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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

39th MEETING - Finance

March 31, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA 39th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:09 A.M. on Monday, March 31, 2008, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

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



Members excused: Anderson, B., Juhnke, Kohls, Lenczewski
A quorum was present.

Rep. Pelowski moved approval of the minutes of Friday, March 28, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Hausman moved that HF4072 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Hausman moved to amend HF 4072. (See attached H4072A1 amendment). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hausman presented HF4072, as amended (Hausman) University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

Rep. Hausman renewed the motion that HF4072, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Hausman moved that HF4070 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Hausman moved to amend HF4070. (See attached amendment H4070A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hausman presented HF4070, as amended (Hausman) Public facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Hausman moved that HF4070, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Huntley moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for SF2564, First Engrossment. (See attached language at https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/showPDF.php). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved that SF2564, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Huntley presented SF2564, First Engrossment (Huntley) TANF maintenance of effort programs modification

Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding SF2564, First Engrossment.

Rep. Huntley renewed the motion that SF2564, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Huntley moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF3976, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3976.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved that HF3976, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to be pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Huntley presented HF3976, First Committee Engrossment, (Huntley) Health care program provisions changed, funding provided and money appropriated.

Rep. Huntley moved to amend HF3976, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3976A32-1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved to amend HF3976, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3976A33). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley renewed the motion that HF3976, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to be pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Huntley moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF3391, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3391.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved that HF3391, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Huntley moved to amend HF3391, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3391A58).

Rep. Huntley moved to incorporate an amendment into amendment H3391A58, as follows:

Page 8, delete lines 18-19
Page 3, line 24, delete "$……." and insert "$482,000"

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

Rep. Huntely moved to amend HF3391, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 15, line 34, delete "January" and insert “July"
Page 47, line 28, delete “2011" and insert “2013"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley presented HF3391 (Huntley), First Committee Engrossment, as amended. Health care programs increased, provisions modified, subsidies provided, Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange, and Health Care Transformation Commission established, Section 125 plan offer required, standard created, and money appropriated.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF3391, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:
(amending the H3391A58 previously adopted), as follows:

Page 3, line 24, delete “$482,000" we previously inserted and insert “$804,000"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF3391, First Committee Engrossment, as amended,

Page 60, line 22, delete “$……." and insert “$15,000,000"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF3391, First Committee Engrossment, as amended,

Page 61, line 21, delete “$……." and insert “$20,000,000"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson recessed the meeting 11:20 A.M.
Chair Carlson reconvened the meeting at 4:42 P.M.

Rep. Huntley moved to amend HF3391, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3391A64).

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend HF3391, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, (amending the H3391A58 previously adopted), as follows:

Page 9, delete Subdivision 2

Rep. Thissen incorporated an amendment into to the proposed amendment, as follows:

Page 8, line 26, delete “Subdivision 1. Reform modeling tool"

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


Rep. Huntley renewed the motion that HF3391, First 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 March 28, 2008:

To the Division on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs.
SF3050 (Vickerman) Agriculture education leadership council expiration date extension

To the Division on Minnesota Heritage Finance.
SF3158 (Skogen) Explore Minnesota Tourism rental lodging study required, definitions created, and report required.

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.
HF4130 (Peppin) Rogers and Minneapolis commuter coach service established and funds directed.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:07 P.M.



Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair



Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF4072 (Hausman) University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated. HF4070 (Hausman) Public facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF3391 (Huntley) Health care programs increased, provisions modified, subsidies provided, Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange, and Health Care Transformation Commission established, Section 125 plan offer required, standard created, and money appropriated. SF2564 (Huntley) TANF maintenance of effort programs modification HF3976 (Huntley) Health care program provisions changed, funding provided and money appropriated.

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