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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

THIRD MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 18, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
February 18, 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 8:31 A.M. on Wednesday, February 18, 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
Kalin
Kiffmeyer
Lanning
Marquart
Morrow
Nelson
Sanders
Simon
Sterner
Winkler

Members Excused: Kahn

A quorum was present.

Representative Poppe moved that the minutes of February 12, 2009, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the Local Government Division report for HF305, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kalin moved that HF305, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Kalin withdrew the motion.

Representative Kalin moved that HF305, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce.

Representative Kalin presented HF305, First Committee Engrossment (Kalin), a bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing transfer of development credits banks for local governments; etc.

Testifying on HF305, First Committee Engrossment:

Kent Sulem, General Counsel, Minnesota Association of Townships
Annalee Garletz, Policy Analyst, Association of Minnesota Counties
Craig Johnson, Lobbyist, League of Minnesota Cities
Lisa Frenette, Government Affairs Director, Builders Association of Minnesota

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Representative Kalin renewed the motion that HF305, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the Local Government Division report for HF644. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved that HF644 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division.

Representative Nelson withdrew the motion.

Representative Nelson moved that HF644 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division.

Representative Nelson moved to amend HF644. (See attached H0644A1amendment.) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Champion presented HF644 (Champion), as amended, a bill for an act relating to cities; authorizing a home rule charter or statutory city to adopt a program requiring certain hiring practices in city contracts; etc.

Testifying on HF644, as amended:

Elizabeth Campbell, Emerging Business Inclusion Coordinator, Ryan Companies
Anne Finn, Inter-Governmental Relations Director, League of Minnesota Cities
Gene Ranieri, Inter-Governmental Relations Director, City of Minneapolis
Tom Grundhoefer, General Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities

Representative Nelson renewed the motion that HF644, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance with the recommendation that the bill be re-referred to the Committee on Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division.

Chair Pelowski was in doubt and requested a show of hands. There were 10 ayes and 6 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

As of Wednesday, February 18, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Local Government:

HF764 (Hosch) Local Government; notice and public hearing required before
adoption of interim ordinance.

HF889 (Haws) County law library authorized to be located outside of the
courthouse.

HF297 (Hansen) Twin Cities metropolitan area regional dog park and matching
grant program created.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:58 A.M.


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REP. GENE PELOWSKI, CHAIRMAN


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Kathy L. Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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05:03 - Gavel, and discussion of HF305 (Kalin) Development credits bank transfer authorized for local government.
44:49 - HF644 (Champion) Home rule charter or statutory city authorized to adopt a program requiring certain hiring practices in city contracts.
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HF305 (Kalin) Development credits bank transfer authorized for local government.
HF644 (Champion) Home rule charter or statutory city authorized to adopt a program requiring certain hiring practices in city contracts.