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Ways and Means

THIRTY FIRST MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - April 16, 2012

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY FIRST 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 10:04 A.M. on April 16, 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
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:
HUNTLEY, Thomas

A quorum was present.

Representative Davids moved to approve the minutes from the committee meetings on April 2, 2012 and April 5, 2012. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF2786 (Swedzinski): Qualifying cities exempted from 2011 aid penalties.

Representative Davids moved HF 2786 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2786:

Representative Chris Swedzinski

Representative Davids moved the H2786A3 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Davids renewed his motion that HF 2786, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

Representative Holberg moved to remove HF 1476, as amended, from the table. Representative Carlson requested a roll call vote.

The following thirteen members voted Nay:
CARLSON, BRYNAERT, CHAMPION, EKEN, GREILING, HORNSTEIN, HOWES, KAHN, LENCZEWSKI, PELOWSKI, SLAWIK, SMITH, WAGENIUS

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

Not present:
RUKAVINA, WESTROM

On a vote of 17 yeas and 13 nays, THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg moved HF 1476, as amended, for consideration by the committee.

Testifying on HF 1476, as amended:

Representative Peggy Scott

Representative Holberg moved the H1476A7 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved the H1476A8 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg moved to orally amend the H1476A7 Amendment as follows:

Page 1, line 5, delete "$192,000" and insert "$112,000"

THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE ORAL AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 1476, 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:
CARLSON, BRYNAERT, CHAMPION, EKEN, GREILING, HORNSTEIN, HOWES, KAHN, LENCZEWSKI, PELOWSKI, RUKAVINA, SLAWIK, SMITH, WAGENIUS

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

Not present:
WESTROM

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

HF322 (Scott): Custody and parenting time provisions changed.

Representative Holberg moved HF 322 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 322:

Representative Peggy Scott

Representative Holberg moved the H0322A9 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 322, 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 11:03 A.M.

Representative Holberg reconvened the meeting at 5:00 P.M.

SF2324 (Sanders): Electrical licenses modified.

Representative Holberg moved SF 2324 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on SF 2324:

Representative Tim Sanders

Representative Holberg moved the S2324A1 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that SF 2324, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

SF248 (Hamilton): New radiation therapy facility construction criteria established, and radiation therapy facility capacity study required.

Representative Hamilton moved SF 248 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on SF 248:

Representative Rod Hamilton

Representative Holberg temporarily laid SF 248 on the table.

HF1721 (Gunther): Redevelopment demolition loans authorized, and semiannual report eliminated.

Representative Gunther moved HF 1721 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 1721:

Representative Bob Gunther

Representative Gunther moved the H1721A4 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gunther moved the H1721A7 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Gunther moved the A12-0839. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on HF 1721, as amended:

Mark Lofthus, Department of Employment and Economic Development

Representative Gunther renewed his motion that HF 1721, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Holberg removed SF 248 from the table.

Representative Hamilton moved the S0248A2 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Hamilton renewed his motion that SF 248, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Downey assumed the gavel at 5:39 P.M.

HF2340 (Holberg): Abortion facility licensure required, and facility license fee set.

Representative Holberg moved HF 2340 be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register.

Testifying on HF 2340:

Representative Mary Liz Holberg

Representative Holberg moved the H2340A3 Amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Holberg renewed her motion that HF 2340, as amended, be recommended to pass and be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:47 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:
  • HF322 (Scott) - Parenting time presumption increased.
  • HF1476 (Scott) - Prevailing wage provisions added to and modified, and money appropriated.
  • HF1721 (Gunther) - Redevelopment demolition loans authorized, semiannual report eliminated, small business advocate office established in the Business Assistance Center, and Albert Lea granted the authority to establish an industrial sewer charge rebate program.
  • HF2340 (Holberg) - Abortion facility licensure required, facility license fee set, and money appropriated.
  • HF2786 (Swedzinski) - Qualifying cities exempted from 2011 aid penalties.
  • SF2324 (Sanders) - Electrical licenses modified.
  • SF248 (Hamilton) - New radiation therapy facility construction criteria established, and radiation therapy facility capacity study required.
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07:03 - Gavel.
07:28 - HF2786 (Swedzinski) Qualifying cities exempted from 2011 aid penalties.
16:11 - HF1476 (Scott) Prevailing wage provisions added to and modified.
35:21 - HF322 (Scott) Custody and parenting time provisions changed.
The committee recessed.
Runs 58 minutes.


If the agenda is not completed prior to session, the committee will reconvene after session at the call of the chair.
It is preferred that amendments be submitted to alex.smith@house.mn by 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.
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. Bills may not be heard in the order they are listed.