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Ways and Means

TWENTY FOURTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 13, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FOURTH 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 6:00 P.M. on March 13, 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
GAROFALO, Pat
GREILING, Mindy
GOTTWALT, Steve
GUNTHER, Bob
HORNSTEIN, Frank
HOWES, Larry
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:
HACKBARTH, Tom
HAMILTON, Rod
HUNTLEY, Thomas

A quorum was present.

Representative Hornstein moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on March 5, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2738 (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.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved HF 2738 be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved the H2738A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Kiffmeyer moved the H2738A5 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Downey assumed the gavel at 6:26 P.M.

Representative Holberg assumed the gavel at 6:27 P.M.

Representative Holberg called a recess of the meeting at 6:47 P.M.

Representative Holberg re-convened the meeting at 7:00 P.M.

Representative Kiffmeyer renewed her motion that HF 2738, as amended, be recommended to pass and re-referred to the Committee on Rules.

Representative Carlson requested a roll call vote.

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

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

On a vote of 18 yeas and 12 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2087 (LeMieur): State Building Code and apprenticeship training changes made.

Representative Holberg moved HF 2087 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2087:

Representative Mike LeMieur
John Rajkowski, Director of Government Relations, Department of Labor and Industry

Representative Buesgens moved to orally amend HF 2087 as follows:

Page 2, line 30, delete "journeymen" and insert "journeyworkers"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 2087, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2083 (Garofalo): Education provisions modified and funding provided for early, adult, and kindergarten through grade 12 including general education, education excellence, special programs, facilities and technology, nutrition and accounting, libraries, and prevention; education forecast adjustments provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Garofalo moved HF 2083 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Representative Garofalo moved the H2083A17 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Carlson moved the H2083A22 Amendment and requested a roll call vote.

The following sixteen members voted Nay:
HOLBERG, DOWNEY, ABELER, ANDERSON, B., ANDERSON, S., BEARD, BUESGENS, DAVIDS, GAROFALO, GOTTWALT, GUNTHER, HOWES, MCNAMARA, NORNES, PELOWSKI, WESTROM

The following nine members voted Yea:
CARLSON, BRYNAERT, CHAMPION, EKEN, GREILING, HORNSTEIN, LENCZEWSKI, SLAWIK, WAGENIUS
Not present:
KAHN, KIFFMEYER, LANNING, RUKAVINA, SMITH

On a vote of 9 yeas and 16 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF 2083, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2244 (O'Driscoll): Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission; permanent school fund board established; and authority granted to employ a director to oversee, manage, and administer school trust lands.

Representative Downey moved HF 2244 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2244:

Representative Tim O’Driscoll
Representative Denise Dittrich

Representative Downey moved the H2244A7 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Downey moved the A12-0743 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Downey assumed the gavel at 7:27 P.M.

Representative Downey renewed his motion that HF 2244, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 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:
  • HF2087 (LeMieur) - State Building Code and apprenticeship training changes made.
  • HF2244 (O'Driscoll) - Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission, and director provided for school trust lands.
Documents:
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:43 - HF2738 (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.
The committee recessed.
1:01:07 - Final vote on HF2738.
1:03:30 - HF2087 (LeMieur) State Building Code and apprenticeship training changes made.
1:11:35 - HF2083 (Garofalo) School district aid payment shift modified.
1:23:07 - HF2244 (O'Driscoll) Permanent School Fund Advisory Committee changed into a legislative commission; permanent school fund board established; and authority granted to employ a director to oversee, manage, and administer school trust lands.
Runs 2 hours, 3 minutes.


HF2738 (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.
HF2083 (Garofalo) School district aid payment shift modified.
The bills on the agenda have been heard in other policy and/or finance committees with opportunities for public testimony. In such cases, it is the general practice of the House Ways and Means Committee that public testimony will not be taken.
Amendments for HF2738, HF2244, HF2087 and HF673 should be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12.
Amendments for HF2083 should be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13.

Links to tracking sheets for HF 2083:
Aid:
http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/fiscal/files/k1212app.pdf
Levies:
http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/fiscal/files/k1212lvy.pdf