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TENTH MEETING - Ways and Means

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TENTH 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 9:01 A.M. on, Monday, April 8, 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
MARQUART, Paul
NELSON, Michael
NOOR, Mohamud
PELOWSKI, Gene, Jr.
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCOTT, Peggy
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bob
WAGENIUS, Jean

A quorum was present.

Representative Olson moved that the minutes of April 1, 2019 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Carlson announced that HF7 (Eklund) Broadband grant program funding; HF1986 (Wagenius) Energy and Climate Finance bill; HF1833 (Wagenius) Energy and Climate Policy bill; and HF2208 (Mahoney) Omnibus Jobs and Economic Development 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 series of procedural motions would be made to combine them into one.

HF7 (Ecklund) Broadband grant program money appropriated

Representative Pelowski moved adoption of the Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Division Report for HF7, First Division Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ecklund moved that HF7, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Pelowski moved the H0007A4 amendment to amend HF 7, First Division Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ecklund presented HF7 as amended.

Representative Carlson moved to amend HF7, First Division Engrossment, as follows:

Page 1, line 9, after “appropriation” insert “is one time and”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF7, FIRST DIVISION ENGROSSMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS LAID OVER.

HF1986 (Wagenius) Omnibus energy and climate finance and policy bill

Representative Wagenius moved adoption of the Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division Report on HF1986. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wagenius moved HF1986, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Wagenius moved the H1986A22 author’s amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wagenius presented HF1986 as amended.

Bob Eleff, Nonpartisan House Research, answered questions on HF1986 as amended.

HF1986, FIRST DIVISION ENGROSSMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS LAID OVER.

HF1833 (Wagenius) Omnibus energy and climate policy bill

Representative Wagenius moved adoption of the Energy and Climate Finance and Policy Division Report on HF1833. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wagenius moved HF1833, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Wagenius moved the H1833A37 amendment.

Representative Wagenius moved to incorporate an oral amendment to the H1833A37 amendment as follows:

Page 4, line 4, delete “$10,000,000” and insert “$8,000,000”

Page 4, line 6, delete “$11,400,000” and insert “$10,400,000”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE H1833A37 AMENDMENT, AS INCORPORATED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wagenius presented HF1833 as amended.

Representative Carlson moved to amend HF1833, First Division Engrossment, as follows:

Page 79, line 32, after “appropriation” insert “is one time and”

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF1833, FIRST DIVISION ENGROSSMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS LAID OVER.

HF2208 (Mahoney) Omnibus jobs and economic development finance bill.

Representative Olson moved adoption of the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Report for HF2208. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WS ADOPTED.

Representative Olson moved HF2208, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Tax Committee.

Representative Olson moved the H2208A30 amendment on behalf of the author. Representative Mahoney explained the amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ecklund moved the H2208A32 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mahoney presented HF2208 as amended.

Solveig Beckel, Fiscal Analyst, answered questions on HF2208.

Seeing no further discussion, Representative Carlson accepted motions to combine the bills into HF2208.

Representative Ecklund moved to amend HF2208, incorporating HF7, as amended, as a separate article. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wagenius moved to amend HF2208, incorporating HF1986, as amended, as a separate article. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wagenius moved to amend HF2208, incorporating HF1833, as amended, as a separate article. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Olson renewed the motion that HF2208, as amended, be referred to the Tax Committee and that the staff be directed to make technical corrections and amend the title. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2400 (Davnie) Omnibus education finance bill

Representative Davnie moved adoption of the Education Finance Division Report on HF2400. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie moved HF2400, as amended, be recommended to be referred to the Tax Committee.

Representative Davnie presented HF2400.

Representative Youakim touched on policy aspects of HF2400.

