STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-ONE MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS
Chair, Representative Michael V. Nelson
Representative Nelson, Chair of Committee on Government Operations, called the meeting to order at 10:21am on March 4, 2014 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Freiberg, Vice Chair
A quorum was present at 10:23am.
Representative Hansen moved approval of the minutes from February 26, 2014. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF1984 (Sundin) Public construction accountability and transparency enhancement provided and responsible contractor definition requirement established
Chair Nelson moved that HF1984 be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.
Chair Nelson moved to amend HF1984 (See attached H1984DE1
amendment) THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Testimony on HF1984:
Mike Wilde, Minnesota Fair contracting Foundation
Harry Melander, President, Saint Paul Building and Construction Trades Council
Phil Raines, Associated Builders and Contractors
Tim Worke, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota
Mark Becker, Attorney
Tom Revnew, Seaton, Peters, and Revnew
Kyle Makarios, Carpenters Union
Representative Peppin requested a roll call vote.
Representative O’Driscoll moved to lay HF1984, as amended, on the table. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.
Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF1984, as amended, be recommended to be re-referred to the Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance and Policy.
Members Voting Aye:
Members Voting Nay:
THERE WERE 9 AYES AND 5 NAYS. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF1943 (Mullery) State procurement provision modified relating to bidders’ past work
Testimony on HF1943:
Barbara Battiste, Legislative Office on the Economic Status of Women
Bruce Corrie, Professor, Concordia University
Robert Woods, Executive Director of National Association of Minority Contractors
The meeting was adjourned at 11:45am.
Representative Michael V. Nelson, Chair
Tim Gabhart, Committee Legislative Assistant