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THIRTIETH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 01, 2006

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

LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Mark Olson, Chair of the House Local Government Committee, called the thirtieth meeting to order at 1:16 P. M. on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, 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
WARDLOW, Lynn

Member excused:



THAO, Cy

A quorum was present.


HORNSTEIN, Frank moved the Minutes of the twenty-seventh and the twenty-eighth meetings, both held on February 1, 2006, be approved as prepared by the Clerk. THE MOTION PREVAILED

CHARRON, Mike moved the Minutes of February 2, 2006, be approved as prepared by the Clerk. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF2576 (Knoblach) Local governments prohibited from adopting ordinances which prevent employees from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

OLSON, Mark moved HF2576 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 HF2576:

Representative Jim Knoblach; Michael Campion, Commissioner, MN Department of Public Safety, 445 Minnesota St Suite 1000, St. Paul, MN, 55101; and Mark Cangemi, Special Agent in Charge, United States Immigration and Enforcement Agency, 2901 Metro Dr Suite 100, Bloomington, MN, 55425.
Cheryl Thomas, Director, Women's Human Rights Program, MN Advocates for Human Rights, 650 Third Av S Suite 550, Minneapolis, MN, 55402; Loan T. Huynh, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., 4000 Pillsbury Center, 200 6th St S, Minneapolis, MN, 55402-1425; John Harrington, Chief of Police, City of St. Paul, 367 Grove St, St. Paul, 55101; Luis Bartolomei, Secretary, MN Chicano-Latino Affairs Council, 160 West Bank Skyway, 219 19th Av S, Minneapolis, MN, 55455; Judy Stuthman, Action Committee Member, MN League of Women Voters, 550 Rice St, St. Paul, MN, 55103; William McMannis, Chief of Police, Sharon Lubinski, Deputy Chief Patrol Bureau, and Sergeant Luis Porras, Minneapolis Police Department, 350 5th St S, Minneapolis, MN, 55415; and Bruce P. Corrie, PhD, Professor of Economics, Concordia University, 275 Syndicate Av N, St. Paul, MN 55104.

The Chair called Representative Lanning to the Chair.

Representative Olson resumed the Chair.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF2576:

Katherine Fennelly, Professor, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 301 19th Av S, Minneapolis, MN, 55455; Lonna Stevens, Public Policy and Legislative Coordinator, MN Coalition of Battered Women, 590 Park St Suite 110, St. Paul, MN, 55103; Bruce Nestor, Attorney, 3547 Cedar Av S, Minneapolis, MN, 55407; Mary Turck (Editor, Connection to the Americas, Resource Center of the Americas, 3019 Minnehaha Av, Minneapolis, MN, 55406-1931), on behalf of the Alliance for Fair Federal Immigration Reform of Minnesota, 328 Kellogg Blvd W, St. Paul, MN, 55102; Omar Jamal, Somalia Justice Advocacy Center, 277 Selby Suite 202, St. Paul, MN, 55102; Maria Gloria Fressia, Legal Program Manager, Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project, Inc., 1611 Park Av S Suite #2, Minneapolis, MN, 55404; and Ann Finn, League of Minnesota Cities, 145 University Av W, St. Paul, MN, 55103.
John Laux, Chief of Police, City of Bloomington, 1800 Old Shakopee Rd W, Bloomington, MN 55431-3027.

There was no further public testimony, pro or con.

HILSTROM, Debra moved to recommend HF2576 be amended as follows:

see H2576A5 attached with the following correction:

Page 1, line 1.6, delete “shall” and insert “may”

There being 7 ayes and 11 nays, the Hilstrom Motion Did Not Prevail.

GAROFALO, Pat requested a roll call on the Olson Motion.

HORNSTEIN, Frank moved the Olson Motion and HF2576 be laid on the table.

There being 9 ayes and 9 nays, the Hornstein Motion Did Not Prevail

The question reoccurred on the Olson Motion to recommend HF2576 pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections.

Those who voted in the affirmative:


CHARRON, Mike
CORNISH, Tony
GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Debra
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
HOSCH, Larry
LANNING, Morrie (V-C)
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MARQUART, Paul
OLSON, Mark (Chair)
PETERSON, Neil
POPPE, Jeanne
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
WARDLOW, Lynn

Those who voted in the negative:



ANDERSON, Bruce
HORNSTEIN, Frank
PAYMAR, Michael


There being 15 ayes and 3 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Without objection the meeting was adjourned at 5:06 P.M.

REP. MARK D. OLSON, CHAIR


Dave Easterday
Committee Legislative Assistant