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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

30th MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 25, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA 30th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
February 25, 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 Thursday, February 25, 2010, 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 February 24, 2010, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF2899 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF2899 (see attached H2899DE1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Pelowski presented HF2899 (Pelowski), as amended, a bill for an act relating to data practices; providing an administrative remedy for certain data practices and open meetings law violations; providing civil penalties; appropriating money; etc.

Testifying on HF2899, as amended:

Sandy Neren, Legislative Counsel, Minnesota Newspaper Association
Darrell Ehrlick, Editor, Winona Daily News, Winona, Minnesota
Richard Neumeister, Citizen
Bruce Johnson, Administrative Law Judge, Minnesota Office of Administrative
Hearings
Richard Heller, Parent

HF2899, as amended, was laid over.


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Chairman Pelowski moved that HF440 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF440 (see attached H0440A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Eken presented HF440 (Eken), as amended, a bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article VII, by adding a section; providing for certain officers to be elected by a majority of the votes cast at the general election for the office.

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF440, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION FAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:52 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:
  • HF2899 (Pelowski) - Administrative remedy provided for certain data practice law violations, data sharing agreement provided with the department of education, civil penalty provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF440 (Eken) - Executive officer, judge, or legislator required to be elected by a majority of the votes cast at the general election for the office, and constitutional amendment proposed.
House TV Video:
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01:37 - Gavel, and consideration of HF2899 (Pelowski) Data practices and open meetings law violations provided an administrative remedy, civil penalties provided, and money appropriated.
54:48 - HF440 (Eken) Executive officer, judge, or legislator required to be elected by a majority of the votes cast at the general election for the office, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Runs 1 hour, 22 minutes.