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Government Operations and Elections Policy

TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 25, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 25, 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 Pugh moved to approve the minutes from March 24, 2015.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1616 (Fenton) Washington County; Gateway Corridor Transitway funding provided, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 1616:
Kelly Fenton – State Representative
JoAnne Ward – State Representative
Lisa Weik – Washington County Commisioner
Paul Reinke – Oakdale City Council Member
Will Schroer - East Metro Strong
Matt Kramer – Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Roger Green – Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce
Tom Cook – Metro State University
Bob Tatreau – Individual
Jan Lucke – Washington County
Tom Dimond – Individual
Linda Stanton – Individual

Representative Fenton moved to amend HF 1616 (See attached amendment A15-0335)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Nelson moved to amend HF 1616 (See attached amendment H1616A1)

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.

Member voting Aye:
NELSON, Michael
LAINE, Carolyn
YOUAKIM, Cheryl
SLECER, Yvonne




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

Members Absent:
HALVERSON, Laurie
MULLERY, Joe

THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Representative Selcer moved to amend HF 1616 (See attached amendment H1616A2)

Representative Selcer requested a roll call.

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

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

Members Absent:
MULLERY, Joe
NASH, Jim

THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Representative Fenton moved that HF 1616, as amended, be re-referred to Transportation Policy and Finance committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1617 (Fenton) Washington County; Gateway Corridor Transitway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 1617:
Kelly Fenton – State Representative

Representative Fenton moved to amend HF 1617 (See attached amendment A15-0336)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative moved that HF 1617, as amended, be re-referred to Transportation Policy and Finance committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 749 (Hamilton) Office of Workforce Housing created, workforce housing grant program and tax credits for workforce housing created, workforce housing grant funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 749:
Rod Hamilton – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 749 (See attached amendment H0749DE9)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved that HF 749, as amended, be re-referred to Job Growth and Energy Affordability.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1427 (Daniels) District 1 Hospital Board meeting requirement changed.

The following testified on HF 1427:
Richard Berge – District One Hospital Board Chair
Brian Daniels – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 1427 (See attached amendment H1427A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1427, as amended, be placed on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1694 (Barrett) Legislative auditor required to evaluate economic development incentive programs, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 1694:
Bob Barrett – State Representative
Charron Pearson – Pew Charitable Trusts

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 1694 (See attached amendment H1694A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Nelson moved to amend HF1694 (See attached amendment H1694A2)

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.

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

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

THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1694, as amended, be re-referred to State Government Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1447 (Kiel) Legislative Health Care Workforce commission investment priorities implemented; grant program established to expand clinical training of advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, and mental health professionals; grant program established to expand primary care residency training; incentive program payment provided for health professions student preceptors and medical resident preceptors; and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 1447:
Deb Kiel – State Representative
Mark Schoenbaum – Health Department
Jeremy Springer – Minnesota Medical Association Advisory Taskforce Chair

Representative Nelson moved to amend HF 1447 (See attached amendment H1447A2)

Representative Nelson withdrew the amendment.

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1447 be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1538 (Loonan) Retired workers' compensation judges provision requirements modified.

The following testified on HF 1538:
Bob Loonan – State Representative
Tammy Pust – Office of Administrative Hearing Chief Judge

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1538 be re-referred to State Government Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The committee adjourned at 12:02 PM.
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1538 (Loonan) - Retired workers' compensation judges provision requirements modified.
  • HF1616 (Fenton) - Washington County; Gateway Corridor Busway funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1617 (Fenton) - Washington County; Gateway Corridor Busway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1447 (Kiel) - Legislative Health Care Workforce Commission investment priorities implemented; advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, mental health professional, and primary care residency training grant programs established; health profession student preceptors and medical resident preceptors incentive payment provided; and money appropriated.
  • HF1427 (Daniels) - District 1 Hospital Board meeting requirement changed.
  • HF1694 (Barrett) - Legislative auditor required to evaluate economic development incentive programs, management and budget commissioner reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF749 (Hamilton) - Workforce housing grant program created, tax credits created for workforce housing, reports required, and money appropriated.
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