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Government Operations and Elections Policy

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 03, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 3, 2015 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
FENTON, Kelly
NELSON, Michael
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
LAINE, Carolyn

MULLERY, Joe
ALBRIGHT, Tony
HALVERSON, Laurie

Members Excused:

SELCER, Yvonne
SCOTT, Peggy

A quorum was present.

Representative Pugh moved to approve the minutes from February 26, 2015.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 417 (Davids) Houston County Economic Development Authority members authorized three-year terms.

The following testified on HF 417:
Greg Davids – State Representative

Chair Sanders moved that HF 417 be placed to the General Register.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1078 (Urdahl) State agency reasonable accommodation costs reimbursed, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 1078:
Beth Fraser – Government Relations Director, Commission for Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing of Minnesota
Dean Urdahl – State Representative
Bobbi Cordano - Vice President of Programs at the Wilder Foundation
David Fendley – Council on Disability

Chair Sanders moved to amend HF 1078 (See attached amendment H1078A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Pugh moved to amend HF 1078 (See attached amendment H1078A2)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Chair Sanders moved HF 1078, as amended, be re-referred to State Government Finance.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 716 (Mahoney) Saint Paul Port Authority governing provisions modified.

The following testified on HF 716:
Tim Mahoney – State Representative
Lorrie Louder – Senior Vice President of Business and Intergovernmental Affairs, Saint Paul Port Authority

Representative Nelson moved that HF 716 be re-referred to the committee on Job Growth and Energy Affordability.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 1003 (Laine) Local governments permitted to donate surplus equipment to nonprofit organizations.

The following testified on HF 1003:
Carol Laine – State Representative
Gary Gorman – Columbia Heights Fire Chief
Ken Prillaman – Brooklyn Center Fire Chief

Representative Laine moved to amend HF 1003 (See attached amendment H1003A1)

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative O’Driscoll moved to amend HF 1003 as follows:
Page 1, line 9, delete “or” and after “town” insert “, or join powers entity formed by any of these local governmental units” Page 1, line 12, after “means” insert “public safety equipment as defined in section 466.03, subdivision 24, equipment used by a local government public works department, and”

THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Laine moved that HF 1003, as amended, be re-referred to the committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting was adjourned at 11:40 AM.







Representative Tim Sanders, Chair




Nolan West, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF417 (Davids) - Houston County Economic Development Authority member three-year terms authorized.
  • HF1078 (Urdahl) - State agency reasonable accommodation costs reimbursed, report required, reasonable accommodation funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF716 (Mahoney) - Saint Paul Port Authority governing provisions modified.
  • HF1003 (Laine) - Local governments permitted to donate surplus equipment to nonprofit organizations, and exception to tort liability created.
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