Fiscal Analysis Department: Fiscal Committee Structure and Staff Assignments

Click on any of the links in the fiscal committee structure list to see which fiscal analyst staffs that fiscal committee, including a list of the executive agencies and boards under that committee’s jurisdiction.



Staff Assignments:

Agriculture Finance Committee

Chair: Rep. Rod Hamilton

Fiscal Analyst: Ken Savary, 378 State Office Building, 651-296-7171

Agencies: Agriculture Department - Rural Finance Authority - Horticultural Society Agriculture Utilization Research Institute Board of Animal Health For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Agriculture area of the House Research Department web site.


Capital Investment Committee

Chair: Rep. Dean Urdahl

Fiscal Analyst: Andrew Lee, 325 State Office Building, 651-296-4181

Agencies: The Capital Investment Committee has responsibility for reviewing all state expenditures for capital projects, including projects paid for with state bonding authority or general fund appropriations. As such, it is not limited in its jurisdiction by agency. For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Debt & Bonding area of the House Research Department web site.


Education Finance Committee

Chair: Rep. Jenifer Loon

Fiscal Analyst: Emily Adriaens, 328 State Office Building, 651-296-4178

Agencies: Academy of Science Department of Education - Board of Teaching - Board of School Administrators Education Finance - General Education Program - Special Education - Facilities and Technology - Community Education, Early Childhood Education and Adult Education Perpich Center for the Arts Minnesota State Academies for the Deaf and Blind Permanent School Fund Public Libraries Financing Education in Minnesota, 2016-17 For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Education area of the House Research Department web site.


Environment and Natural Resources Policy & Finance Committee

Chair: Rep. Dan Fabian

Fiscal Analyst: Brad Hagemeier, 376 State Office Building, 651-296-7165

Agencies: Explore Minnesota Tourism Legislative Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) Metropolitan Council - Regional Parks - Water Resources Minnesota Conservation Corps Minnesota Zoo Natural Resources Department Pollution Control Agency -- Environmental Quality Board Science Museum Water and Soil Resources Board For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Environment & Natural Resources area of the House Research Department web site.


Health and Human Services Finance Committee

Chair: Rep. Matt Dean

Fiscal Analyst: Doug Berg, 372 State Office Building, 651-296-5346

Agencies: Behavioral Health and Therapy Board Chiropractic Examiners Board Disabilities Council Dentistry Board Dietetic and Nutrition Practice Board Emergency Medical Services Board Families Ombudsman Health Department Health Insurance Exchange (MnSURE) Human Services Department - Agency Budget - Alternative Care - Continuing Care Grants - Medical Assistance - Health Care Grants - MN Family Investment Program (MFIP) - State Operated Services Marriage and Family Therapy Board Medical Practices Board Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Ombudsman Nursing Board Nursing Home Administrators Board Optometry Board Pharmacy Board Physical Therapy Board Podiatry Board Psychology Board Social Work Board Veterinary Medicine Board For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Health and Human Services area of the House Research Department web site.


Higher Education & Career Readiness Policy and Finance Committee

Chair: Rep. Bud Nornes

Fiscal Analyst: Ken Savary, 378 State Office Building, 651-296-7171

Agencies: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities University of Minnesota Mayo Medical School Office of Higher Education Higher Education Facilities Authority For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Higher Education area of the House Research Department web site.


Job Growth and Energy Affordability

Chair: Rep. Pat Garofalo

Fiscal Analyst: Chris Zempel, 370 State Office Building, 651-296-4162

Agencies: Commerce Department Employment and Economic Development Department (DEED) - Public Facilities Authority - Broadband Grants Housing Finance Agency Iron Range Resource and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) Labor and Industry Department Mediation Services Bureau Public Utilities Commission Workers Compensation Court of Appeals For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Commerce and Employment and Labor areas of the House Research Department web site.


Legacy Committee

Chair: Rep. Bob Gunther

Fiscal Analyst: Brad Hagemeier, 376 State Office Building, 651-296-7165

Fiscal Analyst: John Walz, 320 State Office Building, 651-296-8236

Agencies: Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Clean Water Fund Outdoor Heritage Fund Parks and Trails Fund


Public Safety and Security Policy and Finance

Chair: Rep. Tony Cornish

Fiscal Analyst: John Walz, 320 State Office Building, 651-296-8236

Agencies: Board of Judicial Standards Corrections Department Court of Appeals District Courts Guardian Ad Litem Board Legal Professions Board Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST) Private Detective Board Public Defense Board Public Safety Department (some programs in Transportation Finance): -- 911/ARMER -- Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement -- Criminal Apprehension -- Emergency Management -- Fire Marshal -- Office of Justice Programs Sentencing Guidelines Commission Supreme Court Tax Court Uniform Laws Commission For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Criminal Justice and Civil Law areas of the House Research Department web site.


State Government Finance Committee

Chair: Rep. Sarah Anderson

Fiscal Analyst: Helen Roberts, 322 State Office Building, 651-296-4117

Agencies: Accountancy Board Administrative Hearings Office Administration Department Amateur Sports Commission Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design Board Arts Board Asian Pacific Minnesotans Council Attorney General Barbers Examiner Board Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board Capitol Area Architectural and Planning (CAAP) Board Chicano Latino Affairs Council Cosmetologists Examiner Board Contingent Accounts Governor and Lt. Governor Historical Society Human Rights Department Humanities Commission Indian Affairs Council Investment Board Judge's Retirement Latino Affairs Council Lawful Gambling Control Board Legislature, Legislative Commissions, Legislative Retirement Lottery Military Affairs Department Minnesota Management and Budget Department (MMB) Minnesotans of African Heritage Council MN.IT Services (Information Technology) Pension Issues Public Broadcasting Racing Commission Revenue Department Secretary of State State Auditor Tort Claims Veterans Affairs Department -- Veterans Homes For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the State Government Operations area of the House Research Department web site.


Taxes Committee

Chair: Rep. Greg Davids

Fiscal Analyst: Katherine Schill, 330 State Office Building, 651-296-5384

Fiscal Analyst: Cynthia Templin, 326 State Office Building, 651-296-8405

Responsibilities: Alcohol, Gambling and Mining Taxes Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes County Program Aid (CPA) General Sales Taxes Individual Income and Corporate Franchise Taxes Local Bonding, Fees and Special Assessments Local Government Aid (LGA) Local Government Sales Taxes Metropolitan Government Finance Other Local Aids and Credits Other Statewide Taxes Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Property Taxes Property Tax Refunds Public Finance Bill Statewide Property Tax Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Catalog of Budget Activities: Tax Aids and Credits, 2017 For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the links area of the House Research Department web site, for links to a variety of tax subject ares.


Property Tax and Local Government Finance - A Division of the Tax Committee

Chair: Rep. Steve Drazkowski

Fiscal Analyst: Katherine Schill, 330 State Office Building, 651-296-5384

Agencies: This division will consider property tax refunds, and local government aids and credits as assigned by the Tax Committee chair. Catalog of Budget Activities: Tax Aids and Credits, 2017


Transportation Policy and Finance Committee

Chair: Rep. Paul Torkelson

Fiscal Analyst: Andrew Lee, 325 State Office Building, 651-296-4181

Agencies: Metropolitan Council Transit Operations Public Safety Department (some programs in Public Safety Finance) -- Administrative Services -- Capitol Security -- Driver and Vehicle Services -- Pipeline Services -- State Patrol -- Traffic Safety Transportation Department Trunk Highway Contingent Accounts and Tort Claims For other policy-related information on this subject, please see the Transportation area of the House Research Department web site.


Ways and Means Committee

Chair: Rep. Jim Knoblach

Fiscal Analyst: Bill Marx, 373 State Office Building, 651-296-7176

The House Ways and Means Committee is responsible for general oversight of the State's operating budget. Generally, all finance bills must be heard in the Ways and Means Committee prior to being heard on the floor of the House.








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