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Government Operations and Elections Policy

THIRTY-THIRD MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 10, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD 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 10:15 AM on March 10, 2016 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
HALVERSON, Laurie
ANDERSON, Chad

ALBRIGHT, Tony
MULLERY, Joe

A quorum was present.

HF 1109 (Scott) MNsure data access and transfer requirements modified.

The following testified on HF1109:
Peggy Scott – State Representative
Cecile Ferkle – Office of the Legislative Auditor
Scott Peterson - MNsure

Representative Scott moved to amend HF1109 (see attached amendment H1109A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Scott moved to place HF1109, as amended, on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Pugh moved to approve the minutes from April 22, 2015.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF644 (Zerwas) Massage and bodywork therapy registration and fees established.

The following testified on HF644:
Nick Zerwas – State Representative
Cathy Sorenson – City of Blaine City Clerk
Eric Gieseke – Burnsville Chief of Police
Catherine Berg – Minnesota Integrative Care Advocates
Barbara York – President of the Minnesota Therapeutic Massage Network

Representative Pugh moved to re-refer HF644, as amended, to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

Representative Pugh moved to amend HF644 (see attached amendment H0644A2)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Pugh moved to re-refer HF644, as amended, to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF1282 (Knoblach) State legislator election without political party designation provided.

The following testified on HF1282:
Jim Knoblach – State Representative

Representative Nelson moved to amend HF1282 (see attached amendment H1282A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Pugh moved to lay over HF1282, as amended, for possible inclusion in an omnibus bill.

HF1365 (Fenton) State primary election changed from August to June, and primary elections conducted by a political subdivision date changed.

The following testified on HF1365:
Kelly Fenton – State Representative

Representative Fenton moved to amend HF1365 (See attached amendment H1365A11)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Fenton moved to place HF1365, as amended, on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2774 (Fenton) Election emergency plan development required.

The following testified on HF2774:
Steve Simon – Secretary of State
Kelly Fenton – State Representative
Julie Strother – Office of the Secretary of State

Representative Fenton moved to re-refer HF2774 to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2775 (Fenton) Polling place combination or relocation by election officials in an emergency authorized, and polling place hours extension when polling places are combined or moved on election day authorized.

The following testified on HF2775:
Kelly Fenton – State Representative
Steve Simon – State of Representative

Representative Fenton moved to place HF2775 on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED


The committee adjourned at 11:50 AM.







_____________________________
Representative Tim Sanders, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant, Nolan West
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1109 (Scott) - MNsure data access and transfer requirements modified.
  • HF644 (Zerwas) - Massage and bodywork therapy registration and fees established, and exchange of information provided.
  • HF1282 (Knoblach) - State legislator election without political party designation provided.
  • HF1365 (Fenton) - State primary election changed from August to June, and primary elections conducted by a political subdivision date changed.
  • HF2774 (Fenton) - Election emergency plan development required.
  • HF2775 (Fenton) - Polling place combination or relocation by election officials in an emergency authorized, and polling place hours extension when polling places are combined or moved on election day authorized.
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