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Government Operations and Elections

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 17, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH 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 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
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

A quorum was present.

Representative Scalze moved approval of the minutes from March 16, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

H.F. 681 (Downey) Minnesota pay for performance pilot program established, funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Murray moved that H.F. 681 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Downey
Steve Rothschild, Invest in Outcomes
Peter Bell, Center for the American Experiment
Dane Smith, Growth and Justice
John Thorson, AFSCME Council 5

Representative Murray renewed his motion that H.F. 681 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED. H.F. 681 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE.

H.F. 1074 (Westrom) Advisory Committee for Technology Standards for Accessibility and Usability expiration date extended, advisory committee codified, and money appropriated.

Representative Sanders moved that H.F. 1074 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy Policy and Finance Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Westrom
Mary Hartnett, MCDHH
Kent Allin, Chief Procurement Officer State of Minnesota
Andrew Palberg, MCDHH

Representative Sanders renewed his motion that H.F. 1074 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Energy Policy and Finance Committee.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. H.F. 1074 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY POLICY AND FINANCE COMMITTEE.

H.F. 962 (Howes) Municipal tobacco license suspensions for sales to minors limited upon compliance with requirements.

Representative McFarlane moved that H.F. 962 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Health and Human Services Policy Committee.

Representative McFarlane moved the A11-0148 amendment to H.F. 962. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative Howes
Bob Krugman, MPMA
John Reich, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Jennifer O’Rourke, League of Minnesota Cities
Theresa Leonard, American Lung Association
Katie Engman, North Suburban Tobacco Alliance
Dr. Jordan Baechler, American Heart Association
Bob Shaffer, Golden Valley City Council
Jessica Knutsen, American Cancer Society
Claire Tedford, American Cancer Society

Representative McFarlane renewed her motion that H.F. 962 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to Health and Human Services Policy Committee. Representative Greene requested a roll-call vote.

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

On a vote of 9 AYES and 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND H.F. 962 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS, AS AMENDED, AND RE-REFERRED TO THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES POLICY COMMITTEE.

The meeting adjourned at 12:08 p.m.

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REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR



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Ryan Hamilton
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Bills Added:
  • HF1074 (Westrom) - Advisory Committee for Technology Standards for Accessibility and Usability expiration date extended, advisory committee codified, and money appropriated.
  • HF962 (Howes) - Tobacco license suspension alternatives authorized for sales to minors upon compliance with requirements.
  • HF681 (Downey) - Minnesota pay for performance pilot program established, funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.