House Floor Session – part 2  5/17/18
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House Floor Session – part 2 5/17/18

September 11, 2019


>>REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION BEING RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA THAT THE CHIEF CLERK IS TO CORRECT AND APPROVE THE JOURNAL THE HOUSE FOR THE LAST 2018 HOUSE FLOOR SESSION AND WE HAVE ASKED THE CHIEF CLERK TO INCLUDE IN THE JOURNAL THE LAST SESSION OF THE LAST DAY ANY ADMISSIONS CREATED OR ACTIONS MADE BY LAW.>>>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM HENNEPIN; MAJORITY LEADER PEPIN.>>REPRESENTATIVE PEPPIN:[INAUDIBLE]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: DISCUSSION ON THE RESOLUTION ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. OPPOSED; NAY. THE RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED.>>CHIEF CLERK:RETAINS THE USE OF THE AND AND STATE PARKING RAMP DURING THE ADJOURNMENT OF 2018 AND CONVENING OF THE HOUSE AND 2019 AND THIS IS TO MANAGE THE USE OF THE HOUSE AND THE RAMP WHILE THE HOUSE IS IN TURN AND THIS IS [INAUDIBLE] ADEQUATE FOR THE PARKING PRIVILEGE>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: MEMBER FROM HENNEPIN REPRESENTATIVE PEPPIN FOR THE RESOLUTION>>REPRESENTATIVE PEPPIN: WE DO THIS EVERY YEAR AS WELL AND I APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: DISCUSSION ON THE RESOLUTION? SEEING NONE. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. OPPOSED; NAY THE MOTION PREVAILS THE RESOLUTION OF THE DOCTORATE.>>[GAVEL]>>CHIEF CLERK: THE LEGISLATION ONE FACILITIES AND BETWEEN THE TIME OF ADJOURNMENT 2018 AND CONVENING OF THE HOUSE 2019 THE CHIEF CLERK AND THE CHIEF SURGEON OF ARMS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SPEAKER SHALL MAINTAIN FACILITIES AT THE CAPITOL COMPLEX THE HOUSE CHAMBER HEARING AND CONFERENCE ROOMS MAY BE SET UP AND MADE READY FOR LEGISLATIVE USE AND RESERVE FOR HOUSE COMMITTEES AND THEY MAY BE USED BY OTHERS THAT ARE NOT IN CONFLICT BY USE OF THE HOUSE THE HOUSE CHAMBER RETIREMENT AND HEARING ROOMS MAY BE USED BY THE YMCA YOUTH AND GOVERNMENT DATA USE ORGANIZATION AND 4H ORGANIZATION.>>REPRESENTATIVE PEPPIN I MOVE THE RESOLUTION ONE FACILITY TO USE THE HOUSE SPACE AFTER WE ADJOURNED FOR THE SESSION. AGAIN; WE DO THIS WHENEVER YOU’RE AS WELL TOO SO I APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: DISCUSSION ON THE RESOLUTION? SEEING NO DISCUSSION; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS IN THE RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED.>>REPRESENTATIVE OLSON:MR. SPEAKER.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM ST. LOUIS REPRESENTATIVE OLSON FOR WHICH THE RISE>>REPRESENTATIVE OLSON: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER I RISE FOR A POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: STATE YOUR POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.>>REPRESENTATIVE OLSON: ST LOUIS COUNTY TOGETHER THESE TWO WERE ON REPRESENT ROP A WAY TO OUR RESPONSE TEAMS THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE DEALING WITH OUR OPIOID CRISIS IN DULUTH AND I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR THEIR WORK AND WHAT THEY ARE BEEN DOING. IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY WE HAVE HAD 104 OPIOID OVERDOSES ALONE AND NINE OF THEM RESULTED IN DEATH AND THAT NUMBER WOULD’VE BEEN FAR HIGHER IF WE WOULD NEVER HAVE THE NARCAN AVAILABLE TO ADMINISTER THAT LIFESAVING TECHNIQUE. THESE TWO; AND MANY OTHERS; ARE ON THE FOREFRONT OF FIGHTING THIS CRISIS. THEY ARE BOLD; THEY ARE BRAVE; AND THEY NEED US TO BE BOLD AND BRAVE WITH THEM.THEY NEED THE DEDICATED RESOURCES NECESSARY TO DO THE WORK THEY ARE DOING. WHETHER IS IT IS ADMINISTRATING IN NRK ON NARCAN OR THE WORK OF CRAIG ANDERSON NOW; OR THE WORK WITH REPRESENTATIVES TO DEAL WITH THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC AND THESE TWO ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THIS AND THEY ARE ASKING US TO ADDRESS THIS BY GIVING THEM THE REVENUE THAT THEY NEED BY ASKING THE DRUG MANUFACTURERS TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE INTO A CRISIS THEY CREATED. AND; WITH THAT; I DO WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THEM FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP AND I HAVE THAT WE CAN BE AS BOLD AND AS BRAVE AS THEM.>>[APPLAUSE]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: MEMBER FROM CANDY YO HI; FOR WHAT DO YOU RISE?>>REPRESENTATIVE: POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: STATE YOUR POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.>>REPRESENTATIVE: AS WE COME TO OUR LAST FEW DAYS HERE FOLKS; THERE’S BEEN A LOT OF CONVERSATION ABOUT OPIOIDS AND I DO HOPE WE CAN HAVE SOME CONVERSATION WITH THIS BEFORE FINAL DAYS OR HOURS BUT TO SEE THE ROMA FAMILY HERE AND M Y GREAT FRIENDS FROM THE SHIVA FOUNDATION; THESE FOLKS HAVE WORKED TIRELESSLY TO TRAVEL ALL OVER THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO BRING US FEEDLOT NUMBER ONE AND THEY ARE DONATING THEIR TIME THEY’VE DOCTORS DONATING THEIR TIME TO DO THE TRAINING AND THEY LITERALLY; LITERALLY HAVE SAVED THOUSANDS OF LIVES TO MAKE SURE NARCAN IS AVAILABLE ON EMTS; FIRST RESPONDERS; POLICE DEPARTMENTS; THESE ARE THE REAL HEARERS OF MINNESOTA TO ME FOLKS. PLEASE GIVE THEM ALL THE SUPPORT THAT WE CAN AND WE CAN’T DO WITHOUT THE C ROMA FOUNDATION. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY. THANK YOU.>>[APPLAUSE]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FROM CARLSON REPRESENTATIVES SUNDIN;.>>REPRESENTATIVE SUNDIN: I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE TIME TOACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS.>>[CALLING NAMES]>>>I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THEM BUT THEY ARE NOT HERE AND THEY ARE 15 PEOPLE THAT HAVE SUCCUMBED TO OPIOID DEATH AS I UNDERSTANDTHOSE ARE 15 OUT 512 IN MINNESOTA. AND AGAIN; IN 2017 412. IMAGINE THAT TRAJECTORY; WHERE WE ARE GOING TO BE NE XT YEAR. IMAGINE THAT TRAJECTORY WHERE WE ARE GOING TO BE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW. IT IS EMBARRASSING THAT WE HAVEN’T ADDRESSED THIS AS OF YET. AND; WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THIS FAILURE WITHIN THE MEDICAL PROFESSION. THERE ARE SOME GOOD RESPONSIBLE DOCTORS OUT THERE AND WE ALL KNOW THAT AND WE TRUST THEM; BUT THAT TRUST IS BEING ERODED. THE INFLUENCE OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY IS DESTROYING THE TRUST OF THE PHYSICIANS AND HOW DO WE KNOW IF THEY ARE PRESCRIBING RATE WHEN WE HAVE BIG PHARMA FORCING DOWN THE FRUITS OF PATIENTS THESE POWERFUL OPIOIDS. THE DESTRUCTION OF THE PATIENT-DOCTOR RELATIONSHIP IS FUELED BY THIS BIG PHARMA FOR YEARS AND IT IS CATCHING UP WITH US. IT IS SIMPLY JUST PROFITS OVER RESPONSIBLE CARE WE KNOW THAT EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM KNOWS IT. THE LOBBYISTS OUTSIDE; ALL OF A SUDDEN; LAST WEEK WE HAD NEW LOBBY LOBBISTS AND IMAGINE THAT IF YOU ARE A FISHERMAN THEY ARE THE COLOR AND TONE OF A LEECH AND THAT WASN’T MEANT TO BE FUNNY. WE HAD; THANK YOU; WE HAD SOME LEGISLATIONCOMING THROUGH IT AND I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING IT ON THE FLOOR IF WE CAN. THE ORIGINAL BILL CALLED FOR ANY APPEAL AND IT’S GOING TO TURN OUT TO BE MORE THAN THAT; HOPEFULLY; IT WE DON’T EMBRACE THIS SOLUTION AND WE ARE RESPONSIBLE AS WELL.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: MR. SPEAKER.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE MCDONNELL; FOR WHY THE RISE?>>REPRESENTATIVE: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER; ONE LOBBYIST IS LOBBYING BECAUSE OF THE DEATH OF HIS DAUGHTER; SHE WAS MINUTE A WAYS FROM TREATMENT IF WE HAD THE FUNDS TO ADDRESS THIS PROGRAM. I JUST WANT YOU TO REMEMBER ONE NUMBER RIGHT NOW; 412.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:REPRESENTATIVE ALBRIGHT FOR WHAT PURPOSE DO YOU RISE?>>REPRESENTATIVE ALBRIGHT: POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: STATE YOUR POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE. THE MANY OF YOU HAVE ALBRIGHT:>>REPRESENTATIVE ALBRIGHT: MANY OF YOU HAVE HEARD THE STORY OF MY GRANDFATHER COMING OVER HERE TO START A NEW LIFE ON HIS OWN AND MEMBERS TODAY I HAVE THISDISTINCT AND VERY PROUD HONOR OF INTRODUCING TO YOU AND WELCOMING TO OUR CHAMBER A MEMBER OF THE NORWEGIAN PARLIAMENT WORK ELVIS HAS ENJOYED HIS STAY SO FAR WITH US AND I THINK WITH THAT BEING SAID MEMBERS; MANY OF US IN THE ROOM CAN EASILY TRACE THEIR HERITAGE BACK TO THE HOME COUNTRY; AND WITH THAT; MR. SPEAKER; I WOULD ASK FOR US ALL TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION AND A WARM WELCOME TO MINNESOTA.>>[APPLAUSE]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION.>>CHIEF CLERK: PEPIN FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND LEGISLATIVE ADMINISTRATION PURSUANT TO RULES 1.21 AND 3.33 DESIGNATES THE FOLLOWING BILLS BE PLACED ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE DAY SATURDAY; MAY 19; 2018 FOR THE AUTHORS OF THE FOLLOWING BILL. SENATE FILE NUMBER 3463.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: MEMBERS WE DO HAVE A FORMER MEMBER JOINING US TODAY HE WAS WITH US FROM 1943 TO 1961 PLEASE WELCOME FORMER MEMBER STEVE WENZEL.>>[APPLAUSE]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THE MEMBER FROM BEAKER REPRESENTATIVE URDAHL FOR WHAT PURPOSE DO YOU RISE?>>REPRESENTATIVE URDAHL: POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE. SAME HOUSE; SAME CALL>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: STATE YOUR POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.>>REPRESENTATIVE URDAHL: I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THE REPRESENTATIVE FORGOT TO MENTION THAT WE WILL INCLUDE SOME NORWEGIAN CHEESE WITH OUR FAVORS AND A FEW YEARS BACK I WAS IN NORWAY DURING A BUSINESS PARLIAMENT AND THEY HAD A VERY INTERESTING WAY OF HANDLING DEBATE THERE THAT I THOUGHT WAS REALLY KIND OF NICE THERE IS A GREEN LIGHT ANY RED LIGHT YOU CAN TALK WHEN THE LIGHT WAS GREEN AND WHAT WAS READ THEY SHUT YOU OFF.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: CALENDAR FOR THE DAY THE FIRST BILL ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE DAY’S SENATE FILE 3326. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE BILL.>>CHIEF CLERK: SENATE FILE 3326; NUMBER ONE ON THE CALENDAR TODAY; AND ACT RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE ENACTMENT.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: I RECOGNIZE THE MEMBER FROM ANOKA REPRESENTATIVES SCOTT TO INTRODUCE THE BILL.>>REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER; THIS BILL IS FULL OF A BUNCH OF TECHNICAL CHANGES AND I WAITED APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THE CLERK WILL GIVE THE BILLS THIRD READING.>>CHIEF CLERK: THIRD READING OF HOUSE FILE 3326.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THIRD READING.>>[GAVEL]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: ANY DISCUSSION ON THE BILL? SEEING NO DISCUSSION THE CLERK WILL TAKE THE ROLL ON THE BILL.>>[ROLL CALL VOTE]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. THERE BEING 130 AYES AND 0 NAYS THE BILL IS PASSED AND ITS TITLE AGREED TO THE NEXT BILL ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE DAY IS 3357.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: RECOGNIZE THE REPRESENTATIVE FROM BROWN; REPRESENTATIVE TORKELSON; TO INTRODUCE THE BILL.>>REPRESENTATIVE TORKELSON: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER HOUSE FILE 4457 WILL INCREASE REVENUES WITH THE SALES TAX FOR THE SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS. IT CONTAINS LANGUAGE THAT WILL BE ADDED TO THE CONSTITUTION AND ARTICLE 2 OF THE BILL IS THE MECHANICS OF JUST HOW THIS WOULD WORK ONCE IT HAS BEEN PUT INTO ACTION. THE CHANGE; THE FAIRLY MINOR CHANGES THAT 4 1/2% OF THESE REVENUES WILL BE DEDICATED TO SMALL CITY THE REMAINING 95.5% WILL BE GOING TO THE HIGHWAY TAX DISTRIBUTION FUND AND THE PERSON THAT GOES DISTINCT ROADS WILL BE PLACED INTO A NEW ACCOUNT WHICH IS CALLED THE CONSTRUCTION ACCOUNT TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE RESOURCES ARE DEDICATED TO ROAD AND BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION ACROSS THE STATE OF MINNESOTA. IN THE SESSION LAW PORTION OF THE BILL WE HAVE SOME OF THE DETAILS OF JUST HOW THE AMOUNT IS DETERMINED. WE WILL NOT BE COUNTING PENNIES AT OUR LOCAL AUTO PARTS STORE; RATHER WE WILL MAKE AN ESTIMATE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET AS TO HOW MUCH SALES REVENUE IS GENERATED BY AUTO PARTS SALES AND THAT PERCENTAGE THAN WILL BE TRANSFERRED INTO THESE ACCOUNTS. FINALLY; THIS WILL NOT HAPPEN SUDDENLY; IT IS STRUCTURED IN A WAY WHERE IT WILL BE RAMPED IN OVER TIME. WE HAVE PASSED A LEGISLATION LAST YEAR THAT STATUTORILY DEDICATED SOME OF THESE REVENUES TO TRANSPORTATION AND WE ARE GOING TO BE BUILDING ON THAT STATUTORY DEDICATION BY INCREASING THE PERCENTAGES IN 10% INCREMENTS OVER A PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS UNTIL WE GET 100% ALLOCATION OF THESE RESOURCES. THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF RESOURCES THAT WILL BE DEDICATED BY THE AMENDMENT AMOUNTS IN THE FINAL YEAR AROUND $300 MILLION; AND WE WOULD BUILD UP TO THAT ARE VERY PERIOD OF TIME. THIS AMENDMENT; OF COURSE; IT IS SOMEWHAT CONTROVERSIAL; BUT IT DOES HAVE VERY BROAD SUPPORT. THE NEED FOR TRANSPORTATION FUNDING IS WELL DOCUMENTED. WE ALL KNOW THAT OUR ROADS AND BRIDGES ARE IMPORTANT TO EVERY ASPECT OF OUR SOCIETY. WE ALL DEPEND ON ROADS AND BRIDGES TO GET THE GOODS AND SERVICES THAT WE NEED TO CONTINUE OUR LIVES AND TO DO OUR BUSINESS ; WHETHER YOU ARE A DRIVER OR NOT; YOU DEPEND ON THESE SYSTEMS TO GET THE THINGS THAT YOU NEED SO PEOPLE CAN TAKE CARE OF YOU IF YOU CAN’T TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. BUT; WITH THAT MR. SPEAKER; I WILL STAND FOR QUESTIONS.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THERE IS AN AMENDMENT AT THE DESK. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE AMENDMENT.>>CHIEF CLERK: BERNARDI MOVES TO AMEND HOUSE BILL 3497 THE AMENDMENT.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDY; PLEASE REPORT YOUR AMENDMENT.>>REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDY: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS; THE LANGUAGE THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDED WHEN PEOPLE GO TO THE POLLS RAISES A NOTE NEW REVENUE IT ONLY DEDICATES EXISTING REVENUE WELL AND BEAR WITH ME RIGHT NOW BUT I WILL READ SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THE FUNDING THAT IT COMES FROM IT PAYS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION K-12 EDUCATION; HIGHER EDUCATION; CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE;DISABILITY SERVICES; NURSING HOMES; VETERAN SERVICES; PUBLIC SAFETY; LOCAL GOVERNMENT AID; ELDERLY SERVICES; TRANSIT; AND OTHER SERVICES. IF THIS AMENDMENT FOR TRANSPORTATION IS APPROVED; IT MAY CAUSE BONDING CUTS IN OTHER AREAS ON THE STATE IS IN A DEFICIT. SO THIS FULL TRUTH IN ADVERTISING STATEMENT WILL HELP VOTERS BE ABLE TO MAKE A DECISION IF THIS IS WHAT THEY WANT TO DO WERE NOT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THIS DOES NOT RISK ANY NEW REVENUE; IT SHIFTS MONEY AROUND; IT DIVERTS FUNDING. IT COULD FORCE CUTS THE THINGS I MENTIONED LIKE EDUCATION AND HEALTHCARE; IMPORTANT THINGS THAT MINNESOTANS VALUE; AND IT DOES NOT SOLVE OUR TRANSPORTATION NEEDS. I TALKED EARLIER THIS YEAR ABOUT TRANSPORTATION AND IS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE AS LEGISLATORS YOUR ROLL UP OUR SLEEVES AND DEVELOP SUSTAINABLE COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS LONG-TERM FOR OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. SO; WITH THAT; I ASKED MEMBERS; TO HELP THE PUBLIC OF A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THEY ARE VOTING ON AND MAKING SURE THAT THEY KNOW THAT THIS IS NO NEW REVENUEAND THAT IT DIVERTS FUNDS FROM AREAS THAT ARE CURRENTLY OF VALUE TO MINNESOTA. THANK YOU.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: DISCUSSION ON THE AMENDMENT. THE MEMBER FROM BROWN. REPRESENTATIVE TORKELSON.>>REPRESENTATIVE TORKELSON: THINK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDY AND THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF OUR STATE SERVICES YOU SHOULD ALL BY NOW HAVE A PIE CHART ON YOUR DESK OF GENERAL FUND SPENDING FOR FY 2016 AND 17 AND I KNOW THAT YOU MAY HAVE THE PUT YOUR READING GLASSES ON TO SEA; BUT THE SLIGHT OF THE PIE THAT GOES TO TRANSPORTATION TODAY IS 7/10 OF 1% AND SOMEHOW ALL THE AUTHOR OF THIS AMENDMENT IS TRYING TO TELL US THAT BY DOUBLING THAT;ALL THE WAY TO 1.4%; MORE OR LESS THAT WE ARE THREATENING THE OTHER PIECES OF THE PIE THAT THEY WILL NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES TO DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO. I ARGUE; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS; THAT THIS IS STILL ALL A VERY SMALL PART OF OUR GENERAL FUND AND THIS IS CRITICAL; IT’S APSLEY CRITICAL TO OUR STATE’S ECONOMY. THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: TO THE AMENDMENT; REPRESENTATIVE FROM RAMSEY; REPRESENTATIVE HAUSMAN.>>REPRESENTATIVE HAUSMAN: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS; AND WHAT WE NEED TO REMEMBER IS THAT A PORTION OF THIS GOES TO TRANSPORTATION FROM PROPERTY TAX ANDSALES TAX EVERY YEAR THEY FLOWED TO TRANSPORTATION AND IT’S NOT JUST THE LEVEL OF ONE OF THOSE SEVEN STREAMS OF FUNDING; THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR IS GOING AFTER TWO OTHER TOOLS WHICH ARE REALLY THE ONLY TOOLS THAT THE REST OF THE GROUPS ON THIS PI CHART HAVE TO DEPEND ON AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR THE PUBLIC TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT. AND; HERE IS THE DOWNSIDE EVEN FOR THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR. AFTER THE PUBLIC VOTES ON THIS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT; THE PUBLIC WILL THINK THEY HAVE SOLVED THE TRANSPORTATION FUNDING PROBLEM; AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE NEXT YEAR WE AGAIN LOOK FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING; BECAUSE OF COURSE; AS REPRESENTATIVE TORKELSON POINTS OUT; THIS PIECE THEY WERE ADDING TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEDICATION IS; OVERALL; A RELATIVELY SMALL PIECE. BUT; THE PUBLIC WILL THINK THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED SOMETHING BY VOTING FOR THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. SO; THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES I WOULD SUGGEST BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU ASK FOR; BECAUSE THAT SOMEWHAT FALSE PROMISE WILL BE MISUNDERSTOOD BY THE PUBLIC UNLESS WE EMPHASIZED THE TRUTH IN ADVERTISING AS REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDY IS SUGGESTING.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THE REPRESENTATIVE FROM DAKOTA; REPRESENTATIVE GARAFALO.>>REPRESENTATIVE GARAFALO: WILL REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDY YELLED TO A QUESTION.>>REPRESENTATIVE SPEAKER SHE WILL YIELD. REPRESENTATIVE GARAFALO.>>REPRESENTATIVE GARAFALO: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDY; WHEN WE HAD THIS BEFORE I AM YOU VOTED FOR THAT AND IT DID THE SAME THING A DEDICATED FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS AND IF YOU WOULD YIELD FOR ANOTHER QUESTION WOULD YOU TELL US WHAT CHANGED?>>REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDY: REPRESENTATIVE GARAFALO; I WAS NOT IN THE LEGISLATURE AT THAT TI ME SO I DO NOT VOTE ON THAT.>>REPRESENTATIVE GARAFALO: REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDY; YES YOU WERE IT WAS IN 2005 AND 2006 SO YES YOU WERE.>>REPRESENTATIVE: IT IS THE PERSON’S NOT THE MEASURES AND IS NOT ALLOWED TO WEIGH THE MOTIVES OF THE MEMBER AND I SHOULD ASK THE SPEAKER TO REMIND THE MEMBER THAT WE SHOULD NOT BE QUESTIONINGTHE MOTIVES OF ANOTHER MEMBER’S VOTES.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE HALVERSON I DO NOT HAVE MY MASONS MANUAL IN MY HAND RIGHT NOW BUT AM SURE THAT EVERYONE HEARD YOU READ THAT THAT YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY.>>REPRESENTATIVE GARAFALO: THANK YOU; MR.SPEAKER AND REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDY; YOU AND I THE JOINING TOGETHER ALONG WITH MANY OTHER INTERNET THIS BODY AND THAT WE DEDICATED THIS TO TRANSPORTATION AND I OFTEN LOOK AT YOU FOR GUIDANCE AND WITH YOUR CHANGE IN HEART WITH THE CHANGE WITH THIS AMENDMENT AND I’M WONDERING IF I HAVE BEEN MISTAKEN AND I’M WONDERING WHAT NEW INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE WHEN WE PREVIOUSLY CAME TOGETHER TO MAKE YOUR THE CHANGE OF HEART?>>REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDYL REPRESENTATIVE GARAFALO; I KNOW YOU LIKE TO DO THIS TYPE OF BANTER BUT THIS DOES NOT HAVE NO NEW REVENUE IN IT.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE GARAFALO.>>REPRESENTATIVE GARAFALO: THE ONLY THING THAT WAS IN THAT LAW WAS THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THAT WENT TO THE VOTERS AND THIS WAS A CONSTITUTIONAL DEDICATION OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE SALES TAX THAT WENT TO TRANSPORTATION. NOW; AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED; IF YOU WERE IN THE CHAMBER THEN THEN YOU VOTED FOR THAT YOU HAVE A VERY DIFFICULT TIME EXPLAINING WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE UNDERLYING BILL. THE AMENDMENT THAT’S BEFORE US WAS THAT NO PART OF THE MOTOR VEHICLE SALES TAX DEDICATION. IT DOES THE EXACT SAME THING; IT PRIORITIZES GENERAL FUND MONEY FOR TRANSPORTATION SO THE BERNARDY AA AMENDMENT IS IRRELEVANT AND IT IS UNNECESSARY BUT WE SHOULD BE VOTING ON THE UNDERLYING BILL TODAY.>>REPRESENTATIVE: THAT IS FOR ME; FOR MEMBERS; SHOULD HAVE MY NAME ON IT.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FROM HENNEPIN; REPRESENTATIVE HORTMAN.>>REPRESENTATIVE HORTMAN: THINK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND REPRESENTATIVE GARAFALO; THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME OF WHEN REPRESENTATIVE- HAD IS GIANT [INAUDIBLE] ON HIS DESK AND WHILE GARVIN APLENTY VETOED THE REVENUE; THE PACKAGE THERE THAT REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDY AND YOU AND I VOTED ON HAD SUBSTANTIAL REVENUE IN IT WHEN WE VOTED ON IT. NOW; IT WAS A PRETTY BAD IDEA FOR THE GOVERNOR TO VETO THAT WHICH WAS ALL IN THE COMING YEARS WITH TRANSPORTATION DISASTERS AND WEFORTUNATELY WERE ABLE TO OVERRIDE THAT INTRANSIGENT GOVERNOR IN 2008.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE KODAK; REPRESENTATIVE HALVERSON.>>REPRESENTATIVE HALVERSON: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER; IT IS BEEN A NICE WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE THAT SOME OF US WERE IN THE CHAMBER AT THAT TIME AND SOME OF US WERE FAR TOO YOUNG TO BEEN ELECTED. BUT; I WILL WANT TO MAKE A COMMENT BECAUSE THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT WE KNOW THAT WE ARE SO PROUD OF THE PARTICIPATION THAT MINNESOTANS HAVE IN THEIR DEMOCRACY; AND IF WE ARE GOING TO CHOOSE TO DELEGATE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA KNOW CLEARLY WHAT THEY ARE VOTING ON. THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA LOVE FACTS; THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA LOVE TRANSPARENCY; AND THOSE WERE VALUES THAT WE SHOULD BE LOOKING UP AND SUPPORTING IF WE ARE REALLY GOING TO SEND LEGISLATION TO THE VOTERS TO BE DECIDED AND SO; I RISE IN SUPPORT OF REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDY’S AMENDMENT AND WE SHOULD VOTE YES FOR TRANSPARENCY AND CLARITY TO THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA. THANK YOU.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FROM RAMSEY; REPRESENTATIVE.>>REPRESENTATIVE: I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS CLEAR AT THIS IS NOT TAKING MONEY AWAY FROM A EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE AND THE WORKER GOVERNMENT ANOTHER AREA FOR WHAT THIS DOES IS IT DIVERTS MONEY ON THOSE SOURCES TO BE SPENDING IT ON-OR THOSE USES TO BE SPENDING IT ON TRANSPORTATION THERE IS NO NEW DOLLARS AND TO DO THAT. THAT IS ONE THING WITH THE SURPLUS AND IT IS; AS IT IS REFERENCED IN THE AMENDMENT A VERY BIG THING WHEN THERE IS A DEFICIT. AND THAT IS WHAT THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT DOES AND THAT’S WHAT REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDY IS BRINGING FORTH TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO THE MAJORITY.>>REPRESENTATIVE KRESHA: SINCE WE ARE CLARIFYING THE RECORD CAN YOU REPRESENTATIVE PINTO TELL US HOW IT IS TAKING IT MONEY FROM THOSE AREAS?>>REPRESENTATIVE PINTO: WE ARE SEEING THEM THE CORPORATE TAX CUTS RATHER THAN SPENDING THE MONEY ON THE SCHOOLS. AND IN A DEFICIT THAT IS WHEN THIS BECOMES EVEN MORE DIFFICULT BUT EVEN IN A TIME OF THE SURPLUS THESE ARE EXISTING FUNDS FOR TRANSPORTATION AND ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE PEOPLE WE REPRESENT TO SPEND MONEY ON THOSE AREAS.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE KRESHA.>>REPRESENTATIVE KRESHA: AND THAT REPRESENTATIVE PINTO WILL YOU YOUR FOR ONE MORE QUESTION?>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:. HE WILL YIELD. REPRESENTATIVE KRESHA.>>REPRESENTATIVE PINTO: WE CERTAINLY DO.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE KRESHA.>>REPRESENTATIVE KRESHA THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER REPRESENTATIVE KRESHA; WHAT THIS DOES IS TAKES MONEY OUT OF THE HANDS OF LEGISLATURE AND COULD BE GOING TO OTHER USES AND CHOOSES THIS ONE PARTICULAR USE AMONG THOSE.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE KRESHA.>>REPRESENTATIVE KRESHA: SO WHAT YOU’RE HEARING IS THIS TAKES MONEY DIRECTLY AWAY FROM OTHER AREAS AND PUTS IT TO FUNDING TRANSPORTATION. AND MEMBERS YOU HAVE HEARD ON MY MONEY BEING TAKEN AWAY TIME AND TIME AGAIN AND FROM ROADS AND BRIDGES AND WE HAVE TO HELP GUIDE THAT WE ARE A DEMOCRACY I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THAT THIS WILL NOT BIND OUR HANDS IN FEDERAL HELP GUIDE OUR HANDS AS WE GET ROADS; BRIDGES AND INFRASTRUCTURE WE CAN TRY TO ARGUE THAT BUT THE REAL ARGUMENT IS LET’S LET THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE GUIDE IS A LITTLE BIT DOWN HERE LET’S BUILD UP THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND WAS GET SOME JOBS OUT HERE AND THAT SHOWED THE MINNESOTANS THAT WE THINK THIS IS IMPORTANT AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO PLAY GAMES BECAUSE; GUESS WHAT? IF YOU’VE BEEN WATCHING THE LEGISLATURE THIS YEAR GAMES ARE PLAYED ALL OVER THEY WILL SAY OR WERE GOING TO DO THIS WITH THIS MONEY YOU’RE GOING TO DO THIS; WHY NOT SAY WHEN YOU ELECT ME I WILL TAKE THE WILL OF WHAT YOU SAY WE WILL PUT IT IN TRANSPORTATION SET THIS ASIDE WE DO IT AT HOME WE SET THE UTILITY BILL ASIDE OR THE MORTGAGE BILL ASIDE OR THE TELEPHONE BILL ASIDE; WHY CAN’T WE BE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH TO DO THAT HERE. WHAT ARE WE AFRAID OF? THAT THE PEOPLE MAY GIVE US A GOOD IDEA THAT WE WOULD USE? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? LET’S TAKE THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE AND WAS DEDICATED TO ROADS AND BRIDGES AND LET’S NOT TRY TO MAKE THE ARGUMENT THAT WE ARE IN THIS TIME WHERE WE ARE TAKING MONEY BECAUSE WE HAVE A SURPLUS. IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO WHEN I THINK WE SHOULD ALLOW THE PEOPLE AT HOME AT THE SIDE.>>REPRESENTATIVE: REPRESENTATIVE GROFF BELOW ASKED THE QUESTION WHAT HAPPENED IN 2005 AND 2006 AND I WOULD SUGGEST WE HAD ASTEADY DIET OF DEFICIT IN THE STATE DURING THE PLENTY YEARS. THE 2006 AND 2007 SESSION FACED A $466 MILLION DEFICIT AND THE 2010 AND 2011 SESSION FACED A $4;570;000;000 DEFICIT; AND THE 2012 AND 2013 SESSION FACED A $6;188;000;000 DEFICIT. I DIDN’T SERVE DURING THEIR SESSIONS. I WAS AT HOME AND I SAW THE IMPACT OF THOSE DEFICITS AND THEY WERE VERY REAL. THEY WERE VERY REAL IN THE COMMUNITIES WHERE I LIVE; THEY WERE VERY REAL ON OUR SCHOOLS; AND I REMEMBER WHEN THIS BODY CHOSE TO BORROW FROM THE SCHOOLS TO PAY OFF THOSE DEFICITS. SO; A LOT CHANGED DURING THAT TIME AND THAT IS WHAT REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDY IS DOING WITH THAT AMENDMENT THE PUBLIC HAS TO BE REMINDED OF THOSE DEFICITS THAT HAD A REAL IMPACT ON MINNESOTA AND IT’S VERY RELEVANT IN OUR DEBATE TODAY.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FROM FILLMORE; REPRESENTATIVE DAVIDS.>>REPRESENTATIVE DAVIDS: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND NOT WELL REPRESENTATIVE PINTOYOUR FOR A QUESTION?>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: HE WILL YIELD. REPRESENTATIVE DAVIDS.>>REPRESENTATIVE DAVIDS: SO WHAT HOW MUCH CORPORATE TAX CUTS AND HOW MUCH WERE GIVEN BACK?>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE PINTO.>>REPRESENTATIVE PINTO: IF THERE WERE NO CORPORATE TAX CUTS THEN PLEASE CORRECT THAT MR. SPEAKER.>>REPRESENTATIVE DAVIDS: THERE WERE NO TAX CUTS; ZERO; IN FACT FOR CORPORATIONS WE PUT IT OVER FOR INDIVIDUALS IN LOW INCOME INDIVIDUALS. SO; I AM GOING TO GET UP EVERY TIME THAT SOMEONE SAYS THAT WE GIVE TAX CUTS TO CORPORATIONS AND CORRECT THE RECORD BECAUSE THAT IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE. THE CORPORATIONS PUT IN A LOT MORE THAN THEY RECEIVED. THERE WAS SECTION 139 IN GETTING RID OF THE ALTERNATIVE MIDDLE TAXES AND THEY WERE THOSE THINGS THEY ARE BUT THE CORPORATIONS PUT A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY TO REDUCE TAXES TO THE POOR.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FROM ANOKA; REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDY.>>REPRESENTATIVE BERNARDY: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND I JUST WANT TO REMIND THE PUBLIC THAT IN A TIME OF DEFICIT WE WILL BE FORCING CUTS THE THINGS WE CARE ABOUT LIKE EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE IN OUR SENIORS AND OUR VETERANS. SO I HOPE THAT WE CAN MOVE FORWARD IN INFORMING THE PUBLIC AND I DID LET REPRESENTATIVE TO WORK ALSO KNOW I WOULD BE WITHDRAWING MY AMENDED.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: HOUSE FILE 4437 FINAL PASSAGE. REPRESENTATIVE FROM HENNEPIN; REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON; L.>>REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS COME TO START WITH SEVERAL POINTS AND I AM GOING TO TALK ABOUT SEVERAL POINTS AND I DON’T SEE REPRESENTATIVE KNOBLACH ON THE FLOOR BUT WHAT I’M ABOUT TO SAY IS VITALLY IMPORTANT. WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THE ECONOMIST; THE LIBERAL; THE CONSERVATIVE; THEY ARE VERY CONCERNED WHEN YOU LISTEN TO THEIR DISCUSSION IN THE FACT THAT WE HAVE HAD ONE OF THE LONGEST PERIOD’S OF PROSPERITY IN THE COUNTRY AND SECONDLY THE VERY CONCERNED THAT HER ECONOMIC GROWTH IS GOING TO SOFTEN AND THEIR PROTECTIONS ARE IN FUTURE BIENNIUM IT’S GOING TO DROP IS MUCH AS 1% NOW; THAT MAY NOT SOUND LIKE MUCH BUT WHEN YOU RUN IT ACROSS THE STATE BUDGET THAT’S A LOT OF REVENUE THAT WILL NOT BE COMING IN NOW ACCORDING TO THEIR DISCUSSIONS IT WILL STILL BE A POSITIVE NUMBER BUT IT WILL BE LAST IN TERMS OF THIS BIENNIUM WITH HER ECONOMIC GROWTH. SO; REMEMBER THAT. THE OTHER THING THAT HAS BEEN POINTED OUT DURING THE DEBATE ON THE PREVIOUS AMENDMENT; IS THAT THERE IS NO NEW REVENUE BEING PROVIDED HERE. AND; ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT IS THAT IN THE DEBATE THAT WE HAD IN WAYS AND MEANS ON THIS ISSUE; IT WAS POINTED OUT THAT THERE WAS ONLY 1.4% OF THE BUDGET. BUT NOW; THAT NUMBER IS AGAINST THE ENTIRE STATE BUDGET. AND; IF YOU WILL KEEP IN MIND THAT WHEN WE ARE SETTING THE BUDGET; BASE FUNDING; YOU KNOW; OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL HAVE THEIR BASE FUNDING AND WE WILL HAVE TO ADDRESS THINGS LIKE ENROLLMENT INCREASES AND WE HAVE TO ADDRESS THINGS LIKE INFLATION AND BY THE WAY; WE NO LONGER WITH THE FORECAST RECOGNIZE INFLATION; SO KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE BUDGET AND THE FORECAST AND WHAT NUMBERS OR DOLLARS MIGHT BE AVAILABLE.SO; KEEP IN MIND WHAT WE ARE REALLY TALKING ABOUT HERE IS PUTTING IN TRANSPORTATION AND I THINK ACROSS THIS BODY WE REALLY DO NEED MORE MONEY FOR TRANSPORTATION BUT YOU’RE PUTTING IT BEFORE ALL ELSE. IF WE HAVE A DIFFICULT ECONOMIC PERIOD AND I WAS HERE AND I HAVE THE STORM ALONG WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THIS BODY WHEN WE WERE DEALING WITH MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR DEFICITS AND IT WAS ALLUDED TO EARLIER BY REPRESENTATIVE CLARK WHEN WE WERE DOING THINGS LIKE TAKING THINGS FROM OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND SO ON; BUT IF WE HAVE A DEFICIT; OR A SLOWDOWN; THIS IS A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. THERE WERE REFERENCES REPEATEDLY FROM PROPONENTS ON THAT SIDE OF THE AISLE THAT THIS YEAR WE HAVE A BUDGET SURPLUS. WELL; YOU’VE GOT HANDED OUT BY THE CHIEF AUTHOR OF THE BILL A SHEET THAT SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS IN FUTURE BIENNIUM’S. AND; THE NUMBER WOULD GROW FOR THE BIENNIUM FOR THE BIENNIUM OF 24 AND 25 ACCORDING TO THEIR SHEE T ON PAGE 16 THAT WAS PASSED OUT; SO KEEP IN MIND THAT THAT WOULD BE MOVED OUT ABOVE ALL ELSE. BEFORE YOU WOULD FUND THE SCHOOLS; BEFORE YOU WOULD FROM THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BILL; OTHERS HAVE GONE DOWN THE ENTIRE LIST. BUT; I AM GOING TO CONCLUDE WITH ONE POINT. $.50 ON THE DOLLAR. IF YOU LOOK AT HOW MUCH WE SPEND ON K-12 IN EARLY EDUCATION PLUS HIGHER EDUCATION IT COMES TO JUST A SHADE UNDER 50% SIR $.50 ON THE DOLLAR OF OUR ECONOMIC WORTH WOULD BE GOING TO TRANSPORTATION. NOW; AS I SAID EARLIER; THE PROBLEM IN MY VIEW IS THAT WE HAVE NO NEW REVENUE; AND THAT IS THE ISSUE THAT IS AT STAKE HERE. SO; IF WE ARE GOING TO TAKE AND REDESIGN THE PIE; LET’S GET SOME REAL; LONG THOUGHT TO WHERE THAT MONEY IS GOING TO COME FROM. NOW; I DID SEE THAT SOME OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY HAS ENDORSED THE AMENDMENT; AND I DO KNOW; FROM MY CONVERSATIONS WITH SOME OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY; THEY ARE VERY INTERESTED IN HAVING A QUALITY WORKFORCE. THERE IS YOUR EDUCATION FUNDING; WHETHER YOU ARE TO ABOUT EARLY EDUCATION OR COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.SO ARE WE WILLING TO SLOW THE ECONOMY AND NOT HAVE A QUALITY WORKFORCE OR PORT TRANSPORTATION AS PART OF THE GENERAL FUND OUT OF ALL ELSE. YOU KNOW; THERE WAS DISCUSSION EARLIER AND REPRESENTATIVE GARAFALO IS OFF THE FLOOR ABOU T PREVIOUS VOTES; BUT; YOU KNOW; YOU REACH A TIPPING POINT; IN MY VIEW; AND SOME OF US THAT PERHAPS SUPPORTED SOME OF THOSE EARLIER PROVISIONS IN THE MINORITY LEADER POINTED OUT THERE WERE OTHER PARTS OF THAT BILL THAT INCREASED FUNDING AS WELL AT THE TIME THAT VALENTI VETOED IT. BUT THERE IS A TIME WHERE YOU REACH THAT TIPPING POINT. THAT WAS A RELATIVELY MINOR NUMBER FOR THE TIME BUT NOW; YOU ARE PIGGYBACKING MORE ONTO IT AND YOU BEGIN TO TAKE MORE AND MORE FROM THE GENERAL FUND AND PRETTY SOON; YOU WILL HAVE IN THE FUTURE HUGE; HUGE PROBLEMS. THANK YOU; WE WILL KNOW.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FROM HENNEPIN; REPRESENTATIVE NELSON.>>REPRESENTATIVE NELSON: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER. AND MEMBERS; ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS PASSED OUT HERE HAS THE LIST OF SUPPORTERS OF THIS AMENDMENT. AND; ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ON THIS LIST ARE THE CARPENTERS AND MOST OF YOU KNOW THAT I AM A CARPENTER AND WAS A FORMER BUSINESSAGENT FOR THE CARPENTERS AND WHEN I HAD SAT AT OUR UNION MEETING THE OTHER NIGHT AND IT WAS ASKED ABOUT THIS QUESTION I SAID FLAT OUT THAT I DO NOT SUPPORT THIS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT; AND THERE ARE MANY REASONS THAT I DON’T EVEN THOUGH IT DOES BRING MORE MONEY AND FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES BUT IT DOES NOTHING LIKE THE PREVIOUS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THAT WAS REFERENCED EARLIER NOT JUST FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES BY TRANSIT FOR THE METRO AREA AND THE OUT-OF-STATE AREA AND EVERY SINGLE COUNTY OF MONEY FOR TRANSIT. BECAUSE TRANSPORTATION IS NOT JUST ROADS AND BRIDGES IS TRANSIT AND ALL DIFFERENT PARTS OF TRANSPORTATION. THERE IS NO NEW MONEY HERE. THIS IS A SHIFTING MONEY. SHIFTING MONEY FROM HERE TO OVER HERE; AND THEY ARE GOING TO TELL YOU THAT WE ARE SPENDING MORE MONEY WHEN ALL WE ARE DOING IS SHIFTING MONEY. THE BARGAIN AND TELL ME THAT IT IS A PRIORITY THAT WERE SHIFTING AWAY FROM OUR SCHOOLS ARE OUR KIDS ARE WERE TAKING IT FROM OUR KIDS AND PUT IT IN ROADS AND BRIDGES OVER SHIFTING MONEY AWAY FROM OUR GRANDPARENTS OR PARENTS WHO WERE IN NURSING HOMES AND WE’RE TAKING IT FROM THOSE PARTS THAT WE SPEND MONEY ON IN THE GENERAL FUND AND DEDICATED CONSTITUTIONALLY TO ROADS AND BRIDGES. AND; THAT IS NOT GOOD. I MEAN; WE DID THAT BEFORE LAST SESSION. WE TOOK MONEY OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND AND SHIFTED SOME OF THIS MONEY OVER STATUTORILY; WHICH MAKES MORE SENSE; BECAUSE AS WAS SAID; WE ARE GOING TO RUN INTO A DEFICIT IN THE FUTURE SOMETIME. AND; WHEN WE HAVE DEFICIT; STUFF THAT IS STATUTORILY DEDICATED PLACES WE CAN MOVE IT AROUND. WHEN IT’S CONSTITUTIONALLY DEDICATED CREATES A HOLE IN THAT GENERAL FUND BUDGET AND THAT WAS GOING TO BE THERE AND AGAIN; WE ALL HAVE CUTS TO OUR SCHOOLS AND TO OUR NURSING HOMES AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE FUNDED WITH OUR GENERAL FUND AND THAT IS THE ONLY PLACE THAT WE WILL CUT BUT WHEN IT IS CONSTITUTIONALLY DEDICATED; WE CANNOT TOUCH THAT MONEY AND THERE IS CONSTITUTIONALLY A LOT OF MONEY ALREADY CURRENTLY DEDICATED FOR ROADS. THIS IS ABOUT COURAGE; I THINK; HERE TOO. AGAIN; I THINK THAT I STOOD UP IN FRONT OF A WHOLE BUNCH OF CARPENTERS AND THEY WANT MONEY AND THEY WANT JOBS AND I HAD TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM AND SAY THESE ARE THE REASONS THAT I DON’T AND NONE OF THEM THREW ME OUT OF THE MEETING OR SCREAMED AND HOLLERED AT ME THEY UNDERSTOOD WHAT I WAS STANDING FOR. THIS IS COURAGE THAT WE ARE STANDING UP FOR THIS IS THE CONSTITUTION WE ARE HOLDING HER FINGER UP AND SEEING WHICH DAY THE WIND IS BLOWING AND LETTING OUR CONSTITUENTS TELL US HOW WE SHOULD VOTE AND NOT HAVING THE COURAGE TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO AND THAT IS TO MAKE THE TOUGH DECISION OF HOW WE ARE GOING TO SPEND OUR MONEY AND WHERE WE ARE GOING TO RAISE OUR MONEY FROM AND HOW WE SHOULD RAISE IT. WHY DON’T WE LET YOU GUYS DECIDE BECAUSE WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH COURAGE TO DO THAT OURSELVES WE ARE NOT SMART ENOUGH TO DO THAT OURSELVES AND WERE TO LET YOU GUYS DO THAT BECAUSE WE ARE NOT BRAVE ENOUGH TO MAKE THAT DECISION. SO MEMBERS; VOTING NO ON THIS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. IT’S A BAD IDEA. YES; WE DO NEED MONEY FOR CONSTRUCTION ROADS AND IN TRANSIT AND TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS; BUT THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO DO IT IS TAKING THE CHICKENS OUT ON THE WAY OUT BY DOING IT THIS WAY.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE PETERSBURG.>>REPRESENTATIVE PETERSBURG: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND THIS BILL; THIS AMENDMENT; IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO SUPPORT AND THIS IS REALLY THE REASONS WHY WE SHOULD KEEP DOING THIS AND SUPPORT THIS PARTICULAR BILL. YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER TRANSPORTATION IS FORWARDS AND BRIDGESPRIMARILY; THAT’S WHERE THE BULK OF THE MONEY GOES. WE ALSO AGREE THAT THEY DON’T DETERIORATE VERY FAST MOSTLY OF CARS AND TRUCKS DRIVING ON IT. AND; JUST LIKE MANY YEARS AGO; WE DETERMINED THAT THE SALES TAX ON THOSE VEHICLES THAT ARE WEARING OUT OUR ROADS AND BRIDGES THAT SHOULD GO TO REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT OF THAT PARTICULAR INFRASTRUCTURE. NOW; WE HAVE A CAR PARTS; THE TIRES AND BATTERIES THERE ARE ALSO CARS AND TRUCKS ON THE ROAD AND IT CERTAINLY SEEMS THAT SHOULD BE PART OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE REVENUE IN ORDER TO REPLACE THOSE ROADS AND BRIDGES. I ALSO WANT TO REMIND US THAT CONSTITUTIONALLY; ROADS AND BRIDGES AND INFRASTRUCTURE THAT’S AN ASSET THAT IS OWNED BY THE STATE IS ONE OF OUR CORE RESPONSIBILITY THAT THIS CONSTITUTION PUTS UPON US. SO; WE CAN ARGUE ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT IT SHOULD BE DEDICATED OR NOT DEDICATED; OR WHETHER OR NOT WE OUGHT TO DO GENERAL FUND ARE NOT; BUT IN THE END EDUCATION AND K-12 IS CRITICAL; AND WHAT ABOUT WHEN WE HAVE A DEDICATED? FOLKS; THAT IS WHEN WE HAVE HAVE THE FUNDS DEDICATED. ROADS AND BRIDGE PROJECTS ARE NOT LIKE THE YEARLY PROJECTS WE DO YEARLY THROUGH OUR FUNDING HERE AT THE LEGISLATURE ROADS AND BRIDGES TAKE 2 TO 4 YEARS SOMETIMES A MINIMUM OF TWO YEARS IT’S DEVASTATING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH HALF OF A PROCESS AND THEN HAVE THE FUNDS PULLED BECAUSE THE LEGISLATURE NEEDS TO DEAL WITH THOSE FUNDS AND DEAL WITH THAT DEFICIT. THE REALITY IS; THE PERCENTAGE OF THE BUDGET THAT WOULD BE REMOVED FROM OUR GENERAL FUND; IF Y OU WANT TO USE 7/10 OF A PERCENT TO 1.4% OF THE BUDGET; THOSE ARE FUNDS THAT ARE NEEDED IN ORDER TO IMPROVE ON ROADS AND BRIDGES. I REMEMBER 2013 AND 2014; I CAME HERE IN THE MINORITY; YOU KNOW; IT WAS DFL CONTROLLED HOUSE AND DFL CONTROLLED SENATE AND DFL CONTROLLED GOVERNOR; AND AT THAT TIME; EVERYBODY SAID WE NEED MORE FUNDING FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES. WE COULDN’T GET A GAS TAX PASSED THEN AND WE CAN GET A GAS TAX PASSED NOW AND PEOPLE SAID HEY; YOU HAVE TO GET A GAS TAX OUT THERE. IF WE DO THIS AS DEDICATED FUNDS THAN PEOPLE KIND OF ASSUMED THAT WE HAVE MONEY TO DO EVERYTHING WE NEED BUT GUESS WHAT FOLKS? THAT IS THE SAME PLACE WE ARE NOW. IF YOU REALLY BELIEVE THE FUNDING TAKEN AWAY FROM SALES TAX WOULD BE A DEFICIT OR A DETRIMENT TO OUR BUDGET THEN THE AM NEXT ARENA COME BACK HERE AND HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM BECAUSE WE REALLY DO NEED TO FUND THESE PROGRAMS HERE IN OUR STATE. SO THE BOTTOM LINE FOLKS; AS WE HAVE THAT DEPENDABLE FUNDING FOR THE FUTURE. THIS IS NOT ENOUGH. WE HEARD THE GOVERNOR SAY THROUGH HIS TASK FORCETHAT WE NEEDED ABOUT $600 MILLION PER YEAR; AND THEN; IT GOT REVISED THAT WE REALLY NEED ABOUT $1 BILLION OR MORE YEAR FOR MORE FUNDING FOR THIS. WE ARE NOT ABLE TO GET IT FROM VEHICLE CONTROLS OR GOP CONTROLS OR WITH GAS TAXES ; THAT IS JUST A REALITY CURRENTLY. SO; WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT OTHER WAYS TO GET THIS FUNDING NECESSARY FOR OUR ROADS AND BRIDGES. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HELP WITH THAT AND LET THE CONSTITUENTS OUT THERE UNDERSTAND THAT THESE FUNDS ARE NEEDED; THAT WE ARE ALREADY TOLD WHAT TO DO THESE FUNDS AND NOT LET’S TRANSFER BACK TO TRANSPORTATION ROADS AND BRIDGES OTHERWISE WE WILL GO BACK TO FUNDING OF THE LEVEL OF QUALITY FOR OUR ROADS AND BRIDGES. SO PLEASE VOTE YES. ALL OF THE REASONS THAT YOU THINK WE SHOULD OR IS ACTUALLY THE REASONS THAT WE SHOULD VOTE FOR IT.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE HOWE.>>REPRESENTATIVE HOWE: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS I’M GOING TO TELL YOU WHERE THIS A LL CAME FROM. MANY OF YOU HAVE ALREADY HEARD IT BUT I WAS LAYING UNDERNEATH MY 18-YEAR-OLD SUBURBAN TAKING THE GAS TANK OFF TO REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP; AND MY WIFE SHERRY; MY LOVELY WIFE LOOKS AT ME WITH MY BLOODY KNUCKLES AND SAID YOU KNOW; YOU CAN AFFORD A NEW ONE AND I THOUGHT YOU KNOW WHAT? IF I BOUGHT A NEW SUBURBAN; IF I BOUGHT A NEW VEHICLE; JESUS WAS; WHERE DOES THAT SALES TAX GO? IT GOES TO TRANSPORTATION BUDGIES AWAY; I AM OUT THERE BUYING PIECES AND PARTS FOR MY 18-YEAR-OLD SUBURBAN VIA: WHERE DOES THAT GO THAT GOES INTO THE GENERAL FUND AND SOMETHING JUST AS IN ADDING UP HERE.AND; THIS IS BEEN GOING ON FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS AND I SEE REPRESENTATIVE HERTAUS IS LAUGHING BECAUSEI ACTUALLY BOUGHT THE SUBURBAN FROM HIM. BUT; WHEN I BOUGHT THE SUBURBAN I DIDN’T KNOW THE FUEL PUMP WAS GONNA GO OUT AT THAT TIME BUT THAT IS LIFE. BUT THAT IS REALITY. IF YOU BUY A NEW VEHICLE THAT GOES TO TRANSPORTATION BUT THOSE OF US TO KEEP OUR OLD JALOPY’S ON THE ROAD AND BY THE PIECES AND PARTS TO KEEP IT ON THE ROAD IT GOES TO THE GENERAL FUND. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL THAT YOU SHOULD TAKE THAT MONEY AND PUT IT TOWARDS TRANSPORTATION AND FIX OUR ROADS AND BRIDGES AND MAYBE WE WON’T HAVE TO BUY SO MANY SHOCKS AND REPLACE SO MANY STRUTS BECAUSE OUR WORDS WILL BE A LITTLE BIT SMOOTHER. VOTE YES ON THIS IS A GOOD DEAL AND LET PEOPLE CHOOSE BECAUSE IT IS WHERE WE WANT OUR MONEY TO GO. THANK YOU MEMBERS; PLEASE VOTE YES.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FROM CARVER; REPRESENTATIVE NASH.>>REPRESENTATIVE NASH: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND M IRON SOMETHING IN THE FUNDING COMMITTEE THE OTHER DAY AND I THINK YOU SHOULD HEAR IT IT SAID THAT MARRY YOU WON’T WHAT LET US BUILD MINDS AND YOU WON’T LET US BUILD ROADS AND I WANT YOU TO KEEP THAT IN MIND BECAUSE THIS REMINDED ME OF SOMETHING FROM MY CHILDHOOD SOMETHING FOR MINNESOTA IT WAS MY FAVORITE CARTOON AND IT STILL IS IT WAS PEANUTS. IT REMINDS ME OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN CHARLIE BROWN; LUCY; AND A FOOTBALL. AND; I LOOK AT THIS EVERY TIME I THINK OF A TRANSPORTATION PROJECT WHERE YOU GUYS THINK; WELL; I SUPPORT THAT; WERE MINING PROJECT;M AND IT DOESN’T EVER GET FUNDING FOR IT. REMINDS ME OF LUCY GOING UP TO KICK THE BALL AND THAT YOURUN UP TO HIT THE BALL AND IT’S LIKE ONE WE SAY WERE GONNA SUPPORT A PIPELINE WE GOT THE KICKTHE BALL AND THEY PULL IT OUT FROM UNDERNEATH OF US. IT’S THE SAME THING WITH ROADS. WE SAY WERE GOSPEL ROADS AND BRIDGES AND; WHEN CHARLIE BROWN IS UP THERE GETTING READY TO KICK THE BALL I FEAR THAT THE BALL IS GETTING READY TO GET PULLED AWAY.MEMBERS; YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY AND I THINK CHARLES SCHOLZ NEVER ALLOWED CHARLIE BROWN TO KICK THE BALL BUT YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO PUT THE BALL ON THE GROUND AND LET CHARLIE BROWN KICKED THE BALL ON THE UPRIGHT AND FUND ROADS AND BRIDGES. MEMBERS; VOTE GREEN.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: MEMBER FROM CARLTON; REPRESENTATIVE SUNDIN.>>REPRESENTATIVE SUNDIN: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER I JUST WANT TO BRING SOME CLARITY TO THE SITUATION I JUST WANT TO MENTION A FEW OF THEM TRADES THAT ARE JUST A HANDFUL THAT ARE AFFECTED BY THIS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. AND THEY ARE NOT WEIGHING IN ON THIS AND THEY ARE NOT IN FAVOR OF THIS THEY DO VERTICAL CONSTRUCTION OR BUILDINGS. UNDER THE GROUND THAT AND SKYSCRAPERS AND THE WHOLE WORKS AND THAT ACTUALLY IS A DETRIMENTAL EFFECTS ON THOSE TRADES. IF YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE TRANSIT INVESTMENTS WE’VE HAD MINNESOTA OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS JUMP ON THE GREEN LINE; TAKE A RIDE TAKE A JUMP ON THE GREEN LINE; AND CHECK IT OUT SINCE WE’VE ESTABLISHED THAT AND AND THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HORIZONTAL CONSTRUCTION AND VERTICAL CONSTRUCTION AND VERTICAL CONSTRUCTION YOU BUILD SCHOOLS AND HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES AND YOU TAKE YOUR PEOPLE. OKAY; THAT COVERS THE OTHER TRADES; BUT I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE DECEPTION THAT IS GOING ON HERE AS PEOPLE PANDER FOR THIS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. I; IN FACT; GOT ONE OF THESE RIVER MESSAGES ON MY EMAIL; IT WAS VERY INTERESTING. IT WAS; YOU KNOW; IT WAS PUTTING FORTH THEIR POINTS FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND IT WAS WELL WRITTEN AND ALL OF THAT SAID IT WAS SIGNED BY A MEMBER OF ONE OF THOSEBUILDING TRADE UNIONS; SUPPOSEDLY AND IT WAS LISA ANDERSON; LISA ANDERSON IS ON MY CAMPAIGN TEAM. SO; ALL OF YOUR EMAILS; TAKE THEM WITH A GRAIN OF SALT. THERE IS SOME DECEPTION GOING ON HERE AND PLEASE RECOGNIZE THAT AND TAKE IT FOR WHAT IT IS WORTH. AND; WAS GOING TO ADD SOME MORE COMMENTS BUT I THINK THEY ARE FORTHCOMING FROM ANOTHER LEGISLATOR; THANK YOU.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: MEMBER FROM HENNEPIN; REPRESENTATIVE HERTAUS.>>REPRESENTATIVE HERTAUS: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKERS AND JUST TO CLARIFY MY SUBURBAN WAS 13 YEARS OLD WHEN I SOLD IT TO REPRESENTATIVE HOWE AND ABOUT– PERCENT IS DEDICATED TO TRANSPORTATION WE TALK TALK ABOUT CONSTITUTIONAL WAY DEDICATED MONEY THAN NOT;I WOULD ALSO LIKE WHEN WE DO THAT IT CERTAINLY EASIER TO TAKE CARE OF THINGS IN THE FIRST PLACE ALSO WANT TO MENTION THAT WHEN WE SENT OUT CREWS AND EQUIPMENT A GREAT DEAL IS INVOLVED IN KEEPING OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM UP TO SPEED IT’S DIFFICULT TO SEND A CREW OUT AND SEND THEM AN HOUR AND A HALF OUT TO A JOB SITE IN AN HOUR AND A HALF BACK ONLY TO PAY FULL DAY’S WAGES FOR ABOUT SIX HOURS OF WORK AND THAT IS CERTAINLY PROBLEMATIC AND I HOPE WE CAN CONTINUE TO DO THIS. THE LAST POINT THAT I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE REPRESENTATIVE CARLSON; I THINK I DO SAY WITH REFERENCE TO THE GROWTH IN THE BUDGET THAT WITH EDUCATION USING ABOUT 50% OF THE GROWTH; THAT TRANSPORTATION WOULD THEREFORE DEPRIVE EDUCATION OF 50% OF THAT GROWTH. THAT IS NOT QUITE RIGHT BECAUSE THE EXTRAPOLATION IS THAT ONLY THE GROWTH IN SALES TAX IN THE AREA OF AUTO-PARTS AND SALES WOULD BE DEDICATED TO THIS CAUSE. SO; WE JUST NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS NOT SOME CONFUSION ABOUT THAT. THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: MEMBER FROM HENNEPIN; REPRESENTATIVE YOUAKIM.>>REPRESENTATIVE YOUAKIM: THINK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND I AM KIND OF UPSET THAT THE AMENDMENT GOT PULLED TODAY BECAUSE THAT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO WHAT WE NEED TO BUILD INFRASTRUCTURE WE NEED ABOUT $600 MILLION A YEAR AND INVESTMENT IN CLOSE TO WHAT WE NEED TO BUILD A NEW WORD. AND I WAS ON TWITTER THE OTHER DAY FOR SOME DISCUSSIONS AND I IS SOLID DISCUSSION ABOUT BUILDING OUR ROADS AND BRIDGES USING THE FUNDS WE ALREADY HAVE; THE FUNDS WE ALREADY HAVE IS NOT ENOUGH. THERE’S NOT JUST HOLES IN THIS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THERE’S HOLES ALL OVER THE BUDGET BEING THE BIRDS RIGHT NOW THAT JUST PUNTS ALL THESE PROBLEMS DOWN THE ROAD AND I’M REALLY DISAPPOINTED WHEN IT COMES TO TRANSIT; BECAUSE; NOT EVERYONE DRIVES A CAR. WE HAVE TRANSIT -DEPENDENT PEOPLE AND; DO YOU KNOW WHAT? GOOD JOBS ARE OUT THERE TO EXPAND UNION TRENDS AND WAYS TO AND WE KEEP SAYING IF YOU KEEP DOING THESE CONSTITUTIONALLY DEDICATED STREAMS AND GUESS WHAT? EVERY GROUP WILL BE A PEER; EDUCATION INCLUDED SAYING WHERE IS MY CONSTITUTIONALLY A DEDICATED STREAM. AND; OUR JOB IS TO BE APPEAR AND MAKE THESE TOUGH DECISIONS AND I DON’T ALWAYS THINK THAT IT HAS TO GO FROM POINT TO POINT BUT I DON’T ALWAYS THINK THE CONSTITUTIONALLY DEDICATED WAYS ARE THE WAYS TO DO IT. BUT; MORE IMPORTANTLY; WE ARE SENT HERE TO DO A JOB AND MINNESOTANS CARE ABOUT THEIR AND THE OPIOID CRISIS AND THEY CARE ABOUT THE ERROR EDUCATION SYSTEM AND THIS AMENDMENT DOES NOT GET ANYWHERE CLOSE AND IT’S NOT BEING TRUTHFUL ABOUT WHERE IS THE MONEY IS COMING FROM AND YOU KNOW WHEN I LANDED THIS JOB I USED AN ANALOGY ABOUT HOW A FAMILY DECIDED THEY NEEDED A NEW MINIVAN AND I WENT OUT AND GOT AN EXTRA JOB TO HELP PAY FOR THAT AND WE DID WHAT EVERY MINNESOTAN SHOULD BE DOING ADD WE WERE PIERCING WHAT ARE OUR VALUES AND WHAT DO WE CARE ABOUT AND WHAT IS IT GOING TO COST AND HOW ARE WE CAN FIND THE MONEY TO FUND IT? WE SHOULD NOT BE UP HERE SAYING THAT.MINNESOTANS DESERVE A CHANGE.>>REPRESENTATIVE MASIN: THANK YOU MR. CHAIR THIS IS A TOUGH VOTE FOR ME I HAVE STOOD WITH THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE AND I HAVE EVER SINCE I’VE BEEN ON THIS BODY AND I HAVE BEEN CONSTANTLYADVOCATING FOR MORE MONEY HIM WAY BACK WHEN I WAS ON THE CITY COUNCIL I KNEW IT WAS 20 YEARS BEHIND WITH THIS PROJECT AND I WAS REALLY TEMPTED. HOWEVER; I KEEP REMEMBERING ONE OF THE TESTIFIERS WHO OPPOSED THIS AMENDMENT. HE SAID; THIS IS THE COWARDS WAY OUT; AND HE IS RIGHT!. JUST A LITTLE HISTORY; IT SE EMS WHENEVER HOUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE A PART IN LEADERSHIP; THERE IS VERY LITTLE THAT SEEMS TO GET DONE IN THE WAY OF REAL GOOD SOLUTIONS OR SOLVING PROBLEMS. REMEMBER 2005? 2011? ONE REPUBLICANS WERE IN LEADERSHIP IN THE LEGISLATURE THERE WERE SHUTDOWNS. I WAS HERE IN 2008 WHEN WE DID THE COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION BILL. WE WAITED FOR HOURS UNTIL THE CHAMBER CAME FORWARD AND WE FINALLY GOT FIVE OR SIX REPUBLICANS TO VOTE FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION BILLS. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE NEVER BEEN THERE IN THE LAST DECADE FOR TRANSPORTATION; SO GIVE ME A BREAK HERE. I AM NOT GOING TO BE AN ENABLER FOR IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR. IT JUST BOGGLES MY MIND THAT YOU WANT THE PRIVILEGE OF HOLDING THESE CERTIFICATES BUT YOU DO NOT WANT TO VOTE. I CHALLENGE THE HOUSE REPUBLICANS TO COME UP WITH A COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION BILL; I WILL VOTE FOR BUT I’M NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR THE CHICKENS WAY OUT SO PLEASE COME UP WITH A COMPREHENSIVE TRANSPORTATION BILL. AND I WILL NOT VOTE FOR THIS BILL.>>REPRESENTATIVE: MEMBERS TALKED ABOUT A REFERENCE LAUGHING AND THIS IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER. THIS IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER. THIS IS A REALLY; REALLY BAD IDEA. THE SAME ARGUMENTS THAT WE HAVE HEARD HERE FOR PROPONENTS OF THIS BAD IDEA CAN BE MADE ABOUT ALL SORTS OF OTHER VITAL THINGS THAT MINNESOTANS CARE ABOUT. MINNESOTANS CARE ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN; THEY CARE ABOUT THE EDUCATION OF THEIR CHILDREN; MINNESOTANS CARE ABOUT THEIR ELDERLY; MINNESOTANS CARE ABOUT THE NURSING FACILITIES THAT WE FIND TO TAKE CARE AND HONOR ARE ELDERLY. MINNESOTANS CARE ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY; MINNESOTANS INVEST IN MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT RESPECTS THE PUBLIC AND PROTECT THE PUBLIC. ALL OF THOSE ARE VITALLY IMPORTANT. EVERY YEAR; WE COME HERE WE MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT HOW WE TAKE THE PEOPLE’S BOUNTY TO COVER ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT FOR MINNESOTANS. BUT TODAY; A WHOLE NEW PROPOSITION IS PUT FORWARD IN FRONT OF US. THE PROPOSITION THAT ONLY ONE THING IS REALLY; TRULY IMPORTANT; AND THE OTHER THINGS; BY DEFINITION; THEREFORE ARE LESS IMPORTANT. THE PEOPLE ; MINNESOTANS; DO NOT HOLD TO THAT. THAT IS THE WRONG APPROACH TO GOVERNING. I AM WONDERING MR. CHAIR; IF REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE WHERE THAT YIELD TO A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS? SAME HOUSE; SAME CALL>>REPRESENTATIVEMARIANI: REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE; CAN YOU TELL US WHAT IS THE FORMULA FOR FUNDING THIS YEAR IN THE LEGISLATION FOR FUNDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS?>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE.>>REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI; RIGHT NOW WE GUARANTEE THAT ALL CHILDREN IN MINNESOTA GET THEM EDUCATION A QUALITY EDUCATION; THE TRANSPORTATION BILL DOES NOT AFFECT THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION.>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI: THERE IS AN UNCOVERED COST FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT THIS BILL WILL DO TO THOSE UNCOVERED COST.>>REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE: THERE ARE THINGS THAT SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE DISTRICTS ARE OBLIGATED TO PROVIDE THAT THE TOTAL EDUCATION FUNDING IS $680 MILLION THIS YEAR AND 400 MILLION OF THAT IS BECAUSE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS NEVER STEPPED UP TO ITS COMMITMENT GOING BACK DECADES NOW THE FUN 40% OF ITS COST AND $200 MILLION IS THE STATE FEELING TO FUN FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT AND STUDENTS.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI.>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI: AND MR. SPEAKER; IF REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE CAN CONTINUE TO YIELD WHAT ARE WE DOING TO COVER THAT IN LEGISLATION THERE’S UNCOVERED COSTS?>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: HE WILL CONTINUE TO YIELD. REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE>>REPRESENTATIVEDAVNIE: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI; ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WERE DOING IS [INAUDIBLE] AND IT IS GROWING FASTER THESE DAYS IN URBAN MINNESOTA WHERE YOU AND I RESIDE BUT THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR ENGLISH-LANGUAGE SUPPORT IN THE FUNDING THIS YEAR FOR THAT ITEM.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI.>>REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI: MR. SPEAKER WE CAN DO THIS FOR A LONG TIME WE CAN GET UP AND ASKED ABOUT ALL THE THINGS THAT MINNESOTANS CARE ABOUT. WE TALKED ABOUT NURSING HOMES EARLIER; WE TALKED ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY; WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE QUALITY OF WATER; WE CAN TALK ABOUT SUPPORTING SMALL FAMILY FARMS; WE CAN GO ON AND ON. BECAUSE; THEY ARE ALL IMPORTANT. AND YET; THIS BODY IS NOT DOING WHAT IT NEEDS TO DO IN THOSE AREAS. WE JUST HEARD WHAT IT IS NOT DOING IN THE FACE OF TREMENDOUS NEED IN OUR K-12 PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM. BUT AGAIN; THE PROPOSITION TODAY; TODAY IS FROM THE PUBLIC CANNOT WE HAVE TODAY FROM THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY OF WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING BUT THAT WILL BE THE EFFECT ONCE YOU DO THIS CALIFORNIA-STYLE REFERENDUM OF HAVING THE PEOPLE MAKE THE DECISION WHEN THE FULL STORY IS NOT IN FRONT OF THEM. MEMBERS; THIS IS A BAD WAY TO GOVERN. AND YET; APPARENTLY IN 2018; THIS IS THE REPUBLICAN WAY TO GOVERN. TO DIVIDE US AS A PEOPLE; TO DIVIDE OUR INTERESTS; TO PICK ONE VITAL IMPORTANT INTEREST OVER ANOTHER ONE. IT’S CALLED GAMEPLAYING; FOLKS. YOU HEARD EARLIER SORT OF A MOCKING VOICE HERE ABOUT HOW DEMOCRATS; YOU KNOW; HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE A DEDICATED SOURCE OF FUNDING; IT IS NOT. A DEDICATED SOURCE OF FUNDING TAKES TRUE COURAGE; IT TAKES MATURE LEADERSHIP; IT TAKES MODERNIZING AND UPDATING HOW TO CAPTURE THE NEEDED REVENUES TO MAKE THE INVESTMENT IN THINGS LIKE TRANSPORTATION BASED ON HOW OUR SOCIETY CURRENTLY FUNCTIONS IT IS FUNCTIONING LESS AND LESS AS ONE WHO IS GOING TO BE DEPENDENT ON CARBON-BASED FUELS; ON GASOLINE ; WHICH HAS BEEN OUR MAINSTAY FOR TAKING CARE OF OUR ROADS; BUT; IT’S NOT GOING TO BE OUR MAINSTAY AND THAT IS THE CONVERSATION ABOUT OUR DEDICATED SOURCE OF FUNDING. NOT GOING INTO OUR EXISTING BUDGET AND THEREFORE PITTING EVERYTHING ELSE THAT PEOPLE CARE ABOUT IN MINNESOTA IN ORDER TO COVER ONLY ONE THING. IT IS A TAKING FROM STRATEGY; IT IS NOT A LEADERSHIP APPROACH; IT IS NOT A HEALTHY APPROACH FOR FUNDING THE THINGS THAT MATTER. I SUBMIT TO YOUR MEMBERS; THE PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO BE FOOLED BY THIS. THEY’RE NOT GONNA BE FULL BY THIS DEBATE; THEN I CANNOT BE FULL BY WHAT HAPPENS TO THIS BILL AND THIS IDEA THAT; APPARENTLY; IS GOING TO MOVE FORWARD AS THE MAJORITY IS HANGING ONTO THIS BAD IDEA. THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BUY IT. WHAT THEY WANT IS TRUE LEADERSHIP; COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP; MATURE DECISION-MAKING; NOT THIS GAMEPLAYING. THIS IS A WRONG APPROACH. MEMBERS; DO THE RIGHT THING AND VOTE AGAINST IT.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: MEMBER FROM HENNEPIN REPRESENTATIVE FLANAGAN.>>REPRESENTATIVE FLANAGAN: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS; AS MINNESOTANS WE CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER AND WE CARE ABOUT EACH OTHER AND [INAUDIBLE] SCARCITY AND THIS AMENDMENT ONLY BRINGS TO DIVIDE US AND NOT BRING US TOGETHER AND IT WILL TIRE HANDS IN A CRISIS. VOTE NO.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FROM HENNEPIN; REPRESENTATIVE YOUAKIM.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:>>REPRESENTATIVE THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER; AND I’M GOING TO MAKE THIS QUICK HELL; WE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE; ADEQUATE STABLE FUNDING FOR SOMETHING WE VALUE MORE THAN OUR KIDS.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FROM HENNEPIN; REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON; C.>>REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS I’VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN THE HOUSE ON TRANSPORTATION ISSUES I THINK EVERYONE KNOWS I’M AN ADVOCATE PROPONENT OF REAL COMPREHENSIVE PROPONENTS AND COMPROMISE TO FUND TRANSPORTATION IN ALL ITS FACETS AND THAT IS OUR GOAL HERE AND THIS IS NOT IT AND LAST YEAR WE HAD GENERAL FUNDS FOR TRANSPORTATION I THINK TH AT WE NEED TO LOOK AT WHAT THE REALITIES ARE HERE FOR GOOD TIME AND I THINK IT’S PROBLEMS FOR USING THE GENERAL FUND FOR TRANSPORTATION GOOD TIMES FOR THINGS LIKE TIMES OF PROSPERLIKE WE ARE NOW. LAST YEAR WE HAVE PEOPLE COMING TO US FOR A MEAGER 5% RAISE A MEAGER 5% RAISE AND THESE PEOPLE HAVE NOT I DON’T THINK THE REPUBLICANS ARE GIVING THEM THE 5% RAISE THIS YEAR AND HAS THE CRISIS OF THE NEED FOR HOME HEALTH CARE JUST DEEPENS AND DEEPENS IS NOT ADDRESSED AND THE REASON THAT I MENTION THIS IS THE MONEY THAT WE USE TO GIVE THEM THAT DEDICATED RAISE WOULD BE WHAT WE DEDICATED TOWARDS IN THE GENERAL FUND LAST YEAR SO IT WAS A TRADE-OFF AND I THINK WE CAN AGREE WITH THAT BUT IT CAME AT A COST FOR THAT 5% RAISE FOR HOME HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND THIS IS A TIME OF PROSPERITY AND TIMES WE HAVE A SURPLUS. SO THERE’S PROBLEMS WHEN WE HAVE TIMES OF PROSPERITY BUT THERE’S THE PERIL WHEN THERE’S TIMES OF DISPARITY AND ON THAT NO; I’M A FORMER HISTORY TEACHER AND I CAN TELL YOU THATTHOSE NUMBERS ARE BIG. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THOSE NUMBERS IN 2012 AND 2013; HOW WILL WE FARE THAN WHEN I WAS AN ADVISOR IN MANKATO I DEALT WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO GET THROUGH SCHOOL AND WHEN I GOT FOR MY 30 YEARS OF TENURE AT MSU I REALIZE THE NUMBER ONE RISK FACTOR FOR STUDENTS WAS NOT ACADEMICS; WAS FINANCES AND THEY JUST CANNOT AFFORD IT. THAT IS THE TIME WE SAW THE SKYROCKETING TUITION; AND I CANNOT TELL YOU WHERE MANY STUDENTS CAME INTO MY OFFICE AND SAID MR. JOHNSON; I’M SORRY I WILL BE YOUR NEXT SEMESTER BECAUSE I HAVE TO TAKE A BREAK AND I CAN AFFORD IT AND I’VE STUDENTS AND SAID I’M WORKING 45 HOURS A WEEK IN MY PAPER IS GONNA BE LATE AND ON AND ON AND ON AND NOW THERE’S STUDENTS THAT HAVE GRADUATED ARE FACING MOUNTAINS OF DEBT AND STILL HAVE RAMIFICATIONS. THAT’S A PERSONAL STORY FOR ME BUT IT’S A PERSONAL STORY FOR OUR FAMILIES MANY OF OUR FAMILIES AND IT IS A STORY IS YOUR WHEN I AM TALKING TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT HOME AND THERE IS REAL PERIL IN TIMES OF DEFECATE FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA AND I THINK THIS PARTICULAR PERIL WILL BE FOR THE PEOPLE OF RURAL; AND I AM FROM RURAL; MINNESOTA AND I’M A COUNTRY BOY AND I LIKE GET MY STAND UP FOR RURAL MINNESOTA AND AM QUITE FRANKLY WE DON’T HAVE THE PROPERTY TAX BASE TO MAKE IT UP AND THE PROBLEM WITH THE SCHOOL FUNDING IS A LOCAL FUN DAY PROBLEM BUT THAT DOESN’T WORK IN STATE JAMES WHERE ALL THEY JUST CAN’T DO IT LIKE OTHER AREAS CAN AND THAT HAS REALLY BEEN IDENTIFIED I HOPE YOU SOLVE A LEGAL SIZE SHEET THAT WAS DISTRIBUTED THIS WAS WRITTEN BY THE COALITION OF THE GREATER MINNESOTA CITIES AND THE MINNESOTA RURAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION AND THEY CONCLUDED THIS AMENDMENT IS BAD FOR WARM IN THE THIRD AND I AGREE WITH THEM. THEY SAID SPECIFICALLY THAT THE THREAT FOR OUR RURAL SCHOOLS IS MORE THAN THEORETICAL AND I WILL SAY THAT AGAIN THE THREAT TO OUR WORLD SCHOOLS AND CITY IS ARE MORE THAN THEORETICAL. AND ONE OF THE CHIEF AUTHORSOF THE AMENDMENT ON THE SENATE SIDE ARE ONEOF THE THINGS THAT IS SET ASIDE AND WE KNOW THAT AND THIS WILL HAVE A PERILOUS EFFECT ON OUR RURAL SCHOOLS AND OUR TEACHERS IN OUR RURAL COMMUNITIES AND I CHALLENGE YOU TO SIT DOWN AND COME TO A REAL COMPROMISE BY DOING THIS DOES NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM I ENCOURAGE NO OVERT.>>REPRESENTATIVE SPEAKER REPRESENTATIVE FROM ANOKA; REPRESENTATIVE QUAM;>>REPRESENTATIVE QUAM: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS; IN NEGOTIATION TIMES THE WAY TO NEGOTIATE THIS WAY IS NOT RIGHT AND NOT MAD THE PRESS; FRIENDS WHEN THE PROPOSAL COMES OUT TO THE PRESS CONFERENCE THE PROPOSAL IS NOT SEEN BY THE CHAIRS OF THE COMMITTEE UNTIL AFTER IT IS DROPPED AS A BILL. THAT IS NOT WORKING TOGETHER. THAT IS NOT TRUE LEADERSHIP. THAT IS NOT HOW WE SHOULD COMMUNICATE AND GET THINGS DONE. NOW; THE APPROPRIATE THING TO DO IS BE PROACTIVE. WE HAVE SEEN THAT SOME THIS YEAR; BUT THE MOST RECENT ONE WAS THE QUARANTINE THING. WE DIDN’T HAVE AN EMERGENCY BUT WE KNEW THAT WE MIGHT IN THE FUTURE AND WE DID SOMETHING. IT WASN’T A HUGE STEP; BUT WE MADE PROGRESS. AND FRANKLY; YEARS AGO WE WOULDN’T BE IN THE SITUATION NOW IF YEARS AGO WE HAD REALIZED THAT GEE WE HAVE THEM ALTERNATIVELY WE FUELED VEHICLES AND WE HAVE [INAUDIBLE] AND WE WOULDN’T HAVE THESE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE FOR TRANSPORTATION. FRANKLY; MOST PEOPLE CAN AFFORD THAT NEW VEHICLE AND FRANKLY MOST PEOPLE CAN AFFORD THE GAS AND LET’S LOOK AT THESE THINGS RELATED TO VEHICLE THAT THE RICH WEALTHY PERSON CAN AFFORD THE BRAND-NEW CAR THAT DOESN’T BURN MUCH GAS BUT IT STILL USES TIRES AND THINGS LIKE THAT RELATED REVENUE IS THE INTELLIGENT THING TO DO TO TRY TO STABILIZE TRANSPORTATION FUNDING. IT DOESN’T SOUND LIKE WE ARE DEBATING THE VALIDITY OF SAYING LET’S DO THIS; WE ARE TRYING TO COME UP WITH EXCUSES NOT TO DO IT. AND FRANKLY; THAT IS PART OF THE PROBLEM. TO FIX THIS; WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT OTHER THINGS INSTEAD OF FOCUSING ON HOW WE FIX THIS. WE HAVE GOT PROPOSALS THROUGH THE YEARS TO TRY TO DO SOMETHING. THEY DON’T MAKE IT; OR THEY GET VETOED; WELL; IF SOMETHING DOESN’T WORK; YOU TRY SOMETHING ELSE. SO; LET’S ASK THE PEOPLE; IS THIS COMMON SENSE TO GO AHEAD AND TRY AND STABILIZE OUR TRANSPORTATION FUNDING BY TAKING THINGS THAT ARE RELATED REVENUE TO THE STATE THAT IS RELATED TO TRANSPORTATION; NO MATTER IF IT TAKES GAS OR ELECTRICITY OR WHATEVER THE NEW THING MAY BE THAT IT HELPS TO FUND THOSE WORDS THAT ARE SCHOOL BUSES AND OUR AMBULANCES ARE USING OUR BUSES ARE USING AND I THINK THIS IS A REASONABLE AND CONNECTED WAY TO MAKE SOMETHING THAT AT LEAST WILL BE STABLE FOR THE NEXT PERIOD OF TIME UNTIL ; LIKE I SAID; FLYING CARS OR SOMETHING ELSE COMES ALONG. SO; I THINK IT IS FINE TO LET THE PEOPLE DECIDE IF THIS IS COMMON SENSE OR NOT; AND TO DEBATE THE MERIT OF THIS AND THINK OF EVERY OTHER THING AS AN EXCUSE NOT TO MOVE FORWARD. THANK YOU.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FROM DAKOTA REPRESENTATIVE>>SPEAKER OF>>REPRESENTATIVE: THINK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF HIM TRYING HARD TO HOLD BACK MY THE FRUSTRATION THAT WE HAVE DONE NOTHING FOUR DAYS AWAY TO THE END OF LEGISLATION WE HAVE NOTHING TO ADDRESS THESE THINGS THAT PEOPLE ARE COMING FOR AND I THINK WE KNOW IT’S FISCAL YEAR IS IRRESPONSIBLE SO THAT WHEN IT BLOWS A HOLE IN OUR BUDGET YOU CAN BLAME IT ON THEM; THEY DECIDED TO DO IT IF YOU REALLY BELIEVED IN THIS AND YOU REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA; YOU WOULD JUST VOTE ON IT AND DO IT. HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW; THE PIE CHART THAT YOU HANDED OUT THESE PIECES ARE ALL PART OF THE PIE AND YOU CAN SPLIT UP DIFFERENT BUT HERE’S SOMETHING IS NOT GONNA GET SMALLER; WE HAVE AN AGING POPULATION IN THIS STATE AND THEY’RE GOING TO NEED MORE HOUSING AND MORE TRANSPORTATION TO GET PLACES AND MORE HEALTHCARE AND COSTS ARE GOING UP THAT DOESN’T HELP WITH THIS AMENDMENT AND MEMBERS; THIS IS A LAZY WAY TO GOVERN. IT IS NOT BAD IT IS NOT JUST COWARDLY IT IS A LAZY WAY OF GOVERNING. THE GIMMICKS AND THE SHIFTS MINNESOTANS ARE OVER IT AND THEY ARE ON TO IT AND THEY ARE DONE WITH IT AND I ENCOURAGE YOU TO VOTE NO.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: MEMBER FROM– REPRESENTATIVE.>>REPRESENTATIVE: I’M WONDERING IF REPRESENTATIVE WOULD YIELD TO A QUESTION?>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: SHE WILL NOT.>>REPRESENTATIVE DRAZKOWSKI: HOW ABOUT REPRESENTATIVE HAUSMAN?>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: SHE WILL NOT. REPRESENTATIVE DRAZKOWSKI>>REPRESENTATIVEDRAZKOWSKI: OKAY; I DIDN’T MEAN TO BE SO INTIMIDATING REPRESENTATIVES. THE COMMENT WAS MADE THIS IS A LAZY WAY OF GOVERNING THEY WANT TO RAISE TAXES AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN JUST LIKE THEY DID IN 2013 AND 2014. NPR HAD A STORY BACK FIVE YEARS AGO ALMOST TODAY WRITTEN BY TOM CHECK AND HE QUOTED SPEAKER THISSEN; AND HE QUOTED SPEAKER THISSEN; AND HE SAID THEY ARE READY ROSE GAS TAXES IN THE SENATE AND WHY DID YOU NOT DO IT IN THE HOUSE AND REPRESENTATIVE MURO YTHAT IS THE QUESTION YOU RAN AWAY FROM AND TO THE QUESTION THAT YOU’RE NOT GOING TO ANSWER REPRESENTATIVE MURPHY WAS; WHAT WAS YOUR REASON FOR NOT RAISINGTHE GAS TAX WHEN YOU FULL CONTROL HERE IN MINNESOTA IF YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE THE FULL ABILITY DEMOCRATS TO DO IT BACK THEN AND YOU DID NOT SO DO NOT PREACH TO US IN CODE ABOUT HOW WE NEED TO SOMEHOW RAISE MORE SUSTAINABLE REVENUES; YOU WANT TO RAISE TAXES AND YOU WANT US TO RAISE THEM WELL WE ARE LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA AND THEY ARE OVERTAXED TO DEATH. WE HAVE GOT THE GREATEST AMOUNT OF REVENUE IN THE STATE AND IN THE HISTORY OF THE STATE AND IT IS INCREASING AT UNBELIEVABLE AMOUNTS AND ANOTHER $329 MILLION IN OVER COLLECTION OF PEOPLE’S MONEY IS SCHEDULED TO HAPPEN BETWEEN NOW AND 30 JUNE NEXT YEAR; OVER COLLECTION. AND REPRESENTATIVE HERTAUS SHARED WITH ME SOME OF THE PROJECTIONS JUST THIS FISCAL YEAR OF OVER $825 MILLION OF SURPLUS OR OVER COLLECTION OF PEOPLE’S MONEY AND WE WANT TO GIVE THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA THE ABILITY TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO DEDICATE THESE EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS OF MONEY THAT WE ARE OVER COLLECTING IN THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO FIX OUR FAILING ROADS AND BRIDGES; AND YOU SAY NO AND REPRESENTATIVE MARIANI; YOU ARE RIGHT; WE ARE TAKING THAT MONEY FROM THEM. THAT IS WHAT TAXES DO; MEMBERS. THEY TAKE MONEY MONEY AWAY FROM THE HARD-WORKING PEOPLE OF OUR STATE THAT HER STRUGGLE LAYING IN AND PUT IT INTO GOVERNMENT.>>REPRESENTATIVE: MR. SPEAKER.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: FOR WHY DO YOU RISE REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE.>>REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE: MR. SPEAKER I IS UNDER MASONS MANUAL PARAGRAPH ONE SECTION 121.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: STATE YOUR POINT OF ORDER.>>REPRESENTATIVE DAVNIE: UNDER MASONS MANUAL PARAGRAPH ONE SECTION 121 IT SAYS THAT THE WORD SHOULD NOT BE USED [INAUDIBLE] OR TEDIOUSLY.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: MEMBERS I ASK THAT YOU NOT MAKE THE WORDS SO TEDIOUS OR DIFFICULT FOR OTHER MEMBERS TO UNDERSTAND.>>REPRESENTATIVE DRAZKOWSKI: BUT MEMBERS; WE ARE TAXING THE GAJEEBERSAND OKAY I’M AN OLD GUY I SAID WE ARE TAXING THE GAJEEBERS OUT OF THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA BY THE TAXING THEM OUT OF THE GOVERNING ORDER OF THE STATE AND THEN I’M READING THAT THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO CREATE MORE LIGHT RAIL AND MINNESOTANS SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO FOCUS THIS MONEY ON ROADS AND BRIDGES WHICH IS OVER AND OVER AGAIN THE PRIORITIES THAT THEY HOLD BUT INSTEAD; WE SEE THE GOVERNOR AND IN THE PAST; THE LEGISLATURE PUSHING MORE AND MORE LIGHT RAIL WITH THE 1900S TECHNOLOGY IN 2018; PUSHING IT DOWN THIS RATHOLE CALLED SOUTHWEST LIGHT RAIL; WHICH IS NOW PROJECTED TO COST $2 BILLION JUST TO BUILD IT IT STARTED OUT AT $800 MILLION AND OF COURSE; KEEPS GOING HIGHER AND HIGHER AND HIGHER; AND SO; NOW THEY WOULD LIKE TO RAISE TAXES MORE TO PAY FOR THAT; AND THEN THEY CLAIM IF THAT ISN’T AVAILABLE ; OR IF WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY FOR ALL OF THAT; THAT IS OUR FAULT AND THAT WE NEED TO RAISE TAXES ON MINNESOTANS. MEMBERS; WE DO NOT NEED TO RAISE TAXES. THERE IS PLENTY OF REVENUE IN THE STATE AND WHAT THIS PROPOSAL DOES OR THIS AMENDMENT DOES IS GIVES THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA THE RIGHT TO MAKE THAT DECISION TO SAY YES OR NO AND IT’S NOT THE CHAMBER’S MONEY TO SPEND IT IS THE PEOPLE’S MONEY AND IF THE PEOPLE DECIDE THEY WANT TO SPEND IT ON ROADS AND BRIDGES WE SHOULD GIVE THEM THAT CHANCE. THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FROM RAMSEY REPRESENTATIVE MURPHY; E.>>REPRESENTATIVE MURPHY:MEMBERS THAT MR. SPEAKER THANK YOU AND REPRESENTATIVE DRAZKOWSKII AM NOT SCARED A YEAR BUT THANK YOU FOR THAT [INAUDIBLE]TO BUILD THAT TRANSPORTATION FOR MINNESOTA’S FUTURE; AND I WILL SAY THAT WHERE I LIVE; AND IN OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE;WHAT WE ARE DELIVERING OUT OF THIS BODY OUT OF THE MAJORITY; WE ARE TIRED OF THE CYNICISM THAT WE DID IT AND YOU WILL SAY THAT YOU DID SOMETHING ABOUTTHE OPIOID CRISIS BUT YOU DIDN’T AND YOU WILL SAY ABOUT ELDER ABUSE BUT ALSO THE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES; NOTHING !AND EVERY TIME THIS BODY GETS UP AND SAYS WE DELIVERED FOR THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA WHEN WE HAVE THEM; THEY KNOW.THEY KNOW WITHOUT ANY [INAUDIBLE] AND AND THE FAITH THEY HAVE IN US AND WE KNOW THAT THIS WILL NOT HELP US TO SERVEIN THE FUTURE. ASKED THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SUPPORTING IT IS A HALF-BAKED IDEA AND I’D BE HAPPY TO GO BACK TO YOUR DISTRICTS WITH YOU AND WITH A STRAIGHT FACE YOU CAN SAY THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTABUT I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR YEARS I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS WHEN YOU EMPTY ACCOUNTS WHICH ARE FAMOUS FOR DOING IN HERE YOU ARE AGAIN PUNCHING A HOLE IN THE GENERAL ACCOUNT AND THIS DOCUMENT SHOWS US $300 MILLION A YEAR COMING OUT OF GENERAL FUNDS WITH NO WHAT PLAN TO FILL THAT WHICH MEANS WE ARE GOING TO SCRAMBLE TO FUND OUR SCHOOLS; WERE GOING TO SCRAMBLE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT AID AND HIGHER EDUCATION WHICH MEANS MORE STUDENT DEBT FOR PEOPLE COMING OUT OF COLLEGE AND THIS IS A CYNICAL PROPOSAL REPRESENTATIVE DRAZKOWSKI AMERICAN A PLAY GAME WITH YOU ON THE FLOOR AND I’M NOT GONNA PLAY A GAME WITH THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA THIS IS MALARKEY AND IF WE WANT TO DO WHAT’S RIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA WE NEED TO DO THE COURAGEOUS THING IN THIS DOES NOT CUT IT.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FROM ANOKA; REPRESENTATIVE RUNBECK.>>REPRESENTATIVE RUNBECK: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS WHEN WE VOTE FOR THIS BILL WE ARE VOTING FOR ALL THE THINGS IT TAKES TO BUILD THE ROADS AND THE AGGREGATES AND THE EQUIPMENT AND WE ARE ALSO BUILDING THE WATER TREATMENT PIPES AND THE SEWER PIPES AND ALL OF THAT AND THIS IS ALSO GOING TO SMALL CITIES AND MEDIUM-SIZED CITIES IN LARGE CITIES ; TO ALL OF OUR CITIES AND IT’S CRITICAL; CRITICAL; CRITICAL AND THIS IS THE KIND OF THING WE CAN QUANTIFY AND WE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE AND WE KNOW WHAT THEY GET US AND IF WE DO NOT HAVE A BASIC; RELIABLE; FUNCTIONING INFRASTRUCTURE WE AS A STATE DO NOT HAVE ANYWHERE TO GO; WE DO NOT HAVE AN ECONOMY; WE DO NOT HAVE BIRTH; WE DO NOT HAVE REVENUE; SO; TO ME; IT’S THE MOST BASIC AND LOGICAL COMMON SENSE REASON TO VOTE FOR THIS BILL AND I URGE YOUR SUPPORT.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FROM HENNEPIN; REPRESENTATIVE HORNSTEIN.>>REPRESENTATIVE HORNSTEIN: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS AND WHENEVER WE TALK ABOUT TRANSPORTATION ITHINK OF MY FRIEND THAT REPRESENTATIVE WHEN HE WAS ON THE FLOOR AND HE CREATED SOME BILLS AND POLICIES THAT EVERYONE IN MINNESOTA COULD BENEFIT FROM PEOPLE IN THE URBAN AREA AND RURAL AREA AND HE ALSO MADE SURE THAT THEY WERE BUILDING ROADS AND BRIDGES AND THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO EXPAND THEM AND BUILD THEM THERE’S A FEW AREAS THESE FALL SHORT IN FINANCE AND POLICY AND MY COLLEAGUES HAVE TALKED ABOUT DIVERSIONS IN THE GENERAL FUND AND THERE’S ALSO SOME TRANSPORTATION AND FINANCE QUESTIONS AS WELL IF YOU LOOK AT 2.25 AND 2.28 IN THE BILL ON PAGE 2; YOU WILL SEE THE WORD MAINTENANCE IS NOT INCLUDED IN ONE OF THE FUNCTIONS; ONE OF THE WAYS THAT THE MONEY THAT IS RAISED FROM THIS IS UTILIZED AND THAT’S VERY IMPORTANT MEMBERS COLETTE TELLS US THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A VERY VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A LITERALLY CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE AND WE ARE NOT EMPHASIZING MAINTENANCE WE ARE ONLY EMPHASIZING EXPANSION THAT THEY SHORTCOMING IN A SERIOUS ONE. IT HAS ALSO BEEN MENTIONED THAT TWO THIRDS OF OUR NEED; TWO THIRDS OF OUR ESTABLISHED NEED TO ADDRESS OUR WORDS AND BRIDGE PROBLEM IN THE STATE IS NOT ADDRESSED IN THIS BILL AND FINALLY; WE ARE NOT ADDRESSING TRANSIT AND TRANSIT IS A STATEWIDE NEED AND A STATEWIDE INTEREST . YOU KNOW; WE HAVE SYSTEMS THAT WE MAY NOT HEAR MUCH ABOUT; RIGHT? LIKE PAUL BUNYAN TRANSIT WHICH IS A DIAL A RIDE SERVICE IN BELTRAMI IN A LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY AND IT HELPS PEOPLE THAT HAVE NECESSITIES IN TERMS OF GETTING FROM POINT A TO POINT B. AND THERE IS A VERY BIG SYSTEM IN ST. CLOUD THAT SERVICE NOT JUST ST. CLOUD BUT THEY HAVE DIAL A RIDE SERVICES AS WELL AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE SERVED WITH THIS AND THEY HAVE A COLLEGE CONNECT AND ALSO SIMILAR SERVICES IN HIAWATHA AND REDWING AND THEY TALK ABOUT PEOPLE OF ALL AGES RIDE OUR BUSES TO GO PLACES LIKE SCHOOL; AND WORK; AND THE GROCERY STORE AND DOCTORS OFFICES; PHARMACIES; LIBRARIES. THESE ARE THE BASIC BUILDING BLOCKS OF TRANSPORTATION ARE STATES THAT WE DON’T HAVE A DIME TO FUND IN THIS BILL. AND THEN; IN THE METRO AREA WE HAVE PLYMOUTH METROLINK THAT TRANSPORTS WORKERS TO AND FROM DOWNTOWN AND METRO GROUP TRANSIT AND OF COURSE OUR METRO TRANSIT SYSTEM WHERE 81 MILLION RIDES PER YEAR AND THERE’S NOT A DIME FOR THAT IN THIS BILL WERE TALKING ABOUT EXPANDING OURBUS SYSTEM IN THE METRO AREA AND ARTERIAL RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM WE’VE SEEN IN THE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE AND THE FINANCE COMMITTEE AND IF IT GETS PEOPLE FROM POINT A TO POINT B; WE DON’T FUND IT. HEARD THE ARGUMENT THAT WHEN WE WERE FUNDED ROADS AND BRIDGES THAT WE ALSO FIND TRANSIT BUT ONE WAY IS TO PROCURE THERE IS ENERGY EFFICIENT BUSES AND TO BUILD BUS SHELTERS AND HIRING AND USING VANS FOR PEOPLE THAT DEPEND AND USE THOSE SYSTEMS AND NOT ONE TIME IN THIS BILL. SO MEMBERS; I RETURN AGAIN TO REPRESENTATIVE LEADERS WORLDVIEW THAT IS SOMEWHAT SIMILAR. I THINK HE IS DOING IN TRANSPORTATION WHAT I THINK PAUL- USED TO SAY THIS IS NOT A BILL AND THIS IS NOT AN AMENDMENT ONE APPROACH WHERE WE ALL DO BETTER WHEN WE ALL DO BETTER SO PLEASE MEMBERS; VOTE NO.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THE AUTHOR OF THE BILL THE CHAIRMAN OF THE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE; REPRESENTATIVE.>>REPRESENTATIVE:TORKELSON: THANK YOU MEMBERS AND I’LL WORD TO HIM THINK THE PROPONENTS OF THIS ISSUE AND NOT JUST FOR WHAT THEY DID THIS YEAR BUT WHAT THEY DID LAST YEAR THESE FOLKS CAME TO MY OFFICE A BROAD COALITION OF PEOPLE WHO BUILD ROADS AND THAT NEED ROADS AND CAME TO ME AND SAID; WE WANT TO HELP YOU; WE WANT TO HELP YOU TO FUND TRANSPORTATION MORE EFFECTIVELY AND WE SAT DOWN AND WE WORKED TOGETHER AND FORMULATED A BILL THAT STARTED TO TAP INTO THE TRANSPORTATION FUND AND TRANSPORTATION IS IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US AND IT DESERVE THIS PIECE OF THE GENERAL FUND AND IT ACCOMPLISHED THAT LAST YEAR THE TRANSPORTATION DID TAP INTO THE GENERAL FUND IN A SMALL WAY BUT IT DID IT STATUTORILY. THEN; THE SAME GROUP OF PEOPLE CAME BACK TO ME THIS YEAR AND SAID DO YOU KNOW; WE WANT TO DEDICATE THOSE REVENUES CONSTITUTIONALLY. AND FRANKLY; I WAS RESISTANT. I WASN’T SURE THAT THAT WAS SUCH A GOOD IDEA. BUT; AS I OBSERVED THE SITUATION HERE IN MINNESOTA; AND I THOUGHT ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FUNDING AND WHAT IT TAKES TO GET DOLLARS INTO THE SYSTEM AND BUILD OUR ROADS AND BRIDGES; I REALIZED THAT WE DEPEND ALREADY ON CONSTITUTIONALLY DEDICATED FUNDS. AND I ASKED MYSELF; SO WHY IS THAT; WHY IS THE FORBEARERS IN THIS BODY AND THE OTHER BODY ACROSS THE HALL THEY ARE FEEL THIS IS A WORTHY ENDEAVOR AND ALL I COULD THINK WAS THERE WERE TIMES WHERE TRANSPORTATION DID NOT GET ITS FAIR SHARE AND THEN WHEN OTHER BUDGET ITEMS PUSH TRANSPORTATION ASIDE; THEN WHAT HAPPENS THEN IS THAT YOU DON’T HAVE THIS PROGRESS OF STEADY FUNDING THAT ALLOWS THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO PLAY ON A PROJECT ALLOWS CONTRACTORS TO BUY THE EQUIPMENT THEY NEED TO BUILD A PROJECT; AND GETS EVERYTHING IN PLACE SO THAT THE PROJECT CAN MOVE FORWARD. TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS DO NOT HAPPEN OVERNIGHT. THEY TAKE YEARS. THEY TAKE YEARS TO PLAN ANDTHEY TAKE YEARS TO MET AND THE FACT IS FOLKS THAT WE AS A LEGISLATURE HAVE NOT BEEN FUNDING TRANSPORTATION ADEQUATELY. I’VE LOOKED AT ALL THESE LETTERS FROM BOTH PROPONENTS AND OPPONENTS OF THIS BILL AND NOBODY SAYING NO; THOSE PLENTY OF MONEY FOR TRANSPORTATION; DON’T DO ANYMORE. IT’S ALL ABOUT SOURCES. WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE SOURCE OF REVENUE FOR THIS BILL DOES IT DESERVE TO BE CONSTITUTIONALLY DEDICATED AND I BELIEVE THAT IT DOES BECAUSE IF WE DON’T; IT FALLS ON A CHOPPING BLOCK AND WE SAY; YOU KNOW; WE HAVE A GOOD WORD SYSTEM AND WE DON’T NEED A NEW WORD PROJECT THIS YEAR AND IF WE NEED MORE MONEY WE WILL JUST CUT TRANSPORTATION FOR OTHER THINGS THAT WE DEEM MORE IMPORTANT OR HIGHER PRIORITY AND SO; THAT IS WHAT HAS HAPPENED AND SO OVER THESE LAST FEW YEARS WE HAD A REALLY CHALLENGING TIME GETTING MORE MONEY FOR EDUCATION WHILE THE GREATER REVENUES ARE BEING TAKEN OUT. THE TRUTH IS; EVERY DOLLAR THAT GOES THIS WORK RATHER BE PART OF THE GENERAL FUND OR GAS TAX OR WHATEVER IS COMING OUT OF THE MINNESOTA TAXPAYERS POCKETS AND DON’T BAR MINNESOTA TAXPAYERS DESERVE TO PUT THEIR TWO CENTS IN AND SAY; I WANT MY WORDS REBUILT; I WANT TRANSPORTATION TO BE PROPERLY FUNDED. YOU KNOW; THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT WHAT THIS IS NOT. SOMEHOW BECAUSE WE ARE TRYING TO MOVE AHEAD WITH THIS TRANSPORTATION FUNDING THAT WE ARE SOMEHOW CHEATING EVERYONE ELSE AT THE TABLE AND THIS IS JUST AN EFFORT TO MAKE SURE THAT TRANSPORTATION; WORDS; AND BRIDGES HAVE A STREAM OF FUNDING THEY CAN DEPEND ON. IT IS NOT TAKING MONEY AWAY FROM ANYONE IT IS SAYING THIS IS A PRIORITY FOR MINNESOTA. ROADS AND BRIDGES ARE CRITICAL FOR THE SUCCESS OF THIS STATE. WITHOUT A GOOD ROAD AND BRIDGE SYSTEM YOU CANNOT GET THE GOODS AND SERVICES THAT WE ALL NEED AND THAT EVERYONE DESERVES TO AND FROM THE PLACES THEY ARE NEEDED. THIS IS JUST ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT MINNESOTA CAN PROGRESS WITH A SYSTEM THAT MEETS THE NEEDS OF OUR CITIZENS. MEMBERS; THANK YOU FOR A HEALTHY DEBATE TODAY. THANKS FOR THE SUPPORTERS OF THIS INITIATIVE. I THINK IT IS AN IMPORTANT ONE. I AM HAPPY TO BE YEAR. THERE HAS BEEN SOME RATHER DISPARAGING REMARKS MADE AND I THINK WE NEED TO IGNORE THOSE BECAUSE I THINK WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD AND MR. SPEAKER MEMBERS I ASKED FOR YOUR GREEN VOTE.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION; THE CLERK WILL TAKE THE ROLE ON THE BILL.>>[ROLL CALL VOTE]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.PIERSON VOTES AYE. THERE BEING 76 AYES AND 34 NAYS THE BILL IS PASSED IN ITS TITLE AGREED TO. THEN NEXT FILE ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE DAY IS HOUSE FILE NUMBER THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE BILL.>>CHIEF CLERK: THE NEXT BILL ON THE CALENDAR FOR THE DAY IS HOUSE FILE NUMBER3168.>>REPRESENTATIVE: THANK YOU FOR ALIGN ME TO ADDRESS MY BILL TODAY AND [INAUDIBLE] SOME LEASED LAND AND IT WILL ALLOW YOU TO DO SALES BY ONLINE AUCTIONS AND THE DNR HERBS FOR MORE ROBUST AUCTIONS IS GOOD FOR THE STATE IT’S A GOOD IDEA THEY WILL MAKE CHANGES TO SEVERAL OF OUR STATE PARKS IN– STATE PARKS AND SOME AREA IN THE STATE FOREST AND CERTAIN PRIVATE SALES IN ONE PARCEL OF LAND THAT PUBLIC SALE AT MARKET VALUE AND IT ALLOWS THE DNR TO APPROVED THE EASEMENT OF LAND IN CERTAIN TOWNSHIPS AND ALLOWS CERTAIN SALES OF TAX CORPORATE LAND IN PRIVATE SALE AND THIS IS IMPORTANT TO SELL OUT SOME LAND THAT’S IMPORTANT FOR TAXES AND PUT IN PRIVATE LANDS AND FINALLY IT REPEALS THE LAW FOR THE BOUNDARY OF SOME LAND IN JACOBS STATE PARK AND THAT WILL BE UTILIZED IN THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS FOR THE VETERANS CEMETERY IT’S NO LONGER NEEDED BECAUSE THE CEMETERY WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION. SO AGAIN; THIS BILL ALLOWS THE DNR TO DO SOME LAND SALES; LAND TRANSACTIONS AND MANAGE OUR STATE LANDS. I STAND FOR QUESTIONS.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THERE ARE NO AMENDMENTS AT THE DESK THE CLERK WELL GIVE THE BILLETS THIRD READING.>>CHIEF CLERK: THIRD READING THE SENATE FILE 3168.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THIRD READING.>>[GAVEL]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: ANY DISCUSSION? REPRESENTATIVE>>REPRESENTATIVE: THANK YOU; MR. SPEAKER AND REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON; I AM WONDERING HOW THIS WILL AFFECT [INAUDIBLE] THAT WOULD AFFECT THE LANDS OF OUR SCHOOLS AND MR. SPEAKER IF REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON COULD YIELD TO THAT QUESTION PLEASE?>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: HE WILL. REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON.>>REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON: MR. SPEAKER AND REPRESENTATIVE; FOR THE STATE TRUST LANDS THE DNR IS RAISING REVENUE FOR THE SCHOOL FUNDING AND [INAUDIBLE] FOR THE SCHOOLS IN THE STATE I THINK THAT’S A PRETTY GOOD TRADE. AND TH ESE PLANS ARE VERY IMPORTANT THEY DEVELOP REVENUE FOR OUR SCHOOLS AND I JUST WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE IN THE BODY OF THAT TODAY. THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: DISCUSSION ON THE BILL? A REPRESENTATIVE FROM ROSEAU; REPRESENTATIVE.>>REPRESENTATIVE: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON MEMBERS IF YOU DO NOT KNOW REPRESENTATIVE JOHNSON I WENT TO SCHOOL YEARS AND YEARS AGO HE WAS MANY YEARS AHEAD OF ME OF COURSE; BUT YOU DID A GOOD JOB ON THIS AND I ENCOURAGE YOU VOTE YES ON THE BILL.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE.>>REPRESENTATIVE: YES I DID GO TO SCHOOL WITH REPRESENTATIVE AND I WAS A FEW YEARS OLDER THAN HIM BUT I WOULD SAY THAT ORDER NOT WISER.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: MEMBERS I WOULD REMIND YOU THAT WE ARE VOTING ON THE BILL OR NOT HOW OLD THE REPRESENTATIVES ARE. SEEING NO FURTHER DISCUSSION PLEASE VOTE.>>[ROLL CALL VOTE]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. THERE BEING 128 AYE AND 0 NAYS; THE BILL IS PASSED AND ITS TITLE AGREED TO. WITHOUT OBJECTION WE WILL REVERT TO REPORTS ON STANDING COMMISSIONS.>>CHIEF CLERK: A COPY OF THIS ORDER OF BUSINESS HIS OWN PLACE ON EACH MEMBER’S TASK IF THERE ARE NO OBJECTIONS THE REPORTS WILL BE ADOPTED. HEARING NO OBJECTION; THE REPORTS WILL BE ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: SECOND READING A SENATE BILLS.>>CHIEF CLERK: SECOND READING OF SENATE FILE 43 OR FOUR.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: SECOND READING.>>[GAVEL]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: MEMBER FROM ROSEAU; REPRESENTATIVE FABIAN.>>REPRESENTATIVE FABIAN: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS THE SENATE MADE ONE SMALLCHANGE TO THE BILL THEY ADDED TO WORDS THAT ARE THE CULTURAL IMPACTS AND SO THOSE ARE THE CHANGES AND I ENCOURAGE YOU VOTE YES ON THE BILL.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE MAHONEY.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: ANY DISCUSSION? THERE BEING NO DISCUSSION ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. OPPOSED; NAY THE MOTION PREVAILS THE CLERK WILL GIVE THE BILL THIRD READING AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE. CLARK THIRD READING OF HOUSE FILE 3759 AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THIRD READING.’S>>[GAVEL]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THIRD READING. SENIOR FURTHER DISCUSSION THE CLERK WILL TAKE THE ROLE ON THE BILL.>>[ROLL CALL VOTE]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. THERE BEING 74 AYE AND 53 NAYS THE BILL IS REPASSED AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE AND ITS BILL TITLE AGREED TO.>>[GAVEL]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: MEMBER FROM WASHINGTON; REPRESENTATIVE WARD; WHAT PURPOSE DO YOU RISE?>>REPRESENTATIVE WORD: POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: STATE YOUR POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.>>REPRESENTATIVE WARD: THANK YOU; MR. CHAIR I HAVE A LETTER THAT’S BEEN PASSED OUT EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE A COPY NOW AND EVERYONE HERE SHOULD KNOW THESE ARE AGENCY IN THE STATE AND FOR NEW PEOPLE YOU MAY WANT TO READ THIS CAREFULLY EXPLAINS WHAT THE COUNCIL DOES AND HOW IT WORKS AND; WE HAVE UNFORTUNATELY AS THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE; HAVE MISUNDERSTOOD AND TAKEN A POSITION THAT IS CONTRARY TO THE COUNCIL; AND IT IS A VERY ACTIVE COMMUNITY GROUP; AND IT IS ABOUT THE DESEGREGATION OF DATA AND WE HAVE HAD LOTS OF GOOD DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THIS WITH THE ALL KIDS COUNT ACT AND THE STATE HAS BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR SEVERAL YEARS. BUT; THERE IS A CHALLENGE; AND I HAVE HANDED OUT A LETTER SO YOU WHAT UNDERSTAND A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT WHAT WE ARE FACING AND WHAT WE ARE DEALING WITH SO IF PEOPLE MIGHT COME TO SEE YOU OR SEND YOU AN EMAIL; YOU WILL KNOW IT IS NOT COMING FROM THE COUNCIL OR THAT IT IS. SO; MR. SPEAKER; I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD TO REPRESENTATIVE HAMILTON. SAME HOUSE;>>SPEAKER DOUDT: REPRESENTATIVE FROM COTTONWOOD REPRESENTATIVE HAMILTON.>>REPRESENTATIVE HAMILTON: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND JUST LIKE REPRESENTATIVE WARD SAID IT PEOPLE I LOVE ARE [INAUDIBLE] AND IT’S UNACCEPTABLE AND PEOPLE THAT DISAGREE WITH THAT POSITION OF THE BOARD WE ASKED THEM TO DIRECT THAT TOWARDS THE BOARD AND NOT STAFF AND THE STAFF ARE SIMPLY FOLLOWING THE DIRECTIVES OF THE BOARD AND PLEASE DIRECT THAT CRITICISM TOWARDS THE BOARD. THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FROM RICE; REPRESENTATIVE BLY; FOR WHAT PURPOSE DO YOU RISE?>>REPRESENTATIVE BLY: POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: STATE YOUR POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.>>REPRESENTATIVE BLY: ON CONSTITUTION DAY I RECOGNIZED A FAMOUS NORWEGIAN IMMIGRANT FROM MY COUNTY I WANTED TO SHARE THAT WITH YOU TODAY. THIS RESOLUTION; WHICH HOPEFULLY WILL BE GETTING A COPY OF IN A FEW MINUTES; RECOGNIZES THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PUBLICATION FIRST THURSTON DEVLIN IN MINNESOTA HE GREW UP ON A RICE FARM IN RICE COUNTY HE IS RECOGNIZED AS AN INFLUENTIAL SOCIAL SCIENTIST IS ALSO REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT AND CREATIVE NORWEGIAN AMERICANS HE ATTENDED CARLETON COLLEGE IN NORTHFIELD AND GRADUATED IN 1880 ALSO ATTENDED HOPKINS AND WORKED AS A PROFESSOR AT MANY MAJOR UNIVERSITIES AND NONETHELESS HE WAS FAMILIAR WITH HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES. HE WAS KNOWN FOR MANY PHRASES NOW IN COMMON USE SUCH AS CONSPICUOUS CONSUMPTION OR CONSPICUOUS WAYS OR LEISURE CLASS OR OBLIGATORY AUGMENTATION OF THE RISK OF TAKING THE LEADER SENDS OF INDUSTRY ARE SINS OF ATHLETICISM ARE MANY OTHERS AND ALTHOUGH HE IS KNOWN FOR IS CLASSIC ECONOMIC WORK THAT LEISURELY CLASS OR THE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE THE HIGHER LEARNING IN AMERICA WAS CRITICAL OF THE INTERFERENCE OF BUSINESS AND CORPORATE INTEREST IN COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITIES UNDERMINING FREE EXPRESSION AND THOUGHT AS WELL AS THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE HE ARGUED THAT TRUE ACADEMIC VALUES WERE SACRIFICED BY UNIVERSITIES IN FAVOR OF THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND PROFITABILITY. HE EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT THE UNDUE FAITH THAT THE GENERAL PUBLIC PUT IN INDIVIDUALS WHO HAD DONE NOTHING OTHER THAN ACCUMULATE GREAT WEALTH AS THOUGH THIS MADE THEM A REPOSITORY OF GREAT KNOWLEDGE OR WISDOM ON THERE WAS LITTLE EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT THIS. WHILE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HE WROTE TWO IMPORTANT BOOKS AND HE WROTE THAT THE FIRST HE WROTE ABOUT THE ECONOMIC OF THE DAY AND HE STATED THAT WORK HAD BEEN DEMEANED BY SERVITUDE AND THE ASPIRATION FOR LEISURE HE BELIEVES CIVILIZATION WAS CREATED BY THREE HUMAN MOTIVATIONS IDLE CURIOSITY THE FOUNDATION OF MODERN SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND THE INSTINCT OF WORKMANSHIP AND THE PURSUIT OF MEANINGFUL LABOR AND THE CONTINUED IMPROVEMENT OF SKILLS AND PRACTICE. IN THE SECOND BOOK; EVEN BEFORE THE ENTRY OF AMERICA INTO WORLD WAR I HE FIRST SAW THE MAKING OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR AND AMONG OTHER IMPORTANT INSIGHTS HE DID NOT HAVE MUCH FAITH IN A MARXIAN REVOLUTION BUT HE KNEW THAT TO THE AND ADVENT OF A DEMIGOD M IGHT SECURE POWER OF THE CONGENITAL BIAS OF THIS WARLIKE CHARACTER AT THE SAME TIME EXPOSED TO CIRCUMSTANCES NEIGHBORING DEVELOPMENT OF A TRUCULENT MEGALOMANIAC AND IS PLACED IN SUCH A POSITION OF IRRESPONSIBLE AUTHORITY AND AUTHENTIC PREROGATIVES AS WELL LEND HIS CABINETS TO HIS IDIOSYNCRASIES. I WITH PERSISTENCE AND TRUE MANAGEMENT BECOMES SO UBIQUITOUSLY INTO YOUR BRICK US ACCEPTANCE TO CONTROL THE POPULATION AT LARGE INTO ITS ENTHUSIASTICALLY BELLICOSE FRAME OF MIND. MANY WHO READ THIS THOUGHT LATER ON THAT REMINDED THEM OF ADOLF HITLER. AS SPEAKING TO OUR PRESENT DAY HE UNDERSTOOD THAT THE WILLINGNESS OF THE CAPTURE OF A MIND TO BE CAPTURED EVEN THOUGH MORE THAN THE STRATEGIC POSITION OF THE CAPTURE HOLDS THAT WHAT HAPPENED IN GERMANY IN THE 1930S COULD HAPPEN HERE. IN 1970 HE RODE AN INQUIRY ON THE TERMS OF PEACE AND PERPETUATION WHERE HE FURTHER DISCUSSED THE DANGERS FACED WITH THE INVESTMENT IN WAR AND THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM THAT MADE PROFIT-MAKING AND LEADERSHIP ABOVE THE COMMONWEALTH HERE AND FEAR OF HER PRODUCERS. HE INFLUENCED MANY WRITERS AND THINKERS INCLUDING AMERICA’S FIRST NOBEL PRIZE WINNER AND MINNESOTAN AND HIS INFLUENCE INFLUENCE MANY NEW DEALERS IN THE ROOSEVELT ADMINISTRATION THAT WOULD IMPLEMENT HIS NEW IDEAS. HE IS ALSO CREDITED AS THE FOUNDER OF THE INSTITUTION OF THE SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS. DUBLIN PRODUCED ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT WRITTEN COLLECTIONS OF SOCIAL CRITICISM. HE CONTEMPLATED THE DRIFT OF HUMANITY TOWARDS CATASTROPHES THAT COULD BE AVOIDED IF ONLY THESE BASIC VIRTUES OF WORKMANSHIP; IDLE CURIOSITY SCIENCE AND THE PARENTAL BACK WERE PERMITTED TO TAKE CONSTRUCTIVE PAST OTHER THAN HEDONISM AND WAYS SEEM TO BE THE MAIN TREND OF AMERICAN LIFE HE DID NOT WANT ECONOMICS TO REMAIN AN APOLOGY FOR STATUS WELL. HE BELIEVED THE GAMES OF THE STATUS WERE CREATED BY PEOPLE AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MADE A FEWRICH AND IMPOVERISHED THE RESTIT HAS BEEN 90 YEARS SINCE HIS DEATH IN 1929. AS I AM NEARING MY RETIREMENT FROM THE MINNESOTA HOUSE; BELIEVE IT IS TIMELY TO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTIONS OF THIS IMPORTANT MINNESOTAN WHO GREW UP IN MY COUNTY. THANK YOU.>>[APPLAUSE]>>>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORTS.>>CHIEF CLERK: CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT ON HOUSE FILE NUMBER 3265; AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES. THE REPORT IS ADDRESSED TO THE HON. KURT L DAUDT SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE WE HAVE AGREED UPON THE ITEMS IN DISPUTE AND RECOMMEND AS FOLLOWS; THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE IS SIGNED FROM ALL THREE CONFEREES FROM THE PART OF THE HOUSE AND TWO WITH A THREE ON THE PART OF THE SENATE. KRESHA MOVES THAT THE BILL BE ADOPTED AND REPASSED AS AMENDED BY THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENT I RECOGNIZE THE REPRESENTATIVE>>REPRESENTATIVE: WE DID ACCEPT THE PROVISION FROM A A MINNESOTA REVIEW FROM THE MINNESOTA PARENTING FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH AND BRINGS IN CONSIDERATIONS FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES AND DIVERSE NEEDS OF COMMUNITIES AND I THINK THAT THE BILLS VERY GOOD AND I ASKED FOR YOUR SUPPORT AS WE RE-PASS IT.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: DISCUSSION. DISCUSSION ON THE ADOPTION OF THE REPORT? SEEING NONE; ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS.>>[GAVEL]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THE CLERK WILL GIVE THE BILL ITS THIRD READING AS AMENDED BY CONGRESS.>>CHIEF CLERK: THIRD READING OF HOUSE FILE 3265 AS AMENDED BY CONFERENCE.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THIRD READING.>>[GAVEL]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE; THE CLERK WILL TAKE THE ROLE>>[ROLL CALL VOTE]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. THERE BEING 126 AYES AND 0 NAYS THE BILL WILL BE PASSED AS AMENDED BY CONFERENCE AND ITS TITLE AGREED TO.>>[GAVEL]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:THE CLERK WILL READ THE REPORT RELATING TO THE CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND DISK CLOSURE BOARD.>>CHIEF CLERK: THE COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS POLICIES MARGARET LEAPT BACK FROM THE DISCLOSURE BOARD REPORTED BACK WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION. R DRISCOLL MOVES THAT THE REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE OF GOVERNMENT ARE PUT RATIONS AND ELECTIONS POLICY BY THE MARGARET LOVE BACK BOARD MAYBE NOW ADOPTED.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE O’DRISCOLL.>>REPRESENTATIVE O’DRISCOLL: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBER ONE THING THAT WE DID THIS SESSION WAS APPROVED NOMINEES FOR THE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF REGENTS THIS IS THE SECOND OPPORTUNITY FOR US AS A LEGISLATURE TO CONFIRM OR NOT CONFIRM THE IMPORTANCE OR RECOMMENDATIONS BY GOV. DAYTON AND I USE GOV. DAYTON BECAUSE HE IS THE CURRENT GOVERNOR OR ANY GOVERNOR TO THE GOVERNOR CAMPAIGN FINANCE BOARD. THREE OF THE APPOINTEES ARE FROM THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND THREE APPOINTEES ARE FROM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND TODAY BEFORE US WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE AND WE CAN DO THAT BY A SIMPLE VOICE VOTE AND AS THE CHIEF CLERK REPORTED MARGARET LUBBOCK IS A NOMINEE SHE’S FILLING A POSITION OF A FORMER LEGISLATURE THIS TERM WILL END IN JANUARY 2020 AND MR. SPEAKER WITH THAT; THERE IS NO DISCUSSION YOU CAN SIMPLY CALL FOR A VOICE VOTE ON THAT BY SIMPLY SAYING YES OR NO.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS>>[GAVEL]>>CHIEF CLERK: THE HOUSE NOW CONSENTS TO THE APPOINTMENT OF MARGARET LUBBOCK IN THE COUNTY OF HENNEPIN MINNESOTA FOR A TERM THAT EXPIRES JANUARY 6; 2020.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE O’DRISCOLL.>>REPRESENTATIVE O’DRISCOLL: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER NOW THAT WE HAVE A NOMINEE WE CAN GO AHEAD AND VOTE FOR THE COMMITTEE.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. OPPOSED; NAY.>>CHIEF CLERK: ROBERT MALAND REPORTED BACK WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION O’DRISCOLL REPORTS THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT FINANCE OPERATIONS AND FINANCE POLICY [INAUDIBLE]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: [INAUDIBLE]>>REPRESENTATIVE O’DRISCOLL [INAUDIBLE] WITH THE SAME RESTRICTIONS ON POLITICAL ACTIVITIES WHICH WILL BE FOUND IN A ANOTHER CANDIDATE MR. ROSEN EARLIER WHICH WILL BE TAKEN UP EARLIER TODAY [INAUDIBLE]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. OPPOSED; NAY THE MOTION PREVAILS AND THE REPORT IS ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>CHIEF CLERK: CONFIRMATION O’DRISCOLL MOVES THAT THE HOUSE ADVISED THAT NOW CONFIRMS THE APPOINTMENT OF ROBERT MALAND ON WOODRIDGE TRAIL IN THE TOWN OF HENNEPIN FOR A TERM THAT EXPIRES THE [INAUDIBLE]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. OPPOSED; NAY. THE APPOINTMENT WAS CONFIRMED.>>[GAVEL]>>CHIEF CLERK: THE FOLLOWING APPOINTMENT WAS REFERRED TO THE SPEAKER OF THE POLICY FINANCE BOARD [INAUDIBLE] O’DRISCOLL THE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY [INAUDIBLE]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE O’DRISCOLL.>>REPRESENTATIVE O’DRISCOLL THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER. [INAUDIBLE]’S ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION IS ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL]>>CHIEF CLERK: [INAUDIBLE] MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA FOR A TERM THAT EXPIRES JANUARY 6; 2020.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE FOR DRISCOLL.>>REPRESENTATIVE ARE DRISCOLL: THAT IS MY MOTION MR. SPEAKER.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. OPPOSED; NAY.>>CHIEF CLERK: A MOTION FROM GOVERNMENT ELECTION CAMPAIGN POLICY FROM THE [INAUDIBLE] DISCLOSURE BOARD GARY HARBIN [INAUDIBLE] ARE DRISCOLL MOVES THE COMMITTEE OF GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND LEGISLATION ADMINISTRATION BOARD BE NOW ABDUCTED.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: MEMBERS MR. HAGEN WILL BE FILLING THE APPOINTMENT OF A REPUBLICAN ON THE BOARD EFFECTIVE UNTIL 2021. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS THE MOTION IS ADOPTED.>>[GAVEL].>>CHIEF CLERK:>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE ARE DRISCOLL.>>REPRESENTATIVE ARE DRISCOLL MEMBERS MR. SPEAKER THAT IS MY MOTION.>>SPEAKER OF TH E HOUSE: ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. OPPOSED; NAY THE MOTION PREVAILS THE APPOINTMENT IS CONFIRMED.>>[GAVEL].>>CHIEF CLERK: DANIEL ROSEN REPORTED BACK WITH OUR RECOMMENDATIONS ARE DRISCOLL REPORTS THE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS IN ELECTION POLICY RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND DISCLOSURE BOARD BE NOW ADOPTED.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: MR. SPEAKER; MEMBERS HE IS A REPUBLICAN AND HE MAY HAVE HELD ANY PARTY OFFICE OTHER THAN A PRECINCT DELEGATE OR ELECTED TO A OFFICE OF THE THREE YEARS BEFORE HIS APPOINTMENT OF MR. ROSEN IS SCHEDULED TO END IN 2022.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. OPPOSED; NAY. THE MOTION PREVAILS .>>[GAVEL] REPRESENTATIVE ARE DRISCOLL.>>REPRESENTATIVE ARE DRISCOLL MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS; THAT IS MY MOTION.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY; AYE. OPPOSED; NAY. THE CONFIRMATION IS CONFIRMED.>>[GAVEL]>>SPEAKERS OF THE HOUSE MOTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS THE EMOTIONS AND NOT RESOLUTIONS ARE COPIES ON YOUR DESK AND ONE LINE IF THERE IS NO OBJECTIONWE WERE ALLAPPROVED THE RESOLUTIONS. SEEING NO OBJECTION; THE MOTION PREVAILS. [GAVEL].>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:ANNOUNCEMENTS. MEMBER FROM MORRISON REPRESENTATIVE KRESHA.>>REPRESENTATIVE KRESHA: THANK YOU MR. SPEAKER I MOVE THAT WHEN THE HOUSE ADJOURNED TODAY IT ADJOURNS UNTIL 10 AM FRIDAY MAY 18. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.>>[CHORUS OF AYES]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:OPPOSED SAYING I>>[CHORUS OF NO]>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: SAY IT AGAIN. REPRESENTATIVE KRESHA MOVES THAT THE HOUSE ADJOURNS IT ADJOURNS TILL FRIDAY MAY 18 AT 10 AM.>>REPRESENTATIVE: I MOVE THE HOUSE NOW ADJOURNS.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: REPRESENTATIVE MOVES THE HOUSE STANDS ADJOURNED.>>SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: THE HOUSE STANDS ADJOURNED UNTIL 10 AM FRIDAY; MAY 18.>>[GAVEL]

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