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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

46th MEETING - Finance

April 25, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA 46th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:41 A.M. on Friday, April 25, 2008, 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
Hackbarth
Hausman
Heidgerken
Hilty
Howes
Huntley
Jaros
Juhnke
Kahn
Kohls
Lenczewski
Lieder
Mahoney
Murphy, M.
Otremba
Paymar
Pelowski
Peppin
Poppe
Rukavina
Sertich
Severson
Simon
Slawik
Solberg
Walker
Westrom



Members excused: Finstad, Garofalo, Greiling, Mariani, Seifert, Thissen, Wagenius
A quorum was present.

Rep. Clark moved approval of the minutes of Tuesday, April 22, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Chair Carlson moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF4014, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH4014.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved that HF4014, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Fritz presented HF4014, First Committee Engrossment (Fritz) Steele County; Nursing home and assisted living facility and related asset transfer authorized to nonprofit corporations and acquisition of membership interest in nonprofit corporations authorized.

Testified on HF4014, First Committee Engrossment:

Tom Shea, Commissioner, Steele County
Representative Connie Ruth

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that HF4014, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Pelowski moved that HF3494, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Pelowski moved to amend HF3494, First Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3494A4). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Pelowski presented HF3494, First Engrossment, as amended, (Pelowski) State employee blood donors provided with up to three hours of paid leave in any 12-month period, and employee leave provided by employers.

Testified on HF3494, First Engrossment, as amended:

Jared Jordal, Director of Strategic Planning, Minnesota Department of Employee Relations

Rep. Pelowski renewed the motion that HF3494, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Jaros moved adoption of the Minnesota Heritage Finance Division Report for HF3345, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3345.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Sertich moved that HF3345, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Sertich presented HF3345, First Committee Engrossment (Sertich) Minnesota Film and TV Board grant authorized through Explore Minnesota Tourism, and money appropriated.

Testified on HF334, First Committee Engrossment:

Victoria Wozniak, President, Board of Directors, Minnesota Film and TV Board
Colleen Tollefson, Manager, Industry Relations, Explore Minnesota Tourism

Rep. Sertich renewed the motion that HF3345, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Sailer assumed chair at 10:35 A.M.

Rep. Kahn moved adoption the State Government Finance Division Report for HF3969, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3969.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved that HF3969, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF3969, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3969A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn presented HF3969, First Committee Engrossment as amended, (Kahn) Help America Vote Act funds transfer authorized.

Testified on HF3969, First Committee Engrossment, as amended:

Beth Fraser, Director of Governmental Affairs, Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State

Chair Carlson resumed chair at 10:40 A.M.

Rep. Kahn renewed the motion that HF3969, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Walker moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF3873, First Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF3873.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved that HF3873, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF3873, First Engrossment. (See attached amendment A08-1654).

Testified on the proposed Amendment A08-1654:

Pamela Parker, Health Care Program Manager, Minnesota Department Human Services

Rep. Rukavina withdrew Amendment A08-1654.

Rep. Rukavina presented HF3873, First Engrossment (Rukavina) Potential enrollee name release prohibited to health plans for marketing purposes.

Rep. Rukavina renewed the motion that HF3873, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Huntley moved the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division report for HF3539 First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3539.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved that HF3539, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Swails presented HF3539, First Committee Engrossment (Swails) Hospital construction moratorium exception provided.

Testified on HF3539, First Committee Engrossment:

John Ryan, Prairie St. John's
Julie J. Sonier, Director, Health Economist, Minnesota Department of Health
Susan Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance of Mental Illness

Rep. Huntley renewed the motion that HF3539, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Clark moved adoption of the Housing Policy and Public Health Finance Division Report for HF1724, Second Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH1724.2.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Walker moved that HF1724, Second Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Walker moved to amend HF1724, Second Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H1724A25). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Walker presented HF1724, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, (Walker) Naturopathic doctor registration provided.

Rep. Walker renewed the motion that HF1724, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee bills were referred by memo on April 24, 2008.

As of Thursday, April 24, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Environment and Natural Resources Finance.
HF4205 (Sailer) Pollution Control Agency charges prohibited for services regarding voluntary response actions on contaminated land.

As of Thursday, April 24, 2008, the following bill is hereby recalled from the Division on State Government Finance.
HF3494 (Pelowski) State employee blood donors provided with up to three hours of paid leave in any 12-month period, and employee leave provided by employers.



The meeting was adjourned at 11:51 A.M.



Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair



Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF4014 (Fritz) Steele County; Nursing home and assisted living facility and related asset transfer authorized to nonprofit corporations and acquisition of membership interest in nonprofit corporations authorized. HF3494 (Pelowski) State employee blood donors provided with up to three hours of paid leave in any 12-month period, and employee leave provided by employers. HF3345 (Sertich) Minnesota Film and TV Board grant authorized through Explore Minnesota Tourism, and money appropriated. HF3969 (Kahn) Help America Vote Act funds transfer authorized. HF3873 (Rukavina) Potential enrollee name release prohibited to health plans for marketing purposes. HF3539 (Swails) Hospital construction moratorium exception provided. HF1724 (Walker) Naturopathic doctor registration provided.

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07:40 - Gavel. 08:34 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF4014&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF4014</A> (Fritz) Nursing facility moratorium exception and transfer – Steele County. 35:30 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3494&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3494</A> (Pelowski) State employee blood donors provided with up to three hours of paid leave in any 12-month period, and employee leave provided by employers. 43:25 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3345&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3345</A> (Sertich) Minnesota Film and TV Board grant authorized through Explore Minnesota Tourism, and money appropriated. 1:00:53 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3969&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3969</A> (Kahn) Help America Vote Act funds transfer authorized. 1:06:20 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3873&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3873</A> (Rukavina) Potential enrollee name release prohibited to health plans for marketing purposes. 1:15:37 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3539&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3539</A> (Swails) Hospital construction moratorium exception provided. 1:44:43 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF1724&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF1724</A> (Walker) Naturopathic doctor registration provided. Runs 2 hours, 8 minutes.