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Ways and Means

THIRTY THIRD MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 20, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY THIRD 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 8:00 A.M. on April 20, 2012, 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
GOTTWALT, Steve
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 not present.

HF418 (Downey): Back Office Consolidation Act proposed; accounting, financial reporting, procurement, fleet services, human resources, and payroll functions centralized in the Department of Administration.

Testifying on HF 418:

Representative Keith Downey

Representative Holberg officially called the meeting to order at 8:03 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Carlson moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on April 18, 2012 and the corrected minutes from the meetings on January 24, 2011 and March 23, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Downey moved HF 418 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Downey moved the H0418DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Downey renewed his motion that HF 418, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF1597 (Dettmer): Veterans preferences in small business set-aside program, county set-aside programs, state procurement bids, state job recruitment and credits for examination ratings in hiring provisions modification; school district employees.

Representative Champion moved SF 1597 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Champion moved the S1597DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on SF 1597, as amended:

Representative Bob Dettmer

Representative Champion renewed his motion that SF 1597, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2685 (Beard): Transportation policy and finance governing provisions modified, contingent appropriations made, fees set, statutes renumbered, and technical changes made.

Representative Beard moved HF 2685 for consideration by the committee.

Testifying on HF 2685:

Representative Mike Beard

Representative Beard moved the H2685A28-3 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Beard moved the H2685A30 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Champion moved the H2685A32 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hornstein moved the H2685A27 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Anderson, S., moved the H2685A34 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg temporarily laid HF 2685, as amended, on the table.

HF867 (Anderson, B.): Driving instruction permit provisions modified and clarified, and money appropriated.

Representative Anderson, B., moved HF 867 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Anderson, B., moved the A12-0834 Amendment.

Representative Anderson, B., incorporated the following oral amendment to the A12-0834 Amendment:

Page 2, line 19, after "(ii)," insert "subitem (B)"

Representative Anderson, B., moved the A12-0834 Amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Anderson, B., renewed his motion that HF 867, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg removed HF 2685, as amended, from the table.

Representative Beard moved to orally amend HF 2685, as amended, as follows:

Delete sections 50 and 51

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Beard moved to insert the language of HF 867, as amended by the A12-0834 Amendment, with the amendment incorporated on page 2, line 19, after "(ii)," insert "subitem (B)". THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Beard renewed his motion that HF 2685, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg called a recess of the meeting at 9:03 A.M.

Representative Holberg reconvened the meeting at 4:53 P.M.

HF2860 (Cornish): Fire safety services money appropriated.

Representative Holberg moved HF 2860 for consideration by the committee.

Testifying on HF 2860:

Representative Tony Cornish
Sherry Munyon, Minnesota Fire Association Coalition
Brian Rice, Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
Jared Jordal, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Representative Holberg moved the H2967A9 Amendment.

Representative Holberg moved to orally amend the H2967A9 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 1, delete "2967" and insert "2860"
Page 1, line 2, delete "Page 6" and insert "Page 1", delete "line 6" and insert "line 3"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT TO THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved the H2967A9 Amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 2860, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg moved to reconsider HF 2685. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg moved to remove the language of HF 867, as amended by the amended A12-0834 Amendment, from HF 2685. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Beard moved HF 2685, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1752 (Howes): St. Paul; Minnesota Telecenter Building renovation funding provided.

Representative Howes moved HF 1752 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Howes moved the H1752DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1752, as amended:

Representative Larry Howes
Deb Dyson, House Research Analyst

Representative Kahn moved the H1752A1 Amendment and requested a roll call vote.

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

The following nine members voted Yea:
CARLSON, BRYNAERT, CHAMPION, EKEN, GREILING, HORNSTEIN, HUNTLEY, KAHN, LENCZEWSKI

Not present:
DOWNEY, PELOWSKI, RUKAVINA, SLAWIK, WAGENIUS

On a vote of 9 yeas and 19 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Howes renewed his motion that HF 1752, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Garofalo assumed the gavel at 6:03 P.M.

HF2967 (Holberg): Equalizing factors and threshold rates updated to reflect the changed adjusted net tax capacity tax base, and education and human services appropriations updated for changes reflected in the February forecast.

Representative Holberg moved HF 2967 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2967:

Representative Mary Liz Holberg

Representative Holberg moved the RA12-464 Amendment.

Representative Holberg incorporated the following oral amendment to the RA12-464 Amendment:

Page 1, line 6, delete "$......." and insert "$200,000"

Representative Holberg moved the RA12-464 Amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved the H2967A2 Amendment.

Representative Holberg withdrew the H2967A2 Amendment.

Representative Garofalo moved the Amendment.

Testifying on the H2967A8 Amendment:

Greg Crowe, House Fiscal Analyst

Representative Hamilton requested a roll call vote on the H2967A8 Amendment.

The following ten members voted Nay:
CARLSON, BRYNAERT, BUESGENS, CHAMPION, GREILING, HORNSTEIN, HUNTLEY, KAHN, LENCZEWSKI, SLAWIK

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

Not present:
DOWNEY, EKEN, KIFFMEYER, PELOWSKI, RUKAVINA, WAGENIUS

On a vote of 17 yeas and 10 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved to insert the language of HF 2860, as amended, to HF 2967.

Representative Holberg moved to orally amend the language of HF 2860, as amended, as follows:

Page 2, line 32, after "2012" insert "and"
Page 2, line 33, strike everything after "2013" and delete the new language
Page 2, line 34, delete the new language

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion to insert the language of HF 2860, as amended, to HF 2967. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 2967, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:26 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:
  • HF418 (Downey) - Back Office Consolidation Act proposed; benchmarking study required on centralizing accounting, financial reporting, procurement, fleet services, human resources, and payroll functions in the Department of Administration; and report on improvement initiatives required.
  • HF867 (Anderson) - Driving instruction permit provisions modified and clarified.
  • HF1954 (Downey) - Counties and cities required to report additional budgetary information.
  • HF2685 (Beard) - Omnibus transportation bill.
  • HF2860 (Cornish) - Fire safety account regulated, and money appropriated for fire safety services.
  • HF2967 (Holberg) - Equalizing factors and threshold rates updated to reflect the changed adjusted net tax capacity tax base, education and human services appropriations updated for changes reflected in the February forecast, veterans job-training program provided for, supplemental budget appropriations provided, disposition of fees modified, newborn screening provisions modified, Housing Finance Agency provisions modified, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1752 (Howes) - Omnibus bonding bill - 2012.
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00:54 - Gavel.
01:08 - HF418 (Downey) Back Office Consolidation Act proposed; accounting, financial reporting, procurement, fleet services, human resources, and payroll functions centralized in the Department of Administration.
21:43 - SF1597 (Dettmer) Small business set-aside program changed for veteran-owned small businesses, county set-aside programs authorized for veteran-owned small businesses, and reporting requirements changed.
26:34 - HF2685 (Beard) Transportation policy and finance governing provisions modified, contingent appropriations made, fees set, statutes renumbered, and technical changes made.
54:46 - HF867 (Anderson, B.) Driving instruction permit provisions modified and clarified, and money appropriated.
57:43 - Further consideration of HF2685 (Beard) Transportation policy and finance governing provisions modified, contingent appropriations made, fees set, statutes renumbered, and technical changes made.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 4 minutes.


SF1597 (Dettmer) Small business set-aside program changed for veteran-owned small businesses, county set-aside programs authorized for veteran-owned small businesses, and reporting requirements changed.
It is preferred that amendments be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 4 p.m.. on Thursday, April 19.
Bills on the agenda have been heard in policy and/or finance committees. In such cases, it is the general practice of the House Ways and Means Committee that public testimony will not be taken.
***If the agenda is not completed prior to session, the Committee will reconvene after Session at the Call of the Chair.

***Bills may not be heard in the order they are listed on the agenda.

***HF1752, HF2860, and HF2967 will be heard after legislative session at the call of the chair. The Committee will reconsider the Rep. Bruce Anderson amendment to HF 2685.