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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

FORTY FOURTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 14, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY 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 forty fourth meeting to order at 10:28 AM on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 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
HAWS, Larry
HOPPE, Joe
HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Ruth
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
MCNAMARA, Denny
PETERSON, Aaron
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
SEVERSON, Dan
WARDLOW, Lynn
WELTI, Andy


Members excused:

OLSON, Mark

A Quorum was present.

Representative Ruth Johnson moved the approval of the minutes of Thursday, March 9, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2341 (Abrams) Legislative Coordinating Commission and subordinate agency governing provisions modified, Legislative Commission on Minnesota-Ontario matters eliminated, Compensation Council membership and operation modified, and money appropriated.

Representative Kathy Tingelstad moved that HF2341 be recommended to pass to the General Register.

Representative Kathy Tingelstad corrected the typing error on HF2341 as follows:
Page 1, Line 24, delete “7” and insert “8”

The following witnesses testified regarding HF2341:

Representative Ron Abrams
Greg Hubinger, Legislative Coordinating Commission

Representative Phyllis Kahn moved to amend Representative Tingelstad’s motion to pass HF2341 to the General Register as follows:

Striking “General Register” and inserting “Consent Calendar”

Representative Kathy Tingelstad incorporated that change within her motion.

Representative Kathy Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF2341 be recommended to pass as corrected and be placed on the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

HF3268 (Abrams) Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Research Facilities Authority and project funding program established, fund application process provided for the University of Minnesota, and bonds issued.

Representative Kathy Tingelstad moved that HF3268 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Higher Education.

Representative Kathy Tingelstad moved the H3268A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF3268:

Representative Ron Abrams
Robert Bruininks President, University of Minnesota
Deborah Powell, Dean of Medical School, University of Minnesota
R.H. Pfutzenreuter, CFO, University of Minnesota

Representative Kathy Tingelstad recognized members of the Minnesota Literacy Council in the audience.

Representative Diane Loeffler requested that HF3268 return to the Committee on Governmental Operations & Veterans Affairs after being heard in other House policy committees.

Representative Kathy Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3268 as amended be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Higher Education. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION.

The meeting adjourned at 11:54 AM.


REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR

Sarah Durenberger
Committee Legislative Assistant