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THIRTY-NINTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - April 10, 2006

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

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair, called the thirty-eighth meeting to order at 12:44 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 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, MaryLiz
KELLIHER, Margaret
KLINZING, Karen
KRINKIE, Phil
LARSON, Dan
McNAMARA, Denny
MARIANI, Carlos
NORNES, Bud
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
PAYMAR, Michael
RUKAVINA, Tom
RUTH, Connie
SEIFERT, Marty
SMITH, Steve
SOLBERG, Loren
SYKORA, Barb
VANDEVEER, Ray
WAGENIUS, Jean
WALKER, Neva


Members excused:

OZMENT, Dennis

Representative Knoblach called the meeting to order at 12:44. A quorum was present.

Representative McNamara moved that the minutes of April 5, 2006 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2959 Dorman Omnibus bonding bill providing capital improvements funding for various public projects, issuing bonds, and appropriating money.

Representative Dorman moved that HF2959, first engrossment, be recommended to pass and be sent to the General Register.

Representative Dorman testified on HF2959, first engrossment.

Representative Dorman moved the H2959A19 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Solberg moved the H2959A17 amendment.

Representative Solberg, Representative Lanning, Burt McKasy, Erick Bartsch, Ray Bohn, Red River Water Shed Districts, Jerry Vonkoff, Middle Rien, Kent Lokkesmoe, Director of Waters, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, testified on the H2959A17 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADPOTED.




Representative Solberg renewed his motion that the H2959A17 amendment be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Sykora moved the H2959A16 amendment.

Representative Sykora and Mark Holsten, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources testified on the H2986A16 amendment.

Representative Sykora renewed her motion that the H2959A16 amendment be adopted.
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Vandaveer moved the H2959A12 amendment and requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT

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


On a vote of 11 AYES and 21 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Dorman moved that HF2959, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was recessed 2:34 p.m.

The meeting was reconvened at 6:48 p.m.

HF3258 Brod Abortion notification data reporting required and civil penalties provided.

Representative Knoblach moved that HF3258, 2nd engrossment, be recommended to pass.

Representative Brod and Andrea Rau, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life
testified on HF3258, second engrossment.

Representative Knoblach moved to orally amend HF3258, second engrossment, by: P.6, after L.15, insert: "The Department of Human Services must absorb any litigation or legal costs associated with Section 4”. THE ORAL AMENTMENT WAS WITHDRAWN.

Representative Knoblach renewed his motion that HF3258, second engrossment be recommended to pass.

Representative Hamilton requested a roll call vote on the passage of HF3258, second engrossment. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS ABSENT

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


On a vote of 21 AYES and 14 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2833 Seifert Supplemental state government appropriations funding provided, state and local governmental operations regulated, legislative provisions modified, unfunded mandates moratorium imposed, labor agreements ratified, and money appropriated.

Representative Seifert moved that HF2833, first engrossment, be recommended to pass.

Representative Seifert moves to orally amend HF2833, first engrossment by: P.126, L.30 delete, “414.0325 or” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert moved the H2833A34 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert moved the H2833A40 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert moved the H2833A35 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Smith moved the H2833A37 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Solberg moved the H2833A50 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bradley moved the H2833A38 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hilty moved the H2833A46 amendment.

Representative Hilty, Representative Seifert, Ken Slone, Minnesota Association of Townships, and Judy Sanders, National Federation for the Blind testified on the H2833A46 amendment.

Representative Hilty renewed his motion that the H2833A46 amendment be adopted. On a division of 14 AYES and 18 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert moved to orally amend HF2833 by: P.56, delete, “section 15”. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hilty moved the H2833A43 amendment.

Representative Hilty moved to orally amend the H2833A43 amendment by: P.1, L.1.11 add a comma after 8200.1700, delete, “ and”, after 8200.3700 add, and 829310, sub.4. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Hilty renewed his motion that H2833A43 amendment be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hilty moved the H2833A33 amendment. . THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Solberg moved the H2833A47 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert moved to orally amend H2833, second engrossment, by P. 79, L.79.13,
delete: “located in whole or in part in Minnesota,” P. 79, L.79.17, delete: “located in whole or in part in Minnesota” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abrams moved to orally amend HF2833 by: P. 57, delete, “section 118”, P. 65, delete. “Section 137”. On a division of 16 AYES and 17 NAYS THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Vandaveer moved the H2833A32 amendment.

Representative Vandaveer, Kari Thurlow, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, Nancy Lawson, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Small Cities, Kent Salen, Minnesota Township Association testified on the H2833A32 amendment.

Representative Vandaveer renewed his motion that the H2833A32 amendment be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Vandaveer moved the H2833A36 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS WITHDRAWN.

Representative Mariani moved the H2833A49 amendment.

Representative Mariani moved to orally amend the H2833A49 amendment by: L.1.2, “delete, and 46”. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Mariani moved that the H2833A49 amendment, as amended, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Kelliher moved the H2833A48 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wagenius moved to orally amend HF2833, second engrossment, by: P. 24 & 25, delete, “Section 43”. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Rukavina moved to orally amend HF2833 by: P. 28, delete “Section 52”. On a division of 16 NAYS and 19 AYES THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.


Representative Hilty moved to orally amend HF2833, first engrossment by: P. 28, delete, “L. 31thur 33”. On a division of 19 AYES to 16 NAYS THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Mariani moved to orally amend HF2388, first engrossment by: P. 25, delete,
“Section 44”. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abrams raised a point of order under rule 4.11. THE POINT OF ORDER WAS WITHDRAWN.

Representative Abrams moved to orally amend HF2388, first engrossment, by; P.57, delete, “Section 118, P.65, delete, “Section 137”, and P.61, delete, “Section 138”. On a division of 22 AYES and 10 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert moved that HF2833, second engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF2734 Hackbarth Constitutional amendment for sales tax dedication to natural and cultural resources purposes; arts, humanities, museum and public broadcasting, heritage enhancement, parks and trails funds and clean water and heritage enhancement councils.

Representative Hackbarth testified on SF2734.

Representative Dorman moved to orally amend SF2734 by: P. 6 & 7, delete ‘Articles 3&4”.

Representative Krinkie requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT

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


On a vote of 18 AYES AND 16 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Knoblach moved the HAD-369 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Erhardt moved the S2734A2 amendment.

Representative Krinkie requested a roll call vote. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT

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


On a vote of 17 AYES and 17 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:02 p.m.


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Jim Knoblach, Chair


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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant