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42nd MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 42nd MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
8:32 A.M. on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 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
Garofalo, Patrick
Greiling, Mindy
Hackbarth, Tom
Hausman, Alice
Hilty, Bill
Huntley, Thomas
Juhnke, Al
Kahn, Phyllis
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Knuth, Kate
Kohls, Paul
Lenczewski, Ann
Paymar, Michael
Pelowski, Gene
Peppin, Joyce
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul
Winkler, Ryan

Members excused: Benson, Clark, Emmer, Howes, Murphy, M., Rukavina, Wagenius
A quorum was present.

Chair Carlson moved adoption the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3127, First Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved that HF 3127, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Davnie presented HF3127, First Engrossment (Davnie) Administrative, benefit, and tax provisions modified.

Lee Nelson, Attorney, Unemployment Insurance Legal Affairs, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, (DEED), responded to questions regarding HF3127, First Engrossment.

Rep. Obermueller presented SF3123, First Engrossment (Obermueller) Benefit account requirements modified for unemployment benefits.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF3127, First Engrossment. (See attached amendment
A10-2474). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that HF3127, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Winkler moved approval of the minutes of Friday, March 26, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Chair Carlson moved adoption the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3076, First Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke moved that SF2844, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.


Rep. Juhnke presented SF2844, First Engrossment (Juhnke) Elevator provisions modified.

Rep. Juhnke renewed the motion that SF2844, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Champion moved adoption of the Transportation Finance and Policy Division Report for HF3524, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion moved that HF3524, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Lieder presented HF3524, First Committee Engrossment (Lieder) Authorization and discontinuance of special plates governing provisions modified.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that HF3524, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson moved that HF3386, Second Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF3386, Second Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3386A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Swails presented HF3386, Second Engrossment, as amended (Swails) Residential contracts performance guidelines required, statutory warranties modified, notice and opportunity to repair required, and dispute resolution procedures provided.

Charlie Durenberger, Director of Residential Licensing, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, (DOLI) testified on HF3386, Second Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Obermueller responded to questions regarding HF3386, Second Engrossment, as amended.

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that HF3386, Second 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 HF3310, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved that HF3310, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF3310, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3310A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF3310, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Hilstrom) State Patrol tax compliance and vehicle crimes investigations funding provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Kahn renewed the motion that HF3310, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Paymar moved that HF2470, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF2470, First Engrossment (Hilstrom) Scanning device and re-encoder use to acquire information from payment cards included as identity theft.

Rep. Paymar renewed the motion that HF2470, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Solberg moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3024, First Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Solberg moved that HF3024, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend HF3024, First Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3024A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Murdock presented HF3024, First Engrossment, as amended (Murdock) Manufactured Home Building Code requirements modified.

Rep. Solberg renewed the motion that HF3024, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Greiling moved adoption of the K-12 Education Finance Division report for HF2887, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Greiling moved that HF2887, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding HF2887, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Smith and Rep. Buesgens presented HF2887, First Committee Engrossment (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.

HF2887, First Committee Engrossment was laid over

Rep. Huntley moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF3279, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved that HF3279, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Huntley presented HF3279, First Committee Engrossment (Huntley) Electronic health record technology provisions amended, administrative penalties provided, and money appropriated.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF3279, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3279A4). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley renewed the motion that HF3279, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Greiling renewed the motion that HF2887, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Drazkowski presented HF2887, First Committee Engrossment (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.

Rep. Solberg renewed the motion that HF2887, First Committee Engrossment, be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes without further recommendation. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee bills were referred by memo on April 1 and April 6, 2010.

As of Thursday, April 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division:
HF3258 Michael Beard Funds established in the constitution provided to pay for audit costs incurred by the legislative auditor, and money appropriated.
As of Thursday, April 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF3745 Gail Kulick Jackson Mille Lacs County; nursing facility payment rates increased to the peer group one median rate.
As of Thursday, April 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division:
SF2341 Sarah Anderson Higher education residency requirements eliminated for spouse and children of deceased veterans.
SF2989 Dave Olin Compensation program modified for livestock crippled or destroyed by a gray wolf.
As of Thursday, April 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division:
HF2980 Steve Drazkowski Lake Zumbro and Schmidt Lake restoration funding provided, and money appropriated.
As of Thursday, April 01, 2010 the following bills are recalled from the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division:
HF2980 Steve Drazkowski Lake Zumbro and Schmidt Lake restoration funding provided, and money appropriated.
As of Thursday, April 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division:
SF2533 David Dill Lake Vermilion State Park land acquisition authorized, and lands incorporated from an existing state park.
SF2625 Bob Dettmer Disabled veterans' eligibility expanded for a free annual state park permit.
SF3127 Brita Sailer Local ordinance adoption requirements delayed regarding subsurface sewage treatment systems, and advisory committee requirements modified.
As of Thursday, April 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF3442 Larry Hosch License and registration fees increased for home care providers, nursing assistant registration fee created, housing with services establishments and personal care
As of Thursday, April 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division:
SF2844 Al Juhnke Elevator provisions modified.
As of Thursday, April 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Public Safety Finance Division:
SF2891 Joe Mullery Interstate Compact for Juveniles adopted.
As of Thursday, April 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the State Government Finance Division:
HF3726 Frank Hornstein Statewide telework requirements established, and money appropriated.
SF2758 Julie Bunn Minnesota entrepreneur virtual assistance network authorized, and money appropriated.


As of Thursday, April 1 2010, the following bills are recalled from the Public Safety Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
HF3423 Peterson, S. Criminal penalty increased for possessing dangerous weapons on school property while criminal penalty lowered for brandishing, using, or possessing replica firearms and BB guns on school property.
HF1378 Morrow Local disaster assistance program and local disaster fund established, and money appropriated.
As of Tuesday, April 06, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division:
HF3750 Larry Hosch Avon; Public Facilities Authority; loan forgiveness authority required.
As of Tuesday, April 06, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division:
SF1323 Paul Gardner Infectious Waste Control Act modified.
As of Tuesday, April 06, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF3745 Gail Kulick Jackson Mille Lacs County; nursing facility payment rates increased to the peer group one median rate.
As of Tuesday, April 06, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division:
HF3448 Tom Rukavina Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; pilot project established for the local deposit of certain reserves.
HF3757 Bill Hilty Security transaction security exemptions modified, and money appropriated for the state grant program.
As of Tuesday, April 06, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division:
SF2996 Dean Urdahl School concession stands established as a specific category of food and beverage service establishments.
As of Tuesday, April 06, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Public Safety Finance Division:
HF3749 Robin Brown Flat fee eliminated for uncertified copies of court documents, and court
administrator authorized to charge actual costs for uncertified copies.

As of Tuesday, April 6 2010, the following bills are recalled from the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division.
HF House Author Title
HF3386 Swails Residential contracts performance guidelines required, statutory warranties modified, notice and opportunity to repair required, and dispute resolution procedures provided.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:40 AM.






Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • SF2844 (Juhnke) - Elevator provisions modified.
  • HF3127 (Davnie) - Administrative, benefit, and tax provisions modified.
  • SF3123 (Obermueller) - Benefit account requirements modified for unemployment benefits.
  • HF3386 (Swails) - Residential contracts performance guidelines required, statutory warranties modified, notice and opportunity to repair required, and dispute resolution procedures provided.
  • HF3024 (Murdock) - Manufactured Home Building Code requirements modified.
  • HF2887 (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, and money appropriated.
  • HF3524 (Lieder) - Authorization and discontinuance of special plates governing provisions modified.
  • HF3310 (Hilstrom) - State Patrol tax compliance and vehicle crimes investigations funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2470 (Hilstrom) - Scanning device and reencoder use to acquire information from payment cards included as identity theft.
  • HF3279 (Huntley) - Electronic health record technology provisions amended, administrative penalties provided, and money appropriated.
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