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Government Operations and Elections

THIRD MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - January 19, 2011

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

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS

MINUTES

Representative Murray, acting Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:14 a.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 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 Quam moved approval of the minutes from January 11, 2011 and January 18, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

The Committee heard a presentation from the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board.
Testifying:
Gary Goldsmith, Executive Director, Minnesota Campaign Finance Board.

HF 4 (Downey) State workforce reduction required and early retirement program created.

Representative Beard moved that H.F. 4 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the House Committee on State Government Finance.

Representative Beard moved the H0004A1 amendment.
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative Downey
Russ Stanton, Director of Government Relations, Inter Faculty Organization
David Bergstrom, Executive Director, Minnesota State Retirement System
Eliot Seide, Executive Director, AFSCME Council 5

Representative Nelson moved an amendment to H.F. 4, labeled H0004A8.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Winkler moved to table the bill.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Winkler moved the H0004A7 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 Beard renewed his motion that H.F. 4 be recommended to pass, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. H.F. 4 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS, AS AMENDED, AND WAS RE-REFERRED TO THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT FINANCE.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:06 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:
  • HF4 (Downey) - State workforce reduction required, and early retirement program created.

Presentation from the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board