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SIXTY-FOURTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 22, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTY-FOURTH 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 8:22 a.m. on March 22, 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
GAUTHIER, Kerry
GUNTHER, Bob
LEIDIGER, Ernie
KAHN, Phyllis
LILLIE, Leon
LOHMER, Kathy
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MURPHY, Mary
MURRAY, Rich
SIMON, Steve
SLAWIK, Nora
STENSRUD, Kirk
URDAHL, Dean
WINKLER, RyanMember excused:

DOWNEY, Keith
GREENE, Marion
MELIN, Carly

The committee heard testimony from the Department of Revenue on Tax Analytics and Reciprocal Agreements status report of legislation passed in the 2011 special session.
Matt Massman, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Revenue
Greg Tschida, Chief Information Officer, Minnesota Department of Revenue

A quorum was present at 8:24 a.m.

Representative Lohmer moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March21, 2012, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2909 (McElfatrick) Minnesota GI Bill Program purposes expanded to include apprenticeships and on-the-job training.

Representative McElfatrick moved that HF2909 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF2909.
Representative Carolyn McEflatrick
Matthew Meyer, Veteran and Attorney, Moss & Barnett
Jean Lee, Executive Director, Asian Pacific Housing Consortium
Mike McElhiney, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Representative Benson offered an oral amendment: line 2.5 before the period insert ", and not more than $9,000 in aggregate benefits under this paragraph may be paid to or on behalf of an individual over any period of time." THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative McElfatrick offered an oral amendment: line 2.15 delete "2013" and replace with "2012". THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative McElfatrick renewed her motion that HF2909 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2555 (Kiffmeyer) Sunset review changes implemented, agency requirements changed, posting required for felony or gross misdemeanor and malpractice settlements or judgments for a regulated practitioner, regulated practitioner information required, fund transfer prohibited, and money appropriated.

The committee resumed consideration of HF2555 from the previous committee meeting. At the previous committee meeting, the H2555A8 amendment was adopted as part of HF2555.

Chairman Lanning moved that HF2555 be recommended to pass, as amended, and re-referred to the Health and Human Services Finance Committee.

The committee heard testimony on HF2555, as amended.
Representative Mary Kiffmeyer
Jim Nobles, Legislative Auditor

Chairman Lanning moved the H2555A10 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Chairman Lanning moved to orally amend HF2555: delete Section 29. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF2555 was laid over.

The committee adjourned at 10:02 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:
  • HF2690 (Davids) - Individual income, corporate franchise, property, sales and use, and other taxes and tax-related provisions changed; supplemental targeting refund provided; city aid payments modified and cities exempted from 2011 aid payment penalties; technical, minor, and clarifying changes made in enterprise zone and economic development powers, and obsolete provisions eliminated; fund transfer required; and money appropriated.


If not considered on Wednesday:
HF2072 (Davids) Taxation, spending, and incurring debt based on market value limits clarified, terms defined, technical and clarifying changes made, and obsolete provisions repealed.

HF2690 will be the Omnibus Technical Tax Bill. A delete all amendment will posted when available.