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Government Operations and Elections Policy

THIRTY - NINTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 27, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY - 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 10:15AM on March 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 - MASIN, Sandra
Chair NASH, Jim
PUGH, Cindy - Vice Chair PETERSON, Roz
NELSON, Michael QUAM, Duane
BLISS, Matt SANDSTEDE, Julie
FENTON, Kelly SWEDZINSKI, Chris
FREIBERG, Mike THEIS, Tama
HALVERSON, Laurie WEST, Nolan
JESSUP, Randy YOUAKIM, Cheryl
LEE, Fue

Representative Nelson moved to approve the minutes from the March 21', 2018 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF3611 (Grossell) Law enforcement agencies required to issue firearms to peace officers.

Representative O'Driscoll moved HF3611 before the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Grossell presented HF3611.

Representative O'Driscoll renews his motion to move HF3611 to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4169 (Schomacker) Nurse Licensure Compact created, and money appropriated.

Representative O'Driscoll moves HF4169 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Civil Law committee.

Representative Schomacker presented HF4169.

The following testified on HF4169:
Shirley Brekon, Minnesota Board of Nursing. Diane Twiedell, MOLN
Shannon Cunningham, Minnesota Nurses Association Laura Sayles, Minnesota Nurses Association
Katheren Koehn, Minnesota Organization of Registered Nuses

Representative O'Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF4169 to be rereferred to the Civil Law committee. Representative Nelson requested a roll — call. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS
O'DRISCOLL, Tim - Chair FREIBERG, Mike
PUGH, Cindy - Vice Chair HALVERSON, Laurie
BLISS, Matt LEE, Fue
FENTON, Kelly MASIN, Sandra
JESSUP, Randy NELSON, Michael
NASH, Jim YOUAKIM, Cheryl
PETERSON, Roz QUAM, Duane
SWEDZINSKI, Chris THEIS, Tama
WEST, Nolan






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

HF4226 (Schomacker) Minnesota Health Policy Commission established, and money appropriated.

Representative O'Driscoll moved HF4226 before the committee of be rereferred to State Government Finance committee.

Representative Schomacker presented HF4226.

Bentley Graves, Minnesota Chambers testified on HF4226.

Kristin Loncorich, Minnesota Hospital Association testified against HF4226.
Representative O'Driscoll renewed his motion to moved HF4226 to be rereferred to the State Government Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF2389 (Gruenhagen) Alternative pain management pilot program established, and evaluation of pilot program required.

Representative O'Driscoll moved HF2389 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Health and Human Services Finance committee.

Valerie Overby, Minnesota Acupuncture Association testified on HF2389.

Representative O'Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF2389 to be rereferred to the Health and Human Services Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3735 (Franson) Wells and borings licensure and registration requirements modified, and health commissioner directed to amend rules.
Representative O'Driscoll moves HF3735 before the committee to be rereferred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative Franson presented HF3735.

Representative O'Driscoll moved the H3735A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILEDAND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Bruce Yurich, MNIT testified on HF3735.

Representative O'Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3735 as amended to be rereferred to the Health and Human Services Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3018 (Bliss) Task Force on Charitable Gambling Taxation established, and money appropriated.

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Representative Bliss moved HF3018 before the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance committee.

Representative Bliss presented HF3018.

Al Lund, Allie Charities testified in favor of HF3018.

Representative Bliss renewed his motion to move HF3018 to be rereferred to the State Government Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4114 (Miller) Compensation to businesses provided for loss of business opportunity from sale and closure of biomass energy plant, account created, and money transferred.
Representative O'Driscoll moved HF4114 before the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance committee.

Representative Miller presented HF4114.

The following testified on HF4114:
Scott Dane, Association of Contract Loggers and Truckers
Craig Mataczynski, President of Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. Shawn Fletcher, Fletcher Trucking (against)
Shelley Buck, Tribal Council (against)
Tammy Pust, Office of Administrative Hearings

Representative O'Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF4114 to be rereferred to the State Government Finance committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



The meeting was adjourned at 11:43AM.





Representative Tim O'Driscoll, Chair



Meghan Plotz, Committee Legislative Assistant






























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More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3611 (Grossell) - Local government units prohibited from disarming peace officers who are in good standing.
  • HF4169 (Schomacker) - Nurse Licensure Compact created, and money appropriated.
  • HF3018 (Bliss) - Task Force on Charitable Gambling Taxation established, and money appropriated.
  • HF2389 (Gruenhagen) - Alternative pain management pilot program established, and evaluation of pilot program required.
  • HF4114 (Miller) - Compensation to businesses provided for loss of business opportunity from sale and closure of biomass energy plant, account created, and money transferred.
  • HF3735 (Franson) - Wells and borings licensure and registration requirements modified, and completion date changed for work report on wells and borings.
  • HF4226 (Schomacker) - Minnesota Health Policy Commission established, and money appropriated.
Documents:

Bills may be added. Agenda may be taken in any order.
If bills are not finished by 12pm, they will be moved to Wednesday's agenda.