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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

26TH MEETING - Finance

May 09, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA 26TH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:08 A.M. on Wednesday, May 9, 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
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
Westrom



Member excused: Greiling

A quorum was present.

Rep. Solberg moved approval of the minutes of Tuesday, May 8, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Sertich presented SF276, Fifth Engrossment (Sertich) - School employee statewide health insurance plan established. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/SF0276.5.pdf).

Rep. Sertich moved that SF276, Fifth Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Sertich moved to delete the language in SF276, Fifth Engrossment, and insert the language from House File 464. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Sertich moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0464A31). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kohls moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment S0276A3).

Rep. Kohls requested a roll call on the motion.

Lee Johansen, Negotiation Specialist, Education Minnesota, responded to questions regarding SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended.

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Erhardt, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Kohls, Peppin, Poppe, Seifert, Severson, Slawik, Wagenius, Westrom

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Howes, Huntley, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, M., Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Rukavina, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Sviggum, Thissen, Walker

There were 14 Ayes and 23 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 6, delete line 19
Page 6, line 20, delete "one time appropriation" and insert "$4,000,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2008 from the general fund"

Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding the proposed oral amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kohls moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment S0276A7).

Rep. Kohls requested a roll call on the motion.

John E. Gross, Director, Health Care Policy, Minnesota Department of Commerce responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment S0276A7.

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Erhardt, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Jaros, Kohls, Paymar, Peppin, Poppe, Seifert, Severson, Simon, Sviggum, Westrom

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Juhnke, Kahn, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, M., Otremba, Pelowski, Rukavina, Sailer, Sertich, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 16 Ayes and 21 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Kohls moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0464A6).

Rep. Kohls requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Cornish, Erhardt, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Kohls, Peppin, Seifert, Severson, Sviggum, Westrom

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Juhnke, Kahn, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani,
Murphy, M., Otremba, Pelowski, Poppe, Rukavina, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 11 Ayes and 22 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Garofalo moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0464A17). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Peppin moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment
S0276DE1).

Rep. Seifert asked for a roll call on the motion.

Lee Johansen, Negotiation Specialist, Education Minnesota, responded to questions regarding the proposed amendment S0276DE1.

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



Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Howes, Huntley, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, M., Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Rukavina, Sailer, Sertich, Slawik, Solberg, Sviggum, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker, Westrom

There were 10 Ayes and 27 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Westrom moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment S0276A4).

Rep. Westrom requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Erhardt, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Kohls, Peppin, Seifert, Severson, Slawik, Sviggum, Westrom

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Howes, Huntley, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Lenczewski, Lieder, Mahoney, Murphy, M., Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Rukavina, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 13 Ayes and 25 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Seifert moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment S0276A8)

Rep. Seifert withdrew Amendment S0276A8.

Rep. Peppin moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment S0276A9).

Rep. Peppin requested a division on the motion. There were 10 Ayes and 25 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Severson moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment S0276A10).

Kathy Novak, House Research responded to questions regarding SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended.

Lee Johansen, Negotiation Specialist, Education Minnesota, responded to questions regarding SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Severson withdrew amendment S0276A10.

Rep. Erhardt moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment S0276A11).

Rep. Erhardt requested roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Erhardt, Mariani

Voting Nay: Carlson, Cornish, Hilty, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Lenczewski, Lieder, Mahoney, Murphy, M., Pelowski, Poppe, Sailer, Seifert, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Sviggum, Thissen, Westrom

There were 2 Ayes and 20 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Kohls moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment S0276A6). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Westrom moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment S0276A13).

Rep. Westrom requested a roll call on the motion.

Lee Johansen, Negotiation Specialist, Education Minnesota responded to questions regarding Amendment S0276A13.

Rep. Westrom withdrew Amendment S0276A13.

Rep. Seifert moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0464A13).

Rep. Seifert requested roll call on the motion.

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

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Howes, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Lenczewski, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, M., Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Peppin, Poppe, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Sviggum, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 8 Ayes and 26 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Peppin moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0464A2).

Rep. Peppin requested a roll call on the motion.

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

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Garofalo, Hausman, Hilty, Howes, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Lenczewski, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, M., Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 10 Ayes and 24 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Anderson, B., moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0464A3).

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

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

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Howes, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Lenczewski, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, M., Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Sviggum, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 10 Ayes and 24 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Seifert moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0464A22).

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

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Juhnke, Kahn, Kohls, Lenczewski, Mahoney, Murphy, M., Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Sviggum, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 10 Ayes 22 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Siefert moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0464A13), incorporating the following amendment to Amendment H0464A13, as follows,

Page 1, line 3, delete "$200,000,000" and insert "$150,000,000"

Rep. Siefert requested a roll call on the motion

Lee Johansen, Negotiation Specialist, Education Minnesota responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment H0464A13, as amended.

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

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Howes, Juhnke, Kahn, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, M., Otremba, Pelowski, Poppe, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 12 Ayes 20 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Finstad moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0464A20).

Rep. Finstad requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Erhardt, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Kohls, Peppin, Seifert, Severson, Sviggum, Westrom

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Finstad, Hausman, Hilty, Howes, Juhnke, Kahn, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, M., Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 11 Ayes and 22 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Seifert moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment
H0464A23).

Rep. Seifert requested a roll call on the motion.

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

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hilty, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Lenczewski, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, M., Paymar, Pelowski, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Sviggum, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 12 Ayes and 20 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Finstad moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0464DE3).

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

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Howes, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Lenczewski, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, M., Paymar, Pelowski, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 14 Ayes and 21 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.


Rep. Garofalo moved to amend SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment S0276A12). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Sertich renewed the motion that SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Siefert moved to amend the Sertich motion that SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections.

Rep. Seifert requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Erhardt, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Howes, Juhnke, Kahn, Kohls, Peppin, Seifert, Severson, Sviggum, Westrom

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Jaros, Lenczewski, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, M., Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Rukavina, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 15 Ayes and 22 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED.

Rep. Siefert moved to amend the Sertich motion that SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the K-12 Finance Division.

Rep. Finstad requested a roll call on the motion.

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

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Lenczewski, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, M., Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Rukavina, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Sviggum, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 11 Ayes and 25 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED.

Rep. Kohls moved to amend the Sertich motion that SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Kohls requested a roll call on the motion.

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

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Howes, Huntley, Jaros, Juhnke, Kahn, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, M., Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Rukavina, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 12 Ayes and 24 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED.

Rep. Sertich renewed the motion that SF276, Fifth Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:36 P.M.


Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair


Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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02:34 - Gavel. 03:04 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=SF276&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>SF276</A> / <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF464&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF464</A> (Sertich) School district employees statewide health insurance pool. Runs 3 hours, 29 minutes.