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2015-2016 Regular Session

THIRTY NINTH MEETING - Ways and Means

April 20, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY NINTH 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 12:41 P.M., on April 20, 2016, in Room 200 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
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HILSTROM, Debra
KAHN, Phyllis
LOON, Jenifer
LIEBLING, Tina
McNAMARA, Denny
MAHONEY, Tim
MURPHY, Mary
NORNES, Bud
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne
TORKELSON, Paul
URDAHL, Dean
WAGENIUS, Jean




Representative Knoblach called the meeting to order at 12:41 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Carlson moved that the minutes of April 19, 2016 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF3888 Hamilton Agriculture related funding provided; agriculture provisions modified; clarifying, technical, and policy changes made; tractor rollover pilot grant program provided; agricultural emergency account established; and money appropriated.
Representative Hamilton moved HF3888 be sent to the General Register.

Representative Hamilton moved the A16-1086 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hamilton, Ken Savary, House Fiscal Staff and Matt Wolman, Assistant Commissioner Minnesota Department of Agriculture testified on HF3888.

Representative Knoblach moved to lay HF3888 over.

HF3890 McNamara Environment and natural resources funding provided; prior appropriations modified; wild rice harvesting provisions modified; marine carbon monoxide detection device requirements established; committee, fund, and account terms modified; prescribed burns provided for; land sale and exchange provisions modified; Aggregate Resources Task Force created; appointments provided; water level control permit provided; and reports required.

Representative McNamara moved that HF3890 be laid over.

Representative McNamara moved the H3890A11 amendment to the H3890A12 amendment. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative McNamara moved the H3890A12 amendment, as amended. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative McNamara and Bob Meyer, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources testified on HF3890.

Representative Knoblach moved to lay HF3888 over.

The committee was recessed at 2:22 P.M.

The committee was reconvened at 7:32 P.M.

HF3931Garofalo Employment and Economic Development, Labor and Industry, and Commerce Departments, Housing Finance Agency, Public Utilities Commission, and Explore Minnesota Tourism funding provided; utility assessments modified; emerging entrepreneur fund program created, and money appropriated.
Representative Garofalo moved that HF3931 be sent to the General Register.

Representative Garofalo moved the A16-1105 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Garofalo testified on HF3931.

Representative Garofalo moved that HF3931, as amended, be sent to the General Register.

Representative Mahoney requested a roll call. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS
KNOBLACH, Jim CARLSON, Lyndon
ALBRIGHT, Tony HILSTROM, Debra
ANDERSON, Sarah HORNSTEIN, Frank
CORNISH, Tony KAHN, Phyllis
DAVIDS, Greg LIEBLING, Tina
DEAN, Matt MAHONEY, Tim
DETTMER, Bob MURPHY, Mary
DRAZOWSKI, Steve PELOWSKI, Gene
GAROFLAO, Pat POPPE, Gene
GUNTHER, Bob WAGENIUS, Jean
HAMILTON, Rod
LOON, Jenifer
McNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
TORKELSON, Paul
URDAHL, Dean

On a vote of 16 AYES and 10 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Knoblach moved to reconsider HF3931.

Representative Knoblach moved to amend HF3981 with the contents of HF3888, as previously amended and to amend the title. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Knoblach moved to amend HF3931, as amended, with the contents of HF3890, as previously amended and to amend the title. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Carlson requested a roll call vote. THE MOTION WAS WITHDRAWN.

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that HF3931, as amended, be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:27 P.M.




Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair



Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

HF3888 & HF3890 will be considered first. HF3931 will be heard pending referral. HF3168, HF3467 and HF0291 have been removed from the agenda and will be heard in Thursday's meeting.

Bills Added:
  • HF3888 (Hamilton) - Agriculture related funding provided; agriculture provisions modified; clarifying, technical, and policy changes made; tractor rollover pilot grant program provided; agricultural emergency account established; and money appropriated.
  • HF3890 (McNamara) - Environment and natural resources funding provided; appropriations modified; wild rice provisions modified; marine carbon monoxide detection device requirements established; committee, fund, and account terms modified; prescribed burns provided for; land sale and exchange provisions modified; task force created; appointments and permit provided; and reports required.
  • HF3931 (Garofalo) - Omnibus agriculture, environment and natural resources, employment and economic development, and energy policy and finance bill.
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10:47 - Gavel. 11:52 - HF3888 (Hamilton) Omnibus Agriculture Finance bill. 40:22 - HF3890 (McNamara) Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Finance bill. The committee recessed. Runs 1 hour, 26 minutes.