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10th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 10th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:33 A.M. on Monday, March 9, 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
Emmer, Tom
Hackbarth, Tom
Hausman, Alice
Hilty, Bill
Howes, Larry
Huntley, Thomas
Juhnke, Al
Kahn, Phyllis
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Knuth, Kate
Kohls, Paul
Lenczewski, Ann
Murphy, Mary
Paymar, Michael
Pelowski, Gene
Rukavina, Tom
Shimanski, Ron
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul
Wagenius, Jean
Winkler, Ryan

Members excused: Champion, Garofalo, Greiling, Peppin, Simon
Members absent: Brod, Clark
A quorum was present.

Rep. Thissen moved approval of the minutes of Monday, March 2, 2009. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Huntley moved approval of the minutes of Wednesday, March 4, 2009. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Wagenius moved adoption of the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division Report for HF18, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Wagenius moved that SF119 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Wagenius moved to delete the language from SF119 and insert the language from HF18, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Wagenius moved to amend SF119, as amended. (See attached amendment H0018A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hansen presented HF18/SF119, as amended (Hansen) Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council support provided.

Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on SF119, as amended.

Rep. Wagenius renewed the motion that SF119, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Buesgens moved adoption of the K-12 Education Finance Division Report for HF195, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Buesgens moved that HF195, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Norton presented HF195, First Committee Engrossment (Norton) Labor Day school start provisions modified for two years.

Rep. Buesgens renewed the motion that HF195, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Chair Carlson requested a division on the motion. There were 11 Ayes and 13 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED.

The following Finance Committee Bills were referred by memo on March 2, 5 and 6, 2009.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1236 Lyle Koenen Redwood County veterans cemetery funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1208 Greg Davids Art organization regional capital fund created, and money appropriated.
HF1231 Mary Murphy Dedicated funding provided for Natural resource and cultural heritage, and money appropriated.
HF1262 Steve Drazkowski Goodview; Water treatment funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Early Childhood Education Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF106 Marsha Swails P-20 education partnership established.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Early Childhood Education Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1172 Pat Garofalo Early childhood and family, prekindergarten through grade 12, and adult education provided.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1194 Keith Downey Green job incentives provided, green job opportunity building zones provided, small business investment company and job growth investment tax credits provided, tax benefits allowed, conforming changes made, terms defined, and biomethane energy projects al
HF1259 Brita Sailer Solar energy projects in K-12 public schools funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1260 Brita Sailer Solar energy installation projects in K-12 public schools funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF217 Tim Faust Agricultural property tax law modified, and certain property classification requirements changed.
HF1205 Matt Dean Stillwater flood control levee project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1244 Tom Huntley St. Louis County; Day training and habilitation provider reimbursement rate increase provided, money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1093 Larry Hosch Positive abortion alternative base funding increased.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1153 Karen Clark Metropolitan Economic Development Association funding provided, money appropriated.
HF1203 Andrew Falk Benson; City street reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1207 Linda Slocum Opportunities industrial centers funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1243 Mike Obermueller Redevelopment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1263 Tim Mahoney St. Paul; St.Paul RiverCentre finance loans forgiven, local bonds authorized to expand the Minnesota event district.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1093 Larry Hosch Positive abortion alternative base funding increased.
HF293 Maria Ruud Colorectal cancer screening provided for the uninsured, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1178 Sandra Peterson Student counseling services grant program established in high-need public high schools, money appropriated.
HF1222 Jim Abeler Equalizing factors indexed for the debt service and referendum equalization aid programs.
HF1256 Joe Mullery Local hazardous pupil transportation zone establishment process defined, levy for hazardous pupil transportation services authorized.
HF1172 Pat Garofalo Early childhood and family, prekindergarten through grade 12, and adult education provided.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the K-12 Education Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF106 Marsha Swails P-20 education partnership established.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Public Safety Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1163 Steve Smith Legal advocacy services provided to human trafficking victims, money appropriated.
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.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.
HF Author Title
HF20 Ryan Winkler Web site required with a searchable database of state expenditures.
HF312 Marty Seifert State conferences required to be conducted electronically to the extent possible.
HF1018 Jeremy Kalin Public Web sites purpose specified, and state agencies required to inclulde contact information on Web sites.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Division on State Government Finance.
HF Author Title
HF293 Maria Ruud Colorectal cancer screening provided for the uninsured, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1210 Dean Urdahl Little Crow Transit Way funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1221 Julie Bunn Stillwater lift bridge endowment account established.


As of Monday, March 2, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from 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.

As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1121 Tony Cornish Farmamerica funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Capital Investment Division.
HF Author Title
182 Hilty Carlton County; Water main improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
185 Hilty Carlton; Water and sewer utility improvement project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
186 Hilty Willow River; Wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
187 Hilty Barnum; Well improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
188 Hilty Carlton County; Water distribution improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
189 Anzelc Big Fork; Pond rehabilitation and expansion grant provided for sewer projects, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
190 Anzelc Coleraine, Bovey, Taconite; Aerobic digester grant provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
205 Anzelc Nashwauk; Wastewater infrastructure grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
228 Koenen Montevideo; Wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
229 Koenen Olivia; Southwest area storm sewer system funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
243 Anzelc Bovey; Sewer collection rehabilitation grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
262 Anzelc Nashwauk; Sewer extension and expansion project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
278 Reinert Duluth; Sanitary sewer overflow storage facility construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF683 Tom Rukavina Mountain Iron; Municipal wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF942 Greg Davids Fountain; City of Fountain 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.
HF1148 Bill Hilty Big Lake Area Sanitary District wastewater treatment system authorized, money appropriated.
HF532 Lyle Koenen Renville; Wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF615 Tom Rukavina Aurora; Water treatment facility renovation funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF640 Tom Rukavina White; Municipal water and wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF471 Loren Solberg Grand Rapids; Wastewater treatment facility reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1290 Tom Huntley Duluth Children's Museum funding provided to purchase land, renovate historic buildings, construct, furnish, and equip a new children's museum, and money appropriated.
HF1348 Al Juhnke Kandiyohi County; Green Lake water quality pilot program funding provided, money appropriated.
HF1371 Phyllis Kahn Minnesota Humanities Center grant provided, money appropriated.
HF1385 Bob Gunther Odin and Ormsby; Wastewater treatment infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1121 Tony Cornish Farmamerica funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
SF119 Hansen Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council support provided.

