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Ways and Means

TWENTY SEVENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - March 28, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SEVENTH 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 8:01 A.M. on March 28, 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
HACKBARTH, Tom
HAMILTON, Rod
HORNSTEIN, Frank
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
A quorum was not present.

Representative Holberg officially called the meeting to order at 8:02 A.M. A quorum was present.

HF1972 (Davids): Dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistant guest license provisions modified.

Representative Davids moved HF 1972 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 1972:

Representative Greg Davids

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF 1972 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2731 (Torkelson): Community energy technical assistance and outreach assessment and grant required.

Representative Holberg moved HF 2731 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.


Testifying on HF 2731:

Representative Paul Torkelson
Dianna McKeown, Metro CERT Director, Clean Energy Resource Teams

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 2731 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2909 (McElfatrick): Minnesota GI Bill Program purposes expanded to include apprenticeships and on-the-job training.

Representative Holberg moved HF 2909 for consideration by the committee.

Testifying on HF 2909:

Representative Carolyn McElfatrick

Representative Holberg moved the H2909A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg laid HF 2909, as amended, on the table.

HF1975 (Drazkowski): State government outside contract restrictions removed, and disclosure required on where contract work takes place.

Representative Holberg moved HF 1975 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 1975:

Representative Steve Drazkowski

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 1975 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. Representative Carlson requested a roll call vote.

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

The following seventeen members voted Yea:
HOLBERG, DOWNEY, ABELER, ANDERSON, B., ANDERSON, S., BUESGENS, DAVIDS, GAROFALO, GOTTWALT, GUNTHER, HACKBARTH, HAMILTON, KIFFMEYER, LANNING, MCNAMARA, NORNES, SMITH

Not present:
BEARD, HORNSTEIN, SLAWIK, WESTROM

On a vote of 17 yeas and 12 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1476 (Scott): Prevailing wage provisions added to and modified.

Representative Holberg moved HF 1476 for consideration by the committee.

Testifying on HF 1476:

Representative Peggy Scott

Representative McNamara moved the H1476DE2 Amendment.

Representative Buesgens moved the H1476A4 Amendment to the H1476DE2 Amendment.

Representative McNamara incorporated the H1476A4 Amendment to the H1476DE2 Amendment.

Representative McNamara moved the H1476DE2 Amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved to orally amend HF 1476, as amended, as follows:

Page 2, line 29, following "every" insert "two", delete "year" and insert "years"
Page 2, line 32, following "every" insert "two", delete "year" and insert "years"
Page 3, line 4, delete "12" and insert "24"

THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1476, as amended:

John Rajkowski, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Harry Melander, Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council
Robert Heise, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Minnesota Chapter

Representative Carlson moved to lay HF 1476, as amended, on the table and requested a roll call vote.

The following thirteen members voted Nay:
HOLBERG, ABELER, ANDERSON, B., ANDERSON, S., BUESGENS, DAVIDS, GOTTWALT, GUNTHER, HACKBARTH, KIFFMEYER, LANNING, MCNAMARA, NORNES

The following fourteen members voted Yea:
CARLSON, BRYNAERT, CHAMPION, EKEN, GREILING, HORNSTEIN, HUNTLEY, KAHN, LENCZEWSKI, PELOWSKI, RUKAVINA, SLAWIK, SMITH, WAGENIUS

Not present:
DOWNEY, BEARD, GAROFALO, HAMILTON, HOWES, WESTROM

On a vote of 14 yeas and 13 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2437 (Smith): Correctional facility claims settlement against the state provided for and money appropriated.

Representative Smith moved HF 2437 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2437:

Representative Steve Smith

Representative Smith moved the A12-0843 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Smith renewed his motion that HF 2437, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2171 (Hackbarth): Game and fish; various provisions modified relating to licensing, wolf hunting, wild animal hunting and transporting, department authority and duties, walk-in access program, predator control program, deer baiting, beaver removal, receipt disposition, venison donation program, snowmobile registration and operation, watercraft license fees, shooting ranges, and public waters; and money appropriated.

Representative Hackbarth moved HF 2171 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2171:

Representative Tom Hackbarth
Bob Meyer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Representative Rukavina moved the A12-0856 Amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS WITHDRAWN.

Representative Rukavina moved the A12-0858 Amendment. THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Hackbarth renewed his motion that HF 2171 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1787 (Gunther): Architecture, engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, geoscience, and interior design professional licensing provisions and fees modified.

Representative Gunther moved HF 1787 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 1787:

Representative Bob Gunther

Representative Gunther moved the H1787A2 Amendment.

Testifying on the H1787A2 Amendment:

Doreen Frost, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design

THE AMENDMENT WAS WITHDRAWN.

Representative Gunther renewed his motion that HF 1787 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2398 (Anderson, P.): Omnibus agriculture bill.

Representative Holberg moved HF 2398 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2398:

Representative Paul Anderson

Representative Holberg moved the H2398A19 Amendment.

Representative Holberg moved to orally amend the H2398A19 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 6, delete "$125,000" and insert "$150,000"

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

Representative Holberg moved the H2398A19 Amendment, as amended. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 2398, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg called a recess of the meeting at 10:06 A.M.

Representative Holberg reconvened the meeting at 10:20 A.M.

SF506 (Shimanski): Conciliation court civil claim limit increase; district court general operations appropriation.

Representative Holberg moved SF 506 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on SF 506:

Representative Ron Shimanski

Representative Holberg moved the S0506DE1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that SF 506, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg called a recess of the meeting at 10:25 A.M.

Representative Holberg reconvened the meeting at 4:10 P.M.

HF2949 (Garofalo): Early childhood and kindergarten through grade 12 policy and finance provisions modified, reports required, and money appropriated.

Representative Garofalo moved HF 2949 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2949:

Representative Pat Garofalo

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that HF 2949 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF1528 (Myrha): Teachers 21st century tools; students online course encouragement; online learning advisory council provisions modifications.

Representative Holberg moved SF 1528 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on SF 1528:

Representative Pam Myrha

Representative Holberg moved to delete everything in SF 1528 and insert the language of HF 2127, Fourth Engrossment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved the H2127A11 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that SF 1528, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2580 (Loon): Parents empowered to request school district intervention in a "Priority" school.

Representative Holberg moved HF 2580 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2580:

Representative Jenifer Loon

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 2580 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2729 (Loon): Parent-child home program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Holberg moved HF 2729 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2729:

Representative Jenifer Loon

Representative Kahn moved to orally amend HF 2729 as follows:

Page 1, line 16, delete ", to be used for a program provider of the parents' or legal guardians’ choice,"

THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Kahn called division. On a show of hands by a vote of 12 yeas and 17 nays, THE MOTION DID NOT PREVAIL. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS NOT ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 2729 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2169 (Beard): State agency rule review and reporting methods provided.

Representative Beard moved HF 2169 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2169:

Representative Mike Beard

Representative Beard moved the H2169A5 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Beard moved to orally amend HF 2169, as amended, as follows:

Page 5, line 25, delete "expressly"
Page 7, line 21, delete "and local ordinances or regulations"
Page 7, line 26, delete "local"
Page 9, line 9, delete "other local, state, and"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg laid HF 2169, as amended, on the table.

HF2622 (Howes): Omnibus bonding bill.

HF 2622 was removed from the table.

Testifying on HF 2622:

Representative Larry Howes

Representative Howes moved the H2622A17 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 2622, as amended:

Teresa Bohnen, St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce

Representative Howes moved that HF 2622, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. Representative Carlson requested a roll call vote.

The following fourteen members voted Nay:
DOWNEY, CARLSON, ANDERSON, B., BRYNAERT, BUESGENS, CHAMPION, GOTTWALT, GREILING, HORNSTEIN, HUNTLEY, KAHN, LENCZEWSKI, PELOWSKI, WAGENIUS

The following seventeen members voted Yea:
ABELER, ANDERSON, S., BEARD, DAVIDS, EKEN, GAROFALO, GUNTHER, HAMILTON, HOWES, KIFFMEYER, LANNING, MCNAMARA, NORNES, RUKAVINA, SLAWIK, SMITH, WESTROM

The following member abstained:
HOLBERG

Not present:
HACKBARTH

On a vote of 17 yeas and 14 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:36 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:
  • SF506 (Shimanski) - Conciliation court civil claim limit increased.
  • HF1787 (Gunther) - Architecture, engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, geoscience, and interior design professional licensing provisions and fees modified
  • HF1476 (Scott) - Prevailing wage provisions added to and modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1972 (Davids) - Dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistant guest license provisions modified.
  • HF1975 (Drazkowski) - State government outside contract restrictions removed, and disclosure required on where contract work takes place.
  • SF1528 (Myhra) - Online learning parameters modified, graduation requirements modified, and digital learning provided.
  • HF2169 (Beard) - State agency notice to the legislature and requirements modified for statements of need and reasonableness.
  • HF2398 (Anderson) - Omnibus agriculture bill.
  • HF2437 (Smith) - Correctional facility claims settlement against the state provided for and money appropriated.
  • HF2580 (Loon) - Parents empowered to request school district intervention in a "Priority" school.
  • HF2729 (Loon) - Parent-child home program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2731 (Torkelson) - Community energy technical assistance and outreach assessment and grant required.
  • HF2967 (Holberg) - Equalizing factors and threshold rates updated to reflect the changed adjusted net tax capacity tax base, education and human services appropriations updated for changes reflected in the February forecast, veterans job-training program provided for, supplemental budget appropriations provided, disposition of fees modified, newborn screening provisions modified, Housing Finance Agency provisions modified, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF2171 (Hackbarth) - Omnibus game and fish bill.
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02:51 - Gavel.
04:03 - HF1972 (Davids) Dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistant guest license provisions modified.
08:46 - HF2731 (Torkelson) Community energy technical assistance and outreach assessment and grant required.
12:28 - HF2909 (McElfatrick) Minnesota GI Bill Program purposes expanded to include apprenticeships and on-the-job training.
16:37 - HF1975 (Drazkowski) State government outside contract restrictions removed and disclosure required on where contract work takes place.
37:54 - HF1476 (Scott) Prevailing wage provisions added to and modified.
1:23:30 - HF2437 (Smith) Correctional facility claims settlement against the state provided for and money appropriated.
1:27:02 - HF2171 (Hackbarth) Game and fish; various provisions modified relating to licensing, wolf hunting, wild animal hunting and transporting, department authority and duties, walk-in access program, predator control program, deer baiting, beaver removal, receipt disposition, venison donation program, snowmobile registration and operation, watercraft license fees, shooting ranges, and public waters; and money appropriated (Omnibus Game and Fish bill).
2:00:18 - HF1787 (Gunther) Architecture, engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, geoscience, and interior design professional licensing provisions and fees modified.
2:04:53 - HF2398 (Anderson) Agriculture; pesticides, plants, nursery law, inspections, enforcements, seeds, commercial feed, food, animals, grain, and weights and measures provisions modified; Dairy Research, Teaching, and Consumer Education Authority established, food law enforcement provided for, technical and conforming changes made, obsolete provisions repealed, and biodiesel content requirement exceptions extended (Omnibus Agriculture Policy bill).
The committee recessed.
Runs 2 hours, 6 minutes.


HF2909 (McElfatrick) Minnesota GI Bill Program purposes expanded to include apprenticeships and on-the-job training.
HF2949 (Garofalo) Early graduation education finance provisions modified.
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.
It is preferred that amendments be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27.
*** The following bills will be heard when the committee reconvenes after Session: HF2580, HF2729, HF2949, SF1528
The order of bills on the agenda is subject to change.