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Government Operations and Elections Policy

THIRTY - THIRD MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 13, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY - THIRD 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 10:19AM on March 13, 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
MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SANDSTEDE, Julie
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan
YOUAKIM, Cheryl


Members Excused:
Lee, Fue

Representative Peterson moved to approve the minutes of March 7, 2018. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2574 (Dean) Rare diseases advisory council established.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF2574 before the committee to be rereferred to the Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee.

Representative Dean Presented HF2574.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H2574A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative O’Driscol renewed his motion to move HF2574 as amended to be rereferred to the Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2725 (Dean) County-based eligibility determination for medical assistance and MinnesotaCare required, seeking a waiver to determine eligibility for premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions required, legislative oversight of expenditures provided, and money appropriated.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF2725 before the committee to be rereferred to the Civil Law Committee.

Representative Dean presented HF2725.

Matt Hilgart with the Association of Minnesota Counties testified in favor of the bill.





Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF2725 to be rereferred to the Civil Law Committee. Representative Youakim requested a roll call. The results were as follows:


AYES
O’DRISCOLL, Tim - Chair
PUGH, Cindy - Vice Chair
FENTON, Kelly
NASH, Jim
PETERSON, Roz
QUAM, Duane
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan



NAYS
HALVERSON, Laurie
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
SANDSTEDE, Julie
YOUAKIM, Cheryl







There being 9 Ayes and 5 Nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF3278 (Dettmer) Adjutant general authority clarified.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3278 before the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Dettmer presented HF3278.

The following testified in favor of HF3278:
Don Kerr, Executive Director of Military Affairs
Justin Baker, Attorney at the Department of Military Affairs

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3278 to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2996 (Kresha) Child Welfare Training System modification required, report required, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF2996 before the committee to be rereferred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative Kresha presented HF2996.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF2996 to be rereferred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3395 (O'Driscoll) Metropolitan Airports Commission exempted from political subdivision compensation limit.

Representative Pugh assumes gavel at 11:10AM.

Representative Pugh moved HF3395 before the committee.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3395 to be referred to the General Register.

Representative O’Driscoll presented HF3395.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3395 to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll assumes gavel at 11:14AM.



HF1541 (Thissen) Accessibility standard compliance required.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF1541 before the committee to be rerefferred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll moved H1541DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Thissen presented HF1541 as amended.

Rick Heller testified as the Unofficial Representative of the Twice Exception and Prin, 4-pd2e, in favor of HF1541.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF1541 as amended be rereferred to the State Government Operations Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:33AM.





Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Meghan Plotz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2574 (Dean) - Rare Diseases Advisory Council establishment requested to provide advice on issues related to rare diseases, and money appropriated.
  • HF2725 (Dean) - County-based eligibility determination for medical assistance and MinnesotaCare required, seeking a waiver to determine eligibility for premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions required, legislative oversight of expenditures provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3278 (Dettmer) - Adjutant general authority clarified.
  • HF2996 (Kresha) - Child Welfare Training System modification required, report required, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF1541 (Thissen) - Accessibility standard compliance required.
  • HF3395 (O'Driscoll) - Metropolitan Airports Commission exempted from political subdivision compensation limit.
Documents:

Any bills from Tuesday's agenda that are not finished will be heard on Wednesday.

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

Discussion will be limited to bill sections pertaining to the Government Operations and Elections committee's jurisdiction.

Bill order is anticipated to be as follows (order may change as needed):
HF3278 (Dettmer)
HF2996 (Kresha)
HF2574 (Dean)
HF2725 (Dean)
HF3395 (O'Driscoll)
HF1541 (Thissen)