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Minnesota Legislature
2011-2012 Regular Session

16th MEETING - Legacy Funding Division

March 09, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA 16th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

LEGACY FUNDING DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Urdahl, Chair of the Legacy Funding Division Committee, called the meeting to order at 2:34pm on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in the Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

URDAHL, Dean, Chair
KIEL, Debra, Vice Chair
CORNISH, Tony
DILL, David
GREENE, Marion
MCFARLANE, Carol
MCNAMARA, Denny
MURPHY, Mary
PEPPIN, Joyce
TORKELSON, Paul
WINKLER, Ryan

WAGENIUS, Jean was excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Torkelson moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The committee heard public testimony.

Testifying: Darlene Kotelnicki, Greater Litchfield Opera House Assoc. Inc.
Tim Cook, Vice President, Greater Litchfield Opera House Assoc. Inc.

HF648 (Clark) appropriating money for the Heart of the Earth Interpretive Center in Minneapolis.

Chair Urdahl moved that HF648 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Legacy Funding omnibus bill.

Testifying in favor of HF648:

Representative Clark
Representative Kahn
Clyde Bellecourt, MN Heart of the Earth
Bob Roscoe, MN Heart of the Earth
Laura Waterman Woodstock, MN Heart of the Earth

Chair Urdahl renewed his motion for HF648 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Legacy Funding omnibus bill.

HF769 (Bills) appropriating money to the Minnesota Zoo.

Chair Urdahl moved that HF769 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Legacy Funding omnibus bill.

Testifying in favor of HF769:

Representative Bills
Lee Ehmke, Director/CEO, Minnesota Zoo

Chair Urdahl renewed his motion for HF769 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the Legacy Funding omnibus bill.

HF777 (Hansen) appropriating money for the State Capitol building.

Chair Urdahl moved that HF777 be heard and laid over for possible inclusion in the Legacy Funding omnibus bill.

Testifying in favor of HF777:

Representative Hansen
Paul Mandell

Chair Urdahl renewed his motion that HF777 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Legacy Funding omnibus bill.

The committee heard public testimony.

Testifying: Angus Vaughn, MN Planetarium Society
Susan Weller, Bell Museum
Peter Olson, Executive Director, Southern MN Children's Museum
Sarah Richards, Southern MN Children’s Museum
Kelsey Marcks, Southern MN Children’s Museum

Representative Cornish assumed the gavel at 3:41pm.

Testifying: Diane Krizan, MN Children’s Museum

Chair Urdahl assumed the gavel at 3:45pm.

Testifying: Michael J. Fox, MN Historical Society
Ben Leonard, Nicollet County Historical Society and MN Alliance of Local History
Museums
Todd Mahon, Anoka Co. Historical Society and MN Alliance of Local History
Museums
Bonnie McDonald, Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
Sam Maida, Lake Superior Zoological Society
Anita Johnson, Lake Superior Zoological Society
Sue Gens, MN State Arts Board
Maxine Adams, Lakes Region Arts Council


The meeting was adjourned at 4:17pm.




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REP. DEAN URDAHL, CHAIR



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Mike Knutsen
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Funding Request Presentations: -Bell Museum; Martin Moen -Children's Museum of Southern MN; David Olson -MN Children's Museum; Diane Krizan -MN History Center/Historical Society; Michael J. Fox -Lake Superior Zoo; Sam Maida -State Arts Board; Sue Gens

Bills Added:
  • HF648 (Clark) - Minneapolis; Heart of the Earth Interpretive Center money appropriated.
  • HF769 (Bills) - Minnesota Zoo funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF777 (Hansen) - State Capitol building funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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