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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

THIRTY FIRST MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 31, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY 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 thirty first meeting to order at 10:28 am on Thursday, March 31, 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.

HF1721 (Paulsen) relating to public employers; modifying public employer reimbursement for compensation paid to certain firefighters and peace officers; creating a panel to evaluate claims; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 214.04, subdivision 1; 299A.465, subdivision 4, by adding subdivisions.

10:28:41 AM Representative Tinglestad moved that HF1721 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance.

10:28:54 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1721:

Representative Erik Paulsen
Bill Gillespe, Executive Director, MPPOA

10:33:47 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF1721 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF2133 (Peppin) relating to state government; authorizing lease of certain state property under specified conditions.

10:34:37 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF2133 be passed and be sent to the General Register.

10:34:49 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF2133:

Representative Joyce Peppin
Rev. Bob Battle, Private Citizen
Jim Rhodes, Department of Administration
Wayne Waslaski, State Planning Director, Department of Administration

11:00:54 AM Representative Loeffler moved to amend HF2133 as follows:

Page 1, after line 12 insert "if leased to a faith-based organization, the program may not promote any particular faith and must operate in a non-discriminatory manner"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

11:03:10 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF2133 be passed as amended and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF1547 (Hackbarth) relating to natural resources; regulating off-highway vehicles; requiring rulemaking and modifying certain rulemaking exemptions; modifying certain state trail provisions; modifying designation of state forest roads; modifying forest classification provisions; requiring a study; providing civil penalties; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 84.775, subdivision 1; 84.788, subdivision 3; 84.789, by adding a subdivision; 84.791, subdivision 1; 84.798, subdivision 1; 84.925, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 84.9256, subdivision 1; 84.9257; 84.926; 84.928, subdivisions 1, 2, 6; 85.015, subdivision 13; 89.19, subdivision 2; 89.71, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2003, chapter 128, article 1, section 167, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 84; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 84.901.

11:03:09 AM Representative Tingelstad brought back HF1547 for reconsideration, that HF1547 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation policy.

11:03:24 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1547:

Representative Tom Hackbarth
Mark Holsten, Deputy Commission, DNR
Pat Watts, Policy/Legal Analyst, DNR
Ray Bohn, MN ATV Association
Sean Wherley, Friends of the Boundary Waters

11:04:13 AM Representative Loeffler moved the H1547A14 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

11:07:55 AM Representative McNamara moved the A05-0420 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

11:10:05 AM Representative McNamara moved the A05-0439 Amendment. THE MOTION PRVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

11:39:25 AM Representative Seifert moved the A05-0419 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILD AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

11:53:53 AM Representative Kahn moved that HF1547 be passed as amended to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

11:54:35 AM Representative Seifert amended the motion to send HF1547 as amended to the Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance.

11:55:32 AM Representative Kahn requested a roll call vote on Representative Seifert’s amendment.


The Clerk took the roll call:

The following members voted aye:


SEVERSON, Dan
BEARD, Michael
CYBART, Lloyd
DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry
HOPPE, Joe
MCNAMARA, Denny
OLSON, Mark
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
WARDLOW, Lynn


The following members voted nay:


TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Ruth
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
MAHONEY, Tim
PETERSON, Aaron
WELTI, Andy



The following members were absent:

There being 11 ayes and 11 nays with 0 absentees: THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

12:00:32 PM Representative Kahn renewed her motion that HF1547 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. THE MOTION PRAVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

HF969 (Erickson) relating to education; licensing teachers of interdisciplinary teaching and facilitating learning in innovative schools and programs; providing for rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 122A.09, subdivision 4.

12:01:29 PM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF969 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on K-12 Finance.

12:01:51 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF969:

Representative Sondra Erickson
Vernae Hasbauger, Director Legislative Action, MREA

12:07:53 PM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF969 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on K-12 Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

12:08:49 PM The committee recessed at 12:08 PM.

7:19:53 PM The committee reconvened at 7:19 PM.

7:20:16 PM Representative Seifert moved the approval of the minutes of Wednesday, March 30, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2192 (Tingelstad) relating to adoption; requiring the commissioner of human services to adopt certain rules.

7:22:17 PM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF2192 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance.

7:22:57 PM Representative Tingelstad moved the H2192DE2 Delete Everything Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

7:23:55 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF2192:

Representative Kathy Tingelstad
Richard Smith, Adoption Director, Lutheran Social Services
Alexis Oberdorfer, DHS-Adoptions

7:24:46 PM Representative Tingelstad moved to amend the H2192DE2 Delete Everything Amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 21, delete "rules" and insert "best practices"
Page 1, line 22, delete title "RULES" and insert title "BEST PRACTICES"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

7:31:11 PM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF2192 be passed as amended and be referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.


HF514 (Westerberg) relating to the state lottery; establishing a lottery board; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 349A.01, by adding a subdivision; 349A.08, subdivision 7; 349A.11; 349A.14; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 349A.

7:31:29 PM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF514 be passed and sent to the General Register.

7:32:11 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF514:

Representative Andy Westerberg
Jeff Kruuger, Executive Director, Racing Commission
John Apitz, Counsel, Canterbury Park

7:43:55 PM Representative Beard moved the A05-0444X Amendment.

8:06:16 PM Representative Beard withdrew the A05-0444X Amendment.

8:09:07 PM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF514 be passed and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

HF1692 (Peterson, N.) relating to state government; regulating compensation plans of the State Board of Investment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 11A.04; 11A.07, subdivision 4; 15A.0815, subdivision 2; 43A.18, by adding a subdivision.

8:09:40 PM Representative Ruth Johnson assumed the gavel at 8:09 PM.

8:09:54 PM Representative Neil Peterson moved that HF1692 be passed and be sent to the General Register.

8:10:19 PM The following witnesses testified regard HF1692:

Representative Neil Peterson
Howard Bicker, Executive Director, State Board of Investment

8:15:59 PM Representative Neil Peterson renewed his motion that HF1692 be passed and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

HF1391 (Cox) relating to environment; providing for the recovery and recycling of waste electronic products; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 115A.

8:16:52 PM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1391 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resource Finance.

8:16:59 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1391:

Representative Ray Cox
Art Dunn, Director, Office of Environmental Assistance
Buzz Anderson, President, MN Retailers Association
Valerie Halvorson-Pace, Manager, Public Affairs, IBM
Julie Catchum, Manager, Public Affairs, RAA-WM
Barry Tilley, Solid Waste Management Coordinator Board

8:17:30 PM Representative Tingelstad moved to amend HF1391 as follows:

Page 10, delete "Section 4" (lines 2-17)

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

8:19:01 PM Representative Tingelstad moved the H1391A3 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

8:56:53 PM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1391 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections.

9:19:37 PM Representative Tingelstad assumed the gavel at 9:19 PM.

9:24:52 PM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF1391 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF928 (Soderstrom) relating to crimes; modifying penalties for identity theft; requiring minimum restitution payments and providing information to victims of identity theft; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 609.527, subdivisions 3, 4.

9:26:22 PM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF928 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance.

9:27:26 PM Representative Tingelstad moved the H0928A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

9:28:49 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF928:

Representative Judy Soderstrom
John Stuart, MN State Public Defender
Dan Scott, Federal Public Defender
Kimberly Greenwood, Private Citizen
John Kingery, Executive Director, MN County Attorney’s Association

10:29:00 PM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF928 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.


10:29:19 PM The meeting was adjourned at 10:29 PM.


REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR



Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant