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THIRTY-NINTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 25, 2014

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-NINTH 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 10:04am on March 25, 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 not present.

HF2214 (Sawatzky) Department of Transportation technical changes made, contracting requirements clarified, U-turn rules modified

Testimony on HF2214:
Eric Rudeen, Minnesota Department of Transportation

A quorum was present at 10:06am.

Chair Nelson moved that HF2214 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance.

Testimony continued on HF2214:
Eric Rudeen, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2214 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Transportation Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2523 (Ward, Jo) Local public health system changes made

Chair Nelson moved that HF2523 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Testimony on HF2523:
Deb Burns, Director, Office of Performance Improvement, Minnesota Department of Health
Twila Brase, Citizens Council for Health Freedom

Chair Nelson amended the motion to recommend that HF2523 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The gavel was passed to Vice-Chair Freiberg at 10:42am.

HF2664 (Nelson) MNIT State agency obsolete language eliminated and antiquated, unnecessary language modernized

Chair Nelson moved that HF2664 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Testimony on HF2664:
Jon Eichten, Minnesota Office of Information Technology

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2644 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2319 (Nelson) Metropolitan Council additional investment authority grant provided, and conforming technical changes made

Chair Nelson moved that HF2319 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Testimony on HF2319:
Marie Bogie, Finance Director, Metropolitan Council

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF2319 (See attached H2319A2 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony on HF2319, as amended:
Tom Grundhoefer, League of Minnesota Cities, Minnesota School Boards Association

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2319, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2755 (Paymar) Corrections; outdated and redundant statutes amended and repealed

Chair Nelson moved that HF2755 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Testimony on HF2755:
Terry Carlson, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Corrections

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF2755 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3017 (Paymar) Public Safety Department; outdated and redundant statutes amended and repealed

Chair Nelson moved that HF3017 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF3017 (See attached H3017A1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson moved to amend HF3017, as amended (See attached H3017A2 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF3017, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Freiberg moved approval of the minutes from March 18, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Freiberg moved approval of the minutes from March 19, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Freiberg moved approval of the minutes from March 21, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:33am.




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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:
  • HF2319 (Nelson) - Metropolitan Council additional investment authority granted, investments by a Minnesota joint powers investment trust authorized, and conforming technical changes made.
  • HF2523 (Ward) - Local public health system changes made.
  • HF2664 (Nelson) - MN.IT Services; antiquated, unnecessary, and obsolete language eliminated or modernized.
  • HF2724 (Nelson) - Agency rulemaking regulated.
  • HF2755 (Paymar) - Corrections Department; outdated and redundant statutes amended and repealed.
  • HF3017 (Paymar) - Public Safety Department; outdated and redundant statutes amended and repealed, and report required on collection of data on victims of domestic abuse.
  • HF2214 (Sawatzky) - Transportation Department technical changes made, contract and project requirements clarified, Michael Duane Clickner Memorial Bridge designated, bridge inspection authority provided, U-turn rules modified, covered farm vehicle requirements modified, expiration date extended, hours of service exemption provided, financing required for parking facility, and reporting requirements changed.
Documents:

Bills not heard during the morning meeting will be progressed to a Wednesday evening meeting.