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TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - April 09, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 10:01am on April 9, 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
Lien
O'Driscoll
Pugh
Sanders
Theis
Winkler

Members excused: Kahn

A quorum was present.

Representative Freiberg moved approval of the minutes from March 13, 2013, March 15, 2013, March 19, 2013, and March 20, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Lien moved approval of the minutes from March 22, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1152 (Murphy) Volunteer firefighter relief association fiscal year defined, leave exemption clarified from minimum resumption service requirements for break-in-service service credit, and municipal approval mandated for certain interest rates creditable to deferred service credits.

Chair Nelson moved that HF1152 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1152 (See attached S1191-5A amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF1152, as amended:
Julie Bleyhl, AFSCME
Lawrence Martin, Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement

Representative Peppin moved to amend HF1152, as amended, as follows:

Delete Article 7

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

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

Members Vote Nay:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dill
Dorholt
Falk
Hansen
Lien
Winkler

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

Testimony continued on HF1152, as amended:
Kim Crockett, Center of the American Experiment
Keith Carlson, Minnesota Inter-County Association

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1152, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1705 (Mariani) Commissioner of education granted rulemaking authority.

Chair Nelson moved that HF1705 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1705 (See attached H1705A1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1705, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:32am.


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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:
  • HF1152 (Murphy) - Retirement; various provisions modified relating to retirement plans, benefits and contributions, vesting, computing annuities, postretirement adjustments, disability, early retirement, survivor benefits, new judges, existing judges, MSRS and PERA, Teachers Retirement Association, Duluth and St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Associations, and salary and payroll assumptions.
  • HF1705 (Mariani) - Education commissioner granted rulemaking authority.
Documents:

The second omnibus pension bill that was recommended by the Pension Commission on April 2 will be considered as a DE amendment for HF1152