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State Government Finance Division

TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - April 07, 2009

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Kahn, Chair of the Division, called the meeting to order at 2:49 P.M. on April 7, 2009 in Room 300 North of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

KAHN, Phyllis, Chair
WINKLER, Ryan, Vice-Chair
PEPPIN, Joyce, Lead Republican
BIGHAM, Karla
DOWNEY, Keith
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
KALIN, Jeremy
KATH, Kory
KIFFMEYER, Mary
KOENEN, Lyle
MASIN, Sandra
POPPE, Jeanne
SANDERS, Tim
SIMON, Steve

Members excused:


A quorum was present.

HF 1665 (Swails) First Committee Engrossment, Education; Best practices center for shared services established.

Chair Kahn moved that HF 1665 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Finance Committee.

Chair Kahn moved the H1665A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representatives Swails and McFarlane and Roger Moe, Southwest West Central Service Cooperative, testified in support of HF 1665.

Chair Kahn renewed her motion that HF 1665, First Committee Engrossment, be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 2146 (Pelowski) Minnesota Management and Budget oversight clarified, management analysis revolving fund established, and money appropriated.

Vice-Chair Winkler moved that HF 2146 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus State Government Finance bill.

Vice-Chair Winkler moved the H2146A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pelowski and Commissioner Tom Hanson, Department of Finance, testified in support of HF 2146.

Chair Kahn laid over HF 2146, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Omnibus State Government Finance bill.

HF 2118 (Rukavina) National Guard postdeployment health assessments funding provided, money appropriated.

Chair Kahn moved that HF 2118 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus State Government Finance bill.

Chair Kahn moved an oral amendment to HF 2118 as follows:

Page 1, line 6, delete "shall" and insert "must"
after "health" insert "and wellness"

Page 1, line 8, after "be" insert "a"
after "health" insert "and wellness"
after " assessments" insert "conducted"
delete the "s" in "assessments"
delete "approximately" and insert "between"

Page 1, delete Section 2

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Rukavina and Col. Eric Ahlness, Department of Military Affairs testified in support of HF 2118.

Chair Kahn laid over HF 2118, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Omnibus State Government Finance bill.

HF 1744 (Hilty) First Engrossment, Technology accessibility standards created for the state, rulemaking authorized, advisory committee established for technology standards for accessibility and usability, report required, and money appropriated.

Chair Kahn moved that HF 1774 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Finance Committee with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Energy Finance and Policy Committee.

Chair Kahn moved the H1744A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hilty, Mary Hartnett, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans, and John Lally, Office of Enterprise Technology testified in support of HF 1744.

Chair Kahn renewed her motion that HF 1744, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Finance Committee with a recommended re-referral to the Committee on Energy Finance and Policy Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 557 (Severson) First Engrossment, State procurement preferences authorized for veteran-owned small businesses including service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved that HF 557 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus State Government Finance bill.

Chair Kahn moved an oral amendment to HF 557 as follows:

Page 2, line 18, delete the "s" in "paragraphs"
delete "(b) and"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Kahn then moved the H0557A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Severson testified in support of HF 557.

Dorothy Lovejoy, Department of Administration, responded to member questions about HF 557.

Chair Kahn laid over HF 557, First Engrossment, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Omnibus State Government Finance bill.

HF 625 (Gardner) Public access to data allowed by state accounting and procurement systems.

Vice-Chair Winkler moved that HF 625 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus State Government Finance bill.

Representative Gardner testified in support of HF 625.

Chair Kahn laid over HF 625 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus State Government Finance bill.

HF 20 (Winkler) Web site required with a searchable database of state expenditures.

Vice-Chair Winkler moved that HF 20 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus State Government Finance bill.

Vice-Chair Winkler testified in support of HF 20.

Chair Kahn laid over HF 20 for possible inclusion in the Omnibus State Government Finance bill.

HF 7 (Winkler) Second Engrossment, Laws prohibiting misuse of state funds clarified and strengthened.

Vice-Chair Winkler moved that HF 7 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Finance Committee.

Vice-Chair Winkler moved the MS-A35 amendment. He then moved an oral amendment to MS-A35 as follows:

Page 1, after line 1, insert "Page 1, after line 6, insert: "Article 1, Misuse of State Funds""

Page 1, line 2, after "Page" delete "..," and insert, "3"
after "line", delete "..," and insert, "5"
after "insert:", insert "Article 2, Internal Control"

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Vice-Chair Winkler renewed his motion that the MS-A35 amendment, as amended, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice-Chair Winkler, Representative Downey and Jim Nobles, Office of the Legislative Auditor testified in support of HF 7.

Curt Yoakum, Department of Finance, testified that the Department was neutral on HF 7.

Vice-Chair Winkler renewed his motion that HF 7, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1018 (Kalin) First Engrossment, Public Web sites purpose specified, and state agencies required to include contact information on Web sites.

Representative Kalin moved that HF 1018 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Finance Committee.

Representative Kalin testified in support of HF 1018.

Representative Kalin renewed his motion that HF 1018, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1519 (Kahn) Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board funding provided, money appropriated, fund carryover authorized.

Chair Kahn moved that HF 1519 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Omnibus State Government Finance bill.

Chair Kahn moved an oral amendment to HF 1519 as follows:

Page 2, delete lines 1 - 8

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Gary Goldsmith, Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, testified in support of HF 1519.

Chair Kahn laid over HF 1519, as amended, for possible inclusion in the Omnibus State Government Finance bill.

HF 2131 (Hansen) Environment and natural resources funding provided, and money appropriated.

Chair Kahn moved that HF 2131 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Finance Committee.

Representative Hansen testified in support of HF 2131.

Chair Kahn moved the A09-0374 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Kahn moved the H2131A2 amendment.

Chair Kahn then moved to orally amend the H2131A2 amendment as follows:

Page 1, after line 21, insert, "Page 7, line 33, delete "No more"
"Delete page 7, line 34 to page 8, line 14."
"Page 8, line 15, delete "Grants Management."

THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

William Becker, Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council and Donn Waage, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, testified in support of HF 2131.

Denise Anderson and Dave Shad, both from the Department of Natural Resources, responded to questions from committee members.

Chair Kahn then moved to divide the H2131A2 amendment as follows:

Part 1 – Includes: page 1, lines 1 -11 and lines 17-21, and all of page 2.

Part 2 – Includes: page 1, lines 12 – 16.

Chair Kahn then moved Part 1 of the H2131A2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Kahn then moved Part 2 of the H2131A2 amendment.

Lead Republican Peppin requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


AYES
Kahn
Bigham
Kalin
Masin
Simon

NAYS
Kiffmeyer
Koenen
Peppin

ABSENT
Downey
Holberg
Kath
Poppe
Sanders
Winkler

On a vote of 5 AYES and 3 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Kahn renewed her motion that HF 2131 be recommended to pass, as amended, and be re-referred to the Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 5:34 P.M.





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Representative Phyllis Kahn, Chair




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Krysta Niedernhofer, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

HF7 (Winkler) Laws prohibiting misuse of state funds clarified and strengthened;
HF20 (Winkler) Web site required with a searchable database of state expenditures;
HF557 (Severson) State procurement preferences authorized for veteran-owned small businesses including service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses;
HF625 (Gardner) Public access to data allowed by state accounting and procurement systems;
HF1018 (Kalin) Public Web sites purpose specified, and state agencies required to include contact information on Web sites;
HF1519 (Kahn) Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board funding provided, money appropriated, fund carryover authorized;
HF1534 (Downey) Federal stimulus funds acceptance and expenditure conditions provided;
HF1665 (Swails) Education; Best practices center for shared services established;
HF2146 (Pelowski) Minnesota Management and Budget oversight clarified, management analysis revolving fund established, and money appropriated;
HF1744 (Hilty) Technolog