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THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 21, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH 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 9:07am on March 21, 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
Winkler

A quorum was present.

HF2932 (Liebling) Minnesota TANF Expenditures Task Force established

Chair Nelson moved that HF2932 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF2932 (See attached A14-0918 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF2932, as amended (See attached H2932A2 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF2932, as amended, as follows:

Page 1, delete Section 1

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Peppin moved to amend HF2932, as amended, as follows:

Page 3, line 3.10, delete everything after the period
Page 3, delete line 3.11

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF2932, as amended, as follows:

Page 10, line 10.7, after “©”, reinstate the stricken language
Page 10, lines 10.8 to 10.13, reinstate the stricken language and delete the new language

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Drazkowski moved to amend HF2932, as amended, as follows:

Page 9, lines 9.23 and 9.24, delete “means agreeable to”, insert “majority vote of”
Page 9, line 9.25, delete “means agreeable to”, insert “majority vote of”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF2932, as amended, as follows:

Page 13, delete Section 6

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF2932, as amended:
Jenny Ernst, Department of Human Services

Representative Pugh moved to amend HF2932, as amended, as follows:

Page 7, delete lines 7.21 to 7.24

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pugh moved to amend HF2932, as amended, as follows:

Page 8, delete lines 8.7 to 8.9

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson amended his motion that HF2932, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2701 (Pelowski) Disaster assistance contingency account created; unused disaster relief appropriation transfer required; a disaster relief cost-share relationship established between the state, local governments, and American Indian tribes and bands; and state public disaster assistance authorized in the absence of federal assistance

Chair Nelson moved that HF2701 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy.

Testimony on HF2701:
Brian Krambeer, CEO of Tri-County Electric Cooperative
Juddson Freed, Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers
Joel Johnson, Director of Government and Public Affairs, Minnesota Rural Electric Association
Randy Malunchnik, Carver County Commissioner
George Esbensen, Eden Prairie Fire Chief
Kris Eide, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Representative Drazkowski moved to amend HF2701 as follows:

Page 6, line 6.3, strike “or”, insert “and”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF2701, as amended, as follows:

Page 6, line 6.34, strike “$1000”, insert “$10,000”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testimony on HF2701, as amended:
Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities

Page 9, after line 9.13, insert “Subd. 5. Reporting Payments. The director must post on the division website a list of recipients and amounts of the payments made under this chapter.”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF2701, as amended, as follows:

Page 6, line 6.28, after “employee”, insert “lobbyist”

Representative Hansen withdrew the oral amendment.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2701, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Finance and Policy. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2715 (Dill) Natural Resources Department; obsolete laws repealed, and regulatory efficiencies

Representative Dill moved that HF2715 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Dill moved to amend HF2715 as follows:

Page 11, line 12, delete “Laws 2010, chapter 215, article 3, section 5, subdivision 4”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dill moved to amend HF2715, as amended, as follows:

Page 8, delete Section 16

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hansen moved to amend HF2715, as amended (See attached H2715A1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF2715, as amended:
Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Sarah Strommen, Deputy Director, Board of Soil and Water Resources
Kurt Koudelka, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Representative Dill renewed the motion that HF2715, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee recessed at 11:52am.

The committee reconvened at 12:49pm.

HF1425 (Falk) Orderly annexation agreement effect provided, and annexation limited

Representative Falk moved that HF1425 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Falk moved to amend HF1425 (See attached H1425DE3 amendment).

Testimony on HF1425:
Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships
Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities
Bradley Petersen, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities

Representative Falk renewed the motion to amend HF1425 (See attached H1425DE3 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Falk renewed the motion that HF1425, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2956 (Dehn) Election day free transit service provided, and money appropriated

Chair Nelson moved that HF2956 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Testimony on
Erik Rudeen, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Government Affairs
Judd Schetnan, Metropolitan Council, Government Affairs

Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2956 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

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

Members Voting Nay:
Peppin
Drazkowski
O’Driscoll
Pugh
Theis

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

The committee recessed at 1:35pm.

The committee reconvened at 4:46pm.

HF2760 (Huntley) Health care homes advisory committee established

Chair Nelson moved that HF2760 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Representative Peppin moved to amend HF2760 as follows:

Page 2, line 2.8, delete “Notwithstanding”
Page 2, delete line 2.9, insert “The advisory committee expires June 30th, 2018.”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2760, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3222 (Huntley) Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission created and report required

Chair Nelson moved that HF3222 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2977 (Franson) Home care provider licensing and compliance monitoring changes made

Chair Nelson moved that HF2977 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Testimony on HF2977:
Jim Koppel, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Health

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2977 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2315 (Kahn) Industrial hemp research authorized in accordance with federal law

Representative Kahn moved that HF2315 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance.

Testimony on HF2315:
Doug Busselman, Director of Public Policy, Minnesota Farm Bureau
Thom Petersen, Minnesota Farmer’s Union

Representative Kahn moved to amend HF2315 (See attached H2315A2 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kahn renewed the motion that HF2315, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2361 (Moran) Health disparities in minority populations addressed and health priorities of minority populations identified, health disparities task force created, and money appropriated

Chair Nelson moved that HF2361 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF2361 (See attached A14-0950 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF2361, as amended:
Jim Koppel, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health
Yende Anderson, Council on Black Minnesotans

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2361, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Health and Human Services Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1863 (Loeffler) Executive branch advisory group governing provisions modified

Chair Nelson moved that HF1863 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1863 (See attached H1863A10 amendment).

Chair Nelson moved to amend the H1863A10 amendment (See attached H1863A12 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion to amend HF1863 (See attached H1863A10 amendment, as amended). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dorholt moved to amend HF1863, as amended (See attached H1863A13 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF1863, as amended:
Erik Rudeen, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Government Affairs
Carol Fury, CEO, EquipALife

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1863, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2315 (Kahn) Industrial hemp research authorized in accordance with federal law

Chair Nelson moved to reconsider the motion by which HF2315, as amended, was re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved that HF2315, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:13pm.




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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:
  • HF1425 (Falk) - Annexation definitions provided, and annexation by ordinance of parcels limited.
  • HF1868 (Freiberg) - Executive branch advisory group governing provisions modified.
  • HF1870 (Holberg) - Executive branch advisory group governing provisions modified.
  • HF1864 (Fischer) - Executive branch advisory group governing provisions modified.
  • HF1865 (Dorholt) - Transportation Department advisory groups governing provisions modified.
  • HF1863 (Loeffler) - Executive branch advisory group governing provisions modified.
  • HF1867 (Loeffler) - Executive branch advisory group governing provisions modified.
  • HF2701 (Pelowski) - Disaster assistance contingency account created; unused disaster relief appropriation transfer to contingency account required; disaster relief cost-share relationship established between the state, local governments, and American Indian tribes and bands; state public disaster assistance authorized in the absence of federal assistance; and money appropriated.
  • HF2128 (Hansen) - Disaster response contingency account created to partially match federal disaster assistance when the legislature is not in session, and money appropriated.
  • HF2315 (Kahn) - Industrial hemp research authorized in accordance with federal law, rulemaking authorized, and report required.
  • HF2932 (Liebling) - Health and human services committees and task forces established and modified, and prescription monitoring program changed.
  • HF2361 (Moran) - Health disparities in minority populations addressed, health priorities of minority populations identified, health disparities task force created, and money appropriated.
  • HF2956 (Dehn) - Election day free transit service provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1866 (Morgan) - Commerce Department advisory groups governing provisions modified.
  • HF2760 (Huntley) - Health care homes advisory committee established.
  • HF2977 (Franson) - Home care provider licensing and compliance monitoring changes made.
  • HF2528 (Runbeck) - Groundwater management area advisory teams and approval of groundwater management area plans required.
  • HF2715 (Dill) - Natural Resources Department; obsolete laws modified and repealed, regulatory efficiencies provided, and drainage inspector requirements modified.
  • HF3222 (Huntley) - Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission created, and report required.
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01:45 - Gavel.
01:58 - HF2932 (Liebling) Minnesota TANF Expenditures Task Force established.
56:18 - HF2701 (Pelowski) Disaster assistance contingency account created; unused disaster relief appropriation transfer required; a disaster relief cost-share relationship established between the state, local governments, and American Indian tribes and bands; and state public disaster assistance authorized in the absence of federal assistance.
2:26:51 - HF 2715 (Dill) Natural Resources Department; obsolete laws repealed, and regulatory efficiencies provided.
The committee recessed.
Runs 2 hours, 46 minutes.



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