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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

TWENTY SEVENTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 21, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SEVENTH 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 seventh meeting to order at 6:14 pm on Monday, March 21, 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
SEIFERT, Marty
SEVERSON, Dan
WELTI, Andy
WARDLOW, Lynn




Members excused:
PETERSON, Neil


A Quorum was present.

6:14:59 PM Representative Mike Beard moved the approval of the minutes of Thursday, March 17, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF896 (Buesgens) relating to education; providing for prekindergarten through grade 12 education and early childhood and families, including general education, education excellence, special education, facilities and technology, early childhood family support, and prevention; providing for rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 119A.46, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 8; 120B.11, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8; 121A.06, subdivisions 2, 3; 121A.53; 122A.06, subdivision 4; 122A.09, subdivision 4; 122A.18, subdivision 2a; 123A.05, subdivision 2; 123B.143, subdivision 1; 123B.49, subdivision 4; 123B.59, subdivisions 3, 3a; 123B.63, subdivision 2; 123B.71, subdivisions 8, 12; 123B.75, by adding a subdivision; 123B.76, subdivision 3; 123B.79, subdivision 6; 123B.81, subdivision 1; 123B.82; 123B.83, subdivision 2; 124D.095, subdivision 8; 124D.10, subdivision 4; 124D.11, subdivisions 1, 6; 124D.135, subdivision 5; 124D.16, subdivision 3; 124D.68, subdivision 9; 124D.69, subdivision 1; 124D.74, subdivision 1; 124D.81, subdivision 1; 124D.84, subdivision 1; 125A.24; 125A.28; 126C.01, subdivision 11; 126C.05, by adding a subdivision; 126C.15, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 126C.21, subdivision 4; 126C.48, subdivisions 2, 8; 127A.49, subdivision 3; 134.31, by adding a subdivision; 275.14; 275.16; 469.177, subdivision 9; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 127A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 123B.83, subdivision 1; 126C.42, subdivisions 1, 4.

6:16:33 PM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF896 be passed and be sent to the General Register.

6:17:28 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF896:

Representative Mark Buesgens
Karen Carlson, Department of Education

6:23:43 PM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF896 be passed and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

HF1820 (Eastlund) relating to the Cambridge State Hospital; naming a cemetery.

6:24:25 PM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1820 be passed and sent to the Consent Calendar.

6:24:31 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1820:

Representative Rob Eastlund
Jim Fassett-Carman, Community Organizer, Remembering with Dignity
Manny Steinman, Remembering with Dignity

6:24:38 PM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1820 be amended as follows:

Page 1, line 5, after "1." insert "[246.325]"
Amend the title as follows:
Page 1, line 3, before the period, insert "; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 246."

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

6:33:19 PM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF1820 be passed as amended and sent to the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

HF1922 (Charron) relating to state government; authorizing Minnesota Computers for School to acquire surplus property for the state; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 16C.23, subdivision 1.

6:33:48 PM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1922 be passed and sent to the General Register.

6:34:08 PM Representative Tingelstad moved the H1922A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

6:35:35 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1922:

Representative Mike Charron
Lisa Cornelius, MN Department of Corrections

6:38:24 PM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF1922 be passed as amended and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

HF1929 (Klinzing) relating to building officials; requiring adoption and application of certain competency and certification criteria; providing for continuing education; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 16B.65, subdivisions 3, 7; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16B.

6:39:27 PM Representative Loeffler moved that HF1929 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Financial Institutions.

6:39:33 PM Representative Loeffler moved the H1929A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

6:41:47 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1929:

Representative Karen Klinzing
Pat Parsley, Association of MN Building Officials (AMBO)
Brian Hoffman, City of St. Louis Park
Carl Crimmins, MN Pipe Trades Association
Merwyn Larson, Association of MN Building Officials (AMBO)

7:44:32 PM Representative Loeffler renewed her motion that HF1929 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Financial Institutions. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

7:45:32 PM Representative Severson assumed the gavel at 7:45 pm.

HF1874 (Peppin) relating to the military; changing eligibility for certain duties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 193.29, subdivision 3; 193.30; 193.31.

7:46:01 PM Representative Severson moved that HF1874 be passed and sent to the General Register.

7:46:14 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1874:

Representative Joyce Peppin
Colonel Denny Shields

7:49:38 PM Representative Severson renewed his motion that HF1874 be passed and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

HF1761 (Kahn) relating to health; allowing persons in active military service to suspend MinnesotaCare enrollment without a lapse in coverage; modifying MinnesotaCare eligibility determinations and premium payment calculations for persons in active military service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 256L.05, by adding a subdivision; 256L.07, by adding a subdivision; 256L.15, by adding a subdivision.

7:50:45 PM Representative Kahn moved that HF1761 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance.

7:51:10 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1761:

Representative Phyllis Kahn
Specialist Michael Vogt

8:03:01 PM Representative Kahn renewed her motion that HF1761 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

HF1458 (Kahn) relating to state government; requiring specified portraits to remain on display in the Capitol building; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 138.

8:04:36 PM Representative Loeffler assumed the gavel at 8:04 pm.

8:04:44 PM Representative Kahn moved that HF 1458 be passed and sent to the General Register.

8:05:20 PM Representative Kahn moved the H1458DE1 Delete Everything Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

8:06:09 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1458:

Representative Phyllis Kahn
Patrick McCormick, Deputy Director, MN Historical Society

8:14:35 PM Representative Kahn renewed her motion that HF1458 be passed as amended and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

8:15:06 PM Representative Tingelstad assumed the gavel at 8:15 pm.

8:16:06 PM The meeting was adjourned at 8:16 pm.


REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR


Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant