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THIRTY-SECOND MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 12, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
March 12, 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 8:02 A.M. on Wednesday, March 12, 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
Olson
Peterson, N.
Poppe
Simon
Winkler
Wollschlager

A quorum was present.

Representative Morgan moved that the minutes of March 11, 2008, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scheduled for hearing: H. F. 3357 (Marquart) First Engrossment

A bill for an act relating to municipal boundary adjustments; providing for changes in municipal boundaries; imposing powers and duties on the chief administrative law judge; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF 3357 First Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 3357, First Engrossment:

Bruce Johnson, Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings

Chairman Pelowski renewed his motion that HF 3357, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scheduled for hearing: H. F. 3135 (Scalze)

A bill for an act relating to the legislature; changing certain requirements for local impact notes; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF 3135 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF 3135 (see attached A08-1336 amendment).
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

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Testifying on HF 3135, as amended:

Jennifer O'Rourke, League of Minnesota Cities

Chairman Pelowski renewed his motion that HF 3135, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scheduled for hearing: HF 3725 (Hornstein)

A bill for an act relating to transportation; authorizing urban partnership agreements to provide for user fees for use of high-occupancy vehicle lanes and dynamic shoulder lanes; exempting commissioner of transportation from rulemaking regarding urban partnership agreements, toll facilities, and final layouts for highways; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF 3725 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Testifying on HF 3725:

Bernie Arseneau, Director, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Chairman Pelowski renewed his motion that HF 3725 be recommended to pass and referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scheduled for hearing: H. F. 2683 (Otremba)

A bill for an act relating to agriculture; modifying the expiration date for the Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF 2683 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Testifying on HF 2683:

Julie Tesch, Executive Director, Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership
Council

Chairman Pelowski renewed his motion that HF 2683 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scheduled for hearing: H. F. 3770 (Winkler)

A bill for an relating to state government; requiring the Office of Enterprise Technology to report to the legislature regarding its approval process for state agency technology requests and assistance provided to state agencies in developing agency information system plans; etc.

Representative Winkler moved that HF 3770 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Winkler moved to amend HF 3770, as follows:

Page 3, lines 2 and 25, delete the blank and insert "December 1"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

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Representative Winkler renewed his motion that HF 3770, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scheduled for hearing: H. F. 3113 (Hortman)

A bill for an act relating to state finance; modifying state budget requirements; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF 3113 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF 3113 as follows:

Page 2, line 32, delete everything after "(3)" and insert "a list of all employees'
titles and their salaries"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Pelowski renewed his motion that HF 3113, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scheduled for hearing: S. F. 1218 (Kalin) Second Engrossment

A bill for an act relating to elections; changing certain procedures and requirements for absent voters; providing for privacy of certain voter registration information; providing for certain emergency situations; authorizing rulemaking; etc.

Representative Kalin moved that SF 1218, the second engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Kalin moved to amend SF 1218, the second engrossment, (see attached S1218A18 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on SF 1218, the second engrossment, as amended:

Jerry Kyser, Chairman, United Veterans Legislative Council of Minnesota

Representative Brod moved to amend SF 1218, the second engrossment, as amended, (see attached S1218DE1 amendment).

Testifying on the proposed amendment:

Lt. Col. John Kingrey, member of Army Reserve, Minnesota County Attorney's
Association

THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Olson moved to amend SF 1218, the second engrossment, as amended, as follows:

delete Sec. 15 (EMERGENCY POWERS).

Testifying on the proposed amendment:

Beth Fraser, Director of Governmental Affairs, Office of the Minnesota Secretary
of State

THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

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Representative Brod moved to table SF 1218, the second engrossment, as amended.

Representative Brod requested a roll call vote on the motion.

Voting aye: Anderson, S., Brod, Emmer and Olson

Voting nay: Pelowski, Hilty, Kahn, Kalin, Morgan, Nelson, Poppe, Simon, Winkler and Wollschlager.

There were 4 ayes, and 10 nays. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Kalin renewed his motion that SF 1218, the second engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Winkler requested a roll call vote.

Voting aye: Pelowski, Hilty, Kahn, Kalin, Morgan, Nelson, Peterson, N., Poppe, Simon, Winkler and Wollschlager.

Voting nay: Anderson, S., Brod, Emmer and Olson.

There were 11 ayes and 4 nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scheduled for hearing: H. F. 3367 (Pelowski)

A bill for an act relating to data practices; specifying access to disputed data; requiring closed meetings to be recorded; granting attorney fees in certain cases; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF 3367 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF 3367 (see attached H3367DE1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 3367, as amended:

Mark Anfinson, Attorney, Minnesota Newspaper Association
Laurie Beyer-Kropuenske, Director, Information Policy Analysis Division
Will Rossbach, Council Member, City of Maplewood, Minnesota

Chairman Pelowski renewed his motion that HF 3367, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Civil Justice.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:10 AM.


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REP. GENE PELOWSKI, CHAIRMAN


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Kathy L. Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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01:40 - Gavel.
01:50 - HF3357 (Marquart) Municipal boundary changes provided, and chief administrative law judge powers and duties imposed.
07:40 - HF3135 (Scalze) Local impact notes requirements changed.
11:47 - HF3725 (Hornstein) Urban partnership agreements authorized to provide user fees for high-occupancy vehicle lanes and dynamic shoulder lanes.
28:44 - HF2683 (Otremba) Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council expiration date modified.
31:45 - HF3770 (Winkler) Office of Enterprise Technology legislative report required regarding its approval process for state agency technology requests and assistance provided to state agencies in developing agency information system plans.
40:15 - HF3113 (Hortman) State budget requirements modified.
1:03:39 - SF1218 (Kalin) Absent voting procedures modification.
1:59:05 - HF3367 (Pelowski) Disputed data access specified, closed meetings recording required, and attorney fees granted.
Runs 2 hours, 6 minutes.


HF3357 (Marquart) Municipal boundary changes provided, and chief administrative law judge powers and duties imposed.
HF3437 (Moe) Star lake or river designation process provided, Star Lake Board created as nonprofit corporation, star lake or river signs allowed on highways, and money appropriated. (Removed from agenda)
HF2683 (Otremba) Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council expiration date modified.
SF1218 (Kalin) Absent voters procedures and requirements modified, emergency situations provided, and rulemaking authorized.
HF3367 (Pelowski) Disputed data access specified, closed meetings recording required, and attorneys fees granted.
HF3725 (Hornstein) Urban partnership agreements authorized to provide user fees for high-occupancy vehicle lanes and dynamic shoulder lanes.
HF3113 (Hortman) State budget requirements changed.
HF3770 (Winkler) Office of Enterprise Technology legislative report required regarding its approval process for state agency technology requests and assistance provided to state agencies in developing agency information system plans.
HF3135 (Scalze) Local impact notes requirements changed.