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22nd MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 22nd MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:07 A.M. on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, 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
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
Seifert, Marty, Ex-Officio
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul
Winkler, Ryan


Members excused: Emmer, Wagenius
A quorum was present.

Rep. Rukavina moved that HF0927, Second Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Mahoney presented HF0927, Second Engrossment (Mahoney) Construction codes and licensing modified.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF0927, Second Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0927A5).

John Schultz, Assistant Director, Construction Codes and Licensing, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry responded to questions regarding the proposed amendment A0927A5 to amend HF0927, Second Engrossment.

Rep. Brod moved to amend the proposed amendment H0927A5, as follows:

Page 1, line 6, delete "the" and insert "that"

Chair Carlson incorporated the oral amendment into Amendment H0927A5.

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

Rep. Howes moved to amend HF0927, Second Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0927A6).

Rep. Howes moved to incorporate the following oral amendment to the proposed amendment H0927A6, as follows:

Page 1, line 2, delete "delete section 9 and" and insert "after line 6"

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


Rep. Rukavina renewed the motion that HF0927, Second Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Rukavina moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division Report for HF1081, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved that HF1081, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Mahoney presented HF1081, First Committee Engrossment (Mahoney) Small growth business growth acceleration program eligibility expanded, matching funds required, and money appropriated.

Rep. Rukavina renewed the motion that HF1081, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Benson moved adoption of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Report for HF1237, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Benson moved that HF1237, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Eken presented HF1237, First Committee Engrossment (Eken) Natural resources and state park provisions modified.

Rep. Buesgens moved to amend HF1237, First Committee Engrossment, as follows:

Page 5, line 16 strike "district"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) responded to questions regarding HF1237, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Greiling moved to amend HF1237, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, as follows:

Page 3, line 25, delete the new language and reinstate the stricken language
Page 20, delete section 43

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

Rep. Hackbarth requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Carlson, Benson, Champion, Greiling, Hausman, Kahn, Knuth, Lenczewski, Paymar, Slawik, Winkler

Voting Nay: Buesgens, Hackbarth, Howes, Juhnke, Kiffmeyer, Kohls, Pelowski, Peppin, Rukavina, Shimanski

There were 11 Ayes and 10 Nays. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Jim Konrad, Director, Enforcement Division, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Ray Bohn, Lobbyist, Amateur Riders Motorcycle Association (ARMA) responded to questions regarding HF1237, First Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Benson renewed the motion that HF1237, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Rep. Benson moved adoption of the Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight Division Report for HF0818, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Benson moved that HF0818, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF0818, First Committee Engrossment (Hilstrom) Financial records disclosure in connection with financial exploitation investigations authorized, procedures for reporting and investigating maltreatment modified, duties of financial institutions in cases of financial exploitation specified, financial exploitation crime modified, and penalties imposed.

Iris Freeman, Legislative Coordinator, Vulnerable Adult Justice Project, William Mitchell College of Law responded to questions regarding HF0818, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Benson renewed the motion that HF0818, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Benson moved adoption of the Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division Report for HF2036, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Benson moved that HF2036, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

Rep. Gottwalt presented HF2036, First Committee Engrossment (Gottwalt) Commissioner of health required to convene an Alzheimer's disease working group, report required.

Mary Birchard, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association, responded to questions regarding HF2036, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Benson renewed the motion that HF2036, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Paymar moved adoption of the Public Safety Policy and Oversight Finance Division Report for HF1805, First Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar moved that HF1805, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Kahn moved to amend HF1805, First Engrossment. (See attached amendment A09-0511). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins presented HF1805, First Engrossment, as amended (Atkins) Full-time firefighter licensing standards and fees established.

Rep. Paymar renewed the motion that HF1805, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Champion moved approval of the minutes of Thursday, April 23, 2009. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Chair Carlson recessed the meeting at 9:56 A.M.
Chair Carlson reconvened the meeting at 6:35 P.M.

Rep. Kahn moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report for HF1511, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved that HF1511, First Committee Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF1511, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H1511A8).

Tom Barrett, Executive Director, Minnesota Gambling Control Board, responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment H1511A8 amending HF1511, First Committee Engrossment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTEED.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF1511, First Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H1511A10). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTEED.

Rep. Atkins presented HF1511, First Committee Engrossment, as amended (Atkins) Lawful gambling provisions modified.

Rep. Kahn renewed the motion that HF1511, First Committee Engrossment, as amended be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Benson moved adoption of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Report for HF1238, Third Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Benson moved that HF1238, Third Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Benson moved to amend HF1238, Third Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H1238A19). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Dill presented HF1238, Third Committee Engrossment, as amended (Dill) Omnibus game and fish bill.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF1238, Third Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A09-0546).

Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment A09-0546 to amend HF1238, Third Committee Engrossment, as amended.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Juhnke moved to amend HF1238, Third Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H1238A20).

Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment H1238A20 to amend HF1238, Third Committee Engrossment, as amended.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF1238, Third Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A09-0510). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF1238, Third Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment A09-0541).

Bob Meier, Assistant Commissioner and Marty Vadis, Director, Division of Lands and Minerals Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment A09-0541 to amend HF1238, Third Committee Engrossment, as amended.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Rep. Paymar moved to amend HF1238, Third Committee Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H1238A22).

Rep. Paymar incorporated the oral amendment to the proposed Amendment H1238A22, as follows:

Page 1, line 2, delete "21" and insert "22" and delete "31" and insert "12"
Page 1, line 13, after "sponsored" insert ",and the primary purpose of which is "

Representative Tony Cornish responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment H1238A22, as amended, amending HF1238, Third Committee Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Buesgens requested a roll call on the motion:

Voting Aye: Carlson, Benson, Champion, Clark, Greiling, Hausman, Kahn, Knuth, Lenczewski, Paymar, Slawik, Thissen

Voting Nay: Brod, Buesgens, Garofalo, Hackbarth, Hilty, Juhnke, Kohls, Rukavina, Shimanski, Smith, Solberg

Voting Abstain: Simon

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

HF1238, Third Committee Engrossment, as amended, was laid over.

Rep. Benson moved adoption of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Report for HF0696, Second Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Benson moved that HF0696, Second Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Dill presented HF0696, Second Committee Engrossment (Dill) Omnibus lands bill.

Rep. Rukavina moved to amend HF0696, Second Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment A09-0529). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Benson renewed the motion that HF0696, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Benson moved adoption of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division Report for HF1132, Second Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Benson moved that HF1132, Second Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Dill presented HF1132, Second Committee Engrossment (Dill) Timber sales appraised estimates increase required, and forest lease pilot project required.

Rep. Benson renewed the motion that HF1132, Second Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The following Finance Committee bills were referred by memo on April 27, 2009.

As of Monday, April 27, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division.


HF House Author Title
HF2330 Jeanne Poppe Austin; Veteran home funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2332 Robin Brown Albert Lea; Veteran home funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, April 27, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Capital Investment Division.

HF House Author Title
HF2330 Jeanne Poppe Austin; Veteran home funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2332 Robin Brown Albert Lea; Veteran home funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, April 27, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Early Childhood Education Finance and Policy Division.

HF House Author Title
HF2352 Carlos Mariani Low-income workers enabled to meet basic needs, child care assistance provided to low-income workers, working family credit increased, and minimum wage increased.

As of Monday, April 27, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
SF1012 Jean Wagenius Environment and natural resources funding provided, and money appropriated.

As of Monday, April 27, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
SF694 Tom Huntley Prenatal alcohol or drug use prevention appropriation repealed.
SF1566 Tom Huntley Health care eligibility provisions amended for medical assistance, MinnesotaCare, and general assistance medical care, and Drug Utilization Review Board established.

As of Monday, April 27, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
HF2353 Will Morgan Manufactured home park lot rental new administrative remedy for violations established.

As of Monday, April 27, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Public Safety Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
SF1627 Leo Foley Omnibus judiciary appropriations


The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 P.M.


Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF927 (Mahoney) Construction codes and licensing modified. HF1081 (Mahoney) Small growth business growth acceleration program eligibility expanded, matching funds required, and money appropriated. HF818 (Hilstrom) Financial records disclosure in connection with financial exploitation investigations authorized, procedures for reporting and investigating maltreatment modified, duties of financial institutions in cases of financial exploitation specified, financial exploitation crime modified, and penalties imposed. HF1805 (Atkins) Full-time firefighter licensing standards and fees established. HF103 (Atkins) Single occurrence liability cap removed, and cross references conformed. HF1511 (Atkins) Lawful gambling provisions modified. HF2036 (Gottwalt) Commissioner of health required to convene an Alzheimer's disease working group, report required. HF1237 (Eken) Natural resources and state park provisions modified. HF696 (Dill) Omnibus lands bill. HF1132 (Dill) Timber sales apprais

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