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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

FORTY FIFTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 15, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY 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 forty fifth meeting to order at 10:23 AM on Wednesday, March 15, 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:

A Quorum was present.

Representative Larry Haws moved the approval of the minutes of Tuesday, March 14, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3310 (Cornish) Advance deposits and payments authorized for boat slip rental.

Representative Kathy Tingelstad moved that HF3310 be recommended to pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3310:

Representative Tony Cornish
Colonel Mike Hamm, Law Enforcement Director, Department of Natural Resources

Representative Kathy Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3310 be recommended to pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF3310 WAS PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

HF2998 (Hoppe) Firefighter labor arbitration provision sunset repealed.

Representative Joe Hoppe moved that HF2998 be recommended to pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF2998:

Representative Joe Hoppe
Mike Stockstead, Executive Director, MN Police & Fire Federation

Representative Joe Hoppe renewed his motion that HF2998 be recommended to pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF2998 WAS PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

HF2921 (Severson) Leaves of absence for family members of seriously injured or killed member of the armed forces required, veterans programs provided and funded, military pension tax subtraction created, educational fairness required, and money appropriated.

Representative Dan Severson moved that HF2921 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Higher Education.

Representative Dan Severson moved the HF2921A1 amendment.

Representative Dan Severson moved to amend HF2921A1 as follows:

Delete Lines 1.2 to 1.6 on HF2921A1

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dan Severson moved to amend his previous oral amendment as follows:

Delete “1.6” and insert “1.5”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dan Severson incorporated the following change within his motion as follows:

Delete the second “Minnesota” on Line 1.16

Representative Randy Demmer moved to amend HF2921A1 as follows:

Page 1, Line 23, delete “the” after the phrase “federal taxable income,” and insert “a percentage of compensation, up to a maximum”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lloyd Cybart assumed the gavel at 10:50 AM.

Representative Dan Severson moved HF2921A1 as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lloyd Cybart recognized the 9th grade students from St. Louis Park High School in the audience.

Representative Leon Lillie moved to incorporate the following change in HF2921 as follows:

Line 1.21, insert “grandparents, siblings,” after the phrase “parent, child,”

Representative Dan Severson accepted the change and incorporated it into HF2921.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF2921:

Representative Dan Severson
John Grubb, MOAA President
Tom Nezbit, MOAA
Doyle Larson, Air Force Association
Ralph Donais, Retired, USMC
Jerry Keyser, United Veteran League Council Chairman

Representative Severson renewed his motion that HF2921 be recommended to pass as amended and be referred to the Committee on Higher Education. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF2921 WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION.

Representative Kathy Tingelstad resumed the gavel at 11:47 AM.

Representative Kathy Tingelstad recognized all of the Veterans in the audience.

HF3072 (Severson) Policy statement supportive of military service established.

Representative Dan Severson moved that HF3072 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3072:

Representative Dan Severson

Representative Dan Severson renewed his motion that HF3072 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF3072 WAS PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

HF3243 (Wardlow) Protections for persons ordered into active military service provided.

Representative Lynn Wardlow moved that HF3243 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3243:

Representative Lynn Wardlow

Representative Lynn Wardlow updated his motion as follows:

Delete “General Register” and insert “Consent Calendar”

Representative Lynn Wardlow renewed his motion that HF3243 be recommended to pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF3243 WAS PLACED ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

The meeting adjourned at 11:56 AM.


REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR


Sarah Durenberger
Committee Legislative Assistant