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Government Operations and Elections Policy

THIRTY-FIRST MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - April 21, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FIRST 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 11:04 AM on April 21, 2015 in the Hearing Room 10 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

Members Excused:
HALVERSON, Laurie


ALBRIGHT, Tony
MULLERY, Joe

A quorum was present.

HF 1508 (O’Driscoll) Public retirement plans; outdated or obsolete allowable service credit provisions eliminated, outdated date references in pension provisions eliminated, ambiguous retirement provisions clarified or eliminated; and pension-related headnotes corrected.

The following testified on HF 1508:
Tim O’Driscoll – State Representative
Rachel Thurlow – Pension Commission Acting Director
Shana Jones – Public Employees Retirement Association Policy Director
Gene Ranieri – Minneapolis Government Relations Director
Dave Johnson – Municipal Retired Teachers Association Representative
Keith Carlson – Minnesota Inter-County Association Executive Director

Representative O’Driscoll moved to amend HF 1508 (See attached amendment H1508-12A)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative O’Driscoll moved to amend HF 1508 (See attached amendment H1508-13A)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative O’Driscoll modified amendment A15-0526 as follows:

Strike lines 1.3 through 1.13

Representative O’Driscoll moved to amend HF 1508 (See attached amendment A15-0526, as modified)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative O’Driscoll moved to amend HF 1508 (See attached amendment HF1508-14A)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED


Representative O’Driscoll moved that HF 1508, as amended, be re-referred to Rules and Legislative Administration Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Nash moved to approve the minutes from April 16th, 2015.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 2215 (Hancock) Wetland replacement high priority area identification required.

The following testified on HF 2215:
Dave Hancock – State Representative
Dave Weirens – Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources Member

Chair Sanders moved that HF 2215 be placed on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 2054 (Torkelson) Clean Water Council membership modified.

The following testified on HF 2054:
Paul Torkelson – State Representative
Judd Schetnan – Metropolitan Council Government Affairs Director

Chair Sanders moved that HF 2054 be placed on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 2235 (Albright) Workers' compensation advisory council recommendations adopted regarding inpatient hospital payments, rulemaking authorized, and report required.

The following testified on HF 2235:
Tony Albright – State Representative
Ken Peterson – Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner

Representative Albright moved that HF 2235 be placed on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 2236 (Albright) Metropolitan county commissioners provided to serve as members of the Metropolitan Council, Metropolitan Council modified, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 2236:
Tony Albright – State Representative
Judd Schetnan – Metropolitan Council Government Affairs Director
Patricia Nauman – Metro Cities Executive Director
Chris Gerlach – Dakota County Commissioner
Claire Robling – Scott County Communications and Legislative Coordinator

Representative Albright moved to amend HF 2236 (See attached amendment H2236A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Albright moved to amend HF 2236 (See attached amendment H2236A2)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Nelson moved to amend HF 2236 (See attached amendment H2236A4)

THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Representative Albright moved that HF 2236, as amended, be placed on the General Register.

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.

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

Members Voting No:
NELSON, Michael
LAINE, Carolyn
MULLERY, Joe
SELCER, Yvonne
CHERYL, Youakim

Members Excused:
HALVERSON, Laurie

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The committee adjourned at 12:45 PM.



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Representative Tim Sanders, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant, Nolan West
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1508 (O'Driscoll) - Retirement; various provisions modified relating to actuarial assumptions, postretirement adjustment triggers, contribution stabilizers, police and firefighter retirement, Minnesota State Retirement System, Teachers Retirement Association, and Public Employees Retirement Association.
  • HF2215 (Hancock) - Wetland replacement high priority area identification required.
  • HF2054 (Torkelson) - Clean Water Council membership modified.
  • HF2235 (Albright) - Workers' compensation advisory council recommendations regarding inpatient hospital payments adopted, rulemaking authorized, and report required.
  • HF2236 (Albright) - Metropolitan county commissioners provided to serve as members of the Metropolitan Council; Metropolitan Council policy, plan, and budget approval vote modified; Metropolitan Land Planning Act modified; and blue ribbon commission established.
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