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Audio/Video Archives - 2009-2010 Regular Session

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Game, Fish and Forestry Division

4/6/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2221 (McNamara) - Bow fishing to take rough fish restrictions modified.
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2221 (McNamara) Bow fishing to take rough fish restrictions modified

Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division

4/6/2009
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2229 (Murphy, M) Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division's Agencies and Accounts Appropriation Bill as amended by the A09-0305 amendment -Final Passage Committee discussion of structure for the Constitutionally Dedicated Funds for Outdoor Heritage; Clean Water; Parks and Trails; and Arts and Cultural Heritage

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

4/6/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF2148 (Huntley) - Medicare costs modified for purposes of nursing facility rebasing.
HF1032 (Fritz) - Self-advocacy program established for persons with developmental disabilities, and appropriated money transferred.
HF1830 (Huntley) - Seven-county metropolitan area hospital payment rates modified.
HF985 (Hayden) - Children aging out of foster care provisions modified.
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2148 (Huntley) Medicare costs modified for purposes of nursing facility rebasing. HF1032 (Fritz) Self-advocacy program established for persons with developmental disabilities, and appropriated money transferred. HF1830 (Huntley) Seven-county metropolitan area hospital payment rates modified. HF1771 (Scott) Child support provisions changed, and child support payment redirected. HF985 (Hayden) Children aging out of foster care provisions modified. HF1567 and HF1329 have been removed from the agenda

Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division

4/3/2009
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Meeting at 9:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1332 (Benson) Food shelves and food stamp outreach funding provided, and money appropriated. HF161 (Thissen) Medical response unit reimbursement pilot program established, emergency medical services programs funded, and money appropriated. HF2007 (Sailer) Capacity building grants funding provided, money appropriated. HF2036 (Gottwalt) Commissioner of health required to convene an Alzheimer's disease working group, report required. HF1987 (Hortman) Homebuyer savings plan trust established, and income and franchise tax deductions provided. HF250 (Knuth) Children's health protected from toxic chemicals in products, disclosure required by manufacturers of children's products that contain chemicals of high concern, Pollution Control Agency authorized to designate priority chemicals and safer alternative replacement required, exemption process provided, clearinghouse participation authorized, and legislative reports required. HF2009 (Laine) Emergency services grants and transitional

Labor and Consumer Protection Division

4/3/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1685 (Davnie) Unreimbursed expense wage deduction regulated. SF594 (Fritz) Safe patient handling plans in clinical settings required. SF1477 (Seifert) Redwood County; Limited exemption from state building code provided. HF1682 (Mahoney) has been removed from the agenda

Taxes

4/3/2009
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House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
HF215 (Morrow) North Mankato; Tax increment financing district requirements changed HF219 (Brynaert) Mankato; Tax increment financing district requirements changed. HF294 (Ruud) Minnetonka; Tax increment financing district duration extended HF360 (Simon) St. Louis Park; Tax increment financing district duration extended HF361 (Simon) St. Louis Park; Tax increment financing district duration and time extended for certain activities. HF1492 (Simon) Hopkins tax increment financing district duration extension HF676 (Laine) Columbia Heights; tax increment financing duration extended to ten years HF870 (Reinert) Tax increment financing district creation authorized by the Seaway Port Authority of Duluth HF1291 (Lesch) St. Paul; Central corridor light rail transit project area established, and tax increment district duration extended. HF1296 (Mullery) Brooklyn Park; St. Paul; Fridley; Housing replacement district plan additional authority allowed to spend increments, housing replaceme

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

4/2/2009
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF512 (Simon) Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote enacted. HF222 (Slawik) Multiple unit residences allowed certain persons for campaign and election purposes. Hf1373 (Gardner) Minnesota Council on Transportation Access established, report required, money appropriated. HF1137 (Hilty) Ballot validity and recount provisions modified, penalty imposed. HF1882 (Winkler) Legislative day definition modified. HF1820 (Rosenthal) Alcohol and controlled substances testing exemption extended. HF424 (Hansen) Critical Areas Act of 1973 modified.

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

4/2/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Report from Minnesota Department of Education on science standards revision HF1198 (Davnie) Harassment, bullying, intimidation, and violence policies required in schools. HF906 (Hornstein) Responsible family life and sexuality education program established. (information only)

Public Safety Finance Division

4/2/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF 2063 (Hilstrom) Commissioner of public safety required to present performance measures to the legislature. HF 2065 (Hilstrom) Commissioner of corrections required to present performance measures to the legislature. HF 1126 (Eastlund) Conditional release program for nonviolent drug offenders modified and expanded, program's sunset extended, and mandatory minimum sentence modified for repeat fifth degree controlled substance offenders. HF 1242 (Seifert) Brandon's Law established, procedures implemented for investigating missing person cases, and MN Clearinghouse for Missing persons established. HF 1611 (Smith) Modifying the interest rate on certain judgments and awards. HF 1827 (Paymar) Judicial sanctions enforced, fines, fees, and surcharges included.

Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

4/2/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF2087 (Nornes) Higher education funding provided, terms defined, appeals process provided, report required, awards provided for online courses, and money appropriated HF1290 (Huntley) Duluth Children's Museum funding provided to purchase land, renovate historic buildings, construct, furnish, and equip a new children's museum, and money appropriated. HF1850 (Haws) Administration of training and employment functions reorganized, responsibilities transferred to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. A delete everything amendment will be offered. HF1281 (Koenen) Course equivalency guide creation required for military coursework HF1446 (Welti) University of Minnesota agricultural research and extension funding provided, and money appropriated HF908 (Urdahl) Shared work plan provided relating to unemployment insurance HF552 (Norton) University of Minnesota and Mayo Foundation partnership research money appropriated

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

4/2/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF818 (Hilstrom) - Vulnerable adults; financial records disclosure in connection with financial exploitation investigations authorized; procedures for reporting and investigating maltreatment modified; human services commissioner directed to seek federal grants; duties of financial institutions specified in cases alleging financial exploitation; financial exploitation crime amended; and money appropriated from the federal government.
HF1114 (Pelowski) - Residential program capacity requirements changed, and federal waiver request required.
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF818 (Hilstrom) Financial records disclosure in connection with financial exploitation investigations authorized, procedures for reporting and investigating maltreatment modified, duties of financial institutions in cases of financial exploitation specified, financial exploitation crime modified, and penalties imposed. HF1114 (Pelowski) Residential program capacity requirements changed, and federal waiver request required. Public Testimony on the Governor's Supplemental Budget continued. Removed: HF2076

Taxes

4/2/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF72 (Norton) Lifelong learning account program established, tax credits allowed to employers and employees for contributions to lifelong learning accounts, funding provided and money appropriated. (informational hearing only) HF937 (Demmer) Job opportunity building zone amendments allowed to agreements under certain circumstances HF1980 (Davnie) Digital products taxed HF1664 (Mullery) Occasional sales tax exclusion provision modified to omit watercraft. HF1782 (Lenczewski) State government financing provisions modified relating to taxes, individual income, corporate franchise, property and sales and use, additions required, federal section 179 expensing allowances conformed, subtractions disallowed, nonrefundable credits allowed, refundable Minnesota child credit allowed, various provisions repealed, and money appropriated- continuation of public testimony

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

4/2/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
*The division plans to get through HF424 before recessing at 10 a.m. HF2175 (Hortman) Metro transit diesel bus idling reduction technology grant program established, money appropriated. HF2117 (Sterner) Waste management reporting requirements modified. HF250 (Knuth) Children's health protected from toxic chemicals in products, disclosure required by manufacturers of children's products that contain chemicals of high concern, Pollution Control Agency authorized to designate priority chemicals and safer alternative replacement required, exemption process provided, clearinghouse participation authorized, and legislative reports required. HF458 (Thissen) Consumer product development and regulation advisory council created, and comprehensive framework established for consumer products that protect, support, and enhance human health, the environment, and economic development, and appointments provided. HF424 (Hansen) Critical Areas Act of 1973 modified. INFORMATION ONLY HF2154 (Sailer

Public Safety Policy and Oversight

4/2/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF108 (Norton) Seat belt violation made a primary offense in all seating positions regardless of age. HF1719 (Atkins) Viatical settlements regulated, and Viatical Settlements Model Act of the National Association of Insurance Commissions enacted and modified. HF1394 (Hayden) Real property; Notice requirements specified, reduced redemption period for abandoned property and public nuisances provisions modified, a duty to protect vacant foreclosed property established, failure to maintain property fines imposed, construction site trespassing posting requirements altered, civil and criminal penalties imposed. HF1947 (Lesch) Statewide Minnesota prescription program established, use of tamper-resistant prescription drug forms required, and money appropriated. HF7 (Winkler) Laws prohibiting misuse of state funds clarified and strengthened. HF545 (Champion) Civil rights restoration notice required. HF1457 (Johnson) Unfunded mandates affecting local governmental units eliminated. HF1609

K-12 Education Finance Division

4/2/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF2008 (Persell) Pupil miles transported component added to the general education revenue formula. HF1856 (Swails) School districts authorized to report actual costs instead of allocated costs for contracted services, field trip costs clarified, resident district involvement broadened when a student is place in another district for care and treatment, maximum weight of type A-I school bus increased, and seat back and tailpipe equipment standards modified. HF425 (Hilstrom) School district integration revenue formula modified. HF2051 (Newton) School integration revenue provisions modified. HF214 (Bly) School boards authorized to form business entity solely for wind energy projects, and production tax exemption provided.

State Government Finance Division

4/2/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Presentation of the Legislature's budget; Overview of the Legislative Coordinating Commission: the Revisor of Statutes; the Legislative Auditor; the Legislative Reference Library; and the Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement.

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

4/2/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
SF29*/HF53 (E. Murphy) Pharmacy practice provision changed in administering influenza vaccines SF230*/HF240 (Norton) Licensure for physician assistants created HF1760 (Thissen) Continuing health care provisions modified, medical assistance, nursing facilities, and data management modifications provided SF213*/HF285 (Clark) WIC coupons allowed to be used to purchase organic food HF2069 (Liebling) Chemical health pilot projects created HF1110 (Thissen) Persons with disabilities service programs and licensure provisions modified, report required, and money appropriated HF1708 (Hosch) Mental health provisions amended, medical assistance reimbursement and eligibility changed, provider qualification and training requirements changed, mental health behavioral aide services amended, and an excluded service added

Energy Finance and Policy Division

4/2/2009
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Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF863 (Hilty) Excess energy savings carry forward allowed by power companies, and conservation improvement program study required. HF1754 (Hilty) Energy or commerce projects and activities funding provided, money appropriated, assessments, audits, insurance, public utilities, cooperative electric associations, and municipal power agencies provisions modified.

Commerce and Labor

4/2/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1056 (Howes) Construction subcontractors prompt payment required. HF1072 (Howes) Vacation home rental regulation and management clarified. HF1813 (Juhnke) Elevators in grain elevators regulation provided. HF1678 (Nelson) Workers' compensation provisions modified.

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

4/2/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2028 (Slawik) Departments of Human Services, Health, and Education required to establish an inventory of early childhood services. HF2124 (Murphy, E) Child care center licensing requirements modified.

Transportation Finance and Policy Division

4/2/2009
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1705 (Hornstein) Bicycle and pedestrian accommodation inclusion required as part of trunk highway bridge improvement program. HF1918 (Hornstein) Commissioner of transportation duties and powers prescribed, and report required. HF928 (Hornstein) Transportation Policy Omnibus HF2006 (Champion) Road authorities required to mitigate construction impacts on small businesses, construction mitigation grant program established, money appropriated. HF572 (Haws) Veteran status designation provided on drivers' licenses and Minnesota identification cards. HF682 (Magnus) Rock County; Nobles County; State rail line loan forgiven.

Environment Policy and Oversight

4/2/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF 1132 & 696 will be Division Reports only.
Bills Added:
HF1539 (Rosenthal) - Public water temporary drawdown provided.
HF1900 (Kulick Jackson) - Mille Lacs County; Rum River area land removed from the wild and scenic rivers program.
HF1727 (Hansen) - Wellhead protection areas made eligible for the reinvest in Minnesota reserve program, conservation reserve program modified, and money appropriated.
HF2133 (Eken) - Storm water discharges regulation modified, and money appropriated.
HF1132 (Dill) - Omnibus game and fish bill.
HF696 (Dill) - Omnibus lands bill.
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF 1539 (Rosenthal) Public water temporary drawdown provided HF 1900 (Jackson) Mille Lacs County; Rum River area land removed from the wild and scenic rivers program HF 1727 (Hansen) Wellhead protection areas made eligible for the reinvest in Minnesota reserve program, conservation reserve program modified, and money appropriated HF 2133 (Eken) Storm water discharges regulation modified, and money appropriated HF 1849 (Nelson) REMOVED Division Reports: HF 1132 (Dill) Forest products scale cutting on state land eliminated HF 696 (Dill) Certain private sales provided to resolve trespass issues, area added to and deleted from state parks, public and private sales of surplus state land authorized, and previous sales authorization and land description modified

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

4/1/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1198 (Davnie) Harassment, bullying, intimidation, and violence policies required in schools.

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

4/1/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1744 (Hilty) Technology accessibility standards and advisory committee established. HF955 (Morrow) Minnesota River Basin Joint Powers Board renamed, and duties and membership of board clarified. HF1218 (Lillie) State labor contracts ratified. Pending approval in the Local Government Division: HF1849 (Nelson) Local Governmental unit mandates removed, extended, and modified.s. HF1268 (Paymar) Employee fitness and wellness activities authorized in state space. HF17 (Sertich) Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District authorized. HF1955 (Holberg) has been removed from the agenda

Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division

4/1/2009
Meeting at 9:00 AM
Agenda:
HF2229 (Murphy, M) Library funding provided from general fund, and money appropriated. -Introducing Amendment A09-0305, the omnibus bill for agencies and accounts within the division. -Explanation of amendment. -Final passage of bill will be at the April 6. -Amendments must be handed in to Mr. Chen by 12:00 noon on Friday, April 3rd.

Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

4/1/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF2170 (Beard) - Science and technology initiative promoted, commission created, center established, economic development grant programs created, terms defined, reports required, and money appropriated.
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Informational hearing: HF2170 (Beard) Science and technology initiative promoted, commission created, center established, economic development grant programs created, terms defined, reports required, and money appropriated.

Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division

4/1/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF2070 (Mullery) Targeted neighborhood revitalization program modified, revolving fund created, and money appropriated. Informational hearing on HF1993 (Clark) Minneapolis; Utility poles treated with or containing pentachlorophenol prohibited. HF1366 (Abeler) Social work licensing provisions modified, fees reduced.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

4/1/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1447 (Otremba) Veterinarian education loan forgiveness program established, and money appropriated. HF47 (Juhnke) Kandiyohi County veterans home funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1367 (Juhnke) Minnesota Noxious Weed Law provisions modified, assistance fund and advisory committee established, grants provided. HF1236 (Koenen), HF2098 (Davnie) and HF2100 (Juhnke) have been removed from the agenda.

Taxes

4/1/2009
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House Taxes Committee
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Report to the Legislature of the Governor's 21st Century Tax Reform Commission HFXXX (Lenczewski) Corporate franchise, individual income, mining occupation, sales and use, and cigarette excise taxation; adopt the recommendations of the governor's 21st Century Tax Commission (bill to be introduced Wednesday, April 1, 2009) The language for HFXXX will be available on the tax committee website late in the day on March 31, 2009. Please see http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/comm/committee.asp?comm=86103

Property and Local Sales Tax Division

4/1/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Public testimony and mark up of HF2020 (Marquart) Property Tax Division Report, if needed

Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division

4/1/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF1074 (Abeler) Anoka County; Design-build process authorized to award contract for construction of intersection of U.S. Highway 10 and County State-Aid Highway 83. SF47 (Bly) Dan Patch commuter line planning and development restrictions removal HF898 (Hornstein) Greenhouse gas reduction goals and strategies added to various state and metropolitan programs and plans, goals established for per capita reduction in vehicle miles traveled to reduce greenhouse gases and money transferred. (pending floor referral)

Rules and Legislative Administration

4/1/2009
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Meeting at 12:00 AM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Thursday, April 2, 2009 S.C.R. No. 7, relating to adjournment for more than three days.

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

4/1/2009
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF120 (Hosch) - Health care cooperative arrangement oversight established; access to health care services in rural area increased; new health care cooperatives prohibited unless specifically authorized by law; and money appropriated.
HF2148 (Huntley) - Medicare costs modified for purposes of nursing facility rebasing.
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF2148 (Huntley) Medicare costs modified for purposes of nursing facility rebasing. HF120 (Hosch) Health care cooperative arrangement oversight established, rural area health care service access increased, and money appropriated. Public Testimony on the Governor's Supplemental Budget Please contact Jenn Holcomb (jenn.holcomb@house.mn) to sign up to testify.

Ways and Means

4/1/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF1756 (Kath) Federal funds allocated for clean water and drinking water loans and grants, money appropriated. HF855 (Hausman) University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated. HF2134 (Hausman) Asset preservation for various state agencies and higher education facilities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

K-12 Education Finance Division

4/1/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF1127 (Eastlund) National Guard and reserve member pay differential clarified for teachers. HF1179 (Mariani) Omnibus K-12 policy bill.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

4/1/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF708 (Falk) Clean energy resource teams funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2096 (Kalin) Minnesota Green Enterprise Authority created, and money appropriated. HF357 (Falk) Community-based energy development project tariff and contract provisions modified. HF1194 (Downey) Green job incentives provided, green job opportunity building zones provided, small business investment company and job growth investment tax credits provided, tax benefits allowed, conforming changes made, terms defined, and biomethane energy projects allowed.

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

4/1/2009
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Meeting at 3:15 PM
Agenda:
HF1328 (Thissen) Youth violence addressed as a public health problem, prevention and intervention programs addressing risk factors of youth violence coordinated and aligned HF181 (Thissen) MinnesotaCare eligibility provisions modified HF1002 (E. Murphy) Nursing education demonstration project grant established, and money appropriated HF504 (Kahn) Women's heart health program established, and money appropriated HF657 (Thissen) 24-hour customized living services modified HF374 (Thissen) Special transportation services renamed, medical transportation requirements modified, and reimbursement modified HF577 (Hosch) MFIP housing penalty repealed HF1522 (Hayden) Treatment of income for determining county reimbursement for foster care, examination, or treatment provisions modified *Note: A delete-all amendment will be offered to HF577 and will contain the language in Article 6 from HF1571, Protecting Children and Strengthening Families Act; a delete-all amendment will be offered to

Transportation Finance and Policy Division

3/31/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1816 (Morrow) Motor carriers, highways and Department of Transportation provisions modified and updated, clarifying and technical changes provided. HF45 (Bigham) Penalty provided for careless driving resulting in death, and providing for revocation of violator's driver's license. HF108 (Norton) Seat belt violation made a primary offense in all seating positions regardless of age. HF1898 (Hornstein) Local transit planning and development provisions modifie, and financial assistance for public transit providers provided.

Finance

3/31/2009
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Meeting at 6:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF855 (Hausman) - Omnibus bonding bill.
HF2134 (Hausman) - Asset preservation for various state agencies and higher education facilities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF1467 (Nelson) - Rail safe technology federal grant application directed.
HF775 (Beard) - Vehicle service fees credited to the vehicle services operating account.
Meeting at 6:30 PM
Agenda:
HF855 (Hausman) Omnibus capital investment bill HF2134 (Hausman) Asset preservation for various state agencies and higher education facilities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1467 (Nelson) Rail safe technology federal grant application directed. HF775 (Beard) Vehicle service fees credited to the vehicle services operating account. HF2073 (Greiling) has been removed from the agenda

Public Safety Finance Division

3/31/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1540 (Hilstrom) adding per page filing fees for court papers; directing the increase in fees to the Supreme Court HF1541 (Hilstrom) amending court filing fees and the criminal surcharge amount HF1542 (Hilstrom) providing funding for the public defender; establishing a public defender fee for licensed HF1578 (Hilstrom) amending the co-payment amount for public defender representation Any group or individual wishing to testify should contact the committee legislative assistant at Libby.Wyrum@house.mn

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/31/2009
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF938 (Reinert) State employees with disabled veteran status provided additional sick leave. SF237 (Obermueller) Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day designated as the first Sunday in October. HF774 (Knuth) Greenhouse gas emission registry provided. SF423 (Swails) Noncampaign disbursements specified. SF261 (Jackson) Death deed transfer clarifying, technical, and conforming changes made, common element certificates of title expanded to include planned communities, designated transfer requirements exempted, cartways in cities procedures established, and power of attorney provision modified relating to real property transactions. Removed from the agenda; SF0104 (Kelly) Canon Falls library and fire station constructiion design-build contracts authorized.

Ethics

3/31/2009
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Meeting at 7:15 AM
Agenda:
Organizational Meeting

Bioscience and Workforce Development Policy and Oversight Division

3/31/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF1948 (Haws) - Investment fund established for eligible organization, loans authorized, and money appropriated.
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1948 (Haws) Investment fund established for eligible organization, loans authorized, and money appropriated.

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

3/31/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF839 (Juhnke) Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory funding provided, money appropriated. HF841 (Juhnke) Farmer-lender mediation law extended. HF900 (Juhnke) Pesticide railroad application regulated. HF510 (Juhnke) Pesticide control law, and the fertilizer, soil, and plant amendment law provisions changed. HF793 (Juhnke) Loan program terms updated, and family farm security program abolished.

Housing Finance and Policy and Public Health Finance Division

3/31/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1432 (Rosenthal) Children aging out of foster care provisions modified, Runaway and Homeless Youth Act modified, and money appropriated. Informational hearing on HF1989 (Hayden) Housing Solutions Act provided, deed tax percentage adjusted, rental housing assistance provided, housing account for leverage opportunity established, and money appropriated.

Property and Local Sales Tax Division

3/31/2009
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
Public testimony and mark up of HF2020 (Marquart) Property Tax Division Report

Health Care and Human Services Finance Division

3/31/2009
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Bills Added:
HF8 (Simon) - Minnesota False Claims Act established.
Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
Department of Human Services update on Stimulus provisions HF8 (Simon) Minnesota False Claims Act established. Testimony on Governor's supplemental budget proposal for GAMC

Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

3/31/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF939 (Mahoney) New job training funding provided for hard-to-train individuals, and money appropriated. HF1635 (Dettmer) Minnesota State Colleges and Universities' human resources systems improvements provided HF1251 (Pelowski) Economic development authority authorized to become a member of a limited liability company. HF1785 (Norton) Accountability measures and reports required as a condition for receiving state funds. HF1587 (Torkelson) Minnesota Inventors Congress funding provided, and money appropriated HF744 (Mullery) Transitional employment training project funding provided, and money appropriated HF1963 (Winkler) Early warning system employers provided new requirements, new penalties applied for any employer failing to comply with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, United States Code, title 29, section 2101, and oversight authority enhanced.

State Government Finance Division

3/31/2009
Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Proposed budget for: Attorney General, Campaign Finance Board, Capitol Area Architecture Planning Board, Lottery, Racing Commission, Office of Administrative Hearings, Legislature

Health Care and Human Services Policy and Oversight

3/31/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
Supportive housing and managed care pilot cost study results, Hearth Connection HF1276 (Norton) County human services mandates modified HF866 (Hosch) School districts required to obtain employee health coverage through the public employees insurance program HF249 (Thissen) Emeritus status requirements modified for licensed psychologists, inactive licensure status for licensed psychologists created, licensed psychologists authorized to provide a final determination not to certify, and licensed psychologist added to Health Care Reform Review Council HF504 (Kahn) and HF657 (Thissen) have been moved to Wednesday's agenda SF213*/HF285 (Clark) and HF2069 (Liebling) have been moved to Thursday's agenda

K-12 Education Finance Division

3/31/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF2033 (Faust) Research-based professional development funding provided for the St. Croix River Education District, "response to intervention" problem solving included, money appropriated. HF1046 (Mariani) Minnesota reading corps program established, and money appropriated. HF1177 (Garofalo) Early graduation achievement scholarship program established, money appropriated. HF1702 (Davnie) Grants authorized for the concurrent enrollment programs in the same manner as advanced placement and international baccalaureate programs, and money appropriated. HF751 (Benson) School districts authorized to create site-governed schools, and money appropriated.
Meeting at 5:30 PM
Agenda:
Education funding in growing school districts.

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/31/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
MN Board of Water and Soil Resources budget presentation (cont.) HF1493 (Lillie) State parks and trails funding provided, money appropriated, planning and report required. HF1558 (Olin) Water quality permit compliance grants provided, and money appropriated. HF2004 (Hortman) Coon Rapids; Bicycle and pedestrian trail grant funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2012 (Brown) Shooting Star Trail funding provided, money appropriated. HF2055 (Slawik) Ramsey County; Land acquisition funding provided, and money appropriated. HF2066 (Mack) Minnesota zoo water quality funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1674 (Hausman) Disposition of receipts to the parks and trails fund provided, grant program established, money appropriated. HF1967 (Haws) Park and trails legacy grant program established, and appointments provided. HF2235 (Clark) Drinking water source protection funding provided, and money appropriatedd. HF1991 (Scalze) Coal tar prohibited, notification and planning re

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/31/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF855 (Hausman) Omnibus Capital Investment bill mark-up and passage HF2134 (Hausman) Asset preservation for various state agencies and higher education facilities funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Commerce and Labor

3/31/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1038 (Jackson) Public Utilities Commission authorized to order refunds of unlawful utility rate revenues. HF1615/SF743 (Sanders) Petroleum standards updated, biodiesel blends and fuels standards established. HF1306 (Hornstein) Cocoa bean shell mulch retail sale notice required. HF1853 (Atkins) Various licenses, forms, coverages, marketing practices, and records regulated, data classified, and coordination of health insurance benefits provided. HF2029 (Davnie) Consumer small loan lenders and residential mortgage originators and servicers regulated, calculation of reserves and nonforfeiture values of preneed funeral insurance contracts provided, and additional commerce provisions provided. HF412 (Bunn) Home owner warranty statute of repose adjusted.

Early Childhood Finance and Policy Division

3/31/2009
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF2088 (Slawik) Early childhood education funding provided relating to school readiness programs, school readiness service agreements, and prekindergarten exploratory projects, reports required, and money appropriated. HF2202 (Bly) Early childhood education funding provided for after-school community learning programs, and money appropriated. HF1543 (Slawik) has been removed from the agenda.

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/30/2009
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Meeting at 9:30 AM
Agenda:
House Legal Fees House Budget

Finance

3/30/2009
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House Finance Committee
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Bills Added:
HF1756 (Kath) - Public Facilities Authority; federal use of funds allocated to the state by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act authorized; clean water and drinking water loans and grants provided; and money appropriated.
HF925 (Sertich) - Dissemination and calculation of the state unemployment rate regulated, and use of funds authorized.
HF116 (Ward) - Type III school bus driver qualifications modified.
HF1048 (Brynaert) - Eligibility for unemployment benefits under certain training programs provided.
HF927 (Mahoney) - Construction codes and licensing modified.
HF411 (Olin) - Board of Animal Health prior appropriation modified to allow certain payments.
Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1756 (Kath) Federal funds allocated for clean water and drinking water loans and grants, money appropriated. HF925 (Sertich) Official measure of unemployment expanded. HF116 (Ward) Type III school bus driver qualifications modified. HF1048 (Brynaert) Eligibility for benefits under certain training programs provided. HF927 (Mahoney) Construction codes and licensing modified, high pressure piping profession provisions added, appropriations restrictions modified, and authority to adopt rules for obtaining boiler licenses extended. HF411 (Olin) Board of Animal Health prior appropriation modified to allow certain payments. HF2073 (Greiling) Education finance obsolete reference removed. HF2072 (Greiling) has been removed.

Energy Finance and Policy Division

3/30/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF1836 (Sertich) Biomass mandate contracts amendment required, cost recovery authorized. HF862 (Hilty) Annual legislative report required on adequacy of electric transmission infrastructure. SF656 (Hilty) Legislative Energy Commission directed to analyze state energy standards for certain appliances. HF1725 (Persell) Residential heating and delivered-fuel supplier reports required. HF1726 (Persell) Low-income customer rights provided for delivered home heating fuel vendors.

