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Ways and Means

TWENTY- EIGHTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - May 12, 2005

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

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair, called the twenty-seventh meeting to order at 3:42 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2005 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:



KNOBLACH, Jim KELLIHER, Margaret
DEMPSEY, Jerry, Vice Chair KLINZING, Karen
ABRAMS, Ron KRINKIE, Phil
ABELER, Jim
ANDERSON, Irv
BEARD, Mike
BRADLEY, Fran
CARLSON, Lyndon
CLARK, Karen
DORMAN, Dan
DORN, John
ERHARDT, Ron
GREILING, Mindy
GUNTHER, Bob
HAMILTON, Rod
HILTY, Bill
HOLBERG, MaryLiz
HUNTLEY, Thomas
LARSON, Dan
MARANI, Carlos
McNAMARA, Denny
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
OZMENT, Dennis
PAYMAR, Michael
RUKAVINA, Tom
RUTH, Connie
SEIFERT, Marty
SOLBERG, Loren
VANDEVEER, Ray
WAGENIUS, Jean
WALKER, Neva



Members excused:

BUESGENS, Mark SMITH, Steve
NORNES, Bud SYKORA, Barb

Representative Knoblach called the meeting to order at 3:42 pm.

Representative Carlson moved that the minutes of May 10, 2005 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF1368 (Westrom) Energy provisions modifications.

Representative Knoblach moved that SF1368 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

Representative Westrom and Edward Garvey, Deputy Commissioner, MN Department of Commerce testified on SF1368.

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that SF1368 be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1161 (Huntley) Health occupations provisions modified, social work statutes and rules recodified; and penalties, fees, and reviews established.

Representative Huntley moved that HF1161, first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

Representative Huntley testified on HF1161, first engrossment.



Representative Abeler moved the H1161A8 amendment.

Representative Abeler moved to orally amend the H1161A8 amendment by: P. 1, L. 4thru 7. The oral amendment was incorporated.

Representative Abeler moved that the H1161A8 amendment, as incorporated, be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved the H1161A7 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Huntley moved that HF1161, first engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Knoblach recessed the meeting at 4:20 pm.

Representative Knoblach re-convened the meeting at 4:25 pm.

HF2358 (Seifert) MFIP monthly cash assistance payments prohibited for use in purchasing tobacco or alcohol.

Representative Seifert and Ann Sessoms, Director, MN Department of Human Services, testified on HF2358, first engrossment.

Representative Knoblach moved the H2358A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert moved to lay over HF2358, first engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:42 pm.




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Jim Knoblach, Chair

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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant