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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

FORTY NINTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 22, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY NINTH 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 ninth meeting to order at 10:33 AM on Wednesday, March 22, 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
OLSON, Mark
PETERSON, Aaron
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
SEVERSON, Dan
WARDLOW, Lynn
WELTI, Andy


Members excused:

A Quorum was present.

HF2688 (Westrom) War dog and handler plaque authorized on the Capitol grounds.

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF2688 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Rules & Legislative Administration.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF2688:

Representative Westrom

Chair Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF2688 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Rules & Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES & LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION.

HF3390 (Anderson, B.) State employees ordered to active military service salary differential program eligibility criteria modified.

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF3390 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Chair will update her original motion as follows:

Delete “placed on the General Register” and insert “referred to the Committee on State
Government Finance”

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3390:

Representative Bruce Anderson
John Palmer, Professor, St. Cloud State University

Chair Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3390 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE.

HF3664 (Cybart) National Guard security guards authorized to carry certain machine guns and short-barreled shotguns.

Representative Cybart moved that HF3664 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF2847:

Representative Cybart
Denny Shields, Colonel, Minnesota Department of Military Affairs

Representative Cybart renewed his motion that HF3364 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

HF3248 (Wardlow) State park admission fees for military personnel on leave waived.

Representative Wardlow moved that HF3248 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Wardlow updated his original motion as follows:

Delete “placed on the General Register” and insert “referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources Finance”

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3248:

Representative Wardlow

Representative Wardlow renewed his motion that HF3248 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources Finance.” THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCE.

HF3374 (Bradley) Disability provision council modified.

Representative Seifert moved that HF3374 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Chair Tingelstad temporarily laid over HF3374.

SF1272 (Tingelstad) Indian affairs council ex officio membership expansion

Chair Tingelstad moved that SF1272 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Chair Tingelstad moved to orally amend SF1272 as follows:

Page 1, after line 23, insert “the commissioner of administration,”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND CHAIR TINGELSTAD’S ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding SF1272:

Representative Tingelstad

Chair Tingelstad renewed her motion that SF1272 be recommended to pass as amended and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

HF3374 (Bradley) Disability provision council modified.

Chair Tingelstad brought back up HF3374 and Representative Seifert’s motion that it be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3374
Representative Bradley
Joan Willshire, Executive Director of the Minnesota State Council on Disability

Representative Seifert renewed his motion that HF3374 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

Chair Tingelstad recognized high school students from Holy Family High School from Victoria, Minnesota in the audience.

Chair Tingelstad opened the floor for discussion on legislative reform.

Chair Tingelstad recognized Stan Marczak & Nancy Lakanen with “Allina Day at the Capitol” in the audience.

Representative McNamara moved to reconsider HF3078 as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF3078 WAS RECONSIDERED.

Representative McNamara moved that HF3078 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

Representative McNamara moved the new H3078DE1 delete everything amendment.

The following witnesses testified regarding the H3078DE1 amendment:

Representative Penas
Sandy Layman, Commissioner, Iron Range Resources

Chair recessed at 11:39 AM because of a fire alarm.

Chair resumed the meeting 11:59 AM.

The meeting adjourned at 11:59 AM.


REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR



Sarah Durenberger
Committee Legislative Assistant