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Ways and Means

THIRTY FIFTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 25, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY FIFTH 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 8:03 A.M. on April 25, 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
GAROFALO, Pat
GREILING, Mindy
GOTTWALT, Steve
GUNTHER, Bob
HAMILTON, Rod
HORNSTEIN, Frank
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

Excused:
EKEN, Kent
HACKBARTH, Tom
HOWES, Larry

A quorum was not present.

HF2172 (McElfatrick): Construction code fund transfer to the general fund eliminated.

Testifying on HF 2172:

Representative Carolyn McElfatrick

Representative Holberg officially called the meeting to order at 8:06 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Brynaert moved to approve the minutes from the committee meetings on April 20, 2012 and April 23, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg moved HF 2172 for consideration by the committee.

Representative Holberg moved the H2172A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 2172, as amended:

Bill Strusinksi, Minnesota Electrical Association

Representative Holberg moved that HF 2172, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF201 (Garofalo): Criminal vehicular operation law gross negligence definition.

Representative Garofalo moved SF 201 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on SF 201:

Representative Pat Garofalo

Representative Garofalo moved to delete the language in SF 201 and insert the language of HF 68. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that SF 201, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF1653 (Sanders): Independent contractors provisions modifications; fire sprinkler installation requirement in single-family detached homes prohibition.

Representative Abeler moved SF 1653 for consideration by the committee.

Representative Abeler moved to delete the language in SF 1653 and insert the language of HF 2093, the second engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on SF 1653, as amended:

Representative Tim Sanders
John Rajkowski, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Representative Abeler moved the H2093A10 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved SF 1653, 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 9:14 A.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:
  • SF201 (Garofalo) - Careless driving resulting in death provided to be a gross misdemeanor.
  • SF1653 (Sanders) - Independent contractor employee classification clarified, and contractor registration pilot project provided.
  • HF2172 (McElfatrick) - Construction code fund transfer to the general fund eliminated, and surcharges modified.
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03:24 - Gavel.
03:50 - HF2172 (McElfatrick) Construction code fund transfer to the general fund eliminated.
17:52 - SF201 (Garofalo) Careless driving resulting in death provided to be a gross misdemeanor.
24:47 - SF1653 (Sanders) Independent contractor employee classification clarified, and contractor registration pilot project provided.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 11 minutes.


It is preferred that amendments be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24.
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.
***Bills may not be heard in the order they are listed on the agenda.