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Ways and Means

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - April 13, 2007

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

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

MINUTES


Representative Loren Solberg, Chair of the Committee on Ways and Means, called the meeting to order at 9:00 A.M. on Friday, April 13, 2007, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Solberg, Loren - Chair
Swails, Marsha - Vice Chair
Holberg, MaryLiz - GOP Lead
Abeler, Jim
Brynaert, Kathy
Carlson, Lyndon
Clark, Karen
Dean, Matt
Eken, Kent
Erhardt, Ron
Greiling, Mindy
Gunther, Bob
Hilstrom, Debra
Hilty, Bill
Huntley, Tom

Kelliher, Margaret
Lenczewski, Ann
Mariani, Carlos
McNamara, Denny
Murphy, Erin
Murphy, Mary
Ozment, Dennis
Paulsen, Erik
Pelowski, Gene
Sertich, Tony
Smith, Steve
Sviggum, Steve
Tschumper, Ken




Members Excused: Kahn, Abeler, Smith

A quorum was present.

Representative Eken moved to adopt the minutes of March 22, 2007 as submitted.
THE MOTION PREVAILED

H.F. 1048 (Pelowski) http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF1048.1.pdf
Employee Relations Department abolished and duties transferred, and employee protections provided.

Representative Pelowski moved that HF1048 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Representative Pelowski presented his bill to the committee.

Commissioner Pat Anderson, DOER testified on behalf of HF1048.

Representative Pelowski renewed his motion that HF1048 pass and be placed on the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED

H.F. 2227 (Juhnke) http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF2227.2.pdf
Omnibus agricultural and veterans affairs bill appropriating money; modifying revenue and fund disposition; modifying and creating funds, fees, and accounts; providing for NextGen energy; and changing veterans provisions.

Representative Solberg moved that HF2227 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register

Representative Juhnke presented his bill to the committee.

Representative Solberg renewed his motion that HF2227 pass and be placed on the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED

S.F. 2096 (Wagenius) http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?bill=S2096.2.html&session=ls85
Omnibus environment, natural resources, and energy appropriations

Representative Solberg moved that SF 2096 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Wagenius and Representative Hansen presented their bill to the committee.

Representative Solberg moved to amend SF2096 as follows: see S2096A15.
THE MOTION DID PREVAIL THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Sviggum moved to amend SF2096 as follows: see A07-0752.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Representative Sviggum moved to amend SF2096 as follows: see A07-0744.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Representative Sviggum moved to amend SF2096 as follows: see A07-0745.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Representative Sviggum moved to amend SF2096 as follows: see A07-0743.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Representative Paulsen withdrew his amendment S2096A1.

Representative Sviggum moved to amend SF2096 as follows: see A07-0747.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Representative McNamara withdrew his amendment A07-0750.

Representative McNamara withdrew his amendment A07-0751.

Representative McNamara moved to amend SF2096 as follows: A07-0746. A roll call vote was requested.

Those voting in the affirmative: Dean, Erhardt, Gunther, Holberg, McNamara, Paulsen, Sviggum.

Those voting in the negative: Solberg, Brynaert, Carlson, Eken, Greiling, Hilstrom, Hilty, Huntley, Kelliher, Lencewski, Mariani, Murphy, E., Murphy, M., Pelowski, Sertich, Swails, Tschumper.
BY A VOTE OF 7 AYES AND 17 NAYS
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Representative Sviggum moved to amend SF2096 as follows: See A07-0748. A roll call vote was requested.

Those voting in the affirmative: Dean, Holberg, McNamara, Sviggum.

Those voting in the negative: Solberg, Brynaert, Carlson, Eken, Erhardt, Greiling, Gunther, Hilstrom, Hilty, Holberg, Huntley, Kelliher, Mariani, Murphy, E., Murphy, M., Ozment, Paulsen, Sertich, Swails, Tschumper.

BY A VOTE OF 4 AYES AND 19 NAYS
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED

Representative Solberg renewed his motion that SF2096, as amended, be passed and placed on the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED

HF 829 http://wdoc.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/LS85/HF0829.2.pdf
Omnibus public safety and corrections finance bill appropriating money; providing general criminal and sentencing provisions; and regulating DWI and driving provisions.

Representative Solberg moved that HF829 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Solberg moved to amend HF829 as follows: see H0829A43.
THE MOTION PREVAILED THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Paymar presented HF829 to the committee.

Amendment H0929A41 was withdrawn.

Representative Hilstrom withdrew amendment H0829A42.

Representative Solberg renewed his motion that HF829, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.
THE MOTION PREVAILED

The next meeting of Ways and Means will be Saturday, April 14th at 8:30 AM.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:30 P.M.


REP. LOREN SOLBERG, CHAIR




Gerrie Boice
Committee Legislative Assistant
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08:55 - Gavel.
09:50 - Discussion of adjustments to the House budget target allocations.
15:41 - HF1048 (Pelowski) Employee Relations Department abolished and duties transferred, and employee protections provided.
21:45 - SF2096 (Wagenius) Omnibus Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Finance bill.
1:36:28 - HF2227 (Juhnke) Omnibus Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance bill.
The committee took a 4 minute recess.
1:47:40 - HF829 (Paymar) Omnibus Public Safety Finance bill.
Runs 2 hours, 7 minutes.


HF 1048 (Pelowski) Employee Relations Department abolished and duties transferred, and employee protections provided
SF2096 (Anderson) Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Omnibus Appropriations
HF2227 (Juhnke) Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Omnibus Bill.
HF829 (Paymar) Public Safety Finance Omnibus Bill.