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Government Operations and Elections Policy

SEVENTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 03, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH 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 March 3rd, 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
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:
FENTON, Kelly

Chair O’Driscoll started the meeting to order at 9:03AM. A quorum was not present.

Representative Urdahl testified regarding HF149.

HF149 (Urdahl) County law library allowed to transfer money to the county for construction costs.

Chair O’Driscoll called the meeting to order at 9:05AM. A quorum was present.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF149 come before the committee.

The following testified regarding HF149:
Brad Lundell, Schools for Equity in Education.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF149 be re-referred to the Education Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved to approve the minutes of March 2nd. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1855 (Quam) Clean water fund data availability provisions references changed, and Office of MN.IT Services name changed.

Representative Quam moved that HH1855 come before the committee and be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Quam testified regarding HF1855.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1855 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF792 (Theis) Townhouse definition modified.

Representative Theis moved that HF792 come before the committee and be re-referred General Register.

Representative Theis testified regarding HF792.

The following testified regarding HF792:
Remi Stone, Executive Vice President, Builders Association of Minnesota,
BJ Jungmann, Minnesota Firefighters Association.

Representative Theis the motion that HF792 be re-referred General Register.

HF10 (Dean) MNsure transition to a federally facilitated marketplace required.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF10 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative Dean testified regarding HF10.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF10 be re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. Representative Nelson requested a roll call. The results were as follows:
AYES NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim FREIBERG, Mike
PUGH, Cindy HALVERSON, Laurie
BLISS, Matt MASIN, Sandra
JESSUP, Randy NELSON, Michael
NASH, Jim SANDSTEDE, Julie
PETERSON, Roz YOUAKIM, Cheryl
QUAM, Duane
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
WEST, Nolan

There being 9 Ayes and 6 Nays THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF329 (Rarick) Fireworks manufacture, sale, and use regulated; portion of revenues from sale of fireworks dedicated to public safety purposes, and new account in the state treasury provided.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF329 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Rarick testified regarding HF329.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the HF329A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified regarding HF329:
Bruce West, State Fire Marshal,
BJ Jungmann, Minnesota Firefighters Association,
Steve Haines, Bear Creek Pyrotechnics.

Representative Freiberg moved the HF329A5 amendment before the committee. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Freiberg moved the HF329A7 amendment before the committee. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved the HF329A4 amendment.

Representative Nelson withdrew the HF329A4 amendment.

Representative Nelson moved the HF329A6 amendment come before the committee. Representative Nelson requested a roll call. The results were as follows:
AYES NAYS
FREIBERG, Mike O’DRISCOLL, Tim
HALVERSON, Laurie PUGH, Cindy
LEE, Fue BLISS, Matt
MASIN, Sandra JESSUP, Randy
NELSON, Michael NASH, Jim
SANDSTEDE, Julie PETERSON, Roz
SWEDZINSKI, Chris QUAM, Duane
YOUAKIM, Cheryl THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan

There being 8 Ayes and 9 Nays THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF329, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. Representative Nelson requested a roll call. The results were as follows:
AYES NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim FREIBERG, Mike
PUGH, Cindy HALVERSON, Laurie
BLISS, Matt LEE, Fue
JESSUP, Randy MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim NELSON, Michael
PETERSON, Roz QUAM, Duane
SWEDZINSKI, Chris SANDSTEDE, Julie
THEIS, Tama YOUAKIM, Cheryl
WEST, Nolan

There being 9 Ayes and 8 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 10:35AM.

The committee reconvened at 10:50AM.

HF1896 (Nash) Legislative Commission on Cyber Security established, and legislative appointments provided.

Representative Nash moved that HF1896 come before the committee and be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Nash testified regarding HF1896.

Representative moved to orally amend HF1896 as follows:
On line 2.25 delete “senate”. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified regarding HF1896:
Chris Buse, Commissioner, MN IT,
John Dukich, Minnesota High Tech Association.

Representative Nash renewed the motion that HF1896, as amended, be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1146 (Vogel) Biennial notice and referendum provided on whether a municipality may use public utility license, permit, rights, or franchise fees to raise revenue.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1146 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Vogel testified regarding HF1146.

Chair O’Driscoll moved the HF1146A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified regarding HF1146:
Laurie Higgins, Northwest Chamber of Commerce,
Gary Carlson, Intergovernmental Relations, League of Minnesota Cities,
Scott Neal, City Manager, Edina.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1146, as amended, be re-referred to the General Register. Representative Nash requested a roll call. The results were as follows:

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

There being 15 Ayes and 0 Nays THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1936 (Vogel) Outdated budget related language updated and deleted.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1936 come before the committee and be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Vogel testified regarding HF1936.

The following testified on HF1936:
Cindy Farrell, Assistant Commissioner for Accounting Services, Minnesota office of Management and Budget.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1936 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1926 (Vogel) Minnesota Assistive Technology Advisory Council appointments modified, Office of Equity in Procurement codified, who may certify a small business for procurements changed, and master contract processes expanded.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1926 come before the committee and be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Vogel testified regarding HF1926.

The following testified regarding HF1926:
Matt Scherer, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Administration.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1926 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1285 (Pugh) Adoption rules legislative approval required.

Representative Pugh moved that HF1285 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion in the Government Operations and Elections Policy omnibus bill.

Representative Pugh testified regarding HF1285.

Representative Pugh moved the HF1285A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF1285:
Elizabeth Carlson, Administrative Rule Coordinator, Department of Natural Resources,
Fiona Ruthven, Senior Staff Attorney, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources,
Tammy Pust, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1285, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee.

Representative Pugh assumed the gavel at 11:59AM.

HF1377 (O'Driscoll) Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing; stakeholder group established to develop recommendations for consumer protections, authorization for residential PACE financing suspended, and report required.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1377 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee.

Chair O’Driscoll testified regarding HF1377.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1377 be temporarily laid on the table.

HF1756 (Paul Marquart) Paid preparer provisions modified.

Representative Nelson moved that HF1756 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Civil Law Committee.

Representative Marquart testified regarding HF1756.

The following testified regarding HF1756:
Terri Steenblock, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Revenue,
Geno Fragnito, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants,
Ron Elwood, Legal Aid.

Representative Nelson moved that HF1756 be re-referred to the Civil Law Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1934 (Dehn) Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority required to provide suites to charitable organizations for NFL events.

Representative Pugh moved HF1934 come before the committee and be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Peterson moved the HF1934A2 amendment.

Representative Peterson withdrew the HF1934A2 amendment.

Representative Nash moved the HF1934A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pugh renewed the motion that HF1934, as amended, be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1377 be brought back before the committee.

Chair O’Driscoll moved the HF1377A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified regarding HF1377:
Theresa Kuvass, Minnesota Bankers Association,
Ron Elwood, Legal Aid,
Sarah Erickson, Renovate America.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1377, as amended, be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee. Representative O’Driscoll requested a roll call. The results were as follows:
AYES NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
PUGH, Cindy
BLISS, Matt
FREIBERG, Mike
JESSUP, Randy
LEE, Fue
MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim
NELSON, Michael
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

There being 16 Ayes and 0 Nays THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:45PM.




Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Steve Barthel, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF149 (Urdahl) - Minnesota school finance reform effort working group established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1756 (Marquart) - Paid preparer provisions modified.
  • HF792 (Theis) - Fire sprinkler rules required to be amended by labor commissioner.
  • HF10 (Dean) - MNsure transition to a federally facilitated marketplace required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1377 (O'Driscoll) - Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing; stakeholder group established to develop recommendations for consumer protections, authorization for residential PACE financing suspended, and report required.
  • HF1285 (Pugh) - Adoption rules legislative approval required.
  • HF1926 (Vogel) - Minnesota Assistive Technology Advisory Council appointments modified, Office of Equity in Procurement codified, who may certify a small business for procurements changed, and master contract processes expanded.
  • HF1936 (Vogel) - Outdated budget related language updated and deleted.
  • HF1146 (Vogel) - Notice and referendum provided on whether a municipality may use public utility license, permit, rights, or franchise fees to raise revenue.
  • HF1934 (Dehn) - Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority required to provide suites to charitable organizations for NFL events.
  • HF1896 (Nash) - Legislative Commission on Cyber Security established, and legislative appointments provided.
  • HF1855 (Quam) - Clean water fund data availability provisions references changed, and Office of MN.IT Services name changed.
  • HF329 (Rarick) - Fireworks manufacture, sale, and use regulated.

Any bills not finished on Thursday will be heard on Friday. Bills may be taken in any order. More bills may be added.

All scheduled bills will be heard pending re-referral from other committees.