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23rd MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 23rd MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Carlson, Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
8:05 A.M. on Wednesday, April 29, 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
Howes, Larry
Huntley, Thomas
Juhnke, Al
Kahn, Phyllis
Kiffmeyer, Mary
Knuth, Kate
Lenczewski, Ann
Murphy, Mary
Paymar, Michael
Pelowski, Gene
Peppin, Joyce
Rukavina, Tom
Shimanski, Ron
Simon, Steve
Slawik, Nora
Smith, Steve
Solberg, Loren
Thissen, Paul
Winkler, Ryan

Members excused: Emmer, Hilty, Kohls, Wagenius
A quorum was present.

Chair Carlson moved that HF1849, First Engrossment be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF1849, First Engrossment. (See attached amendment H1849A4). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Nelson presented HF1849, First Engrossment, as amended (Nelson) Local government unit mandates removed, extended and modified.

Emily Adriaens, Fiscal Analyst responded to questions regarding HF1849, First Engrossment, as amended.

Chair Carlson renewed the motion that HF1849, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Champion moved adoption of the Transportation Finance Division Report for HF0045, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Champion moved that HF0045, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Bigham presented HF0045, First Committee Engrossment (Bigham) Penalty provided for careless driving resulting in death, and providing for revocation of violator's driver's license.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that HF0045, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION FAILED.

Rep. Paymar moved that SF1408 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Hansen presented SF1408/HF1097 (Hansen) Aircraft cockpits secured against lasers.

Jim Englin, West St. Paul, Council Member, Ward 1, responded to questions regarding SF1408.

Rep. Paymar moved to amend SF1408, as follows:

Page 1, line 19 and 20, delete the word "felony" including the rest of the sentence and insert "gross misdemeanor"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar renewed the motion that SF1408, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Champion moved that HF1088 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Swails presented HF1088 (Swails) Commercial driver's license record-keeping requirements conformed to federal regulations.

Rep. Champion renewed the motion that HF1088 be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Kahn moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report for HF1665, Second Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn moved that HF1665, Second Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Swails and Rep. McFarlane presented HF1665, Second Committee Engrossment, (Swails) Education; Best practices center for shared services established.

Rebecca Otto, Minnesota State Auditor, responded to questions regarding HF1665, Second Committee Engrossment.

Chair Carlson moved to amend HF1665, Second Committee Engrossment, as follows:

Page 1, line 17, delete everything after "from"
Page 1, line 18, delete "and"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Kahn renewed the motion that HF1665, Second Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Thissen moved that HF0986, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Thissen moved to amend HF0986, Second Engrossment. (See attached amendment
A09-0555). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Thissen presented HF0986, Second Engrossment, as amended (Thissen) County maintenance of effort provisions amended for mental health provisions.

Sue Abderholden, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) responded to questions regarding HF0986, Second Engrossment, as amended.

Rep. Thissen renewed the motion that HF0986, Second Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Greiling moved adoption of the K-12 Education Finance Division Report for HF1127, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Rep. Greiling moved that SF1794, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Eastland presented SF1794, Second Engrossment/HF1127 (Eastlund) National Guard and reserve member pay differential clarified for teachers.

Rep. Greiling moved that SF1794, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Benson moved adoption of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Policy and Finance Division Report for HF0644, First Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Benson moved that HF0644, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Champion presented HF0644, First Engrossment, (Champion) Home rule charter or statutory city authorized to adopt a program requiring certain hiring practices in city contracts.

Rep. Benson renewed the motion that HF0644, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Benson moved approval of the minutes of Tuesday, April 28, 2009. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

The Finance Committee referred the following bills on April 28, 2009.

As of Tuesday, April 28, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
SF545 Paul Thissen Emeritus status requirements modified for licensed psychologists, inactive licensure status for licensed psychologists created, licensed psychologists authorized to provide a final determination not to certify, and licensed psychologist added to Health Care Reform Review Council.

As of Tuesday, April 28, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
HF1328 Paul Thissen Youth violence addressed as a public health problem, prevention and intervention programs addressing risk factors of youth violence coordinated and aligned.

As of Tuesday, April 28, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Public Safety Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
HF1097 Rick Hansen Aircraft cockpits secured against lasers.

As of Tuesday, April 28, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Division on State Government Finance.

HF House Author Title
SF713 Paul Kohls State employee suggestion system established, money appropriated.

As of Tuesday, April 28, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.

HF House Author Title
HF1088 Marsha Swails Commercial driver's license record-keeping requirements conformed to federal regulations.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:37 A.M.



Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair



Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF45 (Bigham) Penalty provided for careless driving resulting in death, and providing for revocation of violator's driver's license. HF1849 (Nelson) Local government unit mandates removed, extended and modified. HF1097 (Hansen) Aircraft cockpits secured against lasers. HF1088 (Swails) Commercial driver's license record-keeping requirements conformed to federal regulations. HF1665 (Swails) Education; Best practices center for shared services established. SF1794/HF1127 (Eastlund) National Guard and reserve member pay differential clarified for teachers. HF644 (Champion) Home rule charter or statutory city authorized to adopt a program requiring certain hiring practices in city contracts. HF986 (Thissen) County maintenance of effort provisions amended for mental health provisions. HF809 (Hornstein) has been removed.

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02:59 - Gavel, and HF45 (Bigham) Penalty provided for careless driving resulting in death, and providing for revocation of violator's driver's license. 06:26 - HF1849 (Nelson) Local government unit mandates removed, extended and modified. 21:37 - Further discussion regarding HF45 (Bigham) Penalty provided for careless driving resulting in death, and providing for revocation of violator's driver's license. 28:26 - SF1408 (Hansen) Aircraft cockpits secured against lasers. 47:44 - Further discussion regarding HF45 (Bigham) Penalty provided for careless driving resulting in death, and providing for revocation of violator's driver's license. 52:30 - HF1088 (Swails) Commercial driver's license record-keeping requirements conformed to federal regulations. 55:42 - HF1665 (Swails) Education; Best practices center for shared services established. 1:22:04 - HF986 (Thissen) County maintenance of effort provisions amended for mental health provisions. 1:26:33- SF1794 (Eastlund) National Guard and reserve member pay differential clarified for teachers. 1:29:25 - HF644 (Champion) Home rule charter or statutory city authorized to adopt a program requiring certain hiring practices in city contracts. Runs 1 hour, 33 minutes.