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STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
Chair, Representative Michael V. Nelson

MINUTES

Representative Nelson, Chair of Committee on Government Operations, called the meeting to order at 10:05am on January 30, 2013 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Nelson, Chair
Freiberg, Vice Chair
Peppin, Lead
Dill
Dorholt
Drazkowski
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
O'Driscoll
Pugh
Quam
Sanders
Ward, JoAnn
Winkler

A quorum was present.

HF5, as amended (Atkins) Minnesota Insurance marketplace established, powers and duties prescribed, legislative appointments provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF5, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Testimony on HF5, as amended:

Twila Brase, President of the Citizen Council for Health Freedom
Amy McDonough, AARP
Kathryn Kmit, Minnesota Council of Health Plans
Lin Nelson, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Barbara Cox, Health Partners
Phil Griffin, PreferredOne
Carolyn Krinkie, Citizen
Kate Johansen, the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Ron Elwood, Legal Aid

Chair Nelson recessed the meeting at 11:38am.

Chair Nelson reconvened the meeting at 6:03pm.

Continuation of testimony on HF5, as amended:

April Todd-Malmlov, Director of the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange
Rick Varco, Political Director of SEIU Health Care Minnesota

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF5, as amended. (See attached amendment H0005A24).

Representative Kahn requested to divide the amendment H0005A24 between lines 1.4 and 1.5.

Representative Kahn renewed the motion to amend HF5, as amended (See attached amendment H0005A24, lines 1.5 through 1.6). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kahn moved to withdraw the remainder of the amendment.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF5, as amended (See attached amendment H0005A22)

Chair Nelson moved to amend amendment H0005A22 (See attached amendment H0005A38) THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to amend HF5, as amended (See attached amendment H0005A22, as amended).

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote on the motion.

Representative Peppin withdrew the request for a roll call vote.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT AS AMENDED WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Quam moved to amend HF5, as amended (See attached amendment H0005A25).

Representative Quam requested a roll call vote on the motion.

Representative Quam withdrew the request for a roll call vote.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Drazkowski moved to amend HF5, as amended (See attached amendment H0005A27).

Representative Drazkowski withdrew the amendment H0005A27.

Representative O'Driscoll moved to amend HF5, as amended (See attached amendment H0005A28).

Representative O'Driscoll requested a roll call vote on the motion.

Members Voting Aye:
Drazkowski
O'Driscoll
Peppin
Pugh
Quam

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dill
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Ward
Winkler

THERE WERE 5 AYES AND 9 NAYS, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative O'Driscoll moved to amend HF5, as amended (See attached amendment H0005A31).

Testimony on the proposed amendment H0005A31.

John Reich, Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote on the motion.

Members Voting Aye:
Drazkowski
O'Driscoll
Peppin
Pugh
Quam

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Ward
Winkler

Members abstaining:
Dill

THERE WERE 5 AYES AND 8 NAYS, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Peppin moved to amend HF5, as amended (See attached amendment H0005A32).

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote on the motion.

Members Voting Aye:
Drazkowski
O'Driscoll
Peppin
Pugh
Quam

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dill
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Ward
Winkler

THERE WERE 5 AYES AND 9 NAYS, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Quam moved to amend HF5, as amended (See attached amendment H0005A35).

Representative Freiberg requested a roll call vote on the motion.

Members Voting Aye:
Drazkowski
O'Driscoll
Peppin
Pugh
Quam

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dill
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Ward
Winkler

THERE WERE 5 AYES AND 9 NAYS, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Peppin moved to amend HF5, as amended (See attached amendment H0005A36).

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote on the motion.

Members Voting Aye:
Drazkowski
O'Driscoll
Peppin
Pugh
Quam

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dill
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Ward
Winkler

THERE WERE 5 AYES AND 9 NAYS, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Drazkowski moved to amend HF5, as amended, as follows:

Page 4, line 36, after the period, insert "A person who participated in the drafting of legislation that created the Minnesota Insurance Marketplace may not be a board member."

Representative Drazkowski requested a roll call vote on the motion.

Members Voting Aye:
Drazkowski
O'Driscoll
Peppin
Pugh
Quam

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dill
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Ward
Winkler

THERE WERE 5 AYES AND 9 NAYS, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Drazkowski moved to amend HF5, as amended (See attached amendment H0005A27).

Representative Drazkowski requested to divide amendment H0005A27 between lines 1.7 and 1.8.

Representative Drazkowski moved to amend HF5, as amended (See attached amendment HF000A27, lines 1.2 to 1.7).

Representative Drazkowski requested a roll call vote on the motion.

Members Voting Aye:
Drazkowski
O'Driscoll
Peppin
Pugh
Quam

Members Voting No:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dill
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Ward
Winkler

THERE WERE 5 AYES AND 9 NAYS, THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Drazkowski withdrew the rest of the amendment.

Representative Drazkowski moved to amend HF5, as amended, as follows:

Page 9, line 31, after "and", delete "are appropriated" and insert "may be appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature"

Representative Drazkowski requested a roll call vote on the motion.

Members Voting Aye:
Drazkowski
O'Driscoll
Peppin
Pugh
Quam

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dill
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Ward
Winkler

THERE WERE 5 AYES AND 9 NAYS, THE MOTION FAILED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF5, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote on the motion.

Members Voting Aye:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dill
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Ward
Winkler

Members Voting Nay:
Drazkowski
O'Driscoll
Peppin
Pugh
Quam

THERE WERE 9 AYES AND 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved approval of the minutes from January 29, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:48pm.




___________________________
Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



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Tim Gabhart, Committee Legislative Assistant

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