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Government Operations and Elections Policy

FORTIETH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 28, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTIETH 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 28, 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

HF3536 (McDonald) Physician Assistant Advisory Council member term limits eliminated.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3536 before the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative McDonald presented HF3536.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed the motion to move HF3536 to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3171 (Kiel) Health commissioner required to convene the older adult social isolation working group, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3171 before the committee to be rereferred to the Health and Human Services Finance committee.

Representative Kiel presented HF3171.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3137 to Health and Human Services Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3674 (O’Neill) Collective bargaining agreement and compensation plan information required to be submitted to the Legislative Coordinating Commission.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3674 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance committee.

Representative O’Neill presented HF3674.

Edwin Hudson, MMD testified on HF3674.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3674 to be rereferred to the State Government Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3873 (Albright) Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted, and Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals quorum requirements modified.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3837 before the committee to be rereferred to the Jobs and Energy committee.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the A18-0704 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3837 as amended to the Jobs and Energy committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2926 (Garofalo) Legislative Ratification of proposed collective bargaining agreements conditions specified.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF2926 before the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance committee.

Representative Garofalo presented HF2926.

Devin Bruce, MAPE testified against HF2926.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF2926 to be rereferred to the State Government Finance 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
LEE, Fue
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
SANDSTEDE, Julie
YOUAKIM, Cheryl






With the results being 11 AYES and 6 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3606 (Christensen) Counties, cities, and Towns prohibited from regulating auxiliary containers.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3606 in front of the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Christensen presented HF3606.

The following testified in opposition of HF3606:
Andrew Johnson, Minneapolis Minnesota
Erik Forsberg, Hospitality
Megan Kuhl-Stennes, Eureka Recycling
Emily Barker, City of St. Louis Park
Andrew Papacosta, MSA
Kristina Mattson, Zero Waste St. Paul
Simon Hefty, Paper Company
Daniel Swenson – Klatt, Butter Bakery Café
Tim Schaefer, Environment Minnesota
Heidi Ringhofer, SWAA
Ann Lindstrom, League of Minnesota Cities
Charlie Vander Aarde, Metro Cities
David Benke, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Michael Soick, Minnesota Faith Communities
Kelly Kish, Composting

The following testified in favor of HF3606:
Bruce Nustad, Minnesota Retailers Association
Alinda Suarez, Taqueria Los Paisanos
Scott Van, Van Paper Company
Dave Cossetta, Owner of Cossetts’s

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3606 to be referred to the General Register. Representative Nelson 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
FREIBERG, Mike
HALVERSON, Laurie
JESSUP, Randy
LEE, Fue
MASIN, Sandra
NELSON, Michael
SANDSTEDE, Julie
YOUAKIM, Cheryl


With the results being 9 AYES and 8 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:54AM.





Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Meghan Plotz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3171 (Kiel) - Health commissioner required to convene the older adult social isolation working group, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3606 (Christensen) - Counties, cities, and towns prohibited from regulating auxiliary containers.
  • HF3536 (McDonald) - Physician Assistant Advisory Council member term limits eliminated.
  • HF3873 (Albright) - Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations adopted; workers' compensation provisions modified; hospital outpatient fee schedules modified; billing, payment, and dispute resolution modified; ambulatory surgical center payments defined; and covered benefits modified.
  • HF3674 (O'Neill) - Collective bargaining agreement and compensation plan information required to be submitted to the Legislative Coordinating Commission.
  • HF2926 (Garofalo) - Legislative ratification of proposed collective bargaining agreements conditions specified.
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Bills may be added. Agenda may be taken in any order.
If bills are not finished by 12pm, they will be moved to Thursday's agenda.