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Government Operations and Elections Policy

FORTY-FIRST MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 30, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS & ELECTION POLICY
MINUTES

Representative Sanders, Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:20 AM on March 30, 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
FENTON, Kelly

ALBRIGHT, Tony

A quorum was present.

Representative Pugh moved to approve the minutes from March 29, 2016.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3208 (Hackbarth) Blaze orange hunting requirements modified to allow blaze pink.

The following testified on HF3208:
Tom Hackbarth – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved to place HF3208 on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2988 (Knoblach) Minnesota State colleges and Universities personnel plan ratified.

The following testified on HF2988:
Jim Knoblach – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF2988 to State Government Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3255 (Knoblach) Labor agreements ratified.

The following testified on HF3255:
Jim Knoblach – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF3255 (See attached amendment H3255A1).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Nelson moved to amend HF3255 (See attached amendment H3255A2).

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.


Members voting aye:
NELSON, Michael
SELCER, Yvonne
YOUAKIM, Cheryl
HALVERSON, Laurie

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

Members absent:
MULLERY, Joe
LAINE, Carolyn

THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF3255, as amended, to the State Government Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3470 (Vogel) Municipality use of public utility license, permit rights, or franchise fees to raise revenue notice, hearing, and reverse referendum provided.

The following testified on HF3470:
Bob Vogel – State Representative
Pat Dalton – House Research
Lori Higgins – Metro North Chamber of Commerce President
Scott Neal – City of Edina Manager
Justin Femrite – City of Elk River Engineer
Gary Carlson – League of Minnesota Cities

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF3470 (See attached amendment H3470A1).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF3470, as amended, to Taxes Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2683 (Kresha) Child protection legislative taskforce extended.

The following testified on HF2683:
Ron Kresha – State Representative

Representative Pugh assumed the gavel at 11:27 AM.

Representative Pugh moved to place HF2683 on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2389 (Franson) Eyelash extension services regulated, grandfathered licenses provided, continuing education requirements modified, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.



The following testified on HF2389:
Mary Franson – State Representative
Brenda Totz - Inividual

Representative Pugh moved to amend HF2389 (See attached amendment A16-0946).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Pugh moved to place HF2389, as amended, on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Chair Sanders assumed the gavel at 11:37 AM.

HF2104 (Albright) Blue Ribbon Commission established to study and make recommendations on metropolitan governance, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF2104:
Tony Albright – State Representative
Judd Schetnan – Metropolitan Council
Patricia Nauman – Metro Cities

Chair Sanders moved to adopt the committee engrossment (See attached engrossment CEH2104-1).

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Albright moved to re-refer HF2104, as amended, to State Government Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2467 (Albright) Metropolitan Council membership and terms modified.

The following testified on HF2467:
Tony Albright – State Representative
Judd Schetnan – Metropolitan Council
Patricia Nauman – Metro Cities
Jim Hovland – Mayor of Edina
Sean Kershaw – Citizens League
Chris Gerlach – Dakota County Commissioner

Representative Albright moved to accepted Committee Engrossment (CEH2467-1).

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Albright moved to amend HF2467 (See attached amendment H2467DE3).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Albright moved to amend HF2467 (See attached amendment H2467A2).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Rep. Sanders moved to lay over HF2467, as amended, for future consideration.

The committee recessed at 12:06 PM.

The committee reconvened at 6:36 PM in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

HF2467 (Albright) Metropolitan Council membership and terms modified.

The following testified on HF2467:
Tony Albright – State Representative
Sean Kershaw – Citizen’s League

Representative Albright moved to re-refer HF2467, as amended, to State Government Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Pugh assumed the gavel at 6:55 PM.

HF2771 (Bly) Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force extended, consultation of the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force by the agriculture commissioner and recommendations to the legislature required.

The following testified on HF2771:
David Bly – State Representative

Representative Scott moved to amend HF2771 (See attached amendment H2771A1).

Representative Scott withdrew the amendment.

Representative Scott moved to amend HF2771 (See attached amendment H2771A2).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Pugh moved to place HF2771, as amended, on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3554 (Sanders) Small wireless facility deployment provided.

The following testified on HF3554:
Tim Sanders – State Representative
Courtney Batiarmen – Verizon Wireless
Jay Littlejohn – Verizon Wireless
Bill Black – Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association
Tom Grundhoefer – League of Minnesota Cities
Michael McDermmit – Verizon Wireless

Chair Sanders moved to lay HF3554 over for future consideration.

The committee adjourned at 7:48 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:
  • HF3208 (Hackbarth) - Blaze orange hunting requirements modified to allow blaze pink.
  • HF2988 (Knoblach) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities personnel plan ratified.
  • HF3255 (Knoblach) - Labor agreements ratified, and compensation plan approved.
  • HF3470 (Vogel) - Municipality use of public utility license, permit rights, or franchise fees to raise revenue notice, hearing, and reverse referendum provided.
  • HF2683 (Kresha) - Child protection legislative task force extended.
  • HF2104 (Albright) - Sewer availability charges imposed on eating or drinking establishments that add or expand outdoor seating regulated.
  • HF2467 (Albright) - Metropolitan Council membership and terms modified, Blue Ribbon Commission on the Metropolitan Council created, appointments provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2771 (Bly) - Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force extended, agriculture commissioner required to consult the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force and provide recommendations to the legislature, and report required.
  • HF2389 (Franson) - Eyelash extension services regulated, and continuing education requirements modified.
  • HF3554 (Sanders) - Wireless communications service provider added to the statute allowing use of public roads by other utilities, task force established to study and make recommendations on deployment of small wireless telecommunications facilities, and report required.
Documents:

The committee will reconvene at 6:30pm in room 5 of the State Office Building.

Agenda is subject to change. More bills may be added. Bills may be taken in any order.

If the agenda is not finished during the committee's allotted time, the committee will recess and the agenda will be continued in the evening.