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2013-2014 Regular Session

THIRTEENTH MEETING - Ways and Means

April 09, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Carlson, Chair of the Ways and Means Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:19 P.M. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Carlson, Lyndon, Chair
Anzelc, Tom, Vice Chair
Abeler, Jim
Anderson, Sarah
Atkins, Joe
Beard, Michael
Brynaert, Kathy
Clark, Karen
Davids, Greg
Davnie, Jim
Dean, Matt
Dettmer, Bob
Gunther, Bob
Hackbarth, Tom
Hausman, Alice
Hilstrom, Debra
Holberg, Mary Liz
Hornstein, Frank
Kahn, Phyllis
Lenczewski, Ann
Loon, Jenifer
Mahoney, Tim
Mariani, Carlos
Marquart, Paul
McNamara, Denny
Mullery, Joe
Nornes, Bud
Paymar, Michael
Pelowski, Gene
Poppe, Jeanne
Simon, Steve
Wagenius, Jean
Woodard, Kelby

Members excused: Huntley
A quorum was present.

Rep. McNamara moved approval of the minutes of Monday, April 8, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Rep. Mahoney moved that HF729, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Mahoney presented HF729, First Engrossment, (Mahoney) Omnibus Jobs and Economic Development Finance Bill.

Responded to questions regarding HF729, First Engrossment:
Bill Marx, Fiscal Analyst
Ron Soderberg, Fiscal Analyst

Rep. Mahoney moved to amend HF729, First Engrossment. (See attached amendment H0729A31). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Gunther moved to amend HF729, First Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0729A30). THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Atkins moved to amend HF729, First Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H0729A33).

Ben Gerber, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce submitted written information about this proposed amendment. Mr. Gerber was available for questions.

Rep. Atkins incorporated an oral amendment to Amendment H0729A33, as follows:

Page 3, delete lines 13 to 35
Page 4, delete lines 1 to 8

Colbey Sullivan, House Research and Anita Newman, House Research responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment H0729A33, as amended.

Richard J Caligiuri, Director, Unemployment Insurance, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, responded to questions regarding the proposed Amendment H0729A33, as amended.

Rep. Holberg requested a roll call on the motion.

Voting Aye: Carlson, Anzelc, Atkins, Brynaert, Clark, Davnie, Hausman, Hilstrom, Hornstein, Mahoney, Mariani, Marquart, Mullery, Paymar, Simon
Voting Nay: Anderson, S., Davids, Dean, Dettmer, Gunther, Hackbarth, Holberg, Loon, McNamara, Nornes, Poppe
Excused: Huntley, Kahn, Lenczewski, Wagenius
Absent: Woodard

There were 15 Ayes, 11 Nays, 4 excused, 1 absent. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

HF729, First Engrossment, as amended, was laid over.

Rep. Atkins moved that HF1682, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Atkins presented HF1682, First Engrossment (Atkins) Omnibus Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance Bill.

Rep. Atkins moved to amend HF1682, First Engrossment. (See attached amendment H1682A8).

Mary Hartnett, Executive Director, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans, responded to questions regarding the proposed amendment H1682A8.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hilstrom moved to amend HF1682, First Engrossment, as amended. (See attached amendment H1682A9)

Rep. Hilstrom moved to amend Amendment H1682A9.

Colbey Sullivan defined the proposed amendment, as follows:

Page 1, delete lines 6 to 8
Page 1, line 9, delete "DEFINITIONS."
Page 1, delete lines 10-24
Page 2, delete lines 1 to 17
Page 2, line 18, delete "Sec. 2 (80G.02)"
Page 2, delete lines 19 to 35
Page 3, delete lines 1 to 35
Page 4, delete lines 1 to 12
Page 4, line 13, delete "Subd. 5. Registration fee."
Page 4, delete lines 19-34
Delete Pages 5 to 11

Bill Marx responded to questions regarding the proposed amendment.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.


Peter Levin Brickwedde, Senior Executive Officer, Minnesota Department of Commerce, responded to questions regarding HF1682, First Engrossment, as amended.

HF1682, First Engrossment, as amended, was laid over.

Rep. Clark moved that HF1344, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Rep. Clark moved to amend HF1344, First Engrossment (See attached amendment H1344A6)

Rep. Clark moved to amend amendment H1344A6 with amendment H1344A7).

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Clark presented HF1344, First Engrossment, as amended, (Clark) Omnibus Housing Finance Bill.

HF1344, First Engrossment, as amended, was laid over.

Rep. Mahoney moved that HF729, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register.

Chair Carlson moved to incorporate the language contained in HF1682, First Engrossment, as amended, into HF729, First Engrossment, as amended, as a separate article with instructions to the Revisor to make technical corrections and adjust the title accordingly. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Clark moved to incorporate the language contained in HF1344, First Engrossment, as amended, into HF729, First Engrossment, as amended, as a separate article with instructions to the Revisor to make technical corrections and adjust the title accordingly. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Mahoney renewed the motion that HF729, First Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:36 P.M.






Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair




Lill Pohlkamp, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

The plan for today is to hear and take amendments on each of the bills and then lay them over. Once we finish all of the bills, we will make the appropriate motions to incorporate all three into one omnibus bill and a final vote will be taken.

Bills Added:
  • HF729 (Mahoney) - Omnibus jobs, economic development, housing, commerce, and energy bill.
  • HF1682 (Atkins) - Omnibus commerce budget bill.
  • HF1344 (Clark) - Omnibus housing finance and policy bill.
Hearing Documents:
  • (4/8/2013)
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04:48 - Gavel and introductory comments. 08:44 - HF729 (Mahoney) Omnibus Jobs and Economic Development Finance bill. 1:35:13 - HF1682 (Atkins) Omnibus Commerce and Consumer Protection Finance bill. 2:03:56 - HF1344 (Clark) Omnibus Housing Finance bill. 2:19:31 - Motions to incorporate all three bills into HF729, and final vote on the merged bills. Runs 2 hours, 21 minutes.