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SECOND MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 12, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
February 12, 2009

STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS,
REFORM, TECHNOLOGY& ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair of the State & Local Government Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:30 A.M. on Thursday, February 12, 2009, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

Pelowski, Chair
Poppe, Vice Chair
Anderson, P.
Buesgens
Emmer
Gottwalt
Hilty
Hornstein
Kahn
Kalin
Kiffmeyer
Lanning
Marquart
Morrow
Nelson
Sanders
Simon
Sterner
Winkler

A quorum was present.

Representative Poppe moved that the minutes of February 4, 2009, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Scheduled for hearing: H. F. 57 (Emmer)

A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring voters to provide picture identification before receiving a ballot; providing for the issuance of voter identification cards at no charge; establishing a procedure for provisional balloting; etc.

Representative Emmer moved that HF57 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.

Representatives Emmer and Kiffmeyer presented HF57.

Testifying in favor of HF57:

Josh Ruegg, Minneapolis poll challenger, Ward 3, Precinct 1
Morris Hanson, Minneapolis election judge
Lucky Rosenbloom, community leader

Testifying against HF57:

Professor David Schultz, Hamline University
Mark Ritchie, Minnesota Secretary of State
Keesha Gaskins, Executive Director, League of Women Voters


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Representative Emmer renewed his motion that HF57 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.

Representative Buesgens requested a roll call vote on the motion.

Those voting aye: Anderson, P., Buesgens, Emmer, Gottwalt, Kiffmeyer, Lanning, Sanders and Sterner.

Those voting nay: Pelowski, Hilty, Hornstein, Kahn, Kalin, Marquart, Morrow, Nelson, Poppe, Simon and Winkler.

There were 8 ayes and 11 nays. THE MOTION FAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:13 A.M.




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REP. GENE PELOWSKI, CHAIRMAN


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Kathy L. Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF57 (Emmer) Voters required to provide picture identification before receiving a ballot, issuance of voter identification card provided at no charge, and provisional balloting procedure established.