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24th MEETING - Finance

2009-2010 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA 24th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

FINANCE COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Benson, Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at
8:02 A.M. on Thursday, April 30, 2009, in Room 10 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
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, Murphy, M., Wagenius
A quorum was present.

Vice-Chair Benson moved adoption of the Public Safety Finance Division Report for HF0702, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice-Chair Benson moved that HF0702, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Hilstrom presented HF0702, First Committee Engrossment (Hilstrom) Summary data collection and reporting required relating to decisions that affect a child's status within the juvenile justice system.

Vice-Chair Benson renewed the motion that HF0702, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Benson moved adoption of the Transportation Finance Division Report for HF0008, Second Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Simon moved that HF0008, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Rep. Simon presented HF0008, Second Engrossment (Simon) False Claims Act.

Rep. Simon moved to amend HF0008, Second Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0008A8). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Simon renewed the motion that HF0008, Second Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Benson moved adoption of the Transportation Finance Division Report for HF1816, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.


Vice-Chair Benson moved that SF1876, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Vice-Chair Benson moved to delete the language from SF1876, Second Engrossment, and insert the language from HF1616, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Morrow presented SF1876, Second Engrossment, as amended/HF1816, First Committee Engrossment (Morrow) Motor carriers, highways, and Department of Transportation provisions modified and updated, clarifying and technical changes provided.

Gene Halverson, Transportation Program Supervisor, and Erica Erhardt, Staff Attorney,
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), responded to questions regarding SF1876, Second Engrossment, as amended.

Vice-Chair Benson renewed the motion that SF1876, Second Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Benson moved that HF1213, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Hortman presented HF1213, First Engrossment (Hortman) Prostitution penalty enhancement provision for repeat offenders clarified, and prostitution in a public place crime broadened.

Melissa Reed, Lobbyist, City of Minneapolis, responded to questions regarding HF1213, First Engrossment.

Vice-Chair Benson renewed the motion that HF1213, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Paymar moved adoption of the Public Safety Finance Division Report for HF1270, First Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar moved that HF1270, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Paymar presented HF1270, First Engrossment (Paymar) Short-term offender pilot project development required, county of community corrections departments authorized to develop pilot-project for short-term offender commitments, and reports provided.

Rep. Paymar renewed the motion that HF1270, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Paymar moved adoption of the Public Safety Finance Division Report for HF1505, First Committee Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Paymar moved HF1505, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Rep. Paymar presented HF1505, First Committee Engrossment (Paymar) First and second-degree sex trafficking provided, criminal penalties increased for certain sex trafficking offenses, and sex trafficking added to the definition of crime of violence.

Mary C. Ellison, Staff Attorney, The Advocates for Human Rights and Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force, responded to questions regarding HF1505, First Committee Engrossment.

Rep. Champion moved to amend HF1505, First Committee Engrossment. (See attached amendment H1505A10). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Rep. Paymar renewed the motion that HF1505, First Committee Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Thissen moved that HF0804, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Thissen presented HF0804, First Engrossment (Thissen) Guardian and conservator governing provisions modified.

Rep. Thissen moved to amend HF0804, First Engrossment.

Delete section 4

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Thissen renewed the motion that HF0804, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Carlson moved approval of the minutes of Wednesday, April 29, 2009. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

The Finance Committee referred the following bills by memo on April 28 and April 29, 2009.

As of Tuesday, April 28, 2009, the following bills are hereby recalled from the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
HF986 Paul Thissen County maintenance of effort provisions amended for mental health provisions.

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.

As of Wednesday, April 29, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Cultural & Outdoor Resources Finance Division.

HF House Author Title
HF2355 Mark Murdock Wadena; Utility and street improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.


As of Wednesday, April 29, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division.

HF House Author Title
HF2357 Andy Welti Chatfield; ISDN 227; Potter Center for the Arts funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.


As of Wednesday, April 29, 2009, the following bills are hereby referred to the Transportation Finance and Policy Division.

HF House Author Title
HF2358 Alice Hausman Central Corridor Line three station funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.


The meeting was adjourned at 9:03 A.M.




Representative John Benson, Vice- Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF8 (Simon) False Claims Act HF1213 (Hortman) Prostitution penalty enhancement provision for repeat offenders clarified, and prostitution in a public place crime broadened. HF702 (Hilstrom) Summary data collection and reporting required relating to decisions that affect a child's status within the juvenile justice system. HF804 (Thissen) Guardian and conservator governing provisions modified. HF1270 (Paymar) Short-term offender pilot project development required, county of community corrections departments authorized to develop pilot-project for short-term offender commitments, and reports provided. HF1505 (Paymar) First and second-degree sex trafficking provided, criminal penalties increased for certain sex trafficking offenses, and sex trafficking added to the definition of crime of violence. SF1876/HF1816 (Morrow) Motor carriers, highways and Department of Transportation provisions modified and updated, clarifying and technical changes provided. HF1744 (Hilty) and HF1805 (A

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01:41 - Gavel, and SF1876/HF1816 (Morrow) Motor carriers, highways and Department of Transportation provisions modified and updated, clarifying and technical changes provided. 05:50 - HF8 (Simon) Minnesota False Claims Act established. 12:18 - Brief recess. 14:21 - HF702 (Hilstrom) Summary data collection and reporting required relating to decisions that affect a child's status within the juvenile justice system. 17:28 - HF8 (Simon) Minnesota False Claims Act established. 39:14 - SF1876/HF1816 (Morrow) Motor carriers, highways and Department of Transportation provisions modified and updated, clarifying and technical changes provided. 40:50 - HF1213 (Hortman) Prostitution penalty enhancement provision for repeat offenders clarified, and prostitution in a public place crime broadened. 44:02 - HF1270 (Paymar) Short-term offender pilot project development required, county of community corrections departments authorized to develop pilot-project for short-term offender commitments, and reports provided. 46:42 - HF1505 (Paymar) First and second-degree sex trafficking provided, criminal penalties increased for certain sex trafficking offenses, and sex trafficking added to the definition of crime of violence. 58:23 - HF804 (Thissen) Guardian and conservator governing provisions modified. Runs 1 hour.