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Minnesota Legislature
2005-2006 Regular Session

FIFTY-SEVENTH MEETING - Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

May 03, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SEVENTH 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 fifty-seventh meeting to order at 9:16 AM on Wednesday, May 3, 2006, in the room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

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


Members excused:

A Quorum was present.

Representative Hosch moved the approval of the minutes of Thursday, April 6, 2006. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Tingelstad moved that HF2294 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Local Government.

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

Chair Tingelstad moved the H2294DE1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Tingelstad moved the A06-1658 amendment. THE MOTION FAILED. Representative Kahn called for a division. There being 9 ayes and 10 nays: THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Ruth Johnson moved the H2294A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loeffler moved the H2294A7 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loeffler moved the H2294A13 amendment.

Representative Neil Peterson requested that the H2294A13 amendment be divided between line 1.13 and 1.14 and voted on as two separate pieces.

Representative Loeffler renewed her motion on the second part of the H229A13 amendment, specifically on lines 1.14 though 1.18. THE MOTION PREVAILED. Representative Kahn called for a division. There being 16 ayes and 5 nays: THE MOTION PREVAILED AND LINES 1.14 through 1.18 OF THE AMENDMENT WERE ADOPTED.

Representative Loeffler withdrew her motion pertaining to lines 1.1 through 1.13 of the H229A13 amendment (the first part of the amendment).

Representative Kahn moved the H2294A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn moved the H2294A4 amendment.

Representative Severson assumed the gavel at 11:12 am.

Representative Kahn renewed her motion on the H2294A4 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Tingelstad resumed the gavel at 11:21 am.

Representative McNamara moved the H2294A12 amendment.

Representative McNamara incorporated the following within the H2294A12 amendment:

Line 1.6, after “act” insert “and before the bonds are defeased,”

Representative McNamara renewed his motion on the H2294A12 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Haws moved the H229401 amendment.

Representative Haws incorporated the following within the H229401 amendment:

Page 12, line 18, before “To” insert “(a)”

Page 12, after line 30, insert the text of the H229401 amendment

Representative Haws renewed his motion on the H229401 amendment. THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Loeffler moved the H2294A6 amendment. THE MOTION FAILED. Representative Loeffler called for a division. There being 7 ayes and 14 nays: THE MOTION FAILED.

Representative Loeffler moved the H2294A9 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following witnesses testified regarding HF2294:

Representative Westerberg
Lester Bagley, Vice President, Public Affairs & Stadium Development, MN Vikings
Zygi Wilf, Owner of the Minnesota Vikings
Steve Novak, Division Manager, Anoka County
Terry Johnson, Financial Manager, Anoka County
Steve Yanisch, Managing Director, Municipal Fixed Income Division,
RBC Dain Rauscher

Chair Tingelstad updated her original motion as follows:

Delete “be recommended to pass and be referred” and insert “be passed as amended
without recommendation and be referred”

Chair Tingelstad also noted that since it is after third deadline, the bill will first go to the Committee on Rules & Legislative Administration.

Chair Tingelstad renewed her motion that HF2294 be passed as amended without recommendation and be referred to the Committee on Local Government. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF2294 WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT. Representative Kahn called for a division. There being 13 ayes and 9 nays: THE MOTION PREVAILED AND HF2294 WAS REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:26 PM.



REP. KATHY TINGELSTAD, CHAIR


Sarah Durenberger
Committee Legislative Assistant