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THIRTY-SECOND MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - March 19, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND METRO AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

MINUTES



Representative Debra Hilstrom, Chair of the Local Government & Metropolitan Affairs Committee started the 32nd meeting at 2:36 pm on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:
Hilstrom, Debra, Chair
Tschumper, Ken, Vice-Chair
Beard, Mike
Buesgens, Mark
Dominguez, Augustine "Willie"
Hausman, Alice
Holberg, Mary Liz
Howes, Larry
Koenen, Lyle
Lanning, Morrie
Lenczewski, Ann
Marquart, Paul
Scalze, Bev
Solberg, Loren

Members Excused:
Olson, Mark

Agenda:

HF2789/SF2379 (Dill): Eminent domain displaced business re-establishment costs limitation.

Rep. Dill presented HF2789 and took questions from the committee.

A quorum was present at 2:38pm, and the meeting was officially called to order.

Chair Hilstrom picked up SF2379 in lieu of HF2789 and moved that SF2379 be recommended to pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF3915 (Murphy, M.): St. Louis County civil service pilot project provided.

Chair Hilstrom moved that HF3915 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Murphy presented HF3915 and took questions from the committee.

Rep. Hilstrom moved to amend HF3915 (see H3915A1).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice-Chair Tschumper assumed the gavel at 2:48pm.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend HF3915, as amended (see H3915A2).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

John Ongaro, St. Louis County Counsel, testified on behalf of HF3915 and took questions from the committee.

Bob Johnson, Teamsters Local Union #320, testified in opposition to HF3915 and took questions from the committee.

Vice-Chair Tschumper renewed Chair Hilstrom's motion that HF3915, as amended be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

HF3821 (Clark): Minneapolis; Tax increment financing district duration extended, increment distribution provided, and neighborhood revitalization program governance structure changes limited.

Vice-Chair Tschumper moved that HF3821 be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes without further recommendation.

Rep. Clark presented HF3821 and took questions from the committee.
Vice-Chair Tschumper moved to orally amend HF3812 as follows:

Page 2, line 23, delete everything after the "."
Delete page 2, line 24
Delete page 2, line 25
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals testified on behalf of HF3812:

George Jelatis, Nokomis East Neighborhood Association
Debbie Evans, resident of the city of Minneapolis
Peter Vevang, resident of the city of Minneapolis
Bob Miller, resident of the city of Minneapolis
Cheryl Luger, AARP Minnehaha Chapter

The following individual testified in opposition to HF3812:

Betsy Hodges, Minneapolis City Council

Vice-Chair Tschumper renewed his motion that HF3812, as amended be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes without further recommendation.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Hilstrom assumed the gavel at 3:23pm.

Chair Hilstrom explained to the committee that the minutes from the following dates needed to be corrected:

January 17, 2007
February 12, 2007
February 26, 2007
March 7, 2007
March 12, 2007
March 14, 2007

Rep. Marquart moved that where needed, committee minutes from 2007 be amended as follows:

strike "Laid on the table" and insert "laid over"
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice- Chair Tschumper moved that the minutes of March 17, 2008 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Rep. Scalze moved that the minutes of March 14, 2008 be adopted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:24pm.
More Info On This Meeting..

HF2789/SF2379* (Dill) Eminent domain displaced business reestablishment costs limitation
HF3821 (Clark) Minneapolis; Tax increment financing district duration extended, increment distribution provided, and neighborhood revitalization program governance structure changes limited.
HF3915 (Murphy, M.) St. Louis County civil service pilot project provided.

HF3441 (Bigham) has been removed from the agenda.