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Government Operations and Elections Policy

THIRTY-FIFTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 16, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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 10:17 AM on March 16, 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.

Representative Anderson moved to approve the minutes from March 10, 2016.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Anderson moved to approve the minutes from March 10, 2016.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2572 (Zerwas) Children’s advocacy center membership on multidisciplinary child protection teams provided.

The following testified on HF2572:
Nick Zerwas – State Representative
Marsha Millikin – MN Children’s Alliance Executive Director

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF2572 (See attached amendment H2572A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF2572, as amended, to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Finance.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2718 (Zerwas) Elk River; public utilities commission membership increase permitted.

The following testified on HF2718:
Nick Zerwas – State Representative
Troy Adams – Elk River Municipal Utilities General Manager

Chair Sanders moved to place HF2718 on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF2820 (Fenton) Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority laws amended, and Washington County Community Development Agency created.

The following testified on HF2820:
Kelly Fenton – State Representative
Fran Miron – Washington County Commissioner
Barbara Dacy – Washington County HRA Executive Director

Representative Fenton moved to place HF2820 on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Vice Chair Pugh assumed the gavel at 10:37 AM.

The committee heard an informational presentation on:

HF2735 (Sanders) Presidential primary required, and technical changes made.

The following testified on HF2735:
Tim Sanders – State Representative
Steve Simon – Secretary of State
Jeane Massie – Fair Vote MN
Scott Graham – Senate District 51 DFL Chair

The committee adjourned at 11:53 AM.




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Representative Tim Sanders, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant, Nolan West
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2735 (Sanders) - Presidential primary required, and technical changes made.
  • HF2572 (Zerwas) - Children's advocacy center membership on multidisciplinary child protection teams provided.
  • HF2718 (Zerwas) - Elk River; public utilities commission membership increase permitted.
  • HF2820 (Fenton) - Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority laws amended, and Washington County Community Development Agency created.

The hearing on HF 2735 will be informational and no action will be taken.

Please note that HF 1732 has been removed from the schedule.