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Note: Meetings are listed by date with the most recent meeting at the top. If there is a television recording of the meeting links to that information will also be available below. The House did not digitally record committee hearings until the year 2004. For the 2004 - 2003 biennium you will want to view the video only archives for meetings recorded in 2003.

Health and Human Services Finance

Wednesday, June 2, 2004
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Agenda: No Agenda Available

Health and Human Services Policy

Wednesday, June 2, 2004
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Agenda: Chairs Lynda Boudreau and Steve Smith will convene a joint hearing of the HHS Policy and Judiciary Policy and Finance Committees. The topic will be policies involving sex offenders and nursing facilities.

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Joint Health and Human Services Policy and Judiciary Policy and Finance
Testimony regarding policies involving sex offenders and nursing facilities.
02:51 - Gavel and introductory remarks.
06:45 - Testimony by staff from the Department of Health.
53:29 - Testimony by staff from the Department of Corrections.
1:32:35 - Testimony by staff from the Attorney General's Office.
1:53:35 - Testimony by Ombudsman for Mental Health & Mental Retardation.
Runs 2 hours, 20 minutes.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Wednesday, June 2, 2004
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Agenda: Chairs Lynda Boudreau and Steve Smith will convene a joint hearing of the HHS Policy and Judiciary Policy and Finance Committees. The topic will be policies involving sex offenders and nursing facilities.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Friday, May 14, 2004
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Agenda: 1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Friday, May 14, 2004 2) H.R.29 (Olsen) - Recognizing July 26 - 30, 2004 as Liberian Week in Minnesota 3) H.R.30 (Ellison) - Honoring Carl Eller on his induction in the National Football League Hall of Fame and contributions to the State of Minnesota 4) H.R.31 (Ellison) - Recognizing the Brown v. Board of Education ruling 5) Change to Resolution on Expense Reimbursement (2003-R3)

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
1) Proposed Supplemental Calendar for the Day for Friday, May 14, 2004

Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, May 13, 2004
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Agenda: No Agenda Available

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, May 13, 2004
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Agenda: 1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, May 13, 2004

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, May 13, 2004 2) H.R.27(Lieder) - Resolution expressing the sense of the House concerning benefits to memberso of the National Guard and other Reserve armed forces members who are engaged in the Global War on Terrorism

Ethics

Wednesday, May 12, 2004
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Agenda: 1. Call To Order 2. Roll Call 3. Approval of Minutes: April 7, 2003 4. Adjourn

Rules and Legislative Administration

Wednesday, May 12, 2004
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Agenda: 1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Wednesday, May 12, 2004 2) H.F.2640 (Davids) - Insurance fraud law enforcement agency created, powers and duties prescribed, and insurance assessments to fund insurance fraud prevention account established

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, May 10, 2004 2) H.F.2986 (Dill) - Taconite pellet production facility permits required 3) Resolution on Facilities 4) Resolution on Parking 5) Journal Resolution

Ways and Means

Friday, May 7, 2004
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Agenda: HF3089 (Stang) Stadium; providing for a process to build stadiums for the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings, establishing the Minnesota Stadium Authority, issuing bonds, authorizing local taxes, and appropriating money.
NOTE: THE FOLLOWING BILL IS REMOVED FROM THE AGENDA HF2800 (Holberg) Information management system compliance with data practices law provided, classification and access to CriMNet and other criminal justice agency information systems data provided, public defender access authorized, and report required

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Ways and Means
01:37 - Gavel.
Markup of, and vote on, HF3089 (Stang) Stadium; providing for a process to build stadiums for the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings, establishing the Minnesota Stadium Authority, issuing bonds, authorizing local taxes, and appropriating money.
Runs 2 hours, 48 minutes.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, May 6, 2004
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Agenda: 1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, May 6, 2004

Taxes

Thursday, May 6, 2004
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Agenda: Hearings 1. Continued consideration [public hearing completed Wednesday] of HF2135 (Haas) Lottery gaming machines provided, tax imposed on gaming machine revenue and revenue use specified, powers and duties granted to the state lottery director, and card games authorized at a gaming facility.
2. HF1716 (Hackbarth) Casino license authorized; taxation and regulation provided; bonds issued; construction of stadiums for the Twins, University of Minnesota, and Vikings provided; tax rates adjusted; money appropriated; and constitutional amendment provided.
Other business that may properly come before the Committee

Ways and Means

Thursday, May 6, 2004
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Agenda: HF2800 (Holberg) Information management system compliance with data practices law provided, classification and access to CriMNet and other criminal justice agency information systems data provided, public defender access authorized, and report required HF1086 (Smith) Omnibus pension bill.
HF2247 (Kuisle) Second highway beltline around metropolitan area planning required; and highway, toll road, driver's license, and vehicle registration regulation provided.
HF2625 (Kuisle) Transportation property acquisition provided, section marker provisions modified, land conveyances provided, right-of-way acquired, and Route No. 268 of trunk highway system turned back.
HF2627 (Osterman) Highway safety rest area and travel information center regulation provisions modified, and money appropriated.
HF3089 (Stang) Stadium; providing for a process to build stadiums for the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings, establishing the Minnesota Stadium Authority, issuing bonds, authorizing local taxes, and appropriating money.
[Note: An overview of the bill and presentations with testimony will take place on the stadium bill during this hearing.]

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03:17 - HF2800 (Holberg) Information management system compliance with data practices law provided, classification and access to CriMNet and other criminal justice agency information systems data provided, public defender access authorized, and report required.
1:27:10 - HF1086 (Smith) Omnibus Pension bill.
3:13:52 - HF2247 (Kuisle) Second highway beltline around metropolitan area planning required; and highway, toll road, driver's license, and vehicle registration regulation provided.
3:38:27 - HF3089 (Stang) Stadium; providing for a process to build stadiums for the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings, establishing the Minnesota Stadium Authority, issuing bonds, authorizing local taxes, and appropriating money.
Overview and presentations with testimony.
Runs 5 hours, 52 minutes.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Wednesday, May 5, 2004
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Agenda: HF2986 (Dill) Taconite pellet production facility permits required.
Presentation on Asian Carp control from DNR.
Presentation on phosphorus report from MPCA.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Wednesday, May 5, 2004
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Agenda: 1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Wednesday, May 5, 2004 2) H.F.2027 (Anderson, J.) - Nursing home construction moratorium exemption provided, and money appropriated 3) H.F.2737 (Beard) - Municipal airport closure notice to Transportation Commissioner and public notice of hearing before final closure of airport required

Taxes

Wednesday, May 5, 2004
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Agenda: Public Hearings 1. HF2135 (Haas) Lottery gaming machines provided, tax imposed on gaming machine revenue and revenue use specified, powers and duties granted to the state lottery director, and card games authorized at a gaming facility.
2. HF1716 (Hackbarth) Casino license authorized; taxation and regulation provided; bonds issued; construction of stadiums for the Twins, University of Minnesota, and Vikings provided; tax rates adjusted; money appropriated; and constitutional amendment provided.
Other business that may properly come before the Committee

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Taxes
01:50 - Gavel.
02:28 - HF2135 (Haas) Lottery gaming machines provided, tax imposed on gaming machine revenue and revenue use specified, powers and duties granted to the state lottery director, and card games authorized at a gaming facility.
HF1716 (Hackbarth) was not heard.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
1. Complete markup of and voting on HF3089 (Stang) Stadium; providing for a process to build stadiums for the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings, establishing the Minnesota Stadium Authority, issuing bonds, authorizing local taxes, and appropriating money.
2. Other business that may properly come before the committee.

Ways and Means

Tuesday, May 4, 2004
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Agenda: HF2640 (Davids) Insurance fraud law enforcement agency created, powers and duties prescribed, and insurance assessments to fund insurance fraud prevention account established.
HF2915 (J.Johnson) Workers' compensation technical changes provided, definition of personal injury clarified, and qualifying employees authorized to opt for alternative benefits.
HF2334 (Howes) Surplus state lands sale, disposition, and management provisions modified; state forests and wildlife management areas expanded; land sales authorized; prior land sales modified; and money appropriated.
HF606 (Smith) Minnesota Health Plan Contracting Act adopted modifying prior authorization requirements for health care services, establishing contracting requirements, modifying provisions for claims payment, and regulating profiling data.
HF1086 (Smith) Omnibus pension bill.
ADDITIONAL BILLS MAY BE ADDED

Taxes

Monday, May 3, 2004
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Agenda: 1. Complete public input not finished April 30.
2. Review and deliberation of HF3089 (Stang) Stadium; providing for a process to build stadiums for the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings, establishing the Minnesota Stadium Authority, issuing bonds, authorizing local taxes, and appropriating money.
NOTE: Final markup and voting is planned for Tuesday's meeting 2. Other business that may properly come before the committee.

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Taxes
02:55 - Gavel.
Continuation of the public hearing on HF3089 (Stang) Stadium; providing for a process to build stadiums for the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings, establishing the Minnesota Stadium Authority, issuing bonds, authorizing local taxes, and appropriating money.
The author's delete-everything (DE-5, new as of Monday morning) amendment can be found at http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/amend/h3098de5.htm .
Runs 3 hours, 17 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
1. Continued public hearing of HF3089 (Stang) Stadium; providing for a process to build stadiums for the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings, establishing the Minnesota Stadium Authority, issuing bonds, authorizing local taxes, and appropriating money.
2. Begin deliberation and markup of the bill.
Other business that may properly come before the committee.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Wednesday, April 28, 2004
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Agenda: HF2640 (Davids) Insurance fraud law enforcement agency created, powers and duties prescribed, and insurance assessments to fund insurance fraud prevention account established.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Wednesday, April 28, 2004
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Agenda: 1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, April 29, 2004 2) H.F. 2653 (Howes) - Propane education and research council sunset date removed 3) H.R.24 (Boudreau) - Recognizing May 6, 2004 as a Day of Prayer in Minnesota

Taxes

Wednesday, April 28, 2004
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Agenda: 1. Public hearing on HF3089 (Stang) Stadium; providing for a process to build stadiums for the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings, establishing the Minnesota Stadium Authority, issuing bonds, authorizing local taxes, and appropriating money.
NOTE: Initial testimony will be from the three prospective host communities and from the two professional sports organizations.
Testimony will then be taken from the public, first from those persons who have contacted the Committee Administrator (651-296-8880) about testifying, and then from persons at the meeting who indicate they want to testify. The meeting will be continued, likely to Thursday Other business that may properly come before the committee

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Taxes - afternoon meeting
Continuation of the day's agenda including testimony regarding HF3089 (Stang) Stadium; providing for a process to build stadiums for the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings, establishing the Minnesota Stadium Authority, issuing bonds, authorizing local taxes, and appropriating money.
Testimony by representatives of Hennepin County and the Minnesota Twins.

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Taxes - morning meeting
Public hearing on HF3089 (Stang) Stadium; providing for a process to build stadiums for the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings, establishing the Minnesota Stadium Authority, issuing bonds, authorizing local taxes, and appropriating money.
Testimony by representatives of Anoka County and the City of Saint Paul.
Runs 2 hours, 53 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
1. Presentation on sports facilities financing and development by Mr. Art Rolnick, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank.
2. Introduction and hearing of HF3089 (Stang) Stadium; providing for a process to build stadiums for the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings, establishing the Minnesota Stadium Authority, issuing bonds, authorizing local taxes, and appropriating money.
NOTE: the hearing may be continued to Wednesday.
Other business that may properly come before the committee.

Ways and Means

Tuesday, April 27, 2004
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Agenda: Note: This hearing will convene at 2:00 pm.
HF2991 (Krinkie) Capital improvements funding provided for state departments, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Note: The following item is added to the Agenda: House Budget Target Resolution Amendment

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Ways and Means
05:44 - Gavel.
06:59 - Amendment to the House Budget Target resolution.
15:03 - HF2991 (Krinkie) Omnibus Capital Investment bill.
Runs 3 hours, 52 minutes.

Taxes

Monday, April 26, 2004
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Agenda: 1. Presentation regarding the general subject of sports facility planning and development [by Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission and House Research staff].
2. Presentation regarding campus stadium need and planning [by University of Minnesota personnel] NOTE: there will be no introduction of or hearing on HF3089 (Stang), the "Stadium Bill" today.
3. Other business that may properly come before the Committee.

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Taxes - afternoon meeting
Continuation of the day's agenda, including a presentation regarding campus stadium need and planning by University of Minnesota personnel.
Runs 2 hour, 26 minutes.

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Taxes - morning meeting
03:50 - Gavel.
Presentation regarding the general subject of sports facility planning and development by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission.
Runs 3 hours, 2 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Public Hearing 1. HF3081 (Abrams) Local public finance authority provisions modified relating to purchase of computers, conservation easements, special service districts, and street reconstruction [Public Finance Bill] Other business that may properly come before the committee

Capital Investment

Wednesday, April 21, 2004
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Agenda: HF2346 (Krinkie) Capital improvements spending authorized, bond authorization adjustments provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2991 (Krinkie) Capital improvements funding provided for state departments, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

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Capital Investment
HF2991 (Krinkie) Omnibus Capital Investment bill.
Runs 3 hours.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Wednesday, April 21, 2004
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Agenda: Campaign Finance Board Confirmation Hearing

Regulated Industries

Wednesday, April 21, 2004
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Agenda: Overview and update of Renewable Energy Initiatives (Hydrogen) by Dr. Robert Elde, U. of M., and Greg Cuomo from the West Central Research and Outreach Center

Rules and Legislative Administration

Wednesday, April 21, 2004
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Agenda: 1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Wednesday, April 21, 2004 2) H.F.622 (Strachan) - Emergency 911 telephone system modified to require multiline systems to provide caller location 3) H.F.2905 (Brod) - State agency cooperative purchase of goods authorized 4) H.F.3061 (Osterman) - State Board of Investment data relating to certain venture capital investments classified 5) H.R. 22 (Clark) - A house resolution remembering Molly Cade

Ways and Means

Wednesday, April 21, 2004
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Agenda: HF2540 (Abrams) Omnibus Tax Bill (Note: This hearing will convene at 3:00 pm)

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HF2540 (Abrams) Omnibus Tax bill.
The author's delete-everything amendment to HF2540 can be found at http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/amend/a04-1355.htm.
Runs 1 hour, 6 minutes.

Taxes

Tuesday, April 20, 2004
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Agenda: Deliberation, markup, and action on 2004 Tax Bill (delete-all amendment to HF2540 (Abrams) Housing development project financing bonds full faith and credit of a governmental unit pledge by housing and redevelopment authorities authorized.

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Taxes
04:55 - Gavel.
Markup and action on HF2540 (Abrams) Omnibus Tax bill.
Runs 2 hours, 18 minutes.

Transportation Policy

Tuesday, April 20, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation by the Metropolitan Airports Commission -Federal Aviation Regulation Part 150 Program (noise contours) -Development around the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport

Ways and Means

Tuesday, April 20, 2004
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Agenda: Note: This hearing will convene at 3:00 in room 200.
HF2175 (Abeler) Health, dental, and counseling occupation requirements modified; essential community provider designation provided; and education and precautions regarding vaccines and immunizations specified.
HF1798 (Kohls) Secretary of State filing procedures simplified, certain filing requirements eliminated, electronic registration required, notary appointments and commissions regulated, and money appropriated.
HF2127 (Boudreau) Outpatient surgical center licensure and reports for diagnostic imaging facilities required, inspections provided, and disciplinary grounds for physicians and medical assistance definitions modified.
HF890 (Smith) Various retirement plan responsibilities modified to provide actuarial valuations and proposed legislative cost estimates.
HF2629 (Haas) Planning office transfer to Department of Administration codified, forward pricing for energy purchases authorized, and Small Business Procurement Advisory Council reinstated.
HF2135 (Haas) Lottery gaming machines provided, tax imposed on gaming machine revenue and revenue use specified, powers and duties granted to the state lottery director, and card games authorized at a gaming facility.

Taxes

Monday, April 19, 2004
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Agenda: Introduction, presentation, and hearing of 2004 Tax Bill

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Taxes
Introduction, presentation and hearing of HF2540 (Abrams) Omnibus Tax bill.
Runs 2 hours, 20 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Hearings 1. HF1740 (Anderson, I.) Natural resources land payments to counties modified 2. HF2072 (Nelson, C.) Rochester sales tax revenue usage specified.
3. HF1974 (Knoblach) Public safety radio communication system products and services sales tax exemption expanded and made permanent, system revenue bond uses expanded, and money appropriated.
4. HF3177 (Abrams) Card clubs; franchise fee imposed on card clubs operated by pari-mutuel licensees.
5. HF3176 (Abrams) Direct business definition provided relating to insurance premiums. 6. HF3179 (Abrams) Construction specialty trades income tax withholdings provided, tax compliance initiative specified, and money appropriated.
7. HF2772 (Knoblach) Income tax education credit and education subtraction provisions modified Other bills that may properly come before the Committee

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, April 15, 2004
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Agenda: 1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, April 19, 2004 2) S.F.1080 (Samuelson) - Veterans homes provisions update and correction 3) H.F. 2874 (Ozment) - State hiring process provisions and definitions modified, and technical changes provided 4) H.F. 2360 (Walz) - State park fee and permit requirements modified, rulemaking authority modified, Fort Snelling lease provisions modified, and state park and recreation area additions provided 5) H.F. 2976 (Strachan) - Fugitive Apprehension Unit authorized to share in certain asset forfeitures 6) H.F. 2436 (Abeler) - Public health emergencies policy provided 7) H.F. 2461 (Cornish) - Electronic grain purchase documents including warehouse receipts authorized, and validity of signatures provided 8) H.F. 2915 (J. Johnson) - Workers' compensation technical changes provided, definition of personal injury clarified, and qualifying employees authorized to opt for alternative benefits 9) H.R. 20 (Kahn) - Congratulating the University of Minnesota women's hockey team on winning the 2004 NCAA women's hockey championship

Taxes

Thursday, April 15, 2004
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Agenda: Hearings (reconvened meeting in Room 200, State Office Building) 1. HF1562 (Lanning) Vacant commercial, industrial, and residential property tax class rate increased; and appeals of classification provided.
2. HF2399 (Murphy) Proctor lodging tax revenue use authorized.
3. HF1907 (Hilstrom) Brooklyn Center tax increment expenditure duration extended.
4. HF2381 (Dempsey) Wabasha redevelopment district extension authorized.
5. HF3153 (Samuelson) New Brighton tax increment financing district requirements modified.
6. HF3122 (Carlson) Structurally substandard building definition modified relating to tax increment financing.
7. HF1603 (Gunther) Fairmont tax increment financing district original tax capacity adjustment authorized 8. HF3170 (Abrams) Tax increment financing technical and minor policy changes provided.
Other business that may properly come before the committee

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Wednesday, April 14, 2004
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Agenda: HF2800 (Holberg) Information management system compliance with data practices law provided, classification and access to CriMNet and other criminal justice agency information systems data provided, public defender access authorized, and report required.

Taxes

Wednesday, April 14, 2004
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Agenda: Hearings 1. HF2298 (Abrams) International economic development zone designated, tax incentives provided, and money appropriated.
2. HF3159 (Abrams) Estate taxation; qualified terminable interest property elections authorized, and definition of taxable estate modified.
3. HF3108 (Westrom) Lakes Area Economic Development Authority authorized to levy a property tax.
Other business that may properly come before the committee.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Hearings 1. HF2936 (Hausman) St. Paul authorized to contract with a nonprofit organization for management and operation of the RiverCentre complex.
2. HF2522 (Blaine) Township levy and spending authority clarified, and total revenue defined 3. HF2928 (Blaine) Game refuge annual payments to counties modified 4. HF2533 (Bradley) Tobacco product tax increased, MinnesotaCare tax on health care providers reduced, Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association assessment eliminated, and money appropriated.
5. HF2841 (Stang) Sauk River Watershed District increased levy authorized 6. HF3155 (Sieben) Electric generation facility property tax exemption provided 7. HF2780 (Borrell) Property tax refund property taxes payable definition modified.
8. HF3073 (Rukavina) Charitable donation of meals exempted from sales tax.
Other business that may properly come before the committee

Civil Law

Friday, April 2, 2004
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Agenda: MEETING WILL OCCUR RIGHT AFTER SESSION ENDS FOR THE DAY.
HF2915 (Johnson, J.) Workers' compensation technical changes provided, definition of personal injury clarified, and qualifying employees authorized to opt for alternative benefits.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Friday, April 2, 2004
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Agenda: 1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, April 5, 2004

Taxes

Thursday, April 1, 2004
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Agenda: Hearings 1. HF2024 (Beard) Certificate of title provisions affecting motor vehicle dealers modified.
2. HF2501 (Abrams) Life insurance tax rate reduced.
3. HF2912 (Zellers) Tobacco delivery sales regulated and enforcement provided.
4. HF2994 (Solberg) Aitkin Drainage and Conservancy District established.
5. HF3044 (Simpson) Resort property subjected to limited market value property tax provisions, and first-year inclusion calculations modified.
6. HF3115 (Westrom) Biomass electric generation facility property tax exemption construction date requirement extended, and sales tax exemption extended.
7. HF2316 (Mahoney) Tax incentives for certain retailers limited.
Other business that may properly come before the committee

Ways and Means

Thursday, April 1, 2004
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Agenda: This hearing will convene after the House Floor Session HF3090 (Gunther) Omnibus Jobs & Economic Development Finance bill HF2755 (Harder) Omnibus Agriculture and Rural Development Finance bill HF1867 (Ozment) Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Finance bill HF3141 (Kuisle) Omnibus Transportation Finance bill HF2247 (Kuisle) Transportation Policy bill HF804 (Solberg) Traffic Regulations; regulating gross weights on vehicles hauling raw forest products The following item is added to the Agenda: Amendments to House Budget Resolution and Targets

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12:04 - Gavel.
12:35 - Amendments to, and discussion of, the House Budget Resolution and the House Budget Targets.
15:36 - HF3090 (Gunther) Omnibus Jobs & Economic Development Finance bill.
1:00:05 - HF2755 (Harder) Omnibus Agriculture and Rural Development Finance bill (the bill was temporarily laid over).
1:23:01 - HF1867 (Ozment) Omnibus Environmental and Natural Resources Finance bill.
2:04:10 - Renewed discussion of HF2755 (Harder) Omnibus Agriculture and Rural Development Finance bill.
2:07:10 - Discussion of HF2247 (Kuisle) Transportation Policy bill, HF3141 (Kuisle) Omnibus Transportation Finance bill, and HF804 (Solberg) Traffic Regulations; regulating gross weights on vehicles hauling raw forest products.
Runs 3 hours, 41 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
The Ways & Means Committee will convene after the House Floor Session to hear HF1681 (Bradley) Omnibus Health & Human Services Finance bill THE FOLLOWING BILLS WILL NOT BE HEARD THIS EVENING HF3141 (Kuisle) Omnibus Transportation Finance bill HF3090 (Gunther) Omnibus Jobs & Economic Development Finance bill HF2755 (Harder) Omnibus Agriculture and Rural Development Finance bill HF1867 (Ozment) Omnibus Environment and Natural Resources Finance bill Note: These bills will be heard Thursday, April 1st after the House Floor Session.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Tuesday, March 30, 2004
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Agenda: There will be a Rules Committee Meeting immediately following session in Room 118 Capitol.
AGENDA: Calendar for the Day for Wednesday, March 31, 2004

State Government Finance

Tuesday, March 30, 2004
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Agenda: HF2905 (Brod) State agency cooperative purchase of goods authorized.
Additional bills may be added.

Taxes

Tuesday, March 30, 2004
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Agenda: Hearings 1. HF2540 (Abrams) Housing development project financing bonds full faith and credit of a governmental unit pledge by housing and redevelopment authorities authorized.
2. HF2256 (Bradley) Third-party purchasers required to comply with provisions authorizing transfer of the health care provider tax.
3. HF3119 (Wilkin) Caponi art park property tax deferment provisions modified.
4. HF2344 (Magnus) Biotechnology and health sciences industry zone tax credits or exemption maximum increased.
5. HF2371 (Thissen) Tax refund anticipation loan disclosures required.
6. HF2692 (Johnson, J.) Property tax refund early payment authorized on returns filed electronically.
7. HF2710 (Nelson) Sales tax prepared food definition sunset removed.
Other business that may properly come before the committee.

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04:00 - Gavel.
10:43 - HF2684 (Haas) Omnibus State Government Finance bill.
Runs 3 hours, 22 minutes.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Monday, March 29, 2004
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Agenda: HF3061(Osterman) State Board of Investment increased participation in venture capital investments authorized, data classified, and money appropriated in the event of an investment shortfall.
HF2649 (Buesgens) Motor vehicle insurance premuims for private transit companies and taxi services study and report required.
HF3089 (Stang) Metropolitan stadium authority established, and membership and powers specified.

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02:40 - Gavel.
02:45 - HF3061 (Osterman) State Board of Investment increased participation in venture capital investments authorized, data classified, and money appropriated in the event of an investment shortfall.
21:37 - HF2649 (Buesgens) Motor vehicle insurance premiums for private transit companies and taxi services study and report required.
26:39 - HF3089 (Stang) Metropolitan stadium authority established, and membership and powers specified.
Runs 1 hours, 49 minutes.

Higher Education Finance

Monday, March 29, 2004
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Agenda: Study on Teaching our Teachers Minnesota School Readiness Year Two Study: Developmental Assessment at Kindergarten Entrance Parent Involvement in Kindergarten and Third Grade Education: What Former Participants in Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and Other Parents Report

Ways and Means

Monday, March 29, 2004
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Agenda: SF58 (Strachan) DWI blood alcohol concentration level reduction to .08 HF2832 (J.Johnson) Internet access software filtering or blocking technology required in schools and libraries HF2028 (Smith) Omnibus Judiciary Finance Bill HF1793 (Seagren) Education Department basic system support and library telecommunications aid payments modified.
HF2663 (Stang) Omnibus Higher Education Finance Bill HF3016 (Seagren) Omnibus Prekindergarten through Grade 12 Finance Bill

Rules and Legislative Administration

Friday, March 26, 2004
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Agenda: 1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, March 29, 2004

Taxes

Friday, March 26, 2004
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Agenda: Hearings 1. HF3141 (Kuisle) Transportation, Public Safety, and Metropolitan Council appropriations reduced, motor vehicle tax revenue deposits limited, and temporary bus transit expenditures authorized [Transportation Finance Omnibus Bill] 2. HF3016 (Seagren) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education finance funding provided including general education, special programs, facilities, and early childhood and family education; and money appropriated. [K-12 Education Finance Omnibus Bill] 3. HF3091 (Abrams) Metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditures financing provided through bonds issued.
4. HF3092 (Abrams) Tax abatement duration limit increased.
5. HF2540 (Abrams) Housing development project financing bonds full faith and credit of a governmental unit pledge by housing and redevelopment authorities authorized.
6. HF2776 (Kuisle) Nonprofit corporations authorized to manage local special service districts Other business that may properly come before the Committee

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0:58 - HF3141 (Kuisle) Transportation, Public Safety, and Metropolitan Council appropriations reduced, motor vehicle tax revenue deposits limited, and temporary bus transit expenditures authorized [Transportation Finance Omnibus Bill].
05:30 - HF3092 (Abrams) Tax abatement duration limit increased.
09:35 - HF3016 (Seagren) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education finance funding provided including general education, special programs, facilities, and early childhood and family education; and money appropriated [K-12 Education Finance Omnibus bill].
55:00 - HF3091 (Abrams) Metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditures financing provided through bonds issued.
1:12:30- HF2776 (Kuisle) Nonprofit corporations authorized to manage local special service districts.
Runs 1 hour, 35 minutes.

Agriculture and Rural Development Finance

Thursday, March 25, 2004
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Agenda: Mark-up and consideration of the omnibus agriculture and rural development finance bill.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Thursday, March 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF2602 (Cox) Mercury switch collection program required by motor vehicle manufacturers.
Discussion of omnibus finance bill - Public Testimony - Committee Action

Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, March 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF2970 (Bradley) Radioactive and nuclear material fees modified, and the state ment with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved.
HF1681DE-7 Amendment to HF1681, (Bradley) Health and Human Services Finance Supplemental budget bill.
HF1681DE-7 is available online at the committee website. Amendments are available outside Room 563 in SOB.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Thursday, March 25, 2004
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Agenda: Public testimony on Jobs Economic Development Finance Supplemental Budget Bill.
Vote on passage of Supplemental Budget Bill.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 25, 2004
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Agenda: Public testimony on Sex Offender and Judiciary Finance Omnibus Bill.
Committee Action on Sex Offender and Judiciary Finance Omnibus Bill.

State Government Finance

Thursday, March 25, 2004
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Agenda: Passage of omnibus State Government Finance Bill

Taxes

Thursday, March 25, 2004
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Agenda: Hearings 1. HF3081 (Abrams) Local public finance authority provisions modified relating to purchase of computers, conservation easements, special service districts, and street reconstruction.
2. HF3091 (Abrams) Metropolitan area transit and paratransit capital expenditures financing provided through bonds issued.
3. HF3092 (Abrams) Tax abatement duration limit increased.
4. HF2540 (Abrams) Housing development project financing bonds full faith and credit of a governmental unit pledge by housing and redevelopment authorities authorized.
5. HF2776 (Kuisle) Nonprofit corporations authorized to manage local special service districts 6. HF2975 (Peterson) Cities authorized to establish water submetering programs and to finance water programs with revenue obligations.
Other business that may properly come before the Committee.

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HF3141 (Kuisle) Transportation, Public Safety, and Metropolitan Council appropriations reduced, motor vehicle tax revenue deposits limited, and temporary bus transit expenditures authorized [Transportation Finance Omnibus Bill]

Transportation Finance

Thursday, March 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF1901 (Paulsen) Attorney fee provisions modified relating to eminent domain.
HF2625 (Kuisle) Transportation property acquisition provided, section marker provisions modified, land conveyances provided, right-of-way acquired, and Route No. 268 of trunk highway system turned back.
HF1913 (Kuisle) County board approval of certain preliminary plats and initial plat filings provided.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Meeting continued...
HF1901 (Paulsen) Attorney fee provisions modified relating to eminent domain.
HF2625 (Kuisle) Transportation property acquisition provided, section marker provisions modified, land conveyances provided, right-of-way acquired, and Route No. 268 of trunk highway system turned back.
HF1913 (Kuisle) County board approval of certain preliminary plats and initial plat filings provided.

Ways and Means

Thursday, March 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF2034 (Haas) State contract labor agreements and compensation plans ratified.
HF1824 (Lipman) Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2001 enacted and modified, and money appropriated HF2085 (Severson) Hospital moratorium exceptions review provided and money appropriated.
HF2255 (B.Anderson) Claims against the state settlement provided, and money appropriated HF2040 (M.Olson) Wastewater treatment technology certification program created, and money appropriated.
HF2331 (Dorman) Drivers' license fees reallocated to motorcycle safety fund, and funding cap removed.
HF1971 (Knoblach) State budget process technical and clarifying changes provided.
NOTE- THE FOLLOWING BILLS ARE ADDED TO THE AGENDA: HF2773 (Knoblach) Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association investment of state aid by State Board of Investment required, administrative expense surcharge revised, additional funding required, and adjustment mechanism revised.
HF2867 (Knoblach) Forecast bill - Adjustments to K-12 and H&HS appropriations based on February Forecast

Agriculture Policy

Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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Agenda: Agriculture Policy Committee and Jobs and Economic Development Finance Committee will hold an informational hearing entitled "The Future of Biotechnology" on March 24th at 1:00 p.m. in Room 10, State Office Building.

Education Finance

Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF3016 (Seagren) Education Finance Omnibus Bill

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF2212 (Ozment) DNR Technical Bill Discussion of omnibus finance bill

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF2653 (Howes) Propane education and research council sunset date removed.
HF3061 (Osterman) State Board of Investment increased participation in venture capital investments authorized, data classified, and money appropriated in the event of an investment shortfall.
HF2905 (Brod) State agency heads authorized to contract with national purchasing organizations Other bills may be added to the agenda

Health and Human Services Finance

Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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Agenda: The committee will take public testimony on the House Health and Human Services FY2004-05 Supplemental Budget bill. If interested in testifying, please contact Suzy Geroux at (651) 296-7185. Please include - your name, organization, and the specific section of the bill you would like to testify on.

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00:42 - Gavel.
00:56 - HF2127 (Boudreau) Outpatient surgical center requirements modified, diagnostic imaging facilities licensure required, and disclosures, reports and participation in state health program required.
05:42 - Public testimony on the House Health and Human Services FY2004-05 Supplemental Budget bill.
Runs 2 hours, 49 minutes.

Higher Education Finance

Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF2663 (Stang) Higher Education Omnibus Bill

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF2799 (Gunther)Dislocated worker program provisions modified.
HF2649 (Buesgens) Taxi service operator commercial auto policy discounts for drivers completing accident prevention courses required.
HF2879 (Ellison) Minneapolis Hmong American Mutual Assistance Association community center renovations funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3090 (Gunther) Employer wage assistance grant program created to retain and create jobs, and money appropriated.
Presentation of Jobs Finance Supplemental Budget Bill

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
This is a joint informational meeting about "The Future of Biotechnology".

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF2095 (Westerberg) Mortgage foreclosure reconveyance regulation provided, licensure established for foreclosure purchasers, and notice to homeowners in foreclosure added.
HF2304 (Rhodes) Provisional driver's license operation restrictions provided.
HF2915 (Johnson, J) Workers' compensation technical changes provided, definition of personal injury clarified, and qualifying employees authorized to opt for alternative benefits.

Transportation Finance

Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF2737 (Beard) Municipal airport closure prohibited without legislative approval.
Discuss Finance Bill / Governor’s Supplemental Budget Details on proposed finance changes are available outside of State Office Building Room 565. Public Testimony is being coordinated by Becky Girvan, Administrator. Please call (651) 296-5528 if you wish to testify on the finance bill.
HF2247 (Kuisle) Second highway beltline around metropolitan area planning required. Various policy-related amendments will be adopted into this bill during committee.
HF2625 (Kuisle) Transportation property acquisition provided, section marker provisions modified, land conveyances provided, right-of-way acquired, and Route No. 268 of trunk highway system turned back.
HF1913 (Kuisle) County board approval of certain preliminary plats and initial plat filings provided.
HF1901 (Paulsen) Attorney fee provisions modified relating to eminent domain.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
(Meeting Continued) HF2737 (Beard) Municipal airport closure prohibited without legislative approval.
Discuss Finance Bill / Governor’s Supplemental Budget Details on proposed finance changes are available outside of State Office Building Room 565. Public Testimony is being coordinated by Becky Girvan, Administrator. Please call (651) 296-5528 if you wish to testify on the finance bill.
HF2247 (Kuisle) Second highway beltline around metropolitan area planning required. Various policy-related amendments will be adopted into this bill during committee.
HF2625 (Kuisle) Transportation property acquisition provided, section marker provisions modified, land conveyances provided, right-of-way acquired, and Route No. 268 of trunk highway system turned back.
HF1913 (Kuisle) County board approval of certain preliminary plats and initial plat filings provided.
HF1901 (Paulsen) Attorney fee provisions modified relating to eminent domain.

Agriculture and Rural Development Finance

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
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Agenda: HF2894 (Blaine) Dairy upgrade pilot loan program provided, account established, balances transferred, and money appropriated.

Capital Investment

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
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Agenda: HF2267 (Anderson, J) Rural finance authority program maximum state participation limits increased.
HF2096 (Thissen) State bond financed property sales proceeds division clarified.
HF2116 (Hilty) Independent School District No. 2580, East Central, school facility sale authorized; and Independent School District No. 566, Askov, outstanding loan balance forgiven.
***add*** HF3105 (Knoblach) St. Cloud Paramount Theater grant modified to provide for city ownership of the facility.
Discussion of the content of: HF1704 (Erickson) Maximum effort capital loan tax rate lowered; HF2822 (Penas) State-owned land acquisition limited, and real estate tax payment required on purchased state land.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
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Agenda: Agency Budget Reduction Proposals Department of Natural Resources Pollution Control Agency Office of Environmental Assistance Board of Water and Soil Resources Minnesota Zoo

Health and Human Services Finance

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
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Agenda: Overview of House Health and Human Services FY2004-05 Supplemental Budget Bill Copies of the bill and spreadsheet will be made available on Tuesday, March 23, beginning at 7:30 a.m. (at the earliest) outside of Room 500S of the State Office Building. One copy of each document will be allowed per person.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
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Agenda: HF2386 (Osterman) Economic Security Department and Employment and Economic Development Department merged.
HF2923 (Gunther) Methamphetamine laboratory cleanup revolving fund established, loans authorized to assist counties and cities in conducting cleanup, and money appropriated.
HF3102 (Gunther) Cosmetology and barbering regulation merged under one state examiners board.
HF2945 (Seifert) Historical sites operated by the Minnesota Historical Society reopened, and money appropriated.
HF2465 (Osterman) Employment support services for persons with mental illness grants provided, and money appropriated.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation of Sex Offender and Judiciary Finance Omnibus Bill and discussion of sex offender provisions.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
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Agenda: SF2386/HF2492 (Kelliher) Federally subsidized transit facilities bidding exception provided.
HF2436 (Abeler) Public health emergencies policy declaration provided.
HF3089 (Stang) Metropolitan stadium authority established, and membership and powers specified.
Those who wish to testify on HF3089 must contact LaRissa Peltola at 651-296-8875 before 5 pm, Monday, March 22nd.

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07:22 - Gavel.
08:00 - SF2386 (Kelliher) Federally subsidized transit facilities bidding exception provided.
19:24 - HF2436 (Abeler) Public health emergencies policy declaration provided.
49:10 - HF3089 (Stang) Metropolitan stadium authority established, and membership and powers specified.
Committee went into recess.
Runs 3 hours, 35 minutes.

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Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs - evening meeting
04:50 - Gavel.
Continued discussion of HF3089 (Stang) Metropolitan stadium authority established, and membership and powers specified.
Runs 4 hours, 12 minutes.

State Government Finance

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
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Agenda: HF2058 (Meslow) Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board membership and staff expanded, administrative remedy for violations of fair campaign practices created, investigation mandate repealed, and money appropriated.
HF3064 (Haas) Administration Department required to rent out space in a specified St. Paul state-owned building.
Walk-through of committee omnibus bill

Taxes

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
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Agenda: Hearings 1. HF2001 (Beard) Electric generation facility property tax exemption provided 2. HF2481 (Dorn) Electric generation facility property tax exemption extended.
3. HF2701 (Dempsey) Electric generation facility property tax exemption provided.
4. HF2707 (Boudreau) Electric generation facility property tax exemption provided.
5. HF2839 (Clark) Biomass electric generation facility property tax exemption provided.
6. HFXXXX [Revisor No. 04-5997] (Magnus) relating to wind production taxation 7. HF3013 (Magnus) Energy conversion system land value classification provided.
8. HF2200 (Magnus) Homestead property used for child care assessed as part of the homestead property.
9. HF2699 (Kuisle) Aggregate material removal operator definition exceptions provided.

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04:30 - Gavel.
06:00 - HF2001 (Beard) Electric generation facility property tax exemption provided.
10:18 - HF2481 (Dorn) Electric generation facility property tax exemption extended.
14:36 - HF2701 (Dempsey) Electric generation facility property tax exemption provided.
20:40 - HF2707 (Boudreau) Electric generation facility property tax exemption provided.
23:40 - HF2839 (Clark) Biomass electric generation facility property tax exemption provided.
31:13 - HFXXXX [Revisor # 04-5997] (Magnus) relating to wind production taxation.
35:10 - HF3013 (Magnus) Energy conversion system land value classification provided.
42:11 - HF2200 (Magnus) Homestead property used for child care assessed as part of the homestead property.
1:00:28 - HF2699 (Kuisle) Aggregate material removal operator definition exceptions provided.
Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Transportation Finance

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
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Agenda: Mn/DOT Briefing on Federal Grants Received HF2247 (Westerberg) Second highway beltline around metropolitan area planning required.
HF2024 (Beard) Certificate of title provisions affecting motor vehicle dealers modified.

Ways and Means

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
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Agenda: House Budget Resolution Targets for House Omnibus Finance Bills

Higher Education Finance

Monday, March 22, 2004
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Agenda: Overview on University of Minnesota Stem Cell Research Witness: Dr. Frank Cerra

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Monday, March 22, 2004
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Agenda: HF1989 (Fuller) Methamphetamine precursor drug sale regulated, reporting of transactions authorized, education program for retailers required, criminal penalties expanded and increased, methamphetamine lab cleanup fund established, and money appropriated.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Monday, March 22, 2004
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Agenda: 1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Civil Law

Friday, March 19, 2004
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Agenda: HF2095 (Westerberg) Mortgage foreclosure reconveyance regulation provided, licensure established for foreclosure purchasers, and notice to homeowners in foreclosure added.
HF2642 (Harder) Parent education program minimum participation level in contested custody or parenting time cases required.
HF2679 (Soderstrom) Sexual psychopathic personalities and sexually dangerous persons who have been civilly committed limited from patients' and residents' bill of rights.
HF3067 (Holberg) Domestic fatality review team pilot project in the fourth judicial district extension authorized.
HF3065 (Pugh) Discrimination based on familial status prohibited by employers.
HF2737 (Beard) Municipal airport closure prohibited without legislative approval.

Education Finance

Friday, March 19, 2004
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Agenda: Continuation of Thursday, March 18, 2004 agenda.
HF2416 (Johnson, J.) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a high performance teacher reward pilot project; appropriating money.
Governor Pawlenty's Supplemental Budget Language

Agriculture and Rural Development Finance

Thursday, March 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF1766 (Davids) Ethanol producer payment ownership disclosure requirement eliminated.

Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Thursday, March 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF2801/SF1922 (Nelson, M) Homeowner's insurance nonrenewals and underwriting regulated, and discriminatory practices in automobile and homeowner's insurance prohibited HF2035/SF1946 (Sertich) Vocational rehabilitation and supported employment regulated, and qualifying supported employment activities expanded HF2214/2138 (Pugh) Insurance information disclosure to persons whose continuation health coverage is about to expire required Other bills to be added.

Education Finance

Thursday, March 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF2820 (Seagren) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for enhanced reading requirements for certain teachers; providing for literacy specialist licensure; providing for rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 122A.06, subdivision 4; 122A.18, subdivision 2a, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 122A.09, subdivision 4. HF1921 (Klinzing) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for enhanced reading requirements for certain teachers; providing for literacy specialist licensure; providing for rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 122A.06, subdivision 4; 122A.18, subdivision 2a, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 122A.09, subdivision 4. Governor Pawlenty's Supplemental Budget Bill Language HF2416 (Johnson, J.) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a high performance teacher reward pilot project; appropriating money.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Thursday, March 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF2928 (Blaine) Game refuge annual payments to counties modified.
HF2678 (Hackbarth) Off-highway vehicle, motorcycle, and all-terrain vehicle operation and regulation provisions modified; forest classification status review provisions modified; report required; and money appropriated.
HF2350 (Lipman) Stillwater flood mitigation project grant period extended.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Thursday, March 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF882 (Cox) Electronic products with cathode ray tubes prohibited from mixed municipal solid waste, recycling and recovery standards compliant products list established, and anticompetitive conduct immunity provided for participating manufacturers.
HF2602 (Cox) Mercury switch collection program established by motor vehicle manufacturers.
**bill removed** HF2123 (Cox) Mercury switch collection program established by motor vehicle manufacturers.

Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, March 18, 2004
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Agenda: Bill Added to Agenda HF2525 (Lanning) Life estate or joint tenancy interest continuation allowance effective date modified, and refund by Commissioner of Human Services required.
HF2683 (Anderson, J) Low-rate nursing facilities reimbursement rates increased, and reimbursement provided for nursing facility medical liability insurance costs.
HF2942 (Samuelson) Nursing facility case mix calculations modified.
HF2885 (Nornes) Medical assistance coverage clarified for public health nursing services.
HF1828 (Samuelson) Minnesota Family Investment Program eligibility income exclusions expanded to include county adoption assistance payments.
HF2709 (Boudreau) MinnesotaCare limited benefit set vision services coverage provided.
HF2246 (Samuelson) Nursing facility survey process modified, quality improvement program established, reports required, and search by commissioner of health for federal waivers and approvals required.
HF2127 (Boudreau) Outpatient surgical center requirements modified, diagnostic imaging facilities licensure required, and disclosures, reports and participation in state health program required.
HF2119 (Abeler) State and county cost share of medical assistance costs clarified. HF2241 (Bradley) Child care assistance maximum rate paid modified, and absent day reimbursement limited.
Bills may be added or moved.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF2585 (Smith) Recording and registration fees surcharges increased.
HF2363 (McNamara) Invasive and nonnative species control provisions modified, and penalties provided.
HF2537 (Boudreau) Adverse health care event reporting system modified and certain reports required.
HF2586 (Cornish) Immunity from liability provided for school district and district employee notification of students with a history of violent behavior.
HF2976 (Strachan) Fugitive Apprehension Unit authorized to share in certain asset forfeitures.
HF1593 (Strachan) Dangerous animal ownership limitations provided, registration required, and criminal penalties imposed.
HF2217 (Meslow) Vehicles required to wait at railroad crossings until roadway is clear.
HF2436 (Abler) Public health emergencies policy declaration provided.
HF2259 (Blaine) Privacy violations criminal penalties increased, and age of protected minor victims for enhanced penalties for privacy crimes increased to 18.
Additional bills may be added at the discretion of the Chair.
Bills not heard in morning will be heard 1/2 hour after session in the Basement.

State Government Finance

Thursday, March 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF2989 (Lipman) Minnesota Election Law technical modifications provided.
HF1208 (Abeler) Racino; restrictions on conducting simulcasting and operating a card club repealed, and study of taxation of card clubs required.
HF2773 (Knoblach) Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association investment of state aid by State Board of Investment required, administrative expense surcharge revised, additional funding required, and adjustment mechanism revised.
HF1086 (Smith) Statewide and major local public pension and retirement plan various administrative changes provided and money appropriated.

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HF2989 (Lipman) Minnesota Election Law technical modifications provided.
HF1086 (Smith) Statewide and major local public pension and retirement plan various administrative changes provided and money appropriated.
HF2773 (Knoblach) Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association investment of state aid by State Board of Investment required, administrative expense surcharge revised, additional funding required, and adjustment mechanism revised.
Runs 1 hour, 20 minutes.

Taxes

Thursday, March 18, 2004
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Agenda: Hearings: 1. HF2009 (Mullery) Electronic filing requirements for income taxation modified.
2. HF2067 (Jacobson) Flea markets and similar selling events sales tax exemptions provided.
3. HF1742 (Knoblach) Federal tax updates provided to encourage consumer- driven health plans.
4. HF1976 (Wilkin) Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 partial conformity provided.
5. HF3058 (Abrams) Federal tax law conforming changes provided.
Other business that may properly come before the Committee

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06:37 - Gavel.
07:00 - HF2009 (Mullery) Electronic filing requirements for income taxation modified.
15:36 - HF2067 (Jacobson) Flea markets and similar selling events sales tax exemptions provided.
32:28 - HF3058 (Abrams) Federal tax law conforming changes provided. Subsequent discussion of HF1742 (Knoblach) Federal tax updates provided to encourage consumer-driven health plans and HF1976 (Wilkin) Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 partial conformity provided.
General discussion of health savings accounts.
Runs 1 hour, 37 minutes.

Transportation Finance

Thursday, March 18, 2004
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Agenda: SF58 (Strachan) DWI blood alcohol concentration level reduction.
If you wish to testify on this bill, please contact Becky Girvan at (651) 296.5528.
HF1913 (Kuisle) County board approval of certain preliminary plats and initial plat filings provided.
If you wish to testify on this bill, please contact Becky Girvan at (651) 296.5528 And other bills may be added

Capital Investment

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
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Agenda: Public testimony related to the bonding recommendations of: Education Finance; Higher Education Finance; Transportation Finance.
Notice: The purpose of public testimony Tuesday, March 16th and Wednesday, March 17th before the Capital Investment Committee is to hear from individuals or groups who did not have the opportunity to provide information or testimony to the Finance Committees.
If you have different or pertinent information to provide the Capital Investment Committee please contact Committee Legislative Assistant Kathy Heimel at 296-3367 if you would like to testify.
Please be respectful of the committee's time.

Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF1781 (Abeler) Long term care insurance coverage HF2436 (Abeler) Public health emergencies policy declaration provided HF960 (Walker) Financial transaction card issuance regulated HF2848 (Mariani) Meatpacking industry worker rights established Other bills to be added.

Education Finance

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
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Agenda: Due to the anticipated number of bills to be heard today, we will also meet at 4:30 PM today in room 5 to finish our agenda.
HF2285 (Wardlow) A bill for an act relating to education; delaying student progress to next grade level for absence from school and performance below grade level; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B. HF2654 (Howes) A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent School District No. 116, Pillager.
HF2765 (Olson, M.) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for character development education; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 120B.23, as amended; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B. HF2832 (Johnson, J.) A bill for an act relating to education; requiring school and library computers with Internet access available for student use to be equipped with software filtering or blocking technology; imposing a financial penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 125B.15; 134.50. HF2576 (Latz) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for payment of the full cost of school breakfast and lunch special diets based on religious beliefs of students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 124D.111, subdivision 1; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 124D.1158, subdivision 3. HF1109 (Krinkie) A bill for an act relating to education; modifying school board contracting for certain noninstructional services; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 123B.02, subdivision 14. HF2820 (Seagren) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for enhanced reading requirements for certain teachers; providing for literacy specialist licensure; providing for rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 122A.06, subdivision 4; 122A.18, subdivision 2a, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 122A.09, subdivision 4.
HF1792 (Seagren) bill for an act relating to education; providing for a value added assessment program to measure growth in student academic achievement; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B. HF2781 (Anderson, B.) A bill for an act relating to education finance; expanding the use of the building lease levy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 126C.40, subdivision 1. HF2896 (Severson) A bill for an act relating to education; extending the garage lease levy for Independent School District No. 740, Sartell; amending Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 4, section 29. HF2847 (Finstad) A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing fund transfers for Independent School District No. 836, Butterfield.
HF2205 (Dorn) A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the alternative facilities program criteria; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 123B.59, subdivision 1. HF2289 (Sykora) A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the adult basic education formula; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 124D.52, subdivision 3; 124D.531, subdivisions 1, 4. HF1982 (Sykora) A bill for an act relating to education; restoring funding for the basic community education program; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 124D.20, subdivision 3; Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 8, section 7, subdivision 2.
HF2958 (Sykora) A bill for an act relating to community education; establishing a school district levy to pay for the colocation of government services; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 124D.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF2356 (Howes) Unrefunded gasoline tax attributable to motor boats report to the legislature required.
HF2334 (Howes) Surplus state lands sale, disposition, and management provisions modified; state forests and wildlife management areas expanded; and money appropriated.
HF2660 (Howes) Forest management investment fund established.
HF2790 (Olson, Mark) Septic system tank fees modified.
Other bills may be added

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF2936 (Hausman) St. Paul authorized to contract with a nonprofit organization for management and operation of the RiverCentre complex.
HF2136 (Holberg) Metropolitan Radio Board composition changed and sunset repealed, and Metropolitan Council bond request and authorization modified

Health and Human Services Policy

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF2915 (Johnson, Jeff) Workers' compensation technical changes provided, definition of personal injury clarified, and qualifying employees authorized to opt for alternative benefits. [Added] The Committee will also hear policy presentations from the Department of Human Services. Other topics or bills may be added.

Higher Education Finance

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF1814 (Erickson) Teacher training program for qualified professionals established.
Witnesses: Martin Tadlock, Dean, College of Professional Studies, Bemidji State University Michael Miller, Dean, College of Education, Minnesota State University Mankato Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota Linda Distad, College of St. Catherine, President, Minnesota Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Steve Yussen, Dean, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota Russ Stanton, Inter Faculty Organization

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF2208 (Osterman) Assistance for Minnesota businesses seeking federal contacts provided and money appropriated.
HF2386 (Osterman) Merging the Department of Economic Security and the Department of Economic Development.
HF2640 (Davids) Insurance fraud prevention, creating a law enforcement agency.
HF2342 (Knoblach) Minnesota Public Facilities Authority bonding authority modified

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF2032 (Anderson, I) International Falls chemical assessment team funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2856 (Lipman) Force and coercion terms clarified relating to criminal sexual conduct crime law, harassment restraining order law modified, and harassment through technological means prohibited.
HF0737 (Lesch) Defendant attorney fee for certain appeals payment by government units not required.
HF2585 (Smith) Recording and registration fees surcharges increased.
HF2282 (Strachan) CriMNet local user fee imposed, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
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Agenda: 1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, March 18, 2004 2) HF2798 (Holberg) Marriage defined as a union between one man and one woman, an constitutional amendment proposed

State Government Finance

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
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Agenda: NOTE: Committee may meet until 5:00 pm.
HF2985 (Blaine) Camp Ripley Military Museum previous appropriation purpose clarified.
HF2636 (Erickson) Assistive technology money appropriated.
HF2442 (Swenson) Farm liens and financing statements regulated, filing requirements established, and fees specified.
HF2629 (Haas) Planning office transfer to Department of Administration codified, forward pricing for energy purchases authorized, and Small Business Procurement Advisory Council reinstated.
HF2684 (Krinkie) Energy reliability utility assessments implemented retroactively.
HF2166 (Urdahl) Veterans training program and educational benefit responsibilities transferred to Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, and money appropriated.
HF2135 (Haas) Lottery gaming machines provided, tax imposed on gaming machine revenue and revenue use specified, powers and duties granted to the state lottery director, and card games authorized at a gaming facility.
Additional bills may be added.

Transportation Finance

Wednesday, March 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF2625 (Kuisle) Transportation property acquisition provided, section marker provisions modified, land conveyances provided, right-of-way acquired, and Route No. 268 of trunk highway system turned back.
HF2627 (Osterman) Highway safety rest area and travel information center regulation provisions modified, and money appropriated.
And other bills may be added.

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03:10 - Gavel.
03:40 - HF2625 (Kuisle) Transportation property acquisition provided, section marker provisions modified, land conveyances provided, right-of-way acquired, and Route #268 of trunk highway system turned back.
1:15:15 - HF2627 (Osterman) Highway safety rest area and travel information center regulation provisions modified, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.

Agriculture and Rural Development Finance

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: Governor's Supplemental Budget Recommendations for the MN Department of Agriculture and the MN Board of Animal Health.

Capital Investment

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: Public Testimony related to bonding recommendations of: Health and Human Services Finance; Judiciary Policy and Finance; State Government Finance; Agriculture and Rural Development Finance; Environment and Natural Resources Finance; Jobs and Economic Development Finance.
Notice: The purpose of public testimony Tuesday, March 16th and Wednesday, March 17th before the Capital Investment Committee is to hear from individuals or groups who did not have the opportunity to provide information or testimony to the Finance Committees.
If you have different or pertinent information to provide the Capital Investment Committee please contact Committee Legislative Assistant Kathy Heimel at 296-3367 if you would like to testify.
Please be respectful of the committee's time.

Civil Law

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: HF2491/SF2498 (Paymar) Ex parte orders for protection and temporary restraining orders made effective upon a referee's signature.
HF2641 (Harder) Marriage administrative responsibilities modified and report required.
HF2642 (Harder) Parent education program minimum participation level in contested custody or parenting time cases required.
HF2436 (Abeler) Public health emergencies policy declaration provided.
HF2724 (Abeler) Child care assistance, adoption and child placement, child welfare, economic supports, mental health, and continuing care for the elderly provisions modified.
HF1593 (Strachan) Dangerous animal ownership limitations provided, registration required, and criminal penalties imposed.
SF2987 (Tingelstad) (HF2987) Tort liability provided for a limited partnership in which a community action agency is a general partner.
HF2453 (Erickson) Funeral provider attorney fee recovery in actions to recover costs of services authorized.
HF2020 (Walker) Relative search pertaining to child protection services requirements modified.
Bills not heard will carried over to the next meeting and bills may be added to this schedule.

Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: HF2095 (Thao) Mortgage foreclosure reconveyance regulation provided, licensure established for foreclosure purchasers, and notice to homeowners in foreclosure added HF1781 (Abeler) Long term care insurance coverage Other bills to be announced.

Education Finance

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: Career and Technical Education Presentation Reading First Grants Presentation HF2169 (Bernardy) A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the calculation of transition revenue; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 126C.10, subdivision 31. HF2193 (Rhodes) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing school districts to levy for certain unreimbursed pupil transportation costs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 123B.92, by adding a subdivision.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: HF2767 (Ozment) Water and soil resource management program pilot project funding provided, and money appropriated.
Chris Hanson, Minnesota Milk Producers Association HF124 (Rukavina) Mesabi Station funding provided and money appropriated.
Bob Manzoline, St. Louis County Regional Railroad Authority HF1852 (Knoblach) State regional park funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3002 (Dill) Snowmobile use study funding provided, and money appropriated.
Other bills may be added

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: HF2000 (Tinglestad) Water table level analysis clarified for purposes of individual sewage treatment system design.
**Bill Added*** HF2855 (Howes) The shoreland protection program expiration extended

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: HF2706 (Hoppe) Environmental advisory councils extended.
HF2854 (Rhodes) Zoological Board specified duties transferred to Minnesota Zoo foundation.
HF3009 (Severson) Executive branch employees prohibited from receiving cash payments for discussing the work of an executive agency.

Health and Human Services Finance

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: HF2027 (Anderson, J) Nursing home construction moratorium exemption provided, and money appropriated HF2636 (Erickson) Assistive technology money appropriated.
HF2805 (Simpson) Wadena county nursing home beds moratorium exception provided, and money appropriated HF2865 (Wilkin) State health care program co-payment exemptions provided for individuals whose only income is a personal needs allowance.
HF2873 (Powell) MinnesotaCare limited benefit set expanded to include coverage for diabetic supplies and equipment.
HF2175 (Abeler) Speech-language pathologist, audiologist, and occupational therapy practitioner licensure requirements modified.
HF2682 (Fuller) Hospital payment adjustment provision modified for diagnostic related group payments.
HF2931 (Gunther) Martin County nursing facility rate increase determination provided. HF2849 (Harder) Nursing facility payment rate modified.
HF2970 (Bradley) Radioactive and nuclear material fees modified, and state agreement with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved.
HF2575 (Abeler) Child mental health screening limited to available appropriation.
HF2814 (Nelson, P) Chisago County nursing facility operating payment rates calculated.
HF1896 (Solberg) Hospital construction moratorium exemption provided.
HF2831 (Thao) Refugees and asylees exempted from participating in the diversionary work program.
Bills may be added or moved.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: HF2044 (Davids) Tourism functions transferred from the Department of Employment and Economic Development to Explore Minnesota Tourism, and money appropriated.
HF2799 (Gunther) Dislocated worker program provisions modified.
HF1695 (Cornish) A bill for an act relating to appropriations; appropriating money for the Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center in Waseca.
HF2316 (Mahoney) Tax incentives for certain retailers limited.
Dept. of Finance presentation on supplemental budget.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: Overview of Governor's Supplemental Budget Recommendations HF2619 (Smith) Public defender representation and access to government data provided, public defense co-payment deposit regulations modified, and appropriation increased.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: HF2936 (Hausman) St. Paul authorized to contract with a nonprofit organization for management and operation of the RiverCentre complex.
Bill removed from the agenda: HF1740 (Anderson, I.) Natural resources land payments to counties modified.
HF2961 (Rukavina) Hoyt Lakes authorized to extend its zoning and subdivision regulations within part of the town of White subject to the town of White's consent.
Other bills may be added to the agenda.

Regulated Industries

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: HF1830/SF1753 (Westrom) Low-income electric rate discount program modified.
HF2369/SF2474 (Westrom) Cold weather utility disconnection rule modified.
HF2950/SF2762 (Westrom) Administration Department provision of telecommunications and information services modified.
Presentation by Dept. of Commerce on Reliability of Electric System And other bills to be announced.

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Regulated Industries
03:20 - Gavel.
04:00 - HF1830 (Westrom) Low-income electric rate discount program modified and HF2369 (Westrom) Cold weather utility disconnection rule modified.
12:05 - Presentation by Department of Commerce on the reliability of the electric system.
1:09:45 - HF2950 (Westrom) Administration Department provision of telecommunications and information services modified.
Runs 1 hour, 50 minutes.

State Government Finance

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: Note: Committee may meet until 5:00 PM.
HF1868 (Buesgens) Uniform election days for state and local elections provided.
HF2199 (Wilkin) State Lottery director provisions amended, lottery budget review and approval provided, lottery organization task force created, report required, and unclaimed prize money allocation and transfer provided.
HF1798 (Kohls) Secretary of State filing procedures simplified, certain filing requirements eliminated, electronic registration required, and money appropriated.
HF1806 (Vandeveer) Electronic real estate recording task force uncoded laws amended, period of existence and surcharge on task force filings extended, and money appropriated.
Additional bills may be added.

Taxes

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: 1. Presentation: Governor's Supplemental Budget, Finance Department and Revenue Department (continued from March 11) 2. Hearings: A. HF1650 (Olson, M.) Personal rapid transit local bonding authorized.
B. HF1687 (Olson, M.) Personal rapid transit systems exempted from property and income taxes.
C. HF2009 (Mullery) Electronic filing requirements for income taxation modified.
D. HF2067 (Jacobson) Flea markets and similar selling events sales tax exemptions provided.

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Taxes
03:11 - Gavel.
03:18 - Continuation of the March 11 presentation on the Governor's Supplemental Budget by the Department of Finance and the Department of Revenue.
1:17:00 - HF1650 (Olson, M.) Personal rapid transit local bonding authorized.
1:39:43 - HF1687 (Olson, M.) Personal rapid transit systems exempted from property and income taxes.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.

Transportation Finance

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: 1.Approval of Minutes from Wednesday, March 10, 2004.
2.HF1043 (Anderson, B.) Infrastructure certificate funding provided.
3.HF804 (Solberg) Gross weight restrictions regulated on vehicles and combinations hauling raw or unfinished farm or forest products.
4.HF2492 (Kelliher) Federally subsidized transit facilities bidding exception provided.
5.HF2331 (Dorman) Drivers' license fees reallocated to motorcycle safety fund, and funding cap removed.
6.Adjournment.

Transportation Policy

Tuesday, March 16, 2004
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Agenda: HF2217 (Meslow) Vehicles required to wait at railroad crossings until roadway is clear.
HF2737 (Beard) Municipal airport closure prohibited without legislative approval.

Education Finance

Monday, March 15, 2004
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Agenda: HF2860 (Seagren) A bill for an act relating to education; amending prekindergarten through grade 12 education and early childhood and family education budget provisions; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 119A.46, subdivisions 2, 3, 8; 123A.05, subdivision 2; 124D.68, subdivision 9; 124D.69, subdivision 1; 125A.79, subdivisions 5, 7, by adding subdivisions; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 119A.46, subdivision 1; 124D.095, subdivision 8; 124D.11, subdivisions 1, 2; 125A.79, subdivision 1; 127A.47, subdivisions 7, 8; Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 2, section 55, subdivision 16; Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 6, section 4; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 122A. HF1789 (Sykora) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for prekindergarten through grade 12 education, including general education, education excellence, special programs, libraries, and state agencies; providing for rulemaking; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 13.321, subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision; 13.46, subdivision 1; 122A.20, subdivision 2; 123B.143, subdivision 1; 123B.49, subdivision 4; 123B.53, subdivision 6; 123B.76, by adding a subdivision; 123B.82; 124D.59, as amended; 124D.61; 125A.023, subdivision 3; 125A.03; 127A.42, subdivision 6; 127A.47, subdivision 3; 134.31, by adding a subdivision; 134.45, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 120B.021, subdivision 3; 120B.024; 120B.36; 123B.77, subdivision 4; 124D.095, subdivision 4; 124D.11, subdivision 1; 124D.454, subdivision 2; 125A.023, subdivision 4; 127A.05, subdivision 4; 127A.42, subdivision 2; 275.065, subdivision 1; 475.61, subdivision 4; Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 3, section 19; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 120B; 127A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 126C.23. HF2857 (Abeler) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a pilot program to allow school districts to spend compensatory revenue at school sites with low test scores; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 126C.15, subdivisions 2, 3.

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Education Finance
01:58 - Gavel.
02:05 - HF2857 (Abeler) Authorizing a pilot program to allow school districts to spend compensatory revenue at school sites with low test scores.
19:50 - HF2860 (Seagren) Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 education and early childhood and family education budget provisions amended and money appropriated.
1:24:10 - HF1789 (Sykora) Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 general education, special programs, libraries, state agencies, and rulemaking provided.
Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Monday, March 15, 2004
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Agenda: HF1710 (Osterman) Minnesota Humanities Commission employees provided state employee insurance and benefits.
HF1437 (Cornish) Telephone polling disclosure requirements provided.
HF2666 (Hornstein) State Board of Investment pilot project authorized allowing additional investments in financial institutions rated outstanding under the Federal Community Reinvestment Act.
HF2878 (Hausman) Dr. Norman E. Borlaug World Food Prize Day designated.

Higher Education Finance

Monday, March 15, 2004
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Agenda: Minnesota Private College Council Report on the Minnesota State Grant Program Witnesses: Dr. Doug Shapiro, Vice President of Research and Development Dr. David Laird, President, MPCC

Civil Law

Friday, March 12, 2004
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Agenda: HF2525 (Lanning) Life estate or joint tenancy interest continuation allowance effective date modified, and refund by Commissioner of Human Services required.
HF2231 (Lanning) Predatory offender law expanded to include assessment of risk levels of offenders coming from other states, current law on release of federal inmates clarified, community notification expanded, and information sharing provided.
HF2586 (Cornish) Immunity from liability provided for school district and district employee notification of students with a history of violent behavior.
HF1730 (Nelson, C.) Rioting penalties provided for postsecondary students.
HF1989 (Fuller) Methamphetamine precursor drug sale regulated, reporting of transactions authorized, education program for retailers required, criminal penalties expanded and increased, methamphetamine lab cleanup fund established, and money appropriated.
HF2691 (Bradley) Disability Council authorized to meet by telephone or electronic means.
HF2087 (Borrell) Data practices omnibus bill.
HF2555 (Blaine) Instruction permit and provisional driver's license issuance after certain conditions limited.
HF2305 (Osterman) Employment and Economic Development Department data classified.
HF2308 (Zellers) Sex offender sentencing provisions expanded including life penalty for most first degree criminal sexual conduct crimes, Minnesota Sex Offender Review Board established, and review of offenders' petitions for release provided.
HF2662 (Holberg) Assessor data modified relating to government data practices.
HF2759 (Borrell) Labor relations documents that could reveal employee choice in a representation election classified as protected nonpublic data.
HF2779 (Borrell) Data privacy provisions modified.
HF2304 (Rhodes) Provisional driver's license operation restrictions provided.
HF2763 (Powell) Motor fuel theft service charge and civil penalty increased, and civil liability clarified as not barring criminal liability HF2016 (Holberg) Bus driver duty of care to passengers specified.
HF2419 (Kohls) Purchase money mortgages provided.
HF2572 (DeLaForest) Class action certification requirements provided.
HF2537 (Boudreau) Adverse health care event reporting system modified and certain reports required.
HF2439 (Brod) Real estate brokers and sales persons regulated, and real property law changes and recodification provided.
HF2270 (Adolphson) Newspaper public notice publication provisions modified and report required.
HF1798 (Kohls) Secretary of State filing procedures simplified, certain filing requirements eliminated, electronic registration required, and money appropriated.
HF2596 (Hackbarth) Natural resources specific location data classified.
HF2749 (Westerberg) Foreclosure consultants and equity purchasers regulated, contract provisions and notice requirements specified, and criminal and civil penalties imposed.
HF2330 (Holberg) Municipal tort liability status modified with respect to certain day care and child care claims.
HF1929 (Kohls) Mental health center data disclosure to law enforcement provided under specified circumstances.
HF1930 (Kohls) Mental health center data disclosure provided to Criminal Mental Health Courts under specified circumstances.
HF2443 (Holberg) Sexual harassment definition Civil Rights Act of 1964 burden of proof and affirmative defense conformity provided.
HF2625 (Kuisle) Transportation property acquisition provided, section marker provisions modified, land conveyances provided, right-of-way acquired, and Route No. 268 of trunk highway system turned back. HF2800 (Holberg) Information management system compliance with data practices law provided, and classification and access to CriMNet and other criminal justice agency information systems data provided.
HF1915 (Klinzing) Epinephrine; students allowed to carry nonsyringe injectors of epinephrine.
Note: The Committee will take a lunch break for one hour. Bills regarding the Data Practices Omnibus Bill and CriMNet will be heard during the afternoon session starting at 1:00 p.m.
Additional bills will be added to Friday's schedule..

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Friday, March 12, 2004
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Agenda: HF2386 (Osterman) Economic Security Department and Employment and Economic Development Department merged.
HF1710 (Osterman) Minnesota Humanities Commission employees provided state employee insurance and benefits.
HF2521 (Jacobson) Lawful gambling days of operation on certain premises modified, bingo prize limits increased, and tipboard rule authority extended.- HF2773 (Knoblach) Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association investment authority transferred to the Minneapolis school district, and other investment regulation provisions modified.
HF1086 (Smith) Omnibus Pension Bill HF890 (Smith) Retirement; Minnesota state retirement system and public employees retirement association definitions modified, clarifications provided, and pension asset disposition provided after death of certain employees.
HF2874 (Ozment) State hiring process provisions modified.
HF2136 (Holberg) Metropolitan Radio Board composition changed and sunset repealed, and Metropolitan Council bond request and authorization modified.
HF2806 (Westrom) Renewable energy working group established to study renewable energy development in the state, and report required.
HF2930(Vandeveer) Flags in the Capitol area required to be flown at half-staff following the death of a firefighter killed in the line of duty.
HF1806 (Vandeveer) Electronic real estate recording task force uncoded laws amended, period of existence and surcharge on task force filings extended, and money appropriated.
HF2989(Lipman) Elections technical bill.
HF227 (Ellison) Elections; restoring eligibility to vote to certain convicted felons who are not incarcerated.
HF2593 (Sieben) Students who are eligible to vote granted time off from school to vote.
HF2760 (Knoblach) Gambling; legislative findings provided, attorney general legal actions directed, tribal-state compacts governing video games of chance bases eliminated, and governor directed to seek renegotiation of required new tribal-state compacts.
HF2694 (Wilkin) Metropolitan Airports Commission membership confirmation required, and duties and compensation range of chair increased.
HF2433 (Hackbarth) Natural Resources Commissioner rulemaking exemptions and authorities granted, fees authorized, and civil penalties modified.
HF1801 (Klinzing) Homeowners Protection Act established; residential home building contractor regulations, building code enforcement reporting, and continuing education requirements modified; and attorney fee recovery provided.
HF2666 (Hornstein) State Board of Investment pilot project authorized allowing additional investments in financial institutions rated outstanding under the Federal Community Reinvestment Act.
HF3005 (Soderstrom) County seat voting times modified.
Bills may be added. Order is subject to change.
*Note the Committee will reconvene in Room 5 SOB from 12:00pm -5:00pm to continue the agenda

Health and Human Services Policy

Friday, March 12, 2004
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Agenda: HF2970 (Bradley) Health Department Nuclear Material Licensing.
HF2581 (Bradley) MA prohibition on asset transfers for certain charitable gifts exception provided.
HF2709 (Boudreau) MinnesotaCare limited benefit set optometric services coverage provided.
HF2885 (Nornes) Medical assistance coverage clarified for public health nursing services. [Added] HF2473 (Fuller) Child care payments limited upon reaching specified number of absences. HF2637 (Samuelson) Child care, MFIP, long-term care, and health care changes.
HF2246 (Samuelson) Nursing facility survey process modified.
Other bills or topics may be added.

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Health and Human Services Policy
01:08 - Gavel.
01:08 - HF2970 (Bradley) Health Department nuclear material licensing.
10:25 - HF2581 (Bradley) MA prohibition on asset transfers for certain charitable gifts exception provided.
34:50 - HF2709 (Boudreau) MinnesotaCare limited benefit set optometric services coverage provided.
44:45 - HF2473 (Fuller) Child care payments limited upon reaching specified number of absences.
1:06:28 - HF2885 (Nornes) A bill for an act relating to human services; clarifying medical assistance coverage for public health nursing services.
1:11:40 - HF2637 (Samuelson) Child care, Minnesota Family Investment Program, long-term care, and health care changes.
1:20:15 - HF2246 (Samuelson) Nursing facility survey process modified.
Runs 2 hours, 19 minutes.

Agriculture and Rural Development Finance

Thursday, March 11, 2004
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Agenda: HF2755 (Harder) Grain buyers' bonds amount modified.
HF2051 (Harder) County and regional fair provisions modified.
HF2272 (Juhnke) County extension office required

Capital Investment

Thursday, March 11, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation of bonding recommendations: Transportation Finance Committee; Jobs and Economic Development Finance Committee; Education Finance Committee

Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Thursday, March 11, 2004
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Agenda: HF2777 (Brod) Fire insurance notice requirements prescribed, and township mutual combination policies regulation modified HF2915 (Johnson, J) Workers' compensation technical changes provided, definition of personal injury clarified, and qualifying employees authorized to opt for alternative benefits HF2098 (Dorman) Oxygenated gasoline regulated, and certain requirements and powers of the Department of Commerce abolished relating to utility measuring equipment HF2912 (Zellers) Tobacco deliveries and shipments limited HF1781 (Abeler) Long-term care insurance coverage definitions modified HF960 (Walker) Financial transaction card issuance regulated HF2848 (Mariani) Meatpacking industry worker rights established Bills continued from Wednesday, March 10th Other bills to be added

Education Finance

Thursday, March 11, 2004
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Agenda: HF2099 (Nornes) A bill for an act relating to education; increasing the authorized amount expected to be earned from an employment contract between a school board member and a school district; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 123B.195. HF1831 (Demmer) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for the assignment of teachers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 123B.09, subdivision 8; 123B.143, subdivision 1. HF2116 (Hilty) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing the sale of a school facility; forgiving any remaining balance on the maximum effort capital loan issued to former Independent School District No. 566, Askov. HF2204 (Adolphson) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a trial period of student transportation fees. HF2284 (Johnson, J.) A bill for an act relating to education finance; eliminating the referendum allowance limit; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 126C.17, subdivision 3; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 126C.17, subdivision 2.

Education Policy

Thursday, March 11, 2004
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Agenda: HF2832 (Johnson, J.) Internet access software filtering or blocking technology required in schools and libraries, and financial penalties imposed.
HF2502 (Seagren) Mental health community representative included on a community transition team.
HF2503 (Seagren) Mental health screening required when a student is suspended from school for more than ten days in a school year.
HF1814 (Erickson) Teacher training program for qualified professionals established.
HF580 (Erickson) Abstinence until marriage premised curriculum and instruction required. NOTE: This is a bill that was on the general register last year, and then returned to the committee at the end of session.
HF1738 (Greiling) Uniform statewide public school grading scale policy advisory task force established.
Other bills may be added to the agenda.
**NOTE** The committee will reconvene 15 minutes after session to complete the agenda if necessary

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Education Policy - afternoon meeting
01:01 - Gavel.
Continuation of this morning's Education Policy agenda.
01:05 - HF2832 (Johnson, J.) Internet access software filtering or blocking technology required in schools and libraries, and financial penalties imposed.
37:40 - HF580 (Erickson) Abstinence until marriage premised curriculum and instruction required.
49:42 - HF1738 (Greiling) Uniform statewide public school grading scale policy advisory task force established.
Runs 1 hour, 26 minutes.

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Education Policy - morning meeting
01:16 - Gavel.
01:47 - HF1814 (Erickson) Teacher training program for qualified professionals established.
20:47 - HF2832 (Johnson, J.) Internet access software filtering or blocking technology required in schools and libraries, and financial penalties imposed.
1:15:56 - HF2502 (Seagren) Mental health community representative included on a community transition team.
1:18:33 - HF2503 (Seagren) Mental health screening required when a student is suspended from school for more than ten days in a school year.
The committee went into recess until after the House Floor Session.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Thursday, March 11, 2004
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Agenda: HF2368 (Hoppe) Game and fish provisions modified relating to deer hunting provisions and fees, importation of cervidae carcasses, transport of game birds, youth firearm safety certificates, turtle licenses; and vehicle use authorized for beaver trapping.
HF2405 (Tingelstad) Minnesota future resources fund and environment and natural resources trust fund appropriations availability extended.
HF2040 (Olson, M.) Wastewater treatment technology certification program created, and money appropriated.
HF1740 (Anderson, I.) Natural resources land payments to counties modified.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Thursday, March 11, 2004
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Agenda: ** Revised agenda as of 3/10/04 ** HF2242 (Sykora) Congress memorialized by resolution to authorize reallocation of Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness reservation fee increase to Minnesota Permanent School Fund.
HF2424 (Seifert) Pollution Control Agency total maximum daily load report procedure established.
HF2706 (Hoppe) Environmental advisory councils extended.
HF2633 (Gunther) Ethanol plant environmental review exemptions provided.
HF2500 (Simpson) Polychlorinated byphenyls (PCB) wastes regulated.
HF2480 (Peterson) Natural Resources department required to obtain permits for construction activities in watershed districts.
HF2478 (Swenson) Planting trees over public or private drain tile lines prohibited.
** Other bills may be added **

Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, March 11, 2004
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Agenda: There will not be a HHS Finance meeting on March 11th. The HHS Policy Committee will be using this time.

Health and Human Services Policy

Thursday, March 11, 2004
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Agenda: HF2504 (Penas) Seasonal employee health coverage obtained through purchasing alliances.
HF2535 (Lanning) Child care assistance provider reimbursement rate grant program created.
HF2554 (Osterman) Health and accident insurance dependent coverage regulated.
HF2473 (Fuller) Child care payments limited upon reaching specified number of absences.
HF2497 (Westrom) Search for relatives prior to adoption decisions modified.
HFXXX (Finstad) Rural pharmacists provision.
HF2393 (Finstad) Ambulance services barred from collecting SSNs from patients. [Removed] Any bills not heard may be moved to the next meeting.
Other bills or topics may be added.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Thursday, March 11, 2004
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Agenda: Members submit bond ranking schedules for committee talley.
HF2325 (Osterman) Deaf and hard-of-hearing grants provided, and money appropriated.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 11, 2004
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Agenda: HF2078 (Holberg) Railroad grade crossing requirements and crimes involving public transit clarified, and penalties provided.
HF2314 (Tinglestad) Promoting prostitution crime modified to include sex trafficking, and distribution formula for prostitution and sex trafficking-related forfeiture proceeds modified.
HF2408 (Latz) DWI; invalidation and return of DWI offender's driver's license for use as identification card for period of license suspension, revocation, or cancellation required.
HF1683 (Strachan) Traffic signal-override device sale and possession restricted.
HF2447 (Walz) Failure to yield right-of-way resulting in injury or death criminal penalties imposed.
HF2302 (Meslow) DWI plate impoundment law clarified.
The Committee will reconvene at 5:00 pm in the Basement Hearing Room to complete any unfinished business and discuss the following bills: HF2363 (McNamara) Invasive and nonnative species control provisions modified, and penalties provided.
HF1732 (Harder) Exposure of animals to disease intentionally criminal penalty provided, trespass on agricultural land prohibited, civil remedies provided, and criminal penalties imposed.
HF2213 (Cornish) Natural Resource department equipment requirements modified, security barrier requirement exemption provided, and commissioner duties modified.
HF2149 (Fuller) Corrections Board created to determine parole, board authorized to refer selected level III sex offenders to the county attorney for civil commitment, and money appropriated.
HF1829 (Lipman) Controlled substance offenses expanded to include six degrees, loitering with intent to purchase violation created, drug treatment diversion program established, and money appropriated.

Taxes

Thursday, March 11, 2004
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Agenda: Hearings 1. HF1970 (Knoblach) Net unrestricted budgetary general fund balance priorities expanded.
2. Presentation: Governor's Supplemental Budget, Finance Department and Revenue Department 3. HF2299 (Abrams) Publicly traded partnerships exempted from withholding requirements 4. HF2263 (Abrams) Lease-in, lease-out transaction corporate franchise tax benefits limited Other business that may properly come before the Committee

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Taxes
04:22 - Gavel.
04:55 - HF1970 (Knoblach) Net unrestricted budgetary general fund balance priorities expanded.
08:58 - HF2299 (Abrams) Publicly traded partnerships exempted from withholding requirements.
18:05 - HF2263 (Abrams) Lease-in, lease-out transaction corporate franchise tax benefits limited.
38:54 - Presentation on the Governor's Supplemental Budget by the Department of Finance and the Department of Revenue.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

Transportation Policy

Thursday, March 11, 2004
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Agenda: HF985 (Westrom) Gross weight restriction maximum increased for certain vehicles and combinations on noninterstate trunk highways HF2247 (Westerberg) relating to highways; requiring commissioner of transportation to prepare a preliminary plan for second beltline around the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.
HF2718 (Vandeveer) relating to highways; allowing tolls to be collected on toll facilities only until all construction costs of the facility have been paid HF1216 (Rhodes) relating to driver's licenses; requiring department of public safety to forward information about certain driver's license and identification card applicants to selective service system HF2304 (Rhodes) relating to driver's licenses; modifying requirements for operating motor vehicle by holder of provisional licenses HF2555 (Blaine) Instruction permit and provisional driver's license issuance after certain conditions limited HF2296 (Erhardt)Bomb squad peace officers authorized to operate and vehicle or combination of vehicles while engaged in bomb squad duties HF2782 (Holberg) Drivers' license instruction permits duration extended to two years.
HF2561 (Urdahl) Pupil transportation requirements modified HF2921 (Strachan) Emergency workers on highways; appropriate reduced speed defined when approaching emergency vehicle, surcharge increased for failure to reduce speed, owner and lessee penalty provided, and driver education required.
HF1620 (Demmer) School buses and Head Start buses inspection by certified inspectors provided HF1688 (Olson) Motor vehicle sales tax revenue attributable to sale of new vehicles dedicated to public transit purposes, all other motor vehicle sales tax revenue dedicated to highway user tax distribution fund, and constitutional amendment proposed **Other bills may be added**

Ways and Means

Thursday, March 11, 2004
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Agenda: HF2798 (Holberg) Marriage defined as a union between one man and one woman, and constitutional amendment proposed.

Agriculture Policy

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF2750 (Davids) Biodiesel content mandate provisions modified, and money appropriated.
HF1766 (Davids) Ethanol producer payment ownership disclosure requirement eliminated.
HF2229 (Juhnke) Hydrogen production from ethanol and use in producing affordable electricity research funding provided to the University of Minnesota or other entities, and money appropriated.
HFXXXX (Blaine) Dairy upgrade pilot loan program.
HF2864 (Hornstein) Kosher food labeling basis clarified.
There is the possibility of more bills. If so, we will take them up on Friday, place and time to be determined.

Capital Investment

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation of bonding recommendations: Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee; Environment and Natural Resouces Finance Committee.

Civil Law

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF2155 (Holberg) CriMNet data classification provided, public defender access to criminal justice data provided, and report required.
HF1819 (Brod) Civil and criminal protections clarified for National Guard or other armed forces personnel who apply reasonable force under official military orders.
HF2442 (Swenson) Farm liens and financing statements regulated, filing requirements established, and fees specified.
HFHF2658 (Swenson) Nuisance claims against certain agriculture operations limited.
HF2104 (Strachan) Predatory offenders without a primary address required to register, and community notification law information disclosure clarified.
Add: HF2800 (Holberg) Information management system compliance with data practices law provided, and classification and access to CriMNet and other criminal justice agency information systems data provided.
Bills may be added to this schedule at the will of the Chair.
Any bill not heard will be carried over to Friday's schedule.

Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF2799 (Gunther) Dislocated worker program provisions modified HF2462 (Haas) Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association provisions modified HF2274 (Bradley) Joint self-insurance employee benefit plan regulation modified HF2487 (Huntley) Joint self-insurance plans regulated HF2704 (Ozment) Cigarettes; fire-resistant standards rule adoption required, and expedited process authorized for rule adoption HF1965 (Knoblach) Service cooperatives authorized to provide group health coverage to private employers HF2926 (Gerlach) Preneed funeral arrangements trust and investment provisions modifications HF2720 (Heidgerken) Insurance Guaranty Association Act amended to improve coverage for political subdivisions of the state when their insurance company becomes insolvent HF2323/SF2137 (Peterson) Cemetery per acre ceiling amount for perpetual care fund increased HF2379 (Dorman) Personal injury definition modified to include injury or disease resulting from certain vaccines relating to workers' compensation HF2649 (Buesgens) Taxi service operator commercial auto policy discounts for drivers completing accident prevention courses required Please note the Committee will reconvene at 5pm in Room 300N Bills continued from Tuesday, March 9th Other bills to be added.

Education Finance

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF1815 (Olsen, S.) A bill for an act relating to education; establishing efficiency reviews for public schools; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.
HF2195 (Lindgren) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for telecommunications/Internet access equity aid; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 127A.45, subdivision 11; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 125B.
"Teaching at Risk: A Call to Action" presentation by Gaynor McCown, Executive Director, The Teaching Commission HF2126 (Greiling) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for Intermediate School District No. 916, Northeast Metro.
HF2853 (Seagren) Advanced placement and international baccalaureate program revenue usage flexibility provided.

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02:05 - HF1815 (Olsen, S.) A bill for an act relating to education; establishing efficiency reviews for public schools.
27:44 - HF2195 (Lindgren) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for telecommunications/Internet access equity aid; appropriating money.
56:17 - HF2126 (Greiling) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for Intermediate School District #916, Northeast Metro.
1:04:02 - HF2853 (Seagren) Advanced placement and international baccalaureate program revenue usage flexibility provided.
Runs 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF1166 (Hackbarth) Sales tax proceeds dedicated to natural resources funding; heritage enhancement fund and council, parks and trails fund, and clean water fund and council created; and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF2153 (Ozment) Cook County Horseshoe Bay state lease restrictions modified.

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02:06 -Gavel.
03:12 - HF1166 (Hackbarth) Sales tax proceeds dedicated to natural resources funding; heritage enhancement fund and council, parks and trails fund, and clean water fund and council created; and constitutional amendment proposed.
58:10 - HF2153 (Ozment) Cook County Horseshoe Bay state lease restrictions modified.
Runs 1 hour, 23 minutes.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Agenda: ** Item Added ** Carp Control Presentation: Dr. Tony Peacock, CEO of Pest Animal Control Cooperative Research Centre in Australia Dr. Peter Sorenson, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota.
HF2356 (Howes) Unrefunded gasoline tax attributable to motor boats report to the legislature required.
HF2334 (Howes) Surplus state lands sale, disposition, and management provisions modified; state forests and wildlife management areas expanded; and money appropriated.
HF2218 (Penas) Forest land removed and sales of certain state lands provided.
HF2660 (Howes) Forest management investment fund established.
** Other bills may be added **

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF2212 (Ozment) Natural resources; wild rice, motorboat, ski pass provisions, and minnow transport requirements modified; RIM work plan requirement eliminated; and money appropriated.
HF2265 (Hackbarth) Administrative penalty orders and civil penalties provided relating to public waters, implementation plan required, and rulemaking exemption provided.
HF2433 (Hackbarth) Natural Resources Commissioner rulemaking exemptions and authorities granted, fees authorized, and civil penalties modified.
HF2678 (Hackbarth) Off-highway vehicle operation provisions modified, rulemaking exemption provided, and forest classification status review provisions modified.
HF2213 (Cornish) Natural Resource department equipment requirements modified, security barrier requirement exemption provided, and commissioner duties modified.
HF2383 (Lindgren) Forest resources Interagency Information Cooperative provisions and State Timber Act modified.
HF2363 (McNamara) Invasive and nonnative species control provisions modified, and penalties provided.
HF2191 (Seagren) Commission on National and Community Service membership modified.
HF2558 (Sykora) Social studies and science rigorous core academic standards authorized and implemented.
HF1789 (Sykora) Prekindergarten through grade 12 general education, special programs, libraries, state agencies, and rulemaking provided.
HF2479 (DeLaForest) Highway contract and restriction provisions modified, electronic bidding authorized, specified transportation committee sunsets modified, and technical changes provided.
HF2436 (Abeler) Public health emergencies policy declaration provided.
HF2231 (Lanning) Predatory offender law expanded to include assessment of risk levels of offenders coming from other states, current law on release of federal inmates clarified, community notification expanded, and information sharing provided.
HF2482 (Erhardt) House district 41A and 41B boundary error corrected.
HF2820 (Seagren) Enhanced reading requirements for certain teachers; providing for literacy specialist licensure.
This agenda is subject to change. Bills may be added or removed.
*Note the Committee will reconvene in Room 500 N., Wednesday evening from 6:00pm 10:00pm to continue the agenda

Health and Human Services Policy

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF2581 (Bradley) MA prohibition on asset transfers for certain charitable gifts exception provided.
HF2207 (Bradley) Pharmaceutical manufacturer rebate program participation authorized.
HF1712 (Dill) Game and fish license SSN requirements eliminated for minors.
HF1896 (Solberg) Hospital construction moratorium exemption provided.
HF1677 (Marquart) Child care collaboratives authorized. [Added] HF2214 (Pugh) Insurance disclosure to persons whose coverage is about to expire required.
HF2086 (Paymar) Prescription drug marketing expense reporting required.
HF2223 (Abeler) Counties may contract for case management. [Added] HF2655 (Abeler) Case management for children with severe emotional disturbances. [Added] HF2175 (Abeler) MDH Licensing Bill. [Added] HF2277 (Abeler) DHS Licensing bill [Added] HF2724 (Abeler) DHS Policy Bill [Added] HF1781 (Abeler) Long-term care insurance coverage definitions clarified. [Added] HF2778 (Bradley) Health care; regulating benefits, practice guidelines, & care provider actions. [Removed] HF2471 (Bradley) Long-term care provider damages limited. [Removed] Any bills not heard may be moved to another meeting.
Other bills and topics may be heard.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF2027 (Anderson J) Nursing home moratorium exemption.
HF2659 (Swenson) Nursing home property reimbursement rate: previously approved moratorium exception.
HF2814 (Nelson, P.) Nursing home moratorium exemption. [Added] HF2805 (Lindgren) Nursing home moratorium exemption. [Added] HF2607 (Lindgren) Child welfare case manager qualifications modified.
HF2631 (Tingelstad) DHS duties imposed; foster care provider/prospective adoptive parent rights.
HF2688 (McNamara) Minnesota Veterans Home - Hastings leave authority granted.
HF2256 (Bradley) Third-party purchasers and transfer of the health care provider tax.
HF2391 (Bradley) Controlled substance dispensing authority modified.
HF2691 (Bradley) Disability Council authorized to meet by telephone or electronic means.
Any bills not heard may be moved to another meeting.
Other bills or topics may be added.

Higher Education Finance

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF2178 (Fuller) Postsecondary enrollment options admission standards adopted.
HF1686 (Olson) Personal rapid transit demonstration project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2663 (Stang) Higher education; telecommunications council sunset extended, Higher Education Services Office data access provided, child care grants modified, education benefits of public safety officers modified, and rules repealed.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF2043 (Gunther) Broadband infrastructure grant program established, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2124 (Gunther) St. Paul Ordway Center for the Performing Arts funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2490 (Gunther) Biomass-fueled community energy systems funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2553 (Rhodes) Hennepin County Colin Powell Youth center construction funded, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HFXXXX (Davids) Rushford Institute for Nanotechnology HF2144 (Mullery) Minneapolis Lowry Avenue corridor improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF2339 (Smith) Nonconsensual inmate blood sample collection procedure established for instances when bloodborne pathogen transfer risk exists.
HF2455 (Smith) Five-level correctional facility classification system authorized.
HF2651 (Smith) Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision amended and interstate compact repeal delayed.
HF2484 (Smith) CriMNet law and operations modified.
HF2630 (Smith) Postconviction relief limited.
HF2352 (Johnson, S) Probation officers treated equally to correctional employees for purposes of certain assaults.
The committee will reconvene at 5:00 pm in the Basement Hearing Room to finish work on these bills and to hear testimony on: HF2308 (Zellers) Sex offender sentencing provisions expanded including life penalty for most first degree criminal sexual conduct crimes, Minnesota Sex Offender Review Board established, and review of offenders' petitions for release provided.

Regulated Industries

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Agenda: Continuation of Tuesday's agenda.
HF2816 (Westerberg) clarification of liquor laws.
HF1866 (Jaros) Duluth authorized to issue an on-sale liquor license for Wade Municipal stadium.
HF2004 (Buesgens) Elko Speedway on-sale license specifications provided.
HF2653 (Howes) Propane education and research council sunset date removed.
HF2806 (Westrom) relating to renewable energy; establishing a Renewable Energy Working Group to study renewable energy development in the state and report to the Legislature. And other bills to be announced.
Note: Committee will Recess around 4:15 and resume at 5:00 pm in Room 5. Meeting will go to about 7 PM.

State Government Finance

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF2058 (Meslow) Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board membership and staff expanded, administrative remedy for violations of fair campaign practices created, investigation mandate repealed, and money appropriated.
HF1820 (Brod) National Guard member tuition reimbursement increased, and money appropriated.
HF1802 (Thissen) Organization, structure, and governance of business and nonprofit corporations and limited liability companies regulated.
HF1824 (Lipman) Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2001 adopted.
HF2520 (Rhodes) Tipboard games provided.

Transportation Policy

Wednesday, March 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF2657 (Erhardt) relating to highways; requiring construction of noise barriers on trunk highways in certain instances; proposing new coding for new law HF2539 (Hornstein) relating to highways; requiring commissioner of transportation to prepare toll facilities plan; prohibiting noncompete provisions in toll facility development aggreements from restricting or prohibiting development, design, construction, or operation of public transit HF2613 (Erhardt) relating to highways; repealing authorization for construction of future toll roads and bridges HF1365 (Nelson,P) Government agencies authorized to act as commercial driver training schools HF2668 (Seagren) Child passenger-restraint systems and seat belts requirements modified **Other bills may be added**

Agriculture and Rural Development Finance

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: HF1695 (Cornish) Farmamerica interpretive center in Waseca repair and remodeling funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2131 (Swenson) St. Paul Dairy Barn on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1517 (Juhnke) Dairy stabilization loan program providing dairy farmers with no-interest loans to purchase additional mature dairy cows.
Adoption of Committee's Recommendations to the Capital Investment Committee pursuant to Rule 4.12.

Capital Investment

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation of bonding recommendations: Agriculture and Rural Development Finance Committee Add: Bonding requests: Department of Natural Resources; Board of Water and Soil Resources

Civil Law

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: HF2798 (Holberg) Marriage defined as a union between one man and one woman, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF1732 (Harder) Exposure of animals to disease intentionally criminal penalty provided, trespass on agricultural land prohibited, civil remedies provided, and criminal penalties imposed.
HF2002 (Knoblach) Attorney fee award amount determination factor provided.
HF2410 (Mullery) Real estate restrictions against display of flags prohibited, and attorney fees for foreclosure of liens consistency with mortgage foreclosure fees provided.
HF1983 (Pugh) Uniform Commercial Code revisions enacted.
HF1986 (Johnson, J.) Short Description: Minors under 18 required to attend school as a requirement to possessing a driver's permit or license.
HFXXXX (Abeler) Health Department; emergency powers act.
Add: HF2439 (Brod) Real estate brokers and sales persons regulated, and real property law changes and recodification provided.
Note: HF2798 (Holberg) will be heard first and then the committee will take a dinner break. Anyone who wants to testify on this bill should contact Mr. Virden at 651-296-6860. Written testimony may be submitted by fax to 651-296-8803.

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01:27 - Gavel.
HF2798 (Holberg) Marriage defined as a union between one man and one woman, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Committee went into recess.
Runs 2 hours, 7 minutes.

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Post recess discussion of HF2798 (Holberg) Marriage defined as a union between one man and one woman, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Runs 4 minutes.

Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: HF2685 (Davids) Ovarian cancer surveillance tests included in medical insurance coverage for women at risk for ovarian cancer.
HF2686 (Davids) Workers' Compensation Reinsurance Association regulated on the same basis as other domestic insurance companies HF2258 (Wilkin) Health organization risk-based capital requirements established, minimum standard of valuation for health insurance provided, model regulations enacted, and loss revenue certifications regulated HF2554 (Osterman) Health and accident insurance dependent coverage regulated HF2670 (Davids) Insurance coverages, fees, forms, disclosures, reports, and premiums regulated HF2749 (Westerberg) Regulating foreclosure consultants and equity purchasers HF2551 (Stang) Safe deposit companies regulated, and collateral requirements applicable to depositories of local public funds modified HF2187 (Stang) Debt collection agency employees required to be registered instead of licensed HF2762 (Wilkin) Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association minimum premium rate increased, reduced rate authorized for participation in a disease management program, Medicare-extended supplement plans phased out, and eligibility provisions clarified HF2437 (Haas) Health insurance regulation changes provided, and banking and insurance laws modified to accommodate health savings accounts HF1645 (Urdahl) Minnesota Museum Property Act adopted providing museum and archives repositories loans and abandoned property regulation, and providing a process for establishing ownership of loaned property HF2139 (Pugh) Real estate title insurance required premium reserves provided HF2017 (Brod) Joint underwriting association regulated and coverage modified ***The Committee will reconvene at 5:00 pm in the Basement Hearing Room*** Please note that more bills will be added to the agenda

Education Finance

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: HF581 (Sykora) A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating an education price index; adjusting the general education formula allowance; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 126C.05, by adding a subdivision; 126C.10, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 126C. HF1846 (Olsen, S.) A bill for an act relating to education; convening a working group to recommend how best to develop and deliver a preparation program for school administrators who, as credentialed turn-around specialists, are trained to successfully implement educational and business principles to turn around the performance of consistently low-performing schools.
HF2402 (Abeler) A bill for an act relating to education; expanding health and safety program to include classroom acoustics; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 123B.57, subdivision 2.

Education Policy

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: HF1868 (Buesgens) Uniform election days for state and local elections provided.
HF2242 (Sykora) Congress memorialized by resolution to authorize reallocation of Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness reservation fee increase to Minnesota Permanent School Fund.
HF1915 (Klinzing) Epinephrine; students allowed to carry nonsyringe injectors of epinephrine.
HF1932 (Anderson, J.) Children under the age of seven required to complete kindergarten prior to being admitted to the first grade, and waivers provided.
HF2587 (Slawik) School safety patrol accessories and flags colors provided.
HF2746 (Demmer) PSEO program student enrollment and counseling requirements modified.
HF2786 (Demmer) Teacher contract negotiation during the school year prohibited, and January 15 deadline for settling contracts repealed.
HF2765 (Olson, M.) Character development education provided and encouraged in schools.
HF2561 (Urdahl) Pupil transportation requirements modified.
HF2534 (Hilstrom) Student athlete participation in sports competitions and on nonschool sports teams during high school sports season allowed.
HF2824 (Pugh) International students allowed to participate in varsity and junior varsity sports and competitions sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League.
HF2586 (Cornish) Immunity from liability provided for school district and district employee notification of students with a history of violent behavior.
HF2820 (Seagren) Enhanced reading requirements for certain teachers provided; literacy specialist licensure provided.
Other bills may be added to the agenda.
Please note: The Committee will reconvene at 4:30 in room 200 if necessary to complete the agenda.

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01:36 - HF1868 (Buesgens) Uniform election days for state and local elections provided.
18:15 - HF2242 (Sykora) Congress memorialized by resolution to authorize reallocation of Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness reservation fee increase to Minnesota Permanent School Fund.
31:25 - HF1915 (Klinzing) Epinephrine; students allowed to carry nonsyringe injectors of epinephrine.
37:22 - HF1932 (Anderson, J.) Children under the age of seven required to complete kindergarten prior to being admitted to the first grade, and waivers provided.
1:05:25 - HF2587 (Slawik) School safety patrol accessories and flags colors provided.
1:09:05 - HF2746 (Demmer) PSEO program student enrollment and counseling requirements modified.
Runs 1 hour, 48 minutes.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: HF2353 (Tingelstad) Facilities management account established, and interdepartmental billing authorized for Department of Natural Resources building and infrastructure facilities.
HF2360 (Walz) State park fee and permit requirements modified, rulemaking authority modified, Fort Snelling lease provisions modified, and state park and recreation area additions provided.
HF2597 (Nelson, P.) Natural resources departmental contracts and grants payment terms modified.
HF2606 (Lindgren) Remediation fund expenditures clarified.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: HF2596 (Hackbarth) Natural resources specific location data classified.
HF1751 (Ozment) Environmental review provisions clarified relating to proposed action on public waters bordering more than one county.
** Other bills may be added ** ** Bill Removed ** HF2039 (Ozment) Fishing; special seasons authorized for persons with a physical disability to take fish by angling.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: HF2166 (Urdahl) Veterans training program and educational benefit responsibilities transferred to Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, and money appropriated.
HF2308 (Zellers) Sex offender sentencing provisions expanded including life penalty for most first degree criminal sexual conduct crimes, Minnesota Sex Offender Review Board established, and review of offenders' petitions for release provided.

Health and Human Services Finance

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: HF1977 (Brod) A bill for an act relating to gambling; appropriating money for compulsive gambling prevention and education.
HF2050 (Finstad) A bill for an act relating to health occupations; authorizing a physician application fee; requiring certain foreign medical school graduates to use a credentials verification service; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 147.01, by adding a subdivision; 147.037, subdivision 1.
HF1804 (Samuelson) A bill for an act relating to counties; providing for a rate increase determination for the Ramsey County nursing facility; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 256B.431, by adding a subdivision. HF2188 (Cox) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the division of costs for ICFs/MR; requiring an ICF/MR plan; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 256B.19, subdivision 1. HF2073 (Cox) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying division of cost for certain intermediate care facilities for persons with mental retardation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 256B.19, subdivision 1.
Bills Added to Agenda HF2639 (Heidgerken) Nursing facility designation as metropolitan facility for purposes of medical assistance reimbursement provided.
HF2612 (Dorman) MinnesotaCare tax on wholesale drug distributors repealed.
HF2533 (Bradley) Tobacco product tax increased, MinnesotaCare tax on health care providers reduced, Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association assessment eliminated, and money appropriated.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: HF1984 (Gunther) University of Minnesota funding provided for purchase of a medical research facility in Rochester, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2228 (Lanning) Wastewater treatment project municipal grants provided to meet total maximum daily load plan requirements, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2403 (Magnus) Lewis and Clark Rural Water System-served counties, rural water systems, and municipalities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2343 (Osterman) Minnesota development account modified, biotechnology and science project funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2022 (Lanning) Moorhead Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center bonds authorized and money appropriated.
HF2146 (Kelliher) Minneapolis; Minnesota Planetarium construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
.HF2297 (Seifert) Vocational rehabilitation program fund transfer authorized.
HF2615 (Rhodes) Minneapolis; Minnesota Shubert Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2261 (Blaine) Little Falls; Pine Grove Park Zoo capital improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1940 (Kelliher) J. D. Rivers Urban Agricultural Awareness Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2319 (Hilty) Askov wastewater treatment plant and sewer extensions funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2673 (Koenen) Buffalo Lake municipal garage and city streets reconstruction funding provided for tornado damage, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF483 (Anderson, I) Itasca County training and technology grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2620 (Clark) Minneapolis former Sears site improvement bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2470 (Mahoney) Historic Fort Snelling improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2492 (Keliher)Federally subsidized transit facilities bidding exception provided.
HF2468 (Sertich)-Greater Minnesota business development public infrastructure grant program and greater Minnesota redevelopment account funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF857 (Koenen) Olivia center for agriculture innovation bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2250 (Mahoney) Biotechnology and health science zone project funding provided, bonds authorized, and money appropriated.
HFxxxx Permanent Supportive Housing Loans.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: Committee Bonding Recommendations HF2231 (Lanning) Predatory offender law expanded to include assessment of risk levels of offenders coming from other states, current law on release of federal inmates clarified, community notification expanded, and information sharing provided.
HF2104 (Strachan) Predatory offenders without a primary address required to register, and community notification law information disclosure clarified.
HF2219 (Hilstrom) Bracelet tracking devices intended to monitor sex offenders money appropriated.
HF2061 (Hilstrom) Polygraphic examinations for sex offenders under community supervision authorized, protocol for use of polygraph examinations development requested, and money appropriated.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: HF1901 (Paulsen) Attorney fees awarded to landowner when damage award exceeds original offer by certain percentage, and primary necessity required before property may be taken for public purpose.
HF2694 (Wilkin) Metropolitan Airports Commission membership confirmation required, and duties and compensation range of chair increased.
HF2431 (Adolphson) County recorder authorized to accept security deposits to guarantee payment of charges.
HF2270 (Adolphson) Newspaper public notice publication provisions modified and report required.
***Bill added to the agenda.
HF2522 (Blaine) Township levy and spending authority clarified, and total revenue defined.
***Bill removed from the agenda.
HF2493 (Lanning) Public funds deposit alternative collateralizing method provided, and existing collateralization language clarified.
HF2100 (Cornish) Real property recording and registration fees provided.

Regulated Industries

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: HF2151 (Westrom) Instant credit required for wrong information from telephone directory assistance.
HF2517 (Beard) Commerce Department rules repealed governing telephone utilities generally and community calling plans.
HF2518 (Beard) Telecommunications utility deposits interest provisions modified.
HF892 (Gunther) Independent telephone companies deregulated.
HF979 (Beard) Alternative forms of regulation of telephone companies provisions modified.
HF2529 (Hoppe) Geographic boundaries for local calling within the state expanded and intercompany compensation policy for exchange of certain traffic implemented.
HF2542 (Westrom) Cable franchise procedures and requirements modified.
And other bills to be announced.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: 1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, March 15, 2004 2) Rules 1.21 and 1.22 - 5:00PM Deadline for Floor Calendars 3) Rule 3.14 - Notice of Intent to Move to Reconsider

State Government Finance

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: HF2101 (Seifert) Local government impact notes provided, and legislative approval required for specified rulemaking.
HF914 (Hilty) State contracts prohibited with tax haven countries.
HF2594 (Anderson, B.) Camp Ripley National Guard Youth Camp operation and staffing funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1621 (Cornish) Local government planning assistance funding provided, and money appropriated.

Taxes

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: Hearings: 1. HF2432 (Lenczewski) Single sales apportionment phased in relating to corporate franchise tax.
2. HF2588 (Lenczewksi) Single sales apportionment authorized under the corporate franchise tax.
3. HF2644 (Abrams) Corporate franchise tax apportionment formula sales factor weight increased.
4. HF2645 (Abrams) Corporate franchise tax single sales apportionment provided.
5. HF2643 (Abrams) Alternative minimum tax exemption and charitable contribution subtraction modified.
6. HFXXXX (Abrams) (Revisor No. 04-5573) modifying alternative minimum taxable income Other business that may properly come before the Committee

Transportation Policy

Tuesday, March 9, 2004
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Agenda: HF1838 (Cornish) relating to traffic regulations; allowing permit for articulated buses up to 60 feet in length when operated by a motor carrier of passengers HF2657 (Erhardt) relating to highways; requiring construction of noise barriers on trunk highways in certain instances; proposing new coding for new law HF2671 (Kuisle) relating to motor carriers; modifying provisions governing motor carriers; making technical and clarifying changes HF2627 (Osterman) relating to transportation; modifying provisions regulating highway safety rest areas and travel information centers; appropriating money; making technical and clarifying changes HF2625 (Kuisle) relating to transportation; providing for acquistion of property for transportation purposes; modifying provisions relating to section and quarter-section markers; providing for conveyances of certain lands; acquiring right-of-way from common interest ownership communities;turning back Route No.268 of the trunk highway system HF508 (Hausman) relating to traffic regulations; authorizing statutory cities, home rule charter cities, and urban towns to develop and implement programs for peace officers to detect and cite traffic signal violation by use of photographic evidence; providing penalties **Other bills may be added**

Agriculture Policy

Monday, March 8, 2004
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Agenda: HF2743 (Swenson) Farming by business organization restrictions modified.
HF1593 (Strachan) Dangerous animal ownership limitations provided, registration required, and criminal penalties imposed.
HF2362 (Lesch) Ramsey County authorized to issue state fair concessions licenses.

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00:52 - HF2743 (Swenson) Farming by business organization restrictions modified.
15:06 - HF2362 (Lesch) Ramsey County authorized to issue state fair concessions licenses.
20:10 - HF1593 (Strachan) Dangerous animal ownership limitations provided, registration required, and criminal penalties imposed.
Runs 2 hours, 15 minutes.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Monday, March 8, 2004
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Agenda: HF1711 (Dill) Cook County land exchange authorized.
HF1773 (Solberg) Aitkin County public and private land sales authorized.
HF1887 (Solberg) Itasca county land sale authorized, and previous land sale authorization provisions modified.
HF2054 (Penas) Roseau County private sale or conveyance of certain tax-forfeited land bordering public water authorized.
HF2206 (Smith) Private sale of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water in Hennepin County authorized.
HF2357 (Dill) St. Louis County public and private sales of tax-forfeited land bordering public waters authorized.
HF2218 (Penas) Forest land removed and sales of certain state lands provided.
** Bill added ** HF2784 (Walz) Crow Wing County tax-forfeited land sale authorized.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF1711 (Dill) Cook County land exchange authorized.
HF1773 (Solberg) Aitkin County public and private land sales authorized.
HF1887 (Solberg) Itasca county land sale authorized, and previous land sale authorization provisions modified.
HF2054 (Penas) Roseau County private sale or conveyance of certain tax-forfeited land bordering public water authorized.
HF2206 (Smith) Private sale of certain tax-forfeited land that borders public water in Hennepin County authorized.
HF2357 (Dill) St. Louis County public and private sales of tax-forfeited land bordering public waters authorized.
HF2218 (Penas) Forest land removed and sales of certain state lands provided.
** Bill added ** HF2784 (Walz) Crow Wing County tax-forfeited land sale authorized.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Monday, March 8, 2004
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Agenda: HF2199 (Wilkin) State Lottery director provisions amended, lottery budget review and approval provided, lottery organization task force created, report required, and unclaimed prize money allocation and transfer provided.
HF2629 (Haas) Planning office transfer to Department of Administration codified, forward pricing for energy purchases authorized, and Small Business Procurement Advisory Council reinstated.
HF2609 (Thissen) Affirmative action provisions modified.
HF2168 (Seifert) Common sense use by employees of state executive branch and local units of government required in the writing, interpretation, and enforcement of rules and regulations.
HF2800 (Holberg) Information management system compliance with data practices law provided, and classification and access to CriMNet and other criminal justice agency information systems data provided.
HF2640 (Davids) Insurance fraud law enforcement agency created, powers and duties prescribed, and insurance assessments to fund insurance fraud prevention account established.
*Note the Committee will reconvene Monday evening from 5:00pm -9:00pm to continue the agenda

Health and Human Services Policy

Monday, March 8, 2004
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Agenda: HF2436 (Abeler) Emergency Health Powers Reauthorization Act.
HF2312 (Ruth) Tobacco use by patients in public chemical CD/MH treatment.
HF1729 (Nelson, C.) Child care assistance provisions modified for military personnel.
HF1936 (Finstad) Assisted living center definitions modified.
HF1702 (Powell) Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board reforms.
HF2679 (Soderstrom) Sexually dangerous persons limited from patients/residents' bill of rights.
HF2499 (Samuelson) Human services employee scholarship in ESL limitations provided.
Any bills not heard in this meeting will be in the evening session.
Other bills or topics may be added.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF1754 (Samuelson) Planned nursing facilities closures required to be budget neutral.
HF2425 (Samuelson) Coordinate home/community-based elderly waivers & additional SNF services.
HF2637 (Samuelson) Child care, family investment program, long-term care, & health care changes.
HF2246 (Samuelson) Nursing facility survey process modified.
HF2175 (Abeler) MDH Licensing Bill.
HF2277 (Abeler) DHS Licensing bill HF2724 (Abeler) DHS Policy Bill HF1781 (Abeler) Long-term care insurance coverage definitions clarified.
Any bills not heard may be moved to the next hearing.
Other bills or topics may be added.

Higher Education Finance

Monday, March 8, 2004
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Agenda: Governor's 2004 Supplemental Budget Recommendations Witness: Susan Heegaard, Director, HESO

Transportation Finance

Monday, March 8, 2004
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Agenda: 1. Continuation of the Presentation by MnDOT's Office of Aeronautics on Aviation Safety Zones Testifying: Mike Lewis, Planning and Research Section Director Peter Bouchen, Airport Development Manager 2. Land Use Zoning Laws Testifying: Brian Ricks, Duluth Airport Director

Transportation Policy

Monday, March 8, 2004
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Agenda: -Continued presentation on Aviation Safety Zones - Land use zoning laws

Civil Law

Friday, March 5, 2004
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Agenda: HF2288 (Biernat) Conciliation court debtor disclosures modified.
HF722 (Erhardt) Weight restriction exemptions provided for garbage trucks and recycling vehicles.
HF2444 (Kohls) Civil action limitation periods regulated, and Uniform Conflict of Laws-Limitations Act established.
HF2676 (Kohls) Human rights departmental provisions modified relating to charge processing, sanctions, and data release; and 180-day hearing repealed.
HF2677 (Kohls) Human Rights Act technical changes provided.
Other bills may be added to the agenda at the discretion of the Chair.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Friday, March 5, 2004
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Agenda: *Added* Report from the Governor's Task Force on Minnesota's Primary Forest Products Industry.
HF2628 (Anderson) Modifying restrictions on the operation of off-highway vehicles HF2383 (Lindgren) Forest resources Interagency Information Cooperative provisions and State Timber Act modified.
HF2475 (Lindgren) Utilities or pipeline companies exempted from certain all-terrain vehicle regulations.
HF1679 (Dill) Off-highway vehicle operation restrictions modified for wetlands areas.
HF1718 (Hackbarth) Off-highway vehicle operation restrictions modified, grant program provided, decal requirements for off-highway motorcycles modified, ATV provisions modified, fees provided, and report required.
HF2678 (Hackbarth) Off-highway vehicle operation provisions modified, rulemaking exemption provided, and forest classification status review provisions modified.
** Bill removed from agenda ** HF1862 (Erickson) Off-highway vehicle operation in wetlands restriction modified.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Friday, March 5, 2004
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Agenda: HF1208 (Abeler) Racino; casino gambling at licensed pari-mutuel racetracks and licensed racetrack operation of casinos on licensed premises authorized, constitutional amendment proposed, and money appropriated.
HF2135 (Haas) Lottery gaming machines provided, tax imposed on gaming machine revenue and revenue use specified, powers and duties granted to the state lottery director, and card games authorized at a gaming facility.
HF1716 (Hackbarth) Casino license authorized; taxation and regulation provided; bonds issued; construction of stadiums for the Twins, University of Minnesota, and Vikings provided; tax rates adjusted; money appropriated; and constitutional amendment provided.
HF2571 (Boudreau) Casino; merit-based scholarship programs established, Casino Control Commission established, casino license authorized, lawful gambling tax rates reduced, money appropriated, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF1925 (Kahn) Minnesota Twins community ownership process provided.
*Agenda items may be added

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03:45 - Gavel.
05:32 - HF1208 (Abeler) Racino; casino gambling at licensed pari-mutuel racetracks and licensed racetrack operation of casinos on licensed premises authorized, constitutional amendment proposed, and money appropriated.
59:20 - Testimony for or against any of the three following bills on the agenda.
1:31:42 - HF2135 (Haas) Lottery gaming machines provided, tax imposed on gaming machine revenue and revenue use specified, powers and duties granted to the state lottery director, and card games authorized at a gaming facility.
2:27:47 - HF1716 (Hackbarth) Casino license authorized; taxation and regulation provided; bonds issued; construction of stadiums for the Twins, University of Minnesota, and Vikings provided; tax rates adjusted; money appropriated; and constitutional amendment provided.
2:55:27 - HF2571 (Boudreau) Casino; merit-based scholarship programs established, Casino Control Commission established, casino license authorized, lawful gambling tax rates reduced, money appropriated, and constitutional amendment proposed.
3:14:19 - HF1925 (Kahn) Minnesota Twins community ownership process provided.
Runs 3 hours, 23 minutes.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Friday, March 5, 2004
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Agenda: HF1817 (Kohls) Service animals; restitution required for harm done by dogs to service animals.
HF1957 (DeLaForest) Interfering with ambulance service personnel who are providing emergency care established as a crime.
HF2163 (Knoblach) Trespass law expanded.
HF2281 (Lipman) Victims of juvenile acts provided information, victim definition clarified, release of city of residence of offender to victim upon request, and Revenue Recapture Act time limit for filing a claim reduced.
HF1908 (Hilstrom) Nonvehicular evasive flight from peace officer prohibited and penalties provided.

