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SIXTY-SIXTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 27, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Benson, Vice Chairman of the State Government Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:19 a.m. on March 27, 2012, in Room 10 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

LANNING, Morrie, Chair
BENSON, Mike, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Bruce
BANAIAN, King
DOWNEY, Keith
GAUTHIER, Kerry
GUNTHER, Bob
LEIDIGER, Ernie
KAHN, Phyllis
LILLIE, Leon
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MELIN, Carly
MURPHY, Mary
SIMON, Steve
SLAWIK, Nora
STENSRUD, Kirk
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, RyanMembers excused:

GREENE, Marion
LOHMER, Kathy
MURRAY, Rich

HF2934 (Persell) State government and veteran affair funding provided, fund transfers provided for, various fees and accounts provided for, military burial honor provisions clarified, GI bill program modified, and money.

The committee heard testimony on HF2934.
Representative John Persell
Mike McElhiney, Legislative Director, MN Department of Veterans Affairs
Reggie Worlds, Deputy Commissioner of Program and Services, MN Department of
Veterans Affairs
Todd Kubinski, President, MN Association of County Veterans' Service Officers
Milton Schoen, Veterans Service Officer, Hennepin County

A quorum was present at 8:49 a.m.

Representative Banaian moved the minutes from the evening meeting of March22, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee continued testimony on HF2934.

Representative Lanning moved that HF2934 be laid over.

Representative McElfatrick moved the H2934 A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Simon moved to amend Representative Lanning’s motion and re-refer HF2934 to the Ways and Means Committee. Representative Simon requested a roll call vote.

Representative Banaian moved to table Representative Simon’s motion. Representative Simon requested a roll call vote.

The committee recessed at 9:22 a.m.

The committee reconvened at 9:26 a.m. Chairman Lanning resumed the gavel.

Roll Call Vote on tabling Representative Simon’s motion:

Aye: LANNING, BENSON ANDERSON, BANAIAN, DOWNEY, GUNTHER, LEIDIGER, MCELFATRICK, STENSRUD

Nay: LILLIE, MELIN, MURPHY, SIMON, SLAWIK, WINKLER

Absent: KAHN, GAUTHIER, GREENE, LOHMER, MURRAY, URDAHL

On a vote of 9 to 6, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Simon moved to amend Chairman Lanning’s motion and re-refer HF2934 to the Taxes Committee. Representative Simon requested a roll call vote. Representative Benson moved to table the motion. Representative Winkler requested a roll call vote.

Roll Call Vote on tabling Representative Simon’s motion:

Aye: LANNING, BENSON, ANDERSON, BANAIAN, DOWNEY, GUNTHER, LEIDIGER, MCELFATRICK, STENSTRUD

Nay: KAHN, GAUTHIER, LILLIE, MELIN, MURPHY, SIMON, SLAWIK, WINKLER

On a vote of 9 to 8, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2934 was laid over.

The committee adjourned at 9:56 a.m.

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REP. MORRIE LANNING, CHAIR


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Peter Glessing
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2916 (Mack) - Hospitals and health care providers gross revenue tax credits and exemptions modified to include eating disorder treatment.
  • HF2850 (Hoppe) - Historic structure rehabilitation tax credit modified.
  • HF2773 (Atkins) - Income tax conformed to individual retirement account rollover provisions.
  • HF2609 (Davids) - Nursing home and boarding care home purchases exempted.
  • HF2093 (Sanders) - Independent contractor employee classification clarified, and contractor registration pilot project provided.
  • HF2032 (Myhra) - Retail sale definition modified, and motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue use clarified.
  • HF1107 (Kiffmeyer) - Currency, coins, and bullion exempted from sales and use tax.

Bills will be considered in order listed. Action will be taken on HF2093. Any bills not finished on Tuesday will be completed Wednesday. Bills may be added to the Wednesday agenda.
To testify please contact the committee administrator.