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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

17th MEETING - Finance

April 12, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA 17th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:18 A.M. on Thursday, April 12, 2007, 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
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
Sviggum
Thissen
Wagenius
Walker




Member excused: Westrom

A quorum was present.

Rep. Mahoney moved approval of the minutes of Wednesday, April 12, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Chair Carlson moved adoption of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Report for HF854, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH0854.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Sailer moved that HF854, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Sailer presented HF854 (Sailer) Video display device collection, transportation, and recycling provided; and civil penalties imposed.

Rep. Sailer moved to amend HF854, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0854A6). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Sailer moved to amend HF854, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0854A7). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hackbarth moved to amend HF854, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A07-0678).

Rep. Hackbarth withdrew the amendment.

Rep. Sailer renewed the motion that HF854, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


Rep. Kohls moved to amend the Sailer's motion that HF854, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Murphy, M. moved adoption of the Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Division Report on HF797, Second Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH0797.2.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Murphy moved that HF797, Second Committee Engrossment to be laid over for inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill and the Workforce Development Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Rukavina presented HF797 (Rukavina) Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Jaros assumed chair at 10:29 A.M.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF797, Second Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0797A63). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson resumed chair at 10:35 A.M.

Rep. Pelowski moved to amend HF797, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A07-0724). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling moved to amend HF797, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0797A64). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Seifert moved to amend HF797, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment
H0797A54). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Kohls moved to amend HF797, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0797A51). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Severson moved to amend HF797, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0797A44). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Seifert moved to amend HF797, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment
H0797A55). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Vice Chair Sailer assumed chair at 11:14 A.M.

Rep. Seifert moved to amend HF797, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0797A50). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Seifert moved to amend HF797, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0797A48). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson resumed chair at 11:20 A.M.

Rep. Garofalo moved to amend HF797, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0797A57). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.


Rep. Howes moved to amend HF797, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0797A52).

Rep. Howes withdrew the amendment.

Rep. Mahoney moved to amend HF797, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A137). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mahoney moved to amend HF797, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 132, line 2, delete "set "and insert "recommend"
Page 139, line 23, delete "set" and insert "recommend"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Jaros moved to amend HF797, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, incorporating HF1660 First Committee Engrossment Article 1 Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 pertaining Explore Minnesota Tourism, the Minnesota Historical Society, the Arts Board and Minnesota Humanities Commission and Article 2 pertaining to flag repair. (See attached amendment H0797A42). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF797, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, incorporating HF2241 First Committee Engrossment Article 3 pertaining to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency. (See attached amendment A07-0738). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Murphy renewed the motion that HF797, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended,
be laid over for inclusion in the Higher Education Omnibus Bill and the Workforce Development Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson moved that SF1989, Second Engrossment (Pappas) Higher Education Omnibus Appropriations Bill, (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/SF1989.2.pdf).
be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Murphy moved to delete the Senate language in SF1989, Second Engrossment and insert the House language of HF797 Second Committee Engrossment Articles 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, as amended, pertaining to Higher Education. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson moved that SF1989, Second Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson moved that SF2089, Second Engrossment (Tomassoni) Jobs and Economic Development Omnibus Appropriations Bill. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/SF2089.2.pdf) be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Murphy moved to delete the Senate language in SF2089, Second Engrossment and insert the House language of HF797, Second Committee Engrossment Articles 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13 and 14, as amended, pertaining to Workforce Development. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that SF2089, Second Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson recessed at 11:41 A.M.
Chair Carlson reconvened the meeting at 11:46 A.M.

Rep. Huntley moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF297, First Committee Engrossment. (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/CEH0297.1.pdf). THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved that HF297, First Committee Engrossment, be laid over for inclusion in the Health Care and Human Services Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Huntley, Rep. Walker, Rep. Thissen, and Rep. Bunn presented HF297, First Committee Engrossment (Huntley) Health Care and Human Services Finance Omnibus Bill.

Chair Carlson recessed the meeting at 12:05 P.M.
Chair Carlson reconvened the meeting at 1:37 P.M.

Rep. Huntley moved to amend HF297, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0297A81-1).

Rep. Huntley incorporated the following Thissen amendment into H0297A81-1 amendment:

Delete Page 3, line 33 and insert: Delete lines 148.21 through 148.25
Page 148, line 26, delete everything before the period
Page 148, line 28, delete "shall and insert "may"
Delete page 148, lines 32-34
Delete page 149, lines 1-2

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

Rep. Huntley and Rep. Thissen moved to amend HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0297A91). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved to amend HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H07-0737).

April Todd Malmlov, Minnesota Department of Health, responded to questions regarding
Amendment H07-0737.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved to amend HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0297A85). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Walker moved to amend HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0297A86). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Thissen moved to amend HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0297A84). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0297A88). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0297A92). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Seifert moved to amend HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0297A87).

Rep. Seifert requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Anderson, B., Cornish, Erhardt, Finstad, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Howes, Kohls, Peppin, Seifert, Severson, Sviggum


Voting Nay: Carlson, Greiling, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Jaros, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, Otremba, Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Rukavina, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Slawik, Thissen, Wagenius, Walker

There were 12 Ayes and 22 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved to amend HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0297A80-1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved to delete the Amendment H0297A88 previously adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS STRICKEN.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0297A88).

Rep. Kahn incorporated the following amendment to Amendment H0297A88, as follows:

Page 1, line 7 delete "requires:" and insert "meets Minnesota Department of Health best practices standards as published January 15, 2008, including, considerations of:"
Page1, line 13 delete "and reporting of cases under this section." and insert "."
Page 1 delete subdivision 2

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

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H07-0716).

David Haugen, Department of Employee Relations and Nathan Moracco, Department of Employee Relations, responded to questions regarding Amendment H07-0716.

Rep. Rukavina withdrew the amendment.

John Walz, Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Chair Carlson recessed the meeting at 2:53 P.M.
Chair Carlson reconvened the meeting at 4:17 P.M.

John Walz continued to respond to questions regarding HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, by
incorporating HF2241 First Committee Engrossment Article 1 pertaining to the Department of
Human Services and Article 2 pertaining to the Department of Health. (See attached amendment
A07-0739). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved to amend the A07-0739 amendment, which was already amended into HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0297A90). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Slawik moved to amend HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A07-0723 which is the language of HF1056 Second Committee Engrossment Article 1, pertaining to the Department of Human Services as amended in the Finance Committee on April 2, 2007). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley renewed the motion that HF297, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be laid over for inclusion in the Health Care and Human Services Omnibus Bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



Rep. Carlson moved that SF2171, Second Engrossment (Berglin) Health Care and Human Services Omnibus Appropriations Bill, (See language at http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/SF2171.2.pdf) be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Huntley moved to delete the Senate language in SF2171 and insert the House language of HF297 First Committee Engrossment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Carlson moved that SF2171, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee Bill was referred by memo Wednesday,
April 11, 2007.

To the Division on Public Safety Finance.
HF2420 (Seifert) MERIT Center in Marshall funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:52 P.M.



Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair



Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF854 (Sailer) Video display device collection, transportation, and recycling provided; and civil penalties imposed. SF1989 (Pappas) Higher Education Omnibus Appropriations Bill, incorporating --HF797 (Rukavina) Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance Omnibus Bill (portions) SF2089 (Tomassoni) Jobs and Economic Development Omnibus Appropriations Bill, incorporating --HF797 (Rukavina) Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance Omnibus Bill (portions) --HF2241 (Clark) Housing Policy and Public Health Finance Omnibus Bill (portions) --HF1660 (Jaros) Minnesota Heritage Finance Omnibus Bill (portions) SF2171 (Berglin) Health Care and Human Services Omnibus Appropriations Bill, incorporating --HF297 (Huntley) Health Care and Human Services Finance Omnibus Bill --HF2241 (Clark) Housing Policy and Public Health Finance Omnibus Bill (portions) --HF1056 (Slawik) Early Childhood Learning Finance Omnibus Bill (portions)

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06:34 - Gavel. 07:13 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF854&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF854</A> (Sailer) Video display device collection, transportation, and recycling provided; and civil penalties imposed. 1:13:21 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF797&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF797</A> (Rukavina) Omnibus Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance bill. 2:24:40 - SF2089 ( ) Omnibus Jobs and Economic Development Finance bill, incorporating portions of <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF797&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF797</A> (Rukavina) Omnibus Higher Education and Work Force Development Finance bill, <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF2241&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF2241</A> (Clark) Omnibus Housing Policy and Public Health Finance bill, and <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF1660&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF1660</A> (Jaros) Omnibus Minnesota Heritage Finance bill. The committee went into recess. Runs 2 hours, 20 minutes.