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Ways and Means

FIFTY-FIRST MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - May 18, 2006

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Jim Knoblach, Chair, called the Fifty-first meeting to order at 7:37 p.m. on
Wednesday, May 18, 2006 in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

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:

KNOBLACH, Jim MARIANI, Carlos
ANDERSON, Irv VANDAVEER, Ray



Representative Seifert called the meeting to order at 7:37 p.m. A quorum was present.

Representative Gunther moved that the minutes of May 10, 2006 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Erhardt moved that the minutes of May 15, 2006 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4112 Eastlund Address confidentiality program established for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; voting method and mail forwarding system provided to participants; criminal penalties imposed; and money appropriated.

Representative Eastlund testified on HF4112.

Representative Seifert moved that HF4112 be recommended to pass.

Representative Seifert moved the H4112DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert moved that HF4112, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.



SF2239 Smith Omnibus retirement bill

Representative Smith moved that SF2239 be recommended to pass.

Representative Smith, Larry Martin, Executive Director, Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement, Luther Thompson, Assistant Director, Teachers Retirement Association, Pat Born, Chief Financial Officer, City of Minneapolis, and testified on SF2339.

Representative Beard moved the UES2239-3A amendment.

Representative Beard moved to orally amend the UES2239-3A amendment by: P.1, L. 1.3, change “132” to “128”, change, ”8” to ‘10”. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Beard moved that the UES2239-3A amendment, as incorporated, be adopted.
THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Smith renewed his motion that SF2239 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF1057 Ozment Retirement provisions modifications

Representative Ozment moved that SF1057 be recommended to pass.

Representative Ozment, Representative Thissen, Brian Rice, St. Paul Teachers Association, and Phillip Kapler, Executive Director, St. Paul Teachers Retirement Fund Association, testified on SF1057.

Representative Ozment moved to orally amend SF1057 by: delete, “P. 63, L. 14” THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Paymar moved the S1057-10A amendment.

Representative Paymar moved to orally amend the S1057-10A amendment by: P.1, L. 1.3 change “3” to “4”, L 1.4, change, “60” to “64”, change “13” to “29” THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Paymar moved that the S105710A amendment, as incorporated, be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative renewed his motion that SF1057 be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF1298 Cox Video display devices collection and recycling.

Representative Seifert moved that SF1298 be recommended to pass.

Representative Cox, Buzz Anderson, Minnesota Retailers Association, Laura Bishop, Best Buy,
Ted Troulin, Director, Sewer and Water Department, St. Louis County, and Lloyd Grooms, Attorney, Electronic Manufacturers Association testified on SF1298.

Representative Dempsey assumed the gavel at 8:57 p.m.

Representative Bradley moved the A06-1714 amendment.

Representative Bradley moved the S1298A31 amendment,

Representative Bradley moved to incorporate the S1289A31 amendment into the A06-1714 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS INCORPORATED.

Representative Bradley moved that the A06-1714, as incorporated, be adopted. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Wagenius moved the S1298A30 amendment.

A division was called for and on a vote of 17 AYES and 7 NAYS THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Seifert moved that SF1298, as amended, be recommended to pass. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Seifert assumed the gavel at 9:23 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 p.m.

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Jim Knoblach, Chair


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Shirley Koderick, Committee Legislative Assistant