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FOURTH MEETING - Subcommittee on Local Government

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH 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 9:47 AM on March 6th, 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
XIONG, Tou

A quorum was present.

Representative McDonald moved that the minutes of February 20, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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.

Testifiers:
Gary Carlson – League of MN Cities
Kent Sulem – MN Municipal Utilities Association
Keith Carlson – MN Inter-County Association

Representative Masin moved that HF703 be moved to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF511 (Elkins) relating to local government; repealing the prohibition on local ordinances governing plastic bags and similar items; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 471.9998.

Representative Elkins presented the bill for an informational hearing.

Testifiers:
Brad Wiersum – League of MN Cities
Steven Huser – Metro Cities
Lance Klatt – MSSA (MN Service Station & Convenience Store Association)
Jamie Pfuhl – MGA (MN Grocers Association)
Bruce Nustad – MN Retailers Association
Deb McMillan – Twin West Chamber of Commerce
Tony Kwilas – MN Chamber of Commerce
Lynn Hoffman – Eureka Recycling
Kyle Samejima – Minneapolis Climate Action
Mark Hughes
Erika Vann

Representative Masin moved that HF511 be laid over. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:22 AM.





Representative Masin, Chair




Anna Fineanganofo,
Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

HF703 (Masin) Political subdivision compensation limit repealed, and conforming change made. Link will be added under Bills as soon as available. Informational hearing HF511 (Elkins) Plastic bags and similar items prohibition on local ordinances repealed.

Bills Added:
  • HF511 (Elkins) - Plastic bags and similar items prohibition on local ordinances repealed.
  • HF703 (Masin) - Political subdivision compensation limit repealed, and conforming change made.
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