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Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 19, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
March 19, 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, March 19, 2008, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

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

Excused: Olson, Peterson, N., Winkler

A quorum was present.

Representative Morgan moved that the minutes of March 13 and March 18, 2008, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scheduled for hearing: H. F. 3224 (Gunther) First Engrossment

A bill for an act relating to boiler operations; making changes to licensing procedures; authorizing rulemaking; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF 3224, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testifying on H. F. 3224, First Engrossment:

Joel Amato, Chief Boiler Inspector, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Chairman Pelowski renewed his motion that HF 3224, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scheduled for hearing: H. F. 3913 (Gunther) First Engrossment

A bill for an act relating to boxing; changing the name of the Minnesota Boxing Commission; providing penalties; extending jurisdiction of the commission; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF 3913, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Testifying on HF 3913, First Engrossment:

Patricia Munkel-Olson, Attorney, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

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Chairman Pelowski renewed his motion that HF 3913, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scheduled for hearing: H. F. 3665 (Sailer)

A bill for an act relating to state auditor; requiring employees and officers of local public pension plans to report unlawful actions; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF 3665 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 3665:

Rebecca Otto, State Auditor

Chairman Pelowski renewed his motion that HF 3665 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scheduled for hearing: H. F. 3891 (Loeffler)

A bill for an act relating to state government; incorporating Minnesota Milestones goals and indicators in budget preparation; establishing a subcommittee of the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy; establishing a working group; providing additional duties for the Sesquicentennial Commission; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF 3891 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Testifying on HF 3891:

Tom Gillaspy, State Demographer, Minnesota Department of Administration

Chairman Pelowski renewed his motion that HF 3891 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scheduled for hearing: H. F. 3435 (Hosch) First Engrossment

A bill for an act relating to human services; making technical changes; amending children's mental health, health care, and miscellaneous provisions; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF 3435, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF 3435, First Engrossment, as follows:

delete Article 1, p. 1, line 11 to p. 12, line 16

renumber subsequent articles, amend the title accordingly

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 3435, First Engrossment, as amended:

Kari Irber, Budget Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Chairman Pelowski renewed his motion that HF 3435, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


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Scheduled for hearing: S. F. 3443 (Severson)

A bill for an act relating to veterans; designating July 27 as Korean War Veterans Day; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved that SF 3443 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend SF 3443 as follows:

Page 1, line 5, delete "VETERANS" and insert "ARMISTICE"

Page 1, line 22, delete "Veterans" and insert "Armistice"

Amend the title as follows:

Page 1, line 2, delete "Veterans" and insert "Armistice"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn moved to amend SF 3443, as follows:

Page 1, line 18, delete "Today, South"

Page 1, delete line 19.

Representative Brod requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting aye: Hilty, Kahn and Wollschlager.

Voting nay: Pelowski, Anderson, S., Brod, Emmer, Kalin, Morgan, Nelson, Poppe and Simon.

There were 3 ayes, and 9 nays. THE MOTION FAILED.

Chairman Pelowski renewed his motion that SF 3443, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scheduled for hearing: H. F. 3807 (Hortman)

A bill for an act relating to state government; providing additional whistleblower protection to state executive branch employees; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF 3807 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 3807:

Paul Larson, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Employee
Relations

Chairman Pelowski renewed his motion that HF 3807 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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The meeting was adjourned at 9:19 AM.




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REP. GENE PELOWSKI, CHAIRMAN


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

HF3891 (Loeffler) Minnesota Milestones goals and indicators in budget preparation incorporated, Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy and a working group established, and Sesquicentennial Commission additional duties provided.
HF3435 (Hosch) Children's mental health, and miscellaneous provisions amended, and technical changes made.
HF3807 (Hortman) Whistleblower additional protection provided to state executive branch employees.
HF3224 (Gunther) Boiler operation licensing procedures changed, and rulemaking authorized.
HF3913 (Gunther) Minnesota Boxing Commission name changed, penalties provided, jurisdiction extended, and rulemaking authorized.
HF3665 (Sailer) Local public pension plan employees and officers required to report unlawful actions.
HF3672 (Severson) Korean War Armistice Day designated for July 27.