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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

TWENTY FIFTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 16, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FIFTH 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 twenty fifth meeting to order at 10:23 am on Wednesday, March 16, 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.

10:23:09 AM Representative Ruth Johnson moved the approval of the minutes of Tuesday, March 15, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1778 (Blaine) relating to the military; providing for rental of certain facilities at Camp Ripley; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 190.16, by adding a subdivision.

10:23:24 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1778 be passed and sent to the General Register.

10:24:32 AM Representative Severson assumed the gavel at 10:24 AM.

10:25:02 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1778:

Representative Greg Blaine

10:30:27 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF1778 be passed and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

HF1779 (Cybart) relating to the military; providing for pay and allowances for certain retired national guard personnel who are ordered to active duty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 192.19.

10:33:26 AM Representative Cybart moved that HF1779 be passed and sent to the General Register.


10:33:55 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1779:

Representative Lloyd Cybart
Col. Denny Shields, Assistant to the Adjutant General

10:41:51 AM Representative Cybart renewed his motion that HF1779 be passed and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

10:42:40 AM Representative Cybart assumed the gavel at 10:42 AM.

HF1575 (Brod) relating to the military; clarifying statutes pertaining to the accumulation of vacation and sick leave by public officers and employees while on military leave and upon reinstatement in public office or employment; authorizing payment for some or all of the accumulated leave; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 192.261, subdivision 2; 471.975.

10:43:12 AM Representative Cybart moved that HF1575 be passed and sent to the General Register

10:43:53 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1575:

Representative Laura Brod
Officer Paul Barnes, St. Louis Park Police Department

10:49:22 AM Representative Cybart renewed his motion that HF1575 be passed and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

HF1492 (Seifert) relating to utilities; modifying the term of guaranteed savings lease purchase contracts; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 16C.144, subdivision 3.

10:50:43 AM Representative Seifert moved that HF1492 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

10:51:22 AM The following witnesses testified on behalf of HF1492:

Representative Marty Seifert
Ed Robinson, Department of Administration

10:56:36 AM Representative Seifert moved the H1492A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

10:58:13 AM Representative Seifert moved to amend HF1492 as follows:

Page 1, after line 18, insert: "Sec.3 [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 and 2 are effective the day following final enactment."

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

11:05:52 AM Representative Seifert renewed his motion that HF1492 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

HF1172 (Olson) relating to local government; providing for local governments to opt out of state mandates; proposing coding for new law as Minnesota Statutes, chapter 471B.

Continued from Tuesday, March 15, 2005

11:06:43 AM Representative Olson brought back HF1172 for reconsideration, that HF1172 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Education Policy and Reform.

11:07:10 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1172:

Representative Mark Olson
Curt Yoakum, Association of MN Counties

11:16:28 AM Representative Loeffler moved the H1172A7 Amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

11:18:23 AM Representative Tingelstad assumed the gavel at 11:18 AM.

11:25:31 AM Representative Loeffler moved the H1172A8 Amendment.

11:36:17 AM Representative Hoppe moved to amend the A8 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, strike lines 11 and 12.

11:38:56 AM Representative Hoppe withdrew his oral amendment.

11:43:32 AM Representative Wardlow moved to amend the A8 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, strike lines 11 and 12.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT TO THE A8 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

11:50:29 AM THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE H1172A8 AMENDMENT DID NOT PREVAIL.

11:50:55 AM Representative Olson renewed his motion that HF1172 be passed as amended and re-referred to the Committee on Education Policy and Reform. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.


11:51:10 AM The meeting was adjourned at 11:51 AM.



REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR




Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant