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TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 06, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Mark Olson, Chair of the Local Government Committee, called the twenty-third meeting to order at 2:28 P.M. on Wednesday, April 6, 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
CORNISH, Tony
GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Debra
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOSCH, Larry
MARQUART, Paul
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
PAYMAR, Michael
PETERSON, Neil
POPPE, Jeanne
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy
WARDLOW, Lynn


Member excused: CHARRON, Mike

A quorum was present.


HILSTROM, Debra moved the Minutes of April 4, 2005, be approved as prepared by the Clerk. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF1837 (Paymar) Civil rights or human rights departments authorized for cities of the first class, and enforcement powers provided for housing discrimination cases.

PAYMAR, Michael moved HF1837 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF1837:

Representative Michael Paymar; Jayne Baccus Khalifa, Director, Civil Rights Department, Room 239, and Gene Ranierr, Director, Inter-Governmental Affairs Department, Room 301M, both of the City of Minneapolis, 350 5th St S, Minneapolis, MN, 55415; and W.H. Tyrone Terrill, Director, Department of Human Rights, City of St. Paul, 240 City Hall, 15 Kellogg Blvd W, St. Paul, MN, 55102.
Jack Horner (4200 Co Rd 42 W, Savage, MN, 55378) on behalf of the MN Multi Housing Association, 1650 82nd St W, Suite 250, Bloomington, MN, 55431.

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question re-occurred on the Paymar Motion that HF1837 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Without objection the meeting was adjourned at 2:58 PM.


REP. MARK D. OLSON, CHAIR


Dave Easterday
Committee Legislative Assistant