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FIFTY FIFTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 08, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Peppin, Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Committee, called the fifty fifth meeting to order at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2012, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

PEPPIN, Joyce, Chair
MURRAY, Rich, Vice Chair
NELSON, Michael, DFL Lead
BEARD, Michael
GREENE, Marion
HANCOCK, David
HORNSTEIN, Frank
MCFARLANE, Carol
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
QUAM, Duane
SANDERS, Tim
SCALZE, Bev
SIMON, Steve
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan

Members excused:
None

A quorum was present.

Representative Hornstein moved that the minutes of March 7, 2012 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2738 (Kiffmeyer) Voters required to present photographic identification, photographic identification provided to voters at no charge, equal verification standards required for all voters, and constitutional amendment proposed.

Chair Peppin moved that HF2738 be recommended to pass and sent to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Peppin moved the H2738DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF2738, as amended.
Representative Mary Kiffmeyer
Pat McCormick, Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services
Mark Richie, Secretary of State
Jeff Narabrook, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Sally Fine-Day, Native Vote Alliance of Minnesota
Kenza Hadj-Mossa, Coalition for the Homeless
Jana Kooren, ACLU Minnesota
Kathy Bonnefield, Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota
Ian O’Brien, MPIRG
Natalie Cook, MPIRG
Chris Bell, Minnesota Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
Idul Adbull

The meeting went into recess at 12:22 p.m.

The meeting was reconvened at 5:00 p.m.

The committee heard testimony on HF2738, as amended.
Robert Geyen, AARP
Sherri Knuth, League of Women Voters
Kurt Rutzen, ARC of Minnesota
Jeff Martin, St. Paul NAACP
Alex Erickson
Peter Rickmeyer, Open Access
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships
Marie Riestad, Catholic Charities
Sadik Warfa, Somali Action Alliance
Rich Smisson
Randy Libeo, Tea Party Patriots
Catherine Dorr

Representative Simon moved the H2738A1 amendment.

Representative Simon requested a roll call.

The following members voted aye:
NELSON
GREENE
HORNSTEIN
SCALZE
SIMON
WINKLER

The following members voted nay:
PEPPIN
MURRAY
HANCOCK
MCFARLANE
O’DRISCOLL
QUAM
SANDERS
URDAHL

The following member was absent:
BEARD

There being 6 ayes, 8 nays and 1 member absent. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that HF2738, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.

The following members voted aye:
PEPPIN
MURRAY
BEARD
HANCOCK
MCFARLANE
O’DRISCOLL
QUAM
SANDERS
URDAHL

The following members voted nay:
NELSON
GREENE
HORNSTEIN
SCALZE
SIMON
WINKLER

There being 9 ayes and 6 nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 6:28 p.m.



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REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR


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Kelly Hansen
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2738 (Kiffmeyer) - Voters required to present photographic identification, photographic identification provided to voters at no charge, equal verification standards required for all voters, and constitutional amendment proposed.
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01:00 - Gavel.
01:31 - HF2738 (Kiffmeyer) Voters required to present photographic identification, photographic identification provided to voters at no charge, equal verification standards required for all voters, and constitutional amendment proposed.
The committee recessed.
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