Representative Garofalo moved the H2400A33 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davnie renewed the motion that HF2400, 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 1, 2019:

To the Division on Capital Investment:
HF2787 (Bennett) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Blazing Star State Trail; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds

RECALLED from the Division on Energy & Climate Finance and Policy:
HF1998 (Persell) State owned buildings solar energy systems and renewable sources provisions modified

To the Division on Environment & Natural Resources Finance:
HF2764 (Kresha) Relating to natural resources; appropriating money for Minnesota Fishing Museum and Hall of Fame
To the Division on Health & Human Services Finance:
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
HF922 (Lislegard) Relating to health; limiting well notification fees in certain circumstances
HF2791 (Morrison) Relating to health care; modifying certain reimbursement provisions for direct injectable drugs for certain conditions under medical assistance

To the Division on Housing Finance and Policy:
HF2767 (Hausman) Relating to housing; capital investment; adding the use of housing infrastructure bonds for housing stabilization projects; authorizing the sale and issuance of housing infrastructure bonds; appropriating money

RECALLED from the Division on Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF2538 (Mahoney) Revised Unclaimed Property Act codified, and money appropriated

To the Division on Jobs & Economic Development Finance:
HF2788 (Hassan) - Relating to economic development; appropriating money for the East Phillips Neighborhood Institute; requiring reports.
To the Division on Judiciary Finance & Civil Law:
HF285 (Koznick) Department of Human Services and Metropolitan Council data sharing for transportation purposes authorized
HF1146 (Dehn) Mileage-based user fee pilot program provided, report required, and money appropriated
HF2538 (Mahoney) Revised Unclaimed Property Act codified, and money appropriated
HF2769 (Becker-Finn) Relating to civil actions; allowing next of kin to bring personal injury action on behalf of decedent who was a vulnerable adult

To the Division on Legacy Finance:
HF2762 (Kunesh-Podein) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money to expand Minnesota Debate League

To the Division on Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy:
HF1909 (Lesch) Wine direct shippers regulated; sales and use taxes, liquor gross receipts taxes, and excise taxes on direct shipments of wine imposed; licensing and required reports provided; data classification provided; and bootlegging prohibited
HF2367 (Dehn) Relating to public safety; requiring certifying entities to timely process visa certification documents
HF2709 (Mariani) Peace officer training reimbursement funding provided, and money appropriated
HF2774 (Runbeck) Relating to human services; modifying penalties for coercion
HF2785 (Pinto) Relating to public safety; creating a statewide sex trafficking investigation coordinator
HF2792 (Mariani) Relating to public safety; modifying certain provisions relating to public safety; corrections; law enforcement; sexual offenders; controlled substances; DWI; vehicle operations; pretrial release; offender sentencing, probation, and diversion; firefighters; statewide emergency communication; predatory offenders; modifying ex-offender voting rights; enacting the Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act; requiring reports; providing for task forces; providing for criminal penalties; appropriating money for sentencing guidelines; public safety; courts; corrections; Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board; private detective board; Public Defense Board; human services; health
To the Division on State Government Finance:
HF1998 (Persell) State owned buildings solar energy systems and renewable sources provisions modified
HF2768 (Nelson) Relating to state government; restricting executive branch state agency expenditures for professional and technical services contracts during the biennium ending June 30, 2021
RECALLED from the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
HF285 (Koznick) Department of Human Services and Metropolitan Council data sharing for transportation purposes authorized
HF1146 (Dehn) Mileage-based user fee pilot program provided, report required, and money appropriated

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
HF2765 (Brand) Relating to transportation; amending certain requirements governing the corridors of commerce program HF2768 (Hornstein) Relating to transportation; appropriating money for transportation management organizations in the Twin Cities metropolitan area
The following Ways and Means Committee Bills were referred by memo Wednesday, April 3, 2019:

To the Division on Capital Investment:
HF2801 (Sandstede) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for capital improvements to the Chisholm Sports Arena and Curling Club; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF2803 (Urdahl) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for athletic facilities at the Dassel-Cokato school district; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF2805 (Wazlawik) Relating to transportation; capital investment; appropriating money for County Road J interchange improvements at Interstate Highway 35E; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds

To the Division on Energy & Climate Finance and Policy:
HF2681 (Long) Relating to utilities; providing access rights to energy usage data maintained by utilities

To the Division on Health & Human Services Finance:
HF2804 (Olson) Relating to human services; providing payment to child care providers for emergency closures; clarifying requirements for tracking absences
To the Division on Legacy Finance:
HF2797 (Green) Relating to arts and culture; appropriating money for grant to the Coalition of Allied Vietnam War Veterans

To the Division on Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy:
HF2802 (O’Neill) Relating to public safety; establishing the crime of organized retail theft
HF2806 (Long) Relating to corrections; establishing a Clemency Review Commission; modifying Board of Pardons procedures; HF2807 (Gomez) Relating to public safety; reclassifying marijuana and nonsynthetic THC from a Schedule I to a Schedule II controlled substance; modifying the definition of a small amount of marijuana; prohibiting the weight of fluids used in water pipes from being used to determine the weight of marijuana mixtures; authorizing expungement of records in certain instances

The following Ways and Means Committee Bills were referred by memo Thursday, April 4, 2019:

To the Division on Capital Investment:
HF2810 (Swedzinski) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for the Lincoln-Pipestone Rural Water System to provide expanded water service to the region; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF2813 (Vang) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for an interchange project in Brooklyn Center; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds
HF2818 (Neu) Relating to capital investment; appropriating money for reconstruction project of marked U.S. Highway 8; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

To the Division on Energy & Climate Finance and Policy Division:
HF2816 (Anderson) Relating to energy; imposing a moratorium of construction and expansion of community solar gardens outside the 11-county metropolitan area; requiring a report

To the Division on Health & Human Services Finance:
SF278/C:HF728 (Mann) Pharmacy benefit managers licensure and regulations created, and rulemaking authorized

To the Division on Transportation Finance and Policy:
HF285 (Koznick) Department of Human Services and Metropolitan Council data sharing for transportation purposes authorized.
HF1146 (Dehn) Mileage-based user fee pilot program provided, report required, and money appropriated. HF2814 (Runbeck) Relating to transportation; establishing a rail infrastructure and economic development program; modifying rail-related accounts; making technical changes

The following Ways and Means Committee Bills were referred by memo Friday, April 5, 2019:

To the Division on Environment & Natural Resources Finance Division:
HF2823 (Huot) Relating to environment; appropriating money for wastewater infrastructure in Rosemount

The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 A.M.


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Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair


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Laura Helgen, Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

The committee will recess for floor and reconvene after session if necessary to complete the agenda. HF 7 (Ecklund) Broadband grant program money appropriated HF 1986 (Wagenius) Omnibus Energy Finance bill *BILL ADDED: HF 1833 (Wagenius) Omnibus Energy Policy bill HF 2208 (Mahoney) Omnibus Jobs and Economic Development bill HF 2400 (Davnie) Omnibus E-12 Finance bill

Bills Added:
  • HF2400 (Davnie) - Omnibus education finance bill.
  • HF2208 (Mahoney) - Omnibus jobs and economic development, energy and climate, and telecommunications policy and finance bill.
  • HF1986 (Wagenius) - Omnibus energy and climate finance and policy bill.
  • HF7 (Ecklund) - Broadband grant program money appropriated.
  • HF1833 (Wagenius) - Energy microgrids study required, and money appropriated.
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Chair comments on process for handling the day's omnibus bills. 03:25 - HF7 (Ecklund) Broadband grant program money appropriated. 13:23 - HF1986 (Wagenius) Omnibus Energy and Climate Finance bill. 23:48 - HF1833 (Wagenius) Omnibus Energy Policy bill. 41:29 - HF2208 (Mahoney) Jobs and Economic Development Finance bill. 1:49:00 - Merging of above bills into HF2208. 1:51:41 - HF2400 (Davnie) Omnibus Education Finance bill. Runs 1 hour, 57 minutes.