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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

TWENTY FOURTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 15, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FOURTH 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 fourth meeting to order at 10:24 am on Tuesday, March 15, 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
SEVERSON, Dan
WELTI, Andy
WARDLOW, Lynn


Members excused:
SEIFERT, Marty

A Quorum was present.

10:24:39 AM Representative Andy Welti moved the approval of the minutes of Thursday, March 10, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF995 (Erhardt) relating to local government; repealing the compensation limit for local government employees; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 356.611, subdivision 1; 465.719, subdivision 9; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 43A.17, subdivision 9.

10:26:55 AM Representative Neil Peterson moved that HF995 be passed and sent to the General Register.

10:27:26 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF995:

Representative Ron Erhardt
Laura Offerdahl, League of MN Cities
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Metropolitan Inter-County Association
Mayor Pat Geagen, City of Eagan
Paul Larson, Deputy Commissioner, DOER
John Kysylyczyn, City of Roseville (Former Mayor)
Gail Blackstone, Human Resources Director, Ramsey County

10:51:32 AM Representative Tingelstad welcomed students from Southview Middle School, Edina, MN, who were participants in the Capitol Historic Site’s “Voice of the People: Your Role in Minnesota Government” tour and educational program.

11:30:44 AM Representative Neil Peterson renewed his motion that HF995 be passed and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.


HF1172 (Olson) relating to local government; providing for local governments to opt out of state mandates; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 471B.

11:31:41 AM Representative Olson moved that HF1172 be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Education Policy and Reform.

11:31:50 AM Representative Olson moved the H1172A6 Amendment.

Representative Olson moved to amend the H1172A6 Amendment as follows:

Page 2, line 2, after the first "the", insert, "total"; after "costs" insert "of the mandate"; before "authorities" insert "specifically"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

11:33:19 AM Representative Olson moved to amend HF1172 as follows:

Page 2, line 17, change the title as follows: before "OPT OUT, insert "REFORM OR"
Page 4, line 16, after the semicolon, insert "and"
Page 4, line 18, delete "; and" and insert a period.
Page 4, delete lines 19-30
Page 5, line 1, delete "opt out"
Page 5, line 4, delete "are accepted" and insert "shall not have any effect"; delete "if" and insert "unless"
Page 5, line 5, delete "the legislature" and insert "law"
Page 5, line 22, change the title as follows: after "OUT" insert "OR REFORM"
Page 5, line 23, change the title as follows: after the first "OUT", insert "OR REFORMS"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

11:37:40 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1172:

Representative Mark Olson
Jennifer O’ Rourke, League of MN Cities
Nancy Larson, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Smaller Cities
Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota
Jonathan Papick, MN State Auditors Office
Brad Lehto, Legislative Director, AFL-CIO

12:14:09 PM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1172 be officially laid over until the next Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Committee hearing, Wednesday, March 16, 2005.

12:14:44 PM The meeting was adjourned at 12:14 PM.


REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR



Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant