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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

SIXTEENTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

February 23, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH 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 sixteenth meeting to order at 10:23 am on Wednesday, February 23, 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.

10:20:23 AM Representative Neil Peterson moved the approval of the minutes of Tuesday, February 22, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF171 (Anderson, B.) relating to veterans; authorizing license plates for veterans of global war on terrorism; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.123, subdivisions 1, 2.

10:20:55 AM Representative Wardlow moved that HF171 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy.

10:21:13 AM Representative Wardlow moved the H0171A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

10:21:39 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF171:

Representative Bruce Anderson
SSG John Herrick, Air Force Reserves
Spc. Adam Timperly, MN National Guard
Cpt. Daniel Hingst, Army Reserves
Mark P. Trost, Liaison, 4th District Amvets POST 24
Bob Timperly, private citizen

10:40:50 AM Representative Wardlow renewed his motion that HF171 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF1036 (Seifert) relating to state government; the Office of Administrative Hearings; providing state copies of Minnesota Rules to the office; regulating hearings and cases; providing rulemaking; assessing costs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 14.47, subdivision 8; 14.50; 14.51; 14.53; 14.62, subdivision 2a; 176.411, subdivision 1.

10:41:40 AM Representative Seifert moved that HF1036 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

10:41:54 AM Representative Seifert moved the H1036A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

10:42:30 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1036:

Representative Marty Seifert
Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge Bruce Johnson

10:52:15 AM Representative Seifert renewed his motion that HF1036 be recommended to pass as amended and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF973 (Demmer) relating to employee relations; modifying state employment provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 43A.08, subdivision 1a; 43A.10, subdivision 6a; 43A.15, subdivision 3; 43A.27, subdivision 2; 43A.31, by adding a subdivision.

10:53:12 AM Representative Demmer moved that HF973 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

10:54:18 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF973:

Representative Randy Demmer
Liz Houlding, Director, Employee Insurance Division, DOER
Ann Schluter, Deputy Commissioner, DOER

10:57:37 AM Representative Tingelstad welcomed visitors from the First Baptist School, Rosemount, MN, who were participants in the Capitol Historic Site’s “Voice of the People: Your Role in Minnesota Government” tour and educational program.

11:01:21 AM Representative Kahn moved to amend HF973 as follows:
Pages 3-4, strike: Section 4.

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

11:33:59 AM Representative Mahoney moved the H0973A2 Amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

11:58:48 AM Representative Demmer renewed his motion that HF973 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:58 am.



REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR



Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant