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19th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 19th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 9:10 A.M. on Friday, April 17, 2009, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

Carlson, Lyndon, Chair
Buesgens, Mark
Brod, Laura
Champion, Bobby Joe
Clark, Karen
Emmer, Tom
Garofalo, Patrick
Greiling, Mindy
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
Peppin, Joyce
Rukavina, Tom
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul
Wagenius, Jean
Winkler, Ryan

Member excused: Benson, Pelowski
A quorum was present.

Rep. Emmer moved approval of the minutes of Wednesday, April 15, 2009. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Greiling moved adoption of the K-12 Education Finance Division Report for HF0002, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling moved that HF0002, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Greiling moved to amend HF0002, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0002A46). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling and Rep. Mariani presented HF0002, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Greiling) K-12 Education Omnibus Finance Bill.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend HF0002, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 175, line 14, after the period, insert: "The board must annually by February 1 report to the education policy and finance committees of the legislature the amount of money it received under this subdivision and the purpose for which it was granted."

Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst responded to questions regarding the proposed amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Howes moved to amend HF0002, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 111, Delete section 67

A division was requested on the motion. There were 11 Ayes and 7 Nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Murphy moved to amend HF0002, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0002A43 which includes portions of HF2229, First Committee Engrossment (Murphy, M.) Cultural and Outdoor Heritage Finance Omnibus Bill).

Greg Crowe, House Fiscal Analyst explained a modification to the proposed Amendment H0002A43, as follows:

Page 2, delete lines 7-12, and insert: Page 176, after line 14, insert:

Page 2, line 13, delete (a) and insert (g)
Page 2, line 14, delete (b) and insert (h)
Page 175, lines 28 and 29 delete "21,383,000" and insert "21,693,000"

Rep. Murphy incorporated the modification to the amendment.

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

Rep. Greiling renewed the motion that HF0002, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson announced that the Finance Committee will be hearing and taking amendments to HF0869, First Committee Engrossment (Rukavina) Higher Education and Workforce Development Omnibus Finance Bill. After HF2150, First Committee Engrossment, (Clark) Housing and Public Health Omnibus Finance Bill is heard, the Finance Committee will amend the economic development portions of HF0869, First Committee Engrossment (Rukavina) Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance Omnibus Bill into a new vehicle as well as the housing portions of HF2150, First Committee Engrossment (Clark) and a few accounts from HF2229, First Committee Engrossment (Murphy, M.) Cultural and Outdoor Heritage Finance Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Rukavina moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance Division Report for HF0869, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved that HF0869, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF0869, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0869A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF0869, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0869A2).

Rep. Rukavina withdrew the H0869A2 amendment.

Rep. Rukavina presented HF0869, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Rukavina) Higher Education and Workforce Development Omnibus Finance Bill.

Rep. Hausman moved to amend HF0869, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0869A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Kathy Novak, House Research, responded to questions regarding HF0869, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF0869, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Delete Articles 3-10, as amended

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina renewed the motion that that HF0869, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson announced that the Finance Committee will be taking amendments to HF2150, First Committee Engrossment (Clark) but then laying it over. The Finance Committee will be amending portions of HF2150, First Committee Engrossment (Clark) onto HF1169 (Rukavina) Economic Development Omnibus Bill and HF1362, First Committee Engrossment (Huntley) Health and Human Services Omnibus Bill.

Rep. Clark moved adoption of the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division Report for HF2150, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISON REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved HF2150, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Clark presented HF2150, First Committee Engrossment (Clark) Housing and Public Health Omnibus Finance Bill.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF2150, the First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2150A53). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Emily Adriaens, Fiscal Analyst responded to questions regarding HF2150, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

HF2150, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, was laid over.

Rep. Murphy moved that HF1169 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Murphy move to amend HF1169 as follows:

Insert Articles 3-10, as amended, from HF869, First Committee Engrossment, (Rukavina), Higher Education and Workforce Development Omnibus Finance Bill, amend the title accordingly

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Murphy moved to amend HF1169, as amended. (See attached amendment KN-A13 which is portions of the HF2229, First Committee Engrossment, (Murphy, M.) Cultural and Outdoor Heritage Finance Omnibus Bill).

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF1169, as amended, as follows:

Insert articles 1 and 5 from HF2150, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Clark) Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Omnibus Bill

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Murphy renewed the motion that HF1169, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Rukavina moved to reconsider HF0869, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Rukavina moved that HF0869, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.




Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF0869, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 20, delete Section 2
Page 33, delete Section 32
Page 34, delete Section 33
Page 35, delete Section 34
Page 37, delete Section 35
Page 38, delete Section 36

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina renewed the motion that that HF0869, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Kahn moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report for HF1781, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved that HF1781, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Murphy moved to amend HF1781, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment KN-A12) which is portions of HF2229, First Committee Engrossment (Murphy, M.) Cultural and Outdoor Heritage Finance Omnibus Bill). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF1781, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (See attached amendment H1781A28) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn presented HF1781, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Kahn) State Government Omnibus Finance Bill.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF1781, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 54, after line 19, insert:
From HF0869, First Committee Engrossment, page 33, section 32, correct internal references, renumber sections, amend the title

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Peppin moved to amend HF1781, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H1781A27).

Helen Roberts, Fiscal Analyst responded to questions regarding HF1781, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Curt Yoakum, State Program Administrative Manager, Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) responded to questions regarding HF1781, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend Amendment H1781A27, as follows

Page 1, line 9, delete "the main" and insert "any"

Rep. Peppin incorporated the oral amendment.

Rep. Peppin requested a roll call on the motion:

Voting Aye: Brod, Buesgens, Emmer, Hackbarth, Juhnke, Kahn, Peppin, Rukavina, Shimanski, Smith

Voting Nay: Carlson, Champion, Clark, Garofalo, Greiling, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Knuth, Lenczewski, Murphy, M., Paymar, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Wagenius, Winkler

There were 10 Ayes and 17 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Simon moved to amend HF1781, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H1781A25). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Helen Roberts, Fiscal Analyst responded to questions regarding HF1781, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend HF1781, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Page 39, line 17, delete "or" and insert a comma and after "center" insert "or State Office Building"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF1781, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Delete Article 4

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn renewed the motion that HF1781, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Juhnke moved that HF1122, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF1122, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, by H1122A40. (See attached amendment H1122A43). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF1122, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A09-0453). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF1122, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment KN-A14) which incorporates Article 4 (Military Affairs) of HF1781, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Kahn) into HF1122, First Committee Engrossment (Juhnke) Agriculture and Veterans Affairs Omnibus Bill). THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Juhnke renewed the motion that HF1122, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee bills were referred by memo on April 15 and April 16, 2009.

As of Wednesday, April 15, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2131 Rick Hansen Environment and natural resources funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1973 Jean Wagenius Lower Minnesota River biological assessment funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Wednesday, April 15, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF1744 Bill Hilty Technology accessibility standards created for the state, rulemaking authorized, advisory committee established for technology standards for accessibility and usability, report required, and money appropriated.

As of Wednesday, April 15, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1237 Kent Eken Natural resources and state park provisions modified.

As of Wednesday, April 15, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Public Safety Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1213 Melissa Hortman Prostitution penalty enhancement provision for repeat offenders clarified, and prostitution in a public place crime broadened.
HF804 Paul Thissen Guardian and conservator governing provisions modified.

As of Wednesday, April 15, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF8 Steve Simon Minnesota False Claims Act established.

As of Thursday, April 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF2320 Torrey Westrom Douglas County; Kensington Area Heritage Society funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, April 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.
HF Author Title
HF2322 Tom Rukavina Minnesota Venture Network Board created to provide tax credits to stimulate venture capital investment in Minnesota, Minnesota capital fund created to facilitate investments in venture funds, Minnesota venture network trust created as a public trust, and a contingent tax credit provided.

As of Thursday, April 16, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.
HF Author Title
HF1947 John Lesch Statewide Minnesota prescription program established, use of tamper-resistant prescription drug forms required, and money appropriated.


The meeting was adjourned at 1:15 P.M.







Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF2 (Greiling) K-12 education omnibus finance bill HF2150 (Clark) Housing and public health omnibus finance bill HF869 (Rukavina) Higher Education and workforce development omnibus finance bill HF1781 (Kahn) State government omnibus finance bill HF1362 (Huntley) has been removed from the agenda

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04:55 - Gavel, and introductory remarks about House bill processing. 10:08 - HF2 (Greiling) Omnibus K-12 Education Finance bill. 41:47 - HF869 (Rukavina) Omnibus Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance bill. 1:49:04 - HF2150 (Clark) Omnibus Housing and Public Health Finance bill. 2:15:08 - HF1781 (Kahn) Omnibus State Government Finance bill. Runs 3 hours, 45 minutes.