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2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING - State Government Finance

April 07, 2015

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

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Anderson, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, began the meeting at 8:14 A.M. on April 7, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


ANDERSON, Sarah, Chair
HOWE, Jeff, VC
ANDERSON, Mark
CARLSON, Lyndon
DETTMER, Bob
ERHARDT, Ron
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LAINE, Carolyn
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
NELSON, Michael
PETERSBURG, John
PUGH, Cindy
RUNBECK, Linda
SCHULTZ, Jennifer



Members excused:

ALBRIGHT, Tony

Chair Anderson began the meeting at 8:14 A.M. A quorum was NOT present.

Representative Greg Davids testified on HF1269.

HF1269 (Davids) - Local government units provided reimbursement grants for public safety personnel on authorized leave.

Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:18 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Petersburg moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 26, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Anderson moved that HF1269 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

The following testified on HF1269:

Representative Greg Davids
Chris Parsons, President, Minnesota Professional Firefighters
Grace Keliher, Director of Governmental Relations, Minnesota School Board Association
Don Kerr, Executive Director, Department of Military Affairs

Representative Nelson moved the H1269A1 amendment.

Representative Nelson requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT ABSTAIN
ANDERSON, Sarah, Chair ALBRIGHT, Tony
HOWE, Jeff, VC DETTMER, Bob
JOHNSON, Sheldon ERHARDT, Ron
ANDERSON, Mark KAHN, Phyllis
CARLSON, Lyndon
LAINE, Carolyn
LOONAN, Bob
NASH, Jim
NELSON, Michael
PETERSBURG, John
PUGH, Cindy
RUNBECK, Linda
SCHULTZ, Jennifer

On a vote of 13 AYES and 0 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Anderson renewed the motion that HF1269 be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nash moved that HF437 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

HF437 (Scott) – Legislative surrogacy commission established, appointments provided, and report required.

The following testified on HF437:

Representative Peggy Scott
Autumn Leva, Policy Director, Minnesota Family Council
Julie Berman, Chair, The Midwest Region of Resolve
Daonna Depoister, Plymouth, MN

Chair Anderson moved Representative Scott’s oral amendment to HF437, second engrossment, as follows:

Page 2, line 11- delete everything after “practices” and insert “, regulations, and relationships of the various businesses involved in surrogacy arrangements;”. Page 2, delete line 12. Page 2, line 23, before “information” insert “appropriate”. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nash renewed the motion that HF437 be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pugh moved that HF1694 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

HF1694 (Barrett) - Legislative auditor required to evaluate economic development incentive programs, management and budget commissioner reports required, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF1694:

Representative Bob Barrett
Josh Goodman, Senior Researcher, PEW Charitable Trusts
Judy Randall, Program Evaluation Division, Office of the Legislative Auditor

Representative Pugh renewed the motion that HF1694 be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Loonan moved that HF1793 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

HF1793 (Loonan) - Horse racing definitions modified and provided, Minnesota Racing Commission powers and duties clarified, licensure requirements and other regulatory provisions provided and modified, and industry-related revenue provided.

The following testified on HF1793:

Representative Bob Loonan
Joe Scurto, Deputy Director, Minnesota Racing Commission

Representative Loonan renewed the motion that HF1793 be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Nash moved that HF1805 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

HF1805 (Nash) - Administrative hearings paid for from appropriations to the Office of Administrative Hearings, and Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board money canceled and appropriated.

The following testified on HF1805:

Representative Jim Nash
Gary Goldsmith, Executive Director, Campaign Finance Board

Representative Nash renewed the motion that HF1805 be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:49 A.M.









Representative Sarah Anderson, Chair




Kelly Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

If necessary, the hearing will reconvene in the Basement hearing room at the call of the chair.

Bills Added:
  • HF437 (Scott) - Legislative surrogacy commission established, appointments provided, and report required.
  • HF1269 (Davids) - Local government units provided reimbursement grants for public safety personnel on authorized leave.
  • HF1694 (Barrett) - Legislative auditor required to evaluate economic development incentive programs, management and budget commissioner reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1793 (Loonan) - Horse racing definitions modified and provided, Minnesota Racing Commission powers and duties clarified, licensure requirements and other regulatory provisions provided and modified, and industry related revenue provided.
  • HF1805 (Nash) - Administrative hearings paid for from appropriations to the Office of Administrative Hearings, and Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board money canceled and appropriated.
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*Beginning minute or so of this meeting was not recorded. HF1269 (Davids) Local government units provided reimbursement grants for public safety personnel on authorized leave. 15:15 - HF437 (Scott) Legislative Surrogacy Commission established, appointments provided, and report required. 54:55 - HF1694 (Barrett) Legislative auditor required to evaluate economic development incentive programs, management and budget commissioner reports required, and money appropriated. 1:15:00 - HF1793 (Loonan) Horse racing definitions modified and provided, Minnesota Racing Commission powers and duties clarified, licensure requirements and other regulatory provisions provided and modified, and industry-related revenue provided. 1:25:17 - HF1805 (Nash) Administrative hearings paid for from appropriations to the Office of Administrative Hearings, and Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board money canceled and appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 35 minutes.