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Ways and Means

EIGHTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 23, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH 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 1:31 P.M. on March 23, 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
ABELER, Jim
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
HUNTLEY, Thomas
KAHN, Phyllis
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LANNING, Morrie
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MCNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
PELOWSKI, Gene
RUKAVINA, Tom
SLAWIK, Nora
SMITH, Steve
WAGENIUS, Jean
WESTROM, Torrey

A quorum was present.

Representative Davids moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on March 14, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg moved the KN-RESA10 Amendment to the Budget Target Resolution adopted on March 14, 2011. Representative Carlson requested a roll call vote.

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

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

Not present:
ABELER, HUNTLEY

On a vote of 17 Yeas and 13 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF1140 (Beard): Omnibus transportation finance bill.

Representative Beard moved HF 1140 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 1140:

Koryn Zewers, Fiscal Analyst, Minnesota House of Representatives

Representative Holberg moved the H1140A22 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Lenczewski moved to re-refer HF 1140, as amended, to the Committee on Taxes without recommendation. Representative Lenczewski requested a roll call vote.

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

The following thirteen members voted Yea:
CARLSON, BRYNAERT, CHAMPION, DAVIDS, EKEN, GREILING, HORNSTEIN, KAHN, LENCZEWSKI, PELOWSKI, RUKAVINA, SLAWIK, WAGENIUS

Not present:
ABELER, HUNTLEY

On a vote of 13 Yeas and 17 Nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Holberg offered the following oral amendment to HF 1140:

Page 18, delete section 7, re-number sections and amend title accordingly

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Beard moved HF 1140, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. Representative Hornstein requested a roll call vote.

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

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

Not present:
ABELER, HUNTLEY, RUKAVINA

On a vote of 18 Yeas and 11 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF42 (Davids): State and local government finance and operation provisions modified; changes made to individual income, corporate franchise, property, aids, credits, payments, refunds, sales and use, tax increment financing, aggregate material, minerals, local, and other tax and tax-related provisions; green acres and rural preserve programs changed; border city development zone powers and local taxes authorized; regional railroad authority provisions modified; sustainable forest resource management incentive repealed; local government grants authorized; science and technology program provided; income rates reduced; capital equipment exemption allowed; reciprocity agreement negotiation with Wisconsin directed; metropolitan revenue distribution program repealed, and money appropriated.

Representative Davids moved HF 42 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Davids moved the H0042A52 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 42, as amended:

Katherine Schill, Fiscal Analyst, Minnesota House of Representatives

Representative Downey assumed the gavel at 2:56 P.M.

Representative Holberg assumed the gavel at 3:07 P.M.

Representative Holberg moved the H0042A54 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved the H0042A57 Amendment. Representative Lenczewski requested a roll call vote.

The following twenty-seven members voted Nay:
HOLBERG, DOWNEY, CARLSON, ANDERSON, B., ANDERSON, S., BEARD, BRYNAERT, BUESGENS, CHAMPION, DAVIDS, EKEN, GAROFALO, GREILING, GUNTHER, HAMILTON, HORNSTEIN, HOWES, KAHN, KIFFMEYER, LANNING, MCNAMARA, NORNES, PELOWSKI, SLAWIK, SMITH, WAGENIUS, WESTROM

The following member voted Yea:
LENCZEWSKI

The following member Abstained:
RUKAVINA

Not present:
ABELER, HACKBARTH, HUNTLEY

On a vote of 1 Yea and 27 Nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved the H0042A60 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved to temporarily lay over HF 42, as amended.

HF12 (LeMieur): Green acres and rural preserve program changes made.

Representative Holberg moved HF 12 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg moved HF 42, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Davids moved the H0042A51 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Rukavina moved the H0042A59 Amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved that fiscal staff be allowed to make any technical corrections relative to amendments adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Davids moved HF 42, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. Representative Carlson requested a roll call vote.

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

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

Not present:
LANNING

On a vote of 18 Yeas and 13 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:02 P.M.




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REP. MARY LIZ HOLBERG, CHAIR



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Alex Smith
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF12 (LeMieur) - Green acres and rural preserve program changes specified.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:55 - Gavel.
03:42 - Budget resolution amendment.
17:23 - HF1140 (Beard) Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.
1:21:43 - HF42 (Davids) Omnibus Tax bill.
2:20:27 - HF12 (LeMieur) Green Acres and Rural Preserve program changes made.
2:21:22 - Continued consideration of HF42 (Davids) Omnibus Tax bill.
Runs 2 hours, 32 minutes.


Budget resolution amendment
HF42 (Davids) Omnibus tax bill
HF1140 (Beard) Omnibus transportation bill

All amendments must be submitted by 5:00 PM Tuesday, March 22 to alex.smith@house.mn