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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

THIRTY SIXTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

May 10, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

GOVERNMENTAL OPERATIONS & VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Kathy Tingelstad, Chair of the Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Committee, called the thirty sixth meeting to order 4:47 PM on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 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
HOPPE, Joe
HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Ruth
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LOEFFLER, Diane
MAHONEY, Tim
MCNAMARA, Denny
OLSON, Mark
PETERSON, Aaron
PETERSON, Neil
SEIFERT, Marty
SEVERSON, Dan
WELTI, Andy
WARDLOW, Lynn


Members excused:


A Quorum was present.

Representative Ruth Johnson moved the approval of the minutes of Tuesday, April 12, 2005. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium development process provided, metropolitan stadium authority established, Metropolitan Council bonds authorized, and host community powers provided.

Representative Tingelstad moved that HF2480 be passed and be re-referred to the Committee on Local Government.

Representative Tingelstad moved the H2480DE1 Delete Everything Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee recessed at 4:52 PM.

The committee reconvened at 6:15 PM.

Representative Tingelstad moved the H2480A15 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF2480:

Representative Brad Finstad
Randy Johnson, Hennepin County Commissioner, Chairman-Hennepin County Board
Dave St. Peter, President, Minnesota Twins Baseball Site
Jerry Bell, President, Minnesota Twin Sports, Inc.
Mike Opat, Commissioner, Hennepin County
John Knight, Citizens for Stadium Tax Referendum
Tom Casey, Citizens Protecting Referendums
Tim Nolan, Director, People’s Issues
William Jewell, Riverfront Camps
Tom Goldstein, Publisher, Elysian Fields Quarterly
Dan Dobson, Executive Director, No Stadium Tax Coalition
Dr. Laura Lehmann, Citizens for a Stadium Tax Referendum
Steve Lion, Private Citizen
Frank White, Private Citizen
John Froom, Director, Crystal Little League
Irv Cross, Chairman, Minnesota Twins Community Fund Directors
Lorraine Pizzella, Private Citizen
Michael Samuelson, Private Citizen
John Williams, President, Minneapolis Building and Construction Trade Council
Ray Waldron, President, AFL-CIO
Bill McCarthy, President, Minneapolis Central Labor Union Council
Jaye Rykunyk, President, Local 17 Hotel and Restaurant Employee Union
Deborah Hopp, Publisher, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine
David Sternberg, Senior Vice President, Brookfield Properties
Steven Rosholt, Partner, Faegre and Bensen
Ralph Stragish, Private Citizen

Representative Severson assumed the gavel at 7:47 PM.

Representative Tingelstad assumed the gavel at 8:13 PM.

Representative Loeffler moved the H2480A25 Amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn moved the H2480A5 Amendment.

Representative Kahn incorporated the following changes to the H2480A5 Amendment:

Page 1, line 11, delete “12” and insert “8”
Page 1, lines 14-15, delete “Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission” and insert “authority”
Page 1, line 9, before the period, insert “on the same terms offered to any other entity”

Representative McNamara moved to amend the H2480A5 Amendment as follows:
Line 8, after “to”, insert “a Minnesota buyer”, delete “the entity formed in compliance with paragraph (b) on the same terms offered to any other entity”

Representative McNamara withdrew his oral amendment.

Representative Kahn requested a division count on the vote.

There being 11 ayes and 11 nays, with 0 absentees: THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Olson moved the H2480A19 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mahoney moved the H2480A8 Amendment.

Representative Mahoney requested a division count on the vote.

There being 8 ayes and 14 nays, with 0 absentees: THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Loeffler moved the H2480A20 Amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Liebling moved the Liebling1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Welti moved the H2480A10 Amendment.

Representative Welti incorporated the following change to the H2480A10 Amendment:
Page 1, line 4, after “state” insert “wide tax or general fund”

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDEMNT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Olson moved the H2480A17 Amendment.

Representative Olson incorporated the following change to the H2480A17 Amendment:

Page 1, line 7, after “election” insert “or any regularly scheduled election”

A division was requested.

There being 9 ayes and 13 nays, with 0 absentees: THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn moved the H2480A16 Amendment.

Representative Kahn incorporated the following changes to the H2480A16 Amendment:

Page 1, line 5, delete “…” and insert “.075”
Page 1, line 8, delete “…” and insert “.075”

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Loeffler moved the H2480A24 Amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL AND THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Neil Peterson moved the H2480A18 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF2480 be passed as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Local Government.

Representative Kahn requested a roll call vote.

The Clerk took the roll call:

The following members voted aye:


TINGELSTAD, Kathy, Chair
SEVERSON, Dan
BEARD, Michael
CYBART, Lloyd
DEMMER, Randy
DEMPSEY, Jerry
HOPPE, Joe
HOSCH, Larry
JOHNSON, Ruth
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
MAHONEY, Tim
MCNAMARA, Denny
PETERSON, Aaron
PETERSON, Neil
WARDLOW, Lynn
WELTI, Andy




The following members voted nay:


JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LOEFFLER, Diane
OLSON, Mark
SEIFERT, Marty


The following members were absent:


There being 17 ayes and 5 nays, with 0 absentees: THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE BILL WAS PASSED.

The meeting adjourned at 11:09 PM.


REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR


Alicia Davis
Committee Legislative Assistant