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EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 13, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 10:06am on March 13, 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.

HF692 (Lenczewski) Unimproved property defined for deferment purposes, assessment hearing related provisions reorganized, and conforming amendments made.

A quorum was present at 10:08am.

Chair Nelson moved that HF692 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testimony on HF692:
Shane Rudlang, City of Bloomington
Gary Carlson, League of Minnesota Cities

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF692 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1297 (Carlson) Legislative Advisory Commission, Legislative Coordinating Commission, Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement, Compensation Council, and Mississippi River Parkway Commission provisions changed.

Chair Nelson moved that HF1297 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1297 (See attached 1297A1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF1297, as amended:
Greg Hubinger, Director, Legislative Coordinating Commission

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1297, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs. THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF639 (Mullery) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; laws governing purchasing from small businesses and targeted group businesses provided to apply

Chair Nelson moved that HF639 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy.

Testimony on HF639:
Curtis Yoakum, Minnesota Department of Administration

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF639 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Higher Education Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen moved approval of the minutes from February 26, 2013; February 27, 2013; March 5, 2013; March 6, 2013; and March 12, 2013. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF1072 (Bly) County alternative service delivery pilot program established, and employees transferred to provide alternative service delivery under the program provided for.

Chair Nelson moved that HF1072 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs

Testimony on HF1072:
Beau Berentson, Association of Minnesota Counties
Sarah Lewerenz, AFSCME Council 65

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1072 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1158 (Marquart) School climate council and school climate council center established

Chair Nelson moved that HF1158 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Testimony on HF1158:
Rose Hermudson, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Education
Kevin McHenry, Minnesota Department of Education

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1158 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Members Voting Aye:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Lein
Winkler

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

THERE WERE 7 AYES AND 6 NAYS.THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting recessed at 11:46am.

The meeting reconvened at 7:56pm in Room 5.

HF1178 (Poppe) Employees may choose when to use paid military leave clarified.

Chair Nelson moved that HF1178 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs.

Testimony on HF1178:
Ross Johnson

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1178 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1337 (Brynaert) Statewide assessments aligned with state academic standards and career and college readiness benchmarks series provided for, and money appropriated.

Chair Nelson moved that HF1337 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1337 (See attached H1337A5 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF1337, as amended:
Karen Hynick, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Rich Neumeister

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1337, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Representative Peppin called a division.

The committee recessed at 8:15pm.

The committee reconvened at 8:21pm.

THERE WERE 7 AYES AND 6 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1197 (Beard) Financial and data security audits provided for, and notice to the legislative auditor required.

Chair Nelson moved that HF1197 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1278 (Mariani) Poverty impact statement on bills required when requested by a legislator

Chair Nelson moved that HF1278 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs.

Testimony on HF1278:
Curtis Yoakum, Minnesota Department of Administration

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1278 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Freiberg assumed the gavel at 8:48pm.

HF1195 (Nelson) Hennepin County given the same authority as Minneapolis to negotiate agreements relating to skilled trade and craft workers and apprentices

Chair Nelson moved that HF1195 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1195 as follows:

Page 2, line 2.15, after the semi-colon, reinstate "and"
Page 2, line 2.18, delete "and"
Page 2, delete lines 2.19 and 2.20

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF1195, as amended:
Bill Peters, Hennepin County
Dan McConnnell, MN Building Trades

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1195, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson assumed the gavel at 8:58pm.

HF1065 (Metsa) Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission created.

Chair Nelson moved that HF1065 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1065 as follows:

On line 1.2, 1.7, 1.9, 1.11, 3.16, 3.26, after "Minnesota", insert "Regional"

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF1065, as amended:
Dan Larson, Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission

Chair Nelson laid HF1065, as amended, over for future consideration.

HF883 (Metsa) Trade policy advisory group created

Chair Nelson moved that HF883 be recommended to pass and re-referred to Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF883 (See attached A13-0160 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF883, as amended:
Rick Ryan, International Association of Machinists
Kent Allen, Minnesota Department of Administration

Representative Drazkowski moved to amend HF883, as amended, as follows:

Page 2, line 2.1, strike "other"

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF883 be recommended to pass and re-referred to Jobs and Economic Development Finance and Policy.

