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6th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 6th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:15 A.M. on Monday, February 16, 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
Greiling, Mindy
Hausman, Alice
Hilty, Bill
Juhnke, Al
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
Wagenius, Jean


Members excused: Benson, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Howes, Huntley, Kahn, Winkler
A quorum was present.

Rep. Champion moved approval of the minutes of Monday, February 9, 2009. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Juhnke moved adoption of the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Division Report for HF217, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke moved that HF217, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment Policy and Oversight.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF217. (See attached amendment H0217A4) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Faust presented HF217, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Faust) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified.

Steve Hinze, House Research, responded to questions regarding HF217, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Juhnke renewed the motion that HF217, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Environment Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding zero-based budgeting.

The following Finance Committee Bills were referred by memo on February 9, 2009 and February 12, 2009.

As of Monday, February 9, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
HF627 Al Juhnke Veteran homes required to use Medicare Part D for pharmacy costs for eligible veterans.
HF629 Al Juhnke Veteran home federal certification application required.

As of Monday, February 9, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
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.

As of Monday, February 9, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Early Childhood Education Finance and Policy Division.

HF House Author Title
HF597 Nora Slawik Early childhood learning and child protection facility construction and rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF601 Nora Slawik Prekindergarten exploratory projects continued, family, friend, and neighbor grants continued, school readiness service agreements continued, and money appropriated.
HF641 Sandra Peterson Office of Early Learning created.

As of Monday, February 9, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
HF661 Paul Torkelson Floodplain management money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 9, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

HF House Author Title
HF194 Kim Norton Labor Day school start provision repealed.
HF669 David Bly Minnesota campus compact and service learning grants funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 9, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.

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

As of Monday, February 9, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
HF195 Kim Norton Labor Day school start provisions modified for two years.
HF320 Bob Dettmer School districts allowed to pay the costs of conducting a criminal history background check on an employee, contractor, or volunteer.
HF331 Bud Nornes Seat belt requirements amended for motor coaches used in school-related transportation.
HF588 Andrew Falk Dawson-Boyd; ISDN 378; Geothermal heating system funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF670 Jerry Newton Compensatory revenue pilot project continued for certain school districts, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 9, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF625 Paul Gardner Public access to data allowed by state accounting and procurement systems.

As of Monday, February 9, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.

HF House Author Title
HF605 Melissa Hortman Transportation Department management, priorities, research, and planning provisions modified.
HF609 Jerry Newton Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal license plate established.
HF619 Frank Hornstein Public Safety Department authorized to collect fuel decal fee for International Fuel Tax Agreement, and cost of decal rule removed.
HF637 Melissa Hortman Bottineau Transitway Corridor environmental review funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF660 Terry Morrow Railroad track rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 12, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
HF683 Tom Rukavina Mountain Iron; Municipal wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF753 Phil Sterner Minnesota Zoo improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF18 Rick Hansen Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council support provided.

As of Thursday, February 12, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Early Childhood Education Finance and Policy Division.

HF House Author Title
HF768 Carlos Mariani Child care assistance program modified, money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 12, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.

HF House Author Title
HF708 Andrew Falk Clean energy resource teams funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF680 Jeremy Kalin Federal stimulus funding allocated for energy programs.

As of Thursday, February 12, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
HF230 Doug Magnus Casey Jones Trail extended.
HF687 Tim Mahoney Saint Paul; Lake Phalen waterfall funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF743 Leon Lillie Ramsey County; Funding provided for restoration of channel connecting Round Lake to Lake Phalen, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF749 Larry Howes Akeley; Culvert reconstruction or replacement funding provided for Trunk Highway 64 in Eleventh Crow Wing Lake, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF756 Melissa Hortman Coon Rapids; Bicycle and pedestrian trail funding provided, bonds issued, money appropriated.
HF765 Diane Loeffler Minneapolis; Northtown Rail Yard Bridge construction funded, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF60 Rod Hamilton State trail established.

As of Thursday, February 12, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
HF769 Tina Liebling Olmsted County; Nursing facilities reimbursement rates increased.

As of Thursday, February 12, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

HF House Author Title
HF712 Cy Thao Saint Paul; Asian Pacific Cultural Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF717 Larry Haws St. Cloud Civic Center expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF744 Joe Mullery Transitional employment training project funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF750 Tony Sertich Floodwood; Business park development grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated

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

HF House Author Title
HF711 Tim Faust Ogilvie; ISDN 333 authorized to conduct an operating referendum more than once per year.
HF719 Carolyn Laine St. Anthony-New Brighton; ISDN 282 fund transfer authorized.
HF733 David Dill School district swimming pool levy criteria eligibility modified.
HF740 Carlos Mariani Statewide science, technology, engineering, and math initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF777 Ron Shimanski Departments defined for the pupil transportation equal treatment statute.
HF778 Tim Faust School district with a negative fund balance authorized to hold a referendum election at a time other than November.
HF779 Tom Rukavina Contracted school food service vendor requirement to make deficit payments eliminated.
HF780 Denise Dittrich Management cost payment prohibited from permanent school trust fund land proceeds, and money appropriated.


As of Thursday, February 12, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.

HF House Author Title
HF685 Bud Nornes Operation Happy Note grant provided, and money appropriated.

As of Thursday, February 12, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.

HF House Author Title
HF682 Doug Magnus Rock County; Nobles County; State rail line loan forgiven.
HF718 Bud Nornes I-94 designated as POW/MIA Memorial Highway, and POW/MIA flag and interpretive sign required at each official safety rest area.
HF775 Michael Beard Vehicle service fees credited to the vehicle services operating account.



The meeting was adjourned at 11:50 A.M.






Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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HF217 (Faust) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified.

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00:10 Gavel, and discussion of HF217 (Faust) Minnesota agricultural property tax law modified. 20:50 - Discussion of the concept of zero-based budgeting. Runs 35 minutes.