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NINTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - February 09, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Mark Olson, Chair of the Local Government Committee, called the ninth meeting to order at 12:30 P.M. on Monday, February 9, 2005, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

OLSON, Mark (Chair)
LANNING, Morrie (Vice-Chair)
ANDERSON, Bruce
CHARRON, Mike
CORNISH, Tony
GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Debra
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOSCH, Larry
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MARQUART, Paul
PAYMAR, Michael
PETERSON, Neil
POPPE, Jeanne
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy
WARDLOW, Lynn


A quorum was present.


WARDLOW, Lynn moved the Minutes of February 7, 2005 be approved as prepared by the Clerk. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF0544 (Marquart) Age minimum for appointees to advisory boards modified.

The Chair placed HF0544 before the Committee.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF0544:

Representative Paul Marquart; Mike Goldade (1117 Douglas Av, Breckenridge, MN, 56520) of Breckenridge High School; Jessica Thompson (506 4th Av NE, Dilworth, MN, 56529), of Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton High School; and Heather Dahl (16757 90th Av S, Barnesville, MN, 56514), of Barnesville High School.

The Chair called Rep. Lanning to the Chair.

MARQUART, Paul moved that HF0544 be recommended to pass.

MARQUART, Paul moved to recommend HF0544 be amended as follows:

(see H0544DE1 attached)

Without objection the Committee waived Rule 6 as it applied to the Marquart Motion to Amend.

The question re-occurred on the Marquart Motion to Amend. THE MOTION PREVAILED

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question re-occurred on the Marquart Motion to recommend HF0544 be amended, and when so amended be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF0568 (Marquart) Cities under a specified population allowed an additional 30 days to approve or deny certain regulatory actions.

MARQUART, Paul moved that HF0568 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Financial Institutions.

MARQUART, Paul moved to recommend HF0568 be amended as follows:

(see H0568A1 attached)

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The following testified on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF0568 as amended:

Kent Sulem, Attorney, MN Association of Townships, 805 Central Av E, P.O. Box 267, St. Michael, MN, 55376, and Laura Offerdahl, IGR Representative, League of Minnesota Cities, 145 University Av W, St. Paul, MN, 55103.
Peter Coyle (1500 Wells Fargo Plaza, 7900 Xerxes Av S, Minneapolis, MN, 55431-1194) on behalf of the League of Minnesota Cities, 145 University Av W, St. Paul, MN, 55103; Michael Gohman, Executive Vice-President, W. Gohman Construction Company, 815 County Road 75 E, P.O. Box 57, St. Joseph, MN, 56374; Jane D. Austin, Governmental Affairs Director, Central Minnesota Builders Association, 1124 Saint Germain St W, St. Cloud, MN, 56301;

Rep. Olson resumed the Chair.

Alyssa Schlander, Director of Government Affairs, MN Auto Dealers Association, 200 Lothenbach Av, West. St. Paul, MN, 55118; and Glenn Dorfman, Chief Operating Officer/Lobbyist, MN Association of Realtors, 5750 Lincoln Dr, Edina, MN, 55436.

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question re-occurred on the Marquart Motion to recommend that HF0568 be amended, and when so amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Financial Institutions. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL


HF0558 (Hornstein) Metropolitan Council elections provided.

HORNSTEIN, Frank moved that HF0558 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections.

HORNSTEIN, Frank moved to recommend that HF0558 be amended as follows:

(see HF0558A1 attached)

At the request of the Chief Author, THE MOTION (to recommend adoption of the amendment) PREVAILED without objection.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF0558 as amended:

Representative Frank Hornstein.

ANDERSON, Bruce requested a Roll Call vote on the Main Motion.

CHARRON, Mike moved to recommend that HF0558 be further amended as follows:

Page 17, delete section 24.

Without objection the Committee waived Rule 6 as it applied to the Charron Motion to Amend.

At the request of the Chief Author, THE MOTION (to recommend adoption of the amendment) PREVAILED without objection.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF0558:

Judd Schetnan, Director of Governmental Affairs, Metropolitan Council, 230 5th St E, St. Paul, MN, 55101-1626.

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question re-occurred and the roll was called on the Hornstein Motion to recommend that HF0558 be amended, and when so amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections.

Those that voted in the affirmative were:
CHARRON, Mike
HILSTROM, Debra
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOSCH, Larry
MARQUART, Paul
PAYMAR, Michael
POPPE, Jeanne
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy
WARDLOW, Lynn


Those who voted in the negative were:
ANDERSON, Bruce
CORNISH, Tony
GAROFALO, Pat
LANNING, Morrie
PETERSON, Neil
OLSON, Mark (Chair)


Those who did not vote were:

LENCZEWSKI, Ann

There being 12 ayes and 6 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED


The meeting was adjourned at 2:19 P.M.



REP. MARK D. OLSON, CHAIR


Dave Easterday
Committee Legislative Assistant