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SIXTY FIRST MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 20, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTY FIRST 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 sixty first meeting to order at 10:19 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 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
HANCOCK, David
HORNSTEIN, Frank
MCFARLANE, Carol
O'DRISCOLL, Tim
QUAM, Duane
SANDERS, Tim
SCALZE, Bev
SIMON, Steve
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan

Members excused:
GREENE, Marion

A quorum was present.

Representative Hancock moved that the minutes of March 14, March 15, and March 16, 2012 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF1492 (Wardlow) Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day designated date changed.

Chair Peppin moved that SF1492 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on SF1492.
Representative Doug Wardlow
Nyle Zickmund, Minnesota Fire Chief Association

Representative Murray assumed the gavel at 10:23 a.m.

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that SF1492 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF1135 (Gottwalt) Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force extended.

Representative Murray moved that SF1135 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Murray moved the S1135DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on SF1135, as amended.
Representative Steve Gottwalt
Janet Olstad, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Murray renewed his motion that SF1135, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Peppin assumed the gavel at 10:32 a.m.

HF2334 (Laine) Local government employees authorized to participate in group long-term care insurance program.

Chair Peppin moved that HF2334 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF2334.
Representative Carolyn Laine
Jeremey Zajicek, Hennepin County
Melanie Ault, Anoka County
Julie Bleyhl, ASFCME Council 5
Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association
Nathan Moracco, Minnesota Management and Budget

Chair Peppin announced that the bill would be laid over.

HF2863 (Scott) Legislative Commission on Metropolitan Government duties added, Metropolitan Council fiscal year starting July 1 provided, and legislative approval of the council’s budgets required.

Chair Peppin moved that HF2863 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Chair Peppin moved the H2863A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED, AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF2863, as amended.
Representative Peggy Scott
Rhonda Sivarajah, Anoka County Commissioner
Judd Schetnan, Met Council
Patricia Nauman, Metro Cities

Chair Peppin renewed her motion that HF2863, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.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:
  • SF1492 (Wardlow) - Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day designated date changed.
  • SF1135 (Gottwalt) - Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force extended.
  • HF2334 (Laine) - Local government employees authorized to participate in group long-term care insurance program.
  • HF2863 (Scott) - Legislative Commission on Metropolitan Government duties added, Metropolitan Council fiscal year starting July 1 provided, and legislative approval of the council's budgets required.
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