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8th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 8th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:31 A.M. on Monday, March 2, 2009, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Carlson, Lyndon, Chair
Benson, John, Vice Chair
Buesgens, Mark
Brod, Laura
Champion, Bobby Joe
Clark, Karen
Emmer, Tom
Greiling, Mindy
Hackbarth, Tom
Hilty, Bill
Howes, Larry
Huntley, Thomas
Juhnke, Al
Kahn, Phyllis
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Knuth, Kate
Kohls, Paul
Lenczewski, Ann
Murphy, Mary
Paymar, Michael
Pelowski, Gene
Peppin, Joyce
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul
Wagenius, Jean
Winkler, Ryan


Members excused: Garofalo, Hausman, Rukavina
A quorum was present.

Rep. Greiling moved approval of the minutes of Monday, February 16, 2009. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Winkler moved approval of the minutes of Monday, February 23, 2009. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Champion moved adoption of the Transportation Finance and Policy Division Report for HF110, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion moved that SF335 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Champion moved to delete the language from SF335 and insert the language from HF110, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Anzelc presented HF110/SF335 (Anzelc) Irv Anderson Memorial Highway designated.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that SF335, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Champion moved adoption of the Transportation Finance and Policy Division Report for HF121, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion moved that HF121, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Sailer presented HF121, First Committee Engrossment (Sailer) Clearwater County Veterans Memorial Highway designated.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that HF121, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Greiling moved adoption of the K-12 Education Finance Division Report for HF1040, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Shimanski moved that HF1040, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Shimanski presented HF1040, First Committee Engrossment (Shimanski) McLeod West; ISDN 2887; Reorganization operating debt bonds issued.

Tony Boyer, Acting Superintendent, McLeod West High School, ISD 2887, testified on HF1040, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Shimanski renewed the motion that HF1040, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee Bills were referred by memo on February 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 2009.

As of Monday, February 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF510 Al Juhnke Pesticide control law, and the fertilizer, soil, and plant amendment law provisions changed.
HF838 Al Juhnke Agriculture nutrient research funding provided, money appropriated.
HF839 Al Juhnke Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Capital Investment Division.

HF Author Title
HF827 Alice Hausman State bond financed property sale proceeds distribution modified.

As of Monday, February 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF820 Alice Hausman Como Zoo improvements funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF847 Tom Rukavina Mountain Iron; Energy park water and sanitary sewer extension funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
SF119 Rick Hansen Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council support provided.

As of Monday, February 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.

HF Author Title
HF863 Bill Hilty Excess energy savings carry forward allowed by power companies, and conservation improvement program study required.

As of Monday, February 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF787 Diane Loeffler Minneapolis; Father Hennepin Regional Park funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF852 Phyllis Kahn Minneapolis; Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF280 Mary Ellen Otremba MinnesotaCare; Resubmission for federal approval requested of the elimination of depreciation add-bak for self-employed farmers.
HF808 Paul Gardner Intermediate care facility rate increase provided, and money appropriated.
HF909 Paul Kohls Carver County; Waivered service program expenditure repayment requirement eliminated.

As of Monday, February 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

HF Author Title
HF785 Paul Thissen Nonprofit organization grant provided for work on behalf of licensed vendors to coordinate responses to solicitations or other requests and to increase employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, and money appropriated.
HF821 Terry Morrow Rural Policy and Development Center funding provided, money appropriated.
HF848 Kathy Brynaert Employment support services funding provided for persons with mental illness, money appropriated.
HF855 Alice Hausman University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF859 Tom Rukavina Higher education asset preservation and replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF869 Tom Rukavina Midwest Higher Education Compact state membership funding provided and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF784 Jerry Newton State reimbursement increased for reduced price school lunch meals from 12 to 52 cents per meal, and money appropriated.
HF795 Kathy Brynaert Mankato; ISDN 77 fund transfer authorized.
HF875 Melissa Hortman State requirement modified for pupil transportation for elementary pupils, and a levy authorized to pay for certain transportation costs.
HF895 Kent Eken Rural school district grant program created to allow the sharing of services, and money appropriated.
HF896 Melissa Hortman Locally controlled process defined for establishing hazardous traffic condition pupil transportation zones, and levy authorized for certain hazardous pupil transportation services.
HF911 John Ward Telecommunications and Internet access equity established, money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Public Safety Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF815 Michael Beard Scott County Regional Public Safety Training Center funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF824 Greg Davids Disaster preparedness and relief services funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.

HF Author Title
HF796 Terry Morrow Minnesota First bond sale authorized.
HF680 Jeremy Kalin Federal stimulus funding allocated for energy programs.

As of Monday, February 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.

HF Author Title
HF798 Frank Hornstein Motor Vehicle Task Force and program established, funding provided from gifts and grants, and money appropriated.
HF809 Frank Hornstein Charitable organizations provided a metropolitan transit pass discount.
HF810 Dean Urdahl Little Crow transit way feasibility study required.
HF828 Rick Hansen Dakota County; Robert Street corridor transitway funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF833 Carole McFarlane Rush Line Corridor Transit Way funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF846 Bernie Lieder Rail service funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF851 Larry Haws St. Cloud; St. Cloud regional airport funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF853 Randy Demmer Trunk Highway 14 reconstruction funding provided, money appropriated.
HF878 Melissa Hortman Highway centerline relocation governing provision added, county state-aid highway and municipal state-aid street provisions modified, advertising device placement regulated, and plats of lands abutting state rail bank property procedures provided.

As of Tuesday, February 17, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Capital Investment Division.

HF Author Title
HF855 Alice Hausman University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

As of Tuesday, February 17, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

HF Author Title
HF680 Jeremy Kalin Federal stimulus funding allocated for energy programs.

As of Tuesday, February 17, 2009, the following bill is hereby recalled from the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

HF Author Title
HF855 Alice Hausman University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

As of Sunday, February 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Capital Investment Division.

HF Author Title
HF918 Alice Hausman General obligation bond sale provisions amended.
HF919 Bev Scalze Specific information required for local capital improvement requests.
HF931 Rod Hamilton Worthington; city appropriations modified.

As of Sunday, February 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF942 Greg Davids Fountain; City of Fountain grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF943 Greg Davids Brownsville; Grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF944 Greg Davids La Crescent; Grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF945 Greg Davids Peterson; Grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF946 Greg Davids Minnesota Historical Society grants provided for local historic preservation projects, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF948 Sandra Peterson Mighty Ducks ice facility grant amounts modified, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Sunday, February 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.

HF Author Title
HF932 David Bly Rate schedule for renewable energy projects established, reports required.
HF958 David Olin State agencies authorized to develop plan for using federal stimulus funds dedicated to energy projects to install energy-efficient windows in government and residential buildings, to weatherize residential buildings, and to train installers, and money ap

As of Sunday, February 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF959 Bev Scalze Ramsey County; Keller Regional Park funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF967 Leon Lillie Ramsey County; trail construction funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF977 Al Juhnke Let's Go Fishing community outreach grants provided, money appropriated.
HF983 Rick Hansen Natural resources asset preservation and replacement established.
HF1007 Jean Wagenius Environmental and natural resources funding provided, Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources membership terms modified, and money appropriated.

As of Sunday, February 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF947 Cy Thao Parents' fair share program funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Sunday, February 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

HF Author Title
HF915 Cy Thao Lifetrack Resources grant provided, money appropriated.
HF939 Tim Mahoney New job training funding provided for hard-to-train individuals, and money appropriated.
HF957 David Olin Kennedy; Municipal geothermal, wind turbine, and solar energy power facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Sunday, February 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF922 Michael V. Nelson Public housing rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.

As of Sunday, February 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF314 Carlos Mariani Compulsory attendance age increased to 18.
HF966 Bob Gunther School swimming pool levy expanded to include small school districts.
HF1001 Randy Demmer K-12 education state grants authorized to leverage quality improvements, and money appropriated.

As of Sunday, February 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Public Safety Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF963 Debra Hilstrom Children of incarcerated parents mentor grants provided, and money appropriated.
HF972 Karla Bigham Youth intervention programs grants provided, money appropriated.
HF1005 Roger Reinert Enhanced driver's license and enhanced identification card created, application, issuance, and appearance of card provided, and Homeland Security secretary approval sought.
HF45 Karla Bigham Penalty provided for careless driving resulting in death, and providing for revocation of violator's driver's license.

As of Sunday, February 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.

HF Author Title
HF644 Bobby Joe Champion Home rule charter or statutory city authorized to adopt a program requiring certain hiring practices in city contracts.
HF990 Julie Bunn General fund forecast additional revenue priorities modified.

As of Sunday, February 22, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.

HF Author Title
HF960 Sandra Masin Dakota County; Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit Way funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1055 Al Doty Agricultural nonpoint source pollution monitoring funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF564 Dean Urdahl Whey ethanol feasibility study and report required.

As of Monday, February 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF1008 Loren Solberg Public television and noncommercial radio station grant timing and requirements modified.
HF1070 Kent Eken Red River Valley river watch program funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.

HF Author Title
HF1052 David Olin Kennedy; Energy conversion of former school building funding provided, green economy promoted, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF1061 Robin Brown Shell Rock River Watershed District funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1062 Robin Brown Shell Rock River Watershed District flood mitigation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1015 Carolyn Laine Fridley; Springbrook Nature Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1025 Jeanne Poppe Austin; Flood mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF1064 Cy Thao Gillette Children's Hospital funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

HF Author Title
HF1063 Tom Rukavina University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1081 Tim Mahoney Small growth business growth acceleration program eligibility expanded, matching funds required, and money appropriated.
HF1024 Jeanne Poppe Brownsdale; Sewer system funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1029 Ryan Winkler BioBusiness Alliance funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1042 Linda Slocum Richfield; New arterial street funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1045 Joe Mullery Summer youth employment funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF322 Bud Nornes Signature requirement increased for an election to revoke an operating referendum.
HF1040 Ron Shimanski McLeod West; ISDN 2887; Reorganization operating debt bonds issued.

As of Monday, February 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.

HF Author Title
HF1066 Julie Bunn Interstate Highway 94 Corridor Transit Way funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1028 Jerry Newton Coon Rapids; New travel lanes funding provided for U.S. Highway 10 at Hanson Boulevard between Hanson Boulevard and Round Lake Boulevard, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1051 David Olin Railroad crossing device installation funds allocated.

As of Thursday, February 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF1121 Tony Cornish Farmamerica funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1122 Al Juhnke Agriculture, Board of Animal Health, veterans, and the military funding provided, agricultural and animal health requirements and programs changed, program established, sunset provision eliminated, and money appropriated.
HF1134 Kory Kath Owatonna; Veterans home funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Capital Investment Division.

HF Author Title
HF562 Jean Wagenius Higher education asset preservation standards modified.
HF1106 Alice Hausman St. Paul Port Authority provided an application fee credit toward a future bond sale.
191 Anzelc Rainy River Community College asset preservation funding provided for tuck-pointing on the gymnasium building, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
283 Brynaert Southern Minnesota Women's Hockey Exposition Center and performing arts center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1063 Tom Rukavina University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
23 Norton New steam line from Olmsted Waste-to-Energy Facility to Rochester Community and Technical College Campus funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF1148 Bill Hilty Big Lake Area Sanitary District wastewater treatment system authorized, money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Early Childhood Education Finance and Policy Division.

HF Author Title
HF1046 Carlos Mariani Minnesota reading corps program established, and money appropriated.
HF1172 Pat Garofalo Early childhood and family, prekindergarten through grade 12, and adult education provided.

As of Thursday, February 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.

HF Author Title
HF1131 David Bly Energy use disclosure study and report required for residential building owners, purchasers, and renters.

As of Thursday, February 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF1092 Tim Mahoney Roseau; Flood mitigation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1096 Joe Mullery Minneapolis; Victory Memorial Parkway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 24, 2009, the following bill is hereby recalled from the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF765 Diane Loeffler Minneapolis; Northtown Rail Yard Bridge construction funded, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF359 Kim Norton Autism spectrum disorders coverage required.
HF506 Jim Abeler Licensed mental health professional counselors included as qualified providers under medical assistance.
HF703 Larry Hosch Long-term care provider rate adjustments provided, phase-in of rebased facility rates modified, funding provided for nursing facility moratorium exceptions and project extension approval, and human services commissioner required to develop recommendations
HF1093 Larry Hosch Positive abortion alternative base funding increased.
HF1135 Loren Solberg Medical assistance mileage reimbursement rate increased and indexed.
HF1167 Tom Huntley Medical education and research funds transfer timing modified.

As of Thursday, February 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

HF Author Title
HF1099 Morrie Lanning Perham; Northern Connections grant funding provided to implement and operate a workforce program, and money appropriated.
HF1104 Larry Haws Statewide youth job skills development grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1109 Kent Eken White Earth; Biofuel production facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1130 John Persell Bemidji State University improvements funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1139 David Dill Bois Forte Reservation; Renewable energy biofuels demonstration facility authorized, bonds issued, money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF439 Kim Norton Statewide academic standards required for physical education.
HF973 Marsha Swails Health and safety revenue used to fund school district playground safety, accessibility, safe surfacing, play and fitness equipment, inspections, design, installation, and maintenance costs.
HF1117 Andrew Falk Ortonville; ISDN 62 fund transfer authorized.
HF1150 Dean Urdahl Special education aid through base year funding reinstated.
HF1174 Mary Kiffmeyer Local education agency defined for special education purposes.
HF1175 Sandra Peterson School programs offering alternative school year calendars encouraged, grants authorized, money appropriated.
HF1176 Jerry Newton Health and safety education revenue program clarified.
HF1177 Pat Garofalo Early graduation achievement scholarship program established, money appropriated.
HF1178 Sandra Peterson Student counseling services grant program established in high-need public high schools, money appropriated.
HF106 Marsha Swails P-20 education partnership established.

As of Thursday, February 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Public Safety Finance Division.

HF Author Title
HF509 Debra Hilstrom Public defender representation provisions modified.
HF755 Steve Simon Felony theft added to racketeering statute, and identity theft added to the enhanced penalty for theft.
HF103 Joe Atkins Single occurrence liability cap removed, and cross references conformed.

As of Thursday, February 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.

HF Author Title
HF736 Gene Pelowski State agency names changed.

As of Thursday, February 24, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.

HF Author Title
HF267 Melissa Hortman Motor vehicle restraint required for child passengers under the age of eight and shorter than four feet nine inches and seat belt requirements modified accordingly.
HF1160 Nora Slawik Parking privileges in van-accessible disability parking places modified.
HF765 Diane Loeffler Minneapolis; Northtown Rail Yard Bridge construction funded, bonds issued, and money appropriated.



The meeting was adjourned at 10:54 A.M.


Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair



Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF110/SF335 (Anzelc) Irv Anderson Memorial Highway designated. HF121 (Sailer) Clearwater County Veterans Memorial Highway designated. HF1040 (Shimanski) McLeod West; ISDN 2887; Reorganization operating debt bonds issued. HF276 (Slawik) has been removed from the agenda

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00:28 - Gavel. 01:10 - SF335 (Anzelc) Irv Anderson Memorial Highway designated. 09:50 - HF121 (Sailer) Clearwater County Veterans Memorial Highway designated. 13:20 - HF1040 (Shimanski) McLeod West; ISD 2887; reorganization operating debt bonds issued. Runs 24 minutes.