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Audio/Video Archives - 2007-2008 Regular Session

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Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division

3/30/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF797 (Rukavina) Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance Omnibus Bill

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/30/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Added to the agenda HF436 (Hilty) Next Generation Energy Act of 2007 adopted establishing energy policy goals, and providing for renewable energy obligations.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/30/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF297 (Huntley) health care and human services finance division omnibus bill

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/30/2007
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Meeting at 2:00 PM
Agenda:
Omnibus bill mark up
Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
Public testimony on omnibus bill

Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division

3/29/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
K-12 Education Finance Omnibus bill

Public Safety Finance Division

3/29/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Omnibus Public Safety Finance bill * copies of the bill are available outside Room 568 SOB

State Government Finance Division

3/29/2007
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Testimony on the omnibus bill
Meeting at 11:00 AM
Agenda:
Amendments to the omnibus bill

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/29/2007
Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
HF297(Huntley) health care and human services finance division omnibus bill - public testimony The delete-all amendment will be available to the public at 11 a.m. outside House Duplicating, G35 State Office Building.

Taxes

3/29/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1229 (Demmer) Installation charges excluded from the sales tax. HF1204 (Davnie) Low-income housing sales tax exemption extended to limited partnerships in which the sole general partner is a nonprofit corporation HF1501 (Welti) Residential heating fuels sales tax exemption expanded to include all fuels except natural gas and electricity. HF1613 (A.Peterson) Biomass fuel stoves sales tax exemption provided, and biomass-fueled electric generation facility construction sales tax exemption extended.. HF1950 (Ruud) Capital equipment sales tax exemption modified. HF1516 (Swails) Washington County courts facility construction materials and equipment sales tax exemption provided, and obsolete provision removed. HF1784 (Faust) Pine County Judicial Center construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF2060 (Brynaert) Blue Earth County courts facility construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF928 (Dill) Shooting range targets sales specified as a sale of property for resale. HF2208 (Slocum) Richfield city hall and maintenance facility construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF2131 (Urdahl) Meeker County electrical cooperative sales tax exemption restriction eliminated. HF1752 (Erickson) Sherburne County public works building construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF1791 (Heidgerken) Capital equipment sales tax exemption modified. ** bill added ** House Research Overview of Tobacco Taxes HF1439 (Atkins) Contraband cigarettes disposition provided. HF1937 (Solberg) Cigarette and tobacco products tax stamps distributor discount provided. HF2311 (Davnie) Tobacco tax and tobacco health impact fee computation modified for "moist snuff".' HF677 (Brod) JOBZ treatment for biodiesel fuel plants time period extended. HF830 (Nornes) Job opportunity building zone tax benefits extended. HF2329 (Howes) Homestead local option disaster abatement provisions modified. HF1172 (Wollschlager) Revenue department debt collection time limits, collection costs, and referrals provisions modified. Bills removed HF2362 (Lenczewski) HF1737 (Atkins)

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/29/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Introduction of omnibus bill
Meeting at 8:30 AM

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/29/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1790 (Knuth) Commerce department license technology fees provided, producer training requirements established, and money appropriated. HF436 (Hilty) Next Generation Energy Act of 2007 adopted establishing energy policy goals, and providing for renewable energy obligations.

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/28/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Mark up of the Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division report.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/28/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Agriculture, Rural Economies, and Veterans Affairs Finance Omnibus Bill

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/28/2007
Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1891 (Haws) Veterans Homes Board member and executive director service qualifications modified HF2100 (Clark) Bisphenol-A and phthalates prohibited in products for young children HF917 (Clark) Lindane health impact on children study committee established, and report required HF2148 (Clark) Minneapolis schools fragrance-free pilot project created HF2241 (Clark) Health and human services grants and programs and Housing Finance Agency funding provided, and money appropriated (Governor's budget) Removed: HF1726

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/28/2007
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1873 (Bunn) delete all amendment will be offered HF297 (Huntley) spreadsheet will be made available

Taxes

3/28/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1687 (Emmer) Buffalo wastewater treatment facility construction materials and equipment sales tax exemption provided HF1626 (Ward) Brainerd and Baxter wastewater and water treatment facilities construction materials sales tax exemptions provided. HF1766 (Nornes) Pelican Rapids wastewater treatment facility construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF2244 (Morgan) Burnsville surface water treatment plant construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF1942 (Erickson) Milaca water treatment facility construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF1215 (Juhnke) Willmar wastewater treatment facility construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF1960 (Eastlund) Harris wastewater treatment facility and water treatment plant construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF2092 (Simpson) New York Mills wastewater treatment facility construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF2103 (Simpson) Water and wastewater treatment facilities construction materials sales tax exemption provided.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/28/2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
Final Division meeting on omnibus appropriations bill
Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Continue discussion of omnibus appropriations bill

Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division

3/28/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1056 (Slawik) Early Childhood Learning Finance Omnibus bill

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/28/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Added to the agenda HF1392 (Hilty) omnibus energy finance bill HF436 (Hilty) Next Generation Energy Act of 2007 adopted establishing energy policy goals and providing for renewable energy obligations.

State Government Finance Division

3/28/2007
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Meeting at 5:00 PM
Agenda:
present the State Government Finance Omnibus bill

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/27/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Agriculture, Rural Economies, and Veterans Affairs Finance Omnibus Bill

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/27/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1651 (Wagenius) Presentation of omnibus environment and natural resources finance bill
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Testimony on the omnibus environment and natural resources finance bill.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/27/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF196 (Greiling) Mental health provisions modified, inmate assessments required, children's mental health grants and training established, medical assistance covered services modified, Crisis Intervention Team State Council created, and money appropriated. HF1067 (Huntley) Mental health provisions modified, county board duties clarified, mental health service delivery reform provided, grants authorized; and medical assistance and MinnesotaCare coverage modified. HF794 (Otremba) Medical assistance coverage modified to include consultations with psychologists, and medical assistance reimbursement rate for critical access mental health services increased. HF1875 (Huntley) Medical education research funds; public program volume factor for MERC converted from revenue to charges. HF1 (Thissen) Children's health security account and program created, eligibility criteria and covered services specified, Legislative Task Force on Children's Health Care Coverage established, and money appropriated. HF297 (Huntley) Health care premiums restricted, universal health care plan required, MinnesotaCare provisions modified, residents right to affordable health care stated, money appropriated, and constitutional amendment proposed. HF1873 (Bunn) Health care cost containment goals annual reports required, medical expenditure review committee and health care transformation task force established, performance payments modified, grants provided, and money appropriated. HF1729 (Huntley) Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange established; and Section 125 plans required. HF276 (Otremba) MinnesotaCare self-employed farmers income definition modified. HF463 (Murphy, E.) MinnesotaCare small employer buy-in option created. HF1809 (Dominguez) Essential community provider status applications and renewals authorized, safety net health care providers grants provided, reimbursement rates modified, MinnesotaCare outreach grants and study required, and money appropriated. HF1078 (Huntley) Hospital public interest review and alternative approval process modified, and hospital accountability requirements established for tax purposes. HF1399 (Huntley) Northeastern Minnesota community-based health care coverage program demonstration project established, federal grant program references removed, evaluation report due dates modified, and money appropriated. HF644 (Huntley) Health Care Access Fund Oversight Commission established. Other bills will be added…

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/27/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
Introduce omnibus appropriations bill and have staff walk through it.
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
Discuss omnibus appropriations bill

K-12 Finance Division

3/27/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF6 (Greiling) Omnibus K-12 Education bill

State Government Finance Division

3/27/2007
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Military Affairs finish budget presentation **added** HF0318 (Jaros) Commission on Minnesota Ethnic Heritage established, and money appropriated. **added** HF0451 (Jaros) Honor guard member reimbursement provided for National Guard funerals, and money appropriated. HF1134 (Doty) Minnesota National Guard Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentality established. HF1440 (Kahn) Requiring certificates of pay equity compliance as a condition for certain state contracts; appropriating money. HF1523 (Bigham) Washington County Disabled Veteran's Rest Camp funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. **added** HF1669 (Rukavina) Amusement games permits, penalties, and inspection provided. **added** HF1896 (Winkler) Legislative Commission on Terrorism and Disaster Preparedness established, and money appropriated. **added** HF2147 (Bly) Office of Enterprise Technology funding provided for grants to counties participating in the developmetn of the intergrated financial system. **added** HF2252 (Davnie) Sustainable growth working group established, and money appropriated. **added** Testimony about Starbase Minnesota.

Taxes

3/27/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF158 (Urdahl) Livestock farming operations construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF1248 (Tillberry) Commuter rail system construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF1108 (Gardner) Rerefined motor oils and recycled paper sales tax exemption provided. HF1478 (Hilstrom) Motor vehicle sales tax exemption provided for purchases by lessees who donate the leased vehicle to a charitable organization within 30 days of purchase HF1203 (Poppe) Bioscience institute facilities construction materials and equipment sales tax exemption provided. HF1462 (Liebling) Biobusiness center construction materials sales tax exemption provided. HF1610 (Hausman) Agricultural society authorized to retain certain admissions sales tax proceeds. HF413 (Lillie) Outdoor sport equipment dealers franchise agreements with manufacturers regulated, title requirements imposed, and money appropriated HF1132 (Atkins) Sale of amusement devices provided as a sale for resale. HF1133 (Atkins) Sales and purchase definition clarified to exclude the making available of amusement devices. HF1247 (Simpson) has been removed from the agenda

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

3/26/2007
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1056 (Slawik) Early Childhood Learning Finance Omnibus bill Final action will be taken

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/26/2007
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
Introduction of the omnibus bill HF1392 (Hilty) Hydrogen renewable energy initiative established, hydrogen energy use policies established, and money appropriated. Removed from the agenda: HF2305 (Hilty)
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1392 (Hilty) Hydrogen renewable energy initiative established, hydrogen energy use policies established, and money appropriated. Removed from the agenda: HF2305 (Hilty)

Finance

3/26/2007
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
HF20 (Thissen) Prekindergarten scholarship granting organizations contribution income tax credit provided. HF123 (Slawik) Education expense tax credit and deduction applied to certain expenditures for prekindergarten expenses and museum memberships. HF1264 (Eastlund) Early childhood education access grants contribution and early childhood educational expenses income tax credit authorized. HF719 (Dill) Lake County; temporary suspension of tax-forfeited lands proceeds provided to reimburse county for purchase of Clair A. Nelson Memorial Forest land. HF849 (Moe) Shoreland resorts development regulation provided. SF463 (Hortman) Notaries public fees increase HF1221 (Kalin) Energy savings activities required under the conservation investment program. HF305 (Huntley) Freedom to Breathe Act of 2007 adopted establishing public policy to protect employees and the public from hazards of secondhand smoke and prohibiting persons from smoking in specified areas.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/26/2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
continuation of the morning agenda HF655 (Huntley) Medicinal use of marijuana authorized, civil and criminal penalties imposed, and money appropriated. HF1619 (Hilstrom) Incarcerated individuals allowed to remain eligible for medical assistance until conviction. HF2181 (Abeler) Care coordination for children with high-cost mental health conditions provided through the U special kids program, and money appropriated. HF175 (Erickson) MinnesotaCare; aid and attendance benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs excluded from income definition. HF221 (Urdhahl) Meeker County day training and habilitation provider rate reimbursement increased, and proposal required to address the disparity between providers across the state. HF2275 (Norton) Dental providers critical access reimbursement modified, and additional staff required to administer critical access dental program. HF2254 (Ruth) Waseca County nursing facility payment rates modified for services to ventilator-dependent persons. HF1401 (Fritz) Reverse mortgage incentive program established, eligibility requirements and other standards provided, and money appropriated. HF173 (Erickson) Nursing facilities payment rates in specified counties increased to the geographic group III median rate. HF2091 (Huntley) Medical assistance funds transfer provided. HF2004 (Atkins) Communities for a Lifetime Initiative funding provided, and money appropriated. HF594 (Otremba) Medical assistance nonemergency medical transportation competitive bidding modified, level of need criteria specified, and reimbursement rate increased. Other bills will be added…
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF601 (Walker) Crisis nursery grant program established, and money appropriated. HF605 (Walker) Minnesota Family Investment Program and child care provisions modified. HF2111 (Hosch) Workforce U; Minnesota Family Investment Program pilot program established, and money appropriated. HF1169 (Walker) Child welfare provisions modified. HF1023 (Slawik) Child support enforcement programs funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1290 (Slawik) Child safety system and child safety fund established, reports required, and money appropriated. HF2005 (Ruud) Kinship navigator program established for grandparents and relatives raising related children, and money appropriated. HF334 (Hosch) MinnesotaCare income exclusions allowed for certain medical expenses. HF2317 (Loeffler) Hennepin County new chance program for young parents funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1722 (Murphy, E.) Pharmacy dispensing fee modified, and report required. Other bills will be added HF316 (Thao) removed from the agenda because already amended into HF605.

K-12 Finance Division

3/26/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
Omnibus K-12 Education bill review

Minnesota Heritage Finance Division

3/26/2007
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Meeting at 12:00 AM
Agenda:
NA

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/26/2007
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
House Research overview of the Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division report.

State Government Finance Division

3/26/2007
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1608 (Bigham) Secretary of State; registrations, filings, and dissolutions of certain entities regulated; fees provided; foreign limited partnership name changes regulated; and notaries public regulation provided. HF0768 (Kalin) Absentee ballot voting requirements and procedures changed. HF1546 (Simon) Driver's license and identification card applicants automatic voter registration provided, and money appropriated. HF1547 (Simon) State elections campaign fund appropriation increased. HF2066 (Kahn) Building replacement fund established. HF1034 (Peterson, A.)/SF0538 (Kubly) Heating and cooling policy for state building projects established. HF0376 (Paulsen) State contracts web site with a searchable database required, and money appropriated. HF1638 (Kahn) Grants management process, governance, and structure established; and money appropriated. HF0333 (Lillie) State employees compensated for time they were not able to work due to the 2005 partial government shutdown. HF0219 (Walker) Personal sick leave benefits extended to include care for specified relatives. HF1155 (Madore) Statewide self-advocacy network project established relating to intellectual and developmental disabilities, and money appropriated. HF1309 (Hilstrom) Political subdivision defined relating to state auditor. HF0446 (Kahn) Outdoor light pollution restricted HF0150 (DeLaForest) State agency fee moratorium imposed. HF0176 (Thissen) Preservation of State Documents Act established. HF1160 (Hilstrom) Local governments and school districts postemployment benefits trusts authorized, and money appropriated. HF2117 (Berns) Administration Department funding provided for promotion of document imaging work to be done by persons with developmental disabilities, and money appropriated. HF1223 (Hilty) Elections; postsecondary institutions required to submit student residential housing lists, eligible proof of residence forms of identification expanded, and employee-list submission by residential facility operators eliminated. HF1110 (Hilty) Election definitions and procedures modified, complaint and resolution process established, penalties imposed, and money appropriated

Taxes

3/26/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF31 (Mullery) Public safety retiree pensions federal tax ruled conformity provided, and pension funds authorized to withhold and pay insurance premiums. HF1532 (Hilstrom) Public safety retiree pensions federal tax rules conformity provided. HF822 (Clark) - Neighborhood revitalization program expiration date extended. HF406 (Welti) Small city definition modified. HF919 (Welti) Elgin, Eyota, Byron, and Oronoco authorized to act as small cities for purposes of use of revenues from certain economic development districts. HF1672 (Knuth) New Brighton tax increment financing expenditures outside district authorized. HF1686 (Mullery) Minneapolis housing replacement districts provisions modified. HF1808 (Atkins) Tax increment financing plan modification procedures clarified to not apply to certain acquisitions of property. HF1879 (Laine) Columbia Heights tax increment financing district authorized. HF2171 (Mullery) Tax increment financing; plan election provided for first year to receive increment. HF2176 (Kalin) Tax increment financing and JOBZ and business subsidies searchable database required, and money appropriated. HF2192 (Hilstrom) Brooklyn Center tax increment financing district authorized uses expanded. HF2193 (Hilstrom) Brooklyn Center tax increment financing district authorized uses expanded HF2121 (Laine) Fridley tax increment financing district authorized. HF1789 (Peppin) Dayton tax increment financing district authorized subject to special rules HF1650 (Nornes) Fergus Falls regional treatment center campus tax-free renaissance zone provided. Removed from agenda HF1138 (Masin)

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/26/2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1208 (Mahoney) changing provisions for construction codes and licensing provisions; providing penalties and enforcement HF790 (Moe) modifying provisions of the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority Act; making technical and housekeeping changes - CORRECTED BILL NUMBER HF2310 (Davnie) relating to unemployment insurance; modifying Social Security offset provisions HF1283(Nelson) relating to employment; Independent contractor exemption certificates required, penalties provided, notice to the commissioners of revenue and employment and economic development authorized, review of certifications of independent contractor status required.

E-12 Education

3/23/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
SF13 (Greiling) Special education; President and Congress memorialized, by resolution, to carry through on their pledge to fund 40 percent of special education costs. HF258 (Greiling) No Child Left Behind; Congress memorialized, by resolution, to offer greater flexibility to states and fully fund the No Child Left Behind Act as part of its reauthorization. HF1319 (Tillberry) Regional center for the visual arts pilot program established, and money appropriated. HF2008 (Clark) American Indian tribal contributions integrated into student learning and teacher preparation and licensing requirements, and committees on American Indian education programs established. HF1694 (Davnie) Teacher training to integrate learning technologies into K-12 classrooms provided, and money appropriated. HF1853 (Benson) Reading instruction clarified to require supporting children with dyslexia and related language disorders. HF2148 (Clark) Minneapolis schools fragrance-free pilot project created.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/23/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1517 (Gunther) Commission Serving Deal and Hard-of-Hearing People funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2218 (Slocum) Utility proceedings intervenors compensation conditions and procedures specified. Added to the agenda HF2278 (Welti) Propane prepurchase program established, and consumer protections provided to delivered-fuel customers. HF1624 (Hausman) St. Paul Port Authority; qualified emissions-reduction project recovery costs provided. HF2067 (Hornstein) Linden Hills Power and Light community digester and neighborhood district heating and cooling demonstration project grant provided, and money appropriated. Added to the agenda HF2306 (Hilty) Requiring Public Utilities Commission to initiate proceeding regarding interconnection of distributed generation facilities. Added to the agenda HF2137 (Sailer) Petroleum inspection fee use for weatherization assistance authorized. Added to the agenda FHXXXX (Peterson, A.) A grant for a study of multi-fuel ethanol plant permitting. HF1455 (Morrow) Rural renewable energy initiatives provided, and money appropriated. HF2175 (Kalin) removed from the agenda

