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Government Operations and Elections Policy

THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 17, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SIXTH 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 10:18 AM on March 17, 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 Fenton moved to approve the minutes from March 16, 2016.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2270 (Petersburg) Workers plaque authorized at the Capitol building, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF2270:

John Petersburg – State Representative
Chloe Beede – Student Owatonna Junior High School
Tad Johnson – Student Owatonna Junior High School
Gabe Adams – Student Owatonna Junior High School
Katie Ihrke – Student Owatonna Junior High School
Dominic Nelson – Student Owatonna Junior High School
Lauryn Bateman – Student Owatonna Junior High School
Jen Hansen – Sixth Grade Teacher Owatonna Junior High School

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF2270 (See attached amendment H2270DE1).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF2270, as amended, to the Committee on State Government Finance.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2603 (Green) Open meeting law modified, open meeting with public comment prior to land acquisition required.

The following testified on HF2603:
Steve Green – State Representative
Bob Meier – Department of Natural Resources Assistant Commissioner
Rick Heller - Individual

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF2603 (See attached amendment H2603A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF2603, as amended, to the committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF887 (O’Driscoll) Unclaimed lottery prize money dedicated for acquisition of school trust lands, condemnation of school trust lands to be acquired provided, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF887:
Tim O’Driscoll – State Representative
Rick Heller – Individual

Representative Nelson moved to orally amend HF877.

“Strike section 1 and re-number the sections accordingly”

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative O’Driscoll moved to re-refer HF887, as amended, to the committee on Commerce and Regulatory Reform.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The committee adjourned at 11:40 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:
  • HF2603 (Green) - Notice, public hearing, and response to questions and comments required before purchasing real property with public money.
  • HF887 (O'Driscoll) - Unclaimed lottery prize money dedicated for acquisition of school trust lands, and money appropriated.
  • HF2270 (Petersburg) - State Capitol grounds plaque or marker placement authorized to honor workers who constructed the Capitol building.
Documents:

Note: the language for HF 2249 will be amended on to HF 2270.