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SEVENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 03, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
March 3, 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 Tuesday, March 3, 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
Morrow
Nelson
Sanders
Simon
Sterner
Winkler

Members excused: Marquart

A quorum was present.

Representative Poppe moved that the minutes of February 26, 2009, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kahn moved that HF653 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Kahn presented HF653 (Kahn), a bill for an act relating to elections; city elections in cities of the first class; providing for election of certain council members elected by ward after reapportionment; etc.

Testimony on HF653:

Professor David Schultz, Hamline University

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF653 (see attached H0653A1 amendment).

Joe Mansky, Ramsey County Elections Manager, Ramsey County Elections, responded to questions regarding the proposed H0653A1 amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

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Representative Kahn moved to amend HF653, as amended (see attached H0653A2) amendment.

Matt Gehring, House Research, explained the proposed amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn renewed the motion that HF653, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kahn moved that HF655 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF655 (see attached H0655A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn presented HF655 (Kahn), as amended, a bill for an act relating to elections; requiring an affidavit of candidacy to state the candidate’s residence address and telephone number; prohibiting placement of a candidate on the ballot if residency requirements are not met; etc.

Representative Kahn renewed the motion that HF655, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Continuation of HF456 (Johnson). This bill was heard and laid over on February 26, 2009.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF456 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Chair Pelowski moved to amend HF456 (see attached H0456DE1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Johnson presented HF456 (Johnson), as amended, a bill for an act relating to state government; allowing the Indian Affairs Council to conduct meetings by telephone or by electronic means; etc.

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF456, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kalin moved that HF1010 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Kalin presented HF1010 (Kalin), a bill for an act relating to elections; changing certain provisions concerning military and overseas voting; etc.

Testimony on HF1010:

Beth Fraser, Director of Governmental Affairs, Office of the Minnesota Secretary
of State
Lt. Col. John Kingrey, Minnesota National Guard

Representative Kalin renewed the motion that HF1010 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:34 A.M.

_____________________________________
REP. GENE PELOWSKI, CHAIRMAN

_________________________________________ Kathy L. Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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02:04 - Gavel, and discussion of HF653 (Kahn) Election provided of certain council members elected by ward after reapportionment.
25:55 - HF655 (Kahn) Candidacy affidavit required to state candidate's residence address and phone number, and candidates placement on ballot prohibited if residency requirements are not met.
45:04 - HF456 (Johnson) Indian Affairs Council allowed to conduct meetings by telephone or by electronic means.
47:05 - HF1010 (Kalin) Military and overseas voting provisions changed.
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HF653 (Kahn) Election provided of certain council members elected by ward after reapportionment.
HF655 (Kahn) Candidacy affidavit required to state candidate's residence address and phone number, and candidates placement on ballot prohibited if residency requirements are not met.
HF456 (Johnson) Indian Affairs Council allowed to conduct meetings by telephone or by electronic means.
HF1010 (Kalin) Military and overseas voting provisions changed.