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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

FIFTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 24, 2009

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
February 24, 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 8:31 A.M. on Tuesday, February 24, 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 Winkler moved that the minutes of February 19, 2009, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF172 (Hilstrom) be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Hilstrom presented HF172 (Hilstrom), a bill for an act relating to elections; clarifying that election judge may affirm oath; etc.

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF172 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved that SF307 (Welti) be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Welti presented SF307 (Welti), a bill for an act relating to local government; changing out-of-state travel policy requirements; etc.

Testifying on SF307:

Joe Matthews, Association of Minnesota Counties

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that SF307 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



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Continuation of HF300, as amended (Davnie) (This bill was heard, amended, and laid over on February 19, 2009.)

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

Representative Davnie presented HF300, as amended (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.

Testifying on HF300, as amended:

Tim Bonham, Treasurer, Minneapolis DFL Party

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF300, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Poppe assumed the gavel at 9:01AM.

Representative Pelowski moved that HF736 (Pelowski) be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Pelowski presented HF736 (Pelowski), a bill for an act relating to state government; changing the name of a state agency.

Testifying on HF736:

Tom Hanson, Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget

Representative Pelowski renewed the motion that HF736 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pelowski moved that HF801 (Pelowski) be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Pelowski presented HF801 (Pelowski), a bill for an act relating to state government; modifying laws regarding state reports and documents; etc.

Testimony on HF801:

Robbie LaFleur, Director, Legislative Reference Library

Representative Pelowski moved to amend HF801 as follows:

Page 2, line 8, after "legislators" insert "on its Web site"

Mark Shepard, House Research, explained the amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pelowski moved to amend HF801, as amended. (See attached H0801A1).

Testimony on the proposed amendment H0801A1 to HF801, as amended:

Curt Yoakum, Director, Legislation & Communications, Minnesota Management
and Budget
Jerry Engebretson, Operations Director, Minnesota Management and Budget

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Representative Kahn moved to amend Amendment H0801A1, as follows:

Page 1, line 4, after "record" insert "on the department’s Web site"

Mark Shepard, House Research, explained the amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pelowski renewed the motion to amend HF801, as amended. (See attached H0801A1, as amended). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pelowski renewed the motion that HF801, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:18 A.M.





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REP. GENE PELOWSKI, CHAIRMAN


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Kathy L. Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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03:24 - Gavel, and discussion of HF172 (Hilstrom) Affirmation of oath for election judge clarified.
05:07 - SF307 (Welti) Local government out-of-state travel policy requirements modification.
14:23 - HF300 (Davnie) Major political party precinct caucuses; certain privileges applied to caucuses held in the first class cities during odd-numbered years.
24:12 - HF736 (Pelowski) State agency names changed.
28:25 - HF801 (Pelowski) State report and document laws modified.
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HF172 (Hilstrom) Affirmation of oath for election judge clarified.
SF307 (Welti) Out-of-state travel policy requirements changed.
HF 736 (Pelowski) State agency names changed.
HF801 (Pelowski) State report and document laws modified.
HF300 (Davnie) Major political party precinct caucuses; Certain privileges applied to caucuses held in the first class cities during odd-numbered years.