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Ways and Means

NINTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 24, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

WAYS AND MEANS

MINUTES

Representative Holberg, Chair of the Ways and Means Committee, called the meeting to order at 1:06 PM on March 24, 2011, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HOLBERG, Mary Liz, Chair
DOWNEY, Keith, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Bruce
ANDERSON, Sarah
BEARD, Mike
BRYNAERT, Kathy
BUESGENS, Mark
CARLSON, Lyndon
CHAMPION, Bobby Joe
DAVIDS, Greg
EKEN, Kent
GAROFALO, Pat
GREILING, Mindy
GUNTHER, Bob
HACKBARTH, Tom
HAMILTON, Rod
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOWES, Larry
KAHN, Phyllis
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LANNING, Morrie
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MCNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
PELOWSKI, Gene
RUKAVINA, Tom
SLAWIK, Nora
SMITH, Steve
WAGENIUS, Jean
WESTROM, Torrey

Excused:
ABELER, Jim
HUNTLEY, Thomas

A quorum was present.

Representative Davids moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on March 23, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg moved the KN-RESA12 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF934 (Garofalo): Education Omnibus Bill

Representative Garofalo moved HF 934 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Garofalo moved the H0934A14
Testifying on HF 934, as amended:

Greg Crowe, Fiscal Analyst, Minnesota House of Representatives
Representative Branden Petersen

Representative Holberg moved to temporarily lay over HF 934, as amended.

SF56 (Peterson): School district and charter school salary freeze imposition; safe schools levy set aside requirement removal; staff development reserved revenue and school district contract deadline and penalty repeal.

Representative Holberg moved SF 56 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on SF 56:

Representative Sondra Erickson

Representative Holberg moved the
S0056DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved SF 56, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo moved HF 934, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. Representative Carlson requested a roll call vote.

The following eleven members voted Nay:
CARLSON, BRYNAERT, BUESGENS, CHAMPION, EKEN, GREILING, HACKBARTH, HORNSTEIN, KAHN, PELOWSKI, RUKAVINA

The following fifteen members voted Yea:
HOLBERG, DOWNEY, ANDERSON, B., ANDERSON, S., BEARD, DAVIDS, GAROFALO, GUNTHER, HAMILTON, HOWES, KIFFMEYER, LANNING, MCNAMARA, NORNES, WESTROM

Not present:
LENCZEWSKI, RUKAVINA, SMITH, WAGENIUS

On a vote of 15 Yeas and 11 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1101 (Nornes): Postsecondary education provisions amended, reports required, Minnesota college savings plan matching grants changed, technical changes made, definitions modified, requirements set for credit transfers, stable undergraduate tuition rates provided, achieve scholarship program modified, graduate education study required in for-profit sector, equipment and apparel provisions repealed, and money appropriated.

Representative Nornes moved HF 1101 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 1101:

Doug Berg, Fiscal Analyst, Minnesota House of Representatives

Representative Nornes renewed his motion that HF 1101 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. Representative Carlson requested a roll call vote.

The following eleven members voted Nay:
CARLSON, BRYNAERT, CHAMPION, EKEN, GREILING, HORNSTEIN, KAHN, LENCZEWSKI, PELOWSKI, RUKAVINA, WAGENIUS

The following sixteen members voted Yea:
HOLBERG, DOWNEY, ANDERSON, B., ANDERSON, S., BEARD, BUESGENS, DAVIDS, GAROFALO, GUNTHER, HACKBARTH, HOWES, LANNING, MCNAMARA, NORNES, SMITH, WESTROM


Not present:
HAMILTON, KIFFMEYER, SLAWIK

On a vote of 16 Yeas and 11 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1010 (McNamara): Environment, natural resources, and energy funding provided; accounts created; disposition of receipts modified; responsibilities and authorities modified; advisory committee created; Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Act modified; cooperative electric association petition provisions modified; definitions and requirements repealed; wild rice standard rulemaking required; and money appropriated.

Representative McNamara moved HF 1010 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Downey assumed the gavel at 2:45 P.M.

Representative Sarah Anderson moved the H1010A17 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1010, as amended:

Jim Reinholdz, Fiscal Analyst, Minnesota House of Representatives

Representative Holberg assumed the gavel at 3:27 P.M.

Representative McNamara moved HF 1010, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. Representative Wagenius requested a roll call vote.

The following eleven members voted Nay:
CARLSON, BRYNAERT, CHAMPION, EKEN, GREILING, HORNSTEIN, HOWES, KAHN, LENCZEWSKI, PELOWSKI, WAGENIUS

The following seventeen members voted Yea:
HOLBERG, DOWNEY, ANDERSON, B., ANDERSON, S., BEARD, BUESGENS, DAVIDS, GAROFALO, GUNTHER, HACKBARTH, HAMILTON, KIFFMEYER, LANNING, MCNAMARA, NORNES, SMITH, WESTROM

Not present:
RUKAVINA, SLAWIK

On a vote of 17 Yeas and 11 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:37 P.M.




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REP. MARY LIZ HOLBERG, CHAIR



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Alex Smith
Committee Legislative Assistant
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07:57 - Gavel.
08:28 - Amendment to the Budget Resolution.
21:57 - HF934 (Garofalo) Omnibus Education Finance bill (bill was laid on the table).
1:06:37 - SF56 (Erickson) Educational mandates deemed unneeded removed.
1:10:05 - Final consideration and vote on HF934 (Garofalo) Omnibus Education Finance bill.
1:12:13 - HF1101 (Nornes) Omnibus Higher Education Finance bill.
1:45:59 - HF1010 (McNamara) Omnibus Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Finance bill.
Runs 2 hours, 30 minutes.


Budget Resolution Amendment

HF934 Omnibus education finance bill
HF1101 Omnibus higher education finance bill
HF1010 Omnibus environment, energy and natural resources finance bill
SF56/HF511 The language of HF511 will be amended to SF56