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Ways and Means

TWENTITH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 18, 2005

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

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE


MINUTES

Representative Jerry Dempsey, Vice Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, called the nineteenth meeting at 12:42 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 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
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

Members excused:
ABRAMS, Ron
WALKER, Neva


12:42:30 PM

Representative Dempsey called the meeting to order. A quorum was present.
12:42:39 PM Representative Buesgens moved that the minutes April 12, 2005 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1521 (Hamilton) Power limited technicians application period extended.
12:44:15 PM Representative Hamilton moved that HF1521, first engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.
12:48:24 PM Representative Hamilton and John Schwltz, Executive Secretary, Board of Electricity, testified on HF1521.

Representative Hamilton renewed his motion that HF1521, first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

12:57:55 PM SF1621 (Blaine) Camp Ripley facilities rental.

Representative Dempsey moved that SF1621 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Blaine testified on SF1621.
1:04:59 PM Representative Dempsey renewed his motion that SF1621 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

1:05:32 PM
HF1964 (Peterson) Energy savings program established and Department of Administration usage of energy forward pricing mechanisms for budget risk reduction authorized.

Representative Dempsey moved that HF1964, first engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Peterson and Ed Robinson, Department of Administration, Energy Management Division, testified on HF1964.
1:09:26 PM Representative Knoblach assumed the gavel at 1:09 pm.
1:15:36 PM Representative Wagenius moved to orally amend HF1964 by: P.1, Line 25, after exceed, add, 90% of. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dempsey moved that HF1964, first engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF814 (Cornish) Public land sales and conveyances provided in specified counties, Itasca land acquisition authorized, scientific and natural areas land use provisions modified, and Mississippi River Recreational Land Use District lands deleted.
1:25:54 PM Representative Knoblach moved that HF814, first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

Representative Cornish and Paul Pojar, Department of Natural Resources, Lands and Minerals Section, testified on HF814.

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that HF814, first engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF400 (Mahoney) School food service workers unemployment insurance eligibility exception made permanent.

1:41:33 PM Representative Knoblach moved that HF400 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

Representative Mahoney and Lee Nelson, MN Department of Trade and Economic Development, testified on HF400.
1:42:05 PM Representative Dempsey assumed the gavel.
1:55:02 PM Representative Knoblach assumed the gavel.

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that HF400 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF898 (Sertich) Unemployment insurance federal requirement conformity and technical corrections provided, and appeal procedures modified.
2:01:05 PM Representative Knoblach moved that HF898, first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

Representative Sertich testified on HF898.

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that HF898, first engrossment, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2335 (Sykora) Education appropriations forecast adjustments provided.
2:03:22 PM Representative Sykora moved that HF2335 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

Representative Sykora testified on HF2335.

Representative Sykora renewed her motion that HF2335 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF952 (Finstad) Abortion alternative grants and public information provided, "Positive Alternatives Act" created, and money appropriated.
2:04:50 PM Representative Knobalch moved that HF952, third engrossment, be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

Representative Finstad, Andrea Rau, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life , and Carol Wooverton, MN Department of Health testified on HF952
2:26:33 PM A roll call was requested by Rep. Buesgens. The results were as follows:

AYES
NAYS
ABSENT


KNOBLACH, Jim
DEMPSEY, Jerry
ABELER, Jim
ANDERSON, Irv
BEARD, Mike
BRADLEY, Fran
BUSGUENS, Mark
DORN, John
GUNTHER, Bob
HAMLITON, Rod
HOLBERG, MaryLiz
KLINZING, Karen
KRINKIE, Phil
McNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
OZMENT, Dennis
RUTH, Connie
Seifert, Marty
SMITH, Steve
SYKORA, Barb
VANDEVEER, Ray

CLARK, Karen
ERHARDT, Ron
GREILING, Mindy
HILTY, Bill
HUNTLEY, Tom
KELLIHER, Margaret
LARSON, Dan
PAYMAR, Michael
WAGENIUS, Jean

ABRAMS, Ron
CARLSON, Lyndon
DORMAN, Dan
MARIANI, Carlos
RUKAVINA, Tom
SOLBERG, Loren
WALKER, Neva

2:41:30 PM On a vote of 22 AYES AND 9 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned.


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Jim Knoblach, Chair


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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant