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FIFTEENTH MEETING - Government Operations

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY FIRST SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
MINUTES

Representative Mike Freiberg, Chair of the Government Operations, called the fifteenth meeting to order at 9:46AM on March 7, 2019, in the basement hearing room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members Present:

FREIBERG, Mike – Chair
SAUKE, Duane –Vice Chair
ZERWAS, Nick
BAHNER, Kristin
ELKINS, Steve
GOMEZ, Aisha
HEINRICH, John
KOEGEL, Erin
LAYMAN, Sandy
LEE, Fue
LILLIE, Leon
MASIN, Sandra
NASH, Jim
NELSON, Michael
PELOWSKI, Gene
QUAM, Duane
THEIS, Tama
VOGEL, Bob

Members Excused

WEST, Nolan

No quorum at the time of the meeting starting.

Representative Persell begins testimony on HF973.

Testifiers

Representative Persell
Jim Riddle., Land Stewardship Project Member, Former MPCA Citizens Board Member, Winona County
Dayna Burtness, Land Stewardship Project and Hog Farmer, Houston County
Gwen Meyers, Minnesota’s League of Women Voters
Alexis Donath, MPCA
Jean Coleman, Attorney, MPCA

A quorum was present at 9:50am. The meeting was officially called to order at 9:53am.

Representative Sauke moves to approve the minutes. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF973 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Representative Zerwas requests a roll call vote.

The roll call for HF973 is as follows.

Ayes
FREIBERG
BAHNER
ELKINS
GOMEZ
KOEGAL
LEE
LILLIE
MASIN
NELSON
PELOWSKI
SAUKE

Nays
ZERWAS
HEINRICH
LAYMAN
NASH
QUAM
THIES
VOGEL


Being 11 Ayes and 7 Nays, MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF1657 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the Ways and Means.

Testifiers

Representative Persell
John Waters, MN DNR
Andrew Korsberg, MN DNR

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF1657 to the Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF1150 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifiers

Representative Tou Xiong
Jennifer Waginuis
Matt Hilgard?

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF1150 to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF1723 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and Means.

Testifiers
Representative Anne Claflin

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF1723 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF1644 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the Ways and Means committee.

Testifiers

Representative Jamie Long
Bob Tracy, Minnesota Census Mobilization Partnership

Representative Freiberg moves to adopt author’s amendment HF166A3. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF1644 to Ways and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF1267 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Freiberg amends his motion to re-refer HF1267 to Ways and Means.

Testifiers

Representative Todd Lippert
Jim Riddles, BlueFruit Farms and Land Stewardship Project
Bruce Miller, MN Farmers Union

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF1267 to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg moves HF1587 in front of the committee to be re-referred to the General Register.

Testifiers
Representative Rick Hansen

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF1587 to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.


Representative Freiberg moves HF1863 in front of the committee to be re-referred to Ways and means.

Representative Freiberg moves the author’s amendment HF1863A1. MOTION PREVILED.

Testifiers

Representative Leon Lillie
Kelly Christenson, MNDOT
Steve Kordusky, MN Government Engineer’s Council
Richard Kolodziejski, MAPE

Representative Zerwas requests a roll call.

Representative Zerwas withdraws his request for a roll call vote.

Representative Freiberg renews his motion to re-refer HF1863 to Way and Means. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Freiberg references the referral memo in the member’s packets.

Representative Freiberg also notes the next Government Operations committee will be meeting again on Friday, March 7 at 10:15am in Room 5 in the State Office Building.

Meeting adjourned at 11:58am.
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Agenda:

HF1644 (Long) United States Census employee access to multiunit residential facilities required, Census 2020 Mobilization Partnership program established, encouraging participation in 2020 federal census outreach initiatives funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1150 (Xiong, T.) County board allowed to temporary fill a county commissioner vacancy by appointment. HF1863 (Lillie) State employee salaries in nonappropriation event funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1656 (Persell) State buildings renewable energy provisions modified, outdoor recreation grant provisions modified, game and fish law modified, and beaver and beaver dams causing damage removal provided. HF973 (Persell) Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens Board reinstated. HF1587 (Hansen) Citizen oversight committees extended. HF1267 (Lippert) Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force extended. HF1723 (Claflin) Mississippi River Parkway Commission member terms modified, commission expiration date repealed, and trunk highway fund appropriations modified.

Bills Added:
  • HF1150 (Xiong) - County board allowed to temporary fill a county commissioner vacancy by appointment.
  • HF1644 (Long) - United States Census employee access to multiunit residential facilities required, Census 2020 Mobilization Partnership program established, encouraging participation in 2020 federal census outreach initiatives funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF973 (Persell) - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens Board reinstated.
  • HF1587 (Hansen) - Citizen oversight committees extended.
  • HF1267 (Lippert) - Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force extended.
  • HF1723 (Claflin) - Mississippi River Parkway Commission member terms modified, commission expiration date repealed, and trunk highway fund appropriations modified.
  • HF1863 (Lillie) - State employee salaries money appropriated in the event of nonappropriation.
  • HF1656 (Persell) - Outdoor recreation grant provisions modified, game and fish law modified, beaver and beaver dams causing damage removal provided, insecticides in wildlife management areas banned, and rulemaking required.
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