Overview of Joint Legislative Offices:
Greg Hubinger, director of the Legislative Coordinating Commission
Michele Timmons, Revisor of Statutes
Robbie LaFleur, director of the Legislative Reference Library
Rep. Tom Huntley, Great Lakes Commission and Healthcare Access Commission
Rep. Sheldon Johnson, Mississippi River Parkway Commission
Barry LaGrave, director of House Public Information Services
Testimony on HF105:
Al Mitchell - Chairman, Disabled Veterans Rest Camp
Don Drigans - Treasurer, Disabled Veterans Rest Camp
(Dettmer) - Washington County; Disabled Veterans Rest Camp on Big Marine Lake matching grant funding provided to be used for improvements, and money appropriated.
Minnesota State Arts Board overview: Sue Gens, executive director of the Minnesota State Arts Board
Minnesota Historical Society overview: Michael Fox, director of the Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota Management & Budget presentation on recently released 2010 State Workforce Report: Judy Plante, assistant commissioner for State Human Resources
Meeting will adjourn at 11:30 a.m. Any bills not completed by that time will be added to Thursday's agenda.
(Doepke) - School personnel maintenance of effort and set-aside requirements removed, and financial decision making returned to school districts.
(Runbeck) - Acceleration of single sales apportionment adopted.
(Anderson) - Water used for public safety purposes tax exemption provided.
(Peppin) - Sunset Commission created, sunset and review of state agencies provided, and money appropriated.
(Banaian) - Performance data added to budget proposal, zero-based budgeting required, and sunset advisory commission and sunset process established for state agencies.
(Koenen) - Military pension income tax subtraction created.
(Dettmer) - Military retirement pay phased-in subtraction provided.
(Koenen) - Sales and use tax exemption provided for grain bins, fencing materials, and cattle ear tags.
(Nelson) - Income tax checkoff authorized for multiple sclerosis research and assistance, and money appropriated.
Finish up Public Pension fund overview from January 18th:
Mary Vanek, Executive Director of Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA);
Laurie Hacking, Executive Director of Teachers Retirement Association (TRA); and
Dave Bergstrom, Executive Director, or another representative of Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS)
Finish up presentation from 2/2 by Office of Enterprise Technology including enterprise email system.
(Kahn) - Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement membership increased.