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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

THIRTY SECOND MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

April 04, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY SECOND 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 second meeting to order 4:31 pm on Monday, April 04, 2005, in Room 10 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.

4:31:39 PM Representative Severson moved the approval of the minutes of Thursday, March 31, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2159 (Hackbarth) relating to environment; modifying advisory boards; eliminating a report; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 115A.072, subdivision 1; 115A.12; 115A.929.

4:33:29 PM Representative Tinglestad moved that HF2159 be passed and be sent to the General Register.

4:33:55 PM The following witnesses testified regarding 2159:

Representative Tom Hackbarth
David Benke, Office of Environmental Assistance

4:42:42 PM Representative Tingelstad amended her motion that HF2159 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance.

4:45:47 PM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF2159 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF979 (Abeler) relating to medical assistance; requiring medical assistance to cover medication therapy management services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 256B.0625, by adding a subdivision.

4:47:29 PM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF979 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance.


4:47:45 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF979:

Representative Jim Abeler

4:52:54 PM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF979 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF2243 (Seifert) relating to state government; creating an Office of Enterprise Technology; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 16B.04, subdivision 2; 16B.48, subdivisions 4, 5; 16E.01, subdivisions 1, 3; 16E.02; 16E.03, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 7; 16E.04; 16E.0465, subdivision 2; 16E.055; 16E.07, subdivision 8; 299C.65, subdivisions 1, 2; 403.36, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16E; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 16B.48, subdivision 3; 16E.0465, subdivision 3.

4:54:57 PM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF2243 be passed and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

4:55:12 PM Representative Tingelstad moved the H2243A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

4:55:59 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF2243:

Representative Kathy Tingelstad
Representative Marty Seifert
Commissioner Dana Badgerow, Department of Administration
Keith Payden, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Administration

5:21:38 PM Rep Kahn moved to amend HF2243 as follows:

Page 4, line 23, after "and" insert "information and telecommunications"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

5:38:03 PM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF2243 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF2172 (Bradley) relating to human services; establishing a task force on licensing and alternative quality assurance.

5:39:41 PM Representative Demmer moved that HF2172 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance.

5:39:58 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF2172:

Representative Fran Bradley

5:46:18 PM Representative Demmer renewed his motion that HF2172 be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

5:51:41 PM The Committee recessed at 5:51 pm.

6:43:33 PM The Committee reconvened at 6:43 pm.

6:43:43 PM Representative Severson assumed the gavel at 6:43 pm.

HF1760 (Tingelstad) relating to public safety; criminalizing certain acts related to the unlawful trafficking in persons; providing for the forfeiture of certain property of the offender in these cases; specifically including conduct involving sex trafficking in the promoting of prostitution crime; modifying the distribution formula for prostitution and sex trafficking-related forfeiture proceeds; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 609.321, subdivisions 1, 7, by adding subdivisions; 609.325, by adding a subdivision; 609.531, subdivision 1; 609.5315, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 628.26; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 609.

6:44:29 PM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1760 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance.

6:44:56 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1760:

Representative Kathy Tingelstad
Suzanne Peterson, Peterson Consulting
Sergeant Richard Straka, St. Paul Police Department
Ilean Her, Executive Director, CAMP

7:04:03 PM Representative Hoppe assumed the gavel at 7:04 pm.

7:13:52 PM Representative Kahn moved to amend HF1760 as follows:

Page 16, line 36, strike "[DISSOLUTION]"

7:17:20 PM Representative Kahn withdrew her amendment.

7:18:16 PM Representative Mahoney moved to amend HF1760 as follows:

Delete Page 16, line 36 to Page 17, line 7 and insert: "Subd. 4. [EXPIRATION.] The committee expires June 30, 2007."

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

7:20:34 PM Representative Loeffler moved to amend HF1760 as follows:

Page 15, lines 22 and 23, delete "be compensated at a per diem rate to be set by the commissioner, plus", after "receive" insert "per diem payments and"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

7:23:53 PM Representative Liebling moved to amend HF1760 as follows:
Page 16, lines 1 and 2, "the metropolitan area" and insert "a county not specified in clause (4)"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

7:27:25 PM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF1760 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF2086 (Beard) relating to the Metropolitan Airports Commission; requiring senate confirmation for certain appointments; providing term limits for certain members; requiring commissioners to have aviation experience and knowledge; creating a nominating committee; modifying a reporting requirement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 473.604, subdivision 1; 473.621, subdivision 1b.

7:28:21 PM Representative Tingelstad assumed the gavel at 7:28 pm.

7:28:44 PM Representative Beard moved that HF2086 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

7:28:57 PM The following witnesses testified regarding HF2086:

Representative Mike Beard
Jeff Hamiel, Executive Director, Metropolitan Airports Commission

7:41:21 PM Representative Kahn moved to amend HF2086 as follows:

Page 5, line 25 after "nominees" insert ", with comments,"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

8:07:35 PM Representative Neil Peterson moved to amend HF2086 as follows:

Page 3, line 28, after "cities" insert "of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Bloomington"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

8:18:26 PM Representative Loeffler moved to amend HF2086 as follows:

Page 5, line 11, delete "nine" and insert "fifteen"
Page 5, line 17, before "period" insert "; and a representative of each of the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Richfield, Bloomington, Mendota Heights and Eagan"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

8:49:30 PM Representative Beard renewed his motion that HF2086 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.

8:50:03 PM The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 PM.



REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR



Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant