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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

SECOND MEETING - Rules and Legislative Administration

February 08, 2005

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

COMMITTEE ON RULES AND LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION

MINUTES


Representative Erik Paulsen, Chair of the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, called the second meeting to order at 2:13 P.M. on Tuesday, February 8, 2005, in Room 500S of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:
PAULSEN, Erik, Chair
ABRAMS, Ron
ANDERSON, Bruce
BERNARDY, Connie
CARLSON, Lyndon
HOPPE, Joe
HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Jeff
JUHNKE, Al
KELLIHER, Margaret
KOHLS, Paul
LOEFFLER, Diane
MAGNUS, Doug
MOE, Frank
OZMENT, Dennis
POPPE, Jeanne
SAILER, Brita
SAMUELSON, Char, Vice Chair
SEIFERT, Marty
SERTICH, Tony
SMITH, Steve
SVIGGUM, Steve
TINGELSTAD, Kathy


A quorum was present.

The first matter under consideration was the approval of the minutes from the meeting on Thursday, January 6, 2005.

Rep. Paulsen noted a change to the minutes in the list of present members. Bruce Anderson should noted only as excused.

Rep. Seifert moved that the minutes be approved as modified.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED AS MODIFIED.

Rep. Paulsen noted that the second item on the agenda, Payment of Legal Fees for Election Recount, would be taken up at a later time.

The second matter under consideration was the Resolution on Committee and Minority Caucus Budgets (2005-R9).

Rep. Paulsen presented 2005-R9 resolution.

Discussion.

Rep. Paulsen moved the 2005-R9 resolution.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE RESOLUTION ON COMMITTEE AND MINORITY CAUCUS BUDGETS (2005-R9) WAS ADOPTED.

The third matter under consideration was the Policy on Compensation Time and Paysheet Policy (2005-P4B-2).


Rep. Paulsen presented the 2005-P4B-2 policy.

Kelly Knight, House Administrative Services, explained the 2005-P4B-2 policy.

Discussion.

Rep. Paulsen moved the 2005-P4B-2 policy.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE POLICY ON COMPENSATION TIME AND PAYSHEET POLICY (2005-P4B-2) WAS ADOPTED.

The fourth matter under consideration was the Code of Conduct.

Rep. Carlson moved the Code of Conduct.

Discussion.

Rep. Carlson renewed his motion that the Code of Conduct be adopted.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE CODE OF CONDUCT WAS ADOPTED.

The fifth matter under consideration was the payment of past due member expense reimbursement for former Representative Lynne Osterman.

Rep. Paulsen moved that the expense reimbursement be approved.

Discussion.

Paul Schweizer provided information regarding the House Budget.

Rep. Paulsen renewed his motion that the past due expense reimbursement be approved.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE PAST DUE EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT FOR LYNNE OSTERMAN WERE APPROVED.

The sixth matter under consideration was the Permanent Rules of the House (DM-RULES22).

Rep. Hoppe presented the changes to the Permanent Rules of the House.

Discussion.

Bill Marx, House Fiscal Analyst, presented information regarding the changes to Rule 4.03.

Discussion.

Deb McKnight, House Research, suggested a technical amendment to page 32, line36, deleting the word "Library" and inserting the words "House Controller".

Rep. Paulsen offered an oral amendment to page 32, line36, deleting the word "Library" and inserting the words "House Controller".

Rep. Paulsen moved that the Permanent House Rules (DM-RULES22) be adopted as amended.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE PERMANENT HOUSE RULES (DM-RULES22) WERE ADOPTED.

The seventh matter under consideration was Senate concurrent resolution relating to the adoption
of temporary joint rules (SCRES-1-05).


Rep. Kelliher presented amendment DM-Rules23 to the Temporary Joint Rules.

Rep. Kelliher moved that amendment DM-Rules23 be adopted.

Discussion.

Rep. Kelliher renewed her motion that the DM-Rules23 amendment be adopted.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE DM-RULES23 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paulsen moved that the SCRES-1-05 resolution be adopted as amended.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE ADOPTION OF TEMPORARY JOINT RULES (SCRES-1-05) WAS ADOPTED AS AMENDED.

The meeting adjourned at 3:07.


REP. ERIK PAULSEN, CHAIR


Lesley Hinz
Committee Legislative Assistant