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Government Operations and Elections Policy

TWENTY-SECOND MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 17, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SECOND 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 10:19 AM on March 17, 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 Theis moved to approve the minutes from March 12, 2015.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1326 (McNamara) Public entity purchasing requirements modified, solid waste provisions modified, subsurface sewage treatment systems provisions modified, compensable losses due to harmful substances modified, grant eligibility modified, and rulemaking required.

The following testified on HF 1326:
Denny McNamara – State Representative
Kirk Kodelka – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Doug Carnival – National Waste and Recycling Association

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1326 be placed on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1133 (Newberger) Transition to an all-renewable energy future for Minnesota provision repealed.

The following testified on HF 1133:
Jim Newberger – State Representative

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1133 be re-referred to the committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability.

Members Voting Aye:
SANDERS, Tim
PUGH, Cindy
ALBRIGHT, Tony
FENTON, Kelly
NASH, Jim
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
SCOTT, Peggy
RUNBECK, Linda
THEIS, Tama

Members Voting No:
NELSON, Michael
HALVERSON, Laurie
LAINE, Carolyn
MULLERY, Joe
SELCER, Yvonne
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1394 (Fabian) Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens' Board duties modified.

The following testified on HF 1394:
Dan Fabian – State Representative
Tony Kwilas – Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Peter Larson – Larkin-Hoffman
Gwen Myers – League of Minnesota Voters
Bobby King – Lands and Stewardship Project
Greta Gaiutru – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.

Members Voting Aye:
SANDERS, Tim
PUGH, Cindy
ALBRIGHT, Tony
FENTON, Kelly
NASH, Jim
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
SCOTT, Peggy
RUNBECK, Linda
THEIS, Tama

Members Voting No:
NELSON, Michael
HALVERSON, Laurie
LAINE, Carolyn
MULLERY, Joe
SELCER, Yvonne
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1394 be re-referred to the committee on Environment and Natural Resources.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1277 (Gruenhagen) Council on International Medical Graduates created, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 1277:
Glenn Gruenhagen – State Representative
Jim Abler – New American Alliance for Development
Edwin Bogonko – Individual
Ruth Martinez – Board of Medical Practice Executive Director
Yende Anderson – New American Alliance for Development

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 1277 (See attached amendment H1277A3)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1277, as amended, be referred to the committee on Health and Human Services Finance.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 981 (Peterson) Optometrist licensing provisions changed.

The following testified on HF 981:
Roz Peterson – State Representative
Randy Snyder – Board of Optometry Executive Director

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 981 (See attached amendment H0981A1-1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved that HF 981, as amended, be re-referred to the committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1358 (O’Driscoll) Uniform Municipal Contracting Law; Energy Conservation Measure definition added.

The following testified on HF 1358:
Tim O’Driscoll – State Representative

Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF 1358 be placed to the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED


The meeting was recessed at 11:49 AM.

Representative Albright reconvened the meeting in room 300S in the State Office Building at 6:06 PM.

HF 321 Interstate medical licensure compact project provided.

The following testified on HF 321:
Tara Mack – State Representative
Theresa Knabler –

Representative Albright moved HF 321 be re-referred to Civil Law and Data Practices Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Nash assumed the gavel 6:14 PM.

HF 5 (Mack) MNsure; commerce commissioner required to seek federal approval, salary limit imposed, health plan approval rates specified, health carrier notification of enrollment information required, individual coverage option provided through MNsure, product lines prohibited, small business health care tax credit expansion proposal required, MNsure organizational changes made, background checks required on navigators operating in MNsure, and exemptions removed.

The following testified on HF 5:
Tara Mack – State Representative
Mark Hughes - Individual

Representative Nash moved to amend HF 5 (See attached amendment H0005A16)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Nash moved to amend HF 5 (See attached amendment H0005A17)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders assumed the gavel at 6:21 PM.

Representative Nash moved HF 5, as amended, be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 688 (Albright) New markets tax credit program established, rulemaking authorized, report required, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 688:
Tony Albright – State Representative

Representative Albright moved to amend HF 688 (See attached amendment H0688A2)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Albright moved that HF 688, as amended, be re-referred to Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1257 (Zerwas) Responsible contractor law clarified.

The following testified on HF 1257:
Nick Zerwas – State Representative
Phil Raines – Vice President of Public Affair Association of Builders and Contractors
Tim Warla – Associated General Contractors of Minnesota

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 1257 (See attached amendment H1257DE1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1257, as amended, be re-referred to Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1109 (Scott) MNsure data access and transfer requirements modified.

The following testified on HF 1109:
Peggy Scott – State Representative
Cecile Ferkle – Office of the Legislative Auditor

Representative Scott moved that HF 1109 be placed on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Fenton assumed the gavel at 7:50 PM.

HF 840 (Sanders) Election administration related provisions modified, including provisions related to school districts, voters, ballots, candidates, and other election related provisions; and technical changes made.

The following testified on HF 840:
Tim Sanders – State Representative
Julie Strother – Office of the Secretary of State Legislative Affairs Director

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 840 (See attached amendment H0840DE2)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved that HF 840, as amended, be re-referred to the Civil Law and Data Practices Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Sanders reassumed the gavel at 8:02 PM.

HF 1353 (Laine) Minnesota ethnic councils governing laws revised.

Representative Laine moved to amend HF 1353 (See attached amendment H1353A4)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

The following testified on HF 1353:
Carolyn Laine – State Representative
Edward McDonald – Council on Black Minnesotans Executive Director
Tritn Nhon - Board Chair Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Hector Gorsia – Executive Director of Latino Council
Bruce Corrie – Economist
Adeel Rai – Research Fellow at Humphrey School of Public Policy
Scot Beutel – Minnesota Department of Human Rights Legislative Liason
Mukhtar Thakur – Asian Pacific Islander

Representative Albright reassumed the gavel at 8:12 PM.

Chair Sanders reassumed the gavel at 8:41 PM.

Representative Laine moved that HF 1353, as amended, be re-referred to the State Government Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting adjourned at 9:02 PM.







Representative Tim Sanders, Chair




Nolan West, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1394 (Fabian) - Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens' Board duties modified.
  • HF1133 (Newberger) - Transition to an all renewable energy future for Minnesota provision repealed.
  • HF1358 (O'Driscoll) - Uniform Municipal Contracting Law; energy conservation measure definition added.
  • HF840 (Sanders) - Election administration provisions modified including provisions related to school boards, voters, ballots, registration, violations, absentee ballots, candidates, vacancies, recounts, filing fees, and precincts; military and overseas absentee voting provisions modified; Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act provided; and various technical changes made.
  • HF1353 (Laine) - Minnesota ethnic councils governing laws revised.
  • HF1277 (Gruenhagen) - International Medical Graduates Council created, and money appropriated.
  • HF981 (Peterson) - Optometrist licensing provisions changed.
  • HF321 (Mack) - Interstate medical licensure compact project provided.
  • HF5 (Mack) - MNsure; commerce commissioner required to seek federal approval, salary limit imposed, health plan approval rates specified, notification of enrollment information required, individual coverage option provided, product lines prohibited, small business health care tax credit expansion proposal required, MNsure organizational changes made, background checks required, and exemptions removed.
  • HF1109 (Scott) - MNsure data access and transfer requirements modified.
  • HF1326 (McNamara) - Public entity purchasing requirements modified, solid waste provisions modified, subsurface sewage treatment systems provisions modified, compensable losses due to harmful substances modified, grant eligibility modified, and rulemaking required.
  • HF1257 (Zerwas) - Responsible contractor law provisions changed.
  • HF688 (Albright) - New market tax credit program established, report required, and money appropriated.
Documents:

Bills may be taken in any order.

More bills may be added.