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FIFTY-SECOND MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 16, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SECOND 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 8:19 a.m. on February 16, 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
LEIDIGER, Ernie
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

A quorum was present.

Representative McElfatrick moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 15, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2211 (Swedzinski) A bill relating to job creation; imposing a temporary moratorium on state agency rulemaking.

Chairman Lanning moved that HF2211 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF2211.
Representative Chris Swedzinski
Eric Lipman, Assistant Chief Judge, Office of Administrative Hearings
Mike Hickey, National Federation of Independent Businesses- Minnesota
Bob Meier, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
John Rukowski, Department of Labor and Industry

Chairman Lanning renewed his motion that HF2211 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1954 (Downey) Counties and cities required to report additional budgetary information.

Representative Downey moved that HF1954 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

Representative Downey moved to orally amend the HF1954 amendment: line 6.5 delete "OBJECT CODE" and insert "EXPENDITURE TYPE". THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Downey moved the H1954A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF1954, as amended.
Representative Keith Downey
Kaye Rakow, NAIOP Minnesota
Jennifer O'Rourke, League of Minnesota Cities
Sue Iverson, Finance Director, City of Arden Hills
Cindy Geis, Scott County Auditor-Treasurer
John Thorson, AFSCME, Council 5
John Kysylyczyn, former Mayor of Roseville

Representative Downey renewed his motion that HF1954 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Taxes Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee adjourned at 10:05 a.m.

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REP. MORRIE LANNING, CHAIR


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Peter Glessing
Committee Legislative Assistant
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NOTE: Pending action on the following bills in the Government Operations Committee the following bills will be heard:
HF2211 (Swedzinski) A bill relating to job creation; imposing a temporary moratorium on state agency rulemaking.
HF1954 (Downey) Counties and cities required to report additional budgetary information.
Bill Removed: HF2169 (Beard) State agency rule review and reporting methods provided.