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Government Operations and Elections Policy

TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 20, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIFTH 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 9:04 AM on March 20, 2015 in Hearing Room 5 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 19, 2015.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1665 (Dean) MinnesotaCare program repealed, health carriers required to offer MinnesotaCare II plans, cost-sharing reductions and premium subsidies for MinnesotaCare II enrollees provided, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 1665:
Randall Chun – House Research Department
Matt Dean – State Representative

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1665 be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

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

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

Members Excused:
HALVERSON, Laurie
O’DRISCOLL, Tim

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 745 (Howe) Veterans preference procedures and rights modified.

The following testified on HF745:
Jeff Howe – State Representative
Chris Stroner – Individual

Chair Sanders moved that HF 745 be re-referred to State Government Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 437 (Scott) Legislative surrogacy commission established, appointments provided, and report required.

The following testified on HF 437:
Peggy Scott – State Representative
Randle Corfman – Midwest Center for Reproductive Health
Callie Kolkind – Individual
Julie Berman – National Infertility Association
Chris Stinson – Out Front Minnesota
Jason Atkins – Minnesota Catholic Conference Executive Director

Representative Scott moved to amend HF 437 (See attached amendment H0437DE3)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Scott moved that HF 437, as amended, be re-referred to State Government Finance.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1354 (Hackbarth) Firefighter deaths required to be reported to the state fire marshal, and continued health insurance coverage provided to families of non-career firefighters who die in the line of duty.

The following testified on HF 1354:
George Estenson – Fire Chief’s Association
Mark Rosenbloom – Minnesota Firefighters Association President
Tom Hackbarth – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1354 be re-referred to Transportation Policy and Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1974 (Anderson) Districting principles for legislative and congressional plans established.

The following testified on HF 1974:
Sarah Anderson – State Representative
Julie Strother – Secretary of State Legislative Director

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1974 be re-referred to State Government Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1835 (Runbeck) Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee modified and duties specified, and groundwater management area plan implementation delayed.

The following testified on HF 1835:
Linda Runbeck – State Representative
Patricia Nauman – Metro Cities
Willet – MCES
Peter Fischer – State Representative

Representative Runbeck moved to amend HF 1835 (See attached amendment H1835DE2)

THE AMENDMENT WAD ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved to lay over HF 1835, as amended, for further action.

HF 1056 (Norton) Local law enforcement agency grant program established to develop or expand lifesaver programs that locate lost or wandering persons who are mentally impaired, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 1056:
Kim Norton – State Representative
Ryan Magnuson – Rochester Police Department
Kirby Long – Olmsted County Sheriff Office

Representative Nelson moved to amend HF1056 (See attached amendment A15-0256)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Nelson moved that HF 1056, as amended, be re-referred to Health and Human Services Reform Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Sanders moved to reconsider HF 1835.

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF 1835, as amended, to State Government Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 512 (Norton) Child support obligation computation and parenting time expense adjustment modified.

The following testified on HF 512:
Kim Norton – State Representative
Melinda Hugdahl - Individual

Representative Scott moved to amend HF 512 (See attached amendment H0512DE1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Pugh assumed the gavel at 11:11 AM.

Representative Nelson moved that HF 512, as amended, be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 805 (Youakim) Silver Alert system working group established to study and make recommendations on establishing a Silver Alert System, and report required.

The following testified on HF 805:
Cheryl Youakim – State Representative
Heidi Haley-Franklin – Alzheimer’s Association
Janell Rasmussen – Amber Alert Services

Chair Sanders reassumed the gavel at 11:16 AM

Representative Youakim moved that HF 805 be re-referred to Public Saftey and Crime Prevention Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 827 (Mullery) Task Force on the Protection of Children extended.

The following testified on HF 827:
Joe Mullery – State Representative
Rich Gehrwan – Safe Passage for Children of Minnesota

Representative Mullery moved to amend HF 827 (See attached amendment H0827DE1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Mullery moved that HF 827, as amended, be placed on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The committee adjourned at 11:35 AM.
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Bills Added:
  • HF1665 (Dean) - MinnesotaCare program repealed, health carriers required to offer MinnesotaCare II plans, cost-sharing reductions and premium subsidies for MinnesotaCare II enrollees provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF745 (Howe) - Veterans preference procedures and rights modified.
  • HF1056 (Norton) - Local law enforcement agency grant program established to develop or expand lifesaver programs that locate lost or wandering persons who are mentally impaired, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF805 (Youakim) - Silver Alert system working group established to study and make recommendations on establishing a Silver Alert System, and report required.
  • HF512 (Norton) - Child support work group established, and money appropriated.
  • HF437 (Scott) - Legislative surrogacy commission established, appointments provided, and report required.
  • HF827 (Mullery) - Child protection legislative task force established.
  • HF1354 (Hackbarth) - Firefighter deaths required to be reported to the state fire marshal, and continued health insurance coverage provided to families of noncareer firefighters who die in the line of duty.
  • HF1974 (Anderson) - Districting principles for legislative and congressional plans established.
  • 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.
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03:04 - Gavel.
03:40 - HF1665 (Dean) MinnesotaCare program repealed, health carriers required to offer MinnesotaCare II plans, cost-sharing reductions and premium subsidies for MinnesotaCare II enrollees provided, and money appropriated.
33:20 - HF745 (Howe) Veterans preference procedures and rights modified.
53:53 - HF437 (Scott) Legislative surrogacy commission established, appointments provided, and report required.
1:35:05 - HF1354 (Hackbarth) Firefighter deaths required to be reported to the state fire marshal, and continued health insurance coverage provided to families of noncareer firefighters who die in the line of duty.
1:38:34 - HF1974 (Anderson, S.) Districting principles for legislative and congressional plans established.
1:44:05 - HF1835 ( Runbeck) Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee modified and duties specified, and groundwater management area plan implementation delayed.
1:51:40 - HF1056 (Norton) Local law enforcement agency grant program established to develop or expand lifesaver programs that locate lost or wandering persons who are mentally impaired, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
2:07:50 - Further consideration of HF1835 ( Runbeck) Metropolitan Area Water Supply Advisory Committee modified and duties specified, and groundwater management area plan implementation delayed.
2:08:27 - HF512 (Norton) Child support obligation computation and parenting time expense adjustment modified.
2:13:24 - HF805 (Youakim) Silver Alert system working group established to study and make recommendations on establishing a Silver Alert System, and report required.
2:23:23 - HF827 (Mullery) Task Force on the Protection of Children extended.
Runs 2 hour, 30 minutes.


Bills may be added.

Bills may be taken in any order.