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Government Operations and Elections Policy

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 28, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 28th, 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.

Representative Freiberg moved to approve the minutes of February 23rd. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF345 (Zerwas) Palliative Care Advisory Committee created.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF345 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Health and Human Service Finance Committee.

Representative Zerwas testified on HF345.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the HF345A17 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified regarding HF345:
Ellie Beaver, Government Relations, American Cancer Society- Cancer Action Network.

Representative Nelson moved the HF345A1 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF345, as amended, be re-referred to the Health and Human Service Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF526 (Zerwas) Occupational Therapy Practice Board created.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF526 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Health and Human Service Finance Committee.

Representative Zerwas testified on HF526.

The following testified regarding HF526:
Karen Sames, Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF526 be re-referred to the Health and Human Service Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1003 (Lueck) Effluent limitation compliance provided, and rulemaking required.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1003 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Lueck testified on HF1003.

The following testified regarding HF1003:
Greta Gauthier, Legislative Director, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency,
Betsy Lawton, Water Quality Associate, Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1003 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1047 (Kiel) Agricultural Utilization Research Institute provisions modified.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1047 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Kiel testified on HF1047.

The following testified regarding HF1047:
Shannon Schlecht, Executive Director, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1047 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1366 (Albright) Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted, department proposals adopted, inpatient service payments modified, forbearance of amounts owed to the special compensation fund allowed, intervention procedures modified, and rulemaking authorized.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1366 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee.

Representative Albright testified on HF1366.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1366 be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF140 (Sondra Erickson) Teacher licensing system restructured, Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board established, all teacher licensing and support personnel licensing and credentialing authority transferred to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board, rulemaking provided, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF140 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance Committee.

Representative Erickson testified on HF140.

Chair O’Driscoll moved the 140A15 amendment.

Chair O’Driscoll moved to orally amend the HF140A15 amendment as follows: Delete all after the comma on line 1.6, Replace the comma on 1.6 with a period, delete all of 1.7, delete all of 1.8, and delete all of 1.9. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE HF140A15 AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified regarding HF140:
Cristina Parra Herrera, Legislative Analyst, House Research,
Rick Heller, Private Citizen.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion to adopt the 140A15 amendment, as orally amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF140, as amended, be re-referred to the Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1077 (Bliss) Minnow license requirements and rulemaking modified.

Representative Bliss moved that HF1077 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Bliss testified on HF1077.

The following testified regarding HF1077:
Joel Carlson.

Representative Bliss renewed the motion that HF1077 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1504 (Nash) Local governments prohibited from banning or taxing paper or plastic bags.

Representative Nash moved that HF1504 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Nash testified on HF1504.

The following testified regarding HF1504:
Steve Huser, Metro Cities,
Jamie Pfuhl, President, Minnesota Grocers Association,
Dana Glade, Jerry's Enterprises, Inc.,
Deb Kowalski, Kowalski's Companies, Inc.,
Deb McMillan, Twin West Chamber of Commerce,
Dan McElory, Hospitality Minnesota,
Susan Hubbard, Eureka Recycling,
Keiko Veasey, Linden Hills Power & Light,
Felicity Britton, Linden Hills Power & Light,
Cam Gordon, Minneapolis City Council,
Greta Gauthier, Legislative Director, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency,
Charlotte Lavictoire.

Representative Nelson moved the HF1504A7 amendment.

Representative Nelson withdrew the HF1504A7 amendment.

Representative Freiberg moved the HF1504A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lee moved the HF1504A4 amendment. Representative Nelson requested a roll call vote. The result were as follows:

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

There being 6 Ayes and 11 Nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.


Representative Nash renewed the motion that HF1504, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. Representative Nelson requested a roll call vote on the motion. The results were as follows:

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

There being 10 Ayes and 7 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:12PM.




Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Steve Barthel, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF140 (Erickson) - Teacher licensing system restructured, Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board established, all teacher licensing and support personnel licensing and credentialing authority transferred to the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board, rulemaking provided, and report required.
  • HF1047 (Kiel) - Agricultural Utilization Research Institute provisions modified.
  • HF345 (Zerwas) - Palliative Care Advisory Committee created.
  • HF526 (Zerwas) - Occupational Therapy Practice Board created.
  • HF1003 (Lueck) - Effluent limitation compliance provided, and rulemaking required.
  • HF1366 (Albright) - Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted, department proposals adopted, inpatient service payments modified, forbearance of amounts owed to the special compensation fund allowed, intervention procedures modified, and rulemaking authorized.
  • HF1077 (Bliss) - Minnow license requirements and rulemaking modified.
  • HF1504 (Nash) - Local governments prohibited from banning or taxing paper or plastic bags.

HF526 will be heard pending re-referral.

Bills may be taken in any order. More bills may be added. If committee business is not finished during the regularly scheduled time, the committee will meet in room 500S at the call of the chair.