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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

47th MEETING - Finance

April 29, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA 47th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:12 A.M. on Tuesday, April 29, 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
Finstad
Garofalo
Greiling
Hackbarth
Hausman
Heidgerken
Hilty
Howes
Huntley
Jaros
Juhnke
Kahn
Kohls
Lenczewski
Lieder
Mahoney
Mariani
Murphy, M.
Otremba
Paymar
Pelowski
Peppin
Poppe
Rukavina
Seifert
Severson
Simon
Slawik
Solberg
Thissen
Wagenius
Walker
Westrom



Member excused: Sertich
A quorum was present.

Rep. Simon moved approval of the minutes of Friday, April 25, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Greiling moved adoption of the K-12 Education Finance Division Report for HF4018. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF4018.0.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling moved that HF4018 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Greiling moved to amend HF4018. (See attached amendment HDA-788). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling presented HF4018, as amended (Greiling) School debt provisions modified.

Rep. Greiling renewed the motion that HF4018, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson recessed the meeting at 9:18 A.M.
Chair Carlson reconvened the meeting at 10:56 A.M.

Rep. Greiling moved adoption of the K-12 Education Finance Division Report for HF2291. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF2291.0.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling moved that HF2291 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Greiling moved to amend HF2291. (See attached amendment H2291DE1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Rep. Greiling presented HF2291, as amended (Greiling) Telecommunications/Internet access equity aid full funding provided, and money appropriated.

Greg Crowe, Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding HF2291, as amended.

Rep. Greiling renewed the motion that HF2291, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Wagenius moved adoption of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Report for HF863, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH0863.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Wagenius moved that HF863, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Greiling moved to amend HF863, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0863A23) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hortman presented HF863, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Hortman) California vehicle emissions standards adopted, and updates provided to comply with the federal Clean Air Act.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF863, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A08-1659X).

Rep. Juhnke incorporated the following amendment to Amendment A08-1659X, as follows:

Page 1, line 13, delete "ot" and insert "of"
Page 1, line 23, after "On-Star" insert “and similar computer"
Page 1, line 23, delete “system" and insert “systems"
Page 2, line 14, delete “real-world"
Page 2, line 14, after “gasoline" insert “grades sold in Minnesota"
Page 2, line 15, delete “test" and insert “tested"
Page 2, line 19, delete “real-word emissions" and insert “emission"
Page 2, line 25, after “2009" insert “and delete "2012" and insert "2013""

Kathy Novak, House Research, responded to questions regarding the proposed amendment.

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

Rep. Seifert moved to amend the motion that HF863, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to Committee on Agriculture, Rural Economics and Veterans Affairs Division.

Rep. Seifert requested a roll call on the motion:

Testified on the motion:

Chris Radatz, Public Policy Director, Farm Bureau
Thom Petersen, Governmental Director, Farmers Union

Rep. Seifert withdrew the motion.

Rep. Wagenius renewed the motion that HF863, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Westrom requested a roll call on the motion:

Voting Aye: Carlson, Clark, Erhardt, Greiling, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Kahn, Lenczewski, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani, Otremba, Paymar, Sailer, Simon, Slawik, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker


Voting Nay: Anderson, B., Cornish, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Heidgerken, Howes, Jaros, Juhnke, Kohls, Pelowski, Peppin, Poppe, Rukavina, Seifert, Severson, Solberg, Westrom

There were 20 Ayes and 18 Nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee bill was referred by memo on April 28, 2008.

As of Monday, April 28, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness.
HF4217 (Mariani) School finance system modified, and education funding framework established.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:15 P.M.


Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair


Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF4018 (Greiling) School debt provisions modified. HF2291 (Greiling) Telecommunications/Internet access equity aid full funding provided, and money appropriated. HF863 (Hortman) California vehicle emissions standards adopted, and updates provided to comply with the federal Clean Air Act.

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