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Government Operations and Elections Policy

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 12, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & ELECTION POLICY
MINUTES

Representative Sanders, Chair of the Government Operations and Election Policy, called the meeting to order at 10:20 AM on March 12, 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


HALVERSON, Laurie
MULLERY, Joe

Members Excused:

ALBRIGHT, Tony

A quorum was present.

Representative Scott moved to approve the minutes from March 11, 2015.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 722 (Newberger) Public official authority to disarm individuals at any time clarified and delimited.

The following testified on HF 722:
Jim Newberger – State Representative
David Gross – Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance Treasurer

Chair Sanders moved that HF 722 be re-referred to the committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 922 (Drazkowski) Local referenda related to spending required to be conducted on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

The following testified on HF 922:
Steve Drazkowski – State Representative
Grace Kelliher – Minnesota School Board Association
Keith Knutson – Individual
Gary Carlson – League of Minnesota Cities
Keith Carlson – Minnesota Inter-County Association Executive Director

Chair Sanders moved that HF 922 be re-referred to the committee on State Government Finance.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1365 (Fenton) State primary election changed from August to June, and primary elections conducted by a political subdivision date changed.
The following testified on HF 1365:
Kelly Fenton – State Representative
Steve Simon – Secretary of State
Julie Strother – Secretary of State Government Relations Director
Grace Kelliher – Minnesota School Board Association
Andy Burns – Libertarian Party Executive Director
Joe Manksy – Minnesota Association of County Officers
Kent Sulem – Minnesota Association of Townships Government Affairs Director

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1387 (Nelson) Political party petition signatures required to be collected in the year the petition is filed.

The following testified on HF 1387:
Michael Nelson – State Representative
Julie Strother - Secretary of State Government Relations Director
Andy Burns – Libertarian Party Executive Director
Mike Harrison – Individual

Representative Nelson moved to amend HF 1387 (See attached amendment H1387A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Nelson moved that HF 1387 be laid over for further action.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:58 AM.







Representative Tim Sanders, Chair




Nolan West, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF922 (Drazkowski) - Local referenda related to spending required to be conducted on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
  • HF1387 (Nelson) - Political party petition signatures required to be collected in the year the petition is filed.
  • HF1365 (Fenton) - State primary election changed from August to June, and primary elections conducted by a political subdivision date changed.
  • HF722 (Newberger) - Public official authority to disarm individuals at any time clarified and delimited.
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