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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

THIRTY FIFTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

April 12, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY 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 thirty fifth meeting to order 10:26 AM on Tuesday, April 12, 2005, 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
HOPPE, Joe
HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Ruth
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
MAHONEY, Tim
MCNAMARA, Denny
OLSON, Mark
PETERSON, Aaron
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
SEVERSON, Dan
WELTI, Andy
WARDLOW, Lynn


Members excused:


A Quorum was present.

10:26:53 AM Representative Ruth Johnson moved the approval of the minutes of Wednesday, April 6, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1275 (Sykora) relating to state government; establishing a Minnesota Humanities Commission; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 138.

10:28:47 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1275 be passed and be sent to the General Register.

10:29:02 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1275:

Representative Barb Sykora
Stanley Romanstien, President, MN Humanities Commission

10:32:31 AM Representative Kahn moved the H1275A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

10:36:07 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF1275 be passed as amended and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF899 (Beard) relating to local government; authorizing the state auditor to waive certain rules and laws applying to local government units; creating a grants board to fund cooperative efforts in public service delivery; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 6.

10:36:42 AM Representative Beard moved that HF899 be passed and be sent to the General Register.



10:37:36 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF899:

Representative Mike Beard
Pat Anderson, MN State Auditor

10:53:38 AM Representative Beard amended his motion that HF899 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF432 (Smith) relating to state government; providing that chaplains employed by the state are in the classified civil service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 43A.08, subdivision 1.

10:59:29 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF432 be passed and be sent to the General Register.

11:00:11 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF432:

Representative Steve Smith
Brian Bergson, Legislative Director, MAPE
Paul Larson, Deputy Commissioner, DOER

11:24:31 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF432 be passed and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF2027 (Walker) relating to human services; reinstating certain American Indian advisory councils; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 254A.035, subdivision 2; 254A.04; 260.835.

11:25:26 AM Representative Tingelstad introduced HF2027 for an informational hearing.

11:25:58 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF2027:

Representative Neva Walker
Don Allen, Department of Human Services

HF2092 (Smith) relating to retirement; elective state officers retirement plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 352C.091, subdivision 1; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 352C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 352C.01; 352C.011; 352C.021; 352C.031; 352C.033; 352C.04; 352C.051; 352C.09; 352C.091, subdivisions 2, 3.

11:32:06 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF2092 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

11:32:47 AM Representative Tingelstad moved the LCPR0-231 Delete Everything Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF2092:

Representative Steve Smith
Larry Martin, LCC, Pension Commission
Dave Bergstrom, Director, MN State Retirement System

11:40:01 AM Representative Tingelstad amended her motion that HF2092 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance.

12:18:16 PM The committee recessed at 12:18 PM.

4:40:47 PM The committee reconvened at 4:40 PM in Room 300 N of the State Office Building.

4:43:15 PM Representative Tingelstad moved the LCPR05-228 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

4:51:42 PM Representative Tingelstad moved the LCPR05-232 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

5:03:49 PM Representative Liebling assumed the gavel at 5:03 PM.

5:24:25 PM Representative Wardlow assumed the gavel at 5:24 PM.

5:42:06 PM Representative Tingelstad assumed the gavel at 5:42 PM.

5:43:28 PM Representative Tingelstad moved the LCPR05-240 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

5:43:58 PM Representative Tingelstad moved the LCPR05-233 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

5:51:18 PM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF2092 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

5:55:44 PM The meeting adjourned at 5:55 PM


REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR


Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant