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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

SEVENTEENTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

February 24, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 seventeenth meeting to order at 10:22 am on Thursday, February 24, 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
SEIFERT, Marty
SEVERSON, Dan
WELTI, Andy
WARDLOW, Lynn




Members excused:
PETERSON, Neil

A Quorum was present.

10:23:02 AM Representative Tina Liebling moved the approval of the minutes of Wednesday, February 23, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF907 (Nelson, P.) relating to public officials; providing for duplicate certificates of election for legislators; providing for filing of certain oaths of office; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 3.02; 358.11.

10:23:53 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF907 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections.

10:24:16 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF907:

Representative Pete Nelson
Tony Kielkucki, Minnesota Secretary of State
Burt Black, Minnesota Secretary of State

10:31:21 AM Representative Kahn moved to amend HF907 as follows:
Page 1, strike: Section 1.

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

10:49:02 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF907 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF961 (Seifert) relating to state government; imposing certain disclosure requirements on nonprofit organizations that receive a grant or a direct appropriation from the state; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16A.

10:49:40 AM Representative Seifert moved that HF961 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

10:50:01 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF961:

Representative Marty Seifert
Representative Ron Abrams
Larry Redmond, MN Citizens for the Arts
Marcia Avner, Public Policy Director, MN Council of Nonprofits
Elaine Keefe, United Way
Dr. James Wafler, Vice President, Orchestral Society

11:48:04 AM Representative Kahn moved the H0961A1 Amendment.

11:48:15 AM Representative Kahn requested a roll call vote on the H0961A1 Amendment.

11:58:09 AM The Clerk took the roll call vote.

The following members voted aye:

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


The following members voted nay:

TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
SEVERSON, Dan
BEARD, Michael
CYBART, Lloyd
DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry
HOPPE, Joe
MCNAMARA, Denny
SEIFERT, Marty
WARDLOW, Lynn


The following members were absent:
PETERSON, Neil

There being 11 ayes and 10 nays with 1 absentee: THE MOTION PREVIALED AND THE AMENDEMNT WAS ADOPTED.

12:00:35 PM Representative Kahn moved the H0961A2 Amendment with the following hand-written changes made to the amendment:
Page 1, line 2 reads: Page 1, line 18, delete: "any written solicitation seeking"
Page 1, line 3 reads: Page 1, delete lines 19 to 22 and insert:

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

12:07:28 PM Representative Seifert renewed his motion that HF961 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

12:07:54 PM Representative Kahn amended the motion by requesting that HF961 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development.

12:12:44 PM Representative McNamara called for a division.

There being 9 ayes and 12 nays THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

12:13:18 PM Representative Seifert renewed his motion that HF961 be recommended to pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.


12:15:02 PM The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 am.


REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR



Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant