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2019-2020 Regular Session

THIRTEENTH MEETING - Ways and Means

April 11, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 11:33 A.M. on Thursday April 11, 2019, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

CARLSON, Lyndon, (Chair)
OLSON, Liz (Vice-Chair)
GAROFALO, Pat (GOP-Lead)
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BERNARDY, Connie
DAVIDS, Greg
DAVNIE, Jim
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ECKLUND, Rob
HAMILTON, Rod
HANSEN, Rick
HAUSMAN, Alice
HERTAUS, Jerry
HORNSTEIN, Frank
KRESHA, Ron
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LONG, Jamie
MARIANI, Carlos
NELSON, Michael
NOOR, Mohamud
PELOWSKI, Gene, Jr.
POPPE, Jeanne
SCOTT, Peggy
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean

Members Excused:
MARQUART, Paul
SCHOMACKER, Joe

A quorum was present.

Representative Olson moved that the minutes of April 10, 2019 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Carlson announced that HF2611 (Pelowski) Disaster Assistance Contingency bill, HF2705 (Lesch) Omnibus Judiciary Finance bill, and HF2792 (Mariani) Omnibus Public Safety Finance bill would be combined to better align with the Senate moving into conference committee. He explained that individual bills would be heard and amended and then temporarily laid over until a procedural motion would be made to combine them into one.


HF2544 (Bernardy) Omnibus Higher Education Bill

Representative Bernardy moved adoption of Higher Education Finance Division Report on HF2544. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bernardy moved that HF2544, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Bernardy presented HF2544 and responded to questions.

Ken Savary, House Fiscal Analyst, responded to questions on HF2544.

Brian Bernett, Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations, University of Minnesota, answered questions.

Laura King, Vice Chancellor of Finance, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, answered questions.

Representative Bernardy renewed the motion that HF2544, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting recessed at 12:27 P.M.

The meeting reconvened at 1:09 P.M.


HF2611 (Pelowski) Disaster Assistance Contingency Account bill

Representative Pelowski moved adoption of the Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Report for HF2611. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pelowski moved that HF2611 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Pelowski moved the H2611A1 author’s amendment and explained the amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Pelowski presented HF2611 as amended and answered questions.

HF2611 WAS LAID OVER.


HF2705 (Lesch) Omnibus Judiciary Finance bill

Representative Noor moved adoption of the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division Report for HF2705. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Noor moved that HF2705, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Lesch presented HF2705 and answered questions.

John Walz, House Fiscal Analyst, answered questions on HF2705.

HF2705 WAS LAID OVER


HF2792 (Mariani) Omnibus Public Safety Finance bill

Representative Mariani moved adoption of the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance Division Report for HF2792.

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

AYES:

CARLSON, Lyndon Sr.
OLSON, Liz
BERNARDY, Connie
DAVNIE, Jim
HANSEN, Rick
HAUSMAN, Alice
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LONG, Jamie
MARIANI, Carlos
NOOR, Mohamud
PELOWSKI, Gene Jr.
POPPE, Jeanne
WAGENIUS, Jean

NAYS:

GAROFALO, Pat
ALBRIGHT, Tony
DAVIDS, Greg
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ECKLUND, Rob
HAMILTON, Rod
HERTAUS, Jerry
KRESHA, Ron
SCOTT, Peggy
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bob

ABSENT:

HORNSTEIN, Frank
MARQUART, Paul
NELSON, Michael
SCHOMACKER, Joe

By a vote of 14 AYES and 11 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mariani moved that HF2792, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the General Register.

Representative Mariani moved the H2792A60 amendment.

Representative Marinani moved to incorporate a technical oral amendment to the H2792A60 amendment as follows:

Page 2, line 6, before “$19,000” insert “reduced by” and before “$131,000” insert

“increased by”.

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT, AS INCORPORATED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mariani moved and explained the H2792A58 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mariani presented HF2792 as amended and answered questions.

Paul Schnell, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Corrections, answered questions on HF2792.

Seeing no further discussion, Representative Carlson accepted motions to combine bills into HF2792.

Representative Marini moved that the language contained in HF2792, as amended, be included as separate articles in the Omnibus Public Safety and Judiciary Finance Bill.

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

AYES:

CARLSON, Lyndon Sr.
OLSON, Liz
BERNARDY, Connie
DAVNIE, Jim
HANSEN, Rick
HAUSMAN, Alice
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LONG, Jamie
MARIANI, Carlos
NELSON, Michael
NOOR, Mohamud
PELOWSKI, Gene Jr.
POPPE, Jeanne
WAGENIUS, Jeanne

NAYS:

GAROFALO, Pat
ALBRIGHT, Tony
DAVIDS, Greg
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
HAMILTON, Rod
HERTAUS, Jerry
KRESHA, Ron
SCOTT, Peggy
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bob

ABSENT:

ECKLUND, Rob
HORNSTEIN, Frank
MARQUART, Paul
SCHOMACKER, Joe

By a vote of 15 AYES and 10 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Pelowski moved to amend HF2792, incorporating HF2611, as amended, as a separate article. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Noor moved to amend HF2792, incorporating HF2705, as amended, as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mariani renewed the motion that HF2792, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register and that staff be directed to make technical changes and amend the title. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1543 (Dehn) Background study set aside criteria modified

Representative Olson moved that HF1543, First Engrossment, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Olson moved the H1543A3 amendment on behalf of the author.

Representative Dehn explained the amendment.

Representative Carlson renewed the motion on the H1543A3 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Olson renewed the motion that HF1543, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Carlson made some administrative announcements.

Chair Carlson referred members to the attached memos regarding bill referrals.


The following Ways and Means Committee Bill was referred by memo Wednesday, April 10, 2019:

To the Division on Capital Investment Finance:
HF2829 (Koegel) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for construction of a third mainline railroad track in Anoka County; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF2830 (Xiong, J.) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an affordable housing project.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:07 P.M.


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Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair


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Laura Helgen, Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

The room is reserved for the day in order to complete the agenda. HF 2544 (Bernardy) Omnibus Higher Education Finance bill HF 2792 (Mariani) Omnibus Public Safety Finance bill HF 2705 (Lesch) Omnibus Judiciary Finance bill HF 2611 (Pelowski) Disaster Assistance Contingency Account bill HF 1543 (Dehn) Background study set aside criteria modified Other bills may be added.

Bills Added:
  • HF2792 (Mariani) - Omnibus public safety bill.
  • HF2705 (Lesch) - Omnibus judiciary finance and civil law bill.
  • HF1543 (Dehn) - Background study set aside criteria modified.
  • HF2611 (Pelowski) - Disaster assistance contingency account funds transferred.
  • HF2544 (Bernardy) - Omnibus higher education finance and policy bill.
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00:52 - HF2544 (Bernardy) Omnibus Higher Education Finance bill. The Committee recessed. Runs 53 minutes.