rules provided for sunset and legislative approval of existing rules.

Chair Peppin moved that HF1831 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee.

Chair Peppin moved the H1831A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF1831, as amended.
Representative Doug Wardlow
John Rajkowski, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Michelle Beeman, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Lynne Batzli, Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development

Representative Sanders moved to orally amend HF1831 as follows:
Page 6, line 30, delete everything after the period.
Page 6, delete line 31 thru line 36.
Page 7, delete line 1.
Page 7, line 2, delete "shall be in order".
Page 7, line 5, delete everything after the period
Page 7, delete lines 6-13.
THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Winkler moved that HF1381 be laid over and requested a roll call vote.

The following members voted aye:
NELSON
GREENE
HORNSTEIN
SIMON
SCALZE
WINKLER

The following members voted nay:
PEPPIN
MURRAY
BEARD
HANCOCK
MCFARLANE
QUAM
URDAHL
SANDERS

The following member was excused:
O’DRISCOLL

There being 6 ayes, 8 nays and 1 member excused, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Pepin renewed her motion that HF1831, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee. Representative Nelson requested a roll call vote.

The following members voted aye:
PEPPIN
MURRAY
BEARD
HANCOCK
MCFARLANE
QUAM
URDAHL
SANDERS

The following members voted nay:
NELSON
GREENE
HORNSTEIN
SIMON
SCALZE
WINKLER

The following member was excused:
O’DRISCOLL

There being 8 ayes, 6 nays and 1 member excused, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:04 p.m.


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REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR



____________________________________
Kelly Hansen
Committee Legislative Assistant

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    Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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    Agenda:
    HF560 (Downey) Government agency energy forward pricing mechanisms provisions modified.
    HF1831 (Wardlow) Legislative review of rules provided for sunset and legislative approval of existing rules.


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