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State Government Finance

TWENTIETH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 28, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Lanning, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 4:49 p.m. on February 28, 2011, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

LANNING, Morrie, Chair
BENSON, Mike, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, BRUCE
BANAIAN, King
DOWNEY, Keith
GAUTHIER, Kerry
GREENE, Marion
GUNTHER, Bob
HAYDEN, Jeff
KAHN, Phyllis
LEIDIGER, Ernie
LILLIE, Leon
LOHMER, Kathy
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MURPHY, Mary
MURRAY, Rich
SIMON, Steve
SLAWIK, Nora
STENSRUD, Kirk
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan
All members were present.

John Edman, Director of Explore MN Tourism presented a budget overview of Explore MN Tourism.

Lucinda Winter, Executive Director of the Minnesota Film and TV Board presented financial impact information on the MN Film and TV Board.

A quorum was present.

Representative Lohmer moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 24, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chief Administrative Law Judge Raymond R. Krause presented an operations and budget overview of the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH).

Chair Lanning moved HF 577.

Chair Lanning moved the H0577A1 amendment to HF 577. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie testified on HF 577.

Chair Lanning laid over HF 577, as amended, for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

Representative Benson moved that HF 89 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Representative Benson moved the H0089A7 amendment to HF 89.

Representative Simon requested a roll-call vote on the H0089A7 amendment to HF89.

The following eleven members voted in favor of the motion: ANDERSON, BANAIAN, BENSON, DOWNEY, GUNTHER, LANNING, LEIDIGER, LOHMER, McELFATRICK, STENSRUD, and URDAHL.

The following nine members voted against the motion: GAUTHIER, GREENE, KAHN, HAYDEN, LILLIE, MURPHY, SIMON, SLAWIK, and WINKLER.

THE MOTION PREVAILED (11-9).

Joe Mansky, Ramsey County Elections Manager; Tom Ferber, Bloomington City Clerk; Kent Sulem, General Counsel for the MN Association of Townships; Dan Severson, Former Legislator; Andy Cilek, Executive Director of the Minnesota Voters Alliance; Ron Stoffel; Sherri Knuth, Public Policy Coordinator for the League of Women Voters; Teresa Nelson, Legal Counsel for the ACLU of Minnesota; Andrew Spaeth, Chair of the MN State University Student Association; and Sarah Huelskoetter testified on HF 89.
Representative Simon moved the H0089A6 amendment to HF 89 and requested a roll-call vote.

The following seven members voted in favor of the motion: GAUTHIER, GREENE, KAHN, HAYDEN, LILLIE, SIMON, SLAWIK, and WINKLER.

The following thirteen members voted against the motion: ANDERSON, BANAIAN, BENSON, DOWNEY, GUNTHER, LANNING, LEIDIGER, LOHMER, McELFATRICK, MURPHY, MURRAY, STENSRUD, and URDAHL.

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL (7 - 13).

Representative Simon moved the H0089A16 amendment to HF 89 and requested a roll-call vote.

The following eight members voted in favor of the motion: GAUTHIER, GREENE, KAHN, HAYDEN, LILLIE, MURPHY, SIMON, and WINKLER.

The following twelve members voted against the motion: ANDERSON, BANAIAN, BENSON, DOWNEY, GUNTHER, LANNING, LEIDIGER, LOHMER, McELFATRICK, MURRAY, STENSRUD, and URDAHL.

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL (8 - 12).

Representative Winkler moved the H0089A9 amendment to HF 89 and requested a roll-call vote.

The following seven members voted in favor of the motion: GAUTHIER, GREENE, KAHN, HAYDEN, LILLIE, SIMON, and WINKLER.

The following twelve members voted against the motion: ANDERSON, BANAIAN, BENSON, DOWNEY, GUNTHER, LANNING, LEIDIGER, LOHMER, McELFATRICK, MURRAY STENSRUD, and URDAHL.

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL (7 - 12).

Representative Green moved the H0089A10 amendment to HF 89 and requested a roll-call vote.

The following seven members voted in favor of the motion: GAUTHIER, GREENE, KAHN, HAYDEN, LILLIE, SIMON, and WINKLER.

The following twelve members voted against the motion: ANDERSON, BANAIAN, BENSON, DOWNEY, GUNTHER, LANNING, LEIDIGER, LOHMER, McELFATRICK, MURRAY, STENSRUD, and URDAHL.

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL (7 - 12).

Representative Hayden moved the H0089A12 amendment to HF 89 and requested a roll-call vote.

The following seven members voted in favor of the motion: GAUTHIER, GREENE, KAHN, HAYDEN, LILLIE, SIMON, and WINKLER.

The following eleven members voted against the motion: ANDERSON, BANAIAN, BENSON, DOWNEY, LANNING, LEIDIGER, LOHMER, McELFATRICK, MURRAY, STENSRUD, and URDAHL.

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL (7 - 11).

Representative Gauthier moved the H0089A14 amendment to HF 89 and requested a roll-call vote.

The following seven members voted in favor of the motion: GAUTHIER, GREENE, KAHN, HAYDEN, LILLIE, SIMON, and WINKLER.

The following eleven members voted against the motion: ANDERSON, BANAIAN, BENSON, DOWNEY, LANNING, LEIDIGER, LOHMER, McELFATRICK, MURRAY, STENSRUD, and URDAHL.

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL (7 - 11).

Representative Greene moved the H0089A11 amendment to HF 89 and requested a roll-call vote.

The following seven members voted in favor of the motion: GAUTHIER, GREENE, KAHN, LILLIE, SIMON, URDAHL, and WINKLER.

The following eleven members voted against the motion: ANDERSON, BANAIAN, BENSON, DOWNEY, GUNTHER, LANNING, LEIDIGER, LOHMER, McELFATRICK, MURRAY, and STENSRUD.

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL (7 - 11).

Representative Winkler moved the H0089A13 amendment to HF 89 and requested a roll-call vote.

The following six members voted in favor of the motion: GAUTHIER, GREENE, KAHN, LILLIE, SIMON, and WINKLER.

The following twelve members voted against the motion: ANDERSON, BANAIAN, BENSON, DOWNEY, GUNTHER, LANNING, LEIDIGER, LOHMER, McELFATRICK, MURRAY, STENSRUD, and URDAHL.

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL (6 - 12).

Representative Kahn moved the H0089A15 amendment to HF 89 and requested a roll-call vote.

The following six members voted in favor of the motion: GAUTHIER, GREENE, KAHN, LILLIE, SIMON, and WINKLER.

The following twelve members voted against the motion: ANDERSON, BANAIAN, BENSON, DOWNEY, GUNTHER, LANNING, LEIDIGER, LOHMER, McELFATRICK, MURRAY, STENSRUD, and URDAHL.

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL (6 - 12).

Representative Simon requested a roll-call vote on HF 89.

Representative Benson moved that HF 89, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The following twelve members voted in favor of the motion: ANDERSON, BANAIAN, BENSON, DOWNEY, GUNTHER, LANNING, LEIDIGER, LOHMER, McELFATRICK, MURRAY, STENSRUD, and URDAHL.

The following six members voted against the motion: GAUTHIER, GREENE, KAHN, LILLIE, SIMON, and WINKLER.

THE MOTION PREVAILED (12 - 6).

Chair Lanning moved that HF 299 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Quam testified on HF 299 and requested the adoption the H0299A2 amendment to HF 299.

Chair Lanning moved the H0299A2 amendment to HF 299. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Lanning moved that HF 299, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.


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REP. MORRIE LANNING, CHAIR



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Johnna K. O'Neill
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF577 (Lanning) - Omnibus state government finance bill.
  • HF299 (Quam) - Executive branch agencies retained savings program established.
  • HF89 (Benson) - Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, voter identification card provided at no charge, canvassing deadlines changed, notice required, provisional balloting procedure established, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:05 - Gavel.
00:26 - Budget overview by Explore Minnesota Tourism.
33:44 - Budget overview by Office of Administrative Hearings.
48:33 - HF577 (Lanning) Legal fees imposed by federal courts funding provided, reimbursement of expenses provided relating to the recount in the 2010 gubernatorial election, and money appropriated.
56:08 - HF89 (Benson) Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, voter identification card provided at no charge, notice required, and provisional balloting procedure established.
4:07:03 - HF299 (Quam) Executive branch agency retained savings program established.
Runs 4 hours, 10 minutes.


Budget overview by Explore Minnesota Tourism
Budget overview by Administrative Hearings