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FORTIETH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 22, 2006

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

LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Mark Olson, Chair of the Local Government Committee, called the fortieth meeting to order at 12:35 P.M. on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

OLSON, Mark (Chair)
LANNING, Morrie (V-C)
CHARRON, Mike
GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Debra
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOSCH, Larry
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MARQUART, Paul
PAYMAR, Michael
PETERSON, Neil
POPPE, Jeanne
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy
WARDLOW, Lynn


Members excused:


ANDERSON, Bruce
CORNISH, Tony
HOLBERG, Mary Liz


A quorum was present.


SAMUELSON, Char moved the Minutes of March 20, 2006 be approved as prepared by the clerk. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF3302 (Brod ) Municipal and county planning and zoning provisions modified.

OLSON, Mark moved to recommend HF3302 pass.

At the request of the Chief Author Olson moved to recommend HF3302 be amended as follows:
(see H3302A2 attached)

The Olson Motion Prevailed.

Representative Laura Brod provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF3302

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question reoccurred on the Olson Motion as amended, to recommend HF3302 be amended, and when so amended be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF2965 (Vandeveer) Local government requirements for use of nonconforming lots limited.

The Olson Motion to recommend HF2965 be amended, and when so amended be recommended to pass was again before the committee.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF2965 as amended:

Representative Ray Vandeveer; Katie Henslin, 701 3rd St SE, Forest Lake, MN, 55025; Nancy Ness, 5620 Edgewater Blvd, Minneapolis, MN, 55417; Marvin Liszt, Bernick and Lifson PA, 5500 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN, 55416; and Chris Gilmore, 16388 Edgewater Rd NE, Pine City, MN, 55063.
Mel Sinn, Administrator, Surface Water and Hydrographics Section, Division of Waters, MN Department of Natural Resources, 500 Lafayette Rd, St. Paul, MN, 55155; Jane Kansler, Director of Planning and Building, City of Prior Lake, 17073 Adelmann St SE, Prior Lake, MN, 55372; Tom Grundhoefer, General Counsel, League of MN Cities, 145 University Av, West, St. Paul, MN, 55103; and Annalee Gartlez, Policy Analyst, Association of MN Counties, 125 Charles Av, St. Paul, MN, 55103.

At the request of the maker of the motion and without objection the Olson Motion was further amended to recommend HF2965 be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question reoccurred on the Olson Motion as amended to recommend HF2965 be amended, and when so amended be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3274 (Simpson) Commercial advertising regulation limited.

GAROFALO, Pat moved to recommend HF3274 pass.

At the request of the Chief Author GAROFALO, Pat moved to recommend HF3274 be amended as follows:
(see A06-1277 attached)

The Garofalo Motion Prevailed

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF3274 as amended:

Representative Dean Simpson; Buzz Anderson, President, MN Retail Merchants Association, Suite 1540, 400 Robert St N, St Paul, MN, 55101; and Pat Geagan (1688 Skywood Ln, Eagan, MN, 55122), Mayor, City of Eagan, 3830 Pilot Knob Rd, Eagan, MN, 551122.


Without objection the Committee recessed to the call of the Chair

Representative Mark Olson reconvened the fortieth meeting at 4:35 PM in Room 300 North of the State Office Building.


HF3274 (Simpson) Commercial advertising regulation limited. (continued)

At the request of the Chief Author, consideration of HF3274 was postponed temporarily.


HF0587 (Buesgens) Quarterly Election Day Act of 2005 established, providing for election days for state and local elections other than special elections to fill a vacancy.

OLSON, Mark moved to recommend HF0587 pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections.

Representative Mark Buesgens provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF0587.

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question reoccurred on the Olson Motion to recommend HF0587 pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF3274 (Simpson) Commercial advertising regulation limited. (continued)

At the request of the Chief Author, HF3274 and the Olson Motion were laid on the table.


Annexation

The Chair noted: (1) there was a new draft (see DD149 attached) regarding a possible committee bill on annexation included in the members packets; and, (2) it is the Chairs intention that the Committee conclude work on annexation during the March 23, 2006, meeting.


Without objection the meeting was adjourned at 5:07 P.M.



REP. MARK D. OLSON, CHAIR


Dave Easterday
Committee Legislative Assistant