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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 17, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
March 17, 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 17, 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
Winkler

Members excused: Sterner
A quorum was present.

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

Chair Pelowski moved that HF710 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Chair Pelowski moved to amend HF710 (see attached H0710A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Faust presented HF710 (Faust), as amended, a bill for an act relating to agriculture; changing duties of the Food Safety and Defense Task Force; changing membership and procedures of the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force; etc.

Testimony on HF710, as amended:

Quinn Cheney, Director of Policy Development, Minnesota Department of
Agriculture

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF710, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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Continuation of HF1011 (Hilty), as amended.

Representative Hilty moved that HF1011, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Beth Fraser, Director of Governmental Affairs, Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, continued with an overview of HF1011, as amended.

Representative Hilty moved to amend HF1011, as amended (see attached H1011A7). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Anderson, P. moved to amend HF1011, as amended (see attached H1011A5). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF1011, as amended (see attached H1011A6). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hilty renewed the motion that HF1011, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Winkler moved that HF1351 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Winkler moved to amend HF1351 (see attached H1351A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF1351, as amended:

Mark Ritchie, Minnesota Secretary of State

Representative Kalin moved to amend HF1351, as amended (amending the previously adopted H1351A1 amendment) as follows:

Page 2, line 27, delete "the fourth day" and insert "the third day"

Page 3, line 6, strike "from 10:00 a.m"

Page 3, line 7, strike "to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and" and strike "5:00 p.m." and
insert "noon"

Page 3, line 7, delete "fourth" and strike "day" and insert "Saturday"

Page 3, line 8, strike "unless that day falls on a Saturday or Sunday."

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Winkler renewed the motion that HF1351, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:33 A.M.


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REP. GENE PELOWSKI, CHAIRMAN

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Kathy L. Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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01:31 - Gavel, and HF710 (Faust) Food Safety and Defense Task Force duties changed, Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force membership and procedures changed, and language requiring two annual reports eliminated.
06:24 - HF1011 (Hilty) Election administration provisions changed.
29:19 - HF1351 (Winkler) Absentee ballot requirements and provisions modified.
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HF710 (Faust) Food Safety and Defense Task Force duties changed. Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force membership and procedures changed, and language requiring two annual reports eliminated.
HF1011 (Hilty) Election administration provisions changed.
HF1351 (Winkler) Absentee ballot requirements and provisions modified.