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Government Operations and Elections

THIRTY SECOND MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 28, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY SECOND 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 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 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
MCFARLANE, Carol
NELSON, Michael
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
QUAM, Duane
SANDERS, Tim
SCALZE, Bev
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan
HORNSTEIN, Frank
SIMON, SteveGREENE, Marion

A quorum was present.

Representative Murray moved approval of the minutes from April 27, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF182 (Beard) State and local water management study required.
Representative Beard moved that H.F. 182 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Representative Hornstein moved the following oral amendment to HF 182 and requested a roll call vote:
"Delete section 1 of the bill"
AYES:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER
NAYS:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS, URDAHL
ON A VOTE OF 6 AYES and 8 NAYES, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Testifying:
Representative Beard
Lisa Frenette, Minnesota Builders Association
Kurt Kodelka, Minnesota Polution Control

Representative Beard renewed his motion that H.F. 182 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND H.F. 182 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE.


HF1238 (Fabian) Subsurface sewage treatment systems ordinance adoption delay extended.
Chair Peppin moved that H.F. 1238 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testifying:
Representative Fabian
Kurt Kodelka, Minnesota Pollution Control

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that H.F. 1238 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. Representative Nelson requested a roll call vote:
AYES:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, SANDERS, URDAHL
NAYS:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER

ON A VOTE OF 9 AYES TO 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED, H.F. 1238 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

HF1359 (Barrett) Stimulants and hallucinogens added as Schedule I controlled substances.
Representative Murray moved that H.F. 1359 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testifying:
Representative Barrett
Dr. Cody Wyberg, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

Representative Murray assumed the gavel at 11:45 a.m.

Representative Murray renewed his motion that H.F. 1359 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED, H.F. 1359 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

HF1391 (Downey) State agency program designation authorized as performance-based organizations.
Representative O’Driscoll moved that H.F. 1391 be recommended to pass and re-referrred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Downey
Emma Riechsgott Jung, Luthern Social Services

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion that H.F. 1391 be recommended to pass and re-referrred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND H.F. 1391 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES FINANCE COMMITTEE.

H.F. 233 (Sanders) Department of Human Services required to issue a request for proposals for a Medicaid fraud detection and business intelligence contract.

Representative Sanders moved that H.F. 233 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Sanders

Representative Sanders renewed his motion that H.F. 233 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND H.F. 233 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE.

The Committee recessed at 12:30 pm
The Committee reconvened at 1:15 pm

H.F. 545 (Downey) State budget document required to include federal insolvency contingency planning.
Representative Murray moved that H.F. 545 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Downey

Representative Winkler moved the H0545A1 amendment.
Representative Winkler withdrew the H0545A1 amendment.

Representative Murray renewed his motion that H.F. 545 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. Representative Winkler requested a roll call vote:
AYES:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, URDAHL
NAYS:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER

ON A VOTE OF 7 AYES TO 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED, H.F. 545 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE.

HF1577 (Cornish) Sex offender policy task force established.
Chair Peppin moved that H.F. 1577 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testifying:
Representative Cornish

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that H.F. 1577 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED, H.F. 1577 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND PLACED ON TH GENERAL REGISTER.

HF1360 (Torkelson) Environmental Quality Board modified and duties eliminated and reassigned.
Representative Murray moves that H.F. 1360 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee

Testifying:
Representative Torkelson
Bob Patton, Minnesota Department of Administration

Representative Murray renewed his motion that H.F. 1360 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee. Representative Hornstein requested a roll-call vote:
AYES:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, URDAHL
NAYS:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, SCALZE, SIMON, WINKLER

ON A VOTE OF 7 AYES TO 6 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED, H.F. 1360 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE.


HF1545 (McNamara) Energy Reliability and Intervention Office established within Department of Commerce to replace Energy Issues Intervention Office and energy reliability administrator, and conforming changes made.
Representative Urdahl moves that H.F. 1545 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee

Testifying:
Representative McNamara
Bill Grant, Minnesota Department of Commerce

Representative Urdahl renewed his motion that H.F. 1545 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED, H.F. 1545 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE.

Committee recessed at 2:15pm
Committee resumed at 2:18 pm

H.F. 997 (Westrom) State agency civil penalty imposition regulated, fees and expenses awarded to prevailing parties in actions involving state agencies and municipalities.
Chair Peppin moved that H.F. 997 be recommended to pass and re-referred to Commerce Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Westrom
Gary Goldsmith, Campaign Finance Board
Jeff Smith, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Representative Murray moved the following oral amendment:
Page 3, Line 25, insert the word "final" before the word "decision"
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that H.F. 997 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Commerce Committee. Representative Winkler requested a roll call vote:
AYES:
PEPPIN, MURRAY, BEARD, HANCOCK, O’DRISCOLL, QUAM, URDAHL
NAYS:
NELSON, GREENE, HORNSTEIN, WINKLER

ON A VOTE OF 7 AYES TO 4 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED, H.F. 997 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE.

Committee adjourned at 2:35pm





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REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR



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Ryan Hamilton
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF233 (Sanders) - Department of Human Services required to issue a request for proposals for a Medicaid fraud detection and business intelligence contract.
  • HF1391 (Downey) - State agency program designation authorized as performance-based organizations.
  • HF545 (Downey) - State budget document required to include federal contingency planning.
  • HF1360 (Torkelson) - Environmental Quality Board modified and duties eliminated and reassigned.
  • HF1238 (Fabian) - Local ordinance requirements modified, and subsurface sewage treatment systems ordinance adoption delay extended.
  • HF182 (Beard) - State and local water management study required.
  • HF997 (Westrom) - State agency civil penalty imposition regulated, and fees and expenses awarded to prevailing parties in actions involving state agencies.
  • HF1577 (Cornish) - Sex offender policy task force established.
  • HF1359 (Barrett) - State controlled substance schedules aligned with federal controlled substance schedules, Board of Pharmacy authority modified to regulate controlled substances, and electronic prescribing of controlled substances allowed.
  • HF1545 (McNamara) - Energy Reliability and Intervention Office established within Department of Commerce to replace Energy Issues Intervention Office and energy reliability administrator, and conforming changes made.

If necessary the committee will recess for session and reconvene in Room 200 after session adjourns