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Government Operations and Elections Policy

FORTY-FOURTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - April 07, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FOURTH 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 10:21 AM on April 7, 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 Albright moved to adopt the minutes from April 6, 2016.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3423 (Johnson, B.) Statewide criminal and juvenile justice information policy and funding issues advisory group provided.

The following testified on HF3423:
Brian Johnson – State Representative
Drew Evans – Bureau of Criminal Apprehension

Chair Sanders moved to place HF3423 on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2345 (Hamilton) Spoken language health care interpreter tiered registry system established, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF2345:
Rod Hamilton – State Representative
Kathleen Urbain – Interpreters Stakeholder Group

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF2345 to Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3363 (Hamilton) Good food access program established to provide financial and technical assistance to increase access to affordable foods, report required, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF3363:
Rod Hamilton – State Representative
Rachel Callaran – Individual

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF3363 (See attached amendment H3363A4).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF3363 (See attached amendment H3363A5).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF3363, as amended, to Agricultural Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3685 (Hackbarth) Dry cleaner response and reimbursement account provisions modified, prior appropriation modified, and rulemaking required.

The following testified on HF3685:
Tom Hackbarth – State Representative
Sherry Munyon – Dry Cleaners Association

Chair Sanders moved to place HF3685 on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2810 (Howe) Public safety officer death benefits modified, and definitions of the hometown heroes act adopted.

The following testified on HF2810:
Jeff Howe – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF2810 to State Government Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2625 (Slocum) Richfield; response time residency requirement for firefighters extended.

Chair Sanders moved to lay over HF2625 for future consideration.

HF2625 (Slocum) Richfield; response time residency requirement for firefighters extended.

The following testified on HF2625:
Linda Slocum – State Representative
Wayne Kewitsch – Richfield Fire Chief

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF2625 to Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3558 (Slocum) City and town expenditures for city and town historical societies permitted.

The following testified on HF3558:
Linda Slocum – State Representative
David Butler – Richfield Historical Society

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF3558 to State Government Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Nash assumed the gavel at 11:02 AM.

HF2688 (Sanders) Election and election administration provisions modified.

The following testified HF2688:
Tim Sanders – State Representative

Representative Nelson renewed the motion to amend HF2688 (See attached amendment H2688A1).

Representative Nelson withdrew his request for a roll call.


THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Chair Sanders assumed the gavel at 11:08 AM.

Chair Sanders moved to place HF2688, as amended, on the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF2371 (Murphy) Claims provisions updated.

The following testified on HF2371:
Mary Murphy – State Representative
Michele Timmons – Joint Subcommittee on Claims
Lisa Netzer – Department of Corrections

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF2371 (see attached amendment A16-1014).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF2371, as amended, to Civil Law and Data Practices Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3551 (Pugh) Hennepin County; job order contracting for construction projects authorized.

The following testified on HF3551:
Cindy Pugh – State Representative
Chris Gran – Hennepin County
Adam Hanson – Associated Builders and Contractors
Kirk Pederson – Hennepin County

Representative Pugh moved to re-refer HF3551 to Job Growth and Energy Affordability Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The committee recessed at 11:34 AM.

The committee reconvened at 4:34 PM in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

HF3211 (Hoppe) Advance deposit wagering authorized, horse-racing revenue provided, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF3211:
Joe Hoppe – State Representative
Joe Scurto – Minnesota Racing Commission

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF3211 (See attached amendment H3211A2).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF3211 (See attached amendment A16-103).

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF3211, as amended, to Ways and Means.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3213 (Kahn) Agency procurement of supplies or services from persons that fail to disclose information relating to conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or its neighboring countries prohibited, an agency providing notice of the prohibition in any solicitation for supplies or services required.

The following testified on HF3213:
Phyllis Kahn – State Representative
Ellen Kennedy – World Without Genocide
Edwige Mubonzi – Individual
Rachel Carlson - Individual

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF3213 to State Government Finance Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The committee adjourned at 5:07 PM.






_____________________________
Representative Tim Sanders, Chair


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Committee Legislative Assistant, Nolan West
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3363 (Hamilton) - Good food access program established to provide financial and technical assistance to increase access to affordable foods, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3423 (Johnson) - Statewide criminal and juvenile justice information policy and funding issues advisory group provided.
  • HF3685 (Hackbarth) - Dry cleaner response and reimbursement account provisions modified, prior appropriation modified, and rulemaking required.
  • HF2625 (Slocum) - Richfield; response time residency requirement for firefighters extended.
  • HF3558 (Slocum) - City and town expenditures for city and town historical societies permitted.
  • HF2810 (Howe) - Public safety officer death benefits modified, and definitions of the hometown heroes act adopted.
  • HF2371 (Murphy) - Claims provided for loss, damage, or destruction of property of patients or inmates of state institution; claim limit of $7,000 established for settlement by the commissioners of human services, veterans affairs, or corrections for property claims made by patients or inmates and medical claims made by conditionally released offenders; and claim filing fee increased.
  • HF3211 (Hoppe) - Advance deposit wagering authorized, horse racing revenue provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF3213 (Kahn) - Congo; agency procurement of supplies or services from persons that fail to disclose information relating to conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or its neighboring countries prohibited, and notices required.
  • HF2688 (Sanders) - Election and election administration provisions modified, timeline modified for when a special election is required to fill a vacancy on a school board, appointment of specified county offices authorized, and technical changes made.
  • HF2345 (Hamilton) - Spoken language health care interpreter tiered registry system established, and money appropriated.
  • HF3551 (Pugh) - Hennepin County; job order contracting for construction projects authorized.
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If the agenda is not completed during the normal time, the committee will recess and reconvene at the call of the chair in the basement hearing room.