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Minnesota Legislature

49th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 49th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
9:38 A.M. on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, in Basement Hearing Room 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
Clark, Karen
Garofalo, Patrick
Greiling, Mindy
Hackbarth, Tom
Hausman, Alice
Hilty, Bill
Huntley, Thomas
Juhnke, Al
Kahn, Phyllis
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Knuth, Kate
Lenczewski, Ann
Murphy, Mary
Paymar, Michael
Peppin, Joyce
Rukavina, Tom
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul
Wagenius, Jean
Winkler, Ryan

Members excused: Champion, Emmer, Howes, Kohls, Pelowski
A quorum was present.

Rep. Buesgens moved approval of the minutes of Tuesday, April 20, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Huntley moved with the recommendation that House Resolution 8 be adopted.

Rep. Huntley presented House Resolution 8 (Huntley) A house resolution expressing the sense of the Minnesota House of Representatives regarding an extension of the enhanced federal Medicaid match.

Rep. Huntley renewed the motion with the recommendation that House Resolution 8 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report for HF3281, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Murphy, M. moved that HF3281, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Murphy, M., moved to amend HF3281, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3281-8A) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Murphy, M., moved to amend HF3281, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3281-12A).

Rep. Thissen moved to amend Amendment H3281-12A, as follows:

Page 1, line 8, delete "$35,000,000" and insert "$27,000,000"

Rep. Murphy, M. incorporated the proposed amendment.

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

Rep. Murphy, M. presented HF3281, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Murphy, M.) Volunteer fire relief associations technical corrections made, break-in-service return revised, Minnesota deferred compensation plan service pension transfers authorized, payout defaults revised in survivor benefits, and corrections of certain special fund deposits authorized.

Rep. Murphy, M. renewed the motion that HF3281, First 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 HF3660 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Murphy, M. moved to amend HF3660. (See attached amendment A10-2514) THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENMDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Koenen presented HF3660, as amended (Koenen) Department of corrections; settlement provided for certain claims against the state for injuries suffered.

Craig E. Lindeke, Senior Assistant Revisor, responded to questions regarding HF3660, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Murphy, M. renewed the motion that HF3660, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Thissen moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF3571, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Thissen moved that HF3571, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Koenen presented HF3571, First Committee Engrossment (Koenen) Publicly owned nursing facilities rate increase authorized, and local share required for nonfederal medical assistance costs.

Rep. Thissen renewed the motion that HF3571, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3486, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved that HF3486, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Morrow presented HF3486, First Committee Engrossment (Morrow) Financial assistance changes made for public transit, federal aid governing requirements established, local share of transit provider operating costs governing requirements modified, and reporting requirements amended.

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that HF3486, First Committee engrossment be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Slawik moved adoption of the Early Childhood Policy and Finance Division Report for HF2760, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Slawik moved that SF2505 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Slawik moved to amend SF2505. (See attached amendment S2505DE2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Rep. Slawik presented SF2505, as amended (Slawik) Statewide child care provider training, coaching, consultation, and supports funding provided to prepare for the voluntary Minnesota quality rating system, and money appropriated.

Rep. Slawik renewed the motion that SF2505, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Simon moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report for HF3748. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Simon moved that HF3748 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Simon presented HF3748 (Simon) Chairs and ranking minority members of the Committee on Finance and Ways and Means authorized to request local impact notes.

Rep. Simon renewed the motion that HF3748 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Clark moved adoption of the Housing Policy and Public Health Finance Division Report for HF1993, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved HF1993, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF1993, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H1993A4). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark presented HF1993, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Clark) Minneapolis; utility poles treated with or containing pentachlorophenol prohibited.

Rep. Thissen moved to amend HF1993, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment EC-A15).

Rep. Thissen moved to incorporate an oral amendment to Amendment EC-A15, as follows:

Page 1, line 1, after "No." insert "1993, First Committee Engrossment"
Page 1, line 2, after "Page" insert "10" and after "line" insert "22"

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

Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding HF1993, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Clark laid over HF1993, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Chair Carlson moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF3490, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved that HF3490, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Holberg presented HF3490, First Committee Engrossment (Holberg) Requirements established governing capital requests and legislative reporting for projects to establish fixed guideway transit and rail lines.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF3490, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H3490A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that HF3490, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION FAILED.


The following Finance Committee bills were referred by memo on April 26, 2010.
As of Monday, April 26, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division:
SF2941 Julie Bunn Municipalities authorized to raise and spend money on 4-H, and a University of Minnesota Extension Service policy required.
As of Monday, April 26, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Capital Investment Finance Division:
HF3725 Paul Marquart Mortgage registry tax and deed tax proceed portion appropriated to the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency to be used for creation of affordable housing units.
As of Monday, April 26, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF3801 Matt Dean MinnesotaCare program financial management procedures modified.
As of Monday, April 26, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Public Safety Finance Division:
HF3795 Kent Eken FEMA Public Assistance Program money appropriated.
HF3796 Morrie Lanning FEMA Public Assistance Program money appropriated.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:05 A.M.







Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF3281 is the omnibus pensions bill

Bills Added:
  • HF3281 (Murphy) - Omnibus retirement bill.
  • HF3660 (Koenen) - Department of Corrections; settlement provided for certain claims against the state for injuries suffered, and money appropriated.
  • HF3571 (Koenen) - Publicly owned nursing facilities rate increase authorized, and local share required for nonfederal medical assistance costs.
  • HF3748 (Simon) - Chairs and ranking minority members of the Committee on Finance and Ways and Means authorized to request local impact notes.
  • HR8 (Huntley) - A house resolution expressing the sense of the Minnesota House of Representatives regarding an extension of the enhanced federal Medicaid match.
  • SF2505 (Slawik) - Early childhood education, prevention, self-sufficiency, lifelong learning, and child care and assistance provisions modified.
  • HF1993 (Clark) - Minneapolis; utility poles treated with or containing pentachlorophenol prohibited.
  • HF3490 (Holberg) - Requirements established governing capital requests and legislative reporting for projects to establish fixed guideway transit and rail lines.
  • HF3486 (Morrow) - Federal transit funds appropriated for disbursement by commissioner of transportation, and transit financial assistance provisions modified or added.
Hearing Documents:
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