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FOURTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 19, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
February 19, 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 Thursday, February 19, 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
Hornstein
Kahn
Kalin
Kiffmeyer
Lanning
Marquart
Morrow
Nelson
Sanders
Simon
Sterner
Winkler

Members Excused: Emmer, Hilty

A quorum was present.

Representative Poppe moved that the minutes of February 18, 2009, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF222 (Slawik) be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Chair Pelowski moved to amend HF222. (See attached H0222A2 amendment.) THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Slawik presented HF222 (Slawik), as amended, a bill for an act relating to elections; allowing certain persons access to multiple unit residences for certain campaign and election purposes; etc

Testifying on HF222, as amended:

Jack Horner, Lobbyist, Minnesota Multi Housing Association

Representative Kalin moved to amend HF222, as amended, as follows:

Pg 1, line 19, after "nursing home" insert "or assisted living facility"

Testifying on the proposed amendment:

Toby Pearson, Lobbyist, Care Providers of Minnesota

Matt Gehring, House Research, explained the proposed amendment.

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A vote was taken on the Kalin amendment. THE MOTION FAILED.

HF222, as amended, was laid over by Chair Pelowski.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF255 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Chair Pelowski moved to amend HF255 (see attached H0255A3 amendment.) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Slawik presented HF255 (Slawik), as amended, a bill for an act relating to elections; prohibiting use of deceptive names of candidates, political committees, and political funds; etc.

Testifying on HF255, as amended:

Stephan Flister, Assistant to the Board, Maplewood Voters Coalition
John Nephew, Maplewood City Council

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF255, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Gottwalt requested a roll call vote on the motion.

Voting aye: Pelowski, Simon and Winkler

Voting nay: Anderson, P.; Buesgens, Gottwalt, Hornstein, Kahn, Kalin, Kiffmeyer, Lanning, Marquart, Morrow, Nelson, Poppe, Sanders and Sterner.

There were 3 ayes and 14 nays, THE MOTION FAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF300 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Davnie presented HF300 (Davnie), a bill for an act relating to elections; applying certain privileges to major political party caucuses held in cities of the first class during odd-numbered years; etc.

Chair Pelowski moved to amend HF300. (See attached H0300DE1 amendment).

Representative Davnie offered the following oral amendment to the H0300DE1 amendment, as follows:

Page 1, line 22, delete "within a"

Page 1, line 23, delete "city of the first class"

Page 1, line 23, delete "mayor" and insert "governor"

Page 1, line 24, delete "mayoral" and "in that city"

Matt Gehring, House Research, explained the oral amendment to H0300DE1.

Chair Pelowski moved to incorporate the oral amendment to the H0300DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion to amend HF300. (See attached amendment H0300DE1, as amended). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

HF300, as amended, was laid over by Chair Pelowski.
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Chair Pelowski moved that HF322 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Nornes presented HF322 (Nornes), a bill for an act relating to education finance; increasing the number of signatures necessary to require an election to revoke an operating referendum; etc.

Testifying on HF322,

Darren Stender, Superintendent, Frazee School District

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF322 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:51 A.M.


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REP. GENE PELOWSKI, CHAIRMAN


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Kathy L. Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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House TV Video:
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03:27 - Gavel, and discussion of HF222 (Slawik) Multiple unit residences allowed certain persons for campaign and election purposes.
17:43 - HF255 (Slawik) Deceptive names of candidates, political committees, and political funds prohibited.
49:40 - HF300 (Davnie) Major political party precinct caucuses: certain privileges applied to caucuses held in first class cities during odd-numbered years.
54:20 - HF322 (Nornes) Signature requirement increased for an election to revoke an operating referendum.
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HF222 (Slawik) Multiple unit residences allowed certain persons for campaign and election purposes.
HF255 (Slawik) Deceptive names of candidates, political committees, and political funds prohibited.
HF300 (Davnie) Major political party precinct caucuses: Certain privileges applied to caucuses held in first class cities during odd-numbered years.
HF322 (Nornes) Signature requirement increased for an election to revoke an operating referendum.