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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.

Ways and Means

Friday, December 1, 2006
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Agenda: November forecast presentation

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Ways and Means
01:35 - Gavel.
Presentation on the November Economic Forecast by the Department of Finance.
Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.

Health Policy and Finance

Wednesday, September 27, 2006
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Agenda: Informational Hearing on Program Integrity in MN Public Assistance Programs

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Tuesday, September 5, 2006
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Agenda: 9 a.m. Tour of JOBZ sites in Fergus Falls 1 p.m. Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance Committee meeting

State Government Finance

Thursday, June 29, 2006
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Agenda: Informational hearing on issues related to the merger of the Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund with the statewide Teachers Retirement Association

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, May 18, 2006
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Agenda: Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, May 18, 2006 Bills Pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03: SF1057 (Ozment) State and local retirement provisions modified, TRA fund and benefit plan restructured, pre-1969 teachers special postretirement adjustment provided, default insurance pool created, early incentives provided, and money appropriated.
SF2239 (Smith) Minnesota state retirement contributions increased, correctional retirement plan inclusions provided, prior service credit transfers and purchases authorized, and administrative provisions modified.
HF3526 (Vandeveer) Financing statement judicial review expedited process provided and civil and criminal liability for fraudulent or improper financing statements established.
SF367 (Abeler) School districts competitive high school diving pools use notice requirement expansion SF3260 (Severson) Biotechnology and health sciences industry zones additional designations SF2706 (Penas) Thief River Falls extended employment pilot project duration extension End of Session Resolutions

Ways and Means

Thursday, May 18, 2006
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Agenda: HF4112 (Eastlund) Address confidentiality program established for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; voting method and mail forwarding system provided to participants; criminal penalties imposed; and money appropriated.
SF2239 (Smith) Minnesota state retirement contributions increased, correctional retirement plan inclusions provided, prior service credit transfers and purchases authorized and administrative provisions modified.
SF1057 (Ozment) State and local retirement provisions modified, TRA fund and benefit plan restructured, pre-1969 teachers special postretirement adjustment provided, default insurance pool created, early incentives provided and money appropriated.
SF1298 (Cox) Waste electronic products recovery and recycling provided.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Wednesday, May 17, 2006
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Agenda: Proposed Calendar for the Day for Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Health Care Cost Containment Division

Tuesday, May 16, 2006
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Agenda: SF367 (Kiscaden) High school diving pool notice requirements clarified.
The division will meet to consider the House-passed version of HF1862 as a delete-everything amendment to SF367.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Tuesday, May 16, 2006
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Agenda: Proposed Calendar for the Day for Tuesday, May 16, 2006 SF1298 (Cox) Video display devices collection and recycling

Capital Investment

Monday, May 15, 2006
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Agenda: HF2959*/SF3475 (Dorman/Langseth) Omnibus Bonding Bills

Ways and Means

Monday, May 15, 2006
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Agenda: HF3397 (Cornish) State parks, forests and recreation areas land area modified; public and private sales of state lands provided; sustainable forest incentive program land removed; and Itasca County tax-forfeited land sale funds distributed.
HF3058 (Penas) Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board fund expenditure approval process clarified, land lease authorized, long-range plan required and money appropriated.
HF3605 (Ozment) Natural resources provisions modified relating to lands, state parks, and state forests; Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources reorganized and renamed; and money appropriated.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF4162/SF3781 (Knoblach/Cohen) State government financing supplemental appropriations provided.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, May 11, 2006
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Agenda: Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, May 15, 2006 Bills Pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03 HF3664 (Cybart) National Guard security guards authorized to carry certain machine guns and short-barreled shotguns.
HF333 (Brod) Senators provided staggered terms of office, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF3761 (Holberg) Omnibus transportation finance bill establishing transit fund and accounts, providing motor vehicle tax allocation, modifying proposed constitutional amendment, issuing bonds, and appropriating money.
HF4185 (Gunther) Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People Commission funding provided, and money appropriated.
SF2302 (Charron) Honeycrisp apple designated as state fruit

Ways and Means

Wednesday, May 10, 2006
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Agenda: HF3761 (Holberg) Omnibus transportation finance bill establishing transit fund and accounts, providing motor vehicle tax allocation, modifying proposed constitutional amendment, issuing bonds, and appropriating money.
SF762 (Ozment) Clean Water Legacy Act established, water quality standards provided in accordance with the federal Clean Water Act and money appropriated.
HF4183 (Gunther) Economic development and human services supplemental funding provided, and money appropriated.

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Ways and Means
08:08 - Gavel.
09:06 - HF3761 (Holberg) Omnibus transportation finance bill establishing transit fund and accounts, providing motor vehicle tax allocation, modifying proposed constitutional amendment, issuing bonds, and appropriating money.
HF3761 was temporarily laid over.
16:22 - HF4183 (Gunther) Economic development and human services supplemental funding provided, and money appropriated.
2:29:36 - HF3761 (Holberg) Omnibus transportation finance bill establishing transit fund and accounts, providing motor vehicle tax allocation, modifying proposed constitutional amendment, issuing bonds, and appropriating money.
4:30:22 - SF762 (Ozment) Clean Water Legacy Act established, water quality standards provided in accordance with the federal Clean Water Act and money appropriated.
Runs 5 hours, 40 minutes.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Monday, May 8, 2006
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Agenda: Proposed Calendar for the Day for Tuesday, May 9, 2006 Bills Pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03 SF1525 (Smith) Sex offenders HIV testing and notice procedures clarification.
HF3442 (Juhnke) Beekeeping regulation repealed, and inspections provided.
HF3546 (Ozment) Cattle compensation requirements modified, testing authorized, camping requirement expanded, personal responsibility in food consumption provided, and studies required.
HF3605 (Ozment) Natural resources provisions modified relating to lands, state parks, and state forests; Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources reorganized and renamed; and money appropriated.
SF762 (Ozment) Clean Water Legacy Act.
HF2862 (Brod) State primary moved from September to August and conforming changes provided.
HF4112 (Eastlund) Address confidentiality program established for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; voting method and mail forwarding system provided to participants; criminal penalties imposed; and money appropriated.

Ways and Means

Monday, May 8, 2006
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Agenda: HF3697 (Bradley) Omnibus health and human services bill.
HF2935 (Bradley) MinnesotaCare provider tax contingent reduction provided.
HF2890 (Sykora) Staggered terms of office for senators and staggered four-year terms of office for representatives provided, and constitutional amendment proposed.

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Ways and Means
10:22 - Gavel.
11:13 - HF3697 (Bradley) Omnibus health policy and finance bill.
34:32 - HF2935 (Bradley) MinnesotaCare provider tax contingent reduction provided.
39:13 - HF2890 (Sykora) Staggered terms of office for senators and staggered four-year terms of office for representatives provided, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Runs 34 minutes.

Taxes

Friday, May 5, 2006
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Agenda: HF3761 (Holberg) Omnibus transportation finance bill establishing transit fund and accounts, providing motor vehicle tax allocation, modifying proposed constitutional amendment, issuing bonds, and appropriating money.

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Taxes
05:03 - Gavel, and discussion of HF3761 (Holberg) Omnibus transportation finance bill establishing transit fund and accounts, providing motor vehicle tax allocation, modifying proposed constitutional amendment, issuing bonds, and appropriating money.
Runs 1 hour, 25 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF2457 (Krinkie) County and city levy limits imposed.

Agriculture and Rural Development

Wednesday, May 3, 2006
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Agenda: HF4041 (Davids) Aquaculture water use permitting fees limited.

Capital Investment

Wednesday, May 3, 2006
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Agenda: HF2959/SF3475 (Dorman/Langseth) Omnibus bonding bill providing capital improvements funding for various public projects, issuing bonds and appropriating money.
*The Conference Committee meeting agenda will include an attempt to resolve Higher Education, Roads, Bridges, Transit, Flood Hazard Mitigation Grants, WIF and US EPA Drinking/Wastewater Capitalization. The agenda will not include going through the side by side comparison. That is available online at http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/leg/sidebysides.asp

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Wednesday, May 3, 2006
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Agenda: HF2294 (Westerberg) Anoka County football stadium financing provided, stadium authority established, and county authorized to levy and collect certain taxes.

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Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs
06:30 - Gavel, and discussion of HF2294 (Westerberg) Anoka County football stadium financing provided, stadium authority established, and county authorized to levy and collect certain taxes.
Runs 3 hours, 12 minutes.

Taxes

Wednesday, May 3, 2006
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Agenda: HF2457 (Krinkie) County and city levy limits imposed.

Technology, Bioscience and Medical Products Division

Wednesday, May 3, 2006
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Agenda: Medical device issues including presentations from device companies and discussion about recall issues.

Ways and Means

Wednesday, May 3, 2006
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Agenda: HF1443 (Emmer) Voter registration proof of citizenship and picture identification required and identification cards provided at no charge to specified individuals.
HF3716 (Anderson, B.) Ballot distribution required in conformity with the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Voter Act and money appropriated.
HF3179 (Buesgens) Early childhood and family and kindergarten through grade 12 education revenue provided including general education revenue, education excellence, special programs, and pupil transportation; and task forces established.
HF2916 (Smith) Fire safety account established from fire premium and assessment revenue, fire insurance tax abolished and fire insurance policyholder surcharge established.
HF1862 (Abeler) Health; evidence-based practice standards established, reports required, study on alternative health care authorized, discounted payments permitted, public employees insurance program modified and other health insurance provisions modified.
HF2972 (Tingelstad) Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources renamed and modified to include citizens and money appropriated.

Property and Local Tax Division

Monday, May 1, 2006
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Agenda: HF3289 (Abeler) Ramsey; port authority powers granted.
HF3592 (Olson) Electric and transmission pipeline utility valuation rules effective dates prescribed.
HF3838 (Moe) Local government aid city aid base modified for certain cities.
HF3960 (Simpson) Application of 4d property tax classification extended.
HF3962 (Mullery) Property tax refund payment when claimant dies provided.
HF4048 (Murphy) Hermantown sales tax revenue use modified.
HF4089 (Thissen) Special property tax refund deduction provided on property tax statement and money appropriated.
HF4134 (Vandeveer) Metropolitan area transit levy authorized, distribution of motor vehicle sales tax revenues modified, bonds issued, money appropriated and constitutional amendment modified.
HF4141 (Gunther) Fire aid distribution formula market value definition modified.
HF4155 (Vandeveer) Property tax notice format modified.
HF3348 (Lanning) Buffalo-Red River Watershed District increased levy authorized.
HF4100 (Lanning) Nonprofit licensed child care local property tax exemption option authorized.
***add*** HF3767 (Beard) Small biomass electric generation facility property tax exemption eligibility period for commencement of construction extended.
***add*** HF2469 (Vandeveer) Homestead property tax limitation provided based on the income of the homeowner.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Monday, May 1, 2006
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Agenda: 1) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, May 1, 2006 2) Bills Pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03 SF1940/HF2086 (Beard) Metropolitan Airports Commission membership provisions and reporting requirement modified.
HF2916 (Smith) Fire safety account established from fire premium and assessment revenue, fire insurance tax abolished, and fire insurance policyholder surcharge established.
HF3988 (Dean) Women's Right To Know Act provision modified.
HF3179 (Buesgens) General education revenue, education excellence, special programs, nutrition and accounting, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning provided; and rulemaking authorized.
HF3718 (Hornstein) State purchasing of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles required in certain bid documents, funding provided to retrofit flexible fuel vehicles to operate as plug-in hybrid vehicles, and money appropriated.
HF3764 (Tinglestad) State government procurement provisions modified.
HF3538 (Otremba) Crib safety requirements modified.
3) House Resolution 23 (Erickson) - Day of Prayer; a house resolution recognizing May 4, 2006, as a Day of Prayer in Minnesota.

Ways and Means

Monday, May 1, 2006
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Agenda: HF3397 (Cornish) State parks, forests, and recreation areas land area modified; public and private sales of state lands provided; sustainable forest incentive program land removed; and Itasca County tax-forfeited land sale funds distributed.
HF3116 (McNamara) Game and fish provisions modified.
HF3058 (Penas) Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board fund expenditure approval process clarified, land lease authorized, long-range plan required and money appropriated.
SF930 (Brod) Compulsive gambling prevention and education funding provided and money appropriated.
HF3253 (Hackbarth) Bar bingo and pull-tab game requirements modified.
HF3254 (Hackbarth) Sports-themed tipboard game pilot project authorized.
HF3144 (Bradley) Assisted living services requirements established, procedures specified and home care provider categories modified.
HF2935 (Bradley) MinnesotaCare provider tax contingent reduction provided.
HF3716 (Anderson, B.) Ballot distribution required in conformity with the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Voter Act and money appropriated.
HF2890 (Sykora) Staggered terms of office for senators and staggered four-year terms of office for representatives provided and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF1443 (Emmer) Voter registration proof of citizenship and picture identification required and identification cards provided at no charge to specified individuals.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, April 27, 2006
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Agenda: Proposed Supplemental Calendar for the Day for Thursday, April 27, 2006

State Government Finance

Thursday, April 27, 2006
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Agenda: HF3114/SF2634* (DeLaForest) Labor agreements and compensation plans for various public employees ratified.
HF3693 (Lanning) Legislators' forum funding provided and money appropriated.

Ways and Means

Thursday, April 27, 2006
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Agenda: HF4142 (Krinkie) Property tax rebate provided and money appropriated.

Civil Law and Elections

Wednesday, April 26, 2006
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Agenda: Hilty amendment to HF3110 (Westrom) Voting system criteria and voting machines operations working group established.
HF3909 (Simon) City election runoff voting method authorized. Informational only.

Education Finance

Wednesday, April 26, 2006
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Agenda: HF3179 (Buesgens): General education revenue, education excellence, special programs, nutrition and accounting, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning provided; and rulemaking authorized.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Wednesday, April 26, 2006
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Agenda: Proposed Calendar for the Day for Wednesday, April 26, 2006 HF2688 (Westrom) War dog and handler plaque authorized on the Capitol grounds HF3855 (Wardlow) Congressional Medal of Honor recipients plaque authorized in the Court of Honor on the Capitol grounds

Ways and Means

Wednesday, April 26, 2006
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Agenda: HF4162 (Knoblach) Deficiency and supplemental appropriations provided.

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05:05 - Gavel, and discussion of HF4162 (Knoblach) Deficiency and supplemental appropriations provided.
Runs 1 hour, 5 minutes.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, April 25, 2006
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Agenda: Committee is in recess and will reconvene 15 minutes after session in Room 5.
Committee discussion - omnibus bills.
SF762 (Ozment) Clean Water Legacy Act established, water quality standards provided in accordance with the federal Clean Water Act and money appropriated.
HF3441 (Juhnke) Fertilizer, soil amendment, and plant amendment checkoff provided, Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council and program established and money appropriated.
HF3442 (Juhnke) Beekeeping regulation repealed.
HF3605 (Tingelstad) Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources money appropriated.
HF3718 (Hornstein) State purchasing of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles required in certain bid documents, funding provided to retrofit flexible fuel vehicles to operate as plug-in hybrid vehicles and money appropriated.
HF3546 (Penas) Beef cattle diagnostic team pilot project established and money appropriated

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Tuesday, April 25, 2006
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Agenda: SF1525 (Ranum) HIV testing of sex offender victim notification procedure clarified.
This bill may become a vehicle for no-cost and non-controversial policy provisions related to public safety. A one-page outline of provisions included in a DE amendment will be available on the table outside 543 State Office Building at 9 a.m. April 25.

Taxes

Tuesday, April 25, 2006
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Agenda: HF4142 (Krinkie) Property tax rebate provided.

Ways and Means

Monday, April 24, 2006
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Agenda: HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium financing, construction, and operation provided; Minnesota Ballpark Authority established; and Hennepin County sales tax authorized.

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Ways and Means
04:44 - Gavel, and discussion of HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium financing, construction, and operation provided; Minnesota Ballpark Authority established; and Hennepin County sales tax authorized.
Runs 4 hours, 18 minutes.

Taxes

Friday, April 21, 2006
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Agenda: HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium financing, construction and operation provided; Minnesota Ballpark Authority established; and Hennepin County sales tax authorized.

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Taxes - after the recess
01:23 - Gavel, and continued discussion of HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium financing, construction, and operation provided; Minnesota Ballpark Authority established; and Hennepin County sales tax authorized.
Runs 2 hours, 25 minutes.

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Taxes - before the recess
07:55 - Gavel, and discussion of HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium financing, construction, and operation provided; Minnesota Ballpark Authority established; and Hennepin County sales tax authorized.
Runs 3 hours, 2 minutes.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, April 20, 2006
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Agenda: Bills Pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03: HF3308 (Smith) Immigration, human trafficking, drivers' license and identification, and sanctuary cities regulation and enforcement provided; and money appropriated.
HF3915 (Moe) Wild rice study provided.
HF3991 (Dempsey) Mississippi River Parkway Commission extended to 2016.
HF2921 (Severson) Leaves of absence for family members of seriously injured or killed member of the armed forces required, veterans programs provided and funded, military pension tax subtraction created, educational fairness required and money appropriated.
HF2843 (Kohls) Identity theft victims assisted and penalties provided.
HF3944 (Slawik) Child care assistance parent fees modified.

Taxes

Thursday, April 20, 2006
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Agenda: HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium financing, construction and operation provided; Minnesota Ballpark Authority established; and Hennepin County sales tax authorized.
Testimony from opponents; Open testimony as time allows.

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House Taxes Committee meeting in Bloomington from Thursday, April 20
This meeting took place at Oak Grove Middle School in Bloomington, MN.
The agenda was public testimony by opponents and proponents of HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium financing, construction and operation provided; Minnesota Ballpark Authority established; and Hennepin County sales tax authorized.
Following testimony, the committee began amending the bill.
Bloomington Educational Cable Television provided assistance with the television production of this meeting.
Runs 4 hours, 22 minutes.

Agriculture and Rural Development

Wednesday, April 19, 2006
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Agenda: HF4041 (Davids) Aquaculture water use permitting fees limited.

Taxes

Wednesday, April 19, 2006
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Agenda: HF2953 (Smith) relating to public safety; appropriating money for the courts, public safety, corrections, and other criminal justice agencies; establishing, funding, modifying, and regulating public safety, criminal justice, judiciary, law enforcement, corrections, and crime victim services, policies, programs, duties, activities, etc HF2935 (Bradley) MinnesotaCare provider tax contingent reduction provided.
HF3761 (Holberg) relating to transportation; authorizing sale of trunk highway bonds for capital improvements related to transportation; establishing transit fund and accounts; providing for treatment and allocation of tax proceeds related to motor vehicles; modifying proposed amendment to Minnesota Constitution and its proposed ballot question; modifying provisions relating to the town bridge account, etc.
HF4040 (Sykora) relating to education finance; extending the funding for certain early literacy activities conducted by ServeMinnesota; appropriating money, etc.

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Taxes
00:33 - Gavel.
01:25 - HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium financing, construction, and operation provided; Minnesota Ballpark Authority established; and Hennepin County sales tax authorized.
Runs 4 hours, 10 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium financing, construction and operation provided; Minnesota Ballpark Authority established; and Hennepin County sales tax authorized.
Testimony from proponents; Open testimony as time allows HF4040 (Sykora) relating to education finance; extending the funding for certain early literacy activities conducted by ServeMinnesota; appropriating money, etc.

Ways and Means

Wednesday, April 19, 2006
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Agenda: HF3924 (Nornes) Omnibus Higher Education Finance bill

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Ways and Means
01:59 - Gavel, and discussion of HF3924 (Nornes) Omnibus Higher Education Finance bill.
Runs 26 minutes.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Tuesday, April 18, 2006
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Agenda: SF2734 (Hackbarth) Constitutional amendment for sales tax dedication to natural and cultural resources purposes; arts, humanities, museum and public broadcasting, heritage enhancement, parks and trails funds and clean water and heritage enhancement councils

Ways and Means

Tuesday, April 18, 2006
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Agenda: HF3810 (Ozment) Omnibus Agriculture Finance bill HF3924 (Nornes) Omnibus Higher Education Finance bill HF4062 (Gunther) Omnibus Jobs and Economic Development Finance bill

Rules and Legislative Administration

Wednesday, April 12, 2006
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Agenda: Proposed Calendar for the Day for Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Agriculture and Rural Development

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
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Agenda: HF3362 (Hoppe) Farm-raised cervidae taking restrictions clarified. This bill will receive an informational hearing only.
HF4116 (Davids) Creating a task force to study U of M licensing of germplasm and reducing appropriations.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
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Agenda: Committee mark up on omnibus agriculture finance bill and omnibus environment and natural resources finance bill

Education Finance

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
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Agenda: HF4040 (Sykora): Discussion of K-12 omnibus bill

Health Policy and Finance

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
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Agenda: HF3697 (Bradley) Health and human services supplemental appropriations, transfers, and reductions provided; programs established and regulated; studies and reports required; and money appropriated.
If the committee does not conclude its business for the day, it will reconvene in Room 5 at 4 p.m. or at the call of the chair.

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
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Agenda: HF2953 (Smith) Omnibus public safety and finance bill.
A. AMENDMENTS TO REFLECT THE COMMITTEE'S COLLABORATIVE WORK ON THE IMMIGRATION POLICY BILL (HF3308) 1. Rep. Smith for Rep. Tingelstad - - Human Trafficking language as amended by Senate - - A26.
2. Rep. Smith - - Fake ID provision, with Rep. Hilstrom’s language on low-level crimes - - A36.
3. Rep. Smith - - HF3308 section on computer crimes - - A37.
4. Rep. Smith - - HF3308 section on employer sanctions; "knowingly" and "cooperation" - - A40.
5. Rep. Smith - - HF3308 change: focused work of Special Crimes Unit - - A27.
6. Rep. Smith - - HF3308 change: initial assignments of Special Crimes Unit - - A48.
B. AMENDMENTS THAT MAY NOT TAKE MUCH DISCUSSION 7. Rep. Murphy to provide $40,000 to Victim Intervention Program, Inc. - - A13, and, 8. Rep. Paymar to provide $75,000 to Safe Harbor pilot program - - A12, and, 9. For Rep. Entenza to provide $52,000 for future bomb-squad reimbursements - - A28.
10 For Rep. Gunther - - Provide $31,000 for background checks for mentor groups - - A19, or 11. For Rep. Gunther - - Provide 7,500 background checks for mentor groups - - A17.
12. For Rep. Atkins - - Provide $21,000 for scaled-back assessment report - - A43, or 13. For Rep. Atkins - - Assessment-tool report on recidivism and probationary predators - - A38.
14. Rep. Meslow - - Patterned sex offender assessments - - A06 15. Rep. Murphy - - remediate misdemeanor convictions for teen cell phone use - - A34 16. Rep. Nelson, M. - - Technical correction to 911 provision - - A35.
17. Rep. Murphy - - Delete "bongs" and "waterpipes" from drug paraphernalia section - - A15.
18. Rep. Hilstrom - - Waive semi-annual photos on predators while they are in prison - - A05.
19. For Rep. Davnie - - exempt "climbers’ sleeping bags" from chemical regulation - - A03.
20. Rep. Murphy - - Replace "meth" with "drug" in sheriffs’ literature provision - - A25 21. For Rep. Kohls - - Delete the Article on Identity Theft - - A01.
22. Rep. Newman - - Lifetime registration for Level IIIs sentenced in any state - - A04.
23. For Rep. McNamara - - Tech fix on carbon monoxide to assist multiple-unit structures - - A29-1.
24. Rep. Cornish - - Technical fix on Name and Event Index Service - - A47.
25. Rep. Meslow - - Technical fix on Blakely provision - - A39.
26. Rep. Meslow - - Add "interference with a 911 call" to domestic violence crimes - - A21.
27. Rep. Meslow - - Modify "same victim" statute on domestic assault - - A22.
28. Rep. Meslow - - Sixth offense, upward departure on sentencing - - A07-1 29. Rep. Meslow - - Add "offense" to 609.3453 - - A09.
30. Rep. Smith - - Technical change on Fire Safety Fund - - A50.
C. AMENDMENTS THAT MAY TAKE SOME TESTIMONY 31. Rep. Hilstrom - - CHIPS; county costs - - A42.
32. For Rep. Howes - - add "opium" to proscribed drugs used by pregnant women - - A08.
33. Rep. Smith - - Risk-level reforms for health-care facilities - - A16.
34. For Rep. Bruce Anderson - - Failure to yield - - A32.
35. Rep. Smith - - Richfield disabled firefighter - - A02.
36. Rep. Newman - - No-fault "maintenance or operation" of motor vehicle - - A11.
37. Rep. Newman - - Sex offenders from other states or tribal descent.
38. Rep. [?] - - Extend "vulnerable adult negligence" provision to all persons - - A23.
39. Rep. Smith - - UCC reform - - A41.
40. Rep. Smith - - Gift document - - A45.
41. Rep. Smith - - Sentencing Guidelines Commission provision - - A49.
D. CLOSING AMENDMENTS 42. Rep. [?] - - Eliminate the "Sanctuary Laws" provision - - A14.
43. Rep. [?] - - Do not apply "Sanctuary Laws" restrictions for victims and witnesses - - A24.
44. Rep. [?] - - Amend "Sanctuary Laws" repeal to be restricted by chiefs or sheriffs - - A31.
45. Rep. Eastlund - - Delete "bias crimes" provision - - A44.
46. Rep. Eastlund - - $50,000 for "address confidentiality" provision - - A46.
47. Rep. Soderstrom - - $200,000 more for re-entry provision - - A33.
Note: There are no amendments numbered A10, A18, or A30.

State Government Finance

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
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Agenda: HF2362 (Smith) Minnesota state retirement contributions increased, correctional retirement plan inclusions provided, prior service credit transfers and purchases authorized and administrative provisions modified.
HF2847 (Ozment) Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association and Teachers Retirement Association merged, contribution rates adjusted, benefit increase provided, technical changes provided and money appropriated.
HF2916 (Smith) Fire safety account established from fire premium and assessment revenue, fire insurance tax abolished, fire insurance policyholder surcharge established and money appropriated.

Transportation Finance

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
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Agenda: HF3276 (Nelson, P) Impounded vehicle contents retrieval regulation and notices provided.
HF3805 (Vandeveer) Shawn Silvera Memorial Highway designated on I-35.
HF3761 (Holberg) Motor vehicle sales tax revenue allocation modified. This will be the committee's omnibus bill.
Additional bills may be added Bill Removed: HF4128 (Anderson) Transit assistance provided to Highway 55 Coalition for construction traffic impact mitigation.

Ways and Means

Tuesday, April 11, 2006
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Agenda: SF2734 (Hackbarth) Heritage enhancement, clean water, and arts funds and councils established; sales tax increased; motor vehicle tax revenues dedicated to transportation; marriage recognized as one man and one woman; and constitutional amendments proposed.
HF3093 (Gunther) Unemployment insurance law policy, housekeeping and style changes provided; administrative rules incorporated into statute; and fraud penalties modified.
HF2564 (Erickson) MinnesotaCare income definition clarified to exclude veterans' aid and attendance benefits from the definition of income for other household members.
HF3380 (Buesgens) Postemployment benefit account establishment by political subdivisions for officers and employees authorized.
HF3390 (Anderson, B) State employees ordered to active military service salary differential program eligibility criteria modified.
HF3995 (Anderson, B) Claims against the state settled and money appropriated.

Health Policy and Finance

Monday, April 10, 2006
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Agenda: HF3697 (Bradley) Health and human services supplemental appropriations, transfers, and reductions provided; programs established and regulated; studies and reports required; and money appropriated.
Copies of the DE amendment to HF3697 will be available on April 7 outside 563 State Office Building beginning at 4 p.m.. The amendment will also be available on the committee website. The committee will meet from 10 a.m. - noon to walk through the bill. The committee will reconvene at 4 p.m. or to the call of the chair in the Basement Room. Public testimony will be taken during the afternoon session. Anyone interested in testifying on the bill must contact Suzy Geroux, at (651) 296-7185, or Suzanne.Geroux@house.mn.

Higher Education Finance

Monday, April 10, 2006
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Agenda: HF3924 (Nornes) Higher education omnibus bill.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Monday, April 10, 2006
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Agenda: Public testimony on the committee omnibus bill will continue at 6 p.m.

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Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance
01:35 - Gavel.
02:30 - Public testimony on the committee omnibus bill.
Runs 1 hour, 54 minutes.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Monday, April 10, 2006
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Agenda: Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, April 10, 2006

Ways and Means

Monday, April 10, 2006
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Agenda: HF2959 (Dorman) Omnibus bonding bill providing capital improvements funding for various public projects, issuing bonds, and appropriating money.
HF3258 (Brod) Abortion notification data reporting required and civil penalties provided.
HF2833 (Seifert) Omnibus State Government Finance Bill SF2734 (Hackbarth) Heritage enhancement, clean water, and arts funds and councils established; sales tax increased; motor vehicle tax revenues dedicated to transportation; marriage recognized as one man and one woman; and constitutional amendments proposed.

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Ways and Means - after session
02:20 - Gavel.
02:40 - HF3258 (Brod) Abortion notification data reporting required and civil penalties provided.
40:45 - HF2833 (Seifert) Omnibus State Government Finance bill.
2:38:02 - SF2734 (Hackbarth) Heritage enhancement, clean water, and arts funds and councils established; sales tax increased; motor vehicle tax revenues dedicated to transportation; marriage recognized as one man and one woman; and constitutional amendments proposed.
Runs 3 hours, 13 minutes.

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Ways and Means - before session
02:09 - Gavel.
04:03 - HF2959 (Dorman) Omnibus bonding bill providing capital improvements funding for various public projects, issuing bonds, and appropriating money.
Runs 1 hour, 54 minutes.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Friday, April 7, 2006
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Agenda: Jobs & Economic Opportunity Omnibus Bill

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05:03 - Gavel, and run-through by House staff of the committee's omnibus bill.
Runs 1 hour, 2 minutes.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Thursday, April 6, 2006
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Agenda: HF3675 (Demmer) Farm enhancement loan program established and money appropriated.
HF3535 (Lanning) Wild Rice Watershed District flood hazard prevention study and money appropriated.
HF3718 (Hornstein) State purchasing of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles required in certain bid documents, funding provided to retrofit flexible fuel vehicles to operate as plug-in hybrid vehicles and money appropriated.
HF3057 (Beard) Lower Minnesota River Watershed District acquisition, maintenance, operation, and improvement of dredge material site authorized, fees imposed and bonds issued.

Education Finance

Thursday, April 6, 2006
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Agenda: HF3628 (Sailer): Independent School District No. 138, Red Lake, emergency aid appropriation increased.
HF4071 (Sykora): School district reserve accounts eliminated.
HF1167 (Abeler): Adult basic education formula modified, grants awarded and money appropriated.
HF3307 (Erickson): Teaching standards of effective practice expanded to include technology and information literacy standards.
HF3687 (Sykora): School boards authorized to annually increase operating levy by the rate of inflation.
HF3759 (Urdahl): School bus equipment standards updated, discipline policies and cost data clarified and license standards modified.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Thursday, April 6, 2006
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Agenda: HF3781 (Tingelstad) Legislative training forums provided, schedule established for consideration of legislation, budget bill content limited, conference committee procedures specified and money appropriated.
HF4099 (Tingelstad) Redistricting commission created for bipartisan legislative redistricting and constitutional amendment proposed.

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03:29 - Gavel.
04:49 - HF3781 (Tingelstad) Legislative training forums provided, schedule established for consideration of legislation, budget bill content limited, conference committee procedures specified and money appropriated.
1:58:12 - HF4099 (Tingelstad) Redistricting commission created for bipartisan legislative redistricting, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF4099 was laid on the table.
Runs 1 hour, 56 minutes.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Thursday, April 6, 2006
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Agenda: HF3419 (Gunther) Prepurchase delivered fuel program created.
HF3141 (Cornish) Fuel prepurchase by department of commerce in certain cases related to low-income home energy assistance program required.
HF3484 (Westerberg) Boxing commission established and money appropriated.
HF3123(Tingelstad) Postadoption search services training requirements developed and rules authorized.
HF3561(Severson) Biotechnology and health sciences industry zone designation authorized.
HF3465 (Thissen) Low-income heating assistance funding provided and money appropriated.
HF3830 (Nelson, M.) Day labor and temporary employment task force established.
HF3643(Hortman) Olympics bid task force created.
HF3578 (Clark) Physician pilot project to encourage Minnesota licensure for foreign-trained physicians established, and money appropriated.

Property and Local Tax Division

Thursday, April 6, 2006
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Agenda: HF1412 (Demmer) Agricultural land exempted from certain school district debt service levies.
HF1413 (Brod) School boards authorized to elect to levy debt service against referendum market value.
HF1414 (Brod) School boards authorized to elect to levy debt service against referendum market value.
HF2883 (Dorman) Agricultural land eligible for the homestead classification maximum market value increased.
HF2884 (Dorman) Special agricultural classification eligibility extended.
HF2903 (Seifert) Agricultural homestead property classification tier structure basis on acreage rather than market value provided.
HF2924 (Johnson, R.) Property tax bracket indexed for agricultural homestead property.
HF3766 (Vandeveer) Back taxes imposed on transfers of exempt property.
HF3509 (Marquart) Residential and agricultural market value homestead credit maximums increased, and certain market value credit losses to cities restored.
HF3510 (Marquart) Residential and agricultural market value homestead credit maximums increased and market value credit losses to cities restored.
Additional bills may be added

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Thursday, April 6, 2006
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Agenda: HF3674 (Paymar) Hmong marriage solemnization provided, Mej Koob requirements provided, criminal penalties imposed for solemnizing a prohibited marriage and filing requirements clarified for certain Quaker marriages. Discussion of spreadsheet and options for the omnibus public safety finance bill.
Additional bills may be added

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, April 6, 2006
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Agenda: Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, April 6, 2006

State Government Finance

Thursday, April 6, 2006
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Agenda: HF2921 (Severson) Leaves of absence for family members of seriously injured or killed member of the armed forces required, veterans programs provided and funded, military pension tax subtraction created, educational fairness required and money appropriated.

Transportation Finance

Thursday, April 6, 2006
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Agenda: HF3637 (Holberg) Metropolitan special transportation service requirements regulation provided.
HF3544 (Penas) Roseau County radio tower trunk highway bond sale authorized and money appropriated.
HF3048 (Lanning) Motor vehicle sales tax revenue dedicated to transportation and allocated between public transit assistance and highway user tax distribution fund and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF2915 (Gunther) Motor vehicle tax apportionment specified through constitutional amendment and referendum.
HF4068 (Abrams) Motor vehicle sales tax revenue allocation modified, highway user tax distribution funds provided and previous constitutional amendment ballot question modified.

Agriculture and Rural Development

Wednesday, April 5, 2006
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Agenda: Hearing on Avian Flu - Dr. Bill Hartmann, BAH Presentation on Low-cost Milking Parlors Report from MAELC Report from AURI

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Wednesday, April 5, 2006
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Agenda: HF3441 (Juhnke) Fertilizer, soil amendment, and plant amendment checkoff provided, Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council and program established and money appropriated.
HF3081 (Eken) Ottertail River canoe and boating route designated and funding provided, other routes and river accesses marked, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF3810 (Penas) Tuberculosis testing in cattle funding provided to the Board of Animal Health and money appropriated.

Education Finance

Wednesday, April 5, 2006
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Agenda: Discussion of Bills: HF3914 (Latz) Child maltreatment act investigative and reporting responsibilities clarified.
HF3908 (Buesgens) Interdisciplinary teaching and learning program model and teaching license authorized.
HF4040 (Sykora) ServeMinnesota early literacy activities funding extended, and previous appropriation increased.
HF3411 (Demmer) Professional teaching standards grant program established and money appropriated.
HF3326 (Erickson) Qualified teachers granted licensure in additional subject areas.
HF3861 (Magnus): Native prairie taxation provisions modified. (INFORMATIONAL ONLY) HF1229 (Buesgens) Elections provided to determine whether to detach land from an existing school district for a new independent school district.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Discussion of Bills: HF3914 (Latz) Child maltreatment act investigative and reporting responsibilities clarified.
HF3908 (Buesgens) Interdisciplinary teaching and learning program model and teaching license authorized.
HF4040 (Sykora) ServeMinnesota early literacy activities funding extended, and previous appropriation increased.
HF3411 (Demmer) Professional teaching standards grant program established and money appropriated.
HF3326 (Erickson) Qualified teachers granted licensure in additional subject areas.
HF3861 (Magnus): Native prairie taxation provisions modified. (INFORMATIONAL ONLY) HF1229 (Buesgens) Elections provided to determine whether to detach land from an existing school district for a new independent school district.
Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Discussion of Bills: HF3914 (Latz) Child maltreatment act investigative and reporting responsibilities clarified.
HF3908 (Buesgens) Interdisciplinary teaching and learning program model and teaching license authorized.
HF4040 (Sykora) ServeMinnesota early literacy activities funding extended, and previous appropriation increased.
HF3411 (Demmer) Professional teaching standards grant program established and money appropriated.
HF3326 (Erickson) Qualified teachers granted licensure in additional subject areas.
HF3861 (Magnus): Native prairie taxation provisions modified. (INFORMATIONAL ONLY) HF1229 (Buesgens) Elections provided to determine whether to detach land from an existing school district for a new independent school district.

Higher Education Finance

Wednesday, April 5, 2006
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Agenda: HF4039 (Nornes) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities technical bill.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities supplemental budget request.
HF3975 (Urdahl) University of Minnesota supplemental budget request.
HF2798 (Heidgerken) Requiring clear English pronunciation as a condition of instructing certain students at public postsecondary institutions.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Wednesday, April 5, 2006
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Agenda: Human Services continued presentation on governor's supplemental budget HF3964 (Abeler) Community action grant money appropriated.
HF3947 (Cornish) Rural Policy and Development Center biennial legislative report required.
HF3944 (Slawik) Child care assistance parent fees modified.
HF3638 (Sertich) Greater Minnesota Business Development Investments program provided and money appropriated.
HF3719 (Hornstein) St. Paul Ford Plant Enhancement Commission established.

Property and Local Tax Division

Wednesday, April 5, 2006
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Agenda: HF3118 (Samuelson) Senior property tax deferral program qualifications modified.
HF2875 (Scalze) Property tax market value credit reimbursement cuts from 2006 restored.
HF3292 (Vandeveer) Delinquent property tax interest rate modified.
HF2652 (Magnus) Luverne sales and motor vehicle excise taxes authorized and funds usages specified.
HF3410 (Poppe) Austin sales and use tax imposition authorized.
HF3749 (Howes) Breezy Point sale and use tax and motor vehicle excise tax authorized, funds use specified and bonds issued.
Additional bills may be added

State Government Finance

Wednesday, April 5, 2006
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Agenda: Final markup and passage of HF2833 (Seifert) omnibus state government finance bill.

Ways and Means

Wednesday, April 5, 2006
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Agenda: HF263 (Abrams) University of Minnesota football stadium state support process provided and money appropriated.
A committee resolution setting the maximum limits on expenditures by major finance bills for the biennium in accordance with House Rule 4.03.
HF3002 (Emmer) Minnesota Family Investment Program and general assistance provisions modified.
Additional bills may be added.

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01:16 - Gavel, and discussion of a resolution setting the maximum limits on expenditures by major finance bills for the biennium in accordance with House Rule 4.03.
1:12:12 - HF3002 (Emmer) Minnesota Family Investment Program and general assistance provisions modified.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.

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01:34 - Gavel.
HF263 (Abrams) University of Minnesota football stadium state support process provided, Dakota County land transfer to University of Minnesota provided, and money appropriated.
The committee went in recess.
Runs 2 hours, 11 minutes.

Agriculture and Rural Development

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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Agenda: HF3915 (Moe) Genetically engineered wild rice moratorium imposed in the event of an application for a test plot.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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Agenda: HF3200 (Hackbarth) Natural resources contract, grant, licensing, invasive species, state trail descriptions, water use surcharge, and water aeration safety provisions modified.
HF3397 (Cornish) State parks and recreation areas land area modified, and public and private sales of certain state lands provided HF3442 (Juhnke) Beekeeping regulation repealed HF3983 (Newman) Cedar Mills wastewater treatment system money appropriated.
HF3248 (Wardlow) State park admission fees for military personnel on leave waived HF3249 (Wardlow) Lifetime state park entrance permits and certain fishing and hunting licenses for eligible veterans of the current war on terrorism provided and money appropriated.
Additional bills may be added.

Capital Investment

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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Agenda: HF3383 (Solberg) Grand Rapids capital improvement bonds issued.
HF2959 (Dorman) Capital improvements bill providing funding for various public projects, issuing bonds and appropriating money.

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00:43 - Gavel.
01:08 - HF3383 (Solberg) Grand Rapids capital improvement bonds issued.
07:00 - HF2959 (Dorman) Capital improvements bill providing funding for various public projects, issuing bonds, and appropriating money.
Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.

Commerce and Financial Institutions

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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Agenda: HF3878 (Samuelson) Reverse mortgage incentive program established, and money appropriated.
HF3780 (McNamara) Workers' compensation appeal procedures and notice of coverage provisions modified.

Education Finance

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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Agenda: Discussion of Bills: HF2492 (Urdahl) Uniform school lock down plan; schools required to adopt, implement, and practice a uniform lock down plan, emergency and hazard preparedness drills required, task force created, and rulemaking authorized.
HF3425 (Urdahl) Character development education revenue provided and money appropriated.
HF3952 (Newman) School district building projects for districts serving fewer than 500 pupils one-year moratorium imposed.
HF3738 (Johnson, R.) Supportive community partnership grants provided, and money appropriated.
HF3534 (Klinzing) Advisory task force for accelerated K-12 science, mathematics, and technology programs established.
HF3908 (Buesgens) Interdisciplinary teaching and learning program model and teaching license authorized.
HF1303 (Dean): Approval of up to five charitable organizations as charter school sponsors authorized.
HF3914 (Latz) Child maltreatment act investigative and reporting responsibilities clarified.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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Agenda: HF3268 (Abrams) Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Research Facilities Authority and project funding program established, fund application process provided for the University of Minnesota and bonds issued.
HF147 (Paymar) Membership of the Senate and House of Representatives reduced.
HF2944 (Sieben) Credit and debit card task force established relating to payment of taxes, licenses, permits and other fees.
HF3974 (Kahn) State flag design study task force created.
HF3781 (Tingelstad) Legislative training forums provided, schedule established for consideration of legislation, budget bill content limited, conference committee procedures specified and money appropriated.
Additional bills may be added.

Health Policy and Finance

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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Agenda: HF3665 (McNamara) Veterans Homes Board authorized to conduct certain meetings by telephone or other electronic means. HF3714 (Johnson) Methamphetamine coordinator established within the health department, and money appropriated. HF3144 (Bradley) Assisted living services requirements established, procedures specified, and home care provider categories modified. HF3283 (Abeler) Qualified long-term care insurance regulatory changes provided, and long-term care partnership program requirements modified. HF3235 (Peppin) Vulnerable adult criminal neglect penalties created. HF3258 (Brod) Abortion notification data reporting required and civil penalties provided.
HF3658 (Bradley) Business organizations authorized to obtain certificates of authority to operate as health maintenance organizations, pricing fairness provided, small health plan purchasing pools authorized, and health insurance tax imposed. HF2438 (Abeler) Health plan innovation and regulation provided, health plan companies and plans requirements modified, consumer information disclosure required, reports and studies required, and cost-containment initiatives implemented. HF1862 (Abeler) Health care cost containment, charity care, and public employees insurance program provided; private sector health coverage and service cooperatives provisions modified; medical liability provided, and money appropriated.
HF934 (Brod) Compulsive gambling prevention and education funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3936 (Simpson) Campground backflow prevention established.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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Agenda: HF4062 (Gunther) Economic development and human services programs funding supplemented and reduced for various programs, and forecast adjustments provided.
HF3784 (Hamilton) Extended employment services for persons with severe disabilities bade appropriation redefined, and money appropriated.
HF3891 (Mahoney) University Enterprise Laboratories funding provided and money appropriated.
HF3857 (Lanning) Employers authorized to use electronic means to provide earnings statements.
Hf3812 (Soderstrom) Offender reentry pilot project funding provided and money appropriated.
HF3151 (Klinzing) Summit Academy OIC 100 hard hats program funding provided and money appropriated.
HF3633 (Fritz) Faribault; Paradise Center for the Arts funding provided and money appropriated.
HF3568 (Jaros) State living wage established, tax penalty imposed on certain employers and tax proceeds appropriated.

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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Agenda: HF2116 (Emmer) Campaign finance disclosure requirements modified.
HF2912 (Seifert) State compliance bill to allow garnishment of federal money for unpaid court costs and fees.
Presentation by the Secretary of State on an "address confidentiality program." HF2954 (Smith) Cell phone use by drivers under age 18 petty misdemeanor offense provided.
HF2843 (Kohls) Identity theft victims assisted and penalties provided.
HF1298/SF785* (Johnson, J./Pappas) Graphic video game rentals or purchases barred for teens.
HF2147 (Soderstrom) Sheriffs to distribute anti-meth literature in jails.
HF3813 (Soderstrom) Pilot program for offender re-entry.
HF3344 (Hilstrom) CHIPS Reform.
HF3158 (Sykora) Supervised visitation advisory committee established.
HF2775 (Cornish) Public safety peer counseling and debriefing provisions modified HF3808 (Newman) Felony for a subsequent DWI conviction following a DWI homicide conviction Courtesy hearing on HF2615 (Newman) No-fault automobile insurance: clarify meaning of "arising out of the maintenance or use of a motor vehicle." HF3796 (Hoppe) Expand venue for prosecutions HF1337 (McNamara) Carbon monoxide detectors HF3329 (Haws) County booking fee increase authorized.
HF3954 (Hilstrom) Capitol Security Division of Public Safety Department security responsibilities clarified.
HF3471 (Ellison) Hate crime and bias motivated crime penalties enhanced.
Other bills may be added

Regulated Industries

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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Agenda: SF3081/HF3940 (Hoppe) Omnibus Local Liquor Bill.
SF2798/HF3542 (Westrom) Gas utility service reconnection plan preparation and implementation required.
Meeting may be continued into the evening if necessary.

State Government Finance

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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Agenda: Continuation of morning meeting HF3380 (Buesgens) Postemployment benefit account establishment by political subdivisions for officers and employees authorized.
HF3925 (Olson) Municipal boundary adjustment provisions modified, task force established and money appropriated.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF1909 (Hackbarth) Heritage enhancement, clean water and arts funds and councils established; sales tax increased; motor vehicle tax revenues dedicated to transportation; marriage recognized as one man and one woman; and constitutional amendments proposed.
HF3380 (Buesgens) Postemployment benefit account establishment by political subdivisions for officers and employees authorized.
HF3925 (Olson) Municipal boundary adjustment provisions modified, task force established and money appropriated. HF2833 (Seifert) Omnibus state government finance bill.

Taxes

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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Agenda: Continuation of Governor's supplemental budget initiatives related to taxes: HF3603 (Krinkie) Internal Revenue Code and marriage penalty provision conformity provided, dairy operation and citizenship expenditure tax credits provided, sales-only apportionment phase-in accelerated and other taxation provisions clarified.
HF3519 (Simpson) Tax and tax-related provisions technical and clarifying changes provided, sales tax provision conformity established, taconite production tax modified and fee administration provided.

Transportation

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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Agenda: HF3991 (Dempsey) Mississippi River Parkway Commission extended to 2016 HF3503 (Erhardt) Bicycle operators and passengers under the age of 18 required to wear helmets and standard for helmets updated HF3276 (Nelson, P) Impounded vehicle contents retrieval regulation and notices provided.
HF3886 (Sailer) Tribal documents accepted as proof of identity when applying for a driver's license or for purposes of verifying a name change.
Informational Hearing Only: HF3085 (Erickson) Reconveying surplus transportation land requirements provided

Transportation Finance

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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Agenda: HF3657 (Holberg) Highway funding provided, trunk highway motor vehicle sales tax collection account established, proceeds allocated, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF3696 (Abrams) International economic development zone final designation and zone duration delayed, corresponding tax incentive dates modified, foreign trade powers application authorized and grants extended.
HF3682 (Abrams) Metropolitan area transit and paratransit additional financing provided.
HF3127 (Abrams) Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue deposit modified.

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HF3696 (Abrams) International economic development zone final designation and zone duration delayed, corresponding tax incentive dates modified, foreign trade powers application authorized and grants extended.
HF3682 (Abrams) Metropolitan area transit and paratransit additional financing provided.
HF3127 (Abrams) Motor vehicle lease sales tax revenue deposit modified.
HF3657 (Holberg) Highway funding provided, trunk highway motor vehicle sales tax collection account established, proceeds allocated, bonds issued and money appropriated.

Ways and Means

Tuesday, April 4, 2006
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Agenda: Informational Hearing: HF263 (Abrams) University of Minnesota football stadium state support process provided, and money appropriated.

Civil Law and Elections

Monday, April 3, 2006
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Agenda: HF3723 (Johnson, J.) Interpreter assistance for deaf voters requirement eliminated.
HF3674 (Paymar) Hmong marriage solemnization provided, Mej Koob requirements provided, criminal penalties imposed for solemnizing a prohibited marriage and filing requirements clarified for certain Quaker marriages.
HF923 (Holberg) Transportation Department property transaction provisions modified, and clarifying changes provided.
HF3185 (Mahoney) Bioprocess piping and equipment data classified as nonpublic, and bioprocess piping included in the definition of high pressure piping.
HF3283 (Abeler) Qualified long-term care insurance regulatory changes provided, and long-term care partnership program requirements modified.
HF2831 (Abeler) Medical liability actions regulated and certain health care provider conduct inadmissibility provided.
HF3526 (Vandeveer) Financing statement judicial review expedited process provided and civil and criminal liability for fraudulent or improper financing statements established.
HF1106 (Greiling) Limited liability provided for certain conduct of persons released from confinement related to use or nonuse of prescribed medicines.
HF2812 (Cornish) Blood testing requirements for individuals whose bodily fluids contact peace officers established.
HF3631 (Hornstein) Condominium conversions regulated.
HF3449 (Clark) Manufactured home park conversions regulated. The committee will reconvene in Room 10 at 5 p.m. to complete this agenda.

Higher Education Finance

Monday, April 3, 2006
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Agenda: HF3136 (Abrams) Modifying requirements related to president search and selection process at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
HF3334 (Erickson) Establishing a report card for colleges and universities that offer teacher preparation programs approved by the state Board of Teaching.
HF3848 (Marquart) Authorizing disclosure of certain information to parents.
HF3690 (Eastlund) Establishing tuition increase limits on public postsecondary institutions.
HF4032 (Urdahl) Proposing a study to address the costs of textbooks.

Local Government

Monday, April 3, 2006
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Agenda: HF3265/SF3007 (Ellison) Cities of the first class authorized to allow advertising on trash and recycling receptacles placed in rights-of-way of streets and highways.

State Government Finance

Monday, April 3, 2006
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Agenda: Various bills to be considered for Omnibus. HF3370, Westrom, Minnesota Voter's Bill of Rights modified. HF3110, Westrom, Voting system criteria and voting machines operations working group established.
HF2890, Sykora Staggered terms of office for senators and staggered four-year terms of office for representatives provided, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF865, Olson, Precinct boundary annexation procedures modified.
HF3390, Anderson, B. State employees ordered to active military service salary differential program eligibility criteria modified. HF3716, Anderson, B. Ballot distribution required in conformity with the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Voter Act, and money appropriate HF587, Buesgens, Quarterly Election Day Act of 2005 established, providing for election days for state and local elections other than special elections to fill a vacancy.
HF3241, Erickson Final passage of bill or conference report on the day it is received by a body prohibited and certain exceptions provided. HF3072, Severson, Policy statement supportive of military service established.
HF3114, DeLaForest Labor agreements and compensation plans for various public employees ratified. HF2961, Dean Legislators' and governor's compensation forfeited upon failure to pass specified budget provisions in a timely manner. HF3243, Wardlow, Protections for persons ordered into active military service provided.
HF3664, Cybart, National Guard security guards authorized to carry certain machine guns and short-barreled shotguns. HF3635, Brod Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board staffing authority modified.
HF3341, Powell Health savings account option provision for legislators and staff required. HF1596, Emmer, Polling place regulations and election day prohibitions modified.
HF3715, Emmer, Absentee ballots received after the close of the polls on election day classified as inactive voters.
HF3369, Emmer, Polling place location consistency provided.
HF3865, Emmer, Primary and general elections for the same office required to be held at same polling place.
HF3833, Hilty Post-election review process modified and money appropriated.
HF3791, Loeffler Legislature; schedule established for consideration of legislation, funding provided for governor-elect, and money appropriated.
HF2833, Seifert, Inclusion of full-time equivalent positions by state agencies in detailed budget required.

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00:55 - Gavel.
01:20 - HF3635 (Brod) Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board staffing authority modified.
04:18 - HF3243 (Wardlow) Protections for persons ordered into active military service provided.
06:58 - HF3072 (Severson) Policy statement supportive of military service established.
09:18 - HF3664 (Cybart) National Guard security guards authorized to carry certain machine guns and short-barreled shotguns.
17:00 - HF3114 (DeLaForest) Labor agreements and compensation plans for various public employees ratified.
21:05 - HF3833 (Hilty) Post-election review process modified and money appropriated.
30:35 - HF2890 (Sykora) Staggered terms of office for senators and staggered four-year terms of office for representatives provided and constitutional amendment proposed.
43:50 - HF587 (Buesgens) Quarterly Election Day Act of 2005 established, providing for election days for state and local elections other than special elections to fill a vacancy.
1:05:30 - HF2961 (Dean) Legislators' and governor's compensation forfeited upon failure to pass specified budget provisions in a timely manner.
1:35:22 - HF1596 (Emmer) Polling place regulations and election day prohibitions modified.
1:53:55 - HF3715 (Emmer) Absentee ballots received after the close of the polls on election day classified as inactive voters.
1:58:22 - HF3369 (Emmer) Polling place location consistency provided.
2:00:19 - HF3865 (Emmer) Primary and general elections for the same office required to be held at same polling place.
2:04:50 - HF3241 (Erickson) Final passage of bill or conference report on the day it is received by a body prohibited and certain exceptions provided.
2:09:30 - HF3370 (Westrom) Minnesota Voter's Bill of Rights modified.
2:11:55 - HF3110 (Westrom) Voting system criteria and voting machines operations working group established.
2:13:42 - HF3791 (Loeffler) Legislature; schedule established for consideration of legislation, funding provided for governor-elect and money appropriated.
2:22:35 - HF3390 (Anderson, B.) State employees ordered to active military service salary differential program eligibility criteria modified.
2:30:04 - HF3716 (Anderson, B.) Ballot distribution required in conformity with the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Voter Act and money appropriated.
2:39:43 - HF2833 (Seifert) Inclusion of full-time equivalent positions by state agencies in detailed budget required.
2:41:55 - HF865 (Olson) Precinct boundary annexation procedures modified.
Runs 2 hours, 48 minutes.

Ways and Means

Monday, April 3, 2006
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Agenda: SF2750 (Johnson, J) Eminent domain public use or purpose defined and modified, evidence for certain takings required, attorney fees provided, and other changes provided.

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00:35 - Gavel, and discussion of SF2750 (Johnson, J) Eminent domain public use or purpose defined and modified, evidence for certain takings required, attorney fees provided, and other changes provided.
Runs 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Regulated Industries

Friday, March 31, 2006
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Agenda: Markup of Omnibus Local Liquor Bill.
SF3081/HF3940 (Hoppe) Farm winery licensing requirements modifications; fortified wine production.
The following additional bills will be considered for inclusion into the above bill.
SF2305/HF2524 (Buesgens) County off-sale liquor licenses regulations modified.
SF2835/HF3028 (Kelliher) Liquor license restrictions technical provision modified relating to Metropolitan State University.
SF3484/HF3850 (Ozment) Farm wineries authorized to produce wines and fortified wines, amount of non-Minnesota produce that may be used in a farm winery operation increased and phase-in allowed for start-up operations.
SF2850/HF2827 (Kohls) On-sale wine and beer license issuance for culinary or cooking classes authorized.
SF2981/HF3322 (Hoppe) Municipal on-sale liquor sales restrictions clarified.
SF3071/HF3549 (Ellison) Minneapolis liquor license issuance to Minnesota Book and Literary Arts Building, Inc., authorized.
SF3116/HF3275 (Brod) New Prague Gold Club liquor license authorized.
SF3198/HF3583 (Dempsey) Bed and breakfast facility on-sale wine license terms modified and consumption provisions authorized.
Additional bills to be announced.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Thursday, March 30, 2006
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Agenda: HF3273 (Davids) Soy-based transformer fluid conversion allowance program established, and money appropriated HF3514 (Murphy) Mineral management money repayment provided HF3457 (Peterson, A) Working land productive conservation money appropriated HF3116 (McNamara) Game and fish provisions modified HF3621 (Hackbarth) Minnesota Shooting Sports Education Center funding provided, and money appropriated Bills may be added.
HF3200 (Hackbarth) Natural resources contract, grant, licensing, invasive species, state trail descriptions, water use surcharge and water aeration safety provisions modified.
HF3442 (Juhnke) Beekeeping regulation repealed Bills may be added.

Education Finance

Thursday, March 30, 2006
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Agenda: HF3685 (Davnie) Limited English proficiency program funding limit removed.
HF3223 (Dorman: Increased school district heating and transportation fuel cost grant money appropriated.
HF3903 (Greiling) Scholars of distinction program continued, and money appropriated.
HF3501 (Sykora) State determined tuition rates for special education services delayed.
HF3543 (Eastlund) Special education fiscal agent inclusion in the list of cooperative special education service providers eligible for a waiver provided.
HF3577 (Kelliher) Program growth factor for regular special education added and aid increased.
HF3744 (Sykora): Prekindergarten through grade 12, and early childhood, family, and adult education forecast adjustments provided; and money appropriated.

Education Policy and Reform

Thursday, March 30, 2006
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Agenda: HF3623 (Meslow) Early childhood and family education funding provided, Head Start funds allocated, kindergarten readiness pilot program provided, grants provided, and money appropriated.

Environment and Natural Resources

Thursday, March 30, 2006
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Agenda: HF3722 (Howes) Tracking report required for new wastewater facilities, and bids for new facilities required to include information on operating costs during the first five years of operation.
HF3397 (Cornish) State parks and recreation areas land area modified and public and private sales of certain state lands provided.
HF2967 (Solberg) Itasca County survey requirements modified, tax-forfeited land sale authorized and proceeds apportionment modified.
HF2978 (Solberg) Sustainable forest incentive program land exchange authorized.
HF3190 (Dill) St. Louis County tax-forfeited land sale authorized and prior authorized public sale terms modified.
HF3309 (Nelson, P.) Chisago County tax-forfeited land sale authorized.
HFXXXX (Lieder) Marshall County tax-forfeited land sale authorized.
HFXXXX (Dill) St. Louis County conservation easement over tax-forfeited land.
Bills may be added or removed at the discretion of the Chair.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Thursday, March 30, 2006
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Agenda: HF3391 (Beard) Building and environmental permit timeline agency action established.
HF3139 (Johnson, S.) State building projects funded with state bonds climate neutral policy established.
HF3244 (Tingelstad) Trafficking data analysis and usage by public safety commissioner required, policy establishment to assist trafficking victims required, human trafficking task force and trafficking coordinator position created and penalties enhanced.
HF3781 (Tingelstad) Legislative training forums provided, schedule established for consideration of legislation, budget bill content limited, conference committee procedures specified and money appropriated.
Additional bills may be added.

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07:10 - Gavel.
11:11 - HF3139 (Johnson, S.) State building projects funded with state bonds climate neutral policy established.
HF3139 was laid on the table.
44:18 - HF3391 (Beard) Building and environmental permit timeline agency action established.
52:46 - HF3244 (Tingelstad) Trafficking data analysis and usage by public safety commissioner required, policy establishment to assist trafficking victims required, human trafficking task force and trafficking coordinator position created, and penalties enhanced.
1:14:08 - Further discussion of HF3139 (Johnson, S.) State building projects funded with state bonds climate neutral policy established.
1:17:20 - HF3781 (Tingelstad) Legislative training forums provided, schedule established for consideration of legislation, budget bill content limited, conference committee procedures specified, and money appropriated.
HF3781 was laid on the table.
Runs 1 hour, 28 minutes.

Health Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 30, 2006
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Agenda: HF2810 (Powell) Radiation therapy facility construction limitation expiration date removed.
Proponents and Opponents will have 15 minutes to present testimony. HF3692 (Powell) Health care and medical assistance provisions modified.
Additional bills may be added.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 30, 2006
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Agenda: HF3268 (Abrams) Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Research Facilities Authority and project funding program established, fund application process provided for the University of Minnesota, and bonds issued.
HF3677 (Brod) Office of Entrepreneurship established, and money appropriated.
HF3912 (Lanning) Housing Solutions Act adopted adjusting deed tax percentage, providing rental housing assistance, establishing an account for leverage opportunity, and appropriating money.
HF3784 (Hamilton) Extended employment services for persons with severe disabilities bade appropriation redefined, and money appropriated.
HF3891 (Mahoney) University Enterprise Laboratories funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3538 (Otremba) Crib safety requirements modified.

Property and Local Tax Division

Thursday, March 30, 2006
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Agenda: HF2220 (McNamara) Aggregate resource preservation property tax program established, and classification provided for property containing unmined aggregate.
HF2723 (Howes) Cass County; Sylvan town gravel tax authorized.
HF3122 (Johnson, R.) North Mankato local sales tax authorized, and bonds issued, and funds use specified.
HF3311 (Gazelka) Pequot Lakes sales tax authorized to pay city share of Trunk Highway 371 improvements and local bonds issued.
HF3324 (Gazelka) Baxter, Brainerd, and Nisswa sales tax authorized, bonds issued, and revenue use specified.
HF3814 (Fritz) Medford sales tax authorized, and funds use specified.
HF3965 (Dill) Ely sales and use tax authorized.
HF3994 (Nornes) Independent School District No. 544, Fergus Falls, local sales and use tax and motor vehicle excise tax authorized.

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 30, 2006
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Agenda: HF3278 (Lanning) Police may provide immediate community notice on out-of-state sex offenders.
HFXXXX (Peterson, S.) Parental notice when predatory offenders are working or volunteering in schools.
HF3235 (Peppin) Vulnerable adult criminal neglect penalties created.
HF3648 (Meslow) Policy for death scene investigations.
HF3931 (Smith) Technical and housekeeping provisions for the judiciary.
HF3849 (Hilstrom) Extend correctional fees to people placed under supervised supervision.
HF2673 (Kahn) Police to notify organ-harvesting agencies when body of an organ donor is found. Additional bills may be added

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, March 30, 2006
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Agenda: Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, April 3, 2006

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Proposed Supplemental Calendar for the Day for Thursday, March 30, 2006

Transportation Finance

Thursday, March 30, 2006
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Agenda: Transit and rail presentation by Randal O'Toole HF3202 (Westerberg) State land conveyed and state highway system routes removed.
HF3398 (Magnus) Town bridge program modified Additional bills may be added

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Agenda: HF2886 (Hosch) Avon air quality study of xylene money appropriated HF3394 (Howes) University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources study money appropriated.
HF3407 (Poppe) Mower County septic system upgrade homeowner loans money appropriated.
HF2619 (Davids) Deer hunting license surcharge imposed for deer management and to offset the cost of processing deer donated for charitable purposes and money appropriated HF3666 (Davids) Second Harvest Heartland food bank milk purchase grant provided and money appropriated.
Bills may be added.

Capital Investment

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Agenda: HF263 (Abrams) University of Minnesota football stadium state support process provided, and money appropriated.

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01:06 - Gavel, and discussion of HF263 (Abrams) University of Minnesota football stadium state support process provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 3 hours, 7 minutes.

Civil Law and Elections

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Agenda: HF3585 (Smith) Child support and maintenance provisions modified.
HF3283 (Abeler) Qualified long-term care insurance regulatory changes provided, and long-term care partnership program requirements modified.
HF1466 (Koenen) Farm tractor clock-hour meter tampering prohibited, and civil penalty and private right of action prescribed.

Commerce and Financial Institutions

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Agenda: HF2876 (Severson) Property insurance restriction exception for second class cities clarified.
HF2788 (Rukavina) Volunteer firefighter duty unpaid leave required from employers.
HF2722 (Solberg) Home-based adult foster care services insurance coverage regulated.

Education Finance

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Agenda: HF3435 (Peterson, A.) Independent School District No. 409, Tyler, fund transfer authorized.
HF2003 (Haws) Independent School District No. 742, St. Cloud, fund transfer authorized.
HF3834 (Hosch) Independent School District No. 750, Rocori, fund transfer authorized.
HF3787 (Hosch) Independent School District No. 750, Rocori, authorized to lease administrative space.
HF3585 (Hosch): Independent School District No. 750, Rocori, Project SERV grant provided, and money appropriated.
HF3942 (Urdahl) Independent School District No. 463, Eden Valley-Watkin, fund transfer authorized.
HF2728 (Moe) Independent School District No. 118, Northland Community Schools, fund transfer authorized.
HF2909 (Seifert) Independent School District No. 635, Milroy, fund transfer authorized.
HF3023 (Newman) Independent School District No. 424, Lester Prairie, fund transfers authorized.
HF3296 (Greiling) Independent School District No. 623, Roseville, fund transfer authorized.
HF3698 (Abrams) Independent School District No. 270, Hopkins, fund transfer authorized.
HF3701 (Eken) Independent School District No. 601, Fosston, account transfer authorized.
HF3702 (Dorman) Independent School District No. 242, Alden-Conger, fund transfer authorized.
HF3832 (Hilty) Independent School District No. 577, Willow River, authorized to recognize its operating levy early pending approval of referendum.
HF3361 (Westrom) Independent School District No. 771, Chokio-Alberta, operating referendum revenue cap exemption provided.
HF3881 (Cox) Independent School District No. 716, Belle Plaine, health and safety revenue use authorized.

Health Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Agenda: HF3630 (Emmer) Children's mental health grants provided; mental health service delivery and finance reform provided; and mental health case management, rates, and general assistance medical care coverages modified.
HF3258 (Brod) Abortion notification data reporting required and civil penalties provided.
HF3913 (Bradley) Critical access dental providers annual reimbursement schedules and limits required.
Additional bills may be added.

Higher Education Finance

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Agenda: HF3607 (Bradley) Establishing a branch campus of the University of Minnesota in Rochester; appropriating money.
HF3924 (Nornes) Office of Higher Education agency bill.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Agenda: HF3396 (Gunther) Commission Serving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People grant awarded and money appropriated.
HF1831 (Ruth) Small business growth acceleration program established, and money appropriated.
HF3373 (Nornes) Child care assistance maximum rates and absent days modified.
HF3476 (Sertich) Advocating Change Together grant money appropriated.
HF3573 (Davnie) Blighted housing rehabilitation program created, and possession or ownership transfer of nuisance properties to nonprofit housing organizations provided.

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00:50 - Gavel.
01:38 - HF3396 (Gunther) Commission Serving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People grant awarded and money appropriated.
28:25 - HF1831 (Ruth) Small business growth acceleration program established, and money appropriated.
1:00:30 - HF3373 (Nornes) Child care assistance maximum rates and absent days modified.
1:16:52 - HF3476 (Sertich) Advocating Change Together grant money appropriated.
1:23:55 - HF3573 (Davnie) Blighted housing rehabilitation program created, and possession or ownership transfer of nuisance properties to nonprofit housing organizations provided.
Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.

Local Government

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Agenda: HF3451 (Anderson, B) Land dedication standards provided.
HF3095 (Hornstein) Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and city council authorized to impose a park dedication fee on new housing units.
Other bills may be added.

Property and Local Tax Division

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Agenda: HF169 (Rukavina) Homestead property tax exemption for permanently and totally disabled veterans or their spouses provided.
HF2718 (Jaros) Military pay and housing allowances excluded from household income relating to property tax refunds.
HF2857 (Eastlund) Disabled military veterans homesteads property valuation exclusion provided.
HF3455 (Rukavina) Armed Forces member property purchase homestead classification provided.
***add*** HF3882 (Vandeveer) Nonprofit community service-oriented organization class 4c property tax classification provided.

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Agenda: HF3327 (Gunther) Criminal background checks for organizations providing mentoring services.
HF3119 (Hoppe) Regulated animal possession and ownership restrictions modified.
HF3649 (Meslow) Crime scene photographs; policy on sharing data.
HF3650 (Meslow) No expungement of photos of adjudged delinquents.
HF3009 (Smith) Domestic assault committed in the presence of a child enhanced penalties provided HF2692 (Mullery) Increase the penalty for assaults on animal control officers.
Mark-Up of HF3308 (Smith) Governor's Immigration Policy Bill (The session on HF3308 will begin at or after 7:00 p.m. in Room 10. Amendments are due to committee staff by 2 p.m. March 28. In order to focus the committee's deliberations, there will be one witness before each Article is considered, and one witness for each side on any amendments in that Article.) Other bills may be added *** BILL REMOVED *** HF3426 (Huntley) Exempt nursing mothers from jury duty.

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04:50 - Gavel, and mark-up of HF3308 (Smith) Immigration, human trafficking, drivers' license and identification, and sanctuary cities regulation and enforcement provided; and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 22 minutes.

Regulated Industries

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Agenda: Continuation of Tuesday's agenda: SF2798/HF3542 (Westrom) Gas utility service reconnection plan preparation and implementation required.
SF3398/HF3712 (Hackbarth) Mercury Emissions Reduction Act of 2006 adopted requiring mercury emissions by public utilities.

State Government Finance

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Agenda: Employee Relations Dept., PEIP Expansion for School Districts.
Enterprise Technology Office, Enterprise IT security enhancement, governor's supplemental budget.
Public television, matching grants supplemental.

Transportation

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Agenda: HF3438 (Ruth) Driver's license suspension for attempting to pay vehicle taxes or fees with insufficient funds authorized HF3472 (Juhnke) Recreational vehicle combination definition modified to include golf carts HF3265 (Ellison) Cities of the first class authorized to allow advertising on trash and recycling receptacles placed in rights-of-way of streets and highways.

Ways and Means

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
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Agenda: Ways and Means resolution setting the maximum limit on general fund expenditures for the biennium ending June 30, 2007.

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03:35 - Gavel.
04:04 - Ways and Means resolution setting the maximum limit on general fund expenditures for the biennium ending June 30, 2007.
Runs 14 minutes.

Agriculture and Rural Development

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Agenda: HF3546 (Penas) establishing a beef cattle diagnostic team pilot project in nine counties.
HF3375 (Magus) changing the bushel threshold related to grain buyer financial statements HF3376 (Magnus) modifying financial statement requirements for grain buyers HF3675 (Demmer) creating a farm enhancement loan program HF3923 (Dorman) Ethanol producer payment open appropriation restored and money appropriated.
HF3843 (Koenen) providing an income tax credit for sales or rentals of agricultural assets to beginning farmers; providing an income tax credit for beginning farmer financial management programs; modifying the beginning farmer program administered by the Rural Finance Authority.
HF3915 (Moe) providing a two-year moratorium on genetically engineered wild rice in the event of an application for a test plot; requiring assessment and reports during the moratorium.
HF3159 (Ellison) requiring notice of certain pesticide applications.
Additional bills may be added.
If necessary, the committee will continue at 7:30 p.m. in Room 500S.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Agenda: Governor's supplemental budget - LCMR provisions HF3605 (Tingelstad) Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources money appropriated HF3746 (Nelson, P.) Natural resources funding provided and money appropriated HF3612 (McNamara) Wind energy and other prior natural resource appropriations modified Additional bills may be added.

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00:42 - Gavel.
02:10 - Governor's supplemental budget - LCMR provisions.
26:40 - HF3605 (Tingelstad) Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources money appropriated.
36:08 - HF3746 (Nelson, P.) Natural resources funding provided and money appropriated.
1:03:35 - HF3612 (McNamara) Wind energy and other prior natural resource appropriations modified.
Runs 1 hour, 10 minutes.

Capital Investment

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Agenda: Public testimony on SF3475, Senate omnibus bonding appropriations.
Testifiers will have 3 minutes for their presentation. Please be respectful of the committee’s time and of the other people who would also like to testify.
If you have any handouts, please bring at least 50 copies to the CLA Rory Koch at 517 State Office Building by Noon, March 28 to ensure that they will be included in the committee members’ packets.
The committee will reconvene in room 500 North SOB if needed.
Rep. Dempsey/Sen. Senjem, Great River Road Rep. Lieder, Polk County Ethanol Access Road Rep. Nelson, P., John Pechman Ojiketa Regional Park Paul Overgaard, Shell Rock River Watershed District Cathy Rofshus, City of Albert Lea Rep. Nelson, P., Amador Township wastewater treatment facility Rep. Seifert/Pres, Danahar. Southwest State Univ. Multipurpose facility Rep. Penas, Lake Township Wastewater Treatment Rep. Juhnke, Minnesota Poultry Testing Lab Rep. Garofalo, Farmington Sewer and Water Infrastructure David O’Fallon, MacPhail Center for Music Christy Wetzel, Cooperative Secondary Facilities Program/USC Tom Day, Minnesota Resort and Campground Association James Doering, Redwood Cottonwood Rivers Control Area Elaine Keefe, Library Improvement Grants Ron Harnak, CREP II Liz Anderson, Como Zoo Bob Vanasek, Local Roads and Bridges Teresa Strong, Nett Lake School Mayor Richard Lehman, Bemidji Event Center Mayor Herb Bergson, DECC Commissioner Mike Hanson, Koochiching County Carol Lovro, Assoc. of Minnesota Counties Gene Short, Mn Valley Regional Railroad Authority Brian McMann, University United Maurie Anderson, Isanti County Parks Commission Barbara Toren, Metro Greenways Advisory Comm.
Kathy Vitalis, MN Assistance Council for Veterans Supt. Stuart Desjarlait, Red Lake Schools Gregory Page, St. Paul Riverfront Development Corporation Commissioner John Ulrich, Scott County Regional Training Center Naomi Chu, Asian Pacific Cultural Center Bob Tennison, I-35 BRT Lonna Stevens, Transitional Housing Nancy Stark CAAP Board Carol Pass, East Philips Improvement Coalition Michael Dahl Supportive Housing John Apitz, MN Regional Railroad Association Cathy O’Brien, University of Minnesota Pastor Susan Tjornehoj, Ford Building David Galligan, Ordway Theatre Dr. David Zumeta, Forest Legacy Lonnie Brokke, John Rose Oval

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01:44 - Gavel, and public testimony on SF3475 (Langseth) Omnibus buildings bonding appropriations.
The committee went into recess.
Runs 1 hour, 56 minutes.
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Commerce and Financial Institutions

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Agenda: HF3845 (Soderstrom) Auctioneers regulated, and money appropriated.
HF3890 (Soderstrom) Real estate appraiser trainees regulated; and appraiser education, experience, and examination requirements modified.
HF3760 (Wilkin) Insurance form approvals, coverages, filings, utilization reviews, and claims regulated.
HF3487 (Holberg) Data classified, civil remedies and penalties provided.
HF3688 (Hamilton) Electronic financial terminals regulation relating to out-of-state financial institutions repealed, and regulation relating to the expenses of organizing and incorporating banks repealed.
Additional bills may be added at the discretion of the chair.

Education Finance

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Agenda: HF3580 (Sykora) Prekindergarten through grade 12 education financing provided, alternative teacher training provided, early childhood Part C services expanded, intensive English instruction provided for refugees, and money appropriated.
HF2993 (Latz) Perpich Center for Arts Education authorized to participate in the alternative teacher professional pay system.
HF3257 (Mariani) Prekindergarten program funding restored in certain cases.

Education Policy and Reform

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Agenda: HF3411 (Demmer) Professional teaching standards grant program established and money appropriated.
HF3326 (Erickson) Qualified teachers granted licensure in additional subject areas.
HF3800 (Eastlund) Minnesota Child, Family, and School Communications Protection Act adopted.
HF3908 (Buesgens) Interdisciplinary teaching and learning program model and teaching license authorized.
HF3783 (Buesgens) Charter schools renewed contract for a sponsor's authorization time period extended.
HF3914 (Latz) Child maltreatment act investigative and reporting responsibilities clarified.
Other bills may be added to the agenda. If the agenda is not completed, the Committee will reconvene in Room 200 at 4:30 p.m.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Agenda: HF1862 (Abeler) Health care cost containment, charity care, and public employees insurance program provided; private sector health coverage and service cooperatives provisions modified; medical liability provided, and money appropriated.
HF3598 (Cox) State department construction contracts regulated.
HF3217 (Hansen) Paid organ donation leave for certain public employees provided.
HF2567 (Welti) Leaves of absence authorized for employees to attend military send-off or homecoming ceremonies for immediate family members.
HF3441 (Juhnke) Fertilizer, soil amendment, and plant amendment checkoff provided, Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council and program established, and money appropriated.
HF3743 (Juhnke) State Designer Selection Board expiration date specified.
HF3718 (Hornstein) State purchasing of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles required in certain bid documents, funding provided to retrofit flexible fuel vehicles to operate as plug-in hybrid vehicles, and money appropriated.
HF3643 (Hortman) Olympics bid task force created.
HF3990 (Severson) Political subdivisions flying American flag at half-staff on certain occasions permitted.
HF3925 (Olson) Municipal boundary adjustment provisions modified, task force established, and money appropriated.
HF3875 (Tingelstad) Labor grievance offers of settlement prior to arbitration provided, and costs assessed against a party refusing an offer of settlement that is more favorable than the final arbitration award.
*Additional bills may be added.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Continuation of morning agenda.

Health Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Agenda: HF854 (Finstad) Physical therapy time limit prohibition eliminated. HF3988 (Dean) Women's right to know act provisions modification.
HF3774 (Bradley) False driver's license penalties increased, fraudulent identification cards crime established, sale and manufacture penalties increased, immigrant status verification modified, and reporting of undocumented immigrants required.
HF2877 (Emmer) State health program coverage of services eliminated for all except labor and delivery for undocumented, pregnant noncitizens.
HF3379 (Powell) Medical assistance special transportation service coverage criteria specified, special transportation reimbursement rates increased, and broker usage prohibition extended. HF3771 (Bradley) Medical practice board examination provision modified relating to active military service.
HF3458 (Heidgerken) Mass flu vaccination clinic delay in event of vaccine shortage required and penalties imposed.
HF3590 (Powell) Pharmacy payment reform advisory committee established, study provided, and report required.
HF3578 (Clark) Physician pilot project to encourage Minnesota licensure for foreign-trained physicians established, and money appropriated.
HF3620 (Dean) Secured treatment facilities policies modified, contraband possession criminal penalties provided, service contract entrance authorized, custody escape provisions modified, and sentencing provisions established.
HF3618 (Finstad) Human services departmental, commissioner, and related entities technical changes provided.
HF3842 (Samuelson) Home and community-based service providers employee scholarship program modified.
HF3483 (Samuelson) Nursing facility planned closure rate adjustments limit removed.
Additional bills may be added.
Committee will reconvene at 4:30 p.m. in Room 10

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02:43 - Gavel.
03:13 - HF3578 (Clark) Physician pilot project to encourage Minnesota licensure for foreign-trained physicians established, and money appropriated.
19:28 - HF3774 (Bradley) False driver's license penalties increased, fraudulent identification cards crime established, sale and manufacture penalties increased, immigrant status verification modified, and reporting of undocumented immigrants required.
45:55 - HF3458 (Heidgerken) Mass flu vaccination clinic delay in event of vaccine shortage required and penalties imposed.
1:05:25 - HF3988 (Dean) Women's right to know act provisions modification.
The committee went into recess.
Runs 1 hour, 14 minutes.
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Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Continuation of Today's agenda HF854 (Finstad) Physical therapy time limit prohibition eliminated. HF3988 (Dean) Women's right to know act provisions modification.
HF3774 (Bradley) False driver's license penalties increased, fraudulent identification cards crime established, sale and manufacture penalties increased, immigrant status verification modified, and reporting of undocumented immigrants required.
HF2877 (Emmer) State health program coverage of services eliminated for all except labor and delivery for undocumented, pregnant noncitizens.
HF3379 (Powell) Medical assistance special transportation service coverage criteria specified, special transportation reimbursement rates increased, and broker usage prohibition extended. HF3771 (Bradley) Medical practice board examination provision modified relating to active military service.
HF3458 (Heidgerken) Mass flu vaccination clinic delay in event of vaccine shortage required and penalties imposed.
HF3590 (Powell) Pharmacy payment reform advisory committee established, study provided, and report required.
HF3578 (Clark) Physician pilot project to encourage Minnesota licensure for foreign-trained physicians established, and money appropriated.
HF3620 (Dean) Secured treatment facilities policies modified, contraband possession criminal penalties provided, service contract entrance authorized, custody escape provisions modified, and sentencing provisions established.
HF3618 (Finstad) Human services departmental, commissioner, and related entities technical changes provided.
HF3842 (Samuelson) Home and community-based service providers employee scholarship program modified.
HF3483 (Samuelson) Nursing facility planned closure rate adjustments limit removed.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Agenda: HF3711 (Hackbarth) Petroleum fund compensation for transport vehicles provisions modified, and money appropriated.
HF3368 (Finstad) Child passenger restraint system usage requirement modified.
HF3597 (Soderstrom) Time frames under which an unharmed newborn may be left at a hospital specified and search for relatives prohibited.
HF3002 (Emmer) Minnesota Family Investment Program and general assistance provisions modified.

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Agenda: HF1443 (Emmer) Photo ID must be displayed at polling places. [The Committee may act quickly on an amendment to delete the fiscal impact of the bill and return it to the General Register.] HF3389 (Cornish) Classified data in BCA’s Name and Event Index Service.
HF3359 (Cornish) CriMNet policy group changes.
HFXXX (Johnson, J.) Governor’s budget request for Public Safety projects.
HF3869 (Murphy) Funds for Victim Intervention Program, Inc. ("VIPI").
HF3320 (Paymar) Pilot program on safe harbor for sexually exploited youth.
HF3572 (Entenza) Reimbursement for out-of-area service by bomb squads.
HF3645 (Hilstrom) Funds to identify bodies; missing persons policy changes.
Additional bills may be added

Regulated Industries

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Agenda: HF1812 (Abeler) Racetrack and horsepersons' organizations agreements provided, and simulcasting and card club operation restrictions modified.
HF3541 (Westrom) Public Utilities Commission reports regarding heating customers required.
HF3542 (Westrom) Gas utility service reconnection plan preparation and implementation required.
HF3712 (Hackbarth) Mercury Emissions Reduction Act of 2006 adopted requiring mercury emissions by public utilities.

State Government Finance

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Agenda: HF3254 (Hackbarth) Sports-themed tipboard game pilot project authorized.
HF3253 (Hackbarth) Bar bingo and pull-tab game requirements modified.
HF2608 (Heidgerken) Voting systems for individuals with disabilities requirements modified.
Review of legislative auditor financial audit of Council on Black Minnesotans.
The committee will recess at 10 a.m. and reconvene at 3:30 p.m. in Room 500S to hear the following bills: HF3789 (Westerberg) Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission renewed leases authorized.
HF3775 (Mariani) Minnesota Historical Society funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3416 (Lanning) State board and advisor group member per diem provisions modified.
HF3187 (Peppin) Per diem payments to legislators prohibited during certain special sessions.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Continuation of morning hearing: HF3789 (Westerberg) Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission renewed leases authorized.
HF3775 (Mariani) Minnesota Historical Society funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF3416 (Lanning) State board and advisor group member per diem provisions modified.
HF3187 (Peppin) Per diem payments to legislators prohibited during certain special sessions.
Additional bills may be added

Taxes

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Agenda: Governor's supplemental budget initiatives related to taxes: HF3603 (Krinkie) Internal Revenue Code and marriage penalty provision conformity provided, dairy operation and citizenship expenditure tax credits provided, sales-only apportionment phase-in accelerated, and other taxation provisions clarified.

Transportation

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Agenda: HF3637 (Holberg) Metropolitan special transportation service requirements regulation provided HF3759 (Urdahl) School bus equipment standards updated, discipline policies and cost data clarified, and license standards modified HF3805 (Vandeveer) A bill for an act relating to highways; designating the Shawn Silvera Memorial Highway HF1730 (Lieder) A house resolution to support Amtrak funding.
Bills continued from March 21: HF1838 (Blaine) Local governments authorized to permit low-speed neighborhood electric vehicles to be operated on residential roadways.
HF2734 (Juhnke) Low speed vehicles regulated Additional bills may be added

Transportation Finance

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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Agenda: HF3356 (Magnus) Town road signs money appropriated HF3482 (Hackbarth) All-terrain vehicle gasoline fuel tax attributable amount modified HF3745 (Peterson, N) Metropolitan transit service contract requirements modified HF3562 (Nelson, P) Income tax credit for conversion of vehicles to operate using alternative fuels provided HF3563 (Nelson, P) Alternative fuel vehicle usage subtraction from federal taxable income authorized Presentation on proposed change to the Minnesota Rail Service Initiative This agenda is subject to change

Civil Law and Elections

Monday, March 27, 2006
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Agenda: HF3049 (Davids) Ambulance purchase and lease regulated and manufacturer's duty to repair, refund, or replace defective ambulances established.
HF2575 (Mullery) Voting rights notice required to certain felons upon termination of probation or supervised release.
HF3656 (Tingelstad) Railroad right-of-way contracting for use as commuter rail authorized.
HF3079 (Abrams) Liability on claims brought against a municipality participating in a joint venture or enterprise limited.
HF3136 (Abrams) University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities president search and selection process modified.
HF3833 (Hilty) Postelection review process modified.
HF3171 (Klinzing) Parents authorized to obtain a clean certified copy of a deceased child's birth record under certain circumstances.
HF3707 (Emmer) Election judge certification by municipalities authorized.
HF3715 (Emmer) Absentee ballots received after the close of the polls on election day classified as inactive voters.
HF3716 (Anderson, B.) Ballot distribution required in conformity with the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Voter Act, and money appropriated.
HF3488 (Nelson, P.) Revisor's bill providing erroneous, ambiguous, and omitted text and obsolete references.
HF3496 (Hackbarth) Noise standards exemptions modified.
HF3848 (Marquart) Student use of alcohol or controlled substances disclosure to parents authorized.
HF3447 (Peppin) Motor vehicle event data recorders regulated, disclosures required, and data restricted.
HF3914 (Latz) Child maltreatment act investigative and reporting responsibilities clarified.
HF587 (Buesgens) Quarterly Election Day Act of 2005 established, providing for election days for state and local elections other than special elections to fill a vacancy.
HF2460 (Krinkie) Breach of promise of confidentiality damages provided in cases where news media violates a promise to protect a confidential source.
HF3415 (Meslow) Criminal sexual conduct victim notification when prosecutor declines prosecution or dismisses charges required.
HF3357 (Meslow) Destruction of arrestee biological specimen upon acquittal of a felony request required.
HF3691 (Meslow) Notice requirements modified for unlicensed dogs that are seized.
HF3255 (Wilkin) Minnesota Starvation and Dehydration of Persons with Disabilities Prevention Act established.
HF2805 (Wilkin) Insurance regulation modernized, mutual holding company laws amended, interstate insurance product regulation compact enacted, and other changes provided.
HF3776 (Howes) Opium included in the list of controlled substances used during pregnancy for purposes of civil commitment and child maltreatment reporting.
HF1464 (Dean) Medical malpractice liability reformed.
HF3865 (Emmer) Primary and general elections for the same office required to be held at same polling place.
HFXXXX (Emmer) Secretary of State house keeping HF1596 (Emmer) Polling place regulations modified.
Bills will be added to this schedule at the discretion of the Chairman. HF2890 (Sykora) Staggered terms of office for senators and staggered four-year terms of office for representatives provided, legislature size reduced, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF3635 (Brod) Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board regulated, membership requirements and staffing authority modified, and money appropriated.
HF3413 (Newman) State fire marshal decision to suspend, revoke, or refusal to issue fireworks operator permit appeal process provided. HF3385 (Emmer) Help America Vote Act rule adoption made permanent.
The committee will reconvene at 5 p.m. in the Basement Hearing Room to finish this agenda.

Commerce and Financial Institutions

Monday, March 27, 2006
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Agenda: HF3131 (Sykora) Health reinsurance program provision by service cooperatives and local overnment participation in programs authorized.
HF2485 (Cox) Private building inspector certification provided, residential building inspection method specified, boiler inspection requirements exemption authorized, and fee revenue enhanced.
HF3561 (Severson) Biotechnology and health sciences industry zone designation authorized.
HF3185 (Mahoney) Bioprocess piping and equipment data classified as nonpublic, and bioprocess piping included in the definition of high pressure piping.
HF3484 (Westerberg) Boxing commission established and money appropriated.
HF2921 (Severson) Leaves of absence for family members of seriously injured or killed member of the armed forces required, veterans programs provided and funded, military pension tax subtraction created, educational fairness required, and money appropriated.
HF3283 (Abeler) Qualified long-term care insurance regulatory changes provided, and long-term care partnership program requirements modified.
HF3747 (Simpson) Motor fuel franchises regulation and exemption provided.
HF1939 (Solberg) Group health insurance arrangement of local governments to provide the same coverage to each participating governmental unit permitted.
Additional bills may be added at the discretion of the Chairman.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Monday, March 27, 2006
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Agenda: HF3353 (Hackbarth) All-terrain vehicle usage on privately owned land during deer season rulemaking required.
HF3534 (Klinzing) Accelerated K-12 science and mathematics programs option recommendation task force established.
HF3341 (Powell) Health savings account option provision for legislators and staff required.
HF3116 (McNamara) Game and fish provisions modified.
HF3764 (Tingelstad) State government procurement provisions modified.
HF3123 (Tingelstad) Postadoption search services training requirements developed.
HF3124 (Tingelstad) Adoption advisory task force established.

Health Policy and Finance

Monday, March 27, 2006
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Agenda: HF3625 (Peppin) Public employee insurance provisions modified and money appropriated.
HF3552 (Kohls) Biotechnology and medical genomics research money appropriated.
HFXXX (Severson) Stearns, Sherburne and Benton County nursing facilities reimbursement rates increased.
HF3697 -- Governor’s 2006 supplemental budget Presentations from Veterans Homes Board, Department of Health, and Department of Human Services requests Meeting will reconvene at 7 p.m. in Room 5 if it does not conclude its business for the day.

Higher Education Finance

Monday, March 27, 2006
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Agenda: HF2817 (Demmer) Modifying the definition of "resident student" under financial aid programs.
HF3346 (Lanning) Modifying the student share for the state grant program; appropriating money.

Local Government

Monday, March 27, 2006
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Agenda: HF3380 (Buesgens) Postemployment benefit account establishment by political subdivisions for officers and employees authorized.
HF3779 (Urdahl) Adults-only businesses required to give notice to a city or county of intent to conduct business, and zoning authorities granted.
HF3391 (Beard) Building and environmental permit timeline agency action established.
HF3876 (Finstad) County expenditure limit removed for soldiers' rest cemeteries.
HF3887 (Mullery) Hennepin County; Victory Memorial Drive Historic District restoration task force established.
HF3095 (Hornstein) Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and city council authorized to impose a park dedication fee on new housing units.
The committee may also consider motion/s relative to HF3452.

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01:24 - Gavel.
02:25 - HF3380 (Buesgens) Post-employment benefit account establishment by political subdivisions for officers and employees authorized.
36:17 - HF3391 (Beard) Building and environmental permit timeline agency action established.
40:18 - HF3876 (Finstad) County expenditure limit removed for soldiers' rest cemeteries.
47:14 - HF3887 (Mullery) Hennepin County; Victory Memorial Drive Historic District restoration task force established.
52:53 - HF3779 (Urdahl) Adults-only businesses required to give notice to a city or county of intent to conduct business, and zoning authorities granted.
Runs 1 hour, 12 minutes.

Technology, Bioscience and Medical Products Division

Monday, March 27, 2006
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Agenda: HF3185 (Mahoney) Bioprocess piping and equipment data classified as nonpublic, and bioprocess piping included in the definition of high pressure piping.
HF3561 (Severson) Biotechnology and health sciences industry zone designation authorized.

Education Policy and Reform

Friday, March 24, 2006
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Agenda: HF3759 (Urdahl) School bus equipment standards updated, discipline policies and cost data clarified and license standards modified.
HF3910 (Paulsen) Chinese language curriculum project to systematically develop Chinese language programs in Minnesota proposed.
HF3860 (Charron) High school redesign grants provided and money appropriated.
HF3179 (Buesgens) General education revenue, education excellence, special programs, nutrition and accounting, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning provided; and money appropriated.
HF3854 (Klinzing) Advanced placement and international baccalaureate programs increased participation provided in order to raise K-12 achievement and money appropriated.
HF3703 (Dean) Teachers renewing license required to retake exam in fields which they are licensed.
HF295 (Davnie) Special School District No. 1 elected school board membership specified.
HF3623 (Meslow) Early childhood and family education funding provided, Head Start funds allocated, kindergarten readiness pilot program provided, grants provided, and money appropriated.
Other bills may be added to the agenda. The Committee will move to Room 200 at 12:15.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Friday, March 24, 2006
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Agenda: HF3525 (Simpson) Construction codes and licensing provisions recodified, State Building Code modified and enforcement penalties provided.
HF3641 (Cox) Construction code inspectors competency criteria requirements provided.
HF3484 (Westerberg) Boxing commission established and money appropriated.
HF3416 (Lanning) State board and advisor group member per diem provisions modified.
HF3249 (Wardlow) Lifetime state park entrance permits for certain veterans of the global war on terror provided and money appropriated.
HF3855 (Wardlow) Congressional Medal of Honor recipients plaque authorized in the Court of Honor on the Capitol grounds.
HF3906 (Cybart) Essential employees definition modified to include firefighters.
HF3392 (Loeffler) State-owned historic building rental rate provisions established.
HF3640 (Olson) Legislature; subgroups prohibited from controlling legislative decision-making process, distribution of powers required, full house participation in final decisions required and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF3762 (Tingelstad) Legislative training forums established under oversight of the Legislative Coordinating Commission, and money appropriated.
HF3791 (Loeffler) Legislature; schedule established for consideration of legislation, funding provided for governor-elect and 2007 legislative forums, and money appropriated.
HF3763 (Tingelstad) Budget bill contents limited, and conference committee procedures specified.
HF3781 (Tingelstad) Legislative training forums provided, schedule established for consideration of legislation, budget bill content limited, conference committee procedures specified, and money appropriated.
Additional bills may be added.

Health Policy and Finance

Friday, March 24, 2006
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Agenda: HF3422 (Cornish) Recalled implantable medical device manufacturer financial responsibility for removal and replacement required.
Proponents and Opponents will be given 15 min. each to present testimony. HF1505 (Brod) Vaccines with mercury prohibited.
Proponents and Opponents will be given 15 min. each to present testimony. HF3387 (Holberg) Genetic testing parental consent acquisition procedures modified, destruction of test results parental direction provided, and test revision authorized. HF3439 (Powell) Lead abatement program authority transfer provided. HF3434 (Huntley) Hearing instrument dispensing definition clarified, and contract authority regarding diversion and monitoring services granted.
HF854 (Finstad) Physical therapy time limit prohibition eliminated.
HF2774 (Abeler) Chiropractors annual renewal of inactive acupuncture registration and acupuncture reinstatement fees provided. HF2806 (Abeler) Licensed professional counselor reimbursement provided. HF2731 (Powell) EMT training programs required to meet an average yearly pass rate.
Bills Removed from the Agenda HF3618 (Finstad) Human services departmental, commissioner, and related entities technical changes provided.
HF3620 (Dean) Secured treatment facilities policies modified, contraband possession criminal penalties provided, service contract entrance authorized, custody escape provisions modified, and sentencing provisions established.

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06:04 - Gavel.
08:00 - HF3422 (Cornish) Recalled implantable medical device manufacturer financial responsibility for removal and replacement required.
The committee went into recess.
Runs 1 hours, 27 minutes.

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04:56 - Gavel, and discussion of HF1505 (Brod) Vaccines with mercury prohibited.
1:46:52 - HF3387 (Holberg) Genetic testing parental consent acquisition procedures modified, destruction of test results parental direction provided, and test revision authorized.
2:31:41 - HF2806 (Abeler) Licensed professional counselor reimbursement provided.
2:36:20 - HF2774 (Abeler) Chiropractors annual renewal of inactive acupuncture registration and acupuncture reinstatement fees provided.
2:41:57 - HF3439 (Powell) Lead abatement program authority transfer provided.
2:43:24 - HF3434 (Huntley) Hearing instrument dispensing definition clarified, and contract authority regarding diversion and monitoring services granted.
2:44:55 - HF2731 Powell) EMT training programs required to meet an average yearly pass rate.
Runs 2 hours, 51 minutes.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Thursday, March 23, 2006
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Agenda: HF2721 (Davids) Individual sewage treatment system pilot program extended.
HF826/SF762* (Ozment) Creating the Clean Water Legacy Act Governor's supplemental budget overview - Agriculture and Environment and Natural Resources The committee will reconvene at 5:30 p.m. in 500S State Office Building.

Civil Law and Elections

Thursday, March 23, 2006
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Agenda: HF1375 (Severson) Residential housing defect notice and opportunity to repair provided.
HF3158 (Sykora) Supervised visitation advisory committee established, marriage dissolution fees adjusted to fund parenting time centers, and money appropriated.
HF3389 (Cornish) Bureau of Criminal Apprehension name and event index service classified.
HF3086 (Powell) Reporting of maltreatment of vulnerable adults data sharing with local medical examiner of reports of suspicious deaths required.
HF3378 (Holberg) Drinking water testing data classified as private and nonpublic.
HF3487 (Holberg) Data classified, civil remedies and penalties provided.
HF3308 (Smith) Immigration, human trafficking, drivers' license and identification, and sanctuary cities regulation and enforcement provided; and money appropriated.
HF2585 (Holberg) CIBRS (Comprehensive Incident-Based Reporting System) access authorized for the Department of Corrections' Fugitive Apprehension Unit.
HF3868 (Holberg) Administration Commissioner records management requirements modification.
HF3867 (Holberg) Administration Commissioner length of time for giving notice clarification.
HF3710 Slawik) Elected officials authorized to access multiple unit dwellings unaccompanied by a candidate for election.
HF3369 (Emmer) Polling place location consistency provided.
HF3385 (Emmer) Help America Vote Act rule adoption made permanent.
HF3178 (Emmer) Teachers charged with felonies subject to suspension without pay.
HF3384 (Westrom) Secretary of State web site linkage to candidates and advocacy groups authorized.
HF3370 (Westrom) Minnesota Voter's Bill of Rights modified.
HF3110 (Westrom) Voting system criteria established.
HF3475 (Ellison) Deceptive election practices regarding time, place, or manner of conducting an election prohibited.
HF3601 (Clark) Landlords prohibited from preventing tenants from posting campaign material in residence windows.
HF3697 (Bradley) Health and human services supplemental appropriations, transfers, and reductions provided; programs established and regulated; studies and reports required; and money appropriated.
Additional bills will be added to this agenda.

Commerce and Financial Institutions

Thursday, March 23, 2006
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Agenda: HF3360 (Bradley) Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association governance structure modified, health insurance exemption provided, assessment repealed, and money appropriated.
HF3658 (Bradley) Business organizations authorized to obtain certificates of authority to operate as health maintenance organizations, pricing fairness provided, small health plan purchasing pools authorized, and health insurance tax imposed.
HF2832 (Abeler) Business and political subdivision employee health coverage reinsurance pool created and money appropriated.
HF3402 (Wilkin) Loss ratios and small employer insurance coverages regulated, health savings plan state match established, and money appropriated.
HF3505 (Hamilton) Greater Minnesota small employer health insurance premium reductions permitted.

Education Finance

Thursday, March 23, 2006
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Agenda: HF3582 (Klinzing) Student assessment and achievement evaluation money appropriated.
HF3528 (Demmer) School year length increased by five weeks and Labor Day school start date repealed.

Education Policy and Reform

Thursday, March 23, 2006
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Agenda: HF3504 (Buesgens) General education access grants for students authorized.

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07:38 - Gavel.
08:00 - HF3504 (Buesgens) General education access grants for students authorized.
Runs 1 hour, 36 minutes.

Environment and Natural Resources

Thursday, March 23, 2006
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Agenda: HF3183 (Hortman) Fluorescent lamps containing mercury; disclosure required regarding disposal of lamps containing mercury.
HF3712 (Hackbarth) Mercury Emissions Reduction Act of 2006 adopted requiring mercury emissions by public utilities.

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02:03 - Gavel.
02:30 - HF3183 (Hortman) Fluorescent lamps containing mercury; disclosure required regarding disposal of lamps containing mercury.
16:29 - HF3712 (Hackbarth) Mercury Emissions Reduction Act of 2006 adopted requiring mercury emissions by public utilities.
Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Thursday, March 23, 2006
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Agenda: HF2805 (Wilkin) Insurance regulation modernized, mutual holding company laws amended, interstate insurance product regulation compact enacted, and other changes provided.
HF3507 (Wilkin) Legislative Audit Commission regulated.
HF3590 (Powell) Pharmacy payment reform advisory committee established, study provided, and report required.
HF2961 (Dean) Legislators prohibited from receiving compensation after May in odd-numbered years unless all major budget bills have been passed.
HR20 (Beard) A house resolution proposing a change in the Permanent Rules of the House to allow members to choose an alternative payment plan.
Additional bills may be added.

Health Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 23, 2006
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Agenda: HF3591 (Finstad) Human services commissioner contract with Medicare-approved special needs plans authorized to provide services to persons with disabilities. HF3615 (Peppin) Group residential pilot project established. HF3212 (Vandeveer) Licensed residential program requirements modified.
HF3557 (Bradley) Personal care assistant documentation and reporting requirement implementation delayed. HF2807 (Abeler) Variance or set-aside notification exception provided.
HF2935 (Bradley) MinnesotaCare provider tax contingent reduction provided.
HF2854 (Nornes) Hospital restricted construction or modification exception provided.
HF2574 (Howes) Cass County hospital construction moratorium exception provided.
HF3486 (Howes) Cass County nursing home moratorium exception provided.

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03:07 - Gavel.
03:20 - HF2934 (Bradley) Integration plan for state-administered health care programs required.
06:30 - HF3591 (Finstad) Human services commissioner contract with Medicare-approved special needs plans authorized to provide services to persons with disabilities.
37:20 - HF3557 (Bradley) Personal care assistant documentation and reporting requirement implementation delayed.
1:04:27 - HF3212 (Vandeveer) Licensed residential program requirements modified.
1:35:24 - HF2574 (Howes) Cass County hospital construction moratorium exception provided.
1:46:38 - HF3486 (Howes) Cass County nursing home moratorium exception provided.
Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 23, 2006
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Agenda: HF3618 (Finstad) Human Services departmental, commissioner and related entities technical changes provided.
HF3093 (Gunther) Unemployment insurance law policy, housekeeping, and style changes provided; administrative rules incorporated into statute; and fraud penalties modified.
HF3578 (Clark) Physician pilot project to encourage Minnesota licensure for foreign-trained physicians established and money appropriated.
HF3513 (Nelson, M.) Homeless Management Information System and capacity building grant money appropriated.
HF3001 (Gunther) Contamination cleanup grant program funds directed, and commissioner's discretion clarified.
HF3133 (Gazelka) Employment and Economic Development Department technical and housekeeping changes provided, department assistance provision to small businesses regarding federal funds required, fees imposed and revenue appropriated.

Local Government

Thursday, March 23, 2006
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Agenda: To Be Announced

Property and Local Tax Division

Thursday, March 23, 2006
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Agenda: HF2757 (Hilty) Cloquet sales tax authorized and funds use specified.
HF2845 (Ruth) Owatonna local sales and use tax imposition authorized.
HF3184 (Pelowski) Winona sales tax additional revenue use authorized.
HF3186 (Jaros) Duluth Heritage Sports Center construction materials sales tax exemption provided.
HF3333 (Jaros) Duluth food and beverage tax increase authorized.

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 23, 2006
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Agenda: HF3647 (Meslow) DWI Task Force: Adjust DWI to include controlled substances HF3540 (Meslow) County Attorneys: Blakely reforms HF3086 (Powell) Hennepin County: Allow police to share info with coroner HF3299 (Powell) Radio Board: Secondary PSAPs added to 911 system HF3197 (Smith) Hennepin County: Domestic fatality review team pilot project HF3005 (Smith) Hennepin County: Technical fix on sex offender assessment funds HF3506 (Zellers) Conformity with Homeland Security changes HFXXX Hennepin County: Adjust formula for municipalities on fines/fees HF3258 (Brod) tax-funded abortions; hospital privileges; parental notice.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, March 23, 2006
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Agenda: Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, March 27, 2006

Transportation Finance

Thursday, March 23, 2006
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Agenda: HF3094 (Powell) Defibrillators for State Patrol Vehicles HF3287 (Beard) State airports fund reimbursement accelerated HF2846 (Johnson, J.) Eminent domain public use or purpose defined and modified, evidence for certain takings required, attorney fees provided and other changes provided

Agriculture and Rural Development

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: HF3066 (Pelowski) relating to nursery stock; providing for improved consumer education at the point of retail sale; requiring a report to the legislature.
Legislative Auditor's Report on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Pesticide regulation and monitoring programs.
HF3159 (Ellison) relating to agriculture; requiring notice of certain pesticide applications; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 18B.07, by adding a subdivision.
HF3442 (Juhnke) relating to agriculture; repealing regulation of beekeeping; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 28A.15, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 19.50; 19.51; 19.52; 19.53; 19.55; 19.56; 19.561; 19.57; 19.58; 19.59; 19.61; 19.63; 19.65; Minnesota Statutes 2005 Supplement, section 19.64, subdivision 1.
HF3366 (Welti) relating to agriculture; providing for a study and report on public and private funding of a milk volume production loan program.
HF1466 (Koenen) relating to commerce; prohibiting tampering with clock-hour meters on farm tractors; prescribing a civil penalty and a private right of action; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 325E.
Bills may be carried over if time runs short. Other bills may be added.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: HF3056 (Blaine) State Timber Act modified, land donor appraisal reimbursement and acquisition of land provided, state forest user fees established, forest resource management plan requirement eliminated and money appropriated.
HF3012 (Ozment) Temporary state park permits provided for towed vehicles HF3199 (Hackbarth) Horse trail pass provided and money appropriated

Capital Investment

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: Presentation of the Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee bonding recommendations.
Presentation of the State Government Finance Committee bonding recommendations.
Presentation of the Education Finance Committee bonding recommendations.
Presentation of the Transportation Finance Committee bonding recommendations.

Civil Law and Elections

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: HF1888 (Entenza) Confidential and private data government disposal requirements provided.
HF3018 (Wagenius) absentee ballot allowed under certain public health circumstances.
HF3282 (Davids) Liens for storage charges on certain motor vehicles regulated.
HF1845 (Kohls) Attorney fee awards reasonableness factor provided.
HF2843 (Kohls) Identity theft victims assisted and penalties provided.
HF3569 (Simon) Judicial candidate contribution limits provided.
HF3178 (Emmer) Teachers charged with felonies subject to suspension without pay.
HF2514 (Atkins) Uniform Securities Act of 2002 adopted and modified, and criminal penalties prescribed.
HF1375 (Severson)Residential housing defect notice and opportunity to repair provided.
HF3158 (Sykora) Supervised visitation advisory committee established, marriage dissolution fees adjusted to fund parenting time centers, and money appropriated.
Additional bills will be added to this agenda.
The committee will reconvene in the Basement Hearing Room at 5 p.m. to finish this agenda.

Commerce and Financial Institutions

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: HF3049 (Davids) Ambulance purchase and lease regulated and manufacturer's duty to repair, refund or replace defective ambulances established.
HF3526 (Vandeveer) Financing statement judicial review expedited process provided and civil and criminal liability for fraudulent or improper financing statements established.
HF3447 (Peppin) Motor vehicle event data recorders regulated, disclosures required and data restricted.
HF2856 (Wilkin) Senior citizens protected from financial exploitation and annuity transactions regulated.

Education Finance

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: HF3247 (Howes) Safe schools revenue minimum for small school districts established.
HF3151 (Klinzing) Summit Academy OIC 100 hard hats program funding provided, and money appropriated.
Report: Anoka-Hennepin Compensatory Revenue Pilot Program HF2847 (Ozment) Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association and Teachers Retirement Association merged, contribution rates adjusted, benefit increase provided, technical changes provided, and money appropriated.
HF2367 (Smith) Omnibus Pensions Bill.

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05:00 - Gavel.
05:20 - HF3247 (Howes) Safe schools revenue minimum for small school districts established.
09:57 - Report: Anoka-Hennepin Compensatory Revenue Pilot Program.
18:43 - HF3151 (Klinzing) Summit Academy OIC 100 hard hats program funding provided, and money appropriated.
35:33 - Discussion of HF2847 Ozment) Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association and Teachers Retirement Association merged, contribution rates adjusted, benefit increase provided, technical changes provided, and money appropriated, and HF2367 (Smith) Omnibus pensions bill.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.

Environment and Natural Resources

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: HF2839 (Tingelstad) Straight-pipe sewage disposal system replacement or discontinued operation required.
HF3496 (Hackbarth) Noise standards exemptions modified.
HF3372 (Sykora) Aquatic plant permit provisions modified.
HF3200 (Hackbarth) Natural resources contract, grant, licensing, invasive species, state trail descriptions, water use surcharge, and water aeration safety provisions modified.
HF3116 (McNamara) Game and fish provisions modified. ** The committee will be taking final action on the unofficial engrossment of HF3116.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: HF2688 (Westrom) War dog and handler plaque authorized on the Capitol grounds.
HF3390 (Anderson, B.) State employees ordered to active military service salary differential program eligibility criteria modified.
HF3664 (Cybart) Authorizing National Guard employees to carry certain weapons.
HF3248 (Wardlow) State park admission fees for military personnel on leave waived.
HF3374 (Bradley) Disability provision council modified.
SF1272 (Tingelstad) Indian Affairs Council ex officio member added.

Health Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: HF2904 (Seifert) Statewide hospitality fee exemption for schools provided.
HF3171 (Klinzing) Parents authorized to obtain a clean certified copy of a deceased child's birth record under certain circumstances.
HF2878 (Gazelka) Life insurance policy retention by medical assistance applicants authorized in certain instances.
HF2564 (Erickson) MinnesotaCare income definition clarified to exclude veterans' aid and attendance benefits from the definition of income for other household members.
HF2147 (Soderstrom) Methamphetamine offender education material development and sheriff distribution of methamphetamine education materials to inmates required.
HF3111 (Dean) Interstate contracts for chemical health services provided.
HF3283 (Abeler) Qualified long-term care insurance regulatory changes provided, and long-term care partnership program requirements modified.
HF2934 (Bradley) Integration plan for state-administered health care programs required.

Higher Education Finance

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: HF3252 (Seifert) Postsecondary courses offered in secondary schools agreement requirements clarified.
HF3169 (Seifert) Local government units prohibited from imposing fees related to students at postsecondary institutions.
HF3268 (Abrams) Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Research Facilities Authority and project funding program established, fund application process provided for the University of Minnesota and bonds issued.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: HF3593 (Gunther) Prevailing wage determination method modified and Occupational Employment Statistics benefits survey required.
HF3001 (Gunther) Contamination cleanup grant program funds directed, and commissioner's discretion clarified.
HF632 (Urdahl) Employer income tax credit for creation and retention of certain rural county jobs authorized and money appropriated.
HF3133 (Gazelka) Employment and Economic Development Department technical and housekeeping changes provided, department assistance provision to small businesses regarding federal funds required, fees imposed and revenue appropriated.
HF3638 (Sertich) Greater Minnesota Business Development Investments program provided and money appropriated.

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00:35 - Gavel.
01:49 - HF3593 (Gunther) Prevailing wage determination method modified and Occupational Employment Statistics benefits survey required.
1:38:34 - HF632 (Urdahl) Employer income tax credit for creation and retention of certain rural county jobs authorized and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.

Local Government

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: HF2965 (Vandeveer) Local government requirements for use of nonconforming lots limited, as amended by the H2965DE1 amendment.
HF3302 (Brod ) Municipal and county planning and zoning provisions modified.
HF3274 (Simpson) Commercial advertising regulation limited.
HF0587 (Buesgens) Quarterly Election Day Act of 2005 established, providing for election days for state and local elections other than special elections to fill a vacancy. Annexation: Adoption of language reflecting the items identified to form the basis of a committee bill on annexation. Further discussion and preliminary decisions on annexation amendments, including those placed on “the work table.”

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: HF3389 (Cornish) Classified data in BCA’s Name and Event Index Service (NEIS) HF3359 (Cornish) CriMNet policy group changes HF3312 (Holberg) Federal conformity on commercial drivers license revocations HF3433 (Johnson, J) Federal background checks of executive branch managers HF3413 (Newman) Procedures on revocation of licenses for fireworks operators HF3338 (Eastlund) Annual testing of inmates for tuberculosis HF3565 (Eastlund) Medical decisions may be made by DOC medical director HF3414 (Soderstrom) Fix conflict in Juvenile and Predatory Offender statutes HF3521 (Cybart) Exhibition racing HF3336 (Lanning) Ban on Alcohol Without Liquid (“AWOL”) Devices.
HF3357 (Meslow) Revision on DNA expungement procedures HF3412 (Murphy) Variance in Fire Code procedures HF3532 (Nelson, M.) Revision of 911 provisions HF3529 (Nelson, M) Repeal obsolete language for Metropolitan Radio Board HF1318 (Atkins) criminalize false or deceptive e-mail advertising Courtesy hearing on HF1943 (Davnie) Consumer credit report security freeze authorized, identity theft and Social Security number protections, credit monitoring, personal record destruction, and civil and criminal penalties provided. [Bill is in Commerce Committee].

Regulated Industries

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: Presentation on Energy Marketing and Pricing by Claire Moeler, MISO.
Marya White, Department of Commerce Rick Landcaster, Great River Energy HF3100 (Beard) Card club provisions modified.
HF3194 (Westerberg) Lawful gambling clarifying, conforming, and technical changes provided; and expenditure restriction requirements modified.
Meeting will recess at 4:30 PM and reconvene if necessary in Room 5 at 6:30 PM.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, March 23, 2006

State Government Finance

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: HF2677 (Erickson) Towns authorized to contract for roads without competitive bidding in certain circumstances.
HF2872 (Erickson) Political subdivision defined relating to state auditor and provisions applied.
HF2921 (Severson) Leaves of absence for family members of seriously injured or killed member of the armed forces required, veterans programs provided and funded, military pension tax subtraction created, educational fairness required, and money appropriated.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Department of Administration: Ford Building report Department of Administration: Bonding proposals overview

Taxes

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: HF1909 (Hackbarth) Game and fish heritage enhancement and clean water funds and councils established, sales tax percentage dedicated, and constitutional amendment proposed.

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HF1909 (Hackbarth) Game and fish heritage enhancement and clean water funds and councils established, sales tax percentage dedicated, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Runs 34 minutes.

Transportation

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: HF3398 (Magnus) Town bridge account financial assistance provision modified HF3718 (Hornstein) State purchasing of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles required in certain bid documents, funding provided to retrofit flexible fuel vehicles to operate as plug-in hybrid vehicles, and money appropriated HF3013 (Smith) Motor vehicle existence of event recording device disclosure required HF3050 (Nelson, P) Provisional driver's license motor vehicle operation requirements modified

Ways and Means

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
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Agenda: Ways and Means resolution setting the maximum limit on general fund expenditures for the biennium ending June 30, 2007.

Agriculture and Rural Development

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: HF2846 (Johnson, J.) relating to eminent domain; defining public use or purpose; prohibiting the use of eminent domain for ecomonic development; requiring clear and convincing evidence for certain takings, etc.
HF3441 (Juhnke) relating to agriculture; providing for a check off for fertilizer, soil amendment, and plant amendment; establishing a Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council and program; exempting on-farm storage from fertilizer facility safeguarding and permitting; amending Minnesota Statues 2004, section etc.
HF3418 (Hansen) relating to water; requiring reports by drainage authorities to the Board of Water and Soil Resources; creating a work group; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 103E.
HFXXXX (Hamilton) Feed Law technical changes.
HF2883 (Dorman) relating to taxes; property; increasing the maximum market value of agricultural land eligible for the homestead classification; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 273.13, subdivision 23.
HF2903 (Seifert) relating to property taxation; providing that the tier structure in the classification of agricultural homestead property is based on acreage rather than market value; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 273.13, subdivision 23; 273.1384, subdivision 2.
HFXXXX (Davids) Grant to Second Harvest Food Banks for purchase of milk.
Bills may be held over if time runs short. Other bills may be added.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: HF826/SF762* (Ozment) Creating the Clean Water Legacy Act

Capital Investment

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: Presentation of the Health Policy and Finance Committee bonding recommendations.
Presentation of the Higher Education Finance Committee bonding recommendations.
Presentation of the Job and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance Committee bonding recommendations.
Presentation of the Public Safety Policy and Finance Committee bonding recommendations.

Commerce and Financial Institutions

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: HF3525 (Simpson) Construction codes and licensing provisions recodified, State Building Code modified and enforcement penalties provided.
HF2459 (Zellers) Consumer fraud private remedies actions regulated.

Education Finance

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: HF3232 (Charron): Cost factor and wage rate difference in school districts examination required.
HF3367 (Sykora): School district consolidated financial statement created, Uniform Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards data conversion to new format required, publication of new format required, and task force established.
HF2738 (Meslow): School districts belonging to an intermediate school district authorized to levy for school safety activities.
HF3247 (Howes): Safe schools revenue minimum for small school districts established.

Education Policy and Reform

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: HF3237 (Peppin): Independent School District No. 728, Elk River, election to form two school districts authorized.
HF3534 (Klinzing): Accelerated K-12 science and mathematics programs option recommendation task force established.
HF2492 (Urdahl): Uniform school lock down plan; schools required to adopt, implement, and practice a uniform lock down plan, secondary school law enforcement teachers required to be licensed as peace officers, task force created, and rulemaking authorized.
HF3045 (Knoblach): Nonpublic school exemption for timely wage payment requirements provided.
HF3307 (Erickson): Teaching standards of effective practice expanded to include technology and information literacy standards.
HF3332 (Greiling): School performance report cards required to indicate the cut scores and corresponding percentages of items students must answer correctly at set performance levels.
The committee will reconvene at 6:30 p.m. in Room 5.

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01:12 - Gavel.
02:45 - HF3045 (Knoblach) Nonpublic school exemption for timely wage payment requirements provided.
04:40 - HF3237 (Peppin) Independent School District #728, Elk River, election to form two school districts authorized.
1:27:40 - HF3534 (Klinzing) Accelerated K-12 science and mathematics programs option recommendation task force established.
The committee went into recess.
Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.
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Environment and Natural Resources

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: HF3436 (Hackbarth) Dishonored check payment penalty specified as suspension of certain registrations and licenses, watercraft certificate title delivery provided and penalties established.
HF3353 (Hackbarth) All-terrain vehicle usage on privately owned land during deer season rulemaking required.
HF3614 (Penas) All-terrain vehicle regulation modified and classifications created.
Additional bills may be added

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: Continuation of morning agenda

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF3203 (Ruth) County state-aid highway fund screening board established, hazardous material transport minimum age provided, and postal rule distribution provision repealed.
HF3078 (Penas) Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board composition and member selection provided.
HF3380 (Buesgens) Postemployment benefit account establishment by political subdivisions for officers and employees authorized.
HF3625 (Peppin) Public employee insurance provisions modified, and money appropriated.
HF3187 (Peppin) Per diem payments to legislators prohibited during certain special sessions.
HF2890 (Sykora) Staggered terms of office for senators and staggered four-year terms of office for representatives provided, legislature size reduced, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF3241 (Erickson) Final passage of bill or conference report on the day it is received by a body prohibited and certain exceptions provided.
HF3262 (Erickson) Length of time a conference committee report must be on members' desks before it is voted upon increased.

Health Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: HF3505 (Hamilton) Greater Minnesota small employer health insurance premium reductions permitted.
Health Care Cost Containment Division bills: HF1862 (Abeler) H1862DE2, delete-everything amendment HF1863 (Abeler) H1863DE1, delete-everything amendment Note: HF2831 (Abeler) H2831DE2, HF2832 (Abeler) H2832DE2, and HF2438 (Abeler) H2438DE9 will also be considered. The committee will consider these provisions during action on HF1862. HF3341 (Powell) Health savings account option provision for legislators and staff required.
HF3402 (Wilkin) Loss ratios and small employer insurance coverages regulated, health savings plan state match established and money appropriated.
HF3658 (Bradley) Business organizations authorized to obtain certificates of authority to operate as health maintenance organizations, pricing fairness provided, small health plan purchasing pools authoirzed and health insurance tax imposed.
HF3360 (Bradley) Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association governance structure modified, health insurance exemption provided, assessment repealed and money appropriated.
The committee will reconvene at 5 p.m. in Room 200 to complete its work.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: Governor's supplemental budget proposal

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: Presentation by the Minnesota Department of Corrections on deficiency requests.
HF1443 (Emmer) Photo ID when voting. [The Committee may just delete amendment with a fiscal impact and return the House File to the General Register] HF2812 (Cornish) Blood test required for individuals whose bodily fluids contact peace officers HF3415 (Meslow) Expand list of offenses when prosecutor must notify victim if a decision is not made to prosecute a defendant.
HF2585 (Holberg) CIBRS access for DOC’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit.
HF3288 (Holberg) Technical changes for the Metro Radio Board.
(Expected recess until 4:30) HF3308 (Smith) Governor’s omnibus bill on immigration and identity theft [Witnesses who wish to testify should contact Andy Gildea at (651) 296-5065)

Regulated Industries

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: HF3211 (Erickson) Horse racing breeders' fund apportionments modified.
HF3100 (Beard) Card club provisions modified.
HF3194 (Westerberg) Lawful gambling clarifying, conforming, and technical changes provided; and expenditure restriction requirements modified.
HF3215 (Erickson) Video lottery terminals established, state lottery director duties and powers expanded, use of video lottery revenues clarified, lawful gambling taxes modified, and conforming changes provided.
HF3253 (Hackbarth) Bar bingo and pull-tab game requirements modified.
HF3254 (Hackbarth) Sports-themed tipboard game pilot project authorized.
Meeting will be continued, if necessary, at 6 p.m. in 300N State Office Building

State Government Finance

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: HF2997 (Ellison) Blaine; National Sports Center track resurfacing funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF3600 (Loeffler) State Capitol and Ford Building bonds issued and restoration money appropriated.

Taxes

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: HF1909 (Hackbarth) Game and fish heritage enhancement and clean water funds and councils established, sales tax percentage dedicated, and constitutional amendment proposed.

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02:50 - Gavel, and further discussion of HF1909 (Hackbarth) Game and fish heritage enhancement and clean water funds and councils established, sales tax percentage dedicated, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Runs 1 hour, 28 minutes.

Transportation

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: HF3656 (Tingelstad) Railroad right-of-way contracting for use as commuter rail authorized.
HF1838 (Blaine) Local governments authorized to permit low-speed neighborhood electric vehicles to be operated on residential roadways. HF2734 (Juhnke) low speed vehicles regulated.
HF3401 (Paymar) Organ and tissue donation information inclusion as part of driver's education curriculum required.

Transportation Finance

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
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Agenda: Review of governor's recommendations for Northstar and Central Corridor HF3342 (Tingelstad) Northstar Corridor Bonding Request HF3251 (Hausman) St Paul Union Depot Bonding Request HF2803 (Ruth) Local Road Improvement and Local Bridge Bonding Request HF2513 (Hansen) Robert St Transit Corridor Study Bonding Request Meeting will re-convene at 4:30 p.m. in Room 5

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03:30 - Gavel.
05:00 - Testimony on the governor's recommendations for Northstar Commuter Rail.
14:40 - HF3342 (Tingelstad) Northstar Commuter Rail and light rail transit bonds issued and money appropriated.
1:16:02 - Review of governor's recommendations for Central Corridor.
Runs 1 hour, 47 minutes.
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Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
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Civil Law and Elections

Monday, March 20, 2006
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Agenda: HF2858 (Tingelstad) International marriage brokers regulated.
HF3076 (Emmer) Business corporations regulated, terms clarified and updated, limited liability companies regulated and references to limited liability companies provided.
HF3073 (Thissen) Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act technical and conforming changes provided, and certain probate, trust and mechanic's lien provisions modified.
HF822 (Blaine) Independent School District No. 482, Little Falls, alley system for at-large election of school board members provided.
HF1948 (Holberg) Public school employee usage of public funds and resources to promote or defeat a political candidate or question prohibited.
HF576 (Meslow) Paternity presumption provisions modified.
HF3258 (Brod) Reporting on notification required before an abortion is performed on a minor or certain other women required and civil penalties provided.
HF2862 (Brod) State primary moved from September to August and conforming changes provided.
HF333 (Brod) Senators provided staggered terms of office, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Additional bills to be added The committee will reconvene in the Basement Hearing Room at 5 p.m. to complete this agenda.

Higher Education Finance

Monday, March 20, 2006
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Agenda: HF2921 (Severson) Appropriates money for higher education veterans assistance offices; requires higher education fairness.
HF2892 (Dorn) Minnesota State University, Mankato construction authorization.
Approval of higher education bonding recommendations to forward to the House Capital Investment Committee.

Local Government

Monday, March 20, 2006
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Agenda: HF3446 (Juhnke) Pennock real estate acquisition, building improvement, and conveyance authorized.
(2)Reconsideration: The March 13, 2006, vote on HF2867 may be reconsidered. (3)Annexation: The Committee will continue work on annexation issues, and may begin mark-up of a possible committee bill and hear public testimony on potential language (draft available at 503A).
(The Committee will likely recess at 2:15 p.m. and reconvene at 4:30 p.m. in Room 10 to continue work on annexation and hear bills.) HF2965 (Vandeveer) Local government requirements for use of nonconforming lots limited.(as amended by the H2965DE1 amendment).
HF3477 (Hosch) Credit letter release municipal action timelines established.
HF3452 (Hilstrom) Aitkin County regulation of certain public land interests repealed.

Ways and Means

Monday, March 20, 2006
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Agenda: HF3522 (Knoblach) Prekindergarten through grade 12, early childhood, family, adult education and human services programs forecast adjustments provided; human services savings implemented and money appropriated.
Overview of the governor's supplemental budget

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01:34 - Gavel.
02:37 - Overview of the governor's supplemental budget.
09:16 - HF3522 (Knoblach) Prekindergarten through grade 12, early childhood, family, adult education, and human services programs forecast adjustments provided, human services savings implemented, and money appropriated.
12:10 - Overview of the governor's supplemental budget.
Runs 48 minutes.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Friday, March 17, 2006
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Agenda: HF1368 (Kahn) Minnesota Twins community ownership process provided.
HF2294 (Westerberg) Anoka County football stadium financing provided, stadium authority established, county authorized to levy and collect certain taxes, bonds issued and money appropriated.

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01:09 - Gavel, then continued testimony on HF2294 (Westerberg) Anoka County football stadium financing provided, stadium authority established, county authorized to levy and collect certain taxes, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Runs 2 hours, 5 minutes.

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01:54 - Gavel.
05:20 - HF1368 (Kahn) Minnesota Twins community ownership process provided.
08:50 - HF2294 (Westerberg) Anoka County football stadium financing provided, stadium authority established, county authorized to levy and collect certain taxes, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
The committee went into recess to the call of the Chair.
Runs 2 hours, 6 minutes.

Local Government

Friday, March 17, 2006
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Agenda: HF2946 (Howes) County office appointment and consolidation provided subject to notice, hearing, and reverse referendum.
HF3454 (Ruth) County recorder document standards, registration fees, and provisions modified.
HF2965 (Vandeveer) Local government requirements for use of nonconforming lots limited.
HF3140 (Haws) Financial statement publication requirements of counties modified.
HF3515 (Peppin) Preventive health services program operation by cities authorized.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Thursday, March 16, 2006
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Agenda: Final action on committee bonding recommendation.
HF2972 (Tingelstad) Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources renamed and modified to include citizens and money appropriated Additional bills may be added.

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03:24 - Gavel.
03:57 - Final action on committee bonding recommendation.
29:17 - HF2972 (Tingelstad) Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources renamed and modified to include citizens and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 18 minutes.

Commerce and Financial Institutions

Thursday, March 16, 2006
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Agenda: HF2794 (Gazelka) Uninsured motorists remedies limited.
HFXXXX (Simpson) DOLI Housekeeping bill HF3464 (Walker) Barber and cosmetologist licensing provision modified.

Education Finance

Thursday, March 16, 2006
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Agenda: HF2881 (Urdahl) Superintendent sharing financial incentive for school districts created.
HF2778 (Gazelka) Schools mentoring schools program grants provided and money appropriated.
HF2430 (Ellison) Quantum opportunities program funding provided and money appropriated.
HF3121 (Sykora) Charter school start-up aid for certain charter schools restored.
INFORMATIONAL ONLY: HF3522 (Knoblach) Forecast Adjustment Bill

Education Policy and Reform

Thursday, March 16, 2006
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Agenda: HF3178 (Emmer): Teachers charged with felonies subject to suspension without pay.
HF3334 (Erickson): Teacher preparation program report card established for colleges and universities.
HF3307 (Erickson): Teaching standards of effective practice expanded to include technology and information literacy standards.
HF3332 (Greiling): School performance report cards required to indicate the cut scores and corresponding percentages of items students must answer correctly at set performance levels.
Other bills may be added to the agenda. If the agenda is not completed, the committee will reconvene 15 minutes after session in Room 200.

Environment and Natural Resources

Thursday, March 16, 2006
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Agenda: HF1819 (Wagenius) Aquaculture license requirements imposed.
HF3116 (McNamara) Game and fish provisions modified.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF1819 (Wagenius) Aquaculture license requirements imposed.
HF3116 (McNamara) Game and fish provisions modified.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Thursday, March 16, 2006
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Agenda: Continuation of pension bills

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF2847 (Ozment) Minneapolis Teachers Retirement Fund Association and Teachers Retirement Association merged, contribution rates adjusted, benefit increase provided, technical changes provided and money appropriated.
HF3418 (Hansen) Board of Water and Soil Resources drainage authorities reports required and work group created.
HF2362 (Smith) Omnibus Pension Bill #1 HF2367(Smith) Omnibus Pension Bill #2

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 16, 2006
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Agenda: HF3109 (Samuelson) Ramsey County teen parents child care pilot project authorized.
HF3226 (Charron) Film production tax credit provided and money appropriated.
HF2977 (Poppe) Child care licensing provisions modified.
HF3149 (Penas) Hallock economic development grant provided and money appropriated.
HF3058 (Penas) Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board fund expenditure approval process clarified.

Local Government

Thursday, March 16, 2006
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Agenda: Any bills remaining from the March 13 agenda, and: HF3188 (Jaros) Iron Range; new local government system meeting requested. HF3263 (Kohls) Carver County recorder, auditor and treasurer offices combined and referendum provided.
HF3289 (Abler) Ramsey; port authority powers granted.
HF3017 (Howes) Emergency medical services special taxing districts alternative establishment method provided, levy authority increased, and sunset removed.
HF3027 (Charron) Nonconforming county land use provisions modified.
HF3285 (Holberg) Metropolitan Council review of school district capital improvement programs requirement repealed.

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 16, 2006
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Agenda: HF2916 (Smith) Fire safety fund from fire premium and assessment revenue, fire insurance tax abolished.
HF2829 (Johnson, J.) Increased penalties for child pornography.
HF2837 (Hilstrom) Increased supervision for child pornographers.
HF3308 (Smith) Governor’s omnibus bill on immigration and identity theft (selected articles) * Article 8: Computer Crimes.
* Article 2: Fraudulent ID Cards.
* Article 4: Facial recognition technology.
* Article 7: Immigration Enforcement Team.
* Article 3: Proof of Residence.
* Article 6: Repeal of “sanctuary ordinances.” Additional bills may be added.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, March 16, 2006
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Agenda: Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, March 20, 2006

Taxes

Thursday, March 16, 2006
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Agenda: HF1909 (Hackbarth) Game and fish heritage enhancement and clean water funds and councils established, sales tax percentage dedicated, and constitutional amendment proposed.

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05:44 - Gavel.
08:46 - HF1909 (Hackbarth) Game and fish heritage enhancement and clean water funds and councils established, sales tax percentage dedicated, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

Agriculture and Rural Development

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: Report by Ag Nutrient Task Force.
HF2879 (Urdahl) relating to taxation; providing an income and corporation franchise tax credit for qualifying investment in dairy operations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 290.06, by adding a subdivision.
HF3441 (Juhnke) relating to agriculture; providing for a check off for fertilizer, soil amendment, and plant amendment; establishing a Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council and program; exempting on-farm storage from fertilizer facility safeguarding and permitting; amending Minnesota Statues 2004, section etc.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: Committee bonding recommendation.
Additional bills may be added.

Civil Law and Elections

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: Statute of limitations sexual abuse; informational hearing Campaign Finance Board membership approval: Sven Wehrwein and Scott B. Heintzeman HF3014 (Smith) Driver's license, permit and identification permits regulation provided; and federal conformity provided.

Commerce and Financial Institutions

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: HF2878 (Gazelka) Life insurance policy retention by medical assistance applicants authorized in certain instances.
HF3133 (Gazelka) Employment and Economic Development Department technical and housekeeping changes provided, department assistance provision to small businesses regarding federal funds required, fees imposed and revenue appropriated.
HF12 (Rukavina) Minors prohibited from employment where liquor is served or consumed.

Education Finance

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: Discussion of K-12 Bonding Requests and Recommendations Continued Discussion of Property Tax Relief Bills HF3304 (Soderstrom) Debt service equalization aid and referendum equalization aid program equalizing factors increased and indexed.
HF2662 (Lanning) Debt service equalization aid program equalizing factor increased.
HF3043 (Erickson) Debt service equalization aid equalizing factors increased and indexed, and sales ratio calculation corrected.
HF3231 (Sykora) Operating capital levy reduced and operating capital equalizing factor restored.
HF3381 (Sykora) Equity revenue state aid portion increased.

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Discussion of debt service equalization aid bills and K-12 bonding requests and recommendations.
Runs 1 hour, 18 minutes.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: *Bills have been added from the March 14 meeting that were not heard* HF3310 (Cornish) Advance deposits and payments authorized for boat slip rental.
HF2998 (Hoppe) Firefighter labor arbitration provision sunset repealed.
HF2921 (Severson) Leaves of absence for family members of seriously injured or killed member of the armed forces required, veterans programs provided and funded, military pension tax subtraction created, educational fairness required and money appropriated.
HF3072 (Severson) Policy statement supportive of military service established.
HF3243 (Wardlow) Protections for persons ordered into active military service provided.
SF1272 (Tingelstad) Indian Affairs Council ex officio member added.

Health Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: **Bill Moved from Thursday to Wednesday** HF3208 (Urdahl) Day training and habilitation provider rate reimbursement increased.
HF2826 (Bradley) Nursing facility medical assistance rate equalization requirement eliminated.
HF3481 (Samuelson) Making changes to continuing care provisions and elderly and disabled services. HF2933 (Bradley) Health case mix classification quarterly assessments required for reimbursement purposes.
HF3153 (Finstad) Nursing facility quarterly resident assessments required, case mix indices for nursing facility reimbursement modified, and rate adjustments provided.
HF3315 (Samuelson) Nursing facilities authorized to receive reimbursement for sprinkler system projects or compliance with Life Safety Code Standards.
HF3314 (Samuelson) Temporary energy assistance grants provided for nursing facilities.

Higher Education Finance

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: HF3423/SF2460* Gopher football stadium financing

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF2910 (Seifert) Appropriating money for Southwest Minnesota State University; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.
HF2625 (Gunther) Appropriating money for the Southern Minnesota Educational Campus in Fairmont; authorizing the issuance of state bonds.
HF2781 (Davids) Appropriating money for design of a National Center for Biofuels Research at the University of Minnesota; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds.
HF2686 (Westrom) Appropriating money for West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds.
HF2793 (Thissen) Appropriating money for a pilot facility to generate electricity using plasma arc technology and Minnesota biomass or waste materials; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds.
HF3443 (Pelowski) Appropriating money for Winona State University, Memorial Hall renovation; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: HF3256 (Davids) Bioscience development in greater Minnesota bonds issued and money appropriated.
HFXXXX(Severson) Central Minnesota Bioscience Initiative bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF3206 (Soderstrom) Mora recreational trail design bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF3428(Soderstrom) Spring Lake Trail extension bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF0186(Blaine) Little Falls Pine Grove Park Zoo improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3403(Davids) Hokah City Hall and Library Building bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF3058 (Penas) Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board fund expenditure approval process clarified.
HF3059 (Penas) Giants Ridge Recreation Area definition updated and Douglas J. Johnson economic protection trust fund technical reference corrected.
HF3046 (Haws) St. Cloud Civic Center expansion and renovation bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2977 (Poppe) Child care licensing provisions modified.

Local Government

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: HF2872 (Erickson) Political subdivision defined relating to state auditor and provisions applied.
HF2846 (Johnson, J) Eminent domain public use or purpose defined and modified, evidence for certain takings required, attorney fees provided, and other changes provided.

Property and Local Tax Division

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: HF2683 (Vandeveer) City annexation payments to towns provided.
Department of Revenue presentation: Property tax report mandated by the 2005 tax bill; Seasonal Recreation Resorts

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01:00 - Gavel, and discussion of HF2683 (Vandeveer) City annexation payments to towns provided.
41:40 - Department of Revenue presentations on the property tax report mandated by the 2005 tax bill.
Runs 1 hour, 16 minutes.

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: HF2614 (Newman) Registration requirements for offenders residing on tribal lands.
HF3244 (Tingelstad) Task Force on human trafficking; higher penalties for trafficking minors.
HF2600 (Johnson, J.) Sex offenders required to wear GPS bracelets.
HFXXXX (Johnson, J.) Add all predatory offenders to state website.
HF2700 (Atkins) Risk-assessment required for all offenders.
HFXXXX (Smith) Battered Women’s Organizations’ policy initiatives on protective orders.
Presentation by the Minnesota Department of Corrections on deficiency requests.
Additional bills may be added.

Regulated Industries

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: Continuation of the March 8 meeting.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, March 16, 2006 Resolution on Dates LCC Legislative Plan for Employee Benefits and Policies Personnel Report Capital Investment Budget Resolution on Expense Reimbursement

State Government Finance

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: HF2668 (Bradley) Rochester; National Volleyball Center phase II expansion funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
Testifiers: Chub Stewart, Paul Erickson HF2602 (Kahn) Starbase Minnesota facility predesign and design funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated HF3291 (Vandeveer) Minnesota Peace Officers Memorial repairs provided, bonds issued and money appropriated HF3508 (Thao) Hmong veterans commemorative statue bonds issued and money appropriated.
Testifiers: Gen. Vang Pao

Transportation

Wednesday, March 15, 2006
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Agenda: HF2697 (Bradley) Firefighters authorized to use communication headsets while operating a fire truck during an emergency Driver and Vehicle Services Agency Bills HF3312 (Holberg) Commercial driver's license federal compliance HF3201 (Beard) Salvage title, definition of "motorized foot scooter" modified.
HF3521 (Cybart) prohibiting exhibition driving

Agriculture and Rural Development

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Agenda: HF3273 (Davids) Creating a soy-based transformer fluid conversion allowance program; appropriating money.
(Heidgerken) Presentation regarding application of sales tax to livestock equipment.
Presentation regarding U of M Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Agenda: HF3269 (Ozment) Natural and cultural resource funding provided through dedicated sales tax portion; arts and humanities fund, heritage enhancement fund, and other funds and councils established; and constitutional amendment proposed.
Committee bonding recommendation discussion

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01:32 - Gavel, and overview of committee bonding recommendations.
49:16 - HF3269 (Ozment) Natural and cultural resource funding provided through dedicated sales tax portion; arts and humanities fund, heritage enhancement fund, and other funds and councils established; and constitutional amendment proposed.
Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.

Capital Investment

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Agenda: Presentation of the MnSCU bonding requests.
Presentation of the University of Minnesota bonding requests.

Commerce and Financial Institutions

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Agenda: HF2843 (Kohls) Identity theft victims assisted and penalties provided.
HF2805 (Wilkin) Insurance regulation modernized, mutual holding company laws amended, interstate insurance product regulation compact enacted, and other changes provided.
HF2709 (Solberg) Shamrock Township detached banking facility authorized.

Education Finance

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Agenda: HF3347 (Simpson) Verndale Regional Family Resource & Early Childhood Center.
HF3421 (Cornish) Cooperative secondary facilities program eligibility expanded.
HFxxxx (Cornish) Independent School District No. 2134, United South Central, school construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3304 (Soderstrom) Debt service equalization aid and referendum equalization aid program equalizing factors increased and indexed.
HF2662 (Lanning) Debt service equalization aid program equalizing factor increased.
HF3043 (Erickson) Debt service equalization aid equalizing factors increased and indexed, and sales ratio calculation corrected.
HF3231 (Sykora) Operating capital levy reduced and operating capital equalizing factor restored.

Education Policy and Reform

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Agenda: HF3179 (Buesgens): General education revenue, education excellence, special programs, nutrition and accounting, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning provided; and money appropriated.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF3179 (Buesgens): General education revenue, education excellence, special programs, nutrition and accounting, self-sufficiency and lifelong learning provided; and money appropriated.

Environment and Natural Resources

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Agenda: HF2896 (Knoblach) Total maximum daily load developments relating to the Clean Water Act provided and money appropriated.
HF2994 (Dill) Watercraft storage structure repair authorized on public waters.
HF3199 (Hackbarth) Horse trail pass provided and money appropriated.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF2896 (Knoblach) Total maximum daily load developments relating to the Clean Water Act provided and money appropriated.
HF2994 (Dill) Watercraft storage structure repair authorized on public waters.
HF3199 (Hackbarth) Horse trail pass provided and money appropriated.

Gaming Division

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Agenda: HF3211 (Erickson) Horse racing breeders' fund apportionments modified.
HF3254 (Hackbarth) Sports-themed tipboard game pilot project authorized.
HF3253 Hackbarth) Bar bingo and pull-tab game requirements modified.
HF3215 (Erickson) Video lottery terminals established, state lottery director duties and powers expanded.
HF1812 (Abeler) Racetrack and horsepersons' organizations agreements provided, and simulcasting and card club operation restrictions modified.
Additional bills to be announced.
Meeting will be continued, if necessary, at 7 p.m.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Agenda: HF2341 (Abrams) Legislative Coordinating Commission and subordinate agency governing provisions modified, Legislative Commission on Minnesota-Ontario matters eliminated, Compensation Council membership and operation modified and money appropriated.
HF3268 (Abrams) Minnesota Biomedical Sciences Research Facilities Authority and project funding program established, fund application process provided for the University of Minnesota and bonds issued.
HF3310 (Cornish) Advance deposits and payments autthorized for boat slip rental.
HF2998 (Hoppe) Firefighter labor arbitration provision sunset repealed.
HF1340 (Tingelstad) Indian Affairs Council ex officio member added.
HF3243 (Wardlow) Protections for persons ordered into active military service provided.

Health Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Agenda: Hearing is in Recess until 5:30 pm Continuation of HF3258 (Brod) Reporting on notification required before an abortion is performed on a minor or certain other women required and civil penalties provided.

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02:03 - Gavel.
02:40 - HF3255 (Wilkin) Minnesota Starvation and Dehydration of Persons with Disabilities Prevention Act established.
1:28:37 - HF3258 (Brod) Reporting on notification required before an abortion is performed on a minor or certain other women required and civil penalties provided.
**Time constraints only allowed for presentation of the bill and one testifier, so the committee went into recess until the afternoon.
Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.
** No video archive is available of the afternoon continuation of this meeting, but an audio archive is available on the committee's audio archive page at: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/audio/archivescomm.asp?comm=13&ls_year=84

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF3255 (Wilkin) Minnesota Starvation and Dehydration of Persons with Disabilities Prevention Act established.
Proponents and opponents will be given 15 minutes to testify.
HF3258 (Brod) Reporting on notification required before an abortion is performed on a minor or certain other women required and civil penalties provided.
Proponents and opponents will be given 15 minutes to testify.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Agenda: HF609 (Dill) A bill for an act relating to capital improvements; authorizing the issuance of state bonds; appropriating money for the Ely Maintenance Facility.
Department of Human Services federal reconciliation bill brief Presented by HHS staff: Chuck Johnson, Assistant Commissioner for Children and Family Services Ann Sessoms, Director, Transitions to Economic Stability Wayland Campbell, Director, Child Support Enforcement Erin Sullivan, Director, Child Safety and Permanency Kathryn Lamp, Legislative Coordinator, Hennepin County

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Agenda: HF3298 (B. Anderson) Delete “intent” requirement for possession of drug paraphernalia.
HF432 (Smith) Status of chaplains in state prison system.
HF3091 (Meslow) Domestic abuse no contact order violations added to list of qualified domestic violence-related offenses.
HFXXXX (Meslow) Policy recommendations from the DWI Task Force.
HFXXXX (Meslow) “Second Chance” provisions for offenders on re-entry to society.
Additional bills may be added.

State Government Finance

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Agenda: Department of Administration: Report on the Ford Building by Jim Rhodes CAAP Board bonding requests Military Affairs Board bonding recommendations Amateur Sports Commission bonding

Transportation

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Agenda: HF2677 (Erickson) Towns authorized to contract for roads without competitive bidding in certain circumstances HF3214 (Beard) Department of Transportation towing authority within metropolitan district granted.
MNDOT Presentation on Distribution of Federal Formula Money MNDOT Update on Federal SAFETEA-LU MNDOT Presentation on Metro District Program Funding

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05:20 - Gavel.
06:42 - HF2677 (Erickson) Towns authorized to contract for roads without competitive bidding in certain circumstances.
11:56 - HF3214 (Beard) Department of Transportation towing authority within metropolitan district granted.
34:03 - MnDOT presentation on distribution of federal formula money.
50:40 - MnDOT update on federal SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users).
57:37 - MnDOT presentation on metro district program funding.
Runs 1 hour, 22 minutes.

Transportation Finance

Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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Agenda: Governor's bonding recommendations for Local Road Improvement, Local Bridges, and various other transportation projects

Health Care Cost Containment Division

Monday, March 13, 2006
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Agenda: Final consideration of the following bills: HF2831 (Abeler) Employer health coverage pooling programs reformed and recodified; money appropriated.
HF2832 (Abeler) Business and political subdivision employee health coverage reinsurance pool created and money appropriated.
HF2438 (Abeler) Health plan innovation and regulation provided, health plan companies and plans requirements modified, consumer information disclosure required, reports and studies required, and cost-containment initiatives implemented.
Amendments are due to the committee by noon March 10.

Higher Education Finance

Monday, March 13, 2006
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Agenda: Overview of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities bonding recommendations.
Overview of University of Minnesota bonding recommendations.

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06:02 - Gavel.
06:38 - Overview of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities bonding recommendations.
1:07:02 - Overview of University of Minnesota bonding recommendations.
Runs 2 hours.

Local Government

Monday, March 13, 2006
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Agenda: HF2867 (Vandeveer) Incorporation provided and annexation prohibited in certain circumstances.
HF2846 (Johnson, J) Eminent domain public use or purpose defined and modified, evidence for certain takings required, attorney fees provided, and other changes provided.
(If the committee is unable to complete action on the following bills before adjourning, they will be added to the March 16 agenda.) HF3169 (Seifert) Local government units prohibited from imposing fees related to students at postsecondary institutions.
HF3079 (Abrams) Liability on claims brought against a municipality participating in a joint venture or enterprise limited.
HF3142 (Hoppe) Hennepin County regional park district provisions modified.
HF3188 (Jaros) Iron Range; new local government system meeting requested.
HF3289 (Abeler) Ramsey; port authority powers granted.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Friday, March 10, 2006
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Agenda: Terry Kuhlman, PFA, Report on Wastewater financing-WIF and the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund HF2971 (Dorman) Shell Rock River Watershed District storm water retention and flood mitigation grants provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF3003 (Dorman) Albert Lea; North Edgewater Park contamination clean up grant provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2990 (Poppe) Austin flood mitigation grant provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF3060 (Howes) Forestland acquisition bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF3062 (Hamilton) Jackson County trail connections bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF3037 (Penas) Kittson County St. Vincent dike improvement bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2693 (Dill) International Wolf Center renovation funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF3096 (Dill) Lake Superior safe harbors funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2844 (Peterson, A) Monson Lake State Park bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF3038 (Peterson, A) Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge bike trail bonds issued and money appropriated.
HFXXX (Brod) Bonding for Local Initiative Grants.
HFXXX (Nelson, P.) Bonding for acquisition of Ojiketa Regional Park.
HF3272 (Hoppe) Bonding for Metro Greenways.
HF3148 (Penas) Kittson County flood mitigation.
HF3092 (Meslow) White Bear Lake; Lake Avenue Regional Trail funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Committee will meet until agenda is complete.
Bills may be added.

Gaming Division

Friday, March 10, 2006
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Agenda: HF2908 (Seifert) Allowable gambling expenses restrictions modified.
HF3194 (Westerberg) making various clarifying and technical changes to lawful gambling.
HF3099 (Westerberg) Electronic horse race wagering authorized and card club provisions modified.
HF3100 (Beard) Card club provisions modified.
HF2719 (Erickson) Card club table limitations eliminated.
HF3101 (Buesgens) Gambling other than parimutuel betting authorized at licensed racetrack and constitutional amendment proposed.
Additional bills to be announced.

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07:00 - Gavel, and continued discussion of HF3100 (Beard) Card club provisions modified.
08:33 - HF3101 (Buesgens) Gambling other than parimutuel betting authorized at licensed racetrack and constitutional amendment proposed.
31:04 - Reconsideration of HF3099 (Westerberg) Electronic horse race wagering authorized and card club provisions modified.
Runs 27 minutes.

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04:46 - Gavel.
05:00 - Overview of gaming issues by staff from the Gambling Division of the Department of Public Safety and the Minnesota Gambling Control Board.
19:01 - HF3194 (Westerberg) making various clarifying and technical changes to lawful gambling.
33:27 - HF3099 (Westerberg) Electronic horse race wagering authorized and card club provisions modified.
1:24:27 - HF3100 (Beard) Card club provisions modified.
The committee went into recess to the call of the Chair.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.

Health Policy and Finance

Friday, March 10, 2006
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Agenda: HF3097 (Walker) Fee-for-service health care delivery expanded under medical assistance, general assistance, and MinnesotaCare; and delivery of services to state health care program enrollees by prepaid health plans eliminated. Proponents and opponents will be given 20 minutes each to testify on HF3097.
HF3106 (Walker) Universal health care system provided, preventive care focus required, comprehensive benefits and cost reduction provided, and constitutional amendment proposed. Proponents and opponents will be given 30 minutes each to testify on HF3106.
HF2691 (Sieben) State health coverage offered to individuals and small employers at their own expense, and MinnesotaCare coverage offered at full cost. Proponents and opponents will be given 20 minutes each to testify on HF2691.
HF2573 (Mullery) Fair Share Health Care Act adopted, fund established, employer payments required, and criminal penalties imposed. Proponents and opponents will be given 20 minutes each to testify on HF2573.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Thursday, March 9, 2006
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Agenda: HF2761 (Emmer) Delano flood hazard mitigation funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2800 (Paulsen) State wildlife management bonds issued and money appropriated HF3036 (Solberg) Long Lake Conservation Center Marcum House renovation bonds issue and money appropriated.
HF461 (Knoblach) Nonmetro parks acquisition and improvements funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2676 (Slawik) Ramsey County; Lower Afton Trail construction funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2865 (Lillie) Ramsey and Washington counties Lake Links Trail appropriation limited.
HF480 (Kahn) Minneapolis Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway trail completion funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2969 (Kahn) Hennepin County; emergency building stabilization at Fort Snelling Upper Bluff funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2897 (Hackbarth) Northshore Trail bonds issued and money appropriated HFXXX (Magnus) Bonding for floodwater retention systems in Area II of the Minnesota River Basin.
Other bills may be added.
If agenda is not completed, remaining bills will be heard at March 10 meeting, which is to begin at 8 a.m. in the Basement Hearing Room.

Education Finance

Thursday, March 9, 2006
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Agenda: BONDING REQUESTS, continued HF1119 (Zellers) Brooklyn Center Northwest Hennepin Family Center construction funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

Education Policy and Reform

Thursday, March 9, 2006
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Agenda: HF1273 (Demmer) Teacher contract negotiation during school year prohibited and January 15 contract settlement penalty repealed.
HF3063 (Buesgens) Requirements for a structurally balanced school district budget clarified.
HF2680 (Erickson) Teacher training program for qualified professionals provided.
Other bills may be added to the agenda.
If the agenda is not completed, the committee will reconvene after session in Room 200.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Thursday, March 9, 2006
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Agenda: HF3056 (Blaine) State Timber Act modified, land donor appraisal reimbursement and acquisition of land provided, state forest user fees established, forest resource management plan requirement eliminated, criminal penalties provided and money appropriated.
HF2872 (Erickson) Political subdivision defined relating to state auditor and provisions applied.
HF3133 (Gazelka) Employment and Economic Development Department technical and housekeeping changes provided, department assistance provision to small businesses regarding federal funds required, fees imposed, and revenue appropriated.

Health Care Cost Containment Division

Thursday, March 9, 2006
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Agenda: HF2831 (Abeler) Employer health coverage pooling programs reformed and recodified; money appropriated.
HF2832 (Abeler) Business and political subdivision employee health coverage reinsurance pool created and money appropriated.
HF2438 (Abeler) Health plan innovation and regulation provided, health plan companies and plans requirements modified, consumer information disclosure required, reports and studies required, and cost-containment initiatives implemented.
Public testimony will be taken on these proposals. If you would like to testify, please contact Jennifer Eilts at (651) 296-5813.

Health Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 9, 2006
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Agenda: Discussion and vote on Health Policy and Finance Committee 2006 bonding recommendations.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 9, 2006
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Agenda: HF2819 (Lanning) Northern Connections pilot project money appropriated.
HF2068 (Clark) Learn to Earn, Minnesota Youth and Youthbuild programs funding provided and money appropriated HF2989 (Poppe) Austin flood damage rehabilitation funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF3053 (Hornstein) Minneapolis parkway improvement bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF3052 (Ellison) Legal nonlicensed family child care providers technical provision modified.

Local Government

Thursday, March 9, 2006
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Agenda: Public testimony and committee discussion of eminent domain, including testimony on: HF2846 (Johnson, J.) Eminent domain public use or purpose defined and modified, evidence for certain takings required, attorney fees provided, and other changes provided.
HF2895* (Nelson, P) Use, notice, hearing, appeal, and procedure of eminent domain clarified, attorney fees authorized, and technical changes provided. *Note: For discussion purposes only - the bill is not currently in the committee's possession.
Those wishing to testify must contact Committee Administrator Mary Cummins (651-296-3244 or mary.cummins@house.mn) to be placed on the agenda.

Property and Local Tax Division

Thursday, March 9, 2006
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Agenda: Department of Revenue presentation: Property tax reports mandated by the 2005 tax bill.
1) Code of Conduct for Assessors 2) Assessment and Classification report: Rural Woodlands

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 9, 2006
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Agenda: Presentation by the Office of the Legislative Auditor on Chemical Dependency Treatment Programs.
Presentation on the operation of drug courts.
HF2953 (Smith) Seed funding for drug court training and study of alcohol and drug costs on system.
Presentation on anti-meth education program for schools by CrimeStoppers.
HF1014 (Clark) Health Impact Fee on alcohol to finance chemical dependency treatment.
HF1087 (Powell) primary seat-belt offense.

Tourism Division

Thursday, March 9, 2006
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Agenda: Informational meeting - Resort provisions of HF2955 (Howes) Testifiers will include: Tom Day, MN Resort and Campground Association John Edman, Explore Minnesota Tourism - "Tourism Awareness and Research" Joel Carlson, Congress of Minnesota Resorts Dana Pitt, Bailey's Resort Ed Fussy, Pimushe Resort

Agriculture and Rural Development

Wednesday, March 8, 2006
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Agenda: HF2645 (Peterson, A.) relating to Swift County; increasing the size of the board of rural finance authority.
Report from Minnesota Board of Animal Health regarding bovine tuberculosis HF2781 (Davids) relating to capital investment; appropriating money for design of a National Center for Biofuels Research at the University of Minnesota; authorizing the issuance of general obligation bonds.
Other bills may be added.

Commerce and Financial Institutions

Wednesday, March 8, 2006
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Agenda: HF2500 (Wilkin) Individual health insurance policy forms filing and use regulated to establish a minimum loss ratio guarantee.
HF2916 (Smith) Fire safety account established from fire premium and assessment revenue, fire insurance tax abolished and money appropriated.
HF2514 (Atkins) Uniform Securities Act of 2002 adopted and modified, and criminal penalties prescribed.

Education Finance

Wednesday, March 8, 2006
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Agenda: BONDING REQUESTS HF2699 (Sailer) Independent School District No. 38, Red Lake, school construction funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2988 (Peterson, A.) Cooperative secondary facilities program eligibility expanded.
HF3075 (Peterson, A.) Lincoln County school project involving renewable energy bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2987 (Abrams) Minneapolis; MacPhail Center for Music funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF1119 (Zellers) Brooklyn Center Northwest Hennepin Family Center construction funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Wednesday, March 8, 2006
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Agenda: Overview by Minnesota State Lottery HF433 (Brod) Senate action on confirmation of appointments after adjournment prohibited.
HF3114 (DeLaForest) Ratifying certain labor agreements.
HF2492 (Urdahl) Uniform school lock down plan; schools required to adopt, implement and practice a uniform lock down plan.

Health Care Cost Containment Division

Wednesday, March 8, 2006
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Agenda: HF2831 (Abeler) Employer health coverage pooling programs reformed and recodified; money appropriated.
HF2832 (Abeler) Business and political subdivision employee health coverage reinsurance pool created and money appropriated.
HF2438 (Abeler) Health plan innovation and regulation provided, health plan companies and plans requirements modified, consumer information disclosure required, reports and studies required, and cost-containment initiatives implemented.
Public testimony will be taken on these proposals. If you would like to testify, please contact Jennifer Eilts at (651) 296-5813.

Health Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 8, 2006
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Agenda: HF3130 (Bradley) ICF/MR plan to develop a plan for unspecified future services development required.
HF2745 (Abeler) Medical license provisions modified.
HF3032 (Emmer) Pharmacists prohibited from refusing to dispense a prescription drug or device except under certain circumstances.
HF3132 (Bradley) Credentials verification service use by foreign medical school graduates authorized.
Informational walk through of HFXXX (Bradley) Establishing a definition for assisted living.

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00:58 - HF3132 (Bradley) Credentials verification service use by foreign medical school graduates authorized.
05:05 - HF2745 (Abeler) Medical license provisions modified.
09:00 - HF3130 (Bradley) ICF/MR plan to develop a plan for unspecified future services development required.
16:06 - HF3032 (Emmer) Pharmacists prohibited from refusing to dispense a prescription drug or device except under certain circumstances.
1:13:42 - Informational walk through of HF3144 (Bradley) Establishing a definition for assisted living.
Run 1 hour, 33 minutes.

Higher Education Finance

Wednesday, March 8, 2006
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Agenda: Overview of governor's higher education bonding recommendations.

Local Government

Wednesday, March 8, 2006
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Agenda: Public testimony and committee discussion of eminent domain, including testimony on: HF2846 (J. Johnson) Eminent domain public use or purpose defined and modified, evidence for certain takings required, attorney fees provided, and other changes provided.
HF2895* (Nelson, P) Use, notice, hearing, appeal, and procedure of eminent domain clarified, attorney fees authorized, and technical changes provided. *Note: For discussion purposes only - the bill is not currently in the committee's possession.
Those wishing to testify must contact Committee Administrator Mary Cummins (651-296-3244 or mary.cummins@house.mn) to be placed on the agenda.

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04:24 - Gavel.
05:37 - HF2553 (Thissen) Metropolitan Airports Commission included in the oversight responsibilities of the Legislative Commission on Metropolitan Government.
Runs 57 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF2553 (Thissen) Metropolitan Airports Commission included in the oversight responsibilities of the Legislative Commission on Metropolitan Government.
HF2867 (Vandeveer) Incorporation provided and annexation prohibited in certain circumstances.
*Additional items/bills may be added at the discretion of the Chair.

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Wednesday, March 8, 2006
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Agenda: Public Safety bonding requests HF2530 (Beard) Scott County public safety training facility HF2609 (Sailer) Gonvick emergency training administration center HF2818 (Demmer) Rochester Regional Public Safety Training Center burn simulator HF2558 (Powell) Dakota County public safety support center HF2712 (Solberg) Grand Rapids fire hall HF2949 (Simpson) Wadena public safety center HF3004 (Smith) DOC funds to purchase facility

Regulated Industries

Wednesday, March 8, 2006
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Agenda: Presentation and discussion: HF1319 (Beard) relating to telecommunications: changing requirements for granting additional cable franchises.
HF3090 (Westrom) Uniform regulatory treatment of telecommunication services for business customers.

Transportation

Wednesday, March 8, 2006
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Agenda: HF3203 - MnDOT housekeeping bill HF3202 - MnDOT surplus land conveyance and trunk highway turnbacks HF2380 (Simon) Major highway projects reporting required

Health Policy and Finance

Friday, March 3, 2006
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Agenda: Review of governor's bonding proposals from the Veterans Homes Board.
HF2825 (McNamara) Hastings veterans supportive housing bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF3103 (Nornes) Veterans Home Board projects funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Friday, March 3, 2006
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Agenda: HFXXXX (Smith) Regulation of protests at funeral ceremonies.
HF2846 (Johnson, J.) Eminent domain public use or purpose defined and modified, evidence for certain takings required, attorney fees provided and other changes provided.
Other bills or topics may be added.

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09:03 - Gavel.
10:30 - HF2985 (Smith) Regulation of protests at funeral ceremonies.
51:58 - HF2846 (Johnson, J.) Eminent domain public use or purpose defined and modified, evidence for certain takings required, attorney fees provided and other changes provided.
Runs 3 hours, 34 minutes.

Commerce and Financial Institutions

Thursday, March 2, 2006
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Agenda: HF1375 (Severson) Construction defects in residential housing causes of action regulated, and notice and opportunity to repair provided.

Education Finance

Thursday, March 2, 2006
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Agenda: Bonding Requests: Nett Lake; Libraries

Education Policy and Reform

Thursday, March 2, 2006
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Agenda: HF2874 (Klinzing): School district operating expenditures directed towards classroom expenditures.
HF3063 (Buesgens): Requirements for a structurally balanced school district budget clarified.
HF1273 (Demmer): Teacher contract negotiation during school year prohibited and January 15 contract settlement penalty repealed.

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03:18 - Gavel.
05:55 - HF2874 (Klinzing) School district operating expenditures directed towards classroom expenditures.
The committee went in to recess.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.

Environment and Natural Resources

Thursday, March 2, 2006
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Agenda: HF3039 (Blaine) Timber permit extension in event of adverse climatic conditions provided.
HF3056 (Blaine) State Timber Act modified, land donor appraisal reimbursement and acquisition of land provided, state forest user fees established, forest resource management plan requirement eliminated, criminal penalties provided, and money appropriated.
HF3012 (Ozment) Temporary state park permits provided for towed vehicles.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Thursday, March 2, 2006
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Agenda: Report of the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund Advisory Task Force HF2972 (Tingelstad) Establishing the joint Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources for Trust Fund expenditure recommendations.

Health Policy and Finance

Thursday, March 2, 2006
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Agenda: Review of governor's bonding proposals from the Department of Human Services HF2920 (Gazelka) Brainerd Regional Treatment Center methamphetamine treatment center for women development funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2756 (Howes) Ah-Gwah-Ching Regional Treatment Center redevelopment funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2733 (Juhnke) Dental clinic serving southwest and west central Minnesota funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF2630 (Rukavina) Virginia Regional Medical Center helipad funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

Local Government

Thursday, March 2, 2006
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Agenda: HF2677 (Erickson) Towns authorized to contract for roads without competitive bidding in certain circumstances.

Transportation Finance

Thursday, March 2, 2006
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Agenda: 2005 Met Council bonding project status update

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2005 Met Council bonding project status update

Ways and Means

Thursday, March 2, 2006
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Agenda: HF3015 (Bradley) Pharmacy and pharmacy-related costs human services funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2623 (Dorman) Previous redevelopment account appropriation modified relating to the city of Mounds View, and Ramsey and Anoka counties.
Department of Finance overview of the February Forecast

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01:18 - HF3015 (Bradley) relating to human services; appropriating money for pharmacy and pharmacy-related costs.
12:37 - HF2623 (Dorman) Previous redevelopment account appropriation modified relating to the city of Mounds View, and Ramsey and Anoka counties.
15:32 - Department of Finance overview of the February Economic Forecast.
Runs 1 hour, 16 minutes.

Capital Investment

Wednesday, March 1, 2006
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Agenda: HF2623 (Dorman) Previous redevelopment account appropriation modified relating to the city of Mounds View and Ramsey and Anoka counties.
Presentation of the governor's bonding recommendations.

Civil Law and Elections

Wednesday, March 1, 2006
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Agenda: HF2846 (Johnson, J.) Eminent domain public use or purpose defined and modified, evidence for certain takings required, attorney fees provided and other changes provided.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Wednesday, March 1, 2006
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Agenda: HF2923 (Seifert) Disruption of funeral, burial, or memorial service prohibited and penalties created.
HF2617 (Davids) Providing that legislative appropriations continue in effect until amended or eliminated by law.
HF2840 (Tingelstad) Providing that certain appropriations continue in effect until eliminated or modified.
**Additional bills may be added

Health Care Cost Containment Division

Wednesday, March 1, 2006
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Agenda: HF2831 (Abeler) Employer health coverage pooling programs reformed and recodified; money appropriated.
HF2832 (Abeler) Business and political subdivision employee health coverage reinsurance pool created and money appropriated.
HF2438 (Abeler) Health plan innovation and regulation provided, health plan companies and plans requirements modified, consumer information disclosure required, reports and studies required, and cost-containment initiatives implemented.
Language for the delete-all amendment to HF2438 is available in Room 509 State Office Building and on the division Web site. Additional bills may be added.

Local Government

Wednesday, March 1, 2006
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Agenda: HF2576 (Knoblach) Local governments prohibited from adopting ordinances which prevent employees from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.
Those wishing to testify must contact Committee Administrator Mary Cummins (651-296-3244 or mary.cummins@house.mn) to be placed on the agenda.

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HF2576 (Knoblach) Local governments prohibited from adopting ordinances which prevent employees from cooperating with federal immigration authorities.
Runs 3 hours, 45 minutes.

Commerce and Financial Institutions

Tuesday, February 28, 2006
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Agenda: No-fault insurance

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No-fault insurance.
Runs 3 hours, 13 minutes.

Education Finance

Tuesday, February 28, 2006
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Agenda: Integration Aid & "Mind the Gap" Report

Health Care Cost Containment Division

Tuesday, February 28, 2006
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Agenda: HF2831 (Abeler) Employer health coverage pooling programs reformed and recodified; money appropriated.
HF2832 (Abeler) Business and political subdivision employee health coverage reinsurance pool created and money appropriated.
HF2438 (Abeler) Health plan innovation and regulation provided, health plan companies and plans requirements modified, consumer information disclosure required, reports and studies required, and cost-containment initiatives implemented.
Language for the delete-all amendment to HF2438 is available in Room 509 State Office Building and on the division Web site.
Additional bills may be added.

Education Finance

Monday, February 27, 2006
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Agenda: No Child Left Behind Update Testing Update High School Redesign Initiatives School Trust Land Update

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No Child Left Behind update.
Testing update.
High school redesign initiatives.
School trust land update.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Thursday, February 23, 2006
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Agenda: HF2802(Heidgerken)/SF2543XXXX Brooten and St. Martin wastewater system bonds issued and money appropriated.
HF0283(Zellers)/SF0258(Higgins) Minneapolis; Minnesota Shubert Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2743(Mullery)/SFXXXX(Higgins) Minneapolis; Lowry Avenue corridor Phase II funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2681(Ellison)/SFXXXX(Higgins) Minneapolis; Heritage Park Development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2766(Hilty)/SF2456(Lourey) Cloquet Business Park project funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2594(Hilty)/SF2349(Lourey) Carlton elevated water storage tower funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2593(Hilty)/SF2350(Lourey) Wrenshall elevated water storage facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2592(Hilty)/SF2351(Lourey) Askov wastewater treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2751(Murphy)/SF2451(Bakk) Thomson light industrial park funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2752(Murphy)/SF2450(Bakk) Midway Township sewer reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2631(Rukavina)/SF2400(Tomassoni) East Range Joint Powers Board wastewater collection and treatment system funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2621(Rukavina)/SF2385(Tomassoni) Eveleth Water Treatment Facility renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2622(Rukavina)/SF2384(Tomassoni) Mountain Iron renewable energy industrial park funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2783(Sertich)/SF2386(Tomassoni) Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District wastewater treatment facilities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1694(Thao)/SF1734(Moua) St. Paul Asian community center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2527(Thao)/SF2311(Pappas) St. Paul; Pierce Butler Corridor land acquisition and contamination remediation grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2665(Johnson)/SFXXXX(Pappas) St. Paul; Union Depot infrastructure improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2664(Johnson)/SFXXXX St. Paul; National Great River Park improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2528(Mariani)/SF2310(Pappas) St. Paul; Mississippi River park development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2816(Demmer)/SF2488 Workforce center land and building development bonds issued and money appropriated.
HFXXXX(Lieder)/SFXXXX Grant for Polk County design & construction of 10 ton access road.
HF0201(Kahn)/SF299(Pogemiller) Minneapolis university research park project area public infrastructure improvements bond issue and appropriation.
HF2590(Simpson)/SF2354(Larson) Perham resource recovery facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

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HF2713(Powell)/SF2517(Belanger) Burnsville water treatment facility funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF0743(Clark)/SF0770(Berglin) Minneapolis; East Phillips Cultural and Community Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2643(Magnus)/SF2418(Vickerman) Lewis and Clark Rural Water System connections funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HFXXXX/SF2416(Vickerman) Slayton regional event center construction grant bond issue and appropriation.
HFXXXX/SF2417(Vickerman) Windom economic wastewater line extension construction grant bond issue and appropriation.
HFXXXX(Dorman)/SFXXXX(Sparks) Albert Lea Kathryn Island Improvements.
HFXXXX(Dorman)/SFXXXX(Sparks) Sewer Upgrades- Albert Lea Lift Station.
HF2640(Thissen)/SF2371(Ranum) Richfield athletic fields funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2641(Larson)/SF2372(Ranum) Richfield arterial street construction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF0190(Anderson, I.)/SF0253(Saxhaug) Nashwauk water and sewer components bond issue and appropriation.
HF2663(Lanning)/SF2447(Saxhaug) Minnesota Public Facilities Authority funding provided for maximum daily load grants relating to wastewater treatment, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2768(Solberg)/SFXXXX(Saxhaug) Itasca County steel plant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2767(Solberg)/SFXXXX(Saxhaug) Itasca County power plant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2715(Solberg)/SFXXXX(Saxhaug) Grand Rapids Research and Technology Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2708(Solberg)/SF2389(Saxhaug) McGregor wastewater treatment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF0281(Pelowski)/SFXXXX(Kierlin) Winona; Great River Shakespeare Festival facilities predesign funding provided, bonds issued, matching funds required, and money appropriated.
HFXXXX/SF2407(Koering) Mille Lacs wastewater treatment facility collection system connection grant bond issue and appropriation.
HFXXXX/SF2409(Koering) Royalton wastewater treatment system holding pond construction grant bond issue and appropriation.
HF2587(Lillie)/SFXXXX Maplewood; Bruentrup Farm restoration funding provided, bonds issued, and money provided.
HF2598(Hosch).SF2347(Fischbach) Richmond sewer facilities expansion funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2633(Moe)/SF2367(Ruud) Bemidji Regional Events Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Environment and Natural Resources

Tuesday, February 21, 2006
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Agenda: Informational hearing on mercury reduction in Minnesota 1. David Thornton, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency * Mercury Reduction and the 2005 Report to the Legislature 2. Leonard Levin, Ph.D., Principal Technical Manager, Air Toxics Health & Risk Assessment Electric Power Research Institute * Mercury research update 3. David Wallinga MD MPA, Senior Scientist and Antibiotic Resistance Project Director Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy 4. Nancy Lange, Clean Air Program Coordinator, Izaak Walton League

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Tuesday, February 21, 2006
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Agenda: MN Housing Finance Agency MN Department of Employment and Economic Development MN Historical Society HF2703(Koenen)/SF2414(Kubly) Bird Island sewer separation project grant bond issue and appropriation HF2646(Peterson,A.)/SFXXXX(Kubly) Dawson community swimming pool funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Public Facilities Authority / Terry Kuhlman League of MN Small Cities/ Nancy Larson HF2744(Penas)/SFXXXX(Stumpf) Lake Township wastewater treatment funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2626Gunther)/SFXXXX(Rosen) Winnebago museum of Native American artifacts funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2714(Cornish/SFXXXX(Rosen) Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated HF2710(Greiling)/SF2467(Marty) Roseville; John Rose Minnesota Oval renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HFXXXX(Hackbarth)/SF2456(Jungbauer) East Bethel wastewater treatment plant construction grant bond issue and appropriation.
HF2556(Wardlow)/SF2332(Metzen) Dakota county affordable assisted living housing construction grant bond issue and appropriation.
HF2560(McNamara)/SF2336(McGinn) Dakota County contaminated site development funding provided for purposes of green space and affordable housing, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2657(Urdahl)/SF2442(Dille) Watkins infrastructure reconstruction funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2770(Fritz) Faribault water reclamation plant funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2762(Fritz) Blooming Prairie street and sewer improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2763(Fritz) Ellendale sewer and water infrastructure funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
SFXXXX(Cohen) Transitional Housing HF2526(Paymar)/SF2308(Cohen) St. Paul Ordway Center for the Performing Arts renovation funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2525(Mahoney)/SF2309(Anderson) St. Paul Bioscience Corridor funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Thursday, February 16, 2006
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Agenda: Department of Military Affairs update Department of Veterans Affairs update HFXXXX (Severson) Military initiatives Department of Administration update

Environment and Natural Resources

Wednesday, February 15, 2006
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Agenda: Informational hearing to discuss key issues facing the forest industry and Minnesota forest resources.
1. Further recommendations from the Governor's Forestry task force.
* Overview of timber supply/price: Brad Moore, Assistant Commissioner, DNR * Environmental Review/Permitting, Transportation: Bob Anderson, Boise Cascade & MN Timber Producers Association * Tax Incentives: Bruce ZumBahlen, Minnesota Forestry Association 2. Forest Certification * Achieving 3rd-party certification of public lands: Bob Tomlinson, Assistant Director, DNR Division of Forestry * Private Land Certification: Bob Stine, Associate Dean, U of M College of Natural Resources * Logger Certification: Dave Chura, Executive Director, Minnesota Logger Education Program 3. Forest Legacy Program * Ron Nargang, Executive Director, Minnesota office of The Nature Conservancy

Transportation

Wednesday, February 15, 2006
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Agenda: Statewide Airport Zoning Issues

Health Policy and Finance

Tuesday, February 14, 2006
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Agenda: Fighting fraud and abuse: Program integrity in MN public health care programs

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Wednesday, February 8, 2006
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Agenda: Legislative Reform Discussion -Legislative Reform House Survey results -Continuing resolution legislation -HF2617 (Davids), HF2629 (Dempsey) and HF2639 (Kahn) Providing that legislative appropriations continue in effect until amended or eliminated by law. -SSHF58 (Seifert) Political contributions and solicitations prohibited during special legislative sessions.

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08:37 - Gavel.
15:10 - Results of the House survey on legislative reform.
1:06:50 - Continuing resolution legislation, including HF2617 (Davids), HF2629 (Dempsey) and HF2639 (Kahn) , all providing that legislative appropriations continue in effect until amended or eliminated by law.
1:46:01 - HF58 (Seifert) Political contributions and solicitations prohibited during special legislative sessions.
2:02:33 - Rule making.
Runs 2 hours, 15 minutes.

Transportation

Tuesday, February 7, 2006
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Agenda: Presentations by MnDOT on Truck Size and Weight Project

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Friday, February 3, 2006
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Agenda: Governor’s recommendations - Metropolitan Council - Metro Parks Additional bills: HF2171 (Tingelstad); HF2206 (Bernardy); HF2239 (Samuelson); HF2260/SF1936 (Goodwin/Chaudhary) Springbrook Nature Center HF2611/SF2358 (Abeler/Jungbauer) Mississippi West Regional Park HF2518/SF2304 (Hausman/Anderson) Como Zoo HFXXXX/SFXXXX (Urdahl/Dille) State Park Land Acquisition SFXXX (Dille) Luce Line Trail SFXXXX (Wergen) Soo Line Trail Recreational Bridge HF461/SF572 (Knoblach/Wergin) Greater Minnesota Regional Parks HFXXX (Haws) Central Mn Parks and Trails HF1564/SF1161 (Erhardt/Higgins) Diseased shade tree removal and replacement HF311/SF352 (Seifert/Frederickson) Lake Redwood Reservoir HF278/SF2183 (Nornes/Larson) Prairie Wetlands Environmental Learning Center HF2632/SF452 (Lanning/Skoe) Wild Rice Watershed District flood hazard mitigation HF2618 (Lieder) Red Lake River corridor improvements HFXXXX/SFXXXX (Juhnke/Johnson, Dean) Grass Lake restoration HF2557/SF2333 (Cybart/Pariseau) Dakota County Empire Wetlands Wildlife Area HF557/SF1022 (Wardlow/McGinn) Lebanon Hills Regional Park flood mitigation HF2562/SF2337 (Ozment/Pariseau) Byllesby Dam safety improvements HFXXXX (Cornish) Rapidan Dam HF448/SF479 (Kelliher/Dibble) Lake of the Isles flood mitigation HF253/SF335 (Metzen/Hansen) South St. Paul landfill reclamation and parkland conversion funding Additional bills may be added.
Public testimony will follow bill presentations as time allows.
If you have questions, please call: House Marilyn Brick, CA, 651-296-8893 Senate Diane Patnode, CA, 651-296-1323

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Governor’s Recommendations - Department of Natural Resources Lunch break for one hour at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Immediately after lunch: HFXXXX/SFXXXX (Ozment/Sams) State Trail Initiative; includes Gitchi Gami (Dill/Bakk), Cuyuna (Gazelka/Koering), Munger, Paul Bunyan (Moe/Ruud), Glacial Lakes (Juhnke/Johnson, Dean), Blufflands/Forestville and Houston (Davids/Kierlin) Gateway (Dean/Bachman), Goodhue Pioneer (Sviggum/Murphy), Blufflands-Chesterwoods (Welti/Kiscaden), Casey Jones (Magnus/Vickerman), Mill Towns (Cox/Nueville), Minnesota River (Kubly/Koenen) and Shooting Star (Poppe/Sparks) Regional trails: Mesabi (Dill/Bakk), Cedar Lake Trail (Keliher/Dibble), Vento Trail/Interp. Center, Mankato Minnesota River Trail, Great River Ridge (Welti/SF2312-Kiscaden) HF2632/SFXXXX (Lanning/Skoe) Wild Rice Watershed District flood hazard mitigation project funding HF2521/SF2314 (Welti/Kiscaden) Chesterwoods Trail HFXXXX/SFXXXX (Kubly/Koenen) MN River Trail planning - Montevideo to LacQuiParle HFXXXX/SFXXXX (Kubly/Koenen) MN River Trail planning - Granite Falls to Upper Sioux HF2591/SF2352 (Hilty/Lourey) St. Louis River Trail HF462/SF598 (Lenczewski/Ranum) Cedar Avenue Bridge Trail Connection HFXXXX (Hosch) Glacial Lakes; Richmond-Paynesville HF713/SF646 (Slawik/Wiger) Lower Afton Trail SFXXXXX (Koch) Wright County Regional Park HF2610 (Sailor) Big Bog recreation area HFXXXX/SFXXXX (McNamara/Saxhaug) State Park Rehab and Camper Cabins Governor’s recommendations: Minnesota Zoological Board Minnesota Department of Agriculture Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Water and Soil Resources Board Additional bills may be added.
If not completed, Thursday’s agenda will be continued on Friday, Feb. 3

Local Government

Thursday, February 2, 2006
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Agenda: Public testimony on and committee discussion of annexation and eminent domain.
Those wishing to testify must contact Committee Administrator Mary Cummins (651-296-3244 or mary.cummins@house.mn) to be placed on the agenda.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Public testimony on and committee discussion of annexation and eminent domain.
Those wishing to testify must contact Committee Administrator Mary Cummins (651-296-3244 or mary.cummins@house.mn) to be placed on the agenda.
Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Public testimony on and committee discussion of annexation and eminent domain.
Those wishing to testify must contact Committee Administrator Mary Cummins (651-296-3244 or mary.cummins@house.mn) to be placed on the agenda.

Taxes

Wednesday, February 1, 2006
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Agenda: HF719 (Urdahl) Dairy operation investments income and corporate franchise tax credit provided.

Transportation

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
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Agenda: Air Cargo Regional Distribution Center Update

Regulated Industries

Monday, January 30, 2006
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Agenda: Discussion of the federal energy bill by House Research.
Discussion/presentation of telecom restructuring.
Discussion of other energy issues by stakeholders.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Discussion of the federal energy bill by House Research.
Discussion/presentation of telecom restructuring.
Discussion of other energy issues by stakeholders.
Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Presentation by Dr. Glen Whitman on liquor industry restructure.
Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Presentation by Dr. Glen Whitman on liquor industry restructure.

Health Policy and Finance

Thursday, January 26, 2006
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Agenda: Session 1: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Developmental disability program review Session 2: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Recommendations for programs serving persons with disabilities

Commerce and Financial Institutions

Wednesday, January 25, 2006
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Agenda: Business competitiveness climate in Minnesota

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01:28 - Gavel.
Business competitiveness climate in Minnesota.
Runs 3 hours, 31 minutes.

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Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, January 24, 2006
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Agenda: Impaired waters discussion; Clean Water Legacy

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Impaired waters discussion; Clean Water Legacy

Civil Law and Elections

Wednesday, January 11, 2006
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Agenda: HFXXXX (Johnson J.) Eminent domain; providing a definition of public use; providing for loss of going concern, providing and prohibiting attorney fees.
Meeting location has been changed from Rochester to Blaine City Hall, 10801 Town Square Drive, Blaine, MN 55449. Cross Streets; Radisson Road and 109th Ave.

Property and Local Tax Division

Tuesday, December 6, 2005
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Agenda: Assessment issues related to property taxes: Presentation by staff; Public testimony.

Ways and Means

Thursday, December 1, 2005
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Agenda: Department of Finance overview of the November Forecast

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Department of Finance overview of the November Economic Forecast.
Budget documents related to the forecast can be found on the Department of Finance Web site at: http://www.finance.state.mn.us.
Runs 1 hour, 35 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Department of Finance overview of the November Forecast

Property and Local Tax Division

Wednesday, November 30, 2005
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Agenda: Assessment issues related to property taxes: Presentation by staff; Public testimony.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Tuesday, November 8, 2005
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Agenda: Update from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Update from the Department of Administration. Overviews of committee legislation enacted into law. Discussion on legislative reform ideas.

Transportation

Tuesday, November 1, 2005
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Agenda: No Agenda Available

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07:03 - Gavel.
MnDOT overview of the new Federal transportation funding bill titled "Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users" (SAFETEA-LU).
08:45 - Funding & Finance/Highway Programs/Research.
38:12 - Planning & Environment.
1:01:20 - Safety/Operations.
1:24:02 - Transit/Bike & Pedestrian.
1:43:24 - Motor Carrier/Rail/Freight.
1:55:35 - Questions and answers.
Runs 2 hours, 10 minutes.

Education Policy and Reform

Tuesday, October 25, 2005
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Agenda: Overview of school health insurance coverage throughout the state.
Presentation by State Auditor's office on Service Cooperatives' Insurance Programs Testimony will be taken from interested groups on school health insurance goals, not on specific legislation.

Taxes

Tuesday, October 11, 2005
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Agenda: Proposed Anoka County Sales Tax for Vikings Stadium

Agriculture and Rural Development

Tuesday, September 27, 2005
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Agenda: Joint Committee Meeting with Regulated Industries Discussion of Renewable Energy Standard (RES) HF2532 (Davids) Renewable energy provisions modified.
HF1561 (Peterson, A.) Wind power usage goal established at 20 percent by 2020, and wind energy conversion system loan guarantee program established.

Regulated Industries

Tuesday, September 27, 2005
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Agenda: No Agenda Available.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Tuesday, September 27, 2005
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Agenda: 1) Approval of the Minutes from the Meeting on Monday, May 23, 2005.
2) Approval of the Minutes from the Meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2005.
2) House Policies and Resolutions.

State Government Finance

Tuesday, September 27, 2005
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Agenda: Charitable Gambling update: Effect of smoking bans on charitable gambling industry.
State procurement policies and expenditures on motor vehicle fuels.

Health Policy and Finance

Friday, June 10, 2005
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Agenda: Working group on Health and Human Services Omnibus Finance bill

State Government Finance

Thursday, June 9, 2005
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Agenda: Report presentation: 2004 Local Government Lobbying Services - Pat Anderson, State Auditor HFXXXX (Seifert) relating to the financing of state government; proposing the Stop Special Session Act of 2005; modifying the definition of fiscal year and making conforming changes. [This bill is heard on an informational basis only.]

Taxes

Tuesday, June 7, 2005
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Agenda: HF0875 (Abrams) Cigarette cost mitigation fee established, and health care provider tax repealed.
HF2359 (Lenczewski) Cigarette tax increased, tax revenue dedication modified, and floor stocks tax imposed.

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07:19 - Gavel.
09:20 - Overview of the following 2005 Regular Session bill: HF875 (Abrams) Cigarette cost mitigation fee established, and health care provider tax repealed.
14:00 - Overview of the following 2005 Regular Session bill: HF2359 (Lenczewski) Cigarette tax increased, tax revenue dedication modified, and floor stocks tax imposed.
Runs 1 hour, 47 minutes.

Health Policy and Finance

Wednesday, June 1, 2005
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Agenda: Working group on Health and Human Services Omnibus Finance bill

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2005 Special Session - Health and Human Services Working Group
01:52 - Gavel.
Runs 1 hour, 48 minutes.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, May 26, 2005
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Agenda: 1) Resolutions on Special Session Lodging and Per Diem

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
1) Approval of the Minutes from the Meeting on Saturday, May 21, 2005 2) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, May 23, 2005 5) Miscellaneous Personnel Report
Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
1) Approval of the Minutes from the Meeting at 11:50 AM on Friday, May 20, 2005 2) Approval of the Minutes from the Meeting at 5:00 PM on Friday, May 20, 2005 3) Calendar for the Day for Saturday, May 21, 2005
Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
1) Approval of the Minutes from the Meeting on Thursday, May 19 2) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Friday, May 20, 2005 3) House Resolution on Facilities 4) House Resolution on Correcting and Approving Last Day Journal 5) House Resolution on Parking 6) H.F.2063 (Holberg) - Commercial motor vehicle provisions modified including traffic regulations and driver's license provisions, identification card issuance prohibited to permit holders, and driver's license classifications and restrictions modified 7) H.F.2097 (Holberg) - Motor vehicle registration tax refunds regulated, registration procedures modified, and technical and clarifying changes provided 8) H.F.2255 (Severson) - Vehicle insurance verification sampling program discontinued pending modification, charges for violations voided, remediation provided, drivers' licenses reinstated, report required, resumption of program authorized, and money appropriated

Ways and Means

Friday, May 20, 2005
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Agenda: HF2243 (Seifert) Office of Enterprise Technology established, and money appropriated SF427 (Smith) Public pension plans clarified and revised, obsolete provisions eliminated, definitions provided, service credits authorized, financial provision requirements provided, and money appropriated HF1391 (Cox) Waste electronic products recovery and recycling provided HF2263 (Knoblach) Finance Department provisions updated

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00:26 - Gavel.
01:35 - HF2243 (Seifert) Office of Enterprise Technology established, and money appropriated.
14:50 - SF427 (Smith) Public pension plans clarified and revised, obsolete provisions eliminated, definitions provided, service credits authorized, financial provision requirements provided, and money appropriated.
1:38:03 - HF2263 (Knoblach) Finance Department provisions updated.
The committee went in to recess to the call of the Chair.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.

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02:35 - Gavel, an further consideration of HF2263 (Knoblach) Finance Department provisions updated.
06:06 - HF1391 (Cox) Waste electronic products recovery and recycling provided.
The committee went in recess to the call of the Chair.
Runs 17 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF2243 (Seifert) Office of Enterprise Technology established, and money appropriated SF427 (Smith) Public pension plans clarified and revised, obsolete provisions eliminated, definitions provided, service credits authorized, financial provision requirements provided, and money appropriated HF1391 (Cox) Waste electronic products recovery and recycling provided HF2263 (Knoblach) Finance Department provisions updated

Rules and Legislative Administration

Thursday, May 19, 2005
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Agenda: 1) Approval of Minutes from the Meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 2) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, May 19, 2005 Bills pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03 3) H.F.826 (Ozment) - Clean Water Legacy Act established providing authority, direction, and funding to achieve and maintain water quality standards for surface waters in accordance with the federal Clean Water Act, and money appropriated 4) H.F.2511 (Kahn) - Casino operated by the State Lottery authorized in the main terminal of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and money appropriated

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
1) Approval of the Minutes from the Meeting on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 2) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Local Government

Tuesday, May 17, 2005
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Agenda: HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium development process provided, metropolitan stadium authority established, Metropolitan Council bonds authorized, and host community powers provided. (continued)

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Local Government
03:03 - Gavel.
HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium development process provided, metropolitan stadium authority established, Metropolitan Council bonds authorized, and host community powers provided.
Runs 2 hours, 53 minutes.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Tuesday, May 17, 2005
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Agenda: 1) Approval of Minutes from the Meeting on Monday, May 16, 2005 2) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Tuesday, May 17, 2005 3) S.F.2259/H.F.2428 (Howes) - Minnesota Citizens' Personal Protection Act of 2003 reenacted Bill pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03: 4) H.F.2448 (Bradley) - Human services programs forecast adjustments provided

Ways and Means

Tuesday, May 17, 2005
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Agenda: HF2498 (Abrams) Public finance and tax increment financing provisions modified, purchases authorized, international economic development zone provided, tax incentives established, and money appropriated.
HF2448 (Bradley) Human services programs forecast adjustments provided.
SF2160 (Anderson, B) Claims against the state settlement provided, reimbursement for damage by escaping inmates or runaway patients increased, and money appropriated.
HF1321 (Smith) Marriage dissolution, child custody, support, maintenance, and property law recodified and reformed; and money appropriated.
HF2243 (Seifert) Office of Enterprise Technology established, and money appropriated.
HF1801 (Hackbarth) Lawful gambling definitions amended, technical and conforming changes provided, sports-themed tipboards and electronic bingo provided, lottery service businesses regulated, and video games of chance and social skill games authorized HF145 (Solberg) State budget reports and recommendations required to conform with generally accepted governmental accounting principles and disclosure of impact of inflation on state expenditures required.
HF10 (Lenczewski) Revenue forecast required to include inflation as a forecast variable.

Local Government

Monday, May 16, 2005
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Agenda: HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium development process provided, metropolitan stadium authority established, Metropolitan Council bonds authorized, and host community powers provided.
Those wishing to testify must contact Committee Administrator Mary Cummins (651-296-3244 or mary.cummins@house.mn ) to be placed on the agenda.

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0:20 - Gavel, and discussion regarding the committee's process.
27:25 - HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium development process provided, metropolitan stadium authority established, Metropolitan Council bonds authorized, and host community powers provided.
Runs 7 hours, 20 minutes.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Monday, May 16, 2005
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Agenda: 1) Approval of the Minutes from the Meeting on Friday, May 13, 2005 2) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, May 16, 2005 3) H.F.2428 (Howes) - Minnesota Citizens' Personal Protection Act of 2003 reenacted

Taxes

Monday, May 16, 2005
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Agenda: HF2482 (Gunther) Racino; lottery gaming machines and other nonlottery games authorized at a gaming facility in conjunction with a tribal entity and a racetrack, licensing and regulation provided, fees imposed, and money appropriated.
***add*** HF2228 (Abrams) Revenue commissioner general powers recodified and clarified, criminal penalty recodified, and money appropriated.

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02:05 - Gavel.
02:05 - Announcement that the following bill was removed from the agenda, and will be heard in Taxes on Tuesday, May 17: HF2482 (Gunther) Racino; lottery gaming machines and other nonlottery games authorized at a gaming facility in conjunction with a tribal entity and a racetrack, licensing and regulation provided, fees imposed, and money appropriated.
08:05 - HF2228 (Abrams) Revenue commissioner general powers recodified and clarified, criminal penalty recodified, and money appropriated.
Runs 19 minutes.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Friday, May 13, 2005
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Agenda: 1) Approval of the Minutes from the Meeting on Monday, May 9, 2005 2) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Friday, May 13, 2005 3) H.R.13 (Cornish) - Recognizing the week of May 15, 2005, as a Police Week and May 15, 2005, as Peace Officers Memorial Day 4) S.F.1940/H.F.2086 (Beard) - Metropolitan Council and Metropolitan Airports Commission residency requirements modified, Bloomington mayor included on the commission, term limits imposed, nominating committee created, and report required Bills pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03: 5) H.F.1391 (Cox) - Waste electronic products recovery and recycling provided 6) H.F.2243 (Seifert) - Office of Enterprise Technology established, and money appropriated 7) H.F.2480 (Finstad) - Baseball stadium development process provided, metropolitan stadium authority established, Metropolitan Council bonds authorized, and host community powers provided

Taxes

Friday, May 13, 2005
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Agenda: HF2498 (Abrams) Public finance and tax increment financing provisions modified, purchases authorized, international economic development zone provided, tax incentives established, and money appropriated.
***add*** HF2228 (Abrams) Revenue commissioner general powers recodified and clarified, criminal penalty recodified, and money appropriated.
Other bills may be added.

Health Policy and Finance

Thursday, May 12, 2005
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Agenda: HF2448 (Bradley) Human services programs forecast adjustments provided.
HF586 (Abeler) Long-term care partnership program authorized, medical assistance eligibility requirements modified, approved long-term care policies defined, medical assistance estate recovery limited.
HF2438 (Abeler) Health plan innovation and regulation provided, health plan companies and plans requirements modified, consumer information disclosure required, reports and studies required, and cost-containment initiatives implemented.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Review of the House and Senate Omnibus Health and Human Services Finance Bills and adoption of similar language. Senate Members: Sen. Berglin, Sen. Lourey, Sen. Prettner-Solon, Sen. Koering and Sen. Hottinger House Members: Rep. Bradley, Rep. Finstad, Rep. Abeler, Rep. Otremba, and Rep. Wilkin

State Government Finance

Thursday, May 12, 2005
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Agenda:

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF2511 (Kahn) A bill for an act relating to state government; authorizing the State Lottery to lease space for and operate a casino in the main terminal of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Ways and Means

Thursday, May 12, 2005
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Agenda: SF1368 (Westrom) Energy provisions modified relating to transmission companies, wind energy, biomass, gas utilities, hydrogen, and biodiesel; and money appropriated HF1161 (Huntley) Health occupations provisions modified, social work statutes and rules recodified; and penalties, fees, and reviews established HF2358 (Seifert) MFIP monthly cash assistance payments prohibited for use in purchasing tobacco or alcohol HF1801 (Hackbarth) Lawful gambling definitions amended, technical and conforming changes provided, sports-themed tipboards and electronic bingo provided, lottery service businesses regulated, and video games of chance and social skill games authorized

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, May 10, 2005
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Agenda: HF826 (Ozment) Clean Water Legacy Act.
Consideration of funding proposals.
Those wishing to testify must contact Marilyn Brick at 651-296-8893 to be added to the agenda.

Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs

Tuesday, May 10, 2005
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Agenda: HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium development process provided, metropolitan stadium authority established, Metropolitan Council bonds authorized, and host community powers provided.

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Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs - Part 1
06:20 - Gavel.
HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium development process provided, metropolitan stadium authority established, Metropolitan Council bonds authorized, and host community powers provided.
Runs 5 minutes.

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Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs - Part 2
04:19 - Gavel.
HF2480 (Finstad) Baseball stadium development process provided, metropolitan stadium authority established, Metropolitan Council bonds authorized, and host community powers provided.
Runs 4 hours, 52 minutes.

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Tuesday, May 10, 2005
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Agenda: HOUSE CONFEREES: Representatives Steve Smith, Jeff Johnson, Scott Newman, Mary Murphy, and Debra Hilstrom.
SENATE CONFEREES: Senators Jane B. Ranum, Leo T. Foley, Wesley J. Skoglund, Thomas M. Neuville, and Julie A. Rosen AGENDA: 1. Organizational comments.
2. Report on the spreadsheet by Fiscal Staff 3. Report on the side-by-side by House Research and Senate Counsel

Ways and Means

Tuesday, May 10, 2005
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Agenda: HF785 (Krinkie) Omnibus Tax Bill

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03:18 - Gavel.
HF785 (Krinkie) Omnibus Tax bill.
Runs 6 hours, 20 minutes.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Monday, May 9, 2005
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Agenda: 1) Approval of the Minutes from the Meeting on Thursday, May 5, 2005 2) Approval of the Minutes from the Meeting on Friday, May 6, 2005 3) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Health Care Cost Containment Division

Friday, May 6, 2005
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Agenda: **FINAL DIVISION MEETING TODAY 1/2 AFTER SESSION in Room 10** HF2438 (Abeler) Health plan innovation an regulation provided, health plan companies and plans requirements modified, consumer information disclosure required, reports and studies required, and cost-containment initiatives implemented.
Copies of the DE4-3 amendment are available by Room 509.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Friday, May 6, 2005
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Agenda: 1) HF2461 (Holberg) Omnibus transportation finance bill providing funding for transportation, Metropolitan Council, and public safety; issuing bonds; modifying vehicle plate and tax provisions; appropriating money; and proposing constitutional amendments.

Taxes

Friday, May 6, 2005
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Agenda: HF0785 (Krinkie) Omnibus Tax Bill HF0660 (Krinkie) Omnibus tax bill modifying income, franchise, sales and use, insurance, and property taxes; and appropriating money.

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Taxes
01:16 - Gavel.
HF785 (Krinkie) Omnibus Tax bill.
Runs 1 hour, 25 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF0785 (Krinkie) Omnibus Tax Bill HF0660 (Krinkie) Omnibus tax bill modifying income, franchise, sales and use, insurance, and property taxes; and appropriating money.

Ways and Means

Thursday, May 5, 2005
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Agenda: HF2461 (Holberg) Omnibus Transportation Bill SF1064 (Knoblach) Blind and disabled accessible electronic information service established, closed-captioning for certain local news programming provided, and money appropriated.
HF310 (Bernardy) Ramsey County property interests transfer authorized.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Wednesday, May 4, 2005
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Agenda: HF826 (Ozment) Clean Water Legacy Act established providing authority, direction, and funding to achieve and maintain water quality standards for surface waters in accordance with the federal Clean Water Act, and money appropriated.

Civil Law and Elections

Wednesday, May 4, 2005
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Agenda: No agenda available

Higher Education Finance

Wednesday, May 4, 2005
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Agenda: Presentation of the 'Accountable to U' plan Witness: Robert Bruininks, President, University of Minnesota Note: This meeting will cover the entire 'Accountable to U' plan. There will be a second meeting to discuss General College in detail.

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04:58 - Gavel.
Presentation of the "Accountable to U" plan.
Testimony by Robert Bruininks, President, University of Minnesota.
Runs 1 hour, 56 minutes.

State Government Finance

Wednesday, May 4, 2005
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Agenda: HF2092/SF427 (Smith) Public pension plans clarified and revised, obsolete provisions eliminated, definitions provided, service credits authorized, financial provision requirements provided, and money appropriated.

Taxes

Wednesday, May 4, 2005
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Agenda: HF0785 (Krinkie) Omnibus Tax Bill

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, May 3, 2005
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Agenda: HF826 (Ozment) Clean Water Legacy Act established providing authority, direction, and funding to achieve and maintain water quality standards for surface waters in accordance with the federal Clean Water Act, and money appropriated.
*Those wishing to testify on HF826 must contact Marilyn Brick (651-296-8893 and marilyn.brick@house.mn ) in Rep. Ozment's office, to be placed on the agenda.

Taxes

Tuesday, May 3, 2005
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Agenda: HF0785 (Krinkie) omnibus tax bill.
Public Testimony

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01:16 - Gavel.
HF785 (Krinkie) Omnibus Tax bill.
Public testimony.
The committee went in recess to the call of the Chair.
Runs 1 hour, 56 minutes.

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Continued public testimony on HF785 (Krinkie) Omnibus Tax bill.
Runs 6 hours, 27 minutes.

