STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE
Representative Lanning, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:18 a.m. on February 21, 2012, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
LANNING, Morrie, Chair
BENSON, Mike, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Representative Gunther moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 16, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF1974(Drazkowski) Public employee contract terms discontinuance in effect provided after expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.
Representative Benson moved that HF1974 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.
Representative Urdahl moved the H1974A1
amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
The committee heard testimony on HF1974, as amended.
Representative Steve Drazkowski
Brian Rice, Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis
Russ Stanton, Director of Government Relations, Inter Faculty Association
Grace Keliher, MN School Boards Association
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, MN Inter-County Association
Anne Finn, Lobbyist, League of MN Cities
Linn Nordgren, President, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers
Jodee Buhr, Lobbyist, Education MN
Bob Johnson, Lobbyist, Teamsters
Richard Kolodziejski, Public Affairs & Communications Director, MAPE
Julie Bleyhl, Legislative Director, AFSCME Council 5
Representative Benson moved to orally amend HF1974: line 1.9 before "during" insert "(a)". THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Melin requested a roll call vote on HF1974.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Benson renewed his motion that HF1974 be recommended to pass, as amended and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF2007(Kahn) Consolidating counties and rationalizing other internal boundaries feasibility study required, and money appropriated.
Representative Kahn moved that HF2007 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.
The committee heard testimony on HF2007.
Representative Phyllis Kahn
Beau Berentson, Policy Analyst, League of MN Cities
Chairman Lanning laid over HF2007.
The committee adjourned at 10:04 a.m.
REP. MORRIE LANNING, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant