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Government Operations and Elections

ELEVENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 10, 2011

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

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS

MINUTES

Representative Peppin, acting Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 10, 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.

Representative Scalze moved approval of the minutes from February 9, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WHERE APPROVED.

H.F. 192 (Downey) Reinventing Government Employment Act proposed, et al.
Representative Beard moved that H.F. 192 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the House Committee on State Government Finance.

Representative Beard moved the H0192A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative Downey
Shar Knutson - AFL CIO
Jerry Hansen- citizen and state employee
Linda Hamilton- MN Nurses Association
Josiah Hill- St. Croix Education Association
Jan Alswager- Education Minnesota
Brian Rice- MN Professional Firefighters Assoc. and Polic Officers of Minneapolis Assoc.
Russ Stanton- Interfaculty Organization
Mike Busing- AFSCME Council 5
Mathew Hodapp-State Troopers Association

Representative Nelson moved the H0192A3 amendment and requested a roll call vote.

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

On a vote of 6 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved the H0192A4 amendment and requested a roll call vote.

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

On a vote of 7 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Beard renewed his motion that H.F. 192 be recommended to pass, as amended and re-referred to the House Committee on State Government Finance. Representative Nelson 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. 192 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE

H.F. 102 (Mahoney) Minnesota science and technology program established.

Representative Nelson moved that H.F. 102 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance.

Testifying:
Representative Mahoney

Representative Nelson renewed his motion that H.F. 102 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND H.F. 101 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON JOBS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FINANCE.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:20 a.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:
  • HF192 (Downey) - Reinventing Government Employment Act proposed, public employee compensation freeze and method for determining future compensation determined, state employee gainsharing system established, and state contracts with private vendors restrictions removed.
  • HF102 (Mahoney) - Minnesota science and technology program established.
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14:27 - Gavel.
15:02 - HF192 (Downey) Reinventing Government Employment Act proposed, public employee compensation freeze provided and future compensation method determined, state workforce reduction required, state employee gainsharing system established, state contract restrictions removed, and right to work constitutional amendment proposed.
1:47:06 - HF102 (Mahoney) Minnesota science and technology program established.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.