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Government Operations and Elections

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 03, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTTEENTH 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 10:25 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, 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
HANCOCK, David
HORNSTEIN, Frank
MCFARLANE, Carol
NELSON, Michael
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
QUAM, Duane
SANDERS, Tim
SCALZE, Bev
SIMON, Steve
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan
GREENE, Marion

No members were excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Scalze moved approval of the minutes from March 1, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Chair Peppin moved confirmation of the appointment of David P. Swenson to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Testifying:
David P. Swenson

H.F. 287 (Hamilton) Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week proposed.
Representative Scalze moved that H.F. 287 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testifying:
Representative Hamilton
Andrew Nesseth
Elizabeth Beer
Lynn Clark
Jason Berger

Representative Scalze renewed her motion that H.F. 287 be recommended to pass, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND H.F. 287 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS.

H.F. 561 (Beard) Election recount requirements and procedures modified.

Representative Beard moved that H.F. 561 be recommended to pass, and placed on the General Register.

Representative Beard moved an oral amendment to delete Section 4 of H.F. 561. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Testifying:
Representative Beard
Beth Fraser, Office of the Secretary of State
Mark Halverson, Citizens for Election Integrity MN

Representative Beard renewed his motion that H.F. 561 be recommended to pass, as amended, and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND H.F. 561 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AS AMENDED.

H.F. 135 (Hackbarth) Well regulation authority modified.

Representative Murray moved that H.F. 135 be recommended to pass, and re-referred to the Committee on Environment

Testifying:
Representative Hackbarth
Kevin Hoppe, H&H Well Services
Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities
Sarah Reinhart, Mayor of City of Spring Park

Representative Murray renewed his motion that H.F. 135 be recommended to pass, and, be re-referred to the Environment Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND H.F. 135 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRRED TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 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:
  • HF287 (Hamilton) - Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week designated.
  • HF561 (Beard) - Election recount requirements and procedures modified.
  • HF135 (Hackbarth) - Well regulation authority modified.

Confirmation of David P. Swenson to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board