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Government Operations and Elections Policy

NINETEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 08, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINETEENTH 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 8th, 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 at 10:15AM. A quorum was not present.

HF1545 (Rod Hamilton) Food Safety and Defense Task force extended, and animal definition modified.

Chair O’Driscoll called the meeting to order at 10:18AM. A quorum was present.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1545 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Ways & Means Committee.

Representative Hamilton testified regarding HF1545.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1545 be re-referred to the Ways & Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Youakim moved to approve the minutes of March 7th. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1185 (Peggy Scott) Correspondence defined in government record retention law, and minimum three-year retention period for correspondence provided.

Chair O’Driscoll moved the HF1185 come before the committee and be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Scott testified regarding HF1185.

The following testified regarding HF1185:
Lenora Madigan, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Administration,
Laurie Beyer-Kropuenske, Director of Community Services, Department of Administration,
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association,
David Maeda, League of Minnesota Cities,
Mike Kieffer, Director of Sales Engineering, Intradyn,
Shelia Van Pelt, Private Citizen,
Don Gramberling, Minnesota Coalition on Government Information,
Jill Coyle, General Counsel, Rosemount. Apple Valley, Eagan School District,
Dan Rogan, Civil Division Manager, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office,
Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1185 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1291 (Dan Fabian) Permitting requirements modified, expedited environmental-review billing options provided, reclamation appeal provisions modified, and Environmental Quality Board eliminated and duties reassigned.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1291 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Ways & Means Committee.

Representative Fabian testified regarding HF1291.

The following testified regarding HF1291:
Tony Kwilas, Director of Environmental Policy, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce,
Will Seuffert, Executive Director, Environmental Quality Board,
Leilie Fatehi, Friends of the Mississippi River.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1291 be re-referred to the Ways & Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1826 (Sondra Erickson) Perpich Center for Arts Education abolished; and Education Department position created, conveyance of the Perpich Arts high School and Crosswinds Arts and Science School planned.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1826 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Education Finance Committee.

Representative Erickson testified regarding HF1826.

The following testified regarding HF1826:
Benjamin Vander Kooi, Jr, Board Chair, Perpich Center for Arts Education,
Ahava Silkey-Jones, Principal, Perpich Center for Arts Education,
Mary Schaefle, Executive Director, Minnesota Music Educators Association,
Judy Randall, Deputy Legislative Auditor.

The committee recessed at 12:00PM.

The committee reconvened at 7:03PM.

Representative Freiberg moved the HF1826DE1 amendment. Representative Freiberg requested a roll call. The results were as follows:
AYES NAYS
FREIBERG, Mike O’DRISCOLL, Tim
HALVERSON, Laurie PUGH, Cindy
LEE, Fue BLISS, Matt
NELSON, Michael FENTON, Kelly
SANDSTEDE, Julie JESSUP, Randy
YOUAKIM, Cheryl NASH, Jim
QUAM, Duane
PETERSON, Roz
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
WEST, Nolan

There being 6 Ayes and 10 Nays THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1826 be re-referred to the Education Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.




HF1001 (Bob 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 and be re-referred to the Job Growth and Energy Policy and Finance Committee.

Representative Vogel testified regarding HF1001.

The following testified regarding HF1001:
Ben Rabe, Senior Policy Associate, Fresh Energy.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1001 be re-referred to the Jobs Growth and Energy Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1663 (Sondra Erickson) Alternative teacher preparation and compensation programs modified, Teacher Shortage Task Force created, concurrent enrollment teacher program expanded, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1663 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Education Finance Committee.

Representative Erickson testified regarding HF1663.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1663 be re-referred to the Education Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:55PM.




Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Steve Barthel, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1185 (Scott) - Correspondence defined in government record retention law, and minimum three-year retention period for correspondence provided.
  • HF1545 (Hamilton) - Omnibus agriculture bill.
  • HF1291 (Fabian) - Permitting requirements modified, expedited environmental-review billing options provided, reclamation appeal provisions modified, and Environmental Quality Board eliminated and duties reassigned.
  • HF1663 (Erickson) - Alternative teacher preparation and compensation programs modified, Teacher Shortage Task Force created, concurrent enrollment teacher program expanded, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1826 (Erickson) - Perpich Center for Arts Education abolished; Education Department position created, and conveyance of the Perpich Arts High School and Crosswinds Arts and Science School planned.
  • 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.
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***Government Operations and Elections will reconvene at 7pm in the Basement Hearing Room***

Bills may be taken in any order. More bills may be added.