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Ways and Means

NINTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - February 21, 2005

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

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Jerry Dempsey, Vice Chair of the Ways & Means Committee, began the ninth meeting at 12:38 p.m. on Monday, February 21, 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
ABRAMS, Ron
ANDERSON, Irv
BEARD, Mike
BRADLEY, Fran
BUESGENS, Mark
CARLSON, Lyndon
CLARK, Karen
DORMAN, Dan
DORN, John
GREILING, Mindy
GUNTHER, Bob
HAMILTON, Rod
HILTY, Bill
HOLBERG, MaryLiz
HUNTLEY, Thomas
KELLIHER, Margaret
KLINZING, Karen
KRINKIE, Phil
LARSON, Dan
MARANI, Carlos
NORNES, Bud
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
OZMENT, Dennis
RUKAVINA, Tom
RUTH, Connie
SEIFERT, Marty
SMITH, Steve
SOLBERG, Loren
SYKORA, Barb
VANDEVEER, Ray
WAGENIUS, Jean
WALKER, Neva




Members excused:

ERHARDT, Ron
McNAMARA, Denny
PAYMAR, Michael

12:38:00 PM Representative Dempsey began the meeting. A quorum was not present.
Representative Dempsey called the meeting officially to order. A quorum was present.
12:39:02 PM Representative Smith moved that the minutes of 2/17/05 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
12:42:11 PM Lynn Reed, Executive Director, Taxpayers Association, gave a presentation on State rankings.
12:53:49 PM Representative Knoblach assumed the gavel.

HF248, Second Engrossment, (Juhnke) Common School District No. 815, Prinsburg, referendum authority converted; school levy recertification authorized; and private school student exemption percentage modified.
1:41:08 PM Representative Abrams moved HF248, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass.
1:41:14 PM Rep. Juhnke testified on HF248, Second Engrossment.
1:43:24 PM Representative Abrams renewed his motion that HF248, Second Engrossment, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
1:43:45 PM Kathy Novak, House Research, gave a presentation on state expenditures ranking.
2:11:37 PM The meeting was adorned.


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Jim Knoblach, Chair

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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant