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Government Operations and Elections Policy

TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 19, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH 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 19, 2015 in hearing room 10 in 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 18, 2015.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1406 (Hackbarth) Temporary water surface use controls provided, life jacket requirements modified, wake surfing regulated, compliance with federal law provided, provisions to take, possess, and transport wild animals modified, criminal penalties provided, rulemaking required, and reports required.

The following testified on HF 1406:
Tom Hackbarth – State Representative
Bob Meier – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 1406 as follows:

Delete Sections 2 and 15.

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1406, as amended, be placed on the General Register.

HF 1168 (Hackbarth) Minnesota Valley Trail requirements established, deer hunting governing requirements modified, beaver season authorized, restrictions on using artificial lights to take fish modified, rulemaking authorized relating to spearing and northern pike, and distribution of survey information authorized.

The following testified on HF 1168:
Tom Hackbarth – State Representative
Bob Meier – Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1168 be placed on the General Register.

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED


HF 43 (Winkler) Expressly advocating definition modified relating to elections and campaign finance, and electioneering communication disclosure provided.

The following testified on HF 43:
Ryan Winkler – State Representative
Andrea Rau – Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life
John Knapp - Minnesota Business Partnership
Gary Goldsmith – Campaign Finance Board

Representative Nelson moved to amend HF 43 (See attached amendment H0043A4).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.

Representative Nelson moved that HF 43, as amended, be placed on the General Register.

Members voting Aye:
NELSON, Michael
SELCER, Yvonne
LAINE, Carolyn
YOUAKIM, Cheryl
MULLERY, Joe
HALVERSON, Laurie

Members voting No:
SANDERS, Tim
PUGH, Cindy
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
NASH, Jim
ALBRIGHT, Tony
RUNBECK, Linda
FENTON, Kelly
SCOTT, Peggy

Members Absent:
THEIS, Tama

THE MOTION FAILED

HF 906 (Lohmer) Public participation in government protections modified.

The following testified on HF 906:
Kathy Lohmer – State Representative
Bob Hill – Attorney
Jim Franklin – Minnesota Sheriff’s Association
Steve Bohner – Individual
Keith Mueller - Individual

Chair Sanders moved that HF 906 be placed on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 975 (Hamilton) State Quality Council and regional quality council requirements modified, and money appropriated.

Chair Sanders moved that HF 975 be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The committee recessed at 11:58 AM.


The committee reconvened in room 10 in the State Office Building at 6:27 PM.

HF 1745 (Swedzinski) Setback standards set, and local project approval for site permit required.

The following testified on HF 1745:
Chris Swedzinski – State Representative
Jennifer Schnichel – Individual

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1745 be re-referred to Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1845 (Swedzinkski) Interagency feasibility study required.

The following testified on HF 1845:
Chris Swedzinski – State Representative
Rob Hutchins -
Ron Davidson –

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1845 be re-referred to Agriculture Finance committee.

THE MOVEMENT PREVAILED

HF 1529 (Fenton) Education Savings Accounts for Students with Special Needs Act created, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 1529:
Kelly Fenton – State Representative
Lee McGraf – Institute for Justice Attorney
Rick Heller – Individual

Representative Fenton moved that HF 1529 be re-referred to Education Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1664 Health insurance; Minnesota required to transition to a federally facilitated marketplace, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 1664:
Matt Dean – State Representative
Abir Sen – Gravie Health Insurance Exchange
Marek Ciolko – Gravie Health Insurance Exchange
Larry Johnson – MNSure Legislative Director

Representative O’Driscoll requested a roll call.

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF 1664 to Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

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

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

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1659 (Peterson) Pharmacy technician to pharmacist permitted ratio increased, definitions modified, and Board of Pharmacy size increased.

The following testified on HF 1659:
Roz Peterson – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1659 be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 90 (Quam) Provisional balloting procedure established.

The following testified on HF 90:
Duane Quam – State Representative
Julie Strother – Secretary of State Legislative Director
Dan McGrath – Minnesota Majority

Chair Sanders moved HF 90 be placed on the General Register.

Representative Pugh assumed gavel at 8:25 PM.

Representative Halverson requested a roll call.

Representative Pugh moved to lay over HF 90 for further action.

Chair Sanders reassumed the gavel at 9:16 PM.

HF 782 (Runbeck) Reverse referendum approval of debt issuance provided.

The following testified on HF 782:
Cameron Piper – Individual
Linda Runbeck – State Representative

Representative Runbeck moved that HF 782 be re-referred to Property Tax and Local Government Finance Division.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Nash assumed the gavel at 9:31 PM.

HF 161 (Zerwas) Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE); accounts established for persons with disabilities.

Representative Nash moved that HF 161 be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 538 (Drazkowski) Political contribution refund and public subsidy program and related expenditure limits repealed.

The following testified on HF 538:
Steve Drazkowski – State Representative
Rick Heller - Individual

Representative Nash moved that HF 538 be re-referred to Taxes.

THE MOTION PREVAILED
Chair Sanders reassumed the gavel at 10:00 PM.

HF 1584 (Albright) Health professional license requirements modified.

The following testified on HF 1584:
Tony Albright – State Representative
Beckam - Board of Nursing Executive Director
Ruth Martinez – Board of Medical Practice

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1584 be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting adjourned at 10:03 PM.


Representative Tim Sanders, Chair




Nolan West, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF43 (Winkler) - Expressly advocating definition modified relating to elections and campaign finance, and electioneering communication disclosure provided.
  • HF538 (Drazkowski) - Political contribution refund and public subsidy program and related expenditure limits repealed.
  • HF1745 (Swedzinski) - Setback standards set, and local project approval for site permit required.
  • HF906 (Lohmer) - Public participation in government protections modified.
  • HF1406 (Hackbarth) - Life jacket requirements modified; wake surfing regulated; compliance with federal law provided; wild animal taking, possessing, and transporting provisions modified; criminal penalties provided; and rulemaking and reports required.
  • HF90 (Quam) - Provisional balloting procedure established.
  • HF1659 (Peterson) - Pharmacy technician to pharmacist permitted ratio increased, definitions modified, and Pharmacy Board size increased.
  • HF975 (Hamilton) - State Quality Council and regional quality council requirements modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF161 (Zerwas) - Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE); accounts established for persons with disabilities.
  • HF1845 (Swedzinski) - Interagency feasibility study required.
  • HF1529 (Fenton) - Education Savings Accounts for Students with Special Needs Act created, and money appropriated.
  • HF782 (Runbeck) - Reverse referendum approval of debt issuance provided.
  • HF1584 (Albright) - Health professional license requirements modified.
  • HF1664 (Dean) - Health insurance; Minnesota required to transition to a federally facilitated marketplace, and money appropriated.
  • HF1168 (Hackbarth) - Minnesota Valley Trail requirements established, deer hunting governing requirements modified, beaver season authorized, restrictions on using artificial lights to take fish modified, rulemaking authorized relating to spearing and northern pike, and distribution of survey information authorized.
  • HF1835 (Runbeck) - Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee modified and duties specified, water supply plan requirements modified, report required, and implementation of groundwater management area plan delayed.
Documents:

Bills may be taken in any order.

More bills may be added.