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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

ELEVENTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

February 09, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS & VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Kathy Tingelstad, Chair of the Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Committee, called the eleventh meeting to order at 10:29 am on Wednesday, February 09, 2005, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
BEARD, Michael
CYBART, Lloyd
DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry
HOPPE, Joe
HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Ruth
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
MAHONEY, Tim
MCNAMARA, Denny
OLSON, Mark
PETERSON, Aaron
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
SEVERSON, Dan
WELTI, Andy
WARDLOW, Lynn


Members excused:

A Quorum was present.

10:29:41 AM Representative Hosch moved the approval of the minutes of Tuesday, February 8, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

10:30:15 AM Representative Seifert moved that HF593 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF593:
10:31:03 AM Representative Marty Seifert

10:35:49 AM Representative Tingelstad requested a temporary layover of HF593 and moved that HF820 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections.

The following witness testified regarding HF820:
10:37:30 AM Representative Erik Paulsen

10:57:27 AM Representative Tingelstad welcomed visitors from the St. Paul Area Learning Center, St. Paul, MN, who were participants in the Capitol Historic Site’s “Voice of the People: Your Role in Minnesota Government” tour and educational program.

11:17:52 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF820 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

11:18:12 AM Representative Seifert renewed his motion that HF593 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.


11:18:40 AM Representative Seifert moved the H0593A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

11:22:02 AM Representative Kahn moved the H0593A2 Amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

11:24:02 AM Representative Kahn moved the H0593A3 Amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

11:36:58 AM Representative Kahn moved the H0593A4 Amendment.

The following witness testified regarding the H0593A4 Amendment:
11:38:10 AM Keith Carlson, Metropolitan Inter-County Association

11:39:42 AM Representative Kahn withdrew the H0593A4 Amendment.

11:40:11 AM Representative Loeffler moved the revised H0593A5 Amendment.

11:42:20 AM Representative Loeffler moved to amend the revised H0593A5 Amendment, as follows:

Page 1, line 5, before the period insert "whose salary exceeds that of the Governor."

11:47:40 AM THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

11:48:08 AM Representative Olson moved the H0593A7 Amendment.

The following witness testified regarding the H0593A7 Amendment:
11:52:08 AM Geoff Bartsh, Director of Legislative Affairs, HealthPartners

11:59:18 AM Representative Olson withdrew the H0593A7 Amendment.

12:00:28 PM Representative Kahn moved the H0593A7 Amendment and asked for a roll call vote on the H0593A7 Amendment.

The following witness testified regarding the H0593A7 Amendment:
12:03:20 PM Phil Griffin, Principal, Griffin Government Consulting

12:14:56 PM The Clerk took the roll call vote.

The following members voted aye:

TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
CYBART, Lloyd
HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Ruth
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
MAHONEY, Tim
OLSON, Mark
PETERSON, Aaron
SEIFERT, Marty
SEVERSON, Dan
WARDLOW, Lynn
WELTI, Andy


The following members voted naye:

BEARD, Michael
DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry
MCNAMARA, Denny
PETERSON, Neil


The following members were absent:

HOPPE, Joe

12:16:43 PM There being 16 ayes and 5 nayes with 1 absentee: THE MOTION PREVAILED & THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witness testified regarding HF593:
12:17:55 PM Jon Pratt, Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

12:18:36 PM Representative Tingelstad laid over HF593.

12:19:01 PM The meeting was adjourned at 12:19 pm.



REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR



Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant