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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

7th MEETING - Finance

February 19, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA 7th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:05 A.M. on Monday, February 19, 2007, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Carlson, Chair
Sailer, Vice Chair
Anderson, B.
Clark
Cornish
Erhardt
Finstad
Hackbarth
Hausman
Hilty
Howes
Huntley
Jaros
Juhnke
Kahn
Lenczewski
Lieder
Murphy, M.
Paymar
Poppe
Rukavina
Seifert
Sertich
Severson
Simon
Slawik
Solberg
Sviggum
Wagenius
Walker
Westrom




Members excused: Garofalo, Greiling, Kohls, Mahoney, Mariani, Otremba, Pelowski, Peppin, Thissen

A quorum was present.

Rep. Seifert moved approval of the minutes of Monday, February 12, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Ron Soderberg, House Fiscal Analyst, presented division accounts and funding base of the
Energy Policy and Finance Division.

Gary Karger, House Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding division accounts and
funding base of the Energy Policy and Finance Division.

Rep. Hilty provided priorities of the Energy Policy and Finance Division for the session.

Bill Marx, House Fiscal Analyst Director, responded to questions regarding division accounts
and funding base of the Energy Policy and Finance Division.

Koryn Zewers, House Fiscal Analyst, presented division accounts and funding base of the Capital Investment Division.

Bill Marx, House Fiscal Analyst Director, responded to questions regarding division accounts
and funding base of the Capital Investment Division.

Kathy Novak, House Research, responded to questions regarding division accounts and funding
base of the Capital Investment Division.

Rep. Hausman provided important issues of the Capital Investment Committee for the session.

Vice Chair Sailer assumed chair at 11:02 A.M.

Koryn Zewers, House Fiscal Analyst, presented division accounts and funding base of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division.

Rep. Lieder provided priorities of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division for the session.

Gary Karger, House Fiscal Analyst, presented division accounts and funding base of the Public Safety Finance Division.

The following Finance Committee Bills were referred by memo on February 12, 13, and 16, 2007.

To the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.
Monday, February 12, 2007
HF884 (Otremba) Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council funding provided, and money appropriated.
Friday, February 16, 2007
HF954 (Welti) Agricultural research funding provided to the University of Minnesota, and money appropriated.
HF710 (Peterson, A.) Sustainable agriculture demonstration grants provided, and money appropriated.
HF844 (Tschumper) University of Minnesota organic research and education initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF845 (Bly) Alternative livestock research and outreach funding provided to the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota, and money appropriated.
HF846 (Doty) Organic certification cost-share assistance and sustainable agriculture demonstration grants funding provided, and money appropriated
To the Division on Capital Investment.
Monday, February 12, 2007
HF858 (Sailer) Big Bog State Recreation Area funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF859 (Hausman) St. Paul RiverCentre loan repayment forgiven; city of St. Paul funding provided to defease, pay, redeem, or refund city bonds; and money appropriated.
HF860 (Hausman) St. Paul RiverCentre loan repayment forgiven; city of St. Paul funding provided to defease, pay, redeem, or refund city bonds; and money appropriated.
HF861 (Gunther) St. James road improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF864 (McNamara) Hastings Veterans Home supportive housing funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF865 (Urdahl) Greenleaf Lake State Park land acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF866 (Urdahl) Howard Lake ditch work grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF870 (Fritz) Medford wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF875 (Slocum) Fort Snelling Upper Bluff emergency building stabilization funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF883 (Marquart) Red River basin digital elevation model funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF886 (Hausman) Capital improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF891 (Nelson) Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park campus asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF899 (Gunther) Fairmont sports complex funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF900 (Gunther) Ceylon softball field lighting funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
HF937 (Brynaert) Minnesota State University - Mankato, Trafton Hall phase 2 funding provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
Friday, February 16, 2007
HF978 (Hortman) Independent School District No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin, authorized to purchase and restore native prairie and wetland adjacent to Riverview Elementary School; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
HF1026 (Hortman) Anoka County bicycle and pedestrian trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1028 (Urdahl) Darwin wastewater holding ponds design funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

HF 1028 (Brown) Albert Lea remedial waste systems construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF961 (Ruud) Eden Prairie veterans memorial funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
To the Division on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness.
Monday, February 12, 2007
HF805 (Ruud) Inflationary adjustment limitation removed relating to school district referendum allowance limit.
HF806 (Faust) Career and technical revenue increased for school districts.
HF807 (Ruud) Equity revenue increased for school districts above the 95th percentile.
HF809 (Dominguez) asic education aid increased.
HF815 (Demmer) Voluntary all-day kindergarten funding provided.
HF817 (Benson) Declining enrollment funding increased.
HF831 (Sailer) Independent School District No. 2311, Clearbrook-Gonvick, authorized to use health and safety revenue to demolish a building.
HF833 (Brown) Special education additional aid provided, program growth factors increased in regular and excess cost special education revenue, and money appropriated.
HF836 (Kalin) Debt service equalization aid program state aid increased, and money appropriated.
HF837 (Lanning) Debt service equalization aid increased, and equalizing factors indexed.
HF838 (Erickson) Independent School District No. 480, Onamia, levy authorized.
HF839 (Welti) Debt service equalization aid program state aid increased, and money appropriated.
HF840 (Greiling) Early childhood and family, prekindergarten through grade 12, and adult education funding provided; and money appropriated.
HF841 (Benson) Program growth factors reestablished, and special education programs funding increased.
HF850 (Clark) Youthbuild program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF851 (Gunther) Jobs and economic development funding provided, mortgage licensing requirements modified, construction codes and licensing recodified and modified, State Building Code modified, and penalties provided.
HF873 (Rukavina) Centers for Independent Living funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF874 (Anzelc) Northome municipal building funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF877 (Norton) Speech-language pathologists loan forgiveness program and account established, and money appropriated.
HF892 (Hilstrom) Teacher professional development funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF894 (Davnie) Head Start funding increased, and money appropriated.
HF901 (Gunther) Tuition increases at public higher education institutions limited.
HF909 (Jaros) Duluth Children's Museum to expand the early childhood learning spaces, and money appropriated
HF920 (Slawik) Child care provisions modified and MFIP and basic sliding fee child care programs consolidated.
HF281 (Moe) Local governmental planning assistance provided, regional development commissions required to submit annual work programs, and money appropriated.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
HF927 (Hortman) Equity, transition, and referendum revenue programs equalizing factor increased.
HF932 (Hilstrom) Independent School District No. 279, Osseo, Northwest Hennepin Family Center funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF938 (Hortman) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities tuition stability provided, and money appropriated.
HF680 (Hilstrom) School finance equalizing factors indexed at 150 percent of the state average tax base per pupil.
HF290 (Mahoney) University Enterprise Laboratories, Inc., funding provided for bioscience business development; and money appropriated.
Friday, February 16, 2007
HF973 (Clark) Employment support for persons with mental illness authorized, and money appropriated.
HF975 (Koenen) Comprehensive school reform funding provided to replace reduced federal funds, and money appropriated.
HF977 (Davnie) Special education excessive costs state payment required, and program growth factor increased.
HF979 (Winkler) Adult basic education aid modified, GED payment increased, and money appropriated.
HF980 (Knuth) Referendum aid adjustment modified for open enrollment students.
HF981 (Brown) State special education revenue formulas fully funded, and special education aid appropriation made open and standing.
HF982 (Norton) Independent School District No. 535, Rochester, property tax levy certification deadline date extended.
HF987 (Davnie) Contract alternative program students over the age of 21 authorized to receive instruction until graduation.
HF1000 (Welti) Consolidating school districts account flexibility created; and Independent School District No. 2899, Plainview-Elgin-Millville, fund balance adjustment authorized.
HF1017 (Brod) LeSueur County lake cleanup funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1020 (Johnson) St. Paul summer youth employment grants provided, and money appropriated.
HF1032 (Loeffler) Nonresident undergraduate tuition rates at state colleges and universities regulated.
HF1044 (Hosch) Student health insurance grant programs established, and money appropriated.
HF1056 (Slawik) Early childhood education provisions modified, and money appropriated.
HF169 (Slawik) School readiness advisory board established.
HF194 (Norton) Biotechnology and medical genomics research funding provided to research partnership between the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Foundation, and money appropriated.
HF365 (Morgan) Alternative teacher pay calculation for intermediate school districts modified.
HF396 (Dominguez) School district extended time revenue increased.
HF535 (Hamilton) Agricultural-based bioscience training and testing center funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF618 (Winkler) Bioscience business development programs funding provided, and money appropriated.
To the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.
Monday, February 12, 2007
HF816 (McNamara) Prairie and wetland restoration planning and resource inventory funding provided relating to University of Minnesota land in Dakota county.
HF834 (Scalze) Metropolitan Regional Parks System funding provided, and money appropriated
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
HF926 (Peterson, A.) Septic systems' impact on the environment study provided through the University of Minnesota Extension Service, and money appropriated.
HF944 (Juhnke) Fishing; Let's Go Fishing grants provided to promote fishing opportunities, and money appropriated.
HF544 (Moe) State parks and trails funding provided, and money appropriated.
To the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.
Monday, February 12, 2007
HF842 (Huntley) Child care, children and family, licensing, health care, continuing care, mental health, health insurance, and Department of Health provisions modified; and money appropriated.
HF341 (Gottwalt) Stearns and St. Louis Counties group residential housing provider moratorium exceptions provided.
Friday, February 16, 2007
HF971 (Hosch) Senior citizen programs funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 1023 (Slawik) Child support enforcement programs funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF706 (Hosch) Medical assistance employed persons with disabilities program modified, and commissioner directed to seek federal approval.
HF784 (Murphy, E.) Medical assistance asset limit and excess income standard for aged, blind, or disabled persons increased.
To the Division on Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance.
Monday, February 12, 2007
HF869 (Sailer) Urban and tribal Indian housing programs funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF906 (Thissen) Birth defects information system money appropriated.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
HF939 (Kranz) Deed tax percentage adjusted, rental housing assistance provided, housing account for leverage opportunity established, and money appropriated.
HF942 (Davnie) HIV information and refferal service provided, and money appropriated.
To the Division on Public Safety Finance.
Monday, February 12, 2007
HF829 (Paymar) Public safety, corrections, courts, public defenders, and other criminal justice funding provided; fees modified; and money appropriated.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
HF288 (Lesch) Crime Victim support grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Friday, February 16, 2007
HF1049 (Liebling) Pipeline violations fines increased.
HF1050 (Paymar) Alcoholic beverage tax increased, county probation supervision and treatment services grants provided, and money appropriated.
To the Division on State Government Finance.
Friday, February 16, 2007
HF952 (Howes) Ice skating rinks and arenas grants provided, and money appropriated.
HF953 (Kahn) State government general legislative and administrative funding provided, state and local government operations regulated, grant management process established, and money appropriated.
HF1040 (Howes) Ice skating rinks and arenas grants provided, and money appropriated.
HF163 (Huntley) Duluth postemployment benefits accounts authorized to pay benefits to retired employees and to generate revenue dedicated to meet certain city obligations.
To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.
Monday, February 12, 2007
HF823 (Juhnke) Willmar airport runway extension funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF824 (Juhnke) Willmar airport relocation repayment waived, future fund reductions prohibited, and runway extension and improvements required.
HF827 (Knuth) Greenhouse motor vehicle emissions reduction initiative enacted, statewide transportation plan modified to reflect environmental impacts, and money appropriated.
HF855 (Atkins) Trunk Highway 52 east and west frontage roads in Dakota County construction provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF880 (Atkins) Trunk Highway 55 and Yankee Doodle Road interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF887 (Kohls) Highway and bridge construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF888 (Kohls) Highway and bridge construction projects funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF890 (Magnus) Regional transportation planning funding provided, and money appropriated.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
HF946 (Lieder) Motor fuel and motor vehicle taxes increased, county transportation taxes authorized, transportation impact fees imposed, highway and bridge construction provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Friday, February 16, 2007
HF959 (Bunn) I-94 corridor transportation and transit improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF963 (Ruth) Local bridge replacement and rehabilitation and local road improvement program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF964 (Ruth) Motor vehicle sales tax proceeds allocated.
HF1011 (Morgan) I-35W corridor transit way feasibility study funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1014 (Morgan) Easements; modifying the price of surplus easement or property acquired for transportation purposes and offered for reconveyance to original owner.
HF1031 (Anderson, S.) I-494 median safety barrier construction funding provided, and money appropriated

The meeting was adjourned at 11:34 A.M.


Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair



Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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02:26 - Gavel, and presentations by House fiscal staff about division accounts and funding base. 03:17 - Energy Finance and Policy Division. 31:25 - Capital Investment Finance Division. 58:19 - Transportation Finance Division. 1:12:05 - Public Safety Finance Division. Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.