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Government Operations and Elections Policy

TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - February 27, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & ELECTIONS POLICY
MINUTES

Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair of the Government Operation and Election Policy Committee called the meeting to order at 10:16 AM on February 27, 2018, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building. A quorum was present.

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


Representative Nelson moved to approve the minutes of May 12th, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved to approve the minutes of September 25th, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF329 (Rarick) Fireworks manufacture, sale, and use regulated.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF329 to the General Register.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H0329A9 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion that HF329, as amended, be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Representative Fenton moved HF1393 to the General Register.

Representative Fenton moved the H1393A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Fenton presented HF1393.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion that HF1393, as amended, be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1689 (Ecklund) City and town expenditures for historical societies permitted.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF1689 to the General Register. . THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2636 (Erickson) Towns authorized to appropriate funds to community food shelves.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF2636 before the committee.

Representative Erickson Presented HF2636.

Representative O’Driscoll laid the bill over for further consideration and testimony.

HF1975 (Vogel) Water tank service contract bidding exception narrowed.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF1975 to the General Register.

Representative Vogel presented H1975DE1.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H1975DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified in favor of HF1975 as amended:
Tracy Gliori, TMI Coatings, Inc.
Scott Salmon, TMI Coatings, Inc.
Kimberly Price, Price Law Firm TMI Coatings, Inc.
Adam Hanson, Director of Government and Public Affairs, Associated Builders and Contractors of MN/ND

The Following testified in regards to HF1975 as amended:
Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities

The following testified against HF1975 as amended:
David Oxley, Executive Director, American Council of Engineering Companies

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion that HF1975, as amended, be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:07AM.



Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Meghan Plotz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF329 (Rarick) - Fireworks manufacture, sale, and use regulated.
  • HF1393 (Fenton) - State primary date changed from August to June, and date of primary elections conducted by a political subdivision changed.
  • HF1689 (Ecklund) - City and town expenditures for historical societies permitted.
  • HF2636 (Erickson) - Towns authorized to appropriate funds to community food shelves.
  • HF1975 (Vogel) - Water tank service contract bidding exception narrowed.
Documents:

HF 329, HF 1393, and HF 1689 have been returned to the committee (House Rule 4.20), and will be returned back to the General Register. No further public testimony will be taken, as they have already received public testimony in their previous hearings.