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14TH MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 14TH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:03 A.M. on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, in Room 10 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
Pelowski, Gene
Peppin, Joyce
Rukavina, Tom
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Wagenius, Jean


Members excused: Garofalo, Hausman, Paymar, Thissen,Winkler

A quorum was present.

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

Rep. Murphy moved adoption of the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division Report for HF1195, First Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Murphy moved that HF1195, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Lanning presented HF1195, First Engrossment (Lanning) Mandate relief provided, Legislative Commission on Mandate Reform established, and levy limits abolished.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend HF1195, First Engrossment. (See attached amendment H1195A7).

Pat Dalton, House Research, explained amendment H1195A7.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Jennifer O'Rourke, League of Minnesota Cities, testified on HF1195, First Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Murphy renewed the motion that HF1195, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Buesgens requested a roll call on the motion:

Voting Aye: Carlson, Benson, Champion, Clark, Greiling, Huntley, Juhnke, Kahn, Lenczewski, Murphy, M., Rukavina, Simon, Slawik, Solberg

Voting Nay: Brod, Buesgens, Emmer, Hackbarth, Kiffmeyer, Kohls, Peppin, Shimanski, Smith

There were 14 Ayes and 9 Nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee bills were referred by memo on Monday, March 23, 2009.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1966 Phil Sterner Persons serving in active service or retired from active service application fees waived.
HF2014 Al Juhnke Clean water fund appropriations allocated for clean water legacy and drinking water protection activities, star farms proposal report required.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Capital Investment Division.
HF Author Title
HF1984 Phil Sterner Minnesota Zoo funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2005 Tim Kelly Red Wing; Southeast Technical College land acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF2024 Tony Sertich Hibbing; Public Utilities Commission well grant funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF2025 Tony Sertich Hibbing; Street and storm sewer reconstruction grant funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF2050 Tom Rukavina Eveleth; Water and sewer infrastructure improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF554 Jim Davnie Minneapolis; Emergency operations center and regional fire training center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1999 Larry Haws Regional public library system maintenance of effort provisions adjusted.
HF2030 Diane Loeffler Hennepin County library system maintenance of effort requirement modified.
HF2053 Carole McFarlane Regional library basic system support grants modified.
HF1031 Jean Wagenius Comprehensive statewide sustainable water resources detailed framework funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1731 Joe Mullery Hennepin County; Victory Memorial Drive restoration funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF549 Jim Davnie Debt management and debt settlement services regulated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1973 Jean Wagenius Lower Minnesota River biological assessment funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2004 Melissa Hortman Coon Rapids; bicycle and pedestrian trail grant funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2012 Robin Brown Shooting Star Trail funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2047 Steve Drazkowski Minneola Township; water quality and flood control structures grant funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2049 Jean Wagenius Environment and natural resources funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2054 Nora Slawik Ramsey County; Land acquisition funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2055 Nora Slawik Ramsey County; Land acquisition funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2066 Tara Mack Minnesota Zoo water quality funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF487 Tom Hackbarth Nonresident all-terrain vehicle operators required to possess a state trail pass.
HF671 Bob Dettmer Residency requirements eliminated for veterans obtaining complimentary state park passes.
HF877 Melissa Hortman Idling reduction technology purchases grant program established, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1731 Joe Mullery Hennepin County; Victory Memorial Drive restoration funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF453 Patti Fritz MFIP and food stamp provisions modified.
HF802 Erin Murphy Hospital payment prohibited for certain hospital-acquired conditions and certain treatments.
HF984 Kim Norton Medical assistance coverage of primary care health care providers performing primary caries prevention services as part of the child and teen checkup program authorized.
HF1565 Tim Kelly Goodhue County; Nursing facility beds consolidated and relocated to a new site.
HF1990 Erin Murphy Surcharge for certified birth records established, funds appropriated to the commissioner of health.
HF1329 Larry Hosch Personal care assistance services modified.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1479 Phyllis Kahn Refundable credit provided for payment of principal and interest on student loans, and money appropriated.
HF2057 Michael Beard Science and technology initiative promoted, commission created, center established, economic development grant programs created, terms defined, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF2071 Karen Clark Summer programming provided for American Indian youth, and money appropriated.
HF817 Phyllis Kahn Postsecondary institution requirements expanded to report resident student information to the secretary of state for voter registration purposes, and enhanced access required to voter registration records and records of returned absentee ballots on the World Wide Web.
HF908 Dean Urdahl Shared work employer plans extended by one year.
HF1418 Mike Nelson Plumbing regulated.
HF1446 Andy Welti University of Minnesota agricultural research and extension funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1987 Melissa Hortman Homebuyer savings plan trust established, and income and franchise tax deductions provided.
HF1989 Jeff Hayden Housing Solutions Act provided, deed tax percentage adjusted, rental housing assistance provided, housing account for leverage opportunity established, and money appropriated.

HF2007 Brita Sailer Capacity building grants funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2009 Carolyn Laine Emergency services grants and transitional housing funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2070 Joe Mullery Targeted neighborhood revitalization program modified, revolving fund created, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2008 John Persell Pupil miles transported component added to the general education revenue formula.
HF2017 Ryan Winkler Perpich Center for Arts Education programs, services, and current funding level maintained, moratorium on new education arts centers established, money appropriated.
HF2033 Tim Faust Research-based professional development funding provided for the St. Croix River Education District, "response to intervention" problem solving included, money appropriated.
HF2051 Jerry Newton Integration revenue provisions modified.
HF2061 Debra Hilstrom Brooklyn Center; ISDN 286; Community schools grant authorized, and money appropriated.
HF2072 Mindy Greiling Education finance reference updated.
HF2073 Mindy Greiling Education finance obsolete reference removed.
HF1127 Rob Eastlund National Guard and reserve member pay differential clarified for teachers.
HF1665 Marsha Swails Education; Best practices center for shared services established.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Public Safety Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1050 Dave Olin Short term commitment authorization repealed.
HF1199 John Lesch Felony domestic assault and domestic assault by strangulation defined as crimes of violence.
HF1245 Steve Simon Domestic abuse provisions modified, definitions expanded, and no contact orders expanded to apply throughout the state.
HF1270 Michael Paymar Short-term offender pilot project development required, money appropriated.
HF1392 John Lesch Omnibus sexual conduct technical review bill provided.
HF1509 Debra Hilstrom Challenge incarceration program expanded.
HF1517 Larry Hosch Local units of government authorized to impose administrative fines.
HF1521 Tina Liebling Earned release dates for imprisoned offenders provided, qualifying offenders required to be placed on enhanced reentry supervised release, and law requiring short-term offenders to be incarcerated in local correctional facilities repealed, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.
HF Author Title
HF1977 Joe Mullery State agency hiring and contracting provisions enacted under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
HF2038 Loren Solberg Office of Strategic and Long-range Planning established, additional revenue priorities in general fund forecasts modified, report required, and money appropriated.
HF1053 Steve Simon Public officials required to provide additional data to the secretary of state for use in maintaining the voter registration system, and automatic voter registration of applicants for a driver's license, instruction permit, or identification card provided.
HF1219 Phyllis Kahn Health insurance benefit availability required for domestic partners of state employees if they are also made available to spouses.

As of Monday, March 23, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
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.
HF2003 Terry Morrow Minnesota transit providers' schedule of state payments for operating procedures modified.
HF2006 Bobby Joe Champion Road authorities required to mitigate construction impacts on small businesses, construction mitigation grant program established, money appropriated.
HF2043 Phil Sterner Gold Star Family license plates created for family members of military personnel who have died in active military service, and plate fee and registration tax exemptions provided for certain survivors.
HF1356 Jerry Newton Free public transit use for disabled veterans and current, uniformed active service members provided.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:37 A.M.


Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair


Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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