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Ways and Means

THIRTY-SECOND MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - Tuesday, April 19, 2022

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION

WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Rena Moran, Chair of the Committee, called the hybrid Ways and Means Committee meeting to order at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was conducted in Capitol Room 120 and over Zoom, and broadcast via House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MORAN, Rena (Chair)
GAROFALO, Pat (GOP Lead)
ALBRIGHT, Tony
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
BERNARDY, Connie
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
HASSAN, Hodan
HERTAUS, Jerry
HORNSTEIN, Frank
JOHNSON, Brian
LIEBLING, Tina
LILLIE, Leon
MARIANI, Carlos
MARQUART, Paul
MILLER, Tim
NASH, Jim
NELSON, Michael
NOOR, Mohamud
O’NEILL, Marion
PELOWSKI, Gene Jr.
PETERSBURG, John
PINTO, Dave
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
SCOTT, Peggy
SUNDIN, Mike

Members excused:
OLSON, Liz (Vice Chair)
KRESHA, Ron

A quorum was present.

Representative Becker-Finn moved to adopt the minutes from Monday, April 4, 2022. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Marquart assumed the gavel at 9:05 A.M.

Chair Moran moved adoption of the 2022 Budget Resolution coded BUDRES04.

Representative Garofalo moved adoption of the BUDRES04-A02 amendment and requested a roll call. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES
Garofalo
Albright
Hertaus
Johnson
Miller
Nash
O’Neill
Pelowski
Petersburg
Schomacker
Scott

NAYS
Moran
Becker-Finn
Bernardy
Ecklund
Hansen
Hassan
Hornstein
Liebling
Lillie
Mariani
Marquart
Nelson
Noor
Pinto
Schultz
Sundin

EXCUSALS
Olson
Kresha

There being 11 ayes, 16 nays, and 2 excusals, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Moran renewed the motion to adopt BUDRES04. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES
Moran
Becker-Finn
Bernardy
Ecklund
Hansen
Hassan
Hornstein
Liebling
Lillie
Mariani
Marquart
Nelson
Noor
Pelowski
Pinto
Schultz
Sundin

NAYS
Garofalo
Albright
Hertaus
Johnson
Miller
Nash
O’Neill
Petersburg
Schomacker
Scott

EXCUSALS
Olson
Kresha

There being 17 ayes, 10 nays, and 2 excusals, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE BUDGET RESOLUTION WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Moran assumed the gavel at 10:39 A.M.

HF 3438 (Lillie) Outdoor heritage fund, clean water fund, parks and trails fund, and arts and cultural heritage fund money appropriated, Clean Water Council terms modified, and prior appropriations modified.

Representative Lillie moved that HF 3438 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Representative Lillie presented HF 3438.

Following discussion, Representative Lillie renewed the motion that HF 3438 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES
Moran
Becker-Finn
Bernardy
Ecklund
Hansen
Hassan
Hornstein
Liebling
Lillie
Mariani
Marquart
Nelson
Noor
Pelowski
Pinto
Schultz
Sundin

NAYS
Garofalo
Albright
Hertaus
Johnson
Miller
Nash
O’Neill
Petersburg
Schomacker
Scott

EXCUSALS
Olson
Kresha

There being 17 ayes, 10 nays, and 2 excusals, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Moran recessed the meeting at 10:47 A.M.

Chair Moran reconvened the meeting at 1:01 P.M.

HF 4376 (Hausman) Housing; various provisions modified relating to the governor's supplemental housing budget, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, income discrimination, community stabilization housing program, strengthening supportive housing model program, lead-safe homes grant program, housing mediation grant program, first-generation homebuyers down payment assistance fund pilot project, manufactured home park cooperative purchase program, eligible uses for housing trust fund loans and grants, eligible uses for housing infrastructure bonds, and rental covenants and evictions; and money appropriated.

Chair Moran moved HF 4376 before the committee.

Representative Hausman presented HF 4376.

Testifying on HF 4376:
• Representative Mike Howard

Representative Garofalo moved to adopt the H4376A13 amendment and explained the amendment.

Following discussion, Representative Garofalo renewed the motion to adopt the H4376A13 amendment and requested a roll call. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES
Garofalo
Albright
Hertaus
Johnson
Miller
Nash
O’Neill
Petersburg
Schomacker
Scott

NAYS
Moran
Becker-Finn
Bernardy
Ecklund
Hansen
Hassan
Hornstein
Liebling
Lillie
Marquart
Nelson
Noor
Pelowski
Pinto
Schultz
Sundin

ABSENT
Hertaus

EXCUSALS
Olson
Kresha
Mariani

There being 9 ayes, 16 nays, 1 absent and 3 excusals, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Chair Moran temporarily laid over HF 4376.

HF 14 (Ecklund) Border-to-border broadband grant program modified, money transferred, and report required.

Representative Ecklund moved HF 14 before the committee.

Representative Pelowski moved to adopt the H0014A1 amendment and explained the amendment.

Representative Pelowski renewed the motion to adopt the H0014A1 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ecklund presented HF 14 as amended.

Following discussion, Chair Moran temporarily laid over HF 14 as amended.

HF 4366 (Sundin) Agriculture grant programs established, data classified, revenues dedicated, agriculture and animal health provisions policy and technical changes made, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Sundin moved HF 4366 be recommended for placement on the General Register.

Representative Sundin moved to adopt the H4366A11 amendment and explained the amendment.

Representative Sundin renewed the motion to adopt the H4366A11 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Following discussion, Representative Sundin moved that the language contained in HF 4366, as amended, be incorporated into the Agriculture, Housing and Broadband Omnibus (HF 4366) as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Moran moved that the language contained in HF 4376 be incorporated into the Agriculture, Housing and Broadband Omnibus (HF 4366) as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Ecklund moved that the language of HF 14, as amended, be incorporated into the Agriculture, Housing and Broadband Omnibus (HF 4366) as separate articles. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Following discussion, Representative Sundin renewed his motion that HF 4366, as amended, be recommended to be placed on the General Register, and that nonpartisan staff be directed to make any technical corrections and amend the title. A roll call was taken, and the results were as follows:

AYES
Moran
Becker-Finn
Bernardy
Ecklund
Hansen
Hassan
Hornstein
Liebling
Lillie
Marquart
Nelson
Noor
Pelowski
Pinto
Schultz
Sundin

NAYS
Garofalo
Albright
Johnson
Miller
Nash
O’Neill
Petersburg
Schomacker
Scott

ABSENT
Hertaus

EXCUSALS
Olson
Kresha
Mariani

There being 16 ayes, 9 nays, 1 absent and 3 excusals, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting adjourned at 2:15 P.M.


_________________________________________

Representative Rena Moran, Chair


_________________________________________
Anna Borgerding, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3438 (Lillie) - Omnibus legacy bill.
  • HF4376 (Hausman) - Housing; various provisions modified relating to the governor's supplemental housing budget, Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, income discrimination, community stabilization housing program, strengthening supportive housing model program, lead-safe homes grant program, housing mediation grant program, first-generation homebuyers down payment assistance fund pilot project, manufactured home park cooperative purchase program, eligible uses for housing trust fund loans and grants, eligible uses for housing infrastructure bonds, and rental covenants and evictions; and money appropriated.
  • HF14 (Ecklund) - Border-to-border broadband grant program modified, money transferred, and report required.
  • HF4366 (Sundin) - Omnibus agriculture and housing bill.
House TV Video:
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04:49 - House Budget Resolution.
1:36:45 - HF3438 (Lillie) Omnibus legacy supplemental finance bill.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 48 minutes.

House TV Video:
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Continuation of morning agenda.
01:15 - HF4376 (Hausman) Omnibus housing supplemental finance and policy bill.
54:30 - HF14 (Ecklund) Border-to-border broadband grant program modified, money transferred, and report required.
58:17 - HF4366 (Sundin) Omnibus agriculture supplemental finance and policy bill.
Runs 1 hour, 15 minutes.


I. Adoption of Budget Resolution
II. HF3438 (Lillie) Legacy Finance Omnibus
III. Agriculture, Housing, Broadband Omnibus
-HF4376 (Hausman) Supplemental Housing Finance
-HF14 (Ecklund) Supplemental Broadband Finance
-HF4366 (Sundin) Supplemental Agriculture Finance
NOTE: The language of HF4376 and HF 14 will be added to HF4366 during the hearing

Other bills may be added

This hybrid committee hearing will be held in-person in State Capitol Room 120 with remote participation from members and testifiers available. The capacity for State Capitol Room 120 is 60 audience seats, please plan accordingly.

AMENDMENT DEADLINE FOR BILLS: Noon, April 18, 2022

MEETING DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents will be posted on the House Ways & Means Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92029

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