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State Government Finance

FIFTY-SIXTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 28, 2012

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

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Benson, Vice Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:19 a.m. on February 28, 2012, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

BENSON, Mike, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, BRUCE
BANAIAN, King
DOWNEY, Keith
GREENE, Marion
GUNTHER, Bob
LEIDIGER, Ernie
KAHN, Phyllis
LILLIE, Leon
LOHMER, Kathy
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MELIN, Carly
MURPHY, Mary
MURRAY, Rich
SIMON, Steve
SLAWIK, Nora
STENSRUD, Kirk
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan
Member(s) excused:
LANNING, Morrie, Chair
GAUTHIER, Kerry

A quorum was present.

Representative Murray moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 23, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1975 (Drazkowski) State government outside contract restrictions removed.

Representative Benson moved that HF1975 be recommended to pass, as amended and be re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF1975, as amended.
Representative Steve Drazkowski

Representative Benson renewed his motion to re-refer HF1975 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Beth Fraser, Director of Governmental Affairs from the Office of the MN Secretary of State gave a presentation on the use of poll books and answered questions of the committee.

Representative Murray assumed the gavel at 9:36 a.m.

HF1813 (Benson) State government reorganization study required.

Representative Benson moved that HF1813 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Representative Benson moved the H1813DE2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF1813.
Representative Mike Benson
Curtis Yoakum, Legislative Director, Department of Administration
Betsy Hayes, Contracts Manager, Department of Administration

Representative Benson renewed his motion to pass HF1813, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee adjourned at 9:52 a.m.

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REP. MIKE BENSON, VICE CHAIR


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Stacie Carpenter
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1813 (Benson) - Eligible contractor list required to be made available under a master contract program.
  • HF1975 (Drazkowski) - State government outside contract restrictions removed, and disclosure required on where contract work takes place.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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06:22 - Gavel.
07:10 - HF1975 (Drazkowski) State government outside contract restrictions removed.
11:25 - Secretary of State demonstration of poll book laptop and scanner equipment.
1:23:11 - HF1813 (Benson) State government reorganization study required.
Runs 1 hour, 33 minutes.


There will be limited discussion to HF1975 which was laid over Feb. 23 for consideration of a possible amendment.
Secretary of State Demonstration of Poll Book laptop and scanner equipment will be first on the agenda.