Property and Local Sales Tax Division

3/30/2009
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Meeting at 2:45 PM
Agenda:
HF2129 (Bly) State general levy reduced for historic commercial buildings. HF2204 (Marquart) Property tax refund enhanced and market value homestead credit reduced House Research walk through of Property Tax Division Report. Delete-all amendment to HF2020 (Marquart) will be available at the hearing

Capital Investment Finance Division

3/30/2009
Meeting at 3:00 PM
Agenda:
Omnibus capital investment finance bill presentation - HF855 (Hausman) University of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities asset preservation funding provided, bonds issued and money appropriated.

Local Government Division

3/30/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF1849 (Nelson) Local governmental unit mandates removed, extended, and modified. HF17 (Sertich) Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District authorized. HF424 (Hansen) Critical Areas Act of 1973 modified. HF986 (Thissen) County maintenance of effort provisions amended for mental health provisions. HF1955 (Holberg) Temporary transfers authorized from the metropolitan livable communities fund accounts and the right-of-way loan acquisition fund for transit operating deficits, and funding sources modified for metropolitan livable communities fund accounts. The following bill has been removed from the agenda: HF1547 (Hortman) Municipality design-build method of contracting pilot program created. HF1670 (Mariani) Municipality rent control provisions modified.

Game, Fish and Forestry Division

3/30/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Bills Added:
HF2162 (Solberg) - Itasca County; tax-forfeited land lease terms modified.
HF355 (Solberg) - Itasca County; apportionment proceeds from the sale of certain tax-forfeited land provided.
HF2144 (Olin) - Roseau County; consolidated conservation lands authorized.
HF933 (Olin) - Kittson County; public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water authorized.
HF667 (Lieder) - Red Lake County; tax-forfeited land conveyance authorized for land that borders public water.
HF1054 (Doty) - Acquisition of certain easements authorized.
HF1978 (Obermueller) - Eagan; acquiring land authorized and subject to reversion to state to be used for a colocation facility.
HF1020 (Drazkowski) - Sale of agricultural leased lands required.
HF1662 (Doepke) - Wayzata; land conveyance modified.
HF926 (Dill) - St. Louis County; public and private sales of tax-forfeited land bordering public water authorized.
HF696 (Dill) - Omnibus lands bill.
Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF 2162 (Solberg) Itasca County; Tax-forfeited land lease terms modified HF 355 (Solberg) Itasca County; Apportionment proceeds from the sale of certain tax-forfeited land provided HF 2144 (Olin) Roseau County; Consolidated conservation lands authorized HF 933 (Olin) Kittson County; Public sale of tax-forfeited land bordering public water authorized HF 667 (Lieder) Red Lake County; Tax-forfeited land conveyance authorized for land that borders public water HF1054 (Doty) Acquisition of certain easements authorized HF 1978 (Obermueller) Eagan; Acquiring land authorized and subject to reversion to state to be used for a colocation facility HF 1020 (Drazkowski) Sale of agricultural leased lands required HF 1662 (Doepke) Wayzata; Land conveyance modified HF 926 (Dill) St. Louis County; Public and private sales of tax-forfeited land bordering public water authorized HF 696 (Dill) Certain private sales provided to resolve trespass issues, area added to and deleted from state parks,

Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division

3/30/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
I. Report from Mike Kilgore, chair, Lessard Outdoor Heritage Council II. Bills to be heard for informational purposes: HF1262 (Drazkowski) Goodview; Water treatment funding provided, money appropriated. HF1922 (Falk) Benson; Well funding provided, money appropriated. HF1652 (Davids) Preston; Historic grain elevator funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated. HF1208 (Davids) Art organization regional capital fund created, and money appropriated. HF1570 (Reinert) Libraries authorized to charge fees to nonresidents.

Civil Justice

3/30/2009
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Meeting at 4:30 PM
Agenda:
HF704/SF166* (Knuth) Life insurance regulated, and stranger-originated life insurance prohibited; HF354 (Hilstrom) Has been removed from the agenda.

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

3/27/2009
Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF981 (Bly) Charter school provisions amended, New Schools Minnesota commission established, private nonprofit corporation authorized. HF898 (Hornstein) Greenhouse gas reduction goals and strategies added to various state and metropolitan programs and plans, goals established for per capita reduction in vehicle miles traveled to reduce greenhouse gases and money transferred. HF1340 (Mariani) Teacher preparation program established, and resident teacher license for qualified nontraditional candidates created. HF2051 (Newton) Integration revenue provisions modified. HF1240 (Eken) Volunteer working group established on Native language revitalization and preservation, appointments provided, report required, and money appropriated. HF1240 (Eken) has been added to the agenda.

Civil Justice

3/27/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF988 (Mariani) REAL ID Act implementation prohibited; HF120 (Hosch) Health care cooperative arrangement oversight established, rural area health care service access increased, and money appropriated; HF1709 (Hosch) Child welfare provisions changed; HF1677 (Simon) Safe at Home program applicability specified, eligibility requirements modified, violation or refusal to recognize a designated address remedy provided, and public release of certain court records prohibited; HF454 (Murphy, E.) Deceased person disposition provisions modified; HF176 (Emmer) Amended death record required when ordered by the court; HF19 (Mullery) Postponement provided for property sales; HF903 (Mullery) Foreclosure consultant provisions modified; HF1655 (Mullery) Marriage evaluation study group provided; HF1322 (Thissen) Health information technology incentive requirements created for the use of federal funding, legislative approval required, and federal fund appropriation limited; HF1639 (Morrow) Minn

Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs

3/27/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1940 (Brod) Dependent returning from active military duty permitted to enroll as a dependent in the state employee group insurance program regardless of status as a full-time student. HF253 (Tillberry) Dog and cat breeder standards of care provided, and money appropriated.

Ways and Means

3/27/2009
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Meeting at 12:15 PM
Agenda:
Budget resolution

Transportation and Transit Policy and Oversight Division

3/27/2009
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Meeting at 10:30 AM
Agenda:
HF525 (Mullery) Current DWI ignition interlock device pilot program expanded by two years and applied statewide. HF1088 (Swails) Commercial driver's license record-keeping requirements conformed to federal regulations. HF1856 (Swails) School districts authorized to report actual costs instead of allocated costs for contracted services, field trip costs clarified, resident district involvement broadened when a student is place in another district for care and treatment, maximum weight of type A-I school bus increased, and seat back and tailpipe equipment standards modified. (pending Floor motion) HF1421 (Scott) Speed limit provisions amended (continued from 3/24 hearing) HF928 (Hornstein) Wireless communications device use prohibited in Metropolitan Council public transit vehicles. (Transportation Policy Omnibus)

Rules and Legislative Administration

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 12:00 AM
Agenda:
Proposed Calendar for the Day for Monday, March 30, 2009

Public Safety Finance Division

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1270 (Paymar) Short-term offender pilot project development required, county of community corrections departments authorized to develop pilot-project for short-term offender commitments, and reports provided. HF1242 (Seifert) Brandon's law established, and procedures implemented for investigating missing person cases. HF1050 (Olin) Short term commitment authorization repealed. HF1509 (Hilstrom) Challenge incarceration program expanded.

State and Local Government Operations Reform, Technology and Elections

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF545 (Champion) Civil rights restoration notice required. HF622 (Welti) Local law enforcement agency grant established to develop or expand lifesaver programs that locate lost or wandering persons who are mentally impaired, task force authorized, and money appropriated. HF1378 (Morrow) Local disaster assistance program and local disaster fund established, money appropriated. HF1367 (Juhnke) Minnesota Noxious Weed Law provisions modified, assistance fund and advisory committee established, grants provided. HF1501 (Westrom) Central Lakes Region Sanitary District restructured as an elected body or alternatively dissolved. HF2146 (Pelowski) Clarifying Minnesota Management and Budget oversight; establishing the management revolving fund, appropriating money. HF2132 (Gunther) Modifing administration of the Lesard Outdoor Heritage Council HF1536 (Nelson) has been removed from the agenda. HF1811 (Slawick) has been removed from the agenda

Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
HF1612 (Knuth) Minnesota Naturalist Corps established, state park naturalists, information centers and kiosks funding provided, money appropriated. HF1928 (Hansen) High-resolution digital elevation data funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1943 (Loeffler) Hennepin County; Riparian restoration and stream bank stabilization funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1939 (Kahn) Hennepin County; Midtown Greenway trail wayfinding signage and kiosk funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1576 (Newton) K-12 schools water ecology pilot project funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1606 (Eken) Buffalo River watershed water quality pilot project funding provided, money appropriated. HF1502 (Atkins) Mississippi River Regional Trail connection funding provided, money appropriated. HF1913 (Davnie) Hennepin County; Solid and hazardous waste fund uses authorized. HF1731 (Mullery) has been removed from the agenda

Higher Education and Workforce Development Finance and Policy Division

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 1:00 PM
Agenda:
HF644 (Champion) Home rule charter or statutory city authorized to adopt a program requiring certain hiring practices in city contracts. HF1104 (Haws) Statewide youth job skills development grant funding provided, and money appropriated. HF1901 (Haws) Minnesota youth program funding provided, money appropriated. HF785 (Thissen) Nonprofit organization grant provided for work on behalf of licensed vendors to coordinate responses to solicitations or other requests and to increase employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, and money appropriated. HF1029 (Winkler) BioBusiness Alliance funding provided, and money appropriated. HF927 (Mahoney) Construction codes and licensing modified, high pressure piping profession provisions added, appropriations restrictions modified, and authority to adopt rules for obtaining boiler licenses extended. HF1479 (Kahn) Refundable credit provided for payment of principal and interest on student loans, and money appropriated. HF XXX (Norne

K-12 Education Policy and Oversight

3/26/2009
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Meeting at 8:30 AM
Agenda:
Amendments and final action on HF1179 (Mariani) Omnibus K-12 policy bill.
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