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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING - Rules and Legislative Administration

September 27, 2005

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

COMMITTEE ON RULES AND LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION

MINUTES


Representative Paulsen, Chair of the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration, called the twenty-sixth meeting to order at 12:25 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 in Room 400N 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
JUHNKE, Al
LOEFFLER, Diane
MAGNUS, Doug
MOE, Frank
OZMENT, Dennis
SAMUELSON, Char
SEIFERT, Marty
SERTICH, Tony
TINGELSTAD, Kathy

Members excused:

JOHNSON, Jeff
KELLIHER, Margaret
KOHLS, Paul
POPPE, Jeanne
SAILER, Brita
SMITH, Steve
SVIGGUM, Steve

A quorum was present.

Representative Paulsen introduced Patrick McCormack, the new Director of House Research.

The first matter under consideration was the approval of the minutes from the meeting on Monday, May 23, 2005 at 9:04 A.M.

Rep. Ozment moved that the minutes be approved.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE MINUTES FROM THE MEETING ON MONDAY, MAY 23, 2005 WERE APPROVED.

The second matter under consideration was approval of the minutes from the meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 11:54 A.M.

Rep. Carlson moved that the minutes be approved.


The MOTION PREVAILED; THE MINUTES FROM THE MEETING ON THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2005 WERE APPROVED.


The third matter under consideration was the Resolution on Compensatory Time (2005-M1).

Rep. Paulsen moved that the 2005-M1 resolution be adopted.

Kelly Knight, Director of Human Resources, explained the 2005-M1 resolution.

Rep. Paulsen renewed his motion that the 2005-M1 resolution be adopted.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE RESOLUTION ON COMPENSATORY TIME (2005-M1) WAS ADOPTED.

The fourth matter under consideration was the Resolution on Compensation of House Employees (2005-R12).

Rep. Paulsen moved that the 2005-R12 resolution be adopted.

Kelly Knight explained the 2005-R12 resolution.

Rep. Paulsen renewed his motion that the 2005-R12 resolution be adopted.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE RESOLUTION ON COMPENSATION OF HOUSE EMPLOYEES (2005-R12) WAS ADOPTED.

The fifth matter under consideration was the Resolution on Expense Reimbursements (Lodging) (2005-R3A).

Rep. Paulsen moved that the 2005-R3A resolution be adopted.

Rep. Juhnke recommended that the language on line 7 be changed as follows:

Strike the language which reads “No change is made to” and insert “The ending date for lodging reimbursement eligibility is changed from adjournment sine die to May 31, 2006.”

Paul Schweitzer, House Controller, testified on the R3A resolution.

Rep. Paulsen renewed his motion that that 2005-R3A resolution, as modified, be adopted.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE RESOLUTION ON EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENTS (LODGING) (2005-R3A), AS MODIFIED, WAS ADOPTED.

The sixth matter under consideration was the Resolution on Early Separation Incentive (2005-R13).

Rep. Paulsen moved that the 2005-R13 resolution be adopted.

Kelly Knight testified on the R13 resolution.

Rep. Paulsen renewed his motion that the 2005-R13 resolution be adopted.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE RESOLUTION ON EARLY SEPARATION INCENTIVE (2005-R13) WAS ADOPTED.

The seventh matter under consideration was an announcement by Rep. Paulsen that the Capital Investment Committee is planning a series of tours this fall.


Rep. Paulsen moved that $10,000 be added to the Capital Investment Committee budget to cover tour expenses.

Discussion followed.

Rep. Paulsen renewed his motion that the Capital Investment Committee receive $10,000 additional dollars for their budget to cover the fall tours.

The MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Carlson noted that, although he had asked to be excused from the May 23rd meeting, he did arrive at the meeting before adjournment, and asked that the minutes be corrected to reflect that.
Rep. Paulsen agreed that the minutes would be amended.

The meeting adjourned at 12:47 p.m.



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REP. ERIK PAULSEN, CHAIR



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Lois Klostreich
Clerk

































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