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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

FIFTY-FOURTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 30, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FOURTH 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-fourth meeting to order at 10:34 AM on Thursday, March 30, 2006, in the 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
WARDLOW, Lynn
WELTI, Andy


Members excused:

SEVERSON, Dan, Vice-Chair

A Quorum was present.

Chair Tingelstad recognized members of the Plainview FFA Chapter from Plainview, Minnesota in the audience.

Representative Haws moved the approval of the minutes of Monday, March 27, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Haws moved the approval of the minutes of Tuesday, March 28, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3139 (Johnson, S.) State building projects funded with state bonds climate neutral policy established.

Representative Sheldon Johnson moved that HF3139 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Regulated Industries.

Representative Johnson moved the H3139DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3139:

Representative Sheldon Johnson
Linda Kane, Department of Administration, State Architects Office
David Eijadi, Architect, The White Group
John Bailey, Research Assistant, Institute for Local Self-Alliance

Chair Tingelstad temporarily laid over HF3139 for further discussion.

HF3391 (Beard) Environmental permit timeline agency action established.

Representative Beard moved that HF3391 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3391:

Representative Beard
Remi Stone, Public Policy Director, Builders Association of the Twin Cities
Ray Bohne, Minnesota Association of Watershed Districts

Representative Beard renewed his motion that HF3391 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

Representative Neil Peterson assumed the gavel at 11:19 AM.

HF3244 (Tingelstad) Trafficking data analysis and usage by public safety commissioner required, policy establishment to assist trafficking victims required, human trafficking task force and trafficking coordinator position created, and penalties enhanced.

Representative Tingelstad moved that HF3244 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy & Finance.

Representative Tingelstad moved to orally amend HF3244 as follows:

Page 4, line 18, delete “21” and insert “22”

Page 4, line 35 before “the” insert “a representative of”

Page 5, line 6, delete “and”

Page 5, after line 6, insert: “(14) a representative of the United States Attorneys Office;
and”

Page 5, line 7, delete “(14)” and insert ”(15)”

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

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3244:

Representative Tingelstad
Linda Miller, Executive Director, Civil Society
Diane Cushman, Legislative Coordinating Commission

Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF3244 be recommended to pass as amended and be referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy & Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY POLICY & FINANCE.

Representative Tingelstad assumed the gavel at 11:40 AM.

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF3139 be brought back up for discussion.

HF3139 (Johnson, S.) State building projects funded with state bonds climate neutral policy established.

Representative Kahn moved to orally amend the H3139DE1 amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 23, delete “develop” and insert “report to the legislature by March 15, 2007
on”

Page 1, line 25, after “The” insert “legislature will determine if” and delete “are” and
insert “will be”

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND REPRESENTATIVE KAHN’S ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE H3139DE1 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Sheldon Johnson renewed his motion that HF3139 be recommended to pass as amended and be referred to the Committee on Regulated Industries. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON REGULATED INDUSTRIES.

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

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF3781 be brought up for discussion, to be laid over for future consideration.

Representative Neil Peterson assumed the gavel at 11:44 AM.

Representative Hosch moved the H3781A2 amendment.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF3781:

Representative Tingelstad
Representative Loeffler

Representative Tingelstad moved that HF3781 be laid over for future consideration.

The meeting adjourned at 12:01 PM.



REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR



Sarah Durenberger
Committee Legislative Assistant