STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS & VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Representative Kathy Tingelstad, Chair of the Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Committee, called the twenty second meeting to order at 10:24 am on Wednesday, March 09, 2005, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
A Quorum was present.
10:24:09 AM Representative Phyllis Kahn moved the approval of the minutes of Tuesday, March 8, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF1109 (Smith) relating to public safety; reviving and reenacting the board of firefighting training and education.
10:25:07 AM Representative Tingelstad moved that HF1109 be passed and sent to the General Register.
10:25:53 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF1109:
Representative Steve Smith
Mike Stockstead, President, Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
10:33:37 AM Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF1109 be passed and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.
HF789 (Cox) relating to waters; providing for administrative penalty orders; providing civil penalties; requiring an implementation plan; providing a rulemaking exemption; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103G.
10:34:13 AM Representative McNamara moved that HF789 be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections.
10:34:37 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF789:
Representative Ray Cox
Kent Lokkesmoe, Director of Division of Waters, DNR
10:47:41 AM Representative Kahn moved to amend HF789 as follows:
Page 6, line 22 after ".", delete everything.
Page 6, delete lines 23-26 and insert, "The commissioner may use the expedited ruling making process in Minnesota Statute, section 14.389 to adopt the plan."
Amend the title as follows:
Page l, lines 4 and 5, delete "a rulemaking exemption" and insert "for expedited rulemaking"
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
10:52:17 AM Representative Tingelstad welcomed students from Milaca High School, Milaca, MN, who were participants in the Capitol Historic Site’s “Voice of the People: Your Role in Minnesota Government” tour and educational program.
11:01:38 AM Representative McNamara renewed his motion that HF789 be passed as amended and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL PASSED.
HF847 (Hoppe) relating to game and fish; modifying certain definitions; providing for disposition and use of certain revenue; providing for special fish management tags; modifying authority to take animals causing damage; modifying use of scopes by visually impaired hunters; modifying certain license requirements; modifying restrictions on taking waterfowl; authorizing rulemaking; modifying requirements for field training hunting dogs; modifying trapping provisions; modifying period for treeing raccoons; modifying restrictions on decoys; modifying disposition of state hatchery products; modifying fishing and commercial fishing provisions; repealing authority for the Mississippi River Fish Refuge; repealing authority to issue certain orders; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 84.027, subdivision 13; 97A.015, subdivisions 29, 49; 97A.045, subdivision 1; 97A.071, subdivision 2; 97A.075; 97A.401, subdivision 5; 97A.405, subdivision 4, by adding a subdivision; 97A.441, subdivision 7; 97A.451, subdivisions 3, 5; 97A.475, subdivision 7; 97A.551, by adding a subdivision; 97B.005, subdivisions 1, 3; 97B.031, subdivision 5; 97B.621, subdivision 2; 97B.655, subdivision 2; 97B.805, subdivision 1; 97B.811, subdivisions 3, 4a; 97C.085; 97C.203; 97C.327; 97C.401, subdivision 2; 97C.825, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 97C; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 88.27; 97B.005, subdivision 4; 97B.935; 97C.015; 97C.403; 97C.825, subdivisions 6, 7, 8, 9.
11:02:37 AM Representative Tingelstad introduced HF847 for consideration.
11:04:56 AM The following witnesses testified regarding HF847:
Representative Joe Hoppe
Ken Bagus, Division of Wildlife, DNR
11:33:28 AM The meeting was adjourned at 11:33 AM.
REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant