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State Government Finance

FIFTY-THIRD MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 21, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-THIRD 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 8:18 a.m. on February 21, 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
GREENE, Marion
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:


A quorum was present.

Representative Gunther moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 16, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1974(Drazkowski) Public employee contract terms discontinuance in effect provided after expiration of a collective bargaining agreement.

Representative Benson moved that HF1974 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the General Register.

Representative Urdahl moved the H1974A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF1974, as amended.
Representative Steve Drazkowski
Brian Rice, Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis
Russ Stanton, Director of Government Relations, Inter Faculty Association
Grace Keliher, MN School Boards Association
Keith Carlson, Executive Director, MN Inter-County Association
Anne Finn, Lobbyist, League of MN Cities
Linn Nordgren, President, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers
Jodee Buhr, Lobbyist, Education MN
Bob Johnson, Lobbyist, Teamsters
Richard Kolodziejski, Public Affairs & Communications Director, MAPE
Julie Bleyhl, Legislative Director, AFSCME Council 5


Representative Benson moved to orally amend HF1974: line 1.9 before "during" insert "(a)". THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Melin requested a roll call vote on HF1974.

Voting Aye
Lanning
Benson
Anderson, B.
Downey
Gunther
Leidiger
Lohmer
Murray
Stensrud
Urdahl

Voting Nay
Kahn
Gauthier
Greene
Lillie
Melin
Murphy
Simon
Slawik
Winkler

Excused
Banaian
McElfatrick

THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Benson renewed his motion that HF1974 be recommended to pass, as amended and re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2007(Kahn) Consolidating counties and rationalizing other internal boundaries feasibility study required, and money appropriated.

Representative Kahn moved that HF2007 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF2007.
Representative Phyllis Kahn
Beau Berentson, Policy Analyst, League of MN Cities

Chairman Lanning laid over HF2007.

The committee adjourned at 10:04 a.m.

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REP. MORRIE LANNING, CHAIR


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Stacie Carpenter
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1849 (Davids) - Solicitor definition provided for nexus purposes relating to taxation.

Testimony will be taken from those who have concerns with HF1849.
Please contact Committee Administrator Bobby Patrick if you would like to testify.