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State Government Finance Division

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 27, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION


STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE DIVISION


MINUTES



Representative Kahn, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:21 P.M. on February 27, 2007, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

KAHN, Phyllis, Chair
WARD, John, Vice-Chair
DELAFOREST, Chris, Lead Republican
ANDERSON, Sarah
BIGHAM, Karla
HILTY, Bill
HORTMAN, Melissa
LESCH, John
PEPPIN, Joyce
POPPE, Jeanne
SVIGGUM, Steve
ZELLERS, Kurt

Members excused:

WINKLER, Ryan


A quorum was not present.

Commissioner Pat Anderson, Department of Employee Relations (DOER), gave an agency overview, presented the Governor's budget recommendations and discussed DOER's proposed merger.

A quorum was present at 2:29 p.m.

Dave Haugen, Director, DOER, discussed their health care purchasing program.

Vice Chair Ward moved that the minutes of February 22, 2007 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1048 (Pelowski), first engrossment, a bill for an act relating to state government; abolishing the Department of Employee Relations; transferring duties; providing certain protections for employees.

Chair Kahn moved that HF 1048, first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to Finance.

Representative Pelowski and Commissioner Anderson testified in support of HF 1048.

Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Kahn renewed her motion that HF 1048, first engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 3:14 P.M.


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Representative Phyllis Kahn, Chair



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Krysta Niedernhofer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Department of Employee Relations: agency overview, budget presentation, and discussion of DOER's proposed merger.
HF1048 (Pelowski) Department of Employee Relations abolished and duties transferred. *** added to agenda ***