STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS & VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
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.
TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
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
Committee Legislative Assistant