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Ways and Means

TWENTIETH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - May 18, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 7:02 A.M. on May 18, 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
GUNTHER, Bob
HACKBARTH, Tom
HAMILTON, Rod
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOWES, Larry
KAHN, Phyllis
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LANNING, Morrie
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MCNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
PELOWSKI, Gene
SLAWIK, Nora
SMITH, Steve
WESTROM, Torrey

Excused:
GREILING, Mindy
HUNTLEY, Thomas
RUKAVINA, Tom
WAGENIUS, Jean

A quorum was present.

Representative Garofalo moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on May 16, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF680 (Newman): Criminal act definition expansion under racketeering crime.

Representative Holberg moved SF 680 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Holberg temporarily laid SF 680 on the table.

HF1024 (Stensrud): Deputy commissioner numbers reduced and assistant commissioner position eliminated in the unclassified service.

Representative Holberg moved HF 1024 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Holberg moved the RA11-202 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1024, as amended:
Representative Kirk Stensrud

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 1024, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg moved SF 680 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on SF 680:

Representative Kelby Woodard
Amber Backhaus, Leonard, Street and Deinard

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that SF 680 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg moved the KN-RES15-1 Amendment to KN-RES01-4. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

HF959 (Howes): Flood hazard mitigation funding provided, federal disaster assistance match funding provided, bonds issued, bond sale schedule provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Howes moved HF 959 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Howes moved the A11-0513 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Howes renewed his motion that HF 959, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register and that staff be allowed to make technical changes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 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:
  • HF959 (Howes) - Flood hazard mitigation funding provided, federal disaster assistance match funding provided, bonds issued, bond sale schedule provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1024 (Stensrud) - Deputy commissioner numbers reduced and assistant commissioner position eliminated in the unclassified service.
  • HF1104 (Howes) - Appropriations canceled, and corresponding bond sale authorizations reduced.
  • HF1232 (Howes) - Central Corridor Light Rail Transit project terms and conditions modified, appropriations canceled and corresponding bond sale authorizations reduced, and general fund debt service savings required.
  • SF680 (Woodard) - "Criminal act" definition expanded in the racketeering crime.

The language of HF 1001 First Engrossment will be offered as a delete everything amendment to SF 680.

Budget Resolution Amendment

Amendments should be submitted as soon as possible to alex.smith@house.mn