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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

44th MEETING - Finance

April 18, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA 44th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:20 A.M. on Friday, April 18, 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
Greiling
Hackbarth
Hausman
Heidgerken
Hilty
Howes
Huntley
Jaros
Juhnke
Kahn
Lenczewski
Lieder
Mahoney
Mariani
Murphy, M.
Otremba
Paymar
Pelowski
Peppin
Poppe
Rukavina
Seifert
Sertich
Severson
Simon
Slawik
Solberg
Thissen
Wagenius
Walker
Westrom



Members excused: Finstad, Kohls, Garofalo
A quorum was present.

Rep. Kahn moved approval of the minutes of Tuesday, April 15, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Clark moved that HF934, Third Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF934, Third Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0934DE8). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark presented HF934, Third Engrossment, as amended (Clark) Polybrominated diphenyl ether manufacture and sale restricted.

Rep. Clark renewed the motion that HF934, Third Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Mahoney moved that HF4189 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Mahoney moved to amend HF4189. (See attached amendment H4189A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Davnie and Rep. Mahoney presented HF4189, as amended (Davnie) First class metropolitan area cities financial status study and report required on conventions and event centers.

Testifying on HF4189, as amended:

Patrick Born, Chief Financial Officer, City of Minneapolis
Ann Mulholland, Deputy Mayor, City of St. Paul

Rep. Mahoney amended the motion that HF4189, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED



Rep. Kahn moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division report for HF3587, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3587.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Solberg moved that HF3587, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Simon moved to amend HF3587, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3587DE1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTE.D.

Rep. Solberg presented HF3587, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Solberg) Budget recommendations development specified, and state agencies required to provide information.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend HF3587, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 4, line 2, delete "three weeks" and insert "30 days"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTE.D.

Bill Marx, House Chief Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding HF3587, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Representative Loeffler testified on HF3587, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Mark Shepard, House Research, responded to questions regarding HF3587, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF3587, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3587A1).

Bill Marx, House Chief Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding the proposed amendment H3587A1.

THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTE.D.

Rep. Solberg renewed the motion that HF3587, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson moved adoption of the Energy Policy and Finance Division report for HF2959 First Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH2959.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved the language from HF2959, First Engrossment into SF2866, First Engrossment with amendment S2866A1. (See attached delete everything amendment S2866A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved to amend SF2866, First Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment S2866A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved that SF2866, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Johnson presented SF2866, First Engrossment, as amended (Johnson) Broadband service mapping project and inventory funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that SF2866, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson moved adoption of the Energy Policy and Finance Division report for HF2351 First Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH2351.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved that HF2351, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF2351, First Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2351A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Johnson presented HF2351, First Engrossment, as amended (Johnson) State video franchising impact study required.

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that HF2351, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Sailer moved that SF3158, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Sailer presented SF3158, First Engrossment (Moe) Explore Minnesota Tourism rental lodging study required, definitions created, and report required.

Testified on SF3138, First Engrossment:

John Edman, Director, Explore Minnesota Tourism

Rep. Sailer renewed the motion that SF3158, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Lieder moved adoption of the Transportation Finance Division Report for HF3725, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3725.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Lieder moved that HF3725, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Hornstein presented HF3725, First Committee Engrossment (Hornstein) Urban partnership agreements authorized to provide user fees for high-occupancy vehicle lanes and dynamic shoulder lanes, rulemaking exemptions provided, penalties imposed, and money appropriated.

Testified on HF3725, First Committee Engrossment:

Bernie Arseneau , Director, Office of Traffic, Safety & Operations, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Rep. Lieder moved that HF3725, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and 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 HF2998, First Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF2998.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Wagenius moved that HF2998, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Vice-Chair Sailer assumed chair at 10:43 A.M.

Rep. Koenen presented HF2998, First Engrossment (Koenen) Free entrance authorized for totally and permanently disabled veterans.

Rep. Wagenius renewed the motion that HF2998, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Paymar moved adoption of the Public Safety Finance Division Report for HF3505 First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3505.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar moved that HF3505, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Bigham presented HF3505, First Committee Engrossment (Bigham) Predatory offenders required to register prohibited from accessing and using social networking Web sites.

Testifying on HF3505, First Committee Engrossment:

David R. Boyd, Attorney, Minnesota Attorney General's Office

Rep. Paymar renewed the motion that HF3505, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Severson moved adoption of the Transportation Finance Division report for HF3301, Second Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3301.2.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Severson moved that HF3301, Second Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Kalin presented HF3301, Second Committee Engrossment (Kalin) Design-build project requests modified for proposals, scoring, project awards, protests, and stipulated fees; and Technical Review Committee provisions modified.

Testified on HF3301, Second Committee Engrossment

Betsy Parker, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Rep. Severson renewed the motion that HF3301, Second Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee bills were referred by memo on April 18, 2008.

As of Thursday, April 18, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness.

HF House Author Title
HF4196 Morrow School finance system modified, and a new education funding framework created.

As of Thursday, April 18, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Health Care and Human Services Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF4200 Drazkowski Goodhue County; Nursing facility payment rates increased.

As of Thursday, April 18, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF3944 Clark Fragrance-free schools education campaign established.

As of Thursday, April 18, 2008, the following bill is hereby recalled from the Division on Minnesota Heritage Finance.

HF House Author Title
SF3158 Moe Explore Minnesota Tourism rental lodging study required, definitions created, and report required.

As of Thursday, April 18, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.

HF House Author Title
HF4197 Haws Education license plates authorized.



The meeting was adjourned at 11:48 A.M.





Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF934 (Clark) Polybrominated diphenyl ether manufacture and sale restricted. HF4189 (Davnie) First class metropolitan area cities financial status study and report required on conventions and event centers. HF3587 (Solberg) Budget recommendations development specified, and state agencies required to provide information. HF3356/SF3158 (Moe) Explore Minnesota Tourism rental lodging study required, definitions created, and report required. HF3725 (Hornstein) Urban partnership agreements authorized to provide user fees for high-occupancy vehicle lanes and dynamic shoulder lanes, rulemaking exemptions provided, penalties imposed, and money appropriated. HF2998 (Koenen) Free entrance authorized for totally and permanently disabled veterans. HF3505 (Bigham) Predatory offenders required to register prohibited from accessing and using social networking Web sites. HF3301 (Kalin) Design-build project requests modified for proposals, scoring, project awards, protests, and stipulated fees; and Technical Review Committee provisions modified. HF2959/SF2866 (Johnson) Broadband service mapping project and inventory funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2351 (Johnson) State video franchising impact study required. Bills removed: HF3437, HF3685 and HF3429

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15:21 - Gavel. 17:00 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF934&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF934</A> (Clark) Polybrominated diphenyl ether manufacture and sale restricted. 25:29 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF4189&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF4189</A> (Davnie) First class metropolitan area cities financial status study and report required on conventions and event. 40:05 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3587&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3587</A> (Solberg) Budget recommendations development specified, and state agencies required to provide information. 1:42:16 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=SF2866&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>SF2866</A> (Johnson) Broadband service mapping project and inventory funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:45:12 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF2351&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF2351</A> (Johnson) State video franchising impact study required. 1:57:32 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=SF3158&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>SF3158</A> (Moe) Explore Minnesota Tourism rental lodging study required, definitions created, and report required. 2:11:35 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3725&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3725</A> (Hornstein) Urban partnership agreements authorized to provide user fees for high-occupancy vehicle lanes and dynamic shoulder lanes, rulemaking exemptions provided, penalties imposed, and money appropriated. 2:36:05 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF2998&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF2998</A> (Koenen) Free entrance authorized for totally and permanently disabled veterans. 2:38:06 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3505&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3505</A> (Bigham) Predatory offenders required to register prohibited from accessing and using social networking Web sites. 2:55:03 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF3301&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2008>HF3301</A> (Kalin) Design-build project requests modified for proposals, scoring, project awards, protests, and stipulated fees; and Technical Review Committee provisions modified. Runs 3 hours, 26 minutes.