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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

TWENTITH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 03, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTITH 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 twentieth meeting to order at 10:23 am on Thursday, March 03, 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
WELTI, Andy
WARDLOW, Lynn


Members excused:
OLSON, Mark



A Quorum was present.

10:23:28 AM Representative Leon Lillie moved the approval of the minutes of Wednesday, March 2, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1406 (Zellers) Criminal sexual conduct life without release sentences provided, maximum sentences increased, Sex Offender Review Board established, sentencing guidelines modified, and predatory offender registration and notification requirements modified.

10:24:30 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1406 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections.

10:24:43 AM Representative Tingelstad moved the A05-0137 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

10:25:35 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1406:

Representative Kurt Zellers
Eric Lipman, State Sex Offender Policy Coordinator

10:43:10 AM Representative Loeffler moved to amend HF1406 as follows:

Page 17, line 32 delete "January 15, 2006" and insert "December 15, 2005"
Page 42, line 5, delete "February 1, 2006" and insert "December 15, 2005"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

10:55:06 AM Representative Tingelstad welcomed 9th grade visitors from Champlin Park High School, Champlin Park, MN, who were participants in the Capitol Historic Site’s “Voice of the People: Your Role in Minnesota Government” tour and educational program.

11:04:47 AM Representative Kahn moved to amend HF1406 as follows:

Page 108, line 8, delete everything after the period.
Page 108, delete line 9.

11:07:00 AM Representative Kahn withdrew her oral amendment.

11:07:20 AM Representative Kahn moved the H1406A2 Amendment.

11:08:00 AM Representative Tingelstad ruled the amendment was not germane to the committee’s jurisdiction and was not offered within the committee’s 24 hour rule.

11:12:00 AM Representative Kahn appealed the ruling of the Chair and asked for a roll call vote.

11:14:00 AM The Clerk took the roll call vote.

The following members voted aye in support of the ruling of the Chair:

TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
SEVERSON, Dan
BEARD, Michael
CYBART, Lloyd
DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry
HOPPE, Joe
HOSCH, Larry
LILLIE, Leon
MCNAMARA, Denny
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
WARDLOW, Lynn
WELTI, Andy


The following members voted nay:


JOHNSON, Ruth
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane
MAHONEY, Tim
PETERSON, Aaron


The following members were absent:
OLSON, Mark

There being 14 ayes and 7 nays with 1 absentees: THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE RULING OF THE CHAIR WAS UPHELD.

11:23:28 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF1406 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF826 (Ozment) relating to the environment; creating the Clean Water Legacy Act; providing authority, direction, and funding to achieve and maintain water quality standards for Minnesota's surface waters in accordance with section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes chapter 446A; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 114D.

Continued from Wednesday, March 2, 2005

11:25:10 AM Representative Tingelstad brought HF826 back for reconsideration, and recommended that HF826 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Local Government.

11:25:12 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF826:

Representative Dennis Ozment

11:25:39 AM Representative Hosch moved the H0826A19 Amendment.

11:26:15 AM Representative Hosch moved to amend the A19 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, insert line (2.5) "Page 2, line 30, delete in whole or in part"
Page 1, line 3, after private, insert "entity" and insert "agency"
Page 1, line 4, after private, insert "entity" and insert "agency"
Delete lines 5-9

11:30:20 AM The following witnesses testified regarding the H0826A19 Amendment:

Gordon Cumming, Executive Director, Cannon River Watershed Partnership

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

11:46:58 AM Representative Mahoney moved the MS/HRD Amendment.

11:47:52 AM Representative Mahoney withdrew the MS/HRD Amendment.

11:48:41 AM Representative Seifert moved reconsideration of the H0826A20 Amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

11:55:52 AM Representative Seifert moved the H0826A20 Amendment.

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

11:56:35 AM Representative Kahn moved the H0826A13 Amendment.

11:58:23 AM The following witnesses testified regarding the H0826A13 Amendment:

Chris Radatz, Director of Public Policy, MN Farm Bureau

12:01:57 PM Representative Kahn incorporated Representative Beard’s suggestion to amend A13 as follows:

Page 1, delete lines 13-15

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE A13 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

12:03:20 PM Representative Kahn moved the H0826A8 Amendment.

12:08:41 PM Representative Kahn withdrew the H0826A8 Amendment.

12:09:03 PM Representative Kahn moved the H0826A9 Amendment.

12:10:17 PM The following witnesses testified regarding the H0826A9 Amendment:

Lisa Thorvig, Assistant Commissioner, MN Pollution Control Agency

12:13:45 PM Representative Kahn called for a roll call vote.

12:14:45 PM The Clerk noted took the roll call.


The following members voted aye:

HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
MAHONEY, Tim
PETERSON, Aaron
WELTI, Andy


The following members voted nay:


TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
SEVERSON, Dan
BEARD, Michael
CYBART, Lloyd
DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry
HOPPE, Joe
JOHNSON, Ruth
MCNAMARA, Denny
PETERSON, Neil
WARDLOW, Lynn


The following members were absent:
OLSON, Mark
SEIFERT, Marty

There being 9 ayes and 11 nays with 2 absentees: THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

12:20:01 PM Representative Kahn moved the H0826A16 Amendment.

12:21:13 PM Representative Tingelstad welcomed a group of students from Hastings High School.

12:25:15 PM The Clerk took the roll call vote.

The following members voted aye:

KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane



The following members voted nay:

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


The following members were absent:
HOPPE, Joe
JOHNSON, Sheldon
OLSON, Mark
SEIFERT, Marty

There being 3 ayes and 15 nays with 4 absentees: THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.


12:27:03 PM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF826 be recommended to pass as amended and be referred to the Committee on Local Government. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

12:27:25 PM The meeting was adjourned at 12:27 pm.



REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR


Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant