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48th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 48th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
10:09 A.M. on Tuesday, April 20, 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
Garofalo, Patrick
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
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Wagenius, Jean
Winkler, Ryan

Members excused: Emmer, Greiling, Rukavina, Slawik, Thissen
A quorum was present.

Vice-Chair Benson moved approval of the minutes of Monday, April 19, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Wagenius moved adoption of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Report for HF2894, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Wagenius moved that HF2894, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

Rep. Marquart presented HF2894, First Committee Engrossment (Marquart) Watershed district borrowing authority increased.

Ron Harnack, Project Coordinator, Red River Management Board, responded to questions regarding HF2894, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Wagenius renewed the motion that HF2894, First Committee Engrossment 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 SF2758, First Unofficial Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved that SF2758, First Unofficial Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend SF2758, First Unofficial Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment S2758DE2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Bunn presented SF2758, First Unofficial Committee Engrossment, as amended (Bunn) Minnesota entrepreneur virtual assistance network authorized, and money appropriated.

Rep. Kahn renewed the motion that SF2758, First Unofficial Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Hilty moved adoption of the Energy Policy and Finance Division Report for SF1537, First Unofficial Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved that SF1537, First Unofficial Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Clark moved to amend SF1537, First Unofficial Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment S1537A6). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark presented SF1537, First Unofficial Committee Engrossment, as amended (Clark) Energy facility definition amended.

Bob Eleff, House Research, responded to questions regarding SF1537, First Unofficial Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Bill Glahn, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Commerce and Director of Office of Energy Security, responded to questions regarding SF1537, First Unofficial Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend SF1537, First Unofficial Committee Engrossment, as amended. (Amending the previously adopted Amendment S1737A6, as follows:

Page 1, line 11, after the word "expended." delete "The provisions"
Page 1, delete lines 12-13

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Rick Evans, Director, Regional Government Affairs, Xcel Energy, Inc., responded to questions regarding SF1537, First Unofficial Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Clark renewed the motion that SF1537, First Unofficial Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Murphy, M., moved that HF3790 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Murphy, M., Moved to amend HF3790. (See attached amendment H3790A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice-Chair Benson assumed Chair at 11:03 A.M.

Rep. Murphy, Rep. Morgan and Rep. Hansen presented HF3790, as amended (Murphy, M.) Funding provided from constitutionally dedicated funds and expenditure provided for expenditure accountability, administration, and governance of outdoor heritage, clean water, parks and trails, and arts and cultural heritage purposes; grants, programs, fees, and accounts modified and established, and money appropriated.

Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor for the State of Minnesota, responded to questions regarding HF3790, as amended.

Mark Shepard, House Research, responded to questions regarding HF3790, as amended.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF3790, as amended. (See attached amendment H3790A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.



Rep. Simon moved to amend HF3790, as amended, as follows:

Page 36, line 27, stike "shall" and insert "may"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Murphy, M. renewed the motion that HF3790, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee bill was referred by memo on April 19, 2010.
As of Monday, April 19, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division:
HF3786 Gail Kulick Jackson Private transfer fees prohibited.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:17 P.M.







Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF2894 (Marquart) - Watershed district borrowing authority increased.
  • SF1537 (Clark) - Energy facility definition amended.
  • SF2758 (Bunn) - Minnesota entrepreneur virtual assistance network authorized, and money appropriated.
  • HF3790 (Murphy) - Outdoor heritage funding provided from constitutionally dedicated funds and expenditures provided for accountability, administration, and governance of outdoor heritage, clean water, parks and trails, and arts and cultural heritage purposes; grants, programs, fees, and accounts modified and established; and money appropriated.
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