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Government Operations and Elections

TWENTIENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 09, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIENTH 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 Wednesday, March 9, 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 (absent)
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.

H.F. 786 (Davids) Charitable organization financial statement requirements for highest paid individuals modified, and compensation information reporting consistency provided for federal and state purposes.

Representative Simon moved that H.F. 786 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Simon moved the H0786A1 amendment to H.F. 786. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative Simon
Jeannie Fox, MN Counsel of Non-Profits
Geno Fragnito, CPA Society

Representative Simon renewed his motion that H.F. 786 be recommended to pass, as amended, and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND H.F. 786 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AS AMENDED.

Representative Murray assumed gavel at 10:25 a.m.

H.F. 864 (Peppin) Commissioner of Revenue authorized to enter into a reciprocal agreement with the federal government for collection of unpaid debts.

Representative Peppin moved that H.F. 864 be recommended to pass and re-referred to State Government Finance.




Testifying:
Representative Peppin
Jim Girard, Cook & Girard
Terri Steenblock, Minnesota Revenue

Representative Peppin renewed her motion that H.F. 864 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND H.F. 864 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE.

Chair Peppin assumed the gavel at 10:50 a.m.

H.F. 199 (Gottwalt) Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act; freedom of choice in health care for every resident of Minnesota declared, and statement of public policy provided.

Representative Quam moved that H.F. 199 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Gottwalt
Dave Racer, Citizen
Twila Brase, Citizens Council for Health Freedom
Peter Nelson, Center for American Experiment

Representative Quam renewed his motion that H.F. 199 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. Representative Quam requested a roll call vote.

AYES:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK,MCFARLANE, ODRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS, URDAHL

NAYS:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, WINKLER

ON A VOTE OF 9 AYES AND 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND H.F. 199 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE.

Representative Nelson assumed the gavel at 11:50 a.m.

H.F. 718 (Champion) Civil rights restoration and civil rights possible loss notices required.

Representative Nelson moved that H.F. 718 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Policy and Finance.

Testifying:
Representative Champion

Representative Greene moved to amend H.F. 718 as follows:

Page 1, Line 1.16, delete "and local"
THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved to amend H.F. 718 as follows:

Page 1, Line 1.22, delete "and local"
THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Urdahl moved to amend H.F. 718 as follows:

Page 1, Line 1.10, delete "crime" and insert "felony level offenses"
THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Winkler moved to amend H.F. 718 as follows:

Page 2, Line 2.22, delete "at the time of arraignment"
THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Quam moved to amend H.F. 718 as follows:

Page 1, Line 1.19, insert "the official must prevent invalid absentee ballots from entering or exiting the correctional facility" after the word "notice"
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson renewed his motion that H.F. 718 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Policy and Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND H.F. 718 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS, AS AMENDED, AND RE-REFERRED TO THE JUDICIARY POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE.

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:
  • HF786 (Davids) - Charitable organization financial statement requirements modified, and compensation information reporting consistency provided for federal and state purposes.
  • HF864 (Peppin) - Commissioner of revenue authorized to enter into a reciprocal agreement with the federal government for collection of unpaid debts.
  • HF199 (Gottwalt) - Freedom of Choice in Health Care Act; freedom of choice in health care for every resident of Minnesota declared, and statement of public policy provided.
  • HF718 (Champion) - Civil rights restoration and civil rights possible loss notices required, and incarcerated offenders excluded from receiving absentee ballots.