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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - April 15, 2009

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


HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION


MINUTES


Representative David Bly, Vice Chair of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division, called the meeting to order at 10:40 A.M. on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


Rukavina, Tom, Chair
Bly, David, Vice Chair
Anderson, Sarah
Atkins, Joe
Brynaert, Kathy
Clark, Karen
Dettmer, Bob
Downey, Keith
Eastlund, Rob
Gunther, Bob
Haws, Larry
Mahoney, Tim
McFarlane, Carol
Murphy, Mary
Nornes, Bud
Norton, Kim
Obermueller, Mike
Poppe, Jeanne
Reinert, Roger
Slocum, Linda
Welti, Andy

Members excused:

A quorum was present.

Chair Rukavina announced that the committee would continue considering amendments to
HF 869 as amended.

John Rajkowski, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, introduced himself and provided testimony regarding the Representative Mahoney amendment on prevailing wage issues.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Anderson moved to amend HF 869 as amended with the amendment H0860A27, attached.

Representative Anderson presented the amendment H0860A27.

Representative Anderson requested a roll call vote.

Questions and discussion followed.


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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
April 15, 2009
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Lee Nelson, Director of Legal Affairs, Unemployment Insurance Program, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, introduced himself provided testimony regarding the amendment H0860A27.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Anderson renewed her motion to amend HF 869 as amended with the amendment H0860A27, attached. The roll call vote was taken. The vote was 7 aye, and 9 nay. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Dr. Frank Cerra, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota, introduced himself and testified regarding HF 869 as amended, Article 2, sections 24 through 29.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Mahoney moved to amend HF 869 as amended with the amendment H0860A28, attached.

Representative Mahoney presented the amendment H0860A28, attached.

Deborah Junod, Office of the Legislative Auditor, introduced herself and testified regarding the amendment H0860A28.

Questions and discussion followed.

Brad Lehto, Chief of Staff, Minnesota AFL-CIO, introduced himself and testified in opposition to the amendment H0860A28.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Mahoney continued his presentation.

Representative Mahoney pulled the amendment H0860A28 from consideration.

Questions and discussion followed.

Brad Lehto commented further.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Gunther moved to amend HF 869 as amended with the amendment A09-0439, attached.

Representative Gunther requested an oral amendment to the amendment A09-0439 to be incorporated into the amendment and put it in the form as he intended, as follows:

Page 1, line 26, after "2009" insert "special revenue fund"

Representative Gunther presented the amendment A09-0439 as amended.

Representative Gunther renewed his motion to amend HF 869 as amended with the amendment A09-0439 as amended. . THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Welti moved to amend HF 869 as amended with the amendment H0860A23, attached.

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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
April 15, 2009
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Representative Welti presented the amendment H0860A23.

Questions and discussions followed.

Representative Welti renewed his motion to amend HF 869 as amended with the amendment H0860A23. THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Bly moved to amend HF 869 as amended with the amendment H0860A15, attached.

Representative Bly presented the amendment H0860A15.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Bly renewed his potion to amend HF 869 as amended with the amendment H0860A15. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

A division was requested. With 6 aye and 10 nay, THE MOTION FAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Rukavina moved to amend HF 869 as amended with the amendment H0860A29, attached.

Representative Rukavina presented the amendment H0860A29.

Questions and discussion followed.

Greg Schmidt, President, MNHLRP, introduced himself and provided testimony regarding the amendment H0860A29.

Questions and discussion followed.

Kathryn Berg, Homeopath, MNHLRP, introduced herself and provided testimony regarding the amendment H0860A29.

Questions and discussion followed.

John Rajkowski, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, introduced himself and provided testimony regarding the amendment H0860A29.

Brad Lehto, Chief of Staff, Minnesota AFL-CIO, introduced himself and provided testimony regarding the amendment H0860A29.

Questions and discussion followed.

Representative Rukavina renewed his motion to amend HF 869 as amended with the amendment H0860A29. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chair Rukavina noted that there were no other amendments, and that the staff would make some corrections.

Representative Mahoney discussed technical corrections and asked staff to prepare an amendment.

Representative Mahoney moved to amend HF 869 as amended with the technical amendment, attached. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


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Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division
April 15, 2009
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Questions and discussion followed.

Chair Rukavina thatnked everyone, and noted that this would likely be the last meeting.

Further discussion followed.

Chair Rukavina renewed his motion that HF 869 as amended be recommended to pass and be referred to the Finance Committee.

Further discussion followed.

Representative Anderson requested a roll call vote.

Chair Rukavina made final comments regarding HF 869 as amended.

Chair Rukavina again renewed his motion that HF 869 as amended be recommended to pass and be referred to the Finance Committee. The roll call vote was taken. The vote was 14 aye, and 5 nay. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Chair Rukavina again thanked the staff.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:25 P.M.



Representative Tom Rukavina, Chair



Susan Scott, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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03:45 - Gavel, and amendments to HF869 (Rukavina) Omnibus Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance bill.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.


If necessary, to complete amendments and pass out the bill