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THIRTY-ONE MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 04, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-ONE 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 10:21am on March 4, 2014 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
Kahn
Lien
O'Driscoll
Pugh
Theis
Sanders
Winkler

A quorum was present at 10:23am.

Representative Hansen moved approval of the minutes from February 26, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1984 (Sundin) Public construction accountability and transparency enhancement provided and responsible contractor definition requirement established

Chair Nelson moved that HF1984 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1984 (See attached H1984DE1 amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF1984:
Mike Wilde, Minnesota Fair contracting Foundation
Harry Melander, President, Saint Paul Building and Construction Trades Council
Phil Raines, Associated Builders and Contractors
Tim Worke, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota
Mark Becker, Attorney
Tom Revnew, Seaton, Peters, and Revnew
Kyle Makarios, Carpenters Union

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

Representative O’Driscoll moved to lay HF1984, as amended, on the table. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1984, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.

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

Members Voting Nay:
Peppin
Drazkowski
O’Driscoll
Pugh
Theis

THERE WERE 9 AYES AND 5 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1943 (Mullery) State procurement provision modified relating to bidders’ past work

Testimony on HF1943:
Barbara Battiste, Legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women
Bruce Corrie, Professor, Concordia University
Robert Woods, Executive Director of National Association of Minority Contractors

The meeting was adjourned at 11:45am.


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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:
  • HF1984 (Sundin) - Public construction accountability and transparency enhanced, and responsible contractor definition and requirement established.
  • HF1943 (Mullery) - State procurement provision modified relating to bidders' past work.
  • HF2088 (Fischer) - State hydrologist position established.
  • HF2091 (Winkler) - Private and public employee labor standards provided, minimum wage regulated, and state employee use of donated vacation leave regulated.
  • HF2120 (Holberg) - Data Practices and Personal Data Privacy Legislative Commission created.
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04:13 - Gavel.
06:18 - HF1984 (Sundin) Public construction accountability and transparency enhancement provided, and responsible contractor definition requirement established.
* Coverage of this long-running committee ended early in order to allow us to cover a previously scheduled committee that followed.
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