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Ways and Means

TWENTY NINTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 02, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY NINTH 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 5:30 on April 2, 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
GOTTWALT, Steve
GUNTHER, Bob
HACKBARTH, Tom
HAMILTON, Rod
HORNSTEIN, Frank
KAHN, Phyllis
MCNAMARA, Denny
NORNES, Bud
PELOWSKI, Gene
RUKAVINA, Tom
SLAWIK, Nora
SMITH, Steve
WAGENIUS, Jean
WESTROM, Torrey

Excused:
GREILING, Mindy
HUNTLEY, Thomas
KIFFMEYER, Mary
HOWES, Larry
LANNING, Morrie
LENCZEWSKI, Ann

A quorum was present.

Representative Hamilton moved to approve the minutes from the committee meetings on March 27, 2012, March 28, 2012, and March 29, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF1543 (Mack): Medical assistance (MA) community paramedic services reimbursement coverage authorization.

Representative Holberg moved SF 1543 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on SF 1543:

Representative Tara Mack

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that SF 1543 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF518 (Leidiger): State-aid program rulemaking authority amended, fund allocation from overdimension motor vehicle permits amended, legislative report required on water permitting process for transportation projects, and clarifying and technical changes made.

Representative Holberg moved HF 518 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 518:

Representative Ernie Leidiger

Representative Holberg moved the H0518A1-1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved to orally amend HF 518, as amended, as follows:

Page 7, line 3, delete "November 15, 2012" and insert "January 15, 2013"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 518, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF946 (Erickson): School districts joint operation and innovative delivery of education pilot project establishment.

Representative Garofalo moved SF 946 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on SF 946:

Representative Sondra Erickson

Representative Garofalo moved the S0946A11 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Garofalo renewed his motion that SF 946, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2065 (Nornes): Omnibus higher education bill.

Representative Rukavina moved HF 2065 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2065:

Representative Bud Nornes

Representative Nornes moved the H2065A17-2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 2065, as amended:

Representative King Banaian

Representative Rukavina renewed his motion that HF 2065, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:59 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:
  • HF518 (Leidiger) - State-aid program rulemaking authority amended, fund allocation from overdimension motor vehicle permits amended, legislative report required on water permitting process for transportation projects, and clarifying and technical changes made.
  • HF2065 (Nornes) - Omnibus higher education bill.
  • SF946 (Erickson) - School district pilot project established to examine joint operations to provide innovative delivery of programs and activities and share resources.
  • SF1543 (Mack) - Medical assistance coverage provided for community paramedic services.
Documents:

It is preferred that amendments be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 9 a.m. Monday, April 2.
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.
The order of bills on the agenda is subject to change.