As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1299 Tom Hackbarth Environment, natural resources, and energy funding provided, fees established, disposition of certain fees provided, insurance form requirements modified, and assessments for regulatory expenses modified and established.
HF1300 John Persell Paul Bunyan Trail bridge design and construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1302 Sheldon Johnson St. Paul; National Great River Park funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1316 Matt Dean Stillwater; Flood control funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1325 Al Doty County geologic atlas program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1390 Joe Atkins Inver Grove Heights; Swing Bridge and surrounding public lands improvements funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1307 Erin Murphy Long-term care volunteer ombudsman program expanded, and money appropriated.
HF1332 John Benson Food shelves and food stamp outreach funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1361 Tom Huntley Prenatal alcohol or drug use prevention appropriation repealed.
HF1362 Tom Huntley Commissioner of Human Services required to apply for federal funds.
HF1388 Lyndon Carlson Golden Valley; Nursing facility providing residential rehabilitative services payment rates increased.
HF934 Diane Loeffler Children aging out of foster care provisions modified.
HF985 Jeff Hayden Children aging out of foster care provisions modified.

As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1292 Greg Davids Rushford; 2005 appropriation transferred from a nanotechnology facility to a community center project.
HF1319 Mary Kiffmeyer Big Lake Regional Ice Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1323 Tom Rukavina Hoyt Lakes; Water plant improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1326 Tom Rukavina Emergency employment development program established, wage subsidies provided, and money appropriated.
HF1335 Bob Gunther Winnebago; Waste water treatment pipeline funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF1337 Tim Mahoney St. Paul; 3M site redevelopment funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1308 Kim Norton Uniform technology and data standards required for local public health agencies, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1354 Karen Clark Nonprofit housing bonds authorized, money appropriated.
HF419 Jim Davnie Lead Poisoning Prevention Act modified.

As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1324 Frank Hornstein General Education Development test fee waiver authorized.
HF1331 John Benson Alternative facility bonding and levy program qualification adjusted.
HF1355 Jerry Newton Hazardous pupil transportation services levy authorized.
HF1376 Mark Buesgens Education; Compensatory revenue concentration factor eliminated.
HF1382 Randy Demmer Education; Staff revenue distribution restrictions modified.
HF1384 Bob Gunther School district minimum revenue increased for various youth and community education programs.
HF1386 Bob Gunther School district mandates suspended for fiscal years 2010 and 2011.
HF1387 Bob Gunther Safe schools levy; Student health personnel set-aside removed.
HF116 John Ward Type III school bus driver qualifications modified.
HF935 Linda Slocum Charter school provisions modified.
HF1046 Carlos Mariani Minnesota reading corps program established, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Public Safety Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF161 Paul Thissen Medical response unit reimbursement pilot program established, emergency medical services programs funded, and money appropriated.
HF449 Joe Mullery Crisis intervention team grants established, and money appropriated.
HF1156 Michael Paymar Referees authorized to preside over conciliation courts.
HF1193 Lyle Koenen Department of Corrections and Department of Employment and Economic Development claims settlement provided, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.
HF Author Title
HF8 Steve Simon Minnesota False Claims Act established.

As of Thursday, March 5, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1309 Bernie Lieder Transportation, Metropolitan Council, and public safety activity and program funding provided, fund transfers, contingent appropriations, and tort claims provided, fees and accounts provided, and bridge collapse and highway construction projects for fiscal
HF1333 Paul Gardner Metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditures additional funding provided, and certain obligations authorized.
HF1365 Tony Sertich Retired firefighter special license plates established.
HF1373 Paul Gardner Minnesota Council on Transportation Access established, report required, money appropriated.
HF1380 David Bly Commuter rail line between Northfield and St. Paul alternatives analysis funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.

As of Friday, March 6, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Early Childhood Education Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1324 Hornstein General Education Development test fee waiver authorized.
HF1384 Gunther School district minimum revenue increased for various youth and community education programs.

As of Friday, March 6, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1227 Rukavina Minnesota law conformed to the requirements necessary to receive federal stimulus funds, and money appropriated.

As of Friday, March 6, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the K-12 Education Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1324 Hornstein General Education Development test fee waiver authorized.
HF1384 Gunther School district minimum revenue increased for various youth and community education programs.
HF214 David Bly School boards authorized to form business entity solely for wind energy projects, and production tax exemption provided.

As of Friday, March 6, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1308 Norton Uniform technology and data standards required for local public health agencies, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Friday, March 6, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1308 Norton Uniform technology and data standards required for local public health agencies, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Friday, March 6, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.
HF House Author Title
HF214 David Bly School boards authorized to form business entity solely for wind energy projects, and production tax exemption provided.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:25 P.M.





Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF18/SF119 (Hansen) Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council support provided. HF195 (Norton) Labor Day school start provisions modified for two years, and repealing the Labor Day school start provision after studying its effect.

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01:15 - Gavel. 01:43 - HF18/SF119 (Hansen) Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council support provided. 27:46 - HF195 (Norton) Labor Day school start provisions modified for two years, and repealing the Labor Day school start provision after studying its effect. Runs 49 minutes.