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Government Operations and Elections Policy

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 23, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & ELECTIONS POLICY
MINUTES

Representative O’Driscoll, Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Policy, began the meeting at 10:15AM on February 23rd, 2017, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

O’DRISCOLL, Tim - Chair
PUGH, Cindy - Vice Chair
NELSON, Michael
BLISS, Matt
FENTON, Kelly
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
JESSUP, Randy
LEE, Fue
MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan
YOUAKIM, Cheryl


Members Excused:

Chair O’Driscoll started the meeting to order at 10:15AM. A quorum was present.

HF861 (Torkelson) Commercial motor vehicle provisions high-rail grade crossing signs, Transportation Department contract preference requirements, and transportation plan due dates modified.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF861 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Transportation Finance Committee.

Representative Torkelson testified on HF861.

The following testified regarding HF861:
Erik Rudeen, MNDOT.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF861 be re-referred to the Transportation Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved to approve the minutes of February 14th. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Jessup moved to approved the minutes of February 21st. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1001 (Vogel) Agencies required to determine impact of proposed rule on cost of residential construction or remodeling, notice to legislative committees required, and legislative committee permitted to require approval of a rule by law.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1001 come before the committee.

Representative Vogel testified on HF1001.

The following testified regarding HF1001:
Peter Coyle, Larkin-Hoffman,
David Siegel, Executive Director, Builders Associations of the Twin Cities,
Tom Weiner, Cardinal Homes,
Remi Stone, Builders Association of Minnesota,
Scott McLellan, Director of Construction Codes and Licensing, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1001 be laid over for possible inclusion in a Government Operations omnibus bill.

HF552 (Green) Grant authority in law required for adoption of rules, and threshold for conducting a public hearing on expedited rules required.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF552 come before the committee.

Representative Green testified on HF552.

The following testified regarding HF552:
Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF552 be laid over for possible inclusion in a Government Operations omnibus bill.

HF1433 (Kresha) Rulemaking regulated; environmental assessment worksheets and impact statements review and repeal provided; implementation and enforcement of policies, guidelines, and statements restricted; rule oversight increased, notice requirements modified, impact analysis required, and SONAR requirements modified.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1433 come before the committee.

Representative Kresha testified on HF1433.

The following testified regarding HF1433:
Tony Kwilas, Director of Environmental Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce,
Leili Fatehi, Friends of the Mississippi River,
Steve Ring, Northstar Chapter, Sierra Club,
Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner at Minnesota Pollution Control Agency,
Daniel Marx, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities,
Kevin Reuther, Legal Director at Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy,
Nora Felton.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1433 be laid over for possible inclusion in a Government Operations omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:16PM.




Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Steve Barthel, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF861 (Torkelson) - Omnibus transportation finance bill.
  • HF1001 (Vogel) - Agencies required to determine impact of proposed rule on cost of residential construction or remodeling, notice to legislative committees required, and legislative committee permitted to require approval of a rule by law.
  • HF552 (Green) - Grant of authority in law required for adoption of rules, and threshold for conducting a public hearing on expedited rules reduced.
  • HF1285 (Pugh) - Adoption rules legislative approval required.
  • HF1433 (Kresha) - Rulemaking regulated; environmental assessment worksheets and impact statements review and repeal provided; implementation and enforcement of policies, guidelines, and statements restricted; rule oversight increased; notice requirements modified; impact analysis required; SONAR requirements modified; rulemaking reform task force established; and report required.

HF1433 (Kresha) has been added to the agenda.