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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

FIFTY-FIRST MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 24, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FIRST 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 fifty-first meeting to order at 10:16 AM on Friday, March 24, 2006, in the basement 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
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:

HOPPE, Joe

A Quorum was present.

Representative Seifert moved the approval of the minutes of Thursday, March 23, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3484 (Westerberg) Boxing commission established and money appropriated.

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF3484 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Commerce & Financial Institutions.

Chair Tingelstad moved to orally amend HF3484 as follows:

Page 8, delete section 16

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

Representative Beard moved to orally amend HF3484 as follows:

Page 1, Line 10, after the period, insert “The members shall be appointed by the Governor and subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND REPRESENTATIVE BEARD’S ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn moved to orally amend HF3484 as follows:

Page 7, after line 33, insert: “Sec. 16. Deposit Fees. All fees collected by the
commission must be deposited in the special revenue fund. Other than initial start up
costs, the commission must be funded only from proceeds of these funds.”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND REPRESENTATIVE KAHN’S ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn moved to orally amend HF3484 as follows:

Page 2, line 14, after the period insert, “at least two of the members must be women.”

Representative Kahn moved to incorporate the following into her oral amendment:

Page 2, line 14, after “must be women” insert “, if possible”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND REPRESENTATIVE KAHN’S SECOND ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn moved to orally amend HF3484 as follows:

Page 1, line 20; Page 2, lines 4 and 5; Page 3, lines 27, 28 and 29, delete “man” and
insert “person”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND REPRESENTATIVE KAHN’S THIRD ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loeffler moved to orally amend HF3484 as follows:

Page 2, line 18, after “The purpose of the commission is to protect health, prom safety
and insure safe events.”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND REPRESENTATIVE LOEFFLER’S ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn moved to orally amend HF3484 as follows:

Page 2, line 10, after “retired” insert “member of the legislature, constitutional officer,
or”

Representative Kahn requested a Roll Call Vote on her fourth oral amendment.

The Clerk took the roll call:

The following members voted aye:


JOHNSON, Ruth
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina


The following members voted nay:


TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
CYBART, Lloyd
DEMPSEY, Jerry
HAWS, Larry
HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Sheldon
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
MCNAMARA, Denny
PETERSON, Aaron
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
SEVERSON, Dan
WARDLOW, Lynn
WELTI, Andy


The following members abstained:

NONE

The following members were absent:


BEARD, Michael
DEMMER, Randy
HOPPE, Joe
OLSON, Mark


There being 3 ayes and 15 nays: THE MOTION FAILED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3484:

Representative Westerberg
Scott LeDoux, Commissioner
Mark Nelson, International Boxing Referee
Anthony Bonsante, Boxer

Chair Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3484 be recommended to pass as amended and be referred to the Committee on Commerce & Financial Institutions. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

HF3525 (Simpson) Construction codes and licensing provisions recodified, State Building Code modified, and enforcement penalties provided.

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF3525 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance.

Chair Tingelstad moved the A06-1306 amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3525:

Representative Simpson
Scott Brener, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
Jon Schultz, Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
Bill Heaney, IBSW State Council

Chair Tingelstad moved to update her original motion as follows:

Delete “referred to the Committee on Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance”
and insert “placed on the General Register”

Chair Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3525 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.

HF3641 (Cox) Construction code inspectors competency criteria requirements provided.

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF3641 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Commerce & Financial Institutions.

Chair Tingelstad moved to orally amend HF3641 as follows:

Page 1, line 6 and line 12, after “commissioner” insert “of labor and industry”

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

Representative Liebling moved to amend

Line 1.17, delete “newly employed”
Line 1.18 after “inspectors” insert “hired on or after January 1, 2008”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND REPRESENTATIVE LIEBLING’S ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3641:

Representative Cox
Patrick Parsely, Association of Minnesota Building Officials
Clark Kube, Building Inspector, St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Roger Axel, Building Official, New Hope, Minnesota
Nancy Hylden, American Institute of Architects

Chair Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3641 be recommended to pass as amended and be referred to the Committee on Commerce & Financial Institutions. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE & FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.

HF3416 (Lanning) State board and advisor group member per diem provisions modified.

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF3416 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3416:

Representative Lanning

Chair Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3416 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.

Chair Tingelstad recognized all of the veterans in the audience.

HF3249 (Wardlow) Lifetime state park entrance permits for certain veterans of the global war on terror provided and money appropriated.

Representative Wardlow moved that HF3249 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Environment & Natural Resources.

Representative Severson moved the H3249DE1 amendment.

The following witnesses testified regarding the H3249DE1 amendment:

Representative Severson

Representative Severson renewed his motion on the H3249DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3249:

Representative Wardlow
Representative Severson
Bob Meier, Legislative Affairs Director, Department of Natural Resources
Jerry Kyser, United Veterans Legislative Council

Chair Tingelstad temporarily laid over HF3249 until after the recess.

HF3855 (Wardlow) Congressional Medal of Honor recipients plaque authorized in the Court of Honor on the Capitol grounds.

