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FORTY-SECOND MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 27, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Mark Olson, Chair of the Local Government Committee, called the forty-second meeting to order at 12:36 P.M. on Monday, March 27, 2006, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

OLSON, Mark (Chair)
LANNING, Morrie (V-C)
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.


POPPE, Jeanne moved the Minutes of March 23, 2006 be approved as corrected by the clerk. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF3380 (Buesgens) Postemployment benefit account establishment by political subdivisions for officers and employees authorized.

OLSON, Mark moved HF3380 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance.

At the request of the Chief Author, OLSON, Mark moved to recommend HF3380 be amended as follows:
(see H3380A2 attached)

The Olson Motion Prevailed.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the committee’s questions regarding HF3380 as amended:

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

PETERSON, Neil moved to recommend HF3380 be further amended as follows:

(see H3380A3 attached)

The following also provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF3380 as amended and the Peterson Motion:

Joseph Witt of the MN Bankers Association, Suite 200 7601 France Av S, Edina, MN, 55435; Aaron Casper, Director, Retirement Income Division, Minnesota Region Office, National Insurance Services, Suite 210, 14852 Scenic Heights Rd, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344; and Grace Schwab (Suite 10, 1155 Centre Point Dr, Mendota Heights, MN, 55120), on behalf of the MN School Boards Association, 1900 Jefferson Av W, St Peter, MN, 56082.
Carla Heyl, Assistant Auditor, Office of the State Auditor, Suite 500, 525 Park St, St. Paul, MN, 55103.

Without objection the Peterson Motion Was Withdrawn

ANDERSON, Bruce moved to recommend HF3380 be further amended as follows:

(see H3380A3 attached)

The Anderson Motion Did Not Prevail.

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question reoccurred on the Olson Motion as amended to recommend HF3380 be amended and when so amended be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF3391 (Beard) Building and environmental permit timeline agency action established.

OLSON, Mark moved HF3391 be recommended to pass.

At the request of the Chief Author, OLSON, Mark moved to recommend HF3391 be amended as follows, and when so amended be recommend to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs:

(see H3391DE1 attached)

The Olson Motion Prevailed.

The Chair called Representative Hilstrom to the Chair.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the committee’s questions regarding HF3391 as amended:

Representative Mike Beard; and Miriam E. Stone of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, 2960 Centre Pointe Dr, Roseville, MN, 55113.

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question reoccurred on the Olson Motion as amended to recommend HF3391 be amended, and when so amended be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF3876 (Finstad) County expenditure limit removed for soldiers' rest cemeteries.

HOLBERG, Mary Liz moved to recommend HF3876 pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Representative Brad Finstad provided testimony on and responded to the committee’s questions regarding HF3876.

Representative Olson resumed the Chair.

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question reoccurred on the Holberg Motion to recommend HF3876 pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3887 (Mullery) Hennepin County; Victory Memorial Drive Historic District restoration task force established.

HORNSTEIN, Frank moved to recommend HF3887 pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs.

At the request of the Chief Author, OLSON, Mark moved to recommend HF3887 be amended as follows:

Page 2, line 15 delete “20…” and insert “2009”

The Chair called Representative Hilstrom to the Chair.

The Olson Motion Prevailed.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the committee’s questions regarding HF3887 as amended:

Representative Joe Mullery; and Pierre Willette of the City of Minneapolis, Room 301M, 350 5th St S, Minneapolis, MN, 55415.

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question reoccurred on the Hornstein Motion as amended to recommend HF3887 be amended, and when so amended be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF3779 (Urdahl) Adults-only businesses required to give notice to a city or county of intent to conduct business, and zoning authorities granted.

HOLBERG, Mary Liz moved to recommend HF3779 pass.

At the request of the Chief Author and without objection regarding Committee Rule 6, HOLBERG, Mary Liz moved to recommend HF3779 be amended as follows:

(see H3779DE1 attached)

The Holberg Motioned Prevailed.

Representative Dean Urdahl provided testimony on and responded to the committee’s questions regarding HF3779 as amended.

Representative Olson resumed the Chair.

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question reoccurred on the Holberg Motion as amended to recommend HF3779 be amended, and when so amended be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED


Without objection the meeting was recessed to the Call of the Chair.

The forty-second meeting was reconvened by Representative Mark Olson, Chair of the Local Government Committee, at 5:17 P.M. in Room 10 of the State Office Building.


HF3452 (Hilstrom) Aitkin County regulation of certain public land interests repealed.

Without objection the Hilstrom Motion to recommend HF3452 pass was taken from the table and again before the committee.

HILSTROM, Debora moved to recommend HF3452 be amended as follows:

(see H3452A1 attached with the following correction:

Page 2, add a line 6 to read “Amend title accordingly”

The Hilstrom Motion Prevailed.

The question reoccurred on the Hilstrom Motion as amended to recommend HF3452 be amended, and when so amended be recommended to pass . THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Without objection the meeting was adjourned at 5:30 P.M.


REP. MARK D. OLSON, CHAIR


Dave Easterday
Committee Legislative Assistant


*NOTE: The following correction to the March 23, 2006 Minutes was made by the clerk:

On page 112, the correction included in the Olson Motion to amend with the A06-1311 amendment should be:

Page 1, line 5 delete everything after “(6)”
Page 1, line 6 delete “warrant” and “between”
Page 1 line 6 after “planning” insert “and other cooperative efforts among counties,”
Page 1, line 6 after “towns” insert “is encouraged”