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FOURTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 27, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
Chair, Representative Michael V. Nelson

MINUTES

Representative Nelson, Chair of Committee on Government Operations, called the meeting to order at 10:03am on February 27, 2013 in Room B of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Nelson, Chair
Freiberg, Vice Chair
Peppin, Lead
Dill
Dorholt
Drazkowski
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Lein
O'Driscoll
Pugh
Sanders
Theis
Winkler

A quorum was present.

HF157 (Hilstrom) Bullion coin dealers regulated, registration required, conduct prohibited, and enforcement authority and criminal penalties provided.

Chair Nelson moved that HF157 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF157 (See attached H0157A1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF157, as amended:
Kermit Fruechte, Assistant Attorney General
Nancy Leppink, Department of Commerce
Bill Gale, President, Asset Marketing

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF157 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF651 (Persell) Accounting software development and updating provided for, and money appropriated

Chair Nelson moved that HF651 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veteran's Affairs.
Representative Peppin moved to amend HF651, as amended (See attached H0651DE2 amendment)

Representative Peppin incorporated an oral amendment to H0651DE2 as follows:

Page 1, line 1.5, after "a", insert "one-time"

Representative renewed the motion to amend HF651, as amended (See attached H0651DE2 amendment, as incorporated) THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF651, as amended:
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships

Representative Peppin moved to amend HF651, as amended, as follows:

Page 1, line 1.4, after "Townships", insert ", the League of Minnesota Cities,"
Page 1, line 1.15, after "Townships", insert ", the League of Minnesota Cities,"

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF651, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veteran's Affairs. THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF542 (Loeffler) Classified employees established as nonpartisan resources to all decision makers, and additional whistleblower protection provided to state employees

Chair Nelson moved that HF542 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF542 (See attached H0542A3 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF542, as amended:
Kendal Killian, Minnesota Association of Professional Employees
Ann O'Brien, Minnesota Management and Budget

Representative Hanson moved to amend HF542, as amended, as follows:

Page 2, delete line 2.20, insert "(1) a legislator, the legislative auditor, or a legislative employee; or"

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF542, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF328 (Liebling) Minnesota Task Force on Prematurity duties and reporting dates amended.

Chair Nelson moved that HF328 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony on HF328:
Phil Griffin, March of Dimes
Martha Overby, March of Dimes Minnesota Chapter

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF328 (See attached H0328A2 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF328, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:24am.




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Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair



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Tim Gabhart, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF157 (Hilstrom) - Bullion coin dealers regulated, registration required, conduct prohibited; and enforcement authority, civil, and criminal penalties provided.
  • HF328 (Liebling) - Minnesota Task Force on Prematurity duties and reporting dates amended.
  • HF542 (Loeffler) - Whistleblower additional protection provided to state employees.
  • HF651 (Persell) - City and town accounting system software development, updating, and funding provided; and money appropriated.
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Other bills may be added to agenda