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2015-2016 Regular Session

FORTY SIXTH MEETING - Ways and Means

May 16, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY SIXTH 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 10:22 A.M., on May 16, 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
HILSTROM, Debra
HAMILTON, Rod
HORNSTEIN, Frank
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 10:22 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Carlson moved that the minutes of May 11, 2016 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF621 Torkelson Higher education asset perseveration and repair provided.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF621 be sent to the General Register.

Representative Knoblach moved the H0621 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson moved to orally amend the H0621DE1 amendment by: Page 1, line 4, delete the blank appropartion and insert “$0”, Page 1, line 7, delete the blank appropriation and insert “$0, Page 1, line 12, delete the blank appropriation and insert “$0” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson moved to amend the A16-1229 amendment as follows: Page 34, delete section 27. (Hand written amendment B) THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Torkelson testified on HF 621.

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion that HF621, as amended, be sent to the General Register THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2991 O’Driscoll Appraiser fees, investigation costs, and appraisal management companies regulated.

Representative Knoblach moved that HF2991 be referred to the General Register.

Representative Knoblach and Peter Brickwedde, Assistant commissioner Minnesota Department of Commerce testified on HF2991.

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that HF2991 be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1412 Fabian electronic waste management provisions modified, and report required.
Representative Knoblach moved that HF1412 be sent to the General Register.

Representative Hornstein moved the H1412DE7 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Fabian, Kirk Koudelka, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution control Agency testified on HF1412.

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that HF1412, as amended, be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF963 Kiel Railroad crossing rights-of –way by utilities requirements established.

Representative Knoblach moved that HF963 be sent to the General Register.

Representative Knoblach moved the H0963A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Knoblach moved the H0963A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Knoblach moved to orally amend the HF0963A3 amendment by: page 1, delete lines 15 to 18, Page 2, delete line 36, and Page 3 delete lines 1 to 5. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kiel, John Apitz, Minnesota Regional Rail Association, Mike Ahern, Lobbyist and Lawyer for Minnesota Telecommunication Association, and Mike Beard, Lobbyist, Minnesota Valley Railroad commission testified on HF963.

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that HF0963, as amended, be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3585 Drazkowski Labor agreements and compensation plans ratified, affirmative approval required before interim implementation of state employee collective bargaining agreements, exclusive representatives prohibited from requiring political contributions.

Representative Drazkowski moved that HF3585 be sent to the General Register.

Representative Drazkowski moved the HF3585A16 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Drazkowski moved the HF3585A18 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Albright assumed the gavel at 11:48 A.M.

Representative Knoblach assumed the gavel at 11:50 A.M.

Representative Drazkowski testified on HF3585.

Representative Drazkowski renewed his motion that HF3585, as amended, be referred to the General Register.

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

AYES NAYS

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

On a vote of 14 AYES and 12 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3584 Cornish Labor agreements and compensation plan ratified.
Representative Cornish moved that HF3584 be sent to the General Register.

Representative Cornish moved the HF3584A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Cornish testified on HF3584.

Representative Cornish renewed his motion that HF3584, as amended, be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3255 Knoblach Labor agreements ratified, and compensation plan approved.

Representative Knoblach moved that HF3255 be sent to the General Register.

Representative Knoblach moved the H3255A6 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Knoblach testified on HF3255.

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that HF3255, as amended, be referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Carlson moved to bring SF2526 before the committee.

Representative Drazkowski moved to table the motion.

Representative Carlson 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
GAROFALO, Pat POPPE, Jean
GUNTHER, Bob WAGENIUS, Jean
LOON, Jenifer
McNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
TORKELSON, Paul
URDAHL, Dean

On a vote of 15 AYES and 10 NAYS THE MOTION TABLED.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:32 P.M.
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Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair


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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Ass’t
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Agenda:

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Bills Added:
  • HF1412 (Fabian) - Electronic waste management provisions modified.
  • HF963 (Kiel) - Railroad crossing rights-of-way by utilities requirements established, and money appropriated.
  • HF2991 (O'Driscoll) - Appraiser fees, investigation costs, and appraisal management companies regulated.
  • HF3255 (Knoblach) - Labor agreements ratified, and compensation plan approved.
  • HF3584 (Cornish) - Labor agreements and compensation plan ratified.
  • HF3585 (Drazkowski) - Labor agreements and compensation plans ratified, affirmative approval required before interim implementation of state employee collective bargaining agreements, exclusive representatives prohibited from requiring political contributions, and open meetings required.
  • SF2626 (Lillie) - Minnesota State Retirement System board of directors provisions changed, labor agreements and compensation plans ratified, and agency director salary increase ratified.
  • HF621 (Torkelson) - Higher education asset preservation and repair provided.
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12:27 - Start. 13:00 - HF621 (Torkelson) Appropriations of general obligation bond proceeds modified and corrected, and state bond-financed property conveyance provided. 34:55 - HF2991 (O'Driscoll) Appraiser fees, investigation costs, and appraisal management companies regulated. 42:00 - HF1412 (Fabian) Electronic waste management provisions modified, and report required. 48:21 - HF963 (Kiel) Railroad crossing rights-of-way by utilities requirements established. 1:31:19 - Labor contract bill discussion. 1:38:39 - HF3585 (Drazkowski) Labor agreements and compensation plans ratified, affirmative approval required before interim implementation of state employee collective bargaining agreements, exclusive representatives prohibited from requiring political contributions, and open meetings required. 2:17:48 - HF3584 (Cornish) Labor agreements ratified. 2:20:12 - HF3255 (Knoblach ) Labor agreements ratified, and compensation plan approved. Runs 2 hours, 17 minutes.