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Government Operations and Elections Policy

TWENTIETH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 11, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & ELECTION POLICY
MINUTES

Representative Pugh, Vice Chair of the Government Operations and Election Policy, called the meeting to order at 10:17 AM on March 11, 2015 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


SANDERS, Tim - Chair
PUGH, Cindy –Vice Chair
NASH, Jim
RUNBECK, Linda
YOUAKIM, Cheryl
THEIS, Tama
FENTON, Kelly
NELSON, Michael
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
SELCER, Yvonne
SCOTT, Peggy


ALBRIGHT, Tony
HALVERSON, Laurie
MULLERY, Joe

A quorum was present.

Representative Nash moved to approve the minutes from March 10, 2015.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Scott moved to approve the joint committee minutes from March 10, 2015.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 777 (Hamilton) Spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury research grant program created, spinal cord and traumatic brain injury advisory council established, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 777:
Rod Hamilton – State Representative
David Godfrey – Hennepin County Medical Center
Matthew Roderick – Get up Stand Up to Cure Paralysis Foundation

Vice Chair Pugh moved to amend HF 777 (See attached amendment H0777A1).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Vice Chair Pugh moved to amend HF 777 (See attached amendment H0777A2).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Scott moved that HF 777, as amended, be re-referred to the committee on Higher Education Policy and Finance.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Sanders assumed the gavel at 10:35 AM.

HF 779 (Hamilton) Agriculture Research Education, and Technology Transfer Board established, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 779:
Rod Hamilton – State Representative
Cory Bennett – Minnesota Soy Bean Grower’s Association
Bruce Kleman – Minnesota Wheat Grower’s Association

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 779 (See attached amendment H0779A3).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved that HF 779, as amended, be re-referred to Agriculture Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 278 (Kiel) Alzheimer's disease and other dementias research grant program and public awareness campaign grant program established, Alzheimer's Research Advisory Council established, reports required, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 278:
Debra Kiel – State Representative
Debra Richman – Vice President of Education and Outreach for the Alzheimer’s Association

Chair Sanders moved HF 278 be re-referred to Health and Human Services Reform Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 921 (Schomacker) Long-term care savings plan provided, and income tax subtraction for contributions made to long-term care savings plan provided.

The following testified on HF 921:
Joe Schomacker – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved HF 921 be re-referred to Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 899 (Runbeck) Transitway development and finance governed, legislative authorization requirements established, and permissible use specified and uses of revenue from a metropolitan transportation area sales tax prioritized.

The following testified on HF 899:
Linda Runbeck – State Representative
Peter McLaughlin – Hennepin County Commissioner
Judd Schetnan - Metropolitan Council Government Affairs Director

Representative Runbeck moved to amend HF 899 (see attached amendment H0899A1).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Runbeck moved HF 899, as amended, be re-referred to Transportation Policy and Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Nelson requested a division.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 PM.


Representative Tim Sanders, Chair




Nolan West, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF777 (Hamilton) - Spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury research grant program created, spinal cord and traumatic brain injury advisory council established, and money appropriated.
  • HF779 (Hamilton) - Agriculture Research, Education, Extension, and Technology Transfer Board established; and money appropriated.
  • HF278 (Kiel) - Alzheimer's disease and other dementias research grant program and public awareness campaign grant program established, Alzheimer's Research Advisory Council established, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF921 (Schomacker) - Long-term care savings plan provided, and income tax subtraction for contributions made to long-term care savings plan provided.
  • HF899 (Runbeck) - Transitway development and finance governed, legislative authorization requirements established, and permissible use specified and uses of revenue from a metropolitan transportation area sales tax prioritized.
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