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Ways and Means

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 04, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, called the eighteenth meeting at 12:41 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2005 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

KNOBLACH, Jim
KELLIHER, Margaret
DEMPSEY, Jerry, Vice Chair
ABELER, Jim
ABRAMS, Ron
ANDERSON, Irv
BEARD, Mike
BRADLEY, Fran
BUESGENS, Mark
CARLSON, Lyndon
CLARK, Karen
DORMAN, Dan
DORN, John
ERHARDT, Ron
GREILING, Mindy
GUNTHER, Bob
HAMILTON, Rod
HILTY, Bill
HOLBERG, MaryLiz
HUNTLEY, Thomas
KLINZING, Karen
KRINKIE, Phil
LARSON, Dan
MARANI, Carlos
McNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
OZMENT, Dennis
PAYMAR, Michael
RUKAVINA, Tom
RUTH, Connie
SEIFERT, Marty
SMITH, Steve
SOLBERG, Loren
SYKORA, Barb
VANDEVEER, Ray
WAGENIUS, Jean
WALKER, Neva


12:41:01 PM Representative Knoblach called the meeting to order. A quorum was present.
12:41:10 PM Representative Hamilton moved that the minutes of March 22, 2005 be approved.
THE MOTION PERVAILED.

HF572 (Johnson) Methamphetamine and methamphetamine precursor drug
crime provisions established, technical conformity provided, and money
appropriated.
12:41:51 PM Representative Knoblach moved that HF572, the seventh engrossment, be
recommended to pass.
12:41:58 PM Representative Knoblach moved the H0572A34 amendment. THE AMENDMENT
WAS ADOPTED.
12:42:38 PM Representative Johnson, Terry Kullhman, Executive Director, MN Public
Facilities, Tim O'Malley, MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Sheriff Schultz,
Kanabec County, John Stewart, MN State Public Defenders, testified on HF572,
the seventh engrossment.
2:28:20 PM The meeting was recessed.
4:22:59 PM The meeting was re-convened.
4:23:27 PM Representative Krinkie moved the H0572A33 amendment.
4:27:59 PM Representative Solberg moved the H0572A35 amendment to the H0572A33
amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.
4:33:24 PM Representative Buesgens moved to orally amend the H0572A35 amendment by:
P.1, L. 5, after must, add: be at least 18 years of age, THE AMENDMENT WAS
INCORPORATED.

After discussion the Buesgens oral amendment was withdrawn.
4:38:13 PM Representative Buesgens moved a handwritten amendment to amend the
H0572A35 amendment, add "subd.4 (Age Restriction) no person may sell in an
over-the-counter sale a methamphetamine precursor drug to a person
under the age of 18 years." THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.
5:04:05 PM Representative Krinkie moved that the H0572A33 amendment, as incorporated, be
adopted. Representative Knoblach called for a division on the H0572A33 amendment.
On a vote of 15 AYES and 14 NAYS THE AMENDMENT, AS
INCORPORATED, WAS ADOPTED.
5:06:32 PM Representative Dorman moved a handwritten amendment to HF572, the seventh
engrossment. Representative Dorman moved to orally amend the handwritten
amendment by: change P. 24 to 25. THE AMENDMENT, TO THE AMENDMENT,
WAS INCORPORATED.
5:37:36 PM Representative Knoblach called for a division on the Dorman handwritten
amendment. On a vote of 10 AYES and 16 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS
NOT ADOPTED.
6:19:12 PM Representative Knoblach moved that HF572, the seventh engrossment, as amended,
be recommended to pass.
A roll call was requested by Representative Ozment. The results as follows:

AYES
NAYS
ABSENT


KNOBLACH, Jim
ABELER, Jim
BEARD, Mike
BRADLEY, Fran
BUESGUENS, Mark
CARLSON, Lyndon
CLARK, Karen
DORN, John
ERHARDT, Ron
GREILING, Mindy
GUNTHER, Bob
HAMLITON, Rod
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
HUNTLEY, Thomas
KLINZING, Karen
KRINKIE, Phil
LARSON, Dan
McNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
OZMENT, Dennis
RUTH, Connie
SEIFERT, Marty
SMITH, Steve
SOLBERG, Loren
SYKORA, Barb
VANDAVEER, Ray

DORMAN, Dan
HILTY, Bill
MARIANI, Carlos
PAYMAR, Michael
RUKAVINA, Tom
WAGENIUS, Jean
WALKER, Neva
DEMPSEY, Jerry
ABRAMS, Ron
ANDERSON, Irv




ABSTAIN

KELLIHER, Margaret


On a vote of 27 AYES and 7 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1470 (Hackbarth) Dry cleaner environmental fees annual adjustment
authorized.
6:29:59 PM Representative Knoblach moved that HF1470, the first engrossment be
recommended to pass.

Representative Hackbarth and Sherry Munyon, Dry Cleaners Association,

testified on HF1470, the first engrossment.

6:31:51 PM
Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that HF1470, the first
Engrossment, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF455 (Cybart) National Guard tuition reimbursement grants time period
extended for members who have served in active military service.
6:34:31 PM Representative Knoblach moved that HF455, the first engrossment, be
recommended to pass.
6:34:55 PM Representative Knoblach moved the H0455A3 amendment. THE
AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
6:35:53 PM Representative Cybart testified on HF455, the first engrossment.
6:36:38 PM Representative Hilty moved the H0455A4 amendment. THE
AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
6:39:04 PM Representative Knoblach moved that HF455, the first engrossment, as amended,
be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1859 (Wilkin) Workers' Compensation Advisory Council recommendations
adopted.
6:39:39 PM Representative Knoblach moved that HF1859 be recommended to pass.
6:39:47 PM Representative Wilkin and Jean Anderson, Workman's Compensation Council,
testified on HF1859.
6:42:22 PM Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that HF1859 be recommended to pass.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.
6:42:31 PM The meeting was adjourned.




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Jim Knoblach, Chair


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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant