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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

16th MEETING - Finance

April 11, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA 16th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:17 A.M. on Wednesday, April 11, 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
Garofalo
Greiling
Hackbarth
Hausman
Hilty
Howes
Huntley
Jaros
Juhnke
Kahn
Kohls
Lenczewski
Lieder
Mahoney
Mariani
Murphy, M.
Otremba
Paymar
Pelowski
Peppin
Poppe
Rukavina
Seifert
Sertich
Severson
Simon
Slawik
Solberg
Sviggum
Thissen
Wagenius
Walker



Member excused: Westrom

A quorum was present.

Rep. Solberg moved approval of the minutes of Tuesday, April 10, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Murphy moved adoption of the Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Division
Report on HF6, Second Committee Engrossment. (See language at
http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH0006.2.pdf).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling moved that HF6, Second Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and
re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Greiling and Rep. Mariani presented HF6, Second Committee Engrossment (Greiling) K-12 Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Greiling moved to amend HF6, Second Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0006A71). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling moved to amend HF6, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0006A74).

Charles Kyte, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of School Administrators, responded to questions regarding the proposed amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Rep. Greiling moved to amend HF6, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0006A84). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling moved to amend HF6, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0006A64). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Garofalo moved to amend HF6, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0006A77).

Rep. Kohls requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Kohls, Peppin, Seifert, Severson

Voting Nay. Carlson, Greiling, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Kahn, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Sailer, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Wagenius, Walker

There were 9 Ayes and 18 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Anderson, B., moved to amend HF6, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0006A80).

Rep. Anderson, B., requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Kohls, Otremba, Peppin, Seifert, Severson

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Greiling, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Kahn, Lenczewski, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Rukavina, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Wagenius, Walker

There were 10 Ayes and 22 Nays.

THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Peppin moved to amend HF6, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0006A79).

Rep. Peppin requested a roll call on the motion:

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Howes, Kohls, Otremba, Pelowski, Peppin, Seifert, Severson

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Greiling, Hausman, Hilty, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Lenczewski, Mahoney, Mariani, Paymar, Poppe, Rukavina, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 12 Ayes and 22 Nays.

THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Severson moved to amend HF6, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0006A85).


Rep. Paymar moved to amend the Amendment H0006A85, as follows:

Page 1, line 1.4, delete "homosexuality and bisexuality" and insert "sexual activity"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Severson renewed the motion to amend HF6, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0006A85, as amended).

Rep. Severson requested a roll call on the motion:

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Howes, Juhnke, Kohls, Otremba, Pelowski, Peppin, Poppe, Sailer, Seifert, Severson

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Greiling, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Jaros, Kahn, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, Paymar, Rukavina, Sertich, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 15 Ayes and 20 Nays.

THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Garofalo moved to amend HF6, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0006A86). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Peppin moved to amend HF6, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Page 52, line 27, after the word "promote" insert " bias against"

Rep. Peppin requested a roll call on the motion.

Kathy Novak, House Research responded to questions regarding the proposed amendment.

Rep. Peppin withdrew the amendment and the roll call on the motion.

Rep. Peppin moved to amend HF6, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 52, line 27, after the word “doctrine" insert “or bias against a religion"

Lisa Larson, House Research, clarified the proposed amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Finstad moved to amend HF6, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A07-0722). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Slawik moved to amend HF6, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A07-0695) which is the language of HF1056, Second Committee Engrossment Article 2, pertaining to the Department of Education amended in the Finance Committee on April 2, 2007).

Rep. Slawik moved to amend the Amendment A07-0695, correcting a technical mistake. (See attached amendment H0006A73). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling renewed the motion that HF6, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Greg Crowe Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding HF6, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Sertich requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Carlson, Clark, Erhardt, Garofalo, Greiling, Hackbarth, Hausman, Hilty, Howes, Huntley, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Kohls, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Sailer, Seifert, Sertich, Severson, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

Voting Nay: Anderson, B., Sviggum

Voting Abstain: Peppin

There were 32 Ayes and 2 Nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Kahn moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report on HF953 First
Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH0953.1.pdf).
THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn and Rep. Hilty presented HF953, First Committee Engrossment (Kahn) State Government Finance Omnibus bill.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF953, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0953A69 deleting Article 1, Section 16 and Article 2 Sections 9 and 10 relating to Military Affairs that was incorporated into the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs bill April 10, 2007). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF953, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0953A71). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF953, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0953A72). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Sailer assumed chair at 11:25 A.M.
Chair Carlson resumed chair at 11:31 A.M.
Chair Carlson recessed the meeting at 12:05 P.M.
Chair Carlson reconvened the meeting at 12:53 P.M.

Rep. Howes moved to amend HF953, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Page 135, line 20, delete “60" and insert “90"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF953, First Committee Engrossment (See attached amendment
H0953A77). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF953, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0953A75). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend HF953, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.(See attached
amendment H0953A74). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS
ADOPTED.


Rep. Solberg moved to amend HF953, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.(See attached
amendment H0953A76). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS
ADOPTED.

Rep. Anderson, B., moved to amend HF953, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0953A79).

Rep. Anderson, B., requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Howes, Kohls, Otremba, Peppin, Seifert, Severson, Sviggum

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Greiling, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Jaros, Kahn, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Rukavina, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 12 Ayes and 24 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Seifert moved to amend HF953, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0953A78). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Sviggum moved to amend HF953, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0953A80). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep Jaros moved to amend HF 953, Second Engrossment, as amended. (See attached
Amendment H0953A68 incorporating HF1660 First Committee Engrossment Article 1 Sections 7, 8, 9, 10,11 and 12 pertaining to public broadcasting, the Amateur Sports Commission, and the cultural affairs councils). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved that HF953, First Committee Engrossment, be laid over for inclusion in
an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Carlson moved that SF1997, Second Engrossment (Betzold) State Departments
Omnibus Appropriations Bill) (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/SF1997.2.pdf). be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Kahn moved to delete the Senate language in SF1997, Second Engrossment, and insert
HF953, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Rep. Carlson renewed the motion that SF1997, Second Engrossment, as amended, be
recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION
PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson recessed the meeting at 1:53 P.M.
Chair Calrson reconvened at 2:00 P.M.

Rep. Clark moved to adopt the Housing Policy and Public Health Finance Division Report for HF2241, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH2241.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved that HF2241 First Committee Engrossment to be laid over for inclusion in an omnibus bill.


Rep. Clark presented HF2241, First Committee Engrossment (Clark) Housing Policy and Public Health Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF2241, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2241A80). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF2241, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 44, line 11, before the colon insert, “,with the agreement of at least seven of the advisory panel members"
Page 44, line 15, before the colon insert, ",with the agreement of at least seven of the advisory panel members"
Page 43, line 25, after members insert, ",none of whom may be lobbyists registered under Chapter 10A"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Thissen moved to amend HF2241, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2241A81). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Sailer assumed chair at 2:10 P.M.
Chair Carlson resumed the chair at 2:22 P.M.

Rep Solberg moved to amend HF2241, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2241A83). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep Juhnke moved to amend HF2241, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2241A69).

Chair Carlson recessed the meeting at 2:50 P.M.
Chair Carlson reconvened the meeting at 5:16 P.M.

Rep. Clark moved to amend Amendment H2241A69. (See attached amendment H224186).

Rep. Clark incorporated a technical amendment to Amendment H224186, as follows:

Page 1, line 1.5, delete “2007" and insert “2008"

Rep. Clark requested a roll call on the motion to adopt Amendment H224186, as amended:

Voting Aye: Carlson, Clark, Erhardt, Greiling, Hausman, Huntley, Kahn, Mariani, Paymar, Simon, Slawik, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

Voting Nay: Anderson, B., Cornish, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Howes, Juhnke, Kohls, Lieder, Mahoney, Murphy, Pelowski, Poppe, Rukavina, Sailer, Seifert, Severson, Solberg, Sviggum

Voting Abstain: Otremba

There were 14 Ayes, 19 Nays and 1 Abstain. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep Juhnke renewed the motion to amend HF2241, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2241A69).

Rep. Juhnke requested a roll call on the motion.


Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Howes, Juhnke, Kohls, Lieder, Mahoney, Murphy, Otremba, Pelowski, Poppe, Rukavina, Sailer, Seifert, Severson, Solberg, Sviggum, Thissen

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Erhardt, Greiling, Hausman, Huntley, Kahn, Mariani, Paymar, Simon, Slawik,Wagenius, Walker

There were 21 Ayes and 13 Nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Severson moved to amend HF2241, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2241A60).

Rep. Bunn responded to questions regarding Amendment H2241A60.

John Line Stein, Executive Director, Environmental Health Division, Minnesota Department of Health responded to questions regarding Amendment H2241A60.

THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Severson moved to amend HF2241, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2241A59).

Scott Leitz, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health responded to questions regarding amendment H2241A59.

THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Anderson, B. moved to amend HF2241, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.
(See attached amendment H2241A67).

Rep. Anderson, B. requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Otremba, Seifert, Severson,
Sviggum

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Erhardt, Hausman, Huntley, Juhnke, Kahn, Lieder, Mahoney,
Mariani, Murphy, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Sailer, Simon, Thissen, Walker

There were 9 Ayes and 18 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT
ADOPTED.

Rep. Sviggum moved to amend HF2241, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2241A87). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Seifert moved to amend HF2241, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0953A77). ). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark renewed the motion that HF2241 First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be laid over for inclusion in an omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee Bills were referred by memo Tuesday, April 10, 2007.

To the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.
HF2410 (Wagenius) Environmental, natural resources, and energy funding provided; programs established; accounts, assessments, and fees provided; and money appropriated.


To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy
HF2416 (Olson) Unsubsidized providers of public transit service exempted from certain taxes, statewide use of freeway shoulders authorized for transit buses and metro mobility buses, and metropolitan bus stop use authorized.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:02 P.M.


Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair



Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF6 (Greiling) K-12 Finance Omnibus Bill, incorporating --HF1056 (Slawik) Early Childhood Learning Finance Omnibus Bill (portions) SF1997 (Betzold) State Departments Omnibus Appropriations Bill, incorporating --HF953 (Kahn) State Government Finance Omnibus Bill --HF1660 (Jaros) Minnesota Heritage Finance Omnibus Bill (portions) HF2241 (Clark) Housing Policy and Public Health Finance Omnibus Bill

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02:12 - Gavel. 03:15 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF6&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF6</A> (Greiling) Omnibus K-12 education finance bill, which incorporates portions of <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF1056&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF1056</A> (Slawik) Omnibus early childhood learning finance bill. 2:08:36 - Presentation of <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF953&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF953</A> (Kahn) Omnibus state government finance bill and <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF1660&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF1660</A> (Jaros) Omnibus Minnesota heritage finance bill. The committee went into recess. Runs 2 hours, 47 minutes.