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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

36th MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 11, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA 36th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
March 11, 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, March 11, 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
Sanders
Simon
Sterner
Winkler

Members Excused: Emmer, Morrow, Nelson

Representative Poppe moved that the minutes of March 9th and 10th, 2010, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

A quorum was present.

The Speaker referred to the State and Local Government Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections Committee the following appointment:

Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board: Greg McCullough

Chairman Pelowski moved the appointment of Greg McCullough to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.

Testimony:

Gary Goldsmith, Executive Director, Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure
Board

The committee recommended that the appointment be confirmed. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Speaker referred to the State and Local Government Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections Committee the following appointment:

Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board: John J. Scanlon

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Chairman Pelowski moved the appointment of John J. Scanlon to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.

The committee recommended that the appointment be confirmed. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF2840 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Swails presented HF2840 (Swails), a bill for an act relating to state government; establishing a collaborative governance council; requiring reports; etc.

Testifying on HF2840:

Sarah Lewerenz, AFSCME Council 65
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships
Joe Mathews, Minnesota Association of Counties
Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Boards Association
Jodee Buhr, Education Minnesota
Matt Toburen, SEIU (Service Employee International Union)
Jennifer O’Rourke, League of Minnesota Cities

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF2840 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF2703 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF2703 (see attached H2703A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Greiling presented HF2703 (Greiling), as amended, a bill for an act relating to education; clarifying rulemaking authority of the Board of Teaching; etc.

Testifying on HF2703, as amended:

Karen Balmer, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Teaching

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF2703, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF2360, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF2360, First Engrossment (see attached H2360A4). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie presented HF2360 (Davnie), First Engrossment, as amended, a bill for an act relating to Special School District No. 1, Minneapolis; providing for two members appointed by Special School District No. 1, Minneapolis, on the Minneapolis redistricting commission; establishing standards.

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF2360, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Simon moved that HF3066 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Simon moved to amend HF3066 (see attached H3066A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

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Representative Simon moved to amend HF3066, as amended, (see attached H3066A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Simon presented HF3066 (Thissen), as amended, a bill for an act relating to health; requiring reporting of certain administrative expense data; establishing the Advisory Group on Administrative Expenses; etc.

Representative Simon renewed the motion that HF3066, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Poppe assumed the gavel.

Continuation of HF3096, as amended (see attached H3096DE1 previously adopted on 3/9/10).

Representative Pelowski moved that HF3096, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Pelowski moved to amend HF3096, as amended (see attached H3096A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF3096, as amended:

Tom Johnson, Attorney, MACRO
Jim Rhodes, Minnesota Department of Administration

Representative 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.

Representative Pelowski moved to amend HF3096, amending the previously adopted H3096DE1), the delete everything amendment, as follows:

Page 1, line 7, after "document imaging;" add "document shredding"; and

Page 1, line 16, after "document imaging;" add "document shredding;".

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pelowski renewed the motion that HF3096, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Pelowski resumed the gavel.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF3475 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Dittrich presented HF3475 (Dittrich), a bill for an act relating to education; creating an independent agency to oversee the management of Minnesota’s permanent school fund lands; etc.

Testifying to HF3475:

Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Boards Association

HF3474 was laid over.

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Vice Chair Poppe moved that HF3468 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Vice Chair Poppe presented HF3468 (Poppe), a bill for an act relating to local government; providing for town meeting minutes; etc.

Testifying to HF3468:

Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships

Representative Poppe renewed the motion that HF3468 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF1503, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF1503, Second Engrossment (see attached H1503A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler presented HF1503 (Abeler), Second Engrossment, as amended, a bill for an act relating to health occupations; providing registration for massage therapists; etc.

Testifying to HF1503, Second Engrossment, as amended:

Jeremy Miller, Chair, Alliance for Licensing Massage Therapists
Cari Johnson Pelava, Director, CenterPoint Massage & Shiatsu Therapy School
& Clinic
Gregory Schmidt, President, Minnesota Natural Health Legal Reform Project
Barbara York, President, MTMN (Minnesota Touch Movement Network)

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF1503, Second Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

A division was requested.

There were 10 ayes and 3 nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:26 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:
  • HF2703 (Greiling) - Board of Teaching rulemaking authority clarified.
  • HF2840 (Swails) - Collaborative governance council established.
  • HF2360 (Davnie) - Minneapolis; Special School District No. 1; two member appointment provided on the Minneapolis redistricting commission, and standards established.
  • HF1503 (Abeler) - Massage therapist registration provided.
  • HF3066 (Thissen) - Administrative expense data reporting required, the Advisory Group on Administrative Expenses established, and money appropriated.
  • HF3096 (Pelowski) - Rehabilitation facility, extended employment provider, and day training and habilitation service program provisions changed.
  • HF1889 (Thissen) - Public employees authorized to buy into the state long-term care insurance program.
  • HF3475 (Dittrich) - Independent agency created to oversee management of Minnesota's permanent school fund lands.
  • HF3468 (Poppe) - Town meeting minutes provided.

Confirmation of appointments to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board: Greg McCullough, John J. Scanlon.