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TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - April 21, 2009

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

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE DIVISION

MINUTES


Representative Winkler, Vice-Chair of the Division, called the meeting to order at 1:08 P.M. on April 21, 2009 in Room 118 of the State Capitol.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

KAHN, Phyllis, Chair
WINKLER, Ryan, Vice-Chair
BIGHAM, Karla
DOWNEY, Keith
KALIN, Jeremy
KATH, Kory
MASIN, Sandra
SANDERS, Tim
SIMON, Steve

Members excused:

PEPPIN, Joyce, Lead Republican
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
KIFFMEYER, Mary
KOENEN, Lyle
POPPE, Jeanne

A quorum was not present.

A quorum was present at 1:11 P.M.

Representative Kahn moved that the minutes of April 7, 2009 and April 14, 2009 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Winkler gave an overview of the 35W victim’s compensation fund bill.

Attorney’s Michael Tewksbury, Susan M. Holden and Steven J. Kirsch, all from the Special Master Panel, which considered claims, made offers & entered into settlement agreements with survivors on behalf of the state, gave an overview of their process and the final results.

Chris Messerly, Pro Bono Attorney for some of the survivors, explained his role in the process and said that the survivors were pleased with how well it worked and what came out of it.

Survivors Mercedes Gorden (Rudh) and Jennifer Holms, said the panel did a wonderful job and that they were grateful for all of the help they received.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:16 P.M.


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Representative Ryan Winkler, Vice-Chair


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

I-35W Bridge Compensation Fund review
Testimony by special masters, survivors and attorneys