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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

THIRTY FOURTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

April 06, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY 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 thirty fourth meeting to order 10:26 AM on Wednesday, April 06, 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.

10:26:13 AM Representative Tina Liebling moved the approval of the minutes of Tuesday, April 5, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2289 (Mullery) relating to veterans affairs; authorizing the commissioner of veterans affairs to establish a program of outreach to minority veterans; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 197.

10:27:39 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF2289 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

10:27:54 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF2289:

Representative Joe Mullery
Milton Schoen, MN Association of County Veterans Service Officers
Marland Ronning, State Commander, American Legion
Mike Pogliesi, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Veterans Affairs

10:53:50 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF2289 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF2143 (Tingelstad) resolution memorializing the President, Congress, and the United States Postal Service to maintain current levels of service.

10:54:27 AM Representative Severson assumed the gavel at 10:54 AM.

10:55:14 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF2143 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.


10:55:32 AM Representative Tingelstad moved to amend HF2143 as follows:

Page 3, line 19, delete "Secretary of State" and insert "Chairs of the House and Senate Governmental Operations Committees"
Page 3, line 20, delete "is" and insert "are"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

10:58:10 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF2143:

Representative Kathy Tingelstad
Don Sevre, President, MN Postal Workers’ Union
Patrick McCanm, President, St. Paul Area Local APWU
Jerry Sirois, President, Minneapolis Area Local APWU
Dave Jansen, Private Citizen

11:24:39 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF2143 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF1368 (Kahn) relating to state government; providing a process for community ownership of the Minnesota Twins; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 4B.

11:25:28 AM Representative Tingelstad assumed the gavel at 11:25 AM.

11:25:33 AM Representative Kahn moved that HF1368 be passed and be sent to the General Register.

11:25:57 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1368:

Representative Phyllis Kahn
Dr. Kenneth Zapp, Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, Metropolitan State University
Julian Loscealzo, FANS
Richard Thomas, Director of Government Affairs, AMES Construction

11:46:28 AM Representative Wardlow moved to amend HF1368 as follows:

Page 2, line 26, after "providing", insert "capital or"

11:47:26 AM Representative Wardlow withdrew his amendment.

11:47:43 AM Representative Kahn renewed her motion that HF1368 be passed and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

11:48:04 AM The meeting was adjourned at 11:48 AM.


REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR


Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant