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Minnesota Legislature

36th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 36th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
9:40 A.M. on Monday, March 1, 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
Emmer, Tom
Garofalo, Patrick
Greiling, Mindy
Hackbarth, Tom
Hausman, Alice
Hilty, Bill
Howes, Larry
Huntley, Thomas
Juhnke, Al
Kahn, Phyllis
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Kohls, Paul
Lenczewski, Ann
Pelowski, Gene
Peppin, Joyce
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul
Wagenius, Jean


Member excused: Knuth, Murphy, M., Paymar, Rukavina, Shimanski, Winkler
A quorum was present.

Rep. Benson moved approval of the minutes of Monday, February 15, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Benson moved approval of the minutes of Tuesday, February 16, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Champion moved adoption of the Transportation Finance and Policy Division report for HF2485. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion moved that SF2253 be recommended to pass and placed on the Consent Calendar

Rep. Champion moved to amend SF2253. (See attached amendment S2253A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins presented HF2485 /SF2253, as amended (Atkins) Rock Island Bridge moratorium on demolition or removal repealed.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that SF2253, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the Consent Calendar. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Huntley moved adoption of the Health and Human Services Finance Division report for HF2859, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Simon moved that HF2859, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Simon presented HF2859, First Committee Engrossment (Simon) Nursing facility rate provisions modified.

Rep. Simon renewed the motion that HF2859, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Huntley moved that SF1369, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Huntley moved to amend SF1369, Second Engrossment. (See attached amendment S1369A1). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kelly presented SF1369, Second Engrossment, as amended (Kelly) Goodhue County; nursing facility beds consolidated and relocated to a new site.

Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding SF1369, Second Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Huntley renewed the motion that SF1369, Second Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Solberg moved that HF2037 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Solberg moved to amend HF2037. (See attached amendment A10-2063). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Solberg presented HF2037, as amended (Solberg) General fund dedicated revenue appropriations transferred to other funds.

Bill Marx responded to questions regarding HF2037, as amended.

Rep. Solberg renewed the motion that HF2037, 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 on February 15, 17, 18, 22, 25, 2010.

As of Monday, February 15, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division:
HF2977 Paul Thissen Home rule charter and statutory cities authorized to make loans to property owners who install energy efficient or renewable energy improvements, and repayment authorized.

As of Monday, February 15, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division:
HF2961 Patti Fritz Steele County; Stagecoach Trail acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2980 Steve Drazkowski Lake Zumbro and Schmidt Lake restoration funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, February 15, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF112 Michael V. Nelson Intermediate care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities licensure authorized to replace one larger facility, transition period rate and payment rate for the
HF2582 Karen Clark Asthma coverage demonstration project medical assistance coverage modified.
HF298 Paul Gardner Day training and habilitation insurance provisions changed, liability limits set, age limit changed for operators of vehicles for hire, commissioner directed to seek a federal

As of Monday, February 15, 2010 the following bills are referred to the State Government Finance Division:
HF2947 Michael Beard Certain carryforward authority provided to the office of the legislative auditor.
As of Wednesday, February 17, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Division:
HF3006 Greg Davids Fillmore county; veterans cemeteries appropriation modified.

