Bert Black, Patricia Winget, Beth Scheffer, Mary H. Lynn, Jodi Pope, Kerstin Forsythe Hahn, Denise Collins, and Suzanne Todem, designated by the commissioner of labor and industry to represent the Department of Labor and Industry instead of Wendy Legge at this meeting.
Chief Judge Tammy Pust of the Office of Administrative Hearings was present.
The following materials were handed out:
The meeting of the MARSS Working Group held in Room 1100 of the Minnesota Senate Building was called to order by Kerstin Forsythe Hahn at 2:04 p.m. The working group has agreed that they are following the requirements of the open meeting law.
Motion to approve the Minutes of the meeting held December 7, 2017, by Kerstin Forsythe Hahn.
Carries as amended.
Replace blurbs with sections in the last section of the minutes.
There will be a detailed discussion at the January 16, 2018, meeting. The working group will then vote on approval of the report. Goal is to come to a consensus.
This report takes no position on the question of whether the proposed MARSS system should be-The motion does not pass.
implemented at all orfurther developed at any imminent time. It also takes no position, other than defining funding options, in favor of or against the imminent funding of the proposed MARSS system, or of any specific funding option.
There were two dissenting members of the Working Group: Denise Collins, on behalf of Chief Judge Tammy Pust of the Office of Administrative Hearings, and Bert Black on behalf of the Secretary of State Steve Simon. Dissent was based on the perceived lack of demand or need for the system at the present time as well as concerns over funding and cost issues in this time of budget shortfall.-Motion passes.
The question of whether to send a courtesy copy to the Governor's Office was addressed. There will be no feedback or edits requested of the office. The report would be sent a couple days before the final report is submitted. Some members believe this is a wise thing to do. Others believe that it would not make sense to send the report in. This question will be decided at the next meeting.
Chief Judge Tammy Pust of the Office of Administrative Hearings was present. Suzanne Todnem of the Department of Labor and Industry was present and filling in for Wendy Legge.
Will need to total hours/cost or hours and hourly rate shortly after January 16, 2018, meeting to compile total cost. Will include Revisor's Office costs as well.
Adjourn: 4:12 p.m.