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2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING - State Government Finance

March 12, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Anderson, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:15 A.M. on March 12, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


ANDERSON, Sarah, Chair
HOWE, Jeff, VC
ANDERSON, Mark
ERHARDT, Ron
CARLSON, Lyndon
DETTMER, Bob
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LAINE, Carolyn
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
NELSON, Michael
PETERSBURG, John
PUGH, Cindy
RUNBECK, Linda
SCHULTZ, Jennifer


Members excused:

ALBRIGHT, Tony

Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:15 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Nelson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 11, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pugh moved that HF501 come before the committee and be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

HF501 (Fenton) – Military and overseas voting provisions modified.

The following testified on HF501:

Representative Kelly Fenton
Julie Strother, Director of Government Relations, Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State

Representative Pugh renewed the motion that HF501 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nash moved that HF450 come before the committee and be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

HF450 (Lohmer) – Military Spouses and Families Day established.

Representative Lohmer moved the oral amendment to HF450 as follows:

Page 1, Line 1.6 – delete “The Friday immediately following Thanksgiving day” and change to “The Sunday immediately preceding Memorial day”. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF450:

Representative Kathy Lohmer
Kendra Lohmer, Military Spouse
Bill Popp, Minnesota Military Family Foundation
Richard Glasgow, Dear American Hero


Representative Nash renewed the motion that HF450 be recommended to be placed on the General Register as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

James Nobles, Legislative Auditor, and Joe Vos, Evaluation Manager for the Office of the
Legislative Auditor, presented the Evaluation Report on Councils on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Black Minnesotans, Chicano/Latino People, and Indian Affairs.

The following testified on the Office of the Legislative Auditor’s Evaluation Report on Councils on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans, Black Minnesotans, Chicano/Latino People, and Indian Affairs:

Hector Garcia, Executive Director, Chicano Latino Affairs Council
Representative Jon Koznick, House Republican Liaison, Chicano Latino Affairs Council
Uriel Perez Espinoza, Vice-Chair, Chicano Latino Affairs Council
Edward McDonald, Executive Director, Council on Black Minnesotans
Patwin Lawrence, Board Chair, Council on Black Minnesotans
Sia Her, Executive Director, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Tran Nhon, Board of Directors, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Tenzin Dolkar, Legislative Liaison, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans

The meeting was adjourned at 9:59 A.M.





Representative Sarah Anderson, Chair




Kelly Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Office of the Legislative Auditor: Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles; Joe Vos, Evaluation Manager Informational Hearing: HF1353 (Laine) - Minnesota ethnic councils governing laws revised

Bills Added:
  • HF501 (Fenton) - Military and overseas voting provisions modified.
  • HF450 (Lohmer) - Military Spouses and Families Day established.
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