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Government Operations and Elections Policy

THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 23, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-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 10:21 AM on March 23, 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
NELSON, Michael
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn
SELCER, Yvonne
SCOTT, Peggy
HALVERSON, Laurie
ANDERSON, Chad

Member Excused:
FENTON, Kelly
MULLERY, Joe

ALBRIGHT, Tony

A quorum was present.

Representative Pugh moved to approve the minutes from March 22, 2016.

THE MOTION PREVAILED


HF3209 (Hackbarth) Adoption of rules limiting use of lead shot prohibited.

The following testified on HF3209:
Tom Hackbarth – State Representative
Jessica Vanden Berg – Minnesota Chapter Safari Club International Board Member
Don Arnasti – Izaak Walton League of America
Andrew Rothman – Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance President
Paul Talander – Department of Natural Resources

Chair Sanders moved to place HF3209 on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2843 (Hackbarth) Northern pike management provided, and rulemaking and report required.

The following testified on HF2843:
Tom Hackbarth – State Representative
Bob Meier – Assistant Department of Natural Resources Assistant Commissioner

Chair Sanders moved to place HF2843 on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF1520 (Hoppe) Legislative Coordinating Commission provisions changed, and retirement plan coverage for part-time legislative employees clarified.




The following testified on HF1520:
Joe Hoppe – State Representative
Greg Hubringer – Legislative Coordinating Commission

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF1520 (See attached amendment H1520A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved to place HF1520, as amended, on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF1769 (Swedzinski) Notice of proposed ordinances affecting business licenses required.

The following testified on HF1769:
Chris Swedzinkski – State Representative
Kevin Thoma – Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association
Matt Hilgart – Association of Minnesota Counties
Tom Grundhoefer – League of Minnesota Cities
Brian Carr – Minnesota Retailers Association

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF1769 (See attached amendment A16-0918)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.

Chair Sanders moved to place HF1769, as amended, on the General Register.

Members voting aye:
SANDERS, Tim
PUGH, Cindy
ALBRIGHT, Tony
SCOTT, Peggy
NASH, Jim
THEIS, Tama
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
ANDERSON, Chad
RUNBECK, Linda

Members voting nay:
NELSON, Michael
HALVERSON, Laurie
YOUAKIM, Cheryl
LAINE, Carolyn

Members absent:
SELCER, Yvonne
FENTON, Kelly
MULLERY, Joe

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The committee adjourned at 11:22 AM.




_____________________________
Representative Tim Sanders, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant, Nolan West
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3209 (Hackbarth) - Lead shot hunting restrictions prohibited.
  • HF1769 (Swedzinski) - Notice of proposed ordinances affecting business licenses required.
  • HF2843 (Hackbarth) - Northern pike management provided, and rulemaking and report required.
  • HF1520 (Hoppe) - Legislative Coordinating Commission provisions changed, and ethnic council provisions modified.
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Please note that all discussion and testimony will be confined to aspects of bills which are within the committee's jurisdiction.