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SIXTY-FIRST MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 13, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTY-FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Lanning, Chairman of the State Government Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 8:21 a.m. on March 13, 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, RyanA quorum was present.

Representative Gunther moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 8, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2157 (Persell) Bemidji; veterans facility establishments funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chairman Lanning moved that HF2157 be laid over.

The committee heard testimony on HF2157.
Representative John Persell
Representative Dave Hancock
Joe Vene, Commissioner, Beltrami County
Quentin Fairbanks, Commissioner, Beltrami County
Ralph Morris, M.D.

HF2157 was laid over.

HF2601 (Hancock) Bemidji, Northern Minnesota Veterans Home funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Chairman Lanning moved that HF2601 be laid over.

The committee heard testimony on HF2601.
Representative John Persell
Representative Dave Hancock
Joe Vene, Commissioner, Beltrami County
Quentin Fairbanks, Commissioner, Beltrami County
Ralph Morris, M.D.

HF2601 was laid over.

HF1977 (Drazkowski) Executive branch employee representative negotiations authorized to avoid layoffs.

Chairman Lanning moved that HF1977 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

The committee heard testimony on HF1977.
Representative Steve Drazkwoski

Chairman Lanning renewed his motion that HF1977 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2655 (Davids) Film investment tax income credit provided.

Chairman Lanning moved that HF2655 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Taxes Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF2655.
Representative Greg Davids
Lucinda Winter, Executive Director, MN Film TV Board

Chairman Lanning renewed his motion that HF2655 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Taxes Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1813 (Benson) Contractor availability provided to assist state agencies in reorganization.

Representative Benson moved that HF1813 be recommended to pass and sent to the General Register.

Representative Benson moved the H1813DE3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The committee heard testimony on HF1813, as amended.
Representative Mike Benson

Representative Benson renewed his motion that HF1813 be recommended to pass, as amended, and sent to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2327 (Benson) Election administration procedures for individuals who have been convicted of a felony.

Representative Benson moved that HF2327 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF2327.
Representative Mike Benson
Beth Fraser, Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State

Representative Benson moved the H2327A3 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Benson renewed his motion that HF2327 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2194 (Gauthier) Spirit Mountain Recreation Authority water facility construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Gauthier moved that HF2194 be laid over.

The committee heard testimony on HF2194.
Representative Kerry Gauthier
Renee' Mattson, Executive Director, Spirit Mountain

HF2164 was laid over.

Chairman Lanning instructed all members of the committee to submit their 2012 bonding priorities to committee staff.

The committee adjourned at 9:43 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:
  • HF1977 (Drazkowski) - Executive branch employee representative negotiations authorized to avoid layoffs.
  • HF1813 (Benson) - Eligible contractor list required to be made available under a master contract program.
  • HF2655 (Davids) - Film investment tax income credit provided.
  • HF2194 (Gauthier) - Spirit Mountain Recreation Authority water facility construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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House TV Video:
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00:20 - Gavel.
02:05 - Simultaneous consideration of HF2601 (Hancock) Bemidji; Northern Minnesota Veterans Home funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated, and HF2157 (Persell) Bemidji; veterans facility establishment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
17:55 - HF1977 (Drazkowski) Executive branch employee representative negotiations authorized to avoid layoffs.
19:58 - HF2655 (Davids) Film investment tax income credit provided.
49:30 - HF1813 (Benson) Contractor availability provided to assist state agencies in reorganization.
55:52 - HF2327 (Benson) Election administration procedures for individuals who have been convicted of a felony modified.
1:15:43 - HF2194 (Gauthier) Spirit Mountain Recreation Authority water facility construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 22 minutes.


HF2157 (Persell) Bemidji; veterans facility establishment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2601 (Hancock) Bemidji; Northern Minnesota Veterans Home funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
NOTE: HF2601 and HF2157 will be heard first on agenda. These bills will be heard the day prior in House Veterans Division and then sent back to State Govt. Finance Committee for hearing today.
Additional bills may be added.
HF2327 (Benson) Election administration procedures for individuals who have been convicted of a felony modified.