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STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY SECOND 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 second meeting to order at 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 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 present.

Representative Hornstein moved that the minutes of January 31, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1850 (Downey) State employee gainsharing program maximum award increased.

Chair Peppin moved that HF1850 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF1850.
Representative Keith Downey

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that HF1850 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2033 (Downey) Equal Pay and Benefits Act proposed and new method for public employee compensation determination provided.

Representative Murray moved that HF2033 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF2033.
Representative Keith Downey
Mark Haveman, Minnesota Taxpayers Association
Aaron Twait, Minnesota Taxpayers Association

Representative Murray assumed the gavel at 11:26 a.m.

Chair Peppin assumed the gavel at 11:30 a.m.

Representative Murray renewed his motion that HF2033 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:50 a.m.


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REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR



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Kelly Hansen
Committee Legislative Assistant

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