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40TH MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 40TH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
8:08 A.M. on Monday, March 22, 2010, 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
Brod, Laura
Champion, Bobby Joe
Clark, Karen
Garofalo, Patrick
Hausman, Alice
Hilty, Bill
Howes, Larry
Huntley, Thomas
Juhnke, Al
Kahn, Phyllis
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Knuth, Kate
Lenczewski, Ann
Murphy, Mary
Pelowski, Gene
Peppin, Joyce
Rukavina, Tom
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Wagenius, Jean
Winkler, Ryan

Members excused: Emmer, Greiling, Hackbarth, Kohls, Paymar, Thissen
A quorum was present.

Chair Carlson moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance Division Report for HF2499, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved that HF2499, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Mullery presented HF2499, First Committee Engrossment (Mullery) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees required to study technical education credentials.

JoAnn Simser, State Director, Minnesota Career and Technical Education, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) testified on HF249, First committee Engrossment

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that HF2499, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Kahn moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report for HF 2899, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Pelowski moved that HF2899, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Pelowski moved to amend HF2899, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2899A8). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Pelowski presented HF2899, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Pelowski) Administrative remedy provided for certain data practice law violations, civil penalty provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Pelowski renewed the motion that HF2899, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Murphy, M. moved approval of the minutes of Friday, March 12, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Chair Carlson moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance Division report for HF3048, Second Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved that HF3048, Second Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Norton presented HF3048, Second Committee Engrossment (Norton) Construction codes and licensing provisions modified, and certain notice provisions modified.

Thomas Joachim, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry, testified on HF3048, Second Committee Engrossment.

Bill Marx, House Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding HF3048, Second Committee Engrossment.

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that HF3048, Second Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Murphy, M. moved adoption of the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division Report for HF2925, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Murphy, M. moved that HF2925, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Kath presented HF2925, First Committee Engrossment (Kath) Public facilities programs amended and technical changes made.

Kathy Novak, House Research, responded to questions regarding HF2925, First Committee Engrossment.

Jeff Freeman, Deputy Director, Minnesota Public Facilities Authority, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development testified on HF2955 First Committee Engrossment.

Bill Marx responded to questions regarding HF2925, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Murphy, M., amended the motion that HF2925, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee Bills were referred by memo on March 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2010.
As of Monday, March 15, 2010 the following bills are recalled from the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division:
SF2340 Larry Haws Active purple heart recipients made eligible for combat wounded vehicle license plate.
As of Monday, March 15, 2010 the following bills are referred to the State Government Finance Division:
HF2899 Gene Pelowski Administrative remedy provided for certain data practice law violations, civil penalty provided, and money appropriated.
As of Monday, March 15, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division:
SF2340 Larry Haws Active purple heart recipients made eligible for combat wounded vehicle license plate.

As of Monday, March 15, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans AffairsFinance Division:
SF2372 Al Juhnke Department of Veteran Affairs commissioner role clarified in providing certain resources for the county veterans service offices.
As of Monday, March 15, 2010 the following bills are recalled from the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division:
HF1262 Steve Drazkowski Goodview; water treatment funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2047 Steve Drazkowski Minneola Township; water quality and flood control structures grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2272 Greg Davids Ground fuel storage grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3257 Rick Hansen Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington; use of the clean water legacy account authorized to support local inflow and infiltration reduction
As of Monday, March 15, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Early Childhood Finance and Policy:
HF3670 Bud Nornes Early childhood education funding provided, and money appropriated.
As of Monday, March 15, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division:
HF1262 Steve Drazkowski Goodview; water treatment funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1734 Morrie Lanning Basin watershed boards, management policies, and taxing authority established, and money appropriated.
HF2047 Steve Drazkowski Minneola Township; water quality and flood control structures grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2272 Greg Davids Ground fuel storage grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2659 Al Juhnke Discharge permit requirements for feedlots modified.
HF2954 David Dill General burning permits provided, forestry service fees establishment authority modified, forest management lease pilot project modified, timber sales provisions
HF3257 Rick Hansen Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington; use of the clean water legacy account authorized to support local inflow and infiltration reduction
HF3367 Julie Bunn Solid waste disposal facility requirements modified.
HF3459 Brita Sailer Local ordinance adoption requirements delayed regarding subsurface sewage treatment systems, and advisory committee requirements modified.
HF3482 John Persell Ponto Lake Township, Cass County; aquatic management area designation provided.
As of Monday, March 15, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF3250 Paul Thissen PACE programs authorization modified, and money appropriated.
HF3252 Larry Hosch Medical assistance asset limits modified, and notice required regarding asset requirements in certain circumstances.
HF3264 Larry Hosch Personal care assistant services modified.
HF3347 Dean Urdahl School concession stands established as a specific category of food and beverage service establishments.
HF3442 Larry Hosch Personal care assistance requirements modified, nursing assistant requirements modified, housing modified with service registration fees and other license fees,

HF3512 Rick Hansen Indoor ice arenas required to have electronic air monitoring devices, and grants to construct and renovate indoor ice arenas required to require electronic air
As of Monday, March 15, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division:
HF1503 Jim Abeler Massage therapist registration provided.
HF3066 Paul Thissen Administrative expense data reporting required, the Advisory Group on Administrative Expenses established, and money appropriated.
HF3678 Karen Clark Challenge program for affordable housing and permanent supportive housing purposes funding provided, and bonds issued.

As of Monday, March 15, 2010 the following bills are referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division:
HF2703 Mindy Greiling Board of Teaching rulemaking authority clarified.
HF2887 Steve Drazkowski Independent School District No. 858, St. Charles, disaster aid funding and declining pupil unit aid appropriation used to help the city cover revenue losses.
HF3664 Robin Brown Minnesota's K-12 funding system replaced with a foundation aid program.
HF3674 John Ward Northwestern Online College in the high school program funding provided.
HF3675 John Ward Career and technical levy formula adjusted.
As of Monday, March 15, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Public Safety Finance Division:
HF2965 Michael Paymar Gang and drug task forces certification process established, criminal gang investigative data systems creation authority established, certain entities
HF3039 Jeff Hayden Driver's license requirements modified for foster children, in-court reviews required, and definition of parent expanded for child protection proceedings.
HF3089 Michael Paymar Statutory cap exception provided on bail for certain nonfelony domestic abuse offenders, domestic abuse no contact order law recodified and clarified, tampering
HF3090 Debra Hilstrom Stalking crime modified.
HF3381 Joe Mullery Juvenile history data retention increased to one year for a child who was arrested but not referred to a diversion program and delinquency petition has not been
As of Monday, March 15, 2010 the following bills are referred to the State Government Finance Division:
HF2840 Marsha Swails Collaborative governance council established.
As of Monday, March 15, 2010 the following bills are recalled from the Transportation Finance and Policy Division:
HF3039 Jeff Hayden Driver's license requirements modified for foster children, in-court reviews required, and definition of parent expanded for child protection proceedings.
As of Monday, March 15, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division:
HF1718 Karen Clark Driver's license application procedures and requirements modified.
HF3458 Ron Shimanski Minnesota Department of Transportation consultation required on roundabout design.
HF3462 Paul Rosenthal Driver's license cancellation provided for failure to pay final installment of driver's license reinstatement fee and surcharges.
HF3506 Marsha Swails Washington County; portion of fines and civil penalties imposed for excessive weight violations in Washington County allocated to Washington County.
HF3656 Michael Beard Aviation-related taxes modified.
HF3665 Joe Hoppe Left-hand lane travel requirements amended, driver's manual modified, technical changes made, and money appropriated.
As of Tuesday, March 16, 2010 the following bills are recalled from the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF3512 Rick Hansen Indoor ice arenas required to have electronic air monitoring devices, and grants to construct and renovate indoor ice arenas required to require electronic air
As of Tuesday, March 16, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division:
HF3512 Rick Hansen Indoor ice arenas required to have electronic air monitoring devices, and grants to construct and renovate indoor ice arenas required to require electronic air
As of Wednesday, March 17, 2010 the following bills are recalled from the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division:
HF3348 Doug Magnus Propane and anhydrous ammonia terminal capacity study required, and money appropriated.
As of Wednesday, March 17, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division:
HF2600 Joe Mullery Licensing and regulation provided for an individual engaged in the business of a mortgage loan originator or the mortgage loan business.
HF3348 Doug Magnus Propane and anhydrous ammonia terminal capacity study required, and money appropriated.
As of Wednesday, March 17, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division:
HF3702 Jean Wagenius Department of Natural Resources long-range land management budgeting required.

As of Wednesday, March 17, 2010 the following bills are recalled from the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF3347 Dean Urdahl School concession stands established as a specific category of food and beverage service establishments.
As of Wednesday, March 17, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF2938 Paul Thissen Persons with disabilities licensure programs and provisions modified.
HF3237 Tom Huntley Health care provisions changed relating to education plan requirements, health access program, private nursing coverage, children's health insurance
HF3686 Larry Hosch St. Cloud; nonprofit memory care clinic grant provided, and money appropriated.
HF3705 Jim Abeler State government finance; money appropriated and money transferred, supplemented, or reduced for the health related departments, boards, and
As of Wednesday, March 17, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division:
HF1503 Jim Abeler Massage therapist registration provided.
HF3076 Al Juhnke Elevator provisions modified.
HF3293 Karen Clark State building Code amended, and licensing requirements modified.

As of Wednesday, March 17, 2010 the following bills are recalled from the Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division:
HF1503 Jim Abeler Massage therapist registration provided.
As of Wednesday, March 17, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division:
HF3347 Dean Urdahl School concession stands established as a specific category of food and beverage service establishments.
HF3701 Bill Hilty Ambulance service payment required within a geographic area.
As of Wednesday, March 17, 2010 the following bills are referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division:
HF2867 Jerry Newton Child with a disability definition clarified and obligations to children with disabilities specified.
HF3163 Carlos Mariani Prekindergarten through grade 12 funding provided, including general education, education excellence, special programs, and early childhood education.
HF3685 Denise Dittrich Shared services grant program established for school districts and charter schools, and money appropriated.
HF3691 Laura Brod Flexibility provided for local school boards.
HF3694 Paul Torkelson Independent School District No. 837, Madelia, fund transfer permitted.
HF3699 Mindy Greiling School district discretionary levy authorized.
As of Wednesday, March 17, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Public Safety Finance Division:
HF2990 Debra Hilstrom State Guardian Ad Litem Board established and money appropriated.
HF3333 Debra Hilstrom Criminal penalty increased for assaulting a vulnerable adult, and criminal penalties provided.
HF3447 Karla Bigham DNA collection from offenders authorized.
HF3518 Marty Seifert Liquor license fees amended for manufacturers.
HF582 John Lesch Defendant waiver of jury trial requirement changed.
As of Wednesday, March 17, 2010 the following bills are referred to the State Government Finance Division:
HF3682 Jeremy Kalin Energy environment financing program provisions changed.
HF3703 Kory Kath Support Our Troops account transfer report required, and Support Our Troops money return required to the Support Our Troops account.
As of Wednesday, March 17, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division:
HF3506 Marsha Swails Washington County; portion of fines and civil penalties imposed for excessive weight violations in Washington County allocated to Washington County.
HF3680 Denny McNamara Bus service from Hastings to Minneapolis-St. Paul during bridge construction funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3697 Karen Clark Transit shelters and stops design, accessibility, and maintenance regulated, and special transportation service bus access required.
As of Wednesday, March 17, 2010, the following bills are recalled from the Public Safety Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
HF2470 Hilstrom Scanning device and reencoder use to acquire information from payment cards included as identity theft.
HF3103 Drazkowski Child pornography related definition amended.