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

3/23/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1865 (Poppe) Common carrier railroad employee rules required, money appropriated. HF1339 (Poppe) State government record retention provisiion deleted. SF1350 (Eastlund) School board special election petition requirements clarified. (Added to agenda) HF1010 (Hilstrom) Gang and Drug Oversight Council statewide coordinator added to the law enforcement retirement fund. (Removed from the agenda) HF1873 (Bunn) Health care cost containment goals annual report required, health care transformation task force established. (Added to agenda) HF1981 (Norton) Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force expiration date removed. (Added to agenda) HF1283 (Nelson) Independent contractor exemption certificates required, penalties provided, notice to the commissioners of revenue and employment and economic development authorized. HF1896 (Winkler) Legislative Commission on Terror and Disaster Preparedness established, money appropriated. HF754 (Mullery) Plumbers license provisions modified, and restricted plumbers license provided. HF1183 (Loeffler) Community forest management and forest and shade tree pest control provided, money appropriated. HF1016 (Hansen) Forest pest control measures provided, approved firewood required on land administered by the commissioner of natural resources, sale and distribution of firewood regulated. HF1021 (Dill) Lake Superior commercial fishing provisions modified. HF2135 (Loeffler) Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission provisions modified. HF1586 (Tschumper) Statewide health plan purchasing pool study group established. (Removed from the agenda) HF2252 (Davnie) Sustainable growth working group established, money appropriated. HF1663 (Moe) Wild rice; genetically-engineered organisms regulated provisions modified, and study required.

Health and Human Services

3/23/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2159 (Abeler) Care coordination for children with high-cost mental health conditions provided through the U special kids program, and money appropriated. HF2182 (Loeffler) Human Services advisory committee established to simplify program administration, and studies and reports required. HF2184 (Liebling) Medical education and research cost distribution formula modified. HF1855 (Huntley) Uncompensated care HF1656 (Thissen) has been removed from the agenda
Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF2178 (Thissen) Long-term care programs funding restored, services expanded, new grant programs established, statewide priority created to enhance the mobility of older adults, studies required, tax credit established, and money appropriated. HF1991 (Loeffler) Human Services technical changes provided; and child care, chemical and mental health, child welfare, public assistance, continuing care, and health care provisions modified. HF1998 (Loeffler) Continuing care provisions, data practices, long-term care provisions, and other Human Services provisions modified. HF1296 (Laine) Doula services health insurance coverage required, medical assistance coverage provided, and doula presence upon request added to the patient bill of rights. HF1576 (Fritz) Quality of care impact statement required prior to contracting for basic health care services to persons with disabilities. HF1656 (Thissen) Jewelry products containing lead manufacture and sale regulated. HF2090 (Ward) Backflow prevention in recreational camping areas requirements limited.

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/23/2007
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1206 (Kelliher) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act adopted. HF1301 (Moe) Residents right of first refusal established when a manufactured home park is being sold HF1621 (Bunn) Environmental health tracking and biomonitoring program established, and money appropriated. HF1997 (Tschumper) Carcinogenic and endocrine-disrupting pesticides and nervous system toxin pesticides registration and review of public health risks provided HF1809 (Dominguez) Safety net health care providers grants provided, unreimbursed health care costs grants required, and money appropriated. HF2161 (Cornish) Methamphetamine treatment programs funding provided, and money appropriated HF2258 (Clark) Arsenic health risk level standard required HF1623 (Clark) Dental care for children access pilot program established, and money appropriated SF357 (Clark) City and county property transfers to nonprofit organizations HFXXXX Report on radiation emissions (informational only) HFXXXX HomeLine services (informational only)

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/23/2007
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Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1053 (Olin) Making it a felony to commit theft of a computer that has identity information in its memory about the owner or any other person; HF1119 (Dill) Modifying definitions; providing for and modifying certain fees; modifying provisions for taking animals causing damage; modifying license and stamp provisions; modifying certain possession and taking restrictions; providing for an apprentice hunter validation; providing criminal and civil penalties HF1609 (Clark) Protecting certain employee statements from employer retaliation; establishing complaint procedures; establishing investigative jurisdiction for the commissioner of labor and industry; creating civil penalties; HF584 (Mullery) Omnibus Crime Bill; Increasing penalties for metal theft. *Continued discussion, if necessary, of amendments from Thursday night.* HF1225 (Olin) Omnibus Real Property Bill; Modifying the limitation on actions for damages based on services or construction to improve real property for certain actions. HF2290 (Sailer) A bill for an act relating to workers' compensation; providing penalties for gaining improper access to medical records; Copies of these bills will be available Thursday March 22 outside of Room 367, State Office Building.

Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division

3/23/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2107 (Masin) Telecommunications goals provided, and broadband policy director and advisory board established. HFXXXX (Johnson) Statewide cable franchising. (Continued from March 16) Draft copies of this legislation are available outside 578 State Office Building. Those interested in testifying on this legislation, please contact Elizabeth Emerson, Committee Administrator, at (651) 296-7175 or elizabeth.emerson@house.mn.

Transportation Finance Division

3/23/2007
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Meeting at 3:00 PM
Agenda:
Mark-up of Omnibus Transportation Policy Bill

Commerce and Labor

3/22/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1015 (Murphy) Restroom access for customers regulated. HF1712 (Masin) Rental vehicle coverage regulated. HF1499 (Hortman) Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act adopted as approved and recommended by the National Conference of Commissions on Uniform State Law. HF0287 (Holberg) Employers required to give notice of employee rights relating to personnel record review and access. HF2137 (Sailer) Petroleum inspection fee use for weatherization assistance authorized. HF1287 (Davnie) Colorectal screening tests medical insurance coverage required. HF1781 (Davnie) Motor carrier insurance requirements regulated. HF1224 (Hornstein) Unions; state funds use prohibited for encouraging or discouraging union organizing. HF1554 (Atkins) Payroll cards regulated. HF1949 (Atkins) Insurer conduct regulated relating to collision cases. HF1892 (Atkins) Life insurance continuation coverage regulated, mortality tables use authorized in calculating reserves for certain life policies, and other life and auto insurance regulation provided. HF2056 (Atkins) Financial institutions charges, expenses, electronic financial terminals, and investments regulated. HF2045 (Atkins) Petroleum products specifications updated, and term definitions modified. HF1729 (Huntley) Health care, welfare data, medical assistance eligibility, and MinnesotaCare provisions modified; MinnesotaCare II and Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange established; and Section 125 plans required. HF1472 (Huntley) Compulsive gambling education, treatment, and assessment provided, social and economic costs of gambling study provided, and money appropriated. HF1570 (Thao) Compulsive gambling public awareness and treatment funding provided, and money appropriated. HF0529 (Thao) Amino acid-based elemental formula health insurance coverage required. HF1401 (Fritz) Reverse mortgage incentive program established, eligibility requirements and other standards provided, and money appropriated. HF1543 (Lesch) Trade; President and Congress memorialized, by resolution, to replace the Fast Track Trade Authority system. HF1675 (Simon) Car buyers' bill of rights enacted, disclosures required, dealer compensation for vehicle financing capped, certified used motor vehicle sales regulated, and cancellation option required on purchase of used motor vehicle. HF1209 (Mullery) Homeowners transactions regulated when homes are in foreclosure. HF0048 (Mullery) Consumer credit scores and history use prohibited in underwriting automobile insurance policies. HF1599 (Masin) Northwest Airlines, Inc., mechanics unemployment benefits eligibility and extra benefits provided. HF0934 (Clark) Polybrominated diphenyl ether manufacture and sale restricted. HF0766 (Westrom) Motor fuel specifications, standards, and requirements modified. HF0740 (Mahoney) Price gouging prohibited on essential consumer good and services including food, water, fuel, gasoline, medical supplies, and other items; and enforcement authority provided. HF1758 (Davnie) has been removed. HF1571 (Lesch) has been removed. HF1572 (Hortman) has been removed. HF0872 (Anzelc) has been removed. HF1077 (Ruud) has been removed. HF0766 (Westrom) has been added.

