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Government Operations and Elections

TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 07, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH 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 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, 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
NELSON, Michael
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
QUAM, Duane
SANDERS, Tim
SCALZE, Bev
SIMON, Steve
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan
GREENE, Marion

Members excused:
MCFARLANE, Carol

A quorum was present.

Representative Quam moved approval of the minutes from March 17, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

H.F. 1234 (Downey) Commissioner of administration required to issue a request for proposals and enter into a contract for strategic sourcing consulting services.

Representative Murray moved that H.F. 1234 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Downey
Kent Allin, Chief Procurement Officer State of Minnesota

Representative Murray renewed his motion that H.F. 1234 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED. H.F. 1234 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE.

H.F. 429 (Sanders) Anoka County; countywide public safety improvement finance cost authority expanded.

Representative Sanders moved that H.F. 429 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Sanders moved the A11-0251 amendment to H.F. 429. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.




Testifying:
Representative Sanders
Tony Polumbo, Anoka County Attorney
Ronda Sivarajah, Anoka County Board

Representative Sanders renewed his motion that H.F. 429 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. H.F. 429 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS, AS AMENDED, AND RE-REFERRED TO THE TAXES COMMITTEE.

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

Representative Peppin moved that H.F. 962 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testifying:
Representative Howes

Representative Greene requested a roll-call vote.
AYES:
PEPPIN, BEARD, HANCOCK, O’DRISCOLL, SANDERS, URDAHL
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NAYS:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON

On a vote of 6 AYES and 5 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND H.F. 962 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND BE PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

H.F. 1139 (Hancock) Public safety equipment single source acquisition and long-term leasing authorized.

Representative Hancock moved that H.F. 1139 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Hancock moved the H1139A1 amendment to H.F. 1139. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative Hancock
Bill Strusinski, MN Association of Fire Chiefs
Wendy Underwood, City of St Paul

The meeting adjourned at 1:08 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:
  • HF1234 (Downey) - Commissioner of administration required to issue a request for proposals and enter into a contract for strategic sourcing consulting services, and money appropriated.
  • HF429 (Dettmer) - Anoka County; countywide public safety improvement finance cost authority expanded.
  • HF1139 (Hancock) - Public safety equipment single source acquisition and long-term leasing authorized.
  • HF962 (Howes) - Tobacco license suspension alternatives authorized for sales to minors upon compliance with requirements.