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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

TENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 10, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
March 10, 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 10, 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.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF691 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Rukavina presented HF691 (Rukavina), a bill for an act relating to state employees; modifying the vacation donation program; etc.

Testimony on HF691:

Curt Yoakum, Director, Legislation & Communications, Minnesota Management
and Budget

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF691 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF1113 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Morgan presented HF1113 (Morgan), a bill for an act relating to elections; authorizing early voting; etc.

Chair Pelowski moved to amend HF1113 (see attached H1113A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

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Chair Pelowski moved to amend HF1113, as amended (see attached H1113A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Emmer moved to amend HF1113, as amended (see attached H1113A3).

Representative Emmer requested a roll call vote on the motion.

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

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 AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF1113, as amended:

Beth Fraser, Director of Governmental Affairs, Office of Minnesota Secretary of
State
Ryan Anderson, Student Body President, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mike Dean, Executive Director, Common Cause Minnesota
Gwen Meyers, Action Chair, League of Women Voters
Carolyn Curti, Election Coordinator, City of Roseville

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF1113, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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
More Info On This Meeting..

HF1113 (Morgan) Early voting authorized.
HF691 (Rukavina) Vacation donation program modified.