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2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY EIGHTH MEETING - Ways and Means

June 05, 2015

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

JOINT WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE AND SENATE FINANCE COMITTEES
MINUTES

Representative Knoblach, Chair, of the Ways & Means Committee, called the meeting to order at 3:13 P.M., on June 5, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

House 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

HORNSTEIN, Frank
KAHN, Phyllis
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
LIEBLING, Tina
MAHONEY, Tim
McNAMARA, Denny
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
POPPE, Jeanne
TORKELSON, Paul
URDAHL, Dean
WAGENIUS, Jean
Senate members present:

COHEN, Dick, Chair NIENOW, Sean
BONOFF, Terri PAPPAS, Sandy
CHAMPION, Bobby Jo SAXHAUG, Tom
FISCHBACH, Michelle SIEBEN, Katie
JOHNSON, Alice STUMPF, LeRoy
LIMMER, Warren TOMASSONI, David
LOUREY, Tony WESTROM, Torrey
NEWMAN, Scott WIGER, Charles

Representative Knoblach called the meeting to order at 3:13 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Knoblach began the meeting with introductions of the members.

Representative Knoblach stated that this was an informational meeting and no votes or amendments would be taken.

Senator Cohen bought the Supplemental K-12 Education Appropriations before the joint committee.

Testifying were: Representative Kresha, Senator Weiger, Bjorn Arneson, Senate Research and Jay Willms, Senate Fiscal Analyst.

Representative Knoblach bought the Capitol Investment appropriations before the joint committee.

Testifying were: Representative Torkelson, Senator Stumpf, Senator Jensen, Senator Pratt, Andrew Lee, House Fiscal Analyst, and Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner Department of Natural Resources, Lands Division, Mark Stoctman, Rann’s Environmental Service, Dr. Ames, College of Veterinary Science, University of Minnesota and John Burns, Republic Services.

Senator Cohen bought the Supplemental Environmental Appropriations before the joint committee.

Testifying were: Representative McNamara, Senator Tomassoi, Senator John Marty, Representative Hansen, Eric Nauman, Senate Fiscal Staff, Commissioner John Stein, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Steve Morse, Executive Director, Minnesota Environmental Partnership, and Representative Hansen.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 P.M


Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair



Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

A joint meeting of the House Ways & Means and Senate Finance Committees will conduct an informational walk through of and take committee member questions on the following omnibus bills: 1. Supplemental K-12 Education Appropriations 2. Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources 3. Capital Investment 4. Jobs and Energy Copies of each bill will be posted online and distributed electronically as soon as they are available. ***Note*** a slightly revised bonding bill with technical corrections will not be posted. A needed technical correction will be discussed.

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12:05 -Gavel, introductory remarks and introductions. Informational walk through and committee member questions on the following omnibus bills:. 22:20 - Omnibus Supplemental K-12 Education Finance bill. 1:17:24 - Omnibus Capital Investment bill. The committee recessed. Runs 2 hour, 57 minutes.