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ELEVENTH MEETING - Ways and Means

2017-2018 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Knoblach, Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, called the meeting to order at 7:40PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in the Room 120 of the Capitol.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


KNOBLACH, Jim, Chair
VOGEL, Bob VC
ANDERSON, Sarah
BAKER, Dave
CARLSON, Lyndon
DAVIDS, Greg
DEAN, Matt
DETTMER, Bob
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
FABIAN, Dan
GAROFALO, Pat
GUNTHER, Bob
HAMILTON, Rod
HAUSMAN, Alice
HILSTROM, Deb
LIEBLING, Tina
LOON, Jenifer
MARQUART, Paul
MURPHY, Erin
NORNES, Bud
PELOWSKI, Gene
POPPE, Jeanne
TORKELSON, Paul
URDAHL, Dean
WAGENIUS, Jean


Excused:
CORNISH, Tony
HORNSTEIN, Frank

Representative Knoblach called the meeting to order at 7:40PM A quorum was present.

Representative Davids moved that the minutes of March 6, 2017 be approved
THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Knoblach moved HF369 be referred to the General Register

HF369 (Tama Theis) Centers for independent living funding provided, and money appropriated for career education and job skills training for low-income individuals.
Representative Theis presented HF369

Kara Ruff, Executive Director, Centers for Independent Living testified in favor of the bill

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion to refer HF369 to the General Register
THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Knoblach moved HF474 be referred to the General Register

HF474 (Tony Albright) Medical Practice Board criminal background checks authorized, and physicians exempted from criminal background checks under the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.
Representative Albright presented HF474

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion to refer HF474 to the General Register
THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Davids moved HF5 be referred to the General Register

HF5 (Greg Davids) State-operated reinsurance program created, and money appropriated

Representative Davids presented the A17 Amendment

Representative Davids moved to adopt the A17 Amendment
MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Peter Brickwedde, MN Department of Commerce Testified on HF5

Representative Davids renewed his motion to refer HF5, as amended to the General Register
THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Gunther moved HF1890 be referred to the General Register

HF1890 (Bob Gunther) Standing appropriation created.

Representative Gunther renewed his motion to refer HF1890 to the General Register
THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Gunther moved HF706 be referred to the General Register

HF706 (Bob Gunther) Legacy fund maximum appropriations created.

Representative Gunther renewed his motion to refer HF706 to the General Register
THE MOTION PREVAILED

Representative Torkelson moved HF837 be referred to the General Register

HF837 (Paul Torkelson) State road construction appropriation modified

Representative Torkelson presented the A1 Amendment

Representative Torkelson moved to adopt the A1 Amendment MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Teresa Hatch, Deputy Commissioner and CFO of MNDOT testified on HF837

Representative Torkelson renewed his motion to refer HF837, as amended to the General Register
THE MOTION PREVAILED

The meeting was adjourned at 8:55PM




Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair




Jean Cottington, Committee Legislative Assistant







More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

HF1890 will be heard pending referral. HF5 will be heard pending referral.

Bills Added:
  • HF369 (Theis) - Centers for Independent Living funding provided, and money appropriated for career education and job skills training for low-income individuals.
  • HF474 (Albright) - Medical Practice Board criminal background checks authorized, and physicians exempted from criminal background checks under the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.
  • HF706 (Gunther) - Legacy fund maximum appropriations created.
  • HF837 (Torkelson) - State road construction appropriation modified.
  • HF1890 (Gunther) - Standing appropriation created.
  • HF5 (Davids) - Premium security plan created, legislative working group established, health care provider system access regulated, premium subsidy program provisions modified, funding provided, and money appropriated.
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01:20 - HF369 (Theis) Centers for independent living funding provided, and money appropriated for career education and job skills training for low-income individuals. 05:42 - HF474 (Albright) Medical Practice Board criminal background checks authorized, and physicians exempted from criminal background checks under the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. 08:47 - HF5 (Davids) State-operated reinsurance program created, and money appropriated. 52:14 - HF1890 (Gunther) Standing appropriation created. 54:46 - HF706 (Gunther) Legacy Fund maximum appropriations created. 57:03 - HF837 (Torkelson) State road construction appropriation modified. Runs 1 hour, 18 minutes.