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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

22nd MEETING - Finance

May 01, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA 22nd MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:16 A.M. on Tuesday, May 1, 2007, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

Carlson, Chair
Sailer, Vice Chair
Anderson, B.
Clark
Cornish
Erhardt
Garofalo
Greiling
Hackbarth
Hausman
Hilty
Howes
Huntley
Jaros
Juhnke
Kahn
Kohls
Mahoney
Mariani
Murphy, M.
Otremba
Paymar
Pelowski
Peppin
Poppe
Seifert
Sertich
Severson
Simon
Slawik
Solberg
Sviggum
Thissen
Wagenius
Walker
Westrom



Members excused: Finstad, Lenczewski, Lieder, Rukavina
A quorum was present.

Rep. Solberg moved approval of the minutes of Thursday, April 26, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Huntley moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF655, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH0655.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved that HF655, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Huntley presented HF655, First Committee Engrossment (Huntley) Medicinal use of
marijuana authorized, civil and criminal penalties imposed, and money appropriated.

Rep. Solberg, moved to amend HF655, First Committee Engrossment, as follows:

Page 7, after line 29, insert:
Subd. 8 Appropriation
Fees raised by this section and Section 152.31 are deposited in an account in the state
government special revenue fund and are appropriated in fiscal years 2008 and 2009 to
the Commissioner of Health to administer these sections.
Bill Marx, Chief House Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding the proposed
amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Solberg amended the Huntley motion that HF655, First Committee Engrossment, as
amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.



Rep. Cornish requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Carlson, Clark, Hackbarth, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Mahoney, Mariani, Paymar, Pelowski, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Sviggum, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

Voting Nay: Anderson, B., Cornish, Erhardt, Garofalo, Howes, Kohls, Murphy, Otremba, Peppin, Poppe, Sailer, Seifert, Severson, Westrom

There were 20 Ayes and 14 Nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Clark moved adoption of the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division Report for HF298, Second Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH0298.2.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved that HF298, Second Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Huntley presented HF298, Second Committee Engrossment (Huntley) Family planning
access increased to prevent unintended pregnancies, nurses authorized to dispense oral
contraceptives at clinics, reimbursement rates increased, grant reductions eliminated, and money
appropriated.

Rep. Huntley renewed the motion that HF298, Second Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Huntley presented SF1959, First Engrossment /HF1984 (Huntley) County return of unused drugs and medical devices to pharmacies.

Rep. Huntley moved that SF1959, First Engrossment (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/SF1959.1.pdf) be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Juhnke and Rep. Otremba moved to amend SF1959, First Engrossment. (See attached amendment H1984A1).

Rep. Juhnke incoporated a technical amendment to Amendment H1984A1, as follows:

Page 1, delete "H.F. No. 1984" and insert "S.F. 1959"
Page 1, line 2, delete "13" and insert “14"

Dr. Cody Wiberg, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Pharmacy and Buzz Anderson, President, MN Retailers Association (Thrifty White Drug), responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment H1984A1, as amended.

THE MOTION PREVAILD. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley renewed the motion that SF1959, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee Bills were referred by memo April 30, 2007.

To the Division on Energy Finance and Policy.
SF2041 (Anderson) St. Paul port authority steam producing energy facility.
To the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.
SF1178 (Berglin) Human services advisory committee established to simplify program
administration, and studies and reports required.
SF2203 (Higgins) Miscellaneous human services, chemical health, continuing care and
health care requirements technical modifications.
To the Division on Minnesota Heritage Finance.
HF2457 (Olson) Big Lake ice arena funding provided, and money appropriated.


To the Division on Public Safety Finance.
HF2458 (Eken) Native American juvenile treatment center construction funding
provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
SF1144 (Olson, M.) Sexual assault counselors privileged communication; mistake of age
criminal sexual assault defense elimination; massage or bodywork professionals nonconsensual sexual contact offenses penalties
To the Division on State Government Finance.
SF1298 (Higgins) Elections provisions modifications
SF1981 (Robling) Elmer L. Andersen and Orville L. Freeman buildings repair funds
To the Division on Housing Policy and Public Health
HF2456 (Ward) Brainerd; veterans nursing home design funding provided on the
Brainerd Regional Treatment Center site, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:27 A.M.



Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair



Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF655 (Huntley) Medicinal use of marijuana authorized, civil and criminal penalties imposed, and money appropriated. HF298 (Huntley) Family planning access increased to prevent unintended pregnancies, nurses authorized to dispense oral contraceptives at clinics, reimbursement rates increased, grant reductions eliminated, and money appropriated. SF1959/HF1984 (Huntley) County return of unused drugs and medical devices to pharmacies. HF1855 (Huntley) Health care facilities required to report on major spending commitments, nonprofit hospitals and outpatient surgical centers required to report on community benefits in a standard way, and work group established. Bill removed: HF1891 (Haws) Veterans Homes Board member and executive director service qualifications modified.

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05:27 - Gavel. 06:20 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF655&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF655</A> (Huntley) Medicinal use of marijuana authorized, civil and criminal penalties imposed, and money appropriated. 49:45 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF298&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF298</A> (Huntley) Family planning access increased to prevent unintended pregnancies, nurses authorized to dispense oral contraceptives at clinics, reimbursement rates increased, grant reductions eliminated, and money appropriated. 52:50 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=SF1959&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>SF1959</A> (Huntley) County return of unused drugs and medical devices to pharmacies. Runs 1 hour, 22 minutes.