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FIFTY-SEVENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 29, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SEVENTH 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 8:47 a.m. on February 29, 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
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
Member(s) excused:
BANAIAN, King
GREENE, Marion
WINKLER, Ryan

A quorum was present.

Representative Lohmer moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on February 28, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The Department of Veterans Affairs presented bonding priorities.

The committee heard testimony.
Mike McElhiney, Legislative Director, Department of Veterans Affairs
Pam Barrows, Interim Deputy Commissioner, Department of Veterans Affairs

The committee discussed the proposed State Veterans Cemetery in Fillmore County.

The committee heard testimony.
Representative Greg Davids
David Swantek, Director, MN State Veterans Cemetery (Little Falls)

Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission presented bonding priorities.

The committee heard testimony.
Duane Arens, Chair, MASC
Paul Erickson, Executive Director, MASC

HF2406(Swedzinski) Marshall; Minnesota Southwest Regional Amateur Sports Facility funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

Chair Lanning moved that HF2406 be laid over.

The committee heard testimony on HF2406.
Representative Chris Swedzinski
Roger Madison, CEO, Bremer Bank, Southwest MN Amateur Sports Commission Chair
Cal Brink, Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce, Marshall EDA
Alan Poff, Senior Director of Government Affairs, Schwan Food Company

Chairman Lanning renewed his motion that HF2406 be laid over.

Don Kerr, Executive Director, Department of Military Affairs invited committee members to tour Camp Ripley on March 9th.

Representative Benson assumed the gavel at 9:44 a.m.

The committee adjourned at 9:47 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:
  • HF2406 (Swedzinski) - Marshall; Minnesota Southwest Regional Amateur Sports Facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Department of Veterans Affairs bonding priorities presentation will be first on the agenda.
Committee discussion and testimony on potential $425,000 annual state fiscal costs of proposed State Veterans Cemetery in Fillmore County
MN Amateur Sports Commission bonding priorities presentation