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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

TWENTY SECOND MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 09, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SECOND 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 second meeting to order at 10:24 am on Wednesday, March 09, 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.

10:24:09 AM Representative Phyllis Kahn moved the approval of the minutes of Tuesday, March 8, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1109 (Smith) relating to public safety; reviving and reenacting the board of firefighting training and education.

10:25:07 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1109 be passed and sent to the General Register.

10:25:53 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1109:

Representative Steve Smith
Mike Stockstead, President, Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters

10:33:37 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF1109 be passed and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

HF789 (Cox) relating to waters; providing for administrative penalty orders; providing civil penalties; requiring an implementation plan; providing a rulemaking exemption; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103G.

10:34:13 AM Representative McNamara moved that HF789 be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections.

10:34:37 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF789:

Representative Ray Cox
Kent Lokkesmoe, Director of Division of Waters, DNR

10:47:41 AM Representative Kahn moved to amend HF789 as follows:

Page 6, line 22 after ".", delete everything.
Page 6, delete lines 23-26 and insert, "The commissioner may use the expedited ruling making process in Minnesota Statute, section 14.389 to adopt the plan."

Amend the title as follows:

Page l, lines 4 and 5, delete "a rulemaking exemption" and insert "for expedited rulemaking"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

10:52:17 AM Representative Tingelstad welcomed students 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.

11:01:38 AM Representative McNamara renewed his motion that HF789 be passed as amended and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

HF847 (Hoppe) relating to game and fish; modifying certain definitions; providing for disposition and use of certain revenue; providing for special fish management tags; modifying authority to take animals causing damage; modifying use of scopes by visually impaired hunters; modifying certain license requirements; modifying restrictions on taking waterfowl; authorizing rulemaking; modifying requirements for field training hunting dogs; modifying trapping provisions; modifying period for treeing raccoons; modifying restrictions on decoys; modifying disposition of state hatchery products; modifying fishing and commercial fishing provisions; repealing authority for the Mississippi River Fish Refuge; repealing authority to issue certain orders; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 84.027, subdivision 13; 97A.015, subdivisions 29, 49; 97A.045, subdivision 1; 97A.071, subdivision 2; 97A.075; 97A.401, subdivision 5; 97A.405, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 97A.441, subdivision 7; 97A.451, subdivisions 3, 5; 97A.475, subdivision 7; 97A.551, by adding a subdivision; 97B.005, subdivisions 1, 3; 97B.031, subdivision 5; 97B.621, subdivision 2; 97B.655, subdivision 2; 97B.805, subdivision 1; 97B.811, subdivisions 3, 4a; 97C.085; 97C.203; 97C.327; 97C.401, subdivision 2; 97C.825, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 97C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 88.27; 97B.005, subdivision 4; 97B.935; 97C.015; 97C.403; 97C.825, subdivisions 6, 7, 8, 9.

11:02:37 AM Representative Tingelstad introduced HF847 for consideration.

11:04:56 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF847:

Representative Joe Hoppe
Ken Bagus, Division of Wildlife, DNR

11:33:28 AM The meeting was adjourned at 11:33 AM.


REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR


Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant