STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION
STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Anderson, Chair of the State Government Finance Committee, began the meeting at 8:15 A.M. on March 19, 2015, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
ANDERSON, Sarah, Chair
HOWE, Jeff, VC
Chair Anderson began the meeting at 8:15 A.M. A quorum was NOT present.
Chair Anderson called the meeting to order at 8:16 A.M. A quorum was present.
Representative Schultz moved that the minutes from the committee meeting on March 18, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Secretary Steve Simon, Office of the Secretary of State, gave an overview of activities.
Chair Anderson moved that HF1130 come before the committee and be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill.
HF1130 (Cornish) – Farmamerica provided funding, and money appropriated.
The following testified on HF1130:
Representative Tony Cornish
Bob Zelenka, Executive Director, Minnesota Grain and Feed Association
Roger Steinkamp, Executive Director, Farmamerica
Rick Heller, St. Paul, MN
Chair Anderson renewed the motion that HF1130 be laid over for possible inclusion in the State Government Finance omnibus bill. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Chair Anderson moved that HF1673 come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.
HF1673 (Newton) – Commissioner of veterans affairs guardianship program repealed.
The following testified on HF1673:
Representative Jerry Newton
Mike McElhiney, Executive Director, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
Chair Anderson renewed the motion that HF1673 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Representative Linda Runbeck moved that HF288 (O’Neill) come before the committee and be re-referred to the General Register.
HF288 (O’Neill) – Professional engineer license requirements clarified.
The following testified on HF288:
Representative Marion O’Neill
Representative Barb Yarusso
Brian Malm, Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers
Representative Linda Runbeck renewed the motion that HF288 be re-referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Vice-Chair Howe assumed the gavel at 9:33 A.M.
Steve Elliott, Director and Chief Executive Officer, and David Kelliher, Director of Public Policy and Community Relations for the Minnesota Historical Society, gave an overview of activities.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:47 A.M.
Representative Sarah Anderson, Chair
Kelly Johnson, Committee Legislative Assistant