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Ways and Means

TWENTY SIXTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 27, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SIXTH 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 A.M. on March 27, 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
BRYNAERT, Kathy
BUESGENS, Mark
CARLSON, Lyndon
CHAMPION, Bobby Joe
DAVIDS, Greg
EKEN, Kent
GAROFALO, Pat
GREILING, Mindy
GOTTWALT, Steve
GUNTHER, Bob
HACKBARTH, Tom
HAMILTON, Rod
HOWES, Larry
HUNTLEY, Thomas
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:
BEARD, Mike
HORNSTEIN, Frank

A quorum was not present.

SF2493 (Urdahl): Legacy bill; outdoor heritage fund, clean water fund, parks and trails fund, environment and natural resources trust fund appropriations and provisions modifications.

Testifying on SF 2493:

Representative Dean Urdahl

Representative Holberg officially called the meeting to order at 8:08 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Davids moved to approve the minutes from the committee meeting on March 19, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2294 (Abeler): Health and human services omnibus bill.

Representative Abeler moved HF 2294 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2294:

Representative Jim Abeler

Representative Abeler moved the H2294A102 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler moved the H2294A104 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Rukavina moved the A12-0857 Amendment.

Testifying on the A12-0857 Amendment:

Angela Urbanek, Agency Policy Specialist, Department of Human Services

Representative Abeler moved to orally amend the A12-0857 Amendment as follows:

After line 15, insert "Page 125, line 27, delete "$100,000" and insert "$64,000""

Representative Rukavina incorporated the oral amendment into the A12-0857 Amendment.

Representative Rukavina moved the A12-0857 Amendment, as amended. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL.

Representative Rukavina called division. On a show of hands, THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Abeler renewed his motion that HF 2294, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF2493 (Urdahl): Legacy bill; outdoor heritage fund, clean water fund, parks and trails fund, environment and natural resources trust fund appropriations and provisions modifications.

Representative Holberg moved SF 2493 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on SF 2493:

Representative Dean Urdahl

Representative Rukavina moved the A12-0860 Amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that SF 2493 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2754 (Howes): State Capitol repair and restoration improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Howes moved HF 2754 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2754:

Representative Larry Howes

Representative Howes moved the
H2754A4 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.


Testifying on HF 2754, as amended:

Wayne Waslaski, Department of Administration

Representative Howes renewed his motion that HF 2754, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2622 (Howes): Capital improvement spending authorized to acquire and better public land and buildings and for other improvements, programs established, previous appropriations modified, Cook County authorized to form a district for construction of water facilities and provision of water service acquisitions of land or interests in land, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Howes moved HF 2622 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2622:

Representative Larry Howes

Representative Howes moved the H2622A15 Amendment.

Representative Howes moved to orally amend the H2622A15 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, delete lines 9-17.

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

Testifying on the H2622A15 Amendment, as amended:

Deborah Dyson, House Research Analyst

Representative Howes moved the H2622A15 Amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg laid HF 2622, as amended, on the table.

Representative Downey assumed the gavel at 10:04 A.M.

HF2958 (Holberg): Federal funds spending requests consideration by the Legislative Advisory Commission required, and federal money spending authority without legislative review limited to emergency management purposes.

Representative Downey moved HF 2958 be laid on the table.

Testifying on HF 2958:

Representative Mary Liz Holberg
Britta Reitan, Executive Budget Coordinator, Minnesota Management and Budget

Representative Downey laid HF 2958 on the table.

Representative Downey called a recess of the meeting at 10:15 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:
  • HF2622 (Howes) - Omnibus bonding bill.
  • HF2958 (Lanning) - Vikings stadium bill; National Football League stadium in Minnesota provided for; Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority established; Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission abolished; local tax revenue provided for; electronic pull-tab games, electronic linked bingo games, and sports-themed tipboard games provided for; conditional imposition of taxes and collection of other revenues provided for; tax rates on lawful gambling modified; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
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00:19 - Gavel.
00:53 - SF2493 (Urdahl) Legacy Amendment funding bill.
06:35 - HF2294 (Abeler) Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance bill.
1:21:02 - Continued consideration of SF2493 (Urdahl) Legacy Amendment funding bill.
1:31:40 - HF2754 (Howes) State Capitol repair and restoration improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
1:47:31 - HF2622 (Howes) Omnibus Capital Investment bill.
2:04:44 - HF2958 (Holberg) Federal funds spending requests consideration by the Legislative Advisory Commission required, and federal money spending authority without legislative review limited to emergency management purposes.
The committee recessed.
Run 2 hours, 15 minutes.


HF2294 (Abeler) Group residential housing provider supplementary rate provided, general assistance program modified, and early childhood learning and child protection facilities modified.
SF2493 (Ingebrigtsen) Legacy bill; outdoor heritage fund, clean water fund, parks and trails fund, environment and natural resources trust fund appropriations and provisions modifications.
HF2754 (Howes) State Capitol repair and restoration improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
With the exception of HF2958, 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 HF2958. Please contact Alex Smith at alex.smith@house.mn if you would like to testify on HF2958.
It is preferred that amendments be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 2 p.m. on Monday, March 26.
The order of the agenda is subject to change.