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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 18, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA 14th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
March 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 8:30 A.M. on Wednesday, March 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
Kahn
Kalin
Kiffmeyer
Lanning
Marquart
Morrow
Nelson
Sanders
Simon
Sterner
Winkler

A quorum was present.

Representative Poppe moved that the minutes of March 17, 2009, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Buesgens moved adoption of the Local Government Division report for HF14. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Pelowski moved that SF41 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Hamilton presented SF41/HF14 (Hamilton), a bill for an act relating to Jackson County; providing a process for making office of county auditor-treasurer appointive.

Testimony on SF41:

Janice Fransen, County Coordinator, Jackson County

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that SF41 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Winkler moved that HF7 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.

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Representative Winkler moved to amend HF7 (see attached H0007DE1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Winkler presented HF7 (Winkler), as amended, a bill for an act relating to state government; clarifying and strengthening laws prohibiting misuse of state funds; etc.

Testimony on HF7, as amended:

Curt Yoakum, Director, Legislation & Communications, Minnesota Management
and Budget
Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor, Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor

Representative Hilty moved to amend HF7, as amended, as follows:

Page 2, line 8, reinstate "or fees collected"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Winkler renewed the motion that HF7, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:10 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..

HF690 (Hortman) Minnesota Clean Car Act adopted, decreased emissions required,
low emission standards adopted, and federal Clean Air Act updates provided.
HF7 (Winkler) Laws prohibiting misuse of state funds clarified and strengthened.
HF14 (Hamilton) Jackson County; Process provided to make office of county auditor-treasurer appointive.