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2015-2016 Regular Session

FIFTY-FIRST MEETING - State Government Finance

April 12, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FIRST 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 8:18 A.M. on April 12, 2016, 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
JOHNSON, Sheldon
KAHN, Phyllis
LAINE, Carolyn
LOONAN, Bob
NELSON, Michael
PETERSBURG, John
RUNBECK, Linda
PUGH, Cindy
SCHULTZ, Jennifer


Members excused:

ANDERSON, Mark
ERHARDT, Ron
NASH, Jim

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

Representative Schultz moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on April 6, 2016 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pugh moved that HF2868 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Committee on Taxes.

HF2868 (Pugh) – Veterans; emergency dental care grants authorized from state soldiers’ assistance fund, subtraction for dentists who provide charity care to veterans allowed, and money appropriated.

Representative Pugh presented HF2868.

The following testified on HF2868:

Ryan Olson, Student, Concordia University
Jacob Davids, Student, Concordia University
Rich Kelly, Student, Concordia University

Representative Pugh moved the HF2868 Division Report. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pugh renewed the motion that HF2868 be re-referred to the committee on Taxes, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Anderson moved that HF2825 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

HF2825 (Wills) – Manufactured home relocation trust fund changes made.

Representative Wills presented HF2825.

The following testified on HF2825:

Dave Anderson, Executive Director, All Parks Alliance for Change
Jackie DeVore, Board Member, All Parks Alliance for Change
Denise Bricher, Board Member, All Parks Alliance for Change
Mark Brunner, Lobbyist, Manufactured and Modular Home Association of Minnesota

Chair Anderson renewed the motion that HF2825 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Petersburg moved that HF2270 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

HF2270 (Petersburg) – State Capitol grounds plaque or marker placement authorized to honor workers who constructed the Capitol building, and money appropriated.

Representative Petersburg moved that HF2270 be re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

Representative Petersburg moved the H2270DE4 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDEMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Petersburg presented HF2270.

The following testified on HF2270:

Grace Linders, Student, Owatonna Public Schools
Jack Titchenal, Student, Owatonna Public Schools
Greta Korbel, Student, Owatonna Public Schools
Tyger Jensen, Student, Owatonna Public Schools
Kollen Kath, Student, Owatonna Public Schools
Jenna Spatenka, Student, Owatonna Public Schools
Jennifer Hansen, Teacher, Owatonna Public Schools
Glen Olson, St. Paul, Minnesota

Representative Petersburg renewed the motion that HF2270 be re-referred to the Committee on Rules, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Runbeck moved that HF3024 come before the committee.

HF3024 (Runbeck) – Barber Examiners Board provisions modified, and rulemaking authorized.

Representative Runbeck presented HF3024.

Thora Fisko, Executive Secretary for the Minnesota Board of Barber Examiners, testified on HF3024.

Representative Runbeck moved that HF3024 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Albright moved that HF2915 come before the committee.

HF2915 (Albright) – Federal funds received by the state annual report required.

Representative Albright presented HF2915.

Margaret Kelly, State Budget Director for Minnesota Management and Budget, testified on HF2915.

Representative Albright moved that HF2915 be laid over for possible inclusion.

Representative Albright moved that HF2104 come before the committee.

HF2104 (Albright) – Blue Ribbon Commission established to study and make recommendations on metropolitan governance, and money appropriated.

Representative Albright moved the H2104DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Albright presented HF2104.

The following testified on HF2104:

Andrew Johnson, Council Member, City of Minneapolis
Patricia Nauman, Executive Director, Metro Cities
Judd Schetnan, Lobbyist, Metropolitan Council
Jason Willett, Director of Finance and Energy, Metropolitan Council

Representative Albright moved that HF2104 be re-referred to the General Register, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Howe moved that HF2810 come before the committee.

HF2810 (Howe) – Public safety officer death benefits modified, and definitions of the hometown heroes act adopted.

Representative Howe presented HF2810.

Representative Howe moved the H2810A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Howe moved that HF2810 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dettmer moved that HF2342 come before the committee and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

HF2342 (Dettmer) – Capitol grounds memorial commemorating Minnesotans awarded the Medal of Honor provided.

Representative Dettmer presented HF2342.

Paul Mandell, Executive Secretary for the Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board, testified on HF2342.

Representative Dettmer renewed the motion that HF2342 be re-referred to the Committee on Rules. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:08 A.M.






Representative Sarah Anderson, Chair




Kelly Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

While hearing HF2104, the language from HF3644 (Wagenius) will be offered as a DE Amendment to the bill.

Bills Added:
  • HF2104 (Albright) - Sewer availability charges imposed on eating or drinking establishments that add or expand outdoor seating regulated.
  • HF2270 (Petersburg) - State Capitol grounds plaque or marker placement authorized to honor workers who constructed the Capitol building.
  • HF2867 (Pinto) - Small business certification program data classified.
  • HF3024 (Runbeck) - Barber Examiners Board provisions modified, and rulemaking authorized.
  • HF2915 (Albright) - Federal funds received by the state annual report required.
  • HF2868 (Pugh) - Dentists who provide charity care to veterans allowed a subtraction, and veterans affairs commissioner duties imposed.
  • HF2825 (Wills) - Manufactured home relocation trust fund changes made.
  • HF2342 (Dettmer) - Capitol grounds memorial commemorating Minnesotans awarded the Medal of Honor provided.
  • HF2810 (Howe) - Public safety officer death benefits modified, and definitions of the hometown heroes act adopted.
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00:20 - HF2868 (Pugh) Veterans; emergency dental care grants authorized from state soldiers' assistance fund, subtraction for dentists who provide charity care to veterans allowed, and money appropriated. 11:50 - HF2825 (Wills) Manufactured Home Relocation Trust Fund changes made. 37:15 - HF2270 (Petersburg) State Capitol grounds plaque or marker placement authorized to honor workers who constructed the Capitol building, and money appropriated. 50:20 - HF3024 (Runbeck) Barber Examiners Board provisions modified, and rulemaking authorized. 57:40 - HF2915 (Albright) Federal funds received by the state annual report required. 1:03:10 - HF2104 (Albright) Blue Ribbon Commission established to study and make recommendations on metropolitan governance, and money appropriated. 1:40:10 - HF2810 (Howe) Public safety officer death benefits modified, and definitions of the Hometown Heroes Act adopted. 1:45:30 - HF2342 (Dettmer) Capitol grounds memorial commemorating Minnesotans awarded the Medal of Honor provided. Runs 1 hour, 51 minutes.