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TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - April 17, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH 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 2:49pm on April 17, 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
O'Driscoll
Lien
Pugh
Sanders
Theis
Winkler

Members Excused: Dill

A quorum was present.

Representative Lien moved approval of the minutes from April 10, 2013. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

HF1769 (Fischer) Legislative Water Commission created, powers and duties prescribed, and legislative appointments provided

Chair Nelson moved that HF1769 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1769 (See attached H1769A2 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF1769, as amended:
Greg Hubinger, Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission

Representative Drazkowski moved to amend HF1769, as amended, as follows:

Page 1, line 1.22, delete "State employees subject."
Page 1, delete lines 1.23 to 1.24

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Drazkowski requested a roll call vote.

Testimony continued on HF1769, as amended:
Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1769, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

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.

HF1740 (Hornstein) Metropolitan area joint powers board amended, sales tax imposed, and allocation of funds provided

Chair Nelson moved that HF1740 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1740 (See attached H1740A1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1740 (See attached H1740A2 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF1740, as amended:
Matt Burress, House Research
Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, Hennepin County

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1740, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

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.

HF1775 (Kahn) Natural resources commissioner rulemaking authority modified

Representative Kahn moved that HF1775 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF1775 (See attached H1775A1 amendment).

Testimony on the H1775A1 amendment:
Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Representative Hansen offered an oral amendment to be incorporated into the H1775A1 amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 1.22, reinstate “development",
Page 1, line 1.22, after “development", insert “and"

Representative Kahn incorporated the oral amendment into the H1775A1 amendment.

Testimony continued on the H1775A1 amendment:
Steve Hirsch, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Representative Kahn renewed the motion to amend HF1775, as incorporated (See attached H1775A1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF1775, as amended:
Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

Representative Kahn renewed the motion that HF1775, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

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.

HF1765 (Nelson) Labor peace agreement required for receipt of public funds

Vice Chair Freiberg assumed the gavel at 4:44pm.

Chair Nelson moved that HF1765 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1765 (See attached H1765DE1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF1765, as amended:
Brendan Cummins, Labor Attorney

Representative O’Driscoll moved to amend H1765, as amended, as follows:

Page 2, line 1.20, delete “or casino hotels"

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony continued on HF1765, as amended:
Patrick Hynes, League of Minnesota Cities

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1765, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.

Members Voting Aye:
Nelson
Freiberg
Dorholt
Hansen
Kahn
Lien
Winkler

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

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

The meeting was adjourned at 5:51pm.




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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:
  • HF1769 (Fischer) - Legislative Water Commission created, powers and duties prescribed, and legislative appointments provided.
  • HF1740 (Hornstein) - Metropolitan area joint powers board amended, sales tax imposed, and allocation of funds provided.
  • HF1775 (Kahn) - Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area provisions modified.
Documents:

HF1765 (Nelson) Labor peace agreements required for receipt of public funds - will be added to the agenda pending re-referral from Rules, after it is heard in Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries.