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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

25th MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 16, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA 25th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
February 16, 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, February 16, 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 11, 2010, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kahn moved that HF653, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Kahn presented HF653, First Engrossment, (Kahn), a bill for an act relating to elections; changing certain municipal precinct and ward boundary procedures and requirements; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, etc.

Testimony on HF653, First Engrossment:

Joe Mansky, Ramsey County Elections Manager

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF653, First Engrossment (see attached H0653A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF653, First Engrossment, as amended:

Professor David Schultz, Hamline University School of Business

Representative Kahn renewed the motion that HF653, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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Chairman Pelowski moved that HF910 be recommended to pass and sent to the Committee on Civil Justice.

Representative Hortman presented HF910 (Hortman), a bill for an act relating to notaries public; modifying fees; regulating commissions and notarial stamps and seals; providing clarifications; providing for the accommodations of physical limitations; etc.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF910 (see attached H0910A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF910, as amended:

Bert Black, Legal Advisor, Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF910, as amended (see attached H0910A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Pelowski moved to amend HF910, as amended (see attached H0910A5). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF910, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the Committee on Civil Justice. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Simon moved that SF80, Third Engrossment , be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Simon moved to amend SF80, Third Engrossment , (see attached S0080DE1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Simon presented SF80, Third Engrossment, (Simon), as amended, a bill for an act relating to elections; campaign finance; removing certain unconstitutional provisions governing independent expenditures in political campaigns; changing certain campaign expenditure and contribution limits and certain reporting requirements; authorizing electronic filing of certain items with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board; etc.

Testifying on SF80, Third Engrossment, as amended:

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

Representative Simon moved to amend SF80, Third Engrossment, as amended (see attached S0080A1). THE MOTION PREVAIED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

SF80, Third Engrossment, as amended, was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:41 A.M.


_____________________________________
REP. GENE PELOWSKI, CHAIRMAN


_______________________________________ Kathy L. Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF653 (Kahn) - Municipal precinct and ward boundary procedures and requirements changed.
  • HF910 (Hortman) - Notary public fees modified, commissions and notarial stamps and seals regulated, clarifications provided, accommodations of physical limitations provided, and premarital education provisions modified.
  • SF80 (Simon) - Campaign finance and reporting requirements changed, and contribution limits provided for judicial candidates.