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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

TWELTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

February 10, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELTH 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 twelfth meeting to order at 10:26 am on Thursday, February 10, 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.

10:26:48 AM Representative Beard moved the approval of the minutes of Wednesday, February 9, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF593 (Seifert) relating to state government; imposing certain conditions on nonprofit organizations that receive a grant or a direct appropriation from the state; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.

10:28:18 AM Representative Seifert moved that H0593UE1, the unofficial engrossment for HF593, pass without recommendation and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF593:
10:28:55 AM Representative Marty Seifert
10:33:28 AM Byron Laher, United Way
10:38:59 AM Larry Redmond, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
10:52:20 AM Dr. James Wafler, Vice President, Minnesota Orchestral Association

11:00:22 AM Representative Beard moved to table HF593.

11:01:29 AM Representative Seifert moved for a division.

There being 13 ayes and 8 nayes and 1 absentee, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS TABLED.

HF487 (Opatz) relating to state government; changing terminology for mentally retarded, mental retardation, physically handicapped, and similar terms.


11:03:14 AM Representative Tingelstad moved HF487 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance.

11:04:19 AM Representative Tingelstad moved the A05-0023 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

11:04:37 AM Representative Tingelstad moved the A05-0035 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF487:
11:05:57 AM Representative Joe Opatz
11:08:33 AM Cara Ruff, Executive Director, Independent Lifestyles
11:10:48 AM Joan Wilshier
11:14:11 AM Roberta Blomster, People First – Merrick, Inc.
11:17:39 AM Karen Loven, People First – Merrick, Inc.

11:25:50 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF487 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF682 (Severson) relating to the military; providing for special "Support Our Troops" plates; establishing an account; providing funding for certain National Guard incentive programs; providing funding for a World War II veterans memorial and the maintenance and improvement of veterans homes; providing certain income tax benefits; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 290.01, subdivisions 7, 19, 19b; 290.06, subdivision 2c; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 168; 190.

11:26:58 AM Representative Severson moved HF682 for consideration.

11:27:38 AM Representative Severson moved the H0682A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

11:28:27 AM Representative Severson moved the H0682A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF682:
11:29:52 AM Representative Dan Severson
11:43:12 AM Neil Haugeruud, Former State Representative, Preston, MN
11:46:52 AM Mark P. Trost, Liaison, 4th District Amvets POST 24

11:52:36 AM Representative Severson renewed his motion to lay over HF682. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS LAID OVER.

11:52:41 AM The meeting was adjourned at 11:53 am.



REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR



Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant