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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

35th MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 10, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA 35th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
March 10, 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 8:31 A.M. on Wednesday, March 10, 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
Emmer
Hilty
Hornstein
Kahn
Kalin
Kiffmeyer
Lanning
Marquart
Morrow
Nelson
Simon
Sterner
Winkler

Members Excused: Gottwalt, Sanders

A quorum was present.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF2907, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF2907, First Engrossment (see attached H2907A5). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Johnson presented HF2907 (Johnson), First Engrossment, as amended, a bill for an act relating to communications; setting state goals for the deployment and speed of high-speed broadband; requiring reports; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 237.

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF2907, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF3096 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF3096 (see attached H3096DE1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Pelowski presented HF3096 (Pelowski), as amended, a bill for an act relating to state procurement; modifying provisions governing the provision of services by rehabilitation facilities, extended employment providers, and day training and habilitation service programs; etc.

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Testifying on HF3096, as amended:

Tom Johnson, Attorney, Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett
Jim Rhodes, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Administration

HF3096, as amended, was laid over.

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the Local Government Division Report for HF2954, First Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF2954, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Dill presented HF2954 (Dill), First Engrossment, a bill for an act relating to natural resources; providing for general burning permits; modifying authority to establish forestry services fees; modifying the forest management lease pilot project; modifying timber sales provisions; eliminating certain pilot projects and reports; etc.

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF2954, 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 HF3065. First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved that HF3065, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Nelson presented HF3065 (Simon), First Committee Engrossment, a bill for an act relating to local government; providing for securities lending agreements and holding of municipal funds; etc.

Representative Nelson renewed the motion that HF3065, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the Local Government Division Report for HF3292. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF3292 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Davnie presented HF3292 (Davnie), a bill for an act relating to Hennepin County; authorizing business entity participation for certain energy-related purposes; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 383B.

Testifying on HF3292:

Carl Michaud, Director, Environmental Services Department, Hennepin County

Chuck Salter, Attorney, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF3292 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the Local Government Division report for HF2786, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

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Chairman Pelowski moved that HF2786 (Reinert), First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Reinert presented HF2786, First Committee Engrossment, a bill for an act relating to the city of Duluth; providing for membership of the Spirit Mountain Recreation Area Authority; etc.

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF2786, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the Local Government Division report for HF2949, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF2949, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Gardner presented HF2949 (Gardner), First Committee Engrossment, a bill for an act relating to metropolitan government; modifying provisions for the allocation of treatment works and interceptors reserved capacity costs; etc.

Testifying on HF2949, First Committee Engrossment:

Jason Willett, Finance Director, MCES (Division of Metropolitan Council)

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF2949, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the Local Government Division report for HF3147, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF3147, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Kulick Jackson presented HF3147 (Kulick Jackson), First Committee Engrossment, a bill for an act relating to taxation; specifying duties of assessors; etc.

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF3147, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the Local Government Division report for HF3335. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Poppe moved that HF3335 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Poppe presented HF3335 (Poppe), a bill for an act relating to Mower County; providing a process for making office of county recorder appointive.

Representative Poppe renewed the motion that HF3335 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
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The meeting was adjourned at 9:28 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:
  • HF2907 (Johnson) - State goals set for the deployment and speed of high-speed broadband.
  • HF3096 (Pelowski) - Rehabilitation facility, extended employment provider, and day training and habilitation service program provisions changed.
  • HF2954 (Dill) - General burning permits provided, forestry service fees establishment authority modified, forest management lease pilot project modified, timber sales provisions modified, and certain pilot projects and reports eliminated.
  • HF3065 (Simon) - Securities lending agreements and holding of municipal funds provided.
  • HF3292 (Davnie) - Hennepin County; business entity participation authorized for certain energy-related purposes.
  • HF2786 (Reinert) - Duluth; membership rules provided for the Spirit Mountain Recreation Area Authority.
  • HF2949 (Gardner) - Treatment works allocation and interceptors reserved capacity costs provisions modified.
  • HF3147 (Kulick Jackson) - Assessor duties specified.
  • HF3335 (Poppe) - Mower County; process provided for making office of county recorder appointive.