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FORTY-FIFTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - December 06, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Lanning, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. on December 6, 2011, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

LANNING, Morrie, Chair
ANDERSON, BRUCE
BANAIAN, King
DOWNEY, Keith
GAUTHIER, Kerry
GUNTHER, Bob
KAHN, Phyllis
LEIDIGER, Ernie
LILLIE, Leon
LOHMER, Kathy
MURPHY, Mary
MURRAY, Rich
SIMON, Steve
SLAWIK, Nora
STENSRUD, Kirk
WINKLER, Ryan
Members excused:
BENSON, Mike, Vice Chair
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
URDAHL, Dean

Members absent:
GREENE, Marion


A quorum was present.


Representative Winkler moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on May 6, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


Update on local government redesign innovation efforts during the interim.
Introduction/overview by Rep. Carol McFarlane and Rep. Diane Loeffler
Testifiers:
Peter Hutchinson, representing the Bush Foundation and Beyond the Bottom Line Foundation
Carleen Rhodes, President and CEO of the Minnesota Community Foundation and the Saint Paul Foundation
Bob Meeks, Executive Director, Minnesota School Boards Assc. (MSBA)
Jim Miller, Executive Director League of Minnesota Cities (LMNC)
Jeff Sparks, Executive Director, Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC)
Laura LeCroix-Dalluhn, Project Manager, Local government Redesign and Innovation
Reflections from attendees of regional meetings:
Kevin Donovan, Mahtomedi School Board member and MSBA Board of Directors
Marian Clennon, Austin City Council
Tony Murphy, County Administrator, Beltrami County

Update on SWIFT accounting system
Testifiers:
Lori Mo, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget
Jim Manion, SWIFT Program Director

Update on SEGIP Dependent Eligibility Audit - as passed in Special Session 2011 SF12
Testifiers:
Nathan Moracco, Director of the Employee Insurance Division, Minnesota Management and Budget

Update from MMB on status of Pay for Performance Bonds program as passed in special session SF12
Testifiers:
Jim Schowalter, Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget
Staci Becker, Consultant, Invest in Outcomes.
Brian Paulson, director of Innovation Strategies, Greater Twin Cities United Way.

Update on tax analytics/tax compliance issues
Testifiers:
Dan Ostdiek, Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Terri Steenblock, Assistant Commissioner for Income Taxes, Minnesota Department of Revenue

The meeting was adjourned at 1:06 p.m.


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REP. MORRIE LANNING, CHAIR


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Erin A. Eden
Committee Legislative Assistant
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00:46 - Gavel.
01:46 - Update on local government redesign innovation efforts during the interim.
1:28:04 - Minnesota Management & Budget update on SWIFT (Statewide Integrated Financial Tools) accounting system.
1:48:40 - Minnesota Management & Budget update on SEGIP (State Employee Group Insurance Program) Dependent Eligibility Audit [as passed in 2011 Special Session SF12 (Lanning/Parry) Omnibus state government innovations and veterans finance bill].
2:09:02 - Minnesota Management & Budget update on status of Pay for Performance Bonds program [as passed in 2011 Special Session SF12 (Lanning/Parry) Omnibus state government innovations and veterans finance bill].
2:35:02 - Department of Revenue update on tax analytics/tax compliance.
Runs 3 hours, 1 minute.


Update on local government redesign innovation efforts during the interim.
Introduction/overview by Rep. Carol McFarlane and Rep. Diane Loeffler
Others testifying will be:
Jeff Sparks, Executive Director, Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC)
Bob Meeks, Executive Director, Minnesota School Boards Assc. (MSBA)
Jim Miller, Executive Director, League of Minnesota Cities
Peter Hutchinson, representing the Bush Foundation and Beyond the Bottom Line Foundation
Carleen Rhodes, President and CEO of the Minnesota Community Foundation and the Saint Paul Foundation
Laura LaCroix-Dalluhn, Project Manager, Local government Redesign and Innovation
Reflections from attendees of regional meetings:
Kevin Donovan, Mahtomedi School Board member and MSBA Board of Directors
Marian Clennon, Austin City Council
Tony Murphy, County Administrator, Beltrami County

• Update on SWIFT accounting system , Lori Mo, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget

• Update on SEGIP Dependent Eligibility Audit - as passed in Special Session 2011 SF12 - Nathan Moracco, Director of the Employee Insurance Division, Minnesota Management and Budget

• Update from MMB on status of Pay for Performance Bonds program as passed in special session SF12 – Jim Schowalter, Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget.
Also asking to testify on this issue:
Staci Becker, Consultant, Invest in Outcomes.
Brian Paulson, director of Innovation Strategies, Greater Twin Cities United Way.

• Update on tax analytics/tax compliance issues.
Dan Ostdiek, Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Terri Steenblock, Assistant Commissioner for Income Taxes, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Matt Massman, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue