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THIRD MEETING - Subcommittee on Local Government

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

SUBCOMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

MINUTES

Representative Masin, Chair of the Subcommittee on Local Government, called the meeting to order at 9:50 AM on February 20, 2019 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MASIN, Sandra (Chair)
ELKINS, Steve (Vice-Chair)
MCDONALD, Joe (GOP Lead)
FREIBERG, Mike
HERTAUS, Jerry
KOZNICK, Jon
LIEN, Ben

Members excused:
XIONG, Tou

A quorum was present.

HF756 (Cantrell) relating to taxation; authoring municipalities to enter into a fire protection district; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 275.066; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statues, chapter 471.

Representative Cantrell presented the bill for an informational hearing.

Testifiers:
Wayne Kewitsch – Minnesota Fire Association Coalition
Gary Carlson – League of Minnesota Cities

Representative Elkins moved that the minutes of February 6, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF192 (Masin) relating to the Metropolitan Council; providing for staggered terms; expanding the membership of the nomination committee; requiring additional information to be made publicly available as part of the selection process; clarifying council member qualifications; requiring new advisory committee; establishing sewer availability charges stakeholder group; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 473.123, subdivisions 2a, 3; 473.127.

HF192 was amended during the February 6, 2019 meeting deleting sections 3 and 4 before being laid over.

Representative Masin moved the H0192A3 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Koznick moved an oral amendment to the H0192DE1 amendment: on page 2, line 26, delete the first “four” and insert “five” and delete the second “four” and insert “three”. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Elkins moved that the H0192DE1 amendment, as amended, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Masin moved that HF192, as amended, be moved to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREAVAILED.

HF 370 (Fischer) relating to the Metropolitan Council; providing for staggered terms; expanding the membership of the nomination committee; requiring additional information to be made publicly available as part of the selection process; clarifying council member qualifications; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 473.123 subdivisions 2a, 3.

Representative Masin moved that HF370 be laid over. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Testifier:
Patricia Neuman – Metro Cities

HF703 (Masin) relating to local government; repealing the political subdivision compensation limit; making a conforming change; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 473.606, subdivision 5; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 43A.17, subdivision 9.

Representative Masin presented the bill for an informational hearing.

Testifiers:
Sheila Kiscaden – Olmsted County
Luke Hellier – City of Lakeville
Gary Carlson – League of MN Cities
Doug Carnival – MMUA (MN Municipal Utilities Association)
Keith Carlson – MICA (MN Inter-County Assocation)






The meeting was adjourned at 11:04 AM.






Representative Masin, Chair




Anna Fineanganofo,
Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

Continue HF192 (Masin) Metropolitan Council staggered terms. Continue HF370 (Fischer) 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. Informational hearing on HF756 (Cantrell) Municipalities authorized to entire into a fire protection district. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?b=House&f=HF756&ssn=0&y=2019 Informational hearing on HF703 (Masin) Political subdivision compensation limit repealed, and conforming change made. https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?f=HF703&b=house&y=2019&ssn=0

Bills Added:
  • HF192 (Masin) - 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.
  • HF370 (Fischer) - 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.
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