STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION
GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELECTIONS
Representative Peppin, Chair of the Government Operations and Elections Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2011, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
PEPPIN, Joyce, Chair
MURRAY, Rich, Vice Chair
A quorum was present.
Representative Nelson moved to approve the minutes from February 2, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
HF 1 (Fabian) Environmental permitting efficiency provided, and environmental review requirements modified.
Representative McFarland moves that H.F. 1 be recommended to pass, and be placed on the General Register.
Tony Kwilas, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
Representative McFarland renewed her motion that H.F. 1 be recommended to pass, and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED. HF. 1 WAS RECOMMENDED TO PASS.
HF 89 (Benson) Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, voter identification card provided at no charge, and provisional balloting procedure established.
Representative Quam moved that H.F. 89 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the House Committee on State Government Finance.
Representative Quam moved the 0089A1
amendment to H.F. 89. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Chair Peppin laid over H.F. 89, as amended, for further consideration.
H.F. 210 (Kiffmeyer) Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, identification cards provided at no charge, provisional ballot procedures established, et al.
Representative Urdahl moved that H.F. 210 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the House Committee on State Government Finance.
Representative Peppin moved the H0210DE1
amendment to H.F. 210. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Peppin laid over H.F. 210, as amended, for future consideration.
The Committee heard public testimony on both H.F. 210 and H.F. 89
Dan McGrath, Minnesota Majority
Mike Dean, common cause Minnesota
Jessica Peterson White, League of Women Voters
Mary Lou Hill, League of Women Voters
Gwen Meyers, League of Women Voters
Wayne Carrier, Election Judge
Laura Norlander, Election Judge
Melver Carter, City of Saint Paul Councilmember
Jennette Gudgel, Election Judge
Matt Smriga, Minnesota State University Student Association
Geoff Dittberner, Minnesota State College Student Association
Andy Cilek, Minnesota Voters Alliance
Todd Hoeft, Citizen
Teresa Nelson, ACLU
Deirdre Keys, Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project
Lucky Rosenbloom, Citizen
Dell Erickson, Citizen
Peter Randall, MPIRG
Matt Butler, MPIRG
Kathy Bonnifield, Citizens for Election Integrity
Justin Page, Minnesota Disability Law Center
The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 a.m.
REP. JOYCE PEPPIN, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant