STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
Chair, Representative Michael V. Nelson
Representative Nelson, Chair of Committee on Government Operations, called the meeting to order at 10:04am on March 6, 2013 in Room B of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Freiberg, Vice Chair
A quorum was not present.
HF588 (Atkins) Hospitals required to provided staffing at levels consistent with nationally accepted standards, and staff level reporting required.
A quorum was present at 10:06am.
Chair Nelson moved that HF588 be recommended to pass and re-referred to Health and Human Services Policy.
Chair Nelson moved to amend HF588 (See attached H0588A4
amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Testimony on HF588, as amended:
Shannon Cunningham, Minnesota Nurses Association
Lawrence Massa, President & CEO, Minnesota Hospital Association
Eric Tronnes, RN
Susan Rock, Clinical Nursing Director, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
Julie Uzlik, RN
John Fossum, Administrator, Ely Hospital
Courtney Lucht, RN
Linda Chmieleski, Chief Nursing Officer, CentraCare, St. Cloud
Carol Diemert, Minnesota Nurses Associations
Representative Peppin requested a roll call.
Representative Falk moved to amend HF588, as amended (See attached H0588A7 amendment)
Representative Falk incorporated an oral amendment to H0588A7
On line 1.4, delete "must meet", insert "are exempt from"
On line 1.5, delete "beginning July 1, 2017."
Rep. Falk renewed the motion to amend HF588, as amended (See attached H0588A7 amendment, as amended). THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF588, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to Health and Human Services Policy.
Members Voting Aye:
Members Voting Nay:
THERE WERE 8 AYES AND 7 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF548 (Melin) American steel product use or supply required on certain projects.
Chair Nelson moved that HF548 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Capitol Investment.
Testimony on HF548:
John Rebrovich, United Steel Workers
Cliff Tobey, United Steel Workers
Craig Pagel, President, Iron Mining Association of Minnesota
Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF548 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Capitol Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:36am.
Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair
Tim Gabhart, Committee Legislative Assistant