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2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING - State Government Finance

March 26, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 8:16 A.M. on March 26, 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
ANDERSON, Mark
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



Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:16 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Mark Anderson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 25, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Anderson moved that HF1467 come before the committee and be recommended to be place on the General Register.

HF1467 (Anderson, S.) - Hennepin County; railroad condemnation power limited.

The following testified on HF1467:

Representative Sarah Anderson
John Sutter, Community Development Director, City of Crystal
Mike Opat, Commissioner, Hennepin County
Brian Sweeney, Regional Assistant Vice President, BNSF Railway Company

Chair Anderson renewed the motion that HF1467 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice - Chair Howe moved that HF146 come before the committee and be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

HF146 (Dettmer) - Honor and Remember Flag designated as an official symbol of the state's commitment to military service members who have lost their lives in service to our country, and display of flag encouraged on certain days in certain public locations.

The following testified on HF146:

Representative Jeff Howe
Pat LaBelle, Board Member, Honor and Remember
Tracey Clark, Gold Star Mother
Valerie Kennedy, Gold Star Mother
Ron Mackadance, Board Member, Honor and Remember
Mike MacDonald, Veteran
Ralph Donais, Chairman, United Veterans Legislative Council of Minnesota
Representative Bob Dettmer


Vice-Chair Howe renewed the motion that HF146 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Anderson moved that HF337 come before the committee and be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

HF337 (Sanders) - Campaign finance and public disclosure board provisions modified; enforcement, registration, fees, data, contributions, statements of economic interest, and other provisions administered by the board modified; penalties provided; and technical changes made.

The following testified on HF337:

Representative Tim Sanders
Garry Goldsmith, Executive Director, Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

Chair Anderson renewed the motion that HF337 come before the committee and be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Anderson recessed the committee at 9:46 A.M.

Chair Anderson reconvened the committee at 5:45 P.M. in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

Chair Anderson moved that HF1725 come before the committee and be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

HF1725 (Christensen) - Electronic filing for hearings in contested cases at the Office of Administrative Hearings permitted.

The following Testified on HF1725:

Representative Drew Christensen

Chair Anderson renewed the motion that HF1725 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loonan moved that HF840 come before the committee and be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

HF840 (Sanders) - Election administration related provisions modified, including provisions related to school boards, voters, ballots, registration, violations, absentee ballots, candidates, vacancies, recounts, filing fees, and precincts; military and overseas absentee voting provisions modified; Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act provided; and various technical changes made.

The following testified on HF840:

Representative Tim Sanders
Julie Strother, Director of Government Relations, Office of the Secretary of State

Vice-Chair Howe moved the A15-0349 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice-Chair Howe moved an oral amendment to HF840, the first engrossment, as follows:

Page 30, line 13 - delete “204B.14, Subdivision 6.” THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loonan renewed the motion that HF840 be recommended to be placed on the General Register, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nash moved that HF1538 come before the committee and be recommended to be placed on the General Register.


HF1538 (Loonan) - Retired workers' compensation judges provision requirements modified.

The following testified on HF1538:

Representative Bob Loonan
Tammy Pust, Chief Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings

Representative Nash renewed the motion that HF1538 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Howe moved that HF745 come before the committee and be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

HF745 (Howe) - Veterans preference procedures and rights modified.

The following testified on HF745:

Representative Jeff Howe
Chris Stroner, Andover, MN
Matt Hilgart, General Government Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties
Jim Thoreen, County Coordinator, Pope County
Ann Linstrom, Lobbyist, League of Minnesota Cities

Vice-Chair Howe renewed the motion HF745 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Laine moved that HF1003 come before the committee and be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

HF1003 (Laine) - Local governments permitted to donate surplus equipment to nonprofit organizations, and exception created to tort liability.

The following testified on HF1003:

Representative Carolyn Laine
Garry Gorman, Fire Chief, City of Columbia Heights

Representative Laine renewed the motion that HF1003 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:10 P.M.









Representative Sarah Anderson, Chair




Kelly Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

The committee will reconvene approximately 30 minutes after session in the Basement hearing room and continue the agenda. HF146, HF1003, HF1538, HF840, and HF1725 are pending re-referral from other committees. Bills may be taken out of order

Bills Added:
  • HF337 (Sanders) - Campaign finance and public disclosure board provisions modified; enforcement, registration, fees, data, contributions, statements of economic interest, and other provisions administered by the board modified; penalties provided; and technical changes made.
  • HF1467 (Anderson) - Hennepin County; railroad condemnation power limited.
  • HF745 (Howe) - Veterans preference procedures and rights modified.
  • HF1725 (Christensen) - Electronic filing for hearings in contested cases at the Office of Administrative Hearings permitted, and electronic transfer of rulemaking documents permitted.
  • HF146 (Dettmer) - Honor and Remember Flag designated as an official symbol of the state's commitment to military service members who have lost their lives in service to our country, and display of flag encouraged on certain days in certain public locations.
  • HF1538 (Loonan) - Retired workers' compensation judges provision requirements modified.
  • HF1003 (Laine) - Local governments permitted to donate surplus equipment to nonprofit organizations, and exception to tort liability created.
  • HF840 (Sanders) - Election administration provisions modified including provisions related to school boards, voters, ballots, registration, violations, absentee ballots, candidates, vacancies, recounts, filing fees, and precincts; military and overseas absentee voting provisions modified; Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act provided; and various technical changes made.
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02:10 - Gavel. 02:34 - HF1467 (Anderson, S.) Hennepin County; railroad condemnation power limited. 16:14 - HF146 (Dettmer) Honor and Remember Flag designated as an official symbol of the state's commitment to military service members who have lost their lives in service to our country, and display of flag encouraged on certain days in certain public locations. 44:52 - HF337 (Sanders) Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board provisions modified; enforcement, registration, fees, data, contributions, statements of economic interest, and other provisions administered by the board modified; penalties provided; and technical changes made. The committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.