HF3021 Tim Faust Variable rate fertilizer application equipment grant program established, and money appropriated.
As of Wednesday, February 17, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division:
HF3015 Rick Hansen Certain film production cost reimbursement provided.
HF3028 David Dill Cook County Higher Education Board funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
As of Wednesday, February 17, 2010 the following bills are referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division:
HF2994 Michael V. Nelson School districts allowed to use health and safety levy for costs associated with preparing for seasonal virus prevention.
HF3003 Mark Buesgens Number of public school pupils covered by the permanent school fund endowment apportionment expanded.
HF3022 Tom Tillberry Legislative intent clarified, and language added to the collaborative urban educator appropriation.
As of Wednesday, February 17, 2010 the following bills are referred to the State Government Finance Division:
HF3014 Keith Downey State budget documents required to include federal insolvency contingency planning.
As of Wednesday, February 17, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division:
HF3029 Melissa Hortman Large vehicle movement on public streets and highways governing provisions modified.
As of Thursday, February 18, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Division:
HF3057 Greg Davids Fillmore County; veterans cemetery funding provided.
As of Thursday, February 18, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division:
HF3033 Tom Rukavina Rebate program established for solar photovoltaic modules, and money appropriated.
As of Thursday, February 18, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division:
HF3054 Morrie Lanning Red River flood damage reduction project mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3077 Denny McNamara Afton; flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
As of Thursday, February 18, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division:
HF3037 Tom Rukavina Manufacturing equipment loan program established for manufacturing businesses in the state, and revenue bonds issued.
HF3062 Tom Anzelc Itasca County; steel plant appropriations modified.
As of Thursday, February 18, 2010 the following bills are referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division:
HF2705 Sandra Peterson High school student transition plan implemented for successful pursuit of postsecondary education and employment, and money appropriated.
HF2814 Marsha Swails Pupil transportation provisions modified, certain lift buses included in category of revenue authorized reimbursement, and contracted transportation costs included
HF3041 Marty Seifert H1N1 flu prevention activities made eligible for health and safety revenue.
HF3063 Jerry Newton School district authorized to renew an expiring referendum by action of the school board.
HF3064 Marsha Swails Allowable capital levies expanded.
HF664 Andy Welti Mental health model curriculum created.
As of Thursday, February 18, 2010 the following bills are referred to the State Government Finance Division:
HF2754 Ryan Winkler Secretary of state filings regulated.
HF2758 Leon Lillie Labor agreements and compensation plans ratified.
HF2809 Dan Severson Bid preference program eligibility broadened for veteran-owned small businesses.
HF2866 Lyndon Carlson Executive branch authority modified to reduce unexpended allotments.
HF3073 Lyndon Carlson Amount of agency deposit receipts made technical changes, and use of fees clarified in the combined charities campaign.
As of Monday, February 22, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Division:
HF2730 Larry Haws Active purple heart recipients made eligible for combat wounded vehicle license plate.
HF3113 Rod Hamilton Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans funding provided for continued services to Minnesota veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of being
As of Monday, February 22, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Capital Investment Finance Division:
HF3105 Keith Downey Information required to determine return on investment for capital requests.
As of Monday, February 22, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division:
HF3109 Jeremy Kalin Local assessments for energy improvements by cities and counties permitted, and green revenue bonds authorized.
As of Monday, February 22, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division:
HF3091 Randy Demmer Lake Shady funding provided for dredging and maintenance, and money appropriated.
As of Monday, February 22, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF2623 Larry Hosch Children's therapeutic services coverage clarified.
HF3112 Jeff Hayden Emergency general assistance and emergency Minnesota supplemental aid programs funding provided, and money appropriated.
As of Monday, February 22, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division:
HF3119 Joe Mullery Minority Workforce Collaborative funding provided, and money appropriated.
As of Monday, February 22, 2010 the following bills are referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division:
HF2880 Kory Kath Graduation-Required Assessment for Diploma requirement for retakes amended.
HF3123 Will Morgan K-12 special education third-party billing process made more cost effective.
As of Monday, February 22, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Public Safety Finance Division:
HF2618 Joe Mullery Court required to provided a general notice of collateral sanctions to a juvenile before accepting a guilty plea.
HF524 Joe Mullery County jail reentry project established, and money appropriated.
As of Monday, February 22, 2010 the following bills are referred to the State Government Finance Division:
HF2577 Lyndon Carlson Legislators allowed to call a special session, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF3083 Mark Revenue and appropriation proposal review period established.
Buesgens
HF3104 Paul Kohls Level of budgeted spending limited to the amount collected in the prior bienium , and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF365 Will Morgan Minnesota Constitution amending method changed, and constitutional amendment proposed.
As of Monday, February 22, 2010 the following bills are recalled from the Transportation Finance and Policy Division:
HF2730 Larry Haws Active purple heart recipients made eligible for combat wounded vehicle license plate.
As of Thursday, February 25, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division:
HF3180 Andy Welti Veteran cemeteries appropriation modified.
As of Thursday, February 25, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division:
HF3141 Karla Bigham Revolving account funded with taxes paid by assisted productions established, reporting requirements modified, and money appropriated.
As of Thursday, February 25, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Early Childhood Finance and Policy:
HF3195 Sandra Peterson Early childhood education program created for at-risk four-year-olds.
HF3200 Sandra Peterson Early childhood community partnerships grant program created, and money appropriated.
As of Thursday, February 25, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division:
HF3169 Rick Hansen Thompson Lake remediation funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3179 Doug Magnus Casey Jones State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
As of Thursday, February 25, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF135 David Bly Health care availability and affordability for every Minnesotan guaranteed; Minnesota Health Plan, Minnesota Health Board, Minnesota Health Fund
HF3142 Jeff Hayden Local government aid modified and human services money appropriated.
As of Thursday, February 25, 2010 the following bills are referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division:
HF2751 Will Morgan Students who do not pass the reading and language arts GRAD allowed to retake the test in paper-and-pencil format.
HF3043 Jeremy Kalin Computer-adaptive assessments provided for general education students.
HF3069 Kory Kath Board of Teaching directed to incorporate professional reflection and growth in best teaching practices into its renewal requirements for a continuing teaching

HF3153 John Benson Building lease levy allowance increased.
HF3154 John Benson School district transfer authority extended from the reserved for operation capital account to the undesignated general fund.
HF3155 John Benson Referendum allowance limit increased for certain school districts.
HF3156 John Benson Equity revenue formula modified.
HF3176 Linda Slocum Charter school provisions modified, commission created, and charter schools permitted to borrow money.
As of Thursday, February 25, 2010 the following bills are referred to the State Government Finance Division:
HF2405 Roger Reinert Temporary successors provided to members of the legislature called into active military service, implementation of statutory language provided, and constitutional
HF3205 Tim Mahoney Preference created for community banks and credit unions for the state's general revenue account, state depository accounts required to be held in community
As of Thursday, February 25, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division:
HF3148 Bernie Lieder Center for Transportation Studies study on motor fuel used for nonhighway purposes funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3166 Bob Dettmer Optional six-month vehicle registration period provided.
HF3189 Joyce Peppin Dayton; local road improvement program funding provided for reconstructing Hennepin County Road 49, and money appropriated.


The meeting was adjourned at 10:06 A.M.



Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair



Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • SF2253 (Atkins) - Rock Island Bridge moratorium on demolition or removal repealed.
  • HF2859 (Simon) - Nursing facility rate provisions modified.
  • SF1369 (Kelly) - Goodhue County; nursing facility beds consolidated and relocated to a new site.
  • HF2037 (Solberg) - General fund balancing proposed, payment schedules modified, appropriations reduced for various departments, calculation modified, receipt deposit provided in special revenue fund, fourth tier added to income tax rates, and money appropriated.
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07:19 - Gavel. 07:54 - SF2253 (Atkins) Rock Island Bridge moratorium on demolition or removal repealed. 11:23 - HF2859 (Simon) Nursing facility rate provisions modified. 12:52 - SF1369 (Kelly) Goodhue County; nursing facility beds consolidated and relocated to a new site. 17:35 - HF2037 (Solberg) General fund dedicated revenue appropriations transferred to other funds. Runs 27 minutes.