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Government Operations and Elections Policy

FIFTIETH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - May 04, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTIETH 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 3:05 PM on May 4, 2016 in the Basement Hearing Room in the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


SANDERS, Tim - Chair
PUGH, Cindy –Vice Chair
NASH, Jim
YOUAKIM, Cheryl
THEIS, Tama
NELSON, Michael
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
SELCER, Yvonne
HALVERSON, Laurie
ANDERSON, Chad
MULLERY, Joe
RUNBECK, Linda
LAINE, Carolyn
SCOTT, Peggy

Members Excused:
ALBRIGHT, Tony
FENTON, Kelly

A quorum was present.

Representative Theis moved to adopt the minutes from April 28, 2016.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3708 (Anderson, C.) Solid waste collection authority of local units of government moratorium established.

The following testified on HF3708:
Chad Anderson – State Representative
Craig Johnson – League of Minnesota Cities
Troy Freihammer – Association of Minnesota Counties
Gary Goldsmith – Individual
Joel Jennissen – Hands Off Our Cans
Bob Stewart – Highland Sanitation
Steve Heuser – Metro Cities
Chris Swanson – City of Maplewood Environment and City Code Specialist
Kirk Koudelka – Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Assistant Commissioner
Greg Copeland – Individual
Randy Sutter – Individual
Thomas Hulting – Individual

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF3708 to Rules and Legislative Administration Committee.

Representative Nelson requested a roll call.

Members voting aye:
SANDERS, Tim
PUGH, Cindy
FENTON, Kelly
NASH, Jim
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
RUNBECK, Linda
THEIS, Tama
ANDERSON, Chad

Members voting nay:
NELSON, Michael
HALVERSON, Laurie
LAINE, Carolyn
MULLERY, Joe
SELCER, Yvonne
YOUAKIM, Cheryl

Members absent:
SCOTT, Peggy
ALBRIGHT, Tony

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF3974 (Green) County approval of land acquisitions required.

The following testified on HF3974:
Steve Green – State Representative
Joe Duggan – Pheasants Forever

Chair Sanders moved to re-refer HF3974 to Rules and Legislative Administration Committee.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The committee heard a presentation on:
HF3693 (Koznick) Dakota County plat authority repealed.

The following testified on HF3693:
Jon Koznick – State Representative
Steve Melke – Dakota County
Keith Carlson – Inter County Association

The committee heard a presentation on:
HF3496 (Clark) Fields and playgrounds containing crumb rubber signage required, moratorium on construction of fields and playgrounds using crumb rubber established, and report required.

The following testified on HF3496:
Karen Clark – State Representative
Kathleen Schuler – Conservation Minnesota
Nancy Doyle-Brown – Play it Safe Minneapolis
Clover Hackett – Safe Athletic Fields Edina
Michael Peterson – Recycled Rubber Council

The committee adjourned at 5:11 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:
  • HF3693 (Koznick) - Dakota County; plat authority repealed.
  • HF3974 (Green) - County approval of land acquisitions required.
  • HF3708 (Anderson) - Solid waste collection authority of local units of government moratorium established.
  • HF3496 (Clark) - Fields and playgrounds containing crumb rubber signage required, moratorium on construction of fields and playgrounds using crumb rubber established, and report required.
Documents:

HF 3496 and HF 3693 will be heard as informational only, and no action will be taken.