As of Thursday, March 18, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division:
HF2957 Lyle Koenen Indian tribal governments exempted from registering or licensing watercraft, off-highway vehicles, and snowmobiles.
HF3124 David Dill Aquaculture provisions modified, provisions for taking, possessing, and transporting wild animals modified, fish and wildlife management plans
HF3190 Tom Hackbarth Off-highway vehicle seasons modified, off-highway vehicle youth operation requirements modified, and nonresident all-terrain vehicle state trail pass
HF3708 Tom Hackbarth Environment, natural resources, energy, and commerce funding provided, transfer provided, youth hunting modified, licensing and regulation provided in mortgage
As of Thursday, March 18, 2010 the following bills are recalled from the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF3237 Tom Huntley Health care provisions changed relating to education plan requirements, health access program, private nursing coverage, children's health insurance
As of Thursday, March 18, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF1640 Tina Liebling Prescription drug academic detailing program established, and money appropriated.
HF3709 Tom Huntley Federal health care reform changes made, health care subsidy funding provided, accountable care organizations established, publicly administered health plan
HF3713 Tom Huntley Medical assistance eligibility expanded to include certain adults without children, and money appropriated.
HF677 Julie Bunn Body art procedures and establishments regulated.
As of Thursday, March 18, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division:
HF2849 Kim Norton Minnesota and Wisconsin small business start-ups comparative study of state laws provided.
HF3389 Tim Mahoney Minnesota Science and Technology authority created, and money appropriated.
HF737 Tom Rukavina Rehabilitation counselors for the blind certification provided.

As of Thursday, March 18, 2010 the following bills are recalled from the Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division:
HF3347 Dean Urdahl School concession stands established as a specific category of food and beverage service establishments.
As of Thursday, March 18, 2010 the following bills are referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division:
HF3237 Tom Huntley Health care provisions changed relating to education plan requirements, health access program, private nursing coverage, children's health insurance
HF3347 Dean Urdahl School concession stands established as a specific category of food and beverage service establishments.
As of Thursday, March 18, 2010 the following bills are recalled from the State Government Finance Division:
HF2849 Kim Norton Minnesota and Wisconsin small business start-ups comparative study of state laws provided.
As of Thursday, March 18, 2010 the following bills are referred to the State Government Finance Division:
HF2660 Paul Thissen Minnesota Coalition for Innovation and Collaboration created, rule and law waivers provided, and money appropriated.
As of Thursday, March 18, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division:
HF2470 Debra Hilstrom Scanning device and reencoder use to acquire information from payment cards included as identity theft.
As of Friday, March 19, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division:
HF3546 Michael Beard Impact of energy-related requirements report required.
As of Friday, March 19, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Public Safety Finance Division:
HF2608 Debra Hilstrom Protection area extended to a reasonable area around residence or dwelling in ex parte orders for protection.
HF3506 Marsha Swails Washington County; portion of fines and civil penalties imposed for excessive weight violations in Washington County allocated to Washington County.
As of Friday, March 19, 2010 the following bills are referred to the State Government Finance Division:
HF1818 Carlos Mariani State commissioners required to provide a poverty impact statement on bills when requested by a legislator.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:12 P .M.







Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Bills Added:
  • HF2899 (Pelowski) - Administrative remedy provided for certain data practice law violations, data sharing agreement provided with the department of education, civil penalty provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2499 (Mullery) - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees required to study technical education credentials.
  • HF3048 (Norton) - Construction codes and licensing provisions modified, and certain notice provisions modified.
  • HF2925 (Kath) - Public facilities programs amended and technical changes made.
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06:47 - Gavel. 07:25 - HF2899 (Pelowski) Administrative remedy provided for certain data practice law violations, civil penalty provided, and money appropriated. 08:41 - HF2499 (Mullery) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees required to study technical education credentials. 27:11 - HF3048 (Norton) Construction codes and licensing provisions modified, and certain notice provisions modified. 38:46 - HF2925 (Kath) Public facilities programs amended and technical changes made. Runs 1 hour, 3 minutes.