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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

THIRTEENTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

February 16, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH 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 thirteenth meeting to order at 10:18 am on Wednesday, February 16, 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
PETERSON, Aaron
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
SEVERSON, Dan
WARDLOW, Lynn
WELTI, Andy




Members excused:
OLSON, Mark

A Quorum was present.

10:18:14 AM Representative Dempsey moved the approval of the minutes of Thursday, February 10, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF871 (Seifert) relating to state government; authorizing participation of day training and habilitation services providers in state cooperative purchasing agreements; including certain rehabilitation facilities, extended employment providers, and day training and habilitation services providers in the state agency acquisition process; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 16C.10, subdivision 5; 16C.15; 471.59, subdivision 1.

10:19:28 AM Representative Seifert moved that HF871 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Consent Calendar.

Representative Seifert moved the H0871A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF871:
10:20:44 AM Representative Seifert

10:23:54 AM Representative Seifert renewed his motion that HF871 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF801 (Dempsey) a resolution memorializing the Congress of the United States to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution, for ratification by the states, specifying that Congress and the states shall have the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States.

10:24:38 AM Representative Dempsey moved that HF801 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF801:
10:25:21 AM Representative Jerry Dempsey
Robert Davis, Goodhue County Veterans Services Officer

10:33:34 AM Representative Seifert called for a roll call vote.

10:42:06 AM The Clerk took the roll call vote.

The following members voted aye:


TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
BEARD, Michael
CYBART, Lloyd
DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry
HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Ruth
JOHNSON, Sheldon
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
MCNAMARA, Denny
PETERSON, Aaron
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
SEVERSON, Dan
WELTI, Andy
WARDLOW, Lynn



The following members voted nay:


KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina




The following members were absent:

HOPPE, Joe
MAHONEY, Tim
OLSON, Mark

10:43:46 AM There being 17 ayes and 2 nays with 3 absentees: THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED and re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

HF241 (Vandeveer) relating to public employment; providing that a public employer or a contractor with a public employer may not forbid an employee from wearing an American flag patch or pin; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 15.

10:44:12 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF241 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Local Government.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF241:
10:44:41 AM Representative Ray Vandeveer
Dave Titus, President, St. Paul Police Federation

10:53:29 AM Representative Tingelstad moved to amend HF241 as follows:
Page 1 line 25, after the word employer, insert "and a charitable hospital operated by a county or municipality."

10:57:50 AM Representative Tingelstad welcomed visitors from the Minnesota Valley Lutheran School, New Ulm, MN, who were participants in the Capitol Historic Site’s “Voice of the People: Your Role in Minnesota Government” tour and educational program.

11:07:49 AM Representative Tingelstad withdrew her oral amendment.

11:08:32 AM Rep. Kahn moved the oral amendment and requested a roll call vote on the oral amendment.

The Clerk took the roll call vote.

The following members voted aye:

The following members voted nay:


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



The following members were absent:

HOPPE, Joe
MAHONEY, Tim
OLSON, Mark
WELTI, Andy

There being 0 ayes and 18 nays with 4 absentees: THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

11:12:01 AM Representative Seifert moved to amend HF241 as follows:
Page 1, delete lines 17-21.
Page 1, line 22, delete "(c)" and insert "(b)".
Page 2, line 2, delete "(d)" and insert "(c)".

Representative Seifert moved to amend the title of HF241 as follows:
Page 1, line 3, delete “or a contractor with a public employer.”

11:14:17 AM Representative Seifert renewed his oral amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

11:22:44 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion to pass HF241 as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Local Government. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:23 am.


REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR


Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant