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FIFTY-FIFTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 23, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-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 8:21 a.m. on February 23, 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 Murray moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 22, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1975 (Drazkowski) State government outside contract restrictions removed.

Representative Benson moved HF1975.

Chairman Lanning moved the H1975A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF1975, as amended.
Representative Steve Drazkowski
Curt Yoakum, Communications and Legislative Director, MN Department of Administration

Representative Kahn moved that HF1975 be laid over for consideration of an additional amendment.

Chairman Lanning laid over HF1975.

HF1976 (Drazkowski) Federal E-Verify program use by state appointing authorities required.

Representative Leidiger moved that HF1976 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF1976.
Representative Steve Drazkowski
Carolyn Jackson, Lobbying Coordinator, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU-MN)
Ben Gerber, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

Representative Leidiger renewed his motion that HF1976 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee adjourned at 9:56 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:
  • HF1216 (Downey) - "Tax expenditure" and "tax relief" definitions provided and applied.

Completion of presentation on the 2012 Tax Expenditure Budget - Dr. Paul Wilson, Department of Revenue
No action will be taken on HF1216.