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Minnesota Legislature

38th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 38th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Benson, Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:36 A.M. on Monday, March 8, 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
Emmer, Tom
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
Pelowski, Gene
Peppin, Joyce
Rukavina, Tom
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul
Wagenius, Jean
Winkler, Ryan


Members excused: Champion, Clark, Greiling, Paymar, Slawik
A quorum was present.

Rep. Hilty moved adoption of the Energy Policy and Finance Division Report for HF2798, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hilty moved that HF2798, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Hilstom presented HF2798, First Committee Engrossment (Hilstrom) Interim rates approval process revised for public utilities; disclosure required of travel, entertainment, and related expenses.

Rep. Hilty renewed the motion that HF2798, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Carlson moved approval of the minutes of Monday March 1, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Carlson moved approval of the minutes of Wednesday, March 3, 2010. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Carlson moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF2807, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Carlson moved that HF2807, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Carlson moved to amend HF2807, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2807A3). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Carlson moved to amend HF2807, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H2807A2). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hornstein presented HF2807, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Hornstein) Transportation construction impacts on business provisions modified, prohibited rest area activities added, highway routes modified; traffic provisions, bridge projects provisions, and impound provisions modified; Minnesota Council of Transportation Access and a Commuter Rail Corridor Coordinating Committee established and member provisions modified.

Rep. Carlson renewed the motion that HF2807, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Carlson moved adoption of the Transportation Policy and Finance Division Report for HF2801, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Carlson moved that HF2801, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Benson moved to amend HF2801, First Committee Engrossment, as follows:

Page 3, line 24, delete "3" and insert "2"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Obermueller presented HF2801, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Obermueller) Complete streets policy defined and implemented.

Koryn Zewers, House Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions regarding a fiscal note for HF2801, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Chair Benson renewed the motion that HF2801, First Committee Engrossment, 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 by memo on March 1, 2, and 4, 2010.
As of Monday, March 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division:
HF3257 Rick Hansen Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington; use of the clean water legacy account authorized to support local inflow and infiltration reduction
As of Monday, March 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Energy Finance and Policy Division:
HF3228 Tom Rukavina Renewable energy source conversion grant program created for municipal utilities and cooperative electric associations, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3232 Joe Atkins Minnesota Nuclear Waste Storage Commission created, Minnesota ratepayer fees required for permanent storage of high-level radioactive waste to be remitted to
HF3261 Brita Sailer Microenergy loan program modified.
As of Monday, March 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division:
HF3253 John Persell Water quality enhancement pilot program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3291 Brita Sailer Supplemental application fee waived for utility crossings of public lands and waters under certain conditions.
As of Monday, March 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF1320 Marsha Swails Pharmacists prohibited from substituting epilepsy drugs without prior consent and notification.
HF3071 Jeff Hayden Exemptions from MFIP and general assistance asset limitations created.
HF3236 Tom Huntley Commissioners of health and human services required to provide fiscal and actuarial analysis, and money appropriated.
HF3266 Erin Murphy Pharmacy reimbursement rates adjusted.
As of Monday, March 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division:
HF2745 Karen Clark Cosmetology license payment deposit requirement modified.
HF3260 Phil Sterner Dakota County; Dakota Future funding provided, and money appropriated.
As of Monday, March 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division:
HF2125 Karen Clark Chemical dependency aggressive initiative provided, alcoholic beverage tax increased to fund the initiative, obsolete language eliminated, technical
As of Monday, March 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division:
HF3074 Linda Slocum Board of Teaching allowed to approve innovative, research-based teacher and preparation and licensure programs.
HF3214 Jerry Newton Referendum equalizing factor increased and second tier of referendum equalization eliminated.
HF3219 Randy Demmer Independent School District No. 203, Hayfield, fund transfer permitted.
HF3226 Jerry Newton Independent School District No. 11, Anoka-Hennepin, fund transfer authorized.
HF3303 Pat Garofalo General education aid reduction restored for certain taconite distributions.
As of Monday, March 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Public Safety Finance Division:
HF2864 Paul Gardner Domestic abuse offenders electronic monitoring pilot project authorized.
As of Monday, March 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the State Government Finance Division:
HF3258 Michael Beard Funds established in the constitution provided to pay for audit costs incurred by the legislative auditor, and money appropriated.
HF3301 Joyce Peppin Department of Revenue required to issue a request for proposals for a tax analytics and business intelligence contract.
As of Monday, March 01, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division:
HF3224 Michael Beard Transportation projects provisions modified.
HF3247 Paul Anderson Retired emergency medical technician license plates issuance authorized.
HF3256 Paul Anderson Retired firefighter license plates issuance authorized.
As of Tuesday, March 02, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF2125 Karen Clark Chemical dependency aggressive initiative provided, alcoholic beverage tax increased to fund the initiative, obsolete language eliminated, technical
As of Tuesday, March 02, 2010 the following bills are recalled from the Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division:
HF2125 Karen Clark Chemical dependency aggressive initiative provided, alcoholic beverage tax increased to fund the initiative, obsolete language eliminated, technical
As of Thursday, March 04, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division:
HF2621 Al Doty Higher education benefit eligibility requirement eliminated for surviving spouse and children of a deceased veteran who dies as a result of military service.
HF3101 Al Doty Minnesota "Support our Troops" account eligible money use expanded.
HF3328 Greg Davids Harmony; veterans facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3346 Randy Demmer Southeastern Minnesota veterans cemetery funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3348 Doug Magnus Propane and anhydrous ammonia terminal capacity study required, and money appropriated.
As of Thursday, March 04, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Early Childhood Finance and Policy:
HF3407 Nora Slawik Early childhood education provided.
As of Thursday, March 04, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division:
HF2838 David Dill Lake Vermilion State Park land acquisition authorized, and lands incorporated from an existing state park.
HF3207 Brita Sailer Cross-country ski trail pass fees increased and an exception provided for school activities.
As of Thursday, March 04, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division:
HF3046 Maria Ruud Birthing centers licensure established.
As of Thursday, March 04, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division:
HF3324 Kathy Brynaert Minnesota investment fund expanded, and construction mitigation pilot program grants restriction removed.
HF3354 Bud Nornes Grant eligibility modified, loan limits and terms modified, private institution fees increased, high school-to-college developmental transition program, terms
HF3413 Bob Gunther Board of Barber Examiners' license fees modified, and money appropriated.
As of Thursday, March 04, 2010 the following bills are referred to the K-12 Education Finance Division:
HF3115 Kim Norton Statewide physical education standards and report required, and a healthy kids awards program established.
HF3308 Jerry Newton Capital expenditure health and safety revenue program simplified.
HF3311 Debra Hilstrom Independent School District No. 286, Brooklyn Center, and Independent School District No. 624, White Bear Lake, innovation grant created, community school pilot
HF3329 Mindy Greiling Retired employee health benefits levy calculation clarified.
HF3330 Mindy Greiling Revenue definitions clarified for school districts and charter schools.
HF3331 Mindy Greiling Obsolete language removed.
HF3342 Steve Simon School districts authorized to use operating capital for certain costs associated with closing a school.
HF3388 Pat Garofalo Prekindergarten through grade 12 education provided, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
HF3404 Carlos Mariani Aid payment schedule modified for certain charter schools.

As of Thursday, March 04, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Public Safety Finance Division:
HF2463 John Ward Crow Wing County; substance monitoring pilot project established for certain persons with revoked driver's licenses.
HF2978 Paul Rosenthal First-degree driving while impaired crime amended to include prior felony convictions from other states.
HF3378 Andrew Falk Public safety-related purposes funding provided, and money appropriated.
As of Thursday, March 04, 2010 the following bills are referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division:
HF2672 Jerry Newton Transit fee exemption provisions clarified for veterans with service-connected disabilities.
HF3310 Debra Hilstrom State Patrol tax compliance and vehicle crimes investigations funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3321 John Lesch Collection of fees allowed under the license reinstatement diversion pilot programto be extended for 18 months.
HF3366 Randy Demmer Trunk highway bonds issued for interchange construction, and money appropriated


The meeting was adjourned at 11:07 A.M.





Representative John Benson, Vice-Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Bills Added:
  • HF2798 (Hilstrom) - Interim rates approval process revised for public utilities; disclosure required of travel, entertainment, and related expenses.
  • HF2807 (Hornstein) - Transportation construction impacts on business provisions modified, prohibited rest area activities added, highway routes modified; traffic provisions, bridge projects provisions, and impound provisions modified; Minnesota Council of Transportation Access and a Commuter Rail Corridor Coordinating Committee established and member provisions modified.
  • HF2801 (Obermueller) - Special license plates provided, trunk highway funding provided, bonds issued, public safety programs and activities funding provided, and money appropriated.
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04:24 - Gavel. 04:42 - HF2798 (Hilstrom) Interim rates approval process revised for public utilities; disclosure required of travel, entertainment, and related expenses. 06:52 - HF2807 (Hornstein) Transportation construction impacts on business provisions modified, prohibited rest area activities added, highway routes modified; traffic provisions, bridge projects provisions, and impound provisions modified; Minnesota Council of Transportation Access and a Commuter Rail Corridor Coordinating Committee established and member provisions modified. 15:25 - HF2901 (Obermueller) Complete streets policy defined and implemented. Runs 31 minutes.