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Ways and Means

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 14, 2005

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, began the fourteenth meeting to order at 12:34 p.m. on Monday, March 14, 2005 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

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


Members excused:

ABRAMS, Ron OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
MARANI, Carlos RUTH, Connie

12:34:40 PM Representative Knoblach began the meeting. A quorum was not present.

An overview of Governor's supplemental budget was presented by Peggy Ingison, Commissioner, MN Department of Finance.

12:45:10 PM Representative Knoblach called the meeting officially to order.

Representative Sykora moved the minutes of March 10, 2005 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1109 (Smith) Firefighting training and education board revived and reenacted.
12:54:52 PM Representative Smith moved that HF1109, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

12:57:45 PM
Representative Smith testified on HF1109.

12:58:02 PM Representative Smith renewed his motion that HF1109, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


HF823 (Blaine) Forest road designations, timber sales on tax-forfeited lands provisions, State Timber Act, and wood standard measurements modified.

12:59:06 PM Representative Seifert moved that HF823, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

12:59:36 PM Representative Blaine and Doug Ford, Director of Timber Sales, MN Department of Natural Resources testified on HF823.

12:59:52 PM Representative Knobalch moved the H0823A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

1:08:53 PM Representative Seifert moved that HF823,Second Engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF379/HF314 (Cohen/Lesch) Retired court commissioners Ramsey county district court appointment.

1:09:27 PM Knoblach moved that SF379, First Engrossment, be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

1:09:49 PM Representative Lesch and Gregg Johnson, Chief Judge, 2nd Judicial District testified on SF379.

1:19:31 PM Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that SF379 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

1:19:57 PM John Walz, House Fiscal Analyst continues his presentation from 3-7-2005 on Transportation Funding.

1:54:55 PM Greg Crowe, House Fiscal Analyst, testified on Education Financing.

2:16:52 PM Meeting adorned.


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Jim Knoblach, Chair



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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant