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Government Operations and Elections Policy

TWENTY-THIRD MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 18, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-THIRD 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 10:18 AM on March 18, 2015 in hearing room 200 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 17, 2015.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1281 (Daudt) Legislative budget office created.

The following testified on HF 1281:
Joyce Peppin – Majority Leader of the House of Representatives
Judy Randall – Office of Legislative Auditor
Margaret Kelly – Minnesota Management and Budget

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 1281 (See attached amendment H1281DE2)

THE AMDENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.

Chair Sanders moved HF 1281, as amended, be re-referred to the committee on State Government Finance.

Members voting Aye:
SANDERS, Tim
PUGH, Cindy
ALBRIGHT, Tony
FENTON, Kelly
NASH, Jim
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
SCOTT, Peggy
RUNBECK, Linda
THEIS, Tama
HALVERSON, Laurie
LAINE, Carolyn
SELCER, Yvonne
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Members voting No:

MULLERY, Joe
NELSON, Michael

There being 13 Ayes and 2 Nays.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 283 (Kresha) Camp Ripley nearby lands designated as sentinel landscape, coordinating committee created, and report required.

The following testified on HF 283:
Ron Kresha – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 283 (See attached amendment H0283DE2)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved that HF 283 be placed on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1170 (Bennett) Teacher shortage loan forgiveness program provided, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 1170:
Peggy Bennett – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 1170 (See attached amendment H1170DE3-2)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1170 be re-referred to Higher Education Policy and Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 606 (Kiel) Facilities that perform abortions licensure required, licensing fee required, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 606:
Debra Kiel – State Representative
Andrea Rau – Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life
Andrea Ledger – Minnesota Pro-Choice Executive Director

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.

Chair Sanders moved that HF 606 be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

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



Members voting No:

NELSON, Michael
HALVERSON, Laurie
LAINE, Carolyn
MULLERY, Joe
SELCER, Yvonne
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1152 (Daniels) Home care employee work group established to review and make recommendations on vaccinating and screening home care employees, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 1152:
Brian Daniels – State Representative
Erin Buie – Care Providers of Minnesota
Danielle Hochhalter – Leading Age Minnesota

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF 1152 to Health and Human Services Reform Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 328 (Loon) Crowdfunding transactions provided an exemption from securities regulation.

The following testified on HF 328:
Jennifer Loon – State Representative
Ryan Schildkrent – Winthrop and Weinstine

Chair Sanders moved that HF 328 be re-referred to Civil Law and Data Practices Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1525 (Loon) Transportation Advisory Board of the Metropolitan Council composition modified.

The following testified on HF 1525:
Jennifer Loon – State Representative
James Clark – Messerli & Kramer
Jeff Wosje – Chair of Suburban Transit Association

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 1525 (See attached amendment H1525A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1525, as amended, be re-referred to Transportation Policy and Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1324 (Backer) Volunteer firefighters; areas eligible for aid expanded, and program made ongoing.

The following testified on HF 1324:
Jeff Backer - State Representative
Jay Wood – Plato Fire Chief
Gary Hendrickson – Fire Chief
Chip Lohmiller – Fire Chief

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1324 be re-referred to Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting recessed at 12:06 PM.

The committee reconvened in room 200 in the State Office Building at 6:20 PM.

HF 1116 (Zerwas) Transfer for divided lands restriction rules modified.

The following testified on HF 1116:
Nick Zerwas – State Representative
Nancy Riddle – Sherburne County Zoning Administrator

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 1116 (See attached amendment H1116A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1116, as amended, be placed on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1936 (Pierson) Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor for eligibility verification audit services for public health care programs.

The following testified on HF 1936:
Nels Pierson – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1936 be re-referred to Civil Law and Data Practices Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Sanders moved to adopt HF 1297 Committee Engrossment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1297 (Uglem) Metropolitan Council nominating committee membership modified.

The following testified on HF 1297:
Mark Uglem – State Representative
Kim Crockett – Center for the American Experiment
Chris Gerlach – Dakota County Commissioner
Rhonda Sivarajah – Anoka County Board Chair
Patricia Nauman - Metro Cities
Keith Carlson – Inter-County Association Executive Director
Judd Schetnan – Metropolitan Council Legislative Director

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 1297 (See attached amendment H1297A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved HF 1297, as amended, be placed on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1460 (Drazkowski) Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor to verify the eligibility of medical assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 1460:
Steve Drazkowski – State Representative
Peter Nelson – Center for American Experiment

Representative O’Driscoll assumed the gavel at 7:40 PM.

Representative O’Driscoll moved to re-refer HF 1460 to Civil Law and Data Practices Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative O’Driscoll moved to adopt HF 195 Committee Engrossment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 195 (Runbeck) Metropolitan Council prohibited from indebtedness secured by pledge of motor vehicle sales tax revenue.

The following testified on HF 195:
Linda Runbeck – State Representative
Kim Crockett – Center for the American Experiment
Charles Grace – Individual
Judd Schetnan – Metropolitan Council Legislative Director
Donna Azarian – Individual

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.
Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF 195 be re-referred to Transportation Policy and Finance committee.

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

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

Members Absent:
SANDERS, Tim
SCOTT, Peggy

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The committee recessed at 8:33 PM.

The committee reconvened at 8:40 PM.

HF 1677 (Albright) Human services policy modifications provided, unmarked vehicle use authorized, background study expense requirements modified, cost of care requirements modified for persons committed by tribunal courts, compliance with Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act required, documentation of nonemergency medical transportation services required, council continued, and rulemaking authorized.

The following testified on HF 1677:
Patrick Carter – Department of Human Services
Tony Albright – State Representative

Representative Albright moved to amend HF 1677 (See attached amendment H1667A4)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Albright moved to amend HF 1677 as follows:

Delete Lines 7.9 and 7.10

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Albright moved HF 1677, as amended, be re-referred to Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting adjourned at 8:49 PM.


Representative Tim Sanders, Chair




Nolan West, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1677 (Albright) - Human services policy modifications provided; unmarked vehicle use authorized; background study requirements, cost of care requirements, and Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act modified; nonemergency medical transportation documentation required; council continued; Indian child out-of-home placement provisions modified; conforming changes made; rulemaking authorized; and criminal penalties provided.
  • HF1281 (Daudt) - Legislative auditor required to perform budget related legislative duties, and money appropriated.
  • HF195 (Runbeck) - Transit finance governed, legislative authorization requirements related to light rail transit established, appropriations and funding obligations amended, and Metropolitan Council prohibited from indebtedness.
  • HF1297 (Uglem) - Metropolitan Council member staggered terms provided, Metropolitan Council membership modified to include local elected officials, council provided to select its own chair, and nominating committee membership modified.
  • HF1324 (Backer) - Volunteer firefighters; areas eligible for aid expanded, and program made ongoing.
  • HF328 (Loon) - Crowdfunding transactions provided exemption from securities regulation.
  • HF1525 (Loon) - Transportation Advisory Board of the Metropolitan Council composition modified.
  • HF1170 (Bennett) - Teacher shortage loan forgiveness program provided, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF283 (Kresha) - Camp Ripley nearby lands designated as sentinel landscape, coordinating committee created, and report required.
  • HF606 (Kiel) - Abortion performing facility licensure required, licensing fee required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1116 (Zerwas) - Transfer for divided lands restriction rules modified.
  • HF1152 (Daniels) - Home care employee work group established to review and make recommendations on vaccinating and screening home care employees, and money appropriated.
  • HF1460 (Drazkowski) - Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor to verify the eligibility of medical assistance and MinnesotaCare enrollees, and money appropriated.
  • HF1936 (Pierson) - Human services commissioner required to contract with a vendor for eligibility verification audit services for public health care programs.
Documents:

Please note the schedule has been updated to reflect that HF XXXX (Pierson) is HF 1936.

Bills may be taken in any order.

More bills may be added.