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Civil Law and Elections

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 23, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

CIVIL LAW AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

MINUTES



Representative Jeff Johnson, Chairman of the Civil Law and Elections Committee, called the eighteenth meeting to order at 12:35 PM on Wednesday, March 23, 2005, in Room B of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:


JOHNSON, Jeff, Chairman
DELAFOREST, Chris, Vice-Chair
DEAN, Matt
ELLISON, Keith
EMMER, Tom HILTY, Bill
LESCH, John
NELSON, Peter
SIMON, Steve
SLAWIK, Nora
WESTROM, Torrey
Members excused:

Representative Brod.

A quorum was present.

Representative Hilty moved approval of the March 21, 2005 Civil Law and Elections Committee minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Chairman Johnson moved HF1461 (Ruth), disabilities parking provisions modified and simplified, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Ruth presented HF1461.

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF1461 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Jeff Johnson moved HF923 (Holberg), transportation Department property transaction provisions modified, be passed and placed on the General Register.

Representative Holberg presented HF923.

Testifying in support of HF923.

Betsy Parker Department of Transportation

Chairman Johnson moved the following oral amendments (see attached):

Page 4, delete Section 3
Pages 11 to 12, delete Section 9
Pages 9 to 10, delete Section 8

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENTS WERE ADOPTED.

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF923, as amended, be passed and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Johnson moved HF1352 (Holberg) motor vehicle and driver applications and records provisions modified, be passed and placed on the General Register.


Representative Holberg presented HF1352.

Testifying in support of HF1352.

Rita Wurm Operations Support Manager at Driver and Vehicle Services

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF1352 be passed and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lesch moved HF1093 (Hausman) St. Paul authorized to participate in the creation of and contracting with a nonprofit organization, be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Lesch presented HF1093.

Testifying in support of HF1093.

John Kelly Assistant City Attorney, River Centre Authority, City of St. Paul
Shamus O’Meara River Centre Authority, City of St. Paul
Richard Neumeister Citizen
Joel Carlson Minnesota Trial Lawyers Assoc.

Representative Lesch renewed his motion that HF1093 be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Johnson moved HF1555 (Powell) emergency Health Powers Act be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development.

Representative Powell presented HF1555.

Chairman Johnson moved A05-0352 amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Johnson moved A05-0365 amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying in support of HF1555.

Aggie Leitheiser Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
Twila Brase Citizen Council on Health Care
Joel Carlson Minnesota Trial Lawyers Assoc.

Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that HF1555, as amended, be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Johnson moved SF879 (Hosch) state primary election eliminated areas where no nominee must be selected for any office in that municipality or county, be recommended to pass and be held over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Elections bill.

Representative Hosche presented SF879.


Chairman Johnson renewed his motion that SF879, be held over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus Elections bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Civil Law and Elections Committee will meet next week as follows:

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 5:30 PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 12:30PM and
4:00PM

The meeting was adjourned at 1:58PM.

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REP. JEFF JOHNSON, CHAIR


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JOYCE ROGERS
COMMITTEE LEGISLATIVE ASST.