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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

15th MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 19, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA 15th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
March 19, 2009

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 19, 2009, 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 March 18, 2009, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kahn moved that HF817 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF817 (see attached H0817A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn presented HF817 (Kahn), as amended, a bill for an act relating to elections; expanding requirements for postsecondary institutions to report resident student information to the secretary for state for voter registration purposes; etc.

Testimony on HF817, as amended:

Beth Fraser, Director of Governmental Affairs, Office of the Minnesota Secretary
of State
Ryan Anderson, Student Body President, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Representative Sanders moved to amend HF817, as amended (see attached H0817A4).

Representative Sanders requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting aye: Anderson, P., Buesgens, Emmer, Gottwalt, Kiffmeyer, Lanning, Sanders and Sterner.

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Voting nay: Pelowski, Hilty, Hornstein , Kahn, Kalin, Marquart, Morrow, Nelson, Poppe and Simon.

There were 8 ayes and 10 nays. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Kahn renewed the motion that HF817 as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Simon moved that HF1053 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Simon moved to amend HF1053 (see attached H1053A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Simon presented HF1053 (Simon), as amended, a bill for an act relating to elections; requiring certain public officials to provide additional data to the secretary of state for use in maintaining the voter registration system; providing for automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver’s license, instruction permit, or identification card; etc.

Testimony on HF1053, as amended:

Mark Ritchie, Minnesota Secretary of State
Tom Vellenga, President, Heartland Democracy

Representative Simon moved to amend HF1053, as amended, (amending the previously adopted H1053A1 amendment) as follows:

Page 3, line 22, after "until" insert "the commissioner of public safety has
certified that the department’s systems have been tested and can accurately
provide the necessary data and"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Simon renewed the motion that HF1053, as amended, be recommended
to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF13 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Finance.

Representative Juhnke presented HF13 (Juhnke), a bill for an act relating to state government; abolishing the state designer selection board; etc.

Testimony on HF13:

Wayne Waslaski, Director, Minnesota Department of Administration
John Strachota, Architect, AIA Minnesota
Gil Fleischhaker, Construction Executive, The Association of General Contractors
of Minnesota
Bill Breyfogle, Director of Construction & Support, Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities
Dave Oxley, Associate Manager, American Council of Engineering Companies
of Minnesota
William Armstrong, Architect, Public member, State Designer Selection Board

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Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF13 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION FAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:57 A.M.




_____________________________________
REP. GENE PELOWSKI, CHAIRMAN

_________________________________________ Kathy L. Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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House TV Video:
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01:50 - Gavel, and HF817 (Kahn) Postsecondary institution requirements expanded to report resident student information to the secretary of state for voter registration purposes, and enhanced access required to voter registration records of returned absentee ballots on the World Wide Web.
30:10 - HF1053 (Simon) Public officials required to provide additional data to the secretary of state for use in maintaining the voter registration system, and automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver's license, instruction permit, or identification card provided.
1:04:24 - HF13 (Juhnke) State designer selection board abolished.
Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.


HF817 (Kahn) Postsecondary institution requirements expanded to report resident student information to the secretary of state for voter registration purposes, and enhanced access required to voter registration records of returned absentee ballots on the World wide Web.
HF1053 (Simon) Public officials required to provide additional data to the secretary of state for use in maintaining the voter registration system, and automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver's license, instruction permit, or identification card provided.
HF13 (Juhnke) State designer selection board abolished.