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FIFTY THIRD MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 06, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Peppin, Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Committee, called the fifty third meeting to order at 10:17 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

PEPPIN, Joyce, Chair
MURRAY, Rich, Vice Chair
NELSON, Michael, DFL Lead
BEARD, Michael
GREENE, Marion
HANCOCK, David
HORNSTEIN, Frank
MCFARLANE, Carol
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
QUAM, Duane
SANDERS, Tim
SCALZE, Bev
SIMON, Steve
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan

Members excused:
None

A quorum was present.

Representative Simon moved that the minutes of March 1, 2012 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2320 (Hilty) Carlton County; tax levy authorized for cemetery purposes.

Representative Scalze moved that HF2320 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Property and Local Tax Division.

The committee heard testimony on HF2320.
Representative Bill Hilty

Representative Scalze renewed her motion that HF2320 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Property and Local Tax Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2244 (O’Driscoll) Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission, and commission authority granted to employ a director to oversee, manage and administer school trust lands.

Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF2244 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative O’Driscoll moved the H2244DE3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF2244, as amended.
Representative Tim O’Driscoll
Representative Denise Dittrich
Grace Keliher, Minnesota School Boards Association
Betsy Daub, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
Craig Pagel, Iron Mining Association of Minnesota
Tom Landwehr, Commissioner of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Jodee Buhr, Education Minnesota
Eric Haugee, AFSCME Council 5

Representative O’Driscoll renewed his motion that HF2244, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Quam requested a role call.

The following members voted aye:
PEPPIN
MURRAY
BEARD
HANCOCK
MCFARLANE
O’DRISCOLL
SANDERS
SIMON
QUAM
URDAHL
WINKLER

The following members voted nay:
NELSON
SCALZE

The following member was absent:
GREENE
HORNSTEIN

There being eleven ayes, two nays and two members absent. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:06 p.m.


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REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR



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Kelly Hansen
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2244 (O'Driscoll) - Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission, and director provided for school trust lands.
  • HF2320 (Hilty) - Carlton County; tax levy authorized for cemetery purposes.
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02:15 - Gavel.
02:51 - Committee discussion of anticipated Thursday hearing on constitutional amendment for voter ID bill.
11:40 - HF2320 (Hilty) Carlton County; tax levy authorized for cemetery purposes.
14:37 - HF2244 (O'Driscoll) Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission, and commission authority granted to employ a director to oversee, manage, and administer school trust lands.
Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.