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FORTY-NINTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 09, 2012

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

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Morrie Lanning, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:19 a.m. on February 9, 2012, in Room 200 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
KAHN, Phyllis
LILLIE, Leon
LOHMER, Kathy
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MELIN, Carly
MURPHY, Mary
MURRAY, Rich
SIMON, Steve
SLAWIK, Nora
STENSRUD, Kirk
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, Ryan
Member(s) excused:

GREENE, Marion
LEIDIGER, Ernie

A quorum was present.

Representative Banaian moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 1, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee heard testimony on the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority 2012 Capital Budget Requests.
Terry Kuhlman, Executive Director, Minnesota Public Facilities Authority
Jeff Freeman, Deputy Director, Minnesota Public Facilities Authority

HF1830 (Murray) Albert Lea; wastewater infrastructure fund grant terms modified.

Representative Murray moved that HF1830 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Capital Investment Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF1830.
Representative Rich Murray

Representative Murray renewed his motion that HF1830 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Capital Investment Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF560 (Downey) Government agency energy forward pricing mechanisms provisions modified.

Representative Downey moved that HF560 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF560.
Representative Keith Downey
Mike Berthelsen, Associate Vice President of Facilities Management, University of
Minnesota
Representative Downey moved to orally amend HF560: after "internal or external audit reviews" on line 2.12, insert "in a manner prescribed by the State Auditor". THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Downey renewed his motion that HF560 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Policy and Finance Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1850 (Downey) State employee gainsharing program maximum award increased.

Representative Downey moved that HF1850 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF1850.
Representative Keith Downey

Representative Downey renewed his motion that HF1850 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:35 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:
  • HF1822 (Loon) - Tax reform action commission established, commission appointments authorized, report preparation directed to the legislature, and money appropriated.

Tax Expenditure Report Presentation - Dr. Paul Wilson, Department of Revenue