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FIFTY NINTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 15, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY NINTH 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 ninth meeting to order at 8:49 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Room 200 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.

HF1031 (Stensrud) Legislative Coordinating Commission; provisions modified governing the election of officers and the provision of services, and records retention policy established.

Chair Peppin moved that HF1031 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF1031.
Representative Kirk Stensrud
John Eichten, Minnesota Office of Enterprise Technology
David Arbeit, Minnesota Geospatial Information Office

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that HF1031 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2339 (Gottwalt) Health care compact created.

Representative Murray moved that HF2339 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF2339.
Representative Steve Gottwalt
Dan Tripp, Healthcare Compact Alliance
Ellen Hoerle

Representative Murray renewed his motion that HF2339 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2359 (Quam) Dodge County; county recorder appointive process provided.

Representative Quam moved that HF2359 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Quam moved the H2359A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Murray moved to orally amend the H2359A2 amendment in the following:
Page 1, line 6, delete "each county with a person serving as the appointee for any office made an appointed office under section 375A.10 or special law shall hold an election on whether to retain the person appointed to the office."

THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF2359, as amended.
Representative Duane Quam

Representative Quam renewed his motion that HF2359, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2555 (Kiffmeyer) Sunset review changes implemented, agency requirements changed, posting required for felony or gross misdemeanor and malpractice settlements or judgments for a regulated petitioner, regulated practitioner information required, fund transfer prohibited, and money appropriated.

Chair Peppin moved that HF2555 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

Chair Peppin moved the H2555A6 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Peppin moved to orally amend the H2555A6 amendment in the following:
Page 1, lines 2-6, delete entire lines
Page 1, line 8-13, delete entire lines

THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Winkler moved to orally amend HF2555 in the following:
Page 9, lines 20-25, delete entire lines
Page 9, lines 26-34, delete entire lines
Page 10, lines 1-15, delete entire lines
Page 10, lines 16-34, delete entire lines
Page 11, lines 1-19, delete entire lines
Page 12, line 18-32, delete entire lines
Page 13, line 1-8, delete entire lines
Page 13, lines 9-19, delete entire lines

Representative Winkler amended his oral amendment in the following:
Page 9, lines 20-25, delete entire lines
Page 9, lines 26-34, delete entire lines
Page 10, lines 1-15, delete entire lines
Page 10, lines 16-34, delete entire lines
Page 11, lines 1-19, delete entire lines

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Peppin moved the H2555A7 amendment.

Chair Peppin moved to orally amend the H2555A7 amendment in the following:
Page 1, line 2.9, delete the word "health" and insert the word "administration"
Page 2, line 2.8, delete the word "health" and insert the word "administration"
THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Scalze moved to orally amend the HF2555A7 amendment in the following:
Page 1, line 2.9, delete the word "administration" and insert the word "public safety"
Page 2, line 2.8, delete the word "administration" and insert the word "public safety"

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL, THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that the HF2555A7 amendment be adopted.

Representative Quam requested a roll call.

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

The following members voted nay:
NELSON
SCALZE

The following members were absent:
GREENE
HORNSTEIN

There being eleven ayes, two nays, and two members absent. THE MOTION DID PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF2555, as amended.
Representative Mary Kiffmeyer
Matthew Collie, Minnesota Department of Health
Jim Nobles, Office of the Legislative Auditor
Greg Youkam, Minnesota Department of Administration
Debbie Boe, Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Public Member
Morgan Plumming, Labor Interpreting Center

Chair Peppin moved that HF2555, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:22 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:
  • HF2555 (Kiffmeyer) - Sunset review process changes implemented and Sunset Advisory Commission permitted to enter into contracts, and other provisions modified relating to state councils and agencies, and money appropriated.
  • HF1031 (Stensrud) - Legislative Coordinating Commission; provisions modified governing the election of officers and the provision of services, and records retention policy established.
  • HF2359 (Quam) - Dodge County; retention election required for persons appointed to county offices, and process provided to make the county recorder appointive.
  • HF2339 (Gottwalt) - Health care compact created.
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