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Government Operations and Elections Policy

THIRTY-NINTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 24, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-NINTH 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 10:20 AM on March 24, 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
MULLERY, Joe

Member Excused:
FENTON, Kelly

ALBRIGHT, Tony

A quorum was present.

Representative Pugh moved to approve the minutes from March 23, 2016.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2866 (McNamara) Invasive special control provided, wild rice license requirements modified, streamlined review of plans and regulations provided, civil penalties provided and modified, and report required.

The following testified on HF2866:
Denny McNamara – State Representative
Bob Meier – Department of Natural Resources Assistant Commissioner

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF2866 to the Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2585 (Nash) Interim ordinance two-thirds vote required, and public hearing after 30-day notice before imposing an interim ordinance relating to housing required.

The following testified on HF2585:
Jim Nash – State Representative
Remi Stone – Builders Association of Minnesota Executive Vice President
Peter Coyle – Builders Association of the Twin Cities
Tom Grundhoefer – League of Minnesota Cities General Counsel
Kathleen Doran-Norton – Bridgewater Township Supervisor
Ryan Hamilton – Minnesota Realtors Association Associate Legal Counsel
Alan Perish – Todd County Farmers Union President

Representative Nash moved to amend HF2585 (See attached amendment H2585A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Nash moved to place HF2585, as amended, on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED
Representative Scott assumed the gavel at 11:20 AM

HF3549 (Sanders) Presidential primary required, and technical changes made.

The following testified on HF3549:
Tim Sanders – State Representative
Julie Strother – Office of the Secretary of State
Debby Erickson – Minnesota Association of County Officers

Representative Scott moved to amend HF3549 (See attached amendment H3549A3)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved to orally amend HF3549 as follows:

Page 2, line 19, before the period insert “, or the town general election date provided in section 205.075, subdivision 1”

Page 2, line 29, delete “following” and insert “prior to”

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Nelson moved to amend HF3549 (See attached amendment H3549A2)

Representative Nelson withdrew the amendment.

Representative Laine moved to amend HF3549 (See attached amendment H3549A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Representative Halverson moved to amend HF3549 (See attached amendment H3549DE1)

Representative Halverson withdrew the amendment.

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF3549, as amended, to Ways and Means.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Sanders assumed the gavel at 11:54 AM

HF1674 (Sundin) Sanitary district creation, annexation, detachment, and dissolution procedures modified; and filing and hearing requirements modified.

The following testified on HF1674:
Mike Sundin – State Representative
Mark Kasam – BMI Maplewood
Tammy Pust – Office of Administrative Hearing Chief Judge

Chair Sanders moved to place HF1674 on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Youakim assumed the gavel at 11:58 AM

HF3019 (Laine) Ramsey County; human resource statutes technical changes made.

The following testified on HF3019:
Carolyn Laine – State Representative
Jean Gramling – Ramsey County

Representative Laine moved to amend HF3019 (See attached amendment H3019A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Laine moved to place HF3019, as amended, on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The committee adjourned at 12:06 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:
  • HF1674 (Sundin) - Sanitary district creation, annexation, detachment, and dissolution procedures modified; and filing and hearing requirements modified.
  • HF2585 (Nash) - Public hearing required after ten-day notice before imposing an interim ordinance relating to housing.
  • HF3019 (Laine) - Ramsey County; human resource statutes technical changes made.
  • HF2866 (McNamara) - Invasive special control provided, wild rice license requirements modified, streamlined review of plans and regulations provided, civil penalties provided and modified, Wildfire Act modified, Sand Dunes State Forest logging prohibited, and report required.
  • HF3549 (Sanders) - Presidential primary established, provisions related to precinct caucuses modified, and technical and conforming changes made.
Documents:

Please note that the presidential primary bill will be updated with the correct number (the House companion to SF 2985) when the bill is introduced.

***The correct bill number for presidential primary is HF 3549. Language can be found here: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF3549&version=0&session=ls89&session_year=2016&session_number=0