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Minnesota Legislature

44th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 44th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
8:41 A.M. on Friday, April 9, 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
Howes, Larry
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
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul
Wagenius, Jean
Winkler, Ryan

Members excused: Brod, Hilty, Huntley, Smith
A quorum was present.

Rep. Kahn moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report for HF2758. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved that HF2758 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Lillie presented HF2758 (Lillie) Labor agreements and compensation plans ratified.

Greg Hubinger, Director, Legislative Coordinating Commission testified on HF2758.

Rep. Kahn renewed the motion that HF2758 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Benson moved approval of the minutes of Thursday, April 8, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Vice-Chair Benson moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF0677, Second Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice-Chair Benson moved that HF0677, Second Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Bunn presented HF0677, Second Committee Engrossment (Bunn) Body art procedures and establishments regulated.

Thomas R. Hiendlmayr, Director, Minnesota Department of Health, responded to questions regarding HF0677, Second Committee Engrossment.

Vice-Chair Benson renewed the motion that HF0677, Second Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Paymar moved that SF2339, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Peterson presented SF2339, First Engrossment (Peterson) 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.

Testified on SF2339, First Engrossment:
Joseph E. Olson, Professor, Hamline University Law School and Lobbyist for Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance,
Deputy Chief Dan Plekkenpol, Plymouth

Rep. Paymar renewed the motion that SF2339, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Benson moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF1320, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice-Chair Benson moved that HF1320, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Swails presented HF1320, First Committee Engrossment (Swails) Pharmacists prohibited from substituting epilepsy drugs without prior consent and notification.

Kevin Goodno, President of the Epilepsy Foundation, responded to questions regarding HF1320, First Committee Engrossment.

Vice-Chair Benson renewed the motion that HF1320, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Kahn moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report for HF3682. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved that HF3682 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF3682. (See attached amendment H3682A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMEMDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kalin presented HF3682, as amended (Kalin) Energy environment financing program provisions changed.

Testified on HF3682, as amended:
Wayne J. Waslaski, Minnesota Department of Administration,
Jim Rhodes, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Administration

Rep. Kahn renewed the motion that HF3682, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Benson moved that SF2690, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Hayden presented SF2690, Second Engrossment (Hayden) Driver's license requirements modified for foster children, in-court reviews required, and definition of parent expanded for child protection proceedings.

Mary Regan Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies (MCCCA) testified on SF2690, Second Engrossment.

Vice-Chair Benson renewed the motion that SF2690, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



Rep. Juhnke moved adoption of the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division Report for HF2678, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke moved that HF2678, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF2678, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2678A13). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF2678, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2678A12). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF2678, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2678A14).

Rep. Juhnke moved to incorporate an oral amendment to Amendment H2678A14, as follows:

Page 1, line 7, after "report.", insert "This is a one-time appropriation."

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

Rep. Juhnke presented HF2678, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Juhnke) Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs policy bill.

Jim Gelbmann, Minnesota Deputy Secretary of State, testified on HF2678, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Juhnke renewed the motion that HF2678, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Champion move adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3334, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke moved that HF3334, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF3334, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3334A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke presented HF3334, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Juhnke) Trunk highway project bidding procedures amended, and use of alternative bidding required for competing paving materials.

Curt Matthew Turgeon, Pavement Engineer, Minnesota Department of Transportation, responded to questions regarding HF3334, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Juhnke renewed the motion that HF3334, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Champion moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3224, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion moved that HF3224, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Beard presented HF3224, First Committee Engrossment (Beard) Transportation projects provisions modified.


Brad Larsen, Director of Traditional & Innovative Finance, Minnesota Department of Transportation, responded to questions regarding HF3224, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Simon moved to amend HF3224, First Committee Engrossment, as follows:

Page 2, line 21, after the word "Budget" insert "and the Legislature"
Page 3, line 4, after the word "Budget" insert "and the Legislature"

Rep. Simon withdrew the proposed amendment.

Erik Rudeen, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office Government Affairs, responded to questions regarding HF3224, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Champion withdrew the previous motion that HF3224, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Champion moved that HF3224, First Committee Engrossment be laid over. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:59 A.M.



Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair



Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF2678 is the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs policy bill.

Bills Added:
  • HF2758 (Lillie) - Labor agreements and compensation plans ratified.
  • SF2339 (Peterson) - 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.
  • HF1320 (Swails) - Board of Pharmacy required to adopt rules regarding the substitution of drugs used for the treatment of epilepsy or seizure if the United States Food and Drug Administration determines that substitution may cause a health risk to patients.
  • HF677 (Bunn) - Body art procedures and establishments regulation system established, penalty fees adopted, and money appropriated.
  • HF3224 (Beard) - Transportation projects provisions modified.
  • HF2678 (Juhnke) - Agriculture and veteran affairs provisions and programs changed, development and use of industrialized hemp authorized and regulated, terms and procedures clarified, record keeping provisions changed, planning for additional veteran cemeteries required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3334 (Juhnke) - Trunk highway project bidding procedures amended, and use of alternative bidding required for competing paving materials.
  • HF3682 (Kalin) - Disposal of state-owned buildings provided, energy improvement financing program provisions changed, and executive branch agency representation changed in the reinsurance association.
  • SF2690 (Hayden) - Driver's license requirements modified for foster children, in-court reviews required, and definition of parent expanded for child protection proceedings.
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08:20 - Gavel. 08:51 - HF2758 (Lillie) Labor agreements and compensation plans ratified. 14:40 - HF677 (Bunn) Body art procedures and establishments regulated. 44:06 - SF2339 (Peterson) 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. 48:55 - HF1320 (Swails) Pharmacists prohibited from substituting epilepsy drugs without prior consent and notification. 52:18 - HF3682 (Kalin) Energy environment financing program provisions changed. 58:30 - SF2690 (Hayden) Driver's license requirements modified for foster children, in-court reviews required, and definition of parent expanded for child protection proceedings. 1:17:04 - HF2678 (Juhnke) Livestock investment grants funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated (HF2678 is the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs policy bill). 1:33:55 - HF3334 (Juhnke) Trunk highway project bidding procedures amended, and use of alternative bidding required for competing paving materials. 1:52:26 - HF3224 (Beard) Transportation projects provisions modified. Runs 2 hours, 17 minutes.