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SIXTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 06, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH 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 10:04am on March 6, 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 not present.

HF588 (Atkins) Hospitals required to provided staffing at levels consistent with nationally accepted standards, and staff level reporting required.

A quorum was present at 10:06am.

Chair Nelson moved that HF588 be recommended to pass and re-referred to Health and Human Services Policy.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF588 (See attached H0588A4 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF588, as amended:
Shannon Cunningham, Minnesota Nurses Association
Lawrence Massa, President & CEO, Minnesota Hospital Association
Eric Tronnes, RN
Susan Rock, Clinical Nursing Director, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
Julie Uzlik, RN
John Fossum, Administrator, Ely Hospital
Courtney Lucht, RN
Linda Chmieleski, Chief Nursing Officer, CentraCare, St. Cloud
Carol Diemert, Minnesota Nurses Associations

Representative Peppin requested a roll call.

Representative Falk moved to amend HF588, as amended (See attached H0588A7 amendment)

Representative Falk incorporated an oral amendment to H0588A7 as follows:

On line 1.4, delete "must meet", insert "are exempt from"
On line 1.5, delete "beginning July 1, 2017."

Rep. Falk renewed the motion to amend HF588, as amended (See attached H0588A7 amendment, as amended). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF588, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to Health and Human Services Policy.

Members Voting Aye:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dill
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Lien
Winkler

Members Voting Nay:
Peppin
Dorholt
Drazkowski
O'Driscoll
Pugh
Sanders
Theis

THERE WERE 8 AYES AND 7 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF548 (Melin) American steel product use or supply required on certain projects.

Chair Nelson moved that HF548 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Capitol Investment.

Testimony on HF548:
John Rebrovich, United Steel Workers
Cliff Tobey, United Steel Workers
Craig Pagel, President, Iron Mining Association of Minnesota

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF548 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Capitol Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:36am.




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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:
  • HF588 (Atkins) - Hospital staffing report required, study on nurse staffing levels and patient outcomes required, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF548 (Melin) - American steel product use or supply required on certain projects.
  • HF745 (Erhardt) - Municipalities authorized to establish street improvement districts and apportion street improvement fees within districts, adoption of street improvement plan required, and collection of fees authorized.
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