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Ways and Means

TWENTY FIFTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 19, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY 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 8:00 P.M. on March 19, 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
GOTTWALT, Steve
GUNTHER, Bob
HACKBARTH, Tom
HOWES, Larry
KAHN, Phyllis
KIFFMEYER, Mary
LANNING, Morrie
LENCZEWSKI, Ann
MCNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
PELOWSKI, Gene
RUKAVINA, Tom
WAGENIUS, Jean
WESTROM, Torrey

Excused:
GAROFALO, Pat
GREILING, Mindy
HAMILTON, Rod
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HUNTLEY, Thomas
SLAWIK, Nora
SMITH, Steve

A quorum was not present.

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

Representative Buesgens moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on March 13. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2337 (Davids): State and local government finance provisions changed relating to taxation, and money appropriated.

Representative Davids moved HF 2337 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2337:

Joel Michael, House Research Analyst

Representative Davids moved the H2337A38 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids moved to orally amend HF 2337 as follows:

Page 92, line 3, delete "$......." and insert "$25,000"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF 2337, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. Representative Carlson requested a roll call vote.

The following nine members voted Nay:
CARLSON, BRYNAERT, CHAMPION, EKEN, KAHN, LENCZEWSKI, PELOWSKI, RUKAVINA, WAGENIUS

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

Not present:
ABELER

On a vote of 16 yeas and 9 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2415 (Cornish): Fugitive apprehension unit authorized to apply for search warrants, commissioner directed to implement a gardening program at state correctional facilities, selection criteria narrowed for challenge incarceration program, and victim notification permitted to include electronic and written notification.

Representative Holberg moved HF 2415 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2415:

Representative Tony Cornish

Representative Holberg moved to insert the language of HF 467 Second Engrossment to HF 2415. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 2415, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF1586 (Gottwalt): Vulnerable adult neglect crime felony deprivation penalty creation.

Representative Holberg moved SF 1586 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Gottwalt moved to delete the language in SF 1586 and insert the language of HF 1945 Second Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gottwalt moved the H1945A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that SF 1586, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2582 (Gunther): Unemployment insurance federal conformity, policy, and other housekeeping changes made.

Representative Gunther moved HF 2582 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Gunther moved the A12-0742 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gunther renewed his motion that HF 2582, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Regsiter. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:52 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:
  • HF2582 (Gunther) - Unemployment insurance federal conformity, policy, and other housekeeping changes made.
  • HF1945 (Gottwalt) - Criminal neglect of vulnerable adult penalty modified.
  • HF2415 (Cornish) - Fugitive apprehension unit authorized to apply for search warrants, commissioner directed to implement a gardening program at state correctional facilities, selection criteria narrowed for challenge incarceration program, and victim notification permitted to include electronic and written notification.
  • HF467 (Gruenhagen) - Commissioner of corrections directed to implement a gardening program at state correctional facilities.
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House TV Video:
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04:17 - Gavel, and consideration of HF2337 (Davids) State and local government finance provisions changed relating to taxation, and money appropriated.
38:18 - HF2415 (Cornish) Fugitive apprehension unit authorized to apply for search warrants, selection criteria narrowed for challenge incarceration program, and victim notification permitted to include electronic and written notification.
42:40 - HF1945/SF1586 (Gottwalt) Criminal neglect of vulnerable adult penalty modified.
47:18 - HF2582 (Gunther) Unemployment insurance federal conformity, policy, and other housekeeping changes made.
Runs 51 minutes.


HF2337 (Davids) State general levy reduced and eliminated, additional property tax refund modified, and money appropriated.
It is preferred that amendments be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by noon on Monday, March 19.