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Minnesota Legislature
2007-2008 Regular Session

29th MEETING - Finance

May 14, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA 29th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
9:10 A.M. on Monday, May 14, 2007, 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
Garofalo
Hackbarth
Hausman
Hilty
Howes
Jaros
Juhnke
Kahn
Lenczewski
Lieder
Mahoney
Mariani
Murphy, M.
Paymar
Pelowski
Poppe
Seifert
Sertich
Severson
Simon
Slawik
Solberg
Sviggum
Thissen
Wagenius
Westrom



Members excused: Anderson, B., Finstad, Greiling, Huntley, Kohls, Otremba, Peppin, Rukavina, Walker

A quorum was present.

Rep. Sertich presented HF2285, First Committee Engrossment (Sertich) Natural resource
and cultural heritage dedicated funding provided through increased sales tax revenue,
funds established, Natural Heritage Enhancement Council created, and constitutional
amendment proposed.

HF 2285, First Committee Engrossment was temporarily laid over.

Rep. Murphy presented HF1175, First Engrossment (Murphy, M.) Aircraft facilities state financing modified to allow flexibility in obtaining a new lessee for a facility, and other statutory provisions modified.

Peter Sausen, Minnesota Department of Finance, further explained HF1175, First Engrossment.

Rep. Murphy, M., moved approval of the minutes of Friday, May 11, 2007. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Murphy moved that HF1175, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Sertich moved that HF2285, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Hackbarth moved to amend HF2285, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached
amendment A07-0968).

Rep. Hackbarth requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Cornish, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Seifert, Severson

Voting Nay: Carlson, Hausman, Howes, Juhnke, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, M.,
Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Thissen Wagenius

There were 5 Ayes and 17 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT
ADOPTED.

Rep. Hackbarth moved to amend HF2285, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached
amendment A07-0971). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT
ADOPTED.

Rep. Cornish moved to amend HF2285, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached
amendment H2285A13).

Rep. Hackbarth requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Cornish, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Seifert, Severson, Sviggum

Voting Nay: Carlson, Erhardt, Hausman, Hilty, Howes, Juhnke, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani,
Murphy, M., Pelowski, Poppe, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Solberg, Thissen Wagenius

There were 6 Ayes and 18 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT
ADOPTED.

Rep. Hackbarth moved to amend HF2285, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached
amendment H2285A12).

Rep. Hackbarth requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Cornish, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Howes, Seifert, Severson, Sviggum

Voting Nay: Carlson, Erhardt, Hausman, Hilty, Juhnke, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani,
Murphy, M., Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen
Wagenius

There were 7 Ayes and 19 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT
ADOPTED.

Rep. Sviggum moved to amend HF2285, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached
amendment H2285A14).

Rep. Sviggum requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Cornish, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Seifert, Severson, Sviggum

Voting Nay: Carlson, Erhardt, Hausman, Hilty, Howes, Juhnke, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani,
Murphy, M., Paymar, Pelowski, Poppe, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen
Wagenius

There were 6 Ayes and 20 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT
ADOPTED.

Rep. Seifert moved to amend HF2285, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached
amendment A07-0972).

Rep. Seifert requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Cornish, Erhardt, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Poppe, Seifert, Severson, Sviggum

Voting Nay: Carlson, Hausman, Hilty, Juhnke, Lieder, Mahoney, Mariani, Murphy, M., Paymar,
Pelowski, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius

There were 8 Ayes and 17 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT
ADOPTED.



Rep. Seifert moved to amend HF2285, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached
amendment A07-0969). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT
ADOPTED.

Rep. Hackbarth moved to amend HF2285, First Committee Engrossment, as follows:

Page 3, line 1, delete "97" and insert "98.5"
Page 3, line 12, delete "97" and insert "98.5"

Rep. Hackbarth requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Cornish, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Juhnke, Pelowski, Poppe, Seifert, Severson,
Sviggum

Voting Nay: Carlson, Erhardt, Hausman, Hilty, Howes, Lieder, Mahoney, Murphy, M., Paymar,
Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius

There were 9 Ayes and 16 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT
ADOPTED.

Kathy Novak, House Research, responded to questions regarding HF2285, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Sertich renewed the motion that HF2285, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Hackbarth requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Howes, Juhnke, Kahn, Lieder, Mahoney,
Pelowski, Poppe, Sailer, Sertich, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius

Voting Nay: Cornish, Erhardt, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Murphy, M., Paymar, Seifert,
Severson, Westrom

There were 18 Ayes and 9 Nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee Bills were referred by memo on Friday, May 11, 2007.

To the Division on Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness.
HF2476 (Simpson) Wadena Regional Wellness Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy.
HF2478 (Pelowski) Port development assistance funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Friday, May 11, 2007, the following bill is hereby recalled from the Division on Capital Investment after consultation with the division chair.
HF1175 (Murphy, M.) Aircraft facilities state financing modified to allow flexibility in obtaining a new lessee for a facility, and other statutory provisions modified.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:13 A.M.


Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair



Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF2285 (Sertich) Natural resource and cultural heritage dedicated funding provided through increased sales tax revenue, funds established, Natural Heritage Enhancement Council created, and constitutional amendment proposed. HF1175 (Murphy, M.) Aircraft facilities state financing modified to allow flexibility in obtaining a new lessee for a facility, and other statutory provisions modified. Bill Removed - HF1978 (Murphy, M.)

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05:25 - Gavel. 06:09 - Presentation of <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF2285&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF2285</A> (Sertich) Natural resource and cultural heritage dedicated funding provided through increased sales tax revenue, funds established, Natural Heritage Enhancement Council created, and constitutional amendment proposed. 08:33 - <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF1175&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF1175</A> (Murphy, M.) Aircraft facilities state financing modified to allow flexibility in obtaining a new lessee for a facility, and other statutory provisions modified. 20:25 - Amendments and final discussion of <A HREF=http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/bills/billnum.asp?billnumber=HF2285&session_number=0&ls_year=85&year=2007>HF2285</A> (Sertich) Natural resource and cultural heritage dedicated funding provided through increased sales tax revenue, funds established, Natural Heritage Enhancement Council created, and constitutional amendment proposed. Runs 1 hour, 4 minutes.