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Ways and Means

THIRTY SECOND MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 18, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

WAYS AND MEANS

MINUTES

Representative Holberg, Chair of the Ways and Means Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:00 A.M. on April 18, 2012, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HOLBERG, Mary Liz, Chair
DOWNEY, Keith, Vice Chair
ABELER, Jim
ANDERSON, Bruce
ANDERSON, Sarah
BEARD, Mike
BRYNAERT, Kathy
BUESGENS, Mark
CARLSON, Lyndon
CHAMPION, Bobby Joe
DAVIDS, Greg
EKEN, Kent
GAROFALO, Pat
GREILING, Mindy
GOTTWALT, Steve
GUNTHER, Bob
HACKBARTH, Tom
HAMILTON, Rod
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HUNTLEY, Thomas
KAHN, Phyllis
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LANNING, Morrie
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MCNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
PELOWSKI, Gene
RUKAVINA, Tom
SMITH, Steve
WAGENIUS, Jean
WESTROM, Torrey
Excused:
HOWES, Larry
SLAWIK, Nora

A quorum was not present.

HF1918 (Dean): State health care programs restructuring and reform plan in the event of federal changes to the Medicaid program required to be submitted by the commissioner of human services to the legislature.

Testifying on HF 1918:

Representative Matt Dean

Representative Holberg officially called the meeting to order at 8:07 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Hamilton moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on April 16, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg moved HF 1918 for consideration by the committee.

Representative Holberg laid HF 1918 on the table.

HF462 (Norton): Nurse Licensure Compact, appointments provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Davids moved HF 462 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 462:

Representative Kim Norton

Representative Davids moved the H0462A1 Amendment.

Representative Davids moved to orally amend the H0462A1 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 5, delete "The base level funding is $6,000 each year." and insert "The state government special revenue fund base appropriation is increased by $6,000 in fiscal years 2014 and 2015."

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids moved the H0462A1 Amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF 462, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2136 (Sanders): Electronic insurance identification cards provided for, salvage titles regulated, and motor vehicle damage disclosure modified.

Representative Holberg moved HF 2136 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2136:

Representative Tim Sanders

Representative Holberg moved the H2136A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 2136, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2458 (Torkelson): Advisory inspection process created.

Representative Holberg moved HF 2458 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2458:

Representative Paul Torkelson

Representative Holberg moved the H2458A10 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 2458, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2269 (Lanning): Help America Vote Act funds determined and money appropriated.

Representative Lanning moved HF 2269 for consideration by the committee.

Testifying on HF 2269:

Representative Morrie Lanning

Representative Lanning moved the H2269A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lanning moved the H2269A4-1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 2269, as amended:

Beth Fraser, Office of the Secretary of State

Representative Lanning moved HF 2269, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2555 (Kiffmeyer): Sunset review changes implemented; agency requirements changed; posting required for felony or gross misdemeanor and malpractice settlements or judgments; regulated practitioner information required; fund transfer prohibited; financial audit required; fees set; Combative Sports Commission abolished and duties transferred, Combative Sports Advisory Council established; Minnesota Board of Medical Practice review required; health-related licensing board provisions changed; and money appropriated.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved HF 2555 for consideration by the committee.

Testifying on HF 2555:

Representative Mary Kiffmeyer

Representative Kiffmeyer moved the H2555A25 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn moved the H2555A27 Amendment and requested a roll call vote.

The following nineteen members voted Nay:
HOLBERG, DOWNEY, ABELER, ANDERSON, B., ANDERSON, S., BEARD, DAVIDS, GAROFALO, GOTTWALT, GUNTHER, HACKBARTH, HAMILTON, KIFFMEYER, LANNING, LENCZEWSKI, NORNES, PELOWSKI, SMITH, WESTROM

The following eight members voted Yea:
CARLSON, BRYNAERT, BUESGENS, CHAMPION, EKEN, HORNSTEIN, KAHN, WAGENIUS

Not present:
GREILING, HUNTLEY, MCNAMARA, RUKAVINA

On a vote of 8 yeas and 19 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved HF 2555, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2169 (Beard): State agency notice to the legislature and requirements modified for statements of need and reasonableness.

Representative Beard moved HF 2169, as amended, for consideration by the committee.

Representative Beard moved the H2169DE4 Amendment.

Representative Kahn moved to orally amend the H2169DE4 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 1, delete "second" and insert "third"
Page 1, delete section 1

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Beard moved the H2169DE4 Amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Beard moved HF 2169, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg called a recess of the meeting at 9:42 A.M.




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REP. MARY LIZ HOLBERG, CHAIR



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Alex Smith
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF462 (Norton) - Nurse Licensure Compact, appointments provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1918 (Dean) - State health care programs restructuring and reform plan in the event of federal changes to the Medicaid program required to be submitted by the commissioner of human services to the legislature.
  • HF2136 (Sanders) - Motor vehicle damage disclosure modified.
  • HF2169 (Beard) - State agency notice to the legislature and requirements modified for statements of need and reasonableness.
  • HF2269 (Lanning) - Help America Vote Act funds determined and money appropriated.
  • HF2458 (Torkelson) - Advisory inspection process created.
  • HF2555 (Kiffmeyer) - Sunset review process changes implemented and Sunset Advisory Commission permitted to enter into contracts, and other provisions modified relating to state councils and agencies, and money appropriated.
  • HF2967 (Holberg) - Equalizing factors and threshold rates updated to reflect the changed adjusted net tax capacity tax base, education and human services appropriations updated for changes reflected in the February forecast, veterans job-training program provided for, supplemental budget appropriations provided, disposition of fees modified, newborn screening provisions modified, Housing Finance Agency provisions modified, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF867 (Anderson) - Driving instruction permit provisions modified and clarified.
  • HF2685 (Beard) - Omnibus transportation bill.
  • HF1821 (Dettmer) - Small business set-aside program changed for veteran-owned small businesses, county set-aside programs authorized for veteran-owned small businesses, and reporting requirements changed.
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01:28 - Gavel.
02:00 - HF1918 (Dean) State health care programs restructuring and reform plan in the event of federal changes to the Medicaid program required to be submitted by the commissioner of human services to the Legislature.
15:47 - HF462 (Norton) Nurse Licensure Compact and appointments provided.
34:34 - HF2136 (Sanders) Electronic insurance identification cards provided for, salvage titles regulated, and motor vehicle damage disclosure modified.
37:55 - HF2269 (Lanning) Help America Vote Act funds determined and money appropriated.
54:40 - HF2555 (Kiffmeyer) Sunset review changes implemented; agency requirements changed; posting required for felony or gross misdemeanor and malpractice settlements or judgments; regulated practitioner information required; fund transfer prohibited; fees set, Combative Sports Commission abolished and duties transferred, Combative Sports Advisory Council established; Minnesota Board of Medical Practice review required; alcohol and drug counselors regulated; licensed clinical counselor requirements changed; health-related licensing board provisions changed; dentistry provisions changed; and money appropriated.
1:25:35 - HF2169 (Beard) State agency rule review and reporting methods provided.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.


It is preferred that amendments be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17.
Bills on the agenda have been heard in policy and/or finance committees. In such cases, it is the general practice of the House Ways and Means Committee that public testimony will not be taken.
***Bills may not be heard in the order they are listed on the agenda.
***If the agenda is not completed prior to session, the Committee will reconvene after Session at the Call of the Chair.