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THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - April 30, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
April 30, 2008

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 Wednesday, April 30, 2008, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

Pelowski, Chairman
Morgan
Anderson, S.
Brod
Hilty
Howes
Kahn
Kalin
Nelson
Peterson, N.
Poppe
Simon
Winkler
Wollschlager

Excused: Emmer, Olson

A quorum was present.

Rep. Morgan moved that the minutes of April 16, 2008, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The presentation on legislative process reform continued.

Testifying on legislative process reform:

Pat McCormack, Director, House Research
Phil Griffin, Secretary, Minnesota Government Relations Council
Jack Davies, former state senator

Scheduled for hearing: H. F. 3082 (Murphy, M.)

A bill for an act relating to retirement; amending the correctional state employees retirement plan; adding two employment positions to retirement plan coverage; amending Minnesota Statutes 2007 Supplement, section 352.91, subdivision 3d.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF 3082 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF 3082 (see attached H3082-27A). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 3082, as amended:

Larry Martin, Director, Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement

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Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF 3082, as amended (see attached H3082-30A).

Chairman Pelowski incorporated an oral amendment to Amendment H3082-30A, as follows:

Page 11, line 35, delete "subdivision 1" and insert "subdivision 2"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF 3082, as amended (see attached H3082A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Pelowski renewed his motion that HF 3082, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:43 AM.


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REP. GENE PELOWSKI, CHAIRMAN


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Kathy L. Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF3082 (Murphy, M.) Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement recommendations on the 2008 Omnibus Retirement Bill.
Continuation of discussion on legislative process reform.