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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

45th MEETING - Finance

April 22, 2008

STATE OF MINNESOTA 45th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:12 A.M. on Tuesday, April 22, 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
Greiling
Hackbarth
Hausman
Hilty
Howes
Huntley
Jaros
Juhnke
Kahn
Kohls
Lenczewski
Lieder
Mahoney
Murphy, M.
Otremba
Paymar
Pelowski
Peppin
Poppe
Rukavina
Seifert
Sertich
Severson
Simon
Slawik
Solberg
Thissen
Wagenius
Westrom



Members excused: Finstad, Heidgerken, Mariani, Walker
A quorum was present.

Rep. Poppe moved approval of the minutes of Friday, April 18, 2008. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Chair Carlson moved adoption of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Report for HF3437, Second Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF3437.2.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved that HF3437, Second Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF3437, Second Engrossment, as follows:

Page 4, delete Section 4

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Moe presented HF3437, Second Engrossment, as amended (Moe) Star lake or river designation process provided, star lake or river signs allowed on highways, report required, and money appropriated.

Bill Marx, House Chief Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding HF3437, Second Engrossment, as amended.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF3437, Second Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 3, line 32, after the period, insert, "The Department of Transportation must bill the cost of the signs erected under this section to the requester."

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Chair Carlson amended the motion that HF3437, Second Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Wagenius moved adoption of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Report for HF3685. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF3685.0.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Wagenius moved that HF3685 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Moe presented HF3685 (Moe) Toxic chemical release reporting requirements modified.

Rep. Wagenius renewed the motion that HF3685 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Lieder moved adoption of the Transportation Finance Division Report for HF4100, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH4100.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Lieder moved that HF4100, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Morrow presented HF4100, First Committee Engrossment (Morrow) Driver and vehicle services technology account established, technology surcharge imposed, and fees adjusted.

Testified on HF4100, First Committee Engrossment:

Pat McCormack, Director, Driver and Vehicle Services, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Rep. Lieder renewed the motion that HF4100, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED

Rep. Huntley moved adoption the Health and Human Services Finance Division report for HF3380, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH3380.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved that HF3380, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Liebling presented HF3380, First Committee Engrossment (Liebling) State health care county-based purchasing program requirements revised.

Testified on HF3380, First Committee Engrossment

Karen Peed, Human Services Department, Minnesota Department of Health

Rep. Huntley renewed the motion that HF3380, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee bills were referred by memo on April 21, 2008.

As of Monday, April 22, 2008, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on Capital Investment.
HF4203 (Lesch) St. Paul; Capital improvement bond local law amended.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:45 A.M.


Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair


Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF3437 (Moe) Star lake or river designation process provided, star lake or river signs allowed on highways, report required, and money appropriated. HF3685 (Moe) Toxic chemical release reporting requirements modified. HF4100 (Morrow) Driver and vehicle services technology account established, technology surcharge imposed, and fees adjusted. HF3380 (Liebling) State health care county-based purchasing program requirements revised. HF1724 has been removed

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