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SEVENTEENTH MEETING - Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

2007-2008 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

HOUSING POLICY AND FINANCE AND PUBLIC HEALTH FINANCE

MINUTES


Representative Karen Clark, Chair, called the fifteenth meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
CLARK, Karen, Chair
KRANZ, Scott, Vice-Chair
ANDERSON, Bruce
BENSON, John
EASTLUND, Rob
LAINE, Carolyn
MADORE, Shelley
MCFARLANE. Carol
MCNAMERA, Denny
MOE, Frank
MORGAN, Will
PETERSON, Neil W.
SEVERSON, Dan
SWAILS, Marsha
TSCHUMPER, Ken

Members excused:
HUNTLEY, Thomas

Representative Clark called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.

A quorum was present.

Representative Tschumper moved that the minutes from Wednesday, February 28, 4:30 p.m. meeting, be approved as corrected. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kranz assumed the gavel at 10:10 a.m.

Representative Clark assumed the gavel at 10:13 a.m.

The committee recognized the students from Burnsville High School.

Representative Morgan moved HF1208 to pass and be re-referred to the committee on Finance.

HF1208 (Mahoney) State Building Code modified, and construction code and licensing provisions modified and recodified

Representative Morgan moved the delete everything amendment A07-0118. (Attached) Hearing no objections the motion prevailed.

Representative Mahoney presented HF1208 to the committee.

The committee recognized the 9th -12th grade students from Woodcrest Baptist School in Fridley.

Representative Morgan renewed his motion that HF1208 pass and be re-referred to the committee on Finance as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kranz assumed the gavel at 11:14.

Representative Clark moved that HF277 pass and be re-referred to the committee on Finance.

HF277 (Clark) Window screens in new residential dwellings required to comply with safety standards

Representative Clark presented HF277 to the committee.

Testifying in support of HF277:
Russ Polansky, retired firefighter
Jim Graham
Arlene White, grandmother
Ruth Shaugobay, mother

Testifying against HF277:
Mike Fisher, Window and Door Manufacturers Association
Lisa Frenette, Builders Association of Minnesota
Brian Hoffman, Association of Minnesota Building Officials

Representative Moe moved an oral amendment to HF277 as follows:
following "January 1," on lines 1.19 and 1.22
delete "2008" and replace with "2009"
following "January 1," on line 1.24
delete "2009" and replace with "2010"
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Clark renewed her motion that HF277 pass and be re-referred to the committee on Finance.

Representative McNamara requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS ABSENT
CLARK, Karen ANDERSON, Bruce HUNTLEY, Thomas
BENSON, John EASTLUND, Rob MORGAN, Will
KRANZ, Scott MCFARLANE, Carol
LAINE, Carolyn MCNAMARA, Denny
MADORE, Shelley SEVERSON, Dan
MOE, Frank
PETERSON, Neil W.
SWAILS, Marsha
TSCHUMPER, Ken

On a vote of 9 AYES and 5 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:56 a.m.


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Karen Clark, Chair


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Lauren Benditt, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF993 (Norton) Radon control federal building codes adopted. HF695 (Clark) Lead Poisoning Prevention Act modified relating to testing and blood lead levels reporting, sale of children's items containing lead prohibited, medical assistance coverage provided, and lead hazards in properties disclosure required.

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