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Government Operations and Elections

THIRTY SEVENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - May 12, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY SEVENTH 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 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 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
HANCOCK, David
MCFARLANE, Carol
NELSON, Michael
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
QUAM, Duane
SCALZE, Bev
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan
HORNSTEIN, Frank
BEARD, Mike
SIMON, Steve
Members excused:
SANDERS, Tim
GREENE, Marion

A quorum was present.

Chair Peppin moved approval of the minutes from the May 10, 2011 meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

H.F. 650 (Kieffer) Driver education and examination provisions regulated relating to carbon monoxide poisoning, and technical changes made.

Chair Peppin moved that H.F. 650 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Rules Committee.

Testifying:
Representative Kieffer
Kelly Lavers, Citizen
Jared Jordal, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that H.F. 650 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Rules Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND H.F. 650 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS AND RE-REFERRED TO THE RULES COMMITTEE.

H.F. 1474 (Anderson) Judicial election districts created, mandatory judge retirement date amended, optional retirement dates created, et cetera.

Chair Peppin presented the bill for informational purposes:


Testifying:
Representative D. Anderson
Tim Kinley, Citizen
Chris Penwell, Citizen
Bonn Clayton, Citizen
Dale Nathan, Citizen
Kim Clarke, Citizen
Judge Douglas Meslow, Tenth Judicial District
Paul Vollkommer, Citizen
Don Mashak, Citizen
George Wu, Citizen

The committee adjourned at 4:45 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:
  • HF1474 (Anderson) - Judicial election districts created, mandatory judge retirement date amended, optional retirement dates created, and partial forfeiture of annuity imposed if elected retirement date results in governor appointment.
  • HF650 (Kieffer) - Driver education and examination provisions regulated relating to carbon monoxide poisoning, and technical changes made.

HF1474 will be an Informational Hearing Only