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Minnesota Legislature

16th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 16th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
6:34 P.M. on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Carlson, Lyndon, Chair
Buesgens, Mark
Champion, Bobby Joe
Emmer, 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
Peppin, Joyce
Rukavina, Tom
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul

Members excused: Benson, Brod, Clark, Garofalo, Greiling, Hackbarth, Wagenius, Winkler
A quorum was present.

Rep. Champion moved approval of the minutes of Monday, March 30, 2009. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Hausman moved adoption of the Capital Investment Finance Division Report for HF855, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hausman moved that HF855, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Hausman presented HF855, First Committee Engrossment (Hausman) Omnibus Capital Investment Bill.

Rep. Hausman renewed the motion that HF855, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Hausman moved adoption of the Capital Investment Finance Division Report for HF2134. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hausman moved that HF2134 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Hausman moved to amend HF2134. (See attached amendment H2134A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hausman presented HF2134, as amended, (Hausman) Asset preservation for various state agencies and higher education facilities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rep. Hausman renewed the motion that HF2134, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Champion moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF1467, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion moved that HF1467, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Nelson presented HF1467, First Committee Engrossment (Nelson) Rail safe technology federal grant application directed.

HF1467, First Committee Engrossment, was temporarily laid over.

Rep. Champion moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF775. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion moved that HF775 be recommended to pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar.

Rep. Beard presented HF775 (Beard) Vehicle service fees credited to the vehicle services operating account.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that HF775 be recommended to pass and be placed on the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson reverted back to HF1467, First Committee Engrossment

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that HF1467, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Champion moved to amend HF1467, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment A09-0315).

Rep. Champion incorporated the following oral amendment to Amendment A09-0315, as follows:

Page 1, line 25, delete "declination" and insert "acceptance"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF1467, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (Amending the previously adopted amendment A09-0315, as amended), as follows:

Page 1, line 25, delete "a" and insert "an"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that HF1467, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance bills were referred by memo on Monday, March 30, 2009.

As of Monday, March 30, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1367 Al Juhnke Minnesota Noxious Weed Law provisions modified, assistance fund and advisory committee established, grants provided.

As of Monday, March 30, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Capital Investment Division.
HF Author Title
HF2211 John Persell Beltrami County; Jail energy-efficiency improvements funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF2222 Greg Davids Caledonia; Trunk Highway 76 interchange funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF2223 Greg Davids Caledonia; Sewer line design and construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2236 Tony Sertich Chisolm-Hibbing Airport improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.



As of Monday, March 30, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1939 Phyllis Kahn Hennepin County; Midtown Greenway trail wayfinding signage and kiosk funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2229 Mary Murphy Library funding provided from general fund, and money appropriated.
HF2241 Rick Hansen Environmentally responsible arts education projects funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2184 Marsha Swails South Washington County; ISDN 833 Center for the Arts grant funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 30, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Early Childhood Education Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1543 Nora Slawik Family day care background checks required, and criminal history data access allowed.
HF2178 Sandra Peterson Quality rating and improvement system funding and education finance provisions provided, money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 30, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
SF34 Jim Vickerman State trail established.
HF2212 Connie Doepke Three Rivers Park District; Dakota Rail Regional Trail grant funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2235 Karen Clark Drinking water source protection funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF458 Paul Thissen Consumer product development and regulation advisory council created, and comprehensive framework established for consumer products that protect, support, and enhance human health, the environment, and economic development, and appointments provided.
HF1238 David Dill Refund provisions modified, definitions modified, publication requirements modified, restrictions in migratory feeding and resting areas modified, local law exemptions provided, wild animal and fish taking, possession, and licensing requirements provided, and certain fees authorized.
HF1673 Jean Wagenius Conservation easement management account established, contributions required.
HF1674 Alice Hausman Disposition of receipts to the parks and trails fund provided, grant program established, money appropriated.
HF1958 Al Juhnke Water quality and water resource protection rulemaking moratorium provided, rulemaking authority modified, study required, Water Commission established, and money appropriated.
HF1967 Larry Haws Park and trails legacy grant program established, and appointments provided.
HF1972 Al Juhnke Horse trail pass requirements modified.
HF1991 Bev Scalze Coal tar prohibited, notification and planning required, and money appropriated.
HF2117 Phil Sterner Waste management reporting requirements modified.
HF2154 Brita Sailer Composting competitive grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF2175 Melissa Hortman Metro transit diesel bus idling reduction technology grant program established, money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 30, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF120 Larry Hosch Health care cooperative arrangement oversight established, rural area health care service access increased, and money appropriated.
HF818 Debra Hilstrom Financial records disclosure in connection with financial exploitation investigations authorized, procedures for reporting and investigating maltreatment modified, duties of financial institutions in cases of financial exploitation specified, and penalties imposed.
HF961 Julie Bunn Physical activity costs allowed to be covered under home and community-based waivers.
HF1346 Jim Abeler Obstetric health care homes certification standards required, and coordination of obstetric services payments by the Health and Human Services Commissioners required.
HF1524 Andrew Falk MinnesotaCare; Supplemental hospital coverage authorized.
HF1659 Loren Solberg Human service authority established, county aid established, and workgroup created.
HF1703 Tom Huntley Health care eligibility provisions amended for medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, and general assistance medical care, and Drug Utilization Review Board established.
HF1783 Maria Ruud Medical assistance coverage eliminated for certain ineffective preventative services.
HF1865 Steve Gottwalt MinnesotaCare service provision modified, healthy Minnesota plan requirements established, and healthy Minnesota accounts established for MinnesotaCare enrollees.
HF1935 Erin Murphy MinnesotaCare and medical assistance consolidated, enrollment and eligibility procedures streamlined.
HF1988 Erin Murphy Managed care plan and county-based purchasing plan provider reimbursement rate information report required.
HF2076 Diane Loeffler Equal access and equitable funding health and human services reform created, and steering committee created.