Members Voting Aye:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dorholt
Falk
Kahn
Lein
Winkler

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

THERE WERE 7 AYES AND 6 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1118 (Freiberg) Bond security requirements modified

Vice-Chair Freiberg moved that HF1118 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testimony on HF1118:
Kent Allen, Minnesota Department of Administration

Vice-Chair Freiberg renewed the motion that HF1118 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1291 (Kahn) Appropriations provided to continue in effect with certain exceptions and adjustments.

Representative Kahn moved that HF1291 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 10:09pm.

The committee reconvened at 10:17pm.

HF1257 (Yarusso) Teacher candidates and licensure basic skills requirements clarified, and advisory task force established.

Chair Nelson moved that HF1257 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1257 (See attached A13-0214 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1257, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Education Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF731 (Dill) Natural resources commissioner authority modified, water-related service provider training exemption provided, Matthew Lourey Trail extended, fees modified, state park permit exemption created, duplicate cross-country ski pass provided for, wildlife rehabilitation permit exemption provided.

Representative Dill moved that HF731 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance.

Testimony on HF731:
Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Representative Dill moved to amend HF731 (See attached H0731A4 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dill renewed the motion that HF731, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF742 (Dill) Natural resources commissioner authority and duty modified; watercraft provisions, game and fish license provisions, taking of game and fish requirements, and nonresident all-terrain vehicle state trail pass requirements modified; and license seizures, all-terrain vehicle registration, and watercraft license exemptions provided for.

Representative Dill moved that HF742 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agriculture Finance.

Representative Dill moved to amend HF742 as follows:

Delete sections 25 and 26.

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dill moved to amend HF742, as amended (See attached H0742A4 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dill moved to amend HF742, as amended (See attached H0742A5 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dill renewed the motion that HF731, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agricultural Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF737 (Hansen) Clean water fund expenditures authorized, reporting requirements modified, Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Act modified, certification of wastewater laboratories provided for, sanitary districts provided for, obsolete rules repealed, and money appropriated.

Representative Hansen moved that HF737 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agricultural Finance.

Testimony on HF737:
Kirk Koudelka, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Representative Hansen renewed the motion that HF737 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Agricultural Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee was adjourned at 11:04pm.


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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:
  • HF692 (Lenczewski) - Unimproved property defined for deferment purposes, assessment hearing related provisions reorganized, and conforming amendments made.
  • HF639 (Mullery) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; laws governing purchasing from small businesses and targeted group businesses provided to apply.
  • HF1072 (Bly) - County alternative service delivery pilot program established, and employee transfers provided.
  • HF1118 (Freiberg) - Bond security requirements modified.
  • HF1178 (Poppe) - Employee military leave clarified.
  • HF1195 (Nelson) - Hennepin County; authority provided to negotiate agreements relating to skilled trade and craft workers and apprentices.
  • HF1278 (Mariani) - Poverty impact statement on bills required when requested by a legislator.
  • HF1291 (Kahn) - Appropriations provided to continue in effect in the absence of a major appropriation bill with certain exceptions and adjustments.
  • HF1158 (Marquart) - School climate council and school climate council center established.
  • HF1197 (Beard) - Financial and data security audits provided, and notice to the legislative auditor required.
  • HF1065 (Metsa) - Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission created.
  • HF883 (Metsa) - Trade policy advisory group created.
  • HF731 (Dill) - Natural resources commissioner authority modified, water-related service provider training exemption provided, Matthew Lourey Trail extended, fees modified, state park permit exemption created, duplicate cross-country ski pass provided, and wildlife rehabilitation permit exemption provided.
  • HF742 (Dill) - Omnibus game and fish policy bill.
  • HF737 (Hansen) - Clean water fund expenditures authorized, reporting requirements modified, Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Act modified, wastewater laboratories certification and sanitary districts provided, obsolete rules repealed, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1257 (Yarusso) - Teacher candidates and licensure basic skills requirements clarified, and advisory task force established.
  • HF1297 (Carlson) - Legislative Advisory Commission, Legislative Coordinating Commission, Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement, Compensation Council, and Mississippi River Parkway Commission provisions changed.
  • HF1337 (Brynaert) - Statewide assessments aligned with state academic standards, career and college readiness benchmarks series provided, funding provided, and money appropriated.
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