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Government Operations and Elections

NINTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 08, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS

MINUTES

Representative Peppin, Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

PEPPIN, Joyce, Chair
MURRAY, Rich, Vice Chair
BEARD, Mike
GREENE, Marion
HANCOCK, David
HORNSTEIN, Frank
MCFARLANE, Carol
NELSON, Michael
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
QUAM, Duane
SANDERS, Tim
SCALZE, Bev
SIMON, Steve
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan

No members were excused.

A quorum was present.

H.F. 210 (Kiffmeyer) voter picture identification required before receiving ballot, identification cards provided at no charge, provisional ballot procedures established, et al.

Chair Peppin moved that H.F. 210 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the House Committee on State Government Finance.

Testifying:
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships
Joe Mansky, Ramsey County Elections
Catherine Dorr, Citizen and Election Judge, Northeast Minneapolis
Simone Hall, Citizen
Christopher Bell, American Council of the Blind in Minnesota
Susan Miles, Minnesota District Judges Association
Vick Harvath, Citizen and Election Judge
Roberta and Anna Blomster, Citizens
Hon. Mark Ritchie, Minnesota Secretary of State
Beth Fraser, Secretary of State’s Office

Representative Murray moved the H0210A1 amendment to the H021DE1 amendment. Representative Simon requested a roll call vote.

AYES:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, McFARLANE, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS, URDAHL
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NAYS:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER

On a vote of 9 AYES and 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Winkler moved the H0210A6 amendment to the H0210DE1 amendment and requested a roll call vote.

AYES:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER
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NAYS:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, McFARLANE, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS, URDAHL

On a vote of 6 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hornstein moved the H0210A5 amendment to the H0210DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Greene moved the H0210A7 amendment to the H0210DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Winkler moved the H0210A3 amendment to the H0210DE1 amendment and requested a roll call vote.

AYES:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER
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NAYS:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, McFARLANE, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS, URDAHL

On a vote of 6 AYES and 9 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that H.F. 210 be recommended to pass, as amended and re-referred to the House Committee on State Government Finance. Representative Winkler requested a roll call vote.

AYES:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, McFARLANE, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS, URDAHL
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NAYS:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER

On a vote of 9 AYES and 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND H.F. 210 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE

The meeting was adjourned at 12:20 p.m.




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REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR



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Ryan Hamilton
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF89 (Benson) - Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, voter identification card provided at no charge, canvassing deadlines changed, notice required, provisional balloting procedure established, and money appropriated.
  • HF210 (Kiffmeyer) - Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, identification cards provided at no charge, provisional ballot procedures established, challenged voter eligibility list created, election administration procedures specified, electronic polling place rosters allowed and standards set, electronic roster implementation legislative task force created, recount procedures enacted, and money appropriated.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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02:27 - Gavel.
03:50 - HF210 (Kiffmeyer) Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, identification cards provided at no charge, provisional ballot procedures established, election administration procedures specified, electronic polling place required, recount procedures enacted, and money appropriated.
Runs 2 hours, 7 minutes.