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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

17th MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 25, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA 17th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
March 25, 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 25, 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 24, 2009, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Poppe assumed the gavel at 8:34 AM.

Representative Pelowski moved that HF1857 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Pelowski presented HF1857 (Pelowski), a bill for an act relating to rulemaking; authorizing notice by electronic mail; etc.

Testimony on HF1857:

Bruce H. Johnson, Assistant Chief, Office of Administrative Hearings

Representative Pelowski renewed the motion that HF1857 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski resumed the gavel at 8:40 AM.

Representative Kahn moved that HF1981 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

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Representative Kahn moved to amend HF1981 (see attached H1981A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn presented HF1981 (Kahn), as amended, a bill for an act relating to state government; creating the Minnesota Geospatial Information Office; etc.

Testimony on HF1981, as amended:

Dana Badgerow, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Administration

David Arbeit, Director, Office of Geographic and Demographic Analysis,
Minnesota Department of Administration

Representative Kahn renewed the motion that HF1981, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the Local Government Division Report to HF936, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF936, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Thissen presented HF936 (Thissen), First Committee Engrossment, a bill for an act relating to human services; specifying criteria for communities for a lifetime; requiring the Minnesota Board on Aging to study and report on communities for a lifetime; etc.

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF936, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the Local Government Division Report for HF940, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Emmer moved that HF940, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor.

Representative Emmer presented HF940 (Zellers), First Committee Engrossment, a bill for an act relating to Hennepin County; modifying personnel rules and procedures; etc.

Representative Emmer moved to amend HF940, First Committee Engrossment (see attached H0940A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Emmer moved to amend HF940, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (see attached H0940A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF 940, First Committee Engrossment, as amended:

Luanne Laurents, Human Resources Manager, Hennepin County
Kirk Pederson, Lobbyist, Hennepin County

Representative Emmer moved to amend HF940, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (see attached A09-0254). THE MOTION FAILED.

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Representative Emmer renewed the motion that HF940, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Labor. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:21 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..

HF1857 (Pelowski) Notice by electronic mail authorized.
HF940 (Zellers) Hennepin County: Personnel rules and procedures modified.
Pending action from the Local Government Division:
HF936 (Thissen) Communities for a lifetime criteria specified, and Minnesota Board on Aging and commissioner of employment and economic development required to develop recommendations on the designation of communities for a lifetime.
HF1981 (Kahn) Geospatial Information Office created.