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NINTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - February 20, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
February 20, 2007

GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS, REFORM, TECHNOLOGY AND ELECTIONS

MINUTES


Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair of the Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

Pelowski, Chairman
Morgan, Vice Chair
Anderson, S.
Brod
Emmer
Hilty
Howes
Kahn
Kalin
Nelson
Poppe
Simon
Winkler

Excused: Olson, Peterson, N., Wollschlager

A quorum was present.

Scheduled for hearing was: H. F. 1048 (Pelowski)

A bill for an act relating to state government; abolishing the Department of Employee Relations, etc.

Rep. Morgan assumed the gavel.

Representative Pelowski explained HF 1048.

Commissioner Pat Anderson, Department of Employee Relations, testified in favor of HF 1048.

Representative Pelowski moved that HF 1048 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Pelowski moved to amend HF 1048 (see attached H1048A4 amendment).
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pelowski moved to amend HF 1048, as amended. (See attached SCH1048A-1 amendment)

Testifying on behalf of the SCH1048A-1 amendment:

Morgan Fleming, Middle Management Association
Mark McAfee, AFSCME Council 5

Discussion followed on the SCH1048A-1 amendment.

February 20, 2007
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Mark Shepard, House Research, drafted a technical change to the SCH1048A-1 amendment, as follows:

Delete lines 9 and 10 of the amendment completely, and in place of that language, insert new language in the bill as follows:

Page 2, line 6, delete "and 2" and insert "to 3"

Representative Pelowski renewed his motion to amend HF 1048 (see attached SCH1048A-1 amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pelowski renewed his motion that HF 1048, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pelowski resumed the Chair.

Scheduled for hearing was: H. F. 132 (Mahoney)

A bill for an act relating to economic development; establishing the Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Research Facilities Authority and the biomedical sciences research project funding program; providing the University of Minnesota to apply for facility program funds; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF 132 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Mahoney explained HF 132.

Testifying on HF 132:

Dr. Frank Cerra, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences, University of Minnesota

Richard Pfutzenreuter, Chief Financial Officer, University of Minnesota

Discussion followed.

Chairman Pelowski temporarily laid over HF 132.

Scheduled for hearing was: H. F. 376 (Paulsen)

A bill for an act relating to state government; requiring the state to maintain a Web site with a searchable database on state contracts and grants; appropriating money; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF 376 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Rep. Paulsen explained HF 376.

Testifying on HF 376:

Marcia Avner, Public Policy Director, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Jim Rhodes, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Administration

Discussion followed.

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Chairman Pelowski renewed his motion that HF 376 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Pelowski brought back for consideration, HF 132 (Mahoney).

Due to lack of time, Chairman Pelowski laid over HF 132.

The meeting adjourned at 9:28 AM.


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REP. GENE PELOWSKI, CHAIRMAN


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Kathy L. Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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06:12 - Gavel.
07:01 - HF1048 (Pelowski) Department of Employee Relations abolished and duties transferred.
31:20 - HF132 (Mahoney) Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Research Facilities Authority and funding program established, University of Minnesota authorized to apply for funds, bonds issued, reports required, and money appropriated (bill was temporarily laid on the table).
1:25:46 - HF376 (Paulsen) State contracts web site with a searchable database required, and money appropriated.
1:34:02 - HF132 (Mahoney) Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Research Facilities Authority and funding program established, University of Minnesota authorized to apply for funds, bonds issued, reports required, and money appropriated (bill was laid on the table).
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HF1048 (Pelowski) Abolishing the Department of Employee Relations.
HF132 (Mahoney) Minnesota Biomedical Science Research Facilities Authority and funding program established.
HF376 (Paulsen) State contracts Web site established.