Agriculture and Rural Development Finance

Thursday, March 4, 2004
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Agenda: Agriculture Issues at the University of Minnesota

Capital Investment

Thursday, March 4, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation of State Government Finance Committee’s bonding recommendations; Presentation of State Higher Education Finance Committee’s bonding recommendations.

Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Thursday, March 4, 2004
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Agenda: HF2386 (Osterman) Economic Security Department and Employment and Economic Development Department merged HF2216 (Stang) Industrial loan and thrift companies accepting deposits status as financial institutions clarified HF2439 (Brod) Real estate brokers and sales persons regulated and real property law changes and recodification provided HF1798 (Kohls) Secretary of State filing procedures simplified, certain filing requirements eliminated, electronic registration required, and money appropriated

Education Finance

Thursday, March 4, 2004
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Agenda: 2004 Capital Budget Recommendations

Education Policy

Thursday, March 4, 2004
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Agenda: HF2558 (Sykora) Social studies and science rigorous core academic standards authorized and implemented.
Please note: The Committee will reconvene 15 minutes after session in room 10 if necessary to complete the agenda.

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HF2558 (Sykora) Social studies and science rigorous core academic standards authorized and implemented.
Runs 1 hour, 32 minutes.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Thursday, March 4, 2004
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Agenda: Continuation of discussion on Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program Discussion of bonding recommendation.
THIS COMMITTEE WILL RECONVENE 15 MINUTES AFTER SESSION IN ROOM 300 SOUTH.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Thursday, March 4, 2004
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Agenda: HF2069 (Erickson) Mille Lacs Lake; 1837 Ceded Territory Fisheries Committee meetings required to be open to the public.
HF1800 (Erickson) Tribal agreement-related costs report related to the management of game, fish, or other natural resources required.
*Added* Report from Dick Sternberg on Mille Lacs management.
HF2368 (Hoppe) Game and fish provisions modified relating to deer hunting provisions and fees, importation of cervidae carcasses, transport of game birds, youth firearm safety certificates, turtle licenses; and vehicle use authorized for beaver trapping.
HF2365 (Hoppe) Aboveground petroleum storage tanks enforcement and citation provisions modified.
** Other bills may be added ** ** The committee will reconvene at 5:00 PM if necessary **

Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, March 4, 2004
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Agenda: HF2241 (Bradley) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying the maximum rate paid for child care assistance; and limiting the number of absent days reimbursed under child care assistance. HF2094 (Nornes) A bill for an act relating to human services and modifying child care center licensing fees. HF2224 (Abeler) A bill for an act relating to human services; allowing counties to carry forward unused funds from the child care basic sliding fee fund. HF2253 (Dill) A bill for an act relating to health; requiring the commissioner of health to classify certain loans made under the rural hospital capital improvement grant and loan program. HF2269 (Huntley) A bill for an act relating to human services; modifying date of application for general assistance medical care; and reducing the co-payment for inpatient hospitalization services under general assistance medical care.

Health and Human Services Policy

Thursday, March 4, 2004
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Agenda:

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF2277 (Abeler) DHS licensing bill (as amended in subcomittee on February 24) HF2223 (Abeler) Counties authorized to decide whether to contract for case management services;. HF2655 (Abeler) Case management services for children with severe emotional disturbances modified.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 4, 2004
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Agenda: HF1989 (Fuller) Methamphetamine precursor drug sale regulated, reporting of transactions authorized, education program for retailers required, criminal penalties expanded and increased, methamphetamine lab cleanup fund established, and money appropriated.

Taxes

Thursday, March 4, 2004
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Agenda: HF2048 (Paulsen) Organ donation expenses income tax deduction provided.
HF2278 (Atkins) Organ donation expense income tax deduction provided.
HF2552 (Abrams) Department of Revenue Policy Bill Other business that may properly come before the committee.

Transportation Finance

Thursday, March 4, 2004
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Agenda: Continued discussion on Transportation Finance Bonding recommendations (if necessary)

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF2445 (Hausman) Central Corridor Transit Way funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2266 (Zellers) Osseo; Central Avenue and Jefferson Highway project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2485 (Zellers) Marked Trunk Highway 610 segment completion as a four-lane freeway funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Discuss Transportation Finance Bonding Recommendations.
IF NECESSARY, THIS MEETING WILL BE CONTINUED AFTER SESSION TODAY IN ROOM 5

Ways and Means

Thursday, March 4, 2004
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Agenda: HF1667 (Urdahl) Dairy equipment modernization grant program established.
HF1670 (Urdahl) Manure digester loans interest-free status extended.
HF2034 (Haas) State contract labor agreements and compensation plans ratified.
HF2267 (Anderson, J) Rural finance authority program maximum state participation limits increased.
HF2340 (Haas) Technology enterprise fund money appropriated February 2004 Budget Forecast - Presentation by Dept. of Finance Addition: Governor's Supplemental Budget

Agriculture Policy

Wednesday, March 3, 2004
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Agenda: HF2442 (Swenson) Farm liens and financing statements regulated, filing requirements established, and fees specified.
HF2461 (Cornish) Electronic grain purchase documents including warehouse receipts authorized, and validity of signatures provided.
HF2658 (Swenson) Nuisance claims against certain agriculture operations limited.
HF2088 (Kuisle) Board of Water and Soil Resources executive director appointed by the governor.

Capital Investment

Wednesday, March 3, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation of Health and Human Services Finance Committee’s bonding recommendations; Additional agenda items may be added.

Civil Law

Wednesday, March 3, 2004
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Agenda: HF2577 (DeLaForest) Revisor's bill correcting erroneous, ambiguous, and omitted text and obsolete references; eliminating redundancies; and making technical corrections.
HF1801 (Klinzing) Homeowners Protection Act established; residential home building contractor regulations, building code enforcement reporting, and continuing education requirements modified; and attorney fee recovery provided.
HF561 (Gerlach) Tobacco sales to minors uniform mandatory penalties imposed, and mitigating circumstances provided.
HF1688 (Olson) Motor vehicle sales tax revenue attributable to sale of new vehicles dedicated to public transit purposes, all other motor vehicle sales tax revenue dedicated to highway user tax distribution fund, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF1789 (Sykora) Prekindergarten through grade 12 general education, special programs, libraries, state agencies, and rulemaking provided.
HF1806 (Vandeveer) Electronic real estate recording task force uncoded laws amended, period of existence and surcharge on task force filings extended, and money appropriated.
HF1972 (Pugh) Removal and disposal of unauthorized vehicles provided on private, nonresidential property used for servicing vehicles.
The hearing will move to room 500S starting at 4:00 p.m.

Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Wednesday, March 3, 2004
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Agenda: HF2384 (Davids) School district employee statewide health insurance pool established

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Wednesday, March 3, 2004
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Agenda: HF2005 (McNamara) Phosphorous use in fertilizers restriction extended.
HF2632 (Tinglestad) Aquatic plant permit provisions modified.
HF2363 (McNamara) Invasive and nonnative species control provisions modified, and penalties provided.
HF2213 (Cornish) Natural Resource department equipment requirements modified, security barrier requirement exemption provided, commissioner duties modified, and criminal penalties relating to usage of forest land provided.
HF2467 (Cornish) State trust land construction aggregates evaluation provided.
** Bill removed from agenda * HF2456 (Cornish) Natural resources department equipment requirements modified, patrol vehicle security barrier requirement exemption provided, enforcement personnel designated, and rules enforced.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Wednesday, March 3, 2004
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Agenda: HF1741 (Lenczewski) Casino; state-operated or state-owned gambling facilty prohibited in a city unless approved by public referendum, payment of referendum costs provided, and money appropriated.
HF1977 (Brod) Compulsive gambling prevention and education funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2011 (Buesgens) Card club maximum table requirement eliminated.
HF2520 (Rhodes) Tipboard games provided.
*Agenda items may be added

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HF1741 (Lenczewski) Casino; state-operated or state-owned gambling facility prohibited in a city unless approved by public referendum, payment of referendum costs provided, and money appropriated.
HF1977 (Brod) Compulsive gambling prevention and education funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2011 (Buesgens) Card club maximum table requirement eliminated.
HF2520 (Rhodes) Tipboard games provided.
Runs 1 hour, 36 minutes.

Health and Human Services Policy

Wednesday, March 3, 2004
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Agenda: HF0436 (Holberg) Family planning grant funds use limited. This is a motion to re-refer the bill to the register. No testimony is anticipated.
HF2537 (Boudreau) Adverse health care event reporting system modified and certain reports required.
HF0352 (Wilkin) Parental consent required for certain medical treatments, and parental access to minor’s medical records permitted.

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02:09 - Gavel.
02:35 - HF436 (Holberg) Limiting use of family planning grant funds (re-referral to General Register).
09:08 - HF2537 (Boudreau) Adverse health care event reporting system modified and certain reports required.
17:48 - HF352 (Wilkin) Parental consent for certain medical treatments, and parental access to minors' medical records.
Runs 2 hours, 18 minutes.

Higher Education Finance

Wednesday, March 3, 2004
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Agenda: Bonding recommendations finalized

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Wednesday, March 3, 2004
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Agenda: HF2378 (Dorman) Local municipal special assessment service charges expanded.
HF1650 (Olson, M.) Personal rapid transit local bonding authorized.
HF1686 (Olson, M.) Personal rapid transit demonstration project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF898 (Thissen) Eminent domain; inverse condemnation by a business when a governmental entity occupies the market authorized.
HF2275 (Biernat) Peace officer attorney fee and cost recoupment procedure clarified relating to civilian complaint proceedings.
HF1941 (DeLaForest) Anoka County Personnel Board of Appeals authorized.
HF2448 (Abrams) Affordable and life-cycle housing opportunity amount determination method and basis for municipalities to choose not to participate modified.
**Bills removed from the agenda HF2244 (Samuelson) Ramsey County League of Local Governments dues provided.
HF2493 (Lanning) Public funds deposit alternative collateralizing method provided, and existing collateralization language clarified.
HF2103 (Nelson, C.) Municipalities authorized to require the dedication of land for public purposes.

Regulated Industries

Wednesday, March 3, 2004
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Agenda: HF2151 (Westrom) Instant credit required for wrong information from telephone directory assistance.
HF2490 (Gunther) Biomass-fueled community energy systems funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2451 (Simpson) Energy capital assistance program funding using proceeds from renewable development account provided, and administrative changes specified.
HF2268 (Magnus) Wind energy development regulated, reliability administrator position duration extended, and renewable energy development director temporary position established.
HF2202 (Westrom) Renewable energy expenditures required.
HF1734 (Harder) Small wind energy facilities addtional renewable production incentives authorized.
And other bills to be announced.
Note: Committee will Recess around 4:15 and resume at 5:00 pm in Room 200. Meeting will go to about 7 PM.

State Government Finance

Wednesday, March 3, 2004
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Agenda: HF1946 (Haas) State employees required to reimburse employer for personal use of state vehicles SF58/HF97 (Strachan) DWI; alcohol concentration level reduced to .08 for impairment offenses involving a motor vehicle, criminal vehicular homicide, operating recreational vehicles, hunting, and operating military vehicles.
*We are focusing on the Attorney General appropriation only.
HF1681 (Bradley) Health care malpractice, administrative, and health plan competition reform provided.
*We are focusing on the Department of Employee Relations costs only.

Education Finance

Tuesday, March 2, 2004
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Agenda: HF2045 (Newman) A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a levy for Independent School District No. 2859, Glencoe-Silver Lake. HF1969 (Krinkie) A bill for an act relating to education; requiring summer school for students who do not receive a passing score on a basic skills test required for high school graduation; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.
HF2140 (Seagren) A bill for an act relating to education finance; simplifying referendum revenue ballot questions; restoring certain school district levy authority; restoring building lease levy authority; restoring authority to levy for the full cost of judgments and employment insurance costs; restoring the safe schools levy to $30 per pupil; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 126C.17, subdivision 9; 126C.40, subdivision 1; 126C.43, subdivisions 2, 3; 126C.44. HF243 (Seagren) A bill for an act relating to education finance; allowing an intermediate school district to receive proceeds of the safe schools levy; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 126C.44. HF581 (Sykora) A bill for an act relating to education finance; creating an education price index; adjusting the general education formula allowance; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, sections 126C.05, by adding a subdivision; 126C.10, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 126C. HF2239 (Mariani) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a grant to establish supportive community partnerships; appropriating money.

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03:48 - Gavel.
04:12 - HF2140 (Seagren) A bill for an act relating to education finance; simplifying referendum revenue ballot questions; restoring certain school district levy authority; restoring building lease levy authority; restoring authority to levy for the full cost of judgments and employment insurance costs; restoring the safe schools levy to $30 per pupil.
24:01 - HF2045 (Newman) Authorizing a levy for Independent School District 2859, Glencoe-Silver Lake.
35:55 - HF1969 (Krinkie) A bill for an act relating to education; requiring summer school for students who do not receive a passing score on a basic skills test required for high school graduation.
1:17:45 - HF2239 (Mariani) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a grant to establish supportive community partnerships; appropriating money.
1:37:50 - HF243 (Seagren) A bill for an act relating to education finance; allowing an intermediate school district to receive proceeds of the safe schools levy.
Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.

Education Policy

Tuesday, March 2, 2004
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Agenda: HF1915 (Klinzing) Epinephrine; students allowed to carry nonsyringe injectors of epinephrine.
HF2016 (Holberg) Bus driver duty of care to passengers specified.
HF2564 (Abeler) School districts given full use of their pools for competitive high school diving.
HF2191 (Seagren) Commission on National and Community Service membership modified.
HF2587 (Slawik) Public Safety Department rules amended to allow alternate colors for school safety patrol accessories and flags. Bills may be added to the agenda.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, March 2, 2004
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Agenda: HF2652 (Tingelstad) Metropolitan regional park acquisition and betterment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
John VonDeLinde, Director, Anoka County Parks HF1747 (Jaros) Lake Superior Zoo exhibit and improvement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Mike Janis, Director, Lake Superior Zoo HF2450 (Dill) North Shore state park restoration funded, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Steve Thorne, Retired Forester and Attorney HF2512 (Kelliher) Minneapolis; Lake of the Isles flood mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2550 (Howes) Forest land and conservation easement acquisition to match federal forest legacy funds bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2556 (Anderson, J.) Natural resource and environment project bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2532 (Lanning) Oakport Township flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Bruce Albright, Executive Director, Buffalo-Red Watershed Board Greg Anderson, Chair, Oakport Town Board Commissioner Kevin Campbell, Clay County HF2428 (Dorman) Blazing Star Trail segment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Craig Hoium, Planner, City of Austin HF2370 (Dorman) Shellrock River watershed improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
(Former) Senator Paul Overgaard HF2249 (Cox) Conservation easement funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Bev Norby, SE CREP Kay Clark, SW CREP Kevin Scheidecker, NW CREP HF2294 (Kuisle) Conservation easements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Tuesday, March 2, 2004
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Agenda: HF2433 (Hackbarth) Natural Resources Commissioner rulemaking exemptions and authorities granted, fees authorized, and civil penalties modified.
HF2265 (Hackbarth) Administrative penalty orders and civil penalties provided relating to public waters, implementation plan required, and rulemaking exemption provided.
HF1897 (Osterman) Ground water consumptive use provided.
** Other bills may be added **

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 2, 2004
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Agenda: HF2364 (Rhodes) Hopkins regional hazardous materials training facility construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Presentation on Private Correctional Facilities by Cornell Co., GEO Group and CCA..

Transportation Finance

Tuesday, March 2, 2004
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Agenda: HF2527 (Cornish) Ten-ton system of county and county state-aid highways development and implementation provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF570 (Gerlach) Bloomington; Cedar Avenue bus transit way funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1833 (Dill) Lake County Forest Highway 11 funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2120 (Dill) Tower; East Two Rivers project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1744 (Westrom) Metro Mobility taxi fare subsidy expenditure required.
REMOVED FROM AGENDA: HF2298 (Abrams) International economic development zone designated, tax incentives provided, and money appropriated.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Monday, March 1, 2004
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Agenda: HF2044 (Davids) Tourism functions transferred from the Department of Employment and Economic Development to Explore Minnesota Tourism, and money appropriated.
HF2210 (Erhardt) Road User Fee Task Force established.
HF1681 (Bradley) Health care malpractice, administrative, and health plan competition reform provided.
HF1166 (Hackbarth) Sales tax increase provided for natural resources funding, heritage enhancement fund created, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF1821 (Buesgens) State Board of Investment authorized to invest Metropolitan Council postretirement reserves upon request.
HF2096 (Thissen) State bond financed property sales proceeds division clarified.

Health and Human Services Policy

Monday, March 1, 2004
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Agenda: HF1125 (Abeler) Alcohol and Drug Counselors (as amended in subcomittee on February 24) HF1919 (Abeler) Physicians' Assistants registration (as amended in subcomittee on February 24) HF1920 (Abeler) Essential community provider application authorized.
HF1938 (Abeler) Speech language pathologists (as amended in subcomittee on February 24) HF1988 (Abeler) Podiatrists medical license modification HF2175 (Abeler) MDH licensing bill HF2359 (Abeler) Nurse licensing HF2374 (Abeler) Acupuncurists scope of practice HF2377 (Abeler) Dentistry licensure HF2436 (Abeler) Emergency Health Powers Reauthorization Act HF2530 (Abeler) Local health data collection HFXXXX (Abeler) Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy

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04:14 - Gavel and reconsideration, amending and re-referral of HF2050 (Finstad) Requiring certain foreign medical school graduates to use a credentials verification service.
08:40 - HF2127 (Boudreau) Outpatient surgical center requirements modified, diagnostic imaging facilities licensure required, and Board of Medical Practice procedures modified.
Runs 1 hour, 53 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF2127 (Boudreau) Patient Safety and Consumer Information Act.
HF2537 (Boudreau) Adverse health care event reporting system extended to medical board.
Other bills or topics may be added.

Higher Education Finance

Monday, March 1, 2004
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Agenda: HF2337 (Seifert) Doctoral degree or program report preparation by certain prospective institutions authorized.
HF1730 (Nelson, C) Rioting penalties provided for postsecondary students.

Agriculture and Rural Development Finance

Thursday, February 26, 2004
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Agenda: Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) HF1670 (Urdahl) Manure digester loans interest-free status extended.
HF2267 (Anderson, J.) Rural finance authority program maximum state participation limits increased.

Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Thursday, February 26, 2004
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Agenda: HF2071 (Simpson) Employment agency provisions re-enacted.
HF2227 (Gerlach) Manufactured home parks requirements clarified relating to collection of utility charges as rent.
HF2235 (Sertich) Unemployment insurance definitions and penalty provisions modified; and technical, housekeeping, and policy changes provided.
Overview of Governor's Workforce Development Council (GWDC) studies: Minnesota's Workforce Service Areas (WSA) Dislocated Worker programs.

Education Finance

Thursday, February 26, 2004
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Agenda: HF2418 (Severson) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for scholars of distinction program expansion and administration; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B. HF1999 (Cornish) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for school innovation and cooperative planning grants; appropriating money.

Education Policy

Thursday, February 26, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation by Legislative Auditor on No Child Left Behind.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Thursday, February 26, 2004
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Agenda: HF439 (Urdahl) State park and recreation area acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Judy Erickson, Conservation Strategies Dorian Grilley, Parks and Trails Council HF2307 (Magnus) Casey Jones Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2345 (Dempsey) Cannon Falls flood mitigation measures funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Thursday, February 26, 2004
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Agenda: HF2385 (Walz) State parks and recreation areas additions provided.
HF2360 (Penas) State park fee and permit requirements modified, rulemaking authority modified, and Fort Snelling lease provisions modified.
HF2212 (Ozment) Natural resources; wild rice, motorboat and ski pass provisions and minnow transport requirements modified; RIM work plan requirement eliminated; and money appropriated.
HF2082 (Dill) Trapping nonresident license fees specified, and snares required to be tended every three days.
HF1832 (Dill) Snowmobile trail grants-in-aid eligibility modified, and certain immunity provided.
HF2055 (Severson) Deer carcass importation by prearrangement with state taxidermists or meat processors permitted.

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00:05 - HF2385 (Walz) State parks and recreation areas additions provided.
05:40 - HF2360 (Penas) State park fee and permit requirements modified, rulemaking authority modified, and Fort Snelling lease provisions modified.
15:03 -HF2212 (Ozment) Natural resources; wild rice, motorboat and ski pass provisions and minnow transport requirements modified; RIM work plan requirement eliminated; and money appropriated.
59:30 - HF1832 (Dill) Snowmobile trail grants-in-aid eligibility modified, and certain immunity provided.
1:17:45 - HF2055 (Severson) Deer carcass importation by prearrangement with state taxidermists or meat processors permitted.
Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes.

Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, February 26, 2004
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Agenda: Senator David F. Durenberger will present the final report from the Minnesota Citizens Forum on Health Care Costs.

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Senator David Durenberger will present the final report from the Minnesota Citizens Forum on Health Care Costs.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Thursday, February 26, 2004
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Agenda: HF1854 (Howes) Walker Area Community Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1621 (Cornish) Local government planning assistance funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1667 (Urdahl) Dairy equipment modernization grant program established.
HF2025 (Kahn) Minneapolis University Research Park capital improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Thursday, February 26, 2004
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Agenda: HF1602 (Hackbarth) Death penalty authorized for first-degree murder under aggravating circumstances, statutory framework provided, automatic appellate review provided, task forces established, and money appropriated.

Taxes

Thursday, February 26, 2004
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Agenda: Hearings 1. HF2083 (Dill) Direct reduced ore production tax rate clarified.
2. HF1786 (Jacobson) Ramsey County authorized to be separately state library levies on tax statements and notices of proposed taxes.
3. HF1968 (Kohls) Long-term care insurance credit adjusted.
4. HF301 (Sykora) School tuition organization contribution income tax credit provided.
Adjournment.

Ways and Means

Thursday, February 26, 2004
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Agenda: Overview and Discussion of Public Lands in Minnesota, including State land, Federally owned land, locally owned land, and School Trust Fund land.

Agriculture Policy

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF2051 (Harder) County and regional fair provisions modified.
HF1732 (Harder) Trespass on Agriculture Land.
HF1864 (Juhnke) Home canned food sale at farmers markets and similar venues authorized, and disclosure statement and labeling required.

