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STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY FOURTH 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 fourth meeting to order at 10:18 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14, 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
WINKLER, Ryan


Members excused:
NONE

A quorum was present.

Representative Hancock moved that the minutes of February 9, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF1954 (Downey) Counties and cities required to report additional budgetary information.

Chair Peppin moved that HF1954 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Taxes Committee.
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The committee heard testimony on HF1954.
Representative Keith Downey
Kaye Rakow, NAIOP, Director of Public Policy
Paul Reinke, Haugland Companies and City of Oakdale City Council Member
Jennifer O’Rourke, League of Minnesota Cities
Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Susan Iverson, City of Arden Hills, Director of Finance
Mark Larson, Glencoe City Administrator
Cindy Geis, Scott County Auditor

Chair Peppin amended her motion that HF1954 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that HF1954 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.

The following members voted aye:
PEPPIN
MURRAY
BEARD
HANCOCK
MCFARLANE
O’DRISCOLL
QUAM
SANDERS

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

There being eight ayes and 6 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2003 (Woodard) Racing Commission and State Lottery operations allowed on an ongoing basis.

Chair Peppin moved that HF2003 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF2003.
Representative Kelby Woodard

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that HF2003 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee went into recess at 12:04 p.m.

Representative Murray assumed the gavel and the committee reconvened at 4:34 p.m.

HF2211 (Swedzinski) State agency rulemaking temporary moratorium imposed.

Representative Sanders moved that HF2211 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Sanders moved the H2211DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF2211, as amended.
Representative Chris Swedzinski
Judge Eric Lipman, Office of Administrative Hearings
Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Ken Peterson, Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Vice Chair Murray renewed the motion that HF2211, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:26 p.m.


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REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR


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Kelly Hansen
Committee Legislative Assistant

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    Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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    Agenda: The Committee will reconvene at 4:30 p.m. to hear the remaining bill: HF2211 Swedzinski
    HF1954 (Downey) Counties and cities required to report additional budgetary information.
    HF2003 (Woodard) Racing Commission, Gambling Control Board, and State Lottery operations allowed on an ongoing basis.
    HF2211 (Hackbarth) State agency rulemaking temporary moratorium imposed.


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