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TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 24, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SEVENTH 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 9:48 A.M. on Monday, February 24, 2020, in Room 200 of the Capitol Building. A quorum was present.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

CARLSON, Lyndon, (Chair)
OLSON, Liz (Vice-Chair)
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BERNARDY, Connie
DAVNIE, Jim
DRAZKOWSKI, Steve
ECKLUND, Rob
HAMILTON, Rod
HANSEN, Rick
HAUSMAN, Alice
HERTAUS, Jerry
HORNSTEIN, Frank
KRESHA, Ron
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

Members Excused:

GAROFALO, Pat (GOP-Lead)
DAVIDS, Greg
LIEBLING, Tina

Representative Olson moved that the minutes of February 19, 2020 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst, gave a presentation on inflationary increases in the budget forecast.


HF150 (Schultz) Rate of inflation inclusion in state forecast required.

Representative Schultz presented HF150 on an informational basis.

The following people gave testimony on HF150 and answered member questions:

Jane Leonard, President, Growth & Justice
Clark Biegler Goldenrod, Deputy Director, Minnesota Budget Project, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Mark Haveman, Executive Director, Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence
John Phelan, Economist, Center for the American Experiment


HF1424 (Stephenson) Student loan advocate established, licensure of student loan servicers required, certain practices prohibited in student loan servicing, and report required.

Representative Olson moved adoption of the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division Report for HF1424. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Carlson noted that the committee was referring the first three bills without recommendation and each would need to come back to the committee before being sent to the General Register.

Representative Olson moved that HF1424, as amended, be referred without recommendation to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF998 (Ecklund) Sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder court guidance provided.

Representative Ecklund moved adoption of the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division Report for HF998. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ecklund moved that HF998, as amended, be referred without recommendation to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2182 (Klevorn) Direct Care Service Corps established, report required, and money appropriated.

Representative Olson moved that HF2182 be referred without recommendation to the Long-Term Care Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF2053 (Cantrell) Office of Enterprise Sustainability created.

Representative Nelson moved adoption of the State Government Finance Division Report for HF2053. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE DIVISION REPORT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nelson moved that HF2053, the First Engrossment, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Cantrell presented HF2053.

Representative Nelson renewed the motion that HF2053, the First Engrossment, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF689 (Long) Probation length for certain offenses modified, and court-granted early termination and discharge of probation clarified.

Representative Long moved that HF689, the First Engrossment, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Long presented HF689 and answered member questions.

Representative Long renewed the motion that HF689, the First Engrossment, be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF 492 (Dettmer) Traffic violations that cause great bodily harm or death to another misdemeanor established.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF492, the First Engrossment, be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Torkelson moved the H0492DE1 amendment on behalf of the author. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dettmer explained HF492 as amended.

Representative Mariani requested that HF492 be referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division and explained his reasoning.

After discussion, Representative Torkelson amended his motion to incorporate the Mariani request for re-referral.

Representative Torkelson moved that HF492, as amended, be referred to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Finance and Policy Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Chair Carlson made some administrative announcements.

The meeting adjourned at 11:31 AM.



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Representative Lyndon Carlson, Chair


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Laura Sparkman, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1424 (Stephenson) - Student loan advocate established, licensure of student loan servicers required, certain practices prohibited in student loan servicing, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF998 (Ecklund) - Sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder court guidance provided.
  • HF2182 (Klevorn) - Direct Care Service Corps established, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2053 (Cantrell) - Office of Enterprise Sustainability created.
  • HF689 (Long) - Probation length for certain offenses modified, and court-granted early termination and discharge of probation clarified.
  • HF492 (Dettmer) - Traffic violations that cause great bodily harm or death to another misdemeanor established.
  • HF150 (Schultz) - Inflation rate inclusion in state forecast required.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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00:23 - Presentation on Inflationary Increases in Forecast.
- Bill Marx, House Chief Fiscal Analyst.
27:21 - Informational hearing on HF150 (Schultz) Rate of inflation inclusion in state forecast required.
- Jane Leonard, President, Growth & Justice.
- Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts.
- Clark Biegler Goldenrod, Deputy Director, Minnesota Budget Project, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.
- Mark Haveman, MN Center for Fiscal Excellence.
- John Phelan, Center for the American Experiment.
1:22:11 - HF1424 (Stephenson) Student loan advocate established, licensure of student loan servicers required, certain practices prohibited in student loan servicing, and report required.
1:24:03 - HF998 (Ecklund) Sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder court guidance provided.
1:25:04 - HF2182 (Klevorn) Direct Care Service Corps established, report required, and money appropriated.
1:25:42 - HF2053 (Cantrell) Office of Enterprise Sustainability created.
1:27:53 - HF689 (Long) Probation length for certain offenses modified, and court-granted early termination and discharge of probation clarified.
1:32:37 - HF492 (Dettmer) Traffic violations that cause great bodily harm or death to another misdemeanor established.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.


I. Presentation on Inflationary Increases in Forecast
- Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst

II. Informational hearing on HF 150 (Schultz) Rate of inflation inclusion in state forecast required.
- Jane Leonard, President, Growth & Justice
-Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts
-Clark Biegler Goldenrod, Deputy Director, Minnesota Budget Project, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
- Mark Haveman, MN Center for Fiscal Excellence
-John Phelan, Center for the American Experiment

III. *HF 1424 (Stephenson) Student loan advocate established, licensure of student loan servicers required, certain practices prohibited in student loan servicing, and report required.

IV. *HF998 (Ecklund) Sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder court guidance provided.

V. **HF 2182 (Klevorn) Direct Care Service Corps established, report required, and money appropriated.

VI. HF 2053 (Cantrell) Office of Enterprise Sustainability created.

VII. HF 689 (Long) Probation length for certain offenses modified, and court-granted early termination and discharge of probation clarified.

VIII. ***HF 492 (Dettmer) Traffic violations that cause great bodily harm or death to another misdemeanor established.

*HF1424 and HF 998 will be procedural motions to re-refer the bills without recommendation to the Judiciary and Civil Law Finance Division. A more complete hearing of the bills will occur when they return to Ways and Means for final consideration.

**Pursuant to Joint Rule 3.02(b), HF 2182 was returned to Ways and Means. There will be procedural motion to re-refer HF 2182 without recommendation to the Long Term Care Division. A more complete hearing of the bill will occur when it returns to Ways and Means for final consideration.

***Pursuant to House Rule 4.20, HF 492 was returned to Ways and Means from the General Register. It was heard and debated on the merits during the 2019 legislative session and there is no fiscal impact. The committee will be taking a procedural vote to move the bill out of committee and back to the General Register.