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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

NINTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 05, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
March 5, 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, March 5, 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
Hilty
Hornstein
Kiffmeyer
Lanning
Marquart
Morrow
Nelson
Sanders
Simon
Winkler

Members Excused: Gottwalt, Kahn, Kalin, and Sterner.

A quorum was present.

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

The Speaker referred to the State and Local Government Operations, Reform, Technology, and Elections Committee the following appointment:

Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board: John J. Scanlon

Chair Pelowski moved the appointment of John J. Scanlon to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.

Testimony:

Gary Goldsmith, Executive Director, Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

The committee recommended that the appointment be confirmed. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hilty moved adoption of the Local Government Division Report to
HF729. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Poppe moved that HF729 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

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Representative Poppe presented HF729 (Poppe), a bill for an act relating to elections; changing certain requirements for town elections; etc.

Testimony on HF729:

Kent Sulem, General Counsel, Minnesota Association of Townships

Representative Poppe renewed the motion that HF729 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:36 A.M.






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REP. GENE PELOWSKI, CHAIRMAN


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Kathy L. Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Confirmation of the appointment to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board: John J. Scanlon.
HF913 (Pelowski) Independent expenditure provisions in political campaigns removed, timing and method of filing with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board modified. (This bill is removed from the agenda)
HF729 (Poppe) Town election requirements changed.