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Minnesota Legislature

50th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 50th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
8:15 A.M. on Wednesday, April 28, 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
Clark, Karen
Emmer, Tom
Garofalo, Patrick
Greiling, Mindy
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
Rukavina, Tom
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul
Wagenius, Jean
Winkler, Ryan

Member excused: Champion
A quorum was present.

Vice- Chair Benson moved approval of the minutes of Tuesday, April 27, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Huntley moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF2614, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved that HF2614, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

John Walz, Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding a fiscal summary for HF2614, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Slawik moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2614A35).

Kathy Novak, House Research, responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment H2614A35.

Anne L Martineau, Minnesota Department of Human Services, responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment H2614A35.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley and John Walz presented HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Huntley) Intensive care management program established for medical assistance enrollees, funding reduced for the medical assistance program, request for proposals required, report required, and money appropriated.

Stephan P. Nelson, Children and Family Services, Minnesota Department of Human Services, responded to questions regarding HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.


Rep. Norton responded to questions regarding HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Thissen moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 14, line 19, delete "3.0" and insert "2.5"
Page 14, line 21, delete "3.0" and insert "2.5"
Page 18, line 17, delete "7" and insert "7.5"

John Walz responded to questions regarding the proposed oral amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Carlson moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A10-2548).

Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment A10-2548.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved to amend the language from HF1993, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, into HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H1993A5). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Slawik moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2614A51).

Rep. Loeffler responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment H2614A51.

Rep. Buesgens requested a roll call on the Slawik motion.

Voting Aye: Carlson, Hilty, Huntley, Juhnke, Kahn, Lenczewski, Murphy, M., Rukavina, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Winkler

Voting Nay: Brod, Buesgens, Emmer, Hackbarth, Kiffmeyer, Kohls, Shimanski, Smith

Voting Abstention: Hausman, Paymar

There were 14 Ayes, 8 Nays, 2 Abstention. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2614A61). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Huntley moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment DP/DFL 1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2614A31).

Rep. Kohls moved to amend the proposed Amendment H2614A31, as follows:

Page 1, line 17, restore stricken language "medically necessary" and strike "useful"

Rep. Clark incorporated the proposed oral amendment into Amendment H2614A31.

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

Rep. Brod moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2614A63). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Kiffmeyer moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2614A68). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Kiffmeyer moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment CEH2614-A110). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Smith moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment CEH2614-A108). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Kiffmeyer moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2614A60
Rep. Kiffmeyer withdrew Amendment H2614A60.

Rep. Buesgens moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment
H2614A65). THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Buesgens moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment CEH2614-A100).

Rep. Buesgens requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Brod, Buesgens, Hackbarth, Kiffmeyer, Shimanski, Smith

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Juhnke, Kahn, Knuth, Murphy, M., Paymar, Pelowski, Simon, Slawik, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Winkler

There were 6 Ayes and 17 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark moved to amend the previously adopted amendment H2614A31, amending HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2614A31).

Page 1, line 17, strike "medically necessary" and insert "useful"

Rep. Brod moved to amend the Clark oral amendment to Amendment H2614A31, as follows:

Page 1, line 17, to reinstate "medically"

Rep. Clark incorporated the Brod oral amendment into her oral amendment to Amendment H2614A31.

Dave Greeman, Minnesota Department of Human Services responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment H2614A31, as amended.

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

Rep. Kohls moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H2614A58).

Rep. Huntley moved to incorporate an amendment to Amendment H2614A58, as follows:

Page 1, line 7, after the word "costs" insert "and savings"

Rep. Kohls incorporated the oral amendment into the Amendment H2614A58.
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Buesgens moved to amend HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 47, strike section 43

Rep. Huntley requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Buesgens, Shimanski

Voting Nay: Carlson, Clark, Hackbarth, Hausman, Hilty, Huntley, Juhnke, Kahn, Kiffmeyer, Knuth, Murphy, M., Paymar, Pelowski, Rukavina, Simon, Slawik, Smith, Solberg, Thissen, Wagenius, Winkler

Voting Abstention: Brod

There were 2 Ayes and 21 Nays. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson moved that the staff be directed to make technical corrections, correct totals and amend the title. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Huntley renewed the motion that HF2614, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Brod requested a roll call on the motion.

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

Voting Nay: Brod, Buesgens, Garofalo, Greiling, Hackbarth, Kiffmeyer, Kohls, Paymar, Shimanski, Smith, Winkler

There were 18 Ayes and 11 Nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee bills were referred by memo on April 27, 2010.

As of Tuesday, April 27, 2010, the following bills are referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.
SF2541 (Koenen) Indian tribal government owned watercraft, off-highway vehicles and snowmobiles motor vehicle registration and licensing requirement exemptions.

As of Tuesday, April 27, 2010, the following bills are referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division.
HF3812 (Downey) School district contract deadline aid payment waived.

As of Tuesday, April 27, 2010, the following bills are referred to the State Government Finance Division.
SF3134 (Kahn) Omnibus state government operations policy bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:01 A.M.


Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF2614 is the omnibus health care and human services finance bill

Bills Added:
  • HF2614 (Huntley) - Omnibus health and human services bill.
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