E-12 Education

3/22/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF985 (Benson) Board of School Administrators rulemaking authority extended. HF1642 (Peterson, A.) Wind energy conversion systems capacity increased for school board ownership. HF1317 (Hornstein) Elementary and secondary class sizes measuring and reporting provided. HF1852 (Abeler) Student achievement of locally developed academic standards reporting required. HF744 (Mullery) School conference and activity employment leave granted, and parent authorized to consent to a significant individual to participate in school conferences. HF1793 (Hilstrom) Special education; task force established to compare federal and state special education requirements, and money appropriated.

Early Childhood Learning Finance Division

3/22/2007
Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1056 (Slawik) Early Childhood Learning Finance Omnibus bill We'll continue discussion on the bill and take public testimony. No final action will be taken. If anyone is interested in providing public testimony, please contact the Committee Administrator, Sara Benzkofer at 651.296.4305 or sara.benzkofer@house.mn

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/22/2007
Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
Bills not heard in the morning meeting will be moved to the evening meeting: Additional bills may be added to the evening meeting. HF904 (Dill) Land acquisition, land owners' bill of rights, and mineral interest record requirements modified; state park additions and deletions provided; and public and private sales and conveyances of state lands authorized. HF1674 (Eken) Environmental review rules relating to biofuel production facilities adoption required. HF1913 (Wagenius) Natural resources terms defined relating to native prairie restoration. HF1421 (Wagenius) Natural Resources Department easement acquisition requirements established. HF1540 (Wagenius) Endocrine disruptors in waters of the state report required. HF589 (Peterson, A.) Clean energy equipment loan program established; cellulosic biofuel development and bioenergy initiatives provided; Reinvest in Minnesota energy program created; enforcement provided; technical committee authorized, and money appropriated. Watersheds, Wetlands and Buffer Protection subcommittee report HF577 (Hansen) BSWR omnibus bill HF1536 (Hansen) Mississippi River barrier construction provided to prevent aquatic invasive species from migrating up river, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1885 (Hansen) Invasive species emergency management provided, and money appropriated. HF1476 (Knuth) Individual sewage treatment systems provisions modified. HF1980 (Swails) Point of use water treatment evaluation provided, and money appropriated. HF1116 (Dill) Has been removed. HF1418 (Eken) Has been removed. HF1316 (Hortman) Has been removed.
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
Bills not heard in the morning hearing will be heard now. BILLS ADDED: HF1416 (Ward) Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Citizens Advisory Council established, state park permit exemption provided, and money appropriated. HF1885 (Hansen) Invasive species emergency management provided, and money appropriated. HF419 (Sailer) Off-highway vehicle damage account modified. HF1280 (Hortman) Diesel truck idling reduction device grants provided, and money appropriated. HF294 (Mullery) Pollution Control Agency structure modified. HF1750 (Hansen) Mississippi River critical area program report required. HF1127 (Moe) Four-by-four truck trail development restricted. HF1016 (Hansen) Forest pest control measures provided, approved firewood required on land administered by the commissioner of natural resources, and sale and distribution of firewood regulated. HF1621 (Bunn) Environmental health tracking and biomonitoring program established, and money appropriated.

Environment and Natural Resources

3/22/2007
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Meeting at 4:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1477 (Knuth) Individual sewage treatment systems disclosure provisions modified HF1420 (Poppe) Individual sewage treatment design, installation, maintenance, inspection, and operation licensing requirements modified HF1382 (Thissen) Phosphorus use in household dishwater detergent restricted HF1063 (Simon) Uniform Environmental Covenants Act adopted HF294 (Mullery) Pollution Control Agency structure modified

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

3/22/2007
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Meeting at 7:30 AM
Agenda:
HF908 (Liebling) Developmental disabilities quality assurance system expanded to included additional service recipients, commission created, sunset dates repealed, money appropriated. HF1340 (Tingelstad) State boards and advisory groups governing laws revised. HF1294 (Berns) Minnesota Council on Disability sunset eliminated. HF1638 (Kahn) Grants management process, governance, and structure established, money appropriated. HF1688 (Pelowski) Office of Enterprise Technology terminology changed HF1493 (Simon) Surplus property rulemaking authority granted to the commissioner of administration. HF1116 (Dill) Game and fish definitions, fees, licenses and stamp provisions, and possession and taking provisions modified; apprentice hunter validation provided; and criminal and civil penalties imposed. HF1418 (Eken) Natural resources; modifying rulmaking authority; designate infested waters; modifying water supply plan requirements; state park permit provisions. HF1865 (Poppe) Common carrier railroad employee rules required, money appropriated. HF1172 (Wollschlager) Revenue Department debt collection time limits, collection costs, and referrals provisions modified. HF1494 (Simon) Campaign finance contribution limits provided for certain candidates. HF1555 (Simon) Energy forward pricing mechanisms terms defined. HF1303 (Welti) Open meeting law; meetings by telephone or other electronic means authorized under certain conditions.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/22/2007
Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1807 (Huntley) Inpatient hospital services payment required on a fee-for-services basis for the general assistance medical care program. HF842 (Huntley) Child care, children and family, licensing, health care, continuing care, mental health, health insurance, and Department of Health provisions modified; and money appropriated. HF1073 (Hamilton) Prescription drug removal from the formulary notice required. HF1404 (Thissen) Hospital outpatient services rate increase provided for a specified essential hospital for children with disabilities. HF1395 (Eken) Nursing facilities, ICFs/MR, and community-based long-term care providers rate increases provided; nursing facility payment rates floor established; long-term care payment rate account established; and money appropriated. HF1857 (Eken) Native American juvenile treatment center study and predesign funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1289 (Heidgerken) Nursing home per diem reimbursements determination procedures modified.

Health and Human Services

3/22/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF609 (Loeffler) Food stamp requirements modified. (For re-referral only) HF1725 (Moe) Leech Lake youth treatment center proposal grant provided, and money appropriated. (For re-referral only) HF173 (Erickson) Nursing facilities payment rates in specified counties increased to the geographic group III median rate. (For re-referral only) HF192 (Urdahl) Meeker County nursing facilities placed in geographic group II. (For re-referral only) HF221 (Urdahl) Meeker County day training and habilitation provider rate reimbursement increased, and proposal required to address the disparity between providers across the state. (For re-referral only) HF663 (Urdahl) Nursing facility payment rates increased to the 60th percentile rate. (For re-referral only) HF915 (Ruth) Steele County nursing facilities payment rates increased to the geographic group III median rate. (For re-referral only) HF970 (Demmer) Dodge and other specified counties nursing facilities payment rates increased to the Olmsted County median rate. (For re-referral only) HF1075 (Anzelc) Koochiching County nursing facility payment rates increased, and money appropriated. (For re-referral only) HF1580 (Dettmer) Adult foster care and family adult day services license requirements modified. (For re-referral only) HF2254 (Ruth) Waseca County nursing facility payment rates modified for services to ventilator-dependent persons. (For re-referral only) HF794 (Otremba) modifying medical assistance coverage to include consultations with psychologists; increasing the medical assistance reimbursement rate for critical access mental health services (division report) HF913 (Thissen) waiving the moratorium regarding beds and expending group residential housing supplemental rates (division report) HF1590 (Brynaert) authorizing a Regional Children's Mental Health Initiative pilot project; developing an enhanced regional children's mental health service system (division report) SF26 (Thao) Medical practices board advisory councils expiration dates elimination (subcommittee report) HF499 (Magnus) Chemical use assessments modified, and duties imposed on the commissioner of Human Services related to chemical health. HF594 (Otremba) Medical assistance nonemergency medical transportation competitive bidding modified, level of need criteria specified, and reimbursement rate increased. HF1984 (Huntley) Pharmacies authorized to accept return of unused drugs and medical devices from county jails and juvenile correctional facilities. HF1719 (Huntley) Medical assistance eligibility treatment of assets modified.
Meeting at 5:00 PM
Agenda:
HF683 (Huntley) Affordable health care right for every resident established, and constitutional amendment proposed. HF 479 (Walker) Universal health care system provided, preventive care and early intervention focus required, cost reductions and comprehensive benefits provided, and plan implementation by 2010 required. HF1656 (Thissen) Jewelry products containing lead manufacture and sale regulated. HF2177 (Bunn) has been removed from the agenda

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/22/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF722 (Mariani) regulating the charging of resident tuition HF1253 (Wollschlager) providing support for an academic program for chemically dependent students HF1349 (Paulsen) establishing an India Center at the University of Minnesota HF1676 (Murphy) providing funding for the Minitex program HF1974 (Hortman) appropriating money for law school loan repayment assistance
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1508 (Moe) creating a textbook pricing and access act; establishing a pilot textbook rental program HF626 (Nornes) establishing the academic competitiveness highlighting individual excellence and valuing education scholarship program HF2074 (Kahn) requiring registration of certain relative homesteads; appropriating money for a University of Minnesota area neighborhood alliance HF924 (Dominguez) regulating unpaid work for cash assistance HF851 (Gunther) Governor's omnibus economic development and jobs recommendations, appropriating money for jobs and economic development HF877 (Norton) establishing a loan forgiveness program account and program for speech-language pathologists HF1366 (Rukavina) authorizing the purchase of forest land by the IRRRB using the Douglas J. Johnson economic trust fund Additional bills will be added

K-12 Finance Division

3/22/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1564 (Greiling) Special education maintenance of effort adjustment provided. HF990 (Norton) Parent and family involvement school district policies required. HF2011 (Hornstein) Expansion of the rites of passage program funding authorized as a way to narrow the racial achievement gap; program evaluation required, and money appropriated. HF1794 (Slawik) Children's early literacy funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2291 (Greiling) Providing full funding for Telecommunications/Internet access equity aid; appropriating money. HF1887 (Slawik) Hearing loss early education intervention coordinator provided, and money appropriated. HF2245 (Greiling) General education aid modified. HF1160 (Hilstrom) Local governments and school districts postemployment benefits trusts authorized, and money appropriated. HF665 (Dittrich) School bus equipment standards modified, pupil transportation requirements clarified, "multifunctional school activity bus" defined, and licensure exception created. HF1383 (Moe) American Indian scholarship administration transferred, office required to distribute scholarships, and money appropriated. HF774 (Mullery) School conference and activity employment leave granted, and parent authorized to consent to a significant individual to participate in school conferences.

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/22/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1360 (Simon) Omnibus Data Practices Bill. Clarifying duties and classifications; making technical changes. Copies of this bill are available outside 367 State Office Building.
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1225 (Olin) Construction; limitation on actions modified for damages based on services or construction to improve real property; HF211 (Zellers) Mortgage application information sale prohibited. HF1209 (Mullery) Regulating certain transactions with homeowners whose homes are in foreclosure; HF931 (Mullery) Prohibiting certain predatory lending practices; prescribing criminal penalties; providing remedies; HF1004 (Davnie) Prohibiting predatory lending practices; HF1919 (Marquart) Providing for plats of land; HF1841 (Simon) Permitting victims of domestic abuse to terminate a lease in certain circumstances; HF1595 (Swails) Statutory housing warranties recovery for breaches regulated; HF1058 (Thissen) Authorizing automatic enforcement of official traffic-control devices; HF49 (Lesch) Providing that certain criminal gang behavior is a public nuisance; authorizing injunctive relief and other remedies; HF1704 (Tillberry) Requiring motor vehicle collision repair to include air bag repair or replacement; providing criminal penalties; HF1074 (Ruud) Adopting the Darlene Luther Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act; imposing penalties; HF1758 (Davnie) Regulating access devices; establishing liability for security breaches; providing enforcement powers; HF1824 (Faust) Amusement ride regulation provisions modified. HF931 (Mullery) Prohibiting certain predatory lending practices; prescribing criminal penalties; providing remedies; HF1004 (Davnie) Prohibiting predatory lending practices. HF1948 (Hilstrom) Public defender representation provided for certain minors and other persons, and certain mandatory representation by public defender provisions removed; HF2318 (Bigham) Modifying sentences for repeat sex offenders; HF1274 (Hilstrom) authorizing integrated search service inquiries; restricting use of drivers' license photographs for criminal justice use; authorizing the Department of Public Safety to establish a secure subscription service to enhance officer safety during tactical operations by and between federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; updating and clarifying membership on the CriMNet Task Force; HF584 (Mullery) Omnibus Crime Bill; Increasing penalties for metal theft. Other bills TBA HF698 (Garafolo) Has been removed from the agenda.

Public Safety Finance Division

3/22/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF821 (Smith) Adjusting the monetary threshold for certain property offenses HF1342 (Smith) Defining qualified domestic violence-related offenses and crimes of violence HF2267 (Murphy, M.) Appropriating money for a productive day pilot project operated by Arrowhead Regional Corrections Agency HF2210 (Clark) Appropriating money for restorative justice *** bill added *** HF1778 (Mullery) Appropriating money for increase in public defenders' salaries *** bill added *** HF311 (Hornstein) Doubling fines for moving violations committed while operating mobile phones; providing affirmative defense to double fine HF1440 (Kahn) Requiring certificates of pay equity compliance as a condition for certain state contracts; appropriating money The following bills heard in the Friday, March 16 joint hearing with the Public Safety and Civil Justice Committee will be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus bill: HF1734 (Dominguez) Establishing a pilot project to provide services to ex-criminal offenders now in the community HF243 (Walker) Reestablishing the ombudsman for corrections HF1737 (Atkins) Establishing reduced ignition propensity standards for cigarettes HF700 (Eastlund) Creating a matching-grant pilot program to assist communities in providing safe transportation for intoxicated persons HF698 (Hilstrom) Authorizing organizations providing mentoring services to request criminal background checks from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension HF1733 (Paymar) Authorizing a grant to address domestic violence and intimate partner violence among offenders re-entering the community after a period of incarceration HF1220 (Hilstrom) Providing for grants for child advocacy centers that perform certain core functions HF414 (Liebling) Authorizing the Department of Public Safety to make emergency grants to crime victims HF1628 (Lesch) Reducing the surcharge on license tab violations from $72 to $4 HF1858 (Cornish) Appropriating money for peace officer training related to domestic violence no contact orders HF1859 (Cornish) Establishing a work group to study attachment of photographs to criminal no contact orders
Meeting at 5:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1251 (Atkins) Authorizing direct actions and imposing direct liability on certain insurers in certain actions; preserving certain claims; regulating actions involving certain insurance practices; appropriating money Bills Added: HF867 (Bigham) Burglary in the second degree crime definition modified HF1465 (Kohls) Commissioner of Corrections required to develop a standard formula for calculating the per diem cost in county and regional jails

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/22/2007
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
House budget Calendar for the Day for Saturday, March 24, 2007

State Government Finance Division

3/22/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
Legislative Coordinating Commission, agency overview and budget presentation. Legislature, House Budget and Accounting, agency overview and budget presentation. Presentation and discussion on optional funding for government reform initiatives.

Ways and Means

3/22/2007
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Meeting at 12:00 AM
Agenda:
HF274 (Juhnke) Rural Finance Authority agricultural loan funding provided HF958 (Solberg) State agencies deficiency funding provided HF946 (Lieder) Omnibus transportation finance bill

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1759 (Olin) Agronomic research on native plans grant provided, and money appropriated. HF1350 (Eken) White Earth Band of Chippewa renewable energy feasibility grant provided, and money appropriated HF1664 (Kalin) East central Minnesota renewable energy plant feasibility study grant authorized. HF2155 (Hackbarth) appropriating money for study of plasma gasification process to convert cellulose, plastics, and other components of municipal solid waste into methanol for use in biodiesel production. Bills Removed: HF2196 (Sailer) Waste pesticide collection program provisions modified, and minimum annual program expenditure amount increased. HF589 (Peterson) Clean energy equipment loan program established; cellulosic biofuel development and bioenergy initiatives provided; Reinvest in Minnesota energy program created; enforcement provided; technical committee authorized, and money appropriated.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1939 (Tschumper) Food license and milk requirements modified, sale of bulk tanks requirement eliminated, and Dairy Trade Practices Act repealed. HF1612 (Fritz) Veterans and soldiers counseling services access improved, and money appropriated. HF1594 (Hosch) National Guard reenlistment bonus program expanded, and academic awards provided. HF1891 (Haws) Veterans Homes Board member and executive director service qualifications modified. HF1955 (Olin) Cattle; indemnity provided for destroyed cattle relating to bovine tuberculosis, rules authorized for control of bovine tuberculosis, and other animal health statues and rules repealed. HF2196 (Sailer) Waste pesticide collection program provisions modified, and minimum annual program expenditure amount increased. HF1877 (Tschumper) has been removed from the agenda
Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1683 (Koenen) New open air swine basin prohibition extended. HF1633 (Koenen) Animal husbandry requirements modified, and terms defined. HF1838 (Hosch) Pesticide application limitations provided, rulemaking authorized, and money appropriated.

Biosciences and Emerging Technology

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
Discuss and develop recommendations for consideration by finance divisions and the House Taxes Committee.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF2253 (Peterson, A.) Community-based energy development projects provisions modified, renewable energy projects regulated, Public Utilities Commission policies required, wind energy permits authorized, and renewable energy option program sunset repealed. Added to the agenda: HF1392 (Hilty) Hydrogen renewable energy initiative established, hydrogen energy use policies established.

Finance

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 7:00 PM
Agenda:
HF886 (Hausman) Capital Investment Omnibus Bill

Governmental Operations, Reform, Technology and Elections

3/21/2007
Meeting at 7:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1336 (Mahoney) Council of High Pressure Piping Systems established and fees established. HF1190 (Nelson) Plumbing Council established. HF1172 (Wollschlager) Revenue Department debt collection time limits, collection costs, and referrals provisions modified. HF1494 (Simon) Campaign finance contribution limits provided for certain candidates. HF1957 (Bigham) State employee combined charities campaign registration process streamlined. HF1303 (Welti) Open meeting law; meetings by telephones or other electronic means authorized under certain conditions. HF1555 (Simon) Energy forward pricing mechanisms terms defined. Bills added to agenda: HF176 (Thissen) Preservation of State Documents Act established. HF1598 (Lillie) Labor agreements and compensation plans ratified; Minnesota Law Enforcement Assoc., Minnesota Nurses Assoc., and the Office of Higher Education. HF333 (Lillie) State employees compensated for time they were not able to work due to the 2005 partial government shutdown

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
HF586 (Bly) Rice County nursing facilities designated as metro for determining reimbursement rates. HF450 (Peterson, A) Big Stone County nursing facility planned closure rate adjustment authorized. HF1812 (Carlson) Robbinsdale nursing home bed moratorium exception provided. HF1620 (Kalin) Chisago County nursing facilities payment rates increased to geographic group III median rate. HF2149 (Lenczewski) Hennepin County nursing facility property payment rate increased. HF1720 (Lenczewski) Hennepin County nursing facility reimbursement rates increased. HF1804 (Faust) Kanabec County nursing facility rate increase authorized. HF1836 (Thissen) Nursing facility rate increase provided for the costs of code compliance, reports required, and money appropriated. HF636 (Dittrich) Pediatric dentist participation in a state health care program definition modified. HF1289 (Heidgerken) removed from the agenda. HF1988 (Abeler) removed from the agenda.

Health and Human Services

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2100 (Clark) Bisphenol-A and phthalates prohibited in products for young children. HF917 (Clark) Lice and scabies treatment products that contain the pesticide Lindane prohibited. HF399 (Rukavina) Long-Term Care Patient Access to Pharmaceuticals Act established, and penalties provided. HF408 (Rukavina) Independent living skills services provided by certain additional qualified people, and Centers for Independent Living regulated. HF1618 (Kahn) Domestic partners of state employees provided health insurance benefits if they are also made available to spouses.

Higher Education and Work Force Development Policy and Finance Division

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 12:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1017 (Brod) appropriating money for lake cleanup in LeSueur County HF1106 (Rukavina) appropriating money for the historical preservation of the B'nai Abraham Synagogue in Virginia HF1641 (Solberg) appropriating money to the Washington Center pilot program for scholarships HF1716 (Knuth) appropriating money for infrastructure improvements to New Brighton HF1775 (Sviggum) providing a grant for utility upgrades and extension for bioscience research park and integrated medicine facility Additional bills may be added HF2152 (Bly) increasing revenue bond authority for private colleges HF820 (Rukavina) repealing University Regent candidate advisory council and Governor's nomination of University Regents

Housing Policy and Finance and Public Health Finance Division

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 10:00 AM
Agenda:
HF1986 (Tschumper) Atrazine state standards levels required to meet federal standards. HF1997 (Tschumper) Carcinogenic and endocrine-disrupting pesticides and nervous system toxin pesticides registration and review of public health risks provided.

K-12 Finance Division

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 2:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1153 (Sertich) Independent School District No. 698, Floodwood, fund transfer authorized, and money appropriated. HF389 (Hamilton) Jackson County Central school district fund transfer authorized HF1000 (Welti) Consolidating school districts account flexibility created; and ISD 2899, Plainview-Elgin-Milliville, fund balance adjustment authorized HF1427 (Ward) Independent School District No. 181, Brainerd, fund transfer authorized. HF1320 (Severson) Statutory operating debt fund transfers for school districts authorized. HF1795 (Greiling) Independent School District No. 623, Roseville, fund transfer authorized. HF1796 (Marquart) Independent School District No. 852, Campbell-Tintah, fund transfer authorized. Disparities in Student Support and Service Subcommittee Report: HF989 (Hilstrom) Open enrollment students authorized to participate in academic courses and extracurricular and cocurricular activities on the same basis as resident district students. HF2151 (Hilstrom) Minnesota State High School League rules subjected to the Administrative Procedure Act.

Licensing Subcommittee

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF2035 (Abeler) Minnesota Board of Social Work Practice Act adopted HF2043 (Abeler) Professional clinical counselors licensing established, and mental health professionals definitions modified.

Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 12:00 PM
Agenda:
HF536 (Loeffler) Energy efficient new commercial property assessed market value reduction provided. HF2231 (Brown) Local government aid for towns HF2242 (Marquart) Reducing the class rate on certain seasonal restaurant property HF2230 (Loeffler) Future residential relative homesteads eliminated, and nonhomestead residential property class rate modified.

Public Safety and Civil Justice

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 6:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1726 (Thissen) Establishing the Health Records Act; providing penalties; HF2229 (Mullery) Establishing ignition interlock device pilot project for repeat DWI offenders and providing a temporary exception to mandatory sentencing law for offenders required to use these devices; HF907 (Paymar) Authorizing independently licensed mental health care professionals to deliver service to inmates; HF1919 (Marquart) Providing for plats of land; HF1169 (Walker) Changing child welfare provisions; HF1577 (Lesch) Making changes to licensing provisions; modifying data practices, program administration, disaster plans, education programs, conditional license provisions, suspensions, sanctions, and contested case hearings, child care center training, family child care training requirements, vulnerable adults, maltreatment of minors, background studies, disqualifications, reconsiderations, disqualification set-asides, fair hearings, appeals, changing definitions of neglect and physical abuse; HF1041 (Abeler) Establishing a controlled substances prescription electronic reporting system; HF635 (Masin) Enacting the Minnesota Wireless Telephone Consumer Protection Act; HF1758 (Davnie) Regulating access devices; establishing liability for security breaches; providing enforcement powers; HF1824 (Faust) Amusement ride regulation provisions modified. HF931 (Mullery) Prohibiting certain predatory lending practices; prescribing criminal penalties; providing remedies; HF1004 (Davnie) Prohibiting predatory lending practices. HF1058 (Thissen) Has been removed from the agenda.

Public Safety Finance Division

3/21/2007
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Meeting at 8:00 AM
Agenda:
HF457 (Gardner) Expanding an existing law enforcement tool regarding record keeping of purchasers of scrap metal dealers; requiring registrations; establishing criminal penalties; appropriating money HF196 (Grieling) Changing mental health provisions; requiring mental health assessments for certain inmates; appropriating money Bills added: HF2210 (Clark) Appropriating money for restorative justice HF2217 (Dominguez) Providing for a study and assessment of alternative dispute resolution; appropriating money HF1393 (Hilstrom) Clarifying and updating law governing MINNCORP prison industries; adjusting the date for community corrections counties to submit expenditure and cost statements
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