STATE OF MINNESOTA 53rd MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION
Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
10:15 A.M. on Monday, December 15, 2008, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
Sailer, Vice Chair
Members excused from the Committee on Finance: Anderson, B., Cornish, Finstad, Hilty, Jaros, Lieder, Mariani, Murphy, M., Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Rukavina, Seifert, Severson, Thissen, Walker, Westrom
A quorum was present.
Members attending from the Committee on Ways and Means: Abeler, Brynaert, Holberg, Kelliher, Murphy, E.
Mark Shepard, House Research, gave a presentation on unallotment.
Testimony from the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget:
Commissioner Tom Hanson, Minnesota Department of Management and Budget
Jim Schowalter, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Management and Budget
Michael K. Roelofs, Executive Budget Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Management and Budget
Testimony from the Minnesota Government State agencies:
Commissioner Alice Seagren, Minnesota Department of Education
Jim Schowalter responded to questions regarding unallotments of the state agencies' budgets.
Testimony regarding the Higher Education Budget:
President Bob Bruininks, University of Minnesota
Chancellor James McCormick, MnSCU
President Pat Jones, President, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Laura M. King, Vice Chancellor, Finance, MnSCU
Continued testimony from the Minnesota Government State agencies:
Craig Acomb, Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Department of Health
Matt Hughes, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Commissioner Dana Badgerow, Minnesota Department of Administration
Commissioner Joan Fabian, Minnesota Department of Corrections
Commissioner Gene Hugoson, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Deputy Commissioner Paul Moe, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Commissioner Gopal Khanna, Minnesota Department of Office of Enterprise Technology
Commissioner Steve Sviggum, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Terrence J. Palmer, Military Personnel, Minnesota Department of Military Affairs
Temporary Commissioner Paul Eger, Minnesota Department of Pollution Control Agency
Commissioner Michael Campion, Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Commissioner Ward Einess, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Deputy Commissioner Khani Sahebjam, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Commissioner Dan Bartholomay, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Commissioner Clark Dyrud, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Susan Heegaard, Director, Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Commissioner Velma Korbel, Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Deputy Commissioner Stephanie Anderson, Minnesota Department of Management and Budget
Public testimony regarding the budget:
Todd Otis, President Ready 4 K
Dr. Dennis Steven Ferche, Afton, Citizen
The meeting was adjourned at 3:00 P.M.
Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair
Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant