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2015-2016 Regular Session

THIRTY-SECOND MEETING - State Government Finance

April 15, 2015

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

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Anderson, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:20 A.M. on April 15, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


ANDERSON, Sarah, Chair
HOWE, Jeff, VC
ALBRIGHT, Tony
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:

ANDERSON, Mark

Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:20 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Petersburg moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on April 14, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Anderson moved that HF495 come before the committee.

Chair Anderson moved the H0495A8 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Anderson recessed the committee at 9:15 A.M.

Chair Anderson reconvened the committee at 9:25 A.M.

Chair Anderson moved that the H0495DE6 Amendment come before the committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF495:

Bobbi Cordano, Vice-President, Amherst H Wilder Foundation
Ray Bohn, Allied Charities of Minnesota
Hector Garcia, Executive Director, Chicano Latino Affairs Council
Sue Gens, Executive Director, Minnesota State Arts Board
Thomas Baden, Commissioner, MN.IT Services
Ken Thome, Board of Directors, Minnesota Council of Economic Education
Adam Rushmeyer, Social Studies Teacher, Melrose Area High School

Chair Anderson recessed the committee at 9:56 A.M.

Chair Anderson reconvened the committee at 7:06 P.M. in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The following testified on HF495:

Judd Schetnan, Government Affairs Director, Metropolitan Council
Matt Lindemann, Director of Budget, Finance, and Technology, Office of the State Auditor
Tom DiPasquale, Executive Director, Minnesota Racing Commission
Cynthia Bauerly, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Myron Frans, Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget
Kevin Lindsey, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Matt Massman, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Administration
Eliot Seide, Executive Director, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Richard Kolodziejski, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Minnesota Association of
Professional Engineers
Ed Van Petten, Executive Director, Minnesota State Lottery
Charlie Vander Aarde, Government Relations Specialist, Metro Cities Minnesota
Gary Goldsmith, Executive Director, Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board
Don Kerr, Executive Director, Minnesota Department of Military Affairs
Daonna Depoister, Plymouth, MN
Anthony Bloch, Member, Resolve of Minnesota
Dave Bergstrom, Executive Director, Minnesota State Retirement System
Jay Stoffel, Deputy Executive Director, Minnesota Teachers Retirement System
Shana Jones, Policy Director, Public Employee Retirement Association
Dave Johnson, Lobbyist, Minneapolis Employees Retirement Fund
Gene Ranieri, Director of Government Relations, City of Minneapolis
Representative Paul Thissen
Julie Sonier, Director, State Employee Group Insurance Program

Representative Nelson moved the A15-0473 amendment before the committee.

Hector Garcia, Executive Director, Chicano Latino Affairs Council, testified on the A15-0473 amendment.

Representative Nelson renewed the motion to adopt the A15-0473 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Anderson moved the H0495A14 amendment before the committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Anderson moved the H0495A13 amendment before the committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Laine moved the H0495A4 amendment before the committee.

The following testified on the H0495A4 amendment:

Representative Carolyn Laine
Beth Frasier, Government Relations Director, Commission of Deaf, Blind, and Hard of Hearing
Minnesotans

Representative Laine moved to orally amend the H0495A4 amendment by: Page 2, Line 2.28, insert: “The amounts paid into the account are appropriated to the Commissioner of Minnesota Management and Budget for purposes of this section.”

Representative Laine withdrew the oral amendment.

Myron Frans, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights testified on the H0495A4 amendment.

Representative Loonan moved the A15-0464 amendment before the committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pugh moved the H0495A5 amendment before the committee.

James Nobles, Legislative Auditor, Office of the Legislative Auditor, testified on the H0495A5 amendment.

Representative Pugh renewed the motion to adopt the H0495A5 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Howe moved the H0495A3 amendment before the committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn moved the H0495A9 amendment before the committee.

Curt Yoakum, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Administration, testified on the H0495A9 amendment.

Representative Pugh requested a roll call.

Representative Pugh rescinded the request for a roll call.

Representative Kahn renewed the motion that the H0495A9 amendment be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Laine renewed the motion that the H0495A4 amendment come before the committee.

Beth Frasier, Government Relations Director, Commission of Deaf, Blind, and Hard of Hearing
Minnesotans testifies on the H0495A4 amendment.

Representative Laine moved to orally amend the H0495A4 amendment by: Page 2, Line 2.28, insert: “The amounts paid into the account are appropriated to the Commissioner of Administration for purposes of this section.” THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Laine renewed the motion that the H0495A4 amendment be adopted, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Anderson moved the H0495A10 amendment before the committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Anderson renewed the motion that the DE6 amendment be adopted, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Anderson moved that HF495 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways & Means, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:54 P.M.









Representative Sarah Anderson, Chair




Kelly Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

House State Government Finance Omnibus Bill Introduction and walkthrough, public testimony, and markup. All Omnibus (DE6) amendments are due at the start of this hearing. The committee may recess for time and reconvene at 7pm or the call of the chair in room 10.

Bills Added:
  • HF495 (Anderson) - Omnibus state government finance bill.
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05:00 - Gavel. 05:21 - Introduction and walk-through of HF495 (Anderson, S.) Omnibus State Government Finance bill. 1:00:04 - The committee recessed for 7 minutes. 1:08:13 - Reconvening of the meeting and beginning of public testimony. * Coverage ended early because of a conflict with the upcoming House floor session. Runs 1 hour, 35 minutes.