STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Representative Peppin Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:25 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
PEPPIN, Joyce, Chair
MURRAY, Rich, Vice Chair
No members were excused.
A quorum was present.
H.F. 371 (Hoppe) Local government employees required to approve participation in or withdrawal from the public employees insurance program.
Representative Beard moved that H.F. 371 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce Committee.
Samuel Walseth, Service Cooperatives
Kirk Schneidawind, Minnesota School Board Association
Erin Rian, League of Minnesota Cities
Keith Carlson, MICA
Paul Olson, Moose Lake Public Schools
Lee Stephenson, Moose Lake Public Schools
Jim Granger, Education Minnesota
Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota
Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Board Association
Brian Rice, Police and Firefighters Federation on Minneapolis
John Delmonico, Minneapolis Police Federation
Representative Beard renewed his motion that H.F. 371 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED. H.F. 371 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE COMMERCE COMMITTEE.
H.F. 66 (Drazkowski) Political contribution refund repealed.
Chair Peppin moved that H.F. 66 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.
Mike Dean, Common Cause Minnesota
Chair Peppin renewed her motion that H.F. 66 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED. H.F. 66 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.
H.F. 917 (Melin) St. Louis County; fairground tax exemption provided.
Representative Winkler moved that H.F. 917 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
Representative Winkler moved the H0917A1
amendment to H.F. 971. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
John Ongaro, Government Relations Director St Louis County
Representative Winkler renewed his motion that H.F. 917 be recommended to pass, as-amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED. H.F. 917 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TAXES.
The meeting adjourned at 12:05 p.m.
REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant