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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

40th MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - April 27, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA 40th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
April 27, 2010

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, April 27, 2010, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

Pelowski, Chair
Poppe, Vice Chair
Anderson, P.
Buesgens
Hilty
Hornstein
Kahn
Kiffmeyer
Lanning
Marquart
Morrow
Nelson
Sanders
Simon
Sterner
Winkler

Members Excused: Emmer

Members Absent: Gottwalt, Kalin

A quorum was present.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF2958, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

Representative Pelowski presented HF2958 (Pelowski), First Engrossment, a bill for an act relating to state government; making changes to the Open Meeting Law; etc.

Testifying to HF2958, First Engrossment:

Laurie Beyer-Kropuenske, Director, Info Policy Analysis Division, Minnesota
Department of Administration

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF2958, First Engrossment (see attached amendment H2958A11).

Representative Paymar explained the amendment, H2958A11.

Testifying to the H2958A11 amendment:

Kent Sulem, General Counsel, Minnesota Association of Townships
Tom Deans, Legal Counsel, Minnesota School Boards Association
Ann Higgins, Intergovernmental Relations Representative, League of Minnesota
Cities
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, Minnesota Inter-County Association

April 27, 2010
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Richard Neumeister, private citizen
Ahndi Fridell, News Director, KFAI Radio
Martin Owings, Reporter, KFAI Radio

Representative Simon moved to amend amendment H2958A11 with an oral amendment as follows:

Page 2, line 19, delete the first comma and the third "or" and insert "and"

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

Representative Winkler moved to amend amendment H2958A11, as amended, with an oral amendment as follows:

Page 2, line 17, after "employees" insert ", students"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion to amend HF2958, First Engrossment (with amendment H2958A11, as amended).

A division was requested. There were 7 ayes and 5 nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF2958, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 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..
Bills Added:
  • HF2958 (Pelowski) - Open Meeting Law changed.
  • HF2227 (Marquart) - Commission on Service Innovation established and duties imposed, Minnovation Council established and powers and duties of council imposed, innovation and redesign grants authorized, home rule charter commission provided for certain counties, Task Force for Policy Innovation and Research established, and money appropriated.