STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
February 12, 2009
STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS,
REFORM, TECHNOLOGY& ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
Representative Gene Pelowski, Chair of the State & Local Government Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:30 A.M. on Thursday, February 12, 2009, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Poppe, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Representative Poppe moved that the minutes of February 4, 2009, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Scheduled for hearing: H. F. 57 (Emmer)
A bill for an act relating to elections; requiring voters to provide picture identification before receiving a ballot; providing for the issuance of voter identification cards at no charge; establishing a procedure for provisional balloting; etc.
Representative Emmer moved that HF57 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.
Representatives Emmer and Kiffmeyer presented HF57.
Testifying in favor of HF57:
Josh Ruegg, Minneapolis poll challenger, Ward 3, Precinct 1
Morris Hanson, Minneapolis election judge
Lucky Rosenbloom, community leader
Testifying against HF57:
Professor David Schultz, Hamline University
Mark Ritchie, Minnesota Secretary of State
Keesha Gaskins, Executive Director, League of Women Voters
February 12, 2009
Representative Emmer renewed his motion that HF57 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight.
Representative Buesgens requested a roll call vote on the motion.
Those voting aye: Anderson, P., Buesgens, Emmer, Gottwalt, Kiffmeyer, Lanning, Sanders and Sterner.
Those voting nay: Pelowski, Hilty, Hornstein, Kahn, Kalin, Marquart, Morrow, Nelson, Poppe, Simon and Winkler.
There were 8 ayes and 11 nays. THE MOTION FAILED.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:13 A.M.
REP. GENE PELOWSKI, CHAIRMAN
Kathy L. Anderson, Committee Legislative Assistant