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Civil Law and Elections

TWENTY SECOND MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 04, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

CIVIL LAW AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE


MINUTES



Chris DeLaForest, Vice Chairman of the Civil Law and Elections Committee, called the twenty first meeting to order at 12:40PM on Monday, April 4, 2005, in Room B of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

JOHNSON, Jeff, Chairman
HILTY, Bill
DELAFOREST, Chris,
Vice-ChairLESCH, John
BROD, Laura
NELSON, Peter
DEAN, Matt
SLAWIK, Nora
ELLISON, Keith
SIMON, Steve
EMMER, Tom

Excused: Torrey Westrom

A quorum was present.

Representative Emmer moved approval of the March 30, 2005 minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved approval of the April 1, 2005 minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Chairman DeLaForest moved HF1068 (Howes) County review and approval of shoreland subdivisions required, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Local Government Committee. Co-Chairman DeLaForest moved the A05-0195 to be adopted (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Howes presented HF1068.

Testifying in support of HF1068.

Gary Botzek Minnesota Lakes Assoc.

Veryl Morrell Land Use and Natural Resources Center, Blue Earth County

Co-Chairman DeLaForest renewed his motion that HF1068, as amended, be passed and re-referred to the Local Government Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Emmer moved HF1986 (Emmer) relating to government data practices, be passed and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Emmer moved the A2 amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Emmer presented HF1986.

Testifying on behalf of HF1986.

Lori Beyer-Krapinski Department of Administration
Betsy Hayes Material Management Division of the Department of Administration

Representative Emmer renewed his motion that HF1986, as amended, be passed and re-referred to the General Register. MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Emmer moved HF1785 (Emmer) relating to elections, be passed and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Emmer moved H1785DE1 amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Emmer moved H1785A7, technical amendment, (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Emmer moved H1785A5, amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying behalf of HF1785:

Tony Kielkuski Deputy, Secretary of State
Kent Sulem Minnesota Association of Counties
Representative Hilty moved the H1785A15 amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pete Nelson moved H1785A4 amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pete Nelson moved H1785A13 amendment (see attached). Representative Nelson offered an oral amendment, to the amendment, as follows:

Page 1, line 7, after the word must be, insert the words: to the extent practicable,

Representative Nelson withdrew his amendment to the amendment.

Representative Nelson moved the following oral amendment to the amendment.

Page 1, line 7, after the word must be, insert the words: "to the extent the governing body determines it is practicable," THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Emmer moved an author’s amendment as follows:

Page 2, delete lines 27 thru 30, leaving the word "and" on line 30;
And change on line 31, the 3 to an 2.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Testifying in support of H1785A13 amendment, as amended.

Tom Deans Legal Counsel, Minnesota School Board Association

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dean moved the H1785A12 amendment(see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dean moved the H1785A9 amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Emmer moved the H1785A6 amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Emmer moved the H1785A11 amendment (see attached). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hilty moved the H1785A1 amendment (see attached).

Chairman DeLaForest laid HF1785A1 amendment on the table at 2:17PM.

Chairman DeLaForest took HF1785A1 from the table at 4:20PM

Testifying in opposition to the HF1785A1 amendment.

Beth Frazer Public Policy Director, for Minnesota Alliance for Progressive Action

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Ellison moved to reconsider the HF1785A1 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Emmer moved the HF1785A8 amendment.

Representative Hilty moved an oral amendment to HF1785A8 amendment as follows.

Page 1, line 13, change the word "located" to "location".
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Emmer renewed his motion that the HF1785A8 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Emmer moved the HF1785A18 amendment. (attached)

Representative Emmer presented HF1785A18.

Testifying in favor of HF1785A18.

Tony Kielkucki Deputy, Secretary of State

Lucy Botzek County Auditors and Election Administrators, Cities, Townships and Counties

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Emmer moved HF1785A19 amendment. (attached)
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ellison moved HF1785A14 amendment.

Representative Ellison presented HF178514 amendment. (attached)
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Brod moved HF1785A17 amendment.

Representative Brod presented HF1785A17 amendment.

Representative Brod withdrew the HF1785A17 amendment.

Chair DeLaForest moved the HF1785A16 amendment. Chair DeLaForest moved an
oral amendment, which was incorporated into the HF1785A16 amendment.

Page 1, line 12, strike the word "after".

Chair DeLaForest withdrew the HF1785A16 amendment.

Representative Brod moved to reconsider HF1785A17 amendment. THE MOTION
PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Brod moved the HF1785A17 amendment. THE MOTION
PREVAILED.

Representative Ellison moved to reconsider HF1785A17. THE MOTION DID NOT
PREVAIL.

Testifying in support of HF1785.

Alberto Quintela Secretary of State

Representative Emmer renewED his motion that HF1785, as amended, be
recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION
PREVAILED.

Chairman DeLaForest moved HF2226 (Lanning), Voter registration application deadline extended, proof of residency documentation clarified, application form specified, civil rights restoration notice required, and other election and voting provisions modified, be passed and re-referred to the General Register.

Chairman DeLaForest withdrew his motion that HF2226 be re-referred to the General Register and moved that it be re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

Chairman DeLaForest moved the A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman DeLaForest moved the A2 amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT
PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Lanning presented HF2226.

Testifying in support of HF2226.

Beth Frazer Public Policy Director, for Minnesota Alliance for Progressive Action

Kari Thompson Cornerstone
Jamie Edwards Mille Lacs Bank of Ojibwe

Representative Slawik moved to reconsider the A2 amendment. THE MOTION DID
NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chairman DeLaForest renewed his motion that HF2226, as amended, be passed and
re-referred to the Committee on Government Operations. THE MOTION DID NOT
PREVAILED.

Chairman DeLaForest moved HF936 (Johnson, J.) News media access to polling
places increased, to pass and be re-referred to the General Register.

ChairMAN DeLaForest moved HF936DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman DeLaForest moved HF936, as amended, to pass and be re-referred to the
General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman DeLaForest moved HF892 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman DeLaForest moved HF822 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:30PM.


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REP. JEFF JOHNSON, CHAIR



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JOYCE ROGERS
COMMITTEE LEGISLATIVE ASST.