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Ways and Means

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - May 02, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 10:15 A.M. on May 2, 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
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOWES, Larry
HUNTLEY, Thomas
KAHN, Phyllis
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LANNING, Morrie
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MCNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
PELOWSKI, Gene
RUKAVINA, Tom
SLAWIK, Nora
WAGENIUS, Jean
WESTROM, Torrey

Excused:
HAMILTON, Rod
SMITH, Steve

A quorum was not present.

Representative Holberg officially called the meeting to order at 10:17 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Nornes moved to approve the minutes from the committee meetings on April 4, 2011 and April 5, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1230 (Fabian): State land disposition of receipts modified; state parks, state recreation areas, state forests, and state wildlife management areas added to and deleted from; Mississippi River management plan modified; and public and private sales and conveyances authorized for certain state lands.

Representative Holberg moved HF 1230 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 1230:

Representative Dan Fabian
Kathy Lewis, Assistant Director, Division of Lands and Minerals, Department of Natural Resources

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 1230 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF66 (Drazkowski): Political contribution refund repealed.

Representative Holberg moved HF 66 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 66:

Representative Steve Drazkowski
Gary Goldman, Executive Director, Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 66 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. Representative Greiling requested a roll call vote.

The following twelve members voted Nay:
CARLSON, BRYNAERT, CHAMPION, EKEN, GREILING, HACKBARTH, HORNSTEIN, HUNTLEY, KAHN, RUKAVINA, SLAWIK, WAGENIUS

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

Not present:
HOWES

On a vote of 17 Yeas and 12 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF873 (Garofalo): Education finance obsolete language removed.

Representative Garofalo moved HF 873 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF874 (Garofalo): Education finance obsolete language removed.

Representative Garofalo moved HF 874 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF4 (Downey): State workforce reduction required, and early retirement program created.

Representative Downey moved HF 4 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Downey moved the H0004A12 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg called a recess of the meeting at 11:29 A.M.

Representative Holberg re-convened the meeting at 7:01 P.M.

Representative Downey renewed his motion that HF 4, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1234 (Downey): Commissioner of administration required to issue a request for proposals and enter into a contract for strategic sourcing consulting services.

Representative Downey moved HF 1234 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF632 (Howes): Maintenance plumbers licensed, and fees modified.

Representative Howes moved HF 632 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Howes moved to orally amend HF 632 as follows:

Delete Section 1

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Howes renewed his motion that HF 632, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF509 (Limmer): Voter photo identification requirement; picture identification issuance provisions; provisional balloting procedure establishment; challenged voter eligibility list establishment; electronic polling place roster standard for use establishment and use requirement; legislative task force on electronic roster implementation creation; recount procedure enacting; appropriating money.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved SF 509 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved to delete the language in SF 509 and insert the language of HF 210 Fourth Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved the H0210A38 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved the H0210A45 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn moved the H0210A42 Amendment and requested a roll call vote.

Testifying on the H0210A42 Amendment:

Rachel Smith, Elections Manager, Hennepin County

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

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

Not present:
HUNTLEY, RUKAVINA

On a vote of 11 Yeas and 17 Nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Kiffmeyer renewed her motion that SF 509 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. Representative Carlson requested a roll call vote.

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

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

Not present:
HUNTLEY, RUKAVINA

On a vote of 18 Yeas and 10 Nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:37 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:
  • HF4 (Downey) - State workforce reduction required, and early retirement program created.
  • HF66 (Drazkowski) - Political contribution refund repealed.
  • HF873 (Garofalo) - Education finance obsolete language removed.
  • HF874 (Garofalo) - Education finance obsolete language removed.
  • HF1230 (Fabian) - State land disposition of receipts modified; state parks, state recreation areas, state forests, and state wildlife management areas added to and deleted from; Mississippi River management plan modified; and public and private sales and conveyances authorized for certain state lands.
  • HF1234 (Downey) - Commissioner of administration required to issue a request for proposals and enter into a contract for strategic sourcing consulting services, and money appropriated.
  • HF632 (Howes) - Maintenance plumbers licensed, and fees modified.
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00:22 - Gavel.
00:32 - HF1230 (Fabian) State land disposition of receipts modified; state parks, state recreation areas, state forests, and state wildlife management areas added to and deleted from; Mississippi River management plan modified; and public and private sales and conveyances authorized for certain state lands.
17:17 - HF66 (Drazkowski) Political contribution refund repealed.
34:33 - HF873 (Garofalo) Education finance obsolete language removed.
35:13 - HF874 (Garofalo) Education finance obsolete language removed.
35:56 - HF4 (Downey) State workforce reduction required, and early retirement program created.
The committee recessed.
Runs 1 hour, 15 minutes.


HF210/SF509 (Kiffmeyer) Voter picture identification required before receiving a ballot, identification cards provided at no charge, provisional ballot procedures established, challenged voter eligibility list created, election administration procedures specified, electronic polling place rosters allowed, electronic polling place roster standards set, electronic roster implementation legislative task force created, recount procedures enacted, and money appropriated.
The language of the HF210 will be offered as a delete everything amendment to SF509. The HF 210 Pre-Engrossment is an unofficial draft of that language.
Bills on the agenda have been heard in various policy and finance committees. It is the general practice of the House Ways and Means Committee that public testimony will not be taken. Questions can be addressed to alex.smith@house.mn.
Amendments should be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn