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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

FIFTIETH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 23, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTIETH 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 fiftieth meeting to order at 10:25 AM on Thursday, March 23, 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
OLSON, Mark
PETERSON, Aaron
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
SEVERSON, Dan
WARDLOW, Lynn
WELTI, Andy


Members excused:

A Quorum was present.

Chair Tingelstad recognized the 9th Grade Students from St. Louis Park High School who were in the audience.

Chair Tingelstad recognized guests of Representative Olson in the audience.

Representative Neil Peterson moved the approval of the minutes of Tuesday, March 21, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Neil Peterson moved the approval of the minutes of Wednesday, March 22, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2805 (Wilkin) Insurance regulation modernized, mutual holding company laws amended, interstate insurance product regulation compact enacted, and other changes provided.

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF2805 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Civil Law & Elections.
Representative Loeffler moved the H2805A-1 amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF2805:

Representative Wilkin
Joel Carlson, Minnesota Travelers Association
Robyn Rowen, Insurance Federation Minnesota

Chair Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF2805 be recommended to pass as amended and be referred to the Committee on Civil Law & Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON CIVIL LAW & ELECTIONS.

HF3507 (Wilkin) Legislative Audit Commission regulated.

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF3507 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

The Chair moved to orally amend HF3507 as follows:

Delete Section 2, Section 3, Section 4, Section 5; amend the title accordingly

The following witnesses testified regarding Chair Tingelstad’s oral amendment:

Representative Wilkin

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

Chair Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3507 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.

Chair Tingelstad recognized students from Risen Christ Catholic School who were in the audience.

HF3590 (Powell) Pharmacy payment reform advisory committee established, study provided, and report required.

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF3590 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Health Policy & Finance.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3590:

Representative Powell
Todd Sorensen, President-Elect, Minnesota Pharmacist Association

Chair Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3590 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Health Policy & Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY & FINANCE.

HF2961 (Dean) Legislators' and governor's compensation forfeited upon failure to pass specified budget provisions in a timely manner.

Representative Seifert moved that HF2961 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF2961:

Representative Dean
Dan McElroy, Senior Advisor, Governor’s Office

Representative McNamara requested Roll Call Vote on HF2961.

Representative Olson moved the H2961A1 amendment.

Representative Olson moved to incorporate the following changes in the H2962A1 amendment:

Line 17, delete “beings” and insert “begins”

Line 1.9, after “prevents” insert “a majority of” and after “representatives or” delete
“the full”

Representative Liebling requested Roll Call Vote on the H2961A1 amendment.

Representative Olson moved to incorporate the following changes in the H2962A1 amendment:

Line 1.11, “.” after “2 and 3” and delete “in the final two weeks of a legislative
session.”

Representative Kahn moved to amend as follows:

Delete line 1.2, line 1.3, line 1.4

Representative Kahn withdrew her oral amendment.

Representative Olson moved to incorporate the following changes in H2961A1 as follows:

Delete line 1.2, line 1.3, line 1.4

Representative Olson renewed the H2961A1 amendment as amended.

The Clerk took the roll call:

The following members voted aye:


TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
SEVERSON, Dan
BEARD, Michael
CYBART, Lloyd
HOPPE, Joe
MCNAMARA, Denny
OLSON, Mark
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
WARDLOW, Lynn

DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry

The following members voted nay:


HAWS, Larry
HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Ruth
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
PETERSON, Aaron
WELTI, Andy


The following members abstained:


The following members were absent:

There being 12 ayes and 10 nays: THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert renewed his motion that HF2961 be recommended to pass as amended and be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

The Clerk took the roll call:

The following members voted aye:


TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
SEVERSON, Dan
BEARD, Michael
CYBART, Lloyd
DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry
HAWS, Larry
HOPPE, Joe
HOSCH, Larry
MCNAMARA, Denny
LILLIE, Leon
OLSON, Mark
PETERSON, Aaron
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
WARDLOW, Lynn
WELTI, Andy



The following members voted nay:


JOHNSON, Ruth
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LOEFFLER, Diane


The following members abstained:


The following members were absent:

There being 17 ayes and 5 nays: THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE.

Chair Tingelstad brought back up HF3078 which had been approved for reconsideration just prior to the March 22nd fire drill and recess.

HF3078 (Penas) Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board composition and member selection provided.

Representative McNamara moved that HF3078 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

Representative McNamara moved the H3078DE1 amendment.

Representative Kahn moved the following oral amendment:

Line 1.11, delete “2 each from the majority and minority caucuses” and insert “at least three of whom must represent the taconite assistance area defined in Minnesota statutes Section 273.1341”

Lines 1.12 to 1.13, delete “two each from the majority and minority caucuses” and insert “at least three of whom must represent the taconite assistance area defined in Minnesota statutes, section 273.1341”

Representative Kahn requested Roll Call Vote on her oral amendment.

The Clerk took the roll call:

The following members voted aye:


HAWS, Larry
HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Ruth
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
PETERSON, Aaron
WELTI, Andy


The following members voted nay:


TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
SEVERSON, Dan
BEARD, Michael
CYBART, Lloyd
HOPPE, Joe
MCNAMARA, Denny
OLSON, Mark
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
WARDLOW, Lynn

DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry



The following members abstained:


The following members were absent:

There being 10 ayes and 12 nays: THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Kahn moved the following oral amendment:

Lines 1.13 to 1.14, delete “Governor must designate one of the members specified in clauses (1) to (4) to serve as chair” and insert “members must elect co-chairs, one of whom must be a legislator and one a citizen”

Representative Kahn requested Roll Call Vote on her second oral amendment.

The Clerk took the roll call:

The following members voted aye:


HAWS, Larry
HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Ruth
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
PETERSON, Aaron
WELTI, Andy


The following members voted nay:


TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
SEVERSON, Dan
BEARD, Michael
CYBART, Lloyd
HOPPE, Joe
MCNAMARA, Denny
OLSON, Mark
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
WARDLOW, Lynn

DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry



The following members abstained:


The following members were absent:

There being 10 ayes and 12 nays: THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative McNamara renewed his motion on H3078DE1. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DELETE ALL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative McNamara renewed his original motion that HF3078 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.

The meeting adjourned at 12:17 PM.



REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR


Sarah Durenberger
Committee Legislative Assistant