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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

38th MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 17, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA 38th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
March 17, 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 Wednesday, March 17, 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
Gottwalt
Hilty
Hornstein
Kahn
Kalin
Kiffmeyer
Lanning
Marquart
Morrow
Nelson
Sanders
Simon
Sterner
Winkler

A quorum was present.

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

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF3392, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Bunn presented HF3392 (Bunn), First Committee Engrossment, a bill for an act relating to youth development; authorizing municipalities to raise and spend money on 4-H; requiring a University of Minnesota Extension Service policy; etc.

Testifying on HF3392, First Committee Engrossment:

David Olson, Executive Director, Washington County Fair

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF3292, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF3287 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF3287 (see attached H3287DE2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

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Representative Haws presented HF3287 (Haws), as amended, a bill for an act relating to state government; prohibiting state employees, constitutional officers, and members of the legislature from using public funds to pay for the use of lodging, training, and meeting facilities that make pornographic images available to their patrons; etc.

Testifying on HF3287, as amended:

Donna Dunn, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA)
Frank Jewel, Co-Director, Minnesota Men’s Action Network
David Siegel, President and CEO, Hospitality Minnesota
Kent Allin, Chief Procurement Officer, Minnesota Department of Administration

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF3287, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION FAILED.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF3184 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF3184 (see attached A10-2365). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Sterner moved to amend HF3184, as amended (see attached A10-2383). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Champion presented HF3184, as amended, a bill for an act relating to state government; creating employment guidance for using bond proceeds; etc.

Testifying on HF3184, as amended:

Jeff Bauer, Director of Public Policy, Family and Children’s Service/HIRE
Minnesota

Louis King, President, Summit Academy OIC

Tim Worke, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota

Trent Miller, Student, Summit Academy OIC

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF3184, as amended, 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 HF2894. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Marquart moved that HF2894 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Marquart presented HF2894 (Marquart), a bill for an act relating to natural resources; increasing watershed district borrowing authority; etc.

Representative Marquart renewed the motion that HF2894 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 HF3327. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

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Chairman Pelowski moved that HF3327 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Koenen presented HF3327 (Koenen), a bill for an act relating to city and county employees; exempting employees of a city-owned or county-owned hospital from certain reporting requirements; etc.

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF3327 as follows:

Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:

"Section 1. REPEALER.
Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 471.701 is repealed."

Amend the title accordingly.

THE MOTION FAILED.

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF3327 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the Local Government Division report for HF3350. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF3350 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF3350 (see attached H3350A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Smith presented HF3350 (Smith), as amended, a bill for an act relating to local government; prohibiting city employees from serving on the city council; etc.

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF3350, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the Local Government Division report for HF3591, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISON REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hornstein moved that HF3591, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Hornstein moved to amend HF3591, First Committee Engrossment (see attached H3591A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hornstein presented HF3591 (Hornstein), First Committee Engrossment, as amended, a bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing the city of Minneapolis to adopt a resolution to define the annual duration of operation of mobile food units.

Representative Hornstein renewed the motion that HF3591, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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Representative Nelson moved adoption of the Local Government Division report for HF3359, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved that HF3359, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Nelson presented HF3359 (Nelson), First Committee Engrossment, a bill for an act relating to local government; authorizing Hennepin County to purchase energy under forward pricing mechanisms; etc.

Testifying on HF3359, First Committee Engrossment:

Maurice Gieske, Director, Hennepin County Public Works

Representative Nelson renewed the motion that HF3359, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 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:
  • HF3287 (Haws) - State employees, constitutional officers, and members of the legislature prohibited from using public funds to pay for the use of lodging, training, and meeting facilities that make pornographic images available to their patrons.
  • HF3184 (Champion) - Contracting requirement restrictions placed for using bond proceeds.
  • HF2894 (Marquart) - Watershed district borrowing authority increased.
  • HF3327 (Koenen) - Employees of city-owned or county-owned hospital exempt from certain reporting requirements.
  • HF3350 (Smith) - City employees prohibited from serving as mayor or on the city council.
  • HF3392 (Bunn) - Municipalities authorized to raise and spend money on 4-H, and a University of Minnesota Extension Service policy required.
  • HF3591 (Hornstein) - Mobile food units permitted to operate for more than 21 days in one place.
  • HF3359 (Nelson) - Hennepin County; energy purchase authorized under forward pricing mechanisms.
  • SF2602 (Koenen) - Discharge provided of a portion of an easement acquired by condemnation.