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43rd MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 43rd MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
9:34 A.M. on Thursday, April 8, 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
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
Pelowski, Gene
Peppin, Joyce
Rukavina, Tom
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Wagenius, Jean
Winkler, Ryan

Members excused: Brod, Thissen
A quorum was present.

Vice-Chair Benson moved approval of the minutes of Wednesday, April 7, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Rukavina moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division Report for HF0737, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved that SF1246, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Rukavina presented SF1246, First Engrossment (Rukavina) Rehabilitation counselors for the blind certification provided.

Rep. Rukavina renewed the motion that SF1246, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Rukavina moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division Report for HF2781, Second Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved that HF2781, Second Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF2781, Second Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2781A18). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Obermueller presented HF2781, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended (Obermueller) Labor and industry licensing provisions modified, and license fees modified and imposed.

Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding HF2781, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF2781, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 16, line 24, after the period, insert:

"The commissioner must annually report to the committees of the legislature with responsibility for economic development and Minnesota Management and Budget on the use of appropriations under this section".

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Thomas R. Joachim, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, responded to questions regarding HF2781, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Rukavina renewed the motion that HF2781, Second 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 SF3116, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Bigham presented SF3116, First Engrossment (Bigham) DNA collection from offenders authorized.

Rep. Paymar renewed the motion that SF3116, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3106, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved that HF3106, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF3106, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3106A25). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Bigham presented HF3106, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Bigham) Implied consent, driving while impaired, and ignition interlock provisions modified.

Rep. Kohls moved to amend HF3106, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A10-2479). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that HF3106, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Benson assumed chair at 10:20 A.M.

Vice-Chair Benson moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3293, Second Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved that SF3128, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Clark moved to delete the language from SF3128, First Engrossment and insert the language from HF3293, Second Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Clark presented SF3128, First Engrossment, as amended (Clark) State building Code amended, and licensing requirements modified.

Sam Walseth, Sustainable Resource Center, responded to questions regarding SF3128, First Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Clark renewed the motion that SF3128, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Benson moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division Report for HF2849, Second Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice-Chair Benson moved that HF2849, Second Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Norton presented HF2849, Second Committee Engrossment (Norton) Minnesota and Wisconsin small business start-ups comparative study of state laws provided.

Vice-Chair Benson moved to amend HF2849, Second Committee Engrossment, as follows:

Page 1, after line 24, insert:
"(d) If a grant is not received for the comparative study, the legislative coordinating commission is not responsible for any of the tasks under this section"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice-Chair Benson renewed the motion that HF2849, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Benson moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF3056, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice-Chair Benson moved that HF3056, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Norton presented HF3056, First Committee Engrossment (Norton) Quality improvement program for physician clinics and hospitals established.

Vice-Chair Benson renewed the motion that HF3056, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Paymar moved adoption of the Public Safety Finance Division Report for HF2608, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar moved that SF2437, Second Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Paymar moved to amend SF2437, Second Engrossment. (See attached amendment S2437DE1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hilstrom presented SF2437, Second Engrossment, as amended (Hilstrom) Protection area extended to a reasonable area around residence or dwelling in ex parte orders for protection.

Rep. Paymar renewed the motion that SF2437, Second Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Paymar moved adoption of the Public Safety Finance Division Report for HF2990, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar moved that HF2990, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Paymar moved to amend HF2990, First Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2990A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice-Chair Benson moved to amend HF2990, First Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2990A4).

Bill Marx explained the proposed Amendment H2990A4 .

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF2990, First Engrossment, as amended (Hilstrom) State Guardian Ad Litem Board established and money appropriated.

Sue Dosal, State Court Administrator, Minnesota Judicial Branch, responded to questions regarding HF2990, First Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Paymar amended the motion that HF2990, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Paymar moved adoption of the Public Safety Finance Division Report for HF2965, Second Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar moved that HF2965, Second Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Paymar moved to amend HF2965, Second Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2965A7). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar presented HF2965, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended (Paymar) Gang and drug task forces certification process established, criminal gang investigative data systems creation authority established, certain entities dissolved, and forfeiture reporting requirements amended.

Michael Campion, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, responded to questions regarding HF2965, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Paymar renewed the motion that HF2965, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Champion moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF1005, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion moved that HF1005, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Champion moved to amend HF1005, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H1005A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Reinert presented HF1005, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Reinert) Enhanced driver's license and enhanced identification card created, application, issuance, and appearance of card provided, and Homeland Security secretary approval sought.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that HF1005, 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 SF2945, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Paymar moved to amend SF2945, First Engrossment. (See attached amendment S2945DE1) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Drazkowski presented SF2945, First Engrossment, as amended (Drazkowski) Child pornography related definition amended.

Rep. Slawik moved to amend SF2945, First Engrossment as amended, (amending the previously adopted Amendment S2945DE1), as follows:

Page 1, delete line 10

Matt Burress, House Research responded to questions regarding the proposed oral amendment.

Rep. Slawik withdrew the proposed oral amendment.

Rep. Buesgens moved to reconsider Rep. Paymar’s motion that previously adopted Amendment S2945DE1, amending SF2945, First Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Paymar withdrew Amendment S2945DE1.

Rep. Paymar withdrew the motion that SF2945, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Buesgens moved that SF2945, First Engrossment, without recommendation be passed and re-referred to the Committee on Public Safety Policy and Oversight. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee Bills were referred by memo on April 7, 2010.
As of Wednesday, April 07, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division:
HF3759 Rick Hansen Air handling system improvement grants provided to improve air quality in indoor ice arenas, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
As of Wednesday, April 07, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division:
HF3758 Maria Ruud Driver's license applicant allowed to donate $2 for public information and education on anatomical gifts, and money appropriated.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:36 A.M.



Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair



Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • SF1246 (Rukavina) - Rehabilitation counselors for the blind certification, and public records and continuing education accessibility for persons with disabilities provided.
  • SF3128 (Clark) - Lead poisoning prevention provided, State Building Code amended, and licensing requirements modified.
  • HF2781 (Obermueller) - Grant and loan programs modified, duties modified, technical changes made, terms defined, Minnesota Science and Technology Authority created, licensing provisions modified, fees imposed and modified, construction codes modified, study requested, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2849 (Norton) - Minnesota and Wisconsin small business start-ups comparative study of state laws provided.
  • SF2437 (Hilstrom) - Domestic abuse no contact law recodified, witness tampering crimes expanded, bail increased, data communications network provisions modified, orders for protection provisions modified, stalking crime provisions modified, and domestic abuse electronic monitoring provisions authorized.
  • HF2990 (Hilstrom) - State Guardian Ad Litem Board established and money appropriated.
  • HF3106 (Bigham) - Implied consent, driving while impaired, and ignition interlock provisions modified.
  • HF2965 (Paymar) - Multijurisdictional gang and drug task forces certification process established.
  • SF3116 (Bigham) - DNA collection from offenders authorized.
  • HF1005 (Reinert) - Enhanced driver's license and enhanced identification card created, application, issuance, and appearance of card provided, and Homeland Security secretary approval sought.
  • SF2945 (Drazkowski) - Child pornography related definition amended.
  • HF3056 (Norton) - Provider peer grouping timelines and system modified, and agricultural cooperative health plan for farmers provision added.
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03:03 - Gavel. 03:44 - SF1246 (Rukavina) Rehabilitation counselors for the blind certification provided. 06:04 - HF2781 (Obermueller) Labor and industry licensing provisions modified, and license fees modified and imposed. 40:13 - SF3116 (Bigham) DNA collection from offenders authorized. 42:04 - HF3106 (Bigham) Implied consent, driving while impaired, and ignition interlock provisions modified. 47:56 - SF3128 (Clark) State building Code amended, and licensing requirements modified. 1:02:20 - HF2849 (Norton) Minnesota and Wisconsin small business start-ups comparative study of state laws provided. 1:05:20 - HF3056 (Norton) Quality improvement program for physician clinics and hospitals established. 1:08:04 - SF2437 (Hilstrom) Protection area extended to a reasonable area around residence or dwelling in ex parte orders for protection. 1:10:52 - HF2990 (Hilstrom) State Guardian Ad Litem Board established and money appropriated. 1:17:53 - HF2965 (Paymar) Gang and drug task forces certification process established, criminal gang investigative data systems creation authority established, certain entities dissolved, and forfeiture reporting requirements amended. 1:27:28 - HF1005 (Reinert) Enhanced driver's license and enhanced identification card created, application, issuance, and appearance of card provided, and Homeland Security secretary approval sought. 1:33:33 - SF2945 (Drazkowski) Child pornography related definition amended. Runs 2 hours, 1 minutes.