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Ways and Means

FORTY-FIRST MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 18, 2006

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

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair, called the fortieth meeting to order at 9:02 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

KNOBLACH, Jim HUNTLEY, Thomas
DEMPSEY, Jerry, Vice Chair
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

Members absent:
ABELER, Jim


Representative Knoblach called the meeting to order at 9:02 p.m. A quorum was present.

Representative Solberg moved that the minutes of April 11, 2006 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Sykora moved that the minutes of April 10, 2006 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3810 Ozment (First engrossment) Agriculture funding supplemented and reduced, programs modified, council established, food consumption act adopted, beekeeping regulation repealed, and money appropriated.

Representative Ozment moved that HF3810, first engrossment, be recommended to pass.

Representative Ozment, Representative Juhnke, Jim Reinholdz, House Fiscal Staff, and Greg Buuzicky, Director, Minnesota Department of Agriculture testified on HF3810, first engrossment.

Representative Knoblach moved the HDA-688 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Knoblach moved to orally amend HF3810 by: P. 5, 6, & 7, delete “sections 8 & 9” THE ORAL AMNEDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Ozment moved that HF3810, first engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4062 Gunther (first engrossment) Omnibus jobs and economic development bill providign and reducing funding for various economic development, labor and industry, and human services programs; establishing programs; and appropriating money.

Representative Gunther, Ron Soderberg, House Fiscal Analyst, and Carl Crimmins, Minnesota Pipe Trades, and John Stavros, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Employee and Economic Development, testified on HF4062.

Representative Gunther moved that HF4062, first engrossment be recommended to pass.

Representative Clark moved the H4062A62 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS TEMPORARLY WITHDRAWN.

Representative Gunther moved to orally amend HF4062, first engrossment by: P. 5, L.9 delete “64” and insert, “67” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gunther moved the H4062A60 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert moved the HDA-433 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert moved the A-KNH4062A13 amendment.

Representative Dempsey assumed the gavel at 10:15 p.m.

Representative Knoblach assumed the gavel at 10:17 p.m.

Representative Seifert moved to orally amend the A-KNH4062A13 amendment by: P.1, L. 1.8 & L. 1.9, unstrike “ No transaction fee can be charged if the card is used to purchase goods or services on a point of sale basis” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.


Representative Seifert moved that the A-KNH4062A13 amendment, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Knoblach moved to orally amend HF4062, first engrossment, by: P.10, delete
”section 11”.

Representative Knoblach moved to amend his oral amendment by: l. 10.20, unstrike “for four years and delete “until spent”

Representative Knoblach moved that the oral amendment, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE ORAL AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Clark moved the H4062A63 amendment.

Representative Clark moved to orally amend the H4062A63 amendment by: P. 1, L. 1.12, After the period insert” The base appropriation for fiscal year 2008 and after is $50,000.00
L. 1.12, after the period, insert, “The base appropriation for fiscal year 2008 and after is $200,000.00, L.1.16 After the period insert” The base appropriation for fiscal year 2008 and after is $75,000.00. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Clark moved that the H4062A63 amendment, as incorporated be adopted. THE AMENDMENT, AS INCORPORATED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Clark moved the H4062A62 amendment.

Representative Clark moved to orally amend the H4062A62 amendment by: L., 1.8, after”, insert, “The base appropriation for fiscal year 2008 and after is $60,000.00”. Delete “L. 1.9 thru 1.20”. THE ORAL AMENMENT TO THE AMNEDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Clark moved that the H4062A2 amendment, as amended, be adopted. THE AMENDMENT, AS AMENDED, WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ruth moved the A06-1559 amendment.

Representative Walker moved to orally amend the A06-1559 amendment by: delete “everything after P.1, L. 1.24. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ozment moved the A06-1568 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Ruth moved that the A06-1559 amendment, as amended, be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Beard moved a handwritten amendment. A division was called for and on a vote of 19 AYES and 17 NAYS THE HANDWRITTEN AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gunther moved the H4062A49 amendment.

A roll call was requested by Representative Rukavina the results were as follows:


AYES NAYS ABSENT

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


On a vote of 18AYES and 17 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gunther moved that HF4062, first engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 p.m.

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Jim Knoblach, Chair


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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant