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2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY SEVENTH MEETING - Ways and Means

May 16, 2015

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

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Knoblach, Chair, of the Ways & Means Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:27 P.M., on May 16, 2015, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


KNOBLACH, Jim, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony, VC
ANDERSON, Sarah
CARLSON, Lyndon
CORNISH, Tony
DAVIDS, Greg
DEAN, Matt
DETTMER, Bob
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
GAROFALO, Pat
GUNTHER, Bob
HACKBARTH, Tom
HAMILTON, Rod
HILSTROM, Debra

HORNSTEIN, Frank
KAHN, Phyllis
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
LIEBLING, Tina
LOON, Jenifer
MAHONEY, Tim
McNAMARA, Denny
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne
TORKELSON, Paul
URDAHL, Dean
WAGENIUS, Jean
Representative Knoblach called the meeting to order at 8:27 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Dettmer moved that the minutes of May 13, 2015 be approved.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Knoblach moved the CS-RES1A31 amendment to CS-RES01-8, Budget Resolution.

Representative Carlson moved the CS-RES01A35 amendment.

Representative Carlson moved to orally amend the H0839A35 amendment by: P.1., L.5 change “941” to “891”. THE ORAL AMENDMNET WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Carlson requested a roll call on the H0839A35 amendment, as amended. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS

CARLSON, Lyndon KNOBLACH, Jim
HILSTROM, Deb ALBRIGHT, Tony
LENCZEWSKI, Ann DAVIDS, Greg
LIEBLING, Tina DEAN, Matt
MAHONEY, Tim DETTMER, Bob
MURPHY, Mary DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
PELOWSKI, Gene GAROFALO, Pat
POPPE, Jeanne GUNTHER, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean HACKBARTH, Tom
HAMILTON, Rod
TORKELSON, Paul
URDAHL, Dean

On a vote of 9 AYES and 12 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Carlson moved the CS-RES01A36 amendment.


Representative Carlson requested a roll call on the CS-RES01A36 amendment. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS

CARLSON, Lyndon KNOBLACH, Jim
HILSTROM, Deb ALBRIGHT, Tony
LENCZEWSKI, Ann DAVIDS, Greg
LIEBLING, Tina DEAN, Matt
MAHONEY, Tim DETTMER, Bob
MURPHY, Mary DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
PELOWSKI, Gene GAROFALO, Pat
POPPE, Jeanne GUNTHER, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean HACKBARTH, Tom
HAMILTON, Rod
TORKELSON, Paul
URDAHL, Dean

On a vote of 9 AYES and 12 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that the CS-RES1A31 amendment be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF622 Torkelson Capital improvement funding provided, prior appropriations modified, sale and conveyance of state bond financed property provided, disaster relief provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Torkelson moved the HF622 be moved to the General Register.

Representative Torkelson moved the HF622DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson moved the HF622A1 amendment . THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion that HF622, as amended, be adopted.

Representative Carlson requested a roll call on HF622, as amended. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS

KNOBLACH, Jim CARLSON, Lyndon
ALBRIGHT, Tony HILSTROM, Deb
ANDERSON, Sarah LENZEWSKI, Ann
CORNISH, Tony LIEBLING, Tina
DAVIDS, Greg MAHONEY, Tim
DETTMER, Bob MURPHY, Mary
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve PELOWSKI, Gene
GAROFALO, Pat POPPE, Jean
GUNTHER, Bob WAGENIUS, Jean
HACKBARTH, Tom
HAMILTON, Rod
McNAMARA, Denny
TORKELSON, Paul
URDAHL, Dean

On a vote of 14 AYES and 9 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF1398 O’Driscoll Capital improvement funding provided, prior appropriations modified, sale and conveyance of state bond financed property provided, disaster relief provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Knoblach moved that SF1398 be sent to the General Register.

Representative Knoblach moved that S1398A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright assumed the gavel at 9:55 P.M.

Representative O’Driscoll, Shana Jones, Public Employees Retirement Association of Minnesota Policy Director, Gene Ranieri, Director of Government Relations, City of Minneapolis, and Dave Johnson, Minneapolis Municipal Unions testified on SF1398.

Representative Knoblach assumed the gavel at 10:00 P.M.

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that SF1398, as amended, be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:25 P.M


Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair



Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

The Budget Resolution has been added to the agenda HF 622 has been added to the agenda The committee's 2 hour amendment rule has been waived for SF1398

Bills Added:
  • SF1398 (O'Driscoll) - Omnibus pensions and retirement bill.
  • HF622 (Torkelson) - Public land, buildings, and other capital improvement spending authorized; previous appropriations modified; new programs established and existing programs modified; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
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12:57 - Gavel. 13:45 - House Budget Resolution. 29:46 - HF622 (Torkelson) Higher education asset preservation and replacement at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities provided funding, bonds issued, and money appropriated (Omnibus Capital Investment bill). 1:25:45 - SF1398 (O'Driscoll) Retirement; various provisions modified relating to actuarial assumptions, postretirement adjustment triggers, contribution stabilizers, police and firefighter retirement, Minnesota State Retirement System, Teachers Retirement Association, and Public Employees Retirement Association (Omnibus pension bill). Runs 1 hour, 58 minutes.