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NINETEENTH MEETING - State Government Finance Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

NINETEENTH MEETING – State Government Finance Division
2019-2020 Regular Session

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

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Nelson, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:01 AM, February 26, 2019 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
ALBRIGHT, Tony GOP Lead
NELSON, Michael Chair
CARLSON, Andrew Vice Chair
ACOMB, Patty
ELKINS, Steve
FREIBERG, Mike
GREEN, Steve
HERTAUS, Jerry
HUOT, John
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LONG, Jamie
MASIN, Sandra
OLSON, Liz
QUAM, Duane
VOGEL, Bob

Members excused:
KIEL, Debra
NASH, Jim

A quorum was present.

Representative Klevorn moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 21th, 2019 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 1295 (Lillie); A bill for an act relating to amateur sports; dedicating certain sales tax collections to the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission.

Chair Nelson moved that HF 1295 by re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

The following testified on HF 1295:
Leon Lillie, State Representative
Todd Johnson, Executive Director, Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF 1295 by re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 541 (Lillie); A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money to the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission for Mighty Ducks grants; authorizing the sale and issuance of bonds.

HF 956 (Koegel); A bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money to the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission for Mighty Ducks grants.

Chair Nelson moved that HF 541 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, with the recommendation that it be re-referred to the Capital Investment Division.

Chair Nelson moved that HF 956 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

The following testified on HF 541 and HF 956:
Erin Koegel, State Representative
Leon Lillie, State Representative
Alec Kazeski, Resident of Benson, MN
Bret Heitkamp, City Administrator, City of Champlin
Charles Lehn, Parks Facilities Manager, City of Champlin
Todd Johnson, Executive Director, Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission

Chair Nelson renewed the motion that HF 541 be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, with the recommendation that it be re-referred to the Capital Investment Division. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF 956 was held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

HF 633 (Tabke); A bill for an act relating to horse racing; providing for ongoing operation of the Minnesota Racing Commission.

Chair Nelson moved that HF 633 be held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

Chair Nelson moved that the author’s amendment, H0633DE1 be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following testified on HF 633:
Brad Tabke, State Representative
Cort C. Holten, Representing Minnesota Horsemens Benevolent & Protective Association, Inc.
Andrew Offerman, Senior Director of Racing, Canterbury Park
Tom DiPasquale, Executive Director, Minnesota Racing Commission

HF 633 was held over for possible inclusion in the Division Omnibus Bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:12 AM.


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Representative Michael Nelson, Chair


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Sydney Spreck, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

I. HF1295 (Lillie) Dedication certain sales tax collections to the Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission II. HF541 (Lillie) Mighty Ducks grant funding provided, bonds issued III. HF956 (Koegel) Mighty Ducks grant funding provided IV. HF633 (Tabke) Minnesota Racing Commission ongoing operations provided If you would like to testify on any bill, please contact Jim Gelbmann (651-296-7427) or send an e-mail to jim.gelbmann@house.mn

Bills Added:
  • HF633 (Tabke) - Minnesota Racing Commission ongoing operation provided.
  • HF541 (Lillie) - Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission for Mighty Ducks grant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF956 (Koegel) - Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission Mighty Ducks grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1295 (Lillie) - Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission sales tax collections dedicated.
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