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STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY THIRD 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 third meeting to order at 10:32 a.m. on Thursday, February 9, 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
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
QUAM, Duane
SANDERS, Tim
SCALZE, Bev
SIMON, Steve
URDAHL, Dean


Members excused:
WINKLER, Ryan

A quorum was not present.

Representative Davids presented HF2071.

A quorum was present at 10:36 a.m.

Representative Nelson moved that the minutes of February 1, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2071 (Davids) Lanesboro Dam exempted from historic review.

Representative Beard moved that HF2071 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF2071.
Representative Greg Davids
Bobbie Vickerman, Lanesboro City Administrator
David Kelliher, Minnesota Historical Society

Representative Beard renewed his motion that HF2071 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2082 (Crawford) Sandstone and its economic development authority authorized to sell a housing development.

Representative Murray moved that HF2082 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF2082.
Representative Roger Crawford
Sam Griffith, Sandstone City Administrator
Wayne Oak, Sandstone resident
Irene Sandell, Sandstone resident

Representative Murray renewed his motion that HF2082 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1926 (Swedzinski) Certification provided for good manufacturing practices for commercial feed and feed ingredients, voluntary certification fees authorized, rule provisions relating to animal feed modified, and money appropriated.

Representative Murray moved that HF1926 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF1926.
Representative Chris Swedzinski
Greta Gauthier, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Representative Murray renewed his motion that HF1926 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Murray assumed the gavel at 11:34 a.m.

HF1812 (Stensrud) Department of Administration permitted to contract for waste-hauling without determining whether state employees are able to do the work, and state prohibited from purchasing waste-hauling vehicles for use in the Capitol complex.

Representative Murray moved that HF1812 be recommended to pass and referred to the General Register.

Representative Sanders moved to orally amend HF1812 as follows:
Page 1, lines 4 and 5, delete "prohibiting the state from purchasing waste-hauling vehicles for use in the Capitol complex;"
Page 1, lines 8 and 9, delete "; vehicle acquisition prohibited"
Page 1, line 10, delete "Subdivision 1. Waiver:"
Page 1, delete lines 14 and 15

THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF1818, as amended.
Representative Kirk Stensrud
Julie Bleyhl, AFSCME Council 5

Representative Murray renewed his motion that HF1812, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

HF2007 (Kahn) Consolidating counties and rationalizing other internal boundaries feasibility study required, and money appropriated.

Chair Peppin moved that HF2007 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF2007.
Representative Phyllis Kahn
Antonio Oftelie, Executive Director of Leadership for a Networked World Program
Joe Vene, Beltrami County Commissioner

Chair Peppin announced that the bill would be laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:03.


____________________________________
REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR



____________________________________
Kelly Hansen
Committee Legislative Assistant

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    Thursday, February 9, 2012
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    Agenda:
    HF2071 (Davids) Lanesboro Dam exempted from historic review.
    HF2082 (Crawford) Sandstone and its economic development authority authorized to sell a housing development.
    HF1812 (Stensrud) Department of Administration permitted to contract for waste-hauling without determining whether state employees are able to do the work.
    HF1926 (Swedzinski) Certification provided for good manufacturing practices for commercial feed and feed ingredients, voluntary certification fees authorized, rule provisions relating to animal feed modified, and money appropriated.
    HF2007 (Kahn) Consolidating counties and rationalizing other internal boundaries feasibility study required, and money appropriated.




    Meeting Documents: HF2007 Technical Amendment

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