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2015-2016 Regular Session

TWENTY NINTH MEETING - Ways and Means

June 11, 2015

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

JOINT WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE AND SENATE FINANCE COMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Knoblach, Chair, of the Ways & Means Committee, called the meeting to order at 4:10 P.M., on June 11, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistants noted the roll.

Members present:


KNOBLACH, Jim, Chair
ALBRIGHT, Tony, VC
CARLSON, Lyndon
DAVIDS, Greg
DETTMER, Bob
GAROFALO, Pat
GUNTHER, Bob
HACKBARTH, Tom
KAHN, Phyllis

LENCZEWSKI, Ann
LIEBLING, Tina
LOON, Jenifer
MAHONEY, Tim
McNAMARA, Denny
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
TORKELSON, Paul
URDAHL, Dean
WAGENIUS, Jean

Senate members present:

COHEN, Dick, Chair NIENOW, Sean
ANDERSON, Bruce PAPPAS, Sandy
BONOFF, Terri SAXHAUG, Tom
CHAMPION, Bobby Jo SIEBEN, Katie
DIBBLE, Scott STUMPF, LeRoy
FISCHBACH, Michelle TOMASSONI, David
INGEBRIGTSEN, Bill NEWMAN, Scott
LATZ, Ron WIGER, Charles

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

Representative Knoblach stated that this was an informational meeting and no votes or amendments would be taken.
Senator Cohen bought technical changes for the Educational committee before the joint committee. Testifying was Bjorn Arneson, Senate Analyst for Education.
Senator Cohen bought the technical changes for the Environment, Legacy, and Capitol Investment before the joint committee.
Testifying were: Casey Muhm, Senate Fiscal Analyst for Capital Investment and Greg Knopff, Senate Analyst for Environment and Energy.
Representative Knoblach brought the Jobs and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Bill before the committee.

Testifying were: Representative Garofalo, Senator Tomassoni, Anita Neumann, House Research, Henriet Hendriks, House Fiscal Staff, Peter Brickwedd, Minnesota Department of Commerce, Joel Johnson, Minnesota Rural Electric Association, Wayne Brandt, Forestry Association and Stephanie James, Senate Counsel, Research and Fiscal Analyst.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:59 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 bill: Jobs and Energy Nonpartisan staff will also update the committees on technical corrections made to the other omnibus appropriations bills. Those corrected versions are posted on the House Ways & Means Committee page. http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cmte/Home/?comm=89026

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3:19 - Gavel. 6:10 - Omnibus Supplemental K-12 Education Finance bill. 8:10 - Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance bill. 12:44 - Legacy Finance bill. 14:10 - Bonding bill. 15:40 - Omnibus Jobs and Energy bill. Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.