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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

FIFTY-SECOND MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 27, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-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 fifty-second meeting to order at 6:20 PM on Monday, March 27, 2006, in the room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
SEVERSON, Dan, Vice-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
WARDLOW, Lynn
WELTI, Andy


Members excused:

A Quorum was present.

Representative Wardlow moved the approval of the minutes of Friday, March 24, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3353 (Hackbarth) All-terrain vehicle usage on privately owned land during deer season rulemaking required.

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF3353 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3353:

Representative Hackbarth
Thomas Keliher, MDHA

Chair Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3353 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

HF3534 (Klinzing) Advisory task force for accelerated K-12 science, mathematics, and technology programs established.

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF3534 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Chair Tingelstad moved the H3534A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Tingelstad updated her original motion as follows:

Delete “placed on the General Register” and insert “referred to the Committee on
Education Finance”

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3534:

Representative Klinzing
Steve Aldridge, Chemical Engineer & Education Advocate
Dan Halvorsen, Physiologist, University of Minnesota

Representative Seifert assumed the gavel at 6:52 PM.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3534:

Kelly Henry, Citizen, Science Educator & Researcher
Susan Whalen, Citizen
Ellen Norby, Student, Bloomington, Minnesota
Matthew Bunday, Student, Minnetonka, Minnesota
Colleen Doyle, Parent, Woodbury, Minnesota

Representative Kahn moved to orally amend HF3534 as follows:

Page 2, line 16, delete “an” and insert “a 17-member”

Page 2, line 18, delete “composed of” and insert “chosen from”

Page 2, line 28, delete “parent” and insert “one of more parents”; delete ”a”

Page 2, line 29, delete “student” and insert “students”

Page 2, lines 29 and 30, delete “from each congressional district”

Page 3, line 11, delete “February” and insert “June 30”

Page 1, line 3, delete “or” and insert “but may receive”

Representative Kahn incorporated the following changes in her oral amendment:

Page 2, line 18, delete “is composed of” and insert “represents”

Page 2, line 36, after the “.” insert “In appointing members, the commissioner must
attempt to ensure geographic balance”

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

Representative Seifert renewed Chair Tingelstad’s motion that HF3534 be recommended to pass as amended and be referred to the Committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION FINANCE.

HF3341 (Powell) Health savings account option provision for legislators and staff required.

Representative Seifert moved that HF3341 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3341:

Representative Powell
Chris Schneeman, Insurance Broker

Representative Loeffler moved the H3341A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert renewed his motion that HF3341 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.

HF3116 (McNamara) Game and fish provisions modified.

Representative McNamara moved that HF3116 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance.

Representative McNamara moved the A06-1388 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative McNamara moved the H3116A17 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3116:

Representative McNamara
Ed Boggess, Fish & Wildlife Policy Chief, Department of Natural Resources

Representative McNamara renewed his motion that HF3116 be recommended to pass as amended and be referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Environment, & Natural Resources Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCE.

Representative Severson assumed the gavel at 7:34 PM.

HF3123 (Tingelstad) Postadoption search services training requirements developed.

Representative Tingelstad moved that HF3123 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance

Representative Tingelstad moved to orally amend HF3123 as follows:

Page 1, line 17, delete “eight” and insert “six”

Page 1, line 18, delete line 18 and insert a period after “training” on line 17

Delete lines 1.19 through 1.25

Page 2, delete lines 1 to 5

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

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3123:

Representative Tingelstad
Julie Manworren, Children’s Home Society & Family Services (CHSFS)
Alexis Oberdorfer, Project Consultant, Department of Human Services

Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3123 be recommended to pass as amended and be referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON JOBS AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY POLICY & FINANCE.

HF3124 (Tingelstad) Adoption advisory task force established.

Representative Tingelstad moved that HF3124 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance.

Representative Tingelstad moved to orally amend HF3124 as follows:

Page 1, line 21, delete everything after “(9)” and insert “a representative of a county
social service agency;”

Page 2, line 6, delete “15.091” and insert “15.059”

Representative Loeffler moved to amend Representative Tingelstad’s oral amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 21, Delete “a representative of a county social service agency;” and insert
“two representatives of county social service agencies;”

Page 1, line 8, delete “17” and insert “18”

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

Representative Tingelstad renewed her oral amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND REPRESENTATIVE TINGELSTAD’S ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3124:

Representative Tingelstad

Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3124 be recommended to pass as amended and be referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON JOBS AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY POLICY & FINANCE.

HF3764 (Tingelstad) State government procurement provisions modified.

Representative Tingelstad moved that HF3764 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

Representative Tingelstad moved to orally amend HF3764 as follows:

Line 3.4 to 3.6, delete “If criteria other than price are used, price must constitute a
significant percentage of the relative importance of the criteria, unless otherwise
provided by law or approved by the commissioner.”

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

Representative Tingelstad moved to orally amend HF3764 as follows:

Page 7, line 32, after “services” insert “, architectural services,”

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

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3764:

Representative Tingelstad
Dana Badgerow, Commissioner, Department of Administration
Kent Allin, Director, Department of Administration
Doug Tholo, Engineer, Minnesota Council of Engineers & HR Green
Nancy Hylden, Minnesota Chapter, American Institute of Architects

Representative Loeffler moved to orally amend HF3764 as follows:

Page 3, line 21, delete “The commissioner may require that agency staff participate”
and insert “the commissioner must involve agency staff and agency staff must
participate”

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

Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3764 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 8:48 PM.



REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR


Sarah Durenberger
Committee Legislative Assistant