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Government Operations and Elections Policy

TWENTIETH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 09, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 9th, 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 called the meeting to order at 10:40AM. A quorum was present.

HF1732 (Joe Hoppe) Commerce commissioner examinations modified.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1732 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Hoppe testified regarding HF1732.

The following testified regarding HF1732:
Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of Minnesota,
Robyn Rowen, Executive Director, Minnesota Insurance & Financial Service Council,
Peter Brickwedde, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Commerce.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1732 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2058 (Jim Nash) Procedural exceptions for light rail or bus rapid transit line construction or expansion eliminated.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF2058 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Nash testified regarding HF2058.

The following testified regarding HF2058:
Peter Coyle, Larkin Hoffman,
Duane Jaeb, Construction Material, Inc.,
Judd Schetnan, Government Affairs Director, Metropolitan Council,
Peter Hanf, Legal Counsel, Metropolitan Council.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF2058 be re-referred to the General Register. Representative Nash requested a roll call. The results were as follows:
AYES NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim FREIBERG, Mike
PUGH, Cindy LEE, Fue
BLISS, Matt NELSON, Michael
FENTON, Kelly
HALVERSON, Laurie
JESSUP, Randy
MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

There being 13 Ayes and 3 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF630 (Jason Rarick) Child out-of-home placement cost aid under the Indian Child Welfare Act provided, and money appropriated.

Chair O’Driscoll moved the HF630 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Public Safety Committee.

Representative Rarick testified regarding HF630.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF630 be re-referred to the Public Safety Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1891 (Jeff Howe) Affirmative approval before interim implementation of state employee collective bargaining agreements required.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1891 come before the committee and be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Howe testified regarding HF1891.

The following testified regarding HF1891:
Edwin Hudson, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget,
Richard Kolodziejski, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Minnesota Association of Public Employees.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF1891 be re-referred to the State Government Finance. Representative Nelson requested a roll call. The results were as follows:
AYES NAYS
O’DRISCOLL, Tim FREIBERG, Mike
BLISS, Matt LEE, Fue
FENTON, Kelly MASIN, Sandra
JESSUP, Randy NELSON, Michael
NASH, Jim SANDSTEDE, Julie
QUAM, Duane YOUAKIM, Cheryl
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan

There being 9 Ayes and 6 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1105 (Jeff Howe) Meeting defined for open meeting law.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1105 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Howe testified regarding HF1105.

The following testified regarding HF1105:
Irene Kao, Intergovernmental Relations Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities.
Grace Kelliher, School Boards Association,
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships,
Don Gemberling. Minnesota Coalition of Government Information.

The committee recessed at 12:00PM.

The committee reconvened at 3:07PM in Committee Room 10.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that that HF1105 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF33 (Brian Johnson) Sentencing guidelines modification legislative approval required.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF33 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Johnson, B. testified regarding HF33.

The following testified regarding HF33:
Kelly Mitchell, Executive Director, Robina Institute.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that that HF33 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moved to approve the minutes of March 8th. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1958 (Jenifer Loon) Early education access fund established, director of early education and development established, enhanced coordination of early education and development programs provided, early education resources hubs authorized, report required, early education programs transferred to the director of early education and development, and money appropriated.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF1958 come before the committee and be re-referred to the State Government Finance.

Representative Loon testified regarding HF1958.

Representative Nash assumed the gavel at 3:41PM.

The following testified regarding HF1958:
Erica Moss, Executive Director, Close Gaps By Five,
Kraig Grate, Early Childhood and Family Development Director, Lakes and Pines Community Action Council,
Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Community Education Association,
Gelacia Hermita, Private Citizen,
Claudia Escudero, Private Citizen.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that that HF1958 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2174 (Randy Jessup) Ramsey County; selecting positions for a supported work program authorized.

Representative Jessup moved that HF2174 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Jessup testified regarding HF2174.

The following testified regarding HF2174:
Melissa Huberty, Manager, Ramsey County Health and Wellness.

Representative Jessup renewed the motion that that HF2174 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair O’Driscoll assumed the gavel at 4:18PM.

HF1393 (Kelly Fenton) State primary date changed from August to June, and date of primary elections conducted by a political subdivision changed.

Representative Fenton moved that HF1393 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Fenton testified regarding HF1393.

The following testified regarding HF1393:
Julie Strother, Government Relations Director, Office of the Secretary of State.

Representative Nelson moved the HF1393A1 Amendment. Representative Nelson requested a roll call. The results were as follows:
AYES NAYS
FREIBERG, Mike O’DRISCOLL, Tim
HALVERSON, Laurie BLISS, Matt
LEE, Fue FENTON, Kelly
MASIN, Sandra JESSUP, Randy
NELSON, Michael NASH, Jim
YOUAKIM, Cheryl QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan

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

Representative Halverson moved the HF1393A4 Amendment. Representative Halverson requested a roll call. The results were as follows:
AYES NAYS
FREIBERG, Mike O’DRISCOLL, Tim
HALVERSON, Laurie BLISS, Matt
LEE, Fue FENTON, Kelly
MASIN, Sandra JESSUP, Randy
NELSON, Michael NASH, Jim
SANDSTEDE, Julie QUAM, Duane
YOUAKIM, Cheryl SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan

There being 7 Ayes and 9 Nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Youakim moved the HF1393A3 Amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Halverson moved the HF1393A2 Amendment. Representative Nelson requested a roll call. The results were as follows:
AYES NAYS
FREIBERG, Mike O’DRISCOLL, Tim
HALVERSON, Laurie BLISS, Matt
LEE, Fue FENTON, Kelly
MASIN, Sandra JESSUP, Randy
NELSON, Michael NASH, Jim
SANDSTEDE, Julie PETERSON, Roz
YOUAKIM, Cheryl QUAM, Duane
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan

There being 7 Ayes and 10 Nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Fenton renewed the motion that that HF1393, 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
BLISS, Matt HALVERSON, Laurie
FENTON, Kelly LEE, Fue
JESSUP, Randy MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim NELSON, Michael
PETERSON, Roz SANDSTEDE, Julie
QUAM, Duane YOUAKIM, Cheryl
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan

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

HF1888 (Duane Quam) Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and Minnesota Ballpark Authority members and employees prohibited from giving gifts to officials.

Representative Quam moved that HF1888 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Quam testified regarding HF1888.

Representative Quam renewed the motion that HF1888 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2073 (Steve Drazkowski) Public subsidy program repealed, and voluntary pledges to abide by expenditure limits provided.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF2073 come before the committee and be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Drazkowski testified regarding HF2073.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF2073 be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2072 (Steve Drazkowski) Political contribution refund repealed.

Chair O’Driscoll moved that HF2072 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion in the Government Operations and Elections Policy omnibus bill.

Representative Drazkowski testified regarding HF2072.

The following testified regarding HF2072:
George Beck, Minnesota Citizens for Clean Elections.

Chair O’Driscoll renewed the motion that HF2072 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Government Operations and Elections Policy omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:12PM.




Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Steve Barthel, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF33 (Johnson) - Sentencing guidelines modification legislative approval required.
  • HF1732 (Hoppe) - Commerce commissioner examinations modified.
  • HF1888 (Quam) - Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and Minnesota Ballpark Authority members and employees prohibited from giving gifts to officials.
  • HF630 (Rarick) - Child out-of-home placement cost aid under the Indian Child Welfare Act provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2058 (Nash) - Procedural exceptions for light rail or bus rapid transit line construction or expansion eliminated, and appraisal fees modified.
  • HF1891 (Howe) - Affirmative approval before interim implementation of state employee collective bargaining agreements required.
  • HF1958 (Loon) - Early education access fund established, director of early education and development established, enhanced coordination of early education and development programs provided, early education resource hubs authorized, report required, early education programs transferred to the director of early education and development, and money appropriated.
  • HF1105 (Howe) - Meeting defined for open meeting law.
  • HF2072 (Drazkowski) - Political contribution refund repealed.
  • HF2073 (Drazkowski) - Public subsidy program repealed, and voluntary pledges to abide by expenditure limits provided.
  • HF2174 (Jessup) - Ramsey County authorized to select positions for a supported work program.
  • HF1393 (Fenton) - State primary date changed from August to June, and date of primary elections conducted by a political subdivision changed.

***Committee will reconvene at 3pm in ROOM 10***

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