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{{Quote|The committee holds public hearings on bills to put each bill into its best form.  During the bill's hearing, the committee can take testimony from the bill's sponsors, the general public and experts in the areas the bill affects.
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{{Quote|(a) The Committee on Ways and Means must hold hearings as necessary to determine state expenditures and revenues for the fiscal biennium.
 
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The Ways and Means Committee is a standing committee of the Minnesota House of Representatives.

Function

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The committee holds public hearings on bills to put each bill into its best form. During the bill's hearing, the committee can take testimony from the bill's sponsors, the general public and experts in the areas the bill affects.

The committee has several courses of action it can take:

  • amend the bill;
  • combine two or more bills under one file number;
  • recommend a bill to pass as introduced;
  • recommend it be passed as amended;
  • send it to another committee for consideration;
  • vote not to approve the bill; or
  • table it, which in essence delays action.[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

(a) The Committee on Ways and Means must hold hearings as necessary to determine state expenditures and revenues for the fiscal biennium.

(b) Within 25 days after the last state general fund revenue and expenditure forecast for the next fiscal biennium becomes available during the regular session in the odd-numbered year, the Committee on Ways and Means must adopt a budget resolution. The budget resolution: (1) must set the maximum limit on net expenditures for the next fiscal biennium for the general fund, (2) must set an amount or amounts to be set aside as a budget reserve and a cash flow account, (3) must set net spending limits for each budget category represented by the major finance and revenue bills identified in paragraph (e), and (4) may set limits for expenditures from funds other than the general fund. The budget resolution must not specify, limit, or prescribe revenues or expenditures by any category other than those specified in clauses (1), (2), (3), and (4). After the Committee adopts the budget resolution, the limits in the resolution are effective during the regular session in the year in which the resolution is adopted, unless a different or amended resolution is adopted.

(c) During the regular session in the even-numbered year, before the Committee on Ways and Means reports a bill containing net increases or decreases in expenditures as compared to general fund expenditures in the current fiscal biennium estimated by the most recent state budget forecast, the Committee may adopt a budget resolution. If adopted, the resolution must account for the net changes in expenditures. The resolution may also (1) set limits for changes in net expenditures for each budget category represented by the major finance and revenue bills identified in paragraph (e), and (2) set limits for expenditures from funds other than the general fund.[2]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Ways and Means Members, 2013
Democratic members (21)Republican members (13)
Lyndon Carlson, ChairMary Liz Holberg
Tom Anzelc, Vice-chairJim Abeler
Joe AtkinsSarah Anderson
Kathy BrynaertMichael Beard
Karen ClarkGregory Davids
Jim DavnieMatt Dean
Alice HausmanBob Dettmer
Debra HilstromBob Gunther
Frank HornsteinTom Hackbarth
Thomas HuntleyJenifer Loon
Phyllis KahnDenny McNamara
Ann LenczewskiBud Nornes
Tim MahoneyKelby Woodard
Carlos Mariani
Paul Marquart
Joe Mullery
Michael Paymar
Gene Pelowski, Jr.
Jeanne Poppe
Steve Simon
Jean Wagenius

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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