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF3855 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Rules & Legislative Administration.

Representative Wardlow moved the H3855A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3855:

Representative Wardlow

Chair Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3855 be recommended to pass as amended 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.

HF3906 (Cybart) Essential employees definition modified to include firefighters.

Representative Cybart moved that HF3906 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Cybart moved to orally amend HF3906 as follows:

Line 1.13, insert “Department of Military Affairs” after the comma and before the word
“firefighters”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND REPRESENTATIVE CYBART’S ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3906:

Representative Cybart
Denny Shields, Colonel, Department of Military Affairs
Julie Bleyhl, Legislative Director, AFSCME

Representative Sheldon Johnson requested a Roll Call Vote on HF3906.

Representative Cybart renewed his motion that HF3906 be recommended to pass as amended and be placed on the General Register.

The Clerk took the roll call:

The following members voted aye:


TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
BEARD, Michael
CYBART, Lloyd
DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry
HAWS, Larry
HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Ruth
LIEBLING, Tina
MCNAMARA, Denny
OLSON, Mark
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
SEVERSON, Dan
WARDLOW, Lynn
WELTI, Andy


The following members voted nay:


JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
PETERSON, Aaron


The following members abstained:

NONE

The following members were absent:

HOPPE, Joe

There being 16 ayes and 5 nays: THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

Chair Tingelstad moved to recess at 12:51 PM.

Chair Tingelstad resumed the meeting at 1:48 PM.

HF3392 (Loeffler) State-owned historic building rental rate provisions established.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF3392 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

Representative Loeffler moved the H3392DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3392:

Representative Loeffler

Representative Loeffler renewed her motion that HF3392 be recommended to pass as amended 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.

Representative Severson assumed the gavel at 1:55 PM.

HF3762 (Tingelstad) Legislative training forums established under oversight of the Legislative Coordinating Commission, and money appropriated.

Representative Tingelstad moved that HF3762 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3762:

Representative Tingelstad
Representative Loeffler
Greg Hubenger, Legislative Coordinating Commission

Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3762 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.

Chair Tingelstad assumed the gavel at 2:12 PM.
Chair Tingelstad brought HF3249 back up since it had been temporarily laid over from the morning meeting.

HF3249 (Wardlow) Lifetime state park entrance permits for certain veterans of the global war on terror provided and money appropriated.

Representative Severson moved that HF3249 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Environment & Natural Resources.

Representative Severson testified regarding HF3249 in the absence of Representative Wardlow.

Representative Hosch moved the H3249A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Severson moved to orally amend HF3249 as follows:

Page 1, line 1.12 delete “VETERANS OUTDOOR REVITALIZATION ACT” and
insert “VETERANS REVITALIZATION OUTDOOR ACT”

Page, line 1.13-1.14, delete “Veterans Outdoor Revitalization Act” and insert “Veterans
Revitalization Outdoor Act”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND REPRESENTATIVE SEVERSON’S ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3249:

Representative Severson
Lyle Carpenter, Legislative Chair, VFW

Representative Severson renewed his motion that HF3249 be recommended to pass as amended and be referred to the Committee on Environment & Natural Resources. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES.

HF3640 (Olson) Legislature; subgroups prohibited from controlling legislative decision-making process, distribution of powers required, full house participation in final decisions required, and constitutional amendment proposed.

Representative Olson moved that HF3640 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3640:

Representative Olson

Representative Olson renewed his motion that HF3640 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.

HF3791 (Loeffler) Legislature; schedule established for consideration of legislation, funding provided for governor-elect and 2007 legislative forums, and money appropriated.

Representative Loeffler moved that HF3791 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

Page 2, lines 2 and 3, delete “one week” and insert “10 days”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND REPRESENTATIVE LOEFFLER’S ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3791:

Representative Loeffler

Representative Loeffler renewed her motion that HF3791 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.

HR20 (Beard) House Rules; a house resolution proposing a change in the Permanent Rules of the House to allow members to choose an alternative payment plan.

Representative Beard moved that HR20 would be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Rules & Legislative Administration.

The following witnesses testified regarding HR20:

Representative Beard
Paul Schweizer, House Controller

Representative Beard renewed his motion that HR20 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Rules & Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE RESOLUTION WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON RULES & LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION.

Representative Severson assumed the gavel at 3:48 PM.

HF3763 (Tingelstad) Budget bill contents limited, and conference committee procedures specified.

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF3763 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Ways & Means.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3763:

Representative Tingelstad
Representative Loeffler

Chair Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3763 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Ways & Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON WAYS & MEANS.

HF3781 (Tingelstad) Legislative training forums provided, schedule established for consideration of legislation, budget bill content limited, conference committee procedures specified, and money appropriated.

Representative Tingelstad moved that HF3781 be laid over for future consideration as a committee legislative reform omnibus bill.

The meeting adjourned at 4:05 PM.


REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR


Sarah Durenberger
Committee Legislative Assistant