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Government Operations and Elections

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 17, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH 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 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, February 17, 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 Winkler moved approval of the minutes from February 16, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WHERE APPROVED.

H.F. 281 (Carlson) State primary election returns canvassing time increased.

Representative Nelson moved that H.F. 281 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Nelson moved the H0281DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative Carlson
Beth Fraser, Office of the Secretary of State
Elizabeth Sletten, Citizen

Representative Nelson renewed his motion that H.F. 281 be recommended to pass, as amended, and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND H.F. 281 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS.

Representative Murray assumed the gavel at 10:35 a.m.

H.F. 52 (Peppin) City, county, and town zoning control and ordinance variances provided.

Representative Peppin moves that H.F. 52 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testifying:
Representative Peppin
Tom Watson
Kent Solem, Minnesota Association of Townships
Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities
Thaddeus Lightfoot, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Peter Coyle, Builders Association of Minnesota

Representative Beard moved the H0052A1 amendment. A roll call vote was requested by Representative Winkler

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

On a vote of 10 AYES and 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Simon moved that the bill be tabled and requested a roll-call vote.

AYES:
GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER, QUAM
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NAYS:

PEPPIN, NELSON, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, McFARLANE, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS, URDAHL

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

Representative Peppin renewed her motion that H.F. 52 be recommended to pass as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND H.F. 52 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AS AMENDED.

H.F. 305 (Persell) Northern Township detached facility authorized.

Representative Sanders moved that bill pass and placed on general register.

Testifying:
Representative Persell
Bruce Meade, Ultima Bank

Representative Sanders renewed his motion that H.F. 305 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND H.F. 305 WAS RECOMMENDED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:50 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:
  • HF281 (Carlson) - State primary election canvassing requirements changed.
  • HF52 (Peppin) - City, county, and town zoning control and ordinance variances provided.
  • HF305 (Persell) - Northern Township detached banking facility authorized.