STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS & VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Representative Kathy Tingelstad, Chair of the Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Committee, called the twenty ninth meeting to order at 10:31 am on Wednesday, March 23, 2005, in 500 S of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
A Quorum was present.
10:31:07 AM Representative Dan Severson moved the approval of the minutes of Tuesday, March 22, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF1955 (Gunther) relating to public utilities; transferring power plant siting and routing, wind energy conversion system, and pipeline authority from the Environmental Quality Board to the Public Utilities Commission; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 116C.52, subdivision 2; 116C.53, subdivision 2; 116C.57, subdivisions 1, 2c, by adding a subdivision; 116C.575, subdivision 5; 116C.577; 116C.58; 116C.69, subdivisions 2, 2a; 216B.243, subdivisions 4, 5; 216C.052.
10:31:19 AM Representative Mike Beard moved that HF1955 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Regulated Industries.
10:31:43 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1955:
Representative Bob Gunther
Burl Haar, PUC
Ed Garvey, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Commerce
10:45:31 AM Representative Tingelstad moved the H1955A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
10:47:22 AM Representative Mike Beard renewed his motion that HF1955 be passed as amended and be r-referred to the Committee on Regulated Industries. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.
HF1802 (DeLaForest) relating to state employment; ratifying certain labor agreements, arbitration awards, compensation plans, and salary increases.
10:47:55 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1802 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.
10:48:22 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1802:
Representative Chris DeLaForest
Greg Hubinger, LCC Sub-Committee Employee Relations
10:54:47 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF1802 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.
HF913 (Beard) relating to state employees; modifying state employee group insurance plan provisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 43A.23, subdivision 1; 43A.24, subdivision 2; 43A.27, subdivisions 3, 4.
10:55:27 AM Representative Beard brought back HF913, in the form of the H0913UE1 Unofficial Engrossment, from the table to be passed and be sent to the General Register.
10:55:48 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF913:
Representative Mike Beard
Liz Houlding, Director, Employee Relations, DOER
11:06:30 AM Representative Beard moved the H0913A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
11:19:17 AM Representative Beard motioned that HF913 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:48 am.
REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant