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Ways and Means

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - May 04, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 8:01 P.M. on May 4, 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
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:
HOWES, Larry
HUNTLEY, Thomas

A quorum was not present.

Representative Holberg officially called the meeting to order at 8:10 P.M. A quorum was present.

HF1613 (Gottwalt): Marriage recognized as only a union between one man and one woman, and constitutional amendment proposed.

Representative Holberg moved HF 1613 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration.

Testifying on HF 1613:

Representative Steve Gottwalt

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 1613 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Rules and Legislative Administration. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg called a recess of the meeting at 8:31 P.M.

Representative Holberg re-convened the meeting at 8:33 P.M.

Representative Downey moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on May 2, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1381 (Erickson): Prekindergarten through grade 12 education policy provided, including general education, education excellence, special programs, facilities and technology, early childhood education, and student transportation.

Representative Holberg moved HF 1381 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 1381:

Representative Sondra Erickson
Greg Crowe, Fiscal Analyst, Minnesota House of Representatives

Representative Holberg moved the H1381A31 Amendment.

Representative Holberg moved to orally amend the H1381A31 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 7, delete "59" and insert "64" and delete "26" and insert "18"

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

Representative Holberg moved the H1381A31 Amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Downey assumed the gavel at 8:50 P.M.

Representative Holberg assumed the gavel at 8:58 P.M.

Representative Eken moved the H1381A30 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 1381, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1097 (McNamara): Pesticide control modified, acquisition provided, peatland protection modified, fees and fee disposition modified, invasive species provisions modified, cash match requirements modified, state water trails and waysides modified, Mineral Coordinating Committee modified, citizen oversight committees provided, adopt-a-WMA program created, definitions modified, recreational vehicle operating provisions modified, dual registration of motorcycles provided, nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass required, watercraft titling modified, special vehicle use on roadways modified, oxygenated gasoline requirements modified, Water Law modified, local ordinance requirements modified, waste management provisions modified, landfill cleanup program modified, environmental review requirements modified, disposition of fees provided, and money appropriated.

Representative McNamara moved HF 1097 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative McNamara moved to orally amend HF 1097 as follows:

Delete Sections 98 and 99

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Rukavina moved the A11-0433 Amendment.

Representative Rukavina moved to orally amend the A11-0433 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 16, delete "1,200 to 2,600" and insert "1,800 but less than 2,600"

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

Representative Rukavina moved the A11-0433 Amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Rukavina moved the A11-0434 Amendment.

Representative McNamara moved to orally amend the A11-0434 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, delete lines 5-10
Page 1, line 12, delete "fee" and insert "fees" and delete "a lease described under paragraph (a)" and insert "an easement"

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

Representative Rukavina moved the A11-0434 Amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative McNamara renewed his motion that HF 1097, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1162 (Ward): Nonnative species provisions modified, permits to control or harvest aquatic plants requirements modified, and criminal and civil penalties provided.

Representative Abeler moved HF 1162 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:23 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:
  • HF1598 (Drazkowski) - Three-fifths vote required to enact a law imposing or increasing certain taxes, and constitutional amendment proposed.
  • HF1597 (Kiffmeyer) - Voters required to present photographic identification, photographic identification provided to voters at no charge, equal verification standards required for all voters, and constitutional amendment proposed.
  • HF1613 (Gottwalt) - Marriage recognized as only a union between one man and one woman, and constitutional amendment proposed.
  • HF1381 (Erickson) - Prekindergarten through grade 12 education policy provided, including general education, education excellence, special programs, facilities and technology, student transportation, and early childhood education.
  • HF1097 (McNamara) - Pesticide control, peatland protection, fees and fee disposition, invasive species provisions, cash match requirements, state water trails and waysides, Mineral Coordinating Committee, watercraft titling, special vehicle use on roadways, oxygenated gasoline requirements, Water Law, local ordinance requirements, waste management provisions, landfill cleanup program, and environmental review requirements modified; citizen oversight committees provided; adopt-a-WMA program created; dual registration of motorcycles and disposition of fees provided; nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass required; and money appropriated.
  • HF1162 (Ward) - Nonnative species provisions modified, permits to control or harvest aquatic plants requirements modified, and criminal and civil penalties provided.
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04:59 - Gavel.
05:50 - HF1613 (Gottwalt) Marriage recognized as only a union between one man and one woman, and constitutional amendment proposed.
34:13 - (The committee recessed for 2 minutes).
36:46 - HF1381 (Erickson) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education policy provided, including general education, education excellence, special programs, facilities and technology, early childhood education, and student transportation.
1:08:38 - HF1097 (McNamara) Land acquisition by exchange provided; peatland protection, recreational vehicle enforcement provisions, local recreation grant cash match requirement, and Mineral Coordinating Committee modified; Blakeley State Wayside repealed, and money appropriated.
1:25:48 - HF1162 (Ward) Nonnative species provisions modified, permits to control or harvest aquatic plants requirements modified, and criminal and civil penalties provided.


With the exception of HF1612, the other 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. Testimony will be taken on HF1612. Please contact the Ways and Means Committee Legislative Assistant, Alex Smith at alex.smith@house.mn or at 651-296-3889 if you would like to testify on HF1612.
The HF1381 Pre-Engrossment is a working draft of the bill that will be heard in Committee.
Any amendments to the bills on the agenda should be submitted as soon as possible to alex.smith@house.mn