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THIRTY-SECOND MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 05, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND 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 10:07am on March 5, 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
Sanders
Theis
Winkler

A quorum was present.

Representative Freiberg moved approval of the minutes from March 4, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2419 (Fritz) Minnesota secure choice retirement savings plan created, and trust account established.

Chair Nelson moved that HF2419 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.

Testimony on HF2419:
Teresa Ghilarducci, Chair of the Economics Department and Director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School
Jim Scheibel, AARP Minnesota Executive Council Board member
Donna Alexander
Michael Guest, Co-Owner Skylark Dry Cleaning
Robin Rowen, Executive Director, Minnesota Insurance and Finance Services Council
Mansco Perry, Minnesota State Board of Investment
Brian Elliot, Service Employees International Union

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2419 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2282 (Norton) Autism spectrum disorder statewide strategic plan implemented

Chair Nelson moved that HF2282 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy.

Testimony on HF2282:
Idil Abdull, Member, Austism Spectrum Disorder Task Force

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2282 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2120 (Holberg) Legislative Commission on Data Practices and Personal Data Privacy created

Chair Nelson moved that HF2120 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF2120 (See attached H2120A1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF2120:
Mark Anfinson, Minnesota Newspapers Association
Matt Elhing, Minnesota Coalition for Government Information

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2120, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was recessed at 11:50am.

The meeting reconvened at 6:36pm.

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

Chair Nelson moved that HF1943 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1943 (See attached H1943A2 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF1943, as amended:
Kent Allen, Department of Administration

Representative Drazkowski moved to table HF1943, as amended. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Drazkowski moved to table HF1943, as amended.

Representative Drazkowski requested a roll call vote.

Members Voting Aye:
Peppin
Drazkowski
O’Driscoll
Pugh
Sanders

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

THERE WERE 5 AYES AND 8 NAYS. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1943, 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
Winkler

Members Voting Nay:
Peppin
Drazkowski
O’Driscoll
Pugh
Sanders

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

HF2373 (Moran) Pay equity compliance certificates required as a condition for some state contracts, data classified, report required, and money appropriated

Chair Nelson moved that HF2373 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries.

Testimony on HF2373:
Patti Tanji, Pay Equity Coalition of Minnesota
Melissa Raphan, Counsel, Minnesota Employment Law Council
Faith Zwemke, Pay Equity Coalition of Minnesota
Jill Larson, Minnesota Business Partnership
Ellen Ewald, Citizen
Kent Allen, Department of Administration
Scott Beutel, Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2373 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2088 (Fischer) State hydrologist position established

Chair Nelson moved that HF2088 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources Policy.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF2088 (See attached H2088A1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson laid HF2088 over for future consideration.

HF1931 (Halverson) E-cigarettes regulated

Chair Nelson moved that HF1931 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy Committee.

Testimony on HF1931:
Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs, ClearWay Minnesota
Carissa Ontineros, Association of Non-Smokers - Minnesota
Linda Krug, Duluth City Council President
Ann Lindstrom, League of Minnesota Cities
Jim Koppel, Deputy Director, Minnesota Department of Health
Emily Anderson, Association of Nonsmoker - Minnesota
Jill Doberstein, American Lung Association of Minnesota
Melissa Lesch, City of Minnesota
Cap O’Rourke, Independent Vaping Retailers of Minnesota

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF1931 (See attached H1931A1 amendment).

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

Members Voting Aye:
Nelson
Freiberg
Falk
Kahn
Winkler

Members Voting Nay:
Peppin
Dorholt
Drazkowski
Hansen
Lien
Pugh
Sanders
Theis

THERE WERE 5 AYES AND 8 NAYS. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF1931 (See attached H1931A2 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1931, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2091 (Freiberg) State employee vacation donation to sick leave account use expanded

Representative Freiberg moved that HF2091 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs.

Testimony on HF2091:
Kendal Killian, Minnesota Association of Public Employees

Representative Freiberg renewed the motion that HF2091 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee adjourned at 10:00pm.



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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:
  • HF2419 (Fritz) - State-administered retirement savings plan report to the legislature required by the commissioner of management and budget, and money appropriated.
  • HF2373 (Moran) - Equal pay certificate required as a condition for public contracts, data classified, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2282 (Norton) - Autism spectrum disorder statewide strategic plan implemented.
  • HF2120 (Holberg) - Data Practices and Personal Data Privacy Legislative Commission created.
  • 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.
  • HF1931 (Halverson) - E-cigarettes, and nicotine and lobelia delivery products regulated.
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