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Ways and Means

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Ways and Means

Monday, March 09, 2020
Meeting at 9:45 AM
Agenda:
I. REMOVED: HF 3980 (Liebling) Public health response contingency account money deposit transferred. (pending referral) II. *HF 1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities for children ages birth to three created; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated. III. *HF 1246 (Morrison) Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act established, and report required. IV. *HF 4 (Lesch) Prescription Drug Pricing Restrictions V. *HF 1405 (Stephenson) Clean Energy First Act established, and electric utilities required to meet resource needs using clean energy resources. VI. *HF 2806 (Long) Clemency Review Commission established, Board of Pardons procedures modified, and clarifying changes made. VII. *HF 1257 (Cantrell) Prescription drug benefit transparency and disclosure required. VIII. HF 2001 (Cantrell) Workforce certificates of compliance ensured to apply equally to in-state and out-of-state contractors. IX. REMOVED: HF1863 (Lillie) State employee salaries funding appropriated in the event of non-appropriation. X. HF 3375 (Ecklund) Workforce training pilot project funding provided, and money appropriated. XI. Informational session on Stadium Reserve Account : MMB presentation and OLA Stadium Reserve Report Recommendations MMB presentation • Myron Frans, Commissioner, Minnesota Management and Budget • Bryan Dahl, Financial Planning Director, MMB Budget Division • Jen Hassemer, Assistant Commissioner for Debt Management OLA Stadium Reserve Report Recommendations • Ryan Dean Baker, Office of the Legislative Auditor • Scott Tjomsland, Office of the Legislative Auditor *These bills will be procedural motions to refer without recommendation to another committee. HF 4 and HF 1257 will be recommended to be referred to State Government Finance. HF 1246 and HF 2806 will be recommended to be referred to Judiciary Finance and Civil Law. HF 1 and HF 1405 will be recommended to be referred to Jobs and Economic Development Finance. Should these bills move forward, a more complete discussion will occur upon return to Ways and Means for final consideration.
Bills Added:
HF4 (Lesch) - Drug manufacturer or wholesale distributor prohibited from charging unconscionable prices for prescription drugs; Board of Pharmacy, commissioner of human services, and health plan companies required to notify the attorney general of certain prescription drug price increases; attorney general authorized to take action against drug manufacturers and wholesalers related to price increases; civil penalties imposed; and money appropriated.
HF1 (Kotyza-Witthuhn) - Early childhood; additional funding and opportunities created for children ages birth to three; programs and funding for prenatal care services, home visiting, early childhood education, and child care assistance governed; and money appropriated.
HF1246 (Morrison) - Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act established, drug manufacturers required to submit drug price information to the commissioner of health, civil penalties provided, and report required.
HF1257 (Cantrell) - Prescription drug benefit transparency and disclosure required.
HF2806 (Long) - Clemency Review Commission established.
HF1405 (Stephenson) - Clean Energy First Act established, electric utilities required to meet resource needs using clean energy resources, cost recovery authorized, pilot project established, and reports required.
HF3375 (Ecklund) - Workforce training pilot project funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2001 (Cantrell) - Workforce certificates of compliance ensured to apply equally to in-state and out-of-state contractors.
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Ways and Means

Monday, March 02, 2020
Meeting at 9:45 AM
Agenda:
I. HF 2959 (Poppe) Rural Finance Authority funding provided, bonds issued II. HF 3633 (Pelowski) Disaster contingency account money transferred III. *HF 2490 (Wolgamott) Skate park construction throughout the state grant program established, Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission building of skate parks authorized, bonds issued, and money appropriated. III. MMB February Budget and Economic Forecast - Myron Frans, Commissioner, MN Management and Budget - Britta Reitan, State Budget Director - Dr. Laura Kalambokidis, State Economist IV. Legislative Budget Office Presentation * HF 2490 will be a procedural motion to re-refer the bill without recommendation to the Capital Investment Finance Division. Should the bill move forward, a more complete discussion will occur upon return to Ways and Means for final consideration.
Bills Added:
HF2959 (Poppe) - Rural Finance Authority funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3633 (Pelowski) - Disaster contingency account money transferred.
HF2490 (Wolgamott) - Skate park construction throughout the state grant program established, Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission authorized to build skate parks, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
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Ways and Means

Monday, February 24, 2020
Meeting at 9:45 AM
Agenda:
I. Presentation on Inflationary Increases in Forecast - Bill Marx, Chief Fiscal Analyst II. Informational hearing on HF 150 (Schultz) Rate of inflation inclusion in state forecast required. - Jane Leonard, President, Growth & Justice -Scott Croonquist, Executive Director, Association of Metropolitan School Districts -Clark Biegler Goldenrod, Deputy Director, Minnesota Budget Project, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits - Mark Haveman, MN Center for Fiscal Excellence -John Phelan, Center for the American Experiment III. *HF 1424 (Stephenson) Student loan advocate established, licensure of student loan servicers required, certain practices prohibited in student loan servicing, and report required. IV. *HF998 (Ecklund) Sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder court guidance provided. V. **HF 2182 (Klevorn) Direct Care Service Corps established, report required, and money appropriated. VI. HF 2053 (Cantrell) Office of Enterprise Sustainability created. VII. HF 689 (Long) Probation length for certain offenses modified, and court-granted early termination and discharge of probation clarified. VIII. ***HF 492 (Dettmer) Traffic violations that cause great bodily harm or death to another misdemeanor established. *HF1424 and HF 998 will be procedural motions to re-refer the bills without recommendation to the Judiciary and Civil Law Finance Division. A more complete hearing of the bills will occur when they return to Ways and Means for final consideration. **Pursuant to Joint Rule 3.02(b), HF 2182 was returned to Ways and Means. There will be procedural motion to re-refer HF 2182 without recommendation to the Long Term Care Division. A more complete hearing of the bill will occur when it returns to Ways and Means for final consideration. ***Pursuant to House Rule 4.20, HF 492 was returned to Ways and Means from the General Register. It was heard and debated on the merits during the 2019 legislative session and there is no fiscal impact. The committee will be taking a procedural vote to move the bill out of committee and back to the General Register.
Bills Added:
HF1424 (Stephenson) - Student loan advocate established, licensure of student loan servicers required, certain practices prohibited in student loan servicing, report required, and money appropriated.
HF998 (Ecklund) - Sentencing veterans for criminal offenses related to a service-related disorder court guidance provided.
HF2182 (Klevorn) - Direct Care Service Corps established, report required, and money appropriated.
HF2053 (Cantrell) - Office of Enterprise Sustainability created.
HF689 (Long) - Probation length for certain offenses modified, and court-granted early termination and discharge of probation clarified.
HF492 (Dettmer) - Traffic violations that cause great bodily harm or death to another misdemeanor established.
HF150 (Schultz) - Inflation rate inclusion in state forecast required.
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Ways and Means

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
NOTE: If the agenda is not completed by the end of the hearing, the committee will meet again on Friday, Feb. 21 at 9:00 AM in room 200 to finish. I. HF 3100 (Howard) Emergency insulin program established, Minnesota insulin patient assistance program established, pharmacy and insulin manufacturer participation required, reports required, and money appropriated II. HF 3068 (Dehn) Voter data access related to presidential nomination primary regulated, and voter request that data be excluded from lists allowed. III. HF 8 (Pinto) Firearm transfer criminal background checks required. IV. HF 9 (Richardson) Firearms; law enforcement and family members enabled to petition a court to prohibit people from possessing firearms if they pose a significant danger to themselves or others by possessing a firearm. V. *HF 141 (Poppe) Port authorities; majority vote of commissioners required to approve real property sales and transfers. VI. *HF 492 (Dettmer) Traffic violations that cause great bodily harm or death to another misdemeanor established. NOTE: HF 3100, HF 8, HF 9 and HF 3068 have gone through multiple committees with opportunity for public testimony. The focus of this hearing is on the fiscal components of the bills and no public testimony will be taken. 24 hour rule in effect for HF 8 and HF 9. Amendments for HF 3100 and HF 3068 are requested by 4:30 PM on Wednesday. *NOTE: Pursuant to House Rule 4.20, HF 141 and HF 492 were returned to Ways and Means from the General Register. Both bills were heard and debated on the merits during the 2019 legislative session and there is no fiscal impact. The committee will be making procedural votes to move the bills out of committee and back to the General Register.
Bills Added:
HF3100 (Howard) - Emergency insulin program established, Minnesota insulin patient assistance program established, pharmacy and insulin manufacturer participation required, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF8 (Pinto) - Firearm transfer criminal background checks required, and transferee permit disqualification grounds modified.
HF9 (Richardson) - Firearms; law enforcement and family members enabled to petition a court to prohibit people from possessing firearms if they pose a significant danger to themselves or others by possessing a firearm, and money appropriated.
HF141 (Poppe) - Port authorities; majority vote of commissioners required to approve real property sales and transfers.
HF492 (Dettmer) - Traffic violations that cause great bodily harm or death to another misdemeanor established.
HF3068 (Dehn) - Voter data access related to presidential nomination primary regulated, and voters allowed to request that their data be excluded from the lists.
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Ways and Means

Monday, February 17, 2020
Meeting at 9:45 AM
Agenda:
I. *HF 5 (Halverson) Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; and rulemaking authorized. II. *HF 11 (Lesch) Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, reports required, and money appropriated. III. Overview of Governor Walz' Capital Budget recommendations - Myron Frans, Commissioner, MN Management and Budget - Britta Reitan, State Budget Director IV. Legislative Budget Office presentation - Michelle Weber, Director *Pursuant to House Rule 4.20, HF5 and HF 11 were returned to the Ways & Means Committee. The committee will not take additional testimony on these bills as they received a full hearing last year. The committee will consider technical amendments and vote on procedural motion to send the bills back to the General Register.
Bills Added:
HF5 (Halverson) - Paid family, pregnancy, bonding, and applicant's serious medical condition benefits provided; employment leaves regulated and required; data classified; rulemaking authorized; and money appropriated.
HF11 (Lesch) - Earned sick and safe time provided, rulemaking authorized, civil penalties imposed, reports required, and money appropriated.
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