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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

42nd MEETING - Finance

April 09, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA 42nd MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:15 A.M. on Wednesday, April 9, 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
Garofalo
Hackbarth
Hausman
Heidgerken
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
Thissen
Wagenius
Walker
Westrom


Member excused: Greiling, Finstad
A quorum was present.

Rep. Solberg moved approval of the minutes of Tuesday, April 8, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Wagenius moved adoption of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division report for HF3547, Second Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3547.2.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Wagenius moved that HF3547, Second Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Dill presented HF3547, Second Committee Engrossment (Dill) Omnibus game and fish bill.

Rep. Wagenius moved to amend HF3547, Second Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3547A14). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF3547, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3547A11). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF3547, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3547A15). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hackbarth moved to amend HF3547, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A08-1573).

Rep. Berns explained the proposed amendment A08-1573.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hackbarth moved to amend HF3547, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A08-1590).

Ed Boggess, Deputy Director, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on the proposed amendment A08-1590.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hackbarth moved to amend HF3547, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3547A16). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Wagenius renewed the motion that HF3547, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Lieder moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3800, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3800.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved that HF3800, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Hornstein presented HF3800, First Committee Engrossment (Hornstein) Transportation Policy Bill.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF3800, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3800A29). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 41, delete section 61
Page 42, line 4, after the semicolon, insert "and"
Page 42, delete lines 5 to 7
Page 42, line 8, delete " (7) " and insert " (6) " and delete “ (i) "
Page 42, line 9, delete “,and" and insert a period
Page 42, delete line 10

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3800A26). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Lieder moved to amend HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3800A25).

Matt Burress, House Research, responded to questions regarding amendment H3800A25.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3800A23).

Elizabeth M. Parker, Director, Office of Governmental Affairs, Minnesota Department of Transportation testified on amendment H3800A23

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Gail Weinholzer, AAA Director, testified on HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Wagenius moved to amend HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 35, line 15, delete “25" and insert “21"

Rep. Mahoney moved to amend, as follows:

Page 35, line 15, amend “21" to “20"

Rep. Wagenius incorporated the Mahoney amendment “20" into her amendment

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Westrom moved to amend HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 34-35, Delete Section 50

Gail Weinholzer, AAA Director, testified to the proposed amendment.

A division was requested on the motion. There were 9Ayes and 18 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved to reconsider the following amendment which was previously adopted to HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 41, delete section 61
Page 42, line 4, after the semicolon, insert “and"
Page 42, delete lines 5 to 7
Page 42, line 8, delete “ (7) " and insert “ (6) " and delete “ (i) "
Page 42, line 9, delete “,and" and insert a period
Page 42, delete line 10

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS RECONSIDERED.

Tom Gottfried, Minnesota Department of Transportation testified regarding the proposed amendment.

Chair Carlson withdrew the amendment.

Rep. Cornish moved to amend HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 44, Delete section 68



Testified on the proposed amendment:
Pat McCormack, Minnesota Department of Driver and Vehicle Services, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Captain Ken Urquhart. Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Minnesota State Patrol

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Westrom moved to amend HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 33, line 29, delete “40" and insert “30" and delete “ten" and insert “six"
Page 33, line 30, before the semicolon, insert “, provided that upon request of a parent or guardian, an additional four hours of behind-the-wheel driving instruction must be provided between the months of December and February"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 35-36, Delete Section 51

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Westrom moved to amend HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 35, line 15, after “driver" insert “or Minnesota identification card holder who is"
Page 35, after line 21, insert: “(f) For purposes of the section, “immediate family" means related by blood or legally adopted"


Rep. Kohls moved to amend the proposed amendment, as follows:

after blood insert “adoption or marriage" and delete “or legally adopted"

Rep. Westrom incorporated the Kohls amendment into the proposed amendment to read as follows:

Page 35, line 15, after “driver" insert “or Minnesota identification card holder who is"
Page 35, after line 21, insert: “(f) For purposes of the section, “immediate family" means related by blood, adoption or marriage"

Gail Weinholzer, AAA Director, testified to the proposed amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Severson moved to amend HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Pages 1-2, delete sections 1 and 2

Rep. Davnie testified on the proposed amendment.

A division was requested on the motion. There were 11 Ayes and 15 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 35, lines 20-21, restore the stricken language

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Mike Burress, House Research, responded to questions regarding HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Lenczewski moved to amend HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:
Page 6, Strike Section 5

Jeremy Estenson, Minnesota Trucking Association, testified on the proposed amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, was temporarily laid on the table.

Rep. Severson moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3490. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF3706.0.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Severson moved that HF3490 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Bigham presented HF3490 (Bigham) Juvenile driver's license $30 reinstatement fee imposed following revocation.

Rep. Severson renewed the motion that HF3490 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Severson moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF4055 First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH4055.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Severson moved that SF3669, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Severson moved to amend the language from HF4055, First Committee Engrossment and insert into SF3669, Second Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Madore presented SF3669, Second Engrossment, as amended. (Madore) Transportation
construction project mitigating effects on small businesses report required.

Rep. Severson renewed the motion that SF3669, Second Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Severson moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3558, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3558.1.pdf). ). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Severson moved that HF3558, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Madore presented HF3558 (Madore) 2008 U.S. Women's Open license plates issuance required.



Rep. Severson renewed the motion that HF3558, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson took HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, off the table.

Rep. Walker moved to amend HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

On the last line after “means" insert “permanent members of the same household who are"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Severson renewed the motion that HF3800, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Severson moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3486, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3486.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Severson moved that HF3486, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Hornstein presented HF3486, First Committee Engrosssment, (Hornstein) International Fuel
Tax Agreement fee proceeds since 2005 reallocated.

Pat McCormack, Minnesota Department of Driver and Vehicle Services, Minnesota Department of Transportation, testified on HF3486, First Committee Engrossment

Rep. Severson renewed the motion that HF3486, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Severson moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3036 First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3036.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Sailer moved that SF3224, Second Engrossment be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Sailer presented SF3224, Second Engrossment (Sailer) Nonmotorized transportation advisory committee established.

Rep. Sailer amended the motion that SF3224, Second Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Severson moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3706. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF3706.0.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED

Rep. Severson moved that HF3706 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Severson presented HF3706 (Severson) Special license plate surcharge repealed.

Rep. Severson renewed the motion that HF3706 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Carlson moved that SF3137, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Hortman presented SF3137, First Engrossment (Hortman) Commuter rail; transportation commissioner's authority clarified relating to commuter rail, and operation and maintenance of commuter rail lines located in the metropolitan area provided.

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that SF3137, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10.M.


Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair


Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF3547 (Dill) Omnibus game and fish bill. HF3800 (Hornstein) Transportation Policy Bill HF3486 (Hornstein) International Fuel Tax Agreement fee proceeds since 2005 reallocated. HF3036/SF3224 (Sailer) Nonmotorized transportation advisory committee established. HF3558 (Madore) 2008 U.S. Women's Open license plates issuance required. HF4055/SF3669 (Madore) Transportation construction project mitigating effects on small businesses report required. HF3301 (Kalin) Design-build project requests modified for proposals, scoring, project awards, protests, and stipulated fees; and Technical Review Committee provisions modified. HF3706 (Severson) Special license plate surcharge repealed. HF3490 (Bigham) Juvenile driver's license $30 reinstatement fee imposed following revocation. HF3792/SF3137 (Hortman) Commuter rail; transportation commissioner's authority clarified relating to commuter rail, and operation and maintenance of commuter rail lines located in the metropolitan area provided.

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05:54 - Gavel. 06:21 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3547&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3547</A> (Dill) Omnibus game and fish bill. 32:46 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3800&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3800</A> (Hornstein) 2008 Omnibus transportation policy bill (bill was subsequently laid over). 2:31:48 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3490&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3490</A> (Bigham) Juvenile driver's license $30 reinstatement fee imposed following revocation. 2:33:55 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=SF3669&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>SF3669</A> (Madore) Transportation construction project mitigating effects on small businesses report required. 2:45:09 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3558&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3558</A> (Madore) 2008 US Women's Open license plates issuance required. 2:47:23 - Further consideration of <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3800&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3800</A> (Hornstein) 2008 Omnibus transportation policy bill. 2:50:49 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3486&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3486</A> (Hornstein) International Fuel Tax Agreement fee proceeds since 2005 reallocated. 2:54:24 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=SF3224&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>SF3224</A> (Sailer) Nonmotorized transportation advisory committee established. 2:57:35 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3706&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3706</A> (Severson) Special license plate surcharge repealed. 2:59:48 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=SF3137&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>SF3137</A> (Hortman) Commuter rail; transportation commissioner's authority clarified relating to commuter rail, and operation and maintenance of commuter rail lines located in the metropolitan area provided. Runs 2 hours, 56 minutes.