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Ways and Means

TWENTY-FIRST MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 20, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Jim Knobalch, Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, called the twentieth meeting at 4:14 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 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
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


Members excused:

ANDERSON, Irv

Representative Knoblach called the meeting to order at 4:14 pm. A quorum was present.

Representative Sykora moved that the minutes of April 18, 2005 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1481 (Seifert) State government funding provided for general legislative and administrative expenses, state and local government operations modified, and money appropriated.

Representative Seifert moved that HF1481, first engrossment, be recommended to pass.

Representative Seifert, Helen Roberts, House Fiscal Analyst, Burt Black, Business and Legal Analyst, MN Secretary of State Office, Dana Badgerow, Commissioner of MN Department of Administration, Jean Barker, President of Recorders Association and David Maeda, Election Administrator, Hennepin County testified on HF1481, first engrossment.

Representative Ozment moved the H1481A46 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Knoblach moved the H1481A54 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Dempsey moved to orally amend HF1481 by: P. 13, Delete, section 8, correct internal references renumber sections, amend the title. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Beard moved the A05-683 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Solberg moved the H1481A51 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Vandeveer moved the H1481A52 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hilty moved the H1481A56 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hilty moved the H1481A31 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hilty moved the H1481A55 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Knoblach moved the H1481A57 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Vandeveer moved the H1481A47 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS WITHDRAWN.

Representative Abeler moved the A05-697 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Vandeveer moved the H1481A47 amendment.

Representative Vandeveer moved to amend the H1487A47 amendment by: Page 2, line 35 and 36, delete "approves a written request from" and insert" accepts by a vote of the task force a written certification of compliance by" Page 6, line 22 and 23 delete "approves a written request from" and insert "accepts by a vote of the task force a written certification of compliance by", Page 5, line 8 Delete everything after the period., page 5, delete lines 9 through 14 THE AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Vandeveer moved that the H1481A47 amendment, as amended, be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Paymar moved to orally amend HF1481 by: P.59, Delete, Article 4. Representative Knoblach requested a division. On a vote of 12 Ayes and18 Nays THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Solberg moved to orally amend HF1481 by: P.63, L. 4 change, must to may, P. 62, L. 33, change must to may. Representative Knoblach requested a division. On a vote of 20 AYES and 9 NAYS THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Larson moved to orally amend HF1481 by: Delete, Page 66, Section 5, L. 34 thru 36, P. 67, Delete, Lines 1 thru 6. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert moved that HF1481, first engrossment, as amended be recommended to pass.

A roll call was requested by Representative Knoblach.

Representative Dempsey assumed the gavel at 6:40.

Representative Knoblach assumed the gavel at 6:44.

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion for a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT

KNOBLACH, Jim
DEMPSEY, Jerry
ABELER, Jim
ABRAMS, Ron
BEARD, Mike
BUSEGUENS, Mark
DORMAN, Dan
DORN, John
ERHARDT, Ron
GUNTHER, Bob
HAMILTON, Rod
HILTY, Bill
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
KLINZING, Karen
KRINKIE, Phil
McNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
OTRMENBA, Mary Ellen
RUTH, Connie
SEIFERT, Marty
SMITH, Steve
SOLBERG, Loren
SYKORA, Barb

CARLSON, Lyndon
CLARK, Karen
GREILING, Mindy
KELLIHER, Margaret
LARSON, Dan
MARINAI, Carlos
RUKAVINA, Tom
VANDAVEER, Ray
WAGENIUS, Jean
WALKER, Neva

ANDERSON, Irv
BRADLEY, Fran
HUNTLEY, Tom
PAYMAR, Michael




ABSTAIN

PAYMAR, Michael
On a vote of 23 AYES and 10 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1835 (Nornes) Higher education funding provided for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the University of Minnesota, and the Mayo Medical Foundation; Higher Education Facilities Authority merger authorized; and money appropriated.

Representative Nornes moved that HF1385, first engrossment, be recommended to pass.

Representative Nornes and Doug Berg, House fiscal analyst testified on HF1385, first engrossment.

Representative Nornes moved the H1385A11 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Nornes moved that HF1385, first engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF4 (Sams/Davids) Gasoline minimum ethanol content requirement increase; petroleum replacement goal.

Representative Knoblach moved that SF4 pass, without recommendation.

Representative Davids testified on SF4.

Representative Holberg moved the S0004A30 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Knoblach moved the S0004A31 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Vandeveer moved to orally amend SF4 by: Delete, P.1, Subdivision 1. (L. 12 thru 24) and requested a roll call. The results were as follows:


AYES
NAYS
ABSENT

ABRAMS, Ron
BEARD, Michael
BUSEGENS, Mark
CARLSON, Lyndon
CLARK, Karen
GRYLING, Mindy
HOLBERG, Mary Liz
KLINZING, Karen
KRINKIE, Phil
LARSON, Dan
MARIANI, Carlos
SMITH, Steve
VANDAVEER, Ray
WAGENIUS, Jean
WALKER, Neva
KNOBLACH, Jim
DEMPSEY, Jerry
ABLELER, Jim
ERHARDT, Ron
GUNTHER, Bob
HAMLITON, Rod
KELLIHER, Margaret
McNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
RUTH, Connie
SEIFERT, Marty
SYKORA, Barb

ANDERSON, Irv
BRADLEY, Fran
DORMAN, Dan
DORN, John
HILTY, Bill
HUNTLEY, Thomas
OZMENT, Dennis
PAYMAR, Michael
RUKAVINA, Tom
SOLBERG, Loren

On a vote of 15 AYES and 13 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Knoblach moved that SF4, pass, as amended, without recommendation.

A roll call was requested by Representative Dorman. The results were as follows;

AYES NAYS ABSENT

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

On a vote of 16 AYES and 14 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned.



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Jim Knoblach, Chair


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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant