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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

FORTY SEVENTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

March 17, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS & VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Chair Tingelstad, Chair of the Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Committee, called the forty seventh meeting to order at 10:13 AM on Friday, March 17, 2006, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
BEARD, Michael
CYBART, Lloyd
DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry
HAWS, Larry
JOHNSON, Ruth
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
MCNAMARA, Denny
PETERSON, Aaron
PETERSON, Neil
OLSON, Mark
SEVERSON, Dan
WARDLOW, Lynn
WELTI, Andy


Members excused:

HOPPE, Joe
HOSCH, Larry
SEIFERT, Marty

A Quorum was present.

HF1368 (Kahn) Minnesota Twins community ownership process provided.

Representative Kahn moved that HF1368 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF1368:

Representative Kahn

Representative Kahn renewed her motion that HF1368 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF1368 WAS PLACED ON THE GENERAL REGISTER.

HF2294 (Westerberg) Anoka County football stadium financing provided, stadium authority established, and county authorized to levy and collect certain taxes.

Chair Tingelstad moved HF2294, that it may be discussed and laid over for future consideration.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF2294:

Representative Westerberg
Margaret Langfeld, Chair, Anoka County Board
Steve Novak, Division Manager, Anoka County
Lester Bagley, Vice President, Public Affairs & Stadium Development, MN Vikings
David Murphy, Partner, Crawford Architects
Joe Kern, Principal, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Steve Vanisch, Managing Director, Municipal Fixed Income Division,
RBC Dain Rauscher
Dale Alberts, All Win Sports
David Williard, Vikings Fan

Chair Tingelstad moved to recess at 12:18 PM.

Chair Tingelstad resumed the meeting at 1:11 PM.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF2294:

Larry Spooner, Vikings Fan, Plymouth, Minnesota
Steve Novak, Division Manager, Anoka County
Lester Bagley, Vice President Public Affairs & Stadium Development, MN Vikings
Representative Westerberg
Steve Yanisch, Managing Director, Municipal Fixed Income Division,
RBC Dain Rauscher
David Murphy, Partner, Crawford Architects
James Hafner, Financial Analyst, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Jerry Teeson, Anoka County Ambassadors, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Roger Johnson, Anoka County Ambassadors, Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Larry Peterson, Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF2294 be laid on the table for future consideration.

The meeting adjourned at 3:15 PM.



REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR



Sarah Durenberger
Committee Legislative Assistant