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THIRTY – SEVENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 21, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY – SEVENTH 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 10:18AM on March 21, 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 Nelson moved to approve the minutes of March 20, 2018. THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3721 (Sarah Anderson) Contingent fee arrangements with outside counsel prohibited.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3721 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Anderson presented HF3721.

Alan Gilbert, Attorney Generals Office testified against HF3721.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to rerefer HF3721 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
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 10 Ayes and 7 Nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3290 (Pugh) Commission of Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard-of-Hearing Minnesotans modified.

Representative Pugh moves HF3290 in front of the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Pugh presented HF3290

The following testified on HF3290:
Rosanne Kath, Commission of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Michele Isham, Commission of Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Rick Heller, Unofficial Representative of the Twice Exception and Prin, 4-pd2e

Representative Pugh moved the oral amendment that suggests page 3, line 25, delete “or” and insert “and” THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pugh renewed her motion to move HF3290 as amended be referred to the General Register.

HF3308 (Kiel) Older and vulnerable adult protections provided, health care and home care bills of rights modified, regulation of home care providers modified, maltreatment reporting requirements modified, working groups established, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3308 before the committee to be rereferred to the Health and Human Services committee.

Representative Kiel presented HF3308.

The fallowing testified on HF3308:
Kari Thurlon, Leading Age Minnesota
Erin Buie, Care Providers of Minnesota
JoanWillhire, Minnesota Council of Disabilities
Beth McMullen, Alzheimers Association
Rick Heller, Unofficial Representative of the Twice Exception and Prin, 4-pd2e

Representative O’Driscoll renews his motion to move HF3308 to the Health and Human Services Committee.

HF3664 (Moran) Hair braiders exempted from cosmetology registration requirements.

Representative O’Driscoll moves HF3664 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll moves the H3664A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pugh presented HF3664.

The following testified on HF3664 as amended:
Lilian Anderson
Gina Fast, Cosmetology Board

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move hF3664 as amended to be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee.


The Government Operations and Elections committee recessed at 11:52AM.

The Government Operations and Elections committee reconvened at 6:45PM.

HF2847 (Lueck) Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Citizens Advisory Council modified.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF2847 in front of the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Lueck presented HF2847.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to refer HF2847 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Peterson assumed gavel at 6:59PM

HF2829 (O'Driscoll) Real estate appraisals regulated, advisory board created, and duties prescribed.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF2829 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Jobs and Energy Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll presented HF2829.

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF2829 be rereferred to the Jobs and Energy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative O’Driscoll assumes gavel at 7:03PM

HF3447 (Howe) Information and telecommunications technology projects required to be developed and completed by contract, and legislative report before a project is deployed for live use required.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3447 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Nash moved the H3447A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nash moved the H3447A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF3447 as amended:
Jon Echten, MNIT
Rick Heller, Unofficial Representative of the Twice Exception and Prin, 4-pd2e

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3447 as amended to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2887 (Backer) Nitrogen fertilizer rules prohibited unless approved by law.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF2887 in front of the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Backer presented HF2887

The following testified on HF2887:
Sonja Trom Eayrs, Dodge Concerned Citizens
Douglas Eayrs, Dodge Concerned Citizens
Whitney Place, Department of Agriculture

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3887 to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2912 (Rarick) Payments and release of a retainage within a certain time period required.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF2912 in front of the committee to be referred to the State Government Finance Commmittee.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H2912DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Rarick presented HF2912.

The following testified on HF2912 as amended:
Curtis Smith, Moss and Barnett
Mike Aresser, Gresser Companies
Keith Carlson, Minnesota inter counties
Wayne Wiskowski, Administration
Justin Femrite, Elk River

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF2912 as amended to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3044 (Vogel) Agencies required to determine the impact of a proposed rule on the cost of residential construction or remodeling, notice to the applicable legislative committees required, and legislative committee permitted to require approval of a rule by law.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3044 in front of the committee to be referred to the Jobs and Energy committee.

Representative Peterson assumed the gavel at 7:53PM

The following testified in favor of HF3044:
Peter Coyle, Housing First
David Siegel, Housing First
Nick Ericson, House First

The following testified on HF3044:
Ryan Hamilton, MN Realtors
Angie Wiese, MNFAC
Richard Hanffe, ICC

The following testified against HF3044:
Scott McLella, MN DCI
Steve UBL, City of St. Paul

Representative Peterson renewed the motion to move HF3044 to be referred to the Jobs and Energy committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3376 (Vogel) State auditor required to adopt rules related to the review of audits conducted by CPA firms.

Representative Peterson moved HF3376 in front of the committee to be referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Author incorporated an oral amendment to the H3376DE1 amendment

Representative Peterson moved the H3376DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Vogel presented HF3376 as amended.

Geno Fragnito, MNCPA testified on HF3376.

Representative Peterson renewed her motion to move HF3376 as amended to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3195 (Albright) Council of Health Boards required to study and make recommendations on increasing access to clinical experiences through the use of technology.

Representative Sandstede assumed the gavel at 8:32PM.

Representative Sadstede moved HF3195 in front of the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Albright presented.

Representative Sandstede renewed her motion to move HF3195 to be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3575 (Albright) Human services department restructuring working group established, and report required.

Representative Sandstede moved HF3575 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Health and Human Services Finance committee.

Representative Albright presented HF3575.

Representative Sandstede moves the H3575A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Sandstede renewed her motion to move HF3575 as amended to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3404 (Albright) Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee expiration date postponed.

Representative Halverson assumed the gavel at 8:36PM.

Representative Halverson moved HF3404 in front of the committee to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Albright presented HF3404.

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to move HF3404 be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3530 (Albright) Advisory council established on pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.

Representative Halverson moved HF3530 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Representative Halverson moved the HF3530A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright presented HF3530.

The following testified on HF3530:
Natalie and Brian Barnes

Representative Halverson renewed the motion to move HF3530 as amended to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3889 (Albright) Scott County; turn lane fee authorized.

Representative O’Driscoll assumed gavel at 8:51PM.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3889 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the Transportation Finance committee.

Representative Albright presented HF3889.

The following testified on HF3889:
Ted Kowalski, Spring Lake Township
Peter Coyle, Housing First
Mike Beard, Scott County

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3889 to be rereferred to the Transportation Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3917 (Peterson) Metropolitan Council staggered terms provided, nomination committee membership expanded, additional information required to be made publicly available as part of the selection process, and council member qualifications clarified.

Representative Peterson moved HF3917 before the committee to be rereferred to State Government Finance.

Representative Peterson presented HF3917.

The following testified on HF3917:
Patricia Nauman, Metro Cities
Angelica Klebsch, Citizens League, Policy Director
Mike Beard, Scott County

Representative Peterson renewed her motion to rereferre HF3917 to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3101 (Theis) Health service executive licensure established.

Representative Theis move HF3101 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Theis presented HF3101

Representative Theis renewed his motion to move HF3101 to be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1933 (Quam) Airport zoning provisions modified.

Representative Quam moved HF1933 in front of the committee to be referred to Transportation Finance.

Representative Quam presented HF1933.

Representative Quam moved the H1933A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Casandra Isach, MN Department of Transportation testified on HF1933.

Representative Quam renews his motion to move HF1933 as amended to Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3850 (Flanagan) Facility licensure requirements for practitioners who only provide eyelash extensions repealed.

Representative O’Driscoll moved HF3850 in front of the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance.

Representative Flanagan presented HF3850.

The following testified on HF3850:
Michalle Guajardo, Eyelash Tech, A Lash Above the Rest
Meagan Forbes, Institue for Justice
Gina Fast, MN Board of Cosmetology
Judy Barcia, MN Board of Cosmetology

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion to move HF3850 to be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF 4132 (Clark), companion to SF 3547 (Pappas) - Women's suffrage 100th anniversary commemoration commission establishment and appropriation.

Representative Fenton assumed the gavel at 10:00PM.
Representative Fenton moved HF4132 before the committee to be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Fenton moved the H4132A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Clark presented HF4132.

The following testified on HF4132:
Amber Jones, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
Jill Zehniser, ZoZo Women’s Vote Continued
Michelle Witte, League of Women Voters Minnesota

Representative Fe3nton renewed the motion to move HF4132 as amended be rereferred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



The meeting was adjourned at 10:16PM.





Representative Tim O’Driscoll, Chair




Meghan Plotz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3308 (Kiel) - Older and vulnerable adult protections provided, health care and home care bills of rights modified, regulation of home care providers modified, correction order provisions modified, training and operations panel within the Office of Health Facility Complaints established, vulnerable adult maltreatment reporting requirements modified, working groups established, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2847 (Lueck) - Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Citizens Advisory Council modified.
  • HF3447 (Howe) - Information and telecommunications technology projects required to be developed and completed by contract, information technology and cybersecurity provisions changed, and legislative report before a project is deployed for live use required.
  • HF2887 (Backer) - Nitrogen fertilizer rules prohibited unless approved by law.
  • HF3195 (Albright) - Council of Health Boards required to study and make recommendations on increasing access to clinical experiences through the use of technology, and money appropriated.
  • HF3575 (Albright) - Human Services Department restructuring working group established, and report required.
  • HF3404 (Albright) - Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee expiration date postponed.
  • HF3530 (Albright) - Advisory council established on pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome.
  • HF2912 (Rarick) - Release of retainage required within certain time period.
  • HF2829 (O'Driscoll) - Real estate appraisals regulated, advisory board created, and duties prescribed.
  • HF3101 (Theis) - Health service executive licensure established.
  • HF3290 (Pugh) - Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard-of-Hearing modified.
  • HF1933 (Quam) - Airport zoning provisions modified.
  • HF3664 (Moran) - Hair braiders exempted from cosmetology registration requirements.
  • HF3721 (Anderson) - Contingent fee arrangements with outside counsel prohibited.
  • HF3044 (Vogel) - Agencies required to determine the impact of a proposed rule on the cost of residential construction or remodeling, notice to the applicable legislative committees required, and legislative committee permitted to require approval of a rule by law.
  • HF3850 (Flanagan) - Facility licensure requirements for practitioners who only provide eyelash extensions repealed.
  • HF3889 (Albright) - Scott County; turn lane fee authorized.
  • HF3376 (Vogel) - CPA firm audit provisions changed.
  • HF3917 (Peterson) - Metropolitan Council staggered terms provided, nomination committee membership expanded, additional information required to be made publicly available as part of the selection process, and council member qualifications clarified.
  • HF4132 (Clark) - Women's Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission established, and money appropriated.

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