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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

TWENTY FIRST MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 08, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIRST 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 twenty first meeting to order at 10:26 am on Tuesday, March 08, 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.

10:27:14 AM Representative Dan Severson moved the approval of the minutes of Thursday, March 3, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1044 (Garofalo) relating to the Metropolitan Council; requiring the Metropolitan Council to carry out metropolitan area water supply planning activities; establishing an advisory committee to assist the council in carrying out the planning activities; abolishing the housing bond credit enhancement program; providing for continued debt reserve and levy authority for bonds issued under the program before its abolishment; providing for the use of available funds from the abolished housing bond credit enhancement program for the council's metropolitan area water supply planning activities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 473.197, subdivision 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 473; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 473.156; 473.197, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5.

10:27:52 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1044 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

10:28:05 AM Representative Tingelstad moved the H1044A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

10:28:30 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1044:

Representative Pat Garofalo
Judd Schetnan, Metropolitan Council
Keith Buttleman, Metropolitan Council
Beth Wickstrom-Anderson, Metropolitan Council


10:29:54 AM Representative Tingelstad made a motion to incorporate the following language into the H1044A2 Amendment:

Page 1, line 11, delete "with" insert "when"

10:31:20 AM Representative Tingelstad moved to amend HF1044 as follows:

Page 3, line 6, delete "with the term of the Governor" insert, "December 31, 2007"

10:34:23 AM Representative Tingelstad withdrew her oral amendment.

10:34:26 AM Representative Mahoney moved to amend HF1044 as follows:

Page 3, line 5, delete "and their terms"
Page 3, line 6, delete "end with the term of the Governor"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

10:58:10 AM Representative Tingelstad welcomed the visitors from Milaca High School, Milaca, MN, who were participants in the Capitol Historic Site’s “Voice of the People: Your Role in Minnesota Government” tour and educational program.

10:59:31 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF1044 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF1394 (Soderstrom) relating to veterans; authorizing the placement of a plaque in the court of honor on the capitol grounds to honor the veterans of the Persian Gulf War.

11:00:09 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1394 be passed and be sent to the General Register.

11:00:24 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1394:

Representative Judy Soderstrom
Terry Logan, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

11:03:29 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF1394 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

11:04:37 AM Representative Hoppe assumed the gavel at 11:04AM.

HF1340 (Tingelstad) relating to state government; adding an ex officio member to the Indian Affairs Council; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 3.922, subdivision 1.

11:05:42 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1340 be passed and sent to the General Register.

11:06:03 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1340:

Representative Kathy Tingelstad
Joe Day, Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council

11:08:42 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF1340 be passed and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

11:09:37 AM Representative Tingelstad assumed the gavel at 11:09AM.

HF858 (Wardlow) relating to state government; renaming the State Office Building as the Edward A. Burdick State Office Building.

11:09:55 AM Representative Wardlow moved that HF858 be passed and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

11:10:23 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF858:

Representative Lynn Wardlow

11:18:12 AM Representative Liebling moved to amend HF858 as follows:

Page 1, line 3 and 9, delete "State"

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

11:49:01 AM Representative Wardlow renewed his motion that HF858 be passed and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

11:51:34 AM The meeting was adjourned at 11:51 AM.


REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR



Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant