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34th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 34th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
10:38 A.M. on Monday, February 15, 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
Emmer, Tom
Garofalo, Patrick
Greiling, Mindy
Hackbarth, Tom
Hausman, Alice
Hilty, Bill
Huntley, Thomas
Juhnke, Al
Kahn, Phyllis
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Knuth, Kate
Lenczewski, Ann
Paymar, Michael
Pelowski, Gene
Peppin, Joyce
Rukavina, Tom
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Solberg, Loren
Wagenius, Jean
Winkler, Ryan

Members excused: Clark, Howes, Kohls, Murphy, M., Smith, Thissen,

A quorum was present.

Rep. Benson moved approval of the minutes of Thursday, February 11, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Wagenius moved adoption of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division report for HF2624, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Wagenius moved that HF2624, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Wagenius moved to amend HF2624, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2624A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED).

Rep. Wagenius presented HF2624, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Wagenius) Environmental and natural resources funding provided, and money appropriated.

Susan Thornton, Director, Legislative-Citizen Commission on Mineral Resources (LCCMR) responded to questions regarding HF2624, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Greiling moved to amend HF2624, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A10-2094). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED).

Rep. Wagenius renewed the motion that HF2624, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Wagenius introduced LCCMR staff: Michael McDonough, Manager Research and Planning, Mike Banker, Communications/Outreach Manager and Project Analyst, and
Diana Griffith, Commission Assistant.

Rep. Benson moved that HF1467, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Rep. Nelson presented HF1467, First Engrossment (Nelson) Rail safe technology federal grant application directed.

Rep. Benson renewed the motion that HF1467, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Huntley moved that HF984, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Norton presented HF984, Second Engrossment (Norton) Medical assistance coverage authorized for primary care health care providers performing primary caries prevention services as part of the child and teen checkup program.

Rep. Huntley renewed the motion that HF984, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Champion moved that SF536, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections.

Rep. Champion presented SF536, Second Engrossment (Champion) Home rule charter or statutory city authorized to adopt a program requiring certain hiring practices in city contracts.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion SF536, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee bills were referred on February 12, 2010.
As of Friday, February 12, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division:
HF2925 Kory Kath Certain public facilities programs amended and technical changes made.
HF2934 Linda Slocum Hennepin County; Fort Snelling Upper Bluff emergency building stabilization funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Friday, February 12, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division:
HF2929 Tim Kelly Red Wing; Red Wing River Way Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2932 Gail Kulick Jackson Aquatic and wildlife management areas and critical habitat funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Friday, February 12, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF2923 Sheldon Johnson Ramsey County; mothers first program funding provided and money appropriated.
HF2924 Jeff Hayden Matching funds restored for county financial workers and money appropriated.
HF2940 Diane Loeffler Prohibition repealed on using a broker to coordinate medical assistance covered transportation services, and money appropriated.
As of Friday, February 12, 2010 the following bills are referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division:
HF2944 Mindy Greiling School finance system modified, new education funding framework created, and income tax schedule changes made.


As of Friday, February 12, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Public Safety Finance Division:
HF2470 Debra Hilstrom Scanning device and reencoder use to acquire information from payment cards included as identity theft.
As of Friday, February 12, 2010 the following bills are referred to the State Government Finance Division:
HF2943 Phil Sterner Army National Guard members funding provided for payments to satisfy federal obligations.
As of Friday, February 12, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division:
HF2930 Rod Hamilton Korean Defense Service Medal recipients special license plate created.
HF2931 Rob Eastlund Cambridge; municipal bridge replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2937 Melissa Passenger rail project annual report to legislature required.
Hortman


The meeting was adjourned at 11:50 A.M.



Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF2624 (Wagenius) - Environmental and natural resources funding provided, approval required for acquisition of certain lands to be conveyed to the state, and money appropriated.
  • HF1467 (Nelson) - Rail safe technology federal grant application directed.
  • HF984 (Norton) - Medical assistance coverage authorized for primary care health care providers performing primary caries prevention services as part of the child and teen checkup program.
  • SF536 (Champion) - Home rule charter or statutory city authorized to adopt a program requiring certain hiring practices in city contracts.
  • HF775 (Beard) - Vehicle service fees credited to the vehicle services operating account.
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03:34 - Gavel. 05:17 - HF2624 (Wagenius) Environmental and natural resources funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:07:01 - HF1467 (Nelson) Rail safe technology federal grant application directed. 1:09:19 - HF984 (Norton) Medical assistance coverage authorized for primary care health care providers performing primary caries prevention services as part of the child and teen checkup program. 1:11:14 - SF536 (Champion) Home rule charter or statutory city authorized to adopt a program requiring certain hiring practices in city contracts. Runs 1 hour, 12 minutes.