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45th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 45th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
9:37 A.M. on Tuesday, April 13, 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
Emmer, Tom
Garofalo, Patrick
Greiling, Mindy
Hackbarth, Tom
Hausman, Alice
Hilty, Bill
Huntley, Thomas
Juhnke, Al
Kahn, Phyllis
Kiffmeyer, Mary
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
Winkler, Ryan

Members excused: Howes, Knuth,
A quorum was present.

Vice-Chair Benson moved approval of the minutes of Friday, April 9, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Thissen moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF2562, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Thissen moved that HF2562, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Thissen moved to amend HF2562, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2562A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Thissen presented HF2562, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Thissen) COBRA premium state subsidy eligibility extended, and unexpected funds carry forward authorized for COBRA grants.

Rep. Thissen renewed the motion that HF2562, First Committee 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 HF2690, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved that HF2690, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Sertich presented HF2690, First committee Engrossment (Sertich) Executive agency
appropriations required to include proportionate reductions in expenditures on contracts, and
requirements provided during periods of projected deficits.


Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding HF2690, First Committee
Engrossment.

Rep. Kahn renewed the motion that HF2690, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Champion moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF2116. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion moved that HF2116 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Champion moved to amend HF2116. (See attached amendment H2116A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Repl. Hansen presented HF2116, as amended (Hansen) Vehicle transaction fees increased, acceptable methods of payment provided, and surcharge imposed.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that HF2116, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Champion moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF0605, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion moved that HF0605, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Champion moved to amend HF0605, First Committee Engrossment, as follows:

Pages 5 & 6, Delete Section 9

Rep. Hortman presented HF0605, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Hortman) Transportation Department management, priorities, research, and planning provisions modified.

Bill Marx responded to questions regarding H0605, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that HF0605, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Hilty moved adoption of the Energy Policy and Finance Division Report for HF2600, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hilty moved that HF2600, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Hilty moved to amend HF2600, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2600A10). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Mullery presented HF2600, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Mullery) Licensing and regulation provided for an individual engaged in the business of a mortgage loan originator or the mortgage loan business.

Testifying on HF2600, First Committee Engrossment, as amended:
Pat Martyn, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Mortgage Brokers
Robin Brown, Financial Examiner, Minnesota Department of Commerce
Reid LeBeau, Minnesota Manufactured Housing Association
Matthew J. Lemke, Minnesota Mortgage Association, Winthrop & Weinstein Law Firm

Rep. Hilty renewed the motion that HF2600, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Carlson moved adoption of the Energy Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3122, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke moved that HF3122, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF3122, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3122A4). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF3122, First Committee Engrossment, as amended:

Page 11, line 9, after the first word "a", delete "realtor" and insert "real estate agent"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke presented HF3122, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Juhnke) Licensing and regulation provided for appraisal management companies, and real estate appraiser advisory board regulated.

Rep. Juhnke renewed the motion that HF3122, First Committee 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 HF2405, First Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved that HF2405, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

Rep. Reinert presented HF2405, First Engrossment (Reinert) Temporary successors provided to members of the legislature called into active military service, implementation of statutory language provided, and constitutional amendment proposed.

Rep. Kahn renewed the motion that HF2405, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee bills were referred by memo on April 9 and April 12, 2010.
As of Friday, April 09, 2010, SF1537 (Clark) Energy facility definition amended is referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.

As of Monday, April 12, 2010, HF3757 (Hilty) Security transaction security exemptions modified, and money appropriated for the state grant program is referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:09 A.M.






Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF2116 (Hansen) - Vehicle transaction fees increased.
  • HF2405 (Reinert) - Temporary successors provided to members of the legislature called into active military service, implementation of statutory language provided, and constitutional amendment proposed.
  • HF2577 (Carlson) - Legislators allowed to call a special session, and constitutional amendment proposed.
  • HF605 (Hortman) - Transportation Department management, priorities, research, and planning provisions modified.
  • HF3458 (Shimanski) - Minnesota Department of Transportation roundabout design provided.
  • HF3122 (Juhnke) - Licensing and regulation provided for appraisal management companies, real estate appraiser advisory board regulated, and money appropriated.
  • HF2600 (Mullery) - Licensing and regulation provided for an individual engaged in the business of a mortgage loan originator or the mortgage loan business, conforming and transitional provisions provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2562 (Thissen) - COBRA premium state subsidy eligibility extended, unexpected funds carry forward authorized for COBRA grants, and appropriations changed.
  • HF2690 (Sertich) - Executive agency appropriations required to include proportionate reductions in expenditures on contracts, requirements provided during periods of projected deficits, and executive branch positions eliminated.
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04:32 - Gavel. 04:53 - HF2562 (Thissen) COBRA premium state subsidy eligibility extended, and unexpected funds carry forward authorized for COBRA grants. 09:25 - HF2690 (Sertich) Executive agency appropriations required to include proportionate reductions in expenditures on contracts, and requirements provided during periods of projected deficits. 31:40 - HF2116 (Hansen) Vehicle transaction fees increased, acceptable methods of payment provided, and surcharge imposed. 44:59 - HF605 (Hortman) Transportation Department management, priorities, research, and planning provisions modified. 48:58 - HF2600 (Mullery) Licensing and regulation provided for an individual engaged in the business of a mortgage loan originator or the mortgage loan business. 1:15:08 - HF3122 (Juhnke) Licensing and regulation provided for appraisal management companies, and real estate appraiser advisory board regulated. 1:22:11 - HF2405 (Reinert) Temporary successors provided to members of the legislature called into active military service, implementation of statutory language provided, and constitutional amendment proposed. Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.