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Government Operations and Elections Policy

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 26, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-EIGHTH 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 10:17 AM on March 26, 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
SCOTT, Peggy


ALBRIGHT, Tony
HALVERSON, Laurie
MULLERY, Joe

Members Excused:

SELCER, Yvonne

A quorum was present.

Representative O’Driscoll moved to approve the minutes from March 25, 2015.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1714 (Pierson) E-Health Advisory Committee, Trauma Advisory Council, and Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force expiration date changed; and review requested for stillbirth data collection, prenatal protocols, and family supports.

The following testified on HF 1714:
Nels Pierson – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1714 be placed on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1568 (Hoppe) Mentally ill and dangerous to the public individuals provisions modified, and duties imposed on special review board and the head of the treatment facility.

The following testified on HF 1568:
Sue Abderholden – National Alliance on Mental Illness
Joe Hoppe – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1568 be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1979 (Hoppe) No-fault automobile insurance reform issues task force established, legislative appointments provided, and report required.

The following testified on HF 1979:
Joe Hoppe – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1979 be placed on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1541 (Vogel) Cedar Lake; time period to file certificate of approval of a special law extended.

The following testified on HF 1541:
Bob Vogel – State Representative
Terry Maas – Helena Township Supervisor

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 1541 (See the attached amendment H1541A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1541, as amended, be placed on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1151 (Zerwas) Medical assistance coverage and reimbursement for dental services modified, new dental reimbursement system development authorized, oral health system administrative simplification work group convened, basic dental screenings performed by dental hygienists and dental therapists covered, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 1151:
Nick Zerwas – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1151 be re-referred to Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1359 (Anzelc) County overseer of roads appointment requirement repealed in unorganized territories of a county.

The following testified on HF 1359:
Loren Solberg – Inter-County Association
Tom Anzelc – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved that HF 1359 be re-referred to State Government Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 586 (Dill) Tofte provided housing authority powers.

The following testified on HF 586:
David Dill – State Representative
Jeanne Larson – Tofte Township Superintendent

Representative Nelson moved to amend HF 586 (See attached amendment A15-0357)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved that HF 586, as amended, be re-referred to Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The committee adjourned at 10:54 AM.



_______________________________
Representative Tim Sanders, Chair

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Nolan West, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1714 (Pierson) - E-Health Advisory Committee, Trauma Advisory Council, and Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force expiration date changed; and review requested for stillbirth data collection, prenatal protocols, and family supports.
  • HF1979 (Hoppe) - No-fault automobile insurance reform issues task force established, legislative appointments provided, and report required.
  • HF1541 (Vogel) - Cedar Lake area water and sanitary sewer district special law certificate filing time period extended.
  • HF1359 (Anzelc) - County overseer of roads appointment requirement repealed in unorganized territories of a county.
  • HF1151 (Zerwas) - Medical assistance coverage and reimbursement for dental services modified, new dental reimbursement system development authorized, oral health system administrative simplification work group convened, basic dental screenings performed by dental hygienists and dental therapists covered, and money appropriated.
  • HF1568 (Hoppe) - Mentally ill and dangerous to the public individuals provisions modified, and duties imposed on special review board and the head of the treatment facility.
  • HF586 (Dill) - Tofte; housing authority powers provided.
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