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Ways and Means

THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 05, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair, called the thirty-seventh meeting to order at 8:42 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

KNOBLACH, Jim HUNTLEY, Thomas
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, Mary Liz
KELLIHER, Margaret
KLINZING, Karen
KRINKIE, Phil
LARSON, Dan
McNAMARA, Denny
MARIANI, Carlos
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



Representative Knoblach called the meeting to order at 8:42 a.m. A quorum was present.

Representative Erhardt moved that the minutes of April 4, 2006 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF263 Abrams (2nd engrossment) University of Minnesota football stadium state support process provided, Dakota County land transfer to University of Minnesota provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Abrams moved that HF263, second engrossment, be recommended to pass and be moved to the General Register.

Representative Abrams, Representative Solberg, Lisa Uell, University of Minnesota, Larson, General Council, University of Minnesota, Charles Muskiplat, Vice President of Agricultural Policy, University of Minnesota, and Mark Holsten, Deputy Commissioner, MN. Department of Natural Resources testified on HF263.

Representative Knoblach moved the H263A15 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kelliher moved the H263A13 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abrams moved the H263A12 amendment.

Representative Wagenius moved to orally amend the H263A12 amendment by: L. 1.13 delete: “or adjacent to,” L.1.14 after “there to” add, “The University shall promptly endeavor to resolve its claims against the federal government with respect to environmental contamination that occurred prior to the time the University took title to the University land” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Abrams moved that the H263A12 amendment, as incorporated, be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved to orally amend HF263 by: delete, section one, P.1, L1.8 thru, L., 1.25. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Knoblach moved the H0263DE1 amendment,

Representative Knoblach moved to orally amend the DE1 amendment by: P.2, L.2.15 change $141,000,000 to $149,000,000, L., 2.20, change $7,000.000 to $7.400, 000, P.2, L, 2.21 change $94,000,000 to $99,000,000, change $7,000,000 to $7,400,000.

A roll call was requested on the H0263DE1 amendment by Representative McNamara.

Representative Knoblach withdrew the H0263DE1 amendment.

Representative Klinzing moved to re-refer the HF263 to the Environment Committee.

Representative Solberg requested a roll call vote on Representative Klinzing’s motion to re-refer HF263 to Environment Committee. The results were as follows.


AYES NAYS ABSENT

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


On a vote of 8 AYES and 26 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Vandaveer moved the H0263A14 amendment and requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:


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


On a vote of 8 AYES and 21 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Solberg moved the A17 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abrams moved that HF263, 2nd engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was recessed at 10:52 a.m.

The meeting was reconvened at 12:25 p.m.

KN-RES-7-1 Knoblach A resolution setting budget targets.

Representative Knoblach moved the KN-RES-7-1 Resolution.

Representative Knoblach and Joan Fabian, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of corrections testified on the KN-RES-7-1 Resolution.

Representative Knoblach moved to orally amend the KN-RES-7-1 Resolution by: P. 1, L., 1.11 change $72,250,000 to $75, 250,000. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Knoblach moved that the KN-RES-7-1 Resolution as incorporated be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3002 Emmer Balance billing prohibited by health care providers and certain no-fault automobile insurance medical claims, and health care providers made the party at interest in certain no-fault arbitrations.

Representative Knoblach moved that HF3002 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

Representative Emmer testified on HF3002.

Representative Knoblach moved to orally amend HF3002 by: P. L. change 2005 to 2006. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Rukavina moved to table HF3002. On a division of 11 AYES and 13 NAYS THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Knoblach moved that HF3002, as incorporated, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:47 p.m.



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Jim Knoblach, Chair


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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant