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Taxes
Thursday, May 16 2002
HF1671 (Holsten) Heritage enhancement fund established, sales tax revenue dedicated, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Runs 1 hour, 34 minutes.

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Capital Bonding Conference Committee
Wednesday, May 15 2002
Capital Bonding Conference Committee.
03:50 - Gavel.
Runs 1 hour 25 minutes.

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Clean Indoor Air Act rules / Profile of Learning Conference Committee
Tuesday, May 14 2002
Profile of Learning Conference Committee.
SF3133 (Seifert).
Use House Research Bill Summary for current language.
Runs 1 hour, 15 minutes.

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Rules and Legislative Administration
Monday, May 13 2002
:54 - SF3154 (McElroy) A bill for an act relating to occupational safety and health; eliminating certain responsibilities of the commissioner of health; increasing penalty limits for certain violations.
SF3154 was temporarily laid over.
08:40 - HF3722 (Abrams) A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution to provide for a unicameral legislature.
1:04:53 - SF3154 (McElroy) A bill for an act relating to occupational safety and health; eliminating certain responsibilities of the commissioner of health; increasing penalty limits for certain violations.
Runs 1 hour 18 minutes.

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Ways and Means
Monday, May 13 2002
01:50 - SF1438 (Molnau) Moratorium on state employee travel.
Runs 1 hour, 15 minutes.

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Budget Reconciliation Conference Committee
Saturday, May 11 2002
Saturday meeting of the Budget Reconciliation Conference Committee where they outlined a global budget agreement.
Runs 11 minutes.

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Transportation Finance Conference Committee
Thursday, May 9 2002
House/Senate Transportation Conference Committee.
HF3364 (Kuisle) Trunk highway fund major project account established, state contract moratorium exemptions provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
SF2812 (Johnson, Dean) Omnibus transportation and public safety appropriations.
Runs 54 minutes.

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Session Issues
Monday, May 6 2002
Representative Greg Davids discusses his legislation, SF1755 a bill for an act relating to public employees; establishing a committee to gather information and make recommendations for the design of a school employee health insurance plan.
Runs 8 minutes.

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Session Issues
Monday, May 6 2002
Representative Fran Bradley discusses his legislation, HF1580 , which permits health maintenance organizations ("HMOs") to provide coverage that requires more enrollee cost-sharing than is permitted under current law.
Cost-sharing consists of annual deductibles and copayments.
Runs 7 minutes.

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MN Outdoor Heritage Alliance Press Conference
Thursday, May 2 2002
Representative Mark Holsten and Senator Bob Lessard will discuss legislation dedicating of a portion of the sales tax to natural resources.
HF1671 (Holsten) and SF1589 (Lessard).
A bill for an act relating to natural resources; proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XI; dedicating the sales tax receipts equal to a sales tax of 3/16 of one percent on taxable sales for natural resource purposes; creating a heritage enhancement fund and a heritage enhancement council; modifying the disposition of the payments in lieu of sales tax for lottery tickets.
Runs 26 minutes.

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Session Issues
Thursday, May 2 2002
Representative Rod Skoe discusses his legislation, SF2516 , a bill for an act relating to agriculture; clarifying the definition of pastures for the purpose of animal feedlot regulation.
Runs 6 minutes.

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Environment & Natural Resources Policy
Tuesday, April 30 2002
Continuation of this morning's meeting regarding HF3719 (Finseth) Clarification of pesticide application on human areas by overspray or target site spray.
Runs 42 minutes.

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Joint Agriculture & Rural Development Policy & Environment Policy
Tuesday, April 30 2002
HF3719 (Finseth) Clarification of pesticide application on human areas by overspray or target site spray.
Committee in recess.
Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.

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Joint Environment & Natural Resources Policy and Finance
Tuesday, April 30 2002
Mille Lacs Lake fisheries management.
Runs 2 hour, 50 minutes.

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Nursing Protocol Conference Committee - afternoon meeting
Thursday, April 25 2002
Nursing Protocol Conference Committee.
HF3359 (Abeler) and SF3005 (Wiener).
Relating to professions; modifying certain protocols for nurses.
Runs 9 minutes.

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Nursing Protocol Conference Committee - morning meeting
Thursday, April 25 2002
Nursing Protocol Conference Committee.
HF3359 (Abeler) and SF3005 (Wiener).
Relating to professions; modifying certain protocols for nurses.
Committee in recess.
Runs 1 hour, 9 minutes.

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Session Issues
Wednesday, April 24 2002
Representative Sondra Erickson discusses her legislation, HF2437 , which requires a wrestling team to be restricted to members of one sex.
Runs 7 minutes.

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Session Issues
Wednesday, April 24 2002
Representative Bob Ness discusses his legislation, HF2589 , which directs the Department of Transportation to use a corn-derived de-icing solution for snow and ice control on trunk highways, to the extent that its use is economically feasible, environmentally beneficial, and consistent with safety.
The bill also directs the department, in determining what snow and ice control materials to use on trunk highways, to consider the effect of each type of material on the environment and on deterioration of bridges and other structures.
Runs 6 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance Conference Committee - after recess
Tuesday, April 23 2002
House/Senate Jobs and Economic Development Finance Conference Committee.
SF3431.
Runs 1 hour, 21 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance Conference Committee - before recess
Tuesday, April 23 2002
House/Senate Jobs and Economic Development Finance Conference Committee.
SF3431.
Runs 1 hour, 9 minutes.

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Session Issues
Thursday, April 18 2002
Representative Sondra Erickson discusses her legislation, HF2660 , which directs the Commissioner of Children, Families and Learning to assist school districts in developing and implementing a program to promote marriage and prevent and reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections and diseases.
Runs 4 minutes.

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Session Issues
Thursday, April 18 2002
Representative Mindy Greiling discusses her legislation, HF2704 , which allows school boards to appoint one or more students as advisors to the school board, and directs the Commissioner of Children, Families and Learning to evaluate the impact of having student advisors serve on local school boards.
Runs 4 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance Conference Committee
Wednesday, April 17 2002
House/Senate Jobs and Economic Development Finance Conference Committee.
SF3431.
Committee in recess.
Runs 48 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance Conference Committee
Wednesday, April 17 2002
House/Senate Jobs and Economic Development Finance Conference Committee.
SF3431.
Runs 3 hours, 14 minutes.

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Transportation Finance Conference Committee
Wednesday, April 17 2002
House/Senate Transportation Conference Committee.
HF3364 (Kuisle) Trunk highway fund major project account established, state contract moratorium exemptions provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
SF2812 (Johnson, Dean) Omnibus transportation and public safety appropriations.
Runs 49 minutes.

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Session Issues
Tuesday, April 16 2002
Representative Jim Abeler discusses his legislation, HF3092 , which provides immunity from liability to certain health care providers and facilities for providing reference check information about current or former employees to prospective employers.
Runs 4 minutes.

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Session Issues
Tuesday, April 16 2002
Representative Debra Hilstrom discusses her legislation, HF861 , which creates a new type of first degree murder crime for situations where an offender causes the death of a child under the age of 14 with premeditation and with intent to effect the child's death.
The penalty for this crime is life without the possibility of release.
Runs 2 minutes.

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Session Issues
Friday, April 12 2002
Representative Bill Hilty discusses his legislation, HF2787 , which requires background checks for electronic security system company owners and employees.
Runs 3 minutes.

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House Republican Press Conference
Wednesday, April 10 2002
House Republican Press Conference held Wednesday afternoon, in response to Senate DFL Press Conference.
Runs 34 minutes.

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Senate DFL Press Conference
Wednesday, April 10 2002
Senate DFL Press Conference held Wednesday afternoon.
Runs 29 minutes.

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Session Issues
Wednesday, April 10 2002
Representative Roxann Daggett discusses her legislation, HF289 , which amends the Minnesota constitution to provide four-year terms for representatives as well as senators.
Runs 4 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Finance
Tuesday, April 9 2002
HF2646 (Bradley) Prescription drug discount program established, and money appropriated.
**There is a brief recess in the middle of this meeting.
Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.

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Transportation Finance Conference Committee
Thursday, April 4 2002
House/Senate Conference Committee on HF3364/SF2812.
Runs 39 minutes.

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U.S. Postal Service Press Conference
Thursday, April 4 2002
Release of the "Greetings from Minnesota" stamp.

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Baseball Stadium Conference Committee
Wednesday, April 3 2002
House/Senate Conference Committee on baseball stadium proposals.
01:37 - Gavel.
Side-by-side bill presentations by House and Senate counsels.
49:00 - Presentation by Peter Sausen, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Finance.
1:07:42 - Presentation by Twins President Jerry Bell, and Twins attorney Ralph Strangis.
Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.

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Ways and Means
Monday, March 25 2002
05:40 - HF1868 (Davids) Statewide health insurance for school district employees pilot project established, postretirement health insurance coverage authorized, and labor-management team provided to design the plan.
36:54 - HF1868 was laid-over.
36:54 - HF2764 (Abrams) Unicameral legislature established with 134 members, voter guide required, initiative and referendum provided, and constitutional amendment proposed.
End of committee coverage.
Runs 1 hour, 36 minutes.

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Taxes
Monday, March 18 2002
Public hearings:.
01:20 - HF3664 (Abrams) Local municipal bonding authority restrictions provided.
05:42 - HF3594 (Abrams) Income tax federal update provided including victims of terrorism tax relief act of 2001.
15:20 - HF2751 (Stang) Minnesota credit union protection act adopted.
1:31:38 - HF3375 (Seagren) Hennepin County environmental response fund continued.
1:41:18 - HF3503 (Daggett) Bakery goods including bread, and other foods, specifically exempted from the prepared foods sales tax.
2:07:14 - HF3503 was laid on the table.
Runs 2 hour, 8 minutes.

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Governor Ventura Press Conference
Friday, March 15 2002
Press conference by Governor Ventura and Finance Commissioner Wheelock regarding the Governor's Twins stadium proposal.

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Ways and Means - afternoon meeting
Wednesday, March 13 2002
Budget adjustment bill.
HF2515 (Goodno) Health & Human Services Finance.
Runs 2 hours, 4 minutes.

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Ways and Means - morning meeting
Wednesday, March 13 2002
Budget adjustment bills.
00:05 - HF3011 (McElroy) Jobs and Economic Development Finance.
48:20 - HF766 (Holsten) Environment and Natural Resources Finance.
1:35:50 - HF2902 (Sykora) Family & Early Childhood Education Finance.
2:14:35 - HF197 (Bishop) Noncommercial television grants provided and money appropriated.
Committee in recess.
Runs 2 hours, 24 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Finance
Tuesday, March 12 2002
05:25 - Gavel.
Discussion of delete all amendment to HF2515 in order to reflect budget adjustments.
2:13:45 - Final vote on HF2515.
Runs 2 hours, 10 minutes.

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Taxes - afternoon meeting
Friday, March 8 2002
Sport stadium proposal.
14:24 - Gavel.
HF2513 (Mares) Stadium; major league baseball park financing provided, private funding required, interest-free loan provided, sales tax-free zone established, Metrodome disposition provided, and major league revenue sharing required.
Runs 3 hours, 11 minutes.

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Taxes - morning meeting
Friday, March 8 2002
Sport stadium proposals.
05:33 - HF3659 (Gray) Stadium; Hennepin County authorized to finance open air roof-ready baseball park, levy taxes, and issue bonds; and transfer of related funds authorized.
1:31:25 - HF3658 (Goodno) Stadium; football stadium and parking ramp financing provided, Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission membership modified and requirements imposed, taxes and fees imposed, and money appropriated.
2:45:30 - Committee in recess.
Runs 2 hours, 41 minutes.

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House Republican Press Conference
Thursday, March 7 2002
House Republican's release the House Bonding bill.
Runs 27 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Thursday, March 7 2002
04:00 - HF2710 (Entenza) Telemarketing; telephone solicitation limited, no-call list maintained, and penalties provided.
37:35 - HF3314 (Seifert) State agencies and political subdivisions required to investigate use of existing buildings before proposing new construction, and availability of low-cost land and buildings publicized.
52:40 - HF2607 (Sertich) Workforce development fund assessment increased.
Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes.

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Representative Jacobson Press Conference
Thursday, March 7 2002
Representative Carl Jacobson unveils a new proposal for the stadium debate.
Runs 16 minutes.

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Taxes
Thursday, March 7 2002
Question and answers with staff from the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission.
15:25 - HF2789 (Osthoff) Stadium; Saint Paul major league baseball stadium construction provided, Saint Paul food and liquor tax levied, ticket tax established, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
23:15 - Brief committee recess.
25:25 - Continued discussion of HF2789.
1:17:55 - HF3433 (Paymar) Stadium; Saint Paul contribution provided for major league baseball park, special taxes imposed, exemptions provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Runs 2 hours, 2 minutes.

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Long Term Care Rally
Wednesday, March 6 2002
Capitol rally by "Seniors and Workers for Quality Care" regarding long term care.
Runs 51 minutes.

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Taxes
Wednesday, March 6 2002
04:30 - Gavel.
8:10 - Presentation on the Tri-partisan Stadium Task Force by Representative Kevin Goodno.
57:45 - Presentations regarding stadium funding by House Fiscal and Research staff.
2:02:50 - Presentation by Peter Sausen, Department of Finance.
Runs 2 hours, 25 minutes.

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House DFL Media Availability
Tuesday, March 5 2002
House DFL Leader Tom Pugh's comments regarding "Phase II" budget.
Runs 25 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Friday, March 1 2002
04:00 - Gavel.
04:25 - HF2989 (Haas) Health information data classified, certain continuing education requirements regulated, contractor's recovery fund regulated, uniform conveyancing forms adopted, and obsolete rules repealed.
08:15 - HF3082 (Jennings) Wage credits earned by school food service employees used for specified unemployment benefit purposes.
17:50 - HF2989 (Haas) Health information data classified, certain continuing education requirements regulated, contractor's recovery fund regulated, uniform conveyancing forms adopted, and obsolete rules repealed.
19:15 - HF3143 (Sertich) Economic development obsolete provisions eliminated, World Trade Center use modified, Urban Initiative Program modified, wastewater and drinking water funding coordinated, and bonding authority increased.
Runs 28 minutes.

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Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development Policy
Thursday, February 28 2002
HF2750 (Larson) Unemployment; extra benefits provided for workers laid off from airline and related industries.
HF3206 (McElroy) Health commissioner occupational safety responsibilities eliminated in certain instances and penalty limits for certain violations increased.
Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes.

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Education Policy
Thursday, February 28 2002
07:40 - HF3317 (Seagren) Education obsolete provisions amended and repealed.
1:04:55 - Chair Mares' comments to the committee regarding his leaving the committee.
1:19:20 - HF2964 (Mares) K-12 education programs provided including general education, education excellence, special education, facilities and technology, and nutrition and other programs.
Runs 1 hour, 52 minutes.

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AARP Capitol Rally
Wednesday, February 27 2002
Members of the AARP hold their "Lobby Day at the Capitol" in the Capitol Rotunda.
Comments by House and Senate Leadership.
Runs 22 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Wednesday, February 27 2002
00:10 - HF2636 (Dorman) Farmland Foods Company employees extra unemployment benefits provided.
46:37 - HF3109 (Gunther) Wastewater infrastructure funding program modified.
Runs 1 hour, 16 minutes.

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Taxes
Wednesday, February 27 2002
00:24 - HF2833 (Bradley) Third-party purchasers required to comply with provisions authorizing transfer of health care provider tax.
05:40 - HF2744 (Fuller) Electric generation facility personal property tax exemption provided.
22:30 - HF2974 (Ruth) Electric generation facility personal property tax exemption provided.
52:45 - HF3628 (Abrams) Electric generation facility personal property tax exemption provided, and hydroelectric generating facilities construction materials sales tax exemption provided.
1:10:40 - HF3229 (Holsten) Income tax credit provided for land donated for conservation purposes, and property tax classification provided for certain unimproved land bordering a lake.
Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.

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Governor Ventura Press Conference
Tuesday, February 26 2002
Governor Ventura's announcement of his veto of HF351.

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House Leadership responds to failure to override Governor's veto
Tuesday, February 26 2002
House DFL and Republican leaders respond to failure of the House to override the Governor's veto of HF351.
Runs 14 minutes.

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House Republican response to Governor's veto of budget bill
Tuesday, February 26 2002
House Republican Leadership's response to the Governor's veto announcement.
Runs 9 minutes.

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Transportation Policy
Tuesday, February 26 2002
01:30 - HF3328 (Molnau) Organ donors; organ donation education required as part of driver education programs.
05:20 - HF3203 (Kuisle) Vehicle and bicycle registration provisions modified, dealer transactions regulated, motor carrier fuel tax provisions reorganized, snowplow driver license exemption modified, and driver's license for emancipated minors authorized.
Runs 39 minutes.

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House/Senate Leadership Comments
Monday, February 25 2002
Comments by House and Senate Leadership following their meeting with the Governor.
Runs 16 minutes.

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Property Tax Division
Monday, February 25 2002
01:00 - HF2630 (Erhardt) Non-commercial seasonal recreational property exempted from the state property tax.
20:15 - HF3476 (Anderson, I.) Levy limit base calculation modified.
25:02 - HF3140 (Murphy) Local government aid city revenue base increased for Hermantown.
32:59 - HF3454 (Lenczewski) Local government aid city aid base reduced as aid appropriations increase.
Runs 50 minutes.

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Transportation Finance
Monday, February 25 2002
00:30 - HF3114 (Stanek) Transportation department radio communications system infrastructure funding provided, and money appropriated.
16:10 - HF647 (Westerberg) East Bethel; trunk highway 65 improvement bonds issued.
52:08 - HF3104 (Dorn) DM&E railroad mitigation grants provided to cities, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
1:18:35 - HF2743 (Workman) Trunk highway 212 multilane divided highway construction funding provided and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 50 minutes.

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Governmental Operations & Veterans Affairs Policy
Friday, February 22 2002
HF2799 (Bishop) Casino; state-run gaming facility authorized, Native American government net profit portion established, and gaming facility revenue usage regulations provided.
HF1267 (Kahn) Sports wagering games authorized, sports bookmaking licenses provided, and Minnesota active recreation fund established.
HF1689 (Kahn) Casino; state lottery authorized to operate a casino in the Minneapolis-St.
Paul International Airport and money appropriated.
HF2658 (Erickson) Casinos; counties authorized to issue casino license, taxation authorized, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF2441 (Dehler) Video lottery terminals authorized, revenue use specified, penalties prescribed, and local regulatory authority provided.
Runs 3 hours, 18 minutes.

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House Republican response to Governor's budget bill comments
Friday, February 22 2002
House Speaker Steve Sviggum responds to questions regarding when the budget bill was delivered to the Governor.
Runs 5 minutes.

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Leadership comments to the budget bill situation
Friday, February 22 2002
Comments by Senator Lessard, Senator Moe, Representative Sviggum, Senator Day, Governor Ventura and Representative Pugh.
Runs 40 minutes.

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Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development Policy
Wednesday, February 20 2002
03:05 - HF3348 (Nornes) Workers' compensation payment provisions and intervention procedures modified.
10:35 - HF3425 (Davids) Credit scoring procedures regulated.
16:58 - HF3158 (Gunther) Greater Minnesota redevelopment program established.
19:03 - HF1205 (Sykora) Wine; off-sale wine licenses authorized for supermarkets in metropolitan counties.
**The following bills were addressed at numerous times during the committee.
The bills order below may not be accurate*.
HF3082 (Jennings) Wage credits earned by school food service employees used for specified unemployment benefit purposes.
HF3143 (Sertich) Economic development obsolete provisions eliminated, world trade center use modified, urban initiative program modified, wastewater and drinking water funding coordinated, and bonding authority increased.
HF3492 (Davids) Joint underwriting association procedures modified to include avoidance of grave risk.
HF3464 (McElroy) Money transmitter act small business category created and regulations modified.
HF3468 (Stang) Liquor sales exempted from on-sale hours restrictions in certain instances (Omnibus Liquor Bill).
HF2755 (Haas) Health insurance form and rate filing requirements modified, task force on small business health insurance extended, geographic premium variations modified, and renewal premium increases cap established.
HF2641 (Bradley) Health plan company regulation modified, prescription drug discount program established, Minnesota provider tax and tobacco tax provisions modified, malpractice punitive damage limit imposed, and money appropriated.
Runs 4 hours, 8 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Finance
Wednesday, February 20 2002
02:00 - Public testimony on potential spending changes in response to the budget deficit.
1:11:54 - HF3182 (Nornes) Bill to add dementia unit to Fergus Falls Veterans Home.
More public testimony.
1:26:10 - HF3276 (Boudreau) Tribal health professionals established as medical assistance providers, and certain health services reimbursed.
Runs 1 hour, 30 minutes.

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House DFL Leadership Press Conference
Wednesday, February 20 2002
Press conference held Wednesday morning by House Minority Leader Tom Pugh responding to the budget agreement reached between by Senate GOP and DFL and House GOP.
Runs 15 minutes.

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Minnesota School Mandate Relief Act Press Conference
Wednesday, February 20 2002
Press conference by Representative Jeff Johnson to introduce the Minnesota School Mandate Relief Act.
Runs 12 minutes.

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House Minority Leader Press conference
Tuesday, February 19 2002
Impromptu press conference held by House Minority Leader Tom Pugh, responding to the budget agreement reached between by Senate GOP and DFL and House GOP.
Runs 11 minutes.

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Joint House / Senate Leadership Press Conference
Tuesday, February 19 2002
Press Conference held Tuesday afternoon by House and Senate legislative leaders announcing a bipartisan agreement on how to resolve the budget deficit.
Runs 23 minutes.

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Transportation Policy
Tuesday, February 19 2002
00:30 - HF3461 (Workman) Recreational vehicle trail or bikeway establishment limitation provided.
50:51 - HF2232 (Larson) School bus driver's endorsement cancellation authorized in the case of a gross misdemeanor conviction or series of violations that show the person represents a risk to public safety.
1:08:47 - HF2939 (Workman) Motor vehicle sales tax fund established, proceeds dedicated to highways and public transit, highway bonding limitation removed, motor fuel tax increased, bonds issued, money appropriated, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Runs 1 hour, 50 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Monday, February 18 2002
HF3444 (McElroy) Omnibus Jobs and Economic Development Finance bill.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.

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Ways and Means
Monday, February 18 2002
00:30 - HF3157 (Ness) Agriculture and Rural Development Budget bill.
37:25 - Resolution 13, the House Budget Resolution.
59:16 - Resolution 12, the House Budget Targets. Runs 1 hour, 5 minutes.

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Ways and Means
Friday, February 15 2002
01:40 - HF3416 (Molnau) Omnibus Supplemental Transportation bill.
1:16:00 - HF3416 laid on the table.
1:17:02 - HF2901 (Sykora) Omnibus Supplemental Family and Early Childhood Education bill.
1:49:24 - HF3416 taken up again.
2:01:00 - HF3286 (Leppik) Omnibus Supplemental Higher Education bill.
Runs 2 hours, 57 minutes.

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Capitol rally by MSUSA/MSCSA students
Thursday, February 14 2002
Wednesday's rally at the Capitol by the Minnesota State University Student Association regarding budget cuts to higher education.
Runs 29 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Policy
Thursday, February 14 2002
00:30 - HF3130 (Holberg) Family Planning grant funds abortion service use prohibited; organizations receiving funds prohibited from engaging in certain activities; and audits required.
1:21:50 - HF2992 (Rhodes) Occupational therapist temporary licensure terms modified.
1:23:53 - HF3148 (Rhodes) Speech-language pathologist and audiologist registration requirements modified.
1:43:24 - HF2679 (Solberg) State's compensation liability insurance for licensed providers increased.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

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Joint Coalition Press Conference Opposing Gambling Legislation
Thursday, February 14 2002
Press conference held Thursday morning in the State Office Building by a coalition of groups opposed to the expansion of gambling legislation.

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Taxes
Thursday, February 14 2002
02:40 - Gavel.
Continuation of Department of Revenue response to public testimony.
1:07:40 - HF2878 (Abrams) Department of Revenue; Taxation technical and administrative modifications provided.
Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.

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Rules
Wednesday, February 13 2002
01:14 - House Resolution 25 (Bishop) regarding state employee contracts; rejecting certain labor agreements and compensation plans; ratifying a labor agreement.
2:35:00 - Committee in recess.
2:42:00 - Committee reconvenes.
2:27:51 - House Rule 4.03, regarding budget resolution and House Rule 2.41, regarding media privileges.
Runs 2 hours, 49 minutes.

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Emergency Vehicle Obstruction Legislation Press Conference
Tuesday, February 12 2002
Representative Matt Entenza introduces HF2706, a bill to allow emergency personnel to ticket uncooperative drivers.

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Health and Human Services Policy
Tuesday, February 12 2002
01:00 - HF2925 (Boudreau) Health care service prior authorization agreements modified, and provider contracting requirements established.
45:06 - HF2932 (Sykora) Communicable disease disclosure to a foster care provider required.
1:14:41 - HF2603 (Paulsen) Optometrists and ophthalmologists required to give patients copies of eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions.
1:25:29 - HF2641 (Bradley) Health plan company regulation modified, prescription drug discount program established, Minnesota provider tax and tobacco tax provisions modified, malpractice punitive damage limit imposed, and money appropriated.
Partial discussion of this bill. Runs 1 hour, 52 minutes.

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Taxes
Tuesday, February 12 2002
01:00 - Continuation of public testimony on Governor's tax proposal.
49:10 - Response to public testimony by Commissioner Matt Smith, Department of Revenue.
Runs 1 hour 11 minutes.

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Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Monday, February 11 2002
Discussion of Pollution Control Agency provisions in omnibus budget bill.
Runs 1 hour, 36 minutes.

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Transportation Finance
Monday, February 11 2002
Discussion of the Northstar Commuter Rail Project with Mike Schadauer, MnDOT's Northstar Commuter Rail Project Manager.
Runs 1 hour, 12 minutes.

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House GOP Press Conference
Friday, February 8 2002
House Majority Leader Tim Pawlenty reacts to Governor Ventura's press conference from earlier Friday morning.
Runs 12 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Policy
Thursday, February 7 2002
HF2646 (Bradley) Prescription drug discount program established, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.

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House DFL Press Conference
Thursday, February 7 2002
House Minority Leader Tom Pugh responds to the House GOP budget balancing plan.
Runs 4 minutes.

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House GOP Press Conference
Thursday, February 7 2002
House Speaker Steve Sviggum and Majority Leader Tim Pawlenty announce the House GOP plan to balance the state budget.
Runs 38 minutes.

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Taxes
Thursday, February 7 2002
Continuation of public testimony on Governor's tax proposal.
Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Wednesday, February 6 2002
Presentation of local bonding projects:.
01:00 - HF2542 (Kelliher) Minnesota planetarium construction funding provided in Minneapolis, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
22:18 - HF2749 (Harder) Jackson County Fort Belmont restoration funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
43:15 - HF2509 (Mulder) Pipestone County Museum improvements grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
57:17 - HF2656 (Dempsey) Hastings hydro-electric plant capital improvements grant authorized, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
1:15:00 - HF2675 (Swapinski) Spirit Mountain recreation area authority improvements grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
1:30:23 - HF2665 (Jaros) Duluth aerial lift bridge repair and restoration grant provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.

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K-12 Education Finance
Wednesday, February 6 2002
Review of alternative compensation agreement pilot programs.
Testimony by staff from the Department of Children, Families and Learning.
Testimony by superintendents from the Rushford-Peterson and LaCrescent-Hokah schools.
Runs 1 hour, 37 minutes.

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Capital Investment
Tuesday, February 5 2002
Overview of the Governor's 2002 capital budget with Peggy Ingison, Assistant Commissioner of Finance and Lee Mehrkens, Capital Budget Coordinator.
Runs 1 hour 56 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Tuesday, February 5 2002
Replay of Monday's supplemental budget review.
Testimony from the MN Historical Society by Nina Archabal, Director; MN Housing Finance Agency by Kit Hadley, Commissioner; Department of Commerce by Jim Bernstein, Commissioner; and the Department of Labor and Industry by Shirley Chase, Commissioner.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

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Transportation Policy
Tuesday, February 5 2002
01:30 - HF2643 (Gerlach) Impounded vehicle sale authorized within 15 days of notice unless owner declares intent to reclaim.
33:06 - HF2589 (Ness) Corn-based highway deicing solutions provided for snow and ice control on state trunk highways.
1:19:05 - HF2632 (Molnau) Freeway and expressway shoulder bus usage expanded to include all buses where such use is permitted.
Runs 1 hour, 48 minutes.

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House and Senate DFL Press Conference
Monday, February 4 2002
Press conference by House and Senate DFL Members to present their "Act to Leave No Children Behind" initiative.
Runs 16 minutes.

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Million Mom March Press Conference
Monday, February 4 2002
Press conference on the Capitol steps to remember Minnesotans who died from gun violence in 2001.
Runs 6 minutes.

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Taxes
Monday, February 4 2002
Testimony on Governor's tax proposals.
Runs 1 hour, 53 minutes.

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Joint Environment and Natural Resources Finance / Policy
Friday, February 1 2002
06:14 - Gavel.
08:10 - Briefing on the State Water Program Reorganization Project by Gretchen Sabel, Water Planning Director, Minnesota Planning Environmental Quality Board.
Runs 1 hour, 26 minutes.

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Crime Prevention
Wednesday, January 30 2002
HF2622 (Stanek, Tuma) House Republican anti-terrorism package.
01:00 - Charlie Weaver, Commissioner of Public Safety.
35:49 - Jim Backstrom, Dakota County Attorney and Susan Gaertner, Ramsey County Attorney.
30:09 - Sheriff Larry Podany, Minnesota Sheriff’s Association.
56:29 - Rich Neumeister.
1:13:00 - Amber Backhaus, Director of Public Affairs, MN Trucking Association, and Leon Kozlowski, Director of Safety for Kane Transport.
1:32:40 - Anne Finn, League of Minnesota Cities and Barret Lane, Minneapolis City Council Member.
1:52:28 - Doctor David Larson, President MN Chapter American College of Emergency Physicians.
2:01:21 - Christine Maziar, Dean of the Graduate School, University of MN.
2:12:13 - Mike Stockstead, Minnesota Professional Firefighters.
2:21:00 - Alan Bataglia, St.
Paul HAZMAT.
2:27:30 - Bill Dean, Executive Director, Metropolitan Radio Board; Dave McCauley, Chair, Metropolitan Radio Board; John Dejung, President, National Emergency Number Association.
3:19:17 - Doctor Norm Crouch and Paula Snippes, MN Department of Health.
3:36:34 - Leonardo Castro, Hennepin County Public Defender.
Runs 3 hours, 45 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Wednesday, January 30 2002
03:00 - Presentation on the dislocated worker program by Rebecca Yanisch, Commissioner, Department of Trade and Economic Development.
38:34 - Presentation on unemployment insurance by Jack Weidenbach, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Economic Security and Lee Nelson, Director of Unemployment Legal Affairs, Department of Economic Security.
Public Testimony:.
1:00:40 - Lee Helgen, MN Workforce Council; Larry Buboltz, Rural MN Concentrated Employment Program; Peggy Brown, Chair of Stearns/Benton Workforce Council; Larry Haws, Stearns County Commissioner.
1:27:40 - Jean Dunn, Executive Director, Teamster Service Bureau.
1:29:46 - Joseph Wellcome, dislocated worker.
1:35:48 - Don Gerdesmeier, MN Teamsters.
1:40:10 - Carrie Thomas, Jobs Now Coalition.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

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House DFL Press Conference from Tuesday morning
Tuesday, January 29 2002
Pre-session press conference by House DFL leadership.
Runs 9 minutes.

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House GOP Press Conference from Monday
Tuesday, January 29 2002
Pre-session press conference House GOP Leadership.
Runs 35 minutes.

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Tripartisan Task Force on Stadium Issues - Meeting #9
Monday, January 28 2002
Discussion, potential amendments and vote on draft recommendations.
Runs 4 hours, 13 minutes.

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Crime Prevention
Thursday, January 24 2002
House Republican anti-terrorism package.
Runs 1 hour, 10 minutes.

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Joint Health and Human Services Policy/Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development Policy
Wednesday, January 23 2002
01:30 - Report by Chairman Bradley on Health and Human Services Policy Committee hearings held in fall of 2001.
18:30 - Report on Joint Task Force on Health Care Costs and Quality by Marie Dotseth, Minnesota Department of Health.
28:30 - Report from Small Business Task Force by John Gross, Department of Commerce; Kent Peterson, Department of Health; Bernie Reisberg, Chairman of the Board, Goodin Company and Chair of Employers Association’s Purchasing Alliance.
1:07:34 - Review of Proposed Legislation by Representative Bill Haas.
Group Presentations on recommendations relating to containing the cost of health care now and into the future:.
1:12:18 - Carolyn Jones, Minnesota Chamber.
1:20:15 - Michael Scandrett, Council on Health Plans.
1:35:15 - Robyn Rowen, MN Insurance Federation and Kerry Smith, Fortis Health.
1:49:25 - Phil Stalboerger, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.
1:56:05 - Liz Quam Berne, Executive Vice President, Advocates for Market Place Options for Mainstream.
2:02:40 - Louise Bouta, Well Mind Association of Minnesota.
2:12:57 - Twila Brase, Citizens Council on Health Care.
Runs 2 hours, 20 minutes.

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Judiciary Finance
Tuesday, January 22 2002
01:59 - Overview of the Governor's budget recommendations by Gary Karger, House Fiscal Staff.
Department overviews:.
20:58 - Department of Public Safety (Charlie Weaver, Commissioner).
35:55 - Department of Corrections (Sheryl Ramstad Hvass, Commissioner; Dennis Benson, Deputy Commissioner and Mark Carey, Deputy Commissioner).
55:58 - Courts - (Judge Tom Mott, Chief Judge, Second Judicial District Chair, Conference of Chief Judges; Judge Kevin Burke, Chief Judge, Fourth Judicial District; and Judge Edward Toussaint, Chief Judge, Court of Appeals).
1:21:26 - Board of Public Defense (John Stuart).
1:37:44 - Department of Human Rights (Janeen Rosas, Commissioner).
1:47:15 - POST Board (Neil Melton, Executive Director).
Runs 1 hour, 57 minutes.

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K-12 Education Finance
Tuesday, January 22 2002
Governor's 2002 budget savings/revenue enhancement proposal.
Testimony by Christine Jax, Commissioner of the Department of Children, Families and Learning; Tammy Pust, Assistant Commissioner; and Tom Melcher, Manager of Program Finance.
Runs 2 hours, 6 minutes.

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Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Friday, January 18 2002
Budget overview of Governor's recommendations:.
02:00 - Department of Natural Resources with Steve Morse, Deputy Commissioner of the DNR.
2:40:23 - Minnesota Conservation Corps.
2:53:13 - Board of Water and Soil Resources with Ron Harnack, Executive Director of BOWSR.
Runs 3 hours, 18 minutes.

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Agriculture & Rural Development Finance
Thursday, January 17 2002
Discussion of Governor Ventura's proposed budget for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and related agencies.
05:05 - Gavel.
07:03 - Tom Masso and Jim Boerboom, Assistant Commissioners for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
1:19:00 - Doctor Bill Hartmann, DVM, Executive Director and Doctor Dale Lauer from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
1:38:41 - Edgar Olson, Executive Director of the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI).
2:02:03 - Marjee Righeimer, Chief Executive Officer of the Minnesota Horticultural Society.
Runs 2 hours, 9 minutes.

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Taxes
Wednesday, January 16 2002
Presentation of the Governor's proposed budget by Matt Smith, Commissioner of the Department of Revenue.
Runs 2 hours, 47 minutes.

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Tripartisan Task Force on Stadium Issues - Meeting #8
Tuesday, January 15 2002
Discussion on agreements reached by Task Force during January 10 meeting in Mankato, MN.
02:00 - Gavel.
05:50 - Barkley/Juhnke sports gaming proposal.
28:15 - MAC car rental tax.
35:25 - Naming rights to the facilities.
53:55 - Preference for private financing & preference for local option/state loan.
1:01:06 - Independent commission to make site selection.
1:09:33 - Shared appreciation rights.
1:21:25 - Market fees on other media organizations.
1:30:42 - Sales tax exemption for stadium construction.
1:47:15 - Tax increment financing for stadiums.
1:54:00 - Recess.
1:54:34 - Further discussion of items form Mankato meeting, including:.
- Ownership/governance issues.
- Independent commission to make site selection.
- Other gaming/gambling issues.
- Additional amendments.
- Discussion of drafting committee.
- Timetable for circulation of draft.
- Timetable for circulation of amendments.
- Other items.
Runs 3 hours, 42 minutes.

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House GOP Press Conference
Thursday, January 10 2002
House Speaker Steve Sviggum and Majority Leader Tim Pawlenty respond to Governor Ventura's budget-balancing plan.
Runs 28 minutes.

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House/Senate DFL Press Conference
Thursday, January 10 2002
Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe and House Minority Leader Tom Pugh respond to Governor Ventura's budget-balancing plan.
Runs 18 minutes.

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Tripartisan Task Force on Stadium Issues - Meeting #7 - Listening Session
Thursday, January 10 2002
**Audio-only archive**.
Greater Minnesota listening session held in Mankato, MN.
Agenda: Seeking agreements on issues from Task Force members.
**There may be gaps in the audio of this archive**.
Runs 3 hours, 2 minutes.

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Agriculture & Rural Development Finance
Friday, January 4 2002
Proposed Budget Reductions and Realignment for the University of Minnesota Extension Service.
Testimony by:.
04:30 - Charles Casey, Dean and Director of the University of Minnesota Extension Service.
1:59:20 - Robert Bruininks, Executive Vice President and Provost, Office of the President, University of Minnesota.
2:17:10 - Charles Muscoplat, Dean of the College of Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Sciences; Director of the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station and Vice President of Agricultural Policy for the University of Minnesota.
2:19:20 - Jim Mulder, Executive Director of the Association of Minnesota Counties.
2:39:00 - Donna Speltz, Minnesota Federation of County Fairs.
2:47:22 - Faye Sleeper, Section Manager, Regional Environmental Management Division, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
2:55:12 - Jim Werner, MN Farm Bureau Federation.
2:58:59 - Dale Blyth, U of M Extension Service’s Capacity Area Leader - Youth Development.
3:22:55 - John Kuester, Community Developer and Chair of the Citizen Advisory Committee to the University of Minnesota Extension Service.
U of M Extension Service’s Capacity Area Leaders:.
3:33:10 - Cathy Solheim of Family Development.
3:39:35 - Mike Schmitt of Agriculture, Food, and Environment.
Runs 4 hours, 3 minutes.

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Tripartisan Task Force on Stadium Issues - Meeting #6 - Listening Session
Thursday, January 3 2002
Morning listening session.
Public testimony.
Runs 2 hours, 31 minutes.

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Tripartisan Task Force on Stadium Issues - Meeting #6 - Listening Session
Thursday, January 3 2002
Afternoon listening session.
Public testimony.
Runs 3 hours, 19 minutes.

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Legislative Coordinating Commission
Thursday, December 20 2001
02:20 - Review/approve recommendations from compensation study.
28:25 - Review/approve salary plan for Fiscal Year 02.
31:06 - Review/approve LCC Legislative Plan for Employee Benefits.
1:54:30 - Review/approve payroll and time sheet policy.
1:55:30 - Approve billing to utilities for Electric Energy Task Force expenses.
1:56:17 - Receive report studying services of the House and Senate Information Offices.
2:04:31 - Present report of State Office Building parking ramp study.
Runs 2 hours, 16 minutes.

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Tripartisan Task Force on Stadium Issues - Meeting #5
Tuesday, December 18 2001
Testimony from architects in favor of reconfiguration of the Metrodome, architects opposed to reconfiguration of the Metrodome, testimony from the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission and testimony from House and Senate Fiscal staff on income streams from various proposals.
Runs 4 hours.

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Tripartisan Task Force on Stadium Issues - Meeting #4
Thursday, December 13 2001
00:30 - Presentation of the Minnesota Vikings.
2:15:47 - Presentation of the University of Minnesota.
3:24:00 - Presentation of a legislative proposal for a facility for the Vikings and the University, by Senator Dave Johnson (DFL- Bloomington) and Representative Doug Stang (R-Cold Spring).
Runs 3 hours, 27 minutes.

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Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy
Wednesday, December 12 2001
00:30 - HFXXXX (Holsten) Gaming machines and card games; establishing horse racing purses.
1:00:00 - HF1689 (Kahn) Casino; state lottery authorized to operate a casino in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and money appropriated.
1:15:55 - HF2608 (Kielkucki) Casino; privately operated metropolitan area casino authorized, tax on gross receipts imposed, and constitutional amendment proposed.
2:17:45 - Testimony regarding above bills, and general discussion regarding gaming in Minnesota.
Runs 2 hours, 58 minutes.

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Tripartisan Task Force on Stadium Issues - Meeting #3
Thursday, December 6 2001
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Greater Minnesota listening session held in Alexandria, MN at Nelson Gables, a senior assisted living facility.
Runs 2 hour, 41 minutes.

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Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy
Wednesday, December 5 2001
06:45 - HF1036 (Bishop) Casino; state-operated casino authorized, 21st century economic development fund established, and money appropriated.
1:06:10 - HF654 (Hackbarth) Casino; state-operated casino authorized, duties and powers prescribed, gaming revenue use specified, and money appropriated.
Discussion about sports book making.
Runs 1 hour, 58 minutes.

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Ways and Means
Wednesday, December 5 2001
Presentation on the November Revenue Forecast by State Economist Tom Stinson, Commissioner of Finance Pam Wheelock and Assistant Commissioner Peggy Ingison.
Runs 2 hours, 10 minutes.

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Department of Finance Press Conference
Tuesday, December 4 2001
Release of the November Revenue Forecast by the Department of Finance.
Participants include State Economist Tom Stinson and Commissioner of Finance Pam Wheelock.
Runs 38 minutes.

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GOP Press Conference
Tuesday, December 4 2001
House Speaker Steve Sviggum and Majority Leader Tim Pawlenty discuss the November Budget Forecast.
Runs 29 minutes.

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House/Senate DFL Press Conference
Monday, December 3 2001
Senate Majority Leader Roger Moe and House Minority Leader Tom Pugh discuss state's financial situation.
Recorded Monday afternoon, December 3.
Runs 28 minutes.

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Tripartisan Task Force on Stadium Issues - Meeting #2
Thursday, November 29 2001
Discussion of questions to guide deliberations.
Discussion of schedule for remaining meetings.
25:53 - Testimony by Jerry Bell, Twins President.
52:20 - Testimony by Senator Dean Johnson and Representative Harry Mares regarding the 2001 legislature's stadium proposal, and possible adaptations for 2002.
1:51:30 - Testimony by a Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton, City Council President Jackie Cherryhomes, Council Member Paul Ostrow, Mayor-elect Rybak and Hennepin County Board Chair Mike Opat.
2:43:30 - Testimony by Senator Ellen Anderson and Representative Phyllis Kahn on a legislative proposal for public ownership of the Minnesota Twins.
3:02:30 - Testimony by Senator Dick Day and Representative Mark Holsten on a legislative proposal for finance facilities through an expansion of gaming.
3:18:20 - Testimony by Senator John Marty on a different legislative perspective.
3:31:15 - Testimony by Saint Paul Mayor Norm Coleman and Mayor-elect Randy Kelly.
Runs 3 hours, 50 minutes.

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Tripartisan Task Force on Stadium Issues - Meeting #1
Tuesday, November 20 2001
Organizational activities.
Testimony on contract, legal, and other issues related to baseball.
24:20 - Harmon Killebrew and Bert Blyleven.
48:55 - Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek.
1:34:33 - 6th Congressional District Representative Bill Luther and Senator Mark Dayton aide Jim Gelbmann.
2:10:00 - Deputy Attorney General Alan Gilbert and Andrew Shea, Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission.
Runs 3 hours, 20 minutes.

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Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development Policy
Tuesday, November 13 2001
Insurance fraud.
Runs 2 hours, 3 minutes.

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Joint Health and Human Services Policy/Civil Law
Tuesday, November 13 2001
HF657 (Lipman) State funding of abortion services prohibited, and constitutional amendment proposed.
HF54 (Kielkucki) Abortion standard conformity with United States constitution required, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Runs 2 hours, 1 minute.

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House GOP Press Conference
Thursday, November 8 2001
Press conference by House Leadership to introduce the new representative from District 12B, and to address issue regarding the Stadium Task Force.
Runs 29 minutes.

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Joint Health & Human Services Policy / Crime Prevention
Monday, November 5 2001
The Joint Committee will hear from state agencies and other organizations in order to educate Members and learn about Minnesota's preparedness for acts of bio-terrorism.
Runs 2 hours, 42 minutes.

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Joint House Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development/Senate Commerce
Tuesday, October 30 2001
Privacy issues relating to the Federal Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
Runs 2 hours, 41 minutes.

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Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development
Monday, October 29 2001
Credit life insurance.
Testimony by Commerce Commissioner Jim Bernstein and Assistant Attorney General Stephen Warch.
Runs 2 hours, 7 minutes.

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Joint House Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development and Senate Telecommunications, Energy and Utilities
Wednesday, September 26 2001
Gasoline price volatility in Minnesota and surrounding areas.
Testimony by Department of Commerce Commissioner Jim Bernstein and Assistant Commissioner Mike Blacik; John Felmy, Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute; Ted Brausen, MN Service Station Association; and Attorney General Mike Hatch.
Runs 2 hours, 56 minutes.

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Major Transportation Projects Commission
Tuesday, July 17 2001
Convening of meeting / approval of minutes.
Project list feedback/discussion.
Review of legislative outcomes.
Streamlining items.......
-Testimony from Associated General Contractors of Minnesota.
-Design/build. -Consultant/contract administration.
-Electronic bidding.
-Municipal consent.
Next meeting and future agenda items.
Runs 1 hour, 52 minutes.

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House DFL Press Conference
Thursday, June 28 2001
Press conference by Majority Leader Pugh immediately following morning floor session.
Runs 12 minutes.

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House GOP Press Conference
Thursday, June 28 2001
Press conference by Speaker Sviggum immediately following morning floor session.
Runs 8 minutes.

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House GOP Press Conference
Thursday, June 28 2001
Press conference by Speaker Sviggum and Tax Committee Chair Abrams immediately following the afternoon floor session.
Runs 15 minutes.

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Rules and Legislative Administration
Wednesday, June 27 2001
:20 - Special Session HF26 (Leppik) A bill for an act relating to employment; requiring certain apartment manager background checks to be performed on individuals who have resided in Minnesota less than ten years.
3:50 - Special Session HF30 (Molnau) A bill for an act proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution, article XIV, by adding a section; dedicating 75 per cent of proceeds on transfer of motor vehicles for highway and transit purposes.
22:22 - Special Session HF29 (Abrams) A bill for an act relating to taxation; providing for payment of a sales tax rebate; appropriating money.
Runs 28:00.

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State Government Finance Working Group
Wednesday, June 27 2001
Gavel is 3:50 into file. Omnibus State Government Finance bill.
Runs 2 hours, 33 minutes.

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House GOP Leadership Press Conference
Tuesday, June 26 2001
House GOP press conference from Tuesday afternoon.
Runs 22 minutes.

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Ways and Means
Monday, June 25 2001
House Resolution 9 (Bishop) House Budget Targets - Setting a maximum limit on expenditures for finance bills.
Runs 43 minutes.

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Governor Ventura Press Conference
Friday, June 22 2001
Governor Ventura's press conference from Friday, June 22 regarding the current state of budget negotiations.
Runs 26 minutes.

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House Leadership Press Conference
Friday, June 22 2001
House Leadership press conference from Friday, June 22 regarding the current state of budget negotiations.
Runs 27 minutes.

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Senator Moe Press Conference
Friday, June 22 2001
Senator Moe's press conference from Friday, June 22 regarding the current state of budget negotiations.
Runs 6 minutes.

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House DFL Press Conference
Thursday, June 21 2001
Thursday morning press conference regarding the House DFL Sale Tax Rebate proposal.
Runs 15 minutes.

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Legislative Leadership Press Conference
Wednesday, June 20 2001
Wednesday afternoon press conference with Senator Moe, Majority Leader Pawlenty and Speaker Sviggum regarding the status of budget negotiations.
Runs 11 minutes.

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Ways and Means
Wednesday, June 20 2001
House Budget Resolution 4538 (Bishop) - A house resolution setting the maximum limit on general fund expenditures for the biennium.
Runs 1 hour, 8 minutes.

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Health, Human Services and Corrections Working Group-Morning meeting
Tuesday, June 19 2001
Omnibus Health and Human Services / Corrections appropriations bill.
Runs 1 hour, 13 minutes.

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Rules and Legislative Administration
Thursday, June 14 2001
01:00 - Special Session procedures.
20:05 - Resolution on Special Session Per Diem (2001-R14).
28:58 - General discussion regarding handling of bills during Special Session.
34:10 - Special Session HF1 (Abrams) Omnibus tax bill providing income, sales and use, property, motor vehicle, and other tax modifications; and appropriating money.
35:25 - Special Session HF2 (Seagren) Omnibus K-12 education finance bill.
35:41 - Special Session HF3 (Sviggum) Omnibus health and human services appropriations bill.
35:52 - Special Session HF4 (Sykora) Family and Early Childhood Education appropriations bill providing for children and family support programs and appropriating money.
36:06 - Special Session HF5 (McElroy) Omnibus economic development, housing and other state agencies appropriations bill.
36:26 - Special Session HF6 (Leppik) Omnibus higher education appropriations bill.
37:41 - Special Session HF7 (Molnau) Omnibus transportation appropriations bill providing funding for transportation, public safety, and the judicial system.
37:57 - Special Session HF8 (Knoblach) Public capital improvements funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
38:13 - Special Session HF9 (Krinkie) State government legislative and administrative expense funding provided and money appropriated.
38:23 - Special Session HF10 (Holsten) Omnibus environmental, natural resources, and agricultural appropriations bill.
Runs 45 minutes.

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Health, Human Services and Corrections Working Group
Monday, June 11 2001
Omnibus Health, Human Services and Corrections appropriations bill.
At 1 hour and 44 minutes into file, feed changes to single camera with audio.
Runs 2 hours, 22 minutes.

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House GOP Press Conference
Monday, June 11 2001
House Majority Leader Pawlenty's Monday noon update regarding current state of budget negotiations.
Runs 4:58.

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Legislative Leadership Press Conference
Friday, June 8 2001
Press conference with Senator Moe and Speaker Sviggum regarding negotiations and the upcoming Special Session.
Runs 20 minutes, 16 seconds.

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House GOP Press Conference
Wednesday, June 6 2001
House Speaker Sviggum and Majority Leader Pawlenty's Tuesday afternoon (6/5) press conference regarding current state of budget negotiations.
Runs 25:25.

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Governor Ventura Press Conference
Friday, May 25 2001
Friday morning press conference (5/25) with Governor Ventura, Finance Commissioner Pam Wheelock and Revenue Commissioner Matt Smith.
The topic was a proposed new tax plan.
Runs 26 minutes.

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House GOP Press Conference
Friday, May 25 2001
Friday afternoon press conference with the House GOP's response to the Governor's new tax proposed tax plan.
Runs 29 minutes.

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House GOP Press Conference
Thursday, May 17 2001
House Majority Leader Pawlenty's press conference regarding current state of budget negotiations.
Runs 1:13.

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Senate DFL Press Conference
Thursday, May 17 2001
Senator Majority Leader Moe's press conference regarding current state of budget negotiations.
Runs 21:48.

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Ways and Means
Tuesday, May 15 2001
06:00 - HF2513 (Mares) Financing a major league professional baseball park.
2:26:00 - HF1683 (Paulsen) A bill for an act relating to technology business; identifying and defining technology business and activity; providing for regulation of technology business with the Department of Administration.
2:32:00 - Feed becomes an audio-only feed.

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Taxes
Monday, May 14 2001
HF2513 (Mares) Financing a major league professional baseball park.
Continued public testimony.
1:18:00 - End of public testimony; beginning of amendments.
Runs 2 hours, 53 minutes.

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Taxes
Friday, May 11 2001
01:35 - Passage of possible "vehicle" bills: HF84, HF187 and HF 2506.
03:10 - HF2241 (Stang) Stadium review commission established to evaluate sports stadium construction proposals.
46:48 - HF2513 (Mares) Financing a major league professional baseball park.

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Dalai Lama Press Conference with House/Senate Leadership
Wednesday, May 9 2001
Press conference with the Dalai Lama, Senate Majority Leader Moe and House Speaker Sviggum.
Runs 39 minutes.

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Ways and Means
Friday, April 27 2001
(Holsten) Omnibus Environment Finance bill.
(Molnau) Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.
**Beginning of audio-only feed**.
(Krinkie) Omnibus State Government Finance bill.
Runs 8 hours

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Ways and Means
Thursday, April 26 2001
Omnibus Higher Education Finance bill.
Runs 15 minutes.

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Taxes
Wednesday, April 25 2001
03:20 - HF2189 (Molnau) Omnibus Transportation Finance bill.
2:20:50 - HF1274 (Anderson, I) Modifies biomass mandate.
(This bill will be heard for informational purposes only).
Runs 2 hours, 22 minutes.

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Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Tuesday, April 24 2001
Discussion with PCA staff regarding position cuts at the MPCA.
Overview of the Environment and Natural Resources Omnibus Finance bill.
Runs 1 hour, 55 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Finance
Tuesday, April 24 2001
05:30 into archive is beginning gavel.
05:30 - HF1446 (Smith) Family law recodification provided for marriage dissolution, child custody, support, and maintenance provisions, and conforming changes provided.
17:30 - HF281 (Greiling) Civil commitment mentally ill definition and emergency hold standard modified, early intervention hospital stay extended, and specified hearings on medications combined with civil commitment proceeding.
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Runs 14 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Finance
Monday, April 23 2001
Presentation of the Health and Human Services Omnibus Bill.
Runs 58 minutes.

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Transportation Finance
Friday, April 20 2001
00:10 - HF1427 (Fuller) DWI; preliminary screening test results deemed admissible for implied consent prosecution, certain first-time offenders prohibited from receiving reduced revocation period, plate impoundment law amended, and criminal penalties enhanced.
11:18 - HF2309 (Kuisle) Trunk highway project construction considerations clarified.
15:13 - HF2455 (McElroy) Transit funding account established, property taxes prohibited as revenue source for transit services, motor vehicle sales tax revenue distribution modified, and money appropriated.
1:17:00 - HF1728 (Workman) Transit assistance fund expenditures restricted to operating and capital assistance to public transit systems, motor vehicle sales tax revenue dedicated, and constitutional amendment proposed.
1:59:50 - HF1921 (Workman) Bus transit study authorized and bus transit way within part of the southwest light rail transit corridor prohibited.
2:04:10 - HF1861 (Holberg) General obligation bonds authorized to be issued for trunk highway construction, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Runs 2 hours, 6 minutes.

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Transportation Finance
Thursday, April 19 2001
01:10 - HF852 (Howes) Motor vehicle filing fees modified and clarifying changes provided.
23:35 - HF1054 (Johnson) I-394 "sane lanes" use by single-occupant vehicles study and report required, and money appropriated.
48:51 - HF1146 (Ozment) Salt distribution stockpiles design, construction, and use requirements established.
1:12:20 - HF2439 (Gerlach) Dakota county; Cedar avenue transportation corridor feasibility and environmental studies, and preliminary engineering, funding provided and money appropriated.
1:31:20 - HF362 (Westrom) Diesel fuel minimum biodiesel fuel content specified.
Runs 1 hour, 57 minutes.

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Transportation Finance
Wednesday, April 18 2001
00:10 - HF2411 (Kuisle) Southeastern Minnesota public safety radio system construction funding provided and money appropriated.
14:07 - HF2174 (Osskopp) Gambling control board authorized to use unmarked vehicles and registration tax exemption provided.
17:10 - HF624 (Seagren) Light rail; requiring route to be identified before spending appropriations to study light rail transit and commuter rail.
47:58 - HF2193 (Vandeveer) Special "choose life" motor vehicle license plates authorized, adoption support account established for grants to counties, and money appropriated.
1:06:10 - HF1527 (Kuisle) Motor vehicle definitions, registration, and dealer regulation provisions modified, electronic accident reporting authorized, driver instruction requirements modified, and public safety department advertising revenue expanded.
1:14:10 - HF1949 (Westerberg) Trunk highway bond proceeds and highway bond financed property governing provisions modified.
1:17:10 - HF2292 (Stanek) Metropolitan Council demonstration project funded to provide express bus service between downtown Minneapolis and locations outside transit taxing district, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes.

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Agriculture and Rural Development Finance
Tuesday, April 17 2001
HF1266 (Ness) Omnibus Agriculture and Rural Development Finance bill.
Runs 39 minutes.

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K-12 Education Finance
Wednesday, April 11 2001
04:00 - HF71 (Pawlenty) Relating to education; providing for an evaluation of school districts' financial and academic performance factors to determine the relative "return on investment" in education; directing the commissioner of Children, Families, and Learning to contract with an independent school evaluation services contractor to perform the evaluation; appropriating money.
1:42:15 - HF2066 (Finseth) Relating to education; providing for a nontraditional agriculture magnet program; appropriating money.
Remaining bills continued. Runs 1 hour, 54 minutes.

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Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
Wednesday, April 11 2001
01:30 - HF2267 (Lipman) Maximum residential density requirement of long-term agricultural land exception permitted in metropolitan counties.
10:20 - HF2414 (Otremba) United States Department of Agriculture financing program for cities, counties, and towns fund uses updated to include child care facilities.
25:00 - HF2214 (Mares) Major league professional baseball stadium financed, private funding required, interest-free loans and temporary tax-free zone provided, site selection commission created, disposition of the Metrodome provided, and money appropriated (continued from Monday).
Runs 1 hour, 57 minutes.
Committee recessed.

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Transportation Finance
Wednesday, April 11 2001
00:30 - HF1306 (Howes) Minnesota Conservation Corps program and decorative forest products provisions modified, sustainable forest resources provisions repeal delayed, study required, civil penalties imposed, and money appropriated.
11:50 - HF9 (Ruth) Motor vehicle sales tax revenue dedicated to highway user tax distribution fund, and constitutional amendment proposed.
38:35 - HF1286 (Ruth) Traffic flow improvements funded to eliminate bottlenecks in metro area, at-risk interregional corridors outside metro area improved, annual reports required, and money appropriated.
57:15 - HF1965 (Vandeveer) Greater Minnesota interregional corridor improvements, metropolitan area bottlenecks, and transit advantages funding provided, and money appropriated.
1:02:15 - HF1944 (Holberg) Light rail; special taxing districts created to finance operating costs of light rail transit.
1:39:50 - HF1498 (Larson) Minneapolis and Richfield highway #62 construction and reconstruction delayed and report required.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.

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Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy
Tuesday, April 10 2001
00:30 - HF1265 (Greiling) Charter schools board established and money appropriated; charter schools board established and money appropriated.
11:46 - HF1091 ( Johnson) Environment and natural resources trust fund advisory committee sunset repealed and task force created.
32:00 - HF2263 (Erickson) Tribal identification cards usage for election day registration authorized.
48:00 - HF1840 (Slawik) State government advisory councils and committees expiration dates extended, and Medicare maximization program advisory committee and nursing facility preadmission screening program advisory committee repealed.
1:35:45 - HF917 (Rhodes) Council of health boards established providing review of bills and proposals relating to health occupation regulation.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Policy
Tuesday, April 10 2001
01:30 - HF440 (Knoblach) Probate; background investigations provided on guardians and conservators, access to data on maltreatment of vulnerable adults authorized, and court procedures and requirements authorized.
05:40 - HF702 (Goodno) Local intervention grants for self-sufficiency formula modified.
09:25 - HF918 (Otremba) Alzheimer's disease care facilities patient disclosures required, and money appropriated.
1:35:45 - HF919 (Dawkins) Civil commitment definitions and procedures modified, patient rights specified, coverage and cost of care provided, voluntary consent procedures expanded, and court records sealed.
1:57:47 - HF1807 (Skoglund) Child support collection and enforcement improvement measures and civil penalties provided.
2:44:40 - HF2345 (Abeler) Oral language interpreter services coverage required of health plans.
2:46:40 - HF2413 (Boudreau) Group residential housing monthly rates provided.
2:59:20 - HF1871 (Huntley) Supplementary service rates for mental illness or chemical dependency facilities not to exceed the nonfederal share for case mix A.
3:06:40 - HF2390 (Goodno) Targeted case management services medical assistance coverage provided for services for vulnerable adults and persons with developmental disabilities.
Runs 3 hours, 24 minutes.

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Local Government and Metropolitan Affairs
Monday, April 9 2001
HF2214 (Mares) Major league professional baseball stadium financed, private funding required, interest-free loans and temporary tax-free zone provided, site selection commission created, disposition of the Metrodome provided, and money appropriated.
Other bills continued.
Runs 1 hour, 48 minutes.

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Transportation Finance
Monday, April 9 2001
02:30 - HF1365 (Dorman) Clean fuel use required in state vehicles, grants provided motor fuel retailers who install pumps to dispense cleaner fuel, and money appropriated.
28:30 - HF51 (Goodno) DWI; maximum blood alcohol level lowered for impairment offenses involving driving motor vehicles, recreational vehicles or watercraft, hunting, handling explosives, or operating military vehicles.
1:21:20 - HF595 (Ozment) Railroads; local governments authorized to establish quiet zones regulating or prohibiting locomotive warning devices.
1:33:40 - HF429 (Bakk) State agencies authorized to allow commercial wireless equipment on state-owned property, and money appropriated.
Other bills continued.
Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.

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Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Friday, April 6 2001
01:20 - HF1225 (Osthoff) Saint Paul greenway corridor funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
19:30 - HF1989 (Davids) Flood mitigation and prevention grants provided to southeastern Minnesota counties and money appropriated.
38:15 - HF2065 (Finseth) Red River north of East Grand Forks hydraulic study grant provided and money appropriated.
50:15 - HF1770 (Finseth) Ring dike construction grants provided and money appropriated.
57:06 - HF1771 (Finseth) Red River basin flood hazard mitigation grants provided; references to sub watershed projects removed, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 10 minutes.

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Transportation Policy
Thursday, April 5 2001
01:45 - HF2093 (Wenzel) Religious organization buses authorized to be painted yellow and equipped with stop arms and flashing lights.
17:35 - HF1172 (Workman) School bus driver's licenses checked twice annually.
21:04 - HF663 (Biernat) Traffic signal violation citations by photographic evidence authorized, local programs requirements provided, penalties imposed, and money appropriated.
Remainder of the agenda was continued.
Runs 1 hour, 51 minutes.

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Ways and Means
Thursday, April 5 2001
House Resolution X (Bishop) Setting maximum limit for finance committee budget targets.
Runs 54 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Finance
Wednesday, April 4 2001
Partial committee coverage.
HF1832 (Goodno) MFIP sanctions and program eligibility requirements for noncompliant recipients modified, and hardship extensions established.
Runs 52 minutes.

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K-12 Education Finance
Wednesday, April 4 2001
04:20 - HF1614 (Gerlach) Relating to education finance; eliminating the concentration factor in compensatory revenue.
1:20:25 - HF2218 (Kuisle) Relating to education; adding a provision to integration revenue; providing for special education cross-subsidy aid; authorizing referendum revenue restoration; appropriating money.
1:43:30 - HF1862 (Seagren) Relating to education; clarifying advanced placement and international baccalaureate program provisions; appropriating money.
HF1088 (Seagren) and HF2066 (Finseth) were continued.
Runs 1 hour, 47 minutes.

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Transportation Finance
Wednesday, April 4 2001
00:45 - HF1277 (Molnau) Interregional transportation corridor financing procedures, statewide communications system, and transportation revolving loan fund provisions modified, and clarifying changes provided.
09:50 - HF204 (Molnau) Bridges; payment of engineering costs authorized from town bridge account.
18:40 - HF2138 (Mahoney) Saint Paul Phalen Boulevard construction grant provided and money appropriated.
Runs 46 minutes.

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Agriculture and Rural Development Finance
Tuesday, April 3 2001
02:50 - HF2052 (Ness) Agricultural trade specialist position funding provided, and money appropriated.
36:18 - HF2210 (Ness) Agricultural product shipper organization grants provided, and money appropriated.
50:20 - HF1814 (Swenson) Agricultural society exhibitor award indexed funding levels provided, and money appropriated.
1:06:18 - HF2048 (Ness) Feedlot upgrade environmental compliance grants provided, and money appropriated.
2:02:30 - HF2192 (Gunther) Pseudorabies in swine continued testing and vaccination funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF551 (Finseth) Ethanol producer payments authorized to expand regional ethanol development, and money appropriated was moved and put before the committee, no testimony taken.
Runs 2 hours, 11 minutes.

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Education Policy
Tuesday, April 3 2001
HF1529 (Tingelstad) Pesticide application in schools regulated.
Runs 48 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Monday, April 2 2001
01:00 - HF1736 (Bakk) Taconite plant capital improvements loan fund established and money appropriated.
30:00 - HF235 (Rukavina) Minnesota investment fund targeted funding provided for specified areas, and money appropriated.
36:00 - HF1105 (Rukavina/Tomassoni) Iron range resources and rehabilitation commissioner authorized to acquire discontinued mining property.
42:00 - SF960 (Rukavina/Tomassoni) Iron range resources and rehabilitation commissioner authorized to acquire discontinued mining property.
1:23:00 - HF157 (Bakk) LTV mining specified employees and suppliers extra unemployment compensation benefits provided.
Runs 1 hour, 51 minutes.

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K-12 Education Finance
Monday, April 2 2001
00:10 - HF328 (Dorman) Relating to education finance; increasing the amount of referendum revenue subject to equalization.
08:10 - HF1907 (Biernat) Relating to education finance; making the general education levy a state-determined, state-collected levy.
29:10 - HF1534 (Tingelstad) Relating to education; creating high performance school facilities pilot projects in independent school districts #728 and #535, Elk River and Rochester; requiring an integrated facilities plan.
1:08:10 - HF1723 (Nornes) Relating to education finance; authorizing school districts to include home school pupils in their pupil counts for certain funding purposes.
1:15:10 - HF1650 (Penas) Relating to education; providing for a new teacher mentoring pilot program.
1:37:10 - HF1370 (Dehler) Relating to education finance; authorizing a school board to transfer excess revenue in the debt redemption fund to the operating capital account in the general fund.
1:51:40 - HF1371 (Dehler) Relating to education finance; authorizing an increase in referendum authority without an election in certain circumstances.
Runs 1 hour, 58 minutes.

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Ways and Means
Monday, April 2 2001
HF1360 (Boudreau) Minnesota Citizens’ Personal Protection Act of 2001 adopted and recognizing the right to self-defense, providing permits to carry a pistol, and imposing criminal penalties.
Runs 1 hour, 37 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Policy
Friday, March 30 2001
03:30 - HF1958 (Goodno) Resolution memorializing the President and Congress to take action to reduce or eliminate disparities between the states in Medicare+Choice benefits.
06:15 - HF706 (Goodno) Breast and cervical cancer treatment medical assistance eligibility established and money appropriated.
21:30 - HF1337 (Mulder) Health insurance; purchasing alliance stop-loss fund created and money appropriated.
44:30 - HF1819 (Nornes) Alcohol and drug counselor licensure reporting requirement repealed, and exchange of information provided investigations of counselors.
50:00 - HF1928 (Walker) Health care access programs provisions modified.
Runs 1 hour, 25 minutes.

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K-12 Education Finance
Friday, March 30 2001
01:22 - HF1919 (Penas) Relating to education finance; creating ongoing funding for career and technical education programs.
02:20 - HF1540 (Kielkucki) Relating to education finance; creating an incentive funding program for career and technical education programs.
36:00 - HF1136 (Seagren) Relating to education; working to ensure children’s reading competency by the end of third grade; providing grants to assist with reading competency.
13:35 - HF1492 (Howes) Relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school district #116, Pillager.
25:50 - HF1825 (Harder) Relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school district #173, Mountain Lake.
29:44 - HF1421 (Dehler) Relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school district #485, Royalton.
32:16 - HF750 (Dehler) Relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school district #738, Holdingford.
37:15 - HF1797 (Peterson) Relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school district #378, Dawson-Boyd.
38:55 - HF2078 (Lieder) Relating to education; providing for a fund transfer for independent school district #593, Crookston.
41:29 - HF305 (Johnson, R.) Relating to education; authorizing a fund transfer for independent school district #391, Cleveland.
Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.

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Agriculture and Rural Development Finance
Thursday, March 29 2001
00:00 - HF551 (Finseth) Ethanol producer payments authorized to expand regional ethanol development.
11:06 - HF2104 (Finseth) Ethanol; second-generation ethanol development program provided, research and demonstration project grants provided, and money appropriated.
32:00 - HF1142 (Kubly) Allowing the Commissioner of Agriculture to approve up to three new ethanol plants.
HF1001 (Ness) was laid on the table.
Runs 1 hour, 8 minutes.

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Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Thursday, March 29 2001
00:45 - HF27 (Haas) Outdoor noise standards task force created.
15:54 - HF1073 (Clark, J.) Minnesota river trail established and money appropriated.
53:40 - HF1990 (Stang) Watershed district borrowing restrictions modified.
59:35 - HF1526 (Erhardt) ATV; metropolitan cities authorized to restrict operation of recreational motor vehicles.
Other bills continued.
Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Wednesday, March 28 2001
00:20 - HF1619 (Dawkins) New and existing housing program funding provided, programs created, and money appropriated.
26:35 - HF1368 (Westerberg) Manufactured home park redevelopment program established and money appropriated.
40:38 - HF1380 (Dibble) Section 8 home ownership assistance provided and money appropriated.
50:40 - HF2069 (Dawkins) Section 8 home ownership program grants provided and money appropriated.
57:40 - HF969 (Clark, K.) Rental housing pilot program established to encourage landlords to rent to high-risk tenants in specified counties, and money appropriated.
1:14:15 - HF1164 (Gray) Homeless prevention school stability project funding provided and money appropriated.
28:25 - HF1788 (Lindner) Rental housing assistance program for persons with mental illness program funded and money appropriated.
1:40:20 - HF1658 (Bradley) Long-term care provisions modified, senior services pilot project established, long-term care revolving fund and loan forgiveness program created, nursing agency registration required, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 52 minutes.

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Taxes
Wednesday, March 28 2001
01:10 - Presentation of the 1999 Local Government Lobbying Expenditures Report by the Office of the State Auditor.
48:05 - HF1293 (Davids) Public service commissioner remaining duties transferred to the commissioner of commerce; light capacity scales inspection provided; unfair cigarette sales act administration transferred to commerce.
51:50 - HF2042 (Abrams) Reduces the rate of the insurance premiums tax.
Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.

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Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development Policy
Tuesday, March 27 2001
04:15 - HF2070 (Gunther) Relating to economic security; modifying and repealing various statutory provisions in the area of economic security.
07:50 - HF1543 (Holsten) Fireworks limited personal use authorized, affidavit of safety guidelines required, and criminal penalties imposed.
09:55 - HF1955 (Davids) Relating to insurance; providing qualifications and procedures for the licensing of insurance producers; prescribing a criminal penalty.
59:30 - HF1409 (Jacobson) Relating to employment; adding an alternative form for minor age certification.
1:04:05 - HF175 (Ozment) Relating to fire safety; requiring the state fire marshal to adopt rules for fire retardant standards for cigarettes.
**End of archive**.
Runs 2 hours, 32 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Policy
Tuesday, March 27 2001
03:34 - HF1160 (Davids) Physician assistants prescribing medication review provisions modified.
08:45 - HF1304 (Nornes) Lead poisoning prevention provisions modified, property sellers required to provide well water test results, and obsolete laws repealed.
1:00:10 - HF1622 (Goodno) Health care safety net preservation program established and voluntary agreements to expand intergovernmental transfers allowed.
1:06:45 - HF1840 (Slawik) Human services advisory councils and committees expiration dates extended.
1:38:50 - HF1851 (Abeler) State health care program provider participation nonfinancial barrier identification required.
Remainder of bills continued to afternoon session.
Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Policy
Tuesday, March 27 2001
Continuation of morning meeting.
00:10 - HF1748 (Harder) Emergency medical services regulatory board authorized to grant staffing variances for basic life support ambulances operated rural ambulance services.
10:55 - HF1044 (Mulder) Volunteer ambulance attendant training reimbursement provisions modified, grants provided, rural ambulance service advisory committee created and study required, and money appropriated.
17:20 - HF1443 (Mulder) Medication therapy management pilot program implemented and money appropriated.
26:55 - HF1531 (Bradley) Young adult transitional services provided and community-based mental health services increased.
50:55 - HF262 (Boudreau) Abortion informed consent required and civil remedies provided.
Runs 2 hours, 48 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Policy
Monday, March 26 2001
01:00 - HF1832 (Goodno) MFIP sanctions and program eligibility requirements for noncompliant recipients modified, and hardship extensions established.
Remainder of agenda continued.
Runs 2 hours, 9 minutes.

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K-12 Education Finance
Monday, March 26 2001
01:55 - HF422 (Seagren) Relating to education; improving recruitment of excellent teachers in science, math, industrial technology, and special education and in rural areas; establishing a loan repayment program.
11:45 - HF82 (Seagren) A bill for an act relating to education finance; concentrating a portion of the reserved revenue for staff development on induction and mentorship activities for new teachers.
24:15 - HF1558 (Abeler) Relating to education; employing multiple strategies to recruit qualified school administrators; appropriating money.
38:20 - HF1852 (Abeler) Relating to education finance; continuing the referendum offset adjustment until a district's referendum is renewed.
47:10 - HF1377 (Abeler) Relating to education finance; increasing and indexing the general education basic formula allowance.
56:00 - HF1341 (Davnie) Relating to education finance; increasing special education revenue; broadening funding for the first grade preparedness program; increasing funding for English language learners; fully funding transportation services for nonpublic and charter school pupils; modifying a hearing request; making permanent the five percent reallocation of compensatory revenue; authorizing the sale of bonds by the Saint Paul school district; appropriating money.
HF93 (Entenza) was continued.
Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.

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Commerce, Jobs and Economic Development-Liquor Subcommittee
Friday, March 23 2001
HF1994 (Stang) which includes language from the following bills: HF284 (Goodno); HF1645 (Rhodes); HF280 (Anderson, B.); and HF890 (Kelliher).
HF1205 (Sykora) Relating to alcoholic beverages; authorizing off-sale wine licenses for supermarkets.
Runs 2 hours, 17 minutes.

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Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Thursday, March 22 2001
00:20 - HF362 (Westrom) Diesel fuel minimum biodiesel fuel content specified.
56:45 - HF891 (Olson) Lake improvement districts; modifying percent of property owners necessary to petition for creation, termination or holding a referendum on creation.
1:16:45 - HF1365 (Dorman) Clean fuel use required in state vehicles, grants provided motor fuel retailers who install pumps to dispense cleaner fuel, and money appropriated.
Other bills continued.
Runs 1 hour, 37 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Policy
Thursday, March 22 2001
03:03 - HF1580 (Bradley) Health care coverage product regulation simplified and regulatory reform process established.
1:17:30 - HF926 (Goodno) Uniform health care identification cards content and format modified, prescription drug information required on cards, and issuance requirements established.
1:20:40 - HF1291 (Boudreau) Health plan subrogation clause limitation provisions modified.
1:29:35 - HF1115 (Haas) Minnesota comprehensive health association regulated, contributing member definition modified, writing carrier contract period extensions permitted, subsidies provided, and money appropriated.
Other bills continued.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.

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Taxes
Wednesday, March 21 2001
02:45 - HF1321 (Ruth) Provides for an imposition of a tax on aggregate materials.
09:10 - HF1425 (Hilty) Changes the sales ratio study for purposes of certain aid formulas.
29:50 - HF1316 (Dawkins) Clarifies that publicly owned parking facilities are exempt from tax.
35:25 - Analysis of the tax incidence data on HF511(Sviggum/Governor's Tax Bill) by Department of Revenue staff.
HF1511 (Westerberg) laid over.
Runs 1 hour, 50 minutes.

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Transportation Policy
Wednesday, March 21 2001
01:34 - HF137 (Erhardt) Light rail; commuter rail corridor plans physical design component local approval required.
06:20 - HF624 (Seagren) Light rail; requiring route to be identified before spending appropriations to study light rail transit and commuter rail.
08:30 - Testimony by DOT Commissioner Elwyn Tinklenberg regarding above bills.
Remaining bills on agenda were laid over.
Runs 1 hour, 59 minutes.

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Transportation Policy
Tuesday, March 20 2001
00:35 - HF1314 (Mares) Seat belt offense designated as a primary offense.
HF735 (Leppik) was not heard.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

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Ways and Means
Tuesday, March 20 2001
01:50 - House Concurrent Resolution #8 (Bishop.) A house resolution setting the maximum limit on general fund expenditures for the biennium.
3:17:30 - House Concurrent Resolution #X (Bishop.) A house resolution setting the maximum limit on general fund expenditures for the biennium.
Pursuant to House Rule 4.03, the Ways and Means Committee must adopt and report a budget resolution to the House of Representatives.
Runs 3 hours, 25 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Policy
Monday, March 19 2001
04:45 - HF1123 (Mulder) Nonmetropolitan county prepaid medical assistance program capitation rates increased.
31:55 - HF1124 (Mulder) Nonmetropolitan inpatient hospital rates for certain diagnosis-related groups adjusted.
43:35 - HF812 (Bradley) Suicide prevention goals, programs, duties and studies required; mental illness transition plans established; provider payment rates adjusted; mental health services and treatment coverage requirements provided; and money appropriated.
HF281 (Greiling) and HF1531 (Bradley) were not taken up.
Runs 1 hour, 52 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Finance
Friday, March 16 2001
02:00 - HF1216 (Mulder) Comprehensive advanced life support educational program funding provided and money appropriated.
27:54 - HF13 (Abeler) Prescription drug program income limit raised, enrollees required to satisfy monthly deductibles, enrollment timeline for disabled individuals shortened, and money appropriated.
44:15 - HF332 (Nornes) Nursing facility case mix transition plan established and fine imposed for noncompliance.
1:22:00 - HF526 (Kubly) Compulsive gambling treatment and education; Granite Falls project turnabout reconstruction grant provided, and money appropriated.
1:35:10 - HF648 (Abeler) Birth centers regulatory system study required.
Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes.

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K-12 Education Finance
Friday, March 16 2001
Testimony by CFL staff regarding finance elements of the Governor's K-12 Education budget bill.
HF1088 (Seagren) Relating to education; kindergarten through grade 12; general education, education excellence, special education, facilities and technology, nutrition programs, and state agencies.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.

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Education Policy
Thursday, March 15 2001
02:45 - HF788 (Greiling) Children's mental health disorder prevention and treatment outcomes required, school preassessment teams role expanded to mental health reporting, school grants provided for developing mental health plans, and money appropriated (continued from Tuesday).
41:28 - HF1280 (Seagren) Elementary reading specialist licensure provided, and elementary school teacher license requirements modified.
1:18:45 - HF1366 (Buesgens)/ HF1470 (Kuisle) School district contracts with teachers required to be structurally balanced.
HF1192 (Abeler) and HF923 (Skoe) were both laid-over.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.

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Taxes - Sales and Income Tax Division
Thursday, March 15 2001
01:25 - HF885 (Buesgens) Relating to casino sales tax revenues, modifying payments to counties with tribal casinos.
28:55 - HF1042 (Howes) Increases state payments to certain counties that contain Indian gaming casinos.
36:35 - HF832 (Daggett)/HF841 (Dorman)/HF948 (Winter) Reduce gambling tax rate & modify reporting requirements.
1:20:20 - HF838 (Ozment) Exempts sales and use taxes for construction materials used for the Dakota County Rosemount highway shop.
1:29:05 - HF676 (Wenzel) Allowing expanded individual income tax deductions for medical care and health insurance.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Finance
Wednesday, March 14 2001
01:20 - HF488 (Davids) Ambulance services medical assistance payments paid at Medicare reimbursement rate.
09:18 - HF574 (Davids) Public assistance eligibility irrevocable trust funds asset exclusion limits modified.
12:38 - HF1075 (Boudreau) Home-sharing grant program funded and money appropriated.
59:00 - HF1132 (Goodno) Medical assistance income standard and asset limitations for medical assistance eligibility for the elderly and disabled increased, and basic needs benefits disregarded as income for TEFRA medical assistance eligibility.
1:11:35 - HF818 (Goodno) Medical assistance eligibility asset limitations modified relating to employed persons with disabilities.
Runs 1 hour, 24 minutes.

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Ways and Means
Wednesday, March 14 2001
02:30 - HF1159 (Pawlenty) Local bridge replacement and rehabilitation and Gillette Children’s Specialty Health Care facility prior funding provisions modified.
16:35 - HF643 (Paulsen) Initiative and referendum provided and constitutional amendment proposed.
53:30 - Presentation on Governor's Price of Government recommendation.
House Concurrent Resolution #1 (Bishop) Relating to the adoption of revenue targets under Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 16A 102, subdivision 2.
Runs 1 hour, 33 minutes.

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Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Tuesday, March 13 2001
Continuation of morning meeting.
00:40 - HF1305 (Hackbarth) Environmental assistance revolving loan account established and money appropriated.
08:05 - HF819 (Kielkucki) Wright county board authorized to rename a body of water.
20:45 - HF1386 (Ozment) Shoreland protection program established, grants provided, and money appropriated.
45:20 - HF1264 (Kahn) Urban rivers act draft preparation required.
Runs 2 hours, 2 minutes.

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Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Tuesday, March 13 2001
00:30 - HF501/SF283 (Ozment) Conservation officer enforcement activity comparison prevented from use in performance evaluation.
02:30 - HF255/SF615 (Seifert) Environment; obsolete rules repealed.
21:10 - HF1188 (Gunther) Fire training exercise ash disposal regulated.
51:30 - HF877 (Bakk) Specified solid waste transfer station project repayment obligations waived.
1:07:30 - HF1354 (Holsten) Petroleum tank release cleanup provisions modified.
Runs 1 hour, 32 minutes.
Meeting continued at 3:10pm.

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Transportation Policy
Tuesday, March 13 2001
01:30 - HF69 (Howes) Portion of motor vehicle sales tax dedicated to highway user tax distribution fund, and constitutional amendment proposed.
16:12 - HF1300 (Jacobson) Motor vehicle sales tax funds deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund and constitutional amendment proposed.
18:55 - HF927 (Kuisle) Motor vehicle sales tax proceeds portion dedicated to highway user tax distribution fund, money appropriated, and constitutional amendment proposed.
Runs 52 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Monday, March 12 2001
00:00 - HF1252 (Pawlenty) Veterans; homeless or at-risk veterans housing projects loans and grants provided, and money appropriated.
34:45 - Budget Review of the Minnesota Film Board.
1:00:00 - Review of the Department of Labor LEAP Grantees: WomenVenture; Anishinabe, Incorporated; Saint Paul Urban League; Minneapolis Urban League.
Runs 1 hour, 47 minutes.

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K-12 Education Finance
Monday, March 12 2001
01:50 - HF147 (Carlson) Relating to education finance; increasing the general education basic formula allowance.
23:25 - HF744, (Anderson, I.) Relating to education; modifying the general education revenue formula; modifying the referendum allowance for the referendum revenue program.
34:35 - HF1032 (Bernardy) Relating to education; increasing the equalization amount for operating referendums.
54:30 - HF825 (Peterson) Relating to education finance; creating a bus purchase levy.
46:40/1:16:30 - HF740 (Sertich) Relating to education finance; increasing funding for districts with declining enrollment.
HF728 (Sertich) Relating to education finance; using a five-year average enrollment to calculate declining pupil revenue.
1:39:00 - HF1088 (Seagren) Relating to education; general education.
Article Four, the Governor's Budget.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.

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Crime Prevention
Thursday, March 8 2001
HF1360 (Boudreau) MN Personal Protection Act; Permits to carry pistols.
Runs 1 hour, 48 minutes.

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Crime Prevention
Thursday, March 8 2001
Continuation of morning discussion on HF1360 (Boudreau) MN Personal Protection Act; Permits to carry pistols.
Runs 1 hour, 6 minutes.

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Crime Prevention
Tuesday, March 6 2001
HF505 (Stanek) Racial Profiling.
Statewide policies and training objectives.
Runs 1 hour, 54 minutes.

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Education Policy
Tuesday, March 6 2001
HF1028 (Olson) Freedom from censorship in Minnesota public schools act enacted.
HF915 (Cassell) Pledge of allegiance required in all public schools.
Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.

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Governmental Operations & Veterans Affairs Policy
Monday, March 5 2001
Elections subcommittee meeting.
HF857 (Kielkucki) Election day registration to require picture identification, additional registration information required, certain felony convictions reported, and rulemaking authorized.
HF479 (Lipman) Election day voter registration identity and residence requirements modified, election administration practice study requested, election equipment purchase revolving loan fund created, and money appropriated.
Runs 2 hours, 30 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Monday, March 5 2001
Budget review of the Department of Economic Security.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.

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K-12 Education Finance
Monday, March 5 2001
HF480 (Kielkucki) Relating to education; authorizing funding to establish a voluntary accreditation program to assist school districts to provide optimal educational support services; appropriating money.
HF776 (Kielkucki) Relating to education; appropriating money for the Minnesota Learning Resource Center.
HF398 (Seifert) Relating to education finance; exempting agricultural lands from the school district levy for debt service.
HF434 (Wagenius) A bill for an act relating to education; ensuring that all children are able to read by second grade; appropriating money.
Runs 1 hour, 44 minutes.

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Regulated Industries
Monday, March 5 2001
HF118 ( Kielkucki) Resolution memorializing television networks to reduce violent and sexually explicit material and produce material that promotes wholesome family values.
Presentation by Larry Sawyer, Director of Government Relations and Civic Affairs for General Mills.
Presentation by Larry Schedin, President of Schedin & Associates.
HFXXXX (Jennings/Wolf) Energy Reliability and Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.

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Education Policy
Thursday, March 1 2001
Read Across America presentation.
HF910 (Dempsey) Educational administrators board established, duties transferred, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.
HF770 (Carlson) State board of education established, membership provided, and powers granted.
HF881 (Buesgens) State board of education established, elected state superintendent provided, education responsibilities realigned, and task force recommendations on resources and duties required.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.

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Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Thursday, March 1 2001
HF274 (Dorman) Mercury thermometer sales prohibited.
HF993 (Nornes) Central lakes trail established in Otter Tail, Grant, and Douglas counties.
HF845 (Hackbarth) All-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety training and youth operating provisions modified to include a riding component.
Runs 1 hour, 14 minutes.

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Ways and Means
Thursday, March 1 2001
HF47 (Rukavina) Iron mining; Closed iron mines and facilities required to be maintained for two years, and extra unemployment benefits provided for workers laid off from LTV mining company.
Review of February Forecast with State Economist Tom Stinson, Department of Finance Commissioner Pam Wheelock and Assistant Commissioner Peggy Ingison.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.

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Taxes
Wednesday, February 28 2001
Continuation of public testimony on HF511 (Sviggum) Governor's Tax Bill.
Overview on HF1129, Sales Tax Recodification bill.
Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.

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Transportation Finance
Wednesday, February 28 2001
Metro Transit budget presentation with Met Council Chair Ted Mondale, Interim Metro Transit General Manager John Byrd, and Met Council Transportation Planning Director Nacho Diaz.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.

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Education Policy
Tuesday, February 27 2001
HF478 (Sykora) ADD; parents and providers required to evaluate programs prior to prescribing drugs to children with attention deficit disorder, educational neglect definition clarified, number of children affected determined, and money appropriated.
HF1015 (Mares) CFL Administrative Bill.
Presentation of the bill only.
Testimony and action on the bill will be scheduled for a future date.
Runs 1 hour, 37 minutes.

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Taxes
Tuesday, February 27 2001
Continuation of public testimony on HF511 (Sviggum) Governor's Tax Bill.
Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Monday, February 26 2001
Budget review of IRRRB.
HF520 (Sertich) Northeast entrepreneur fund microenterprise development grant provided and money appropriated.
HF47 (Rukavina) Iron mining; Closed iron mines and facilities required to be maintained for two years.
Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Policy
Thursday, February 22 2001
HF 124 (Folliard) Home care providers required to provide notice of service termination, and state health care program reimbursement rates increased for home care providers.
HF 488 (Davids) Ambulance services medical assistance payments paid at Medicare reimbursement rate.
HF 574 (Davids) Public assistance eligibility irrevocable trust funds asset exclusion limits modified.
HF 603 (Abeler) Council on disability sunset extended.
HF 818 (Goodno) Medical assistance eligibility asset limitations modified relating to employed persons with disabilities.
Runs 1 hour, 47 minutes.

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Agriculture Policy
Wednesday, February 21 2001
HF362 (Westrom) Requires that diesel fuel sold in the state contain a minimum of five percent biodiesel fuel oil by weight.
HF394 (Seifert) Repealing certain provisions regarding castrating certain animals running at large in towns.
House Resolution #3 (Kielkucki) Recognizing the McLeod County Farm Family of the Year.
Runs 1 hour, 7 minutes.

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Environment and Natural Resources Finance
Wednesday, February 21 2001
Department of Natural Resources: Minerals overview and budget presentation; Water overview and budget presentation.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Policy
Tuesday, February 20 2001
Discussion of health care data privacy issues.
Runs 1 hour, 50 minutes.

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Joint House Education Policy / Senate Education
Tuesday, February 20 2001
Joint hearing to meet and recommend University of Minnesota Regent nominees to be presented to a joint convention of the Legislature.
Runs 4 hours, 56 minutes.

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Taxes
Tuesday, February 20 2001
Continuation of HF511 (Sviggum) Governor's Tax Bill.
Public testimony.
Runs 1 hour, 54 minutes.

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Higher Education Finance
Monday, February 19 2001
Mayo Medical Center budget request with Doctor Tony Windebank, Dean and Doctor David Agerter, Chair, Family Medicine Department.
U of M Efforts to spend money smarter with President Mark Yudof, and Chief Financial Officer Richard Pfutzenreuter.
Runs 1 hour, 54 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Monday, February 19 2001
Review of Minnesota Housing Finance Agency's administrative costs and use of federal funds.
Overview of current affordable housing plan.
Runs 1 hour, 42 minutes.

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Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Policy
Friday, February 16 2001
Joint House/Senate Election Laws Subcommittee hearing on clean campaigns.
Testimony by "Granny D" (Doris Haddock), Senator Ed Youngblood (R-Maine) and Representative Bill Norbert (D-Maine).
Runs 1 hour, 22 minutes.

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K-12 Education Finance
Friday, February 16 2001
Platforms of Education Groups.
Partnership for Choice in Education and MN Education League.
Minnesota Business Partnership.
Minnesota Catholic Conference.
HF171 (Mulder) A bill for an act relating to education finance; extending the disabled access levy.
HF534 (Olson) Relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for Independent School District 882, Monticello.
HF139 (Seagren) Relating to education finance; authorizing a best practices grant for intermediate school districts 287, 916 and 917.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.

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Environment and Natural Resources Policy
Thursday, February 15 2001
HF274 (Dorman) Mercury thermometer sales prohibited.
HF209 (Hackbarth) Shooting ranges generally accepted practices defined, relation to local ordinances specified, closing and relocation requirements provided, and nuisance action liability granted.
**Not taken up** HF455 (Ozment) Clean fuel (biodiesel) use marketing and education program established, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 52 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Policy
Thursday, February 15 2001
HF127 (Mulder) Nursing assistants with prior records expunged exempted from disqualification.
HF128 (Nornes) Nursing facility technology room grant program established, and money appropriated.
HF275 (Abeler) Nursing facility closure plans savings procedure modified.
HF332 (Nornes) Nursing facility case mix transition plan established and fine imposed for noncompliance.
Runs 1 hour, 34 minutes.

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Taxes
Wednesday, February 14 2001
Continuation of HF511 (Sviggum) Governor's Tax Bill.
Public testimony.
Runs 1 hour, 53 minutes.

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Health and Human Services Policy
Tuesday, February 13 2001
HF253 (Seifert) Health and human services obsolete rules repealed.
Presentation on the Prescription Drug Program.
HF13 (Abeler) Prescription drug program income limit raised, enrollees required to satisfy monthly deductibles, and money appropriated.
HF222 (Koskinen) Prescription drug program income limit increased, timeline for enrollment of disabled individuals shortened, and higher burial exclusion provided.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.

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Taxes
Tuesday, February 13 2001
Continuation of HF511 (Sviggum) Governor's Tax Bill.
Public testimony.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.

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K-12 Education Finance
Monday, February 12 2001
HF549 (Solberg) Relating to education; modifying the general education revenue isolation index.
HF43 (Abrams) Relating to education finance; granting an inflationary increase in operating referendum revenue allowances.
HF168 (Folliard) Relating to education finance; including a growth factor in the referendum revenue cap; restoring the original referendum revenue cap percentage.
HF413 (Mulder) Relating to education finance; extending a planning grant.
HF365 (Mares) Relating to education finance; authorizing a fund transfer for Intermediate School District #916, Northeast Metro.
HF286 (Anderson, I.) Relating to education; modifying sparsity correction revenue.
Runs 1 hour, 37 minutes.

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Regulated Industries
Monday, February 12 2001
HF492 (Wolf) Relating to energy; enacting the Energy Reliability and Affordability Act.
HF659 (Wolf) Relating to energy; establishing a state energy plan and promoting energy conservation.
HF710 (Wolf) Relating to utilities; restructuring the regulation of electricity generation.
Runs 1 hour, 55 minutes.

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Joint Education Policy and K-12 Education Finance
Friday, February 9 2001
"Value Added Assessment System" presentation on analytical procedures developed at the University of Tennessee to evaluate teaching effectiveness.
Runs 3 hours, 2 minutes.

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Capital Investment
Thursday, February 8 2001
Overview of University of Minnesota HEAPR with Eric Kruse.
Overview of MNSCU maintenance funding with Al Johnson and Laura King.
Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.

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Education Policy
Thursday, February 8 2001
HF71 (Pawlenty) School districts' financial and academic performance evaluated, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.

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Agriculture Policy
Wednesday, February 7 2001
Overview of the new feedlot rules that are being implemented, with interpretation of last year's feedlot bill and review of 60-day permit turnaround process.
HF495 (Finseth) Transferring authority for the regulation of feedlots from the Pollution Control Agency to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
**Limited TV production feed**.
Runs 2 hours, 16 minutes.

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Taxes
Wednesday, February 7 2001
(HF511) Governor's tax bill.
Presentation by Department of Revenue.
Public testimony.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

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Transportation Finance
Wednesday, February 7 2001
Office of Motor Carrier Regulation budget presentation by Ward Briggs, Director.
Local roads budget presentation by Julie Skallman, State Aid Engineer.
Local bridge bonding presentation by Khani Sahebjam, Program Delivery Engineer.
State roads budget presentation by Assistant Commissioner Jim Swanson, Investment Management Director Al Schenkelberg, and Program Support Director Pat Hughes.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

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Redistricting
Tuesday, February 6 2001
Minnesota State Demographer Tom Gillaspy presents an analysis of Minnesota's population shifts.
Lee Meilleur, LCC/Geographic Information Systems, provides background on redistricting software.
Runs 1 hour, 38 minutes.

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Taxes
Tuesday, February 6 2001
Governor's tax bill.
Individual income taxes, corporate taxes, and miscellaneous taxes.
Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.

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Transportation Policy
Tuesday, February 6 2001
Presentation by Department of Transportation Commissioner Elwyn Tinklenberg and Vassill Alexiadis, from Cambridge Systematics Inc., on the recent ramp meter study.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Monday, February 5 2001
Budget review of Minnesota Technology, Inc.
Review of various federal funds.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.

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Regulated Industries
Monday, February 5 2001
HF 510 (Wolf) Governor's Telecommunications Reform bill.
Presentation from Mid-Continent Area Power Pool.
Runs 1 hour, 36 minutes.

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Jobs and Economic Development Finance
Friday, February 2 2001
Budget review of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.

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Education Policy
Thursday, February 1 2001
Report on assessment and accountability with Joe Nathan from the Center for School Change. Overview of student data practices issues with Don Gemberling, Department of Administration and Susan Crumb, Hennepin County Assistant District Attorney.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.

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Taxes
Thursday, February 1 2001
Governor's tax bill.
Sales tax issues.
Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.

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Taxes
Wednesday, January 31 2001
Governor's tax bill.
Sales tax proposal.
Streamlined sales tax/income tax proposal.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

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Transportation Finance
Wednesday, January 31 2001
MnDOT budget overview with Deputy Commissioner Doug Weiszhaar, CFO Kevin Gray, and Cecil Selness, Modal Operations Division.
Office of Aeronautics Budget presentation by Ray Rought, Director.
Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.

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Taxes
Tuesday, January 30 2001
Speaker Sviggum's presentation of the Governor's tax bill.
Runs 1 hour, 29 minutes.

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K-12 Education Finance
Monday, January 29 2001
Governor's budget presentation with Tom Melcher and Christine Jax from the Department of Children, Families and Learning.
Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.

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Transportation Finance
Monday, January 29 2001
Department of Public Safety presentation by Commissioner Charlie Weaver.
State Patrol budget presentation by Chief Anne Beers.
Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.

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Higher Education Finance
Friday, January 26 2001
President Mark Yudof outlines the Governor's budget request for the University of Minnesota.
Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.

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Legislative Audit Commission
Friday, January 26 2001
Release and review of program evaluation report on district courts.
*Audio-only feed*.
Poor committee room audio.
Runs 1 hour, 24 minutes.

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Joint Education Policy and Higher Education Finance
Thursday, January 25 2001
Math teaching techniques in higher education.
Comparisons of math curriculums of the United States and Japan.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.

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Higher Education Finance
Wednesday, January 24 2001
Overview of the Governor's budget with Peggy Ingison, State Budget Director, Department of Finance and Stewart McMullan, Executive Budget Officer, Department of Finance.
Runs 1 hour, 39 minutes.

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Taxes
Wednesday, January 24 2001
HF2 (Walz) Modifying the automatic rebate mechanism; providing for payment of a sales tax rebate; appropriating money.
HF48 (Abrams) Providing for payment of a sales tax rebate.
HF12 (Lipman) Proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution by adding a section to article IV; requiring a three fifths vote to enact a law imposing or increasing taxes, fees, or surcharges.
Runs 58 minutes.

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Joint Education Policy and Higher Education Finance
Tuesday, January 23 2001
Overview of high school and college expectations of student math skills.
Runs 1 hour, 41 minutes

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Redistricting
Tuesday, January 23 2001
Historical and legal overview of redistricting.
Presentations by Peter Wattson, Senate Counsel and Tom Pender, House Research.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.

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Taxes
Tuesday, January 23 2001
HF4 (Abrams) and HF14 (Bradley).
MnCare taxes repealed/tobacco settlement monies to HCAF.
There is a 13 minute recess in the middle of this archive.
Runs 1 hour, 54 minutes.

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Environment & Natural Resources Finance
Monday, January 22 2001
Department of Natural Resources overview of trail funding and trail development.
Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.

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Health & Human Services Finance
Monday, January 22 2001
HF4 (Abrams) and HF14 (Bradley) MnCare taxes repealed / Tobacco settlement monies to HCAF.
Runs 1 hour, 11 minutes.

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Regulated Industries
Monday, January 22 2001
Presentations by the Departments of Commerce and Economic Security on wholesale gas costs and fuel assistance programs.
**Limited TV production feed**.
Runs 1 hour, 18 minutes.

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Government Operations & Veterans Affairs Policy
Friday, January 19 2001
HF111 (Krinkie) Clarifying that executive branch constitutional officers are subject to the code of ethics; prohibiting executive branch constitutional officers from engaging in outside work.
Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.

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Commerce, Jobs & Economic Development
Thursday, January 18 2001
Presentation by Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB).
HF157 (Bakk) Relating to unemployment compensation; providing extra benefits for certain employees of LTV Mining and certain of its suppliers.
Runs 1 hour, 59 minutes.

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Health & Human Services Policy
Thursday, January 18 2001
HF14 (Bradley) and HF4 (Abrams) MnCare taxes repealed/tobacco settlement revenues credited to HCAF.
Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.

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Environment & Natural Resources Finance
Wednesday, January 17 2001
Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCMR) overview of selection process and LCMR recommendations.
Testimony by LCMR Chair Senator Len Price and LCMR Executive Director John Velin.
Runs 1 hour, 21 minutes.

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Transportation Finance
Wednesday, January 17 2001
Presentation of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies.
Runs 1 hour, 13 minutes.

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Agriculture and Rural Development Finance
Tuesday, January 16 2001
Overview of the Dairy Industry from the processor's economic and financial perspectives.
Runs 2 hours, 16 minutes.

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Environment & Natural Resources Policy
Tuesday, January 16 2001
Global/state environmental issues with Karen Studders, MPCA Commissioner .
Climate policy issues with Tom Koehler, co-chair of the Minnesota Environmental Coalition of Labor and Industry (MECLI) and Bill Cunningham, Unions for Jobs and Environment (UJAE).
*This an audio-only feed*.
Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.

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Joint House Health & Human Services Policy/Senate Health & Family Security
Tuesday, January 16 2001
Joint House Health & Human Services Policy and Senate Health and Family Security Committee meeting.
Presentation on Legislative Long Term Care Task Force.
Runs 1 hour, 48 minutes.

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Redistricting
Tuesday, January 16 2001
Historical overview of the redistricting process.
Runs 1 hour, 5 minutes.

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Ways and Means
Friday, January 12 2001
Review of December Economic Summary Report and Data Resources, Inc.
(DRI) forecast numbers with Tom Stinson, State Economist.
Runs 1 hour, 18 minutes.

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Agriculture & Rural Development Finance
Thursday, January 11 2001
Overview of the Dairy Industry.
Testimony from producers.
Archive ends abruptly due to late running committee.
Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.

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Joint House Health & Human Services Policy and Finance
Thursday, January 11 2001
Orientation to public assistance programs.
Testimony by House Research, House Fiscal, CFL and Dept.
of Human Services staff.
Runs 1 hour, 59 minutes.

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Agriculture Policy
Wednesday, January 10 2001
Introductions of committee members, staff and committee room guests.
Brief overview of issues to be addressed by the committee.
Appearance by Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson.
Runs 28 minutes.

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Joint House Health & Human Services Policy and Finance
Wednesday, January 10 2001
Orientation to health care costs and related topics.
Presentations by staff from the Department of Health and the Department of Commerce.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.

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Education Policy
Tuesday, January 9 2001
Discussion with Department of Children, Families and Learning staff regarding Title I and accountability.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.

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Taxes
Tuesday, January 9 2001
Minnesota tax system overview by House Research.
Runs 1 hour, 43 minutes.

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Family & Early Childhood Education Finance
Monday, January 8 2001
Overview by Assistant Commissioner Karen Carlson of the Department of Children, Families and Learning.
*Audio-only feed*.
Runs 1 hour, 22 minutes.

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K-12 Education Finance
Monday, January 8 2001
K-12 education basics.
Presentation by House Research and House Fiscal staff.
Runs 1 hour, 49 minutes.

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Transportation Finance
Monday, January 8 2001
Discussion with Department of Transportation Commissioner Elwyn Tinklenberg.
Runs 1 hour, 31 minutes.

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Education Policy
Friday, January 5 2001
Introduction of committee members.
HF34 (Seifert) Allowing certain candidates to complete their teacher preparation program under current licensure rules.
Runs 56 minutes.

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State Government Finance
Tuesday, December 19 2000
Testimony on Minnesota's Ethics in Government Act, as it applies to the governor.
Runs 2 hours, 35 minutes.

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Ways and Means
Wednesday, December 6 2000
Review of November 2000 Forecast. Overview of the state economy by Commissioner Pam Wheelock and State Economist Tom Stinson. Overview of state expenditures relative to forecast by Commissioner Wheelock and Assistant Commissioner Peggy Ingison. Overview of state revenues relative to forecast by Commissioner Wheelock and State Economist Stinson.
Runs 2 hours, 15 minutes

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Education Policy
Thursday, November 30 2000
Achieve Inc.'s review of the Profile of Learning.
Staff from Achieve will present an overview of their report and answer questions from committee members.
Runs 1 hours, 43 minutes.

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