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TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 01, 2005

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

LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Morrie Lanning, Vice-Chair of the Local Government Committee, called the twenty-first meeting to order at 11:50 A.M. on Friday, April 1, 2005, in the Basement Hearing Room 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
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MARQUART, Paul
PETERSON, Neil
POPPE, Jeanne
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy
WARDLOW, Lynn


Member Excused:

HOSCH, Larry

Member Absent:

PAYMAR, Michael

A quorum was present.


HF1732 (Blaine) Agricultural loan provisions modified, livestock equipment pilot loan program established, livestock zoning requirements modified, town road repairs funding provided, and money appropriated.

Without objection HF1732 and the Marquart Motion that HF1732, the first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance were taken from the table.

Representative Olson assumed the Chair.

HILSTROM, Debra moved to recommend HF1732 be amended as follows:

(see H1732A10 attached)

The Hilstrom Motion Did Not Prevail

SCALZE, Bev moved to recommend HF1732 be amended as follows:

(see H1732A7 attached)

There being 6 ayes and 9 nays, the Scalze Motion Did Not Prevail

HORNSTEIN, Frank moved to recommend HF1732 be amended as follows:

(see H1732A11 attached)

The Hornstein Motion Did Not Prevail

The question re-occurred on the Marquart Motion that HF1732, the first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED


The Chair entertained any motions relative to HF1971, HF2060, or HF2061. There were none.


HF1293 (Howes) Snowmobile two-way operation on either side of local road allowed when authorized.

OLSON, Mark moved HF1293 be recommended to pass.

Representative Howes provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF1293.

OLSON, Mark moved to recommend HF1293 be amended as follows:

(see A05-0447 attached)

The Olson Motion Prevailed

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question re-occurred on the Olson Motion that HF1293 be amended, and when so amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF1939 (Solberg) Group health insurance arrangement of local governments to provide the same coverage to each participating governmental unit permitted.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved HF1939 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Health Policy and Finance.

Without objection the Committee waived Rule 6 so as to allow the H1939A1 amendment to be considered.

The Chair called Representative Hilstrom to the Chair.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF1939:

Representative Loren Solberg; and, Ron Dicklich (31621 Spruce Dr, Pengilly, MN, 55775), Executive Director, Range Association of Schools and Municipalities, 121 State St, Buhl, MN, 55713, and Member of the Board of Directors of Arrowhead Pro-Corn.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved to recommend HF1939 be amended as follows:

(see H1931A1 attached)

The Lenczewski Motion Prevailed

At the request of the Chief Author and without objection the Lenczewski Motion as amended was further amended so as to recommend HF1939 be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Financial Institutions.

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question re-occurred on the Lenczewski Motion as amended, to recommend HF1939 be amended, and when so amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Financial Institutions. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF1280 (Larson) Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport construction restricted.

HILSTROM, Debra moved HF1280 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF1280:

Representative Dan Larson; Jeff Hamiel, Executive Director, and Nigel F Finney, Deputy Executive Director - Planning and Environment, Metropolitan Airports Commission, 6040 28th Av S, Minneapolis, MN, 55450.

Representative Olson resumed the Chair.

PETERSON, Neil moved HF1280 and the Hilstrom Motion be laid on the table. The Motion Did Not Prevail

At the request of the Author and without objection the Hilstrom Motion was amended to read: recommend HF1280 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation, but without further recommendation.

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question re-occurred on the Hilstrom Motion as amended to recommend HF1280 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation, but without further recommendation. There being 7 ayes and 7 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL


HF0931 (Anderson, B.) Local ordinances discriminating among motor vehicles with a certain gross vehicle weight prohibited.

ANDERSON, Bruce moved HF0931 be recommended to pass.

ANDERSON, Bruce moved to recommend HF0931 be amended as follows:

Page 2, line 26, delete "on public streets or highways"
Page 2, line 27, delete "or"
Page 2, line 31, after the comma insert "ecreational vehicle,"

The Anderson Motion Prevailed

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF0931 as amended:

Representative Bruce Anderson; David C. Carlson (11861 Melrose Av, St. Louis Park, MN, 55426); Pierre Willette (411 4th St NE, Minneapolis, MN, 55413), Inter-Governmental Relations, City of Minneapolis, 350 5th St S, Minneapolis, MN, 55413; Manny Camilon, Director, Inspections Department, City of St. Louis Park, 5005 Minnetonka Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN, 55416; Louis Jambois, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan Municipalities, 145 University Av W, St. Paul, MN, 55103-2044; Ann Finn, Assistant Director, Inter-Governmental Relations, League of Minnesota Cities, 145 University Av W, St. Paul, MN, 55103; and, Tom Workman (181 Shore Ct S, Chanhassen, MN, 55317).

Representative Olson resumed the Chair.

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question re-occurred on the Anderson Motion as amended to recommend HF0931 be amended, and when so amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL
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 HF0587, the first engrossment, 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 HF0587, the first engrossment:

Representative Mark Buesgens; Tony Kielkucki, Deputy Secretary of State, Elections, 180 State Office Building, 100 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, St. Paul, MN, 55155; and, Kent Sulem, Attorney, MN Association of Townships, 805 Central Av E, P.O. Box 267, St. Michael, MN, 55376, and on behalf of the League of Minnesota Cities, 145 University Av W, St. Paul, MN, 55103-2044.

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


HF1333 (Dempsey) Wabasha port authority commission authorized.

OLSON, Mark moved HF1333 be recommended to pass.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF1333:

Representative Jerry Dempsey; Peter Klas, Mayor, and Dave Schmidt, Administrator, City of Wabasha, 900 Hiawatha Dr E, P.O. Box 268, Wabasha, MN, 55981.

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question re-occurred on the Olson Motion that HF1333 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED

The Chair called Representative Hilstrom to the Chair.


POPPE, Jeanne moved the Minutes of March 30, 2005 be approved as prepared by the Clerk. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF1174 (Olson) Personal rapid transit local bonding authorized.

Without objection HF1174 and the Olson Motion that HF1174 be recommended to pass were taken from the table.

At the request of the Chief Author and without objection the Olson Motion was amended so as to recommend HF1174 be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF1174:

Representative Mark Olson; and Kevin Walli (322 Minnesota St, Suite W-1260, St. Paul, MN, 55101), on behalf of the City of Duluth, 411 First St W, Duluth, MN, 55802.

OLSON, Mark moved to recommend HF1174 be amended as follows:

(see H1174A1 attached)
The Olson Motion Prevailed

OLSON, Mark moved to recommend HF1174 be further amended as follows:

(see H1174A3 attached)

At the request of the Chief Author and without objection the following amendment to the H1174A3 amendment was adopted:

Page 1, delete lines 8 through 10.

The Olson Motion to further amend as amended Prevailed

OLSON, Mark moved to recommend HF1174 be further amended as follows:

Page 4, delete lines 15 through 25

The Olson Motion Prevailed

OLSON, Mark moved to recommend HF1174 be further amended as follows:

(see H1174A4 attached)

At the request of the Chief Author and without objection the following amendment to the H1174A4 amendment was adopted:

Page 1, line 6, before "county" insert "or a"
Page 1, line 6, before "may" delete "or town"

The Olson Motion to further amend as amended Prevailed

The question re-occurred on the Olson Motion as amended, that HF1174 be amended, and when so amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF1988 (Mahoney) Plan review exemption for certain biotechnology manufacturing firms provided, piping system installation supervision study initiated, and report required.

HILSTROM, Debra moved HF1988, the first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs.

Representative Tim Mahoney provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF1988, the first engrossment.

HOLBERG, Mary Liz moved to recommend HF1988, the first engrossment, be amended as follows:

Page 1, line 14, delete "in Ramsey or Hennepin County"

The Holberg Motion Prevailed

There being no further testimony, pro or con, the question re-occurred on the Hilstrom Motion as amended to recommend HF1988, the first engrossment, 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


HF2006 (Hackbarth) Shooting Range Protection act adopted.

CORNISH, Tony moved HF2006, the first engrossment, 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 HF2006, the first engrossment:

Representative Tom Hackbarth; Les Bensch (36209 Co Hwy 126, Ashby, MN, 56309), owner, Viking Valley Hunt Club, Route 1 Box 198, Ashby, MN, 56309; Kent Sulem, MN Association of Townships (see above); Paul Braun, General Manager, Del-Tone/Luth Gun Club, 3322 12th St SE, St. Cloud, MN, 56304; and, Peter Bergstrom (3240 Pleasant Av S, Minneapolis, MN, 55408), on behalf of the MN Association of Shooting Facilities, P.O. Box 687, Owatonna, MN, 55060.

The question re-occurred on the Cornish Motion that HF2006, the first engrossment, 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 5:20 PM.


REP. MARK D. OLSON, CHAIR


Dave Easterday
Committee Legislative Assistant