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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

19th MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 31, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA 19th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
March 31, 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 31, 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
Gottwalt
Hilty
Hornstein
Kahn
Kalin
Kiffmeyer
Lanning
Marquart
Morrow
Nelson
Sanders
Simon
Sterner
Winkler

Members Excused: Emmer

A quorum was present.

Representative Poppe moved that the minutes of March 26, 2009, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved that SF237 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Obermueller presented SF237 (Obermueller), a bill for an act relating to state government; designating the first Sunday in October as Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day; etc.

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that SF237 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF774, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Knuth presented HF774 (Knuth), First Engrossment, a bill for an act relating to the environment; providing for greenhouse gas emissions registry; etc.

Testimony on HF774, First Engrossment:

Allison Wolf, Legislative Director, Minnesota Center for Environmental
Advocacy

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Frank Kohlasch, Manager, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Tony Kwilas, Director of Environmental Policy, Minnesota Chamber of
Commerce

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF774, First Engrossment, 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 for SF261. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved that SF261 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Jackson presented SF261 (Jackson), a bill for an act relating to real property; making clarifying, technical, and conforming changes to transfer on death deeds; expanding common element certificates of title to include planned communities; etc.

Testimony on SF261:

Kevin Dunlevy, Real Property Council of the Minnesota State Bar Association

Representative Nelson renewed the motion that SF261 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved that SF423 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Swails presented SF423 (Swails), a bill for an act relating to campaign finance; specifying certain items as noncampaign disbursements; etc.

Testimony on SF423:

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

Representative Sterner moved to amend SF423 (see attached S0423A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that SF423 be recommended to pass, as amended, and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF938 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Chair Pelowski moved to amend HF938 (see attached A09-0179). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Reinert presented HF938 (Reinert), as amended, a bill for an act relating to state employees; providing additional sick leave for state employees who are veterans with service-related disabilities; etc.

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Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF938, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:27 A.M.

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REP. GENE PELOWSKI, CHAIRMAN


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Kathy L. Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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00:58 - Gavel.
01:45 - SF237 (Obermueller) Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day designation.
06:51 - HF774 (Knuth) Greenhouse gas emission registry provided.
44:16 - SF261 (Jackson) Transfer on death deeds technical modifications; common element certificates modifications; real estate designated transfer, power of attorney and cartway procedure modifications.
49:29 - SF423 (Swails) Election noncampaign disbursement definition modification.
54:27 - HF938 (Reinert) State employees with disabled veteran status provided additional sick leave.
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HF938 (Reinert) State employees with disabled veteran status provided additional sick leave.
SF237 (Obermueller) Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day designated as the first Sunday in October.
HF774 (Knuth) Greenhouse gas emission registry provided.
SF423 (Swails) Noncampaign disbursements specified.
SF261 (Jackson) Death deed transfer clarifying, technical, and conforming changes made, common element certificates of title expanded to include planned communities, designated transfer requirements exempted, cartways in cities procedures established, and power of attorney provision modified relating to real property transactions.

Removed from the agenda; SF0104 (Kelly) Canon Falls library and fire station constructiion design-build contracts authorized.