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TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 14, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Anderson, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, began the meeting at 1:01 PM, March 14, 2017 in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
ANDERSON, Sarah Chair
NASH, Jim Vice Chair
DETTMER, Bob
FLANAGAN, Peggy
FENTON, Kelly
GREEN, Steve
KUNESH-PODEIN, Mary
LILLIE, Leon
O’DRISCOLL, Tim
OMAR, Ilhan
OLSON, Liz
PUGH, Cindy
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob
UGLEM, Mark
WARD, JoAnne

Members excused:
JOHNSON, Sheldon DFL Lead

A quorum was not present.

HF 1030 (Drazkowski) - Employees allowed to opt out of state-paid insurance and benefits.

Representative Anderson officially called the meeting to order at 1:03 PM.

Representative Green moved the minutes from March 9, 2017. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Anderson moved that HF 1030 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

The following testified on HF 1030:
Representative Steve Drazkowski

Representative Anderson renewed her motion for HF 1030 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

HF 1030 was laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

Representative Anderson moved that HF 2073 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

HF 2073 (Drazkowski) - Public subsidy program repealed, and voluntary pledges to abide by expenditure limits provided.

The following testified on HF 2073:
Representative Steve Drazkowski
Jeff Sigurdson, Executive Director, Campaign Finance Board
Representative Anderson renewed her motion for HF 2073 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

HF 2073 was laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

Representative Anderson moved that HF 1418 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.

HF 1418 (Barr, R.) - Lottery prize provisions modified, and State Lottery budget and expenses provided.

The following testified on HF 1418:
Representative Regina Barr
Chris Kwapick, Legislative Liaison, Minnesota State Lottery

Representative Anderson renewed her motion for HF 1418 to be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Dettmer moved HF 127 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

Representaitve Dettmer moved the HO127A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF 127 (Dettmer) - Vietnam: Minnesota Remembers public television project funding provided, and money appropriated.

The following testified on HF 127, as amended:
Representative Bob Dettmer
Bill Strusinski, Friends of MN Public Television
Jim Pagliarini, President and CEO, TPT
Jerry Kyser, Veterans Advocate
Mark Hughes, Citizen, Shoreview, MN
Ben Johnson, Legislative Director, Department of Veterans Affairs

Representative Dettmer renewed his motion for HF 127, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

HF 127, as amended, was laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

Representative Vogel moved HF 1936 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

HF 1936 (Vogel) - Outdated budget related language updated and deleted.

The following testified on HF 1936:
Representative Bob Vogel
John Pollard, Director of Legislative Affairs, Minnesota Management and Budget

Representative Vogel renewed his motion for HF 1936 be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

HF 1936 was laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:56 PM.











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Representative Sarah Anderson, Chair

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Sam Moyer, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1030 (Drazkowski) - Employees allowed to opt out of state-paid insurance and benefits.
  • HF1936 (Vogel) - Outdated budget related language updated and deleted.
  • HF1418 (Barr) - Lottery prize provisions modified, and State Lottery budget and expenses provided.
  • HF2164 (Howe) - State veterans cemeteries reduced-cost burials to eligible dependents of veterans who are low income provided.
  • HF127 (Dettmer) - Vietnam: Minnesota Remembers public television project funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2073 (Drazkowski) - Public subsidy program repealed, and voluntary pledges to abide by expenditure limits provided.
House TV Video:
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HF1030 (Drazkowski) Employees allowed to opt out of state-paid insurance and benefits.
04:02 - HF2073 (Drazkowski) Public subsidy program repealed, and voluntary pledges to abide by expenditure limits provided.
09:11 - HF1418 (Barr) Lottery prize provisions modified, and State Lottery budget and expenses provided.
16:48 - HF127 (Dettmer) Vietnam: Minnesota Remembers public television project funding provided, and money appropriated.
45:41 - HF2164 (Howe) State veterans cemeteries reduced-cost burials to eligible dependents of veterans who are low income provided.
48:56 - HF1936 (Vogel) Outdated budget related language updated and deleted.
Runs 56 minutes.