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01:28 - HF2051 (Harder) County and regional fair provisions modified.
14:30 - HF1732 (Harder) Trespass on agriculture land.
58:20 - HF1864 (Juhnke) Home canned food sale at farmers markets and similar venues authorized, and disclosure statement and labeling required.
Runs 1 hours, 46 minutes.

Capital Investment

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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Agenda: To be announced

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Capital budget requests: Minnesota State Colleges & Universities

Education Finance

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF2109 (Cox) A bill for an act relating to education; developing an on-line library of kindergarten through grade 12 course lesson plans; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B. HF2230 (Koenen) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent School District No. 2180, M.A.C.C.R.A.Y. HF2245 (Samuelson) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a lease levy for Independent School District No. 621, Mounds View.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF2366 (Hoppe) Natural area acquisition.
Susan Solterman, Policy Director, Minnesota Audubon Society Mike Greenheck Steve Chaplin, Nature Conservancy Linda Huhn Barbara Toren HF2080 (Lindgren) Big Bog State Recreation Area development bonds authorized, and money appropriated C. P. Maus Jerry Stening Dr. Paul Glaus, University of Minnesota HF1834 (Dill) Grand Portage State Park visitor center and maintenance shop funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Kathy Micheletti, Lockridge & Grindal HF2132 (Nelson, P.) Chisago County Rush Creek Dam removal and restoration funding provided, and money appropriated.
DNR Rush City Administrator HF2154 (Kahn) Minneapolis; Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway trail completion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1922 (Demmer) Olmsted County municipal solid waste combustor upgrade and expansion grant provided, bonds issue, and money appropriated.
HF1958 (Johnson, S.) Mississippi River metropolitan land acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1996 (Pugh) South St. Paul landfill reclamation and conversion to parkland funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Rich Dippel, Director, Parks and Recreation, City of South St. Paul Steve King.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF769 (Erhardt) Public safety radio communications operators included in definition of essential employee, public safety radio communications operator unit created, and transition to new unit provided.
HF2105 (Penas) Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Commissioner's Office established.
HF2034 (Haas) State contract labor agreements and compensation plans ratified.

Health and Human Services Policy

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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Agenda: Oversight hearing on the impact of regulatory posture on quality of care in Minnesota nursing homes. If additional time is necessary for testimony, the committee will reconvene in Room 10 at 4:30.
Other topics or bills may be added.

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Health and Human Services Policy - afternoon meeting
03:02 - Gavel.
Continuation of the morning oversight hearing on the impact of regulatory posture on quality of care in Minnesota nursing homes.
Runs 2 hours, 31 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Policy - morning meeting
03:35 - Gavel.
Oversight hearing on the impact of regulatory posture on quality of care in Minnesota nursing homes.
05:35 - Overview by House Research staff regarding federal and state inspection systems for nursing homes.
26:40 - Review of proposed reforms by Dianne Mandernach, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health.
54:05 - Testimony by various care provider organizations.
Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.

Higher Education Finance

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF1984 (Gunther) University of Minnesota funding provided for purchase of a medical research facility in Rochester, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF1990 (Clark) Minneapolis; East Phillips Cultural and Community Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1749 (Huntley) Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center grant provided for design of a new arena, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1809 (Lieder) Crookston emergency riverbank protection funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1813 (Dill) Two Harbors wastewater treatment plant equalization basin and chlorine-contact tank grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1879 (Wasiluk) Maplewood; Bruentrup farm restoration funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF2310 (Heidgerken) Sauk Centre former Minnesota Correctional Facility purchase bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2157 (Solberg) County courthouse capital grants provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Committee discussion on bonding projects.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF2118 (Dorman) Local government collateralization requirements clarified.
HF2136 (Holberg) Metropolitan Radio Board composition changed and sunset repealed, and Metropolitan Council bond request and authorization modified.
HF1995 (Knoblach) Municipalities authorized to require direct deposit of all employee payroll.
HF2033 (Solberg) Townships authorized to make payments and accept payments by electronic transfer.

Regulated Industries

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF995 (Cox) Notice and plan requirements modified for excavating around utility facilities, emergency exception allowed, and damage report rules required.
And other bills to be announced.

State Government Finance

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF1703 (Lipman) Voting system; uniform statewide voting system acquisition provided through appropriation of remaining funds in the Help America Vote Act account.
Committee bonding recommendations.

Transportation Finance

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF1748 (Jaros) Duluth aerial lift bridge restoration funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1873 (Dorn) Mankato road extension project bonding authorized, and money appropriated.
HF1974 (Knoblach) Public safety radio communication system products and services sales tax exemption expanded and made permanent, system revenue bond uses expanded, and money appropriated.
HF2137 (Knoblach) St. Cloud Regional Airport noise buffer zone land acquisition grant provided, and money appropriated.

Transportation Policy

Wednesday, February 25, 2004
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Agenda: HF1972 (Pugh) relating to motor vehicles; providing for removal and disposal of unauthorized vehicles on private, nonresidential property used for servicing vehicles.
HF2024 (Beard) relating to motor vehicles; modifying vehicle certificate of title provisions affecting dealers.
HF2078 (Holberg) relating to public transit; clarifing railroad grade crossing requirements; clarifying crimes involving public transit; providing penalties.
HF2016 (Holberg) relating to traffic regulations; specifying duty of care of bus drivers to passengers; proposing coding for new law in MN Statutes.

Capital Investment

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: Bonding requests: University of Minnesota

Civil Law

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF2087 (Borrell) Service cooperative claims data, inactive investigative data maintained by the Office of Health Facility and Complaints, and appraisal data classified as private and nonpublic.
HF2093 (Holberg) Public bodies authorized to close a meeting to negotiate the purchase or sale of real or personal property.
HF170 (Kohls) Civil action limitation period clarified relating to conflict of laws from other states.
HF2160 (Larson) Municipal utility customer and electronic municipal newsletter subscriber data classified.

Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF1681 (Bradley) Health care malpractice, administrative, and health plan competition reform provided.
The committee will reconvene at 5:30pm in Room 10 State Office Building on HF1801 (Klinzing) Homeowners Protection Act established; residential home building contractor regulations, building code enforcement reporting, and continuing education requirements modified; and attorney fee recovery provided.

Education Finance

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: Finish the hearing on: HF1921 (Klinzing) A bill for an act relating to education; modifying charter school board of directors; providing for charter school student participation in school district extracurricular activities; increasing number of eligible sponsors for charter schools; providing for charter school submission of school calendar to the Department of Education; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 123B.49, subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 124D.10, subdivisions 3, 4; 124D.11, subdivision 9. HF1720 (Seagren) A bill for an act relating to education; expanding the list of eligible charter school sponsors to include the Perpich Center for Arts Education; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 124D.10, subdivision 3. Colin Powell Youth Leadership Center Capital Budget Request.
"Sponsoring Charter Schools" Presentation.
HF1970 (Knoblach) A bill for an act relating to state government; adding to the priorities for uses of a net unrestricted budgetary general fund balance; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 16A.152, subdivision 2. HF2417 (Seagren) A bill authorizing charter schools to operate school readiness programs; authorizing the use of compensatory revenue for early literacy efforts.

Education Policy

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF1986 (Johnson) Minors under 18 required to attend school as a requirement to possessing a driver's permit or license.
HF2007 (Nelson, C.) Reading record reflecting student strengths and weaknesses in reading provided.
HF2285 (Wardlow) Student progress to next grade level delayed for absence from school and performance below grade level.
**Note** The Committee will reconvene at 5:30 PM in room 200 if necessary to complete the agenda.

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01:32 - Gavel.
02:19 - HF1986 (Johnson) Minors under 18 required to attend school as a requirement to possessing a driver's permit or license.
1:14:28 - HF2007 (Nelson, C.) Reading record reflecting student strengths and weaknesses in reading provided.
Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF2182 (Penas) Roseau River Wildlife Management Area and Red Lake Watershed District flood hazard mitigation project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Mayor Dick Nelson, Red River Watershed Management Board John Curry, Legislative Director, MN Center for Environmental Advocacy HF1933 (Rhodes) St. Louis Park flood hazard mitigation grant authorized, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Tom Harmening, City Manager, St. Louis Park HF1960 (Atkins) Inver Grove Heights flood hazard mitigation grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated Additional bills may be added.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF1166 (Hackbarth) Sales tax increase provided for natural resources funding, heritage enhancement fund created, and constitutional amendment proposed.
** Note ** The committee will take action on the author's delete all amendment, which will be available at 4:00 on Monday, Feb. 23.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF1868 (Buesgens) Uniform election days for state and local elections provided.
HF1926 (Seifert) Presidential electors designated, and duties specified to include proportional selection.
HF2101 (Seifert) Local government impact notes provided, and legislative approval required for specified rulemaking.

Health and Human Services Finance

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: 2004 Bonding Proposals HF1521 (Nornes) A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money to the veterans homes board for the state's share of five capital projects. HF2306 (Magnus) A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money to the Luverne veterans home.
HF2112 (Powell) A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to renovate and expand the acute psychiatric service at Hennepin County Medical Center; authorizing the sale of state bonds. HF2315 (Juhnke) A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to establish a veterans nursing home on the Willmar regional treatment center campus; authorizing the sale of state bonds.
HFXXX (Heidgerken) A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for the purchase of the former Minnesota Correctional Facility-Sauk Centre.

Health and Human Services Policy

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF2175 (Abeler) MDH licensing bill.
HF1125 (Abeler) Alcohol and Drug Counselor rule modifications.
HF1919 (Abeler) Physicians' Assistants.
HF1938 (Abeler) Speech language pathologists.
HF1988 (Abeler) Podiatrists.
HFXXXX (Abeler) Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.
HFXXXX (Abeler) Acupuncurists.
HFXXXX (Abeler) Dentistry technical bill.
HF2277 (Abeler) DHS licensing bill.
HF2102 (Vandeveer) Adult foster care.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: SF58 (Strachan) DWI; alcohol concentration level reduced to .08 for impairment offenses involving a motor vehicle, criminal vehicular homicide, operating recreational vehicles, hunting, and operating military vehicles.

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04:50 -Gavel.
06:01 - SF58 (Strachan) DWI; alcohol concentration level reduced to .08 for impairment offenses involving a motor vehicle, criminal vehicular homicide, operating recreational vehicles, hunting, and operating military vehicles.
Runs 1 hour, 1 minute.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF1980 (Beard) Watershed district officers conflict of interest clarified.
HF1737 (Lipman) Lake Elmo long-term comprehensive plan authorized.
HF1821 (Buesgens) State Board of Investment authorized to invest Metropolitan Council postretirement reserves upon request.
HF1822 (Buesgens) Metropolitan Council government electronic funds transfer use authorized.

Regulated Industries

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: Continued discussion of Emerging Telecommunication issues: Vic Dobrias, Director Regulatory/Governmental Affairs, Sprint Joy Gullikson, External Relations/Law and Policy, Onvoy Paul Hoff, Vice President, Onvoy HF1743 (Westrom) Public utility performance-based regulation plan sunset repealed, reporting requirement eliminated, and technical correction provided.
HF2151 (Westrom) relating to telecommunications; requiring instant credit for wrong information from directory assistance.
HF1692 (Vandeveer) relating to telecommunications; providing wireless consumer protections.

State Government Finance

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF1820 (Brod) National Guard member tuition reimbursement increased, and money appropriated.
HF1802 (Thissen) Organization, structure, and governance of business and nonprofit corporations and limited liability companies regulated.
HFXXXX (Haas) Relating to state government operations; appropriating money for the technology enterprise fund.

Transportation Finance

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF481 (Meslow) Rush Line Corridor Transit Way funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2156 (Howes) Akeley; new bridge construction on marked Trunk Highway 64 required.
HF722 (Erhardt) Weight restriction exemptions provided for garbage trucks and recycling vehicles.

Transportation Policy

Tuesday, February 24, 2004
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Agenda: HF2210 (Erhardt) Establishing Road User Fee Task Force.

Education Policy

Monday, February 23, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation by Department of Natural Resources and State Board of Investment on Permanent School Trust Lands.
HF2242 (Sykora) Congress memorialized by resolution to authorize reallocation of Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness reservation fee increase to Minnesota Permanent School Fund.

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03:09 -Gavel.
Presentation by Department of Natural Resources and State Board of Investment on Permanent School Trust Lands.
Runs 1 hour, 36 minutes.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Monday, February 23, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation by the Legislative Auditor on the Minnesota State Lottery, Jim Nobles and John Yunker.
Introduction of Mike Vekich, Acting Director, Minnesota State Lottery.

Health and Human Services Policy

Monday, February 23, 2004
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Agenda: HF2502 (Abeler) Extend sunset on supportive housing and managed care pilot program HF2050 (Finstad) Foreign medical school graduates must use credentials verification service.
HF1965 (Knoblach) Service cooperatives authorized to provide group health coverage to private employers.
Testimony on the opt-in or opt-out policy on Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists.
Other topics or bills may be added.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Preliminary outline by DHS of objectives of HFXXX (Abeler) (Emergency Health Powers Reauthorization Act).
Testimony by concerned citizens and for organizations on related topics.

Agriculture and Rural Development Finance

Thursday, February 19, 2004
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Agenda: MN Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC).
Agricultural and Food Sciences Academy.

Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Thursday, February 19, 2004
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Agenda: HF1983 (Pugh) Uniform Commercial Code revisions enacted HF2044 (Davids) Tourism functions transferred from the Department of Employment and Economic Development to Explore Minnesota Tourism, and money appropriated HF1801 (Klinzing) Homeowners Protection Act established; residential home building contractor regulations, building code enforcement reporting, and continuing education requirements modified; and attorney fee recovery provided.

Education Finance

Thursday, February 19, 2004
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Agenda: Agenda continued from February 18, 2004: HF1948 (Greiling) A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the referendum aid adjustment for open enrollment students; altering the statewide property tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 127A.47, subdivision 7; 275.025, subdivision 1.
HF2031 (Dempsey) A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a levy for Independent School District No. 256, Red Wing. HF1947 (Buesgens) A bill for an act relating to education; funding on-line learning at same rate for certain students; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 124D.095, subdivision 8; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 124D.095, subdivision 9.
Bill removed from agenda: HF2045 (Newman) A bill for an act relating to education; authorizing a levy for Independent School District No. 2859, Glencoe-Silver Lake.

Education Policy

Thursday, February 19, 2004
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Agenda: HF1814 (Erickson) Teacher training program for qualified professionals established.
HF1986 (Johnson, J.) Minors under 18 required to attend school as a requirement to possessing a driver's permit or license.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Thursday, February 19, 2004
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Agenda: "10-year plan to Upgrade and Maintain Minnesota's On-site Sewage Treatment Systems." HF2161 (Howes) Modifying provisions relating to warrantied sewage treatment systems.
HF2040 (Olson, M.) Wastewater treatment technology certification program created, and money appropriated.
HF1836 (Rukavina) Mineral tailing deposition into mine pits permitting clarified.
HF1712 (Dill) Game and fish license Social Security number requirements eliminated for minors.

Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, February 19, 2004
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Agenda: Informational hearing on the Legislative Auditor's report on Medicaid Home and Community-Based Waiver Services for Persons with Mental Retardation or Related Conditions.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Thursday, February 19, 2004
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Agenda: Joint Hearing w/ Environment Finance: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Public Finance Authority Wastewater Infrastructure Funding

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Thursday, February 19, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation by the Metropolitan Radio Board

Taxes

Thursday, February 19, 2004
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Agenda: HFXXXX [Revisor No. 043371] (Abrams) Department of Revenue Technical Bill.

Transportation Finance

Thursday, February 19, 2004
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Agenda: HF1686 (Olson) Duluth personal rapid transit demonstration project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Department of Administration Bonding Request.
Metropolitan Council Bonding Requests.
HF1791 (Dempsey) Port development assistance funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1674 (Juhnke) Willmar airport extension and railroad bypass funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

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00:22 - HF1686 (Olson) Duluth personal rapid transit demonstration project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
19:52 - HF1674 (Juhnke) Willmar airport extension and railroad bypass funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
51:23 - HF1791 (Dempsey) Port development assistance funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
1:09:43 - Department of Administration bonding request.
1:22:20 - Metropolitan Council bonding requests.
Runs 1 hour, 47 minutes.

Civil Law

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF1857 (Meslow) Paternity presumptions modified.
HF1861 (Davids) Recreational purpose definition modified relating to liability on land used for recreational purposes.

Education Finance

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF1921 (Klinzing) A bill for an act relating to education; modifying charter school board of directors; providing for charter school student participation in school district extracurricular activities; increasing number of eligible sponsors for charter schools; providing for charter school submission of school calendar to the Department of Education; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 123B.49, subdivision 4; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 124D.10, subdivisions 3, 4; 124D.11, subdivision 9. HF1771 (Tingelstad) A bill for an act relating to education; improving school building repairs related to mold abatement; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 123B.57, subdivision 6. HF2037 (Fuller) A bill for an act relating to education finance; expanding health and safety revenue to cover the costs of replacing certain school buses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 123B.57, subdivision 2; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 123B.57, subdivision 1. HF1948 (Greiling) A bill for an act relating to education finance; modifying the referendum aid adjustment for open enrollment students; altering the statewide property tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, sections 127A.47, subdivision 7; 275.025, subdivision 1.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF1939 (Paulsen) Wildlife management area land acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1867 (Ozment) State and local trails funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2056 (Walz) Paul Bunyan Trail extension bonds authorized and money appropriated.
HF2012 (Fuller) Paul Bunyan State Trail rehabilitation bonds authorized and money appropriated.
HFXXXX (Fuller) Paul Bunyan Bemidji Connection HF1714 (Dill) Gitchi Gami State Trail development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1967 (Anderson, J) Shooting Star Trail segment construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1073 (Stang) Lake Koronis State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1675 (Juhnke) Glacial Lakes Trail and Lake Koronis Trail improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1764 (Davids) Bluffland Trail system Forestville segment development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1640 (Kuisle) Olmsted County nonmotorized riding and hiking trail funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1847 (Dempsey) Goodhue Pioneer Trail development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1956 (Cox) Mill Towns State Trail segment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1934 (Rhodes) St. Louis Park pedestrian and trail crossing funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF636 (Hausman) St. Paul park and trail improvements funding provided for the Meeker Island Lock Historic Site area, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF637 (Hausman) St. Paul park and trail improvements funding provided for the Meeker Island Lock Historic Site area, and money appropriated.
HF1068 (Lenczewski) Bloomington; Old Cedar Avenue Bridge maintenance for hikers and bikers funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF1939 (Paulsen) Wildlife management area land acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1867 (Ozment) State and local trails funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2056 (Walz) Paul Bunyan Trail extension bonds authorized and money appropriated.
HF2012 (Fuller) Paul Bunyan State Trail rehabilitation bonds authorized and money appropriated.
HFXXXX (Fuller) Paul Bunyan Bemidji Connection HF1714 (Dill) Gitchi Gami State Trail development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1967 (Anderson, J) Shooting Star Trail segment construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1073 (Stang) Lake Koronis State Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1675 (Juhnke) Glacial Lakes Trail and Lake Koronis Trail improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1764 (Davids) Bluffland Trail system Forestville segment development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1640 (Kuisle) Olmsted County nonmotorized riding and hiking trail funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1847 (Dempsey) Goodhue Pioneer Trail development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1956 (Cox) Mill Towns State Trail segment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1934 (Rhodes) St. Louis Park pedestrian and trail crossing funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF636 (Hausman) St. Paul park and trail improvements funding provided for the Meeker Island Lock Historic Site area, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF637 (Hausman) St. Paul park and trail improvements funding provided for the Meeker Island Lock Historic Site area, and money appropriated.
HF1068 (Lenczewski) Bloomington; Old Cedar Avenue Bridge maintenance for hikers and bikers funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF1065 (Holberg) Legislature size specified, and legislative and congressional districts coordinated.
HF2058 (Meslow) Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board membership and staff expanded, administrative remedy for violations of fair campaign practices created, investigation mandate repealed, and money appropriated.

Higher Education Finance

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF2006 (Fuller) Bemidji State University hockey arena bonds authorized and money appropriated.
University of Minnesota Bonding Student Lobby Day

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF1676 (McNamara) Hastings River Flats Interpretive Facility HF2047 (Mahoney) St. Paul grant provided to acquire land for right-of-way and to complete contamination remediation on Phalen Boulevard, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1889 (Pelowski) Winona; Great River Shakespeare Festival Theater predesign grant authorized, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF1676 (McNamara) Hastings River Flats Interpretive Facility HF2047 (Mahoney) St. Paul grant provided to acquire land for right-of-way and to complete contamination remediation on Phalen Boulevard, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1889 (Pelowski) Winona; Great River Shakespeare Festival Theater predesign grant authorized, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF2106 (Gunther) Blue Earth police and fire station construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1705 (Dempsey) Red Wing correctional facility vocational education building construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2090 (Boudreau) Faribault state correctional facility expansion funding provided, Rice County jail construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1765 (Davids) Regional adult detention facility construction grants authorized, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1826 (Howes) Cass County regional and county jail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2089 (Bradley) Rochester Regional Public Safety Training Center funding provided for a live burn training simulator, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF2103 (Nelson, C.) Municipalities authorized to require the dedication of land for public purposes.
HF1855 (Cornish) Municipality definition modified to include counties for purposes of removal of hazardous buildings or hazardous property.
HF1691 (Brod) Local government road construction and improvement contract provisions modified.
HF1843 (Kuisle) Town annual audit threshold increased.
HF1883 (Rukavina) Town and statutory city annual audit threshold amount increased.

Regulated Industries

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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Agenda: Discussion of Emerging Telecommunication issues: Presentations by Qwest, Time Warner, and Syntegra.
HFXXXX (Westrom) relating to telecommunications; requiring instant credit for wrong information from directory assistance.
HF1692 (Vandeveer) relating to telecommunications; providing wireless consumer protections.

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02:28 - Gavel.
Discussion of emerging telecommunication issues.
Runs 1 hours, 44 minutes.

State Government Finance

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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Agenda: HF2006 (Fuller) Bemidji State University hockey arena bonds authorized and money appropriated.
HF2062 (Bradley) Rochester National Volleyball Center Phase II expansion bonds authorized, and money appropriated.
HF1937 (Seagren) Bloomington ski jump funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Report on fee recommendations by the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

Taxes

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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Agenda: Update on Streamlined Sales Tax Project (Minnesota and Federal perspectives) by House Research Staff (rescheduled from Feb. 12).
Presentation by Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Matt Kramer: update and status of the Job Opportunities Building Zones [JOBZ] program.
Other Business that may properly come before the committee.

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02:19 - Gavel.
05:28 - Update and status of the Job Opportunities Building Zones [JOBZ] program by Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Matt Kramer.
Update on Streamlined Sales Tax Project (Minnesota and Federal perspectives) by House Research staff.

Transportation Finance

Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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Agenda: Public Testimony regarding Mn/DOT Bonding Request: Northstar Commuter Rail. Contact Becky Girvan, Committee Administrator, to be added to the list of testifiers for the meeting.
HF1686 (Olson) Duluth personal rapid transit demonstration project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

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Public testimony regarding Mn/DOT's bonding request for Northstar Commuter Rail.
1:29:35 - HF1686 (Olson) Duluth personal rapid transit demonstration project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 53 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Presentation by the MnDOT Office of Aeronautics on Aviation Safety Zones

Capital Investment

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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Agenda: Debt Management presentation.
Peter Sausen, Assistant Commissioner, Dept. of Finance

Civil Law

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF250 (Paulsen) Initiative and referendum procedures provided by proposed constitutional amendment.
HF1911 (Kohls) Class actions against insurance entities regulated, and stay required when Commerce Department jurisdiction is involved.
HF1197 (Erickson) Public employee city and county of residence information classified as private.

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02:22 - Gavel.
02:48 - HF250 (Paulsen) Initiative and referendum procedures provided by proposed constitutional amendment.
09:19 - HF1911 (Kohls) Class actions against insurance entities regulated, and stay required when Commerce Department jurisdiction is involved.
55:00 - HF1197 (Erickson) Public employee city and county of residence information classified as private.
Runs 1 hour, 24 minutes.

Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF1801 (Klinzing) Homeowners Protection Act established; residential home building contractor regulations, building code enforcement reporting, and continuing education requirements modified; and attorney fee recovery provided.

Education Finance

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF2019 (Erickson) A bill for an act relating to education finance; allowing Independent School District No. 51, Foley, to make a fund transfer. HF2013 (Swenson) A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; appropriating money to construct the Gaylord Multicultural and Lifelong Learning Center; authorizing the sale of state bonds. HF1772 (Westrom) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent School District No. 771, Chokio-Alberta.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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Agenda: Joint committee meeting with Environment and Natural Resources Finance Reports from MPCA: "10-year plan to Upgrade and Maintain Minnesota's On-site Sewage Treatment Systems." "Impaired Waters Stakeholder Process: Policy Framework"

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Public Testimony regarding agency bonding requests.
Contact Marilyn Brick, Committee Administrator, to be added to the list of testifiers for the meeting.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation by Adjutant General Shellito, MN National Guard.
HF1783 (Anderson) Employers prohibited from asking applicants about National Guard or reserve status.
HF1819 (Brod) Civil and criminal protections clarified for National Guard or other armed forces personnel who apply reasonable force under official military orders.
HF1820 (Brod) National Guard member tuition reimbursement increased, and money appropriated.

Health and Human Services Finance

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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Agenda: Informational hearing on the new Medicare bill and its interrelationship with Minnesota prescription drug programs and its impact on rural providers.

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Health and Human Services Finance
01:40 - Gavel.
Informational hearing on the new Medicare bill and its interrelationship with Minnesota prescription drug programs.
55:10 - Discussion of the above items and their impact on rural providers.
Runs 1 hour, 32 minutes.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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Agenda: Univerity of Minnesota/Mayo Clinic - The Economic Impact of the MN Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF1961 (Meslow) Child abuse causing death murder in the first degree crime expanded.
HF2091 (Meslow) Ramsey County criminal surcharge collection provided to fund petty misdemeanor diversion program.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF2057 (Abrams) Continuance of certain uses or occupancies which do not conform with zoning ordinances provided.
HF2021 (Buesgens) Municipal interim zoning ordinance limitations provided.
HF2103 (Nelson, C.) Municipalities authorized to require the dedication of land for public purposes.

Regulated Industries

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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Agenda: Discussion of Emerging Telecommunication issues: Presentations by the Department of Commerce, Public Utilities Commission, Attorney General Office, and Minnesota Telephone Assn.

State Government Finance

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF156 (Anderson, I.) World War II veterans memorial on the capitol grounds funding authorized, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1604 (Howes) Workers memorial construction on the capitol grounds funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Governor's bonding recommendations for Military Affairs and Capitol Area Architectural & Planning Board.

Transportation Finance

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF1794 (Beard) Airport federally funded projects minimum required local contribution decreased.
Mn/DOT Bonding Request: Northstar Commuter Rail

Transportation Policy

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
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Agenda: HF722 (Erhardt) relating to traffic regulations; exempting garbage trucks and recycling vehicles from certain weight restrictions.
Presentation by Transportation Management Organizations

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Monday, February 16, 2004
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Agenda: Continuation of hearings on tribal compacts.

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Informational presentation on gaming compacts, and discussion of gaming enforcement.
Runs 1 hour, 33 minutes.

Health and Human Services Policy

Monday, February 16, 2004
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Agenda: HF1067 (Sykora) Surgical assistant licensure created.
HFXXXX (Severson) Hospital development review process.
Mark-up and action on HF1681 (Bradley) Health Care Cost Containment Act.
Other bills or topics may be added.

Higher Education Finance

Monday, February 16, 2004
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Agenda: Higher Education Tuition Reciprocity Audit.
Witness: Joel Alter, Office of the Legislative Auditor.
HF1872 (Opatz) Tuition reciprocity program requirements modified, and data collection provided.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Monday, February 16, 2004
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Agenda: Miscellaneous Personnel Report.
LCC Book.
Miscellaneous items.

Agriculture and Rural Development Finance

Thursday, February 12, 2004
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Agenda: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE): Dr. Bill Hartman, Executive Director, MN Board of Animal Health; Kevin Elfering, Director, Dairy and Food Division, MN Dept. of Agriculture; Dr. Heidi Kassenborg; Steve Brake, President, MN Cattlemen's Association; Bruce Stone, MN Milk Producers Association.

Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Thursday, February 12, 2004
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Agenda: HF1806 (Vandeveer) Electronic real estate recording task force uncoded laws amended, period of existence and surcharge on task force filings extended, and money appropriated.
HF1801 (Klinzing) Homeowners Protection Act established; residential home building contractor regulations, building code enforcement reporting, and continuing education requirements modified; and attorney fee recovery provided.

Education Finance

Thursday, February 12, 2004
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Agenda: Student Web Instruction for Teachers (SWIFT) Presentation.
HF1858 (Erickson) A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing spending to acquire and to better public buildings and other public improvements of a capital nature; providing for the commissioner of the Department of Education to issue library capital improvement grants; authorizing issuance of bonds; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 134.45, subdivision 5; Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 134.45, subdivisions 1, 2. HF1793 (Seagren) A bill for an act relating to education finance; correcting a library payment; amending Laws 2003, First Special Session chapter 9, article 6, section 4. HF1697 (Howes) A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing state bonds; appropriating money for a library for the city of Crosslake. HF1227 (Meslow) (sec.17 only) A bill for an act relating to education; improving student access to services that support academic success; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 123B.

Education Policy

Thursday, February 12, 2004
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Agenda: HF1814 (Erickson) Teacher training program for qualified professionals established.
HF1831 (Demmer) School district board powers and duties clarified relating to teacher assignment.
HF1738 (Greiling) Uniform statewide public school grading scale policy advisory task force established.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Thursday, February 12, 2004
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Agenda: Department of Natural Resources Capital Budget Request, Mark Holsten, Deputy Commissioner.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Thursday, February 12, 2004
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Agenda: HF327 (Hackbarth) Shooting range generally accepted practices defined; and relation to local ordinances, closing and relocations, noise standards, public access, and nuisance liability provided.
HF789 (Hoppe) Game and migratory waterfowl refuge provisions modified, suspension of license and permit privileges provided, mourning dove hunting season authorized, and other game and fish license provisions modified.
HF530 (Hackbarth) Mourning dove hunting season authorized and report required.
NOTE: These are bills that were on the general register last year, and then returned to the committee at the end of session.

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01:48 - Gavel.
02:39 - HF789 (Hoppe) Game and migratory waterfowl refuge provisions modified, suspension of license and permit privileges provided, mourning dove hunting season authorized, and other game and fish license provisions modified.
08:01 - HF530 (Hackbarth) Mourning dove hunting season authorized and report required.
09:26 - HF327 (Hackbarth) Shooting range generally accepted practices defined; and relation to local ordinances, closing and relocations, noise standards, public access, and nuisance liability provided.
** These are bills that were on the general register last year, and then returned to the committee at the end of session.
Runs 38 minutes.

Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, February 12, 2004
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Agenda: Governor's 2004 Bonding Requests.
Minnesota Veterans Homes Board will testify.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Thursday, February 12, 2004
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Agenda: Bonding Proposal, Minnesota Historical Society. Redevelopment Grant Program - DEED, Louis Jambois.
HF1796 (Hackbarth) Oliver Kelley Farm land acquisition funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1797 (Hackbarth) Oliver Kelley Farm funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1808 (Penas) Roseau flood damage infrastructure and municipal complex relocation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Taxes

Thursday, February 12, 2004
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Agenda: ntroduction of Members and Staff Presentations: Department of Revenue Report on Local Sales and Use Taxes by Commissioner Salomone; Update on Streamlined Sales Tax Project (Minnesota and Federal perspectives) by House Research Staff.
Other Business that may properly come before the Committee.

Ways and Means

Thursday, February 12, 2004
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Agenda: Special Revenue Funds - Overview and Analysis.
The Following Bill is removed from the Agenda: HF1071 (Seifert) Paved two-lane highway speed limits of 65 miles per hour during daytime and 55 miles per hour during nighttime provided.

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Special Revenue Funds - Overview and Analysis.
Testimony by Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst for the House; and Charlie Bieleck, Director of Budget Planning and Operation for the Department of Finance.
Runs 1 hour, 34 minutes.

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Agriculture Policy

Wednesday, February 11, 2004
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Agenda: HF1756 (Swenson) Veterinary practice requirements modified, and licenses provided.
HF1914 (Kuisle) A bill for an act relating to highway traffic regulations; restricting operation of grain carts on public streets and highways; requiring certain information on new grain carts; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169. For Informational Purposes Only.

Capital Investment

Wednesday, February 11, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation by private prison providers: Cornell Companies, Inc; The GEO Group, Inc. (formerly Wackenhut Corrections); Corrections Corporation of America

Civil Law

Wednesday, February 11, 2004
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Agenda: HF1901 (Paulson) Eminent domain; awarding attorney fees to landowner when damage award exceeds original offer by 20 percent.
HF1944 (Smith) Domestic abuse orders for protection grounds expanded to include imminent or recent release from incarceration.
HF1945 (Smith) Domestic abuse police reports released upon request to victims and their attorneys.

Education Finance

Wednesday, February 11, 2004
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Agenda: HF1664 (Leider) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing Independent School District No. 595, East Grand Forks, to exercise remaining levy authority for disability access projects. HF1693 (Newman) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent School District No. 2887, McLeod West.
HF1698 (Stang) A bill for an act relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent School District No. 739, Kimball.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Wednesday, February 11, 2004
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Agenda: Department of Natural Resources Capital Budget Request, Mark Holsten, Deputy Commissioner.

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Department of Natural Resources capital budget request.
Testimony by Mark Holsten, Deputy Commissioner.
Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Wednesday, February 11, 2004
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Agenda: Informational Presentation on Gaming Compacts cont.
HF1719 (Rhodes) City election alternative voting methods authorized

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00:25 -Gavel and continuation of Tuesday's informational presentation on gaming compacts.
1:30:26 - HF1719 (Rhodes) City election alternative voting methods authorized.
Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.

Health and Human Services Policy

Wednesday, February 11, 2004
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Agenda: Initiatives relating to the Department of Human Services.
Other topics or bills may be added.

Higher Education Finance

Wednesday, February 11, 2004
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Agenda: Overview of State Grant Formula.
Witnesses: Minnesota Higher Education Services Office Staff; Minnesota State University Student Association.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Wednesday, February 11, 2004
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Agenda: Bonding Proposal for Permanent Supportive Housing - Commissioner Marx.
HF479 (Ellison) Minneapolis Empowerment Zone, Heritage Park project.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Wednesday, February 11, 2004
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Agenda: Department of Corrections Bonding Requests.

State Government Finance

Wednesday, February 11, 2004
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Agenda: Department of Administration bonding recommendations.

Transportation Finance

Wednesday, February 11, 2004
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Agenda: Continued: HF1850 (Swenson) Local road improvement program funding provided, program funding of loans abolished, rural road safety program established in the local road improvement fund, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1849 (Ruth) Local bridge replacement, rehabilitation, and repair funding provided; bonds issued; and money appropriated.
HF1851 (Adolphson) State transportation fund project approval by Regional Development Commission or Metropolitan Council requirement repealed.
HF1686 (Olson) Duluth personal rapid transit demonstration project funding provided, bonds issues, and money appropriated.
HF1848 (Kuisle) Road authority reimbursement limited for public utility infrastructure displaced by highway construction.

Civil Law

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF898 (Thissen) Eminent domain; inverse condemnation by a business when a governmental entity occupies the market authorized.
HF1824 (Lipman) Limited partnerships; enacting and modifying the Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2001.
Additional bills may be added at the direction of the Chair.

Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
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Agenda: HFXXXX (Pugh) Unattended motor vehicles impoundment HF1783 (Anderson, B) Employers prohibited from asking applicants about National Guard or reserve status.

Education Finance

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF1792 (Seagren) A bill for an act relating to education; providing for a value added assessment program to measure growth in student academic achievement; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B. HF1704 (Erickson) A bill for an act relating to education finance; lowering the maximum effort capital loan tax rate; amending Minnesota Statutes 2003 Supplement, section 126C.63, subdivision 8.

Education Policy

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
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Agenda: Capitol Conversations: "Supporting Minnesota Teachers" presented by University of Minnesota Department of Education.
HF1789 (Sykora) Department of Education policy bill.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
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Agenda: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Closed Landfill Bonding, Cathy Moeger, CFO.
Metropolitan Council Metropolitan Regional Parks Capital Improvements, Arne Stefferud, Planning Analyst-Parks.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
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Agenda: Informational Presentation on Gaming Compacts.

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Informational presentation on gaming compacts.
Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.

Health and Human Services Finance

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
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Agenda: Governor's 2004 Bonding Requests. Department of Administration and Department of Human Services will testify.

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF250 (Paulsen) Initiative and referendum procedures provided by proposed constitutional amendment.
HF1721 (Strachan) Collection of criminal booking fees expanded, and procedures modified for return of booking fees.
HF1661(Nelson, C) Police misconduct false reporting misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor penalties provided.
Additional bills may be added.

Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF1935 (Hornstein) Storm and sanitary sewer charge provisions modifications.
HF1717 (Lanning) Local government contracting flexibility increased, purchasing authority of plan B city managers increased, competitive bidding threshold increased, and use of reverse auction and electronic bidding authorized.

Regulated Industries

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
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Agenda: Discussion of special liquor laws.

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Regulated Industries: Liquor Subcommittee
02:05 - Gavel.
Discussion of special liquor laws.
Runs 47 minutes.

Transportation Finance

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
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Agenda: Mn/DOT Bonding Requests 2004 (continued) HF1850 (Swenson) Local road improvement program funding provided, program funding of loans abolished, rural road safety program established in the local road improvement fund, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Transportation Policy

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
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Agenda: HF1978 (Beard) relating to motor carriers; making technical corrections to conform state law to amended federal regulations relating to truck driver hours.
HF1898 (Erhardt) relating to highways; repealing requirement that designation of natural preservation routes on CSAHs be reviewed by an advisory committee.
HF1691(Brod) relating to highways; modifying provisions relating to local government road construction and improvement contracts.
HF532 (Howes) relating to highways; modifying provisions governing use of highway right-of-way by snowmobiles.

Higher Education Finance

Monday, February 9, 2004
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Agenda: Governor's 2004 Higher Education Capital Budget Recommendations.
Witnesses: Susan Heegaard, Governor's Office; Heather Johnston, Department of Finance.
University of Minnesota response.
MnSCU response.

Education Finance

Thursday, February 5, 2004
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Agenda: HF1790 (Olsen) A bill for an act relating to education; using school accountability measures to recognize public schools that provide excellent grades 3 through 8 language arts and mathematics teaching; establishing an educational excellence grant program and fund; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 120B.

Education Policy

Thursday, February 5, 2004
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Agenda: HF1789 (Sykora) Department of Education policy bill.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Thursday, February 5, 2004
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Agenda: Office of Environmental Assistance Capital Investment Request: David Benke, Strategic Directions Manager.

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Thursday, February 5, 2004
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Agenda: Informational hearing on invasive plant species, specifically "Buckthorn" proliferation.
Informational hearing on forest classification and recreational trails. (DNR Division of Trails and Waterways) NOTE: This discussion will be postponed until Tuesday, Feb 10. The committee will adjourn by 11:15 for the State of the State address.

Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, February 5, 2004
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Agenda: Informational hearing on health care cost containment initiatives focusing on quality and consumer-driven tools.

Ways and Means

Thursday, February 5, 2004
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Agenda: Update of Comparative State Rankings for Revenue and Spending.
Overview of Agency Goals and Strategic Planning including Minnesota Milestones, Ventura's Big Plan, and Department Results.

Education Finance

Wednesday, February 4, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation of Red Lake Public Schools Capital Budget Request, Witnesses: Stuart Desjarlait, Superintendent; Monty Hammitt, Consultant.
Presentation of Minnesota State Academies Capital Budget Request, Witness: Linda Mitchell, Superintendent.
Duluth Grant Youth and Community Center Capital Budget Request.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Wednesday, February 4, 2004
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Agenda: Minnesota Zoo Capital Investment Request: Lee Ehmke, Director; Susan Palombo, Minnesota Zoo Foundation.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Wednesday, February 4, 2004
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Agenda: HF1703 (Lipman) Voting system; uniform statewide voting system acquisition provided through appropriation of remaining funds in the Help America Vote Act account.
HF885 (Seifert) Food establishments exempted from equipment design or construction rules under certain conditions.

Health and Human Services Policy

Wednesday, February 4, 2004
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Agenda: Testimony on HF1681 (Bradley) Health Care Cost Containment Act. If additional time for testimony is required, the hearing will reconvene in Room 10 at 4:30 PM on the same day. To sign up to testify, please contact Andy Gildea at (651) 296-5065.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Informational hearing on a new treatment from the University of Minnesota for addiction. Other topics or bills may be added.

Jobs and Economic Development Finance

Wednesday, February 4, 2004
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Agenda: Introductions

Judiciary Policy and Finance

Wednesday, February 4, 2004
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Agenda: Methamphetamine Awareness Day - Capitol Rotunda. Committee will meet at the Capitol Rotunda at 10:15 a.m. to tour the presentation The FACES of Meth in Minnesota. Attendance will be taken.
Drug Offender Sentencing - At 11:00 a.m. the committee will reconvene in the Basement Hearing Room for a presentation by the Sentencing Guidelines Commission on their Report on Drug Offender Sentencing Issues.

Transportation Finance

Wednesday, February 4, 2004
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Agenda: Mn/DOT Accelerated Bond Projects Update.
Mn/DOT Bonding Requests 2004.

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Mn/DOT accelerated bond projects update.
Testimony by Kevin Gray, Mn/DOT Assistant Commissioner, and Al Schenkelberg, Mn/DOT, Office Of Investment Management Director.
Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:

Capital Investment

Tuesday, February 3, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation of Governor's bonding recommendations

Civil Law

Tuesday, February 3, 2004
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Agenda: HF1803 (DeLaForest) Trust law provisions modified, procedures and terms clarified, and technical changes to guardianship and conservatorship law provided.
HF1805 (Pugh) Mortgage satisfaction certificate provided.
HF1802(Thissen) Organization, structure, and governance of business and nonprofit corporations and limited liability companies regulated.
HF898 (Thissen) Eminent domain; inverse condemnation by a business when a governmental entity occupies the market authorized.

Education Finance

Tuesday, February 3, 2004
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Agenda: I. East Metro Magnet School (Crosswinds) Capital Budget Request Witnesses: Carl Wahlstrom, Superintendent Anne Andersen, Principal II. Perpich Center for the Arts Capital Budget Request Witnesses: David Flannery, Executive Director Pam Paulson, Deputy Director Linda Kane, Department of Administration

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02:30 - Gavel.
04:50 - East Metro Magnet School (Crosswinds) Capital Budget Request.
1:01:25 - Perpich Center for the Arts Capital Budget Request.
Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.

Education Policy

Tuesday, February 3, 2004
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Agenda: Presentation by Commissioner Yecke on No Child Left Behind.
Presentation by the Department of Education on Standard and Poor's.

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01:30 - Presentation by Commissioner Yecke on No Child Left Behind.
34:50 - Presentation by the Department of Education on Standard & Poor's School Evaluation Services.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, February 3, 2004
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Agenda: Board of Water and Soil Resources Ron Harnack, Director Capital Investment Request

Environment and Natural Resources Policy

Tuesday, February 3, 2004
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Agenda: Update on interim activities from committee chair and members.

Health and Human Services Finance

Tuesday, February 3, 2004
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Agenda: Informational hearing on Long Term Care Liability Insurance.

Transportation Policy

Tuesday, February 3, 2004
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Agenda: Transportation System Trends Introduction by Bob Johns, Director, Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota.
Presentation by John Adams, Chairman, Department of Geography and faculty member at the Humphrey Institute.

Civil Law

Wednesday, January 28, 2004
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Agenda: Defense of Marrioage Constitututional Amendment

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
CriMNet Data Practices for statewide data bases.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy

Thursday, January 22, 2004
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Agenda: 1. HF1716 (Hackbarth) Casino license authorized; taxation and regulation provided; bonds issued; construction of stadiums for the Twins, University of Minnesota, and Vikings provided; tax rates adjusted; money appropriated; and constitutional amendment provided. 2. HFxxxx (Boudreau) 3. HF1208 (Abeler) Racino; casino gambling at licensed pari-mutuel racetracks and licensed racetrack operation of casinos on licensed premises authorized, constitutional amendment proposed, and money appropriated.
4. HFxxxx (Haas) Casino authorized operated by the state, revenue sharing with Native American governments provided, tax imposed, revenue use specified, on-sale liquor license authorized, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Each author will be given 1/2 hour for their presentation and 1/2 hour for questions & answers from the committee. No public testimony will be taken at this time.

Higher Education Finance

Tuesday, January 20, 2004
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Agenda: Overview of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities 2004 Capital Budget request.
Witnesses: James McCormick, Chancellor, MnSCU Allan Johnson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities, MnSCU

Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development

Thursday, January 15, 2004
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Agenda: Joint hearing on health care cost containment in the private sector and informational testimony on HF1681 (Bradley) Health care malpractice, administrative, and health plan competition reform provided.
Individuals or groups interested in presenting testimony should contact Suzanne Geroux at (651) 296-7185.

Health and Human Services Finance

Thursday, January 15, 2004
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Agenda: Joint hearing on health care cost containment in the private sector and informational testimony on HF1681 (Bradley) Health care malpractice, administrative, and health plan competition reform provided.
Individuals or groups interested in presenting testimony should contact Suzanne Geroux at (651) 296-7185.

Health and Human Services Policy

Thursday, January 15, 2004
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Agenda: Joint hearing on health care cost containment in the private sector and informational testimony on HF1681 (Bradley) Health care malpractice, administrative, and health plan competition reform provided.
Individuals or groups interested in presenting testimony should contact Suzanne Geroux at (651) 296-7185.

Higher Education Finance

Tuesday, January 13, 2004
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Agenda: Overview of Minnesota State Colleges and University's 2004 Bonding Request Witness: James McCormick, Chancellor, MnSCU

Agriculture Policy

Friday, January 9, 2004
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Agenda: Soybean Cysts Dr. Sen U Chen, University of Minnesota (Invited) Aphids Dr. Ken Ostlie, University of Minnesota Nematodes Geir Friisoe, Department of Agriculture.
Soybean Profitability Dr. Bill Lazarus, University of Minnesota Worldwide View of Soybean Market John Baize, United Soybean Board Consultant.
Question and Answer period.

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