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STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY FIFTH 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 fifth meeting to order at 10:21a.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 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
HANCOCK, David
HORNSTEIN, Frank
MCFARLANE, Carol
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
QUAM, Duane
SANDERS, Tim
SCALZE, Bev
SIMON, Steve
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan

Members excused:
GREENE, Marion

A quorum was present.

Representative Quam moved that the minutes of February 14, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF134 (Beard) Public employee definition modified.

Representative Beard moved that SF134 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on SF134.
Representative Michael Beard
Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Laura Kushner, League of Minnesota Cities
Julie Bleyhl, AFSCME Council 5

Representative Beard renewed his motion that SF134 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1974 (Drazkowski) Public employee contract terms discontinuance in effect provided after expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.

Chair Peppin moved that HF1974 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF1974.
Representative Steve Drazkowski
Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Boards Association
Laura Kushner, League of Minnesota Cities
Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Dana Wheeler, Minnesota Government Engineering Council
Russ Stanton, Inter Faculty Organization
Brian Rice, Minnesota Professional Firefighters and Police Officers of Minneapolis
Richard Kolodziejski, Minnesota Association of Professional Employees
Eliot Seide, AFSCME Council 5
Matt Toburen, State Employee International Union
Robert Johnson, Teamster Local 320
Louise Sundin, Minneapolis Retired Teacher

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that HF1974 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.

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

The following members voted nay:
NELSON
HORNSTEIN
SIMON
SCALZE
WINKLER

The following members were absent:
GREENE
MCFARLANE

There being 8 ayes, 5 nays and 2 members absent, THE MOTION DID PREVAIL.

HF1975 (Drazkowski) State government outside contract restrictions removed.

Chair Peppin moved that HF1975 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF1975.
Eliot Seide, AFSCME Council 5

Chair Peppin announced that the bill would be laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:00p.m.


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REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR



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Kelly Hansen
Committee Legislative Assistant

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    Agenda: Any bills not completed will be carried forward to February 16th hearing.
    HF1975 (Drazkowski) State government outside contract restrictions removed, and disclosure required on where contract work takes place.
    HF1974 (Drazkowski) Contract terms continuance not allowed after expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.
    HF1976 (Leidiger) Federal E-Verify program use by state appointing authorities required.
    SF134 (Beard) Public employee definition modified.


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