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State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

16th MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - March 24, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA 16th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
March 24, 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 Tuesday, March 24, 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 19, 2009, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved adoption of the Local Government Division Report for HF898 (Hornstein), First Committee Engrossment, a bill for an act relating to environment; adding greenhouse gas reduction goals and strategies to various state and metropolitan programs and plans; etc. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF898, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass but without further recommendation to the Committee on K-12 Education Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved adoption of the Local Government Division Report for HF1182 (Bly), a bill for an act relating to eminent domain; repealing certain exemptions for public service corporations; etc. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF1182 be recommended to pass but without further recommendation to the Committee on Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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Chair Pelowski moved adoption of the Local Government Division Report for HF519 (Nelson), First Committee Engrossment, a bill for an act relating to local government; regulating nonconforming lots in shoreland areas; etc. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved that HF519, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testimony on HF519, First Committee Engrossment:

Kent Lokkesmoe, Director, Division of Waters, Minnesota Department of Natural
Resources
Lisa Frenette, Government Affairs Director, Builders Association of Minnesota

Representative Nelson renewed the motion that HF519, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Pelowski moved adoption of the Local Government Division Report for HF1238 (Dill), Second Committee Engrossment , a bill for an act relating to game and fish; modifying refund provisions; modifying publication requirements; modifying restrictions in migratory feeding and resting areas; etc. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Pelowski moved that HF1238, Second Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.

Testimony on HF1238, Second Committee Engrossment:

Ed Boggess, Deputy Director of Fish and Wildlife, Minnesota Department of
Natural Resources

Chair Pelowski renewed the motion that HF1238, Second Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:49 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..

HF898 (Hornstein) Greenhouse gas reduction goals and strategies added to various state and metropolitan programs and plans, goals establish for per capita reduction in vehicle miles traveled to reduce greenhouse gasses, and money transferred.
HF1182 (Bly) Public service corporation exemptions repealed.
HF519 (Nelson) Nonconforming lots in shoreland areas regulated.
HF297 (Hansen) Twin Cities metropolitan area regional dog park and matching grant program created, and money appropriated.
Pending action in the Local Government Division:
HF 1238 (Dill) Refund provisions modified, definitions modified, publication requirements modified, restrictions in migratory feeding and resting areas modified, local law exemptions provided, wild animal and fish taking, possession, and licensing requirements provided, and certain fees authorized.