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2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING - State Government Finance

March 24, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH 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 24, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

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



Members excused:

ANDERSON, Mark

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

Representative Carlson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 19, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Attorney General Lori Swanson, Office of the Attorney General, gave an overview of activities.

Michele Timmons, Revisor of Statutes, and Tim Orr, Deputy Revisor of Information Services for the Office of the Revisor of Statutes, gave an overview of activities.

Chair Anderson moved that HF472 come before the committee.

HF472 (Erickson) – Assistive technology grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF472:

Representative Sondra Erickson
Carol Fury, CEO, EquipALife
David Zimmerman, Chair of the Board, EquipALife

Chair Anderson renewed the motion that HF472 be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Anderson moved that HF1835 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance.

HF1835 (Runbeck) - Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee modified and duties specified, water supply plan requirements modified, report required, and implementation of groundwater management area plan delayed.

The following testified on HF1835:

Representative Linda Runbeck
Jason Willett, Finance and Energy Director of the Environmental Services Division, Metropolitan Council

Bob Myers, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources

Chair Anderson renewed the motion that HF1835 be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Tony Albright presented on HF327.

HF327 (Scott) - Right of citizens to be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures provided to include protection against unreasonable searches and seizures of electronic communications and data, and constitutional amendment proposed.

The following testified on HF327:

Don Gemberling, St. Paul, MN
Karl Eggers, Executive Director, Liberty Minnesota
David Arvidson, Chair, Libertarian Party of Minnesota
Rich Neumeister, St. Paul, MN
Representative Peggy Scott
Ben Feist, Legislative Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota

Chair Anderson moved that HF327 come before the committee and be re-referred to Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance.

Chair Anderson renewed the motion that HF327 be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

A division was called. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 A.M.









Representative Sarah Anderson, Chair




Kelly Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

***Additional bills may be added to the agenda.*** Presentations and Oversight: Office of the Attorney General: Attorney General Lori Swanson Ben Wogsland, Director of Government Affairs and Communications Revisor of Statutes Michele Timmons

Bills Added:
  • HF472 (Erickson) - Assistive technology grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1835 (Runbeck) - Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee modified and duties specified, water supply plan requirements modified, report required, and implementation of groundwater management area plan delayed.
  • HF327 (Scott) - Right of citizens to be secure from unreasonable searches and seizures provided to include protection against unreasonable searches and seizures of electronic communications and data, and constitutional amendment proposed.
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