STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Dennis Ozment, Chair of the House Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources Finance Committee, called the fifty-sixth meeting to order at 8:21 A.M. on Tuesday, March 14, 2006, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
OZMENT, Dennis (Chair) JUHNKE, Al
DILL, David (Vice Chair) PENAS, Maxine
CORNISH, Tony PETERSON, Aaron
HOPPE, Joe URDAHL, Dean
MAGNUS, Doug WAGENIUS, Jean
A quorum was present.
Chair OZMENT recognized Mr. Jim Reinholdz, Fiscal Analyst to the House Agriculture, Environment & Rural Natural Resources Finance Committee. Mr. Reinholdz gave an overview of the Chairman’s bonding recommendation spreadsheet, and answered questions from members.
Chair OZMENT moved HF3269 (Ozment) Natural and cultural resource funding provided through dedicated sales tax portion; arts and humanities fund, heritage enhancement fund, and other funds and councils established; and constitutional amendment proposed.
Testifying on HF3269:
Joan Peters, Legislative Director, Three Rivers Park
Carol Kummer, Legislative Chair and Commissioner, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
Tom Jes, Citizen of Plymouth
Barry Tilly, AMPERS
Bill Strusinsky, Government Affairs Consultant, Minnesota Public Television
Lance K Ness, President, Fish & Wildlife Legislative Alliance
Representative CORNISH moved an oral amendment:
Delete all references in HF3269 to arts, humanities, public broadcasting, museums and zoos.
Reallocate the funding dedicated to arts, humanities, public, broadcasting, museums and zoos so that the final funding allocations are as follows:
16% Parks and Trails Fund as defined in Section 4
42% Heritage Enhancement Fund as defined in Section 5
42% Clean Water Fund as defined in Section 6
After voice vote the chair judged that the ayes had it.
Representative WAGENIUS requested division. The Ayes were 6 and the Nays were 5. THE MOTION DID PREVAIL, THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED
The Chair moved that HF3269 as amended be referred to the Committee on Taxes.
THE MOTION PREVAILED
The meeting was adjourned at 10:16 P.M.
REP. DENNIS OZMENT, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant