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TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - May 16, 2005

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



LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Mark Olson, Chair of the Local Government Committee, called the twenty-sixth meeting to order at 4:42 P.M. on Monday, May 16, 2005, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:


OLSON, Mark (Chair)
LANNING, Morrie (V-C)
ANDERSON, Bruce
CHARRON, Mike
CORNISH, Tony
GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Debra
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOSCH, Larry
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MARQUART, Paul
PAYMAR, Michael
PETERSON, Neil
POPPE, Jeanne
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy
WARDLOW, Lynn


A quorum was present.


HOLBERG, Mary Liz moved the Minutes of April 26, 2005, be approved as prepared by the Clerk. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HOLBERG, Mary Liz moved the following time limits be imposed on testimony regarding HF2480:
15 minutes for the presenters of the bill;
one hour for all of the opponents; and,
one hour for all of the proponents.
Further, the previous question is ordered on all pending questions at 10:00 P.M.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann requested a roll call on the Holberg Motion.

Those who voted in the affirmative:


ANDERSON, Bruce
CORNISH, Tony
GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Debra
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
LANNING, Morrie (V-C)
PETERSON, Neil
SAMUELSON, Char
THAO, Cy


Those who voted in the negative:


CHARRON, Mike
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOSCH, Larry
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MARQUART, Paul
PAYMAR, Michael
POPPE, Jeanne
SCALZE, Bev
WARDLOW, Lynn
OLSON, Mark (Chair)


There being 9 ayes and 10 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL


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

GAROFALO, Pat moved HF2480, the first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding HF2480 and the various amendments:


Representative Anthony “Tony” Sertich; Representative Doug Magnus; Mike Opat, Commissioner, Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, A-2400 Government Center, 300 Sixth St. S, Minneapolis, MN, 55487; Jerry Bell, President, Twins Sports Inc., 34 Kirby Puckett Place, Minneapolis, MN, 55415; Dave St. Peter, President, Minnesota Twins, 34 Kirby Puckett Place, Minneapolis, MN, 55415.
Ken Zapp, Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, Metropolitan State University, 1611 Lagoon Av, Minneapolis, MN, 55408-1871; John Knight (13511 Minnetonka Dr,
Hopkins, MN, 55305-5190) on behalf of Citizens for a Stadium Tax Referendum (c/o John Knight); Ryan Wilson, 5209 Lochloy Dr, Edina, MN, 55436; John Hartwig, 3228 Humboldt Av S, Minneapolis, MN, 55408-3328; Harry Savage, 3228 Humboldt Av S, Minneapolis, MN, 55408-3328; Gerald Savage, 3228 Humboldt Av S, Minneapolis, MN, 55408-3328; Nolan Savage, 3228 Humboldt Av S, Minneapolis, MN, 55408-3328; Leslie Davis (622 Lowry Av N, Minneapolis, MN 55411-1441), President, Earth Protector, Inc., P.O. Box 11688, Minneapolis, MN, 55411; Tom Casey (2854 Cambridge Ln, Mound, MN, 55364-8585), on behalf of Citizens Protecting Referendums, Inc. (address unavailable but the non-profit, perpetual corporation is on file with the Secretary of State); Steve Lyons, 4850 American Way, Bloomington, MN, 55437; Daniel Dobson (801 Goodrich Av, Saint Paul, MN, 55105-3346) Executive Director, No Stadium Tax Coalition (c/o Daniel Dobson); Tom Goldstein, 1399 Sherburne Av, Saint Paul, MN, 55104; Mark Giga, Director of Outreach, Taxpayers League of Minnesota, One Carlson Pkwy, Suite 120, Plymouth, MN, 55447; and, Roger Kloster, 7223 Lee Av N, Brooklyn Center, MN, 55429-1335.
Chuck Levin, 2300 Milwaukee Av, Minneapolis, MN, 55404.
Greg Ortale, President and CEO, Greater Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association, 250 Marquette Av S, Suite 1300, Minneapolis, MN, 55401; Sally Mars, 4841 Vincent Av S, Minneapolis, MN, 55410; Susan J. Spaulding, 4352 Mayrose Av NE, Saint Michael, MN, 55376; Chuck Waltz, 4139 Blazedale Av S, Minneapolis, MN, 55409; Lorraine Pizzella, 3746 Stinson Blvd #205, Columbia Heights, MN, 55421; George Hunkins, 220 Isabelle St W, Saint Paul, MN, 55107; Jodi Tanaka, 4950 St. Albans Bay Rd, Greenwood, MN, 55331; Ray Waldron, President, Minnesota AFL-CIO, 175 Aurora Av, Saint Paul, MN, 55103; Dick Anfang (506 Harrison Av, Saint Paul, MN, 55102), President, Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council, 411 Main St #206, Saint Paul, MN, 55102; Jaye Tanaka (506 Harrison Av, Saint Paul, MN, 55102), President, Local 17 UNITE HERE (formerly the Union of Needletrades, Textiles and Industrial Employees and the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union), 312 Central Av SE, Room 444, Minneapolis, MN, 55414; John Stanoch (President, Qwest – Minnesota, 200 Fifth St S #2100, Minneapolis, MN, 55402), Chair of the Board of Directors, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, 81 Ninth St S, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN, 55402-3223; Jim Graves, Chief Executive Officer, Graves Hospitality Inc., 118 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, MN, 55403; Geoff Glueckstein (6180 McKinley Cir, Shorewood, MN, 55331), Director of Business Development, Knutson Construction Services, 5500 Wayzata Blvd Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN, 55416; Michael Brunkow (General Manager, Hilton Minneapolis/Saint Paul Airport, 3800 American Blvd E, Bloomington, MN, 55425), Chair-elect of the Board of Directors, Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, 9633 Lyndale Av S Suite 200, Bloomington, MN, 55420; and, Anthony Rimarcik, Vice-President, Masters Restaurant Associates Inc, 107 Washington Av N, Minneapolis, MN, 55401.

There was no further public testimony, pro or con.

HOLBERG, Mary Liz moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be amended as follows:

Page 16, delete lines 33 - 36
Page 17, delete lines 1 – 20

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding the Holberg Motion:

Betsy Parker, Government and Community Relations Director, MN Department of Transportation, 395 John Ireland Blvd, Saint Paul, MN, 55155; and, Jim Graves (see above).

The Holberg Motion Prevailed.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A31 attached)

The Lenczewski Motion Did Not Prevail.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A32 attached)

The Lenczewski Motion Did Not Prevail.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A33 attached)

SAMUELSON, Char moved to amend the amendment as follows:

Page 4, line 20 before the period insert “, but not including the power of condemnation”

At the request of the amendment author and without objection, the amendment to the amendment was adopted.

The Lenczewski Motion as amended Prevailed.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A34 attached)

CHARRON, Mike moved to amend the amendment as follows:

Page 1, delete lines 11 - 14

At the request of the amendment author and without objection, the amendment to the amendment was adopted.

The Lenczewski Motion as amended Prevailed.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A35 attached)

The Lenczewski Motion Prevailed.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A36 attached)

There being 9 ayes and 9 nays, the Lenczewski Motion Did Not Prevail.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A37 attached)

The Lenczewski Motion Did Not Prevail.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A40 attached)


Without objection the Lenczewski Motion Was Withdrawn.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A38 attached)

The Lenczewski Motion Prevailed.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A39 attached)

Without objection the Lenczewski Motion Was Withdrawn.

HORNSTEIN, Frank moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A26 attached)

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding the Hornstein Motion:

Jerry Bell (see above); and, John Knight (see above).

LENCZEWSKI, Ann requested a roll call on the Hornstein Motion.

Those who voted in the affirmative:


ANDERSON, Bruce
CHARRON, Mike
CORNISH, Tony
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
HORNSTEIN, Frank
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
PAYMAR, Michael
POPPE, Jeanne
OLSON, Mark (Chair)

Those who voted in the negative:


GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Debra
HOSCH, Larry
LANNING, Morrie (V-C)
MARQUART, Paul
PETERSON, Neil
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy
WARDLOW, Lynn


There being 9 ayes and 10 nays, the Hornstein Motion Did Not Prevail

OLSON, Mark moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A69 attached)

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding the Olson Motion:

Robert Heise, President, and Jason Grev, Legislative Director, Associated Builders and Contractors, 10179 Crosstown Circle, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344.


PAYMAR, Michael moved the Committee recess; then reconvene at the call of the Chair after the House adjourns on Tuesday, May 17, 2005.

Without objection the Paymar MOTION WAS WITHDRAWN.


CORNISH, Tony requested a roll call on the Olson Motion.

Those who voted in the affirmative:


ANDERSON, Bruce
CHARRON, Mike
CORNISH, Tony
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
WARDLOW, Lynn
OLSON, Mark (Chair)

Those who voted in the negative:


GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Debra
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOSCH, Larry
LANNING, Morrie (V-C)
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MARQUART, Paul
PAYMAR, Michael
POPPE, Jeanne
PETERSON, Neil
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy


There being 6 ayes and 13 nays, the Olson Motion Did Not Prevail.

PAYMAR, Michael moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A27 attached)

The Chair called Representative Lanning to the Chair.

PAYMAR, Michael requested a roll call on the Paymar Motion.

Those who voted in the affirmative:


CORNISH, Tony
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
HORNSTEIN, Frank
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
PAYMAR, Michael
POPPE, Jeanne



Those who voted in the negative:


ANDERSON, Bruce
CHARRON, Mike
GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Debra
HOSCH, Larry
LANNING, Morrie (V-C)
MARQUART, Paul
PETERSON, Neil
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy
WARDLOW, Lynn


There being 6 ayes and 12 nays, the Paymar Motion Did Not Prevail

PAYMAR, Michael moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

see H2480A1 attached and include the following corrections:
on line 1 of the amendment, delete “delete” and insert “first engrossment”;
on line 2 of the amendment, delete “everything amendment (H2480E1)”; and
on line 3 of the amendment, delete “18” and insert “27”

The Paymar Motion as corrected Did Not Prevail.

Representative Olson resumed the Chair.

ANDERSON, Bruce moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see ??/HRD attached)

Without objection the Anderson Motion Was Withdrawn.

ANDERSON, Bruce moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A72 attached)

The Anderson Motion Prevailed

HOLBERG, Mary Liz moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

Page 4, delete lines 18 – 20

The Holberg Motion Prevailed

HORNSTEIN, Frank moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A41 attached)

The Hornstein Motion Did Not Prevail.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see PD/HRD attached)

LENCZEWSKI, Ann requested a roll call on the Lenczewski Motion.

Without objection the Lenczewski Motion Was Withdrawn

CORNISH, Tony moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

Page 6, line 7 delete “traffic” and insert “peace”

The Cornish Motion Prevailed

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A55 attached)

LENCZEWSKI, Ann requested a roll call on the Lenczewski Motion.

Those who voted in the affirmative:


CORNISH, Tony
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
THAO, Cy


Those who voted in the negative:


ANDERSON, Bruce
CHARRON, Mike
GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Debra
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOSCH, Larry
LANNING, Morrie (V-C)
MARQUART, Paul
PAYMAR, Michael
PETERSON, Neil
POPPE, Jeanne
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
WARDLOW, Lynn
OLSON, Mark (Chair)


There being 4 ayes and 15 nays, the Lenczewski Motion Did Not Prevail

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A59 attached)

LENCZEWSKI, Ann requested a roll call on the Lenczewski Motion.

Those who voted in the affirmative:


ANDERSON, Bruce
CHARRON, Mike
CORNISH, Tony
GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Debra
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOSCH, Larry
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MARQUART, Paul
PAYMAR, Michael
POPPE, Jeanne
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy
OLSON, Mark (Chair)


Those who voted in the negative:


LANNING, Morrie (V-C)
PETERSON, Neil
SAMUELSON, Char
WARDLOW, Lynn


There being 15 ayes and 4 nays, the Lenczewski Motion Prevailed.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A61 attached)

LENCZEWSKI, Ann requested a roll call on the Lenczewski Motion.

CHARRON, Mike moved to amend the amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 15 delete “20” and insert “30”
Page 1, line 19 delete “20” and insert “30”

The Charron amendment to the amendment was not adopted.

The question reoccurred on the Lenczewski Motion to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended.

Those who voted in the affirmative:


ANDERSON, Bruce
CORNISH, Tony
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
OLSON, Mark (Chair)


Those who voted in the negative:


CHARRON, Mike
GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Debra
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOSCH, Larry
LANNING, Morrie (V-C)
MARQUART, Paul
PAYMAR, Michael
PETERSON, Neil
POPPE, Jeanne
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy
WARDLOW, Lynn


There being 4 ayes and 15 nays, the Lenczewski Motion Did Not Prevail.


Without objection the meeting was recessed at 12:00 midnight, to be reconvened at the Call of the Chair after the House adjourns on May 17, 2005.

Representative Mark Olson, Chair of the Local Government Committee, reconvened the twenty-sixth meeting at 2:13 P.M. on Tuesday, May 17, 2005, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.


At the request of HOSCH, Larry and without objection the Garofalo Motion, as amended, to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be amended, and when so amended be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes was placed before the Committee.

HORNSTEIN, Frank moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A29 attached)

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding the Hornstein Motion:

Representative Phyllis Kahn; Julian Loscalzo, 1141 Portland Av, Saint Paul, MN, 55104-6942; and, Jerry Bell (see above).

The question reoccurred on the Hornstein Motion to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended. The Motion Prevailed.

HORNSTEIN, Frank moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A30 attached)

The following provided testimony on and responded to the Committee’s questions regarding the Hornstein Motion:

Julian Loscalzo (see above); Representative Phyllis Kahn; Mike Opat (see above); and, Dave Lawless (4105 Garfield Av S, Minneapolis, MN, 55409), Budget and Finance Director, Hennepin County, A-2301 Government Center, 300 Sixth St. S, Minneapolis, MN, 55487.

The question reoccurred on the Hornstein Motion to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended. The Motion Did Not Prevail.

HORNSTEIN, Frank moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A53 attached)

LENCZEWSKI, Ann requested a roll call on the Hornstein Motion.

Those who voted in the affirmative:


ANDERSON, Bruce
CORNISH, Tony
HILSTROM, Debra
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOSCH, Larry
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MARQUART, Paul
PAYMAR, Michael
POPPE, Jeanne
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy
WARDLOW, Lynn
OLSON, Mark (Chair)


Those who voted in the negative:


LANNING, Morrie (V-C)
CHARRON, Mike
GAROFALO, Pat
PETERSON, Neil
SAMUELSON, Char


There being 14 ayes and 5 nays, the Hornstein Motion Prevailed.

HORNSTEIN, Frank moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A70 attached)

The Hornstein Motion Prevailed.

ANDERSON, Bruce moved to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be further amended as follows:

(see H2480A71 attached)

The Anderson Motion Prevailed

The question reoccurred on the Garofalo Motion as amended, to recommend HF2480, the first engrossment, be amended, and when so amended be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

LENCZEWSKI, Ann requested a roll call on the Garofalo Motion as amended.

Those who voted in the affirmative:


CHARRON, Mike
GAROFALO, Pat
HILSTROM, Debra
HOSCH, Larry
LANNING, Morrie (V-C)
MARQUART, Paul
PETERSON, Neil
POPPE, Jeanne
SAMUELSON, Char
SCALZE, Bev
THAO, Cy
WARDLOW, Lynn


Those who voted in the negative:



ANDERSON, Bruce
CORNISH, Tony
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
HORNSTEIN, Frank
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
PAYMAR, Michael
OLSON, Mark (Chair)


There being 12 ayes and 7 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Without objection the meeting was adjourned at 5:07 PM.







REP. MARK D. OLSON, CHAIR




Dave Easterday
Committee Legislative Assistant