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TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - April 10, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH 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 10:05am on April 10, 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
Lien
O'Driscoll
Pugh
Sanders
Theis
Winkler
Murphy, M, ex officio

A quorum was present.

Representative Lien moved approval of the minutes from April 9, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1684 (Nelson) Metropolitan Council redistricting provided

Chair Nelson moved that HF1684 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1684 (See attached H1684A1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF1684, as amended:
Judd Schetnan, Metropolitan Council
Lee Meilleur, Legislative Coordinating Commission
Mayor John Zanmiller, West St. Paul

Representative Hansen moved to amend the H1684A1 amendment, as follows:

Page 1, Line 5, delete "…", insert "MC2013-4"
Page 1, Line 1.7, delete “….", insert “April 8th"

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1684, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 10:50am.

The committee reconvened at 10:52am.

HF1710 (Hansen) Environmental Quality Board provisions modified

Representative Hansen moved that HF1710 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

Testimony on HF1710:
Kirk Koudelka, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF1710 (See attached H1710A1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF1710 (See attached H1710A3 amendment).

Testimony on the H1710A3 amendment:
Matthew Collie, Minnesota Department of Health
Joanne Bartkus, Minnesota Department of Health

Representative Hansen renewed the motion to amend HF1710 (See attached H1710A3 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Hansen renewed the motion that HF1710, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

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

Members Voting Nay:
Peppin
Drazkowski
O’Driscoll
Pugh
Sanders

THERE WERE 8 AYES AND 5 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 11:37am.

The committee reconvened at 7:11pm.

HF1742 (Winkler) Sunset Act repealed

Representative Winkler moved that HF1742 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

Testimony on HF1742:
Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

Representative Winkler renewed the motion that HF1742 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

Members Voting Aye:
Nelson
Freiberg
Falk
Hansen
Kahn
Lien
Winkler

Members Voting Nay:
Peppin
Dorholt
Drazkowski
O’Driscoll
Pugh
Theis

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

The meeting was adjourned at 8:57pm.




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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:
  • HF1684 (Nelson) - Metropolitan Council redistricting provided, and district boundaries adopted.
  • HF1710 (Hansen) - Environmental Quality Board provisions modified, advisory committee extended, health-related selection committee and advisory council established, and rulemaking and data collection provided.
  • HF1740 (Hornstein) - Metropolitan area joint powers board amended, sales tax imposed, and allocation of funds provided.
  • HF1742 (Winkler) - Sunset Act repealed.
Documents:

Several options for the statutorily-mandated redistricting for the Metropolitan Council and other metro agencies will be considered by the committee. Map 1A is a revised version of Map 1. The link for the three maps that have been proposed thus far is: http://www.gis.leg.mn/html/mcplans2013.html