Ways and Means

Tuesday, May 3, 2005
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Agenda: HF514 (Westerberg) Lottery board established, card clubs regulated, and card club director position established.
HF874 (Brod) Electronic voting equipment required, state voting systems contract established, and money appropriated from the Help America Vote Act account.
HF902 (Ozment) Omnibus environment and natural resources bill

Rules and Legislative Administration

Monday, May 2, 2005
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Agenda: 1) Approval of the Minutes from the Meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 2) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, May 2, 2005 3) H.R. 12 (Erickson) - Recognizing May 5, 2005, as a Day of Prayer in Minnesota 4) H.F. 1929 (Klinzing) - Construction code inspectors competency and certification criteria required, and continuing education provided 5) H.F. 2187 (Abrams) - Hennepin County Medical Center governance provided, and county subsidiary corporation providing healthcare and related services created

Taxes

Monday, May 2, 2005
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Agenda: HF0785 (Krinkie) omnibus tax bill.
Presentation of delete-all amendment - the omnibus tax bill

Ways and Means

Monday, May 2, 2005
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Agenda: HF872 (Sykora) Omnibus education bill HF1420 (Ozment) Omnibus agriculture bill HF902 (Ozment) Omnibus environment and natural resources bill

Taxes

Friday, April 29, 2005
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Agenda: To be announced

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Thursday, April 28, 2005
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Agenda: HF826 (Ozment) Clean Water Legacy Act established providing authority, direction, and funding to achieve and maintain water quality standards for surface waters in accordance with the federal Clean Water Act, and money appropriated.
*Those wishing to testify on HF826 must contact Marilyn Brick (651-296-8893 and marilyn.brick@house.mn ) in Rep. Ozment's office, to be placed on the agenda.

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10:55 - Gavel.
11:30 - HF826 (Ozment) Clean Water Legacy Act established providing authority, direction, and funding to achieve and maintain water quality standards for surface waters in accordance with the federal Clean Water Act, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 36 minutes.

Capital Investment

Thursday, April 28, 2005
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Agenda: HF1420 (Ozment) Omnibus agriculture finance bill.

Health Care Cost Containment Division

Thursday, April 28, 2005
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Agenda: ***Continued committee action and amendments considered. The committee will not take final committee action on April 28th.*** HF2438 (Abeler) Health plan innovation an regulation provided, health plan companies and plans requirements modified, consumer information disclosure required, reports and studies required, and cost-containment initiatives implemented.
Copies of the DE3 amendment will be available late this afternoon by Room 509.

Taxes

Thursday, April 28, 2005
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Agenda: HF0872 (Sykora) K-12 education finance omnibus bill.
HF2461 (Holberg) Transportation finance omnibus bill.

Civil Law and Elections

Wednesday, April 27, 2005
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Agenda: HF2187 (Abrams) Hennepin County Medical Center governance provided, and county subsidiary corporation providing healthcare and related services created.
HF2428 (Howes) Minnesota Citizens' Personal Protection Act of 2003 reenacted.

State Government Finance

Wednesday, April 27, 2005
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Agenda: Overview of Drive to Excellence HF2243 (Seifert) Office of Enterprise Technology established, and money appropriated.

Taxes

Wednesday, April 27, 2005
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Agenda: HF2461 (Holberg) Transportation finance omnibus bill.
HF0872 (Sykora) K-12 education finance omnibus bill.
HF0902 (Ozment) Environment & Natural Resources finance omnibus bill.

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04:02 - Gavel, and discussion of HF902 (Ozment) Omnibus Agriculture, Environment & Natural Resources Finance bill.
The committee went in recess to the call of the Chair.
Runs 1 hour, 37 minutes.

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00:24 - Gavel, and discussion of HF872 (Sykora) Omnibus Education Finance bill.
The committee went in recess to the call of the Chair.
Runs 37 minutes.

Ways and Means

Wednesday, April 27, 2005
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Agenda: HF1976 (Gunther) Jobs and Economic Opportunity Omnibus Bill HF1422 (Bradley) Health Omnibus Bill

Capital Investment

Tuesday, April 26, 2005
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Agenda: HF2454 (Rukavina)Mesabi Trail previous appropriation error corrected.
HF2461(Holberg) Omnibus transportation finance bill providing funding for transportation, Metropolitand Council, and public safety; issuing bonds; modifying vehicle plate and tax provisions; appropriating money; and proposing constitutional amendments.

Health Care Cost Containment Division

Tuesday, April 26, 2005
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Agenda: Continued Committee action and amendments considered -- HF2438 (Abeler) Health plan innovation an regulation provided, health plan companies and plans requirements modified, consumer information disclosure required, reports and studies required, and cost-containment initiatives implemented.

Local Government

Tuesday, April 26, 2005
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Agenda: HF2437 (Anderson, B) Annexations by order and annexations by ordinance of area of 60 acres or less moratorium imposed.

Property and Local Tax Division

Tuesday, April 26, 2005
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Agenda: HF0249 (Westrom) Special agricultural homestead property tax classification extended to include grandchildren.
HF1181 (Cox) Soil and water conservation districts added to the definition of special taxing district.
HF1514 (Heidgerken) Sauk River Watershed District increased levy authorized.
HF1522 (Hamilton) Nobles County, Worthington, and Independent School District No. 518 joint truth in taxation hearings authorized.
HF1899 (Lanning) State general levy shares fixed for noncommercial seasonal recreational property and commercial-industrial property.
HF1908 (Vandeveer) Low-income apartment property tax class created.
HF2395 (Mullery) Low-income apartment property tax class reestablished.
HF2015 (Brod) Market value assessment reduction provided for energy-efficient new commercial property.
HF2220 (McNamara) Aggregate resource preservation property tax program established, and classification provided for property containing unmined aggregate.
HF2436 (Brod) Agricultural land valued at production value for property tax purposes, and money appropriated.
HF0182 (Solberg) Aitkin County and Independent School District No. 1 joint initial public hearings authorized.
HF0302 (Lesch) Ramsey County library levies on tax statements and truth in taxation notices separately stated.
HF0306 (Murphy) Proctor city lodging tax authorized.
HF1257 (Marquart) Truth in taxation process public hearings and proposed property tax notification dates advanced.
HF1527 (Marquart) Joint public truth in taxation advertisements and hearings allowed.
HF1867 (Lenczewski) Bloomington fiscal disparities repayment extended by eight additional years.
HF1902 (Lesch) Housing opportunity area tax abatement program provided.
HF1954 (Hausman) Educational instruction qualifying property tax exemption provided.
HF2339 (Lenczewski) Property tax market value credit reductions reflected in the credit amount shown on each property tax statement.
HF2353 (Lenczewski) Tax increment financing prohibited for use in assisting federally defined gambling facilities.
HF2375 (Otremba) Delinquent property tax notification required.
***add*** HF2284 (Nornes) Class 1b homestead property market value amount subject to a reduced class rate increased.
HF2301 (Solberg) Itasca County towns maximum cemetery levies increased.
HF1582 (Meslow) White Bear Lake city payments required, and money appropriated.
***remove*** HF2370 (Lenczewski) Tax increment financing; new districts or expansions of existing districts prohibited.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Tuesday, April 26, 2005
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Agenda: 1) Approval of Minutes from the Meeting on Monday, April 18, 2005 2) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Tuesday, April 26, 2005 3) HR11 (Sykora) - Declaring Minnesota's own Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day 2005 Bills pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03: 4) HF813 (Sykora) - School trust land construction aggregate evaluation provided, and money appropriated 5) HF874 (Brod) - State voting systems contract established, and money appropriated from the Help America Vote Act account 6) HF987 (Sieben) - Cribs in violation of certain regulations sale and commercial use prohibited 7) HF1081 (Ozment) - Commercial fishing restrictions in infested waters modified, water recreation account provided, citizen oversight committee sunsets extended, and approval of county timber receipts expenditures eliminated 8) HF1344 (Westrom) - Energy resource development provisions modified, public utilities regulated, local power quality zones authorized, community-based energy development tariff provided, studies and reports required, and money appropriated 9) HF1732 (Blaine) - Agricultural loan provisions modified, livestock equipment pilot loan program established, livestock zoning requirements modified, town road repairs funding provided, and money appropriated 10) HF2092 (Smith) - Elective state officers retirement plan defined as the portions in effect on the date of termination of service 11) HF2358 (Seifert) - MFIP monthly cash assistance payments prohibited for use in purchasing tobacco, alcohol, or lottery tickets 12) Bills mistakenly referred to the Committee HF400 (Mahoney) HF814 (Cornish) HF898 (Sertich) HF952 (Finstad) HF1521 (Hamilton) HF1964 (Peterson, N) HF2335 (Sykora) SF1621 (Blaine)

Ways and Means

Tuesday, April 26, 2005
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Agenda: HF1 (Smith) Public Safety Omnibus Bill HF1976 (Gunther) Jobs and Economic Opportunity Omnibus Bill

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01:55 - Gavel, and discussion of HF1 (Smith) Omnibus Public Safety Policy and Finance bill.
Runs 2 hours, 34 minutes.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Friday, April 22, 2005
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Agenda: Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Committee Gaming Bill

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Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance Committee - Part 1 of 2
03:42 - Gavel, and introductory discussion.
12:26 - Presentation of HFXXXX - Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Committee gaming bill, and testimony by proponents.
1:25:30 - Testimony by opponents.
The committee went in recess to the call of the Chair.
Runs 2 hours, 26 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance Committee - Part 2 of 2
00:27 - Gavel.
19:26 - Amendments to HFXXXX - Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Committee gaming bill.
Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Thursday, April 21, 2005
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Agenda: Mark-up of the Environment and Natural Resources Finance Omnibus bill (delete-all amendment to HF902 - Ozment).

Education Finance

Thursday, April 21, 2005
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Agenda: Mark-up of the Education Finance Omnibus Bill

Health Policy and Finance

Thursday, April 21, 2005
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Agenda: Committee consideration of HF1422, the House 2006-07 Health Omnibus Finance bill. All amendments are due to the committee administrator on Wednesday, April 20th by 4:00 p.m. The committee will reconvene after session if necessary to finish its business for the day.

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08:34 - Gavel.
09:53 - Committee consideration of HF1422 (Bradley) Omnibus Health Finance bill.
Runs 4 hours, 23 minutes.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Thursday, April 21, 2005
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Agenda: Continuation of the mark-up of the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Omnibus Bill

Transportation Finance

Thursday, April 21, 2005
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Agenda: No Agenda Available.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
No Agenda Available.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
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Agenda: Please Note: Meeting Start Time Changed to 8:45 a.m.
Mark-up of the Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill (delete-all amendment to HF1420 - Ozment).

Education Finance

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
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Agenda: Presentation and discussion of the Education Finance Omnibus Bill

Health Care Cost Containment Division

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
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Agenda: **Meeting added to schedule** Committee action and amendments considered -- HF2438 (Abeler) Health plan innovation an regulation provided, health plan companies and plans requirements modified, consumer information disclosure required, reports and studies required, and cost-containment initiatives implemented.

Health Policy and Finance

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
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Agenda: Public Testimony on HF1422, the House 2006-07 Health Omnibus Finance bill. If you are interested in testifying, please contact Suzy Geroux at Suzanne.Geroux@house.mn or at 296-7185. Each testifier will be given 3 minutes. The committee will reconvene after session if necessary to finish its business for the day.

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01:56 - Gavel, and testimony on HF1422 (Bradley) Omnibus Health Finance bill.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
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Agenda: Testimony on the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Omnibus Bill

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00:38 - Gavel, and testimony on HF1976 (Gunther) Omnibus Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance bill.
Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
Continuation of testimony on the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Omnibus Bill

State Government Finance

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
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Agenda: HF1344 (Westrom) Energy resource development provisions modified, public utilities regulated, local power quality zones authorized, community-based energy development tariff provided, studies and reports required, and money appropriated.

Taxes

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
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Agenda: SF0310 (HF0209) (Blaine) Township levy and spending authority clarified.
HF1743 (Blaine) Vending machine sales of milk and water exempted from sales tax.
HF0719 (Urdahl) Dairy operation investments income and corporate franchise tax credit provided.
HF0909 (Klinzing) Prepared food definition amended to exclude ice cream cakes relating to sales tax.
SF1253 (HF1093) (Hausman) St. Paul authorized to participate in the creation of and contracting with a nonprofit organization to operate the RiverCentre complex.
HF0682 (Severson) National Guard incentive program funding, World War II veterans memorial, veteran home maintenance, and income tax benefits provided; and money appropriated. HF1640 (Magnus) Job opportunity building zones and biotechnology and health sciences industry zone provisions modified; and tax credit provided for investment in a qualified regional angel investment network fund.
HF1780 (Bradley) General fund income tax contribution checkoff provided.
HF2038 (Westrom) Agricultural products defined to include short rotation trees for purposes of the agricultural property tax classification.
HF2055 (Latz) Tax preparers required to notify clients of the nongame wildlife checkoff.
HF0044 (Abrams) Life insurance premium tax rates reduced.
HF0389 (Vandeveer) Education income tax credit modified.
HF1054 (Knoblach) Education tax credit authorized for certain school attendance, and family cap on the education tax credit eliminated.
HF1858 (Sykora) Tuition organization contribution income tax credit provided.
HF1412 (Demmer) Agricultural land exempted from certain school district debt service levies.
HF1413 (Brod) School boards authorized to elect to levy debt service against referendum market value.
HF1414 (Brod) School boards authorized to elect to levy debt service against referendum market value.
HF1577 (Erickson) Equalized debt service levy tax base modified.
HF1713 (Krinkie) Solar energy sales tax exemption sunset removed.
HF2075 (Davids) Health plan pharmacy and pharmacy benefits manager contracts limited.
HF1314 (Davids) Health care provider credit established for services to state health program recipients, third-party purchaser responsibilities provided, and itemized taxes authorized on certain billings.
HF2361 (Knoblach) Marriage income tax penalties reduced.
HF2393 (Kohls) Flea market and other occasional sellers exempted from the sales tax.
***remove*** HF2204 (Ruth) Active military service compensation individual income tax deduction provided.
***add*** HF2366 (Sykora) Scholarship granting organizations tax credit provided.

Transportation

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
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Agenda: Continuation of Transportation Funding Discussion HFXXXX(Erhardt) Transportation Funding Proposal MNPASS System Presentation

Ways and Means

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
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Agenda: HF1385 (Nornes) Higher Education Omnibus Bill HF1481 (Seifert) State Government Omnibus Bill HF874 (Brod) State voting systems contract established, and money appropriated from the Help America Vote Act account SF4 (Davids) Ethanol minimum content required in gasoline increased, and petroleum replacement goal established SF1064 (Knoblach) Blind and disabled accessible electronic information service established, closed-captioning for certain local news programming provided, and money appropriated

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Ways and Means - Part 1 of 2
12:09 - Gavel.
13:28 - HF1481 (Seifert) Omnibus State Government Finance bill.
2:51:16 - HF1385 (Nornes) Omnibus Higher Education Finance bill.
3:20:00 - SF4 (Davids) Ethanol minimum content required in gasoline increased, and petroleum replacement goal established.
The committee went in recess to the call of the Chair.
Runs 3 hour, 9 minutes.

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Ways and Means - Part 2 of 2
01:07 - Gavel.
01:20 - SF4 (Davids) Ethanol minimum content required in gasoline increased, and petroleum replacement goal established.
Runs 22 minutes.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
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Agenda: Presentation of the Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill and the Environment and Natural Resources Finance bill (spreadsheets; language if complete).

Education Policy and Reform

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
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Agenda: Informational hearing on the school district employee statewide health insurance pool. No votes will be taken.

Health Care Cost Containment Division

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
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Agenda: Consideration and public testimony on language for a Division Health Care Cost Containment proposal. If you would like to testify on the language, please contact Jason Flohrs at 296-5813.

Health Policy and Finance

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
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Agenda: Walk through of HF1422, the House 2006-07 Health Omnibus Finance bill. Copies of the bill will be available at the 10:15 a.m. hearing.

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Health Policy and Finance
00:38 - Gavel, and walk-through of HF1422 (Bradley) Omnibus Health Finance bill.
Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.

Higher Education Finance

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
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Agenda: HF1385 (Nornes) Higher education funding provided for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the University of Minnesota, and the Mayo Medical Foundation; Higher Education Facilities Authority merger authorized; and money appropriated.

Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
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Agenda: Presentation of the Jobs & Economic Opportunity Policy & Finance Omnibus Bill

Property and Local Tax Division

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
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Agenda: HF1691 (Westrom) Biomass electric generation facility property tax exemption construction date requirement and sales tax exemption duration extended.
HF2372 (Ruth) Electric generation facility personal property tax exemption provided.
HF2413 (Ellison) Electric generating facility construction materials personal property tax and sales tax exemptions provided.
*** added *** HF0525 (Davids) Emergency medical services special taxing district sunset extended.
HF0630 (Wilkin) Special assessment and property tax deferment provisions on certain qualified property modified.
HF1139 (Thissen) First tier of commerical-industrial property exempted from the state general tax.
HF1140 (Thissen) Property tax loss compensation provided when real property is acquired by a governmental entity and becomes tax exempt.
HF1213 (Gunther) Fairmont tax increment financing district property tax abatement authorized.
HF1247 (Larson) Richfield redevelopment tax increment financing district authorized.
HF1267 (Demmer) Special service district law requirement delayed.
HF1784 (Demmer) Streets added to municipal improvements which can be subsequently reimbursed for earlier costs incurred.
HF1381 (Howes) Sylvan gravel tax authorized.
HF1511 (Nelson, P.) Taylors Falls city development zone powers authorized.
HF1797 (Otremba) Property tax class rate reduced for certain property bordering public waters.
HF1836 (Ellison) Lead hazard reduction property tax valuation exclusion provided.

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
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Agenda: HF1 Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill Meeting will be continued at 4:00 p.m. if necessary

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF1 Public Safety Policy and Finance Omnibus Bill Meeting will be continued at 4:00 p.m. if necessary

State Government Finance

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
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Agenda: State Government Finance Omnibus Bill (Delete-all amendment to HF1481) -Testimony, discussion Contact: Jared Jordal, Committee Administrator (651) 296-5318

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
State Government Finance Omnibus Bill (Delete-all amendment to HF1481) -Amendments, discussion, passage Contact: Jared Jordal, Committee Administrator (651) 296-5318

Transportation Finance

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
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Agenda: HFXXXX (Erhardt) Transportation Funding Proposal HF2377 (Larson) Motor vehicle sales tax proceeds reallocated to the metropolitan area transit fund and the greater Minnesota transit fund.
Walk through of HFXXXX (Holberg) Transportation Finance Committee Bill.

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Transportation Finance
00:27 - Gavel.
00:47 - HFXXXX (Erhardt) Transportation funding proposal.
19:24 - HF2377 (Larson) Motor vehicle sales tax proceeds reallocated to the metropolitan area transit fund and the greater Minnesota transit fund.
46:11 - Walk through of HFXXXX (Holberg) Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.
Runs 2 hours, 15 minutes.

Health Care Cost Containment Division

Monday, April 18, 2005
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Agenda: Consideration and public testimony on language for a Division Health Care Cost Containment proposal. If you would like to testify on the language, please contact Jason Flohrs at 296-5813.

Rules and Legislative Administration

Monday, April 18, 2005
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Agenda: 1) Approval of the Minutes from the meeting on Monday, April 11, 2005 2) Proposed Calendar for the Day for Tuesday, April 19, 2005 Bills pursuant to Joint Rule 2.03: 3) H.F.2129 (Beard) - Horse racing electronic wagers provided 4) H.F.2279 (Kohls) - Cologne wetland replacement requirements exemption provided 5) Approval of House Budget

State Government Finance

Monday, April 18, 2005
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Agenda: Presentation of the State Government Finance Omnibus Bill (Delete-all amendment to HF1481)

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State Government Finance
03:44 - Gavel, and general committee discussion.
08:30 - Presentation of the Omnibus State Government Finance bill with the delete-all amendment to HF1481 (Seifert) State government funding provided for general legislative and administrative expenses, state and local government operations modified, and money appropriated.
09:14 - Overview of the fiscal provisions of the bill.
32:04 - Overview of the policy provisions of the bill.
Runs 1 hour, 6 minutes.

Ways and Means

Monday, April 18, 2005
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Agenda: HF1521 (Hamilton) Power limited technicians application period extended.
SF1621 (Blaine) Camp Ripley facility rentals provided.
HF1964 (Peterson, N) Energy savings program established and Department of Administration usage of energy forward pricing mechanisms for budget risk reduction authorized.
HF814 (Cornish) Hubbard, Lake, and Wabasha Counties private sale of surplus land authorized.
HF400 (Mahoney) School food service workers unemployment insurance eligibility exception made permanent.
HF898 (Sertich) Unemployment insurance federal requirement conformity and technical corrections provided, and appeal procedures modified.
HF2335 (Sykora) Education appropriations forecast adjustments provided.
SF1064 (Knoblach) Blind and disabled accessible electronic information service established, closed-captioning for certain local news programming provided, and money appropriated.
HF952 (Finstad) Abortion alternative grants and public information provided, "Positive Alternatives Act" created, and money appropriated.

Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance

Thursday, April 14, 2005
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Agenda: HF1420 (Ozment) Environmental, natural resources, agricultural, and economic development funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1081 (Ozment) Commercial fishing restrictions in infested waters modified, water recreation account provided, citizen oversight committee sunsets extended, and approval of county timber receipts expenditures eliminated. HF1019 (Hansen, R.) Grass bank buffer zone drainage requirement extended for ditches.
HF1075 (Juhnke) Fertilizer Research Council established, comprehensive research and management program provided, and refundable fee imposed on agricultural fertilizers.
HF1732 (Blaine) Agricultural loan provisions modified, livestock equipment pilot loan program established, livestock zoning requirements modified, town road repairs funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1391 (Cox) Waste electronic products recovery and recycling provided.
** Please Note - If agenda is not completed in the morning, Committee will reconvene at 12:30 p.m. in the Basement Hearing Room.
Additional Bills May Be Added.

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Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee - Part 1 of 2
02:15 - Gavel.
02:30 - HF1732 (Blaine) Agricultural loan provisions modified, livestock equipment pilot loan program established, livestock zoning requirements modified, town road repairs funding provided, and money appropriated.
21:42 - HF1019 (Hansen, R.) Grass bank buffer zone drainage requirement extended for ditches.
25:20 - HF1420 (Ozment) Environmental, natural resources, agricultural, and economic development funding provided, and money appropriated.
26:35 - HF1081 (Ozment) Commercial fishing restrictions in infested waters modified, water recreation account provided, citizen oversight committee sunsets extended, and approval of county timber receipts expenditures eliminated.
40:06 - HF1075 (Juhnke) Fertilizer Research Council established, comprehensive research and management program provided, and refundable fee imposed on agricultural fertilizers.
The committee went in recess to the call of the Chair.
Runs 42 minutes.

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Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee - Part 2 of 2
02:15 - Gavel, and discussion of HF1391 (Cox) Waste electronic products recovery and recycling provided.
Runs 44 minutes.

Education Finance

Thursday, April 14, 2005
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Agenda: HF2275 (Sykora) Teaching probationary period work year definition provided, and early childhood family education teachers defined as public employees.
HF1719 (Klinzing) High school reform measures provided including educational planning and assessment program, and a college-level examination program; basic skills tests replaced with comprehensive assessments, and money appropriated.
HF1717 (Emmer) Minors under age 18 required to attend school as a requirement for possessing a driver's permit or license. (Informational only) HF1680 (Meslow) Licensed student support services student access provided.
HF762 (Kelliher) Truant children parental notice inclusion of possible availability of mental health screening provided.
HF834 (Dittrich) School district authority granted to offer certain rewards to persons who provide information that leads to the apprehension and arrest of a person or persons who have committed a crime against school property, students, or personnel.
HF1811 (Penas) Telecommunications/Internet access equity aid provided, and money appropriated.
HF813 (Sykora) School trust land construction aggregate evaluation provided, and money appropriated.
HF2414 (Sykora) Statewide student information and reporting system created, and money appropriated.
HF2421 (Heidgerken) School district equity revenue increased for districts with low levels of referendum revenue per pupil unit.
HF1462 (Krinkie) Independent School District No. 621, Mounds View, required to establish a trust fund for the proceeds from the sale of property to use for general operating purposes.
HF1927 (Solberg) School district refunding bonds made eligible for taconite production tax revenue payments.

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Education Finance
01:35 - Gavel.
02:55 - HF1717 (Emmer) Minors under age 18 required to attend school as a requirement for possessing a driver's permit or license (informational only).
11:34 - HF2275 (Sykora) Teaching probationary period work year definition provided, and early childhood family education teachers defined as public employees.
22:55 - HF1719 (Klinzing) High school reform measures provided including educational planning and assessment program, and a college-level examination program; basic skills tests replaced with comprehensive assessments, and money appropriated.
33:30 - HF1680 (Meslow) Licensed student support services student access provided.
38:27 - HF762 (Kelliher) Truant children parental notice inclusion of possible availability of mental health screening provided.
47:35 - HF834 (Dittrich) School district authority granted to offer certain rewards to persons who provide information that leads to the apprehension and arrest of a person or persons who have committed a crime against school property, students, or personnel.
55:17 - HF1811 (Penas) Telecommunications/Internet access equity aid provided, and money appropriated.
58:11 - HF813 (Sykora) School trust land construction aggregate evaluation provided, and money appropriated.
1:35:20 - HF1927 (Solberg) School district refunding bonds made eligible for taconite production tax revenue payments.
1:35:30 - HF2414 (Sykora) Statewide student information and reporting system created, and money appropriated.
1:47:40 - HF2421 (Heidgerken) School district equity revenue increased for districts with low levels of referendum revenue per pupil unit.
1:56:31 - HF1462 (Krinkie) Independent School District #621, Mounds View, required to establish a trust fund for the proceeds from the sale of property to use for general operating purposes.
Runs 2 hours, 20 minutes.

Higher Education Finance

Thursday, April 14, 2005
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Agenda: HF1697 (Dill) Mineral research funds transferred to the University of Minnesota for core sampling at the Tower-Soudan mine complex, and money appropriated.
HF1047 (Cox) State adjunct to the federal educational Upward Bound or Talent Search Trio programs created, and money appropriated.

Property and Local Tax Division

Thursday, April 14, 2005
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Agenda: HF0754 (Rukavina) City formula aid modified.
HF1827 (Mullery) Local government aid additional city aid base provided for certain cities, city aid appropriation limit increased, and aid required to be used for certain purposes.
HF2033 (Ellison) Local government aid city formula modified, funds dedicated to police and public safety purposes, and city aid appropriation adjusted.
HF2059 (Davids) Education funding increased, local government aid formula modified and increased, motor vehicle sales tax portion dedicated to transit eliminated, local sales tax or property tax levy for transit authorized, and money appropriated.
***add*** HF1182 (Severson) Local government aid city aid base increased for specified cities.

Public Safety Policy and Finance

Thursday, April 14, 2005
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Agenda: Presentation of Policy Provisions for Omnibus Public Safety Policy and Finance Bill.
Budget Review: Minnesota Department of Corrections.
Budget Review: Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Budget Review: Board of Public Defense.
Budget Review: Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Budget Review: Uniform Laws Commission.
Budget Review: Minnesota Board of Detectives.
Other bills or topics may be added.

Transportation Finance

Thursday, April 14, 2005
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Agenda: HF3761, Omnibus transportation bill

Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
HF2255 (Severson) Motor vehicle insurance company reporting requirements provided, vehicle insurance verification program and account established, database provided to identify uninsured motorists, sampling program discontinued, and money appropriated.
HF1701 (Cox) Driver's license renewal provisions modified to include passing specified examinations.
HF2009 (Soderstrom) Motor vehicle registration provisions modified.
HF1270 (Penas) Bridge design and preliminary engineering in smaller cities usage of state transportation funds authorized.
SF186 (Dibble) - HF112 (Kelliher) Housing and redevelopment authorities transit facilities construction competitive bidding requirement exception.
HF2097 (Holberg) Motor vehicle registration tax refunds regulated, registration procedures modified, and technical and clarifying changes provided.
HF2063 (Holberg) Commercial motor vehicle provisions modified including traffic regulations and driver's license provisions, identification card issuance prohibited to holder of permit, and driver's license classifications and restrictions modified.
HF1896 (Westrom) Recreational vehicle combinations redefined to include certain combinations hauling horse trailers and related vehicles, maximum gross weights increased on noninterstate highways, and permits required.
The meeting will recess and re-convene 15 min after session in State Office Building Room 200.
Subsequent Meeting Agenda:
NOTE: MEETING CANCELLED. Agenda moved to 4/14/05.
HF1568 (Meslow) Minnesota Financial Crimes Oversight Council and Task Force established to combat identity theft, forfeiture of seized property provided, and money appropriated.
HF2307 (Lieder) Motor fuel tax rates increased, annual indexing provided, motor vehicle sales tax revenue allocated, state trunk highway bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF2241 (Lieder) Transportation, Metropolitan Council, and public safety activities funding provided, trunk highway bonds issued, vehicle registration tax and fee provisions modified, money appropriated, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF1818 (Olson) Transportation providers not receiving subsidies exempted from various taxes, transit bus restriction on use of freeway and expressway shoulders eliminated, and Metropolitan Council required to allow transit providers to use its bus stops.
HF1174 (Olson) Personal rapid transit local bonding authorized.
HF1173 (Olson) Public personal rapid transit systems exempted from certain taxes.
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