As of Monday, March 30, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF2214 Jim Abeler Facilitated postsecondary enrollment options pilot program established.
HF2225 Loren Solberg St. Paul; Hibbing; Grand Rapids; Progressive development and employment opportunities grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 30, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2036 Steve Gottwalt Commissioner of health required to convene an Alzheimer's disease working group, report required.
HF161 Paul Thissen Medical response unit reimbursement pilot program established, emergency medical services programs funded, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 30, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2224 Paul Marquart School district authority modified to issue and sell certain general obligation bonds without voter approval, and levy authorized for certain other postemployment benefits.
HF2230 Mary Murphy Low referendum districts funding increased.
HF2239 Pat Garofalo General education revenue increased by $51 per pupil unit, state reimbursement increased for school lunch meals from 12 to 18 cents per meal, aid portion of integration revenue eliminated, school desegregation rule repealed, and money appropriated.
HF2210 Steve Smith Westonka; ISDN 277 energy efficiency funding provided, money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 30, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the K-12 Education Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2184 Marsha Swails South Washington County; ISDN 833 Center for the Arts grant funding provided, money appropriated.
HF2178 Sandra Peterson Quality rating and improvement system funding and education finance provisions provided, money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 30, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Public Safety Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2226 Larry Haws Local government units encouraged to participate in inter-local service sharing agreements in the delivery of public safety services, and money appropriated.
HF600 Jeremy Kalin Controlled substance offense minimum fine disbursement authorized to juvenile substance abuse court programs.
HF1039 Steve Smith Provisions clarified for an inmate convicted for assaulting a correctional officer to serve sentence consecutive to the sentence for which they are imprisoned.
HF1442 Dave Olin Crime of fleeing a peace officer modified.
HF1827 Michael Paymar Judicial sanctions enforced, fines, fees, and surcharges included.
HF1962 Paul Kohls Juvenile petty offender parents allowed probation supervisory duties.
HF2063 Debra Hilstrom Commissioner of public safety required to present performance measures to the legislature.
HF2065 Debra Hilstrom Commissioner of corrections required to present performance measures to the legislature.
HF1378 Terry Morrow Local disaster assistance program and local disaster fund established, money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 30, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.
HF Author Title
HF1940 Laura Brod Dependent returning from active military duty permitted to enroll as a dependent in the state employee group insurance program regardless of status as a full-time student.
HF2146 Gene Pelowski Minnesota Management and Budget oversight clarified, management analysis revolving fund established, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, March 30, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF2215 Jim Abeler Anoka County; Trunk Highway 47 maintenance authorized.
HF2216 Jim Abeler Anoka County; Local match to federal aid funding provided for adding a lane to a portion of Trunk Highway 10, money appropriated.
HF2220 Jim Abeler Commuter rail extension between Minneapolis and St. Paul feasibility study required.
HF1088 Marsha Swails Commercial driver's license record-keeping requirements conformed to federal regulations.


The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 P.M.


Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair


Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF855 (Hausman) - Omnibus bonding bill.
  • HF2134 (Hausman) - Asset preservation for various state agencies and higher education facilities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF1467 (Nelson) - Rail safe technology federal grant application directed.
  • HF775 (Beard) - Vehicle service fees credited to the vehicle services operating account.
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