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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

27th MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 18, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA 27th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
February 18, 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 18, 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 Poppe moved that the minutes of February 17, 2010, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF2577 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Carlson presented HF2577 (Carlson), a bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article IV, section 12; adding a provision to allow legislators to call a special session.

Testimony on HF2577:

David Schultz, Professor, Hamline University

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF2577 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kahn moved that HF296 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Kahn presented HF296 (Kahn), a bill for an act relating to state government; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article V, sections 1, 2, 5; abolishing the office of lieutenant governor.
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Representative Kahn moved to amend HF296 (see attached H0296A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF296, as amended:

David Schultz, Professor, Hamline University

Representative Kahn renewed the motion that HF296, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

The Chair was in doubt and requested a show of hands. There were 7 ayes and 9 nays. THE MOTION FAILED.

Chairman Pelowski moved that HF365 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Morgan presented HF365 (Morgan), a bill for an act relating to state government; proposing a constitutional amendment to change the method for amending the Minnesota Constitution.

Chairman Pelowski renewed the motion that HF365 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:48 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:
  • HF2577 (Carlson) - Legislators allowed to call a special session, and constitutional amendment proposed.
  • HF296 (Kahn) - Office of lieutenant governor abolished, and constitutional amendment proposed.
  • HF365 (Morgan) - Minnesota Constitution amending method changed, and constitutional amendment proposed.
House TV Video:
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02:04 - Gavel, and discussion of HF2577 (Carlson) Legislators allowed to call a special session, and constitutional amendment proposed.
40:24 - HF296 (Kahn) Office of lieutenant governor abolished, and constitutional amendment proposed.
1:15:30 - HF365 (Morgan) Minnesota Constitution amendment method changed, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Runs 1 hour, 18 minutes.