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Government Operations and Elections Policy

THIRTY– FIRST MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 06, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY– FIRST 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 10:17AM on March 6, 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 Lee moved to approve the minutes of March 1, 2018. 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

Steve Fenske, Minnesota Association of Townships testified in favor of HF2636.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to be rereferred HF2636 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2846 (Christensen) Special education working group established, and report required.

Representative Christensen presented HF2846.

Representative Lee presented the H2846A6 amendment.

Representative Youakim presented the H2846A7 amendment.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF2846 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Education Finance Committee.

Representative Lee moved the H2846A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Youakim moved the following oral amendment to the H2846A7 amendment: P.1, L.5, delete "three representatives of nonprofit organizations" and insert "one representative of a nonprofit organization" THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Youakim moved the H2846A7 amendment as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative O’Driscoll moved the following oral amendment to the first engrossment: P.2, L24, delete "and" THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the following oral amendment to the first engrossment: P.2, L. 28, after "commissioner" insert "of education" THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on of HF2846:
Denise Dittrich, Minnesota School Boards Association
Rick Heller, Public

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF2846 as amended to be rereferred to the Education Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3013 (Runbeck) Teacher training required to enable a teacher to implement instructional strategies to meet the needs of students with dyslexia.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3013 before the committee to be rereferred to the Education Finance Committee.

Representative Runbeck presented HF3013.

The fallowing testified in favor of HF3013:
Rachel Berger, Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota
Rachel Depa, Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota
Kevin Donovan, Students of MN
Dr. Amy Schulting, Minnesota Department of Education
Daron Korte, Minnesota Department of Education
Rick Heller, Public

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3013 be rereferred to the Education Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2938 (Backer) Agricultural fertilizer research and education fee, Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council, Minnesota agricultural fertilizer research and education program, and agricultural fertilizer research and education account extended by 10 years.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF2938 before the committee to be rereferred to the Agriculture Finance Committee.

Representative Backer presented HF2938.

Grant Anderson, Stearns County Farmer testified in favor of HF2938.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF2938 be rereferred to the Agriculture Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2774 (Nash) State information technology services legislative commission established, and appointments required.

Representative Nash moved HF2774 before for the committee and be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Nash presented HF2774 and H2774A1.

Representative Nelson moved the following oral amendment to H2774A1 amendment: P.1, L.4, delete "governor" and insert "commission" THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Nash moved the H2774A1 amendment as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chris Buse, Office of the Legislative Auditor, Former Minnesota Information Technology Chief Security Officer testified in favor of HF2774 as amended.

Representative Nash renewed the motion that HF2774 as amended be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:55AM.




Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Meghan Plotz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2636 (Erickson) - Towns authorized to appropriate funds to community food shelves.
  • HF2938 (Backer) - Agricultural fertilizer research and education fee, Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council, Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education program, and Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education account extended by 10 years.
  • HF2846 (Christensen) - Special education working group established, and report required.
  • HF3013 (Runbeck) - Teacher training required to enable a teacher to implement instructional strategies to meet the needs of students with dyslexia.
  • HF2774 (Nash) - State information technology services legislative commission established, and appointments required.
Documents:

Bills may be taken in any order.