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THIRTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 26, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH 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 10:02am on February 26, 2013 in Room 5 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
Lien
O'Driscoll
Pugh
Sanders
Theis
Winkler

A quorum was present.

Representative Lien moved approval of the minutes from February 19, 2013 and February 20, 2013. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Chair Nelson moved that HF409 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF409 (See attached H0409A35 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Drazkowski moved to amend HF409, as amended, as follows:

Page 6, Line 11, after "entity", insert ", in partnership with representatives of the city experienced in matters of planning, supporting, and administering development activities."

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Peppin moved to amend HF409, as amended (See attached H0409A9 amendment.) THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF409, as amended (See attached H0409A10 amendment.)

Testimony on HF409:
Lynnette Slater Crandall, Dorsey & Whitney

Chair Nelson incorporated an oral amendment into the A10 amendment as follows:

Page 1, delete line 1.2

Representative O'Driscoll moved to amend H0409A10, as amended, as follows:

Page 1, line 1.7, delete "seven", insert "eight"
Page 1, line 1.19, after "city", insert "and a resident from outside Olmsted county"

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on H0409A10, as amended:
Mark Kerr, Office of the State Auditor

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to amend HF409, as amended (See attached H0409A10 amendment, as amended). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Winkler moved to amend H409, as amended (See attached H0409A11 amendment).

Representative Winkler incorporated an oral amendment into H0409A11 as follows:

Page 1, line 1.4, after "of", insert "the"

Testimony on H0409A11, as amended:
Bob Dunn, President, Hammes Company

Representative Winkler incorporated an oral amendment into H0409A11 as follows:

Page 1, delete lines 1.20 to 1.21

Representative Winkler withdrew the H0409A11 amendment, as amended.

Chair Nelson withdrew the motion that HF409, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Capital Investment.

Chair Nelson moved that HF409, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF322 (Erickson) Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council

Chair Nelson moved HF322 to Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agricultural Finance.

Testiomony on HF322:
Jerry Schoenfeld, Greater State Advisors
Doctor Kesha Henry, Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF322 be recommended to pass and re-referred to Environment, Natural Resources, and Agricultural Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF653 (Quam) Social media communications not considered meetings under open meeting law

Chair Nelson moved that HF653 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.
Testimony on HF653:
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Minnesota Townships
Janalee Cooper, Bridgewater Township
Gary Pedersen, Minnesota Association of Minnesota Townships
Mark Afinson, Minnesota Newspaper Association

Chair Nelson laid HF653 on the table for future consideration.

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 Committee on State Government Finance

Testimony on HF651:
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships
Rebecca Otto, State Auditor

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF651 (See attached amendment H0651DE1). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson laid HF651, as amended, on the table for future consideration.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:45am.




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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:
  • HF409 (Norton) - Medical center development authority established and organization, powers, and duties provided; medical center development districts provided; issuance of revenue obligations, city bonds, and state assistance authorized; funding provided; and money appropriated.
  • HF651 (Persell) - City and town accounting system software development, updating, and funding provided; and money appropriated.
  • HF322 (Erickson) - Minnesota Agriculture Education Leadership Council extended.
  • HF653 (Quam) - Social media communications not considered meetings under open meeting law.
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