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TWENTIETH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 19, 2013

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

COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
Chair, Representative Michael V. Nelson

MINUTES

Representative Freiberg, Vice-Chair of Committee on Government Operations, called the meeting to order at 10:02am on March 19, 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
Dorholt
Drazkowski
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Lien
O'Driscoll
Pugh
Sanders
Theis
Winkler

Members Excused: Dill

A quorum was present.

HF950 (Nelson) Family child care providers and individual providers of direct support services collective bargaining authorized, and Quality Self-Directed Services Workforce created

Chair Nelson moved that HF950 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF950 (See attached H0950A43 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF950, as amended:
Katy Chase, Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association
Cara Benson, Program Director, Accra Care
Lisa Kampfer, CEO, Consumer Directions, Inc.
Pat Gentz, Pat's Precious People Family Child Care
Shalon F. Novak, HCBS, Alliance Health Care
Karla Scapanski, Benton County, Family Child Care Provider
Chris Clow, Hennepin County, Family Child Care Provider
Jacqui Koepp
Sumer Spika
Orlando Sanchez
Mitch Busher
Nikki Villavicencio

Representative O'Driscoll moved to amend HF950, as amended (See attached H0950A40 amendment).

Representative O'Driscoll requested a roll call vote.

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

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Lien
Winkler

THERE WERE 6 AYES AND 8 NAYS. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Drazkowski moved to amend HF950, as amended (See attached H0950A45 amendment).

Representative Drazkowski requested a roll call vote.

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

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Lien
Winkler

THERE WERE 6 AYES AND 8 NAYS. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Peppin moved to amend HF950, as amended (See attached H0950A46 amendment)

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

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

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Lien
Winkler

THERE WERE 6 AYES AND 8 NAYS. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Theis moved to amend HF950, as amended (See attached H0950A47 amendment)

Representative Theis requested a roll call vote.

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

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Lien
Winkler

THERE WERE 6 AYES AND 8 NAYS. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Peppin moved to amend HF950, as amended (See attached H0950A48 amendment).

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

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

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Lien
Winkler

THERE WERE 6 AYES AND 8 NAYS. THE MOTION FAILED.
Representative Drazkowkski moved to amend HF950, as amended, (See attached H0950A49 amendment.)

Representative Drazkowski requested a roll call vote.

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

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Lien
Winkler

THERE WERE 6 AYES AND 8 NAYS. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Peppin moved to amend HF950, as amended (See attached H0950A50 amendment).

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

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

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Lien
Winkler

THERE WERE 6 AYES AND 8 NAYS. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nelson renewed the motion that HF950, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Drazkowski requested a roll call vote on HF950, as amended.

Representative Sanders moved to lay HF950, as amended, on the table.

Representative Sanders requested a roll call vote.

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

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Lien
Winkler

THERE WERE 6 AYES AND 8 NAYS. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Peppin moved to recess.

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

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

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Lien
Winkler

THERE WERE 6 AYES AND 8 NAYS. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Peppin moved to adjourn.

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

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

Members Voting Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Lien
Winkler

THERE WERE 6 AYES AND 8 NAYS. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Nelson renewed the motion that HF950, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

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

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

THERE WERE 8 AYES AND 6 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 11:50am.

The committee reconvened at 6:03pm.

HF857 (Atkins) Public pension insurance surcharge imposed, pension aids modified, and pension funding provided

Chair Nelson moved that HF857 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Testimony on HF857:
Aaron Cocking, Farm Mutual Insurance Companies
Mark Wiencke
George Wiencke
Bob Johnson, Insurance Federation of Minnesota

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF857 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF894 (Simon) Absentee voting, redistricting, ballots, registration, voting, caucuses, campaigns, the loss and restoration of voting rights, vacancies in nomination, county government structure, election administration and other changes made; electronic roster pilot project and task force provided; Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act established; and money appropriated

Chair Nelson moved that HF894 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs.

Testimony on HF894:
Beth Fraser, Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF894 (See attached H0894A26 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative O'Driscoll moved to amend HF894, as amended (See attached H0894A22 amendment).

Representative O'Driscoll withdrew the H0894A22 amendment.

Representative Falk moved to amend HF894, as amended, as follows:

Page 56, Article 6, delete section 1

Representative Falk withdrew the oral amendment.

Representative Pugh moved to amend HF894, as amended, as follows:

Page 65, delete Article 7

Representative Pugh withdrew the oral amendment.

Testimony on HF894, as amended:
Dan McGrath, Minnesota Majority
Catherine Dorr, Election Judge, Minneapolis

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF894, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF128 (Slocum) Solid waste collection organization implementation process for cities amended

Chair Nelson moved that HF128 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF128 (See attached H0128DE1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF128, as amended:
Mike Berkopec, ACE Solid Waste
George Walter, Walters Recycling and Refuse
Julie Ketchum, Waste Management
Peder Larson, Advanced Disposal
John Burns, Republic Services

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF128, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF262 (Halverson) Spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury research grant program established, spinal cord and traumatic brain injury advisory committee established, and money appropriated

Chair Nelson moved that HF262 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony on HF262:
Matthew Roderick,
Dr. Walt Low, University of Minnesota

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF262 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF646 (Morgan) Driver instruction permit provisions modified and clarified, Novice Driver Education Improvement Task Force established, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated

Chair Nelson moved that HF646 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Testimony on HF646:
Valerie Dosland, Minnesota Drivers and Traffic Safety Association
Pat McCormick, Department of Public Safety

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF646 as follows:

Page 2, line 2.26, delete everything after the period
Page 2, delete lines 2.27 to 2.28

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF646, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved that HF543 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testimony on HF543:
Joan Wilshire

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF543 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved that HF1382 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF1382 (See attached H1382DE1 amendment).

Representative Kahn withdrew the H1382DE1 amendment.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1382 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF778 (Persell) Road easements exchange provided for; forest management investment account and State Timber Act modified, and money appropriated

Chair Nelson moved that HF778 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance.

Testimony on HF778:
Forrest Boe, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Wayne Brandt

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF778 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved that HF1050 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1050 (See attached H1050DE1
Testimony on HF1050, as amended:
Brian Bear, City Administrator, Hugo

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1050, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1390 (Kahn) Geospatial Information Office provisions updated

Representative Kahn moved that HF1390 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Testimony on HF1390:
John Eichten, MN.IT Services/OET

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF1390 (See attached
H1390A1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF1390 (See attached H1390A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF1390, as amended:
Anne Lee Garletz, Association of MN Counties
Dan Ross, Chief Geospatial Information Officer, OET

Representative Kahn renewed the motion that HF1390, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1389 (Kahn) Finance and budget provisions changed, Office of MN.IT Services added to provisions and MN.IT provisions changed

Representative Kahn moved that HF1389 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF1389 (See attached H1389A3 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF1389, as amended:
John Pollard, Minnesota Management and Budget

Representative Kahn renewed the motion that HF1389, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

HF1196 (Nelson) Competitive bid advertisement publications in a recognized industry trade journal authorized

Chair Nelson passed the gavel to Vice-Chair Freiberg at 9:47pm.

Chair Nelson moved that HF1196 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1196 (See attached H1196A1 amendment)

Chair Nelson incorporated an oral amendment to the H1196A1 amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 1.5, delete "local public corporation", insert "political subdivision"
Page 1, line 1.6, delete "for transportation projects"
Page 1, line 1.7, delete "331A.12", insert "331A.03"

Testimony on HF1196, as amended:
Patrick Hynes, League of Minnesota Cities

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1196, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:56pm.




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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:
  • HF262 (Halverson) - Spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury research grant program and advisory committee established, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF543 (Liebling) - Council on Disability membership decreased from 21 to 17.
  • HF128 (Slocum) - Solid waste collection organization implementation process for cities amended.
  • HF1382 (Anzelc) - Municipalities authorized to issue obligations without election for certain street improvements.
  • HF646 (Morgan) - Driver instruction permit provisions modified and clarified, Novice Driver Education Improvement Task Force established, rulemaking authorized, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1389 (Kahn) - Finance and budget provisions changed, Office of MN.IT Services added and provisions changed, and state information network exempted from term limitations on contracts.
  • HF1390 (Kahn) - Geospatial Information Office provisions updated.
  • HF1050 (Runbeck) - Hugo; regional sewer and water system feasibility study grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1196 (Nelson) - Competitive bid advertisement publications in a recognized industry trade journal authorized.
  • HF778 (Persell) - Road easements exchange provided, forest management investment account and State Timber Act modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF894 (Simon) - Omnibus elections policy bill.
  • HF950 (Nelson) - Family child care providers and home and community-based long-term care services collective bargaining authorized, funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF857 (Atkins) - Public pension insurance surcharge imposed, pension aids modified, and pension funding provided.
Documents:


HF 950 and HF 894 will be heard during the morning portion of the committee hearing.