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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING - Rules and Legislative Administration

March 15, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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-seventh meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 in Room 118 of the State Capitol.

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
SEIFERT, Marty
SERTICH, Tony
SMITH, Steve
TINGELSTAD, Kathy

Members excused:

SVIGGUM, Steve

A quorum was present.

The first matter under consideration was the approval of the minutes from the meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2005.

Rep. Sertich moved that the minutes be approved.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE MINUTES FROM THE MEETING ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2005 WERE APPROVED.

The second matter under consideration was the Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, March 16, 2006.

Rep. Seifert moved that the Proposed Calendar for the Day be approved.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE PROPOSED CALENDAR FOR THE DAY FOR

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2006 WAS APPROVED.

The third matter under consideration was the Resolution on Dates (2006-R2).

Rep. Paulsen moved that the 2006-R2 resolution be adopted.

Discussion.

Rep. Paulsen renewed his motion that the 2006-R2 resolution be adopted.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE RESOLUTION ON DATES (2005-R2) WAS ADOPTED.

The fourth matter under consideration was the Legislative Coordinating Commission (LCC) Legislative Plan for Employee Benefits and Policies for Calendar Years 2006 and 2007.

Kelly Knight, House Human Resources Director, noted that the date on the cover of the Plan should be December 2, 2005 rather than December 2, 2006. Ms. Knight presented the changes to the Plan.

Ms. Knight noted that an amendment to the Plan was being distributed to members regarding the Conversion of Accumulated Vacation to Deferred Compensation on page 50, paragraph B.

Rep. Paulsen moved that the proposed Plan be amended on page 50, paragraph B by deleting the new underlined language and inserting “Up until December 31, 2007, House employees may also convert up to one hour of vacation for each three hours of prior worked holiday hours used in the 12-month period ending with the last full pay period within the previous calendar year.”

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paulsen moved that the LCC Legislative Plan for Employee Benefits and Policies for Calendar Years 2006 and 2007 be approved as amended.

Discussion.

Rep. Paulsen renewed his motion that the LCC Legislative Plan for Employee Benefits and Policies for Calendar Years 2006 and 2007 be approved as amended.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE LCC LEGISLATIVE PLAN FOR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS AND POLICIES FOR CALENDAR YEARS 2006 AND 2007 WAS APPROVED AS AMENDED.

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

The fifth matter under consideration was Miscellaneous Personnel Report.

Rep. Paulsen moved that the Miscellaneous Personnel Report be approved.

Kelly Knight presented the Miscellaneous Personnel Report.

The MOTION PREVAILED; THE MISCELLANEOUS PERSONNEL REPORT WAS APPROVED.

The sixth matter under consideration was the Capital Investment Committee Budget.

Rep. Paulsen made an oral motion that an additional $4,000.00 be approved for the Capital Investment Committee Budget to cover expenses incurred during recent Capital Investment

Committee bonding tours.

The MOTION PREVAILED; $4,000 WAS APPROVED FOR THE CAPITAL INVESTMENT COMMITTEE BUDGET.

The meeting adjourned at 12:53 p.m.



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REP. ERIK PAULSEN, CHAIR



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Lesley Hinz
Committee Legislative Assistant