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THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 07, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Lanning, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 5:02 p.m. on April 7, 2011, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

LANNING, Morrie, Chair
BENSON, Mike, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, BRUCE
BANAIAN, King
DOWNEY, Keith
GAUTHIER, Kerry
GREENE, Marion
GUNTHER, Bob
HAYDEN, Jeff
KAHN, Phyllis
LEIDIGER, Ernie
LILLIE, Leon
LOHMER, Kathy
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MURPHY, Mary
MURRAY, Rich
SIMON, Steve
SLAWIK, Nora
STENSRUD, Kirk
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan
All members were present.

A quorum was present.

Representative Lillie moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 24, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Benson moved that HF 210 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Policy and Finance.

Representative Benson moved the H0210DE5 amendment to HF 210. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Benson moved the H0210A30 amendment to HF 210, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vic Harbath, Election Judge; Jeff Simon, Poll Challenger; Mike Dean, Executive Director of Common Cause Minnesota; Beth Fraser, Director of Government Affairs for the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State; Dan Severson, Former State Representative; Andy Cilek, President of the Minnesota Voters Alliance; Chris Bell, President of the Minnesota Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities; Geoffrey Dittberner, Vice President of the Minnesota State College Student Association; Terry McCall, Poll Challenger; Greg O'Connor, Director of Legislative Affairs for the Republican Liberty Caucus; Jim Guse, Veteran; Justin Page, Staff Attorney for the Minnesota Disability Law Center; Sherri Knuth, Public Policy Coordinator for the League of Women Voters; Ed Champion, Election Judge; Nancy Bernard, Minnesota Voter; Rachel Smith, Hennepin County Elections Manager; Teresa Nelson, Legal Counsel of the ACLU of Minnesota; Bonnie Streitz, Election Judge; Dan McGrath, President and Executive Director of Minnesota Majority; Max Hailperin, Professor of Computer Science; Don Lee, Software Engineer; Jim Orvis, Minnesota Voter; Carter Glendenning, Election Judge; Janet Beihoffer, Minnesota Voter; Cindy Pugh, Poll Challenger and Election Judge on behalf of Walter Hudson, Chair of the North Star Tea Party Patriots; Cathleen Lenihan, Poll Challenger; Mary Gilbert, Minnesota Voter; Max Sullivan, Minnesota Voter; Douglas Blom, Minnesota Voter; George Wu, Poll Challenger; and Don Findell; Election Judge testified on HF 210.

Chair Lanning laid over HF 210 for further consideration by the State Government Finance Committee.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:58 p.m.


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REP. MORRIE LANNING, CHAIR


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Johnna K. O’Neill
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF210 (Kiffmeyer) - Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, identification cards provided at no charge, provisional ballot procedures established, challenged voter eligibility list created, election administration procedures specified, electronic polling place rosters allowed and standards set, electronic roster implementation legislative task force created, recount procedures enacted, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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03:11 - Gavel and introductory remarks.
06:36 - Presentation of HF210 (Kiffmeyer) Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, identification cards provided at no charge, provisional ballot procedures established, election administration procedures specified, electronic polling place required, recount procedures enacted, and money appropriated.
1:01:46 - Public testimony.
2:31:43 - Committee discussion.
Runs 3 hours, 56 minutes.


Testifiers will be limited to 2 minutes each for public testimony on this bill and limited to one testifer on behalf of each organization. If you wish to be added to the list to testify on this bill please contact Committee Legislative Assistant Johnna Oneill at johnna.oneill@house.mn or 651-296-4230.