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THIRTEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - February 28, 2005

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

LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Mark Olson, Chair of the Local Government Committee, called the thirteenth meeting to order at 12:38 P.M. on Monday, February 28, 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
POPPE, Jeanne
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
WARDLOW, Lynn


Members excused:


PETERSON, Neil
THAO, Cy


A quorum was present.


CHARRON, Mike moved the Minutes of February 23, 2005 be approved as prepared by the Clerk. THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF0982 (Tingelstad) Housing improvement area establishment sunset extended and reports required.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved HF0982 be recommended to pass.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF0982.

Representative Kathy Tingelstad and Marc Nevinsky, Economic Development Director, City of Coon Rapids, 11155 Robinson Dr, Coon Rapids, MN, 55433.

The Chair called Representative Lanning to the Chair.

HILSTROM, Debra moved to recommend HF0982 be amended as follows:

Page 1, delete lines 8 to 17, renumber the sections in sequence

Page 1, after line 26, insert:

"Section 2. [REPEALER.]

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 428A.21, is repealed.

[EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day following final enactment."

Amend the title accordingly

Without objection the Committee waived Rule 6 as it applied to the Hilstrom Amendment.

THE MOTION to recommend adoption of the amendment PREVAILED.

Representative Olson resumed the Chair.

There being no further testimony pro or con, the question re-occurred on the Lenczewski Motion to recommend that HF0982 be amended, and when so amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF1044 (Garofalo) Metropolitan Council required to carry out water supply planning
activities, advisory committee established, and housing bond credit enhancement program abolished.

GAROFALO, Pat moved that HF1044 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF1044:

Representative Pat Garofalo; Judd Schetnan, Legislative Affairs Director, Keith Buttleman, Assistant General Manager, Environmental Quality Assurance Department, and Beth Widstrom Anderson, Chief Financial Officer, Metropolitan Council, 230 5th St E, St. Paul, MN, 55101.

There being no further testimony pro or con, the question re-occurred on the Garofalo Motion that HF1044 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF0995 (Erhardt) Local government employee compensation limit repealed.

Representative Ron Erhardt provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF0995.

HF0994 (Lanning) Compensation limit for political subdivision employees modified.

Representative Morrie Lanning provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF0995.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF0994 and HF995:

Patricia Anderson, State Auditor, 525 Park St Suite 500, St. Paul, MN, 55103;

LANNING, Morrie moved that HF0994 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF0994 and HF995:

Laura Offerdahl, Intergovernmental Relations Representative, League of Minnesota Cities, 145 University Av W, St. Paul, MN, 55103; Mike Madigan (2366 Hidden Lake Cove, Woodbury, MN, 55125), Woodbury City Councilmember; Marc Sebora (111 Hassan St SE, Hutchinson, MN, 55350), Hutchinson City Attorney; John Kaul, President, Capitol Gains, 15500 42nd St S, Afton, MN, 55001, on behalf of Washington County, 14949 62nd St N, Stillwater, MN, 55082; Bob Swenson (3303 Riverside Dr, Moorhead, MN, 56560), Commissioner, Moorhead Public Service Commission, P.O. Box 779, Moorhead, MN, 56560; Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association, 161 St. Anthony Av Suite 850, St. Paul, MN, 55103; Dick Stafford (7918 Heinbuch Trail, Woodbury, MN, 55125), Commissioner, Washington County Board of Commissioners; Mike Podulke (Government Center, 151 4th St SE, Rochester, MN, 55904), Commissioner, Olmsted County Board of Commissioners; and Nancy Schouweiler (4000 90th St E, Inver Grove Heights, MN, 55076) , Commissioner, Dakota County Board of Commissioners.
Robert Cardinal (2497 Adele St, Maplewood, MN, 55109), Mayor, City of Maplewood; and, John Kysylyczyn (3083 Victoria St, Roseville, MN, 55113) former Mayor, City of Roseville.

Without objection HF0994, HF0995, and the Lanning Motion were laid on the table until the next meeting of the Committee.


The meeting was adjourned at 2:20 P.M.


REP. MARK D. OLSON, CHAIR


Dave Easterday
Committee Legislative Assistant