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FORTY-NINTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - May 10, 2006

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

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair, called the forty-ninth meeting to order at 2:16 p.m. on
Wednesday, May 10, 2006 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

KNOBLACH, Jim
DEMPSEY, Jerry, Vice Chair
ABELER, Jim
ABRAMS, Ron
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
HUNTLEY, Thomas
KELLIHER, Margaret
KLINZING, Karen
KRINKIE, Phil
LARSON, Dan
McNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
OZMENT, Dennis
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:

ANDERSON, Irv MARIANI, Carlos

Representative Knoblach called the meeting to order at 2:16 p.m. A quorum was present.

Representative Beard moved that the minutes of May 8, 2006 be approved.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF3761 Holberg (first engrossment) Omnibus transportation finance bill establishing transit fund and accounts, providing motor vehicle tax allocation, modifying proposed constitutional amendment, issuing bonds, and appropriating money.

Representative Holberg moved that HF3761, first engrossment, be recommended to pass.

Representative Holberg, Bob McFarland, Assistant to the Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Norm Foster, Executive Budget Director, Minnesota Department of Finance testified on HF3761, first engrossment.

Representative Holberg moved the H3761A26 amendment.

Representative Holberg moved to orally amend the H3761A26 amendment by: P.1, L.1.2, change, “18” to “16” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

HF3761, first engrossment, was laid over. (Committee had the incorrect version of the bill)

HF4183 Gunther Economic development and human services supplemental funding provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Gunther moved that HF4183 be recommended to pass.

Representative Gunther, Ron Soderberg, House Fiscal Analyst, Pat Nelson, Minnesota Department of Commerce, David Kelliher, Minnesota Historical Society, Jim Rhodes, Minnesota Department of Administration, Representative Hackbarth, Representative Sertich, and Ann Kaner-Roth, Executive Director, Child Care Workers testified on HF4183.

Representative Otremba moved the H4183A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gunther moved the H4183A6 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS LAID OVER.

Representative Gunther moved the H4183A16 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gunther moved the EL-BLKAMD28 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Erhardt moved the H4183A8 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Knoblach moved the H4183A11 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gunther moved that the H4183A6 amendment be reconsidered. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Solberg moved to amend the H4183A6 amendment by:

P. 2, after line 25, insert, “Sec. 3 Twenty First Century Mineral Fund. $500,000 is transferred from the general fund in fiscal year 2008 only to the twenty first century mineral fund.”

P. 3, L. 33, after the period insert: in fiscal year 2008, to the extent the total fees collected by the commissioner in connection with these filings exceed $26,100,000 in a fiscal year, the commissioner shall refund, on a pro rata basis, to all persons who paid any fees for that fiscal year, the amount of fees for that fiscal year, the amount of fees collected by the commissioner in excess of $26,000,000.

P. 3, line 33, delete, “2008” and insert, “2009” THE HANDWRITTEN AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Seifert moved the H4183A14 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert moved the HDA555 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Solberg moved the A06-1684 amendment.

Representative Solberg moved to orally amend the A06-1684 amendment by:

P.1, L1.1 change, “4018” to “4183” L., 1.2 change, “1’ to “16”, change, “4” to “23”, L.1.12 delete, “as follows” and insert, “accordingly” delete, “L.1.13” and L. “1.14”. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Solberg moved that the A06-1684 amendment, as incorporated, be adopted.
THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gunther moved the H4183A10amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Carlson moved the H4183A4 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Bradley moved the A06-1682 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kelliher moved the H4183A17 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Clark moved the H4183D19 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Clark withdrew the H4183D21 amendment.

Representative Clark moved the H4183D20 amendment. A division was called for and on a vote of 15 AYES and 13 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Clark moved the H4183D22 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert moved to orally amend HF4183 by: P.21, L.21.3, delete, “section 3”

A roll call was requested by Representative Kelliher. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS ABSENT

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


On a vote of 16 AYES to 17 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Gunther moved that HF4183, as amended, be recommended to pass.

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


AYES NAYS ABSENT

DEMPSEY, Jerry BUESGENS, Mark ABRAMS, Ron
ABELER, Jim VANDAVEER, Ray ANDERSON, Irv
BEARD, Mike KRINKIE, Phil
BRADLEY, Fran MARIANI, Carlos
CARLSON, Lyndon McNamara, Denny
CLARK, Karen
DORMAN, Dan
DORN, John
ERHARDT, Ron
GREILING, Mindy
ABSTAIN

GUNTHER, Bob KNOBLACH, Jim
HAMILTON, Rod KELLIHER, Margaret
HILTY, Bill KLINZING, Karen
HOLBERG, Mary Liz WAGENIUS, Jean
HUNTLEY, Thomas
LARSON, Dan
NORNES, Bud
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
OZMENT, Dennis
PAYMAR, Michael
RUKAVINA, Tom
RUTH, Connie
SEIFERT, Marty
SMITH, Steve
SOLBERG, Loren
SYKORA, Barb
WALKER, Neva


On a vote of 27 AYES and 2 NAYS THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg moved HF3761.

Representative Holberg moved to reconsider the A26 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg moved the H3761A26 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved the H3761A27 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Bradley moved the H3761A28 amendment.

Representative Abrams assumed the gavel at 4:52 p.m.

Representative Knoblach assumed the gavel at 4:55 p.m.

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

AYES NAYS ABSENT

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

On a vote of 20 AYES and 15 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Representative Erhardt moved to orally amend HF3761by:
P. 3, delete, “subdivision 5”
P.8, delete, “sections 1 and 2”
P. 9, delete, “sections 1 and 2”
P. 9, delete,” sections 3 and 4”
P. 10, L. 20, delete, “Of” and delete, “lines 21 and 22”
P. 10, L. 2, delete, everything after the period and delete, lines, “26 and 27”
P. 10, L.30, delete, everything after the period and delete lines, “31 and 32”
P. 10, L. 35, delete everything after the period
P.11, delete lines “1 and 2’
P.11. L. 4, delete, everything after the period and delete lines, “5 and 6”
P. 11, delete, “section 6”
Correct fund totals, renumber sections, correct internal references, amend the title accordingly.

A roll call was requested by Representative Dorman. The results were as follows:

AYES NAYS ABSENT

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



On a vote of 16 AYES and 17 NAYS THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved that HF3761, first engrossment, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


SF762 Ozment (third unofficial engrossment) Clean Water Legacy Act

Representative Ozment moved that SF762, third unofficial engrossment, be recommended to pass.

Representative Ozment, Tim Flaherty, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, and Christine Applegate, Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency testified on SF762.

Representative Ozment moved the AO-1698 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED

Representative Knoblach moved the S762A3 amendment.


Representative Knoblach moved to orally amend the S762A3 amendment by: P. 1, L. 1.1, change, “forth” to “third unofficial”, L.1.2, change, “13” to “11”, change, “20” to “18” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Ozment moved the S762A4 amendment.

A roll call was requested by Representative Kelliher. The results were as follows:


AYES NAYS ABSENT

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


On a vote of 27 AYES and 2 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Knoblach withdrew the S762A3 amendment.

Representative Ozment moved that SF762, third unofficial engrossment, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

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Jim Knoblach, Chair


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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant