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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

EIGHTH MEETING - State Government Finance

February 10, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH 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 February 10, 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
NELSON, Michael
PETERSBURG, John
PUGH, Cindy
RUNBECK, Linda
SCHULTZ, Jennifer




Members Excused:

NASH, Jim

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

Representative Howe moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 5, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Anderson moved that HF51 come before the committee.

HF51 (Davids): Lottery ticket sales through a website or self-service device suspended.

Representative Davids testified on HF51.

Testifying before the committee in opposition of HF51 were the following:

Ed Van Petten, Executive Director, MN Lottery
Chris Kwapick, Legislative Liaison, MN Lottery

Testifying before the committee in support of HF51 were the following:

Bill Strusinski, Lobbyist, MN Petroleum Marketers Association
Jake Grassel, Citizens Against Gambling Expansion
Representative Sanders

Chair Anderson moved that HF51 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus bill.

Chair Anderson moved that HF374 come before the committee.

HF374 (Sanders): Clarifying, conforming, and technical changes made to lawful gambling games, prizes, and other provisions regulating conduct of lawful gambling modified; director of State Lottery prohibited from offering casino-style games, sale of tickets of the State Lottery through a website or self-service devices suspended.

Representative Sanders testified on HF374.

Testifying before the committee in opposition of HF374 were the following:

Ed Van Petten, Executive Director, MN Lottery



Testifying before the committee in support of HF374 were the following:

Allen Lund, Executive Director, Allied Charities of MN
Autumn Leva, Policy Director, Minnesota Family Council

Chair Anderson moved to refer HF374 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:54 A.M.





Representative Sarah Anderson, Chair




Kelly Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF 51 (Davids) Lottery ticket sales through a website or self-service device suspended. HF 374 (Sanders) Clarifying, conforming, and technical changes made to lawful gambling games, prizes, and other provisions regulating conduct of lawful gambling modified; director of State Lottery prohibited from offering casino-style games, sale of tickets of the State Lottery through a website or self-service devices suspended.

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