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ELEVENTH MEETING - Ways and Means

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH 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 12:37 P.M. on, Tuesday, April 9, 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
HORNSTEIN, Frank
KRESHA, Ron
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
LONG, Jamie
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
NOOR, Mohamud
PELOWSKI, Gene, Jr.
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCOTT, Peggy
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean

Members Excused:

HERTAUS, Jerry
NELSON, Michael

A quorum was present.

Representative Olson moved that the minutes of April 8, 2019 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF5 (Halverson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant’s serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.

Representative Liebling moved adoption of the Health and Human Services Finance Division Report on HF5. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Liebling moved that HF5, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Tax Committee.

Representative Liebling moved the H0005A14 amendment to amend HF5, Second Division Engrossment on behalf of the author.

Representative Halverson presented the amendment and responded to questions.

Ben Weeks, House Research, answered questions on the H0005A14 amendment. Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst, and Debra Fitzpatrick, co-director of the Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, responded to questions about the fiscal note.

Representative Carlson renewed the motion on the H0005A14 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Carlson moved the H0005A15 amendment to amend HF5, Second Division Engrossment.

Representative Halverson presented the amendment and responded to questions.

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

AYES

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

NAYS

GAROFALO, Pat
ALBRIGHT, Tony
DAVIDS, Greg
HAMILTON, Rod
KRESHA, Ron
SCHOMAKER, Joe
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bob

ABSENT

DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
HERTAUS, Jerry
NELSON, Michael
SCOTT, Peggy

By a vote of 17 AYES and 8 NAYS, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Liebling modified her motion and moved that HF5, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2414 (Liebling) Omnibus health and human services finance bill

Representative Liebling moved adoption of the Health and Human Services Finance Division Report for HF2414, First Division Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Liebling moved that HF2414, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Tax Committee.

Representative Liebling moved the H2414A91 author’s amendment to amend HF2414, First Division Engrossment and responded to questions. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst, and Doug Berg, Fiscal Analyst, answered questions on HF2414.

Representative Liebling renewed the motion that HF2414, First Division Engrossment, as amended, be referred to the Tax Committee. 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 Bills were referred by memo Monday, April 8, 2019:

To the Division on Capital Investment:
HF59 (Dettmer) Safe routes to school grant program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF86 (Sundin) Cromwell; Trunk Highway 73 realignment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF100 (Freiberg) Golden Valley; street and highway intersection improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF343 (Christensen) Washington County; Trunk Highway 36 and County State-Aid Highway 15 interchange funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF344 (Christensen) Washington County; Trunk Highway 36 and County State-Aid Highway 15 interchange funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF360 (Stephenson) Dayton and Ramsey; I-94/U.S. Highway 10 Mississippi River crossing project development funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF385 (Demuth) St. Joseph; pedestrian crossing funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF387 (Murphy) Minneapolis and Duluth; high-speed passenger rail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF397 (Noor) Minneapolis; I-94 repairs funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF432 (Hausman) Port development assistance program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF433 (Pelowski) Port development assistance program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF528 (Fischer) Ramsey County; Rush Line Corridor Transitway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF529 (Mahoney) Ramsey County; East Metro Rail Corridor funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF544 (Robbins) Rogers; pedestrian and bike bridge funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF545 (Pinto) Riverview Corridor Transitway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF648 (Bierman) Apple Valley; Red Line 147th Street Station skyway project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF659 (Sauke) Rochester International Airport funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF827 (Schomacker) Rock County town road funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF843 (Lislegard) Virginia; U.S Highway 53 improvement funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1068 (Howard) Richfield; 77th street underpass project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1069 (Heinrich) Ramsey; highway-rail grade separation project modified.
HF1080 (Xiong, J) St. Paul; Third Street/Kellogg Boulevard bridge replacement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1179 (Wolgamott) St. Cloud Northstar Commuter Rail extension funding provided, report required, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1319 (Bahner) Maple Grove; highway 610 project local road connections funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1325 (Anderson) Pope County; Trunk Highway 55 and 29 interchange and railroad grade separation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1342 (Christensen) Washington County; Trunk Highway 36 and County State-Aid Highway 15 interchange construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1429 (Gruenhagen) Sibley County; Scenic Byway 6 reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1493 (Hausman) Passenger rail infrastructure development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1606 (Hornstein) Bus rapid transit lines funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1697 (Koegel) Anoka County; East River Road interchange improvements at Trunk Highway 610 funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1792 (Ecklund) Koochiching County; Falls International Airport funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1793 (Ecklund) Koochiching County; Falls International Airport funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1804 (Hausman) Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago (TCMC) second train development funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1806 (Boe) Chanhassen; Lyman Boulevard upgrade funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1911 (Wolgamott) Local cost-share assistance account established, local roads and bridges funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1929 (Torkelson) Minnesota rail service improvement program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1930 (Torkelson) Minnesota rail service improvement program funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2028 (Boe) Chanhassen; Lyman Boulevard upgrade funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2109 (Haley) Red Wing; rail grade separation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2121 (Brand) Local road improvement fund program funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

To the Division on Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy:
SF75/C:H104 (Dettmer) Cell phones; texting while driving penalties increased and wireless communications device forfeiture authorized, improper use of wireless communications device while driving crimes provided to be non-payable offenses, criminal vehicular operation crime expanded, driver education and driver's manual required to cover distracted driving, and rulemaking authorized.

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
HF2826 (Quam) Relating to transportation; taxation; establishing a reserve account for Department of Transportation projects approved by the legislature; establishing a transportation projects reserve account tax checkoff; appropriating money


The meeting was adjourned at 2:39 P.M.


______________________________________

Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair


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Laura Helgen, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

The room is reserved through the end of day if necessary to complete the agenda. HF 2414 (Liebling) Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance bill HF 5 (Halverson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated. Other bills may be added

Bills Added:
  • HF2414 (Liebling) - Omnibus health and human services finance bill.
  • HF5 (Halverson) - Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; and rulemaking authorized.
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00:31 - HF5 (Halverson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated. 1:19:31 - HF2414 (Liebling) Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance bill. Runs 2 hours, 3 minutes.