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Government Operations and Elections Policy

THIRTY – SIXTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 20, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY – SIXTH 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 10:16AM on March 20, 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

LEE, Fue


Representative West moved to approve the minutes of March 15, 2018. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3001 (Poston) Service cooperatives included in definition of governmental units for purposes of joint powers.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3001 in front of the committee to be rereferred to Education Finance.

Representative Poston presented HF3001.

Dan Listug, National Joint Powers Alliance testified on HF3001.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3001 to the Education Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2809 (Grossell) Emergency operations and continuity of government provisions amended; and adoption of emergency operations and continuity of government plan by the legislative branch, judicial branch, and state constitutional officers required.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF2809 before the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Grossell presented HF2809.

Irene Kao, league of Minnesota Cities testified on HF2809.

Committee recess at 10:28AM.

Committee reconvened at 10:30AM.

Representative Nelson moved the oral amendment P2, L10, after “emergency” insert “or local emergency”. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF2809 as amended to the State Government Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3077 (Metsa) Duluth; Seaway Port Authority membership modified.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3077 before the committee to be rereferred to the General Register.

Representative Metsa presented HF3077.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H3077DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Bradley Peterson, Duluth Seaway Port Authority testified on HF3077.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3077 as amended to be rereferred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3217 (Loonan) Pari-mutuel horse racing provisions relating to licensing and regulation modified.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3217 before the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Loonan presented HF3217.

Tom DiPasquale, Minnesota Racing Commission testified on HF3217.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3217 be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3296 (Kiel) Crimes against vulnerable adults working group established, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3296 to be rereferred to the Public Safety committee.

Representative Kiel presented HF3296.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed hi motion to move HF3296 be rereferred to the Public Safety committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3557 (Lueck) Environmental assessment worksheet exemptions for recreational trails expanded.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3557 before the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Lueck presented HF3557

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to moved HF3557 to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3463 (Petersburg) Motor vehicle titling and registration provisions modified.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3463 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Commerce committee.

Representative Petersburg presented HF3463.

Don Olson, Department of Vehicle Services testified against HF3463.

Julie Hanson, Scott County, Association of County Officers testified on HF3463.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3463 to the Commerce Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3032 (Layman) Transportation network companies regulated.

Representative O’Driscoll moves HF3032 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Transportation Policy Committee.

Representative Layman presented HF3032.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H3032A8 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF3032:
Matt Patton, Public Policy, LYFT
Ann Lindstrom, League of Minnesota Cities
Carlie Vander Aarde, Metro Cities
Ricardo Cercantes, City of St. Paul

Representative Pugh assumes gavel at 11:32AM.

Representative Peterson assumes gavel at 11:33AM.

The following testified on HF3032:
Edward Reynoso, Teamsters Joint Council 32 Drive
Gene Ranieai, City of Minneapolis
Samantha Gagron, Blue and White Taxi

Representative O’Driscoll assumes the gavel at 11:48AM.

Representative O’Driscoll renews his motion to move HF3032 as amended to be rereferred to the Transportation Policy Committee. Representative Nelson requested a roll call.

The results were as follows:


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


NAYS
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
LEE, Fue
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
SANDSTEDE, Julie
YOUAKIM, Cheryl





There being 11 Ayes and 7 Nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED

The committee recessed at 11:59AM.
The committee reconvened at 6:03PM

HF3273 (Albright) Metropolitan Council governance modified, and Transportation Advisory Board eliminated.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3273 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Transportation Finance Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the HF3273A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF3273:
Scott Schulte, Anoka County Commissioner
Jeff Reinert, Mayor of Lino Lakes
Patricia Nauman, Executive Director of Metro Cities
Keith Carlson, Executive Director of Minnesota Inter-County Association – In Favor
Pahoua Hoffman, Executive Director, Citizens League – Against
Judd Schetnan, Met Council
Doug Anderson, Dayton, TAB

Representative O’Driscoll renews his motion to move HF3273 as amended to be rereferred to the Transportation Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3477 (Bliss) Purple Heart City or Purple Heart County designation authorized.

Representative Bliss moved HF3477 in front of the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Bliss presented HF3477.

Representative Bliss renewed his motion to move HF3477 to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3608 (Pugh) Hennepin County competitive bidding modified.

Representative Pugh moved HF3608 in front of the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Pugh presented HF3608.

Michael Rosenfeld, Hennepin County testified in favor of HF3608.

Representative Pugh renewed her motion to move HF3608 to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3570 (Nash) MN.IT Services duties modified, and legislation to recodify chapter 16E required.

Representative Nash moved HF3570 in front of the committee to be rereferred to State Government Finance.

Representative Nash presented HF3570.

John Echten, MNIT testified against HF3570.

Representative Swedzinski assumed the gavel at 7:31PM.

Representative Nash renewed his motion to move HF3570 to be rereferred to State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2475 (Sandstede) Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer Board appointment permitted.

Representative Sandstede moved HF2475 in front of the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Sandstede moved the H2475A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Sandstede presented HF2475.

Representative Sandstede renewed her motion to move HF2475 to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 7:55PM.





Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Meghan Plotz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3077 (Metsa) - Duluth; Seaway Port Authority membership modified.
  • HF2809 (Grossell) - Emergency operations and continuity of government provisions amended; and adoption of emergency operations and continuity of government plan by the legislative branch, judicial branch, and state constitutional officers required.
  • HF3001 (Poston) - Service cooperatives included in definition of governmental units for purposes of joint powers.
  • HF3296 (Kiel) - Vulnerable adults and reporting maltreatment statutory provisions modified.
  • HF3217 (Loonan) - Pari-mutuel horse racing provisions relating to licensing and regulation modified.
  • HF3557 (Lueck) - Environmental assessment worksheet exemptions for recreational trails expanded.
  • HF3463 (Petersburg) - Motor vehicle titling and registration provisions modified.
  • HF3032 (Layman) - Transportation network companies regulated.
  • HF3273 (Albright) - Metropolitan Council governance modified, and Transportation Advisory Board eliminated.
  • HF3477 (Bliss) - Purple Heart City or Purple Heart County designation authorized.
  • HF3608 (Pugh) - Hennepin County competitive bidding modified.
  • HF3570 (Nash) - MN.IT Services duties modified, and legislation to recodify chapter 16E required.
  • HF2475 (Sandstede) - Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer Board appointment permitted.
Documents:

Bills may be taken in any order. Bills may be added. All bills will be heard pending referral.

Should the committee not finish during the regularly scheduled committee time, we will reconvene at 5pm or the call of the chair in Room 10 of the State Office Building.