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2015-2016 Regular Session

THIRTY EIGHTH MEETING - Ways and Means

April 19, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY EIGHTH 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 7:32 P.M., on April 19, 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 7:32 P.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Carlson moved that the minutes of April 18, 2016 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Knoblach reviewed the committee plan for the week.

HF2749 Knoblach buyback level for the budget reserve conformed with most recent forecast, and obsolete language eliminated,

Representative Knoblach moved HF2749 be sent to the General Register.

Representative Knoblach testified on HF2749.

Representative Knoblach moved to lay HF2749 over.

HF3858 Loon Early childhood and family, prekindergarten through grade 12, and adult education funding and policy provided including general education, education excellence, charter schools, special education, early childhood education, self-sufficiency, lifelong learning, and state agencies; and money appropriated.
Representative Loon moved that HF3858 be sent to the General Register.

Representative Loon moved the H3858A48 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loon moved the H3858A46 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Loon and Melissa Johnson, House Fiscal Analyst testified on HF3858.

Representative Knoblach moved to lay HF3858, as amended, over.


HF237 Nornes Office of Higher Education, Minnesota State colleges and Universities, and the University of Minnesota policy and finance provided including programs for student loans, college readiness and remediation, students with disabilities, fetal tissue research, psychiatric drug trials, and collegiate recovery; appropriations modified; and reports required.
Representative Nornes moved that HF3237 be sent to the General Register.

Representative Nornes moved the H3237A26 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nornes moved the H3237A27 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nornes and Erin Dady, Special Assistant to the President of the University of Minnesota testified on HF3237.

Representative Knoblach moved to lay HF3237, as amended, over.

Representative Knoblach moved to that HF2749 to be sent to the General Register.

Representative Knoblach moved to amend HF2749 with the contents of HF3858, as previously amended and to amend the title. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Knoblach moved to amend HF2749, as amended, with the contents of HF3237, as previously amended and to amend the title. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Knoblach renews his motion that HF2749, as amended, be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:07 P.M.




Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair



Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

It is the Chair's intent to use HF2749 as the vehicle to combine both HF3858 and HF3237.

Bills Added:
  • HF3237 (Nornes) - Office of Higher Education, Minnesota State colleges and Universities, and the University of Minnesota policy and finance provided including programs for student loans, college readiness and remediation, students with disabilities, fetal tissue research, psychiatric drug trials, and collegiate recovery; appropriations modified; and reports required.
  • HF3858 (Loon) - Early childhood and family, prekindergarten through grade 12, and adult education funding and policy provided including general education, education excellence, charter schools, special education, early childhood education, self-sufficiency, lifelong learning, and state agencies; and money appropriated.
  • HF2749 (Knoblach) - Omnibus supplemental budget bill.
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08:33 - Gavel. 08:58 - Committee discussion. 11:36 - HF2749 (Knoblach) Buyback level for the budget reserve conformed with the most recent forecast, and obsolete language eliminated. 12:46 - HF3858 (Loon) Omnibus Education Finance bill. 47:28 - HF3237 (Nornes) Omnibus Higher Education Finance bill. 1:14:47 - Discussion of amending HF3858 (Omnibus Education Finance bill) and HF3237 (Omnibus Higher Education Finance bill) on to HF2749. Runs 1 hour, 35 minutes.