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Minnesota Legislature

46th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 46th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
8:43 A.M. on Wednesday, April 14, 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
Brod, Laura
Champion, Bobby Joe
Clark, Karen
Emmer, Tom
Garofalo, Patrick
Greiling, Mindy
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
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul
Wagenius, Jean
Winkler, Ryan

Members excused: Buesgens, Hackbarth, Smith
A quorum was present.

Vice-Chair Benson moved approval of the minutes of Tuesday, April 13, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Kahn moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report for HF3589, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved that HF3589, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Kath presented HF3589, First Committee Engrossment (Kath) Contracts for professional or technical services reporting threshold reduced.

Justin Bram Kaufman, Attorney, Minnesota Department of Administration, responded to questions regarding HF3589, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Kahn renewed the motion that HF3589, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Huntley moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF3046, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved that HF3046, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Huntley moved to amend HF3046, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3046A5). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Ruud presented HF3046, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Ruud) Birthing centers licensure established.


Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding HF3046, First Committee Engrossment, as amended

Dave Greeman, Minnesota Department of Human Services, responded to questions regarding HF3046, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Huntley renewed the motion that HF3046, First Committee Engrossment, 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 HF2753, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion moved that HF2753, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Champion moved to amend HF2753, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2753A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Morrow presented HF2753, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Morrow) Trunk highway bond appropriation amended.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that HF2753, 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 9:10 A.M.

Rep. Champion moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3458, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion moved that HF3458, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Shimanski moved to amend HF3458, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment RA10-309). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Shimanski presented HF3458, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Shimanski) Minnesota Department of Transportation consultation required on roundabout design.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that HF3458, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Kahn moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report for HF2577, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Carlson moved that HF2577, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Carlson presented HF2577, First Committee Engrossment (Carlson) Legislators allowed to
call a special session, and constitutional amendment proposed.

Rep. Carlson renewed the motion that HF2577, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Kohls requested a roll call on the motion:



Voting Aye: Carlson, Benson, Champion, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Juhnke, Kahn, Knuth, Lenczewski, Murphy, M., Paymar, Pelowski, Rukavina, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Wagenius, Winkler

Voting Nay: Brod, Emmer, Kiffmeyer, Kohls, Peppin, Shimanski, Thissen

There were 20 Ayes and 7 Nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Rukavina moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3739. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Carlson moved that HF3739 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Carlson presented HF3739 (Carlson) Bond allocation limits modified, and transfer authorized.

Rep. Carlson renewed the motion that HF3739 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Kahn moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report for HF2754. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Winkler moved that HF2754 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Winkler presented HF2754 (Winkler) Secretary of state filings regulated.

Elizabeth L. Fraser, Deputy Secretary, Minnesota Secretary of State, responded to questions regarding HF2754.

Rep. Winkler renewed the motion that HF2754 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Rukavina moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3448, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved that HF3448, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Rukavina presented HF3448, First Committee Engrossment (Rukavina) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; pilot project established for the local deposit of certain reserves.

Bill Marx responded to questions regarding HF3448, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF3448, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3448A8).

Rep. Clark moved to incorporate an oral amendment to Amendment H3448A8, as follows:

Page 1, line 1.8, after "education" insert ", economic development, environment"
Page 1, line 1.8, after "and" delete "for"

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

Testifying on HF348, First Committee Engrossment, as amended:
Donna Peterson, Associate Vice-President of Government Relations, University of Minnesota
Leslie Mercer, Associate Vice Chancellor, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)


Rep. Huntley moved to amend HF3458, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3448A12). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved to amend HF3458, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3448A11).

Rep. Huntley moved to incorporate an oral amendment to Amendment H3448A11, as follows:

Page 1, line 1.25 after "any" insert "participating"

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

Rep. Rukavina renewed the motion that HF3448, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Wagenius moved adoption of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division report for HF3702, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Wagenius moved that HF3702, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Wagenius presented HF3702, First Committee Engrossment (Wagenius) Department of Natural Resources long-range land management budgeting required.

Rep. Wagenius moved to amend HF3702, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3702A16).

Jim Reinholdz, Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment H3702A16.

Testifying on the proposed Amendment H3702A16:
Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Bob Tomlinson, Assistant Director, Forestry Division, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Rep. Paymar moved to amend the proposed Amendment HF37012A16, as follows:

Page 1, delete lines 4-13
Page 1, delete lines 21-26
Page 2, delete lines 1-20

Rep. Paymar withdrew the proposed oral amendment.

Rep. Knuth moved to amend HF3702, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3702A7). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Knuth moved to amend HF3702, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3702A15). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF3702, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H3702A6). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, responded to questions regarding HF3702, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.






Rep. Wagenius moved to amend HF3702, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 17, line 31, reinstate the stricken language
Page 17, line 32, reinstate the stricken language and delete the new language
Page 17, line 33, delete the new language

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Kent Lokkesmoe, Director, Waters Division, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, responded to questions regarding HF3702, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, responded to questions regarding HF3702, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Wagenius renewed the motion that HF3702, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee Bills were referred by memo on April 13, 2010.

As of Tuesday, April 13, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Capital Investment Finance Division:
HF3769 Alice Hausman Higher education and state board and agency funding provided to acquire and better public land and buildings and other improvements of a capital nature with
HF3770 Alice Hausman Natural resources, board of water and soil resources, transportation, and metropolitan council funding provided, bonds issued, previous appropriation
HF3777 Alice Hausman Education, and employment and economic development funding provided, bonds issued, previous appropriations modified, and money appropriated.
As of Tuesday, April 13, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
SF2934 Larry Hosch Personal care assistant services modified.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 P.M.






Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF3702 is the Environment and Natural Resources policy bill

Bills Added:
  • HF3757 (Hilty) - Security transaction security exemptions modified, and money appropriated for the state grant program.
  • HF3448 (Rukavina) - Data matching authorized, eligibility modified, award procedure and grant program established, security modified, office established, bonding provisions modified, refunds provided, credit transfers governed, streamlining required, reimbursement provided, pilot projects established, corrections made, public education requested, and appropriation reductions governed.
  • HF3046 (Ruud) - Birthing centers licensure required, license fees established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF3702 (Wagenius) - Omnibus environment and natural resources finance bill.
  • HF3589 (Kath) - Contracts for professional or technical services reporting threshold reduced.
  • HF3739 (Carlson) - Bond allocation limits modified, and transfer authorized.
  • HF2753 (Morrow) - State road construction funding provided, trunk highway bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF2754 (Winkler) - Secretary of state filings regulated.
  • HF2577 (Carlson) - Legislators allowed to call a special session, and constitutional amendment proposed.
  • HF3458 (Shimanski) - Minnesota Department of Transportation roundabout design provided.
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